The Philco Television Playhouse (1948-1955)

USA, 3 October 1948-12 February 1956
8 series
50m
black and white
mono, English

An American drama anthology television series with some genre episodes.

Premise

An anthology of one-off plays.

Alternative Titles

Arena Theatre
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
Repertory Theatre

Episodes

Possibly incomplete. Genre episodes are noted in bold – other episodes are listed for reference only.

Season One
Dinner at Eight (3 October 1948)
Rebecca (10 October 1948)
Counsellor-at-Law (17 October 1948)
Angel in the Wings (24 October 1948)
Street Scene (31 October 1948)
This Thing Called Love (7 November 1948)
Camille (14 November 1948)
An Inspector Calls (21 November 1948)
I Like It Here (28 November 1948)
Suspect (5 December 1948)
Parlor Story (12 December 1948)
A Christmas Carol (19 December 1948)
The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (26 December 1948)
Ramshackle Inn (2 January 1949)
Cyrano de Bergerac (9 January 1949)
Papa Is All (16 January 1949)
Pride and Prejudice (23 January 1949)
Dark Hammock (30 January 1949)
The Late Christopher Bean (6 February 1949)
The Story of Mary Surratt (13 February 1949)
Twelfth Night (20 February 1949)
St Helena (27 February 1949)
The Druid Circle (6 March 1949)
Quality Street (13 March 1949)
Dinner at Antoine’s (20 March 1949)
Becky Sharp (27 March 1949)
And Never Been Kissed (3 April 1949)
What Makes Sammy Run? (10 April 1949)
Mr. Mergenthwicker’s Lobblies (17 April 1949)
Burlesque (24 April 1949)
Macbeth (1 May 1949)
Romeo and Juliet (15 May 1949)
This Time, Next Year (5 June 1949)
It Pays to Advertise (12 June 1949)
Summer Formal (19 June 1949)
Jenny Kissed Me (26 June 1949)
Dark of the Moon (3 July 1949)
For Love or Money (10 July 1949)
The Five Lives of Richard Gordon (17 July 1949)
You Touched Me! (24 July 1949)
The Fourth Wall (31 July 1949)
Enter Madame (7 August 1949)
A Murder Has Been Arranged (14 August 1949)
Pretty Little Parlor (21 August 1949)
Three Cornered Moon (28 August 1949)

Season Two
What Every Woman Knows (4 September 1949)
Pride’s Castle (11 September 1949)
The Little Sister (18 September 1949)
The Lonely (25 September 1949)
The Queen Bee (2 October 1949)
Something’s Got to Give (9 October 1949)
The Last Tycoon (16 October 1949)
Because of the Lockwoods (23 October 1949)
Damion’s Daughter (30 October 1949)
The House of Seven Gables (6 November 1949)
The Promise (13 November 1949)
Medical Meeting (20 November 1949)
The Wonderful Mrs Ingram (27 November 1949)
Mist on the Waters (4 December 1949)
The Beautiful Bequest (11 December 1949)
The Strange Christmas Dinner (18 December 1949)
In Beauty Like the Night (25 December 1949)
Little Boy Lost (1 January 1950)
Bethel Merriday (8 January 1950)
Murder at the Stork Club (15 January 1950)
The Marriages (22 January 1950)
Uncle Dynamite (29 January 1950)
The Sudden Guest (5 February 1950)
Ann Rutledge (12 February 1950)
Home Town (26 February 1950)
The Life of Vincent Van Gogh (5 March 1950)
The Uncertain Molly Collicutt (12 March 1950)
The Trial of Steven Kent (19 March 1950)
The Second Oldest Profession (26 March 1950)
Nocturne (2 April 1950)
Dirty Eddie (9 April 1950)
The End is Known (16 April 1950)
The Man in the Black Hat (23 April 1950)
The American (30 April 1950)
The Feast (7 May 1950)
Brat Farrar (27 July 1952)
The Charmed Circle (21 May 1950)
Semmelweis (28 May 1950)
Sense and Sensibility (4 June 1950)
The Bump on Brannigan’s Head (11 June 1950)
Anything Can Happen (18 June 1950)
Hear My Heart Speak (25 June 1950)
The Reluctant Landlord (2 July 1950)
The Tentacles (9 July 1950)

Season Three
High Tor (10 September 1950)
The Long Run (17 September 1950)
Dear Guest and Ghost (24 September 1950)
The Touch of a Stranger (1 October 1950)
The Vine That Grew on Fiftieth Street (8 October 1950)
A Husband for Mama (15 October 1950)
Portrait in Smoke (22 October 1950)
The Gambler (29 October 1950)
The Power Devil (5 November 1950)
The Man Who Got Away with It (12 November 1950)
I’m Still Alive (19 November 1950)
Torch for a Dark Journey (26 November 1950)
Wacky, The Small Boy (3 December 1950)
Bonanza (10 December 1950)
Decoy (17 December 1950)
The Pupil (24 December 1950)
Leaf out of a Book (31 December 1950)
The Symbol: Jefferson Davis (7 January 1951)
The Lost Diplomat (14 January 1951)
Confession (21 January 1951)
The Great Escape (28 January 1951)
A Matter of Life and Death (4 February 1951)
Kitty Doone (11 February 1951)
Let Them Be Sea Captains (18 February 1951)
The Man Who Bought a Town (25 February 1951)
No Medals on Pop (11 March 1951)
The Dark Corridor (18 March 1951)
Bulletin 120 (25 March 1951)
Parnassus on Wheels (1 April 1951)
Routine Assignment (8 April 1951)
Hour of Destiny (15 April 1951)
The Birth of the Movies (22 April 1951)
Mr. Arcularis (29 April 1951)
A Secret Island (6 May 1951)
The Visitors (13 May 1951)
Justice and Mr Pleznik (20 May 1951)
Rescue (27 May 1951)
The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (3 June 1951)
The Fast Dollar (10 June 1951)
Operation: Airlift (17 June 1951)
Dr Hudson’s Secret Journal (24 June 1951)
The Plot (1 July 1951)
Case History (8 July 1951)
I Want to March (15 July 1951)
Pretend I Am a Stranger (22 July 1951)
Television Story (29 July 1951)
The Return (5 August 1951)
Ephraim Tutt’s Clean Hands (12 August 1951)
Come Alive (19 August 1951)
Night at the Vulcan (26 August 1951)
This Time Next Year (2 September 1951)
Women of Intrigue (9 September 1951)
The Wayward Season (16 September 1951)
The Spur (23 September 1951)
By-Line for Murder (30 September 1951)
Requiem for a Model A (7 October 1951)

Season Four
Marcia Akers (21 October 1951)
The Education of a Fullback (4 November 1951)
A Little Night Music (18 November 1951)
Incident at Golden’s Creek (2 December 1951)
Perspective (16 December 1951)
The Sisters (30 December 1951)
Without Fear or Favor (13 January 1952)
Segment (27 January 1952)
Rich Boy (10 February 1952)
Tender Age (24 February 1952)
Dusty Portrait (9 March 1952)
The Best Laid Schemes (23 March 1952)
The Room Next Door (6 April 1952)
The Basket Weaver (20 April 1952)
We Were Children (4 May 1952)
A Cowboy for Chris (18 May 1952)
A Man’s Game (1 June 1952)
Flight Into Darkness (15 June 1952)
The Monument (29 June 1952)
A Letter to Mr Priest (13 July 1952)
Bratt Farrar (27 July 1952)
The Five Fathers of Pepi (10 August 1952)
Three Sundays (24 August 1952)
The Last Hour (7 September 1952)

Season Five
The Thin Air (21 September 1952)
The Black Sheep (5 October 1952)
Uncertain Heritage (19 October 1952)
The Winter of the Dog (2 November 1952)
Parole Chief (16 November 1952)
The Gift (30 November 1952)
Tempest of Tick Creek (14 December 1952)
Magic Morning (28 December 1952)
Double Jeopardy (4 January 1953)
Pride’s Way (11 January 1953)
Two for One (18 January 1953)
Elegy (25 January 1953)
The Reluctant Citizen (8 February 1953)
Mr Pettengill Here (15 February 1953)
Wings on My Feet (22 February 1953)
The Trip to Bountiful (1 March 1953)
The Gesture (15 March 1953)
The Velvet Mitten (22 March 1953)
A Young Lady of Property (5 April 1953)
The Recluse (12 April 1953)
Printer’s Measure (26 April 1953)
A Little Something in Reserve (10 May 1953)
Marty (24 May 1953)
The Way of the Eagle (7 June 1953)
Expectant Relations (21 June 1953)
The House in Athens (5 July 1953)
The Big Deal (19 July 1953)
The Rainmaker (16 August 1953)
Other People’s Houses (30 August 1953)
Othello (6 September 1953)
The Baby (13 September 1953)

Season Six
0 for 37 (27 September 1953)
The Bachelor Party (11 October 1953)
The Girl with the Stop Watch (25 October 1953)
Train to Trouble (8 November 1953)
Up Above the World So High (22 November 1953)
The Sixth Year (29 November 1953)
The Midnight Caller (13 December 1953)
The Glorification of Al Toolum (27 December 1953)
The Hangman in the Fog (10 January 1954)
Smoke Screen (24 January 1954)
Statute of Limitations (21 February 1954)
The Dancers (7 March 1954)
The Broken Fist (21 March 1954)
The Mother (4 April 1954)
The King and Mrs Candle (18 April 1954)
The Joker (2 May 1954)
Miss Look-Alike (9 May 1954)
The Shadow of Willie Greer (30 May 1954)
Somebody Special (6 June 1954)
Adapt or Die (13 June 1954)
Friday the Thirteenth (27 June 1954)
Man Drowning (11 July 1954)
The Catamaran (25 July 1954)
The Man in the Middle of the Ocean (8 August 1954)
Run Like a Thief (5 September 1954)

Season Seven
Middle of the Night (19 September 1954)
Time Bomb (3 October 1954)
Man on the Mountaintop (17 October 1954)
Time of Delivery (31 October 1954)
Crime Without Motive (14 November 1954)
Beg, Borrow or Steal (28 November 1954)
Catch My Boy on Sunday (12 December 1954)
Run, Girl, Run (26 December 1954)
Walk into the Night (9 January 1955)
Anatomy of Fear (23 January 1955)
A Sense of Justice (6 February 1955)
The Assassin (20 February 1955)
Play Me Hearts and Flowers (6 March 1955)
Shadow of the Champ (20 March 1955)
Watch Me Die (3 April 1955)
The Bold and the Brave (17 April 1955)
Letter of Recommendation (1 May 1955)
The Pardon-Me Boy (15 May 1955)
The Ghost Writer (29 May 1955)
Total Recall (12 June 1955)
Black Frost (26 June 1955)
Incident in July (10 July 1955)
The Death of Billy the Kid (24 July 1955)
A Room in Paris (7 August 1955)
Gretel (21 August 1955)

Season Eight
The Miss America Story (4 September 1955)
The Outsiders (18 September 1955)
A Man Is Ten Feet Tall (2 October 1955)
A Business Proposition (23 October 1955)
The Mechanical Heart (6 November 1955)
One Mummy Too Many (20 November 1955)
The Trees (4 December 1955)
Christmas ’til Closing (18 December 1955)
Rise Up and Walk (1 January 1956)
This Land Is Mine (15 January 1956)
The Starlet (29 January 1956)
Kyria Katina (12 February 1956)