7.8/10
148
6 user

Four Star Playhouse 

This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino, and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1   Unknown  
1956   1955   1954   1953   1952  
Nominated for 14 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Niven ...  Adams / ... 32 episodes, 1952-1956
Dick Powell ...  Willie Dante / ... 32 episodes, 1952-1956
Charles Boyer ...  Paul / ... 30 episodes, 1952-1956
Ida Lupino ...  Ellen / ... 19 episodes, 1953-1956
Herb Vigran ...  Monte / ... 14 episodes, 1952-1956
Edit

Storyline

This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino, and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The original four stars who were to appear in this show were Charles Boyer, Joel McCrea, Dick Powell, and Rosalind Russell. McCrea and Russell pulled out soon after the company was formed, and were replaced by Ida Lupino and David Niven. See more »

Crazy Credits

In episode 1.2, "Dante's Inferno," the character played by Regis Toomey is listed as "Lt. Wald," even though he is referred to in dialog several times as "Lt. Waldo." The role of Herb Vigran is identified there as "Monty Leeds," but in all subsequent episodes set in the titular nightclub the name is given as "Monte [no surname]." See more »

Alternate Versions

The syndicated rerun version of the episode "The House Always Wins" (4/28/1955), also used for at least one video release, is missing Jack Benny's cameo appearance. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) See more »

User Reviews

The Lonely Ida Lupino
13 March 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Although Ida Lupino was not that interesting to look at, her themes of loneliness and singleness made a valuable contribution to later projects such as 'The Twilight Zone' and 'Thriller'. I can't say that I enjoyed this particular project, or any of her projects leading up to 1959. She was probably a better writer than actress.


4 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Performance See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(129 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)| Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed