Playhouse of Stars - Starring: Basil Rathbone, Kevin McCarthy, John Agar, Robert Newton, Elsa Lanchester, Lee Van Cleef & Willard Parker Director: Various - Some of Hollywood's biggest stars take center stage in four episodes of the long-running TV anthology "Schlitz Playhouse". Herald Playhouse was a staple of CBS's prime-time schedule in the 1950s. Sponsored by a major brewing company, the long-running anthology series offered tales of both comedy and drama. Each show put the spotlight on a different Hollywood star, who also introduced the program. Lasting an impressive eight seasons, two episodes were popular enough to spin off into their own series, The Restless Gun (1957-1959) and Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-1962). Directed by Roy Kellino, Harold D. Schuster, Gerald Mayer.