After spending the 1930s and '40s starring first in musicals, then in films noirs and classic radio programs, Dick Powell turned to television in the '50s. The four dramas included on this DVD feature this icon in his television series "Four Star Playhouse", along with actors like Jack Benny, Charles Bronson, and Dina Merrill.
Go Ahead and Jump (1954): Mason, a flip cab driver with a secret heart of gold, has a forlorn passenger determined to commit suicide. Starring Dick Powell, William Johnstone, Joanne Jordan, George D. Wallace and Robert Bice.
The House Always Wins (1955): Willie Dante, owner of a underground gambling casino, is tipped off by a former lover of an impending robbery. Starring Dick Powell, Jack Benny, Jean Willes, Herb Virgran, Regis Toomey, Alan Mowbray and Tristram Coffin.
A Place Full of Strangers (1955): An overworked businessman, desperate for a break, takes an unplanned bus trip in an attempt to escape his responsibilities. Starring Dick Powell, Dina Merrill, Morris Ankrum and Frieda Inescort.
The Witness (1953): Playboy Defense Attorney Donagin must track down a key witness to save the life of an innocent young man. Starring Dick Powell, Charles Bronson (as Charles Buchinsky) and Marion Carr.