- Screen Director's Playhouse
Infobox Radio Show
show_name = Screen Director's Playhouse
imagesize = 250px
Joan Crawfordin a production of "Flamingo Road" on the radio version of "Screen Director's Playhouse".
other_names = "NBC Theater"
"Screen Director's Guild Assignment"
"Screen Director's Assignment"
runtime = 30 minutes / 1 hour (episode 9, episodes 76+)
language = English
presenter = Frank Barton
starring = Numerous Hollywood actors
writer = Richard Allen Simmons, Milton Geiger, Jack Rubin, Nat Wolf
director = Bill Karn, Warren Lewis
producer = Howard Wylie
January 9, 1949
September 28, 1951
num_episodes = 122
audio_format = Monaural sound
"Screen Director's Playhouse" was a popular radio and television
anthology seriesproduced during the Golden Age of Radio. Both shows broadcast adaptations of films, starring some of the top Hollywood actors of the time. The highlight of the series was that the original directors of the films were involved in the productions. The radio version ran for 122 episodes and aired on NBCfrom January 9, 1949to September 28, 1951under several different titles: "NBC Theater", "Screen Director's Guild Assignment", "Screen Director's Assignment", "Screen Director's Playhouse". The television version was broadcast for one season of 35 half hour episodes on NBC, airing from October 5, 1955to September 12, 1956.
Actors on the radio series included
Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert, Ronald Colman, Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Kirk Douglas, Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Henry Fonda, Cary Grant, William Holden, Burt Lancaster, James Mason, Gregory Peck, William Powell, Edward G. Robinson, Norma Shearer, Barbara Stanwyck, James Stewart, John Wayne, and Loretta Young.
Lux Radio Theater
The Screen Guild Theater
*Theater Guild on the Air
Academy Award Theater
Cavalcade of America
CBS Radio Workshop
General Electric Theater
The Campbell Playhouse
*Mercury Theatre on the Air
* [http://www.audio-classics.com/lscreendirectors.html Audio Classics Archive Radio Logs: "Screen Director's Playhouse"]
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