DuMont Royal Theater
|DuMont Royal Theater
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original run||April 12, 1951 – June 26, 1952|
DuMont Royal Theater (also known as Royal Playhouse) was an American anthology television series which ran on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network from 1951 to 1952. The half-hour series ran during the summer and is best described as a dramatic anthology.
The series helped launch the career of Hugh O'Brian, who later appeared in the popular The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp TV series. Some sources say the sponsor was Royal Gelatin when it was part of Standard Brands.
- List of programs broadcast by the DuMont Television Network
- List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts
- David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
- Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
- Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN 0-345-31864-1
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