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 Season 2 (CBS) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox Jim Brent, Sal Crisanti, D.W. McGregor
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########## 20th Century-Fox Hour #############

############## season 2 1956-57 ##############

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        CBS Wednesdays 10:00 pm Eastern -  Alternating with season 4 of  U.S. Steel Hour

          19 episodes (fortnightly)

 

(26Sep56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Bang The Drum Slowly) 

 

2.01 [19] 20th Century-Fox Hour: CHILD OF THE REGIMENT

03Oct56 CBS

Produced by Peter Packer

Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen and James Edmiston,

From the Saturday Evening Post Story by Vern Sneider,

(author of "Teahouse of the August Moon.")

Directed by Lewis Allen

Host is Robert Sterling

Cast:

Robert Preston ......... Capt. Bob Walner

Teresa Wright .......... Janice Walner

Everett Sloane ......... Major Carsten

Candace Lee ............ Mari

Grandon Rhodes ......... Colonel Jamison

Katharine Warren ....... Mrs. Jamison

Louise Arthur .......... Mrs. Carsten

Paul Birch ............. Provost Marshall

Grace Lem .............. Mrs. Yamoto

Reba Waters ............ Alicia Carsten

Gary Hunley ............ Tommy Carsten

John Close ............. First MP

*

       Director of Photography, Karl Struss, A.S.C.

       Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler, Herman A. Blumenthal

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

       Film Editor, Richard W. Farrell

       Assistant Director, Art Marks

       Sound Recording, William Edwards

       Set Decoration, Walter M Scott, Chet Bayhi

       Properties, Jack Stubbs

       Executive Wardrobe Designer, Charles LeMaire

       Men's Wardrobe, Dick James

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

       Makeup, Mel Berns

       Hair Styling, Ida McGaugh

       Script Supervisor, Gloria Morgan   

Synopsis 1:

An American military couple adopt a Japanese girl, and this doesnt sit

well with his racist superior. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

A U.S. Army captain and his wife adopt a Japanese orphan. The captain is

transferred to a new post, where the tolerance of one of his commanding

officers poses a threat to the man's Army career. [JB]

 

(10Oct56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Sauce For The Goose) 

 

2.02 [20] 20th Century-Fox Hour: STRANGER IN THE NIGHT

17Oct56 CBS

      (TV Adaptation of TCF's 1948 film  "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir")

             based on the novel "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," by R.A. Dick. 

       (c)1956 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Coporation  

       Produced by Peter Packer

       Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen

       Based on a Screenplay by Philip Dunne

       From a Novel by R.A. Dick

       Directed by Lewis Allen

       Cast:

       Joan Fontaine ........ Lynne Abbott

       Michael Wilding  ..... Captain Robert Wilton

       Elsa Lanchester ...... Ida Perkins

       Tom Conway ........... Craig Eaton

       *

       Jack Raine ........... Royce

       Philip Tonge ......... Smythe

       Ashley Cowan ......... Enquiries

       Mary Flynn ........... Mrs. Eaton

       Queenie Leonard ...... The Maid

       Keith Hitchcock ...... The Commuter

       *

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

       Art Direction, Lewis Creber

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

       Assistant Director, Art Marks

       Sound Recording, Virgil Printy

       Set Decoration, Chet Bayhi

       Properties, Jack Stubbs

       Executive Wardrobe Designer, Charles LeMaire

       Men's Wardrobe, Dick James

       Women's Wardrobe, Adene Henderson  

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

       Makeup, Mel Berns

       Hair Styling, Ruby Felker

       Script Supervisor, Meta Rebner   

Synopsis 1:

      When Lynn Abbott (Joan Fontaine) rents a house on the English

      coast she meets the former owner, a sea captain with a mysterious past.      

      (24Jun60 BBC UK, Fri 8:30 pm)

 Synopsis 2:

An attractive widow and her housekeeper take a cottage by the sea only

to find it is haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a sea captain. [JB]

 

(24Oct56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Wetback Run) 

 

2.03 [21] 20th Century-Fox Hour: THE MONEYMAKER

 31Oct56 CBS

(TV adaptation of TCF's 1950 film "Mr. 880,"

   which starred Edmund Gwenn as a male counterfeiter)

teleplay by Charles O'Neal
based on a screenplay by Robert Riskin
from the "New Yorker" article by St. Clair McKelway
directed by Jerry Thorpe
produced by Peter Packer

  Directed by Jerry Thorpe ("Radio Times" BBC UK)

Cast:

Robert Sterling ........ Steve Buchanan
Terry Moore .......... Ann Winslow
Spring Byington ........... Mrs. Miller
James Rusty Lane ......... Mitchell
Judson Pratt ........... "Mac" MacIntyre
Ainslie Pryor .......... James Lee
Will Wright ........ Judge O'Neill
Irene Seidner .......... Rosie
James Burke .......... Mr. Tuttle
Albert Carrier .......... Carlos Mansini
Mario Siletti ......... Joe the Junkman
Rachel Stephens .............. Secretary
Carleton Young ........... Assistant U.S. Attorney
Marilyn Hare ........... Miss Gallagher
*
Director of Photography Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.
Art Director ........ Lyle Wheeler & Lewis Creber
Editorial Supervision .... Art Seid, A.C.E.
Film Editor .......... Otto W. Meyer, A.C.E.
Assistant Director ... Art Marks
Sound Recording ....... Virgil Printy
Set Decorator ........ Walter M. Scott & Chet Bayhi
Properties ........ Jack Stubbs
Executive Wardrobe Designer .... Charles LeMaire
Men's Wardrobe ....... Dick James
Women's Wardrobe ..... Pat Page
Sound Editor ........ Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Makeup ........ Mel Berns
Hair Styling ...... Ida McGaugh
Script Supervisor ...... Gloria Morgan
*

Synopsis 1:

Our heroine is a kindly old lady with no money, so she turns down a pension.

 Instead she ekes out a modest living by counterfeiting one-dollar bills. 

She never makes more than she absolutely needs (actually less than a

government pension would pay) and her only extravagance is a yearly party

 for the neighborhood children. The U. S. Secret Service considers the

 counterfeiter more of a nuisance than a crook, and all but one persistent

investigator have finally given up the chase. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
An eccentric widow turns to her printing whenever she is in need of cash and

for years her blithe counterfeiting has been the bane of the Secret Service. [RF]

*Note: Aired in syndication on TV Hour of Stars as "Quick Millions".
 

(07Nov56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Survival) 

 

2.04 [22] 20th Century-Fox Hour: SMOKE JUMPERS

14Nov56 CBS

 (TV Adaptation of the 1952 TCF feature film "Red Skies of Montana".

   which starred Richard Widmark & Jeffrey Hunter)

        (c)1956 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Coporation  

               Produced by Samuel Marx

        Associate Producer Jacques Surmagne

        Teleplay by Clark Reynolds

        Based on the Screenplay by Harry Kleiner

        From a Story by Art Cohn

        Directed by Albert S. Rogell

        Starring:

        Dan Duryea ............ Cliff Mason

        Dean Jagger ........... Fred Anderson

        Richard Jaeckel ....... Ed Miller

        Joan Leslie ........... Peg

        *

        Robert Bray .......... Mike

        Robert Armstrong ..... Pop

        Lawrence Dobkin ...... Sparks

        Don Kennedy .......... Peterson

        Bobs Watson .......... Farnum

        *

        Director of Photography, Charles Van Enger, A.S.C.

        Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler, Herman Blumenthal

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

        Assistant Director, Bert Chervin 

        Sound Recording, Alfred Bruzlin

        Set Decorator, Walter M. Scott, Chet Bayhi

        Properties, Max Goldman

        Executive Wardrobe Designer, Charles LeMaire

        Men's Wardrobe, Dick James

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

        Script Supervisor, Gloria Morgan

        *

Narration at the beginning (Narrator unknown):

"This story deals with the Paratroop Unit of the United States Forest

Rangers, a few years ago when the service was new."

*

Dean Jagger narration:

"It is in all these vast areas that the United States Forest Service

stands guard against Man's carelessness and Nature's destroyer fire.

Thunderstorms like this carry life and death. Rain to build giant trees

and fire to destroy them. Fire that burns so hot it races across tree

tops, its called a Crowning Fire, that desolates hundreds of miles. But

no matter where the smoke rises our trained firefighters hit the trail.

On foot, packing on horses or by truck. Where there is no road, they

hit the silk for man regardless of the deadly person on this, always jumps

in to defend his birthright, the land and its product. The Paratroop Core

has earned its right to existence, but it takes a lot of hard training

and steel nerves to develop a Smoke Jumper." [RF]
Synopsis 1:

Only the leader of a firefighter unit survives a forest fire and is accused

of saving himself at his men's expense. A group of death defying firefighters

combat forest fires by parachuting into it when they become trapped one of

 the men accuses him of being a coward. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

 The brother of a man who died battling a fierce forest fire, accuses the

 forest ranger foreman of cowardly leadership. The foreman was the only

man of the group to escape death. [JB]

 

(21Nov56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Tom Sawyer)

 

2.05 [23] 20th Century-Fox Hour: THE LAST PATRIARCH

28Nov56 CBS

(TV adaptation of TCF's 1949 film "House of Strangers"

which starred Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte)

(c)1956 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

NOT - TCF Television Productions, Inc.

Produced by Peter Packer

Teleplay by Maurice Zimm

From a Screenplay by Philip Yordan

Based on a Novel by Jerome Weidman

Directed by Lewis Allen

*

Cast:

 Walter Slezak .......... Emil Markheim

John Cassavetes ........ Max Markheim

Virginia Leith ......... Irene Bennett

Vince Edwards .......... Carl Markheim

Alexander Scourby ...... Joe Markheim

Marilyn Saris .......... Maria

With:

Angela Greene .......... Elaine Markheim

Ruth Storey ............ Woman Juror

Walter Coy ............. Prosecutor

John Bleifer ........... Lappin

Howard Hoffman ......... Judge

Lisa Golm .............. Woman

Lyle Latell ............ Prison Guard

Leonard Bremen ......... Waiter

*

Director of Photography, Charles Van Enger, A.S.C.

Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler & Herman Blumenthal

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

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

Assistant Director, Art Marks

Sound Recording, Eugene Grossman

Set Decorations, Walter M. Scott, Chet Bayhi

Properties, Max Goldman

Executive Wardrobe Designer, Charles Le Maire

Woman's Wardrobe, Willie Mae Neal

Men's Wardrobe, Dick James

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

Makeup, Mel Berns

Script Supervisor, Gloria Morgan

Hair Stylist, Gladys Rasmussen

Synopsis:

A man employs the same ruthless authority in running the bank he founded

 that he imposes on his own family.  His sons hate him enough to want to destroy him. [JB]

 

(05Dec56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Hunted)

 

2.06 [24] 20th Century-Fox Hour: MEN AGAINST SPEED

12Dec56 (31Oct56 copyright)

 (TV Adaptation of TCF's 1955 film "The Racers" which starred

            Kirk Douglas - UK title "Such Men Are Dangerous")

Teleplay is by John Robinson

Novel by Hans Ruesch "The Racers"

Directed by Albert S. Rogell

Cast:

 Farley Granger .... Steve Adams

Rick Jason ... Hank Adams

 Mona Freeman ..... Helen Archer

Regis Toomey ... Sam Adams

Denver Pyle ... Charley

Nico Minardos ...Pinelli

Frank Yaconelli ... Mario

Peter Marshall ..... Pit Crewman (uncredited)

*

Director of Photography... Charles Van Enger A.S.C.
Art Direction...Lyle Wheeler & Herman Blumenthal
Editorial Supervision...Art Seid
Film Editor...Richard Farrell
Assistant Director...Art Marks
Sound Recording...W.D. Flick
Set Decoration...Walter M. Scott & Chet Bayhi
Properties...Max Goldman
Executive Wardrobe Designer...Charles LeMaire
Men's Wardrobe...Dick James
Makeup...Mel Berns
Sound Editor...Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Hair Styling...Annabel
Script Supervisor...Betty Levin

Synopsis 1:

A family auto-racing team, father and two sons, intent upon proving

that their American vehicle is the superior to any foreign job. The trio

enters an important Italian road competition.  A press agent upsets

things, when she can't choose between brothers. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

A father and his two sons are determined to prove that their American

racing car is better than any of the competing cars in an important Italian

race. Prior to the event, a female press agent provides competition and

 conflict between the two sons, which threatens the outcome of the race. [JB]

Opening:

Brescia, Italy. This is the road on which the Mille Miglia Sports Car Race is run...

A thousand miles of the most grueling course in the world...where the

endurance of men and machines is tested to the utmost. It begins at...

(19Dec56 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Symbol of Authority) 

 

2.07 [25] 20th Century-Fox Hour: OPERATION CICERO

26Dec56 CBS

(TV Adaptation of TCF's 1952 film "Five Fingers" which starred James Mason)

(a 17 ep. series followed in 1959-60 starring David Hedison & Paul Burke)

Producer Ben Feiner Jr.

Adapted by Ben Feiner, Jr.

  from the autobiographical book by L.C. Moyzisch.

Directed by Hubert Cornfield

Cast:

Ricardo Montalban ....... Cicero (a.k.a. Diego)

Maria Riva .............. Anna

Peter Lorre ............. Moyzisch

Eduard Franz ............ Von Richter

Alan Napier .......... Travers

Romney Brent ............ Sir Frederic

Gregory Gay .......... Kaltenbrunner

Leon Askin .......... Siebert

Gavin Muir .......... MacFadden

Ivan Triesault ........ Steuben

Beppy de Vries ......... Turkish Charwoman

Walter Kingsford .......... Under Secretary

*

Director of Photography, Charles Van Enger, A.S.C

Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler & Ben Hayne

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

Assistant Director, Bert Chervin

Sound Recording, W.D. Flick

Set Decorations, Walter M. Scott & Jack Stubbs

Properties, Frank Sullivan

Executive Wardrobe Designer, Charles Le Maire

Men's Wardrobe, Dick James

Women's Wardrobe, Mary Tate

Makeup, Mel Berns

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

Hair Styling, Gladys Rasmussen

Script Supervisor, Betty Levin

 Synopsis 1:

 A handsome employee of the British Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, sells

   information to the Nazis. His plans for amassing a fortune are given

  impetus by the beautiful Countess Staviska. [JB]

Synopsis 2:

Based on the true story of a World War II spy with access to top secret

information in the British embassy in Turkey, this episode follows the

brief but bright career of an English valet, code-named Cicero, who

seized his chance to sell expensive secrets to the Germans, including

details about D-Day's Operation Overlord. The Nazi government, the

British ambassador, and a Polish countess all dance on strings even as

British counteragents close in. [RF]
*

Director-writer Joseph L. Mankiewicz was nominated for Oscars for Best

Director and Best Screenplay for his handiwork. FIVE FINGERS was based

on the book OPERATION CICERO, by L.C. Moyzisch, the military attaché at

the German embassy in Ankara, Turkey, who had dealings with the infamous spy.

*

The five fingers stand for lust, greed, passion, desire, and sin.

In the finest tradition of war intrigue films such as CASABLANCA, FIVE

FINGERS is woven with patriotism, passion, war weariness, and greed,

spearheaded by a magnificent performance by Mason as the tightly

controlled valet who maintains his cool and ambition even in the face

of his deteriorating plans. [RF]

 

(02Jan57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. The Human Pattern) 

 

 2.08 [26] 20th Century-Fox Hour: END OF A GUN

09Jan57 CBS

     (TV adaptation of TCF's 1950 film "The Gunfighter" which

        starred Gregory Peck)

           copyright 1956 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Produced by Ben Feiner, Jr.

Teleplay by Sam Peckinpah

Based on a Screenplay by William Bowers & William Selllers

From a Story by William Bowers & Andre de Toth

Directed by Lewis Allen

Cast:

Richard Conte ......... Jimmy Ringo

Lyle Bettger .......... Mark

Marilyn Erskine ....... Peggy

John Barrymore, Jr. ... Hunt

 *

Carl Benton Reid ...... Marlowe

Alix Talton ........... Molly

Frank Ferguson ........ Gus

Jim Hayward ........... Charlie

Jimmy Baird ........... Jimmy

Mort Mills ............ 1st Brother

Johnny Cliff .......... 2nd Brother

Richard Crane ......... Clark

*

Jameel Farrah* ........ Pablo  (aka Jamie Farr)

Michael Landon ........ Eddie

Frank Sully ........... Jake

Maudie Prickett ....... Mrs. Pennyfeather

Richard Collier ....... Todd

Peter Brocco .......... 1st Bartender

Percy Helton  ......... Barber (not credited)

*

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, Bert Chervin

Sound Recording, Bert Fredericks

Set Decorations, Walter M. Scott & Charles Q. Vassar

Properties, Frank Sullivan

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

Wardrobe Supervision, Dick James

Makeup, Mel Berns

Hair Styling, Hazel Thompson

Script Supervisor, Betty Fancher

Synopsis:

A gunfighter finds himself estranged from his wife, home and family in the

perpetual defense of his legendary prowess. He longs to settle down to a

peaceful existence, but is challenged once more by a gun-happy kid. [JB]

 

(16Jan57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. To Die Alone) 

 

2.09 [27] 20th Century-Fox Hour: FALSE WITNESS

          23Jan57 CBS

          (TV Adaptation of TCF's 1948 film "Northside 777"

           which starred James Stewart)

           (c)1956 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Coporation

           NOT - TCF Television Productions, Inc.   

           Produced by Bob Feiner, Jr.

           Teleplay by Bob Feiner, Jr.

           Based on a Screenplay by Jerome Cady and Jay Dratler

           Directed by Bernard Girard

           Cast:

           Fred MacMurray ........ Peterson

           Joe Mantell ........... Leo Vardosch

           With:

           Robert H. Harris ...... Barney Davis

           Natalie Norwick ....... Gloria Vardosch

           Lisa Golm ............. Tessie Vardosch

           Claude Akins .......... Anton Budenieff

           Ian MacDonald ......... Mike Dukovnik

           Dennis McCarthy ....... Prosecutor

           Barry Macollum ........ Brannigan

           Mack Williams ......... Warden

           Arthur Farlee ......... Arthur Farlee (as himself)

           Morris Ankrum ......... Henry

           Gage Clarke ........... Elwood Allen

           Grant Richards ........ John  Clayton

           Paul Birch ............ John Albertson

           Jean  Carson .......... Ethel Marzack 

           *

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

           Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler, Lewis Creber

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

Film Editor, Otto W. Meyer

Assistant Director, Art Marks

           Sound Recording, Bernard Fredericks

           Set Decorations, Walter M. Scott & Charles Q. Vasser

           Properties, Max Goldman

Wardrobe Supervision, Dick James

Makeup, Mel Berns

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

Hair Styling, Annabell

Script Supervisor, Betty Fancher

Synopsis:

  A reporter follows up an ad placed by a convicted man's mother. She claims

  her son is innocent.  Arthur Farlee is a detective in the Pasadena,

   California Police Department, and plays himself in the drama. [JB]

End Narration:

"Leo Vardosch walked into the outside world almost exactly 11 years

after he had been convicted.

On his back he wore a new suit, in his pants pocket was a ten dollar

bill almost a dollar a year for time served.

Sometime later Anton Budenieff was also pardoned and so because of a

mother's faith and one reporter's refusal to admit defeat another small

battle was won on behalf of Human Decency." [RF]

 

(30Jan57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. They Never Forget) 

 

2.10 [28] 20th Century-Fox Hour: SPRINGFIELD INCIDENT

  06Feb57 CBS

             (a.k.a "Young Man from Kentucky")

         (TV adaptation of TCF's 1939 film "Young Mr. Lincoln"

          which starred Henry Fonda)

        (c)1956 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Coporation

          NOT - TCF Television Productions, Inc.   

                Produced by Peter Packer

         Teleplay by Maurice Zimm

         From a Screenplay by Lamar Trotti

         Directed by Lewis Allen

         Cast:

         Tom Tryon ............... Abe Lincoln

         Ann Harding ............. Abigail Clay

         Marshall Thompson ....... Matt Clay

         Carl Benton Reid ........ Prosecutor

         *

         Alan Hale Jr ......... Palmer Cass

         Lloyd Corrigan .......... Judge

         Helen Westcott .......... Mary Todd

         Ray Teal ................ Sheriff

         Walter Coy .............. Stephen Douglas

         Kathleen Case ........... Sarah

         Craig Hill .............. Adam Clay

         Alex Gerry ............... John T. Stuart

         Frank Sully .............. Scrub White

         *

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

         Art Director, Lyle Wheeler & Herman Blumenthal

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

         Assistant Director, Art Marks

         Sound Recording, Stephen Bass

         Set Decorations, Walter M. Scott & Charles Q. Vasser

         Properties, Max Goldman

         Wardrobe Supervision, Dick James

         Makeup, Mel Berns

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

         Hair Styling, Kay Shea

         Music Supervision, Alec Compinsky

         Script Supervisor, Betty Fancher 

         Synopsis:

        Young Abe Lincoln takes on the case of two sons who are accused

        of homicide. Supposedly the only witness to the crime is their mother. [JB]

 

(13Feb57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Inspired Alibi)

 

2.11 [29] 20th Century-Fox Hour: MAN OF THE LAW

          20Feb57 CBS  

          Produced by Peter Packer

          Teleplay by David Lang

           Based on a Story by Frank Fenton and Joseph Petracca.

   Directed by Lewis Allen

          Cast:

          Wendell Corey .......... Sam Land

          Marsha Hunt ............ Mary

          Ron Randell ............ Earl

          Johnny Washbrook ....... George

          Constance Ford ......... Lily

          Sean McClory ........... Shawn

          Trevor Bardette ........ Aikens

          Denver Pyle ............ Lester

          Robert Foulk ........... Clovis

          Clancy Cooper .......... Blacksmith

          Robert Griffin ......... Bartender

          William Challee ........ Malatta

          Mike Ragan ............. Wilkes

          *

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

         Art Director, Lyle Wheeler & Herman Blumenthal

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

         Film Editor, Richard Cahoon, A.C.E.

         Assistant Director, Art Marks

         Sound Recording, Al Bruzlin

         Set Decorations, Walter M. Scott, Stuart Reiss

         Properties, Frank Sullivan
         Wardrobe Supervision, Dick James

         Makeup, Mel Berns

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

         Hair Styling, Rae Foreman

         Script Supervisor, Marshall Wolins 

         Music Supervision, Alec Compinsky

Synopsis:

   A western sheriff is faced with a difficult decision after his young

 stepson witnesses Wells Fargo holdup. The sheriff must either protect the

 boy and lose his admiration, or risk the youngster's life to win his faith. [JB]

 

(27Feb57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Shadow of Evil) 

 

2.12 [30] 20th Century-Fox Hour: CITY IN FLAMES

06Mar57 CBS

(TV Adaptation of TCF's 1937 film 'In Old Chicago'

       which starred Tyrone Power, Don Ameche, & Alice Faye )

TV adaptation by Kitty Buhler
based on a screenplay by Lamar Trotti and Sonya Levien
from a story by Niven Busch

Directed by Albert S. Rogell

Produced by Samuel Marx

Cast:

Anne Jeffreys .... Belle

 Jeff Morrow .... Liam O'Leary

 Kevin McCarthy .... Jack O'Leary

Lurene Tuttle .... Molly O'Leary

Roland Winters .... Gil Warren

Jack Albertson .... Rod Mathews

Frank Wilcox .... Chairman

*

Director of Photography....Frank Redman A.S.C.
Art Direction....Lyle Wheeler & Lewis Creber
Editorial Supervision....Art Seid, A.C.E.
Film Editor....Otto Meyer, A.C.E.
Assistant Director....Wilbur McGaugh
Sound Recording....Gene Grossman
Set Decorations....Walter M. Scott & Charles Q. Vassar
Properties....Ray Thompson
Wardrobe Supervision....Dick James
Makeup....Mel Berns
Sound Editor....Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Hair Styling....Hazel Thompson
Script Supervision....Hazel Hall
Music Supervision....Alec Compinsky
Synopsis 1:

During the time of the great Chicago fire, the two O'Leary brothers

become bitter political and romantic rivals for the beautiful stage

actress, one brother is a notorious gambler and the other a pious

reformer.

After Mrs. O'Leary's cow knocks over the fabled lantern, we are treated

to generous stock footage from In Old Chicago's climatic conclusion. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

Two brothers disagree violently over the future of the Patch, a run-down

section of Chicago. One, an architect, wants the buildings to be

condemned because they constitute a fire hazard; the other brother,

 a political boss, opposes this plan because the Patch represents his

 political stronghold.  The two men are also in conflict over a girl who

 is unable to decide which of them she wants to marry. The great

Chicago fire changes the lives of all three. [JB]

 

(13Mar57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. The Bottle Imp) 

 

2.13 [31] 20th Century-Fox Hour: DEADLINE DECISION

20Mar57 CBS

          (a.k.a "The Man Who Couldn't Wait") 

                      Executive in Charge of Production: Irving Asher                     

Produced by Peter Packer

Directed by Lewis Allen

Story by Leo Lieberman

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

Cast:

Charles Bickford .... John Macready

Jay C. Flippen .... Chief Swanson

Arthur Franz .... Ben McCready

With:

Josephine Hutchinson .... Mildred

Whit Bissell .... George Elgin

Willis Bouchey .... Alderson

Vivi Janiss ....Margaret

Henry Slate .... TV Announcer

Sydney Smith .... Harry Brent

John Eldredge .... Bill Smythe

Barbara Woodell .... Mary Elgin

Robert Osterloh .... Tom Robinson

Harry Harvey, Sr. .... Al Neavins

Herb Vigran .... Joe

Thomas B. Henry.... Bill Hilliard

George E. Stone .... Angelo

Barney Phillips .... Parkman

John Doucette .... Voice

David Bond .... Reverend Hammond

Synopsis 1:

An eager news editor endangers a child's life when he has the boy's

kidnapping reported in the newspaper. [RF]

        Synopsis 2:  

  When the story of a kidnapping breaks, the owner of a small-town

newspaper  will not deviate from printing stories that make the news.

 His son wants   to withhold running the story so that the life of the

 child will not be endangered. [JB] 

 

(27Mar57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Hidden Fury) 

 

2.14 [32] 20th Century-Fox Hour: THE STILL TRUMPET

03Apr57 CBS

     (TV adaptation of TCF's 1950 film "Two Flags West"

  which starred Joseph Cotten, Linda Darnell,

Jeff Chandler, Cornel Wilde)  

teleplay by Curtis Kenyon
based on a screenplay by Casey Robinson
from a story by Frank S. Nugent & Curtis Kenyon
directed by Lewis Allen
produced by Peter Packer
starring
Dale Robertson .... Tucker
Victor Jory .... Major Kenniston
Carol Ohmart .... Nancy
Regis Toomey .... Ephriam Strong
Grandon Rhodes .... Captain Stanley
Douglas Dick .... Bradford
Patrick McVey .... Sergeant Duffy
James Griffith .... Sergeant Pickens
Ed Kemmer ..... Lt. Adams
Dan Riss .... Doc MacGowen
*
Director of Photography .... Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.
Art Direction .... Lyle Wheeler & Herman Blumenthal
Editorial Supervision .... Art Seid, A.C.E.
Film Editor .... Richard Cahoon, A.C.E.
Assistant Director .... Art Marks
Sound Recording .... Earl Snyder
Set Decorations .... Walter M. Scott & Chet Bayhi
Properties .... Max Goldman
Wardrobe Supervision .... Dick James
Makeup .... Mel Berns
Hair Styling .... Gladys Rasmussen
Sound Editor .... Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Script Supervisor .... Marshall Wolins
Music Supervision .... Alec Compinsky
Synopsis: 1
During the Civil War, imprisoned Confederate soldiers are paroled to help

protect pioneers from Indians.
Synopsis 2:
The head of an isolated Union Army post is faced with a two-fold danger during the Civil War.

The fort is in danger of an attack by Indians. The only way the settlers can be protected

is to release Confederate prisoners-of-war. [RF]

 

(10Apr57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. The Hill Wife) 

 

2.15 [33] 20th Century-Fox Hour: MEN IN HER LIFE

   (TV adaptation of  TCF's 1941 film "Remember the Day"

      which starred Claudette Colbert)

17Apr57 CBS [TV Guide_JB]  (12Dec56 copyright date)

teleplay by Kitty Buhler
based on a screenplay by Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis & Allan Scott
from a play by Philo Higley & Philip Dunning
directed by Lewis Allen
produced by Peter Packer
starring
Phyllis Kirk .... Barbara Sherwood
Kendall Scott .... Dan Hopkins
Malcolm Brodrick .... Dewey Roberts as a boy
Ann Doran .... Miss Cartwright
Beverly Washburn .... Kate as a girl
Richard Hale .... Mr. Steel
Gertrude Michael .... Kate as a woman
Sydney Smith .... Dewey Roberts as a man
Parley Baer .... Ralph Roberts
Sheila Bromley .... Helen Roberts
*
Director of Photography .... Lloyd Ahern, A.S.C.
Art Direction .... Lyle Wheeler & Lewis Creber
Editorial Supervision .... Art Seid, A.C.E.
Assistant Director .... Art Marks
Sound Recording .... Tom Edwards
Set Decorations .... Walter M. Scott & Charles Q. Vassar
Properties .... Max Goldman
Wardrobe Supervision .... Dick James
Makeup .... Mel Berns
Sound Editor .... Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Hair Styling .... Hazel Thompson
Script Supervisor .... Gloria Morgan
Music Supervision .... Alec Compinsky
*
Synopsis:

 An elderly teacher pays a visit to the office of a former pupil, now a

 candidate for governor. She relives in her memory what a problem he was

  as a boy. Her attempts to help him interfered with her romance, and led

   to accusations concerning the man she loved. [JB]

 

(24Apr57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. A Matter of Pride) 

 

2.16 [34] 20th Century-Fox Hour: DEEP WATER

          (TV Adaptation of the 1951 TCF film "The Frogmen"

 which starred Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Jeffrey Hunter

      and Robert Wagner)

     01May57 CBS

      Produced by Ben Feiner, Jr.

      Teleplay by Oscar Millard

      Based on a Screenplay by John Tucker Battle

      From a Story by Oscar Millard

      Directed by Roy Del Ruth

      Director of Photography, Frank Redman, A.S.C.

Cast:

 Ralph Meeker .......... Lawrence

 James Whitmore ......... Flannigan

 Richard Arlen ........... Vincent

 Barry Coe ........... Creighton

 Steve Mitchell ......... Canarsie

Steve McQueen ........... Kinsella

 Ken Clark .......... Sleepy

 Richard Gardner ........... Hodges

Michael Galloway ........... Coxswain

  Michael Sargent .......... Ferrino

      Charles Tannen ........... Doctor

    Opening Narration:

  "This is a true story based on incidents which occurred in the latter

    part of World War II. It deals with one of the most hazardous and

     unique branches of the Armed Forces --the Underwater Demolition Teams.

     This film could not have been produced without the active cooperation

     of the Department of Defense and the United States Navy."

   Synopsis:

   The head of an underwater demolition team, or frogmen, during World War 2,

  is unpopular with his men because of his harshness.  His personal feud

   with his chief petty officer comes to a head just as an enemy torpedo

    lodges, unexploded, in a section of the ship's sick bay. [JB]

 

      (08May57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. A Drum Is A Woman) 

 

2.17 [35] 20th Century-Fox Hour: THE GREAT AMERICAN HOAX

     (TV adaptation of TCF's 1951 film  "As Young As You Feel"

        which starred Monty Woolley)

15May57 CBS

 TV Adaptation by Devery Freeman

    from a story by Paddy Chayefsky.

   Directed by Don Weis

Cast:

Ed Wynn ........ John Hodges

Walter Abel ........ McKinley

Kathleen Crowley ........ Alice

Conrad Nagel ........ William T. Stinson

Jesse White ........ George

Peg LaCentra ....... Della

Jerry Paris ........ Joe Elliot

 Richard Deacon ....... Paul Erickson

Harry Ruby ........ First Chess Player

Benny Rubin ....... Second Chess Player

*

Director of Photography....Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Art Direction....Lyle Wheeler & Lewis Creber
Editorial Supervision....Art Seid, A.C.E.
Film Editor....Otto W. Meyer, A.C.E.
Assistant Director....Arthur Marks
Sound Recording....Stephen Bass
Set Decoration....Walter M. Scott & Charles Q. Vassar
Properties....Ray Thompson
Wardrobe Supervision....Dick James
Sound Editor....Gene Eliot, M.P.S.E.
Makeup....Mel Berns
Hair Styling....Annabel
Script Supervisor....Cosmo Genovese
Music Supervision....Alec Compinsky
Synopsis:

John Hodges has been a printer devoted to his work.  Now, at 65, he is

automatically retired by his firm.  But Hodges isn't ready for retirement

-he feels he has many years of productive employment ahead.  Furthermore,

life without a job becomes tedious. He feels unwanted in the house and

finally flees to the park where he sits, contemplates the injustice of his

 retirement, and plots ways to be reinstated. Finally he hits on a daring

maneuver. Knowing that the president of the parent company is a mysteriously

 remote figure, Hodges decides to impersonate him, change some of the rules

 and get his job back. Excited, he starts to compose an interesting letter!

Note:

Comedian Ed Wynn adds another role to his new career as a dramatic actor. 

 

(22May57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Shadow In The Sky) 

 

2.18 [36] 20th Century-Fox Hour: THREAT TO A HAPPY ENDING 

29May57 CBS

(c)1956 by TCF Television Productions, Inc.

Produced by Samuel Marx

Teleplay by Kitty Buhler

From the "Saturday Evening Post" story by William Fay.

Directed by William (D.) Russell  

Cast:

William Bendix .......... Captain Devlin

Gene Barry .............. Lt. Eddie Pfeiffer

Lori Nelson ............. Cathy Devlin

With:

Mabel Albertson ......... Mae Devlin

Horace McMahon .......... Rick Vega

Dirk London ............. Joe Bryant

Kay Faylen .............. Janice

Carol Nugent ............ Anne

Janet Parker ............ Martha

 Susan Seaforth ......... Ellie

Rudy Lee ................ Chuck

Jean Byron .............. Wilma Standish

Than Wyenn .............. Freddie Ames

Alfred Linder ........... Herman Schlammer

Norm Alden .............. Frank Fallom

*

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

Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler & Herman Blumenthal

Editorial Supervision, Art Seid A.C.E.

Film Editor, Richard H. Cahoon, A.C.E.

Assistant Director, Wilbur McGaugh

Sound Recording, Bernard Freericks

Set Decorators, Walter M. Scott & Charles Q. Vasser

Properties, Ray Thompson

Wardrobe Supervision, Dick James

Make-up, Mel Berns

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

Music Supervision, Alec Compinsky

Synopsis:

The daughter of a New York police captain is planning to be married

   to a young officer on the force.  A dangerous gangster on parole vows

    he will see to it that the wedding never takes place.  His reason-the

    girl's father was responsible for sending him to prison. [JB] 

 

(05Jun57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. The Little Bullfight) 

 

2.19 [37] 20th Century-Fox Hour: THE MARRIAGE BROKER

  (TV adaptation of TCF's 1951 film "The Model and the Marriage Broker"

    which starred Thelma Ritter, Jeanne Crain, Scott Brady)

       (c)1957 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Coporation

        12Jun57 CBS 

        Produced by Peter Packer

       Teleplay by Joseph Calvelli

       Based on a Screenplay by

          Charles Bracket, Walter Reisch, and Richard Breen

       Directed by Lewis Allen

      Cast:

      Glenda Farrell ......... Mae Swasey

      William Bishop ......... Matt Hornbeck

      Kipp Hamilton .......... Christina Bradley

      Harry Morgan ........... Mike Feeney

      Jesse White ............ Doberman

      Helen Walker ........... Shirley Larkin

      Lee Patrick ............ Emmy Wasey

      Lloyd Corrigan ......... Captain Sam

       *

      Ellen Corby ............ Minerva Comstock

      Roy Roberts ............ Dan Chancellor

      Parley Baer ............ George Wixted

      Veda Ann Borg .......... Alice

      Liz Hunter ............. Hazel Gringas

      Joanna Lee ............. Salesgirl

       *       

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

      Art Direction, Lyle Wheeler, Lewis Creber

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

      Assistant Director, Bert Chervin

      Sound Recording, W.D. Flick

      Set Decorations, Walter M. Scott, Charles Q. Vassar

      Properties, Max Goldman

      Wardrobe Supervision, Dick James

      Makeup, Mel Berns

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

      Hair Styling, Annabel

      Script Supervisor, Gloria Morgan 

      Music Supervision, Alec Compinsky

       Synopsis:

  A woman whose husband was stolen by another woman, opens up an agency

   to bring couples together.  Object-matrimony. [JB]

 

(19Jun57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Upbeat)

 

--------------------

Summer Reruns on CBS

--------------------

 

26Jun57 rerun of "End of a Gun"  (original air date 09Jan57)

 

(03Jul57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Reunion) 

 

10Jul57 rerun of "Operation Cicero"  (original air date 26Dec56)

 

(17Jul57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Victim) 

 

24Jul57 rerun of "False Witness"  (original air date 23Jan57)

 

(31Jul57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. The Change In Chester) 

 

07Aug57 rerun of "Man of the Law"  (original air date 20Feb57)

 

(14Aug57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. A Loud Laugh) 

 

21Aug57 rerun of "The Men in Her Life"  (original air date 17Apr57)

 

(28Aug57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Up Above The World So High) 

 

04Sep57 rerun of "The Great American Hoax"  (original air date 15May57)

 

(11Sep57 CBS - U.S. Steel Hour ep. Windfall) 

 

18Sep57 rerun of  "Threat to a Happy Ending"  (original air date 29May57)

 

(This is the final show of the series)

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