Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1958
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse is an American television anthology series produced by Desilu Productions. The show ran on the Columbia Broadcasting System between 1958 and 1960. Two of its 48 episodes served as pilots for the 1950s television series... read more

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse is an American television anthology series produced by Desilu Productions. The show ran on the Columbia Broadcasting System between 1958 and 1960. Two of its 48 episodes served as pilots for the 1950s television series The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables.

Original Release

10/06/1958 on CBS

US Release

10/06/1958

Cast

Desi Arnaz Himself - Host
Betty Furness Herself - Commercial Spokeswoman
Bob Hopkins
Richard Karlan
Herman Rudin Tony 'Mops' Volpe
S. John Launer
Bruce Gordon Frank Nitti
Claire Du Brey
Abel Fernandez William Youngfellow
Peter Leeds LaMarr Kane
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 A Diamond for Carla Monday, 14 September 1959
2 The Day the Town Stood Up Friday, 02 October 1959
3 Six Guns for Donegan Friday, 16 October 1959
4 So Tender, So Profane Friday, 30 October 1959
5 Come Back to Sorrento Friday, 06 November 1959
6 Border Justice Friday, 13 November 1959
7 Lepke Friday, 20 November 1959
8 The Hanging Judge Friday, 04 December 1959
9 Murder in Gratitude Friday, 11 December 1959
10 The Desilu Revue Friday, 25 December 1959
11 Meeting at Appalachia Friday, 22 January 1960
12 Thunder in the Night Friday, 19 February 1960
13 Circle of Evil Friday, 18 March 1960
14 The Man in the Funny Suit Friday, 15 April 1960
15 City in Bondage Friday, 13 May 1960
16 Murder Is a Private Affair Friday, 10 June 1960
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Directors

Jerry Thorpe, Claudio Guzmán, Robert B. Sinclair, Allen Reisner, Phil Karlson, Robert Ellis Miller, Allen H. Miner, Douglas Heyes, Ted Post, Arthur Hiller, Joseph M. Newman, Arthur Lubin, Robert Florey, Earl Bellamy, Buzz Kulik, Lamont Johnson, Jerry Hopper, Ralph Nelson, Sheldon Reynolds, Dann Cahn, James Sheldon, Ralph Alswang

Writers

Adrian Spies, Joseph Landon, Paul Monash, Lowell Barrington, Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller, William Templeton, Douglas Heyes, Ernest Kinoy, Eliot Ness, Oscar Fraley, John Mantley, John McGreevey, Frank Fenton, Ray Allen, Harry Essex, Desi Arnaz, William Link, James Edwards, Ralph Nelson, Aaron Spelling, Robert Blees, Sheldon Reynolds, Richard Levinson, Henry Slesar, Bob Barbash, Rod Serling, Don Brinkley, Stanley Ellin, Walter Newman, Quinn Martin, Will Lorin, Stanley Niss, Devery Freeman, Barney Slater, Irving H. Cooper, Calvin Clements Jr., John Fante, Joey Barnum, Joseph Petracca, William Bruckner, Henry Denker, Samuel R. Golding, James Comorthoon, Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Davis, Sonya Roberts, Kay Boyle, Lawrence Resner, Norbert Faulkner, Roy Erwin, Ludi Claire, Albert Ruben, Margaret Gray Blanton, Franz Werfel, Allen H. Miner, William C. White, James Gunn

Cast

Producers

Editors

Edward A. Biery, John M. Foley, Robert L. Swanson, William B. Murphy, Floyd Knudtson, Bud Molin, Charles Frazier, Dann Cahn, Robert Oberbeck, Renzo Lucidi

1961EmmyOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1961EmmyOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Nominated
1960EmmyOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Nominated
1960EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Television Won
1960EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Art Direction and Scenic Design Won
1959EmmyBest Art Direction in a Television Film Won
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