Danger (TV series)

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Genre Anthology
Written by Jay Presson Allen
George Bellak
Mark Hellinger
Paul Monash
Reginald Rose
Rod Serling
Gore Vidal
Directed by Yul Brynner
Curt Conway
Tom Donovan
John Frankenheimer
Sidney Lumet
Ted Post
Sheldon Reynolds
Presented by Dick Stark
Narrated by Dick Stark
Composer(s) Tony Mottola
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 242
Producer(s) Martin Ritt
William Dozier
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 mins.
Original network CBS Television
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 19, 1950 (1950-09-19) – May 31, 1955 (1955-05-31)

Danger is an American anthology series which aired on CBS Television from September 1950 to May 1955. Hosted and narrated by Dick Stark, the series features an array of weekly guest stars, writers and directors.


The series first aired on September 19, 1950. The first episode, entitled "The Black Door", was directed by Yul Brynner, based on a story by Henry Norton and a teleplay by Irving Elman, and starring Dane Clark and Olive Deering.

The show featured many actors including Leslie Nielsen, E.G. Marshall, Joseph Anthony, Edward Binns, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Grace Kelly, Richard Kiley, Walter Slezak, Hildy Parks, James Gregory, Paul Langton, Cloris Leachman, Jayne Meadows, Martin Ritt, Maria Riva, Lee Grant, Kim Stanley, Rod Steiger, Steve Allen, Anne Bancroft, Jacqueline Susann, Walter Matthau, and Leo Penn.

The final episode, on May 31, 1955, was an adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier story "The Birds" with Michael Strong and Betty Lou Holland.

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