American Playhouse (1981–)

Season 4

Testament

Testament

TV Episode 1
A Matter of Principle

A Matter of Principle

Flag Purdy, a "man of many principles" must learn the hard lesson of compromisation in order to keep his wife and children. The "final straw" comes when Flag's wife and children bring a ...

TV Episode 2
Solomon Northup's Odyssey

Solomon Northup's Odyssey

This is based on a true story. Solomon Northrop is a black man in the mid 19th century before slavery was abolished. He's a born freeman who works as a carpenter and is also a part time ...

TV Episode 3
Tomorrow

Tomorrow

TV Episode 4
Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain

TV Episode 5
Noon Wine

Noon Wine

On a hot day in Texas in the the 1890s, a stranger shows up at the small dairy farm of Royal and Ellie Thompson. He asks for work and is hired. He's a taciturn, English-speaking Swede from ...

TV Episode 6
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank

Overdrawn at the Memory Bank

The mind of a computer programmer is removed by a totalitarian government and accidentally trapped in a virtual reality simulation.

TV Episode 8
The Star-Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski

The Star-Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski

TV Episode 9
Some Men Need Help

Some Men Need Help

TV Episode 10
Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom

Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom

Drama based on the true story of Charlotte Forten, a young black woman who became an integral part of President Lincoln's "great experiment." During the Civil War, Southern troops were ...

TV Episode 11
Breakfast with Les and Bess

Breakfast with Les and Bess

TV Episode 12
Nightsongs

Nightsongs

TV Episode 13
Under the Biltmore Clock

Under the Biltmore Clock

In 1915 Chicago, 21-year-old Myra Harper sets her sights on the wealthy and reserved Knowleton Whitney to get him to marry her. All goes well, but later when Myra gets to meet his wacky ...

TV Episode 14
Displaced Person

Displaced Person

TV Episode 15
The Europeans

The Europeans

TV Episode 16
El Norte

El Norte

TV Episode 17
Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I

Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I

This is a true story based on transcripts of the Salem Witch Trials. Sarah (Vanessa Redgrave) and her two sisters are put on trial for suspicion of witchcraft...

TV Episode 18
Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part II

Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part II

TV Episode 19
Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part III

Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part III

TV Episode 20