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The United States Steel Hour 

In this live drama series, over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Richard Kiley ...  Charlie Webb / ... 10 episodes, 1953-1961
Betsy Palmer ...  Anne Gaines / ... 9 episodes, 1954-1960
Mona Freeman ...  Lucy Chalmers / ... 7 episodes, 1960-1962
Hans Conried ...  Arthur Bannister / ... 7 episodes, 1954-1963
Jeff Donnell ...  Eva Dulaney / ... 7 episodes, 1954-1962
Joseph Sweeney Joseph Sweeney ...  Priest / ... 7 episodes, 1954-1961
Edward Andrews ...  Charlie Anders / ... 7 episodes, 1954-1960
Biff McGuire ...  Alec GRaham / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1963
Cathleen Nesbitt ...  Cissie Hampshire / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1963
Patty Duke ...  Kathy / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1962
Frank Overton ...  Al / ... 6 episodes, 1954-1963
Jack Carson ...  Enoch McCabe / ... 6 episodes, 1954-1962
Larry Blyden ...  Doc Randolph / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1962
Barry Morse ...  Jeremy Penlove / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1961
Robert Lansing ...  Jim Walton / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1963
Gene Hackman ...  Ed / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1962
Glenda Farrell ...  Edna Huntington / ... 5 episodes, 1960-1963
Diana Lynn ...  Felicia / ... 5 episodes, 1954-1961
Nehemiah Persoff ...  D'Arnault-Olivier / ... 5 episodes, 1955-1958
Truman Smith Truman Smith ...  Charley / ... 5 episodes, 1956-1963
Faye Emerson ...  Dorothy Hilton / ... 5 episodes, 1953-1961
Heywood Hale Broun ...  Bartender / ... 5 episodes, 1954-1962
Teresa Wright ...  Allie Gulliver / ... 5 episodes, 1954-1962
Geraldine Brooks ...  Betty Coogan / ... 5 episodes, 1954-1961
June Lockhart ...  Edith Sealey / ... 5 episodes, 1954-1959
Lori March ...  Billy / ... 5 episodes, 1954-1958
Alexander Clark Alexander Clark ...  Bernard / ... 5 episodes, 1955-1960
Peter Mark Richman ...  Dr. Stoddard / ... 5 episodes, 1956-1962
John McGovern John McGovern ...  Henry Powers / ... 5 episodes, 1956-1961
Ruth White ...  Sister St. Anne / ... 5 episodes, 1958-1963
Lloyd Bochner ...  Lord Harton / ... 5 episodes, 1961-1963
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In this live drama series, over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The U.S. Steel Hour See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Theatre Guild See more »
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Mono
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great series
20 January 2003 | by mpgmpg123See all my reviews

This is another outstanding example of the Golden Age of Television. These plays were usually adapted from novels or plays, but some were original scripts. You get to see Julie Harris in one of her many, many outstanding live tv roles in A Wind from the South, as a young Irish girl. Also there are adaptations of classics like Hedda Gabler with Talulah Bankhead in the title role. There is a wonderful adaptation of a Bret Harte story, with Franchot Tone as the town drunk, Jane Meadows as the town prostitute, and Teresa Wright as the lovely schoolmarm who makes it all work out well. This is like watching a play with these three great performers. Also there are comedies like The Man in Posession with Lilli Palmer and Rex Harrison when they were doing Broadway comedies. It is very funny. Then there are original dramas, like The Bogey Man with Celeste Holm and Robert Preston, a play about a trailor park; good performances, great atmosphere. I recently got to see The Thief with Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, and in a small role, but in the same year as his first two big movies, James Dean. It also features a great performance by Diana Lynn and it is very atmospheric of Europe at the turn of the 20th Century, with a sophistication that was rarely seen in American films of the time. Again, these plays are like watching plays of the time and are all highly enjoyable, with great actors in surprising parts; too bad there are not more of these to be found. Hopefully there are more in a vault somewhere!


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