Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

Infobox Radio Show
show_name = Screen Director's Playhouse

imagesize = 250px
caption = Joan Crawford in 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"
format = Anthology drama
runtime = 30 minutes / 1 hour (episode 9, episodes 76+)
country = United States
language = English
home_station = NBC
syndicates =
television =
presenter = Frank Barton
Jimmy Wallington
starring = Numerous Hollywood actors
creator =
writer = Richard Allen Simmons, Milton Geiger, Jack Rubin, Nat Wolf
director = Bill Karn, Warren Lewis
producer = Howard Wylie
executive_producer =
narrated =
record_location =
first_aired = January 9, 1949
last_aired = September 28, 1951
num_series =
num_episodes = 122
audio_format = Monaural sound
opentheme =
endtheme =
website =
podcast =

"Screen Director's Playhouse" was a popular radio and television anthology series produced 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 NBC from January 9, 1949 to September 28, 1951 under 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, 1955 to 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.

ee also

*Lux Radio Theater
*The Screen Guild Theater
*Ford Theatre
*Theater Guild on the Air
*Academy Award Theater
*Author's Playhouse
*Cavalcade of America
*CBS Radio Workshop
*General Electric Theater
*The Campbell Playhouse
*Mercury Theatre on the Air


* [ Audio Classics Archive Radio Logs: "Screen Director's Playhouse"]

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