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aka "Award Theatre"
 Season 3 (NBC) (1959-60)
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


############ Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre ##########
############## season 3 1959-60 ##############
############### (final season) ###############
  Screen Gems, Inc. (most eps)
Briskin Productions, Inc. (1 carry over ep from previous season)
Half-hour format
NBC Mondays 9:30-10:00 pm
"Alcoa Theatre" alternated with "Goodyear Theatre"
under the umbrella title "Award Theatre"

 

3.01 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: STORY WITHOUT A MORAL

14Sep1959 NBC Mon

Briskin Productions (carry over episode from previous season)

guest stars

Brian Aherne ........ James Rupert/James Spencer

Kurt Kasznar

Celia Lovsky

Synopsis:

Artist James Rupert, adept at copying masterpieces, is starving and facing

eviction in Vienna at the time of Nazi Terror. When a wealthy woman asks him

to copy one of her famous paintings so that she can secretly keep the original.

Then the woman can no longer tell which is the copy. [JB]

 

3.02 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOLLAR

(aka How's Business)

21Sep1959 NBC Mon

Producer William Sackheim
Teleplay by Howard Rodman
Story by Nate Monaster
Directed by Walter Grauman
guest stars
Jack Carson ........ Augie Adams
Jesse White ........ John Burke
Jean Gillespie ..... Joyce Adams
Flip Mark .......... Robbie Adams
Dorothy Crider
Lester Dorr
Jeane Wood
Ralph Gamble

 

3.03 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: HELLO CHARLIE

Screen Gems production

28Sep1959 NBC Mon

Producer Anthony Wilson
Teleplay by Ben Hecht
Based on a book by Ben Hecht
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Director of photography Wilfred M. Cline
Editor Richard Brockway
Narrator Ben Hecht

guest stars

Tony Randall ...... Charlie MacArthur

John Dehner ...... Walter Howey

Walter Burke

Joe E. Ross

Stanley Adams
Jon Lormer
Sara Taft
Jason Johnson
Nesdon Booth
Wendy Winkelman

Synopsis:

Charlie gets two safe-crackers temporarily released from jail. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Reporter Charlie MacArthur gets two safe-crackers temporarily released from jail.

 

3.04 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: OPERATION SPARK

05Oct1959 NBC Mon

guest stars

David Wayne ........ Major General Von Tresckow

John Larch ....... Colonel Brand

John Hoyt ....... Field Marshal von Kluge

Lamont Johnson ....... Von Schlabrendorff

Grandon Rhodes ....... General Beck

Synopsis:

Major General Von Tresckow masterminds a plot to assassinate Hitler with a bomb. [RF]

 

3.05 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE INCORRIGIBLES

12Oct1959 NBC Mon

guest stars

Paul Douglas ........ Harvey Otis

Danny Richards Jr. ....... Steve Komak

Francis DeSales ....... Judge Leon Alda

Synopsis:

Con man Harvey Otis and juvenile delinquent Steve Komak are paroled in

each other's custody and told that if one breaks the law both will be held responsible.

Al old acquaintance of Harvey's attempts to involve him in a robbery. [RF]

 

3.06 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: ANY FRIEND OF JULIE'S

19Oct1959 NBC Mon

guest stars

Leslie Nielsen ........ Ray Stuart

Vanessa Brown ....... Paula King

Regis Toomey ....... Finn Curran

Robert F. Simon ....... Julian Webb
Synopsis:
After the death of playwright Julian Webb, Ray Stuart tries to prove he

has ghost-written all of Webb's plays. [RF]

 

3.07 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: TOM, DICK, AND HARRY

26Oct1959 NBC Mon

guest stars

Gene Nelson ........ Tom

Joe Mantell ....... Dick

Howard McNear ...... Harry

Marvin Kaplan ....... Sid

Shirley Mitchell ....... Hazel

 

3.08 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre:  THE DAY THE DEVIL HID
02Nov1959 NBC Mon
guest stars
Peter Lind Hayes ....... J. Dunkin Wynn
Robert Gist ............ Walter Parker
Philip Ahn ............. Chun Boo Soon
Dub Taylor ............. Barney Place
Synopsis:
J. Dunkin Wynn's letters to his foster daughter, a Korean orphan, have told her

 that he's in the Navy. Just before the girl arrives in San Francisco to meet him.

Wynn is jailed because of his real occupation - he is a bookmaker. [RF]

 

3.09 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE GOLDEN SHANTY

09Nov1959 NBC Mon (rerun 06Jun60)

Executive producer William Sackheim
Producer Winston O’Keefe
Written by Jameson Brewer
Story by Edward G. Dyson
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Director of photography Henry Freulich
Editor Richard K. Brockway
Music by Irving Friedman

guest stars

Errol Flynn ....... Doc Boatwright

Patricia Barry ........ Adie

Peter Hansen ........ Mike Walker

James McCallion ....... Hermie Schneider

Fred E. Sherman .... Petey
Juney Ellis ........ Myra

Synopsis 1:

Dr. Boatwright is a snake oil salesman in the old west who likes to con people

until he gets challenged. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
On his return to Nuggett City, a traveling medicine man Doc Boatwright is spotted

by Adie Walker, who'd been conned into buying Boatwright's un-prosperous saloon. [RF]

 

3.10 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: SMALL BOUQUET

16Nov1959

guest stars

Howard Duff  ........ Joe Kane
Barbara Bain ....... Judy Coyne
Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Harriet MacLore
Joey Forman ........ Dick Ravenna
Bibi Osterwald ..... Sarah Ponmair
Bill Quinn ......... Gene MacNeill
Miiko Taka ......... Nika Shioya
Jack Orrison ....... Caretaker

 

3.11 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: POINT OF IMPACT

23Nov1959

guest stars

Peter Lawford ......... Major John Marshall

Dennis Patrick ........ Captain Fred Henry

Warren Stevens ........ Major Gorman

Judson Pratt ........ Colonel Holt

Synopsis:
Major John Marshall abandons his damaged plane,

which crashes into a house and kills two children. [RF]

 

3.12 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: SHADOW OF EVIL

30Nov1959

guest stars

Cliff Robertson ....... Parker Sefton

David Brian ....... Bard Kanger

 

3.13 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: 333 MONTGOMERY STREET

07Dec1959 (rerun 13Jun1960)

guest stars

DeForest Kelley ........ Jake Brittin

Tol Avery ....... Judge

Joanna Barnes ........ Eve Fremont

Joanne Davis ........ Liz

Tom Greenway ........ Captain Quincy

Doug DeCosta .......... Officer Collins

Steve Peck ......... Frank Piper

Richard Shannon ......... Prosecutor

Synopsis 1:

Eve Fremont picks up hoodlum Frank Piper. Then she accuses him of making advances. [JB]

Synopsis 2:

Jake Brittin (Kelley) is a San Francisco defense attorney opposed to the death penalty.

He agrees to defend Frank Piper, a defendant charged with murdering society

 lady Eve Fremont's husband. Piper's story is that she had been carrying on a

relationship with him, and after a quarrel she promised to "fix him good." Later

she invited him to her place, and when he came in, she screamed. Her angry

husband came at him, he fired a warning shot into the floor, the husband kept

coming, and Piper fired three more shots into the husband before he finally was

 able to run away. The warning shot would make it manslaughter, not murder.

At the trial, Eve's story is that Piper had been stalking her, broke into her house

and murdered her husband. She testifies that only three shots were fired. Quincy

confirms that no fourth bullet was found. Jake obtains a recess, giving him time to

sneak over to the crime scene. By re-enacting the shooting he discovers that there

was indeed a fourth bullet, which has been deliberately hidden. He gets Quincy to

come over and discover the bullet himself by making snide comments about him

withholding evidence. There's a final court scene of Jake wrapping up his argument,

waxing eloquent about reasonable doubt... especially reasonable doubt about an

upper class woman flirting with a working class man. The jury return a verdict of

manslaughter. At this point there's an odd little bit that makes Jake a rather less

likeable character -- he refuses to shake his client's hand, giving him a disgusted look,

 and goes off to chum it up with the prosecutor. [RF]

*Note: This was the pilot episode of an unsold series written by Gene Roddenberry.

It was based on the book Never Plead Guilty by San Francisco criminal lawyer Jake Ehrlich.

 The series Sam Benedict, based on Ehrlich, was eventually produced and aired for one year, 1962-63.

 

3.14 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE LONG HOUSE ON AVENUE A

14Dec1959

guest stars

Henry Silva ............ Tom Longman
Susan Oliver ........... Bernice Davis
Eugene Iglesias ........ Joey
Richard Hale ........... Old John
Henry Amargo ........... Construction Worker [MY]
Synopsis:
Tom Longman is a Mohawk Indian working with other tribesmen on the construction

of a skyscrapper. Tom reports a fellow worker, an Indian, for drinking on the job and

receives a promotion. His tribesmen, however, take Tom to task for breaking a tribal custom. [RF]
 

3.15 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: LADY BUG

21Dec1959

guest stars

Thomas Mitchell ........ Sarge
Michel Petit ........... Benny
Charles Lane ........... Adam
Synopsis:
Sarge, an elderly checkers champ, can be beaten by only one person - Benny,

a seven year old boy. When a local story offers a large sum of money to anyone

who can beat a robot at checkers, Sarge decides to match Benny against the machine. [RF]
 

3.16 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE HAND

28Dec1959

guest stars

Robert Loggia ....... Tom Grant
Miriam Colon ....... Alma
Joe Sullivan ....... Detective Harmon
Pete Candoli ....... Johnny

 

3.17 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: OMAHA BEACH -- PLUS 15
04Jan1960
guest stars
Cameron Mitchell ... Larry Morris
Jacqueline Scott ... Helen Morris
Joe Mantell ........ Joe Gardella
Willard Sage ....... Major Ralph Phillips
 

3.18 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: ACTION OFF SCREEN
11Jan1960
guest stars
George Maharis ..... Johnny Cesare
Patricia Owens ..... Kay Armory White
Henry Lascoe ....... Nicky Pasta
 

3.19 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: BIRTHRIGHT

18Jan1960 (rerun 20Jun60)

guest stars

Eli Wallach ....... Joseph Lanowski

Martin Balsam ............ Joe Lane

Kay Stewart ....... Catherine

Frank Maxwell ....... Paul Firko

Sam Flint ........ Father Belice

Synopsis:
Czech-born Mr. and Mrs. Lanowski and their American-born son Joseph left

the United States during the Depression. After the war, a Joseph Lanowski comes to

the States, marries and changes his name to Lane. Later, another Joseph Lanowski

tries to enter the country. [RF]

 

3.20 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE LAST FLIGHT OUT

25Jan1960

guest stars

Dorothy Malone  ..... Ann St. Martin
Edward Binns ....... Major Robert Fielding
Robert Vaughn ...... Lt. Dave Hutchins
Paul Bryar ......... Corporal
Suey Chan .......... Mork
Allen Jung ......... Mr. Wong
Sam Buffington ..... Shabby American

 

3.21 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: CAPITAL GAINS

01Feb1960

guest stars

Joanne Dru ....... Kate Ballister

Rod Taylor ...... Alan Ballister

Dan Tobin ....... Van Loeffler

John Graham ...... Carleton Pike

Harvey Johnson ....... Harold Combs

Peggy Moffitt ....... Dodie Charles

Charles E. Fredericks ....... Harry Ruysdael

Lillian Culver ....... Mrs. Spaulding

Maida Severn ....... Miss Cope

Synopsis:

A TV writer who's left penniless, courtesy of taxes and alimony. He's talked into

forming a corporation and selling stock -- in himself -- to raise money. He makes

himself and his stockholders wealthy while he churns out TV fare. Writer's block

sends him back into dire financial straits. But his ex-wife has played the stock

market shrewdly, to the good fortune of them both. [RF]

 

3.22 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: MINISTER ACCUSED

08Feb1960

guest stars

Steve Forrest  ...... Minister Mark Fordham
Julie Adams ........ Betty Fordham
Olive Deering ...... Mrs. Stacey

 

3.23 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: MORNING BOAT TO AFRICA

15Feb1960 

guest stars

Peter Adams

George Sanders

Valerie French

 

3.24 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: FACE TO FACE
22Feb1960
guest stars
James Gregory ...... Charlie Hanes
Rebecca Welles ..... Phoebe Hanes
Raymond Greenleaf .. Sheriff Tyson
Synopsis:
Phoebe Hanes tells her husband Charlie that she has decided to leave him

and run off with their young farm hand. Charlie, by nature, a quiet man, pleads with

 Phoebe to stay, but his pleas don't seem to have any effect on Phoebe's decision. [RF]
 

3.25 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: SHOW WAGON

29Feb1960

guest stars

Jack Albertson  ..... Pop Kimberly
Connie Hines ....... Phoebe Malloy
Toby Michaels ...... Sue
Luke Anthony ....... Steve Emerson

 

3.26 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: CHINESE FINALE

07Mar1960

guest stars

Jan Sterling ....... Dr. Mary Cartwright

Hilda Plowright ...... Miss Andrews

 

3.27 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: SQUEEZE PLAY

14Mar1960

guest stars

Dick Shannon ....... Mike Brandon
William Campbell ... Frank Grenner
Frank Gerstle ...... Pat Harris
Ted Thorpe ......... Blake
Joan Anson ......... Waitress

 

3.28 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE TWEED HAT

21Mar1960

guest stars

Don Taylor ....... Roger Gifford

Hazel Court ....... Holly

Grandon Rhodes ....... Dad

 

3.29 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: ALL IN THE FAMILY

28Mar1960

guest stars

Patricia Crowley ... Maggie
Lurene Tuttle ...... Caroline
Henry Hull ......... Ansel Pryor
Sue Ane Langdon .... Kitty
Edward Malloy ...... Eric
Adam West .......... David
Alma Murphy ........ Bertha
Helene Heigh ....... Woman

 

3.30 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE GLORIOUS FOURTH

04Apr1960

guest stars

Dick York ....... Corporal James Sloan

Piper Laurie

Robert Beneveds ........ Martin Buell

Ray Daley ....... Jack Reardon

Anthony Teague ........ Jonah Welch

Synopsis:

The Civil War is close to its end and both sides are war-weary and hungry. [RF]

 

3.31 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: AUTHOR AT WORK

11Apr1960

Based on Playwright Friedrich Duerrenmatt's play.
guest stars

Ernie Kovacs .......... Maximillian Frederick Krob

Henry Jones ...... Honore St. Etienne

Chet Stratton ....... Secretary

Synopsis:
A mystery writer is accused of the crimes he has written about.

 

3.32 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE OBSERVER

18Apr1960

guest stars

Werner Klemperer ........ Colonel Hanning

Maximilian Schell ........ Sarrail

Michael Fox ......... Father Holze

Rex Holman ........ Lt. Hilger

George Macready ........ General Thirion

Sal Ponti ........ Crouzet

Synopsis:

French peasant Sarrail poses as a saint in order to learn German war secrets. [RF]

 

3.33 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: MARKED DOWN FOR CONNIE

25Apr1960

Produced by Edward Buzzell

Directed by Harry Ackerman

guest stars

Elinor Donihue ........ Connie Peters

Tony Travis ........ Eddie Rockwell

Alan Hewitt ........ Mr. Vosburgh (manager)

Shirley O'Neal ....... Stella (salesgirl)

Beverly Allyson ....... Ann (salesgirl)

Ann Robinson ....... Billie (salesgirl)

Howard McNear ....... Mr. Cramer

Alice Backes ....... Miss Williams

Synopsis:

The romantic adventures of Connie Peters, a salesgirl in the

Gracious Living department of "Cooksins Department Store", and

Eddie Rockwell her secret lover, the floor manager of Gracious

Living. Store police forbids employees dating each other. [SC]

 

3.34 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: JOHNNY NIGHTHAWK

[--] Award theatre: Geritol Adventure Showcase:

(aka Forced Landing)

02May1960 (copyright date 27Mar59)
<unsold pilot for a proposed series to be called "JOHNNY NIGHTHAWK" (1959)
BRISKIN PRODUCTION IN
ASSOCIATION WITH COLUMBIA PICTURES TELEVISION
Produced by Joseph Hoffman

Written by Tony Barrett

Directed by Oscar Rudolph

Assistant Director Irving Moore

Production Assistant Seymour Friedman

Supervising Editor Richard Fantl

Director of photography Wilfrid M. Cline

 guest stars

Scott Brady ....... Johnny Nighthawk

Richard Erdman ....... Matt Brent

Valerie French ....... Paula Crowley

Maggie Mahoney

Joe De Santis

SERIES PREMISE:
TWO FORMER KOREAN WAR VETERANS OPERATE A CHARTED
FLYING SERVICE.

SYNOPSIS:
JOHNNY NIGHTHAWK AND HIS PARTNER MATT BRENT ARE HIRED
BY AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN TO FLY HER AND A PACKAGE CONTAINING

BADLY NEEDED SERUM TO A HOSPITAL IN RURAL ENGLAND. THE PACKAGE

REALLY CONTAINS NITROGLYCERIN. [SC]

 

3.35 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE SITTER'S BABY

09May1960

guest stars

Spring Byington ........ Melinda Gray

Charles Ruggles ....... Grandpa

Roberta Shore ....... Judy Saunders

Alice Backes ....... Pauline

Synopsis:
Professional babysitter Melinda Gray agrees to spend the weekend with teenager

Judy Saunders, while the rest of the family is off to a wedding. To ease her charge's

embarrassment, Melinda poses as Judy's grandmother. But she has to tell a few tall tales. [RF]

 

3.36 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: YOU SHOULD MEET MY SISTER

16May1960  NBC Mon
Screen Gems, Inc.
(pilot for the series "My Sister Eileen")

Story by Ruth McKenney

guest stars

Elaine Stritch ....... Ruth Sherwood

Anne Helm ......... Eileen Sherwood (Shirley Bonne in the series)

Henry Corden  ....... Mr. Spivak

Tom Reese ....... Wreck

Pattie Chapman ....... Helen

Synopsis:
The story of two pretty sisters who leave Ohio and head for New York to further

 their careers; Ruth as a writer, and Eileen as an actress. [DM]

 

3.37 [--] Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre: THE PROUD EARTH  [Final Episode]

23May1960

guest stars

John Larch ........ Isiah Macabee

Vivi Janiss ........ Rebecca Macabee

Joseph Gallison ........ Adam Macabee

Pamela Grey ........ Catherine Lovett

Karin Dicker ....... Gwen Macabee

Paul Genge ........ Sheriff Jimson

Jay Strong ....... Roan March

William Meras ........ Mr. March

Synopsis:
It isn't easy to move a family into the Idaho Territory. Homesteader

Isaiah Macabee expected the natural hardships, but not the opposition of

a powerful rancher who wants his land. [RF]

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