CTVA US Anthology - "Four Star Playhouse" (Four Star/CBS) (1952-56)

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Four Star Playhouse (1952-56)

Sponsors  - Singer Sewing Machines  & Parker Pens

syndicated title "Star Performance"
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

with contributions by: Jim Brent, Tom Alger, Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox

references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

Four Star Playhouse (season 1) (CBS) (1952-1953)

Four Star Playhouse (season 2) (CBS) (1953-1954)

Four Star Playhouse (season 3) (CBS) (1954-1955)

Four Star Playhouse (season 4) (CBS) (1955-1956)
 

Four Star Production

Official Films Presentation

for

CBS (1952-54)(Thursdays 8:30 pm)(seasons 1-2)

CBS (1954-56)(Thursdays 9:30 pm)(seasons 3-4)

Executive producer Don W. Sharpe

Produced by   

Dick Powell, David Niven, Charles Boyer - each credited

as producers of their respective programs unless otherwise noted.
 

US Anthology series 1952-1956 129 episodes x 30 min bw

starring

Dick Powell .... Alternate Lead Player with 10/9/52 episode

Charles Boyer .... Alternate Lead Player with 9/25/52 episode

David Niven .... Alternate Lead Player with 12/4/52 episode

Ida Lupino .... Alternate Lead Player with 12/31/53 episode

 

Background:

Four Star Television was a company founded to utilize the talents of

Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Rosalind Russell, and Joel McCrea.

Rosalind Russell, and Joel McCrea left shortly after the inception

of the of the project and were replaced by David Niven and Ida Lupino.

"Dante's Inferno" starring Dick Powell as Willie Dante

was featured in at least

7 episodes - #002, #028 #81 #103, #106, #117, #125

later made into a series  - Dante (Four Star)(1960-61) starring Howard Duff

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