Playhouse 90 (1956)

Drama 1h 30m


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. Jack Palance

    Jack Palance

    Self - Host, Harlan 'Mountain' McClintock

    2 Episodes

  2. John Ericson

    John Ericson

    2 Episodes

  3. Charlton Heston

    Charlton Heston

    Col. Jesse Price

    1 Episode

  4. Tab Hunter

    Tab Hunter

    Stanley Smith

    1 Episode

  5. Diana Lynn

    Diana Lynn

    Catherine Hume

    1 Episode

  6. Vincent Price

    Vincent Price

    Clark Simmons

    1 Episode

  7. Victor Jory

    Victor Jory

    Rear Admiral Batt

    1 Episode

  8. Charles Bickford

    Charles Bickford

    Gen. Keaton

    1 Episode

  9. Keenan Wynn

    Keenan Wynn

    Maish Rennick

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Playhouse 90

Season 4

1959 | 17 Episodes

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

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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