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 Season 10 (CBS) (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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US Network Schedules  1958-1959

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

############# season 10 1958-59 ##############

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

 

Ep 10.01 Armstrong Circle Theatre: CASE FOR ROOM 310

  01Oct58 CBS Wed

 written by Alvin Boretz

starring:

Robert Drivas

Douglas Edwards

 

(Ep 6.3 U.S. Steel Hour: Mid-Summer 08Oct1958)

 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: 15Oct58 - no details

 

(Ep 6.4 U.S. Steel Hour: Secret in the Family 22Oct1958)

 

 Ep 10.02 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE HOUSE OF FLYING OBJECTS

       29Oct58 CBS Wed

starring
William Le Massena ....... James M. Herrmann
Joan Copeland ....... Mrs. Herrmann
Lynn Loring ....... Lucy Herrmann
David Kerman ....... Mr. Ligouri

Synopsis:
The House of Flying Objects is based on the strange happenings in

the house of James M. Herrmann of Seaford, L.I., where eight months ago

lamps, bottles and furniture apparently flew through the air with the greatest of

ease (TIME, March 17). The script leaves the solution to the mystery right

 up in the air along with all the household effects. [RF]

 

(Ep 6.5 U.S. Steel Hour: Second Chance 05Nov1958)

 

Ep 10.03 Armstrong Circle Theatre: MONEY FOR SALE

    12Nov58 CBS Wed
written by David Davidson
starring
Fred Scollay

 

(Ep 6.6 U.S. Steel Hour: This Day in Fear 19Nov1958)

 

Ep 10.04 Armstrong Circle Theatre: SSN - 571: THE NAUTILUS
26Nov1958 (rerun 19Aug59)
written by Jerome Coopersmith

Narrated by Douglas Edwards
starring
James Mitchell ....... Commander William Anderson
Peter Kelley ......... Adams
Frank Marth .......... "Doc" Lyon
Conrad Faukes ........ Lt. Lalor
Edward King .......... Chief Aberle
Jerry LaZarre ........ Chief Nicholas
Frank Schofield ...... Captain Kinsey
Charles Grodin ....... Phelps
Synopsis:
On Sept. 4, 1957, the atomic submarine Nautilus was forced to give up an

"unofficial" attempt to reach the North Pole. That attempt is dramatized, showing

 the minor power failure which caused the submarine to turn back, and the lessons

learned in Arctic navigation which led to a later successful attempt by

 the Nautilus at an Arctic crossing. [RF]
*Note: Narrator Douglas Edwards interviews Cdr. William Anderson,

 who captained the Nautilus on both her unsuccessful and successful attempts. [RF]

*Note: Coopersmith spent 5 days on board the submarine as research for his script. [RF]
 

(Ep 6.7 U.S. Steel Hour: The Enemies 03Dec1958)

 

Ep 10.05 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE INVISIBLE MARK

     10Dec58 CBS Wed

written by Alvin Boretz

Synopsis:
Neither fact nor fiction, but a compromise of drama and documentary

about an incident (TIME, Dec. 9, 1957) at the Glenwood (Iowa) State

School for the mentally retarded. The drama turns around the

shocking discovery that an inmate is at least as bright and

emotionally steady as a TV producer. [RF]

 

(Ep 6.8 U.S. Steel Hour: One Red Rose for Christmas 17Dec1958)

 

Ep 10.06 Armstrong Circle Theatre: A PICTURE OF CHRISTMAS

    24Dec58  CBS Wed
written by Irve Tunick

Narrated by Victor Jory
Synopsis:
An uninterrupted plum pudding, with Actor Victor Jory reciting

Dickens, Comedian Dick Van Dyke pantomiming tree decorators,

Newscaster Douglas Edwards reading the New York Sun's 1897

editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." [RF]


(Ep 6.9 U.S. Steel Hour: Goodbye...But It Doesn't Go Away 31Dec1958)

 
Ep 10.07 Armstrong Circle Theatre: AND BRING HOME A BABY

     07Jan59 CBS Wed

written by Roger O. Hirson
starring
Telly Savalas
Philip Abbott

Synopsis:
Sent to Europe on assignment, a magazine editor gets a last-minute

order from his wife, bring home a baby.
*Note: A true story of a happy adventure in an international tangle of red tape.

*This was Telly Savalas' first TV appearance.
 

(Ep 6.10 U.S. Steel Hour: Dangerous Episode 14Jan1959)

 

Ep 10.08 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE MAN WITH A THOUSAND NAMES

      21Jan59 CBS Wed

written by Vance Bourjaily

starring

Joseph Campanella

Larry Gates
Milton Selzer

Synopsis:
A good forgery's beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, and the

villain of this slicked-up true story dazzles hundreds of

shopkeepers before the T-men catch up. [RF]

 

(Ep 6.11 U.S. Steel Hour: The Wall of Silence 28Jan1959)

 

Ep 10.09 Armstrong Circle Theatre: MIRACLE AT SPRINGHILL MINE

      04Feb59 CBS Wed

written by Art Wallace
starring
Nancy Marchand
Michael Constantine
Frank Martin

Synopsis:
The dramatized recount of the events surrounding the Springhill, Nova Scotia,

mine disaster. The explosion occurred October 23, 1958 and the rescue operation

 lasted two weeks. Gene Kirby a radio reporter, speaks at the end of the program. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A re-creation of last year's mine disaster at Springhill, Nova Scotia,

in which, amazingly, twelve men were found alive a week after

 the cave-in, seven more two days after that. [RF]

 

(Ep 6.12 U.S. Steel Hour: Family Happiness 11Feb1959)

 

Ep 10.10 Armstrong Circle Theatre: HOUSE OF CARDS

  18Feb59  

written by Alvin Boretz

starring

Telly Savalas 

Simon Oakland
Kathleen Maguire
David White

Synopsis:
A composite history of the dedicated gambler, with guest psychiatrist to explain what it all means. [RF]

 

(Ep 6.13 U.S. Steel Hour: Trap for a Stranger 25Feb1959)

 

Ep 10.11 Armstrong Circle Theatre: CASE OF A WHITE COLLAR BANDIT

 04Mar59 CBS Wed

written by Harold Gast

Synopsis:
The Better Business Bureau opens its files to a semi-documentary

suggesting that the buying public is one big sucker. [RF]

 

(Ep 6.14 U.S. Steel Hour: The Square Egghead 11Mar1959)

 

 Armstrong Circle Theatre: 18Mar59 - no details

     

(Ep 6.15 U.S. Steel Hour: Night of Betrayal 25Mar1959)

 

Ep 10.12 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE INNOCENT KILLER

01Apr159 CBS Wed

starring
Scott McKay

Synopsis:
A medical whodunit in which New York public-health sleuths track

an innocent dress buyer who carried in smallpox virus from Rio de Janeiro. [RF]
 

(Ep 6.16 U.S. Steel Hour: Trouble-in-Law 08Apr1959)

 

Ep 10.13 Armstrong Circle Theatre: TRAIL OF DIAMONDS

 15Apr59 CBS Wed

written by Harold Gast
starring
Frederick O'Neal

Summary:

United States customs agents combat an international ring of

smugglers who have been illegally transporting diamonds from

France into the United States. Taking advantage of the stones'

small size and enormous value, the gang operates with businesslike

efficiency and regularity. [RF]

Lawrence Fleischman, supervising customs agent for the port of

New York is interviewed.
 

(Ep 6.17 U.S. Steel Hour: Little Tin God 22Apr1959)

 

Ep 10.14 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE SOUND OF VIOLENCE: THE JUKEBOX RACKET

         29Apr59 CBS Wed (rerun 08July59 & 17Jul63)

a Talent Associates production 

executive producer, Robert Costello  

director, William Corrigan 

writer, Art Wallace

Host: Douglas Edwards

starring:

   Virginia Gibson

Val Avery

Frank Sutton

Vincent Gardenia

Bert Freed

  Telly Savalas

Jay Barney

John Shellie

Noah Keen

Alan Furlan

Sidney Lee

  Summary:

    "Representatives of a national crime organization move in on the

    small-time independent jukebox operators of a city. Using violence

     and threats of violence, they attempt to force the honest operators

     into an association through which the syndicate can control and

     profit from every jukebox in the town"--TV guide.

    Following the program, Senator John L. McClellan, Chairman on the 

     Senate committee conducting the Labor Rackets Hearings, gives a short

    speech on the subject of the jukebox rackets.

 Commercials: Armstrong Cork Company with Ruth Jackson and Hugh James.

 

(Ep 6.18 U.S. Steel Hour: The Wayward Widow 06May1959)

 

 Ep 10.15 Armstrong Circle Theatre: Unknown title  (possibly Thunder Over Berlin)

13May59 CBS Wed

Synopsis:
February's truck-convoy incident that aggravated the current Berlin crisis. [RF]

     

(Ep 6.19 U.S. Steel Hour: Call It a Day 20May1959)

 

 Ep 10.16 Armstrong Circle Theatre: PRESCRIPTION: HYPNOSIS
27May1959 (rerun 05Aug59)
Synopsis:
One of the few live dramas left on TV tackles a real-life problem: the use

 and misuse of hypnosis in dentistry and medicine. [RF]
     

(Ep 6.20 U.S. Steel Hour: Whisper of Evil 03Jun1959)

 

Ep 10.17 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE GOOFBALL KICK

(AKA The Monkey Ride)

  10Jun59 CBS Wed

written by Wilson Lehr
starring
Susan Oliver
Conrad Janis
Val Avery

Synopsis:
A semi-documentary about dope addiction. [RF]

 

(Ep 6.21 U.S. Steel Hour: No Leave for the Captain 17Jun1959)

 

Ep 10.18 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE ZONE OF SILENCE

    24Jun59 CBS Wed

written by Roger O. Hirson

starring:

Patty Duke

Joey Trent

Synopsis:
The Bronx's St. Joseph's School for the Deaf focuses into a tense,

hour-long exploration of all the dimensions of a handicapped child's difficulties.
*From TIME magazine 12Oct59:

With consistent skill, none of the youngsters ever seemed to slip out of the

 isolating "zone of silence," but none of them fitted the difficult script with more

 professional precision than a blue-eyed, bang-trimmed ten-year-old named Patty Duke.

 

(Ep 6.22 U.S. Steel Hour: Apple of His Eye 01Jul1959)

 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: 08Jul59 - no details

     

(Ep 6.23 U.S. Steel Hour: The Pink Burro 15Jul1959)

 

 Armstrong Circle Theatre: 22Jul59 - no details

      

(Ep 6.24 U.S. Steel Hour: Wish on the Moon 29Jul1959)

 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: 05Aug59 - no details

     

(Ep 6.25 U.S. Steel Hour: Seed of Guilt 12Aug1959)

 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: 19Aug59 - no details

     

(Ep 6.26 U.S. Steel Hour: A Taste of Champagne 26Aug1959)

 

 Armstrong Circle Theatre: 02Sep59 - no details     

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