An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, and Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables (1959).
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Himself - Host / ... 37 episodes, 1958-1960
...  Herself - Commercial Spokeswoman / ... 16 episodes, 1958-1960
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, and Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables (1959).

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6 October 1958 (USA)  »

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Desilu Playhouse  »

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Followed by Here's Lucy (1968) See more »

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An all-time favorite of mine!
4 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I happened to see this when it first appeared on TV, and I was never able to forget it. The scene when Bendix falls asleep again, and finally dies in 1941, and the scene fades fades to a highly disturbed psychiatrist sitting next to an empty couch still gives me goosebumps, even as I write this.

What an incredible work.


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