Jimmy Stewart had starred in the 1947 film, Magic Town, as Rip Smith and now he was back to play the role again on Screen Directors’ Playhouse. The show was broadcast by NBC on January 6, 1950.
The show was advertised heavily in the newspapers. Jimmy’s hometown paper, The Indiana Gazette, even ran this short story on the front page of its January 6th edition.
Next is an ad from The Times Recorder, Zanesville, OH.
The final ad appeared in the Syracuse Herald-Journal, Syracuse, NY.
After the play Stewart assists announcer Jimmy Wallington do a commercial for the new RCA 45 record system. Later, he introduces George Marshall, the president of the Screen Directors’ Guild and the two talk.