The `Chrysler Theatre' anthology consisted mainly of dramas, with an occasional Hope comedy special thrown in. Hope attracted top talent: Rod Serling wrote the first show; Sydney Pollack directed the second and earned an Emmy nomination (Serling would receive one for a later episode). Cliff Robertson and Simone Signoret also won Emmys. Hope pal Bing Crosby also appeared, as did Groucho Marx. And Hope acted in several episodes himself.