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Screen Directors Playhouse 

Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.
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Series cast summary:
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ...  Cabinet Member / ... 3 episodes, 1955
Bill Erwin ...  1st Gambler / ... 3 episodes, 1955-1956
Macdonald Carey ...  Gil Foster / ... 2 episodes, 1956
George Sanders ...  Baron / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Rory Calhoun ...  Joe Mahoney / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Laraine Day ...  Herself - Laraine Day Durocher / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Jay Novello ...  Lucius Morley / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Barbara Morrison ...  Mrs. Gimingham / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Chick Chandler ...  Dr. Archie McCawlly / ... 2 episodes, 1956
June Vincent ...  June Foster / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Willis Bouchey ...  Edwin Stanton / ... 2 episodes, 1955
Jacqueline deWit ...  Emmy / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Emlen Davies ...  Mrs. Cole / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Eilene Janssen ...  Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Hal Baylor ...  Man with Bends / ... 2 episodes, 1956
William Schallert ...  Lawyer / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Roy Roberts ...  Gen. Lafferty / ... 2 episodes, 1956
William Forrest ...  Mr. Green / ... 2 episodes, 1955
Roy Glenn ...  Bootblack / ... 2 episodes, 1955
Clem Bevans ...  Jessup / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Raymond Bailey ...  Howard Barnes / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ...  1st Senator / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Howard McNear ...  Bill / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Hayden Rorke ...  Collier / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Sol Gorss Sol Gorss ...  2nd. Bully / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Diane Jergens ...  Sue Stradler / ... 2 episodes, 1956
Vernon Rich Vernon Rich ...  Court Clerk / ... 2 episodes, 1955-1956
Tay Garnett ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1956
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Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antología See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(35 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Some episodes were rerun in 1958 under the title "Personal Appearance" (1958). See more »

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The Silent Partner - Buster Keaton
28 October 2011 | by SamHardySee all my reviews

Stan Laurel was still alive when this aired in 1955. I bet he saw it. The director, George Marshall, was the cameraman on a number of Laurel and Hardy films, and Bert Jordan, who was Stan's favorite editor edited this made-for-TV episode of Screen Director's Playhouse. And of course all the episodes of the series including this one were filmed at The Hal Roach studios. So it must have been a homecoming of sorts for George Marshall and Bert Jordan.

After his problems with MGM in the early 30s Keaton was almost hired by Hal Roach to star in his own series of short comedies. Too bad. Buster Keaton's life might have been different had he worked for a studio that understood comedy. MGM sure did not. Keaton's MGM films were just awful. I am sure that if Keaton were still alive he would agree!


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