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July 6th, 2016    

#16 Screen Director’s Playhouse: A Foreign Affair - 03/01/1951 Starring Marlene Dietrich, Lucille Ball, John Lund

Director Billy Wilder introduces the action in this adaptation of the 1948 film about an American congressional investigator, a suave Army officer, and a sultry German lounge singer in postwar Berlin find themselves in a romantic triangle with political overtones.

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July 5th, 2016    

#15 Screen Director’s Playhouse: The Lady Gambles - 12/14/1950 Starring Barbara Stanwyck, William Conrad, John Dehner

This sobering, issue-oriented drama exploring the progressive degradation of a woman's life by addictive gambling. Director Michael Gordon introduces this radio adaptation of the 1949 film.

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July 4th, 2016    

#14 Screen Director’s Playhouse: My Favorite Wife - 12/07/1950 Starring Gary Grant, Irene Dunne

This screwball comedy is about a man on the verge of marriage-who is stunned when his missing first wife suddenly reappers. producer Leo McCarey introduces this radio adaptation of the film.

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July 3rd, 2016    

#13 Screen Director’s Playhouse: Miss Grant takes Richmond - 05/19/1950 Starring Lucille Ball, Frank Nelson, Steve Dunne

Director Lloyd Bacon introduces this adaptation of the 1949 film of an innocent, bumbling secretary unwittingly involved in underworld dealings. 

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July 3rd, 2016    

#12 Screen Director’s Playhouse: When my Baby Smiles at Me - 05/05/1950 Starring Betty Grable, Herb Vigran Barton Yarborough

Director Fred Hegland introduces this adaptation of the 1948 film of jaunty romance set in the rough-and tumble world of burlesque.

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July 3rd, 2016    

#11 Screen Director’s Playhouse: The Dark Mirror - 1950 Starring Olivia De Havilland, Francis X.Bushman, John Dehner

This adaptation of the 1946 film of psychological terror revolving around a pair of twins - one of them a sociopathic murderer.

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July 2nd, 2016    

#10 Screen Director’s Playhouse: Champion - 1950 Starring Kirk Douglas, Rita Lynn, Frank Lovejoy

In this adaptation of the 1949 film that was based on a story by Ring Lardner.director Mark Robson introduces this classic tale of the boxing ring and a young contender desperate to reach the top.

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July 2nd, 2016    

#9 Screen Director’s Playhouse: It’s in the Bag - 02/17/1950 Starring Fred Allen, Lurene Tuttle, Frank Nelson, Hans Conried

A Cynical flea-trainer inherits a fortune-hidden inside one of five missing antique chairs in this adaptation of the 1945 film introduced by director Richard Wallace.

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July 1st, 2016    

#8 Screen Director’s Playhouse: The Sea Wolf - 02/03/1950 Starring Edward G.Robinson, Lurene Tuttle, Paul Frees, Lou Merrill

Edward G.Robinson stars in his original roll of Wolf Larsen in this radio adaptation of the 1941 film adaptation of the novel by Jack London. Director Michael Curtiz introduces this rugged tale of violence and terror on the high seas.

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July 1st, 2016    

#7 Screen Director’s Playhouse : One Way Passage -12/30/1949 Starring William Powell, Peggy Dow, John Dehner

Director Tay Garnet introduces this adaptation of the 1932 film. A condemned criminal and a woman dying of a rare disease find a doomed romance aboard an ocean liner.

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