CTVA Europe - "Orient Express" (1952-53)  Anthology Series Filmed in Europe for ABC

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Orient Express
Episode Guide compiled by Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
David Moore [DM] <dinodiscs@talk21.com> (Ep."The Gladiator")  Tom Alger
Paul Meienberg [PM] <cinemantrap@rcn.com> (Ep. "Red Sash")
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive
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ORIENT EXPRESS
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Pathé-Cinema-Nasht production
for the
ABC network 1953
U.S syndication 1954
Produced by John Nasht
Filmed in Europe

Dramatic Anthology Series 1952-53 ? episodes x 30 min bw film
(21 eps listed here)
In the UK episodes were shown on BBC 1954-55

Guest Cast includes:
mainly French
with occasional British or American stars:
Patricia Roc, Philip Reed, Jean Pierre Aumont, Colette Marchand
Roger Treville, Peter Walker

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Syndicated program.
Episodes Listed in Random Order
Production Sequence NOT known

 1.01 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): RED SASH
Published/distributed: 1952 Syndicated program.
19Dec53 CBS Sat - US airdate
Filmed in Munich, Germany
Directed by Steven Sekely
Guest Cast:
Paul Lukas
Tala Birell

*This episode submitted by Paul Meienberg <cinemantrap@rcn.com>

1.02 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): THE GLADIATOR a.k.a. UPPERCUT?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.
Filmed on location in Italy
Produced by John Nasht
Directed by Robert Stafford
Story and Screenplay: Emmett Murphy and Leonard Heidemann
Guest Cast:
Steve Barclay ........ Freddie Adriani
Nadia Gray ........... Anna Rosinni
Odoardo Spadaro ...... Hugo Adriani
Patrick Crean ........ Dan Herley
Mario de Persio ..... Carlo Centa
Carlo Borvelli ....... Giovanni Rosinni
*This episode submitted by David Moore <dinodiscs@talk21.com>

1.03 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): THE CURSE OF AGOSTINO (or AUGUSTINO?)
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.
Guest Cast: [PM]
David Hurst.
Synopsis:
An impoverished cattle owner finally has a chance to sell his place to an
English couple with the provision that it is haunted. [TA]
(Local 14Nov56 broadcast, WTVY-9, Dothan, Alabama, Wednesday 5:30pm)
(Video available from "Big Reel")

1.04 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): A MATTER OF CALCUALTION
(aka "Matter of Calculations")
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.
Guest Cast: [PM]
Peter Van Eyke
Geraldine Brooks.

Synopsis (Chicago Tribune ad):
Fraud - revenge - murder are carefully calculated. Do they succeed? [TA]
(US synd: 26Jul54 WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Monday 11:00pm)
(Video available from "Big Reel")

1.05 [--] Orient Express. (anthology): EUROPEAN EDITION
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.
Starring Jean Pierre Aumont
Synopsis:
A young news editor is harassed by a series of phone calls from a
mysterious woman. [TA]
(US Synd: 03Feb56 WNBQ-5, Chicago, Fri. 10:30pm)

1.06 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): HIS BOY (possibly an aka for "His Son")
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.
(US Synd: 8Jun55 on WABD-5, NYC, Wed. 10:30pm)

[--] Orient Express: (anthology): HIS SON (possibly an aka for "His Boy")
Starring Alan Furlan
Synopsis:
An American flyer returns to Italy.
(US Synd: 20Jan56 or 27Jan56 WNBQ-5, Chicago, Fri. 10:30pm)

1.07 [--] Orient Express. (anthology): HUMAN BONDAGE
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.

1.08 [--] Orient Express. (anthology): THE HUNTED
(may be same/different than "The Hunter"?)
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.
(US Synd: 11Jun54 WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Friday 11:00pm)

[--] Orient Express. (anthology): THE HUNTER
(may be same/different than "The Hunted"?)
Title: Orient Express. The hunter.
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.

1.09 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): MARKED MAN
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.
(US Synd: 01Oct54 or 8Oct54 WABD-5, NYC, Fri. 9:30pm)

1.10 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): ONE IN A MILLION
Pathé-Cinema-Nasht production
Filmed on location in Paris.
Country of production: France
Published/distributed: [1953?] Syndicated program.
Produced by John Nasht
Written by Victor Rodier
Directed by Steve Sekelly
Guest Cast::
Gertrude Flynn
Espanitta Cortez
Peter Walker
Maggie Norris
Al Bergerac.

1.11 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): RIVIERA HOLIDAY
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.

1.12 [--] Orient Express: THE RUNAWAY
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.
(US Synd: 15Oct54 on WABD-5, NYC, Fri. 9:30pm)

1.13 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): THE 13th SPY
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.

1.14 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): THE WITNESS
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.

1.15 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): THE WHITE MASK
Country of production: U.K.?
Published/distributed: 1952. Syndicated program.

1.16 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): MAN OF MANY SKINS 
Starring Erich von Stroheim
Synopsis:
A would-be amateur sleuth tries to solve an ingenious
bank swindle. [TA]
(US Synd: 21May54 WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Fri 11:00pm)
(US Synd: 10Feb56 WNBQ-5, Chicago, IL, Fri 10:30pm)

1.17 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): INTENT TO KILL
Filmed on location in Berlin
(UK: 3Apr54 BBC / 3Aug55 BBC (rpt) Wed 8:30 pm)
Film Drama set in Wartime Berlin
Note: The Chicago Trubune listed two different episodes for 28May54.
The Sunday paper listed "Intent to Kill"
The Friday paper listed "10:01"

(US Synd: 28May54 WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Friday 11:00pm)

1.18 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): "10:01"
(US Synd: 28May54 WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Friday 11:00pm)

1.19 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): MISSING MEN
(US Synd: 4Jun54 WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Friday 11:00pm)

1.20 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): UNDER THE SKIN
Starring Eric Von Stroheim
(US Synd: 19Jul54 WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Monday 11:00pm)

1.21 [--] Orient Express: (anthology): THE BARGE
(US Synd: 22Oct54 WABD-5, NYC, Fri. 9:30pm)

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NEW YORK TIMES - WABC-7
3Oct53 - no details (WABC-7, NYC, Sat. 8:00pm)
10Oct53 - no details (WABC-7, NYC, Sat. 8:00pm)
17Oct53 - no details (WABC-7, NYC, Sat. 9:30pm)
19Oct53 - no details (WABC-7, NYC, Mon. 9:30pm)
24Oct53 - no details (WABC-7, NYC, Sat. 8:00pm)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - WBBM-2
21May54 - "Man of Many Skins" (WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Fri 11:00pm)
28May54 - "Intent to Kill" (WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Friday 11:00pm)
28May54 - "10:01" (WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Friday 11:00pm)
04Jun54 - "Missing Men" ( WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Friday 11:00pm)
11Jun54 -"Hunted" ( WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Friday 11:00pm)
18Jun54 - no details (WBBM-2, Chicago)
25Jun54 - no details (WBBM-2, Chicago)
19Jul54 - "Under The Skin" (WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Monday 11:00pm)
26Jul54 - "A Matter of Calculation" (WBBM-2, Chicago, IL, Monday 11:00pm)
02Aug54 - no details (WBBM-2, Chicago)

NEW YORK TIMES - WABD-5
03Sep54 - no details (WABD-5, NYC, Fri. 9:30pm)
01Oct54 or 8Oct54 - "Marked Man" (WABD-5, NYC, Fri. 9:30pm)
22Oct54 - "The Barge" (WABD-5, NYC, Fri. 9:30pm)
29Oct54 - no details (WABD-5, NYC, Fri. 9:30pm)
02Nov54 - no details (WABD-5, NYC, Fri. 9:00pm)
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06Apr55 - no details (WABD-5, NYC, Wed. 9:00pm)
04May55 - no details (WABD-5, NYC, Wed. 10:30pm)
11May55 - no details (WABD-5, NYC, Wed. 10:30pm)
18May55 - no details (WABD-5, NYC, Wed. 10:30pm)
08Jun55 - "His Boy" (WABD-5, NYC, Wed. 10:30pm)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - WNBQ-5
15Dec55 - no details (WNBQ-5, Chicago, Thurs. 10:30pm)
21Dec55 - no details (WNBQ-5, Chicago, Wed. 10:30pm)
28Dec55 - no details (WNBQ-5, Chicago, Wed. 10:30pm)
20Jan56 - "His Son" (WNBQ-5, Chicago, Fri. 10:30pm)
03Feb56 - "European Edition" (WNBQ-5, Chicago, Fri. 10:30pm)
10Feb56 - "Man of Many Skins" (WNBQ-5, Chicago, IL, Fri 10:30pm)

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