Screen Directors Playhouse (sometimes written as Screen Directors' Playhouse) is a popular American radio and television anthology
series which brought leading Hollywood actors to the NBC microphones beginning in 1949. The radio program broadcast adaptations of films, with original directors
of the films sometimes involved in the productions, although their participation was usually limited to introducing the radio adaptations and taking a brief "curtain
call" with the cast and host at the end of the program. During the 1955–56 season, the series was seen on television, focusing on original teleplays and several adaptations
of famous short stories.