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Chrysler: Shower Of Stars (CBS) (1954-58) (Music Variety)  -  Chrysler: Climax! (CBS) (1954-58) (Anthology series)

Chrysler presents Climax! (1954-58)

aka Mystery Theatre

Sponsors  Chrysler

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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contributions by: Rina Fox, Jim Brent, Professor Mike Nevins (MN)

references:

TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)

Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

Climax! (season 1) (CBS) (1954-1955)

Climax! (season 2) (CBS) (1955-1956)

Climax! (season 3) (CBS) (1956-1957)

Climax! (season 4) (CBS) (1957-1958)

 

Host: William Lundigan

 

 

Co-Host: Mary Costa (joined summer 1956)
 

October 7, 1954 to June 26, 1958
CBS Thursday 8:30-9:30

US Anthology Series 1954-58

 

Climax! was first done live then film and later taped productions.

26 episodes directed by John Frankenheimer

 

Chrysler: Shower Of Stars (CBS) (1954-58) (Music Variety)  aired monthly during Climax! run.

 

Trivia: 11 of the Climax! scripts were sold to the movies.

 And each episode cost upward of $40,000.1955

 

EMMY nominations
Best Actress: Ethel Barrymore (nominated)"The Thirteenth Chair".
Best Actress: Dorothy McGuire (nominated)"The Gioconda Smile".
Best Art Direction: James Dowell Vance (nominated)
Best Written Dramatic: David Dortort (nominated)"An Error In Chemistry".

1956 EMMY nominations
Best Producer: Martin Manulis (nominated)
Best Director: John Frankenheimer (nominated)"Portrait in Celluloid".
Best Dramatic Series: (nominated)
Best Camerawork: A.J. Cunningham (nominated)
Best Art Direction: James Dowell Vance (nominated)
Best Television Adaptation: Rod Serling (nominated)"The Champion".

1957 EMMY nominations
Best Series - one hour or more (nominated)

1958 EMMY nominations
Best Dramatic Anthology Series (nominated)
Best Art Direction: Beulah Frankel (nominated)

 

Music: Jerry Goldsmith Music: Bernard Herrmann

 

 

Climax! TV Guide cover

 

Climax! - Video Playlists

 

2.04 [--] Climax!: NIGHT OF EXECUTION

22Sep55 CBS Thur

Video Playlist - Night Of Execution (7pt)

 

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