Goodyear Television Playhouse

NBC (ended 1957)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 19

    The Best Wine

    Aired 9/29/57

  • S 6 : Ep 18

    The House

    Aired 9/8/57

  • S 6 : Ep 17

    The Dark Side of the Moon

    Aired 8/18/57

  • S 6 : Ep 16

    Weekend in Vermont

    Aired 8/11/57

  • S 6 : Ep 15

    Rumblin' Galleries

    Aired 7/28/57

  • Cast & Crew
  • Walter Matthau

  • E.G. Marshall

  • Constance Ford

  • Betsy Palmer

  • Gene Lyons

  • show Description
  • Goodyear Television Playhouse was an anthology series that for six years from the fall of 1951 through the fall of 1957, presented full hour live dramas, originating from New York, on Sunday evenings. The series ran on alternate weeks with Philco Television Playhouse. In the fall of 1955 the title was shortened to Goodyear Playhouse and a new sponsor took the alternate Sundays with The Alcoa Hour. A young playwright by the name of Paddy Chayefsky wrote several original dramas for this series. Two of them were made into award winning motion pictures, they are "The Catered Affair" and "Marty". In 1957 the overall title for the changed to "A Turn of Fate" a designation that swas soon dropped. Initially there was to be a rotating roster of regular stars (David Niven, Robert Ryan, Jane Powell, Jack Lemmon, and Charles Boyer) but that concept petered out by the end of the first season.moreless

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    • Goodyear Commercial given by John Cameron Swayze.

    • Based on the book written by Robert Vogeler and his experiences during the end of World War II.

    • An adaptation from the book "Louis Braille" by J. Alvin Kugelmass

    • The story of Louis Braille was presented on this day in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Braille's death.

    • Based on the 1952 novel "All Done By Kindness" by Doris Langley-Levy Moore.

    • Judith Evelyn plays the three former classmates as well as the schoolmarm Miss Mulford.

    • This was made into the 1985 film "A Trip to Bountiful".

    • Hilde Palmer is actress Lili Palmer's sister.

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