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Lux Video Theatre

1 9 5 0 – 1 9 5 7 (USA)

The Lux Video Theatre was initially was a thirty-minute weekly dramatic show, but when it moved to NBC on 26 August 1954 – with To Each His Own starring Dorothy McGuire and Gene Barry – it extended to one hour. The series then presented hour-long video versions of Hollywood movies.

Before the series closed on 12 September 1957, some of the plays and players presented included Fernando Lamas in Hold Back the Dawn, Miriam Hopkins in Sunset Boulevard, Vincent Price and Marilyn Erskine in The Heiress and John Derek and Ann Blythe in A Place in the Sun.

The host would introduce each act and would conduct an interview with the stars at the end of the play.

Announcer
Jay Jackson
Ken Carpenter
Host
Otto Kruger
Gordon MacRae
James Mason
William Holden