Star Tonight

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Star Tonight
Genre Anthology
Written by Ray Bradbury
Roald Dahl
Abby Mann
Rod Serling
Oscar Wilde
Thornton Wilder
Directed by Edmund Goulding
Harry Herrmann
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 80
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 minutes
Original network ABC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release February 3, 1955 (1955-02-03) – August 9, 1956 (1956-08-09)

Star Tonight, an American television anthology series, aired on ABC from February 1955 to August 1956. It consisted of 80 total episodes, 30 from 1955 and 50 from 1956. Each episode was a self-contained story, usually adapted from famous plays, short-stories or novels by some of the writers of the day.

Episode list, partial[edit]

  • 3 Feb. 1955 You Need Me ; with Jacqueline Holt, Kevin McCarthy
  • 10 Feb. 1955 The Week-end ; with Darryl Grimes, John Conte, Peg Hillias
  • 17 Feb. 1955 Concerning Death
  • 24 Feb. 1955 How Beautiful the Shoes[1]
  • 3 Mar. 1955 Zone of Quiet
  • 10 Mar. 1955 Ile
  • ...[2]

Notable guest stars[edit]

Theodore Bikel
Leo G. Carroll
Buster Crabbe
Robert Culp
Richard Davalos
Signe Hasso
Kim Hunter
June Lockhart
Nancy Malone
Kevin McCarthy
Jason Robards
Lois Smith
Rudy Vallee
Jo Van Fleet
Elizabeth Wilson
Joanne Woodward
Efrem Zimbalist Jr


  1. ^ "Concerning Death" [adapted from the John Collier story] (2- 17-55) Edward Andrews, Jo Van Fleet 4. "How Beautiful the Shoes" [adapted from the short story by Wilbur Daniel Steele] (2-24-55) John Baragrey, Lois Smith 5. "Zone of Quiet"
  2. ^ Larry James Gianakos Television Drama Series Programming: A Comprehensive Chronicle 1980 "43."The Summer Road" (12-1-55) Don Dubbins, Joan Tetzel, Don Briggs 45. "Nightmare by Day" [by Anne Howard Bailey] (12-8-55) Dor- een Lang, James Gregory 46. "Gang Up" [by Nicholas E. Baehr] (12-15-55) George Grizzard, Paul Carr, Polly Rowles 47. "The Selfish Giant" [adapted from the Oscar Wilde fable; narrated by Basil Rathbone] (12-22-55) George Mathews, Mia Slavenska 48. "Write Me a ...

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