CTVA US Anthology - "Armstrong Circle Theatre" (CBS) Season 11 (1959-60)

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 Season 11 (CBS) (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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US Network Schedules  1959-1960

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

   

(Ep 7.1 U.S. Steel Hour: The Case of Julia Walton 09Sep1959)

 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: 16Sep59 - pre-empted

Arthur Godfrey Variety Special airs in its place.

 

 (Ep 7.2 U.S. Steel Hour: The Hours Before Dawn 23Sep1959)
 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: 30Sep59 - no details

 

(Ep 7.3 U.S. Steel Hour: Rachel's Summer 07Oct1959)

 

Ep 11.01 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE JAILBREAK

     14Oct59 CBS Wed

written by Irve Tunick
narrated by Douglas Edwards
guest appearance by Massachusetts Commissioner of Correction,

George McGrath

starring

Robert Duvall ....... Berks

Fred J. Scollay ....... Franklin

John McQuade ....... Deputy Sup't Scafati

Carl Low ....... Superintendent Gavin

Addison Powell ....... Deputy Sup't Wells
Summary:

A dramatic re-creation of last March's attempted prison break at

the Massachusetts State Prison at Walpole. Six desperate prisoners

seize a number of guards and other prisoners and threaten to make

human torches of them unless the prison gate is opened. [RF]
*Note this episode was highly acclaimed and won several awards.
 

(Ep 7.4 U.S. Steel Hour: The Human Comedy 21Oct1959)

 

Ep 11.02 Armstrong Circle Theatre: RUE DU MARCHE

     28Oct59 CBS Wed

written by Harold Gast
starring
Telly Savalas

Synopsis:
A documentary drama, 35 Rue du Marche, recalls the devotion of

a Belgian priest, Nobel Prizewinning Dominique Georges Henri Pire, to

his self-imposed task: providing homes for European D.P.'s. [RF]
 

(Ep 7.5 U.S. Steel Hour: Big Doc's Girl 04Nov1959)

 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: no details

11Nov59

 

(Ep 7.6 U.S. Steel Hour: The Last Autumn 18Nov1959)

 

Ep 11.03 Armstrong Circle Theatre: SECURITY RISK

     25Nov59 CBS Wed (rerun 31Aug60)

written by Jerome Coopersmith
starring
Larry Gates as Dr. Jan Larvik
Peter Brandon as Peter Larvik
Jane McArthur as Stella Larvik
Synopsis:
Professor Jan Larvik is asked to work on a top-secret defense project.

But first he must undergo a security check by the Army's counterintelligence

corps. He seems to have a clean record, but then both he and the Army

get letters accusing him of being a Communist. [RF]
*Note: Interview with Major General William W. Quinn, Army Chief of Information.
 

(Ep 7.7 U.S. Steel Hour: Marriage-Handle With Care 02Dec1959)

 

Ep 11.04 Armstrong Circle Theatre: OPERATION MOONSHINE

     09Dec59 CBS Wed  (rerun 17Aug60 & 19Jun63)

written by Art Wallace
starring
William Smithers

Synopsis:

A semi-documentary, Operation Moonshine takes

 a hooch-raking look at still waters. [RF]
 

(Ep 7.8 U.S. Steel Hour: One Red Rose for Christmas

(restaged with same cast from 17Dec1958)16-Dec-1959)

 

Ep 11.05 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE BOY ON PAGE ONE

      23Dec59 CBS Wed

starring
Bibi Osterwald
Jay Barney
Nancy Wickwire

Synopsis:
The Boy on Page One deals with forgotten four-to ten-year-old orphans,

 shows how agencies in Hamilton, Ontario, have found homes for them. [RF]
 

(Ep 7.9 U.S. Steel Hour: Act of Terror 30Dec1959)

 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: 06Jan60 - no details

 

(Ep 7.10 U.S. Steel Hour: Queen of the Orange Bowl 13Jan1960)

 

Ep 11.06 Armstrong Circle Theatre: FULL DISCLOSURE

     20Jan60 CBS Wed

written by Harold Gast
starring
Laurence Hugo
Donald Briggs
Joseph Leon
Martin E. Brooks

Synopsis:
A primer for all potential stock speculators. Full Disclosure is a frank

and fact-filled tour of the "bucket shops" and "boiler rooms" where too

many market amateurs are separated from their cash. [RF]
 

(Ep 7.11 U.S. Steel Hour: You Can't Have Everything 27Jan1960)

 

Ep 11.07 Armstrong Circle Theatre: GHOST BOMBER: LADY BE GOOD

    03Feb60 CBS Wed  (rerun Sep28/60)
written by Roger O. Hirson
starring
George Segal

Synopsis:
Ghost Bomber: Lady Be Good recreates the life and death of the U.S.

B-24 bomber that disappeared over Italy during World War II and was

discovered in the Libyan desert 16 years later. [RF]

 

(Ep 7.12 U.S. Steel Hour: The American Cowboy 10Feb1960)

 

Ep 11.08 Armstrong Circle Theatre: IRON CITY JUSTICE (live)

    17Feb60 CBS Wed

written by Bob Van Scoyk

Synopsis:
The city of Pittsburgh's unusual methods of dealing with juvenile offenders

are illustrated in tonight's drama. A teenager is picked up carrying a gun. Instead

of being treated as a criminal, the boy is brought to a juvenile court, where his

case is turned over to a probation officer for investigation. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The story of a misguided 14-year-old in possession of a pistol gives Iron City

 Justice a chance to tell a larger tale: Pittsburgh's successful approach

 to the problem of juvenile delinquency. [RF]

 

(Ep 7.13 U.S. Steel Hour: The Women of Hadley Acts 24Feb1960)

 

Ep 11.09 Armstrong Circle Theatre: RAID IN BEATNIK VILLAGE

    02Mar60  CBS Wed

written by Abram S. Ginnes
starring
Conrad Janis

 

(Ep 7.14 U.S. Steel Hour: Revolt in Hadley 09Mar1960)

 

Ep 11.10 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE DESPERATE SEASON

   16Mar60  CBS Wed

written by Alvin Boretz 

Synopsis:
Through the troubles of a university professor, the problem of suicide

 (20,000 case's yearly in the U.S.) is examined in The Desperate Season. [RF]

 

(Ep 7.15 U.S. Steel Hour: Charlie and the Kid 23Mar1960)

 

Ep 11.11 Armstrong Circle Theatre: TRIAL BY FURY

      30Mar60 CBS Wed

written by Harold Gast

Narrated by Douglas Edwards
Synopsis:
Trial by Fury tells how Miami Herald Reporter James Buchanan turned

 from newsman into news story; when the Castro regime jailed him,

charging him with aiding the escape of U.S. Flyer Austin Young. [RF]
 

(Ep 7.16 U.S. Steel Hour: How to Make a Killing 06Apr1960)

 

Ep 11.12 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE NUMBERS RACKET

     13Apr60 CBS Wed

written by Irve Tunick

Narrated by Douglas Edwards
Synopsis:
The story, based on police case histories, of a small-time racketeer who tries

to build nickels and dimes into big money in The Numbers Racket. [RF]

 

(Ep 7.17 U.S. Steel Hour: The Girl Who Knew Too Much 20Apr1960)

 

Ep 11.13 Armstrong Circle Theatre: DISHONOR SYSTEM

     27Apr60 CBS Wed (rerun 14Sep60)
written by Jerome Coopersmith
starring
Frank Aletter

Synopsis:
A freelance writer turns stool pigeon and the D.A. moves in on the

 "Carlton Literary Service." Fresh from the headlines, Dishonor System

 deals with ghostwriting on a Midwest campus. [RF]
 

(Ep 7.18 U.S. Steel Hour: Girl in the Gold Bathtub 04May1960)

 

Ep 11.14 Armstrong Circle Theatre: SEPARATE PARENTS

   11May60  CBS Wed

written by Alvin Boretz
starring
Nancy Wickwire
 

 ([--] U.S. Steel Hour: 18May60 CBS Wed)

 

Ep 11.15 Armstrong Circle Theatre: LEGAL AID

 (aka Positive Identification)

   25May60 CBS Wed

written by Bob Van Scoyk
starring
Robert Duvall

Synopsis:
Identification dramatizes the work of the Legal Aid Society

when it defends a man who is falsely accused. [RF]
 

(Ep 7.19 U.S. Steel Hour: Game Of Hearts 01Jun1960)

 

Ep 11.16 Armstrong Circle Theatre: ILLEGAL ENTRY (Live)

      08Jun60 CBS Wed

written by Art Wallace
starring
Staats Cotsworth ..... Joe Veroni
Mildred Clinton ...... Maria Gozzi
Al Mancini ........... Antonio Scafolo
George L. Smith ...... Roy Winston
Fred J. Scollay ...... Immigrations officer
Synopsis:
Illegal entry highlights the work of the United States Immigration and Naturalization

 Service in preventing the illegal entry of aliens. The Service gets word that a smuggling

 ring is planning to bring four Italians to New York from Genoa. [RF]

 

(Ep 7.20 U.S. Steel Hour: The Imposter 15Jun1960)

 

Ep 11.17 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE PRISON PROFESSOR (live)

    22Jun60  CBS Wed

written by Alvin Boretz
starring

Simon Oakland ....... Herbert Holland
Robert Gerringer ....... Warden O'Hara
Robert Drivas ....... Roy
Synopsis:
Middle-aged schoolteacher Herbert Holland is convicted of illegal possession of

narcotics and sentenced to a six-month prison term. In jail, he notices that the teenage

inmates seem to have no constructive outlet for their youthful energy. He hits upon

 the idea of setting up a school inside the prison walls.
*Note: Based on an actual case. [RF]

 

(Ep 7.21 U.S. Steel Hour: The Great Gold Mountain 29Jun1960)

 

 Armstrong Circle Theatre: 06Jul60 - no details

 

(Ep 7.22 U.S. Steel Hour: The Mercy of the Court 13Jul1960)

 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: 20Jul60 - no details

 

(Ep 7.23 U.S. Steel Hour: Shadow of a Pale Horse 27Jul1960)

 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: 03Aug60 - no details

 

(Ep 7.24 U.S. Steel Hour: The Case of the Missing Wife 10Aug1960)

 

 Armstrong Circle Theatre: 17Aug60 - no details

 

(Ep 7.25 U.S. Steel Hour: Bride of the Fox 24Aug1960)

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