The Motorola Television Hour

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The Motorola Television Hour is an hour-long anthology series which alternated bi-weekly with The United States Steel Hour on ABC. The show premiered on November 3, 1953,[1] and was last aired on June 1, 1954. It was produced by Herbert Brodkin and sponsored by Motorola. Writers included Neil Simon, Rod Serling, and William McCleery. Its directors were Daniel Petrie, Ralph Nelson, and Don Richardson.[citation needed] The series aired live from New York City

Episode listEdit

No. Title Directed by Teleplay by Original air date
1"Outlaw's Reckoning"Ralph Nelson[2]Halsted WellesNovember 3, 1953 (1953-11-03)
An inn near a much-used bridge becomes a tense waiting place when the bridge is closed. (Episode was originally created for Plymouth Playhouse.)
2"Westward the Sun[1]"TBATBANovember 17, 1953 (1953-11-17)
3"Brandenburg Gate[1]"Ralph NelsonTBADecember 1, 1953 (1953-12-01)
4"At Ease"TBARod SerlingDecember 15, 1953 (1953-12-15)
5"The Thirteen Clocks[2]"TBAJames ThurberDecember 29, 1953 (1953-12-29)
A prince disguised as a minstrel must save a beautiful princess from her evil uncle.
6"The Last Days of Hitler"TBADavid DavidsonJanuary 12, 1954 (1954-01-12)
Likely based upon the book by historian Hugh Trevor-Roper covering the last ten days of Hitler's life.
7"Side by Side"TBAWilliam McCleeryJanuary 26, 1954 (1954-01-26)
8"A Dash of Bitters"TBAReginald DenhamFebruary 9, 1954 (1954-02-09)
9"The Muldoon Matter"Don RichardonRod SerlingFebruary 23, 1954 (1954-02-23)
10"The Family Man[3]"TBAWilliam McCleeryMarch 9, 1954 (1954-03-09)
11"Nightmare in Algiers"Daniel PetrieAlvin SapinsleyMarch 23, 1954 (1954-03-23)
12"The Sins of the Fathers"TBADavid DavidsonApril 6, 1954 (1954-04-06)
Based upon a 1902 short story by Silas Weir Mitchell.
13"Black Chiffon"TBAPhilip Barry, Jr.April 20, 1954 (1954-04-20)
Adapted from the 1949 stage play of the same name by Lesley Storm.
14"Love Song[1]"TBATBAMay 4, 1954 (1954-05-04)
15"Atomic Attack"Ralph NelsonDavid DavidsonMay 18, 1954 (1954-05-18)
A family in a New York City suburb deal with the aftermath of an H-bomb attack fifty miles away.
16"Chivalry at Howling Creek"TBATBAJune 1, 1954 (1954-06-01)

[citation needed]

Notable guest actorsEdit

Actors appearing on the series included:


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television (4th ed.). New York, New York: Penguin Books USA, Inc. p. 572. ISBN 0-14-02-4916-8.
  2. ^ a b c d e Hawes, William (2002). Filmed Television Drama, 1952-1958. McFarland. p. 56. ISBN 9780786411320. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  3. ^ Brullo, Ida (March 8, 1954). "Television and Radio Chatter". The Morning Call. New Jersey, Paterson. p. 22. Retrieved March 8, 2021.

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