NBC Matinee Theater

Matinee Theater is an American anthology series that aired on NBC during the Golden Age of Television, from October 31, 1955,[1] to June 27, 1958.[2] Its name is often seen as Matinee Theatre.

Matinee Theater
John Conte Matinee Theater.jpg
GenreAnthology
Directed byJohn Drew Barrymore
Alan Cooke
Walter Grauman
Arthur Hiller
Lamont Johnson
Sherman Marks
Lawrence Menkin
Albert McCleery
Boris Sagal
Pace Woods
Alan Hanson
Presented byJohn Conte
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes650
Production
Executive producerGeorge Lowther
ProducersGeorge Cahan
Albert McCleery
Frank Price
Darrell Ross
Running time45–48 minutes
Production companyNBC Television Network
DistributorNBC Television Films
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture formatMost in color; a few episodes in Black-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseOctober 31, 1955 (1955-10-31) –
June 27, 1958 (1958-06-27)

The series, which ran daily from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.[2] Eastern Time, was usually broadcast live and most of the time in color. Its live dramas were presented with minimal sets and costumes.[3]

When it was broadcast, Matinee Theater was the most heavily promoted regularly scheduled daytime program on U.S. television.[4] Along with NBC's Home, the show was part of the network's effort to "provide quality 'adult' entertainment" in daytime programming.[1]

In its second season, the program had an audience of 7 million daily viewers.[3]

The series ended in 1958 due to its high budget; much higher than any other daytime program in television.[citation needed] In 1956, the program's budget was "about $73,000" to produce five episodes per week.[5] A few of the later episodes were preserved on color film for later rerun syndication under different titles.

Buckley's commentsEdit

Jim Buckley of the Pewter Plough Playhouse (Cambria, California) recalled:[6]

When Al McCleery got back to the States, he originated a most ambitious theatrical TV series for NBC called Matinee Theater: to televise five different stage plays per week. This series aired live at 3 p.m. Eastern time and 12 noon Pacific, in order to promote color TV (which had just been developed) to the American housewife as she labored over her ironing. Al [McCleery] was the producer. He hired five directors and five art directors. Richard Bennett, one of our first early presidents of the Pewter Plough Corporation, was one of the directors and I was one of the art directors and, as soon as we were through televising one play, we had lunch and then met to plan next week’s show. That was over 50 years ago, and I’m trying to think; I believe the TV art director is (or was) his own set decorator (selecting furnishings and hand props)—yes, of course! It had to be, since one of McCleery’s chief claims to favor with the producers was his elimination of the setting per se and simply decorating the scene with a minimum of props. It took a bit of ingenuity.

PersonnelEdit

Matinee Theater was produced by Albert McCleery, Darrell Ross, George Cahan and Frank Price with executive producer George Lowther. McCleery had previously produced the live series Cameo Theatre which introduced to television the concept of theater-in-the-round, TV plays staged with minimal sets.[citation needed] Directors included Walter Grauman, Boris Sagal, Lamont Johnson, Arthur Hiller, Lawrence Schwab, Allen A. Buckhantz, Alan Cooke, and Livia Granito.[2]

A staff of about a dozen people searched through books, magazines, and material in the public domain, looking for ideas, and about the same number of writers produced material for the program.[5]

Notable guest starsEdit

 
Zsa Zsa Gabor as Madame Brillon in The Last Voyage, 1957.

Award nominationsEdit

Year Result Award Category Notes
1956 Won Emmy Award Best Contributing to Daytime Programming[7]
1957 Won Golden Globe Award Best TV Show Tied with The Mickey Mouse Club, Cheyenne, Playhouse 90, and This Is Your Life

Notable episodesEdit

The program's initial presentation was "Beginning Now", by John P. Marquand, starring Louis Hayward.[2]

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1955-56)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Beginning Now"Albert McCleeryStory by : John P. Marquand
Teleplay by : Frank Gilroy
October 31, 1955 (1955-10-31)
22"Make Believe Mother"TBAStory by : Ricky Zurex
Teleplay by : Nicholas E. Baehr
November 1, 1955 (1955-11-01)
33"The Persistent Image"TBAStory by : Gladys Schmitt
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
November 2, 1955 (1955-11-02)
44"I’m Straight With The World"Boris SagalTheodore ApsteinNovember 3, 1955 (1955-11-03)
55"Progress And Minnie Sweeney"Larry SchwabEdmond KelsoNovember 4, 1955 (1955-11-04)
66"The House On Wildwood Lane"TBAGeorge LowtherNovember 7, 1955 (1955-11-07)
77"Beyond A Reasonable Doubt"TBAHenry MisrockNovember 8, 1955 (1955-11-08)
88"One For The Road"TBAEllis St. JosephNovember 9, 1955 (1955-11-09)
99"An Apple For Miss Myrtle"TBAStory by : Margaret Cousins
Teleplay by : Robert Howard Lindsay and Kathleen Lindsey
November 10, 1955 (1955-11-10)
1010"The Man Without A Country"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Edward Everett Hale
Teleplay by : Elihu Winer
November 11, 1955 (1955-11-11)
TBA1"Big Hearted Herbert"TBAStory by : Sophie Kerr
Teleplay by : Kay Arthur
 ()
1111"Jigsaw"TBASeymour SternNovember 14, 1955 (1955-11-14)
1212"She’s The One With The Funny Face"TBAStory by : Robert Barbash
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
November 15, 1955 (1955-11-15)
1313"All The Hoffmeyers In The World"Walter GraumanAnthony SpinnerNovember 16, 1955 (1955-11-16)
1414"The Aspern Papers"Arthur HillerStory by : Henry James
Teleplay by : Michael Dyne
November 17, 1955 (1955-11-17)
1515"Roman Fever"Sherman MarksStory by : Edith Wharton
Teleplay by : Hoffman R. Hays
November 18, 1955 (1955-11-18)
1616"Midsummer"Boris SagalStory by : Nancy Hale
Teleplay by : Speed Lamkin
November 21, 1955 (1955-11-21)
1717"The Lady Chooses"TBAWilliam McCleeryNovember 22, 1955 (1955-11-22)
1818"The Courtship Of Miles Standish"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Teleplay by : Ellen & Richard McCracken
November 23, 1955 (1955-11-23)
1919"The Dispossessed"Allan A. BuckhantzStory by : Nedra Tyre
Teleplay by : Elizabeth Hart and James Hart
November 25, 1955 (1955-11-25)
2020"One For The Road (II)"TBAEllis St. JosephNovember 28, 1955 (1955-11-28)
2121"The Touchstone"Arthur HillerStory by : Edith Wharton
Teleplay by : Jerome Rose and Lois Jacoby
November 29, 1955 (1955-11-29)
2222"Wuthering Heights"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Emily Bronte
Teleplay by : Lois Jacoby
November 30, 1955 (1955-11-30)
2323"The Brass Ring"TBAStory by : Jacqueline Rhodes
Teleplay by : Herman Knight, James Leo Herlihy, & William Noble
December 1, 1955 (1955-12-01)
2424"Jason"TBAStory by : Samson Raphaelson
Teleplay by : Lawrence Hazard
December 2, 1955 (1955-12-02)
2525"Arrowsmith"Boris SagalStory by : Sinclair Lewis
Teleplay by : Robert Howard Lindsay and Kathleen Lindsey
December 5, 1955 (1955-12-05)
2626"Passing Strange"TBAE. Jack NeumanDecember 6, 1955 (1955-12-06)
2727"For These Services"TBATheodore Ferro and Mathilde FerroDecember 7, 1955 (1955-12-07)
TBA28"Cordially - With Bombs"TBAStory by : Phillip S. Goodman & Robert Nathe
Teleplay by : Harold Callen
December 8, 1955 (1955-12-08)
2929"White-Oaks"Allan BuckhantzStory by : Mazo De La Roche
Teleplay by : Kay Arthur
December 9, 1955 (1955-12-09)
3030"O'Toole From Moscow"Laurence SchwabRod SerlingDecember 12, 1955 (1955-12-12)
3131"The Milwaukee Rocket"Jim JordanStory by : Ted Prideaux
Teleplay by : Dale Wasserman
December 13, 1955 (1955-12-13)
3232"This One Is Different"Livia GranitoS.S. SchweitzerDecember 14, 1955 (1955-12-14)
3333"The Sins Of The Fathers"Boris SagalDavid DavidsonDecember 15, 1955 (1955-12-15)
3434"See You On Sunday"TBACharles MergendahlDecember 16, 1955 (1955-12-16)
3535"Coming Of Age"Tad DanielewskiHarold & Johanna BrodkyDecember 19, 1955 (1955-12-19)
3636"Technique"TBAStory by : Thyra Samter Winslow
Teleplay by : Lois Jacoby
December 20, 1955 (1955-12-20)
3737"Gallin, All-American"TBANicholas E. BaehrDecember 21, 1955 (1955-12-21)
3838"Santa Is No Saint"Arthur HillerFrank and Doris HursleyDecember 22, 1955 (1955-12-22)
3939"The Unwelcomed"TBAStory by : Gladys Schmitt
Teleplay by : Ann Elmo
December 23, 1955 (1955-12-23)
4040"The Red Sanders Story"Walter GraumanStory by : George Bruce
Teleplay by : Wilton Schiller
December 26, 1955 (1955-12-26)
4141"Elisha And The Long Knives"TBADale Wasserman And Jack BalchDecember 27, 1955 (1955-12-27)
4242"Horns Of Dilemma"TBAHarold CallenDecember 28, 1955 (1955-12-28)
4343"It Sometimes Happens Twice"TBAGeorge BaxtDecember 29, 1955 (1955-12-29)
4444"The Shot"Allan A. BuckhantzE. Jack NeumanDecember 30, 1955 (1955-12-30)
4545"Mr.Krane"Boris SagalArthur Rodney ConebeareJanuary 3, 1956 (1956-01-03)
4646"Yesterday Is Gone"TBAStory by : Eileen and Robert Mason Patrick
Teleplay by : Peggy Phillip
January 4, 1956 (1956-01-04)
4747"Double Door"TBAStory by : Elizabeth McFadden
Teleplay by : Kay Arthur
January 5, 1956 (1956-01-05)
4848"The Happy Rest"TBAN.Richard NashJanuary 6, 1956 (1956-01-06)
4949"The Gate"TBAKatherine LindsayJanuary 9, 1956 (1956-01-09)
5050"One Left Over"TBARobert Howard LindsayJanuary 10, 1956 (1956-01-10)
5151"All The Trees In The Field"Alan NeumanSylvia RichardsJanuary 11, 1956 (1956-01-11)
5252"Mr.Candido"TBAWalt AndersonJanuary 12, 1956 (1956-01-12)
5353"Friday The 13th"Allan BuckhantzSumner Locke ElliottJanuary 13, 1956 (1956-01-13)
5454"The Old Maid"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Edith Wharton
Teleplay by : Zoe Akins
January 16, 1956 (1956-01-16)
5555"Mother Was A Bachelor"TBAStory by : Myna Lockwood
Teleplay by : Irving W. Phillips
January 17, 1956 (1956-01-17)
5656"The Bottom Of The River"TBAArnold SchulmanJanuary 18, 1956 (1956-01-18)
5757"Company Manners"TBAStory by : Sumner Locke Elliott
Teleplay by : William McCleery
January 19, 1956 (1956-01-19)
5858"The Child And The Muse"TBAGreer JohnsonJanuary 20, 1956 (1956-01-20)
5959"The Big Box"Boris SagalArnold M. AuerbachJanuary 23, 1956 (1956-01-23)
6060"Sincerely Yours, Charlie Fisher"TBADonald Symington and Dean HarensJanuary 24, 1956 (1956-01-24)
6161"Doc"TBABerry GroveJanuary 25, 1956 (1956-01-25)
6262"The Amateur"TBAMort ThawJanuary 26, 1956 (1956-01-26)
6363"Light and Shadow"TBAGlenn P. Wolfe and Elaine WolfeJanuary 27, 1956 (1956-01-27)
6464"Romney"TBAStory by : A.L. Barker
Teleplay by : Lois Landauer
January 30, 1956 (1956-01-30)
6565"O Promise Me"TBAGreer JohnsonJanuary 31, 1956 (1956-01-31)
6666"Hold My Hand And Run"TBAJeanette and Francis LettonFebruary 1, 1956 (1956-02-01)
6767"Dark Possession"Lamont JohnsonGore VidalFebruary 2, 1956 (1956-02-02)
6868"The Diamond"Boris SagalDavid ChandlerFebruary 3, 1956 (1956-02-03)
6969"Susan And God"Walter GraumanStory by : Rachel Crothers
Teleplay by : Lawrence Hazard
February 6, 1956 (1956-02-06)
7070"As Young As You Feel"TBAStory by : Virginia Faulkner
Teleplay by : Lois Jacoby
February 7, 1956 (1956-02-07)
7171"The White Knight"TBAJack LairdFebruary 8, 1956 (1956-02-08)
7272"The Anxious Years"TBAStory by : Thyra Samter Winslow
Teleplay by : Kathleen and Robert Howard Lindsay
February 9, 1956 (1956-02-09)
7373"The Heart Of Mary Lincoln"TBAStory by : Mary W. Ballard
Teleplay by : Kathleen and Robert Howard Lindsay
February 10, 1956 (1956-02-10)
7474"The Middle Son"TBANicolas BaehrFebruary 13, 1956 (1956-02-13)
7575"Valentine's Day"TBAVirginia RooksFebruary 14, 1956 (1956-02-14)
7676"Summer Cannot Last"TBAStory by : Diana Tutton
Teleplay by : Elizabeth Hart
February 15, 1956 (1956-02-15)
7777"The Last Battlefield"TBAHarold CallenFebruary 16, 1956 (1956-02-16)
7878"The Catbird Seat"Sherman MarksStory by : James Thurber
Teleplay by : Robert J. Shaw
February 17, 1956 (1956-02-17)
7979"Dream House"TBAArthur CavanaughFebruary 20, 1956 (1956-02-20)
8080"The Runaways"TBAAlfred BrennerFebruary 21, 1956 (1956-02-21)
8181"The Ledger"TBAJack LairdFebruary 22, 1956 (1956-02-22)
8282"When The Bough Breaks"TBAMichele CousinFebruary 23, 1956 (1956-02-23)
8383"I Want To March"TBAHoffman R. HaysFebruary 24, 1956 (1956-02-24)
8484"Skylark"Arthur HillerStory by : Lawrence Hazard
Teleplay by : Sam Raphaelson
February 27, 1956 (1956-02-27)
8585"Tall, Dark Stranger"TBAPeter BarryFebruary 28, 1956 (1956-02-28)
8686"Anything But Love"TBAWilliam McCleeryFebruary 29, 1956 (1956-02-29)
8787"Robin Daw"TBAIra AveryMarch 1, 1956 (1956-03-01)
8888"Letter To A Stranger"Boris SagalStory by : Elswyth Thane
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
March 2, 1956 (1956-03-02)
8989"Dinner At Antoine's"Allan BuckhantzStory by : Frances Parkinson Keyes
Teleplay by : Samuel W. Taylor
March 5, 1956 (1956-03-05)
9090"The Mating Of Watkins Tottle"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Charles Dickens
Teleplay by : William Kozlenko & Meyer Dolinsky
March 6, 1956 (1956-03-06)
9191"Her Son's Wife"TBAStory by : Claire Wallis
Teleplay by : Peggy Phillips
March 7, 1956 (1956-03-07)
9292"The Shining Place"TBAPeggy PhillipsMarch 8, 1956 (1956-03-08)
9393"The Odd Ones"Livia GranitoBetty UliusMarch 9, 1956 (1956-03-09)
9494"A Cowboy For Chris"TBAWalter Black and William MendrekMarch 12, 1956 (1956-03-12)
9595"The Rocking Chair"TBAStory by : Bob Barbash
Teleplay by : Anthony Spinner
March 13, 1956 (1956-03-13)
9696"The Big Guy"TBALeonard FreemanMarch 14, 1956 (1956-03-14)
9797"Statue Of Limitations"TBAA.J. RussellMarch 15, 1956 (1956-03-15)
9898"The Baron And The Banshees"TBAStory by : Seamus White
Teleplay by : Jack Laird
March 16, 1956 (1956-03-16)
9999"Notebook Warrior"TBAIra LevinMarch 19, 1956 (1956-03-19)
100100"Temptation For A King"TBAStory by : John Secondari
Teleplay by : Michael Dyne
March 20, 1956 (1956-03-20)
101101"The Antidote"TBARichard McCrackenMarch 21, 1956 (1956-03-21)
102102"Shadows"TBAJane and Ira AveryMarch 22, 1956 (1956-03-22)
103103"'M' Is For The Many..."Livia GranitoJoan CunninghamMarch 23, 1956 (1956-03-23)
104104"Silent Partner"TBATBAMarch 26, 1956 (1956-03-26)
105105"Winter In April"TBAStory by : Robert Nathan
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
March 27, 1956 (1956-03-27)
106106"Bread Upon The Waters"TBAStory by : Nicolas E. Baehr
Teleplay by : Irwin Shaw
March 28, 1956 (1956-03-28)
107107"The Giant Killer"TBAJoseph K. CaldwellMarch 29, 1956 (1956-03-29)
108108"The Book Of Ruth"Lamont JohnsonHoward RodmanMarch 30, 1956 (1956-03-30)
109109"Singer In The Valley"TBAStory by : Dorothy Rood Stewart
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
April 1, 1956 (1956-04-01)
110110"The Heart Of A Husband"TBAStory by : Margaret Culkin Banning
Teleplay by : Mort Thaw
April 3, 1956 (1956-04-03)
111111"From The Desk Of Margaret Tydings"Boris SagalStory by : Blanche Gregory
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
April 4, 1956 (1956-04-04)
112112"But You Look Like Sisters"TBAStory by : Fannie Hurst
Teleplay by : Lois Jacoby
April 5, 1956 (1956-04-05)
113113"The House Of Seven Gables"Allan BuckhantzStory by : Nathaniel Hawthorne
Teleplay by : Elihu Winer
April 6, 1956 (1956-04-06)
114114"Fiddlin' Man"Lamont JohnsonStory by : William Brandon
Teleplay by : Dale Wasserman
April 9, 1956 (1956-04-09)
115115"The Hollow Woman"TBABruce KimesApril 10, 1956 (1956-04-10)
116116"People In Glass Houses"TBAKathleen and Robert Howard LindsayApril 11, 1956 (1956-04-11)
117117"One Of The Family"TBAS.S. SchweitzerApril 12, 1956 (1956-04-12)
118118"Young Hands, Young Feet"TBASteve GethersApril 13, 1956 (1956-04-13)
119119"The Lark Shall Sing"TBAStory by : Elizabeth Cadell
Teleplay by : Peggy Phillips
April 16, 1956 (1956-04-16)
120120"The Doctor's Wife"TBAStory by : Nella Gardner White
Teleplay by : Nicholas E. Baehr
April 17, 1956 (1956-04-17)
121121"In Dread Of Winter"TBAJess GregApril 18, 1956 (1956-04-18)
122122"The Babylonian Heart"TBAStory by : Robert Arthur
Teleplay by : Henry Misrock
April 19, 1956 (1956-04-19)
123123"Ask Me No Questions"TBAMax WilkApril 20, 1956 (1956-04-20)
124124"Whom Death Has Joined Together"Boris SagalAlvin SapinsleyApril 23, 1956 (1956-04-23)
125125"Tin Wedding"TBAHagar Wilde and Judson O'DonnellApril 24, 1956 (1956-04-24)
126126"The Reckoning"TBADaniel MorganApril 25, 1956 (1956-04-25)
127127"A Woman Named Ruby"TBAStory by : Isabella Taves
Teleplay by : Doris Gilbert and Christie Munro
April 26, 1956 (1956-04-26)
128128"The Bright Boy"TBAJohn BouruffApril 27, 1956 (1956-04-27)
129129"The Carefree Tree"TBAStory by : Aldyth Morris
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
April 30, 1956 (1956-04-30)
130130"Greybeards and Witches"TBARobert EastonMay 1, 1956 (1956-05-01)
131131"The Legend Of Jenny Lind"Walter GraumanIrve TunickMay 2, 1956 (1956-05-02)
132132"Daughter Of The Seventh"TBAS.S. SchweitzerMay 3, 1956 (1956-05-03)
133133"Night Must Fall"Sherman MarksEmlyn WilliamsMay 4, 1956 (1956-05-04)
134134"The 25th Hour"TBADorothy Tyler and James BlumgartenMay 7, 1956 (1956-05-07)
135135"A Man And A Maid"TBATherese LewisMay 8, 1956 (1956-05-08)
136136"Perspective"TBAHoffman R. HaysMay 9, 1956 (1956-05-09)
137137"The Catamaran"TBAJ.P. MillerMay 10, 1956 (1956-05-10)
138138"Johnny Came Marching Home"TBAAnthony SpinnerMay 11, 1956 (1956-05-11)
139139"A Family Affair"TBAHenry MisrockMay 14, 1956 (1956-05-14)
TBA1"Statue of Limitations"TBAStory by : A.J. RussellMay 15, 1956 (1956-05-15)
140140"Blind Date"TBAJoan CunninghamMay 16, 1956 (1956-05-16)
141141"To Have And To Hold"TBAStory by : Irving Elman
Teleplay by : Wilton Schiller
May 17, 1956 (1956-05-17)
142142"Edwina Black"TBAStory by : William Dinner & William Morum
Teleplay by : Warner Law
May 18, 1956 (1956-05-18)
143143"The Spare Room"TBAStory by : Nelia Gardner White
Teleplay by : Peggy Phillips
May 21, 1956 (1956-05-21)
144144"The Bottle Imp"Livia GranitoStory by : Robert Louis Stevenson
Teleplay by : Bill Templeton
May 22, 1956 (1956-05-22)
145145"Brief Music"TBAStory by : Emmet Lavery
Teleplay by : Irving Phillips
May 23, 1956 (1956-05-23)
146146"The Girl From Boro Park"TBAAlbert MeglinMay 24, 1956 (1956-05-24)
147147"To Whom It May Concern"TBARalph Rose Jr.May 25, 1956 (1956-05-25)
148148"Bachelor Buttons"TBAMichelle CousinMay 28, 1956 (1956-05-28)
149149"The Children Of Papa Juan"TBAStory by : Guy de Maupassant
Teleplay by : Robert Claborne
May 29, 1956 (1956-05-29)
150150"Herself Alone"TBAStory by : Charles Mergendahl
Teleplay by : Roger Marston
May 30, 1956 (1956-05-30)
151151"Three For The Money"TBAStory by : James McConnaughey
Teleplay by : Jack Laird
May 31, 1956 (1956-05-31)
152152"Taxi To The Moon"TBASheppard KermanJune 1, 1956 (1956-06-01)
153153"The Good-Time Boys"TBAStory by : Jane and Ira Avery
Teleplay by : Nicholas E. Baehr
June 4, 1956 (1956-06-04)
154154"The American"Pace WoodsStory by : Henry James
Teleplay by : Michael Dyne
June 5, 1956 (1956-06-05)
155155"The Luck Of Amos Currie"TBAKatherine Lindsay and Robert Howard LindsayJune 6, 1956 (1956-06-06)
156156"Fight The Whole World"Allan BuckhantzCaleb GrayJune 7, 1956 (1956-06-07)
157157"Autumn Crocus"TBAStory by : C.L. Anthony
Teleplay by : Elizabeth Hart
June 8, 1956 (1956-06-08)
158158"George Has A Birthday"TBAJean Clifford RaymondJune 11, 1956 (1956-06-11)
159159"The Serpent's Tooth"TBAB.M. Atkinson Jr.June 12, 1956 (1956-06-12)
160160"Crime At Blossom's"TBAStory by : Mordaunt Shairp
Teleplay by : Jerome Ross
June 13, 1956 (1956-06-13)
161161"Cause For Suspicion"TBAStory by : Peggy Lamson
Teleplay by : Joseph Liss
June 14, 1956 (1956-06-14)
162162"Alison's House"TBAStory by : Susan Glaspell
Teleplay by : Richard McCracken
June 15, 1956 (1956-06-15)
163163"A Safe Place"TBAStory by : Melba Marlett
Teleplay by : S.S. Schweitzer
June 18, 1956 (1956-06-18)
164164"The Guest Cottage"TBAWilliam McCleeryJune 19, 1956 (1956-06-19)
165165"Forsaking All Others"TBAStory by : Alice Duer Miller
Teleplay by : Barbara Kay Davidson and Peggy Phillips
June 20, 1956 (1956-06-20)
A chronicle of what happens when circumstances bring together a beautiful woman and a handsome man, each of whom is married to an invalid.
Note: Based on the novel of the same name by Alice Duer Miller
166166"Love, Honor And O'Day"TBAEileen Mason and Robert Mason PollockJune 21, 1956 (1956-06-21)
A light hearted story of a sponsor's wife who tries to reunite the TV man-and-wife team of Johnny and Amanda O'Day for her husbands sponsors.
167167"The Damask Cheek"TBAStory by : John Van Druten and Lloyd Morris
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
June 22, 1956 (1956-06-22)
The story of a young woman who comes to visit relatives in this country and winds up in the middle of two romances being carried on by her two cousins.
Note: Based on the Play of the same name by John Van Druten and Lloyd Morris
168168"The Lighted Window"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Pearl S. Buck
Teleplay by : Betty Ulius
June 25, 1956 (1956-06-25)
An unhappily married New York executive's wife involves herself in the romantic and financial problems of an artist.
Note: Based on the short story "Moon Over Manhattan" by Pearl S. Buck
169169"But Fear Itself"TBAStory by : Stuart Hawkins
Teleplay by : Martin Grupsmith
June 26, 1956 (1956-06-26)
An ex film star comes out of 14 years retirement to appear on a television show.
170170"The Birthday Present aka Red Letter Day"TBAAndrew RosenthalJune 27, 1956 (1956-06-27)
An attractive wife's world falls apart.
171171"The Ghost Of Greenwich Village"Boris SagalStory by : Elsie Milnes
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
June 28, 1956 (1956-06-28)

Note: Based on the Novel by Elsie Milnes
172172"The Young And The Damned"Walter GraumanStory by : Roy Hargrave and Kenneth Phillips Britton
Teleplay by : Warner Law
June 29, 1956 (1956-06-29)
A college boy's efforts to cover up his murder of an off-campus bad girl who accuses him fathering her expected child.
Note: Based on the play "Houseparty" by Roy Hargrave & Kenneth Phillips Britton
173173"There’s Always Juliet"Arthur HillerStory by : John Van Druten
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
July 2, 1956 (1956-07-02)
A young Englishwoman is swept off her feet by the attentions of a handsome American. But he doubts that their sudden love can be real or lasting.
Note: Based on the play of the same name by John Van Druten
174174"Seasoned Timber"Allan BuckhantzStory by : Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Teleplay by : Elihu Winer
July 3, 1956 (1956-07-03)
The principal of a Vermont Academy opposes one of the school's trustees who wants to alter the curriculum in order to make the academy more exclusive.
Note: Based on a Novel by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
175175"The Declaration"TBAStephen R. Callahan and John VlahosJuly 4, 1956 (1956-07-04)
The aristocratic father of a young man decries the Declaration of Independence and such 'rebels' as Franklin, Jefferson and Adams. Loyal to the king, the father orders his son out of the house when the young man persists in his radical ideas
176176"The High Places"TBARoger GarisJuly 5, 1956 (1956-07-05)
A newspaper editor feels that his principles are being compromised by his publisher's policies. But when it comes to his private life, he is knee high-principled.
177177"Black Chiffon"TBAStory by : Leslie Storm
Teleplay by : Phillip Barry Jr.
July 6, 1956 (1956-07-06)
Two days before the marriage of her son, a woman who has an absolutely untarnished reputation unaccountably steals a black chiffon nightgown.
Note: Based on a play by Leslie Storm
178178"Class Of '58"TBALouis S. PetersonJuly 9, 1956 (1956-07-09)
A college freshman is expelled from school and is returning home to uncertainty when he meets a business man who changes his life.
179179"Marriage By The Millions"TBAGeorge LowtherJuly 11, 1956 (1956-07-11)
A successful woman marriage counselor's husband asks for a divorce.
180180"Backfire"TBAMarc BrandelJuly 12, 1956 (1956-07-12)
A fame-seeking professor and the lawyer suitor of his daughter feel guilty over a murder suspect.
181181"The Bishop Misbehaves"TBAStory by : Frederick Jackson
Teleplay by : Kay Arthur
July 13, 1956 (1956-07-13)
An English Bishop finds himself in the middle of a robbery.
Note: Based on the play of the same name by Frederick J. Jackson
182182"The Remittance Man"TBAJames ElwardJuly 16, 1956 (1956-07-16)
An imaginative old man's fanciful anecdotes change the lives of the family with whom he boards.
183183"Beg, Borrow or Steal"TBAJay Presson AllenJuly 17, 1956 (1956-07-17)
A respected attorney's career of embezzlement catches up with him on the eve of his daughter's marriage to his junior law partner.
184184"Summer Pavilion"TBAGore VidalJuly 18, 1956 (1956-07-18)
An outwardly docile Southern girl who falls in love with the engineer who is tearing up the heirloom summer house of her matriarchal mother.
185185"The Feast"TBAStory by : Margaret Kennedy
Teleplay by : Hoffman R. Hays
July 19, 1956 (1956-07-19)
The story of the life of the eccentric residents of a guest house perched on the edge of a cliff.
Note: Based on the Novel of the same name by Margaret Kennedy
186186"The Rich Full Life"TBAStory by : Vina Delmar
Teleplay by : Jack Paritz
July 20, 1956 (1956-07-20)
A wife in a humdrum marriage battles her husband and her husband's family to save her daughter from a similar fate.
Note: Based on the play of the same name by Vina Delmar
187187"The Reverberator"Arthur HillerStory by : Henry James
Teleplay by : Lois Jacoby
July 23, 1956 (1956-07-23)
A Parisian family is exploited by the American tabloids and causes a scandal.
Note: Based on the novel of the same name by Henry James
188188"Woman At The Window"Walter GraumanStory by : Nelia Gardner White
Teleplay by : Nicolas E. Baehr
July 24, 1956 (1956-07-24)
A young woman is about to free herself from the limitation of her charming sister when tragedy turns the latter into a dependent invalid.
189189"Another Sky"Alan CookeStory by : Naomi Lane Babson
Teleplay by : Betty Ulius
July 25, 1956 (1956-07-25)
A young girl's silent adoration of first a missionary, then a sea captain finally brings her fulfillment of her dreams.
190190"Letter Of Introduction"TBAStory by : James Carhartt and Nicolas Winter
Teleplay by : William Templeton
July 26, 1956 (1956-07-26)
The story of an American divorcee, transplanted to Paris who receives a letter stating that she is about to be visited by a young man who doesn't know she is his mother.
191191"Home At Seven"TBAStory by : R.C. Sherriff
Teleplay by : S.S. Schweitzer
July 27, 1956 (1956-07-27)
A bank employee suffers a 24-hour lapse of memory.
Note: Based on the play of the same name by R.C. Sherriff
192192"The Cypress Tree"TBARobert J. ShawJuly 30, 1956 (1956-07-30)
The story of a recently widowed woman's determination to rebuild her own life despite her sister's strange insistence on mournful respect for the dead.
193193"Belong To Me"Livia GranitaStory by : Ann Pinchot
Teleplay by : Gail Ingram
July 31, 1956 (1956-07-31)
A young governess to a child whose parents are divorced is attracted to the father.
Note: Based on an unpublished novelette "Love Wears A Golden Crown" by Ann Pinchot
194194"Pygmalion Jones"TBAStory by : Dorothy Kilgallen and Richard Kollmar
Teleplay by : Gail Ingram Clement
August 1, 1956 (1956-08-01)
The story of an accidental photograph that catapults an obscure young woman from school teacher to pin-up girl and playgirl.
195195"Gretel"Lamont JohnsonVance BourjailyAugust 2, 1956 (1956-08-02)
A young boy marries an Immigrant girl then must explain to his parents his reasons.
196196"Some Man Will Want You"TBAStory by : Margaret Culkin Banning
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
August 3, 1956 (1956-08-03)
A girl is tossed into the tension of a presidential nominating convention.
197197"The Fall Of The House Of Usher"Boris SagalStory by : Edgar Allan Poe
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
August 6, 1956 (1956-08-06)
A friend pays a visit to a man who lives in a sinister, dark mansion. The day he arrives, his host's sister is taken mysteriously ill and is not seen again.
Note: Based on the short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe
198198"Cupid Road A Horse"TBAB.M. Atkinson Jr.August 7, 1956 (1956-08-07)
Grandpa Hoyt will be sent back to Iowa if he doesn't stop betting on the horses. The old man's grandsons want to keep him around, so they try and fix him up with wealthy Mrs. Conkwright.
199199"The Old Payola"TBAAbby Mann and Jack WilsonAugust 8, 1956 (1956-08-08)
A crooner turns rock 'n' roll hipster at his manager's request to pick up a fast buck.
TBA1"The Century Plant"Albert McCleeryStory by : Theodore ApsteinAugust 9, 1956 (1956-08-09)
200200"The Perfect Alibi"TBAStory by : A.A. Milne
Teleplay by : Nikki Justin and William Noble
August 10, 1956 (1956-08-10)
The young ward of a man whom police believe committed suicide, sets out to prove that it was murder.

Season 2 (1956-57)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
2011"The House On 5th Avenue"Sherman MarksHenry MisrockAugust 28, 1956 (1956-08-28)
2022"Yankee Doodler"Arthur HillerAllen SwiftAugust 29, 1956 (1956-08-29)
2033"The Pink Hippopotamus"Allan Buckhantz[8]Story by : Robert G. Deindorfer
Teleplay by : Adrian Spies
August 30, 1956 (1956-08-30)[note 1]
Thriller about refugees from communist Europe.[8]
2044"September Tide"Laurence Schwab Jr.Story by : Daphne du Maurier
Teleplay by : Richard McCracken
September 3, 1956 (1956-09-03)
2055"Are You Listening?"TBAJack LairdSeptember 3, 1956 (1956-09-03)
The story of a young jazz musician who learns that note-by-note imitation is not the way to perpetuate the memory of his famous musician father
2066"The Lady's Maid's Bell"TBAStory by : Edith Wharton
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
September 94, 1956 (1956-09-94)
2077"One Hundred Red Convertibles"TBARoger GarisSeptember 5, 1956 (1956-09-05)
2088"The Ivy Curtain"Albert McCleeryAnthony SpinnerSeptember 6, 1956 (1956-09-06)
2099"Gramercy Ghost"Arthur HillerStory by : John Cecil Holm
Teleplay by : Richard McCracken
September 7, 1956 (1956-09-07)
21010"The Lovers"TBAMarion C. BakerSeptember 10, 1956 (1956-09-10)
21111"Reach For The Stars"TBAB.L. HunterSeptember 11, 1956 (1956-09-11)
21212"I Like It Here"Sherman MarksA.B. ShiffrinSeptember 12, 1956 (1956-09-12)
21313"A Question Of Balance"TBAStory by : Stuart Dunham
Teleplay by : Wood Fitchette
September 13, 1956 (1956-09-13)
21414"Marriage Royal"TBARobert WallstenSeptember 14, 1956 (1956-09-14)
21515"Mad Money"TBAStory by : Max Wilk, Lee Rogow, and Dick Lewine
Teleplay by : Max Wilk
September 19, 1956 (1956-09-19)
21616"A Letter From Johnny Brack"TBAStory by : Sophie Kerr
Teleplay by : Harold Callen
September 20, 1956 (1956-09-20)
21717"Uncle Harry"TBAThomas JobSeptember 21, 1956 (1956-09-21)
TBATBA"The Starmaster"TBAStory by : Will Schneider and Herman GoldbergSeptember 23, 1956 (1956-09-23)
21818"At Mrs. Leland's"TBAStory by : Fannie Hurst
Teleplay by : Elizabeth Hart
September 24, 1956 (1956-09-24)
21919"The House Next Door"TBAStory by : Vera Blackwell
Teleplay by : William Templeton
September 25, 1956 (1956-09-25)
22020"The Alumni Reunion"Boris SagalNicholas E. BaehrSeptember 26, 1956 (1956-09-26)
22121"Sound Of Fear"George CahanBill BarrettSeptember 27, 1956 (1956-09-27)
22222"Late Date"TBAWilliam Kendall ClarkeSeptember 28, 1956 (1956-09-28)
22323"Pride & Prejudice"Sherman MarksStory by : Jane Austen
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
October 1, 1956 (1956-10-01)
22424"The Pearls Of Sheba"TBAStory by : Vivian Cornell
Teleplay by : Henry Misrock
October 2, 1956 (1956-10-02)
22525"The Stamp Caddy"TBAHal HackadyOctober 15, 1956 (1956-10-15)
22626"The Egoist"Lamont JohnsonStory by : George Meredith
Teleplay by : Richard McCracken
October 16, 1956 (1956-10-16)
22727"The Family Man"TBAWilliam McCleeryOctober 17, 1956 (1956-10-17)
22828"Sight Unseen"TBAStory by : Rosemary Foster and Warner Law
Teleplay by : Warner Law
October 18, 1956 (1956-10-18)
22929"The Eye Of The Storm"Sherman MarksNorman JacobOctober 19, 1956 (1956-10-19)
23030"Man In Seven League Boots"TBAAnthony SpinnerOctober 22, 1956 (1956-10-22)
23131"Woman Across The Hall"TBARobert WallstenOctober 23, 1956 (1956-10-23)
23232"And Then There Were Three"TBAS.V.P. RandOctober 24, 1956 (1956-10-24)
23333"Shake The Stars Down"TBAStory by : Pamela Frankau
Teleplay by : Gail Ingram
October 29, 1956 (1956-10-29)
23434"Horsepower"Sherman MarksMona Kent and Alfred RyderOctober 30, 1956 (1956-10-30)
23535"Without Sanction"TBAStory by : Hans Kades
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
October 31, 1956 (1956-10-31)
23636"The Outing"TBAArnold RabinNovember 2, 1956 (1956-11-02)
23737"Thank You, Edmondo"Allan BuckhantzMac ShoubNovember 5, 1956 (1956-11-05)
23838"The Tell-Tale Heart"Boris SagalStory by : Edgar Allan Poe
Teleplay by : William Templeton
November 6, 1956 (1956-11-06)
23939"Strangers On A Honeymoon"TBARobert Freud RodgersNovember 7, 1956 (1956-11-07)
24040"A Dram Of Poison"Pace WoodsStory by : Charlotte Armstrong
Teleplay by : Henry Misrock
November 8, 1956 (1956-11-08)
24141"The Shining Hour"Sherman MarksStory by : Keith Winter
Teleplay by : Richard McCracken
November 9, 1956 (1956-11-09)
24242"Love, Marriage & Five Thousand Dollars"Walter GraumanStory by : Alfred Brenner
Teleplay by : Kathleen and Robert Howard Lindsay
November 12, 1956 (1956-11-12)
24343"Step Into Darkness"TBAStory by : Elizabeth Denham
Teleplay by : Betty Ulius
November 13, 1956 (1956-11-13)
25444"A Candle In The Dark"TBAPaul TaboriNovember 14, 1956 (1956-11-14)
24545"Savrola"Albert McCleeryStory by : Winston Churchill
Teleplay by : Frank and Doris Hursley
November 15, 1956 (1956-11-15)
24646"A Table Set At Night"TBAPeter BerneisNovember 16, 1956 (1956-11-16)
24747"Madame De Treymes"Walter GraumanStory by : Edith Wharton
Teleplay by : William Templeton
November 19, 1956 (1956-11-19)
24848"The People Vs. John Tarr"TBAEunice Luccock CorfmanNovember 20, 1956 (1956-11-20)
24949"The Location Of Roycemore College"TBAMalcolm Shaw and Dan BlueNovember 21, 1956 (1956-11-21)
25050"Dracula"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Bram Stoker
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
November 23, 1956 (1956-11-23)
25151"Cease From Anger"TBAEugene FrancisNovember 26, 1956 (1956-11-26)
25252"The Empty Nest"TBAJosephine LawrenceNovember 27, 1956 (1956-11-27)
25353"Spare Your Pity"TBAC. Stafford DickensNovember 28, 1956 (1956-11-28)
25454"The Last Leaf"TBARoss Claiborne and Frances BanksNovember 30, 1956 (1956-11-30)
25555"Therese"Walter GraumanStory by : Elizabeth Hart and Thomas Job
Teleplay by : Emile Zola
December 3, 1956 (1956-12-03)
25656"The House Of Mirth"TBAEdith WhartonDecember 4, 1956 (1956-12-04)
25757"Julie"TBADavid DavidsonDecember 5, 1956 (1956-12-05)
25858"The Refugee"TBAStory by : Thelma Nurenberg
Teleplay by : Nicholas E. Baehr
December 6, 1956 (1956-12-06)
25959"Jenny Kissed Me"TBAStory by : Jean Kerr
Teleplay by : Richard McCracken
December 7, 1956 (1956-12-07)
26060"Miracle At Carville"TBAStory by : Betty Martin
Teleplay by : William Mourne
December 10, 1956 (1956-12-10)
26161"The Upper Hand"TBAStory by : Nathaniel Benchley
Teleplay by : George Lowther
December 11, 1956 (1956-12-11)
26262"Love Is A Locksmith"TBAWilliam McCleeryDecember 12, 1956 (1956-12-12)
26363"Captain Brassbound's Conversion"Boris SagalStory by : George Bernard Shaw
Teleplay by : Boris Segal
December 13, 1956 (1956-12-13)
26464"The Wisp End"TBARichard WendleyDecember 14, 1956 (1956-12-14)
26565"Prominent Citizens"TBAStory by : A.B. Shiffrin
Teleplay by : Richard Wendley
December 17, 1956 (1956-12-17)
26666"Head Of The Family"TBAS.S. SchweitzerDecember 18, 1956 (1956-12-18)
26767"The Password"TBAHelen CottonDecember 19, 1956 (1956-12-19)
26868"Late Love"TBAStory by : Rosemary Casey
Teleplay by : Gail Ingram
December 20, 1956 (1956-12-20)
26969"Eugene Grandet"TBAStory by : Honore de Balzac
Teleplay by : Betty Ulius
December 21, 1956 (1956-12-21)
27070"Cold Christmas"TBAStory by : Anna Marie Barlow and S. Brooke White
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
December 24, 1956 (1956-12-24)
27171"Little Women"TBAStory by : Louisa May Alcott
Teleplay by : Elaine Ryan
December 25, 1956 (1956-12-25)
27272"Sweetheart, Wife Or Mother"TBAStory by : Lemora Mattingly Weber
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
December 26, 1956 (1956-12-26)
27373"Smilin' Thru"Sherman MarksStory by : Allan Langdon Martin
Teleplay by : Richard McCracken
December 27, 1956 (1956-12-27)
27474"Strong Medicine"TBAWilliam MourneDecember 28, 1956 (1956-12-28)
27575"Everything Is Relative"TBADan BeaumontDecember 31, 1956 (1956-12-31)
27676"Miss Morissa"TBAStory by : Mari Sandoz
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
January 2, 1957 (1957-01-02)
27777"The Scandalous Priest"TBAFrank and Doris HursleyJanuary 3, 1957 (1957-01-03)
27878"Dark Victory"Walter GraumanStory by : George Emerson Brewer Jr. and Bertram Block
Teleplay by : Kathleen Lindsay and Robert Howard Lindsay
January 4, 1957 (1957-01-04)
27979"The Lonely Look"TBAHerman RaucherJanuary 7, 1957 (1957-01-07)
28080"The Sudden Truth"TBACharles CagleJanuary 8, 1956 (1956-01-08)
28181"The Man In Half-Moon Street"TBAStory by : Barre Lyndon
Teleplay by : Kathleen Lindsay and Robert Howard Lindsay
January 9, 1957 (1957-01-09)
28282"The Hex"TBAGene FeldmanJanuary 10, 1956 (1956-01-10)
28383"If This Be Error"TBAStory by : Rachel Grieve
Teleplay by : William Kendall Clark
January 11, 1957 (1957-01-11)
28484"On The Trail Of The Klingsfield"TBAPhilip KalfurJanuary 14, 1957 (1957-01-14)
28585"Here We Are"TBASol SaksJanuary 15, 1957 (1957-01-15)
28686"Arms And The Man"Alan CookeGeorge Bernard ShawJanuary 16, 1957 (1957-01-16)
28787"Home Is The Hunter"TBAHoward BerkJanuary 17, 1957 (1957-01-17)
28888"Madam Ava"TBAStory by : Aurand Harris
Teleplay by : Richard McCracken
January 18, 1957 (1957-01-18)
28989"The Cutting"TBATBAJanuary 21, 1957 (1957-01-21)
29090"Night Train To Chicago"TBAFranklin BartonJanuary 22, 1957 (1957-01-22)
29191"This Language Called Love"TBAStory by : Hila Coleman
Teleplay by : Barbara Davidson
January 23, 1957 (1957-01-23)
29292"The Thirteenth Crypt"TBAAnthony SpinnerJanuary 24, 1957 (1957-01-24)
29393"Mr. Pirn Passes By"TBAA.A. MilneJanuary 25, 1957 (1957-01-25)
29494"Anything For A Laugh"TBAStory by : Doris Gilbert
Teleplay by : Eve Greene
January 29, 1957 (1957-01-29)
29595"The Realms Of Gold"TBAHoward Lawrence DavisJanuary 30, 1957 (1957-01-30)
29696"Deacon Of Oak Ridge"TBATeleplay by : Harold GastJanuary 31, 1957 (1957-01-31)
29797"Accent On Youth"TBASamson RaphaelsonFebruary 1, 1957 (1957-02-01)
29898"Three Kids"TBAMartin DonovanFebruary 4, 1957 (1957-02-04)
29999"Frankenstein"Walter GraumanStory by : Mary Shelley
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
February 5, 1957 (1957-02-05)
300100"The Most Dangerous Man"TBAIrving RichinFebruary 6, 1957 (1957-02-06)
301101"One"TBADavid KarpFebruary 7, 1957 (1957-02-07)
302102"The Importance Of Being Earnest"Alan CookeOscar WildeFebruary 8, 1957 (1957-02-08)
303103"The Brat's House"TBARoy Hargrave and Joseph Di RedaFebruary 11, 1957 (1957-02-11)
304104"The Mysterious Mr. Todd"TBAGeorge Sumner AlbeeFebruary 12, 1957 (1957-02-12)
305105"A Case Of Pure Fiction"TBAJerome RossFebruary 13, 1957 (1957-02-13)
306106"The Master Builder"Sherman MarksHenrik IbsenFebruary 14, 1957 (1957-02-14)
307107"The Others"TBAStory by : Henry James
Teleplay by : Michael Dyne
February 15, 1957 (1957-02-15)
308108"The Remarkable Mr. Jerome"TBAStory by : Anita Leslie
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
February 19, 1957 (1957-02-19)
309109"Bobbie"TBANarda StokesFebruary 20, 1957 (1957-02-20)
310110"The Hickory Limb"TBAStory by : Meade Roberts
Teleplay by : John Van Druten
February 21, 1957 (1957-02-21)
311111"The Bridge"Alan HansonStory by : Narda Stokes
Teleplay by : Joseph Caldwell
February 22, 1957 (1957-02-22)
312112"The Serpent's Tooth"TBAB.M. Atkinson Jr.February 25, 1957 (1957-02-25)
313113"Voyage To Mandok"Livia GranitoPeter BarryFebruary 26, 1957 (1957-02-26)
314114"The Day Before The Wedding"Walter GraumanAnthony SpinnerFebruary 27, 1957 (1957-02-27)
315115"Queen Of Spades"TBAStory by : Alexander S. Pushkin
Teleplay by : Michael Dyne
February 28, 1957 (1957-02-28)
316116"Shadow And Substance"TBAPaul Vincent CarrollMarch 1, 1957 (1957-03-01)
317117"You Touched Me"TBAStory by : Tennessee Williams
Teleplay by : Donald Windham
March 4, 1957 (1957-03-04)
318118"The Hemlock Cup"Alan HansonStory by : Edward Hunt
Teleplay by : Richard McCracken
March 5, 1957 (1957-03-05)
319119"Papa's Wife"TBAStory by : Thyra Ferre Bjorn
Teleplay by : Elizabeth Hart
March 6, 1957 (1957-03-06)
320120"The Prizewinner"TBAJerome RossMarch 7, 1957 (1957-03-07)
321121"Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde"Allan BuckhantzStory by : Robert Louis Stevenson
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
March 8, 1957 (1957-03-08)
322122"Yesterday’s Magic"TBAStory by : Luigi Parandello
Teleplay by : Michael Dyne
March 14, 1957 (1957-03-14)
323123"Tongue Of Silver"Sherman MarksMichael DyneMarch 15, 1957 (1957-03-15)
324124"The Peaceable Kingdob"TBAArthur ArentMarch 18, 1957 (1957-03-18)
325125"The Nineteenth Hole"TBAStory by : Frank Craven
Teleplay by : Warner Law
March 19, 1957 (1957-03-19)
326126"Wedding Of The Family"TBAStory by : Dale Fife
Teleplay by : Betty Ulius
March 20, 1957 (1957-03-20)
327127"The Ways Of Courage"TBAWill LorinMarch 25, 1957 (1957-03-25)
328128"Journey Into Darkness"Walter GraumanStory by : Selwyn James
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
March 26, 1957 (1957-03-26)
329129"Barricade At The Big Black"TBAStory by : Terrence Kilpatrick
Teleplay by : Anthony Spinner
March 27, 1957 (1957-03-27)
330130"The Vicarious Years"TBAStory by : John Van Druten
Teleplay by : Peggy Lamson
March 28, 1957 (1957-03-28)
331131"The First Year"TBAFrank CravenMarch 29, 1957 (1957-03-29)
332132"End Of A Rope"Alan HansonSheldon StarkApril 1, 1957 (1957-04-01)
333133"We Won’t Be Any Trouble"TBAStory by : John and Ward Hawkins
Teleplay by : George Lowther
April 2, 1957 (1957-04-02)
334134"The Daughter Of Mata Hari"TBAAlvin BoretzApril 3, 1957 (1957-04-03)
335135"Talk You Of Killing"TBAJoe BarryApril 4, 1957 (1957-04-04)
336136"The Pursuit Of Happiness"TBALawrence Langner and Armina Marshall LangnerApril 5, 1957 (1957-04-05)
337137"Wuthering Heights"TBAStory by : Emily Bronte
Teleplay by : Lois Jacoby
April 8, 1957 (1957-04-08)
338138"The Long Distance"TBAStory by : Reita Lambert
Teleplay by : George Lowther
April 9, 1957 (1957-04-09)
339139"Point Of Clearing"TBARobert E. ThompsonApril 10, 1957 (1957-04-10)
340140"The Sport"TBAHelene HanffApril 11, 1957 (1957-04-11)
341141"The Flashing Stream"TBAStory by : Charles Morgan
Teleplay by : Kathleen Lindsay and Robert Howard Lindsay
April 12, 1957 (1957-04-12)
342142"Thread That Runs So True"Lamont JohnsonHarold GastApril 15, 1957 (1957-04-15)
343143"Jamie Picks A Wife"TBAStory by : Gertrude Schweitzer
Teleplay by : Peggy Phillips
April 16, 1957 (1957-04-16)
344144"Blind Man's Bluff"TBAStory by : Nelia Gardner White
Teleplay by : Richard Wendley
April 17, 1957 (1957-04-17)
345145"The Story Of Joseph"TBAHoward RodmanApril 19, 1957 (1957-04-19)
346146"The Pushover"Sherman MarksStory by : Harriet Frank Jr.
Teleplay by : William McCleery
April 24, 1957 (1957-04-24)
347147"Ashes In The Wind"Walter GraumanMac ShoubApril 25, 1957 (1957-04-25)
348148"A Hat, A Coat, A Glove"TBAStory by : Wilhem Speyer
Teleplay by : Luther Reed and Monique Jean
April 26, 1957 (1957-04-26)
349149"The Professional"TBAStan CutlerApril 29, 1957 (1957-04-29)
350150"Guardians Of The Temple"Lamont JohnsonGene FeldmanApril 30, 1957 (1957-04-30)
351151"The Short Safari Of B'wana Ben"TBAStory by : Stanley d. Schneider
Teleplay by : Nicholas E. Baehr
May 1, 1957 (1957-05-01)
352152"Church On Sunday"TBAMarjorie Duhan AdlerMay 2, 1957 (1957-05-02)
353153"The Gioconda Smile"Boris SagalStory by : Aldous Huxley
Teleplay by : Anthony Spinner
May 3, 1957 (1957-05-03)
354154"Show Of Strength"TBAHerman J. EpsteinMay 6, 1957 (1957-05-06)
355155"Make-Believe Affair"TBAStory by : Robert Standish
Teleplay by : George Lowther
May 7, 1957 (1957-05-07)
356156"Hymn To The Dedicated"TBAMikhail RykoffMay 8, 1957 (1957-05-08)
357157"Thursday’s Child"TBAStory by : Mary George Kochos
Teleplay by : Ellen McCracken
May 9, 1957 (1957-05-09)
358158"Big Hearted Herbert"TBAStory by : Sophie Kerr, A.J. Richardson, and Anna Steese Richardson
Teleplay by : Kay Arthur
May 10, 1957 (1957-05-10)
359159"Embattled Maiden"TBAStory by : Giraud Chester
Teleplay by : Betty Ulius
May 13, 1957 (1957-05-13)
360160"The Middle-Aged Freshman"TBAStory by : Samson Raphaelson
Teleplay by : Robert J. Shaw
May 14, 1957 (1957-05-14)
361161"The Best Friend In Town"TBATheodore ApsteinMay 15, 1957 (1957-05-15)
362162"Jane Eyre"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Charlotte Bronte
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
May 16, 1957 (1957-05-16)
363163"Liza"TBAStory by : Faith Baldwin
Teleplay by : Elsie Lee
May 17, 1957 (1957-05-17)
364164"Aftermath"TBAHoward BerkMay 20, 1957 (1957-05-20)
365165"A Guest At The Embassy"TBAJerome RossMay 21, 1957 (1957-05-21)
366166"Second Hand Lover"TBAGeorge LowtherMay 22, 1957 (1957-05-22)
367167"The Avenging Of Anne Leete"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Marjorie Bowen
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
May 23, 1957 (1957-05-23)
368168"Lonesome Husband"TBAStory by : Phyllis Duganne
Teleplay by : Warner Law
May 24, 1957 (1957-05-24)
369169"Puzzle In The Stars"TBAStory by : David Eynon
Teleplay by : Harold Gast
May 27, 1957 (1957-05-27)
370170"The Gwendolen Harleth Story"Walter GraumanStory by : George Eliot
Teleplay by : Elizabeth Hart
May 28, 1957 (1957-05-28)
371171"Three Girls Named Almayna"TBAStory by : Matt Taylor
Teleplay by : George Lowther
May 29, 1957 (1957-05-29)
372172"The Dream That Was Fixed"TBAHarry Julian Fink and Arthur GellerMay 30, 1957 (1957-05-30)
373173"A Growing Wonder"TBAStory by : Hildegarde Dolson
Teleplay by : Gail Ingram Clement
May 31, 1957 (1957-05-31)
374174"Bachelor Father"TBAStory by : Don Stanford
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
June 3, 1957 (1957-06-03)
375175"The Golden Door"TBAStory by : Sylvia Regan
Teleplay by : Melba Redman
June 4, 1957 (1957-06-04)
376176"Rain In The Morning"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Marjorie Kellogg
Teleplay by : Paula Fox
June 5, 1957 (1957-06-05)
377177"Rich Man, Poor Man"TBAStory by : Lawrence Williams
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
June 10, 1957 (1957-06-10)
378178"The Party Dress"TBAStory by : Brenda Weisberg
Teleplay by : Ellen McCracken
June 11, 1957 (1957-06-11)
379179"The White-Headed Boy"TBALennox RobinsonJune 12, 1957 (1957-06-12)
380180"Sound Of Fear"TBATBAJune 13, 1957 (1957-06-13)
381181"The Man With Pointed Toes"Robert Ellis MillerHelen Root and Lynn RootJune 17, 1957 (1957-06-17)
382182"A Question Of Balance"TBAWood Fitchette and Stuart DunhamJune 18, 1957 (1957-06-18)
383183"The Heart's Desire"TBAHelene HanffJune 19, 1957 (1957-06-19)
TBATBA"Pigeons and People"TBAStory by : George M. Cohan
Teleplay by : Joseph Schrank
 ()
TBATBA"Things Hoped For"TBAStory by : Lula Vollmer
Teleplay by : Nicholas E. Baehr
 ()
384184"The Man Without A Country"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Edward Everett Hale
Teleplay by : Elihu Winer
June 20, 1957 (1957-06-20)
385185"Mr. Windigo"TBAStory by : Charles Allen
Teleplay by : S.S. Schweitzer
June 21, 1957 (1957-06-21)
386186"Stopover"TBAStory by : Samson Raphaelson
Teleplay by : Richard Wendley
June 24, 1957 (1957-06-24)
387187"A Light In The Sky"TBAStory by : Jim Davis
Teleplay by : Harold Gast
June 25, 1957 (1957-06-25)
388188"The Charmer"Allan BuckhantzGertrude SchweitzerJune 26, 1957 (1957-06-26)
389189"Brief Candle"TBAStory by : Robert Hare Powell
Teleplay by : Richard McCracken
June 28, 1957 (1957-06-28)
TBATBA"Too Much Johnson"TBAStory by : William GiletteJuly 1, 1957 (1957-07-01)
TBATBA"Money In The Bank"TBAStory by : Henry S. Maxfield
Teleplay by : George Lowther
July 2, 1957 (1957-07-02)
TBATBA"The Trouble Train"TBAStory by : Ellen & Richard McCrackenJuly 3, 1957 (1957-07-03)
390190"The Last Voyage"TBAJames TruexJuly 4, 1957 (1957-07-04)
TBATBA"Price of Scandal"TBAStory by : Harriet Frank, Jr.
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
July 5, 1957 (1957-07-05)
391191"...But When She Was Bad"Lamont JohnsonMarjorie Duhan AdlerJuly 11, 1957 (1957-07-11)
392192"The Fable Of Harry"TBAFrank P. DeFellittaJuly 12, 1957 (1957-07-12)
TBATBA"Portrait In Miniature"TBAStory by : George LowtherJuly 15, 1957 (1957-07-15)
393193"The Cask Of Amontillado"Walter GraumanStory by : Edgar Allan Poe
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
July 16, 1957 (1957-07-16)
394194"The Richest Man In The World"Alan CookeWarner LawJuly 17, 1957 (1957-07-17)
TBATBA"The Last Hour"TBAStory by : Bob and Wanda Duncan
Teleplay by : Alvin Boretz
July 18, 1957 (1957-07-18)
395195"The First Captain"TBAHenry MisrockJuly 22, 1957 (1957-07-22)
396196"The Shuttered Heart"TBAStory by : Mary Jane Waldo
Teleplay by : Ellen McCracken
July 24, 1957 (1957-07-24)
397197"One For All"John Barrymore Jr.Story by : James Skardon
Teleplay by : Harold Gast
July 25, 1957 (1957-07-25)
398198"Call It A Day"TBADodie SmithJuly 26, 1957 (1957-07-26)
399199"Ann Veronica"Walter GraumanStory by : H.G. Wells
Teleplay by : Greer Johnson
July 29, 1957 (1957-07-29)
400200"Boys Will Be Men"TBAHarry W. JunkinJuly 30, 1957 (1957-07-30)
401201"The Forbidden Search"TBAStory by : Don Stanford
Teleplay by : William M. Altman
July 31, 1957 (1957-07-31)
402202"The Fawn"TBALucille DuffyAugust 1, 1957 (1957-08-01)
403203"Sunday In Sonora"TBAStory by : Jay Albert
Teleplay by : Sheldon Stark
August 2, 1957 (1957-08-02)
404204"The Rose Bush"TBABlanche HanalisAugust 5, 1957 (1957-08-05)
405205"Finley's Fan Club"TBARobert DozierAugust 6, 1957 (1957-08-06)
406206"Laugh A Little Tear"Alan HansonStory by : Gerald Sanford
Teleplay by : Robert E. Thompson
August 7, 1957 (1957-08-07)
407207"The Invisible Man"Larry SchwabStory by : H.G. Wells
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
August 8, 1957 (1957-08-08)
408208"Where Angels Fear To Tread"TBAStory by : Edwin Rutt
Teleplay by : George Lowther
August 9, 1957 (1957-08-09)
409209"First Love"TBAStory by : Gertrude Schweitzer
Teleplay by : Ellen McCracken
August 13, 1957 (1957-08-13)
410210"The Lost Survivors"TBAStory by : Matt Taylor
Teleplay by : Richard Wendley
August 14, 1957 (1957-08-14)
411211"Time For Action"TBAStory by : David Lamson
Teleplay by : Greer Johnson
August 15, 1957 (1957-08-15)
412212"Haven's End"TBAStory by : John P. Marquand
Teleplay by : David Davidson
August 20, 1957 (1957-08-20)
413213"Heed The Falling Sparrow"TBAStory by : Sol Offsey
Teleplay by : Alvin Boretz
August 21, 1957 (1957-08-21)
414214"The President's Child Bride"TBAStory by : Leo Guild
Teleplay by : Abby Mann
August 22, 1957 (1957-08-22)
415215"Now Or Never"TBAMartha WilkersonAugust 23, 1957 (1957-08-23)
416216"The Awakening"TBARichard WendleyAugust 27, 1957 (1957-08-27)
417217"Angel Face"TBAStory by : Jean C. Beckett
Teleplay by : Mary McCarthy, Melville Burke, and Ellen McCracken
August 28, 1957 (1957-08-28)
418218"The Star Sapphire"TBAStory by : Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer
Teleplay by : Alvin Boretz
August 29, 1957 (1957-08-29)
419219"Women Have Ways"TBAStory by : David Lamson
Teleplay by : George Lowther
August 30, 1957 (1957-08-30)

Season 3 (1957-58)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
4201"The Jewel Box"TBADick MooreSeptember 2, 1957 (1957-09-02)
4212"Molly Morgan"TBAStory by : John Steinbeck
Teleplay by : Reginald Lawrence
September 3, 1957 (1957-09-03)
4223"Woman Alone"TBAStory by : Shelley Smith
Teleplay by : Elizabeth Hart
September 4, 1957 (1957-09-04)
4234"Among Strangers"TBACarol Warner GluckSeptember 5, 1957 (1957-09-05)
4245"The Broom And The Groom"TBAStory by : Kurtz Gordon
Teleplay by : Robert Emmett
September 6, 1957 (1957-09-06)
4256"The Adjustable Mr. Willing"Larry SchwabStory by : Lucy Cores
Teleplay by : George Lowther
September 9, 1957 (1957-09-09)
4267"Freedom Comes Later"TBASidney PaineSeptember 10, 1957 (1957-09-10)
4278"In The Fog"Walter GraumanStory by : Richard Harding Davis
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
September 11, 1957 (1957-09-11)
4289"Son Of Thirty-Seven Fathers"TBAJack LewisSeptember 12, 1957 (1957-09-12)
42910"Hand-Me-Down"TBAHelen CottonSeptember 13, 1957 (1957-09-13)
43011"Emma"Alan CookeStory by : Jane Austen
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
September 16, 1957 (1957-09-16)
43112"The Personal Equation"TBAIrving Gaynor NeimanSeptember 17, 1957 (1957-09-17)
43213"Night Cry"TBAStory by : William L. Stuart
Teleplay by : Robert E. Thompson
September 18, 1957 (1957-09-18)
43314"Mysterious Disappearance"TBAStory by : Jacob Hay
Teleplay by : George Lowther
September 19, 1957 (1957-09-19)
43415"The Impersonal Touch"TBAStory by : Oscar Schisgall
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
September 20, 1957 (1957-09-20)
43516"The Story Of Sarah"TBAMarjorie Duhan AdlerSeptember 23, 1957 (1957-09-23)
43617"The Waiting Swan"TBAWill Schneider and Herman GoldbergSeptember 24, 1957 (1957-09-24)
43718"One Mummy Too Many"TBAAlvin SapinsleySeptember 25, 1957 (1957-09-25)
43819"Hearthstones"TBAStory by : Bernice Kelly Harris
Teleplay by : Betty Ulius
September 26, 1957 (1957-09-26)
43920"The Reluctant Heiress"TBAStory by : Harriet Frank Jr.
Teleplay by : Harold Gast
September 27, 1957 (1957-09-27)
44021"Father Came Home"TBAStory by : Robert Carson
Teleplay by : Warner Law
October 15, 1957 (1957-10-15)
44122"Villa Of The Angels"TBAStory by : Alec Coppel
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
October 16, 1957 (1957-10-16)
44223"The Tone Of Time"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Henry James
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
October 17, 1957 (1957-10-17)
44324"Almost Any Man Will Do"TBAStory by : Isabel Landis
Teleplay by : Ellen McCracken
October 18, 1957 (1957-10-18)
44425"Sing For Me"Alan HansonJack ParitzOctober 21, 1957 (1957-10-21)
44526"Run For The Money"TBAFrank D. GilroyOctober 22, 1957 (1957-10-22)
44627"Crusade For Freedom"TBATBAOctober 23, 1957 (1957-10-23)
TBATBA"Lest We Forget"TBAStory by : Frank F. Bulkvic
Teleplay by : Will Schneider and Herman Goldberg
 ()
44728"The Glass Hill"TBAStory by : Kenneth Evans
Teleplay by : Sheldon Stark
October 24, 1957 (1957-10-24)
44829"Out Of The Frying Pan"TBAStory by : Francis Swann
Teleplay by : Frank Price
October 25, 1957 (1957-10-25)
44930"The Last Stop"Lamont JohnsonStory by : William McLeod Raine
Teleplay by : Anthony Spinner
October 28, 1957 (1957-10-28)
45031"The Weak And The Strong"TBAAlbert MeglinOctober 29, 1957 (1957-10-29)
45132"Nine-Finger Jack"Alan CookeStory by : Anthony Boucher
Teleplay by : Frank Price and George Lowther
October 30, 1957 (1957-10-30)
45233"Elementals"Walter GraumanStory by : Stephen Vincent Benet
Teleplay by : Nicholas E. Baehr
October 31, 1957 (1957-10-31)
45334"A Plummer In Paradise"TBAStory by : I.A.R. White
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
November 1, 1957 (1957-11-01)
45435"Something About A Dollar"TBAStory by : James Gould Cozzens
Teleplay by : Harold Gast
November 4, 1957 (1957-11-04)
45536"Return In Winter"TBAStory by : Nathan Teitel
Teleplay by : S.S. Schweitzer
November 7, 1957 (1957-11-07)
45637"Grandmama And The Grandfather Clock"TBAStory by : Charles Collins
Teleplay by : Warner Law
November 8, 1957 (1957-11-08)
45738"Aesop And Rhodope"Dennis PatrickHelene HanffNovember 11, 1957 (1957-11-11)
45839"All Over The World"TBAStory by : I.A.R. Wylie
Teleplay by : Betty Ulius
November 12, 1957 (1957-11-12)
45940"The Ransom Of Sigmund Freud"Livia GranitoHarold CallenNovember 13, 1957 (1957-11-13)
46041"Iris"Alan HansonArnold RabinNovember 14, 1957 (1957-11-14)
46142"Remember Me Kindly"TBASonya RobertsNovember 15, 1957 (1957-11-15)
46243"Embassy House"TBABernard C. SchoenfeldNovember 18, 1957 (1957-11-18)
46344"Witness To Murder"TBAStory by : Richard Stern
Teleplay by : Sheldon Stark
November 19, 1957 (1957-11-19)
46445"The Johnson House"TBADonald SymingtonNovember 20, 1957 (1957-11-20)
46546"Out Of My Darkness"Alan HansonStory by : Frank Hursley and Doris Hursley
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
November 21, 1957 (1957-11-21)
46647"The Tender Leaves"TBARobert J. ShawNovember 22, 1957 (1957-11-22)
46748"Cadenza"TBAStory by : Philip Freund and Joel Ross
Teleplay by : Will Schneider and Herman Goldberg
November 25, 1957 (1957-11-25)
46849"The Green Shores"Lamont JohnsonStory by : C.P. Breen
Teleplay by : Michael Dyne
November 26, 1957 (1957-11-26)
46950"A Question Of Balance"TBAStory by : Stuart Dunham
Teleplay by : Wood Fitchette
November 27, 1957 (1957-11-27)
47051"Daniel Webster And The Sea Serpent"Alan CookeStory by : Stephen Vincent Benet
Teleplay by : George Lowther
November 29, 1957 (1957-11-29)
47152"The Conversation Table"TBAStory by : Marjorie Worthington
Teleplay by : Sam Hall
December 2, 1957 (1957-12-02)
47253"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg"Walter GraumanStory by : Samuel Clemens
Teleplay by : Dale Wasserman
December 4, 1957 (1957-12-04)
47354"A Cloud For Jeri"Lamont JohnsonMort ThawDecember 6, 1957 (1957-12-06)
47455"The Consul"TBAStory by : Richard Harding Davis
Teleplay by : Kathleen and Robert Howard Lindsay
December 9, 1957 (1957-12-09)
47556"The Old Friend"TBAStory by : Eugene Raskin
Teleplay by : Will Schneider and Herman Goldberg
December 10, 1957 (1957-12-10)
47657"Give Me A Wand"TBARobert E. ThompsonDecember 11, 1957 (1957-12-11)
TBATBA"The Sure Thing"TBAStory by : George Loveridge
Teleplay by : George Lowther
 ()
47758"Black Sheep Son"TBATBADecember 12, 1957 (1957-12-12)
47859"Dark Of The Moon"Albert McCleeryHoward Richardson and William BerneyDecember 13, 1957 (1957-12-13)
47960"The Gift And The Giver"TBAStory by : Nelia Gardner White
Teleplay by : Harold Gast
December 16, 1957 (1957-12-16)
48061"No Time For Comedy"Alan CookeS.N. BehrmanDecember 17, 1957 (1957-12-17)
48162"A Gentleman Of Fortune"TBAStory by : Stephen Vincent Benet
Teleplay by : Warner Law
December 18, 1957 (1957-12-18)
48263"The Gentleman Caller"TBAStory by : Veronica Parker Jones
Teleplay by : George Lowther
December 19, 1957 (1957-12-19)
TBATBA"The Tender Leaves"TBAStory by : Robert J. ShawDecember 20, 1957 (1957-12-20)
48364"In Twenty-Five Words Or Less"TBAStory by : George Bradshaw
Teleplay by : Ellen McCracken
December 23, 1957 (1957-12-23)
48465"Sara Crewe"Livia GranitoStory by : Frances Hodgson Burnett
Teleplay by : Elizabeth Hart
December 24, 1957 (1957-12-24)
48566"Amahl And The Night Visitors"TBAGian Carlo MenottiDecember 25, 1957 (1957-12-25)
48667"The Little Minister"Livia GranitoStory by : J.M. Barrie
Teleplay by : Helene Hanff
December 26, 1957 (1957-12-26)
48768"Daughter Of Kings"TBAStory by : Lesley Conger
Teleplay by : Elaine Ryan
December 31, 1957 (1957-12-31)
48869"Survival Kit"TBAStory by : Joseph Stocker
Teleplay by : S.S. Schweitzer
January 2, 1958 (1958-01-02)
48970"A House With Golden Streets"TBABob Duncan and Wanda DuncanJanuary 3, 1958 (1958-01-03)
49071"The European"Lamont JohnsonStory by : Henry James
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
January 6, 1958 (1958-01-06)
49172"The Collected Letters Of Mr. Sage"TBAStory by : Robert John Corcoran
Teleplay by : Harold Gast
January 7, 1958 (1958-01-07)
49273"Two-Picture Deal"TBAGeorge BellakJanuary 8, 1958 (1958-01-08)
49374"The Great Obstacle Courtship"TBAStory by : Harlan Ware
Teleplay by : Greer Johnson
January 9, 1958 (1958-01-09)
49475"A Chance To Die"TBALeonard Kantor and Robert WallstenJanuary 10, 1958 (1958-01-10)
49576"Home On The Range"TBAStory by : Robert Carson
Teleplay by : George Lowther
January 13, 1958 (1958-01-13)
49677"The Makropoulos Secret"TBAStory by : Karl Capek
Teleplay by : Randal C. Burrell and Michael Dyne
January 14, 1958 (1958-01-14)
49778"More Than A Man"TBAArthur W. RabinJanuary 15, 1958 (1958-01-15)
49879"Something Stolen, Something Blue"Allan BuckhantzWilliam MourneJanuary 16, 1958 (1958-01-16)
49980"The Thunderbolt"TBAArthur Wing PineroJanuary 17, 1958 (1958-01-17)
50081"Daisy Mayme"TBAGeorge KellyJanuary 20, 1958 (1958-01-20)
50182"The Man Who Wanted To Hate"TBAStory by : Jan Cox Speas
Teleplay by : Nicolas E. Baehr
January 21, 1958 (1958-01-21)
50283"The Golden Fleecing"TBALorenzo Semple Jr.January 22, 1958 (1958-01-22)
50384"Forever And Ever"TBAKathleen and Robert Howard LindsayJanuary 23, 1958 (1958-01-23)
50485"Decision"TBAStory by : Joseph Cochran
Teleplay by : S.S. Schweitzer
January 24, 1958 (1958-01-24)
50586"Soldier's Boy"Richard GoodeStory by : James Warner Bellah
Teleplay by : Abby Mann
January 27, 1958 (1958-01-27)
50687"The 10th Muse"TBASam HallJanuary 30, 1958 (1958-01-30)
50788"Love Out Of Town"Alan HansonWilliam McCleeryJanuary 31, 1958 (1958-01-31)
50889"Cave-In"Boris SegalJack OleckFebruary 3, 1958 (1958-02-03)
50990"The Iceman"Albert McCleeryAnthony SpinnerFebruary 4, 1958 (1958-02-04)
51091"The Long, Long Laugh"TBABernard SladeFebruary 5, 1958 (1958-02-05)
51192"Charcoal Pink"TBAStory by : Edward Emerson
Teleplay by : Sheldon Stark
February 10, 1958 (1958-02-10)
51293"Monsieur Beaucaire"Alan CookeStory by : Booth Tarkington
Teleplay by : S.S. Schweitzer
February 11, 1958 (1958-02-11)
51394"Life Upon A Wicked Stage"TBAJerome KernFebruary 12, 1958 (1958-02-12)
51495"Without Fear Or Favor"TBAH.R. HaysFebruary 13, 1958 (1958-02-13)
51596"The Third Person"Robert Ellis MillerStory by : Henry James
Teleplay by : Warner Law
February 14, 1958 (1958-02-14)
51697"Eden End"TBAStory by : J.B. Priestley
Teleplay by : Greer Johnson
February 17, 1958 (1958-02-17)
51798"Goodbye On Thursday"TBAStory by : Mil Smith
Teleplay by : Harold Gast
February 20, 1958 (1958-02-20)
51899"Marriage Of Convenience"TBARobert E. ThompsonFebruary 24, 1958 (1958-02-24)
519100"The Suicide Club"Walter GraumanStory by : Robert Louis Stevenson
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
February 25, 1958 (1958-02-25)
520101"The 65th Floor"TBAStory by : Newt Arnold
Teleplay by : Nicholas E. Baehr
February 26, 1958 (1958-02-26)
521102"The Hickory Heart"TBAStory by : Demma Oldham
Teleplay by : Greer Johnson
February 27, 1958 (1958-02-27)
522103"The Devil’s Violin"TBAWill Schneider and Herman GoldbergFebruary 28, 1958 (1958-02-28)
523104"The Prophet Hosea"TBAMarjorie Duhan AdlerMarch 3, 1958 (1958-03-03)
524105"The Vigilante"Walter GraumanStory by : Thomas Thompson
Teleplay by : Anthony Spinner
March 4, 1958 (1958-03-04)
525106"Wednesday's Child"TBAStory by : Leopold Atlas
Teleplay by : Abby Mann
March 5, 1958 (1958-03-05)
526107"Mrs. Moonlight"TBAStory by : Benn W. Levy
Teleplay by : Lois Jacoby
March 7, 1958 (1958-03-07)
527108"The Mask Of Venus"TBAStory by : Nelia Gardner White
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
March 10, 1958 (1958-03-10)
528109"With Love We Live"TBAWill Schneider and Herman GoldbergMarch 11, 1958 (1958-03-11)
529110"You and I"TBAPhilip BarryMarch 12, 1958 (1958-03-12)
530111"Career Angel"TBAStory by : Frank Price
Teleplay by : Gerard Murray
March 13, 1958 (1958-03-13)
531112"The Contingent Fee"TBAS.S. SchweitzerMarch 14, 1958 (1958-03-14)
532113"Anxious Night"TBAStory by : George Lowther
Teleplay by : David Lamson
March 18, 1958 (1958-03-18)
533114"On Approval"TBAStory by : Frederick Lonsdale
Teleplay by : Guy de Vry
March 19, 1958 (1958-03-19)
534115"Dandy Dick"TBAStory by : Arthur Pinero
Teleplay by : Alan Cooke
March 20, 1958 (1958-03-20)
535116"Hush, Mahala, Hush"TBAMac ShoubMarch 21, 1958 (1958-03-21)
536117"O'Rourke's House"TBATim KellyMarch 25, 1958 (1958-03-25)
537118"The Alleyway"TBARobert EssonMarch 26, 1958 (1958-03-26)
538119"The Vagabond"TBAStory by : Colette
Teleplay by : Betty Ulius
March 27, 1958 (1958-03-27)
539120"The Silver Spider"Dennis PatrickJohn W. Bloch and Robert WallstenMarch 28, 1958 (1958-03-28)
540121"Design For Glory"TBAStory by : Maxine Wood
Teleplay by : Harold Gast
April 1, 1958 (1958-04-01)
541122"The Inspector General"Sherman MarksStory by : Nikolai Gogol
Teleplay by : Warner Law
April 2, 1958 (1958-04-02)
542123"The Two Mrs. Carrolls"TBAStory by : Martin Vale
Teleplay by : Alan Cooke
April 3, 1958 (1958-04-03)
543124"The Velvet Glove"Alan HansonStory by : Rosemary Carey
Teleplay by : Helen Taini
April 4, 1958 (1958-04-04)
544125"The Lost Survivors"TBATBAApril 7, 1958 (1958-04-07)
545126"Death Takes A Holiday"TBAStory by : Alberto Castella
Teleplay by : Michael Dyne and Walter Ferris
April 7, 1958 (1958-04-07)
546127"Man Of The House"TBAStory by : Carl Leo Glass and Ben Zavin
Teleplay by : Rosemary Foster
April 9, 1958 (1958-04-09)
547128"A Case Of Fear"TBAWill Schneider and Herman GoldbergApril 10, 1958 (1958-04-10)
548129"Walk The Sky"TBAGeorge LowtherApril 11, 1958 (1958-04-11)
549130"The Canterville Ghost"Robert Ellis MillerStory by : Oscar Wilde
Teleplay by : George Lowther
April 15, 1958 (1958-04-15)
550131"Found Money"TBALeonard StaddApril 17, 1958 (1958-04-17)
551132"Washington Whispers Murder"TBAStory by : Leslie Ford
Teleplay by : S.S. Schweitzer
April 18, 1958 (1958-04-18)
552133"A Boy Grows Up"TBAStory by : Dorothy R. Stewart
Teleplay by : Harold Gast
April 22, 1958 (1958-04-22)
553134"The Phony Venus"TBAStory by : George Bradshaw
Teleplay by : Robert Wallsten
April 23, 1958 (1958-04-23)
554135"Some Blessed People"TBAStory by : Jean Leslie
Teleplay by : Greer Johnson
April 24, 1958 (1958-04-24)
555136"The Quiet Street"TBAStory by : Zelda Popkin
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
April 25, 1958 (1958-04-25)
556137"Great Big Guy"TBABiff McGuireApril 29, 1958 (1958-04-29)
557138"It Came From Out Of Town"TBAStory by : Robert Dozier
Teleplay by : Robert James
April 30, 1958 (1958-04-30)
558139"Prosper's Old Mother"TBAStory by : Bret Harte
Teleplay by : S.S. Schweitzer
May 1, 1958 (1958-05-01)
559140"End Of A Sentence"TBATheodore ApsteinMay 2, 1958 (1958-05-02)
560141"Top Platter"TBAWarner LawMay 6, 1958 (1958-05-06)
561142"The Guest Of Quesnay"Allan BuckhantzStory by : Booth Tarkington
Teleplay by : Robert Esson
May 7, 1958 (1958-05-07)
562143"Good Housekeeping"TBAWilliam McCleeryMay 8, 1958 (1958-05-08)
563144"Angel Street"Walter GraumanStory by : Patrick Hamilton
Teleplay by : Walter Grauman
May 9, 1958 (1958-05-09)
564145"The Cause"Albert McCleeryRod SerlingMay 12, 1958 (1958-05-12)
565146"Much Ado About Nothing: Part 1"Alan CookeStory by : William Shakespeare
Teleplay by : Alan Cooke
May 20, 1958 (1958-05-20)
566147"Much Ado About Nothing: Part 2"Alan CookeStory by : William Shakespeare
Teleplay by : Alan Cooke
May 21, 1958 (1958-05-21)
567148"Day Of Discoveries"TBASheldon StarkMay 22, 1958 (1958-05-22)
568149"The Young And The Fair"TBAN. Richard NashMay 23, 1958 (1958-05-23)
569150"The Riddle Of Mary Murray"Livia GranitoHelene HanffMay 27, 1958 (1958-05-27)
570151"The Gardenia Bush"TBABob Duncan and Wanda DuncanMay 28, 1958 (1958-05-28)
571152"Button Button"Allan BuckhantzStory by : Nelson Bond
Teleplay by : Harold Gast
May 29, 1958 (1958-05-29)
572153"Hands"TBARobert EssonMay 30, 1958 (1958-05-30)
573154"The End Of The Season"TBAStory by : Bernard Schubert
Teleplay by : S.S. Schweitzer
June 3, 1958 (1958-06-03)
574155"Look Out For John Tucker"TBAStory by : John and Ward Hawkins
Teleplay by : George Lowther
June 4, 1958 (1958-06-04)
575156"The Road To Recovery"Allan BuckhantzStory by : Budd Schulberg
Teleplay by : Nicholas E. Baehr
June 5, 1958 (1958-06-05)
576157"The Nightbird Crying"TBAJack ParitzJune 6, 1958 (1958-06-06)
577158"The Story Of Marcia Gordon"Dennis PatrickMarjorie Duhan AdlerJune 10, 1958 (1958-06-10)
578159"Town In Turmoil"Livia GranitoStory by : Burnham Carter
Teleplay by : George Lowther
June 11, 1958 (1958-06-11)
579160"Washington Square"Alan CookeStory by : Henry James
Teleplay by : Michael Dyne
June 12, 1958 (1958-06-12)
580161"Course For Collision"Walter GraumanArthur HaileyJune 13, 1958 (1958-06-13)

ReferencesEdit

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Broadcast a second time after the Hungarian revolution, because of its relevance.

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