Four Star Playhouse

American anthology television series

Four Star Playhouse is an American television anthology series that ran from 1952 to 1956. Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino, David Niven, and Dick Powell took turns starring in episodes. Several other performers took the lead from time to time, including Ronald Colman and Joan Fontaine. Its episodes ranged anywhere from surreal mysteries, such as "The Man on the Train," to light comedies, such as "The Lost Silk Hat."

Knockout [1.08]

1st guy:  'Put the action to the words, and the words to the action.' Lovely!
2nd guy:  What is?
1st guy:  Shakespeare, squash-head!
2nd guy:  Is that that south-paw from Philadelphia?
1st guy:  Groggy, please, go climb a tree!
Fred Stevens:  See ya' in the ring, sucka'.

The Squeeze [2.02]

Dante:  You know something? I don't like you.
Stan:  Give me a little time. I grow on people.
Dante:  So do warts.
Dante:  If I get in trouble with the District Attorney's office because I let you in, you know what I'm gonna do?
Stan:  What?
Dante:  I'm gonna cry my eyes out... then I'm gonna break your nose.


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