Television Anthology Series (1954-58, CBS)

An American television anthology series specializing in thriller and suspense stories that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa.


    (1954-58, CBS)
    Black & white
    Among the shows of most interest to visitors to this site are…

    • “The Long Goodbye” (October 7, 1954)
      Based on the novel by Raymond Chandler
      Starring Dick Powell as PHILIP MARLOWE
      Also starring Cesar Romero, Teresa Wright, Tris Coffin
      Powell reprised his role as Marlowe, whom he had played a decade earlier in the theatrical release Murder, My Sweet.
    • “The Bigger They Come” (January 6, 1955)
      Based on the novel by A.A. Fair
      Starring Jane Darwell as BERTHA COOL
      and Art Carney as DONALD LAM
      Also starring Don Megowan
    • “Thin Air” (October 13, 1955)
      Story by Howard Browne
      Adapted by Ben Starr
      Starring Marguerite Chapman, Mimi Gibson, William Lundigan
    • “The Deadly Tattoo” (May 1, 1958)
      Based on 87th Precinct novel The Con Man by Ed McBain
      Adapted by Oliver Crawford
      Directed by Paul Nickell
      Starring Peter Graves as STEVE BAXTER
      Also starring Olive Deering, Anne Francis, Henry Silva, Anna Mae Wong
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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