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Playhouse 90 is an American television anthology series that was telecast on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. It originated from CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s were usually hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual, a weekly series of hour-and-a-half dramas rather than 60-minute plays. Playhouse 90 began as a pitch by Frank Stanton—the formidable, forward-thinking right-hand man to CBS chairman William S. Paley—during a brainstorming session for program ideas. The project was ultimately developed by Hubbell Robinson, a CBS vice president who received no screen credit on Playhouse 90 but is often described as its creator.

  1. Frank Stanton


  2. Hubbell Robinson


Series Cast

  1. Kim Hunter as Grace Carney, Julie Hogarth, and Helen Bragg

    Kim Hunter

    Grace Carney, Julie Hogarth, Helen Bragg

    3 Episodes

  2. Jack Palance as Self - Host and Harlan 'Mountain' McClintock

    Jack Palance

    Self - Host, Harlan 'Mountain' McClintock

    2 Episodes

  3. Charles Bickford as Gen. Keaton

    Charles Bickford

    Gen. Keaton

    2 Episodes

  4. John Ericson as

    John Ericson

    2 Episodes

  5. Dana Andrews as Mark Bragg and Leo Bass

    Dana Andrews

    Mark Bragg, Leo Bass

    2 Episodes

  6. Cliff Robertson as Danny Carson

    Cliff Robertson

    Danny Carson

    2 Episodes

  7. Joseph Bernard


    2 Episodes

  8. Nicholas Colasanto as Eladio

    Nicholas Colasanto


    2 Episodes

  9. Steven Hill as Agustin

    Steven Hill


    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 4

1959 • 17 Episodes

Season 4 of Playhouse 90 premiered on October 1, 1959.

In the Presence of Mine Enemies

(4x17, May 16, 1960) Season Finale

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Playhouse 90


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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