An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

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The Christmas Carol (TV Short 1949)
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Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three Christmas Ghosts that change his perception of life. Narrated by Vincent Price.

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The Big Story (1949–1959)
Drama
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Stars: Robert Sloane, Ernest Chappell, Ben Grauer
Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

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Treasury Men in Action (1950–1955)
Crime | Drama
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A squad of Treasury Department agents, headed by "The Chief", go after counterfeiters and other criminals who commit crimes that fall under the Treasure Department's jurisdiction.

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Lights Out (1946–1952)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.

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The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
Comedy
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore
Fort Apache (1948)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple
Stagecoach (1939)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine
The Quiet Man (1952)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald
Sex Hygiene (1942)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Several servicemen relax by playing pool, but one of them goes off to spend time with a prostitute. Later, he discovers he has contracted a venereal disease. A graphic and frank ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, John Ford
Stars: Kenneth Alexander, Robert Conway, Robert Cornell
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Gene Raymond ...  Himself - Host / ... 100 episodes, 1950-1955
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An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kleine Spiele aus Übersee See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Followed by Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955) See more »

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