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aka "Turn of Fate"
 Season 1 (NBC) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: 
Sal Crisanti, Jim Brent, Rina Fox, Mark Young
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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Four Star production (season 1)(1957-58)
Season 1 aka "Turn Of Fate"
NBC  Mondays  (9:30-10:00pm)

Rotating  Stars during season 1 1957-58 :

David Niven, Robert Ryan, Jane Powell, Jack Lemmon, Charles Boyer

 

1.01 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: SILHOUETTE OF A KILLER

Four Star Production  / 30Sep1957

written by Palmer Thompson and T.E. Brooks

directed by Alvin Ganzer

guest stars

Robert Ryan ....... Stranger

Beverly Garland ....... Ellen

Robert Brubaker ....... Sheriff

Forrest Lewis ....... Nate

Anna Navarro ....... Maria

Irving Bacon ....... Pop

Synopsis:

An injured and confused young man and woman are terrorized

at a deserted ranch house by an escaped killer.

 

1.02 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: CIRCUMSTANTIAL

Four Star Production  / 07Oct1957 (rerun 11Aug58)

written by Leonard Freeman and Alex Coppel

directed by Andrew McCullough

guest stars

David Niven ........ Mark Garron

Angie Dickinson ......... Mrs. Garron

Whit Bissell .......... Chris

Jon Shepodd ....... Paul

James Nolan ....... O'Brien

Jess Kirkpatrick  ...... Murphy
Bud Slater ............ Officer
Sam Flint ............. Judge

Synopsis:

A man tried for murder is convicted on purely circumstantial evidence.

His attorney, determined to prove that circumstantial evidence can lead to the

conviction of an innocent man, gets himself arrested on a murder charge,

 and pleads his own case. [RF]

 

1.03 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: LOST AND FOUND

Four Star Production  / 14Oct1957

Producer Robert Fellows
Teleplay by Marc Brandel
Based on Charles Dicken's first novel "The Pickwick Papers".
Directed by Andrew McCullough
Director of photography Chas E. Burke
Editor Desmond Marquette
guest stars

Jack Lemmon ........ Charles Dickens
Edward Binns ....... Rangler (as Ed Binns)
Joanna Moore ....... Alice Bowles
Robert Clarke ...... Howard Peebles
Peter Leeds ........ Bill Lorrimer
Douglass Dumbrille.. Mr. Applecase
Lillian Bronson .... Miss Gibson

*

Bernard Burton ..... Editorial Supervisor
Frank Baur ......... Production Executive
Jack Sonntag ....... Associate producer
Coles Trapnell ..... Story Editor
Marjory McKay ...... Casting
Frank E. Smith ..... Art Director
Budd S. Friend ..... Set Decorator
Bill Ross .......... Supervising Art Director
Karl Herlinger ..... Make-Up Artist
Robert B. Harris ... Wardrobe
Synopsis:

A man finds a large sum of money in his pocket after a

strange encounter with a mysterious blonde.

 

1.04 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: ENCOUNTER ON A SECOND CLASS COACH

Four Star Production  / 21Oct1957

Producer Robert Fellows

Written by Robert G. Dennis

Directed by Tay Garnett

Director of photography George E. Diskant
guest stars

Jane Powell ....... Julie Kingston/Hilde Frenz

Stuart Whitman ....... Captain Sam McCurdy

Kort Falkenberg ....... Paul Harbach

Steven Geray

Paul Busch
John Stephenson

Synopsis:

An American tourist becomes friends with a German girl

who looks just like her, until she finds out there is a hidden

agenda involved in identity switching.

 

1.05 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE DANGER BY NIGHT

Four Star Production  / 28Oct1957

written by Frederic Brady

directed by Peter Godfrey

guest star

David Niven ....... Alan Kevin

Katharine Bard

Patricia Donahue

Synopsis:

An American Embassy Official's boredom leads him to

an involvement with a problematic lady.

 

1.06 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: GUESTS FOR DINNER

Four Star Production  / 04Nov1957

written by Eric Copple

directed by Robert Sinclair

guest star

Charles Boyer ....... Dr. Jacques Roland

Richard Hale ........ Dr. Alex Farget

Judith Braun ....... Gallia

Nestor Paiva ....... Aubert

Paul E. Burns ....... Papa Saintene

Synopsis:

A doctor's idea of a cure is murder.

 

1.07 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: VOICES IN THE FOG

Four Star Production  / 11Nov1957

Written by Robert Bloomfield

Directed by Tay Garnett

guest star

Jack Lemmon ....... Dr. Cameron

Joan Banks ...... Cynthia Roland

Charles Watts ...... Weaver

Jay Novello ......Stranger

John Rogers ...... Conductor

Richard Reeves ..... Man

Synopsis:

An American tourist overhears a murder plot at the train station.

 

1.08 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: ON EDGE

Four Star Production  / 18Nov1957

Producer Robert Fellows
Teleplay by Frederic Brady
Story by Pat Frank
Directed by Tom Gries
Director of photography Chas E. Burke
Editor Desmond Marquette

guest stars

Robert Ryan ....... William Trilbridge

Edward Binns ....... Captain Posen

Gail Kobe ........ Martha

Fredd Wayne ........ Lt. Brackett
James Nolan ........ Roger Donovan
Fran Keegan ........ Mrs. Donovan
John Reach ......... Knobby
*
Editorial Supervisor .. Bernard Burton
Production Executive .. Frank Baur
Associate producer .... Jack Sonntag
Story Editor .......... Coles Trapnell
Art Director .......... Frank E. Smith
Set Decorator ......... Budd S. Friend
Supervising Art Director .. Bill Ross
Make-Up Artist ........ Karl Herlinger
Wardrobe .............. Robert B. Harris
Casting ............... Marjory McKay
Synopsis:
Although William Trilbridge is now a highly respected professor of

philosophy at a California College, he was formerly a confidence man

and his past now threatens his new life. [RF]

 

1.09 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: HURRICANE

Four Star Production  / 25Nov1957

Producer Robert Fellows
Written by Harold Swanton
Directed by Tay Garnett
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Samuel E. Beetley

guest stars

Jane Powell ....... Harriet Kennedy

Douglas Dick ....... Gordon Kennedy

Virginia Gregg ....... Judith Kennedy

John Eldredge ....... Martin Kennedy

William Schallert... Wilson (as Bill Schallert)
Edward Platt ....... Lietuenant
Harry Jackson ...... Reeves
*
Bernard Burton ..... Editorial Supervisor
Frank Baur ......... Production Executive
Jack Sonntag ....... Associate producer
Coles Trapnell ..... Story Editor
Marjory McKay ...... Casting
Frank E. Smith ..... Art Director
Budd S. Friend ..... Set Decorator
Bill Ross .......... Supervising Art Director
Karl Herlinger ..... Make-Up Artist
Robert B. Harris ... Wardrobe
Synopsis:

A man's uncle is found murdered during a hurricane and he is the suspect.

 

1.10 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: SOUVENIR

Four Star Production  / 02Dec1957

Producer Robert Fellows
Written by Ellis Arnold Kadison
Directed by Andrew McCullough
Director of photography Guy Roe
Editor Arthur D. Hilton
guest cast:

Jack Lemmon ....... Edward King

Douglass Dumbrille ....... Captain Beagle

Gloria Talbot ....... Bitsy King

Joan Marshall ...... Rita Benson
Grant Richards ..... Agent McCoy
William Kendiss .... Agent Farber (as Bill Kendiss)
Dick Wessel ........ Cedric Wychinski
*
Bernard Burton ..... Editorial Supervisor
Frank Baur ......... Production Executive
Jack Sonntag ....... Associate producer
Coles Trapnell ..... Story Editor
Marjory McKay ...... Casting
Frank E. Smith ..... Art Director
Budd S. Friend ..... Set Decorator
Bill Ross .......... Supervising Art Director
Karl Herlinger ..... Make-Up Artist
Robert B. Harris ... Wardrobe
Synopsis:
A college professor's serene life becomes hectic when Navy investigators demand

his explanation of missing government property issued to him during the war.

Complications ensue (most of them funny) when Professor King begins his

search for a misplaced destroyer. Especially amusing are his attempts

at reconciliation with his wife, country and the Navy. [RF]

 

1.11 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE CROWD PLEASER

Four Star Production  / 09Dec1957

Written by Frederic Brady and William R. Cox

Directed by Louis King

guest stars

Robert Ryan ....... Frank Berry

Stuart Whitman ....... Bill Johnson

Jean Willes ....... Mary Whitman

Stacy Harris ....... Vandy Vance

John Berardino ....... Mick Terrill

Synopsis:

A former championship boxer becomes a trainer for his young protege.

 

1.12 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: CUPID WORE A BADGE

Four Star Production  / 16Dec1957

Producer Robert Fellows
Directed by Byron Haskin
Teleplay by Leon Ware
Director of photography Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Editor Samuel Beetley

guest stars

Jane Powell ....... Kathy Dorn

David Janssen ....... Mike Harper

James Flavin ....... Gavin Marshall

Craig Duncan ....... Chief

Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Hoskins
John Cliff ......... Driver

*
Editorial Supervisor Bernard Burton
Assistant director . Jack Sonntag
Story Editor ....... Coles Trapnell
Art Director ....... Frank E. Smith
Production Executive ..Frank Baur
Budd S. Friend ..... Set Decorator
Bill Ross .......... Supervising Art Director
Marjory McKay ...... Casting
Robert B. Harris ... Wardrobe
Karl Herlinger ..... Makeup
Synopsis:
Kathy Dorn is a policewoman who is not afraid of taking risks.

Her boyfriend Mike Harper disapproves of her job.

But he becomes involved in one of her assignments. [RF]

 

1.13 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE TINHORN

Four Star Production  / 23Dec1957

Producer Robert Fellows
Teleplay by Frederic Brady
Story by Floyd Beaver
Directed by Lewis Allen
Director of photography George Diskant
Editor Samuel E. Beetley

guest stars

David Niven ....... Jeff Carleton

Michael Pate ....... Witcher

Kasey Rogers ....... Wilma

Frank Ferguson ....... Milbanks

Willis Bouchey ....... Marshal

Mort Mills ......... Morrow
Lillian Bronson .... Granny
*
Editorial Supervisor Bernard Burton
Assistant director . Jack Sonntag
Story Editor ....... Coles Trapnell
Art Director ....... Frank E. Smith
Production Executive ..Frank Baur
Budd S. Friend ..... Set Decorator
Bill Ross .......... Supervising Art Director
Marjory McKay ...... Casting
Robert B. Harris ... Wardrobe
Karl Herlinger ..... Makeup
Synopsis:

A cheating gambler is willing to risk his life in search of regeneration

posing as a preacher on a wagon train to escape a man hell bent on killing him.

 

*NOTE: This episode was EMMY nominated for "film editing".

 

1.14 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE FACE OF TRUTH

Four Star Production  / 30Dec1957

Producer Robert Fellows
Written by John Q. Copeland
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Director of photography Guy Roe
Editor Les Orlebeck
guest stars
Robert Ryan ........ Mike Ripetti
Catherine McLeod ... Mrs. Ripetti
John Morley ........ Father Boniface
Paul E. Burns ...... Bartender
Malcolm Atterbury .. Spud
Tom Jackson ........ Detective
Anthony George ..... Gordy (uncredited)
Sidney Clute ....... Pete (uncredited)
*
Editorial Supervisor Bernard Burton
Assistant director . Jack Sonntag
Story Editor ....... Coles Trapnell
Art Director ....... Frank E. Smith
Production Executive ..Frank Baur
Budd S. Friend ..... Set Decorator
Bill Ross .......... Supervising Art Director
Marjory McKay ...... Casting
Robert B. Harris ... Wardrobe
Karl Herlinger ..... Makeup

Synopsis:

An ex-con is in search of the policeman who had him wrongly

charged for a crime he did not commit.

 

1.15 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE VICTIM (film)

Four Star Production  / 06Jan1958

Producer Robert Fellows

Written by Marc Brandel
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George E. Diskant
guest stars
Jack Lemmon ........ Ashley
Doe Avedon ......... Ruth
Lana Wood .......... Pat
Ross Elliott ....... Gordon
John Gallaudet ..... Sgt. Lewis
John Eldridge ...... Jud Cowan
Sol Gorss .......... Sports
Bruce MacFarlane ... Stripes
*
Editorial Supervisor ... Bernard Burton
Les Orlebeck ....... Editor
Coles Trapnell ..... Story Editor
Supervising Art Director .. Bill Ross
Jack Sonntag ....... Assistant Director
Frank T. Smith ..... Art Director
Budd S. Friend ..... Set Decorator
Al Bonner .......... Makeup Artist
Robert B. Harris ... Wardrobe
Walt Whaley ........ Casting
Frank Baur ......... Production Executive

Synopsis:

A series of deaths in Rome puts an American Doctor on the trail of the only living victim. [RF]

 

1.16 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: IN THE DARK

Four Star Production  / 13Jan58

written by Bob Barbash

directed by Robert Florey

guest stars

David Niven ....... Paul Evans

Barbara Lawrence ....... Ruth

Richard Long ....... Allan Bishop

Keye Luke ....... Mike

Synopsis:
Paul Evans, successful blind author, depends upon his friend Allan Bishop

 to transcribe his novels. He is shocked to learn his wife and Bishop are in

love with each other and plan to murder him. [RF]

 

1.17 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE FATAL CHARM (film)

Four Star Production  / 20Jan1958 NBC Mon

Written by George Slavin and Paul Franklin

Directed by Thomas Carr

guest stars

David Niven

Nita Talbot

Synopsis:
  A PLANE CRASHES ON THE GROUNDS OF A CITY PRISON, AND
ONE OF THE PRISONERS,  A CONVICTED CONFIDENCE MAN HELPING IN

THE RESCUE OPERATIONS, DISCOVERS THAT  ONE OF THE CRASH VICTIMS IS

A DEAD RINGER FOR HIM AND SEES HIS CHANCE FOR ESCAPE. [SC]

 

1.18 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: HIDDEN WITNESS (film)

Four Star Production  / 27Jan1958

written by Bob Barbash

directed by Robert Florey

guest stars

Robert Ryan ....... Jeff Banner

Barbara Eiler ....... Ann Palmer

Michael Pate ....... Eddie

Lawrence Dobkin ....... Joe Frazier

Ned Wever ....... Walter

Dale Van Sickel ....... Marty

Synopsis:

A detective is hired to protect the life of a girl whose testimony is expected to convict a racketeer.

 He hides the girl in a secluded mountain cabin, where she believes she is safe.

 But the detective is working with the gang determined to kill her. [RF]

 

1.19 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: MUSIC IN THE NIGHT

Four Star Production  / 03Feb1958

Written by Frederic Brady, Peggy and Lou Shaw

Directed by Tay Garnett

guest stars

Jane Powell ....... Joan Lindsey

Peter Hanson ....... Dick

Margaret Field ...... Elaine

Russ Conway ....... Harrigan

Peter Leeds ....... Harry Tucker
Harry Tyler ....... Mr. Gilbert
Arthur Hanson ....... Dan Underhill
Vance Skarstedt ....... Simpson
Synopsis:
A secretary begins to receive a series of mysterious phone calls late at night.

A masculine voice taunts her and in the background she hears the music of Ravel's "Bolero". [RF]

 

1.20 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: NIGHT CALLER

Four Star Production  / 10Feb1958

written by Philip Saltzman

directed by Robert Florey

guest stars

David Niven ....... Paul Martel

Henry Daniell ....... Edward Judson

Kathryn Card ....... Mrs. Gilroy

Whitney Blake ....... Carrie

David Niven plays a writer who is forced to write the story of a perfect crime, by an escaped lunatic,
holding him at gunpoint at the writer's remote home.

 

1.21 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE WHITE FLAG (film)

Four Star Production  / 17Feb1958

written by Frederic Brady

directed by Robert Florey

guest stars

Robert Ryan ....... Dr. Robert Ross

Whit Bissell ....... Doc

Charles Quinlivan ....... Larsen

Synopsis:

A well known heart specialist faces a difficult decision when he learns that a gang 

has successfully substituted its ailing leader for another patient. The gang leader

needs an extremely delicate operation performed to save his life. [RF]

 

1.22 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE DAYS OF NOVEMBER

Four Star Production  / 24Feb1958

written by Fredric Brady and Mark Rogers

directed by Alvin Ganzer

guest stars

Jack Lemmon ....... Lt. Troy Crawford

Richard Jaeckel .......  Spencer

Adam Williams ....... Wohlman

Nick Dennis ....... Sergeant Martinez

Frank Gerstle  ...... Johnson

Synopsis:

A young, inexperience Marine lieutenant is assigned to a veteran

combat company on the front lines in Korea. The lieutenant

learns that each of his three predecessors was killed within

30 days of his arrival at the front. [RF]

 

1.23 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED

Four Star Production  / 03Mar1958

Producer Vincent M. Fennelly
Written by Bob Barbash
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Arthur D. Hilton

guest stars

Jack Lemmon ....... Steve Tyler

King Donovan ....... Frank Mitchell

Howard Petrie ....... Lt. Gifford

June Dayton ....... Mrs. Tyler

John Damler ....... Sergeant Wexler

Wally Richard ....... Clerk

James Turley ....... Assistant Director

Walter Barnes ...... Don Gleason
Oliver McGowan ..... Director
*
Production Executive .. Frank Baur
Editorial Supervisor .. Bernard Burton
Art Director .......... Bill Ross
Assistant director .... Charles C. Coleman
Music Supervisor ...... Earle Dearth
Set Decorator ......... Budd S. Friend & Arthur Marlowe
Makeup Artist ......... John Sylvester
Casting ............... Marjory McKay
Wardrobe .............. Robert B. Harris

Synopsis:
A writer is visited by the police and tell him that three

of his classmates have been murdered.

 

1.24 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: EVEN A THIEF CAN DREAM

Four Star Production  / 10Mar1958

written by Laszlo Gorog

directed by Robert Florey

guest star

Charles Boyer ....... Lemerrier

Ross Elliott ....... Mr. Stevens

Bonnie Bolding ....... Mrs. Evelyn Stevens

John Harmon ....... Thief

Ken Mayer .......... Detective
Willard Sage ....... Policeman

 

1.25 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE SEVENTH LETTER

Four Star Production  / 17Mar1958

written by Charles B. Smith

directed by Robert Florey

guest stars

Robert Ryan ....... Lt. Joe Carter

Virginia Gregg ....... Louise Ryan

Eugene Martin ....... Bobby

Lynne Allen ....... Margaret Richards

Willard Sage ....... Sol

 

1.26 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: TAPS FOR JEFFREY (film)

Four Star Production  / 31Mar1958

Producer Vincent M. Fennelly
Teleplay by Fred Freiberger
Story by Fred Freiberger and Ralph B. Raphael
Director Thomas Carr
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Samuel E. Beetley
guest stars

David Niven ........ Jeffrey Collins

John Doucette ........ Ed Wilson

Virginia Grey ........ Audrey Crane

Peter Brocco ....... J. Wilbur Meadows
Russell Simpson .... Mr. Austin
Sidney Clute ....... Shipping Clerk (as Sid Clute)
*
Production Executive .. Frank Baur
Editorial Supervisor .. Bernard Burton
Art Director .......... Bill Ross
Assistant director .... Charles C. Coleman
Music Supervisor ...... Earle Dearth
Set Decorator ......... Budd S. Friend & Alfred Kegerris
Makeup Artist ......... Karl Herlinger
Casting ............... Marjory McKay
Wardrobe .............. Robert B. Harris
Synopsis:

A vagrant, trying to escape from the watchman of a building, falls and is severely injured.

 Police find a water faucet clutched in the man's hand and are puzzled that he should have

 attempted such an insignificant theft. Near death, the vagrant recalls

the events leading to his accident. [RF]

 

1.27 [--] Alcoa Theatre: THE LOUDMOUTH

Four Star Production  / 07Apr1958 (rerun 25Aug58)

written by Christopher Knopf (EMMY Nomination)

directed by Donald McDougall

guest stars

Jack Lemmon ........ Wally Mall
Harold J. Stone .... Lt. Nelson
Dean Harens ........ Hal Loeffler
Melinda Markey ..... Marian
Gayle Kellogg ...... Roger
Penny Edwards ...... Anne
Joseph Mell ........ Bertelli
Harlan Warde ....... Sgt. Hurley
Synopsis:
Wally Mail is known as a practical joker and prides himself on the fact that he

 is always the life of the party. He decides to play a joke on the police department

and is shocked when he winds up as the prime suspect in a murder case. [RF]
 

1.28 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: FIX A FRAME FOR MOURNING (film)

Four Star Production  / 14Apr1958 NBC Mon

Producer Vincent M. Fennelly
Written by T.E. Brooks
Directed by Thomas Carr
Director of photography Guy Roe
Editor Desmond Marquette

guest stars

Jane Powell ......... Laura Cabot

John Baragrey .......... Jeff Crafton

Kevin Hagen ........ Sheriff Mallory

Rory Mallinson ......... Coroner

Vivi Janiss ......... Mrs. March

Dodie Wright .......... Secretary

*
Production Executive .. Frank Baur
Editorial Supervisor .. Bernard Burton
Art Director .......... Bill Ross
Assistant director .... Grayson Rogers
Music Supervisor ...... Earle Dearth
Set Decorator ......... Budd S. Friend & Clarence Steensen
Makeup Artist ......... Al Bonner
Casting ............... Marjory McKay
Wardrobe .............. Robert B. Harris
Synopsis:
 A young widow receives a series of letters threatening
the life of her husband, who's been dead for a year. At first

she believes the letters are a cruel hoax but then she becomes

frightened and turns for help to a local attorney. [SC]

 

1.29 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: MY WIFE'S NEXT HUSBAND (film)

Four Star Production  / 21Apr1958

Producer Vincent M. Fennelly
Written by George F. Slavin
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Samuel E. Beetley

guest stars

David Niven ....... Robert Medhill

James Daly ....... Ed Barton

Patricia Donahue ... Martha Barton
Morris Ankrum ...... Stan MacGregor
John Eldredge ...... Dr. Leopold
Paul Engle ......... Tommy Barton
Blu Wright ......... Captain Radin
Thomas Browne Henry ... Dr. Stanley (as Tom B. Henry)
*
Production Executive .. Frank Baur
Editorial Supervisor .. Bernard Burton
Art Director .......... Bill Ross
Assistant director .... Charles C. Coleman
Music Supervisor ...... Earle Dearth
Set Decorator ......... Budd S. Friend & Armor Marlowe
Makeup Artist ......... Karl Herlinger
Casting ............... Marjory McKay
Wardrobe .............. Robert B. Harris
Synopsis:

Reporter Ed Barton learns that he has only a short time to live. Trying to provide

 for his wife after his death, he finds a man on Skid Row who resembles him, and

persuades him to take an examination for a life insurance policy in his name. [RF]

 

1.30 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE GIANT STEP

Four Star Production  / 28Apr1958

Producer Vincent M. Fennelly
Teleplay by Leonard Freeman
Story by Floyd Beaver from the story "Habu"
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Les Orlebeck

guest stars

Robert Ryan ....... Gunner's Mate Smith

Michael Landon ..... Karl Wallace

Norman Alden ....... Joe

Harold J. Stone ....... Captain Stemson

Peter Leeds ....... Willie

John Cliff ....... Nick

Gayle Kellogg ...... Haloran
Larry Bracken ...... Officer
*
Production Executive .. Frank Baur
Editorial Supervisor .. Bernard Burton
Art Director .......... Frank E. Smith
Supervising Art Director .. Bill Ross
Assistant director .... Jack Sonntag
Music Supervisor ...... Earle Dearth
Set Decorator ......... Budd S. Friend & Armor Marlowe
Makeup Artist ......... Kiva
Casting ............... Marjory McKay
Wardrobe .............. Robert B. Harris
Synopsis:
Gunner's Mate Smith holds another submarine officer responsible

for his friends death due to cowardice. [RF]

 

1.31 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE TICKET

Four Star Production  / 05May1958

guest stars

Franchot Tone ...... Martin Galt

Jeanette Nolan ....... Elinor Galt

Murray Hamilton ....... Irwin Forman

Howard Caine ....... Willi Kass

Synopsis:
Ex-district attorney Martin Galt confronts his successor in the

courtroom as he defends a racketeer. [RF]

 

1.32 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE LADY TAKES A STAND

Four Star Production  / 12May1958

written by Irving Elman and Philip Saltzman

directed by Robert Florey

guest stars

Jane Powell ....... Marian Evers

Keith Andes ....... David Cramer

John Doucette ....... Vladek

Frank Wilcox ....... Attorney

Dayton Lummis ....... Prosecutor

 

1.33 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE PERFECTIONIST

Four Star Production  / 19May1958

Producer Vincent M. Fennelly
Written by George F. Slavin
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Les Orelebeck
guest stars
Robert Ryan ........ Ken Morton
Frances Rafferty ... Mrs. Morton
Lawrence Dobkin .... Lt. Lacy
Addison Richards ... Henry Adams
Russ Bender ........ Perkins
Ellen Corby ........ Elvira Moss
Byron Foulger ...... Elkins
George Eldredge .... Mailman
Robert Busch ....... Technician
*
Production Executive .. Frank Baur
Editorial Supervisor .. Bernard Burton
Art Director .......... Frank E. Smith
Supervising Art Director .. Bill Ross
Assistant director .... Jack Sonntag
Music Supervisor ...... Earle Dearth
Set Decorator ......... Budd S. Friend & Armor Marlowe
Makeup Artist ......... Kiva
Casting ............... Marjory McKay
Wardrobe .............. Robert B. Harris
Synopsis:

For the past 15 years Ken Morton has worked as a teller in a small-town bank.

He has devised what he thinks is a foolproof scheme for robbing the bank. [RF]

 

1.34 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: DECISION BY TERROR

Four Star Production  / 26May1958 (rerun 01Sep58)

Producer Vincent M. Fennelly
Written by George F. Slavin
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Samuel E. Beetley
guest stars

David Niven ........ Charles Enright

John McIntire ........ Dr. Edwards

Barbara Eiler ....... Edna Enright

George Baxter ....... Frank Scanlon

Peter Leeds ....... Ed Stocker

Amzie Strickland ....... Claire Lane
Peggy Maley ....... Nancy Carter
Frank Wilcox ....... District Attorney
Oliver Cliff ....... Defense Attorney
Raymond Bailey ..... Judge
*
Production Executive .. Frank Baur
Editorial Supervisor .. Bernard Burton
Art Director .......... Frank E. Smith
Supervising Art Director .. Bill Ross
Assistant director .... Jack Sonntag
Music Supervisor ...... Earle Dearth
Set Decorator ......... Budd S. Friend & Armor Marlowe
Makeup Artist ......... Kiva
Casting ............... Marjory McKay
Wardrobe .............. Robert B. Harris
Synopsis:
During a murder trial, Charles Enright, the jury foreman, is convinced that

 the accused man is guilty. But just before the jury retires to consider the verdict,

Enright receives a phone call telling him that his family is being held hostage

and will be killed unless he holds out for an acquittal. [RF]

 

1.35 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE CLOCK STRUCK TWELVE

Four Star Production  / 02Jun1958

written by Leonard Freeman and Fred Freiberger

directed by Robert Florey

guest stars

Charles Boyer ...... Man
Marianne Stewart ... Wife
Larry Thor ......... Detective
Kasey Rogers ....... Girl
John Alvin ......... Coroner
Nestor Paiva ....... Bartender
Vic Perrin ......... Thief
Jack Lambert ....... Thief
John Daimler ....... Detective
Joseph Mell ........ Cook
Synopsis:
After a murder is committed, a man tries desperately to report the crime.

But he is in a state of shock and can't make himself understood. In his dazed condition,

he wanders from place to place and repeatedly asks people what time it is. [RF]
 

1.36 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: DISAPPEARANCE

Four Star Production  / 09Jun1958

written by Christopher Knopf

directed by Robert Florey

guest stars

Jack Lemmon ....... Henry Coyle

William Talman ....... Lt. Herman Brule

Joan Blackman ....... Woman

Gail Kobe ...... Mrs. Coyle

 

1.37 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: JOHNNY RISK

Four Star Production  / 16Jun1958

Produced by Vincent M. Fennelly

Written by Fred Freiberger

Directed by Donald McDougall

guest stars

Michael Landon ....... Johnny Risk

Lew Ayres ....... Jed Risk

Alan Hale Jr ....... Sven

DeForest Kelley ....... Marshal

Robert Griffin ....... Judge

Forrest Lewis

Bonnie Holding

Synopsis:

The story, set in Alaska in 1896, relates the adventures of Johnny Risk,

a gambling boat entrepreneur. In the pilot episode, Risk battles a corrupt

new law designed to take gold mines away from aliens when a friend loses his mine. [JB]

Synopsis 2:

During the Alaskan gold rush of 1896, Johnny Risk and his partner

run a gambling ship and own a gold mine. They are shocked when

the town judge and the marshal declare their claim on the mine

invalid. After beginning an investigation, Johnny learns that his

older brother is behind the attempt to seize the mine. [RF]

 

1.38 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THREE YEARS DARK

Four Star Production  / 23Jun1958

Written by Fred Freiberger

Directed by Robert Florey

guest stars

Barbara Stanwyck ....... Midge Varney

Gerald Mohr

Russ Conway

Synopsis:

After spending three years in prison on a conspiracy charge, Midge Varney is released.

 She goes to New York to seek the attorney responsible for involving her and her

husband in the conspiracy. The attorney killed Midge's husband, but pleading

self-defense, he was freed by the court. [RF]

 

1.39 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: DECOY DUCK

Four Star Production  / 30Jun1958

Producer Vincent Fennelly
Directed by Robert Florey
Teleplay by John Robinson & Frederic Brady
Story by Robert Standish
Director of photography George Diskant
Editor Chandler House
guest stars
Jane Powell ........ Susan Martin
David Janssen ...... Jim McCandless
Norman Alden ....... Mike
Berry Kroeger ...... Reginald Kittering
Michael Pate ....... Bert Landon
Laurie Mitchell .... Millie
Thom Conroy ........ Man
John O'Malley ...... Official
Synopsis:
Arrested while trying to smuggle diamonds Susan Martin is given a choice,

 either go to jail or become a decoy to set up a gang of jewel thieves. [RF]

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