Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. ... See full summary »

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1950   1949   1948  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Marc Connelly ...  Himself - Host 31 episodes, 1949-1950
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Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. Performing plays by such authors as Poe and Thurber, cast members included current well-known performers like Julie Harris and Cloris Leachman, as well as up-and-coming talents like Marlon Brando. The series was renamed "The Play's the Thing" midway through its final season. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1948 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Episodes 1.1 through 2.5 were broadcast on ABC at various times: Episodes 1.1 through 1.25 were broadcast on Sunday evenings between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Episodes 1.26 through 1.31 were broadcast on Thursday evenings between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Episodes 1.32 through 1.35 were broadcast on Thursday evenings between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Episodes 2.1 through 2.5 were broadcast on Wednesday evenings between 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. See more »

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