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 Season 1 (CBS) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox Jim Brent, Sal Crisanti, D.W. McGregor
references:
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Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

########## 20th Century-Fox Hour #############

############## season 1 1955-56 ##############

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         CBS Wednesdays 10:00 pm Eastern  - Alternating with season 3 of  U.S. Steel Hour

18 episodes (fortnightly)

 

  (14Sep55 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. A Wind From The South)

  (28Sep55 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Ashton Buys A Horse)

1.01 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: CAVALCADE

05Oct55 CBS Wed

(Syndication title "Heart of a Woman")

   (TV Adaptation of the 1933 Fox film of Noel Coward's "Cavalcade")

      (c)1955 TCF Television Productions, Inc.

Produced by Otto Lang

Story by Noel Coward

Screenplay by Peter Packer

 Directed by Lewis Allen

Director of Photography, Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

Art Direction, Mark-Lee Kirk

Editorial Supervision, Art Seid A.C.E.

Assistant Director, Hal Herman

Sound Recording, Steve Bass

Set Decorator, Walter M. Scott & Ray Moyer

Women's Wardrobe, Adele Balkan

Men's Wardrobe, Richard James

Make-up, Mel Berns

Hair Styles, Esperanza Corona

Cast:

Michael Wilding ......... Robert Marryot

Merle Oberon ............ Jane Marrryot

Marcia Henderson ........ Edith Harris

Carolyn Jones ........... Marcia Bridges

With:

Noel Drayton ............ Bridges

Nora O'Mahony ........... Ellen

Doris Lloyd ............. Mrs. Snapper

Victoria Warde .......... Margaret Harris

Richard Lupino .......... Joe Marryot

John Irving ............. Edward Marryot  

Synopsis:

The story opens with the family patriarch marching off to the Boer war

at the turn of the century, and ends thirty years later, with the

now-aged principal characters coping with the Depression.

A British woman struggles to hold her family together during

the bleak days following Queen Victoria's death. [RF]
*Note: Actual film footage was used of Queen Victoria's funeral.

 

  (12Oct55 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Obsession)

 

1.02 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: LAURA

19Oct55 CBS (rerun 21Mar56)

(Syndication title "A Portrait of Murder")

(TV Adaptation of TCF's 1944 film 'Laura'

which starred Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Gene Tierney, Vincent Price)

           (c)1955 by TCF Television Productions, Inc.

Produced by Otto Lang

Screenplay by Mel Dinelli  

from the book by Vera Caspary

Directed by John Brahm

Host: Joseph Cotton

Cast:

George Sanders .......... Waldo Lydecker

Dana Wynter ............. Laura Howe

Robert Stack ............ Mark MacPherson

Scott Forbes ............ Shelby Carpenter

With:

Johnny Washbrook ........ Danny Morgan

Gloria Clark ............ Bessie Clary

Gordon Wynne ............ MacAvity

Robert Williams ......... Fred Callahan

Harry Carter ............ Policeman

*

Director of Photography, Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

Art Director, Lyle R. Wheeler, Herman Blumenthal

Film Editor, Robert Simpson, A.C.E.

Assistant Director, Hal Herman

Sound Recording, Steve Bass

Set Decorator, Ray Moyer

Wardrobe Direction, Charles LeMaire, Richard James, Adele Balkan

Makeup, Mel Berns

Hair Styles, Marsha Masa

*

Synopsis: 

   A detective is assigned to a case of murder of the wrong victim.

    During the investigation he finds himself taking a more than

    professional interest in the intended victim, the mysterious Laura. [RF]

      Behind the Scenes:

     Following the production, a behind-the-scenes visit to the set of

     "Hilda Crane" with Cotten and the film's star, Jean Simmons.

      This portion was produced and directed by Joe Parker.

  Contents:  Commercials: General Electric Appliances. [UCLA]

 

  (26Oct55 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Shoot It Again)

 

1.03 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: THE OX BOW INCIDENT

02Nov55 CBS

( Syndication title "The Lynch Mob")

(TV Adaptation of TCF's 1943 film "The Ox Bow Incident"

   which starred Henry Fonda and Anthony Quinn)

          (c)1955 by TCF Television Productions, Inc.

Produced by Jules Bricken

Teleplay by David Dortort

Based on the Screenplay by Lamar Trotti

From the Novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

Directed by Gerd Oswald

*

Cast:

Robert Wagner ......... Gil Carter

Cameron Mitchell ...... Donald Martin

E.G. Marshall ......... Mr. Davies

Raymond Burr .......... Major Tetley

Wallace Ford .......... Monty Smith

Hope Emerson .......... Jenny 'Ma' Greer

*

James Westerfield ..... Deputy Mapes

Walter Sande .......... Moore

Ray Teal .............. Bartlett

Tyler MacDuff ......... Gerald Tetley

Eddie Firestone ....... Art Croft

Michael Ansara ........ Jeff Farnley

Rodolfo Hoyos ......... Gonsalez

Taylor Holmes ......... Judge Tyler

Russell Simpson ....... Old Man

Robert Adler .......... Mark

Jay Brooks ............ Sparks

*

Associate Producer, Peter Packer

Director of Photography, Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

Dialogue Direction, Herman Rotsten

Art Direction, Theobold Holsopple

Supervising Editor, Art Seid, A.C.E.

Assistant Director, Dave Silver

Sound Recording, Bernard Freericks

Set Decorators, Walter M. Scott & Frank Wade

Properties, Max Goldman

Men's wardrobe, Richard James

Script Supervisor, Rose Steinberg

Synopsis:

While the sheriff is away the Major takes control over a rustling and a

murder. Forming a posse the makeshift lynch mob is out for a hanging. [RF]

 

  (09Nov55 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Outcast)

 

1.04 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: THE LATE GEORGE APLEY

16Nov55 CBS

(TV Adaptation of TCF's 1946 film "The Late George Apley" which starred Ronald Colman)

(Syndication title "Back Bay Romance")

TCF Television Productions, Inc

Produced and Directed by Jules Bricken

Teleplay by Edward Hope

Based on the Screenplay by Philip Dunne

From the Play by John P. Marquand and George S. Kaufman,

Based on the Novel by John P. Marquand

Host: Joseph Cotten

       Cast:

Raymond Massey .......... George Apley

Joanne Woodward ......... Eleanor Apley 

Ann Harding ............. Catherine Apley

Arthur Franz ............ Howard Boulder

Torin Thatcher .......... Roger Newcombe

Carl Benton Reid ........ Mr. Dole

Barry Coe ............... John Apley

       Katharine Warren ........ Amelia Newcombe

       Gerald Oliver Smith ..... Wilson

       Dee Carroll ............. Ethel

       Jimmy Hayes ............. Bradford

       Philip Tonge ............ Buzzy Loring

       Steven Hayes ............ Heywood

       Grandon Rhodes .......... Dean Ringwood

      *

       Director of Photography, Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

       Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler & Herman A. Blumenthal

       Editorial Supervision, Art Seid, A.C.E.

       Assistant Director, Hal Herman

       Sound Recording, E.C. Ward

       Set Decoration, Walter M. Scott & Fay Babcock

       Wardrobe Direction, Charles LeMaire

       Women's Wardrobe, Adele Balkan

       Men's Wardrobe, Richard James

       Makeup, Ben Nye & Stanley Orr

       Hair Styling, Marsha Masa

       Script Supervisor, Pat Lamb

 Synopsis:

     The daughter of a socially prominent family rebels against her father's

     snobbery. He opposes the marriage of his daughter to a young man from

     the wrong side of the tracks. [RF]

     Behind the Scenes:

    Following the production, a behind-the-scenes look at a screen test being

     made. The test, in which Joseph Cotten performs, is for 15-year-old

     Susan Luckey, who happily is given a contract by the studio.

     Also appearing is Fox casting director W.L. Gordon. Following that, a

     look at scenes from the forthcoming Fox feature

      "Good morning, Miss Dove" starring Jennifer Jones and Robert Stack.

      The behind-the-scenes portion of the program was written by

      Henry Taylor and directed by Joe Parker.

  Contents:  Commercials: General Electric Appliances. [UCLA]

 

   (23Nov55 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Incident In An Alley)

 

1.05 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: CHRISTOPHER BEAN

 30Nov55 CBS  

          (Syndication title "Death Paints a Legacy")

             Produced by Otto Lang

          Screenplay by Mel Dinelli

          From the play by Sidney Howard

          Based upon the Comedy by René Fauchois

          Directed by Lewis Allen

          Cast:

          Thelma Ritter ........ Abby

          Gene Lockhart ........ Dr. Milton Hagget

          Mildred Natwick ...... Mrs. Milton Hagget

          Allyn Joslyn ......... Mr. Tallant

          Les Tremayne ......... Mr. Duprez

          Philip Ober .......... Maxwell Davenport

          Kipp Hamilton ........ Susie Hagget

          Craig Hill ........... Warren Creamer

          *

          Director of Photography, Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

       Art Direction, Lyle R. Wheeler & Herman A. Blumenthal

       Editorial Supervision, Art Seid, A.C.E.

       Assistant Director, Eddie Bernoudy

       Sound Recording, E.C. Ward

       Set Decoration, Walter M. Scott & Fay Babcock

       Wardrobe Direction, Charles LeMaire

       Women's Wardrobe, Adele Balkan

       Men's Wardrobe, Richard James

       Makeup, Mel Berns

       Hair Styles, Marsha Masa

       Synopsis 1:

   Valuable paintings owned by a New England woman are discovered

   forcing her to the center of attention. [RF]

  Synopsis 2:

   A mercenary New England country doctor learns his servant woman is in

  possession of a valuable painting given to her by an artist she

  befriended. The doctor attempts to get the picture away from her. [JB]

 

   (07Dec55 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Edward My Son)

 

1.06 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: THE MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

 14Dec55 CBS

(Syndication title "Meet Mr. Kringle")

(TV Adaptation of TCF's 1947 film "Miracle on 34th Street"

which starred Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara)

(c) 1955 TCF Television Productions, Inc.

Produced by Jules Bricken

Teleplay by John Monks, Jr.

Based on the Screenplay by Geroge Seaton

From the Story by Valentine Davies

Directed by Robert Stevenson

Cast:

MacDonald Carey ..... Fred Gaily

Teresa Wright ..... Doris Walker

Thomas Mitchell ..... Kris Kringle

Sandy Descher ...... Susan Walker

Hans Conried ...... Mr. Shellhammer

Ray Collins ....... Judge Harper

Dick Foran ........ Thomas Mara

John Abbott ...... Psychiatrist

Don Beddoe ........ R.H. Macy

Whit Bissell ...... Dr. Pierce

Sara Berner ........ Woman Shopper

Herbert Vigran ....... Postal Clerk

Maudie Prickett ..... Miss Prossy

Paul Smith ........ Store Clerk

Herbert Hayes ...... Mr. Gimbal

Louis Towers .... Peter

Earl Robie ..... Tommy Mara, Jr.

         *

         Director of Photography, Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

         Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler & Herman A. Blumenthal

         Editorial Supervision, Art Seid, A.C.E.

         Assistant Director, Ed Bernoudy

         Sound Recording, E.C. Ward

         Set Decoration, Walter Scott & Ray Moyer

         Wardrobe Direction, Charles LeMaire

         Women's Wardrobe, Adele Balkan

         Men's Wardrobe, Richard James

         Makeup, Ben Nye & Stanley Orr

         Hair Styling, Marsha Masa

         Script Supervisor, Pat Lamb

Synopsis:

One Kris Kringle, a department-store Santa Claus, causes quite a

commotion by suggesting customers go to a rival store for their purchases.

But this is nothing to the stir he causes by announcing that he is not

merely a make-believe St. Nick, but the real McCoy. [RF] 

  Behind the Scenes:

 Following the production, is a preview of scenes from the Fox feature film,

  The rains of Ranchipur, starring Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray,

  and Michael Rennie. This behind-the-scenes portion was produced and directed

  by Joe Parker.

  Contents:  Commercials: General Electric Appliances. [UCLA]

 

   (21Dec55 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. White Gloves)

 

1.07 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: MAN ON THE LEDGE

28Dec55 CBS

( Syndication title "Fourteen Hours")

(TV Adaptation of TCF's 1951 film "Fourteen Hours"

which starred Richard Basehart, Paul Douglas and Barbara Bel Geddes)

Produced by Otto Lang

Written by Steve Fisher

Based Upon the Screenplay by John Paxton

From the Story by Joel Sayre

Directed by Lewis Allen

Cast:

Cameron Mitchell .... Robert Cosick

William Gargan ...... Officer Bragan

Sylvia Sidney ...... Mrs. Cosick

Vera Miles ...... Virginia

Eduard Franz ...... Dr. Benson

James Bell ........ Mr. Cosick

Willis Bouchey ....... Capt. Kane

Alan Hale (Jr.) ..... Boyle

Barbara Woodell ...... Mrs. Bragan

Paul Wexler ...... Parkinson

Howard Wendell ..... Hotel Manager

Doug Evans ...... Asst. Hotel Manager

Clark Howat ....... Farley

Than Wyenn ..... Max

Frank Sully ..... Sergeant

Richard Collier ..... Waiter

Joey Ray ...... Reporter "Tribune"

Jess Kirkpatrick .... Reporter "Mirror"

Ralph Peters ..... Cabbie

*

Director of Photography, Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

Art Direction, Lyle R. Wheeler & Herman A. Blumenthal

Editorial Supervision, Art Seid, A.C.E.

Assistant Director, Sidney Smith

Sound Recording, Eugene Grossman

Set Decoration, Walter Scott & Ray Moyer

Wardrobe Direction, Charles LeMaire

Women's Wardrobe, Adele Balkan

Men's Wardrobe, Richard James

Makeup, Ben Nye & Mel Merns (film error should be Berns)

Hair Styling, Marsha Masa

Synopsis:

Sure and it's a fine St. Paddy's dawn in New York City, and beat cop

Bragan is finishing up his all-night midtown shift and heading back to

his family. Mrs. Bragan is making waffles today, and there's no school

for young Mike, and they're all looking forward to the big parade. It's

Bragan's day. He's got his buttons already polished.
But he won't make it home after all. A scream pierces the daybreak, and

Bragan looks up and gasps: Way up high, near the top of one of the

avenue's fine hotels, there's a guy standing on a ledge, clinging to a

cornice, looking down, teetering.
Jumper. Bragan breaks into a run, straightaway gets up to the hotel's

15th floor, collides with the manager who's fretting that his suicidal

guest is going to bring unwelcome publicity. "This is the worst possible

thing that can happen to a hotel!" the manager moans. Bragan

disgustedly shoos him out, and now he's alone with the man on the ledge, the

first cop on the scene, and he leans out the window, high over the dizzying

canyons.
The jumper is a nice-looking young man, nervous, distraught, sweating.

"Hey," Bragan says easily. "That's kind of a dangerous thing you're

doing there, kid! You might fall off and hurt somebody!"
They seem to make a connection, the two of them. It's clear to Bragan

that the kid probably doesn't want to jump at all. He's just at some

breaking point, needs to talk to somebody he can trust. "I'd hate to see

you make a bad mistake," Bragan says. But now the brass hats have

arrived, and they know how to handle situations like this, they don't need

Bragan. "Back to your traffic," a captain barks at him, and Bragan

reluctantly follows orders, going downstairs to help handle the crowds of

gawkers and gogglers who are quickly filling the streets along with the

radio reporters and the newsreel crews. He's a grand public spectacle,

the man on the ledge, and suddenly half the town is here, clucking,

standing vigil, snickering, making bets, waiting for him to decide if he's

going to jump or not, whatever his problem is.
The guy's name is Robert Cosick. He's got family issues: His

overbearing mother has made it plain all his life that she never wanted him, and

his old man is a hopeless lush, and he blames himself for everything.

"I'm no good to anybody," he sobs.
But he won't talk to anybody but Bragan, who struck him as a decent

guy. Get Bragan back up here, the brass hats decide. And now it's just the

two of them again, the cop and the jumper, on the ledge, talking things

over, as all New York watches the unfolding drama on live TV.
*

 One difference between the tense 1955 CBS television production "Man

on the Ledge" and the real-life 1938 incident it was based on was that,

while live TV crews did, in fact, broadcast the riveting episode,

nobody but the engineers saw it because in 1938 nobody at home had a TV yet.

But the story of John Warde was all over the radio that July day when

Warde, a 26-year-old former mental patient who had halfheartedly tried

to kill himself twice before, climbed out a 17th-floor window of the

Hotel Gotham, on 55th St. at Fifth Ave., and perched for 10 hours and 48

minutes, chain-smoking, trying to make up his mind what he was going to do. [RF]

 

  (04Jan56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Bring Me A Dream) 

 

1.08 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: YACHT ON THE HIGH SEA

         11Jan56 CBS

         (TV adaptation of early 1940's movie - not known)

         Produced by Jules Bricken

         Teleplay by Whitfield Cook & Lenore Coffee

         Story by Eugene Vale 

         Directed by Ted Post

         Cast:

         Gary Merrill .....lan Byrnes

         Nina Foch ..... Joan Byrnes

         Torin Thatcher ..... Captain McCrea

         *

         Abraham Sofaer .... Hernandez

         Casey Adams ..... Barry

         Jerry Paris ..... Ferguson

         Noel Drayton ..... Hedges

         Myron Healey ..... Winslow

         Argentina Brunetti ..... Mrs. Hernandez

         *

         Kathleen Rooney .... Manuela

         Robert Kendall .... Juan

         Jospeh Sanchez ..... Pepito

         Dean Cromer ..... Keswick

         John Macchai ..... Pilot

         Kent Odell ...... Navigator

         Bill Monohan ..... Pilot

         Don C. Harvey ..... Bellini

         *

         Tim Sullivan ..... Weather Officer

         Herbert Anderson .... Bob Perkins

         Michael Garrett ..... Jackson (Co-Pilot)

         Robert Roark ..... Co-Pilot

         Robert Forrest ..... McKeever

         Anna Maria Fontes .... Maria  

         *

         Director of Photography ... Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

         Art Director ... Lyle Wheeler & Herman Blumenthal

         Editorial Supervision ... Art Seid, A.C.E.

         Assistant Director ... Lew Borzage

         Sound Recording ... E.C. Ward

         Set Decoration ... Walter M. Scott & Jack Stubbs

         Properties ... Max Goldman

         Sound Editor ..., Gene Editor, M.P.S.E.

         Wardrobe Direction ... Charles LeMaire

         Women's Wardrobe ... Adele Balkan

         Men's Wardrobe ... Richard James

         Makeup ... Ben Nye & Mel Berns

         Hair Styling ... Marsha Masa

         Script Supervisor ... Sam Freedle

*

Synopsis:

The wife of a selfish domineering man has just about decided to

leave her husband.  She makes up her mind when, ignoring

hurricane warnings, he sails on through a storm to keep a business

appointment in Nassau. [JB]

 

  (18Jan56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. The Great Adventure) 

 

1.09 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: ONE LIFE

          25Jan56 CBS

          Produced by Michel Kraike

          Teleplay by Frank & Doris Hursley, and Peter Packer

          Directed by Peter Godfrey

          Cast:

          Nina Foch ............. Susan Harland

          Dane Clark ............ Tom Benson

          Audrey Totter ......... Ellen Benson

          William Hopper ........ Phil Harland

          Norma Varden .......... Mrs. Sylvester

          Robert G. Anderson .... Police Officer

          Katharine Warren ...... Susan's Mother

          Eve McVeagh ........... Nurse

          Julie Gibson .......... Secretary

          [ NO SCREEN CREDIT Grandon Rhodes as Liggett ???]

          *

          Director of Photography ... Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

          Art Director ... Lyle R. Wheeler & Herman Blumenthal

          Editorial Supervision ... Art Seid, A.C.E.

          Film Editor ... Otto Meyer, A.C.E.

          Assistant Director ... George Templeton

          Sound Recording ... Stephen Bass

          Set Decoration ... Walter M. Scott & Fay Babcock

          Properties ... Max Goldman

          Sound Editor ... Gene Editor, M.P.S.E.

          Wardrobe Direction, Charles LeMaire

          Women's Wardrobe, Adele Balkan

          Men's Wardrobe ... Richard James

          Makeup ... Mel Berns

          Hair Styling ... Marsha Masa

          Script Supervisor ... Hazel W. Hall

*

Synopsis:

The wife of a college professor feels her proper and dull way of life is far

from satisfactory. She becomes involved in a romance with a married man. [JB]

 

  (01Feb56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. A Fair Shake)  

 

1.10 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: CRACK UP

08Feb56 CBS

 (TV Adaptation of TCF's 1952 film  "Phone Call from a Stranger,"

    which starred Bette Davis and Gary Merrill) 

teleplay by Peter Packer
from a Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson
based on a story by I.A.R. Wylie
directed by Ted Post
produced by Jules Bricken
starring
Bette Davis ...... Marie Hoke
Gary Merrill ...... David Trask
Virginia Grey ...... Jane Trask
Barbara Ruick ...... Julie Morrison
Jesse White ...... Eddie Hoke
Carl Benton Reid ...... Dr. Merriam
Raymond Bailey ...... John Claffey
Clark Howat ...... Herbert Shreve
Tom Powers ...... Dr. Fernwood
Lilian Bond ...... Hostess
Marilyn Saris ...... Receptionist
Kesse Kirkpatrick ...... Draftsman No. 1
John Bryant ...... Draftsman No. 2
Herbert C. Lytton ...... Ticket Agent
Leslye Banning ...... Stewardess
John Pickard ...... Pilot
William Swan ...... Co-Pilot
Harry Carter ...... 1st Guest
Rodney Bell ...... 2nd Guest
Robert Carson ...... 3rd Guest
Gail Bonney ...... Woman Guest
Steve Conte ...... Announcer
Robert Crosson ...... Bellhop
David Bair ...... Messenger
Jack Gargan ...... Agent
*
Director of Photography .... Eddie Dupar, A.S.C.
Art Direction .... Lyle Wheeler & Herman A. Blumenthal
Editorial Supervision .... Art Seid, A.C.E.
Assistant Director .... Arthur Marks
Sound Recording .... Stephen Bass
Set Decoration .... Walter M. Scott & Jack Stubbs
Properties .... Max Goldman
Sound Editor .... Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Wardrobe Direction .... Charles LeMaire
Women's Wardrobe .... Adele Balkan
Men's Wardrobe .... Richard James
Makeup .... Irving Berns
Hair Styling .... Marsha Masa
Script Supervisor .... Violet McComas

*

    Synopsis 1:

   This is the story of a brilliant industrial designer who feels his

  creative ability is being stifled by office routine. On a business trip

 to Los Angeles he buys only a one-way ticket, intending to leave home,

   wife and job.  But en route, the plane crashes and he pays an eventful

 call on the invalid widow of one of the crash victims.

 Synopsis 2:

Bed ridden invalid Marie is visited by Trask, the sole survivor of a plane

 crash that killed her husband. [RF]

 

 (15Feb56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Command) 

 

1.11 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: IN TIMES LIKE THESE

     22Feb56 CBS

teleplay by Harry Segall
from a screenplay by Kathryn Scola and Julien Josephson

 based on the book "The Happy Land" by MacKinlay Kantor.

directed by William Seiter

producer Samuel Marx

starring

Macdonald Carey .... Lew Marsh

Fay Wray .... Agnes Marsh

James Drury .... Anton Cavrek

Johnny Washbrook .... Rusty (age 12)

Mark Damon .... Rusty (age 17)

Todd Farrell .... Rusty (age 6)

Pamela Beaird .... Lenore (age 12)

Lili Gentile .... Lenore (age 17)

Susan Luckey .... Gretchen

George Eldredge .... Bill Beecher

with
Raymond Greenleaf ..... Toastmaster
Tommy Ivo ....... Everett Moore
Dan Riss ........ Mr. Watson
Harry Harvey ........ Telegraph Operator
Dan Mummert ..... Messenger Boy
Louis Towers ........ Jackie
Charles Herbert ........ Tod
Tristram Coffin ....... Scoutmaster
Patsy Weil ....... Sally
Irene Seidner ........ Mrs. Schneider
Fred Myrow and the Beverly Hills High School Choir
*
Director of photography ... Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.
Art Direction ... Lyle Wheeler & Ben Hayne
Editorial Supervision ... Art Seid, A.C.E.
Film Editor ... Otto Meyer, A.C.E.
Assistant Director ... Dink Templeton
Sound Recording ... Stephen Bass
Sound Editor ... Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Set Decoration ... Stanley Detlie
Properties ... Max Goldman
Wardrobe Direction ... Charles LeMaire
Women's Wardrobe ... Veda Carroll
Men's Wardrobe ... Richard James
Makeup ... Mel Berns
Hair Styling ... Marsha Masa
Script Supervisor ... Sam Freedle
*

Synopsis:

   A man learns of his only son's death while attending a dinner in

     his honor.  He finds it difficult to carry on. [JB]

*Note: Macdonald Carey plays the harmonica in this episode

and the song he plays is "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing".

 

 (29Feb56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Moment of Courage)  

 

1.12 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: DECEPTION

        07Mar56 CBS  

Teleplay by William Spier

From a Story by Alec Waugh

    Directed by Jules Bricken

Produced by Samuel Marx

  starring

Linda Darnell .... Lily Martyn

Trevor Howard .... Doug Elliott

John Williams .... Sir Thomas

Arthur Gould-Porter .... Hodges

Gavin Muir .... Harry

Jester Hairston .... Jacob

Alan Napier .... Governor

Noel Drayton .... Wilkins

Doris Lloyd .... Mrs. Allmost

Eleanor Audley .... Governor's Wife

Harold Dyrenforth .... German Officer

George Dee .... French Double Agent

Chester Jones .... Bellhop

*

Director of Photography ....Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

Art Direction .... Lyle Wheeler & Herman A. Blumenthal

Editorial Supervision .... Art Seid, A.S.C.

Assistant Director .... Arthur Marks

Sound Recording .... Stephen J. Bass

Set Decoration .... Jack Stubbs

Sound Editor .... Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.

Properties .... Max Goldman

Wardrobe Direction .... Charles Le Maire

Women's Wardrobe .... Adele Balkan

Men's Wardrobe .... Richard James

Makeup .... Mel Berns

Hair Styling .... Annabelle

Script Supervisor .... Violet McComas

TCF Television Productions, Inc.

Irving Asher Executive in Charge of TV Productions.

Synopsis:

   A concert pianist serving in British Intelligence during the war is

   captured and forced to divulge the information he carries.  After the

  war, he buries himself in shame in the West Indies. [JB]

 

 (14Mar56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. The Candidate) 

 

[--] 21Mar56 rerun of "Laura"   (original air date 19Oct55)

 

 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: HEROES OF THE DEEP       

          (TV Adaptation of 1943 TCF's 1943 film "Crash Dive"

        which starred Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews)

        Story by W.R. Burnett

          Directed by NOT KNOWN

          (NO DETAILS OF TV VERSION)

 

 (28Mar56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Thirty Year Man) 

 

1.13 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: GUN IN HIS HAND

      04Apr56 CBS

      (c)1956 TCF Television Productions, Inc.

      Produced by Otto Lang

      Teleplay by Steve Fisher 

      Based on Screenplay by Leo Townsend.  

      Directed by Lewis Allen 

      Cast: 

      Robert Wagner ............ Wade Connors

      Debra Paget .............. Mary

      Charles Drake ............ Macauley

      Royal Dano ............... Jed 

      Ray Collins .............. Callicott

      *

      Trevor Bardette .......... Willis 

      Stuart Randall ........... Will Connors

      Charles Meredith ......... Judge Blanton

      Mort Mills ............... Kirby

      Mark Hanna ............... Matty

      John Cliff ............... Jackson

      Richard Crane ............ Johnson

      George E. Stone .......... Postal Clerk

      Paul Stader .............. Indio 

      Paul Baxley .............. Whitey

      Charles Cane ............. Big Red

      Herbert C. Lytton ........ Court Clerk

       *

       Director of Photography: Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

       Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler & Ben Hayne

       Editorial Supervision, Art Seid, A.C.E.

       Assistant Director, Joe Rickards

       Sound Recording, Bernard Freericks

       Set Decoration, Walter M. Scott & Jack Stubbs

       Sound Editor, Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.

       Properties, Max Goldman

       Wardrobe Direction, Charles Le Maire

       Men's Wardrobe, Richard James

       Women's Wardrobe, Adele Balkan

       Makeup, Mel Berns

       Hair Styling, Alma Johnson

       Script Supervisor, Violet McComas

       Synopsis:

     An outlaw's son is torn between affection for his father and his own

     belief in law and order. While riding with the outlaw band, he is

     captured and imprisoned, and then learns the gang abandoned his wife

     to die, leaving his newborn son homeless. Furious, he turns against

     the gang and joins forces with the law. [RF]

     Behind the Scenes:

     Following the drama, scenes from the forthcoming film "The man in the

      grey flannel suit" are introduced by Fredric March, who also talks

     with Joseph Cotten. 

       Behind the scenes segment produced and directed by Joe Parker. 

  Contents:  Commercials:   General Electric Appliances--Refrigerator,

 Television, Vacuum Cleaner,  Washer-Dryer. [UCLA]

 

 (11Apr56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Funny Heart) 

 

1.14 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: MR. BELVEDERE

 18Apr56 CBS

(Syndication title "The Genius")

       (c)1955 TCF Television Productions, Inc.  

     (TV Adaptation of TCF's 1948 feature film "Sitting Pretty"

  which starred  Clifton Webb as Mr. Belvedere,

      Robert Young as Harry King, & Maureen O'Hara as Tacey King)

Produced by Samuel Marx

Teleplay by John L. Greene & Peggy Chantler

From a Screenplay by F. Hugh Herbert

Based on a novel by Gwen Davenport

Directed by James V. Kern

Cast:

Reginald Gardiner ....... Mr. Lynn Belvedere

Eddie Bracken ........... Harry King

Margaret Hayes .......... Tacey King

Zasu Pitts .............. Miss Appleton

With:

Joyce Holden ............ Edna

Howard Wendell .......... Mr. Hammond

Eleanor Audley .......... Mrs. Hammond

Todd Ferrell ............ Todd

Ray Ferrell ............. Ray

Kim Tyler ............... Kim

Robert Foulk ............ McPherson

Don Beddoe .............. Mr. Taylor

*

Director of Photography, Ed Dupar A.S.C.

Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler, Herman A. Blumenthal

Editorial Supervision, Art Seid, A.C.E.

Film Editor, Otto Meyer. A.C.E.

Assistant Director, Arthur Marks

Sound Recording, Alfred Bruzlin

Set Decorators, Walter M. Scott & Chester Bayhi

Sound Editor, Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.

Properties, Duke Abrahams

Wardrobe Direction, Charles Le Maire

Man's Wardrobe, Richard James

Women's Wardrobe, Adele Balkan

Makeup, Mel Berns

Hair Styling, Marsha Masa

Script Supervisor, Hazell Hall

Synopsis 1:

Comedy about an incorrigible sophisticate who accepts a position in a

 home to act as baby sitter to three youngsters. Mr. Belvedere's addition

  to the household at once makes the young husband suspicious, and gives

 the neighborhood gossip a chance to use her bird watching binoculars. [JB] 

Synopsis 2:

The story about self-proclaimed genius Mr. Belvedere, who takes on the task

of looking after three bratty kids. Comedy about an incorrigible sophisticate

 who accepts a position in a home to act as baby sitter to three youngsters.

 Mr. Belvedere's addition to the household at once makes the young husband

suspicious, and gives the neighborhood gossip a chance to use her bird-

watching binoculars. [RF]

 

  (25Apr56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Noon On Doomsday) 

 

1.15 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: BROKEN ARROW

(Syndication title. "Apache Uprising")

02May56 CBS

(TV Adaptation of TCF's 1950 film "Broken Arrow"

which starred James Stewart and Jeff Chandler)

(also pilot for the 1956-58 series -  Broken Arrow (TCF/ABC)(1956-58) starring John Lupton & Michael Ansara  )

Directed by Robert Stevenson

Teleplay by Clarke Reynolds

Based on the characters from "Blood Brother" by Elliott Arnold

Director of photography by Lloyd Ahern

Cast:

Ricardo Montalban .......... Cochise (pilot only)

 (Michael Ansara played Cochise in the series)

Rita Moreno ........... Sonseeahray (White Painted Lady in Apache ceremony)

John Lupton ............ Tom Jeffords (future series regular)

Robert F. Simon .......... Ben Slade

Robert Warwick .......... General Howard

Roy Roberts ........ Lowrie

Tony George ......... Nahilzay

Tommy Cook ........ Machogee

Anthony Caruso ......... Gokliya

Tom Fadden ......... Duffield (future series recurring)

Donald Randolph ......... Colonel Bernall

Ralph Moody .......... Nochalo

Ralph Reed .......... Chip Slade

Robert Griffin ......... Mule Driver

    Synopsis 1:

   TOM JEFFORDS, AN EX-MILITARY SCOUT, ACTS AS A GO-BETWEEN WITH THE

    ARMY AND THE APACHE. HE MARRIES AN APACHE MAIDEN NAMED, SONSEEAHRAY,

     WHO IS KILLED BY A WHITE MAN. JEFFORDS VOWS TO BRING PEACE, AT ANY

      COST, BETWEEN THE WHITE'S AND THE INDIANS. [SC]

Synopsis 2:

Jeffords talks to Cochise about letting the mail carriers thru the pass

without being attacked and work towards peace. After an attack both

sides are unwilling to agree until General Howard arranges for peace

talks. Jeffords falls in love with the ceremonial "White Painted Lady",

and marries her. [RF]

 

 (09May56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Honest In The Rain) 

 

1.16 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: OVERNIGHT HAUL

        16May56 CBS

        (TV adaptation of TCF's 1949 film "Thieves Highway"

          which starred Richard Conte)

 (c)1956 TCF Television Productions, Inc.  

  Produced by Peter Packer

Teleplay by Leonard Freeman 

Television Story by Peter Packer & Leonard Freeman

From a Motion Picture Story by Gabrielle Upton.

Directed by Jules Bricken

 Cast: 

 Richard Conte ......... Barney

 Lizabeth Scott ........ Frances

 Richard Eyer .......... Billy

 James Griffith ........ Sheriff

 Clarence Muse ......... Cousin Brown

 Forrest Lewis ......... Al

 Barney Phillips ....... Max

 Claire Carleton ....... May

*

Director of Photography, Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.

Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler, Herman Blumenthal

Editorial Supervision, Art Seid, A.C.E.

Film Editor, Richard W. Farrell 

Assistant Director, Art Marks

Sound Recording, E.C. Ward

Set Decoration, Walter M. Scott & Jack Stubbs

Properties, Max Goldman

Executive Wardrobe Designer, Charles LeMaire

Wardrobe, Richard James

Sound Editor, Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.

Makeup, Mel Berns

Hair Styling, Marsha Masa

Script Supervisor, Violet McComas

 Synopsis 1

       When his young stepson is accidentally pinned under a truck, the

        driver frantically tries to rouse help in a nearby town. But he is

        caught taking equipment from a closed service station and is unable

        to convince anyone the boy is in trouble. [RF]

      Synopsis 2:

      A flat tire on a lonely road at night brings a terrifying experience

      into the lives of a truck-driver Barney Fowler and his young stepson.

      (7Sep60 BBC UK Wed 8:50 pm) 

 

 (23May56 CBS - possibly  U.S. Steel Hour ep. The Old Lady Shows Her Medals) 

 

1.17 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: THE EMPTY ROOM

      30May56 CBS

Teleplay by Dale and Katherine Eunson

From the novel by Charles Morgan

Directed by Tim Whelan

Produced by Jules Bricken

Starring: 

Jeffrey Hunter ..... Dick Cannock

Audrey Dalton ..... Carey Rydal

Patric Knowles .... Henry Rydal

Virginia Field ..... Venetia

Evelyn Ankers ..... Millicent

Philip Tonge ..... Vicar

Alan Napier ..... Sir Edward

Gerald Oliver Smith ..... Bates

with

Antony Eustrel ..... Mr. Ogilvie

Wallis Clark ..... Mr. Morgan

Eleanor Audley ..... Mrs. Morgan

Lowell Gilmore ..... George

Queenie Leonard ..... Receptionist

Terence DeMarney ..... Bunny Bradshaw

G. Thomas Duggan ..... Bascomb

Victoria Ward ..... Ethel

Doris Lloyd ..... Lady Beatrice

Lily Kemble Cooper ..... Miss Privet

*

Director of Photography ..... Eddie DuPar, A.S.C.

Art Direction ..... Lyle Wheeler & Herman Blumenthal

Editorial Supervision ..... Art Seid, A.C.E.

Film Editor ..... Richard Farrell

Assistant Director ..... Arthur Marks

Sound Recording ...... E.C. Ward

Set Decoration ...... Walter M. Scott & Jack Stubbs

Sound Editor ..... Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.

Wardrobe Direction ..... Charles LeMaire

Women's Wardrobe ..... Adele Balkan

Men's Wardrobe ..... Richard James

Makeup ...... Mel Berns

Hair Styling ..... Louise Miehle

Script Supervisor ..... Sam Freedle

 Synopsis 1:

The romance of an American boy and an English lass is jeopardized by

the arrival of the girl's divorced mother.  The daughter wants to protect

 her father against himself when he decides he wants to remarry his

ex-wife. [JB]

 Synopsis 2:

A young Englishwoman and her American husband become entangled when Audrey's

divorced mother comes to visit, the girl's natural warning system begins

buzzing. Audrey endeavors to keep her scheming mother from being reunited

with her father, who has been perfectly happy since the split. [RF]

 

(06Jun56 CBS -  U.S. Steel Hour ep. The Boarding House) 

 

1.18 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: THE HEFFERAN FAMILY

  13Jun56 CBS

(TV Adaptation of TCF's 1949 film 'Chicken Every Sunday'

       which starred Dan Dailey & Celeste Holm)

Produced by Samuel Marx

Teleplay by Dorothy Cooper

Based on the Screenplay by George Seaton and Valentine Davies

From the Stage Play by Julius J. & Philip G. Epstein

And the Book by Rosemary Taylor

Directed by Jules Bricken

Cast:

Paul Douglas ........... Jim Hefferan

Alexis Smith ........... Emily Hefferan

Mark Damon ............. Harold

Jesse White ............ George Kirby

Carolyn Jones .......... Rita Kirby

Eilene Janssen ......... Rosemary

Stephen Wooton ......... Oliver

Beverly Washburn ....... Ruthie

Nancy Kulp ............. Miss Gillis

Jack Rice .............. Mr. Robinson

         *

Director of Photography, Ed Dupar A.S.C.

Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler, Herman A. Blumenthal

Editorial Supervision, Art Seid, A.C.E.

Film Editor, Otto Meyer. A.C.E.

Assistant Director, Art Marks

Sound Recording, William D. Edwards

Set Decorators, Walter M. Scott & Jack Stubbs

Properties, Max Goldman

Executive Wardrobe Designer, Charles LeMaire

Man's Wardrobe, Richard James

Makeup, Mel Berns

Sound Editor, Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.

Hair Styling, Marsha Masa

Script Supervisor, Dorothy Cummings

Synopsis:

 The long-suffering wife of a kindly but not very practical man has had

 just about enough of her husband's money-making schemes. In order to keep

  the family in food she takes in boarders. [JB]

  A well-meaning do-gooder spends so much time doing favors for others

that he falls behind in his personal obligations. [RF]

 

(20Jun56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Longboat) 

 

[--] 27Jun56 rerun of "The Ox-bow Incident" (original air date 19Oct55)

 

 (04Jul56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Operation Three R's) 

 

[-] 11Jul56 rerun of "Christopher Bean"  (original air date 30Nov55)

 

 (18Jul56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. The Partners) 

 

 [--] 25Jul56  rerun of "Deception"  (original air date 07Mar56)

 

 (01Aug56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Stopover at Sublimity) 

 

 [--] 08Aug56 rerun of "Crack-up"  (original air date 08Feb56)

 

(15Aug56 CBS -  U.S. Steel Hour ep. Sideshow) 

 

[--] 22Aug56 rerun of "Man on the Ledge"  (original air date 28Dec55)

 

 (29Aug56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. The Five Fathers of Pepi) 

 

  [--] 05Sep56 - no details

 

05Sep56 rerun of "Overnight Haul"  (original air date 16May56)

 

(12Sep56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. We Must Kill Toni) 

OR:

19Sep56 rerun of "Overnight Haul"  (original air date 16May56)

 

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