The Screen Director’s Playhouse refers to the popular 1949 anthology series heard on both the radio and television. It featured Hollywood stars like Fred Astaire and Lucille Ball. The show was initially entitled the Screen Director's Guild Assignment, and later, The NBC Theater, before it became known as The Screen Director’s Playhouse. From its pilot episode, up to its last air date on September 28, 1952, over 100 episodes were produced. Some of the films featured in the series were The Best Years of Our Lives, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Stagecoach, A Foreign Affair, Music for Millions, The Human Comedy, The Magnificent Obsession, and It's a Wonderful Life.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 119 old time radio episodes:
|01.16.1949||lets live a little||
+ Let’s Live A Little is a comedy in which Bob Cummings reprises his original screen role of stres...
+ "The Exile". Air show. See cat. #45579 for the dress rehearsal. Guest screen director Max Ophuls...
|01.30.1949||mr and mrs smith||
+ "Mr. and Mrs. Smith". A comedy about a feuding couple who discover that they really aren't marri...
+ "Hired Wife". A comedy about a businessman forced to marry his secretary, who really loves him!
+ "Magnificent Obsession". A drama about a love between a ne'er-do-well turned doctor, and a blind...
|02.20.1949||the prisoner of zenda||
+ "The Prisoner Of Zenda". Sustaining. + The Prisoner of Zenda represents the ultimate in the field...
|02.27.1949||the night has a thousand eyes||
+ "Night Has A Thousand Eyes". A good story about a man who can see into the future, and can even ...
|03.06.1949||a foreign affair||
+ The NBC Theater is presenting the Hollywood Screen Director’s hour-length production of A Foreig...
|03.13.1949||you were meant for me||
+ "You Were Meant For Me". A musical romance of Depression show business. + The Hollywood Screen D...
|03.20.1949||the perfect marraige||
+ "The Perfect Marriage". A comedy about a professional couple who decide to get a divorce...just ...
|03.27.1949||suddenly its spring||
+ "Suddenly, It's Spring". A comedy about a man trying to get his wife (whom he hasn't seen in sev...
|04.03.1949||the ghost breakers||
+ "The Ghost Breakers". Sustaining. + From Hollywood the NBC Theater presents The Ghost Breakers, a...
|04.10.1949||music for millions||
+ "Music For Millions". Screen director Henry Coster appears. A woman bass player with a symphony ...
|04.17.1949||the best years of our lives||
+ "The Best Years Of Our Lives". Screen director William Wyler appears. + The Hollywood screen Dir...
|04.24.1949||the skys the limit||
+ "The Sky's The Limit". A war hero in New York on liberty meets the ideal woman and falls head ov...
|05.01.1949||the trouble with women||
+ "The Trouble With Women". Screen director Sidney Lanfield appears on the program. A comedy about...
|05.08.1949||its a wonderful life||
+ "It's A Wonderful Life". Screen director Frank Capra appears as host. The program is also known ...
|05.15.1949||hold back the dawn||
+ "Hold Back The Dawn". A false romance turns real, as a no-good foreigner marries for his U. S. c...
|05.22.1949||her husbands affair||
+ "Her Husband's Affairs". A farce about a married couple trying to get to Bermuda. They are forev...
+ "Trade Winds". Screen director Tay Garnett appears. A detective chases a woman around the world,...
+ "The Killers". Screen director Robert Siodmak appears. After a $200,000 robbery, a gangster just...
|07.01.1949||mr blandings builds his dream house||
+ "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House". Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. A well-done comedy about an adv...
|07.08.1949||the big clock||
+ "The Big Clock". Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. A good adaptation of the classic thriller about a crim...
+ "Yellow Sky". Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. A gang of outlaws confronts an old man and his beautiful...