CTVA US Anthology - "Armstrong Circle Theatre" (CBS) Season 12 (1960-61)

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 Season 12 (CBS) (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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US Network Schedules  1960-1961

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

############# season 12 1960-61 ##############

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

   

(Ep 8.1 U.S. Steel Hour: When in Rome 07Sep1960)

 

 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: (no details)

      14Sep60  CBS Wed

 

(Ep 8.2 U.S. Steel Hour: The Man Who Knew Tomorrow 21Sep1960)

 

 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: (no details)

    28Sep60 CBS Wed

 

(Ep 8.3 U.S. Steel Hour: The Revolt of Judge Lloyd 05Oct1960)

 

12.01 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: ENGINEER OF DEATH:  THE EICHMANN STORY 

     12Oct60 CBS Wed (rerun12Apr61) 

Talent Associates Productions

Producer, Robert Costello

Director, Paul Bogart

Writer, Dale Wasserman 

Narrated by Douglas Edwards

starring:

  Frederick Rolf ....... Eichmann

Telly Savalas ....... Wisliceny

Carroll O'Connor ...... Hoess

Olive Deering ........ Elsa

  Alvin Epstein ........ Heydrich

Paul Stevens

William Hansen

Ellen Madison

with

   Carl Low, John Ragin, Michael Kane, David Ford, Edward Atienza,

    Henry Sharp, Richard Poston, Irene Moore, Stan Watt, Lewis Pierce.

  Summary: 

  "The doors of the train were opened and the people came out. They were

  marched to a building and told to undress. At the top of the shower

  room there were little windows, and outside a man stared down at the

  men, women and children beneath him. He watched as they gasped for

  breath and then died. For Adolf Eichmann, another day's work was done.

  This hour-long taped program traces the rise to power of this mass-

  exterminator of over six million Jews--his enrollment in the Nazi party,

  his 'discovery of the final solution to the Jewish problem' and his

   postwar escape and capture".

 Contents:  Commercials: Armstrong Cork Company. [UCLA]

Synopsis:

On Tuesday April 11 at the Jerusalem Cultural Center in Israel, Adolf Eichmann goes on

trial for his life. He is accused of "crimes against humanity", "crimes against the

Jewish people" and "war crimes" - including robbery, enslavement, sterilization and

the murder of millions by bullets, poison gas, torture, starvation and disease.

The three-judge court is headed by Justice Moshe Landau. Attorney General

Gideon Hausner is the prosecutor, and Dr. Robert Servatius of West Germany

is the defense counsel. [RF]

 

(Ep 8.4 U.S. Steel Hour: The Missing Key 19Oct1960)

 

[--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: (no details)

     26Oct60 CBS Wed

 

(Ep 8.5 U.S. Steel Hour: A Time to Decide 02Nov1960)

 

12.02 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE ANTIQUE SWINDLE

     09Nov60 CBS Wed

written by Harold Gast
Narrated by Douglas Edwards

starring:
Joan Copeland
Harry Townes

Synopsis:
An expose of the purveyors of underaged Chippendale.
 

(Ep 8.6 U.S. Steel Hour: The Guest Cottage 16Nov1960)

written by John Whedon

 

12.03 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE HIDDEN WORLD

     23Nov60 CBS Wed

written by Alvin Boretz
starring:
Suzanne Storrs
Peter von Zerneck

Synopsis:
The Hidden World demonstrates advanced techniques

 in the treatment of emotionally disturbed children.

 

(Ep 8.7 U.S. Steel Hour: The Yum Yum Girl 30Nov1960)

 

12.04 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE MEMORY OF MURDER

     07Dec60 CBS Wed (rerun 19Jul61)
written by Harold Gast
Narrated by Douglas Edwards

starring:
Harry Millard

Synopsis:
The fact-based story of a new sheriff's battle

 to restore justice in a lawless Florida town. [RF]

 

(Ep 8.8 U.S. Steel Hour: Shame the Devil 14Dec1960)

 

12.05 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE IMMORTAL PIANO

     21Dec60 CBS Wed

written by David Shaw
starring:
Ivan Davis ....... Himself

Summary:

The immortal piano is the instrument that was carved from two pillars of King Solomon's temple,

presented to the King of Italy at the beginning of the last century, and subsequently lost.

People began to wonder if it ever existed at all. But Israeli piano tuner Avner Carmi believed

in the piano's existence and set out to find the ancient instrument. At the end of this live program,

Ivan Davis is seen playing the famed piano. Douglas Edwards narrates. [RF]
 

(Ep 8.9 U.S. Steel Hour: Operation Northstar 28-Dec-1960)

 

12.06 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: BLACK MARKET BABIES

      04Jan61 CBS Wed (rerun 02Aug61)
written by Bob Van Scoyk
starring:
Barbara Barrie .......... Joanna Sommers
Olive Deering ............ Laura Barkley
Paul Sparer ......... Morgan Lewis
Fred J. Scollay ........... Tom Barkley
Bibi Osterwald .............. Maggie Finch
Carol Gustafson ............ Mrs. McDonald
Eve Roberts ............ Miss Bauman
Elizabeth Wilson .......... Esther Harding
Synopsis:
Laura Barkley desperately wants a baby, but the adoption agency has turned her down.

Unwed Joanna Sommers doesn't want the baby she's due to have. She's also far

from home and out of work. They both find the answer to their problems:

the black market in babies. [RF]

 

(Ep 8.10 U.S. Steel Hour: The Mating Machine 11Jan1961)

 

 12.07 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE MEDICINE MAN ("Live")

    18Jan61 CBS Wed

written by Alvin Boretz
starring:
Carroll O'Connor ......... Doc Turner
Addison Powell ........... Coates

Philip Bosco ........... Roy Thornton

Summary:

The Medicine man deals with the traffic of phony pills,

the people who manufacture and sell them, and he unwary public

that invests millions in fake panaceas. [RF]

 

Ep 8.11 U.S. Steel Hour: The Devil Makes Sunday 25Jan1961)

 

12.08 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: MISSING PERSONS

     01Feb61 CBS Wed (rerun 05Sep61)

written by Alvin Boretz

starring

Arthur Hill

 

Ep 8.12 U.S. Steel Hour: The Big Splash 08Feb1961)

 

12.09 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE SPY NEXT DOOR

     15Feb61 CBS Wed

(rerun 05Jul61 & 03Jul63)
written by Jerry Ross
starring:
Wesley Addy
Carl Low
Lori March
 

Synopsis:
A dramatization of Soviet intelligence operations in the U.S. [RF]
*Postponed from last week. (verified)

 

(Ep 8.13 U.S. Steel Hour: The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon  22Feb1961)

 

12.10 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE FORTUNE TELLERS
01Mar1961
written by Jerome Coopersmith
Narrated by Douglas Edwards

starring
Val Avery
Rose Gregorio
Louise Latham
Carmen Mathews

Synopsis:
A dramatization exposing crystal-ball racketeers. [RF]

 

(Ep 8.14 U.S. Steel Hour: The White Crown 08Mar1961)

 

   12.11 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: MINERVA'S CHILDREN

(aka Gifted Children)

      15Mar61 CBS Wed

written by Elliot Baker

Narrated by Douglas Edwards

starring

George Roeper ....... Himself
Synopsis:
What special provisions are made for the education and development of

the country's gifted children? In an attempt to find the answer, a visit is made to the

City and Country school of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Teaching methods employed

by the specially trained faculty are examined, and the school's founder and

director George Roeper is interviewed. [RF]

 

(Ep 8.15 U.S. Steel Hour: The Intervener 22Mar1961)

 

12.12 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: CRIME WITHOUT A COUNTRY

    29Mar61 CBS Wed (rerun 16Aug61)
written by Max Ehrlich
Narrator Douglas Edwards
starring
Dort Clark ......... Dawson
Jamil Zakkai ....... Ahmed
Frank Daley ........ Albert
Roger C. Carmel .... Brison
Synopsis:
The operations of Interpol, communications center for the police forces of several

countries, are detailed in this drama. When an American in Turkey buys a quantity of

opium, Interpol agents focus their attention on the international traffic in narcotics. [RF]
 

(Ep 8.16 U.S. Steel Hour: The Oddball 05Apr1961)

 

Armstrong Circle Theatre: ENGINEER OF DEATH: THE EICHMANN STORY 

        12Apr61 rerun (first aired 12Oct60 CBS) 

 

(Ep 8.17 U.S. Steel Hour: The Shame of Paula Marsten 19Apr1961)

 

12.13 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: BRIEFING FROM ROOM 103 ("Live")

     26Apr61 CBS Wed

Written by Harold Gast
Narrated by Douglas Edwards
starring
Michael Tolan ...... Dr. James Altman
Katherine Squire ... Mrs. Peterson
John Balzac ........ Joseph Knight
Synopsis:
Dramatized are the reactions of a group of children and adults who lived

together in an underground shelter, of the sort which might be used in event of

 a nuclear attack. Dr. Frank B. Ellis, director of the Office of Civil Defense Mobilization,

former director Dr. Paul C. McGrath, and OCDM staff members Lewis E. Berry and

 Charles Shafer discuss the test and comment on this country's civil-defense programs. [RF]
 

(Ep 8.18 U.S. Steel Hour: Summer Rhapsody 03May1961)

 

12.14 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: MOMENT OF PANIC

   10May61 CBS Wed (rerun 30Aug61)
written by Alvin Boretz
starring

Kevin McCarthy ....... Neil Draper
Rosemary Murphy ....... Claire Draper
Frank Marth ......... Phil Roberts
Lou Frizzell ........ Lou Alison
Paul Sparer ........ Lt. Fred Ames
James Olson ...... Sgt. Harold Welby
Synopsis:
Many times motorists decide to flee the scene of an accident rather than face

the consequences. Neil Draper is that person, a driver who hit and ran. [RF]
 

(Ep 8.19 U.S. Steel Hour: The Leonardi Code 17May1961)

 

12.15 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: DAYS OF CONFUSION

     24May61 CBS Wed (rerun 13Sep61)
written by Harold Gast
starring
Lori Nelson

Summary:

The Story of College Admissions.

 

(Ep 8.20 U.S. Steel Hour: Famous 31May1961)

 

12.16 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: PAROLE GRANTED

      07Jun61 CBS Wed

written by Elliott Baker
starring
Philip Abbott ....... George Kovaks
Michael Constantine ....... Victor
Fred J. Scollay ....... Arch Saylor
Bill Traynor ........ Danny Leeds
Vince O'Brien ....... Parole Officer

Summary:

Parolee Danny Leeds struggles to adjust himself to life outside of prison,

and to his parole officer, George Kovaks the man who sent him to jail. [RF]

 

(Ep 8.21 U.S. Steel Hour: Trial Without Jury 14Jun1961)

 

12.17 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre:

THE DEDICATED AMERICAN: THE STORY OF DR. GORDON SEAGRAVE

      21Jun61 CBS Wed

written by Peter Kalischer

Directed by Wade Bingham

Narrated by Walter Cronkite

Hosted by Douglas Edwards

Summary:

Dr. Seagrave (he's also known as the Burma Surgeon) has practiced

in the Orient for nearly four decades.

Tonight, he discusses his experiences, his goals, and what he has achieved.

Films are shown of the Seagrave Hospital in Burma. [TA]

 

(Ep 8.22 U.S. Steel Hour: The Haven 28Jun1961)

 

[--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: (no details)

    05Jul61 CBS Wed

 

(Ep 8.23 U.S. Steel Hour: Watching Out for Dulie 12Jul1961)

 

 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: (no details)

     19Jul61 CBS Wed

 

(Ep 8.24 U.S. Steel Hour: Double-Edged Sword 26Jul1961)

 

 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: (no details)

      02Aug61 CBS Wed

 

(Ep 8.25 U.S. Steel Hour: The Golden Thirty 09Aug1961)

 

 [--] Armstrong Circle Theatre: (no details)

     16Aug61 CBS Wed

 

(Ep 8.26 U.S. Steel Hour: Woman Across the Hall 23Aug1961)

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