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The Philco Television Playhouse ratings (TV show, 1948-1956)

The Philco Television Playhouse
Rank 7,178 / 28,654
Trend 0
Genres Drama
Seasons 7
Episodes 10
Total votes 527
Average votes 53
Average rating 7.4 / 10

This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity Association, and featured adaptations of Broadway plays and musicals. Bert Lytell, the former President of the Association, acted as host. During the second season, an agreement was made with the Book-of-the-Month Club, and the plays were adaptations of current novels. Starting in the third season, the television plays were adaptations of plays, novels, dramas, et cetera by known and unknown authors. The title of the show was changed to "Repertory Theatre" (1949) for episodes 1.29 to 1.31 and "Arena Theatre" (1949) for episodes 1.32 to 1.38. Effective with episode 1.39, the original title was used. Starting with the fourth season, this show alternated weekly with "The Goodyear Theatre" (1951); starting in the eighth season, this program alternated with "The Goodyear Theatre" (1951) and "The ALCOA ...

Directors: Albert McCleery, Arthur Penn, Delbert Mann, Fred Coe, Garry Simpson, Gordon Duff, Hal Tulchin, Herbert Hirschman, Ira Skutch, Jack Smight, Jeffrey Hayden, Paul Lammers, Robert Mulligan, Victor McLeod, Vincent J. Donehue, William Corrigan Writers: A.A. Milne, A.B. Shiffrin, A.J. Russell, Aben Kandel, Abram S. Ginnes, Agnes Nixon, Alexander Kirkland, Alexandre Dumas fils, Alvin Boretz, Alvin Sapinsley, Arthur Chesney Train, Arthur Hopkins, Bernard Woolfe, Bill S. Ballinger, Bob Hilliard, Booth Tarkington, Brian Hooker, Budd Schulberg, Calder Willingham, Carl Sigman, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Paul, Christopher Morley, Cleveland Amory, Conrad Aiken, D.H. Lawrence, Daniel Fuchs, Daphne Du Maurier, David Shaw, David Swift, Dorothea Donn-Byrne, Dorothy Whipple, Edmond Rostand, Edmund Morris, Edna Ferber, Edna L. Lee, Edward Hope, Edward Percy, Edwin Gilbert, Edwin J. Burke, Elmer Rice, Emlyn Williams, Eric Hatch, Ernest Kinoy, Eustace Cockrell, F. Hugh Herbert, F. Scott Fitzgerald, F.L. Green, Frances Parkinson Keyes, Frank Gabrielson, Frank Yerby, Fred Coe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, George Manker Watters, George Papashvily, George S. Kaufman, Gertrude Tonkonogy, Gilda Varesi Archibald, Gore Vidal, Greer Johnson, H.R. Hays, Hank Ladd, Harlan Ware, Harry Miles Muheim, Harry W. Junkin, Helen Papashvily, Henry James, Herbert Dalmas, HonorĂ© de Balzac, Horton Foote, Howard Richardson, Ira Avery, J.B. Priestley, J.M. Barrie, J.P. Miller, Jane Austen, Jay Presson Allen, Jean Kerr, Jeanne De Casalis, Jerome Ross, Jerome Weidman, John Hawkins, John Patrick, John Van Druten, John Vlahos, Joseph Cochran, Joseph Liss, Josephine Bentham, Josephine Tey, Lionel Shapiro, Lloyd C. Douglas, Ludwig Bemelmans, Mann Rubin, Marc Brandel, Margaret Cousins, Margaret Kennedy, Marghanita Laski, Marion Hargrove, Mary Jane Ward, Mary Orr, Max Wilk, Maxwell Anderson, Michael Fessier, Mildred Cram, Myles Connolly, N. Richard Nash, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nelson Bond, Nelson Olmsted, Ngaio Marsh, Norman Corwin, Norman Rosten, P.G. Wodehouse, Paddy Chayefsky, Paul Brickhill, Paul Gallico, Peggy Mann, R.C. Sherriff, Raymond Chandler, Reginald Denham, Richard Reich, Richard Wendley, Robert Alan Aurthur, Robert Anderson, Robert Sylvester, Roger O. Hirson, Sam Hall, Sam Taylor, Scott Corbett, Sidney Howard, Sinclair Lewis, Sumner Locke Elliott, Sylvia Dee, Tad Mosel, Thomas Phipps, Vance Bourjaily, Vera Caspary, Walter Bernstein, Walter C. Hackett, Ward Hawkins, Whitfield Cook, William Berney, William Jerome Fay, William Kendall Clarke, William Makepeace Thackeray, William Mendrek, William Shakespeare
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