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Playhouse 90: Three Men on a Horse

Erwin Trowbridge has an uncanny knack for picking winning horses at the racetrack although he never places a bet on any of his picks. He ends up being kidnapped by three characters who have learned of his talent and want him to pick winners for them.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x29
Production Number: 56-29
Airdate: Thursday April 18th, 1957

Director: Arthur Hiller
Writer: A.J. Russell


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Guest Stars
Arnold StangArnold Stang
As Frankie
Recurring
Jack Carson (1)Jack Carson (1)
As Patsy
Recurring
Jane DarwellJane Darwell
As Lady on Bus
Recurring
Larry BlydenLarry Blyden
As Clarence
Recurring
Mona FreemanMona Freeman
As Audrey Trowbridge
Recurring
Frank McHughFrank McHugh
As Charlie
Johnny CarsonJohnny Carson
As Erwin Trowbridge
Episode Notes
Here we see future Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in a rare acting role.

This episode was based on the 1935 stage play of the same name by John Cecil Holm and George Abbott.



Warning: Playhouse 90 season 1 episode 29 guide may contain spoilers
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