CTVA US Anthology - "Prudential Family Playhouse" (CBS)(1950-51)

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The Prudential Family Playhouse
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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THE PRUDENTIAL FAMILY PLAYHOUSE
CBS

October 10,1950 to March 27, 1951
CBS Tuesdays 8:00-9:00

Live Dramatic Presentations

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CBS Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm (10Oct50-27Mar51)

(aired on alternate Tuesdays with Sure As Fate).

 

  • 1.01 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: BIOGRAPHY
    10Oct1950 CBS Tue
    adapted from the S.N. Behrman play
    guest stars
    Gertrude Lawrence ...... Marion Forsythe
    Kevin McCarthy ......... Richard 'Dickie' Kurt
    Hiram Sherman .......... Leander 'Bunny' Nolan
    Tonio Selwart
    Lawrence Fletcher
    Synopsis:
    A magazine editor convinces an artist to publish her memoirs.
    Synopsis 2:
    A magazine editor convinces a well know artist to publish her memoirs. The resulting consternation of her former lover,
    now a respectably married politician, is balanced by the editor falling for the woman in spite of his disdain for that
    type of woman. [RF]

    1.02 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: DODSWORTH
    24Oct1950 CBS Tue
    adapted by Sidney Howard
    novel by Sinclair Lewis
    guest stars
    Ruth Chatterton ........ Fran Dodsworth
    Walter Abel ............ Sam Dodsworth
    Cliff Hall ............. Arnold Iselin
    Eva Marie Saint ........ Emily
    Synopsis:
    Story of a Midwest industrialist who lets his wife bully him into a trip to Europe. [RF]
    Synopsis 2:
    The story of Midwest industrialist who lets his youth obsessed wife bully him into retirement and a grand European tour,
    eventually seeing through her, her promiscuity, and the pretensions of European society and leaving for a civilized
    widow. [RF]

    1.03 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: CALL IT A DAY
    07Nov1950 CBS Tue
    adapted from the play by Dodie Smith
    guest stars
    Peggy Ann Garner ....... Catherine 'Cath' Hilton
    Kay Francis ............ Dorothy Hilton
    John Loder ............ Roger Hilton
    John McQuade ........... Frank Haines
    Peggy French
    Kyle MacDonnell
    Frances Ingalls
    Robert Pastene
    John Lazar
    Synopsis:
    A day in the life of the wealthy Hilton's as Cath mourns the end of her relationship with an artist. [RF]
    Synopsis 2:
    After a tumultuous affair with a married man, Cathi pines to be a bride, alas her poor mother ends up being mistaken
    as the prospective bride. [RF]

    1.04 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: THREE MEN ON A HORSE
    21Nov1950 CBS Tue
    adapted from the play by George Abbott & John Cecil Holm
    guest stars
    Hiram Sherman .......... Erwin Trowbridge
    Elliott Sullivan
    Eva Marie Saint
    Sally Gracie
    Michael Strong
    Lou Gilbert
    Cliff Hall
    Synopsis:
    A greeting card writer is kidnapped by a group of gamblers because of his knack for choosing winners. [RF]

    1.05 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET
    05Dec1950 CBS Tue
    adapted from the play by Rudolph Besier
    guest stars
    Helen Hayes ............ Elizabeth Moulton-Barrett
    Bethel Leslie .......... Henrietta Moulton-Barrett
    Gene Lockhart .......... Edward Moulton-Barrett
    Robert Pastene ......... Robert Browning
    Synopsis:
    Story of the semi-invalid English poet Elizabeth Barrett and her romance with fellow poet Robert Browning. [RF]
    Synopsis:
    Story about 19th century English poet Elizabeth Barrett, a semi-invalid, who finds romance  with fellow poet
    Robert Browning, much to the dismay of her controlling father. [RF]

    1.06 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: OVER 21
    19Dec1950 CBS Tue
    adapted from the play by Ruth Gordon
    guest stars
    Ruth Gordon ............ Paula Wharton
    Paul Stewart ........... Max Wharton
    Synopsis:
    Middle-aged couple's life is turned upside down when her husband enlists in the Army during World War II. [RF]
    Synopsis 2:
    Based on Ruth Gordon's story about her husband Garson Kanin, joining the armed forces. [RF]

    1.07 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: BURLESQUE
    02Jan1951 CBS Tue
    adapted from the play by George Manker Watters & Arthur Hopkins
    guest stars
    Bert Lahr ........... Ralph 'Skid' Johnson
    Carol Stone ......... Bonny
    Donald Curtis
    Haila Stoddard
    Cuff Hale
    Betty Underwood
    John Sylvester
    Synopsis:
    It is the story of a pathetic figure of a comic \\ho aUvays keeps, 'em laushine but fllmost breaks the heart of
    his wife and hasn't the sense to know it. [RF]
    Synopsis 2:
    Vaudevillians Skid and Bonny are partners onstage and off. When success comes to comedian Skid, he develops an oversized
    ego and a taste for booze. With help from friends, he gets back on the stage and reclaims his place in Bonny's act and
    in heart. [RF]
    NOTE: Adapted from the play by George Manker Watters and Arthur Hopkins. Bert Lahr starred in a Broadway revival of
    the play in 1946. He also reprised the role on The Philco Television Playhouse version that aired April 24, 1949. [RF]

    1.08 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: SKYLARK
    16Jan1951 CBS Tue
    adapted from the play by Samson Raphelson
    guest stars
    Gertrude Lawrence ... Lydia Kenyon
    Donald Cook ......... Tony Kenyon
    Haila Stoddard ...... Myrtle Valentine
    John McQuade ........ Harley Valentine
    Donald Curtis ....... Bill Blake
    Don McLelland
    Ann Summers
    Synopsis:
    Sophisticated romantic comedy about a neglected wife who decides to divorce her workaholic husband. She has an
    affair with a playboy that turns sour and decides to return to her husband. [RF]

    1.09 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: ICEBOUND
    30Jan1951 CBS Tue
    adapted from the play by Owen Davis
    guest stars
    Jessica Tandy ....... Jane Crosby
    Kevin McCarthy ...... Ben Jordan
    John McGovern
    June Walker
    Viola Frayne
    Howard Wierum
    Eva Condon
    Synopsis:
    The hired girl effects the regeneration of a family black sheep when she is willed a fortune. [RF]

    1.10 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: BERKELEY SQUARE
    13Feb1951 CBS Tue
    guest stars
    Richard Greene ...... Peter Standish
    Grace Kelly ......... Helen Pettigrew
    Rosalind Ivan ....... Lady Ann Pettigrew
    Mary Scott .......... Kate Pettigrew
    Augusta Dabney
    Michael McAloney
    Don McHenry
    Richard Aherne
    Cele McLaughlin
    Synopsis:
    The story of a modern day Englishman who was born two centuries too late. [RF]
    *NOTE: Brian Aherne was originally scheduled to perform in this episode but was forced to bow out because of his
    wife's illness. [RF]

    1.11 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: RUGGLES OF RED GAP
    27Feb1951 CBS Tue
    adapted from the play by Harry Leon Wilson
    guest stars
    Cyril Ritchard ...... Marmaduke 'Bill' Ruggles
    Glenda Farrell ...... Effie Flound
    Walter Abel ......... Egbert Flound
    Philip Tonge
    Henry Jones
    Harold McGee
    John Martin
    Richard McMurray
    Ethel Remey
    Eva Condon
    Synopsis:
    Story of how Egbert Floud wins gentleman's gentleman Marmaduke Ruggles in a poker game. [RF]

    1.12 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON
    13Mar1951 CBS Tue
    adapted from the play by James Hagen
    guest stars
    Richard Carlson ..... Timothy Lucius 'Biff' Grimes
    June Lockhart ....... Amy Lind
    Virginia Gilmore .... Virginia Brush
    John Sylvester
    John Shay
    Synopsis:
    The story of a youth who defends his beliefs with his fists and later becomes a dentist after learning to control
    his temper. [RF]
    *NOTE: The Broadway version of this play starred Lloyd Nolan and the film presentation featured James Cagney.

    1.13 [--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: THE BISHOP MISBEHAVES
    27Mar1951 CBS Tue
    adapted from the play by Frederick Jackson
    guest stars
    Walter Hampden ...... James, Bishop of Broadminster
    Dorothy Gish ........ Lady Emily Lyons
    Maggie McNamara
    Philip Tonge
    John Meinple?
    Synopsis:
    A comedy about a sleuthing bishop who solves a crime. [RF]

     

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