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 Season 9 (CBS) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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US Network Schedules  1957-1958

########## Armstrong Circle Theatre ##########

############## season 9 1957-58 ##############

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   Series moves from NBC Tuesdays (half-hour)

 to  CBS Wednesdays 10:00-11:00pm (hour long) (fortnightly) - Alternating with U.S. Steel Hour

       (starting 02Oct57)    

    

And the Beasts Were There
03Sep1957

(originally aired on Pepsi Cola Theatre 30April57

 rebroadcast on Armstrong Circle Theatre)
written by Lawrence Kimble
story by Wilbur S. Peacock
directed by Richard Irving
director of photography Clark Ramsey

starring:
William Bishop
Jorja Curtwright
John Doucette
Paul Cavanagh
Summary:
A hunter in the Burmese jungle is clawed to death by a tiger

when he is locked in the cage by a hidden hand. Investigation into his

death reveals his sadism toward animals and that it stemmed from years past,

when a tiger almost killed him. And the hand which locked him in turns out to be that

of his pet monkey, which he also mistreated. [RF]

 

(Ep 5.1 U.S. Steel Hour: Windfall 11-Sep-1957 CBS Wed)

 

(18Sep1957 Last episode of 20th Century Fox Hour)

 

(Ep 5.2 U.S. Steel Hour: Haunted Harbor 25-Sep-1957 CBS Wed)

 

Ep 9.01 Armstrong Circle Theatre: BURIED 2000 YEARS: THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS

    02Oct57 CBS Wed

   (first episode on CBS)

Produced by David Susskind

written by Irve Tunick

Synopsis:
The Dead Sea Scrolls is laced with film clips of monotonous desert

vistas and sun-scorched hills, of "the sweet water of Galilee" and frenzied

rioting in Palestine, retold the story of Hebrew Archaeologist Eleazar Sukenik's

 brave struggle to spirit the first of the ancient parchments through the barbed-wire

 barricades of hostile Arabs. But the crucial events that led to the archaeological

find of the century and the evaluation of the Scrolls' significance to the history of

Judaism and Christianity were too complex to be tailored skillfully for the TV

camera. The one-hour show benefited from a rare bit of casting: the role of the

late Dr. Sukenik was played with quiet earnestness by his son,

Israeli stage and film actor, Yoseph Yadin. [TIME magazine]

 

(Ep 5.3 U.S. Steel Hour: Who's Earnest? (aka The Importance of Being Ernest) 09-Oct-1957 CBS Wed)

 

Ep 9.02 Armstrong Circle Theatre: CRISIS ON LONGIERIER ISLAND

16Oct57 CBS Wed

starring:

Kent Smith ....... Reverend Richel
Frances Reid

 

(Ep 5.4 U.S. Steel Hour: Crisis in Corona 23-Oct-1957 CBS Wed)

 

Ep 9.03 Armstrong Circle Theatre: ASSIGNMENT JUNKIES' ALLEY

 30Oct57 CBS Wed
starring:
Monica Lovett
Addison Powell

 

(Ep 5.5 U.S. Steel Hour: The Locked Door 06-Nov-1957)

 

Ep 9.04 Armstrong Circle Theatre: JOE DOE

    13Nov57 CBS Wed
starring:
John Napier
William Prince

 

(Ep 5.6 U.S. Steel Hour: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 20-Nov-1957)

 

Ep 9.05 Armstrong Circle Theatre: HAVE JACKET WILL TRAVEL

27Nov57 CBS Wed

written by Vance Bourjaily

starring:

Patty Duke ....... Gina

 

Ep 5.7 U.S. Steel Hour: You Can't Win 04-Dec-1957)

 

Ep 9.06 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THIEF OF DIAMONDS

    11Dec57 CBS Wed

starring:
Carol Bruce

 

(Ep 5.8 U.S. Steel Hour: Little Charlie Don't Want a Saddle 18-Dec-1957 )

 

Ep 9.07 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE SHEPHERD OF PARIS

   25Dec57 CBS Wed

written by Michael Dyne
starring:
David Hurst
Martin E. Brooks 

 

(Ep 5.9 U.S. Steel Hour: The Charmer 01-Jan-1958)

 

Ep 9.08 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE MUMMY COMPLEX

    08Jan58 CBS Wed

written by Abram Ginnes
starring
James Broderick ...... Dr. John Cooney

Lois Nettleton
Julia Meade

Synopsis:
When the Brooklyn Museum started clearing out its west wing storeroom

a year and a half ago, Dr. John Cooney, curator of Egyptian art, decided that

 a 1,600-year-old mummy of undistinguished pedigree had to go. First he suggested

 burning it, but a museum technician objected, as a Roman Catholic, to destroying

 a human body. Next Dr. Cooney tried to bury the mummy, and found that he could get

no city burial permit. Then he tried to ship it out of town to a small museum,

only to be turned down by Railway Express for lack of the physician's

death certificate that would have qualified him for the burial permit.
*Note: Taken from actual newspaper headlines.

(Ep 5.10 U.S. Steel Hour: The Bromley Touch 15-Jan-1958)

 

Ep 9.09 Armstrong Circle Theatre: UFO: THE ENIGMA OF THE SKIES

   22Jan58 CBS Wed
written by Irve Tunick

Synopsis:
Interviewed by Long John Nebel regarding the CBS Armstrong Circle

 Theater's “UFO: Enigma from the Skies” censorship of him.

 

(Ep 5.11 U.S. Steel Hour: Never Know the End 29-Jan-1958)

 

Ep 9.10 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE NEW CLASS -  THE BOOK HEARD ROUND THE WORLD

   05Feb58 CBS Wed 
written by Alvin Boretz
starring
Fritz Weaver ....... Milovan Djilas
Michael Constantine ....... Committee Chairman
Lawrence Weber ....... Frederick Praeger
Felix Deebank ....... Philip Eastham
Peter Falk
Vera Fusek
Synopsis:
"The New Class" is a current best-seller in the U.S. It analyzes the Communist system,

and cooly describes its decline from a high-minded idealism to a political reality under

the thumb of a self-seeking bureaucracy. One victim of that bureaucracy is the author of

the book - Milovan Djilas. [RF]
*Note:

The courageous fight made in Yugoslavia by Djilas, once Tito's

vice president, now languishing in an unheated jail cell.

 

(Ep 5.12 U.S. Steel Hour: The Reward 12-Feb-1958)

 

19Feb58 no details

 

(Ep 5.13 U.S. Steel Hour: Walk with a Stranger 26Feb1958)

 

Ep 9.11 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THIRTY DAYS TO RECONSIDER

    05Mar58 CBS Wed (rerun 23Jul58)

written by Roger O. Hirson
starring:
Lin McCarthy

(Ep 5.14 U.S. Steel Hour: Give Me My Son 12-Mar-1958 )

 

Ep 9.12 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE MEANEST CRIME IN THE WORLD

    19Mar58 CBS Wed

written by Jerome Coppersmith
Narrated by Douglas Edwards
starring
William Prince
Nancy Wickwire
Synopsis:
A quack doctor gives false hopes to cancer victims, thus preventing them from

getting the medical attention they need. He also pretends to cure others who are

not suffering from the disease. [RF]
 

(Ep 5.15 U.S. Steel Hour: Top Secret Mission 26-Mar-1958)

 

Ep 9.13 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE TRUSTED THIEF

     02Apr58 CBS Wed

written by Alvin Boretz

Synopsis:

Walter Lenox, a trusted office manager, finds his home expenses running high

and grows concerned when his expected bonus is cut.

He begins to borrow money surreptiously from his firm, intending to repay it. [RF]

 

(Ep 5.16 U.S. Steel Hour: Beaver Patrol 09Apr1958)

 

   16Apr58 Armstrong Circle Theatre: (no details)

      

(Ep 5.17 U.S. Steel Hour: The Public Prosecutor 23Apr1958)

 

  30Apr58 Armstrong Circle Theatre: (no details)

   

(Ep 5.18 U.S. Steel Hour: A Man in Hiding 07May1958)

 

   Ep 9.14 Armstrong Circle Theatre: ACCUSED OF MURDER

       14May58 CBS Wed

starring
Lois Nettleton
Tom Carlin

(Ep 5.19 U.S. Steel Hour: Hour of the Rat 21May1958)

 

 Ep 9.15 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THUNDER OVER BERLIN

     28May58 CBS Wed

 

(Ep 5.20 U.S. Steel Hour: A Family Alliance 04Jun1958)

 

 Ep 9.16 Armstrong Circle Theatre: KIDNAP STORY: HOLD FOR RELEASE!

   11Jun58 CBS Wed  

adapted by Loring Mandel

from an article by John Campbell Bruce

starring:

James Vicker ........... Leonard Moskovitz

Victor Thorley ............ Captain English

John Kellogg .............. Mort Blackstone

Addison Powell .......... Frank Leggett

Luis Van Rooten ........... Maurice Moskovitz

Robert Emmett .......... Ollie Moskovitz

Henry Beckman ........... Lt. Rush

Henderson Forsythe ........... John Bruce

Lawrence Weber ......... Abe Mellinkoff

Summary:

When a San Francisco real-estate executive is kidnapped, his family

receives a note which states that he will be killed if news of the

kidnapping appears in the newspapers. The family is afraid to go to

the police, but it can't raise the large amount of ransom money demanded

by the kidnappers. [RF]

*Note John Campbell Bruce, who wrote this story, is interviewed at the conclusion

of tonight's drama. Douglas Edwards narrates.

 

(Ep 5.21 U.S. Steel Hour: The Littlest Enemy 18Jun1958)

 

 Ep 9.17 Armstrong Circle Theatre: TWELVE CASES OF MURDER

  25Jun58 CBS Wed

  written by Irve Tunick

starring
Simon Oakland
William Post Jr.
Norman Rose   

Summary:

A shipment of firearms disappears from a freight train without the seal

on the car being tampered with. Railroad police get their first clue when

a gun with the right serial number turns up in a pawnshop. [RF]

 

(Ep 5.22 U.S. Steel Hour: The Hidden River 02Jul1958)

 

    09Jul58 Armstrong Circle Theatre: rerun of: The Mummy Complex aired 08Jan58.

 

(Ep 5.23 U.S. Steel Hour: Flint and Fire 16Jul1958)

 

    23Jul58 Armstrong Circle Theatre: rerun of: Thirty Days to Reconsider aired 05Mar58.

 

(Ep 5.24 U.S. Steel Hour: The Climate of Marriage 30Jul1958)

 

06Aug58 Armstrong Circle Theatre: (no details)

 

(Ep 5.25 U.S. Steel Hour: Old Marshals Never Die 13Aug1958)

 

20Aug58 Armstrong Circle Theatre: rerun of: Twelve Cases of Murder aired 25Jun58

 

(Ep 5.26 U.S. Steel Hour: Be My Guest 27Aug1958)

 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: 03Sep58 - no details

(Ep 6.1 U.S. Steel Hour: The Wound Within 10Sep1958)

 Armstrong Circle Theatre: 17Sep58 - no details

(Ep 6.2 U.S. Steel Hour: Alexander Fleming  24Sep1958)

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