The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1953
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse is an American dramatic anthology series that aired on ABC from 1953 to 1955, sponsored by Pepsi-Cola. The show was hosted by Arlene Dahl (1953), Anita Colby (1954), and, finally, Polly Bergen (1955). Initially the series was... read more

The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse is an American dramatic anthology series that aired on ABC from 1953 to 1955, sponsored by Pepsi-Cola. The show was hosted by Arlene Dahl (1953), Anita Colby (1954), and, finally, Polly Bergen (1955). Initially the series was done live, but switched to film during the first season.

Original Release

10/02/1953 on ABC

US Release

10/02/1953

Cast

Polly Bergen Self - Hostess
Arlene Dahl Self - Hostess
Anita Colby Self - Hostess
Polly Bergen Self - Host
Rick Jason Tony
Rachel Ames (as Judith Ames)
DeForest Kelley Jeff
Colin Campbell Old Man on Train
Barton MacLane Capt. Hansen
Simon Scott Capt. Matthews
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Sal Sunday, 03 October 1954
2 Gentlemen's Affair Sunday, 10 October 1954
3 Death, the Hard Way Sunday, 17 October 1954
4 I Went to Havana Sunday, 24 October 1954
5 The Affairs of Ann Sunday, 31 October 1954
6 Death Rides a Wildcat Sunday, 07 November 1954
7 This Man for Hire Sunday, 14 November 1954
8 The Colonel and His Son Sunday, 21 November 1954
9 Desert Reckoning Sunday, 28 November 1954
10 Girl in Distress Sunday, 05 December 1954
11 The Woman on the Bus Sunday, 12 December 1954
12 Santa's Old Suit Sunday, 19 December 1954
13 Lost Lullaby Sunday, 26 December 1954
14 Midnight Chimes Sunday, 02 January 1955
15 The Golden Flower Sunday, 09 January 1955
16 The Unblushing Bride Sunday, 16 January 1955
17 The House on Judas Street Sunday, 23 January 1955
18 Otto and the Coat Sunday, 30 January 1955
19 And Never Come Back Sunday, 06 February 1955
20 Pals to the End Sunday, 13 February 1955
21 The Vanishing Suitor Sunday, 20 February 1955
22 The Quiet Wife Sunday, 27 February 1955
23 Mr. Donald Takes a Risk Sunday, 06 March 1955
24 Wait for George Sunday, 13 March 1955
25 A Husband Disappears Sunday, 20 March 1955
26 The Loner Sunday, 27 March 1955
27 Passage Home Sunday, 03 April 1955
28 Petersen's Eye Sunday, 10 April 1955
29 The House Where Time Stopped Sunday, 17 April 1955
30 The Lady Challenges Sunday, 24 April 1955
31 The Longest Legs in the Show Sunday, 01 May 1955
32 Stake My Life Sunday, 08 May 1955
33 The Man Nobody Wanted Sunday, 15 May 1955
34 Australian Search Saturday, 21 May 1955
35 The Boy with the Beautiful Mother Sunday, 29 May 1955
36 The Boy and the Coach Sunday, 05 June 1955
37 Woman in the Mine Sunday, 12 June 1955
38 I'll Be Waiting Sunday, 19 June 1955
39 The Nightingale Sunday, 26 June 1955
40 I Love You, Trudy Sunday, 03 July 1955
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Directors

Herschel Daugherty, Richard Irving, John English, Leslie H. Martinson, Robert G. Walker, Axel Gruenberg, Paul Landres, Norman Lloyd, Charles S. Gould, Edward Bernds, Philip Ford, Stuart Gilmore, Allan Davis, Bob Finkel, Rod Amateau, Sidney Salkow, Hall Bartlett, Blake Edwards

Writers

Lawrence Kimble, Fenton Earnshaw, James Gunn, Howard J. Green, Richard Collins, John McGreevey, Fredric Brown, Axel Gruenberg, August Derleth, Norman Archer, Edward Bernds, Bertram Millhauser, Robert Leslie Bellem, Herschel Daugherty, George Bruce, Budd Lesser, Harold Shumate, Beulah Marie Dix, Eleanor Perry, Arthur Rowe, Charlotte Armstrong, Herb Meadow, Cornell Woolrich, Eugene Vale, Jim Diehl, M. Coates Webster, Peter Ogden, A.M. Burrage, William Hope Hodgson, Philip Ketchum, W.J. Stuart, Allan Vaughan Elston, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Richard Tregaskis, George Carousso, Marion Cooper, Frederick Nebel, Bernard Reims, B.N. Atkinson Jr., Olin Kirby, Lee E. Wells, Joseph Ruscoll, Les Crutchfield, Nathaniel Curtis, Elliot West, Wilbur S. Peacock, Samuel R. Golding, Richard Deming, Hendrik Vollaerts, Nelson Bond, Clayre Lipman, Duane Yarnell, Sid Swirsky, H.S.M. Kemp, Robert Abernathy, John Yezbak, R. Van Taylor, A.T. Jowitt, Charles Mergendahl, Louise Lee Outlaw, Agnes Sligh Turnbull, Robert Harari, David H. Keller, Bruce Cassiday, Don Yerrill, Curt Siodmak, Hunt Stromberg Jr., Rod Amateau, Frank Davis, Robert Bice, Hall Bartlett, Sarah Elizabeth Rodger, Robert Royal

Cast

Polly Bergen Self - Hostess
Arlene Dahl Self - Hostess
Anita Colby Self - Hostess
Polly Bergen Self - Host
Rick Jason Tony
Rachel Ames (as Judith Ames)
DeForest Kelley Jeff
Colin Campbell Old Man on Train
Barton MacLane Capt. Hansen
Simon Scott Capt. Matthews
Marilyn Erskine Jennie Fleming
Steven Geray Martin
Steven Geray Store-owner
Mervin Williams Dr. Farnsworth
Walter Reed William Martin
Hugh Beaumont Jeff Rainey
William Phipps Donald Blackburn
William Phipps Jim Thorner
William Phipps Joe Kirby
William Phipps Rick Cleary

Editors

Edward A. Biery, Michael R. McAdam, Richard G. Wray, Richard C. Currier, Kenneth G. Crane, Edward Haire, Daniel A. Nathan, Chandler House, Ben Smith, Charles Craft, Edward W. Williams, Helene Turner

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