CTVA UK Anthology - "Douglas Fairbanks Presents" (1953-57)

CTVA
UK  Filmed Drama series  -  
US Anthology
Douglas Fairbanks Presents ...
US titles " Rheingold Theatre"/ "Paragon Playhouse"
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  David Moore ,
Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
 Rina Fox, Tom Weinstein, Robin E. Cousins,  Cindy Rumbold ,  D.W. McGregor, Alan Keeling
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Website
http://members.aol.com/HarlowGold/fairbanksjr.html

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Production
Filmed at the British National Studios, Elstree, England
for the
National Broadcasting Company, Inc. [US]
NBC (Wednesdays 10:30PM ET (Jan1953-Oct1955)
NBC (Mondays 10:30PM ET (Nov1955-Feb1957)

In charge of Production Herman Blaser (first seven productions)
In charge of Production Harold Huth (successor to Herman Blaser)
Produced by
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (season 1)(episodes 1-39)(1953) (39 eps)
Lance Comfort (season 2-3)(episodes 40-117)(1954, 1955) (78 eps)
Harold Huth (season 4)(episodes 118-156) (1956) (39 eps)

UK anthology series 1953-57 156 episodes x 30 min bw

hosted by
and occasionally starring
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Video -  Douglas Fairbanks (Senior) Documentary (9pts)

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A total of 10  compilation films were made mainly for UK
theatrical release, prior to being shown on British television
6 each comprising 3 episodes from the series. plus
4 each comprising 2 episodes from the series.

THE TRIANGLE (1953 compilation film)
features
[ep 14] American Duel
[ep 20] Priceless Pocket
[ep 19] A Lodging for the Night

THREE'S COMPANY (1953 compilation film)(78 min.)
features
[ep 6] The Surgeon - d. Terence Fisher
[ep 8] Take a Number - d. Terence Fisher
[ep 2] The Scream - d. Charles Saunders

THOUGHT TO KILL (1953 compilation film)(77 min.)
(i) [ep 9] Thought to Kill - d. Leslie Arliss
(ii) [ep 16] Parlour Trick - d. Lawrence Huntington
(iii) [ep 11] The Five Pound Note - d. Bernard Knowles

THE RED DRESS (1954 complation film)(76 min.)
(i) [ep 22] The Red Dress - d. Lawrence Huntington
(ii) [ep 18] Meet Mr. Jones - d. Charles Saunders
(iii)[ep 37] Panic - d. Lawrence Huntington

DESTINATION MILAN (compilation film)(approx 77 min.)
(i) [ep 12] Destination Milan
(ii) [ep 25] Lowland Fling
(iii)[ep 21] Sylvia

THE GENIE (compilation film) (approx 77 min.)
(i) [ep 28] The Heel
(ii) [ep 26] Emerald Green
(iii)[ep 27] The Genie

THE ACCUSED (compilation film) (approx 49 min.)
(i) [ep 1] The Accused
(ii) [ep 30] The Door

THE DEATH OF MICHAEL TURBIN (compilation film) (approx 49 min.)
(i) [ep 36] The Death of Michael Turbin
(ii) [ep 35] Bitter Heart

FOREVER MY HEART (compilation film) (approx 49 min.)
(i) [ep 32] Forever my Heart
(ii) [ep 10] Happy Birthday

THE LAST MOMENT (compilation film) (approx 49 min.)
(i) [ep 15] The Last Moment
(ii) [ep 4] The Sensible Man


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39 episodes
Produced by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

 1.01 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE ACCUSED
US: 07Jan53 NBC
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Clifford Evans ........ Dan Anderson
Mary Laura Wood ....... Edna Somers
Jean Lodge ............ Sheila
Edwin Styles .......... Solicitor
Cyril Chamberlain ..... Policeman
John Welsh ............ Mr Tennant
Gwen Bacon ............ Nurse
Howard Douglas ........ Customer in bar
John Warwick .......... Sam
Joe Linnane ........... Bartender
Synopsis:
Dan, an insurance agent, is about to take his dog for its nightly walk
when his wife comments bitterly upon their monotonous life of routine.
Little do they realise that their dull lives are shortly to be involved
with murder.

1.02 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE SCREAM
(featured in the compilation film "Three's Company")
US: 14Jan53 NBC
Directed by Charles Saunders
Cast:
Constance Cummings ....... Julia
Phillip Vickers .......... Brian
MacDonald Parke .......... Evans
Elaine Dundy ............. Miss Bird
Violet Farebrother ....... Mrs. Atherton
Moses Lamar .............. Caleb
And:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. ... Anthony
Synopsis 1:
Mr. and Mrs. Selincourt have recently arrived in England from Africa. They buy
a house but then discover it to be haunted. Everynight at 11 O'Clock the peace is
disturbed by a piercing scream of a woman's voice in agony. But they decide to stay.
Synopsis 2:
A man and his faithless wife buy a haunted house that knows murder will be
commited there.

1.03 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: LITTLE BROTHER
US: 21Jan53 NBC
Script by Doreen Montgomery
Directed by Charles Saunders
Cast:
Peter Reynolds ......... Timothy Black
Leslie Linder .......... Henry Black
Genine Graham .......... Frances Atwood
Betty Warren ........... Aunt Sally
Mark Baker ............. Mr. Timmins
Synopsis:
Timothy and Henry, two brothers, live in a small American town. Timothy has two
main aims in life: one, to look after his brother as he promised his mother;
the other to become an outstanding cook. But a mix-up of recipes and romance
leads to misunderstandings galore ... but, love triumphs ...

1.04 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE CLOCK
US: 28Jan53 NBC [BFI]
Directed by Lawrence Huntingdon
Cast:
Kathleen Ryan .......... Nuala
Emrys Jones ............ Roger
Carol Woveridge ........ Nuala (as a girl)
Anthony Valentine ...... Roger (as a boy)
Liam Redmond ........... Timothy
Synopsis:
Two children, playing together in a house, discover a secret room. Inside
is a strange clock. Why does it have only one hand? What will happen
if they turn it forward or back?

1.05 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: DIALOGUE WITH TWO FACES
US: 04Feb53 NBC
Directed by Charles Saunders
Cast:
Joan Tetzel ......... She
Scott McKay ......... He
Natalie Lynn ........ Mother
Elaine Dundy ........ Girl friend
Leslie Linder ....... Freddy
Synopsis:
Two young people find themselves viewing the same house. Both are determined
to buy it - he as a home for his mother, she to live in after her marriage.
Which of them is to have it? Perhaps the house will provide the answer.

1.06 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE SURGEON
(featured in the compilation film "Three's Company")
US: 11Feb53 NBC
Directed by Terence Fisher
Cast:
Basil Sydney ............ Graham
Elizabeth Sellars ....... Diane
Andrew Osborn ........... Beldon
John Witty .............. Manning
David Powell ............ Baker
Millicent Wolfe ......... Matron
Peter Forbes-Robertson .. Anaesthetist
Leslie Godfrey .......... Interne
Sheila Sweet ............ 1st Nurse
Diana Bennett ........... 2nd Nurse
Diana Chesney ........... Maid
Synopsis 1:
A surgeon (Basil Sydney) has to operate on the lover his estranged daughter
(Elizabeth Sellars) has nearly killed.
Synopsis 2:
An eminent surgeon is faced with saving the life of a man his daughter has shot,
or saving his daughter by letting the man die.

1.07 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: LOCHINVAR
US: 18Feb53 NBC
Adapted from the story by Sir Walter Scott
Directed Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Eileen Moore ........ Lady Ellen
Leslie Perrin ....... Roderick
Charles Carson ...... Lord Netherby
... Duncan
Mary Germaine ....... Lady Jeanne
Rufus Cruickshank ... Seneschal
And:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr .. Lochinvar
A lovelorn shop assistant, dressing the window with Scotch tweed, dreams
of how he would pursue his lady love, if he were the dashing Lochinvar.

1.08 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: TAKE A NUMBER
(featured in the compilation film "Three's Company")
US: 25Feb53 NBC
Directed by Terence Fisher
Cast:
George Benson .......... George Bailey
Diane Foster ........... Elsa
Mary Merrall ........... Mrs. Bailey
Jean Cadell ............ Miss Craig
Michael Balfour ........ The Drunk
Vic Wise ............... The Gambler
Vincent Holman ......... Mr. Smythe
John Brooking .......... Police Sergeant
Sidney Benson .......... Liftman
Ian Whittaker .......... Office Boy
Synopsis 1:
A clerk (George Benson) becomes involved in a murder-by-phone after dialling
a wrong number.
Synopsis 2:
George Bailey is a man who never becomes flustered. Then one day, he accidentally
dials the wrong number in a telephone booth. For the first time in his life
George is extremely agitated.

1.09 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THOUGHT TO KILL
(featured in the compilation film "Thought to Kill")
US: 04Mar53 NBC
UK: 05Jun65 ABC Sat 11.30pm
Production Supervisor Tom D. Connochie
original Story by Selwyn Jepson
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Ernest Thesiger ....... Burdon Sr.
James Thompson ........ James Gribble
Brian Worth ........... Camden
Eileen Moore .......... Isobel
John Veer ............. Burdon Jr.
Henry Longhurst ....... Jonas
Dorothy Gordon ........ Millicent Rogers
Synopsis 1:
By threatening to leave him for a richer man, James Gribble's girl friend goads him
to the point of murder, but his plans go awry when fate takes an unexpected turn.
Synopsis 2:
James Gribble, a sdolicitor's clerk is told by his girlfriend that he will never make
progress in life and that she prefers someone who is an outstanding examle of success.
She gives James Gribble food for thought when opportunnity and tempation arise, Jim
is faced with the thought to kill.

1.10 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: HAPPY BIRTHDAY (verified on film)
(featured in the compilation film "Forever My Heart")
US: 11Mar53 NBC
Script: Larry Marcus
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Cast:
Anouk ................ Wanda
Dermot Palmer ........ Pete
Pierre Lefevre ....... Jean
Dorothy King ......... Young woman
Fletcher Lightfoot ... Old man
John Serret .......... Barman
Conrad Martinez ...... Henri
Diana Graves ......... Lodging housekeeper
Synopsis 1:
Drama set in Paris about a prostitute, Wanda, who suffers from delusions that her
dead little sister has come back to haunt her.
Synopsis 2:
Wanda, a young Frenchwoman, is haunted by a prediction that she will die before she is 30.
On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Pete, a young American student, fights to save her
from her obsession. [D.Moore]

1.11 [--] Rheingold Theatre: Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE FIVE POUND NOTE
(featured in the compilation film "Thought to Kill")
US: 18Mar53 NBC
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Cast:
Percy Marmont ....... Tramp
David Horne ......... Hawkins
James Kenny ......... Hold-up boy
Doris Hare .......... Old Agnes
Geoffrey Hibbert .... Jimmy
Melissa Stribling ... Mary
Roderick Lovell ..... Police Officer
John Mann ........... Station Booking Clerk
Peter Elliot ........ Head Booking Clerk
Synopsis:
A five-pound note changes hands nine times in London, affecting the life of
each person who touches it. [RF]

1.12 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: DESTINATION MILAN
(featured in the compilation film "Destination Milan")
US: 25Mar53 NBC
Screenplay by Lawrence Huntington & Robert Hall
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Tom Duggan ............. Leonard
Lorraine Clews ......... Arlette
Christopher Lee ........ Svenson
Paul Sheridan .......... Renoir
Yusef Crandall ......... Fields
Ann Stephens ........... Girl
Marie Burke ............ Aunt
Roger Maxwell .......... Englishman
Carl Duering ........... Conductor
Michael Nightingale .... Stranger
Jacques Cey ............ Guard
Synopsis:
It seems a routine, uneventful train journey on the Orient Express
from Paris to Milan. But some of the passengers are strange people.

1.13 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: FOOLISH NOTIONS
US: 01Apr53 NBC
Script by Gabrielle Upton
Directed by Charles Saunders
Cast:
Barbara Mullen ........ Mrs Murdock
Clifford Evans ........ lightkeeper
Avice Landone ......... Miss Ellen
Derek Rowe ............ Donald
Colin Campbell ........ youth
Synopsis:
Tale about a mysterious lightkeeper. Miss Ellen is responding to a job advertisment
for the position of a houskeeper in a lighthouse. When she gets to the lighthouse
to apply for the job, she is welcomed by the current housekeeper, Mrs. Murdock,
who tells her that the lightkeeper has some "foolish notions".

1.14 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: AMERICAN DUEL
(featured in the compilation film "The Triangle")
US: 08Apr53 NBC
UK: 05Oct59 ITV A-R London
UK: 25Nov60 ITV A-R London, Fri 6:30 pm repeat
Teleplay by Robert Westerby and Doreen Montgomery
From a Story by Nelson Gidding
Directed by Lance Comfort
Guest Cast:
Ron Randell ............ Sam
June Thorburn .......... Mitzi
Christopher Lee ........ Franz
Leslie Linder .......... Elliott
John G. Heller ......... Heinrich
Derek Prentice ......... Doctor
Gerard Heinz ........... Professor
Carl Duering ........... Willi Schloss
Synopsis:
Sam, an American student at Heidelberg University in 1912, is challenged by a
German, Franz, to a duel; Because he has been challenged Sam has the choice of
weapons, agrees to a friend's suggestion that it should be an "American Duel".
At the appointed hour, the two students meet and two tablets are produced, one
containing a deadly poison. Franz chooses first ...

1.15A [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE LAST MOMENT
(featured in the compilation film "The Last Moment")
US airdate 15Apr53
Script: Selwyn Jepson
Directed by Lance Comfort
Cast:
Greta Gynt ............ Sarah
Paul Carpenter ........ Derwent
McDonald Parke ........ Tom Canting
Mary Merrall .......... Housekeeper
Sean Barrett .......... Boy
Denis Shaw ............ Club porter
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr .. George Griffin
Synopsis:
Scientist George Griffin finds that his invention of a miracle drug brings
him not only world wide fame, but renewed attention from his sister. She
decides to re-mould his life to her own ends.

1.15B [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE SENSIBLE MAN
(featured in the compilation film "The Last Moment")
US: 1953 NBC
Script: Paul Vincent Carroll
Directed by Lance Comfort
Cast:
Cyril Cusack .......... Daniel O’ Driscoll
Barbara Mullen ........ Mrs O’ Driscoll
Fulton Mackay ......... Paddy
Valerie Carton ........ Kathleen
Glyn Dearman .......... Tim
Daniel Wherry ......... Matthew
Shaun O'Riordan ....... Jeremy
Harry Hutchinson ...... Canon Fitzfagan
Jack Stewart .......... Moral lecturer
Sheila Ward ........... Mrs Flaherty
Synopsis:
Irishman Daniel O'Driscoll has always liked his drink, but one day, moved by
the eloquence of a lecturer visiting the village, Daniel signs the pledge.
A good thing? Dan's family have other views.

1.16 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: PARLOUR TRICK (US spelling title : Parlor Trick)
(featured in the compilation film "Thought to Kill")
US: 22Apr53 NBC
Script: Roland Pertwee
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Bill Owen ........... Arthur Preece
Avice Landone ....... Maud
Lana Morris ......... Ruby
Ronald Adam ......... Gooch
John Warwick ........ Fred Lever
Wally Patch ......... Mr. Bridger
Synopsis:
It is Spring in London and Arthur Preece manages a grocer's shop for Mr. Bridger.
Arthur is full of the joys of life because he thinks Mr. Bridger is about to
promote him to the position of Branch Manager.

1.17 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: OUTPOST
US: 29Apr53 NBC
Directed by Dan Birt
Cast:
Hugh Burden
Hugh Griffith
Synopsis 1:
The Himalayas are the outposts of the world. The dwellers in them look down from
above on the valleys, live their own lives and die their own deaths. So Professor
Harrington found when he took over the research station on one of their highest peaks.
Synopsis 2:
A young scientist on his way to a remote Himalayan outpost, is accompanied by a
trigger-happy guide with suicide tendencies.

1.18 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: MY NAME IS JONES (UK title) -aka- MEET MR. JONES (US title)
(featured in the compilation film "The Red Dress")
US: 06May53 NBC
US: 17Feb55 "Paragon Playhouse"
Directed by Charles Saunders
Cast:
Joan Tetzel .......... Pandora Lexington
Paul Carpenter ....... Hannibal Jones
Deborah Turnbull ..... Dorothy
Warren Stanhope ...... Bill Jones
Macdonald Parke ...... Mr. Lexington
Joan Newell .......... Housemaid
Synopsis 1:
A young woman is determined to stop the marriage between
her younger sister and a certain "Mr. Jones"
Synopsis 2:
Shocking retribution comes to a meddlesome woman who tries to prevent
her sister's marriage to a man of whom she does not approve. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
Pandora Lexington goes to great lengths to break up her young sister's association
with an older man. But strangely he seems to enjoy Pandora's efforts to make his
life unbearable.

1.19 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: A LODGING FOR THE NIGHT
(featured in the compilation film " The Triangle")
US: 13May53 NBC
Story Supervison by Larry Marcus
adapted from the story by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Bernard Knowles
music Allan Gray
Cast:
Felix Aylmer............ Brisetout
John Witty ............. Captain of the Guard
Peter Swanwick ......... Innkeeper
Peter Bennett .......... Small man
Alistair Hunter ........ Thenin
Cherry Huggins ......... Catherine
And:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr .. Francois Villon
Synopsis:
Paris in 1453. Francois Villon, escaping from the Guards after a tavern brawl,
takes refuge in the home of Bristout, a professional soldier. Declaring himself
as a scolar, Villon discusses at length the virtues of man. He steals a valuable
goblet from Brisetout, who later prtects him from the soldiers; will he repent,
or will he take the goblet with him ...

1.20 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: PRICELESS POCKET [verified -D. Moore]
US: 20May53 NBC
(featured in the compilation film "The Triangle")
Teleplay by Guy Morgan / From a Story by Geoffrey Wallace
Directed by Leslie Arliss
music by Bretton Byrd
Cast:
James Hayter ........... Henry Popple
Muriel George .......... Martha Popple
Wilfrid Hyde-White ..... Sir Charles Harris, Government Minister
Joss Ambler............. Dt Sgt King
Alastair Hunter ........ Insp McKay
Richard Nairne ......... Minister
Robert Sanson .......... Cameron
Gordon McLeod .......... McAllister
Ronnie Corbett (uncredited- According to his entry in the British Film Yearbook 1955)
Synopsis 1:
Mr. and Mrs. Popple of Glasgow, are a poor but virtuous middle-aged couple
whose way of life changes drastically when Mr. Popple finds that everytime
he puts his hands into his trouser pocket it contains a new pound note. The
Government presents Mr. Popple with a new pair of trousersin exchange for
the old ones, but still every time he puts his hands into his pocket ...
Synopsis 2:
Henry Popple has only two shillings left to spend, but he gives it to
people worse off than himself.Then pound notes start appearing in his
pocket and soon Mr Popple’s magic trousers are the talk of the country [D.Moore]

1.21 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: SYLVIA
(featured in the compilation film "Destination Milan")
US: 27May53 NBC
Script by Doreen Montgomery
Directed by John Gilling
Cast:
Greta Gynt ............ Fields
Peter Reynolds ........ Karel
Mary Merrall .......... Frau Dahl
Sandra Dorne
(no synopsis available)

1.22 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE RED DRESS
(featured in the compilation film "The Red Dress")
US: 03Jun53 NBC
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Renée Asherson ........ Megan
Clifford Evans ........ Sam Pugh
John Warwick .......... Ted Cricks
Meredith Edwards ...... Mr. Rowlands
Edward Chapman ........ Dai Richards
Noona Davy ............ Mrs. Richards
Synopsis 1:
A miner's wife is reconciled with her unfeeling husband after she
has mistakenly believed him dead.
Synopsis 2:
Believing that her husband has been killed in a mining accident, Megan Pugh sets out
to forget her unhappy marriage. She goes on holiday in a new red dress and meets Ted.
They spend a happy carefree time together, but it is not long before Megan's unhappy
past returns to haunt her in an unexpected way.

1.23 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE RUNAWAY MARRIAGE
US: 10Jun53 NBC
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Margaretta Scott ....... Louisa
Ann Stevens ............ Celia
Denis Shaw ............. Coachman
Alec Finter ............ Innkeeper
Wensley Pithey ......... Landlord
Norah Gordon ........... Maggie
Richard Nare (Nair) .... Medico
Len Sharpe ............. Postillion
Howell Davis ........... Yokel
Ben Williams ........... Yokel
And:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr .. Lord Braxo/ John
Synopsis:
Elopement to Gretna Green in the 1880's was an adventure - much could happen to
travellers on the road.

1.24 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE JOURNEY
US: 17Jun53 NBC
Script: Albert Jarosy
Adapted and Directed by Charles Frank
Cast:
Wilfrid Hyde-White .... von Eisson
James Hayter .......... Max
Austin Trevor ......... Count Lansdorf
Roger Maxwell ......... Colonel
Muriel George ......... The maid
Synopsis:
Baron von Eisson has never left his ancient castle in Austria and does not intend ever
to do so. But the baron is hard up; the castle is falling into ruin; the wages are unpaid.
Then comes a letter. If he will go to Berlin his fortunes will be saved. The baron starts
to make fantastic preparations for his long journey to Berlin, where his black sheep
brother has disgraced the family by becoming a successful businessman.

1.25 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: LOWLAND FLING
(featured in the compilation film "Destination Milan")
US: 24Jun53 NBC
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Cyril Cusack .......... Paddy O’Clafferty
John Laurie ........... Walter McHarry
Barbara Mullen ........ Miss Busbee
Tim Turner ............ Fergus McHarry
Barbara Graley ........ Maureen
Morris Sweden ......... Income tax man
Eddie Forsyth ......... Constable McBean
Erik Chitty ........... Mr Gong
David Keir ............ Baillie McNab
Synopsis:
Walter McHarry, a miserly Scots grocer, does not approve of his son’s romance
with Maureen, daughter of the feckless Paddy O’Clafferty. But the Irishman
knows a way of making the old skinflint change his mind.

1.26 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: EMERALD GREEN
(featured in the compilation film "The Genie")
US: 01Jul53 NBC
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Tom Duggan ............ Mike Shannon
Bernadette O'Farrell .. Molly
Sam ................... Brian
Liam Redmond .......... Tim
Fred Johnson .......... Barney
Synopsis:
Mike Shannon, a widower, lives with his young son Brian in a cottage in the heart
of Ireland. When Molly arrives on the scene, the boy resents Mike's interest in her
and tries to break up his father's new romance

1.27 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE GENIE
(featured in the compilation film "The Genie")
US: 08Jul53 NBC
Script by Doreen Montgomery
Directed by Lance Comfort
Cast
Yvonne Furneaux ......... Susie Rochard
Martin Miller ........... Papa
Martin Benson ........... First Gendarme
Jacques Cey ............. Waiter
And:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr ... The Genie
Synopsis:
Suzie Rochard, a beautiful young girl who lives in Paris, lives and works in Paris,
lives with her Grandpa in his curio shop. Returning home one evening she hears him
talking to someone, but on entering the room finds him alone. Puzzled, she notices
a picture of the Mona Lisa hanging on the wall. He tells her that he has had a
lamp delivered from Tangier, and that every time he rubs it, a genie appears -
ready to carry out his every wish.

1.28 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE HEEL
(featured in the compilation film "The Genie")
US: 15Jul53 NBC
UK: 01Feb62 ITV Tyne-Tees, Thur 10:15 pm
Written by Noel Charles and Peter Graham Scott
Directed by Lance Comfort
Guest Cast:
Bill Travers ......... Major Robert Morgan
Scott McKay .......... Derek Sellars
Pat Cutts ............ Sylvia
John Colicos ......... Brown
Cherry Huggins ....... Hostess
Robert Rietti ........ French Lieutenant
Dorothy Bramhall ..... Secretary
Synopsis:
A man named Brown, from Texas, walks into the Apex shipping company's offices in London
and hands an 8-year-old letter to an executive, Major Robert Morgan. He tells Morgan the
letter is from a prisoner of war who died - his name - Derek Sellers. This releases a
flood of memories for the Major and he begins to tell the story of a "heel". They had
been rivals for the same girl, and for a single seat on an escape plane. The occupant
had to be drawn by lot. Thinking that Sellars had won, Morgan knocks him out and takes
his seat on the plane. But the post war denouement comes as a shock to everyone.

1.29 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: MY FAVORITE AUNT
US: 22Jul53 NBC
Directed by Lance Comfort
Cast:
Lou Jacobi
Marjorie Fielding
Phil Brown
Synopsis:
Two gangsters, Harry Jordan and Jimmy Fraser, are on the run from the police. They
decide to call on a wealthy aunt of Jimmy's whom they have never met. Jimmy never
manages to see his aunt, but Harry does - and a frightened Harry wishes he never had.

1.30 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE DOOR
US: 09Sep53 NBC
Directed by Charles Saunders
Cast:
Ingelborg Wells ........ Janni Winter
Peter Reynolds ......... Kurt von Hagen
Irene Handl ............ Dora
Gerard Heinz ........... Wilhelm Mueller
Synopsis:
A chance meeting in a Berlin park.... and a new life begins for a pretty German
girl orphaned by the war. But is it to be a life of happiness- or of terror?

1.31 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE GREAT WHITE BIRD [verified -D. Moore]
US: 23Sep53 NBC
UK: 20Apr60 ITV Granada
Script: Simon Harcourt-Smith /Adapted by Moie Charles and Derry Quinn
Directed by John Gilling
Cast:
Walter Rilla .......... Leonardo
Tim Turner ............ Carlo
John Witty ............ Lorenzo
Kenneth Fortescue ..... Guilio
Anne Chaplin .......... Lucrezia
Lloyd Lamble .......... Father
Nora Gordon ........... Mother
Andreas Malandrinos ... Pietro
Synopsis:
Leonardo da Vinci, the great Italian artist and inventor, dreams of
conquering space. He engages the help of a young student who, if his
experiments are a success, will be the first man on earth to fly [D.Moore]

1.32 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: FOREVER MY HEART (verified on film)
(featured in the compilation film "Forever My Heart")
US: 30Sep53 NBC
Script: Selwyn Jepson and Doreen Montgomery
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Muriel Pavlow ......... Margaret Barrington
Stuart Lindsell ....... Constable
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr .. Mark Conyers
Synopsis:
Among the visitors to the Tower of London comes Captain Mark Conyers, USAF. A crest
on one of the walls of a cell resembles the crest on a ring he wears. In his
imagination he goes back to the cell in the time when Oliver Cromwell was Lord
Protector of England.

1.33 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: MOMENT OF TRUTH
US: 07Oct53 NBC
Script by Doreen Montgomery
Directed by Lance Comfort (NOT John Gilling)
Cast:
Philip Friend ......... Manuel
Elizabeth Sellars ..... Martha
Peter Illing .......... Pedro
Chris(topher) Lee ..... Matador
MacDonald Parke ....... Dr Masters
Henry Longhurst ....... Priest
Maretin Benson ........ Reporter
Vadja Del Oro ......... Spanish dancer
Synopsis:
Famous bullfighter Manuel El Gitano suddenly loses his nerve in the bullring.
Jeered by the crowd, he faces ruin until the discovery that a wealthy American
girl is in love with him presents a possible solution to his difficulties.

1.34 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: SILENT SNOW
US: 21Oct53 NBC
Written by Derry Quinn
Directed by Charles Saunders
Cast:
Ingelborg Wells ........ Harriet
Rick Rydon ............. Jeb
Michael Alexander ...... Steve
Synopsis:
Harriet, alone in a snowbound cabin in Alaska, is waiting for the return of her
husband's partner, Steve, who is to take her to the city. Growing more distraught
as the hours pass by and a blizzard rages outside, she turns on the radio only
to have her worst fears confirmed.

1.35 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: BITTER HEART (verified on film)
US: 04Nov53 NBC
Script: Guy Morgan from an original story by Albert Jarosy
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Cast:
Tommy Duggan ......... Tom O’Farrell
June Thorburn ........ Kathleen
Barbara Mullen ....... Judy
Joseph Tomelty ....... Clancy
Liam Redmond ......... Father Gannon
Mark Daly ............ Timmins
Natalie Lynn ......... Matron
Synopsis:
Tom, a New York moneylender, wants to find Kathleen, an Irish girl, whom he has treated
badly. But the priest who knows where she is, says he will not tell Tom until he proves
he is worth helping.

1.36 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE DEATH OF MICHAEL TURBIN (verified on film)
US: 18Nov53 NBC
Script: Paul Vincent Carroll and Larry Marcus
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Cast:
Christopher Rhodes .... Michael Turbin
Elizabeth Wallace ..... Yelitsa
Christopher Lee ....... Radenko
Martin Benson ......... Lenkov
Carl Jaffe ............ Ivo Topic
John G Heller ......... Sergeant
Synopsis:
The scene is an Eastern European country in the years following the Second World War.
A firing squad is doing its duty executing enemies of the state. When the shooting
is over, one of the soldiers goes to check on the bodies of the executed men. To his
surprise he sees taht one of them, Michael Turbin, is still alive.

1.37 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: PANIC
(featured in the compilation film "The Red Dress")
US: 09Dec53 NBC
Screenplay by Larry Marcus & Peter Quinn
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
James Kenney ........ Fred
John Salew .......... Karl
Peter Jones ......... Harry
Bartlett Mullins .... Swann
Lloyd Lamble ........ Doctor
Charles Lamb ........ Manager
Frank Hawkins ....... Guard
Oscar Quitak ........ Driver
Nicholas Grimshaw ... Timekeeper
Synopsis 1:
A young saboteur is blown up by his own bomb.
Synopsis 2:
Fred Waldman agrees to sabotage the important industrial plant where he works
by taking in a time-bomb. The last seconds tick away as he is on his way home,
but Fred is in for a shock.

1.38 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE CHARM
US: 30Dec53 NBC
Directed by Leslie Arliss [DM] / Directed by Lance Comfort (other source ??)
Cast:
Kay Callard ............ Betsy
Robin Wheeler .......... Gerry
Launce Marechal ........ Sheriff
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ... Gideon
Synopsis:
Gideon, a young poacher, wants to marry Betsy, a farmer's daughter. He seems doomed
to failure until a gypsy gives him a love potion to be mixed with a hair from Betsy's head.
Betsy's young brother supplies the hair- without revealing that it came from his father's cow.

1.39 [--] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE SILENT MAN (Filmed 1952)
US: 27Jan54 NBC
Producer, Herman J. Blaser
Director, Terence Fisher
Adaptation, Gil Doud
Additional Dialogue, Robert Westerby
Author of the Original Work, Lewis Rusoff
Photography, Eric Cross
Cast:
Tilda Thamar .......... Nadia
Robert Ayres .......... Dick Bosworth
Martin Benson ......... Andrew Prevna
Warren Stanhope
Alan Gifford
Philo Hauser
Richard Molinas
Marne Maitland
Karl Duering
Synopsis:
Special agent Dick Bosworth travels to Eastern Europe in search of a missing American
journalist, Ben Cummings.
Notes:
Originally a TV Pilot but NOT sold & incorporated into the "Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Presents" series.

##### Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents ########
######## production season 2 1954 ###########
##############################################
39 episodes
Produced by Lance Comport

2.01 [040] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: KING HIGH (verified on film -D.Moore)
US: 03Feb54 NBC
UK: 08Feb56 A-R London, Wed 8:00pm
Original Screenplay by Andrew Solt and Glen Bohannax
Directed by Terry Fisher
Cast:
Patricia Medina ........ Queen Nora
Guido Lorraine ......... Valda
Peter Illing ........... Lartius
Victor Baring .......... Bruno
Lionel Moreton ......... Morgan
Paul Sheridan .......... Hotel Manager
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ... King Nicholas
Synopsis:
When forced into exile, the King and Queen of Sabinia are comforted by their love
for each other. Their adventures in exile, and the difficult decision that they
have to make is told in this tale.

2.02 [041] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: GRAMMA BRENN
US: 10Feb54 NBC
UK: 15May69 ITV Granada - rpt
Producer, Lance Comfort
Script, Mildred Cram
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Louise Hampton ....... Gramma Brenn
Lou Jacobi ........... Milton Cassal
Aletha Orr ........... Bess Schaeffer
Carole Shelley ....... Bertha Schaeffer
Lloyd Lamble ......... Norris
Robin Wheeler ........ Jet
Bill Nagy ............ Carson
Henry Worthington .... Phillips
Synopsis:
Gramma Bren is 105 years old and just wantsto live the rest of her life in peace.
But her family see her as a way ofattracting tourists- by advertising her remarkable age.

2.03 [042] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE SHIP'S DOCTOR
US: 17Feb54 NBC
Producer, Lance Comfort
Script, Val Valentine
Directed by Derek Twist
Cast:
Miles Malleson ....... Dr Mayhew
Alastair Hunter ....... Captain
Frank Hawkins ......... Anderson
Basil Appleby ......... Bower
Clive Baxter .......... Barnes
Alex McCrindle ........ Kelly
Victor Maddern ........ Hansen
George Woodbridge ..... Grundy
(synopsis not available)

2.04 [043] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE WEDDING VEIL (verified on film)
(c) 1954
US: 24Feb54 NBC
UK: 28Mar69 ITV Granada
Original Screenplay Lothian Daggett
Directed by Charles Saunders
Guest Cast:
Lana Morris ........... The Girl
Marjorie Mars ......... The Woman
Beckett Bould ......... The Man
Barbara Mullen ........ Miss Macquire
Nanette Newman ........ Mary
Vincent Ball .......... Harry
Russell Waters ........ Dr Walters
(synopsis not available)

2.05 [044] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: PARDON MY GHOST
US: 03Mar54 NBC
UK: 31Dec56 ATV Midlands
Written and Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Macdonald Park ........ Edmund P Jossup
Sandra Dorne .......... Rosemary Jessup
Tony Quinn ............ Butler
Pat Terry Thomas ...... Medium
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr .. Richard Fitzerbal/ Ghost
Synopsis 1:
An ancient Scottish castle, a handsome romantic ghost and a beautiful girl.
Mix them well- and you have the perfect comedy cocktail.
Synopsis 2:
When Edmund P Jossop, a Canadian financier, buys a castle in Scotland, there is
one feature of the place not listed in the inventory- the resident ghost.
The third Earl of Ballantyre has waited 350 years for the perfect woman,
and now that he has found her, the course of true love is not running smoothly.
No wonder his patience is exhausted!

2.06 [045] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE TRAP
US: 10Mar54 NBC
Script, Gabrielle Upton/ Story by Doris Gilbert
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Sandra Dorne ......... Edna
Phil Brown ........... George
Mary Parker .......... Peggy
Aletha Orr ........... Nurse
Spencer Teakle ....... Jimmy
Natalie Benesch ...... Plump woman customer
Brian Remus .......... Messenger boy
Synopsis:
A young married couple, a little worn from livingon a small income in a
quiet town, meet up withan old friend who changes their outlook on life.

2.07 [046] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: SECOND WIND
(c) 1954
US: 17Mar54 NBC
Screenplay by Jerome Gruskin
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Michael Shepley ....... George
Margaret Anderson ..... Janet
Tim Turner ............ Tom
Peggy Ann Clifford .... Bessie
Phillip Ray ........... Dr Hadley
Synopsis:
A happily married middle aged couple learn that their young married daughter is
about to have a baby. The prospect of becoming grandparents makes them take
stock of their lives. In the midst of making plans for retirement and travel,
the wife makes an unexpected discovery which results in a complete upheaval.

2.08 [047] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: LEAVE TO DIE
US: 24Mar54 NBC
Producer, Lance Comfort
Screenplay, A.R.Rawlinson/ Story by Mark Derby
Directed by Derek Twist
Cast:
Yvonne Mitchell ....... Martha
Ram Gopal ............. Daya Ram
Ivan Craig ........... Police Officer
Marjorie Mars ......... Jean Sanderson
Garard Green .......... Andrew
Synopsis:
Martha goes to Malaya to get married, but becomes involved in a murder. When returning from a
party with some friends, she sees the petrified face of a young Malayan girl who steps out from
the jungle. This incident begins a story of violence and horror. [D.Moore]

2.09 [048] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENT (verified on film)
(c)1954
US: 31Mar54 NBC
Screenplay by A.R. Rawlinson
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Karel Stepanek ........ Voss
Mary Parker ........... Elizabeth
Gerard Heinz .......... Father Marcel
John Rae .............. Hamish
Chris Lee ............. Antonio
Golda Casimir ......... isabella
Nakano ................ Karisaya
Andy Ho ............... Tamaya
(synopsis not available)

2.10 [049] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: DOUBLE IDENTITY
US: 14Apr54 NBC
UK: 14Jan57 ATV Midlands, Mon
Adapted by John Haggerty and Aubrey Cash from
an original story by Charles Hatton
Directed by Francis Searle
Cast:
Guy Kingsley Poynter ... Victor Sutcliffe
Lorraine Clewes ........ Leila
Elsy Albiin ............ Beryl
Lloyd Lamble ........... Paul Sutcliffe
Colin Tapley ........... Rossiter
Edwin Richfield ........ Todge Watkins
Synopsis:
Paul and Victor are Canadian cousins living in London and jointly owning a family
business which Paul, the more businesslike of the two, handles. Victor is an artist
and he suffered a head wound during the war. Suddenly curious things begin to happen
to Victor which make him wonder if his brain has been affected.

2.11 [050] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE REFUGEE
US: 21Apr54 NBC
Written & Directed by Michael McCarthy
Cast:
Denis O'Dea ........... Major Talon
Ingeborg Wells ........ Vicki
Christopher Lee ....... Carl
Carl Jaffe ............ Weiland
Carl Duering .......... Klein
George Herbert ........ Weinstein
John Drake ............ Lt. Richards
(synopsis not available)

2.12 [051] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: A LESSON IN LOVE
US: 28Apr54 NBC
Written by ?
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Robert Coote ............ John Banks
Dulcie Gray ............. Margaret Brown
Mavis Villiers .......... Desiree
Peggy Ann Clifford ...... Rose
Billie Whitelaw ......... Sheila
Mollie Hartley Milburn .. Mrs Bannock
(synopsis not available)

2.13 [052] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: MYRA AND THE MONEYMAN
US: 05May54 NBC
Written by Van Fleming and Leigh Vance
Directed by Michael McCarthy
Cast:
Margot Stevenson ........ Myra
Guy Middleton ........... Carruthers
Frances Marsden ......... Dorothy
Frank Forsythe .......... First Gendarme
Richard Molinas ......... Second Gendarme
Victor Baring ........... Waiter
And:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. .. Rene
Synopsis:
Myra, a young American scool teacher, meets a fascinating
black market moneychanger in Paris in the spring.

2.14 [053] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE HEIRLOOM
US: 12May54 NBC
Script: John Kneubuhl
Directed by John Gilling
Cast:
Sybil Thorndike ......... Miss Cicely
Judy Campbell ........... Miss Tessie
Nora Swinburne .......... Mrs Stratton
Betty Warren ............ Calra
Synopsis:
The story of an unselfish woman's efforts to protect her simple-minded sister
from reality- the reality which could end her dream-world and even her life.

2.15 [054] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE WITNESS
US: 19May54 NBC
UK: 01Feb56 A-R London, Wed 8:00pm
Produced by Lance Comfort
Written by ?
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Finlay Currie ......... Alastair
Jenny Laird ........... Lucy
Harry Locke ........... Alex
Vincent Winter ........ Willie
John Rae .............. Sergeant
George Howe ........... Jock
John Welsh ............ Inspector
Synopsis:
Grandpa Alastair Duncan imagines himself to be the star witness for the police in a hold-up.
The results are almost disastrous for himself and his loyal and adoring grandson.

2.16 [055] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: JOHNNY BLUE
US: 26May54 NBC
UK: 12Feb57 A-R London
Produced and Directed by Lance Comfort
Written by Jerome Gruskin
Cast:
Sam Levene ............. Sam
Lee Patterson .......... Johnny
Eunice Gayson .......... Milly
Robert Ayres ........... Harry
C. Denier Warren ....... Pawnbroker
Synopsis:
When "down and out" trumpeter Johnny Blue is offered a chance to play Gabriel's trumpet,
he holds the future in his hand: if he hits the high note on Gabriel's trumpet the world
will be destroyed.

2.17 [056] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: STREETS OF ANGELS
US: 02Jun54 NBC
Script by Paul Erickson & Guy Morgan/ Story by Robin Estridge
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Eileen Moore ........... Pat Duggan
Ruth Taylor ............ Mrs Duggan
Peter Illing ........... Gravat
Christopher Lee ........ Maurice
Martin Benson .......... Inspector Sabo
Conchita Macaulay ...... Selima
And:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr .. Jacques Ledoux/Jack Dunscombe
(synopsis not available)

2.18 [057] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE HAPPY McBAINS
US: 09Jun54 NBC / US: 10Feb55 [RF]
UK: 24Dec56 ATV Midlands
Script: Nathaniel Curtis
Directed by Derek Twist
Cast:
Dulcie Gray ........... Alice
Michael Denison ....... Douglas
Garard Green .......... Ed Dunlap
Dorothy Allison ....... Grace Dunlap
Marie Burke ........... Mrs Weatherly
Lillian Ellis ......... Claire Harrison
Synopsis 1:
Domestic bickering is the spice of this couple's lives until hubby decides to be more
civil. His wife is sure he's being nice to her because he has another woman. [RF]
Note: Michael Denison & Dulcie Gray were real-life husband and wife.
Synopsis 2:
Douglas and Alice are always bickering. it is the spice of their married life, but it
worries the neighbours, Grace and Ed. Perhaps Ed should give Douglas a friendly warning.

2.19 [058] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: RAIN FOREST
US: 16Jun54 NBC
Script by J.B.Williams/ Story by Dorothy Cottrell
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
James Hayter .......... `Heavy'
Clifford Evans ........ The Captain
John Warwick .......... Lt-Cdr. Davis
Clive Baxter .......... Lt. Harker
Stuart Saunders ....... Chief Petty Officer
Graham Stark .......... Seaman Phillips
(synopsis not available)

2.20 [059] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: PROVINCIAL LADY
US: 30Jun54 NBC
UK: 24Apr69 ITV Granada - rpt
Produced and Directed by Lance Comfort
Cast:
Margaretta Scott ...... Daria
Miles Malleson ........ Alexei
Ian Whittaker ......... Misha
Peggy Ann Clifford ... Vasilevna
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. .. Count Lubin
(synopsis not available)

2.21 [060] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE AWAKENING
US: 14Jul54 NBC
Screenplay by Larry Marcus
Directed by Michael McCarthy
Cast:
Buster Keaton ......... The Man
James Hayter .......... The Chief
Carl Jaffe ............ The Tailor
Lynne Cole ............ The Girl
Geoffrey Keen ......... The Supervisor
Synopsis:
The overcoat was not just a garment; it was a symbol of added social status. And changing
one's status in a police state is a dangerous matter. But it was such a wonderful coat..

2.22 [061] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE APPLES
US: 21Jul54 NBC
Produced and Directed by Lance Comfort
Script: Stanley Mann
Cast:
Ron Randell ............ Billy
Eunice Gayson .......... Mickey
Robert Ayres ........... Foreman
Eithne Dunn ............ Doll
Lee Patterson .......... Rice
Susan Shenfield ........ Jenny
Aletha Orr ............. Jenny's mother
Synopsis:
A man, hidden in an attic without food for six days, suffers hallucinations. In this
state, an apple seems more valuable and desirable than a suitcase full of money.

2.23 [062] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: PATTERN FOR GLORY (verified on film)
US: 04Aug54 NBC
UK: 10Aug56 ATV Midlands, Fri
Screenplay by Abby Mann and Bernard Drew
Directed by Derek Twist
Cast:
Anne Crawford ........ Laura Barne
Ron Randell .......... Clinton Farley
Alexander Gauge ...... Sam Kingston
Betty McDowall ....... Ann
Synopsis:
Clinton Farley was once a famous playwright,and now he's planning his comeback.
But many people are going to get hurt,because his leading lady is going to ruin
her reputation by playing the part he creates for her.

2.24 [063] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: A LINE IN THE SNOW
US: 18Aug54 NBC
UK: 26Apr56 ATV Midlands, Thur 4:00pm
script by Gabriele Upton
Directed by Michael McCarthy
Cast:
Robert Beatty .......... Warren Margates
patrick Holt ........... Frank Carnes
Barbara Couper ......... Mrs McLeod
Carol Marsh ............ Gena
Chris Lee .............. Brackett
Synopsis:
Mountie Warren wanted his man- at any price. But how could he leave an
exhausted man to die in a blizzard, even though he were guilty of murder?

2.25 [064] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: ONE-WAY TICKET
US: 25Aug54 NBC
Screenplay by Paul Bauman
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Eunice Gayson .......... Dolly
Robert Ayres ........... Gregg
Lionel Ngakane ......... Robert
Sylvia Casimir ......... Primrose
And:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr .. Ricky
Synopsis:
Why does Ricky Wagner insist on living on a tropical island? What is stopping
him from going back to live on the mainland?

2.26 [065] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: DREAM STUFF (verified on film)
US: 08Sep54 NBC
Original Screenplay by Gabrielle Upton
Directed by Charles Saunders
Guest Cast:
Betty McDowall ......... Alice
Lee Patterson ......... Duncan
Arthur Hill ............ Jim
Bill Nagy .............. Randall
Kay Callard ............ Candy
Jennifer Phipps ........ Doris
Marc Sheldon ........... Bill
Betty Warren ........... Mrs Wales
Synopsis:
Duncan is an American college student, living in a rooming house
with his rather plain country wife Alice. He does not realise how
unhappy she feels when she sees the pretty girls around her.

2.27 [066] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: FOUR FAREWELLS IN VENICE
US: 22Sep54 NBC
UK: 14Mar57 A-R London
Script by Charles Frank
Directed by Michael McCarthy
Cast:
John Stuart ............ Prince Schiavoni
Charles Perry .......... Count Capello
Peter Bennett .......... Count Bonaventura
Arthur Howard .......... Count Visdomini
Audrey White ........... Princess Oriola
Valerie Pertwee ......... Countess Malfalda
Jeanne Wilkinson (Jan Holden)... Countess Madonna
Lillian Weininger....... Countess Carola
Peter Swanwick ......... Otto
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.... Joann Francis
Synopsis:
This is the swashbuckling escapade of an archduke's romances with four lovely
Venetian ladies. The only problem is their suspecting husbands, who join forces
to trap him.

2.28 [067] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: MR SAMPSON
US: 29Sep54 NBC
UK: 24Apr56 ATV Midlands, Tue 4:00pm
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Sybil Thorndike ......... Catherine
Joyce Carey ............. Caroline
Joseph Tomelty .......... Mr Sampson
Synopsis 1:
The harmony between two spinster sisters is forever destroyed soon after
they rent the cottage next door to an elderly gentleman. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Two women, one man. And it seems he has to marry one of them. Unfortunately,
he asks them to decide who is to be the bride, and that sort of decision can
create a lot of friction between sisters!

2.29 [068] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE MAN WHO HEARD EVERYTHING
US: 13Oct54 NBC
Script by Lawrence B. Marcus
Directed by Allan Davis
Cast:
Michael Gough ......... Charlie
Brenda Bruce .......... Emily
Joan Hickson .......... Nurse Gibson
Lloyd Pearson ......... Sir Hubert Phillips
(synopsis not available)

2.30 [069] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE LAST KNIFE
US: 20Oct54 NBC
Written & Directed by Michael McCarthy
Cast:
Sheila Shand Gibbs .... Katie
Lilly Kann ............ Lilly
Christopher Lee ....... Tolsen
Carl Jaffe ............ Pepo
Bill Fraser ........... Ringmaster
Peggy Ann Clifford .... Fat Lady
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr .. Karoff
(synopsis not available)

2.31 [070] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: REHEARSAL
US: 03Nov54 NBC
Produced and Directed by Lance Comfort
Script by John Q Copeland
Cast:
Marius Goring ........ Nicol Pascal
Lucie Mannheim ....... Nanette Pascal
Maureen Swanson ...... Marguerite
Frederick Valk ....... Vanderhof
(synopsis not available)

2.32 [071] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: FACE OF THE LAW
US: 10Nov54 NBC
UK: 14Mar69 ITV Granada
Produced and Directed by Lance Comfort
Screenplay by Selwyn Jepson & Lance Sieveking
Cast:
Ron Randell ........ American Tourist
Patrick Doonan ..... PC Bill Curtis
(synopsis not available)

2.33 [072] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE RELATIVE TRUTH
US: 24Nov54 NBC
UK: 07Sep56 ATV Midlands, Fri
Script: Paul Vincent Carroll
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Patrick Holt ........... Chris O'Mara
Liam Redmond ........... Larry O'Rorke
Barbara Mullen ......... Mrs O'Rorke
Sheila Manahan ......... Sheila Brady
Anita Sharp Bolster .... Miss McCardle
Martin Miller .......... Polwatski
Nicholas Parsons ....... Steve Brown
Synopsis:
A smell of gas... a room broken into by neighbours fearing the worst. But the
couple who rent the room are not to be found. The policeman who calls to
investigate asks a lot of questions, but nobody's story fits in with anybody
else's story. What can the confused man do next?

2.34 [073] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE LOVELY PLACE (verified on film)
US: 08Dec54 NBC
Original Screenplay: Gabrielle Upton
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Diana Dors ............. Angie
Ron Randell ............ Bob
Angela O’Farrell ....... Robbie
Eric Pohlmann .......... Dan
Billy Nagy ............. Martin
Synopsis:
Angie has promised her young daughter that they will find a lovely
place where they will be together and live happily. But how can
it be a really lovely place without the man of the family?

2.35 [074] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE MIX-UP
US: 15Dec54 NBC
Written by ?
Directed by Tony Young
Cast:
Patrick Holt .......... Peter
Eunice Gayson ......... Angela
Frederick Valk ........ Donaffrio
Karel Stepanek ........ Manager
Bill Fraser ........... Mr Taggoria
Jean Anderson ......... Mrs Taggoria
Ann Stephens .......... Rosa Taggoria
Gaylord Cavallero ..... Frank
(synopsis not available)

2.36 [075] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: SILENT NIGHT: THE STORY OF THE ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
US: 22Dec54 NBC
Filmed at the actual setting.
Written by ?
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Gerard Heinz
Synopsis:
How Franz Grubor came to write the celebrated carol.

2.37 [076] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: STAND BY
US: 29Dec54 NBC
Screenplay by Doreen Montgomery
Directed by Derek Twist
Cast:
Clifford Evans ......... Cpt Terry Day
Sarah Lawson ........... Joan
Neil Hallett ........... Bill
Margot Stevenson ....... Linda Calloway
Harold Siddons ......... Calloway
Harold Kasket .......... Benno
Synopsis 1:
Bill a young naval lieutentant, loses faith with the navy when his
childhood hero, a captain, is court martialled for an unfortunate accident
that could not be prevented. Bill plans to resign but his wife intervenes.
Synopsis 2:
Navy wives often have to live a lonely, anxious life. Joan has been a sailor's
fiance for three years, and now a message has come for her to join Bill in Malta.
She flies out, happy that at last she can be married, but once again duty is
about to upset her plans.

2.38 [077] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: FOREVER IS A LONG TIME
US: 12Jan55 NBC
Screenplay by Gabrielle Upton & Tedwell Chapman
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Richard O'Sullivan ..... David Howard
Terence Alexander ...... Frank Howard

2.39 [078] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: BORDER INCIDENT (verified on film)
(c) 1955
US: 26Jan55 NBC
UK: 04Apr57 A-R London (rpt 24Feb58)
Produced by Lance Comfort
Written by George Marrow
Directed by Derek Twist
Guest Cast:
William Sylvester ....... Henry Jefferson
Balbina ................. Teresa
Paul Carpenter .......... Tommy
Richard Molinas ......... Alberti
Selma Vaz Dias .......... Madame Alberti
Christopher Lee ......... Official
Also in cast:
MacDonald Parke ......... Winters
Martin Benson ........... 1st Frenchman
Jacques Cey ............. 2nd Frenchman
Synopsis:
A thwarted attempt to steal a passport leads to the meeting of three strange
people in a French border town: Hank who lives only for himself; Tommy, a
criminal desperate to get an American passport; and a beautiful Italian girl.

##### Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents ########
######## production season 3 1955 ############
##############################################
39 episodes
Produced by Lance Comfort
(some season 3 episodes filmed in Italy)

3.01 [079] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE PATRIARCH
US: 02Feb55 NBC
Screenplay by Derry Quinn / Story by Claire Wallis & Maxwell Sellers
Directed by Michael McCarthy
Cast:
Finlay Currie ........... Jacob Van Klemens
Renée Asherson .......... Anna Van Klemens
Richard Leech ........... Johann Van Klemens
Anthony Klouda .......... Peter Van Klemens
Gabrielle Brune ......... Hilde
Jack Lambert ............ Dr Halwerd
(synopsis not available)

3.02 [080] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE HIDEAWAY
US: 09Feb55 NBC
UK: 24Oct68 ITV Granada, Mid-day
Screenplay by Stanley Mann
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Harcourt Williams ....... Mr Collins
Dorothy Alison .......... Bertha Parker
Mandy Miller ............ Anna Parker
Cyril Chamberlain ....... Ben Parker
Grace Arnold ............ Mrs Peacham
Frederick Piper ......... Station Sergeant
Jack Stewart ............ Detective
(synopsis not available)

3.03 [081] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE 90th DAY
US: 16Feb55 NBC
UK: 22Oct56 ATV Midlands, Mon
UK: 06Mar69 ITV Granada
Written by Malvin Wald and Jack Jacobs
Directed by Terence Fisher
Cast:
Peter Grant ............. Tim
Helen Horton ............ Betty
Donald Stewart .......... Vince Felton
Alan Gifford ............ Lt Joe Mannon
Michael Balfour ......... Pete
George Margo ............ Phil Shipley
Alan Tilvern ............ Moose Buchanan
Wendy Adams ............. Christy
Marvin Kane ............. Larry
Synopsis:
A young girl finds 400 dollars on a park bench and her father hands the
money to the police. But if the money is not claimed within 90 days,
it will be his.

3.04 [082] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: COUNTERFEIT
US: 23Feb55 NBC
Produced by Lance Comfort
Screenplay by Abby Mann & Howard Apter
Directed by Roy Rich
Art Director, Hans Berthel
Cast:
Robert Beatty ........... Paul Rice
Linda Caroll ............ Lili
Rolf von Nauckhoff ...... Keller
Fritz Furbringer ........ Linder
Klaus W. Krause ......... Wertzel
Hans Heinrich ........... Lemnitz
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr ... Bill Campbell
Synopsis:
US Counter Intelligence Officer Bill Campbell stumbles upon the identifty
of a gang of coutnerfeiters. But Campbell is in love with an Austrian girl
- a girl desperately in need of money.

3.05 [083] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: HONEYMOON DEFERRED
US: 02Mar55 NBC
UK: 15Oct68 ITV Granada, Mid-day
Written by ?
Directed by Dennis Vance
Cast:
Betta St. John ........ Peg Hardy
Robert Arden .......... Dick Hardy
Patrick Allen ......... Pulaski
Alan Gifford .......... Police captain
Hartley Power ......... Luden
Michael Balfour ....... Finch
Robert O'Neil ......... Police officer
Synopsis:
Murder and romance do not mix, and Peg and Dick Hardy witness a murder just
at the wrong time - on the first evening of their honeymoon.

3.06 [084] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE LONG WHITE LINE
US: 09Mar55 NBC
UK: 09Apr69 ITV Granada - rpt
Written by John Larkin
Directed by John Gilling
Cast:
Nora Swinburne ........ Grace Stevens
Joyce Heron ........... Mary Hardy
Shirley Douglas ....... Molly Gaines
Lilly Kann ............ Mrs Lorega
Anna Turner ........... Mrs Brooks
Gillian Lutyens ....... Mrs Andrews
Gene Anderson ......... Miss Randall
Paulle Clark .......... Pharmacist
Elaine Dundy .......... Young nurse
Dorin Noar............. Silent woman
Synopsis:
The Long white line ... of frustration, bitterness and despair. Grace Stevens
has devoted 25 years of her life to nursing. A doctor's report completely
shatters all her hopes-and all her dreams.

3.07 [085] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE DARK LAKE
US: 16Mar55 NBC
Written by Ashmead Scott
Directed by Roy Rich
Cast:
Googie Withers ........ Laura
August Riehl .......... Erich
Hans Morhart .......... Albert
Ursula Traun .......... Mutti
Erich Pfleger ......... Station master
Eddy London ........... Tony
Kalus W Krause ........ Doctor
Synopsis:
Alone in a strange dark room, Laura watches terrified as the door swings
slowly open - to admit death.

3.08 [086] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: PITFALL
US: 23Mar55 NBC
Written by Kent Doone
Directed by Roy Rich
Cast:
Betta St John .......... Patricia Fearing
Delphi Lawrence ........ Gabrielle
McDonald Parke ......... Arthur Holcomb
Launce Maraschel ....... Farley Carter
John Webb .............. George Greaves
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr .. Peter Prentiss
Synopsis:
A man plays knight errant- and gets caught by a very attractive dragon.
Peter Prentiss goes to Monte Carlo to rescue a young heiress from the
clutches of a scheming adventurer- but finds that
the girl is quite a clever schemer herself.

3.09 [087] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: CON CREGAN'S LEGACY
US: 06Apr55 NBC
Written by Paul Vincent Carroll from a story by Charles Lever
Directed by Harold Huth
Cast:
Patrick MacAlinney ...... Henry McCabe
Cecil Brock ............. Shamus McCabe
Liam Redmond ............ Con Cregan
Nora Gorsen ............. Rosie McGree
Mark Daly ............... Joe the Post
Harry Hutchinson ........ Master O'Mara
Synopsis:
Shamus sees his golden opportunity when crusty old farmer Henry
McCabe quarrels with his son.

3.10 [088] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: CRIME A LA CARTE
US: 13Apr55
Script by Stanley Mann
Directed by Dennis Vance
Cast:
James Hayter ........... Al Hosmer
Noel Purcell ........... Willie Hosmer
Hartley Power .......... Tatum
Walter Crisham ......... Michelson
Martin Benson .......... Howard Geiger
Maurice Kaufmann ....... Arnold
Valerie Jene ........... Cathy
Vic Wise ............... Painter
(synopsis not available)

3.11 [089] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: ROOM 506
US: 20Apr55 NBC
UK: 22Oct68 Granada Mid-day
Script by James Patrick O'Neill
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Mary Jerrold ........... Sally Arms
Eddie Byrne ............ Eddie Mulhane
Al Mulock .............. Denver Smith
Bill Nagy .............. Hearn
Jon Farrell ............ Harley
Gaylord Cavallero ...... Desk Clerk
Helen Backlin .......... Girl Guest
(synopsis not available)

3.12 [090] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE THOROUGHBRED
US: 27Apr55 NBC
Written by ?
Directed by Harold Huth
Cast:
Eunice Gayson .......... Nora Kenealy
Joseph Tomelty ......... Culhane
Cyril Cusack ........... Amos Kell
Tony Quinn ............. Kelly
Michael Ripper ......... Ryan
Percy Herbert .......... Pat Hanaghan
Desmond Jordan ......... Bell Hop
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ... The Hon. Colin Fitzhugh
(synopsis not available)

3.13 [091] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: WHILE THE CIRCUS PASSES
US: 04May55 NBC
Screenplay by John Haggarty
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Eva Maria Meinecke ..... Maria Hoffman
Oliver Hassenkamp ...... Max Hoffman
Malte Jaeger ........... Joseph
Maria Krahn ............ Frau Reich
Dieter Krause .......... Otty
(synopsis not available)

3.14 [092] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE LEPRACHAUN
US: 11May55 NBC
UK: 09Jan69 Granada
Written by ?
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Eddie Byrne
(synopsis not available)

3.15 [093] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE LITTLE BIG SHOT
US: 18May55 NBC
Produced and Directed by Lance Comfort
Written by William Wiener and Herbert Abbott Spiro
Guest Cast:
Diana Wynyard ......... Lucille
Hartley Power ......... Judge Marc Livingston
Peter Dyneley ......... Mitch
Diana Decker .......... Florida
Synopsis:
The story of gangster Candy Nolan

3.16 [094] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE AUCTION
US: 25May55 NBC
UK: 12Feb69 ITV Granada - rpt
Script by Stanley Mann
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Cast:
Adrienne Corri ......... Jessie
William Hartnell ....... Christy
Frank Pettingell ....... Auctioneer
Ewan Roberts ........... Freed
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ... Leonard Roberts/Carl Roberts (dual role)

3.17 [095] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE ONLY SON
US: 01Jun55 NBC
UK: 21Oct68 Granada Mid-day
Written by ?
Directed by Michael McCarthy
Cast:
Cyril Cusack ........... Barton Holman
Eithne Dunne ........... Freda Holman
Gordon Tanner .......... George Meeker
Barry Lowe ............. Ed Laney
Bill Nagy .............. Car Driver
Richard Lyon ........... Jimmy
(synopsis not available)

3.18 [096] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: GOODBYE TOMORROW
US: 08Jan55 NBC
UK: 15Jan57 A-R London (rpt 21Nov57)
Produced by Lance Comfort
Written by John Gilling and Leigh Vance/ from an original story by John Gilling
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Cast:
Phil Brown ............ Sam Harper
Tilda Thamar .......... Madeleine
Eileen Moore .......... Ann
C. Denier Warren ...... Mr. Pilkington
Lionel Murton ......... Mr. Ackerman
Synopsis:
Sam Harper finds the manuscript of an unpublished novel by the late Boswell Fletcher
and passes it off as his own. But it is shaky ground on which to start a reputation
as Sam's "ghost" also has a ghost - a most designing female.

3.19 [097] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: ANOTHER DAY
US: 15Jun55
Screenplay by Jerome Gruskin
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Ron Randell ........... Simone Swayne
Clifford Evans ........ George McElroy
Ursula Howells ........ Nora McElroy
Frederick Leister ..... The Governor
Alexander Gauge ....... Percival Haverstraw
John Cazabon .......... Winston
Frank Singuineau ...... Chris Link
Synopsis:
A man waiting to be hanged, desperately waits for further evidence.

3.20 [098] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: FLIGHT ONE-ZERO-ONE
US: 29Jun55 NBC
UK: 06Jun56 ATV Midlands, Wed 8.30pm
UK: 25Oct68 ITV Granada Mid-day
Script: Maurice Wiltshire and Derek Twist
Directed by Derek Twist
Cast:
Patrick Barr ........... Capt Jimmy Blair
George Coulouris ....... Sala
Jeanette Sterke ........ Anne Knowles
Lyndon Brook ........... Jerry Saunders
Marne Maitland ......... Armand Patel
John le Mesurier ....... Dr Garside
Edith Sharpe ........... Mrs Garside
Wensley Pithey ......... Airport Official
Ivan Craig ............. Martin
Synopsis:
What would you do if you found that the plane you were travelling in was flying on
the automatic pilot and all members of the crew drugged into insensibility?
This is the problem which faces a young air hostess travelling from Basra to London.
Only another pilot can cope with this, and the only man available is a badly injured,
neurotic man on his way home to face a Court of Inquiry.

3.21 [099] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE WEDDING DRESS
US: 13Jul55 NBC
Written by Gizi de Blore Zsemley
Directed by Roy Rich
Cast:
Mary Morris ........... Colonel Anna Marova
Andre Morell .......... Brigadier Gromov
Alec Mango ............ Major Sergei
Leo Richer ............ Matyas Bor
Marianna Walla ........ Mrs Bor
Jan Miller ............ Maria Bor
Lilly Kann ............ Mrs Kapus
Chris Lee ............. Lt Krainski
Synopsi:
Jealous of the bride's beauty, Colonel Anna Marova swears to smash the
marriage at all costs.

3.22 [100] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE ENCHANTED DOLL
US: 20Jul55 NBC
UK: 01Jan69 ITV Granada
Script by Derry Quinn/ Story by Paul Gallico
Directed by Harold Huth
Cast:
James Hayter .......... Dr Symonds
Fred Jackson .......... Rose Calamit
Josephine Griffin ..... Mary Nolan
Nora Gordon ........... Mrs Fairlie
Wensley Pithey ........ Jim Carter
Mark Daly ............. Workman
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr .. Dr Stephen Amony
Synopsis:
A young doctor just starting in his first practice sees in a toyshop a remarkable
doll. He buys it for his young niece, but is so struck with its beauty and
craftmanship that he cannot part with it, and becomes obsessed with curiosity to
find out who made it.

3.23 [101] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: TONY
US: 03Aug55 NBC
UK: 22Jun56 ATV Midlands, Fri
UK: 02Apr69 ITV Granada -rpt
Script: Guy Morgan from a play by John Tully
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
Fay Compton ........... Mrs Saunders
Muriel Pavlow ......... Margaret Osborne
Derek Bond ............ Michael Farron
Beatrice Varley ....... Emily
Synopsis:
Margaret believed that Tony was killed in a plane crash only a few hours after
they were married. But his mother, it seems, having dominated him all his life,
is now keeping him at ehr home, not knowing that he had been married. margaret
hears of this and goes to see Mrs Saunders, and the battle is on.

3.24 [102] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: BLUE MURDER
US: 24Aug55 NBC
UK: 14Feb69 Granada - rpt
Screenplay by Emery Bonett
Directed by Roy Rich
Cast:
Eleanor Summerfield .... Genevieve Crain
Josephine Griffin ...... Kay
Joyce Carey ............ Lady Cherwell
Vernon Greeves ......... Armitage
Diana Lambert .......... Pamela
Penny Morell ........... Phyllis
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ... Raphael
(no synopsis available)

3.25 [103] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE
US: 31Aug55 NBC
Written by ?
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Ian Hunter ............. Harold Bennet
Eleanor Summerfield .... Grace Turner
Joyce Heron ............ Judy Bennet
Peter Dyneley .......... Bill Stevens
Helen Backlin .......... Mary
(no synopsis available)

3.26 [104] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: BIG NICK
US: 07Sep55 NBC
UK: 10Dec56 ATV Midlands, Mon
UK: 17Apr69 ITVGranada -rpt
Written by ?
Directed by Lance Comfort
Cast:
Rosanno Brazzi ......... Nick Trinita
Valentina Cortese ...... Luisa Pascoli
Guido Martufi .......... Tony Carmatti
Stella Vitelleschi ..... Nick's mother
Mino Doro .............. The Priest
Synopsis:
Nick Trinita, an American gangster, has decided to retire and go home to his
native village in Italy. He has bought his mother a lovely villa, and he wants
very much to see her again. Is it too late for him to become a respectable citizen?

3.27 [105] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE MILKMAN
US: 14Sep55 NBC
UK: 31May57 ATV Midlands, Fri
UK: 16Oct68 Granada, Mid-day
Screenplay: Larry Marcus
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Leslie Dwyer .......... Will Porter
Mary Mackenzie ........ Vera
Leslie Perrins ........ J Berns
Harold Goodwin ........ Henry
Eric Pohlmann ......... Eulenspiegel
Patrick Boxill ........ Secretary
Alastair Hunter ....... Policeman
Synopsis:
Will Porter has never been a minute late on his milk round for ten years,
and now his employers have arranged a presentation for him. So has his wife.

3.28 [106] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE TREASURE OF URBANO
Possibly filmed in Italy
US: 28Sep55 NBC
UK: 16Oct58 Granada, Thur 11:30 pm / UK: 18Oct68 Granada?, Mid-day
Produced by Lance Comfort
Screenplay by Paul Tabori / Derry Quinn
Directed by Harold Huth
Cast:
Marina Berti ........... Marianna
Tullio Carminati ....... Luigi
Edward Strachen ........ Tomassini
Mini Doro .............. Deledda
Tonio Stelwart ......... Stross
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ... John Malcolm
Synopsis:
The story of John Malcolm, curator of an American museum, and his journey to
Urbano to search for part of a valuable altar screen. It is a journey which
takes him into the past - to wartime and the company of smgglers and brings
him face-to-face with murder.

3.29 [107] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: ATLANTIC NIGHT
(c) 1955
US: 05Oct55 NBC
UK: 14Oct68 ITV Granada, Midday / UK: 07May69 ITV Granada
Original Screenplay by Leslie Reade
Directed by Derek Twist
cast:
André Morell ........... Captain Arthur Welch
Michael Goodliffe ...... Chief Officer Fraser
Alan McLelland ......... 2nd Officer O’Mara
John Startton .......... 3rd Officer Watson
Harold Goodwin ......... Wireless Operator Jenkins
Kenneth Haigh .......... Wireless Officer Rennie
Ray Jackson ............ Apprentice Gray
Victor Maddern ......... Donkeyman
Synopsis:
A dramatized documentary of the 'Titanic' incident

3.30 [108] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE HERO
US: 12Oct55 NBC
UK: 07Jun57 ATV Midlands, Fri
Script: Abby Mann and Ben Arbeid
Directed by Harold Huth
Cast:
Frank Latimore ......... Joe Fellowes
Constance Smith ........ Clara
Gertrude ............... Mary
Edward Strachan ........ Stewart
Sal Scarpitta .......... Butch
Lenoir Leo ............. Priest
Synopsis:
Joe was the first man in Ohio to join the army after Pearl Harbour
and he became his town's hero. Now he is married and is about to go
to Europe- the scene of his deeds of valour.

3.31 [109] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: SUCCESS TRAIN
US: 07Nov55 NBC
UK: 03Sep56 UK A-R London (rpt 19Nov58)
Produced by Lance Comfort
Written by Abby Mann and Jack Wilson
Directed by Dennis Vance
Cast:
Colette Dereal ........ Anita
Peter Illing .......... Louis Martin
Robert Rietty ......... Jacques Bargeton
Derek Sydney .......... Alfredo
Gordon Tanner ......... Bart Gordon
Erroll John ........... Bartender
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr .. Mark Terry
Synopsis:
Mark Terry, an American talent scout in Paris, hears of an unknown singer
in a small night club. He endevours to further her career, but becomes
ensnared by his own ruthlessness.

3.32 [110] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: GUILT
US: 14Nov55 NBC
Produced and Directed by Lance Comfort
Script: James Parish
Cast:
Joan Miller ............ Myra
Avis Scott ............. Jane
Ray Jackson ............ Peter
John Stuart ............ Inspector
John Boxer ............. Policeman
Synopsis:
A middle aged woman sees murder done. She is determined to help justice and
calls the police. Then she discovers the identity of the killer and finds
she is more deeply involved than she thought.

3.33 [111] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: A BORDERLINE CASE
US: 21Nov55 NBC
UK: 19Nov56 ATV Midlands, Mon
Script: Guy Morgan
Directed by Roy Rich
Cast:
Greta Gynt ............. Carla
Bernard Lee ............ Rudi Lankert
Robin Bailey ........... Paul Olhof
Peter Bull ............. General Tuishnov
Charlotte Mitchell ..... Anna
Vernon Greeves ......... Adjutant
Brian Wilde ............ Radio Announcer
Synopsis:.
In an unspecified but occupied iron curtain capital,
not far from the border, Rudi is on the run following a
change-of-policy broadcast. But where can he run?

3.34 [112] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: HERITAGE
US: 05Dec55 NBC
Produced and Directed by Lance Comfort
Script: Joseph Schull
Cast:
Robert Beatty ......... Lt-Com James Duncan RCN
Betty McDowall ........ Phillips
Lee Patterson ......... Clegg
Robert Brown .......... Surgeon Lt Reynell RCNVR
Marvin kane ........... Mather
Synopsis:
The captain of an escort of Canadian corvettes does not return from a convoy
battle. His grief stricken wife refuses to believe that her husband is dead,
and is determined to find out what really did happen.

3.35 [113] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE IMMIGRANT
US: 12Dec55 NBC
UK: 16May56 A-R London (rpt 26Feb58)
Produced by Lance Comfort
Written and Directed by Michael McCarthy
Cast:
André Morell ......... Jan
Laurence Payne ....... Konrad
Leo Bieber ........... Captain Leskov
Gene Anderson ........ Linda Preston
Christopher Lee ...... Marenko
Ballard Berkeley ..... Edward Preston
Martin Boddey ........ Yurovitch
Nora Gorsen .......... Anna
Synopsis:
On board a Polish cargo ship, approaching the Thames Estuary, Konrad speculates
on the identity of the police spy who poses a grave threat to his plan of escape
to freedom.

3.36 [114] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: A FAST BUCK
US: 02Jan56 NBC
UK: 10Sep57 ATV Midlands, Tue
Script by Berkeley Mather
Directed by Dennis Vance
Cast:
John McCallum ......... Holman
Lois Maxwell .......... Cynthia
George Colouris ....... Grainger
Alexander Gauge ....... Slottery
Arnold Bell ........... Inspector
Ian Fleming ........... Clerk
John Miller ........... Magistrate
Neville Crabbe ........ Harry
Synopsis:
Slottery is the richest man in British North Borneo, but he is ostracised by
the other settlers. When an attractive girl asks him for an advance on a
valuable diamond watch he sees a chance to get back at them.

3.37 [115] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: DIMITRIOS
US 16Jan56 NBC
Adapted by Derry Quinn from a play by Norman Holland
Directed by Dennis Vance
Cast:
Dermot Walsh .......... Dimitrios
Karel Stepanek ........ petros
Ellen Pollock ......... Sophia
Ingeborg Wells ........ Marigo
Alan Wheatley ......... Nicolis
Josephine Griffin ..... Argyro
Robert Brown .......... Zanos
Kenneth Haigh ......... Georgios
Vi Stevens ............ Sosana
Synopsis:
A small Freek guerilla band operates in the mountains above an important road.
Dimitrios is a member of the gang, and his lone wolf tactics are not very popular.
The other members decide to do a little investigating.

3.38 [116] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: DEADLINE: VIENNA
US: 23Jan56 NBC
Script by Kent Donne
Directed by Harold Huth
Cast:
Delphi Lawrence ....... Hilde Draus
Eric Pohlmann ......... Dietrich Schmidt
Macdonald Parke ....... Chester Hill
Larry Cross ........... A.L. White
Maurice Kaufmann ...... Frank Wattriss
Gerik Schjelderup ..... Lars Ileson
John Le Mesurier ...... Geoffrey Warren
Cecil Brock ........... Agent
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ... Tony Barclay
(no synopsis not available)

3.39 [117] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: GABRIELLE
US: 30Jan56 NBC
UK: 23Oct68 Granada Mid-day
Producer, Lance Comfort
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Editor, Peter Pitt
Cast:
André Morell .......... Georges
Ingeborg Wells ....... Gabrielle
Kenneth Haigh ......... Pierre

##### Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents ########
######### production season 4 1956 ###########
############## (final season) ################
39 episodes
Produced by Harold Huth
(some season 4 episodes filmed in Germany)

4.01 [118] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: BETTER MOUSETRAPS
US: 06Feb56 NBC
UK: 09Mar58 ITV Scottish TV, Sun 2:45pm
Produced and Directed by Harold Huth
Written by Pauline Stone and Michael Cosgrove
Cast:
Ella Raines ............ Beth
Paul Carpenter ......... Jack
Macdonald Parke ........ Mackenzie
Patricia Marmont ....... Vicky
Launce Mareschal ....... Colton
Tod Hilton ............. Bart
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ... Hank Steiger
Synopsis:
Hank Steiger, a brilliant electronic engineer, is vague and impractical.
When his wife discovers that she is going to have a baby, she decides
that he must change his ways and start making money. But she doesn't
reckon on the awful change that money-making will have on him ...

4.02 [119] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE PRESENT
US: 13Feb56 NBC
UK: 25Jan60 ITV Tyne-Tees
Written by Michael Voysey
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Cast:
James Kenney ........... Ricky
Carol Marsh ............ Say
Angela Crow ............ Marie
Anne Blake ............. Miss Abott
Humphrey Morton ........ Detective
Joby Blanshard ......... Policeman
Synopsis:
An 18-year-old boy believes he has committed a murder. He panics, and as a
result there is nearly a second tragedy before this dramatic story ends.

4.03 [120] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: JASON'S HOUSE
US: 20Feb56 NBC
Screenplay by Jerry McGill
Directed by Derek Twist
Cast:
Finlay Currie
Gene Anderson
Patrick Holt
(synopsis not available)

4.04 [121] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: NO SAMPLES
US: 27Feb56 NBC
UK: 25May56 ATV Midlands, Fri
Script: Bill Barrett
Directed by Cy Roth
Cast:
Ron Randell ........... Ben
Betty McDowall ........ Vicki
Al Mulock ............. Lee
Gilbert Winfield ...... Peterson
Stuart Nichol ......... Gregory
Bill Nagy ............. Sgt Coy
Synopsis:
Ben works for a loan company whose policy it is not to provide loans to their
employees.When his wife is expecting a child, he is driven to desperate measures.

4.05 [122] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: A WALK IN THE WILDERNESS
US: 05Mar56 NBC
UK: 01Feb60 ITV Tyne-Tees
Script by Montagu Slate & Guy Morgan
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Renee Asherson ........... Chloe
Betty McDowall ........... Anne Ross
Ernest Clark ............. Dr. Simpson
Dandy Nichols ............ Mrs. Luck
Arthur Brander ........... Mr. Sloan
Anna Gerber .............. Julie
and:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ..... Hugh Ross
Synoposis:
Hugh Ross, a handsome and debonair Canadian test pilot, crashes in a new jet plane
within a few weeks of his marriage. He survives as a severe case of "airman's burn",
He will have limited use of his hands in time - but not for flying: the right side
of his face will have to be entirely rebuilt. During the long painful months in
initial plastic surgery, he is too sentivive to let his young wife Anne visit him,
and dreads the day of his return home.

4.06 [123] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: WELCOME MY WIFE
US: 12Mar56 NBC
UK: 25Feb57 ATV London (rpt 26Jul57 ATV London)
Written by E.G. Cousins / Adapted by Derry Quinn
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
James Hayter .............. Brannigan
Barry Keegan .............. Martin Figgis
Olga Dickie ............... Mrs Tooley
Tony Quinn ................ Meehal
Harry Hutchinson .......... Cromarty
Pamela Wright ............. Katie Figgis
Synopsis:
The villagers of Tickelmacloragh are staggered to find out that their most eligible
bachelor is really married, but they are willing to let the lady in question welcome.

4.07 [124] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: FIRST DAY
US: 19Mar56 NBC
UK: 18May56 ATV Midlands, Fri 9.30pm
UK: 08Feb60 ITV Tyne-Tees, Monday 10:50 pm
Produced and Directed by Harold Huth
Screenplay by Paul Dudley/ Story by Bernard Glemser
Cast:
Frank Latimore ....... Prescott
Mary Steele .......... Carol
Tom McCauley ......... Butler
John Salew ........... Gresham
Richard gray ......... Doane
Gwynne Whitby ........ Eleanor
Roma Milne ........... Miss Risley
Synopsis:
It's Carol's first day in her first job - secretary at an advertising agency.
But she didn't realise what exciting - and amusing - events it was to bring her.

4.08 [125] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: A FLIGHT OF BIRDS
US: 26Mar56 NBC
Screenplay by Guy Morgan
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Margaret McCourt ..... Tamara
Richard Palmer ....... Mark
Walter Janssen ....... The Baron
Erik Jelce ........... Anton
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel ... Marthe
Anton Reimer ......... The Priest
Rolf von Nauckhoff ... Heinrich
(synopsis not available)

4.09 [126] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: PERSONAL CALL (US TV Guide title)
US: 02Apr56 NBC
Directed by Michael McCarthy
Guest cast: [RF]
Phil Brown
Diane Hart
Synopsis:
A young American couple are in London on business. When the wife starts
getting telephone calls at all hours, their marriage seems headed for
the rocks. [RF]

4.xx [---] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE INTRUDER
UK: 18Jan57 ATV Midlands, Fri
UK: 17Sept57 Granada, Tue 11.30pm
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Cast:
Moira Lister .......... Eve
Lilly Kann ............ Sarinem
Tom Tan ............... Atmo
Boscoe Holder ......... Witch Doctor
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr... Stephen
Synopsis:
Stephen Young has lived for three years on a primitive island in the East Indies.
He is lazy and selfish, and makes his living beachcombing. But now a new interest
comes into his life. Two women are in love with him, and he makes the most of this
interesting situation- until he finds that he has released a force he cannot control.

(NOTE: "Personal Call" & "The Intruder" are totally different episodes - not aka's)

4.10 [127] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: A NEW LIFE
US: 09Apr56 NBC
Script by Dan Harris
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Ron Randell ........ Dr Lambert
Renee Asherson ..... Dr Susan Braden
Gerard Heinz ....... Dr Mory
Jean Anderson ...... Sister Charing
June Rodney ....... Hazina
Jo Enrika .......... Karam
Synopsis:
When Susan Braden, a young woman doctor, joins a medical mission in Malaya,
she is appalled by the harsh methods employed by Doctor Lambert, the old
fashioned doctor in charge of the mission. She decides to take action.

4.11 [128] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE DUNCE
US: 23Apr56 NBC
UK: 29Feb60 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 11:00pm
Script by Clock Daily
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Wolf Petersen ........... Paul Mueller
Gerhard Kittler ......... Walter Gotz
Eva Maria Meinecke ...... Karen
Heliane Bei ............. Anna Kobler
Rolf Kralowitz .......... Willi Brever
Till Kiwe ............... Hans Toller
Hans E. Pfleger ......... Frans Krebs
Synopsis:
Paul Nueller, a slow-witted merchant seaman, returns after fifteen years to
the Austrian village that knicknamed him "Dunce". He has come to avenge the
death of his sole benefactor, found dead in the street six months before.
His old persecutors and his fists soon land him in trouble.

4.12 [129] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: SHIP DAY
US: 30Apr56 NBC
UK: 21Apr56 A-R London (rpt 27Feb58)
Written by Johan Fabricius
Directed by Derek Twist
Cast:
Cyril Cusack .......... Dr. Macey
Clifford Evans ........ Capt. Dickson
John Rae .............. MacTaggert
Michael Hall .......... Ford
James Liggat .......... Blake
Alexander Gauge ....... Mr. Marks
Elspeth March ......... Mrs. Marks
Raymond Young ......... Wayne
Barry Fennel .......... Colin
Golda Casimir ......... Maire
Synopsis:
On a small island the most exciting time of the month is the day when the ship
calls, bringing supplies. But on this ship day, they need more than supplies
- they need a doctor.

4.13 [130] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE MURDERER
US: 07May56 NBC
UK: 25Jul56 ATV Midlands
Produced and Directed by Harold Huth
Script: Stanley Mann
Cast:
Howard Vernon .......... Peters
Marianne Wischmann ..... Jenny
Joe Rive ............... Old man
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ... Sullivan
Synopsis:
Sullivan is a professional blackmailer, a crook and a murderer whose domestic
affairs are not going too well. Another man hires him to kill someone else's
husband - which turns out to be himself.

4.14 [131] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: POINT OF VIEW
US: 14May56 NBC
Script by Paul David
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Bobby Howes ......... Paul Martel
Barbara Mullen ...... Marthe
Michael Ripper ...... Albert
Henry Oscar ......... Stallholder
Willoughby Goddard .. Berthold III
Bryan Coleman ....... Dupont
Anne Blake .......... Madame Lebrun
Anne Ridler ......... Receptionist
(synopsis not available)

4.15 [132] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: MUTINY
US: 28May56 NBC
Script by Patrick Whyte
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Clifford Evans ....... Lt. Latour
Laurence Payne ....... Capt. de Rochemont
Tom Bowan ............ Sgt. Villard
John Charlesworth .... Miklos
Victor Brooks ........ Lindt
William Abney ........ Schmidt
Gordon Needham ....... Roche
Synopsis:
A French Foreign Legion fort is under siege by North African tribesman in
the early twentieth century. Much of the story was filmed on location

4.16 [133] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE STORY OF PAN YUSEF
(c) 1955
US: 4Jun56 NBC
Produced and Directed by Harold Huth
Screenplay Guy Morgan / Original story by Ferdynand Goetel
Cast:
Luciana Paoluzzi ..... Maria
Richard Palmer ........ Yanek
Hilda Schreiber ....... Felka
Jasper von ............ 1st Soldier
Horst G Loska ......... 2nd Soldier
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr .. Pan Yusef
Synopsis:
The ruthless leader of a band of revolutionairies becomes incensed when
the inhabitants of a small village ignore him. [RF]

4.17 [134] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: A TRAIN TO THE SEA
US: 11Jun56 NBC
Written by ?
Directed by Derek Twist
Cast:
Nora Swinburne ........ Mary
Ian Hunter ............. Tom
Mary Steele ............ Magdalena
Robin Hunter ........... Frank
Peter Veness ........... Rex
Lynette Mills .......... Daphne
Pamela Thomas .......... Evelyn
Tom Gill ............... Derrick
Jacqueline Curtiss ..... Mavis
Peggy Ann Clifford ..... Gerta
Anthony Hayes .......... receptionist
(synopsis not available)

4.18 [135] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: A LIKELY STORY
US: 25Jun56 NBC
UK: 26Mar60 ITV Tyne-Tees
Screenplay by A.R. Rawlinson/ Story by Jean Leslie
Directed by Michael McCarthy
Cast:
Betty McDowell ........ Phyllis Butler
William Franklyn ...... David Butler
Nicola Braithwaite .... Susan Butler
Mary Jones ............ Miss Applegate
Evelyn Hall ........... Mrs Lucas
Betty Woolfe .......... housekeeper
Richard Rogers ........ Bobby
Lloyd Lamble .......... police inspector
John Cazabon .......... school cleaner
Synopsis:
David and Phyllis Butler call their eight-year old daughter "Miss Mitty"
because in the secret world of her imagination she is so many different
people, never just Susan Butler. They are worried though because she seems
incapable of distingushing between the truth and falsehood, and when she
comes home with the story of a man who jumped out of the hedge with a pair
of scissors and tried to snip off her pigtails, they don't know whether
she is telling the truth or not.

4.19 [136] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: PLAY ME A BLUE NOTE
UK: 20Jun56 (ATV Midlands, Wed)
US: 02Jul56 NBC
Produced and Directed by Harold Huth
Script: Anne Howard Bailey
Cast:
Mary Steele ............ Sue
Gene Anderson .......... Delta
Robert Ayres ........... Vito
Pat Clavin ............. Bo
Teresa Thorne .......... Marcy
Desmond Roberts ........ Mercer
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ... Rock
Synopsis:
Rock Richard, a once top-name jazz pianist, is making a comeback after a
year of not doing very well. Delta, his girl friend, has got him the chance-
but she wasn't reckoning on a teenage fan ruining her plans.

4.20 [137] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE WAY HOME
(c)1955
UK: 08Jun56 ATV Midlands, Fri 8.30pm
US: 09Jul56 NBC
Produced and Directed by Harold Huth
Original Screenplay by Anne Howard Bailey
cast:
Mary Kerridge ......... Rachel
Honor Blackman ........ Kathy
William Franklyn ...... Stanley
Rosamund Waring ....... Sue
Richard Caldicot ...... John
Lorraine Clewes ....... Mary
John le Mesurier ...... Dr Lloyd
Synopsis:
Rachel carver is 38; she has just been released after three years' imprisonment
in China. Physically she is healthy: mentally, she feels a little unbalanced
and afraid of the outside world. But there must come a day when she has to face
that world, and when it comes, she'll have to face it alone.

4.21 [138] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: MISTER PURLEY'S PROFESSION
(c) 1955
US: 23Jul56 NBC
Original Screenplay by Jack Roche
Directed by Leslie Arliss
cast:
Roland Culver ......... Fred Purley
Jane Baxter ........... Martha
Leslie Perrins ........ Andy
Moira Lynd ............ Ethel
Tom Macaulay .......... Jim
Elspeth March ......... Lucy
Jack Hobbs ............ Harry
Eric Chitty ........... George
Robert Raglan ......... Inspector Bryant
(no synopsis available)

4.22 [139] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: TREASURE IN STORE
US: 20Aug56 NBC
UK: 19Oct56 ATV Midlands, Fri
Produced and Directed by Harold Huth
Script: Derry Quinn from a story by Claude Pirkis.
Cast:
Kathleen Harrison ...... Mrs Mintern
Margot Grahame ......... Lady Markham
Frederick Piper ........ Fred Mintern
Mary Sivern ............ Rene Mintern
Olive Sloane ........... Mrs Blades
Arthur Lovegrove ....... Mr Blades
Chili Bourchier ........ Mrs Truckle
Doris Hare ............. Maisie
Richard Caldicot ....... Sir Charles
John Barrard ........... Mr Figg
Synopsis:
A pearl necklace worth nothing, a bargain sale, and pangs of conscience.
These are the things Mrs Mintern has to contend with when she finds a
necklace in the litter at the store where she works- a necklace which
proves to be very troublesome.

4.23 [140] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: BELOVED STRANGER
(c) 1955
US: 03Sep56 NBC
UK: 01Jul60 ITV Tyne-Tees
Produced and Directed by Harold Huth
Screenplay by Diana Morgan / From the Original Story "Pas de Quatre" by I.A.R. Wylie
Cast:
Ella Raines ............ Claire Calvert
Betty McDowall ......... Laura
Hugh Sinclair .......... Digby
and:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr ... Stephen
Synopsis:
Claire Calvert, a beautiful and once active woman, is told that she only has
a few weeks to live. Faced with imminent death calls her husband Digby, and
Laura, a loyal family friend, to her bedside and tells them that she hopes that
they will marry after she has gone, for they are so obviously falling in love
with each other, though they are too loyal to her to admit it. Digby and Laura
agree, but then news is received from Canada of a new untested serum that could
mean complete recovery for Claire ...

4.24 [141] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE GUY IN THE MIDDLE
US: 10Sep56 NBC
Screenplay by Marion Cooper
Directed by Derek Twist
Cast:
Robert Beatty ....... Rodney
Yolande Donlan ...... Sally
Irene Brown ......... Agnes
John Longden ........ Mr Campbell
Charles Richardson .. Mr Dunn
Synopsis:
A Canadian insurance salesman marries an American girl with trepidation. [RF]

4.25 [142] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: TIMMY THE SHANKS
US: 17Sept56 NBC
Produced and Directed by Harold Huth
Screenplay by Paul Vincent Carroll
Cast:
Richard O'Sullivan .... Tim
Eddie Byrne ........... Jeremiah Cooney
Bee Duffell ........... Mrs Gilhooly
Peggy Marshall ........ Dolly
Victor Brooks ......... Jem Grundy
Kevin Kelly ........... Budgie
Cecil Brock ........... Poacher
Concepta Fennell ...... Sister Lannigan
John Bailey ........... Specialist
Synopsis:
A young boy runs away when he learns that his father is about to
remarry. [RF]

4.26 [143] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T ESCAPE
US: 01Oct56 NBC
Screenplay by Stanley Mann & Mordecai Richler
Directed by Michael McCarthy
Cast:
Karel Stepanek ........ Julio
Christopher Lee ....... Luis
Frederick Schiller .... Tony
John Bailey ........... Carlos
Vera Fusek ............ Maria
George Pravda ......... Camp Commandant
Martin Benson ......... Party Chief
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr .. Manuel/General Juan
Synopsis:
A general in a South American revolutionary army makes his brother
head of the university. [RF]

4.27 [144] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: WINNING SEQUENCE
US: 08Oct56 NBC
Screenplay by Leslie Arliss/ Story by Margery Sharpe
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Cast:
Jean Cadell ........... Roberta
Barbara Mullen ........ Margaret
Gordon Jackson ........ Angus
Harold Lang ........... Sandy
Tom Macauley .......... 1st Racegoer
Charles Stewart ....... 2nd Racegoer
Synopsis:
Two spinsters receive a letter from their nephew asking for a loan. [RF]

4.28 [145] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE LAST TOUR
(c) 1955
US: 150ct56 NBC
UK: 20Jul57 ITV ATV London
UK: 28Feb58 ITV A-R London
Written by Ann Howard Bailey
Directed by Derek Twist
Cast:
Charlton Thiele ....... Julia
Peter Capell .......... Peter
Gaby Fehling .......... Maria
Eva Pflug ............. Sara
Eduard Linkers ........ Karl Brandt
Lisolette Berger ...... Frau Dehren
Rolf van Nauckoff ..... Journalist
Erich Ebert ........... Willi Kronen
Synopsis:
When Julia comes back to Hamburg after ten years in Hollywood she finds it
unexpectedly difficult to get a booking. Her agent offers her a part in a
second-rate play which she accepts, but for one reason - she will play for
a week in Munich and that is where her ex-husband and daughter live.

4.29 [146] Rheingold Theatre: Douglas Fairbanks Presents: SOMEONE OUTSIDE
US: 22Oct56 NBC
Screenplay by Martin Worth
Directed by Lance Comfort
Cast:
Lois Maxwell .......... Ann
Maurice Kaufmann ...... Ed Russell
Anton Diffring ........ Carlo
Cyril Shaps ........... Gaston
John Serret ........... Superintendent
Jean Driant
Synopsis 1:
A dramatic and thrilling story about a crazed French artist. A young American
doctor performs an operation on the artist's wife, but she dies. The artist
then decides to revenge himself on the doctor's girlfriend.
Synopsis 2:
His wife's death on the operating table is the cause of a young man's plot
to kill the surgeon's fiancee. [RF]

4.30 [147] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: ONE CAN'T HELP FEELING SORRY
Filmed in Germany
US: 29Oct56 NBC
Produced and Directed by Harold Huth
Screenplay by Frank D. Gilroy
Cast:
Lois Maxwell
Rolf Von Nauckhoff
Rolf Von Morhart
Inge Von Taboada
Michael Von Block Jr.
Ed Tracy
Erich Ebert
And:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Synopsis:
The small Bavarian village of Katzenhausen boasts an unusual attraction in Kurt
"Scarface" Remo, a deported American Public Enemy No. 1, now restricted to the
confines of his birth place for the remainder of his days. The quiet of the village
is shattered when an American newpaperwoman arrives there to interview the former
gangster - and uncovers the most fantastic story of her career.

4.31 [148] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: CROWN OF THE ANDES
US: 05Nov56 NBC
Screenplay by Edward Dunn
Directed by Francis Searle
Cast:
Christopher Rhodes ...... Captain Hugh Diamond
Christopher Lee ......... Felipe Nagy
Rosamund Waring ......... Evita
Nicholas Parsons ........ Ronnie
John Boxer .............. Inspector Beddoes
Pat McGrath ............. Steward
James Liggat ............ Taxi driver
Synopsis:
Captain Hugh Diamond, a Special Branch officer, tracks an agent of a South American monarchist
party on a ship from Tangiers bound for London. The agent, Felipe Nagy, and his female
accomplice plan to steal the Crown of Destiny from the Trafalgar museum, where it is on show.
They plan then to return it to a South American republic and exploit it to destabilise the country.
When Diamond is knocked unconscious by Nagy, the latter succeeds in stealing the crown. His plot
to smuggle the crown out of the country by helicopter is foiled by Diamond with the help of
Ronnie, a photographer.

4.32 [149] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: HOMECOMING
UK: 26Oct56 ATV Midlands, Fri
US: 12Nov56 NBC
Screenplay by Joseph Schull
Directed by Joseph Sterling
Cast:
Eynon Evans ............ Owen Roberts
Barbara Mullen ......... Megan Roberts
Barry Foster ........... David Roberts
Anne Paige ............. Dilys
Glyn Houston ........... Ianto
Fanny Carby ............ Mrs Evans
Angela Crow ............ Blodwen
Betty Cooper ........... Mrs Thomas
John Longden ........... Mr Williams
Synopsis:
A mother and father in a working class village in Wales await the arrival of their
son who is being released from prison after serving a two-year sentence. The man,
however, has written to his parents saying that he may go to London instead of
returning home. The couple wait anxiously at home to see what their son will do.

4.33 [150] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: RENDEZVOUS AT DAWN
US: 19Nov56 NBC
UK: 04Jan57 ATV Midlands, Fri
Script: Charles and Joseph Earlyee
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Cast:
Robert Beatty ........... Steve Haynes
Gene Anderson ........... June Riley
Hans Schumm ............. Sabolek
Heliane Bei ............. Brigita
Willy Fredrichs ......... Muller
Major Stein ............. Mr Riley
Hans Erich Pfleger ...... Hotel Clerk
Synopsis:
An American newspaper reporter in Munich, Steve, scents a good story when Riley,
an American steel magnate, flies in with his daughter to meet Dr Shaeffer. The
story is even better than he expected, but also very different!

4.34 [151] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: SCHEHEREZADE
UK: 05Sept56 ATV Midlands, Wed
US: 26Nov56 NBC
Produced and Directed by Howard Huth
Screenplay: Irving Rubine and Selwyn Jepson
Cast:
Hugh Williams ........... Shayar
Dermot Walsh ............ Dubat
Stanley van beers ....... Grand Vizier
Maya Koumani ............ Scheherazade
Elwyn Brooke-Jones ...... Yunan
Peter Allenby ........... Court Official
Lysbeth Rollins ......... Tse Lao
Harry Baird ............. Executioner
Synopsis:
The city of Baghdad in the days of the Arabian Nights endures a reign of
terror when the ruler, Shayer. discovers that his wife has been unfaithful.
Following the executions of his wife and her lover, Shayer has taken more
than 700 of Islam's most beautiful women for his brides. But because he
believes that the only chaste wife is a dead one, he has all of his wifes
beheaded the morning after the wedding. Then he meets Scheherezade ...

4.35 [152] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: TO WHAT GREAT HEIGHTS
Filmed in Germany
US: 03Dec56 NBC
UK: 11Jan57 ATV Midlands, Fri
Produced and Directed by Harold Huth
Screenplay: Paul Dudley
Cast:
Robert Beatty ........ General Belfont
Sean Barrett ......... Tony Belfont
Hanna Astmann ........ Marta Obher
Edward Strachan ...... Dr Larkin
Synopsis:
Royal Belfont, a U.S. war hero and Air Force General, whose hobby is mountaineering,
celebrates his retirement into civilian life by taking his 15 year-old son, Tony,
on a climbing holiday in the Bavarian Alps. Tony hero worships his famous father and
is desperately anxious not to disappoint him. He dare not confess that he suffers
from acrophobia - fear of heights, but determines to try and conquer his fear secretly.

4.36 [153] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE BEST MAN
UK: 28Sep56 ATV Midlands
US: 14Jan57 NBC
Script: Irene Winston
Directed by Derek Twist

Cast:
Ron Randell ........... Henry
Betta St. John ........ Joan
patrick Allen ......... Roger
Jusef Crandal ......... Justice of the Peace
Synopsis:
A famous writer is best man at his friends wedding. He is in love with the
girl himself and decides to wreck the marriage. He sets about his evil plan
- with very strange results.

4.37 [154] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE LUDLOW AFFAIR (verified on film)
 (unsold pilot for a series to be called "Bulldog Drummond") [AK]
US: 28Jan57 NBC
Screenplay by Irving Rubine
Directed by David Macdonald
Cast:
Robert Beatty ........ Bulldog Hugh Drummond
Greta Gynt ........... Mrs Ludlow
Michael Ripper ....... Kelly
William Franklyn ..... Roger Benning
Harry Lane ........... Kinsella
John le Mesurier ..... Inspector Burroughs
Michael Anthony ...... Dr Ludlow
Ian Fleming .......... Churchill
Synopsis 1:
Captain Drummond receives a phone call from the wife of a friend, who
tells him that her husband has been kidnapped. [RF]
Synpopsis 2:
Captain Hugh Drummond, better known as Bulldog Dummond, receives an urgent
phone call from the wife of an old wartime friend. While driving to keep the
appointment, the windscreen of his car is shattered by a bullet. Why does his
mysterious assailant wish to prevent him from keeping his appointment? [DM]

4.38 [155] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: THE MARK OF THE SCORPION [UK]
-aka- "The Trouble with Destiny" [US]
UK: 28Dec56 ATV Midlands
US: 04Feb57 NBC
Script: Eugene Vale
Directed by Barry Delmaine
Cast:
Ron Randell .......... Joey Anderson
Eunice Gayson ........ Louisa
George Pravda ........ Nicholas
Robert Marsden ....... Moulenin
David O'Brien ........ Vendor
Thomas Gallagher ..... Kessamer
John Bailey .......... Petros
Golda Casimir ........ Mme Blanchard
David Ritch .......... Barman
Merton Court ......... Dimitrios
Synopsis:
Joey is an American merchant seaman who has signed off his ship in Tangier.
He goes into a bar on the waterfront, but there is something wrong with his
drink, and when he recovers consciousness he finds that someone has tattooed
a scorpion on the back of his left hand. Why should anyone do this? [DM]

4.39 [156] Douglas Fairbanks Presents: TOGETHER (final episode)
US: 11Feb57 NBC
Produced & Directed by Lance Comfort
Screenplay by Paul David
Cast:
Lee Patterson ........ the boy
Luciana Paluzzi ...... the girl
Sue Helen Blake ...... the mutual friend
Silvia De Vietri ..... the waitress
Margaret Anderson .... the elderly spinster
Michael Simon ........ the clerk
Synopsis:
It is Saturday afternoon in Rome. A boy and girl pass on the Spanish Steps,
each alone in a city pairing off for the evening. Throughout the day their
paths cross and recross in the pattern of a Roman half-holiday.
 
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