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Playhouse 90: The Greer Case

A wealthy widow who's dying decides to change her will to leave everything to the child she abandoned years before. When the woman dies before signing the will a lawsuit breaks out between the man claiming to be her son and Harvard University to whom she'd originally left the money.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x18
Production Number: 56-18
Airdate: Thursday January 31st, 1957



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Guest Stars
Edmund Gwenn
As Jack Baldwin
Recurring
Jane Darwell
As Annie Jackson
Recurring
Melvyn Douglas
As Howard Hoagland
Recurring
Philip Reed
As Francis Wells
Recurring
Raymond Burr
As Lester Friedman
Recurring
Zsa Zsa Gabor
As Erika Segnitz
Recurring
Alan Marshal
As Raymond Armbruster
Anita Louise
As Mabel Seymour Greer
Una Merkel
As Louise Hoagland
Episode Notes
This episode is based on David W. Peck's 1955 novel of the same name.

Edmund Gwenn's most famous role is that of Kris Kringle in the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street.

Raymond Burr would soon afterwards be cast in the title role of the classic CBS legal drama Perry Mason.

Melvyn Douglas won two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Hud and Being There.



Warning: Playhouse 90 season 1 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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