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Playhouse 90 

Of the many anthology series, this is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts, it was often filmed live including the entire first season.
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4   3   2   1  
1960   1959   1958   1957   1956  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Richard Joy Richard Joy ...  Self - Announcer / ... 63 episodes, 1956-1960
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Of the many anthology series, this is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts, it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

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This show began in 1956 broadcasting all live ninety-minute plays, with only a sub-par kinescope film (film camera aimed at the live broadcast on the television monitor) as an archive. The second year, they began to film maybe every second or third episode (as a "made-for-television-movie"), then, in the last two years began videotaping many of the episodes. The tape technique was harder to spot because the broadcasts still appeared live, but there are at least partial tapes (of excellent, pristine quality) in the CBS vaults of episodes "Days of Wine and Roses", "The Old Man", "Judgment At Nuremberg", "Alas, Babylon", and "In The Prescence of Mine Enemies". Clips of these tapes were featured in the 2002 CBS special "50 Years of Television City in Hollywood". See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Jack Benny Program: Ernie Kovacs Show (1959) See more »

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Song for a Summer Night
by Robert Allen
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Masterpiece by Rod Serling
13 October 2003 | by carfloSee all my reviews

On Oct. 11, 1956, the second episode of Playhouse 90 was aired. It was Requiem for a Heavyweight by Rod Serling, starring Jack Palance. It was another masterpiece from the golden age of television. Luckily, Requiem was recorded as kinescope. The recording quality is poor, but the play was and is drama at its best. If you can find Requiem at your local video store and you like great drama, please watch it. You will not be disappointed.


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4 October 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Black and White | Color (broadcast of "The Nutcracker")

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1.33 : 1
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