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June 30th, 2016    

#6 Screen Director’s Playhouse: Call Northside 777 - 12/09/1949 Starring James Stewart, William Conrad, Stacy Harris

Jimmy Stewart stars in his original roll of McNeal in this adaptation of the 1948 film. Introduced by director Henry Hathaway, this taut newspaper drama focuses on a hard-boiled reporter determined to free an innocent man convicted of murder.

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June 30th, 2016    

#5 Screen Director’s Playhouse: The Spiral Staircase - 11/25/1949 Starring Dorothy McGuire, John Dehner, Steve Dunne

Dorothy Mcguire in her original roll of Helen is featured in this suspense thriller revolving around a family that is as corrupt as their rambling old mansion is dark. Director Robert Siodmak introduces this adaptation of his 1945 film.

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June 29th, 2016    

#4 Screen Director’s Playhouse: The Uninvited - 11/18/1949 Starring Ray Milland, June Foray, John Dehner

Ray Milland takes to the airwaves in his original roll of Rick Fitzgerald in this supernatural romance set in a lonely, abandoned house on the English coast. Director Lewis Allen introduces this adaptation of his 1944 film.

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June 29th, 2016    

#3 Screen Director’s Playhouse: Jezebel - 08/12/1949 Starring Bette Davis, Gerald Mohr, Jester Hairston, Paul Frees

In this adaptation of the 1938 film, director William Wyler introduces this story about a cruel, egotistical beauty who cuts a broad swath through the antebellum south.

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June 29th, 2016    

#2 Screen Director’s Playhouse:The Killers - 06/05/1949 Starring Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, William Conrad

The murder of a small-town gas station attendant sets in motion an investigation which serves as the basis for this superbly acted radio adaptation of the 1946 film The Killers. The movie inspired by Ernest Hemingway's story of the same title, marked the screen debut of Burt Lancaster.

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June 28th, 2016    

#1 Screen Director’s Playhouse:Trade Winds- 05/29/1949 Starring Frederic March, Lurene Tuttle and GeGe Pearson

in this adaptation of the 1938 film. Introduced by director Tay Garnett, this comic romance revolves around a detective sent on a round-the world wild goose chase in pursuit of a murder suspect. 

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