Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

Television Anthology Series

WESTINGHOUSE DESILU PLAYHOUSE was an American television anthology series produced by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s Desilu Productions. It ran on the Columbia Broadcasting System between 1958 and 1960, and was hosted byy Betty Furness in the first season, and Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, but there were at least two notable episodes featuring well-known private eyes.

  • WESTINGHOUSE DESILU PLAYHOUSE
    (1958-60, CBS)
    48 episodes

    • “Change of Heart” (1960)
      60 minutes
      Pilot for undeveloped series
      Based on characters created by Baynard Kendrick
      Teleplay by David Z. Goodman
      Directed by Richard Kinon
      Starring Starring Robert Middleton as DUNCAN MACLAIN
      This episode was rebroadcast on Kraft Mystery Theatre on September 12, 1962.
    • “Circle of Evil” (March 18, 1960)
      60 minutes
      Based on the novel The Eighth Circle by Stanley Ellin.
      Teleplay by Robert Blees
      Directed by Jerry Thorpe
      Starring Bart Burns as Murray Kirk
      Also starring Ken Clark, Robert Clarke, Curtis Cooksey, Mason Curry, Joe De Santis, Felicia Farr
      This episode was rebroadcast on Kraft Mystery Theatre on September 26, 1962.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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