Screen Director's Playhouse

Screen Director's Playhouse

John Wayne

Born on May 26, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa

Died on June 11, 1979 in Los Angeles, California of lung and stomach cancer

Ward Bond

Born on April 9, 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska

Died on November 5, 1960 in Dallas, Texas of a heart attack


NBC, 1949-1951

Originally a 30 minute drama anthology presenting radio adaptations of movies, introduced by the directors of the  films and usually featuring the stars of the film versions. The format was changed to 60 minutes in November of 1950. The program is sometimes listed as "Hollywood Screen Director's Playhouse" or "Screen Director's Guild Assignment. The first program was aired on January 9, 1949 with an adaptation of "Stagecoach." It starred John Wayne, Claire Trevor and Ward Bond.