Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - 1951-1959

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

The Schlitz Playhouse of Stars was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz beer company, advertised as The Beer that Made Milwaukee Famous. The show featured both dramas and comedies each week, broadcasting live until 1953 when some shows were filmed ahead of time, and by 1956 all shows were filmed in advance. The only surviving episodes that I could find are Kinescope copies in very rough shape, particularly the first few.

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May 9, 1952 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Appointment with the Past
Starring Mark Stevens, Jaclynne Greene, Robert Osterloh and William Bryant

June 13, 1952 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Dress in the Window
Starring Teresa Wright, Onslow Stevens, James Flavin and Joey Ray

September 12, 1952 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Marriage of Lit-Lit
Starring Rita Moreno, Don DeFore, Eddie Firestone and Frank Silvera

March 13, 1953 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - 19 Rue Marie
Starring David Brian, Maria Palmer, Lawrence Dobkin and Leon Askin

April 3, 1953 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Governess
Starring Ellen Drew, Onslow Stevens, Lillian Bronson and Strother Martin

May 1, 1953 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Medicine Woman
Starring George Brent, Andrea King, Mary Ellen Kay and William Fawcett

June 26, 1953 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Ledge
Starring Skip Homeier, Regis Toomey, Allene Roberts and Herbert Lytton

July 10, 1953 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Storm Warnings
Starring Robert Stack, Kristine Miller, Arthur Franz and Robert Nichols

July 24, 1953 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Knave of Hearts
Starring Mark Stevens, Morris Ankrum, Jack Elam and Lee Van Cleef

August 28, 1953 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Two Lives Have I
Starring Patricia Medina, Philip Carey, John Doucette and Janine Perreau

November 20, 1953 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Fresh Start
Starring Wanda Hendrix, William Campbell, Esther Dale and Walter Sande

November 27, 1953 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Closed Door
Starring Gene Lockhart, Willis Bouchey, Beverly Washburn and Ralph Moody

December 11, 1953 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - No Compromise
Starring Stephen McNally, Robert Strauss, Fay Roope and Byron Kane

December 25, 1953 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Baker of Barnbury
Starring Robert Newton, Elsa Lanchester, Tudor Owen and Leo Britt

January 1, 1954 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Go Away a Winner
Starring Ellen Drew, Richard Egan, Richard Travis and David Day

February 19, 1954 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Jungle Trap
Starring Ronald Reagan, Barbara Billingsley, Herb Vigran and Lewis Martin

February 26, 1954 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Night Ride to Butte
Starring Arleen Whelan, William Bishop, Jack Elam and John Doucette

April 16, 1954 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Something Wonderful
Starring Claude Dauphin, Marcia Patrick, John Bryant and Lillian Sayre

May 28, 1954 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Little War at San Dede
Starring John Agar, Willard Parker, Ross Elliott and Rodolfo Hoyos Jr.

June 18, 1954 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Black Mate
Starring Paul Kelly, Lee Van Cleef, Robert Cornthwaite and Tom London

July 2, 1954 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - How the Brigadier Won His Medals
Starring Claude Dauphin, Booth Colman, Eugenia Paul and Ted Hecht

July 9, 1954 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Rabbit Foot
Starring Stephen McNally, Paul Langton, Harry Shannon and Frank Sully

July 23, 1954 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The General's Boots
Starring Basil Rathbone, John Dehner, Melville Cooper and Robin Hughes

November 12, 1954 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Midnight Haul
Starring Kevin McCarthy, K.T. Stevens, James Bell and Lee Van Cleef

November 19, 1954 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Long Trail
Starring Anthony Quinn, Robert Armstrong, Maxine Cooper and Steve Darrell

May 6, 1955 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Unlighted Road
Starring James Dean, Patricia Hardy, Murvyn Vye and Edgar Stehli

June 10, 1955 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - O'Connor and the Blue-Eyed Felon
Starring Chuck Connors, Diana Lynn, Elaine Edwards and Robert Paige

July 29, 1955 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Direct Approach
Starring Mona Freeman, Minor Watson, Malcolm Atterbury and Willis Bouchey

November 11, 1955 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - No Trial by Jury
Starring Alex Nicol, May Wynn, Addison Richards and Mike Connors

June 15, 1956 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Pattern for Pursuit
Starring Arthur Franz, Margaret Field, Ross Elliott and Philip Tonge

August 10, 1956 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Repurcussion
Starring Dan Duryea, Marcia Henderson, Carl Benton Reid and Ross Elliott

December 14, 1956 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - A Tale of Wells Fargo
Starring Dale Robertson, Helen Westcott, Paul Fix and Ray Teal

March 1, 1957 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Life You Save
Starring Gene Kelly, Agnes Moorehead, Janice Rule and Barbara Pepper

March 22, 1957 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - For Better, For Worse
Starring Bette Davis, John Williams, Anne Baxter and Charles Cantor

April 19, 1957 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Girl with a Glow
Starring Pat Crowley, John Forsythe, Katherine Warren and Nolan Leary

November 8, 1957 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Hole Card
Starring Tallulah Bankhead, Isobel Elsom, Howard McNear and Sid Melton

November 22, 1957 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Hole Card
Starring Myrna Loy, Jill St. John, Tom Helmore and Molly Glessing

March 7, 1958 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Night of the Stranger
Starring George Sanders, Valentina Cortese and Mike Lane

March 14, 1958 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Honor System
Starring Paul Douglas, Yvonne Craig, Eduard Franz and Ken Fairbanks

May 16, 1958 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Honor System
Starring Edmond O'Brien, Diane Brewster, Robert Middleton and John Mitchum

June 20, 1958 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - You'll Have to Die Now
Starring Steve Forrest, James Gregory, Paula Raymond and Robert F. Simon

June 27, 1958 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Curfew at Midnight
Starring Rory Calhoun, Robert Alda, Nehemiah Persoff and Elisha Cook Jr.

November 21, 1958 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Last Edition
Starring Eddie Albert, Tom Helmore, Simon Scott and Benny Baker

December 19, 1958 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - No Answer
Starring Keenan Wynn, Donald Cook, Barry Kelley and William De Martel

January 30, 1959 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - And Practically Strangers
Starring Richard Carlson, John Dall, Paula Raymond and Herbert Anderson

March 27, 1959 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Salted Mine
Starring Scott Brady, Ernie Kovacs, Marie Windsor and Jean Allison

June 5, 1959 - Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - The Rumor
Starring Hal March, Pat Crowley, Whit Bissell and Elliott Reid