CTVA US Anthology - "Appointment With Adventure" (David Susskind/CBS)(1955-56)

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Appointment With Adventure
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APPOINTMENT WITH ADVENTURE

April 3, 1955 to April 1, 1956

CBS Sunday 10:00-10:30 (Live)

Executive Producer David Susskind

 

Directed by:

Robert Stevens, Murray Susskind, Robert Costello

 

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CBS Sunday 10:00-10:30 (Live) (3Apr55 to 1Apr56)

 

1.01 Appointment With Adventure: MINUS THREE THOUSAND

03-Apr-1955 CBS Sun

starring

Louis Jourdan ....... Inspector Beaumont

Claude Dauphin ....... Inspector Bolbec

Mala Powers ....... Monique

Synopsis:
A man falls for his friends wife during their exploration of the caves in the Pyrenees.
 

*Note Pilot for the 1955 TV series "Paris Precinct".

 

1.02 Appointment With Adventure: FIVE IN JUDGEMENT

10-Apr-1955 CBS Sun

written by Douglas Taylor

produced & directed by Robert Stevens

starring

Patricia Breslin ....... Sally

Paul Newman ....... Mack

Jack Lord ....... Bill

James Gregory ....... Roy

Henry Hull ....... Paul

Frank McHugh ....... Salesman

Jeff Harris ....... Danny

Frank Overton ....... Man

Synopsis:

During a violent dust storm, two brothers traveling across country,

seek shelter at the Paradise Diner run by Bill and his wife Sally.  There are two

other locals having coffee and a traveling salesman who frequents the diner. 

While listening to the radio for storm reports, they learn that a young 16 year old girl

has been murdered and the sheriff is looking for two young men in connection with her death. 

Thinking they have the culprits, the patrons at the diner try to take matters into their own hands.

 

1.03 Appointment With Adventure: THE FATEFUL PILGRIMAGE

17-Apr-1955 CBS Sun

written by Rod Serling

directed by Robert Stevens

starring

Theodore Bikel ....... Richter

Viveca Lindfors ....... Erica

William Prince ....... Ed

George Macready ....... Paul

Martin Kosleck ....... Pttp

Olga Fabian

Synopsis:

An Ex-GI visits a German town he helped capture during World War II.

He comes to see the changes, and to find a girl who nursed him when he was wounded. [RF]

 

1.04 Appointment With Adventure: THE QUIET GUN

24-Apr-1955 CBS Sun

written by Anne Howard Bailey

starring

Macdonald Carey

Geraldine Brooks

Neville Brand

Synopsis:

The time is 1890 and the place is a small town in the Southwest. Danger comes

 in the form of a wanted outlaw, who has imprisoned the doctor. The townspeople

prepare for a fight, but the sheriff only sits and waits. [RF]

 

1.05 Appointment With Adventure: RENDEZVOUS IN PARIS

01-May-1955 CBS Sun

written by Stanley Niss

starring

Polly Bergen

Dane Clark

Hugh Reilly

Synopsis:
The sister of a smuggler is coerced into making a romantic play for a diplomat

in order to get him to bring gems into the United States in his official pouch. [RF]

 

1.06 Appointment With Adventure:  THE HOUSE ON GELLEN STREET

(aka Escape From Vienna)

08-May-1955 CBS Sun

written by Eugene Francis

starring

James Daly

Elaine Stritch

George Voskovec

Erik Rhodes

George Grizzard

Synopsis:

In a Vienna Cafe an American girl sings for the last time before she goes to London.

But tomorrow is a long time away, tonight two men from her past may change the course of her life.

 

1.07 Appointment With Adventure: PRICELESS CARGO

15-May-1955 CBS Sun

written by Newton Meltzer

starring

Arthur Franz

Leora Dana

Synopsis:

An unscrupulous American runs guns to aid a revolution on a small island near Cuba.

His interests are purely mercenary, but a beautiful girl finally pierces his hard shell of cynicism.

 

1.08 Appointment With Adventure: FORBIDDEN HOLIDAY

22-May-1955 CBS Sun

written by Ian Martin

starring

Phyllis Kirk

Peter Cookson

Jerome Thor

Synopsis:

While traveling incognito in Italy, the daughter of a U.S. Senator meets and falls

in love with an exiled American gangster. Sure that this man loves her for herself alone,

 the girl ignores her father's warnings and objections.

 

1.09 Appointment With Adventure: STRANGER ON A PLANE

29-May-1955

written by Jerome Coopersmith

starring

Sheila Bond as Marilyn

Jack Weston as Wilson

Charlotte Rae as Beverly

Richard Derr

Synopsis:

Looking forward to adventure and romance, a working girl takes a vacation in the Caribbean.

She gets off to a promising start when she meets a rather mysterious man on the plane.

 

1.10 Appointment With Adventure: PERILOUS JOURNEY

05-Jun-1955 CBS Sun

written by Anne Howard Bailey

starring

Eva Gabor

Michael Evans

 

1.11 Appointment With Adventure: THE SECRET OF JUAN VALDEZ

12-Jun-1955 CBS Sun

written by B. Loring

starring

Robert Middleton

Betsy Palmer

 

1.12 Appointment With Adventure: RACE THE COMET

19-Jun-1955 CBS Sun

written by Mann Rubin

starring

Kim Hunter

Gene Barry

Conrad Janis

 

1.13 Appointment With Adventure: HONEYMOON IN SPAIN

26-Jun-1955

written by Julian Claman

starring

Paul Newman

Monica Lewis

 

1.14 Appointment With Adventure: CARIBBEAN CRUISE

03-Jul-1955 CBS Sun

written by Jerome Ross

directed by Paul Bogart

producer Robert Costello

starring

Tony Randall

Gena Rowlands

Naomi Riordan

Melville Ruick

John Boruff

Ray Bramley

Synopsis:

Two young women take an ocean cruise looking for adventure and romance. [RF]

 

1.15 Appointment With Adventure: CRASH LANDING

10-Jul-1955 CBS Sun

written by Ian Martin

starring

William Prince

Georgiann Johnson

Frank Overton

 

1.16 Appointment With Adventure: RETURN OF THE STRANGER

17-Jul-1955 CBS Sun

starring

Joan Lorring

Theodore Bikel

Lin McCarthy

 

1.17 Appointment With Adventure: DESPERATE GAME

24-Jul-1955 CBS Sun

starring

Maria Riva

Richard Derr

Patricia Englund

Gregory Morton

 

1.18 Appointment With Adventure: THE SNOW PEOPLE

31-Jul-1955 CBS Sun

written by Eileen Pollock & Robert Mason Pollock

starring

Gloria DeHaven

 

1.19 Appointment With Adventure: NEVER TO KNOW

07-Aug-1955 CBS Sun

starring

John Baragrey

Denise Lor

 

1.20 Appointment With Adventure: THE ROYAL TREATMENT

14-Aug-1955 CBS Sun

written by Joan Cunningham

starring

Dane Clark

Edie Adams

Don Keefer

 

1.21 Appointment With Adventure: FIVE STAR CRISIS

21-Aug-1955

starring

Barbara Britton

Hugh Reilly

 

1.22 Appointment With Adventure: MASQUERADE

28-Aug-1955 CBS Sun

starring

Patrick O'Neal

Janice Rule

Robert Clary

 

1.23 Appointment With Adventure: THE PIRATE'S HOUSE

04-Sep-1955 CBS Sun

starring

Jack Klugman

Gena Rowlands

Tony Randall

 

1.24 Appointment With Adventure: WHEN IN ROME

11-Sep-1955 CBS Sun

written by Newton Meltzer

starring

Geraldine Brooks

Charles Drake

 

1.25 Appointment With Adventure: DANGEROUS MAYHEM (aka Dangerous Haven)

18-Sep-1955 CBS Sun

written by Anne Howard Bailey

starring

Philip Abbott

Luana Anders

Herbert Nelson

Synopsis:

A young girl and her mother retreat to a small guest cabin on the Maine coast to escape from the world. [RF]

 

1.26 Appointment With Adventure: DESTINATION FREEDOM

25-Sep-1955 CBS Sun

written by Art Wallace

starring

Jason Robards Jr.

 

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2.01 [27] Appointment With Adventure: THE ALLENTOWN INCIDENT

02-Oct-1955 CBS Sun

written by Richard Overholt

starring

Pat Hingle

Cameron Prud'homme

Lin McCarthy

 

2.02 [28] Appointment With Adventure: NUMBER SEVEN, HANGMAN'S ROW

09-Oct-1955 CBS Sun

written by Joan Cunningham

starring

Biff McGuire

Joyce Smight

 

2.03 [29] Appointment With Adventure: THE HELPING HAND

16-Oct-1955 CBS Sun

written by Peter Turgeon & David Sureck

starring

Patricia Benoit

George Macready

Martin Kosleck

 

2.04 [30] Appointment With Adventure: PATTERN FOR THIEVES

23-Oct-1955 CBS Sun

starring

Neva Patterson

 

2.05 [31] Appointment With Adventure: DARK MEMORY

30-Oct-1955 CBS Sun

written by Irving Werstein

starring

Lili Darvas

Louis King

Synopsis:

An American couple, living in an Italian village, is intimidated by the mysterious housekeeper.

She has a reason for wishing harm to her employers: Her son was killed during

the war while on a raid led by the American man. [RF]

 

2.06 [32] Appointment With Adventure: STATE OF SIEGE

06-Nov-1955 CBS Sun

story by Robert Louis Stevenson

starring

Gene Lyons

Sarah Marshall

Synopsis:

A young Canadian goes up to a small island off Nova Scotia to collect his inheritance

 left to him by his grandfather. His plan is to get his money and leave, but the townspeople

 have other ideas. They want him to stay and take over where his grandfather left off. [RF]

 

2.07 [33] Appointment With Adventure: STAGE FRIGHT

13-Nov-1955 CBS Sun

written by Eugene Francis

starring

Louise Allbritton as Norma

Synopsis:

A policeman comes to interview an actress as she prepares for opening night.

He tells her she's suspected of being in league with an escaped criminal.

The conversation is overheard by a boy sitting on the fire escape outside the

dressing-room window, waiting to ask the actress for her autograph. [RF]

 

2.08 [34] Appointment With Adventure: RELATIVE STRANGER

20-Nov-1955 CBS Sun

written by Irving Werstein

starring

Elizabeth Montgomery

Hurd Hatfield

George Voskovec

Synopsis:

An American girl uses some of the legacy of her late father left her to visit relatives in Copenhagen.

There she learns that blood is not always thicker than water. [RF]

 

2.09 [35] Appointment With Adventure: TIME BOMB

27-Nov-1955 CBS Sun

written by Anne Howard Bailey

starring

Chester Morris as Lt. Kizer

Jeanne Bal as Fran

Fred Eisley as Tom

Synopsis:

Police receive a crank letter informing them that a bomb will be placed in a busy railroad station.

If the anonymous informant is right, hundreds of people are in danger. The bomb must be found. [RF]

 

2.10 [36] Appointment With Adventure: ESCAPE

04-Dec-1955 CBS Sun

written by Art Wallace

starring

George Grizzard

Philip Abbott

Addison Powell

 

2.11 [37] Appointment With Adventure: A SWORD HAS TWO EAGLES

11-Dec-1955 CBS Sun

written by Robert David Burke

starring

Patricia Collinge

 

2.12 [38] Appointment With Adventure: THE BIG MISTAKE

18-Dec-1955 CBS Sun

written by Peter Turgeon

starring

Russell Nype

Peggy McCay

 

2.13 [39] Appointment With Adventure: A TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS

25-Dec-1955 CBS Sun

starring

James Daly

 

2.14 [40] Appointment With Adventure: MUTINY

01-Jan-1956 CBS Sun

written William Bruckner

starring

Dorothy Malone

John Ericson

 

2.15 [41] Appointment With Adventure: THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN

08-Jan-1956 CBS Sun

written by Art Wallace

starring

Richard Carlyle

Geraldine Brooks

 

2.16 [42] Appointment With Adventure: SUBURBAN TERROR

15-Jan-1956 CBS Sun

starring

June Lockhart ............ Barbara Pollard
Carl Betz ................ Walter Pollard
Henry Jones .............. Abel Higgins
Synopsis:
A frightened wife awaits her husband's late return, fearful that the burglar

who has been operating in the area will strike at any moment. [RF]
 

2.17 [43] Appointment With Adventure: BETRAYAL

22-Jan-1956 CBS Sun

Written by Irving Werstein
starring
Bramwell Fletcher ........ Franz
Eva Stern ................ Marianna
Synopsis:
On the eve of her wedding, a German girl faces tragedy. Her father,

 who is working against the communists in the Eastern Zone; is betrayed and captured. [RF]
 

2.18 [44] Appointment With Adventure: THE BATTLE OF HEWITT HILL

29-Jan-1956 CBS Sun

written by Harold Gast

starring

Nancy Berg

Lin McCarthy

 

2.19 [45] Appointment With Adventure: ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT

05-Feb-1956 CBS Sun

starring

John Cassavetes

Tina Louise

Betsy Von Furstenburg

Lin McCarthy

 

2.20 [46] Appointment With Adventure: NIGHT SHADOW

12-Feb-1956 CBS Sun

written by Doug Taylor

starring

Don Taylor

 

2.21 [47] Appointment With Adventure: TILL THE END OF TIME

19-Feb-1956 CBS Sun

written by Irving Elman
starring
Signe Hasso
Jeffrey Lynn
Synopsis:
A girl working for Radio Free Europe gets word that her husband,

behind the Iron Curtain, is dead. Unaware that her information is false,

she becomes romantically involved with a fellow worker. [RF]
 

2.22 [48] Appointment With Adventure: PARIS VENTURE

26-Feb-1956 CBS Sun

written by Eugene Francis

starring

Patti Page

Martyn Green
Synopsis:
An American girl comes to Paris to pursue a singing career. She meets two

puppeteers who have a vast influence on both her life and her mother's. [RF]

 

2.23 [49] Appointment With Adventure: HIGH STAKES

04-Mar-1956 CBS Sun

written by Finis Farr

directed by Paul Stanley

producer Robert Costello

starring

Murray Matheson

Joe Maross

Lynn Bailey

David White

Eric Sinclair

Carl Low

Synopsis 1:

A former card shark tries to go straight, and his old police nemesis has

him trap another card shark in a rigged game. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

The scene is a swank dude ranch in Nevada. A man and his daughter are enjoying

a quiet backgammon game when suddenly he sees someone enter the lobby. He rushes

 to his room and is in the midst of hurried packing when a man enters,

and his past catches up with him. [TA]

 

2.24 [50] Appointment With Adventure: CAREER

11-Mar-1956 CBS Sun

written by Art Wallace

starring

Margaret Phillips

Synopsis:

A girl, working for the Allies in Germany during World War 2,

meets and falls in love with a German Officer. [RF]

 

2.25 [51] Appointment With Adventure: A THIEF THERE WAS

18-Mar-1956 CBS Sun

starring

Jason Robards Jr.

Christopher Plummer

Constance Ford

 

2.26 [52] Appointment With Adventure:  DEVIL BEAST
25-Mar-1956 CBS Sun
starring
Phyllis Love
Lee Philips
Synopsis:
The wife of a young Alaskan fur trapper is about to leave

 her husband when disaster strikes. [RF]
 

2.27 [53] Appointment With Adventure: TWO FALLS FOR SATAN

01-Apr-1956 CBS Sun

starring

Forrest Tucker

 

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UNKNOWN AIRDATES/Possible AKA's

 

BRIDGE OF THE DEVIL

26-Jun-1955 (same date as Honeymoon in Spain)

written by Julian Claman

 

THE INVISIBLE TRAP

17-Jul-1955 (same date as Return of the Stranger)

written by Alvin Boretz

 

SPORTING CHANCE

24-Jul-1955 (same date as the Desperate Game)

written by Joan Cunningham

 

DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT

21-Aug-1955 (same date as Five Star Crisis)

written by Harold Gast

 

TO AN ISLAND WITH YOU

04-Sep-1955 (same date as The Pirate's House)

written by Douglas Taylor

 

STRANGER IN RIO

23-Oct-1955

written by George Baker

 

THE FUGITIVE

05-Feb-1956(same date as All Through the Night)

written by Harold Gast

 

ATOM CITY

written by Alfred Brenner

 

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