David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer and Ida Lupino joined forces to create Hollywood's Four Star Productions in 1952. Their premier anthology series, "Four Star Playhouse" would set a high standard within the newly developing television industry and would produce offshoots such as "The Star And The Story." This collection also includes a very rare episode of the Chester Erskine produced series "TV Reader's Digest." All feature top actors, fine writing and capable direction.
France's Greatest Detective (TV Reader's Digest - 1955): Alphonse Bertillon, a French legal clerk, perfects modern methods of criminal identification. Starring Arthur Franz, Claude Akins, Phillip Van Zandt, Lawrence Dobkins, Paul Frees; Directed by Leslie H. Martinson.
The Girl On The Park Bench (Four Star Playhouse - 1953): A pretty young woman sets up house on a park bench to protest the Mayor's relaxation of rent control.Starring Joan Fontaine, John Litel, Craig Stevens, Thurston Hall; Directed by Tay Garnett.
Hand To Hand (The Star And The Story - 1954): Bitter sibling rivalry between two bullfighters leads to tragedy. Starring Zachary Scott, Lou Klugman, Phillip Van Zandt, Directed by Peter Godfrey.
The Lie (The Star And The Story - 1955): A woman tries to make amends to the man she sent to prison with false accusations. Starring Dan Duryea, Beverly Garland; Directed by Alvin Ganzer.