International Playhouse

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International Playhouse
Country of originUnited States
Running time90 mins.
Original networkDuMont
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseMay 30 (1951-05-30) –
November 14, 1951 (1951-11-14)

International Playhouse is the name of an American television series that was broadcast on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network during 1951.

Broadcast history[edit]

International Playhouse is a Monday night filmed series, but the exact dates of broadcast are unclear. Brooks and Marsh (2007) state the program aired from April to May 1951.[1] McNeil (1996) and the Clarke Ingram historic website on DuMont both give the broadcast dates as May 30, 1951, to November 14, 1951.[2] Little information about the series has been preserved. McNeil states the content consisted of "short foreign films and other foreign-made dramatic stories". A TV listing from December 10, 1952, suggests the series continued on WABD after the network run ended; in the listing the show is listed at 10:00PM, with the guide to films on TV for that day suggesting the presentation consisted of 1934 British film Freedom of the Seas.[3]

Episode status[edit]

The UCLA Film and Television Archive lists 12 episodes in their collection, some of which are incomplete.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network Cable and TV Shows, 1946-Present (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine. pp. 925-926. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.
  2. ^ McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television (4th ed.), p. 411. New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8
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