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Series cast summary:
Gene Saks ...  Doctor / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Albert Dekker ...  Maj. Tobey / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Nina Foch ...  Belle Thurmond / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Russell Hicks ...  Gen. Riller / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Steven Hill ...  Stobin / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Meg Mundy Meg Mundy ...  Louise Lang / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Frederick O'Neal Frederick O'Neal ...  Boots / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Frank Overton ...  Will Thompson 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Kim Stanley ...  Abby / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
James Reese James Reese ...  Adrian Terhune / ... 2 episodes, 1955
Sidney Armus Sidney Armus ...  Mike / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Allen Leaf Allen Leaf ...  Ben 2 episodes, 1956
E.G. Marshall ...  Mr. X / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Dina Merrill ...  Mrs. Neville / ... 2 episodes, 1956
J. Pat O'Malley ...  Doc Phelps / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Katherine Squire Katherine Squire ...  Minna / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pontiac Playwrights '56 See more »

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Showcase Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(20 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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