Gruen Playhouse

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Gruen Playhouse
Also known as Gruen Guild Playhouse
Starring Raymond Burr
Bruce Cabot
Dane Clark
Ann Dvorak
Buddy Ebsen
Bonita Granville
Peter Graves (actor)
Carolyn Jones
Shirley Jones
Cameron Mitchell (actor)
Vincent Price
Marjorie Reynolds
Ann Rutherford
Ruth Warrick
Country of origin USA
Production
Producer(s) Leon Fromkess
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network ABC (1951)
DuMont (1952)
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 27 (1951-09-27) (ABC)
January 17, 1952 (1952-01-17) (DuMont) – December 20, 1951 (1951-12-20) (ABC)
August 7, 1952 (1952-08-07) (DuMont)

Gruen Playhouse (also known as Gruen Guild Playhouse) is a dramatic anthology series that aired on ABC and the now-defunct DuMont Television Network.

Sponsored by the Gruen Watch Company, the series aired on ABC on Thursdays at 9:30pm ET, and on DuMont on Thursdays at 9pm ET. From January to March 1952, Gruen Playhouse alternated with Shadow of the Cloak on DuMont.

The 30-minute dramas featured actors such as Carolyn Jones (in her TV debut), Raymond Burr (in his TV debut), and Bonita Granville.[1][2] An early episode was written by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

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Two DuMont episodes are held in the collection of the UCLA Film and Television Archive, along with a single ABC episode.

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