Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents
Country of origin UK/US
Original language(s) English
Running time 25 minutes
Original network syndicated

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Presents, also known as Rheingold Theater, is a partly missing 1950s syndicated half hour anthology series hosted by and occasionally starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.. It was produced by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Productions for NBC and was filmed at the British National Studios, Elstree, England.[1] The series offered Buster Keaton in his first dramatic role in the episode entitled "The Awakening". British actor Christopher Lee appeared in varied roles in thirteen episodes, including "Destination Milan".[2] The program aired in America on NBC from 7 January 1953 to 11 February 1957 for a total of 155 episodes. Fairbanks himself starred in forty-eight episodes.[3] In Melbourne, Australia the series was aired under the title Chesebrough Ponds Playhouse.

Archive Status[edit]

Out of an original total of 157 episodes, 82 episodes are currently missing.


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  2. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1997
  3. ^ "DouglasFairbanks, Jr., Presents episode list". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved April 26, 2009. 

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