The Philip Morris Playhouse

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  • Short-lived American television version of Philip Morris Playhouse anthology radio series
  • What Dahl Did: wrote original story entitled “Taste” which was adapted for an episode
  • All Program Information
  • Note: This program appears to be lost and no recordings exist.


Philip Morris Playhouse was a 30-minute old-time radio dramatic anthology series. A short-lived television version ran on CBS from October 8, 1953, until March 4, 1954. Kent Smith was the host for the TV program, which one reference source said “was hastily ordered by sponsor Philip Morris after its first offering in that time slot, Pentagon Confidential, was blasted by the critics.” Broadcast live from New York, the episodes’ genres varied from comedy to melodrama. Stars included Eddie Albert, Nina Foch, Franchot Tone and Vincent Price.