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  The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong (1951)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)
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THE GALLERY OF MADAME LIU-TSONG
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for the
Dumont Network

US Adventure series 1951 13 episodes x 30 min (27Aug51-21Nov51)

Writer: Iris Marion
Director: William Marceau

Starring:
Anna May Wong as Madame Liu-Tsong, owner of an art gallery

with
Natalie Priest
Cliff Carpenter
Jean Pearson
John Stanley
Ralph Stantley
Winifred Cushing


Premise: Exotic art-gallery owner Mme Liu-Tsong and artifacts surrounded by intrigue and mystery.

Trivia: Anna May Wong was born Huang Liu Tsong (which means "frosted yellow willows)

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Note: Aired in Chicago on WGN at 7:30pm

[01] The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong: THE EGYPTIAN IDOLS [Premiere]
27Aug1951 DuMont Mon 8:30-9pm [Evening Sun Pa] [Danville Bee][Long Island Journal]
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)
with
Natalie Priest
and Cliff Carpenter
Synopsis:
A thriller based on the thefts of Isis and Osiris from a Parisian art gallery, with overtones of black marketeers,
maquis resistance and nazi-like tortures.

*Note: NYT article by Larry Wolters.
"The plot was a rather tangled skein and when they finally got it unravelled it looked like a lot of loose yarn.
Miss Wong turned in an uneven performance. At the outset, we were impressed by her fine voice and assurance.
That was before she came within camera range.
Once she got into its spotlight she recited her lines woodenly, muffed them and looked thoroughly ill at ease.
Once we caught a look in her eye which suggested that she was homesick for the movies, where you only have
to memorize a few words at a time.
If Miss Wong can learn to accustom herself to the TV medium and relax, this show may yet work out. With all the
other chiller-dillers in the hands of males, there should be room for one mystery show with a woman heroine."
Note: This was Anna Mae Wong's television debut. (Chicago Daily Tribune)


[02] The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong: THE GOLDEN WOMAN
03Sep1951 DuMont Mon 8:30-9pm
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

[03] The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong: THE SPREADING OAK
10Sep1951 DuMont Mon 8:30-9pm
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

[04] The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong: THE MAN WITH A THOUSAND EYES
17Sep1951 DuMont Mon 8:30-9pm
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

[05] The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong: BURNING SANDS
24Sep1951 DuMont Mon 8:30-9pm
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

[06] The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong: SHADOW OF THE SUN GOD
01Oct1951 DuMont Mon 8:30-9pm
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

*Note: John Hopkins Science Review takes over this timeslot and day on October 8, 1951.

[07] Mme Liu-Tsong: THE GOLDEN CARAVAN
10Oct1951 DuMont Wed 9pm NYT
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

[08] Mme Liu-Tsong: MESSAGE FROM BEYOND
17Oct1951 DuMont Wed 9pm NYT
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

*NOTE: News item by John Lester (Long Island Journal).
"Last night, for example, the "Message From Beyond" episode took place in Rome, where one of "Mme. Liu Tsong's" shops was
the nerve center for a patriotic underground of a neighborhood nation currently under Red control.
Always on the side of the forces of good, Madame's adventures on behalf of the underground agents took her into the catacombs,
the burial place of early martyrs and the meeting place of early Christians.
Although somewhat better than preceding episodes in this series, last night's was weak in almost every department and hardly
worthy of a personality of Miss Wong's standing. Frankly, I haven't mentioned the "Mme. Liu Tsong"
program before this precisely out of deference to the charming Chinese, who deserved time and opportunity to decide to pull out
and head for a rest in parts unknown while proper and gentlmanly-inclined critics looked the other way.
Since she has evidently determined to stay with the show, however, I must report on it now and say that it's improving but
Miss Wong, not to mention the viewing public, deserves much, much better than this."


[09] Mme Liu-Tsong: THE PRODIGAL STEPSON
24Oct1951 DuMont Wed 9pm NYT
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

[10] Mme Liu-Tsong: THE TINDER BOX
31Oct1951 DuMont Wed 9pm NYT
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

[11] Mme Liu-Tsong: THE HOUSE OF QUIET DIGNITY
07Nov1951 DuMont Wed 9pm NYT
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

[12] Mme Liu-Tsong: BOOMERANG
14Nov1951 DuMont Wed 9pm NYT
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

[13] Mme Liu-Tsong: THE FACE OF EVIL [Final episode of the series]
21Nov1951 DuMont Wed 9pm NYT
starring Anna May Wong (as Madame Lui-Tsong)

*Note: "Famous Jury Trials" premieres in this timeslot November 28, 1951.

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