The Screen Director's Playhouse - Jackpot (04-26-51)


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Jackpot (Aired April 26, 1951)
From 01/09/49 to 09/28/51 this series was greatly enjoyed by the radio listening audience. It opened as NBC Theater and was also known as The Screen Director’s Guild and The Screen Director’s Assignment. But most people remember it simply as Screen Director’s Playhouse. Many of the Hollywood elite were heard recreating their screen roles over the radio. John Wayne in his rare radio appearances, Cary Grant, Edward G. Robinson, Lucille Ball, Claire Trevor, Tallulah Bankhead and many others were on the air week after week during these broadcasts. Many of Hollywood’s directors were also heard in the recreation of their movies. The President of the Screen Director’s Guild appeared on 02/13/49, and Violinist Isaac Stern supplied the music for the 04/19/51 broadcast. THIS EPISODE: April 26, 1951. NBC network. "Jackpot". Sponsored by: RCA, Anacin, Chesterfield. The one hundredth program of the series. The "Name The Mystery Husband" program awards a fabulous "jackpot" to a happily married man...and then his troubles begin! Screen director Walter Lang appears. Anne Diamond, Betty Lou Gerson, Bill Bouchey, Bill Cairn (director), Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dawn Bender, Edward Marr, Edwin Max, Howard Wiley (producer), Jack Rubin (adaptor), Jeffrey Silver, Jerry Hausner, Jim Backus, Jimmy Stewart, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Margaret Truman, Sidney Miller, Stan Waxman, Walter Lang. 1:00:54. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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