Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 04, 1956
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
90 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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Playhouse 90

Acclaimed dramatic anthology series which ran on CBS from 1956 until 1960. Several episodes such as "Requeim for a Heavyweight," "The Miracle Worker," and "Judgment at Nuremberg" were later made into successful films. Noted writers such as Rod Serling and noted directors such as John Frankenheimer, Arthur Hiller, and Arthur Penn all got their starts on Playhouse 90.

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01x01 Forbidden Area Aired: Oct. 04, 1956

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 1 episodes air between 1956 and 1960.

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  • The color broadcast of "The Nutcracker" was Playhouse 90's only color telecast ever, and CBS's only live color broadcast of 1958.
  • The show began in 1956 broadcasting all live 90-minute plays, with only a sub-par kinescope film (film camera aimed at the live broadcast on the TV monitor) as an archive. The second year…
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    The show began in 1956 broadcasting all live 90-minute plays, with only a sub-par kinescope film (film camera aimed at the live broadcast on the TV monitor) as an archive. The second year they began to film maybe every second or third episode (as a "made-for-TV-movie"), then in the last two years began videotaping many of the episodes. The tape technique was harder to spot because the broadcasts still appeared live, but there are at least partial tapes (of excellent, pristine, quality) in the CBS vaults of P90 episodes of "Days of Wine and Roses (1958)," "The Old Man (1958)," "Judgment At Nuremberg (1959)," "Alas, Babylon (1960)," and the final 'Playhouse 90' from 1960, "In The Prescence of Mine Enemies." Clips of these actual tapes were featured in the 2002 CBS special "50 Years of Television City in Hollywood.".
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