Schlitz Playhouse

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Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning... read more

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.

Original Release

10/05/1951 on CBS

US Release

10/05/1951

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 A Thing to Fight For Friday, 26 September 1958
2 The Hasty Hanging Friday, 10 October 1958
3 The Trouble with Ruth Friday, 24 October 1958
4 False Impression Friday, 07 November 1958
5 Last Edition Friday, 21 November 1958
6 Third Son Friday, 05 December 1958
7 No Answer Friday, 19 December 1958
8 A Fistful of Love Friday, 02 January 1959
9 You Can't Win 'Em All Friday, 16 January 1959
10 And Practically Strangers Friday, 30 January 1959
11 The Man Who Had No Friends Friday, 13 February 1959
12 On the Brink Friday, 27 February 1959
13 Ivy League Friday, 13 March 1959
14 The Salted Mine Friday, 27 March 1959
15 The Rumor Friday, 05 June 1959
16 Hostage Friday, 19 June 1959
17 Cowboy Five Seven Friday, 17 July 1959
18 Ballad to Die For Friday, 31 July 1959
19 Death Trap Friday, 06 February 1959
21 Various Temptations Friday, 20 February 1959
23 Stand-In for Murder Friday, 06 March 1959
25 Frederick Friday, 20 March 1959
27 The Dreamer Friday, 03 April 1959
28 This Will Do Nicely Friday, 17 April 1959
29 The Case of the Two Sisters Friday, 01 May 1959
30 Boy on a Fence Friday, 15 May 1959
31 Mirror, Mirror Friday, 29 May 1959
33 The Miss and the Missiles Friday, 12 June 1959
36 A Ballad to Die By Friday, 31 July 1959
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Directors

Roy Kellino, John Brahm, Justus Addiss, Robert Florey, Don Weis, Ted Post, Paul Henreid, Bill Karn, Jules Bricken, James Neilson, Christian Nyby, James Sheldon, Harold D. Schuster, Phil Brown, Arnold Laven, David Butler, William Self, George Archainbaud, William H. Brown Jr., Charles Bennett, Frank Telford, Herbert Kline, Herschel Daugherty, Anthony Jowitt, William A. Seiter, Gerald Mayer, Robert Stevenson, Arthur Pierson, Lewis Milestone, Reginald Le Borg, Arthur Hiller, Ray Milland, Sheldon Leonard, Bernard Girard, Edmond O'Brien, Hollingsworth Morse, Earl Bellamy, Alvin Ganzer, Lewis R. Foster, Richard Haydn, Edward Mann, George T. Clemens, Harry Horner, Don McDougall, Sobey Martin, Jack Gage, Lew Landers, Robert Boyle, Joseph Sciretta, Russell Stoneham, Peter Tewksbury, Paul Helmick, Ted Tetzlaff, Anton Leader, Mark Stevens, Harry Keller, William F. Claxton, Rod Amateau, Don Medford, Robert M. Leeds, Leigh Jason, Leslie H. Martinson, Jules Munshin, Richard Irving, Allen H. Miner, Frederick Stephani, Sidney Lanfield, Jacques Tourneur, Richard Whorf, William Asher, Robert Aldrich, Delbert Mann, James Stewart

Writers

Ann Edwards, DeWitt Bodeen, Sidney Biddell, George Bruce, Douglas Morrow, Philip MacDonald, N.B. Stone Jr., Don Martin, Frank Burt, William Fay, Muriel Roy Bolton, Edna Anhalt, Robert Leslie Bellem, Frank O'Rourke, William Bruckner, Thomas Phipps, Luther Davis, Martin Berkeley, Jameson Brewer, David P. Harmon, Robert J. Shaw, Tom Seller, Steve Fisher, John Dunkel, A.M. Seaholm, L.J. Beeston, Lowell Barrington, Oscar Millard, Jack Bennett, Mona Kent, Christianna Alexander, Louis L'Amour, Nelson Gidding, Jack London, Lawrence L. Goldman, John T. Kelley, Les Savage Jr., Walter C. Brown, Thomas Walsh, Irving Gaynor Neiman, Joel Murcott, Paul Monash, Montgomery Pittman, Adrian Spies, John McGreevey, Norman Reilly Raine, Donald S. Sanford, Frank Gruber, Laurence Heath, Jerome Ross, Dwight Taylor, Charles Larson, László Görög, W. Somerset Maugham, Gene Levitt, William Tunberg, Kathleen Hite, Lawrence B. Marcus, Therese Lewis, Dean Riesner, Al C. Ward, Richard Berg, John Kneubuhl, Gene L. Coon, Charles Marquis Warren, Leonard Freeman, Mac Shoub, Gail Ingram, Louis Paul, Thomas Nord Riley, Allan Vaughan Elston, S.N. Savage, Thomas Thompson, Herbert Moulton, Fenton Earnshaw, Gabrielle Upton, Arthur Sheekman, Harriet Frank Jr., Aben Kandel, Herbert Kline, Norman Katkov, Richard English, Jack Roberts, Eric Scott, Willard H. Temple, Jacland Marmur, Stuart Cloete, Murray Leinster, Charles Bennett, Andrew Solt, John Patrick, Albert Hirsch, Murray Bennett, Charles Caldwell Dobie, Van Cort, Nelia Gardner White, Norman Matson, Allan V. Elston, Harry Klingsberg, Gordon McDonell, Herbert Depew, Gordon Gaskill, Colin S. Darroch, Charles E. van Loan, Tom Millstead, George Carousso, Charles Anghoff, Andrew Greer, William Chamberlain, Sam Thomas, Thomas Flanagan, John Falcon, Jean Graham, Alphonse Daudet, Tee Stillah, A. Nisseman, J.S. Burrell, Leonard T. Holton, Paul Ludwig, John Duffield, Robert D. Neff, Arnold Byron, Hugh Fosburgh, Clock Dailey, Wyatt Blassingame, Michael Shaara, Arthur Gordon, Albert Richard Wetje, James Hensel, Charles W. Chesnutt, Arthur Stringer, White Gibson, Wallace Smith, Frank Ward, Will Thompson, William Forrest, Ernest Dudley, Dwight Cummings, William Sansom, Edward Sherman, Denis Green, John Phillips, Jerry McGill, Liam O'Brien, Matt Taylor, Stephen Crane, Charles Robinson, Robert Anderson, Helen Cooper, A.P. Willson, Richard Le Gallienne, Arthur Pritchard, Victor Ullman, Stewart Toland, Faith Compton Mackenzie, Lynn Sherman, Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr, Berkeley Matthew, Harriet Washburn, Rose Terry Cooke, Peter Gurney, Walter McQuade, Harry Middleton, Robert Bristow, John D. MacDonald, Oscar Saul, Herman Melville, Robert Eggenweiler, John Tucker Battle, Alec Coppel, Arthur Schnitzler, Jerome Weidman, Herman C. McNeile, Arnold Belgard, Maurice Zimm, John Vlahos, Jean Holloway, Beirne Lay Jr., Richard Connell, David Boehm, Vern J. Sneider, Cornell Woolrich, Ernest Haycox, Irving H. Cooper, Halsey Melone, Barney Slater, Frank La Tourette, James E. Moser, Arthur Julian, Robert Riley Crutcher, William Kendall Clarke, John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins, Betty Ulius, Fred Eggers, Milton S. Gelman, Hagar Wilde, Halsted Welles, Flannery O'Connor, Zane Grey, Kenneth Grahame, James Ramsey Ullman, Arthur A. Ross, Roy Chanslor, Margery Sharp, Frederic Dannay, Manfred Lee, Emmett Murphy, Josephine Conway, Frank R. Stockton, Dorothy Cummins, Lois Landauer, Phillis Tyler, Josephine Kelley, F.L. Scott, J.L. Bouma, John Q. Copeland, Robert Dexter Neff, James Norman, Arthur L. Most, Jerome Barry, Ward H. Tanzer, Ralph Delahye Paine, Anna Fuller, Percival Wilde, James Atlee Phillips, Phil Cole, Marjorie Carleton, Eddy Orcutt, William Brandon, Barry Perowne, Wythe Williams, Benjamin Siegel, Richard Thornton, Andrew Kevin, Richard Stern, Richard Pedicini, A.A. Milne, Joseph Hergesheimer, Kenneth Kay, Judson Philips, Wayne D. Overholser, Cathrin Norgaard, Jorgen Falk Ronne, Miles Barnes Jr., Philip Ketchum, Morgan Lewis, Robert Lowry, Robert Zacks, Sholom Asch, William Manners, Thomas Raddall, Kenyon Nicholson, Ambrose Flack, Elaine Carrington, James Ronald, Nelson Algren, Therese Vernon, Bud Hutton, Val Lindberg, L.C. Stoumen, Aladar Laszlo, Gloria Elmore, Les Crutchfield, Vincent McConnor, Hector Chevigny, Otis Carney, Norman Jacob, Fred Shevin, Ralph Rose Jr., William J. Locke, Bob Mitchell, George Fass, Gertrude Fass, Theodore Sturgeon, James Yaffe, James Barnett, Kenneth Perkins, Jack Guss, Adrian Gendot, William N. Robson, Veronica Parker Johns, Ben Canfield, Harry T. Madden, George Sumner Albee, Mildred Cram, Richard Paul Stenger, Margaret Cousins, Robert Howard Lindsay, Hal G. Evarts, Winifred Wolfe, Sydney Box, Elmore Leonard, Clarke Reynolds, Lewis R. Foster, Paul Helmick, Wallace Bosco, Noël Coward, Everett Greenbaum, Mark Hellinger, Richard Collins, Joan Harrison, Larry Williams, Charles Smith, William Dozier, Ben Hecht, Frederick Brady, Everett Freeman, Robert Presnell Jr., Leon Gordon, Curtis Kenyon, Harry W. Junkin, Francis Swann, Arnold Schulman, Joseph Conrad, Sam Locke, Don Mankiewicz, Bernard C. Schoenfeld, Richard De Roy, Harold Shumate, Sig Herzig, Jean Giraudoux, James Fritzell, Octavus Roy Cohen, Stanley Ellin, Ellis St. Joseph, Borden Chase, Allen H. Miner, Leonard Praskins, Carey Wilber, Zachary Gold, Dale Eunson, Charles Beaumont, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Selma Lagerlöf, Gina Kaus, Robert C. Dennis, Zoe Akins, Allen Rivkin, Tony Barrett, Frank Butler, Sinclair Lewis, Ernest Hemingway, Oscar Brodney, Howard J. Green, Arthur Conan Doyle, Don Ettlinger, Richard Wormser, Ed Adamson, Oliver Crawford, Katherine Albert, Anton Chekhov, Henry Slesar, Raymond Chandler, Richard Carlson, Nunnally Johnson

Cast

Producers

Editors

Joseph Gluck, Sam Gold, Danny B. Landres, John Hall, Richard Belding, George Amy, Robert B. Warwick Jr., Michael R. McAdam, Edward Haire, Stanford Tischler, Alberto Valenzuela, Fred W. Berger, Daniel A. Nathan, Bill Mosher, Stanley Rabjohn, W. Donn Hayes, Richard G. Wray, Ray Snyder, Edward Mann, Charles L. Kimball, Douglas Stewart, Milton Shifman, Aaron Nibley, Suzanne Cabon, Lynn Harrison, Gene Palmer, Marston Fay, Edward W. Williams, Lee Huntington, George Marsh, John B. Moss, Carmen de Ossa, Milton Mann

1959EmmyBest Editing of a Film for Television Nominated
1958EmmyBest Teleplay Writing - Half Hour or Less Won
1958EmmyBest Editing of a Film for Television Nominated
1956EmmyBest Art Direction - Film Series Nominated
1955EmmyBest Direction of Photography Nominated
1955EmmyBest Television Film Editing Nominated
1955EmmyBest Art Direction of a Filmed Show Nominated
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