CTVA US Anthology - "Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars" (Meridian/Revue/CBS)(1951-59)

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  Rerun on - Morning Playhouse (CBS Daytime) (1959)

Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars (1951-58)(seasons 1-7)

Schlitz-Lux Playhouse (1958-59)(season 8)(alternated with Lux Playhouse)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

with contributions by:

Rina Fox, James Beer, Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger, Jim Brent,  Heikocleef
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars (season 1) (CBS) (1951-1952)
Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars (season 2) (CBS) (1952-1953)
Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars (season 3) (CBS) (1953-1954)
Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars (season 4) (CBS) (1954-1955)
Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars (season 5) (CBS) (1955-1956)
Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars (season 6) (CBS) (1956-1957)
Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars (season 7) (CBS) (1957-1958)
Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars (season 8) (CBS) (1958-1959)
SCHLITZ PLAYHOUSE OF STARS  (1951-58) /  SCHLITZ-LUZ PLAYHOUSE (1958-59)

akas Schlitz Playhouse of Stars / Playhouse of Stars /  Playhouse Drama / Star Playhouse / Hollywood Playhouse/ Stripe Playhouse
Oct 1951-Mar 1952 CBS Fri 9:00-10:00

Apr 1952-Sep 1955 CBS Fri 9:00-9:30

Oct 1955-Mar 1959 CBS Fri 9:30-10:00
Meridian Productions (seasons 4,5 and early 6)(before Dec 1956) 
Revue Productions, Inc  (mid season 6 onward) (after Dec 1956)

Filmed at Revue Studios
for CBS

 Irene Dunne    ....  Hostess (1951-)
James Mason    ....  Host (1954-55) 
Ken Carpenter  ....  Summer Host (1955-1957) 
Otto Kruger    ....  Host (1956) 
Gordon MacRae  ....  Host (1957)

 

When Schlitz Playhouse of Stars first premiered it was an hour long live drama from New York.

Music:
"Schlitz' end theme" Music by Lee Pockriss.
NOTE: Based on Rossini's [i.e. Gioacchino Rossini] Can-can.Gioacchino
Rossini , 1792-1868
CLNA: Lee Pockriss (A)
ODAT: 31Jan56;

The format changed in April 1952 to a half hour show.

During the summer of 1954 filmed episodes appeared along with live ones.

This completely changed by fall 1956 to entirely filmed dramas,

as well as the title shortened to Schlitz Playhouse of Stars.

It remained weekly until the start of the eighth season when it aired

on alternate-week basis with Lux Playhouse.

 

 Rerun on - Morning Playhouse (CBS Daytime) (1959)

 

Three episodes were turned into series', "The Restless Gun", "A Tale of Wells Fargo"  & "Restless Gun"

 

6.11 [271] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: A TALE OF WELLS FARGO

Revue Productions, Inc.  14-Dec-1956

Pilot for Tales of Wells Fargo (Revue)(1957-62) starring Dale Robertson

(aka The Hole-In-The-Wall Gang)

 

6.26 [286] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE RESTLESS GUN

Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 29Mar57) / 29-Mar-1957

Pilot for  Restless Gun (1957-59) Western series starring John Payne

 

8.14 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE SALTED MINE

Revue/MCA TV Prod no. TP13401 (copyright date 27Mar59)   27-Mar-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)

 Pilot for  Shotgun Slade (Revue)(1959-61) Western series  starring Scott Brady

 

Syndication airing on Play of the Week (not to be confused with The Play of the Week specials).

 

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**Unknown Airdates/Info**

 

[--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: PORTRAIT OF A LEGEND

Revue prod. no. 180A (copyright date 12Sep58)

 

[--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: KINSMAN

Revue prod. no. 178A (copyright date 19Sep58)

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