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Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 

Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, et cetera.
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1952   1951   1950  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Elmer Davis Elmer Davis ...  Himself - Narrator / ... 50 episodes, 1950-1952
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, et cetera.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

6 October 1950 (USA) See more »

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(1950-1951) | (1951-1952)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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During the first season (October 1950 to June 1951), the show ran sixty minutes on ABC on Fridays between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. In the second season (December 1951 to June 1952), the show was reduced to thirty minutes on ABC and alternated with "Celanese Theatre" on Wednesdays between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. See more »

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The 62 Year Old Maxwell Anderson
23 October 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

In the same year that Maxwell Anderson wrote 'High Tor' for 'The Philco Television Playhouse' on September 10th 1950, he wrote a couple of episodes for this series simply because he was a pulitzer prize winner. The question to ask is does his plays have a natural home on the silver screen?


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