1 9 5 8 – 1 9 5 9 (USA)
19 x 30 minute episodes
This filmed dramatic-anthology series from CBS aired on alternate Fridays with Schlitz Playhouse between October 1958 and July 1959.
Content ranged from light comedies to romance to melodrama, and better-known performers generally participated, with Polly Bergen and Rod Taylor in the premiere presentation “The Best House in the Valley” – about a sharecropper’s pretty widow who lives with her daughter in a treehouse – on 3 October 1958.
Other presentations included “Drive a Desert Road” with Barry Nelson and Audrey Totter, “The Four” starring Anne Baxter, “Stand-in for Murder” starring Jan Sterling, and “The Miss and Missiles” with Gisele Mackenzie and John Forsythe.
Other players included Jane Wyman, John Cassavetes, Joan Blondell, Michael Rennie, James Stewart, Ida Lupino and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
The Best House in the Valley | The Four | The Connoisseur | A Game of Hate | Coney Island Winter | Drive a Desert Road | Small Wonder | A Deadly Guest | Deathtrap | Various Temptations | Stand-In for Murder | Frederick | The Dreamer | This Will Do Nicely | The Case of the Two Sisters | Boy on a Fence | Mirror, Mirror | The Miss and Missiles | Cowboy Five Seven