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

Writers

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

Cast

Producers

Editors

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

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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