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 Season 13 (CBS) (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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US Network Schedules  1961-1962

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

   

(Ep 9.1 U.S. Steel Hour: Delayed Honeymoon 06Sep1961)

 

13Sep61  - no details

 

(Ep 9.2 U.S. Steel Hour: Street of Love 20Sep1961)

 

27Sep61 Jack Benny Special

 

(Ep 9.3 U.S. Steel Hour: Brandenburg Gate 04Oct1961)

 

 13.01 Armstrong Circle Theatre: LEGEND OF MURDER:

THE UNTOLD STORY OF LIZZIE BORDEN

  11Oct61 CBS Wed

written by Don M. Mankiewicz

hosted by Ron Cochran
starring
Clarice Blackburn ....... Lizzie Borden
Paul McGrath ....... Andrew

Mary Doyle ....... Bridget

Ann Hegira ....... Emma

Staats Cotsworth ....... Knowlton

Summary:

This first show of the new season recreates on old murder mystery.

In 1892 Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her parents with an axe. [TA]

 

(Ep 9.4 U.S. Steel Hour: Bury Me Twice 18Oct1961)

 

13.02 Armstrong Circle Theatre: CHAPTER ON TYRANNY: DATELINE BERLIN

     25Oct61 CBS Wed

written by Jerome Ross
starring:

Ben Hayes ....... Franz Halper

Summary:

Young Franz Halper doesn't find life in divided Berlin too hard to take.

He has a pass enabling him to go from his home in East Berlin to his job

in West Berlin with no interference from the border patrol. But others are

not so content: Franz's aunt and uncle beg him to escort them into West

Berlin before the border is sealed off. [RF]

 

(Ep 9.5 U.S. Steel Hour: Little Lost Sheep 01Nov1961)

 

13.03 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE THIEF OF CHARITY

      08Nov61 CBS Wed

written by Harold Gast
starring
Frank Aletter
Vince O'Brien

Synopsis:
Dramatized study of phony fund raisers who annually bilk

the U.S. public out of millions of dollars. [RF]

 

(Ep 9.6 U.S. Steel Hour: Man on the Mountaintop 15Nov1961)

 

 13.04 Armstrong Circle Theatre: TRACK OF AN UNKNOWN:

 THE STORY OF NORTH AMERICAN AIR DEFENSE (aka NORAD)

       22Nov61 CBS Wed

written by Jerome Coopersmith
starring
Michael Higgins
Alexander Scourby

*Note:
From TIME magazine 08Dec61:

Moon Phantoms. That scene, televised on the most recent installment

of CBS's Armstrong Circle Theater., illustrated how the officers who man the nation's

vital air defenses keep their wits honed on hypothetical problems. But the most chilling

moment in the hour came when the program re-created the actual events of the night

of Oct. 5, 1960, when more than a hundred unknown objects appeared on NORAD's

radar screens, moving across the pole toward the U.S. A missile barrage was apparently

coming from the U.S.S.R., and the boys in the back room were actually thinking of using

the "hot line" telephone to advise Washington to retaliate.

 

(Ep 9.7 U.S. Steel Hour: Tangle Of Truth 29Nov1961)

 

13.05 Armstrong Circle Theatre: SPIN A CROOKED RECORD

(aka Counterfeit Records)

       06Dec61 CBS Wed

written by Bob Van Scoyk
starring
Edmon Ryan
William Smithers

Synopsis:
A semi-documentary dramatization concerns the

counterfeiting of popular records.

 

(Ep 9.8 U.S. Steel Hour: My Wife's Best Friend 13Dec1961)

 

13.06 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE BATTLE OF HEARTS

     20Dec61 CBS Wed (rerun 01Aug62)

written by Jerome Coopersmith
starring
Lydia Bruce
Luke Halpin
Arthur Hill

Synopsis:
A semi-documentary about the work of marriage counselors. [RF]

 

(Ep 9.9 U.S. Steel Hour: The Bitter Sex 27Dec1961)

 

13.07 Armstrong Circle Theatre: WINDOW ON THE WEST

     03Jan62 CBS Wed

Synopsis:
"Window on the West," a documentary film describing the operation of Radio Free Europe. [RF]

 

(Ep 9.10 U.S. Steel Hour: Far from the Shade Tree 10Jan1962)

 

13.08 Armstrong Circle Theatre: SECURITIES FOR SUCKERS

     17Jan62 CBS Wed

starring
Howard Caine
Fred Clark
Mark Dawson

 

(Ep 9.11 U.S. Steel Hour: The Big Laugh 24Jan1962)

 

  13.09 Armstrong Circle Theatre: RUNAWAY ROAD:

STORY OF A MISSING PERSON

    31Jan62 CBS Wed

starring:

Ron Thompson ....... Larry

Kevin Coughlin ...... Peter

Synopsis:
Drama-documentary about the work of missing-persons bureaus. [RF]

 

(Ep 9.12 U.S. Steel Hour: Nightmare at Bleak Hill 07Feb1962)

 

13.10 Armstrong Circle Theatre: ASSIGNMENT: TEENAGE JUNKIES

     14Feb62 CBS Wed (rerun 18Jul62 & 31Jul63)

starring:

Ron Thompson ....... Junkie

Dabney Coleman ....... Junkie
James Dimitri ........ Junkie
Edmund Gaynes
Joseph Leon ....... Junkie
Patrick McVey ..... Junkie
Donald Morgan

Synopsis:
Documentary-drama about teenage junkies. [RF]

 

(Ep 9.13 U.S. Steel Hour: The Perfect Accident 21Feb1962)

 

13.11 Armstrong Circle Theatre: ALCOHOLISM

      28Feb62  CBS Wed

written by Don M. Mankiewicz

 

 (Ep 9.14 U.S. Steel Hour: Who Is This Woman? 07Mar1962)

 

13.12 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE MAN WHO REFUSED TO DIE

       14Mar62 CBS Wed (rerun 16Aug62)

written by Irv Tunick
Hosted by Ron Cochran
starring
Alexander Scourby ...... Abraham Rothstein
Carl Low ............... Peter Bresniwycz
Lydia Bruce ............ Malcha Rothstein
Louis Zorich ........... Vladek
Marketa Kimbrell ....... Faye Rothstein
Robert Dryden .......... Father Venici
Anne Hegira ............ Mary Bresniwycz
Perry Skaar ............ Willi Bresniwycz
James Tolkan ........... Stefan Malwitz
Vince O'Brien .......... Father
Herbert Nelson ......... Phillips
Pat Malone ............. George Bresniwycz
Gene Wilder ............ Yussel
Synopsis:
Time: Spring of 1942. Place: Poland
Abraham Rothstein is locked in a freight car enroute to the Nazi extermination

camp at Treblinka. Yussel, a fellow prisoner, finds an iron pipe on the floor

of the car, and Rothstein breaks open the window and jumps. [RF]
*Note:
Ron Cochran interviews Rothstein and his sister Faye, as they recount the

experience which formed the basis of this play.

 

(Ep 9.15 U.S. Steel Hour: Two Black Kings 21Mar1962)

 

13.13 Armstrong Circle Theatre: MERCHANTS OF EVIL

     28Mar62 CBS Wed (rerun 29Aug62)

written by David Davidson
starring
Carlos Montalban
Tim O'Connor
Peter von Zerneck

 

(Ep 9.16 U.S. Steel Hour: The Loves of Claire Ambler 04Apr1962)

 

13.14 Armstrong Circle Theatre: CANCER

      11Apr62 CBS Wed

written by Harold Gast

Ron Cochran narrates

Synopsis:
A documentary on modern developments in cancer therapy.

 

(Ep 9.17 U.S. Steel Hour: The Go-Between 18Apr1962)

 

13.15 Armstrong Circle Theatre: BLACK BIRD OF SPACE: STORY OF THE X-15

     25Apr62  CBS Wed

written by Irve Tunick

Synopsis:
Built of titanium and a chrome-nickel alloy known as Inconel X, the X-15 was

the fastest plane ever built, streaking through the lower reaches of outer

space even before the first space capsules reached orbit. First tested in 1959,

the X-15 proved to be a crucial testing ground for astronauts and hardware.

 

(Ep 9.18 U.S. Steel Hour: A Man for Oona 02May1962)

 

13.16 Armstrong Circle Theatre: ANATOMY OF BETRAYAL: DATELINE CUBA

      09May62 CBS Wed

written by Irving Gaynor Neiman

 

(Ep 9.19 U.S. Steel Hour: The Other Woman 16May1962)

 

13.17 Armstrong Circle Theatre: THE SECRET CRIME

     23May62 CBS Wed

written by Bob Van Scoyk
starring
Barbara Baxley
Gene Raymond

 

(Ep 9.20 U.S. Steel Hour: Lennie 30May1962)

 

13.18 Armstrong Circle Theatre: JOURNEY TO OBLIVION

     06Jun62 CBS Wed

starring
Olive Deering
Kevin McCarthy
Alexander Scourby
 

(Ep 9.21 U.S. Steel Hour: You Can't Escape 13Jun1962)

 

13.19 Armstrong Circle Theatre: ONE GOOD TURN

    20Jun62  CBS Wed

written by Irve Tunick

 

(Ep 9.22 U.S. Steel Hour: The Scene of the Crime 27Jun1962)

 

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

     04 Jul62  CBS Wed

 

(Ep 9.23 U.S. Steel Hour: Night of the Fourth 11Jul1962)

 

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

    18Jul62 CBS Wed

 

(Ep 9.24 U.S. Steel Hour: Honor in Love 25Jul1962)

 

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

      01Aug62 CBS Wed

 

(Ep 9.25 U.S. Steel Hour: Male Call 08Aug1962)

 

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

      15Aug62  CBS Wed

 

(Ep 9.26 U.S. Steel Hour: Murder on the Agenda 22Aug1962)

 

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

   29Aug62 CBS Wed

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