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SCREEN DIRECTORS' PLAYHOUSE

 Screen Directors Playhouse

4 MP3 CDs - 119 episodes


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Joan Crawford in a production of Screen Directors' Playhouse

Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Jeff Chandler, Gene Kelly, Henry FondaEdward G Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Gregory Peck, Loretta YoungBob Hope, William Conrad, Dick Powell, John Wayne

Hollywood dramatic anthology also under the titles:
The NBC Theater, Screen Director's Guild Asignment, and finally as Screen Director's Playhouse (1949-1951)

There was an unconfirmed story going around Long Island when Screen Director's Playhouse was on the air; a young boy rushes into the living room, exclaiming "Mother, the neighbors have the funniest new television, no pictures, you just see the voices on the movie!"

In the late 1940s many in radio tried to Hollywood to America's living room. The glamorous variety shows didn't achieve the effect they were after, what was needed was a more personal and up close view of the movies. Screen Director's Playhouse (originally Screen Director's Guild Assignment) presented the stories from popular films, with commentary from the director and the original stars in the lead roles. The adaptation from the screen to a half hour radio shows (a full hour after Nov 9, 1950) could never equal the experience of the movie house (or even a DVD for today's audience.) But that is before you consider the commentary from the directors and their lead actors. According to creator Don Sharpe, "writing is the most important single factor in a radio package," and that was perfectly demonstrated in the show.

Some of the films that were adapted for the series are "Stagecoach," "The Best Years of Our Lives," "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House," "Music for Millions," "A Foreign Affair," "The Magnificent Obsession," "The Human Comedy," and "It's a Wonderful Life."

First-rate film and radio stars who made appearances included Fred AstaireLucille Ball,Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Boyer, Jeff ChandlerHans Conried, Ronald Colman, Gary Cooper, Joan CrawfordWilliam ConradBette DavisMarlene DietrichKirk DouglasIrene Dunn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Paul FreesJoan FontaineVirginia Gregg, Henry Fonda, Cary Grant, Betty Grable, William Holden, Bob Hope, Burt Lancaster, Frank Lovejoy, James Mason, Fred McMurrayGerald MohrGregory PeckWilliam Powell,Mickey RooneyEdward G. RobinsonGinger Rogers, Norma Shearer, Barbara StanwyckJames Stewart, Shelley Winters, Jane Wyman, John WayneLoretta Young, and many more.

Screen Director's Playhouse shouldn't be confused with the earlier program, Screen Guild Theater which was a variety revue. The earlier program was a charity with the actors donating their wages to the Motion Picture Country House.

See also: Your Movietown Radio Theater and Skippy Hollywood Theater.

Screen Directors Playhouse Cary Grant

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1 - 40 shows - total playtime 19 hours 55 minutes

SDP 490109 001 Stagecoach
SDP 490116 002 Lets Live A Little
SDP 490123 003 Exile
SDP 490130 004 Mr And Mrs Smith
SDP 490206 005 Hired Wife
SDP 490213 006 Magnificent Obsession
SDP 490220 007 Prisoner Of Zenda
SDP 490227 008 Night Has A Thousand Eyes
SDP 490306 009 A Foreign Affair
SDP 490313 010 You Were Meant For Me
SDP 490320 011 Perfect Marraige
SDP 490327 012 Suddenly Its Spring
SDP 490403 013 Ghost Breakers
SDP 490410 014 Music For Millions
SDP 490417 015 Best Years Of Our Lives
SDP 490424 016 Skys Limit
SDP 490501 017 Trouble With Women
SDP 490508 018 Its A Wonderful Life
SDP 490515 019 Hold Back Dawn
SDP 490522 020 Her Husbands Affair
SDP 490529 021 Trade Winds
SDP 490605 022 Killers
SDP 490701 023 Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House
SDP 490708 024 Big Clock
SDP 490715 025 Yellow Sky
SDP 490722 026 Casbah
SDP 490729 027 Saigon
SDP 490805 028 Fort Apache
SDP 490812 029 Jezebel
SDP 490819 030 Love Crazy
SDP 490826 031 Appointment For Love
SDP 490902 032 Apartment For Peggy
SDP 490909 033 Human Comedy
SDP 490916 034 Whispering Smith
SDP 490923 035 Dont Trust Your Husband-6min
SDP 490930 036 Pride Of Yankees
SDP 491003 037 Senator Was Indiscrete
SDP 491010 038 Criss Cross
SDP 491017 039 Pitfall
SDP 491024 040 Love Letters




Volume 2 - 32 shows - total playtime 15 hours 43 minutes

SDP 491031 041 Remember Night
SDP 491111 042 Body And Soul
SDP 491118 043 Uninvited
SDP 491125 044 Spiral Staircase
SDP 491202 045 All My Sons
SDP 491209 046 Call Northside 777
SDP 491216 047 Affairs Of Susan
SDP 491223 048 Miracle On 34 th Street
SDP 491230 049 One Way Passage
SDP 500106 050 Magic Town
SDP 500113 051 Tomorrow Is Forever
SDP 500120 052 Mr Lucky
SDP 500127 053 It Had To Be You
SDP 500203 054 Sea Wolf
SDP 500210 055 This Thing Called Love
SDP 500217 056 Its In Bag
SDP 500303 058 Paleface
SDP 500310 059 Portrait Of Jenny
SDP 500317 060 Champion
SDP 500324 061 Chicago Deadline
SDP 500331 062 Dark Mirror
SDP 500407 063 Fighting Oflynn
SDP 500414 064 It Happens Every Spring
SDP 500421 065 A Kiss In Dark
SDP 500428 066 Rope Of Sand
SDP 500505 067 When My Baby Smiles At Me
SDP 500512 068 Butch Minds Baby
SDP 500519 069 Miss Grant Takes Richmond
SDP 500526 070 Flamingo Road
SDP 500602 071 She Wouldnt Say Yes
SDP 500609 072 Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House
SDP 500623 074 Strange Love Of Martha Ivers




Volume 3 - 24 shows - total playtime 23 hours 3 minutes

SDP 510104 084 Prince Of Foxes
SDP 510111 085 Ivy
SDP 510118 086 Big Lift
SDP 510125 087 Spellbound
SDP 510201 088 Take A Letter Darling
SDP 510208 089 Lucky Jordan
SDP 510215 090 Dark Victory
SDP 510222 091 No Minor Vices
SDP 510301 092 A Foreign Affair
SDP 510308 093 Bachelor Mother
SDP 510315 094 Thelma Jordan
SDP 510322 095 Great Lover
SDP 510329 096 Next Time We Love
SDP 510405 097 Damned Dont Cry
SDP 510412 098 Hired Wife
SDP 510419 099 Humoresque
SDP 510426 100 Jackpot
SDP 510503 101 Captain From Castile
SDP 510510 102 No Time For Love
SDP 510517 103 Rogues Regiment
SDP 510524 104 Back Street
SDP 510531 105 Beyondglory
SDP 510607 106 Gunfighter
SDP 510614 107 Ghostbreakers




Volume 4 - 23 shows - total playtime 22 hours 9 minutes

SDP 501109 076 Shadow Of A Doubt
SDP 501116 077 Lifeboat
SDP 501123 078 Cluny Brown
SDP 501130 079 Mrs Mike
SDP 501207 080 My Favorite Wife
SDP 501214 081 Lady Gambles
SDP 501221 082 Miracle On 34 th Street
SDP 501228 083 Alias Nick Beal
SDP 510621 108 Doa
SDP 510628 109 Lady Takes A Chance
SDP 510705 110 Only Yesterday
SDP 510712 111 Fugitive
SDP 510719 112 Remember Night
SDP 510726 113 Stairway To Heaven
SDP 510802 114 Caged
SDP 510809 115 Wuthering Heights
SDP 510816 116 Ghost And Mrs Muir
SDP 510823 117 Velvet Touch
SDP 510830 118 Mother Was A Freshman
SDP 510907 119 Broken Arrow
SDP 510914 120 Raffles
SDP 510921 121 No Man Of Her Own
SDP 510928 122 Waterloo Bridge

 


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