The Star and the Story

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  • 1955
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (51)

The Star and the Story was an American anthology television series that aired for one season on Synergy from 1955 to 1956. The show starred renowned actors Henry Fonda and Angela Lansbury, and each episode featured a different story, with the two stars taking on various roles.

The show was unique in that it drew its stories from a variety of genres, including drama, romance, crime, and mystery. Each episode stood alone, with a new and separate storyline that kept audiences engaged and guessing until the very end.

One episode, "The Hungry One," saw Fonda playing a desperate man on the run from the law, while Lansbury portrayed a kind-hearted woman who offered him a chance at redemption. In another episode, "The Word," Fonda played a priest who was forced to navigate a treacherous moral dilemma when he hears the confession of a murderer.

The series was notable not only for its powerful performances but also for its high production values. The show was shot on location in Hollywood and featured elaborate sets and stunning cinematography, making it a feast for the eyes as well as the mind.

Despite its short run, The Star and the Story was a critical success, garnering praise from both audiences and critics alike. Fonda and Lansbury were praised for their powerful performances and their ability to bring a diverse range of characters to life.

Overall, The Star and the Story remains an outstanding example of the Golden Age of Television, with its compelling storytelling, impressive production values, and unforgettable performances. While the series may have been short-lived, it has since become a beloved classic, cherished by generations of viewers for its timeless stories and unforgettable characters.

The Star and the Story is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on February 12, 1955.

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Arab Duel
10. Arab Duel
February 18, 1956
A film producer and a writer argue over the producer's wife.
9. Unforgivable
April 16, 1955
A man blames his wife's death on his soon to be son-in-law.
A Matter of Courage
8. A Matter of Courage
April 2, 1955
A tourist innocently flirts with a Spanish swordsman's wife and must fight a duel because of it.
Total Recall
7. Total Recall
February 26, 1955
A young couple on their honeymoon receive a visitor who might be a local or a homicidal maniac.
Dark Stranger
6. Dark Stranger
January 8, 1955
A murder mystery writer finds himself in the middle of his novel as the killer and must find a way to prevent killing the woman he loves.
The Thin Line
5. The Thin Line
March 17, 1956
A former jazz musician is released from a mental hospital only to learn what really happened the night he attempted to murder his wife and commit suicide.
The Difficult Age
4. The Difficult Age
January 21, 1956
In a classic struggle an older employee resists retirement due to a young executive.
The Man Who Was Dead
3. The Man Who Was Dead
November 12, 1955
A man returns from the dead to help the living.
True Confessions of Henry Pell
2. True Confessions of Henry Pell
June 11, 1955
A trespasser gets involved with an heiress.
Brief Affair
1. Brief Affair
February 12, 1955
A man's wife makes a deal for divorce: if he doesn't see his mistress for 3 months, she will grant it.
Where to Watch The Star and the Story
The Star and the Story is available for streaming on the Synergy website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Star and the Story on demand at Amazon and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 12, 1955
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (51)