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The Silver Theater (CBS) (1949-50)  -  Gruen Guild Playhouse (ABC/DuMont)(1951-52)

The Bigelow Theatre (CBS)(1950-51)

Bigelow-Sanford Theater (DuMont)(1951)
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THE BIGELOW THEATRE 

Jerry Fairbanks Inc. (season 1)

CBS

December 10, 1950 to December 27, 1951.


 10Dec1950 - 01Apr1951 CBS Sun 6:00-6:30 pm

 02Apr1951 - 03Jun1951 CBS Mon 8:00-8:30 pm

 

BIGELOW-SANFORD THEATER

     Sep 1951-Dec 1951 DuMont Thu 10:00-10:30

 

Syndicated titles: Hollywood Half Hour (1956-58)

                    Marquee Theater (1957-58)

 

Several episodes shown previously aired on The Silver Theater (CBS) (1949-50).

 

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CBS Sundays 6:00-6:30 EST

 [01] The Bigelow Theatre: THE MAN WHO HAD NOTHING TO LOSE
10Dec1950 CBS Sun (rerun 22Oct1951)
Written by Norman Jacob
Directed by Frank Woodruff
Director of photography Lester White
Editors Richard Fritch & Robert Warwick
Music Edward Paul
starring
Porter Hall
Neville Brand
Elisabeth Risdon
Alan Bridge
Synopsis:
A man who has escaped from jail breaks and enters an elderly couples' home.

The husband tries to make the convict see that he must turn himself in to the police. [RF]

[02] The Bigelow Theatre: PAPA ROMANI
17Dec1950 CBS Sun (rerun 24Sep51)
Producer Frank Telford
Teleplay by George Panetta & Bill Whitman
Directed by Frank Telford
Director of photography Meredith Nicholson
Editor Art Seid
starring
Chico Marx ........... Papa Romani
Argentina Brunetti ... Mama Romani
William Frawley
Margaret Hamilton
Matt McHugh
Harry Lewis
Alice Kelley
Jeffrey Silver

Synopsis:
Things change in the Romani household with the installation of a telephone.

 Their neighbors, a bookie and others start asking to use their phone. [RF]
*NOTE: Previously aired on
The Silver Theater on January 9, 1950.

 

[03] The Bigelow Theatre: KERRY FALLON
24Dec1950 CBS Sun
starring
Albert Sharpe
Doris Lloyd
Rhys Williams
Synopsis:
When the village squire of an Irish hamlet dies and leaves no will, the son decides

to do something about it so he gets "Kerry Fallon" to take his father's place in

the deathbed and dictates a will in the darkened room. [RF]

[04] The Bigelow Theatre: DOUBLE FEATURE
31Dec1950 CBS Sun
Producer Frank Telford
Teleplay by Irene Winstor
Directed by Frank Telford
Director of photography Meredith Nicholson
Editor Art Seid
starring
Diana Lynn
Don DeFore
Russell Hickes
Tom Conway
Louise Garrett
Louella Garrett
Synopsis:
A young married couple who are both struggling in the acting field find that

a double feature brings them to the realization of happiness. [RF]
*NOTE: Previously aired on
The Silver Theater April 17, 1950.

 

[05] The Bigelow Theatre: MINOR INCIDENT
07Jan1951 CBS Sun
starring
Nancy Kelly
Donald Woods
Synopsis:
A girl's powder compact almost causes a suicide, a libel suit and a broken engagement. [RF]

[06] The Bigelow Theatre: REWRITE FOR LOVE
14Jan1951 CBS Sun (rerun 05Nov51)
starring
Gig Young
Wanda Hendrix
Synopsis:
The story of a romance between a Hollywood movie producer and a Swedish nurse. [RF]

[07] The Bigelow Theatre: BAD GUY
21Jan1951 CBS Sun
starring
Barbara Lawrence
Lee Bowman
Synopsis:
A romantic triangle among diplomats and intrigue. [RF]

[08] The Bigelow Theatre: A CASE OF MARRIAGE
28Jan1951 CBS Sun
starring
Kent Taylor
Marjorie Reynolds
Jerome Cowan

 

[09] The Bigelow Theatre: COALS OF FIRE
04Feb1951 CBS Sun
starring
Carol Thurston
Synopsis:
The story concerns the efforts of a young girl to change

her father from a miserly man to a bounteous person. She

succeeds with the aid of the entire neighborhood. [RF]

[10] The Bigelow Theatre: AGENT FROM SCOTLAND YARD
11Feb51 CBS Sun
Directed by Frank Woodruff
starring
Lynn Bari ........ Fiona Green
Patric Knowles ... Bob Dickens/The Agent/Mr. Pickwick
Alan Mowbray ..... Curt
Whitfield Connor.. John Seabrook
Raymond Lawrence . Walter Chase
Walter Kingsford . Consul General
John Close ....... 1st Officer
Gil Frye ......... 2nd Officer
Synopsis:
A woman uses her beauty to make sure a missing man won't be found. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A British agent in Los Angeles is trying to solve the disappearance of a

senior code clerk in order to avert an international incident. [RF]

*NOTE: Syndication airing on Hollywood Half Hour 22Oct56.

Originally to be a pilot for the series "Agent From Scotland Yard".

 

[11] The Bigelow Theatre: WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
18Feb51 CBS Sun
starring
Virginia Bruce
Synopsis:
A woman makes the mistake of celebrating the anniversary of her second

wedding on the date that she married her first husband! [RF]

[12] The Bigelow Theatre: WALTER AND LAVINIA
25Feb51 CBS Sun
starring
Don DeFore
Diana Lynn
Synopsis:
A young wife is thoughtless about her home and personal possessions.

Her husband attempts to get even by selling her fur coat and the trouble starts.

 

[13] The Bigelow Theatre: CLOSE-UP
04Mar51 CBS Sun (rerun 20Dec51)
starring
Ann Dvorak
Donald Woods

[14] The Bigelow Theatre: FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS
11Mar51 CBS Sun
starring
William Frawley
Barbara Whiting
Jimmy Lydon
Allene Roberts
Synopsis:
A young couple reveal their thoughts and worries as they embark on their wedding day. [RF]

[15] The Bigelow Theatre: DEAR AMANDA
18Mar51 CBS Sun (rerun 13Dec51)
starring
Billie Burke
Synopsis:
An aging actress visits her drab family and starts things going. [RF]

[16] The Bigelow Theatre: LADY WITH IDEAS
25Mar51 CBS Sun
Produced & directed by Frank Woodruff
Written by True Boardman
Director of photography Meredith Nicholson
starring
Gig Young
Hugh Beaumont
Pamela Britton
Patrick Aherne
Mikhail Rasumny
Irving Bacon
Frank Orth
Synopsis:
A young woman fakes amnesia in order to become a public figure, until her fiance straightens her out. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally broadcast on "
The Silver Theater" May 8, 1950.

 

[17] The Bigelow Theatre: ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
01Apr51 CBS Sun
starring
William Frawley
Sara Haden
Synopsis:
A father and son enter a poetry contest. [RF]

[18] The Bigelow Theatre: A WOMAN'S PRIVILEGE
02Apr1951 CBS Mon (rerun 19Nov51)
Producer Frank Telford

Writer Joseph Hayes
Director Frank Telford
starring
Don DeFore
Ruth Warwick
John Howard
Greta Granstedt
Synopsis:
A triangle involving a husband, his wife and the psychiatrist. [RF]

 

[19] The Bigelow Theatre: MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS

 09Apr1950 CBS Mon

Produced & directed by Frank Telford

Written by George Panetta

Based on a play by William Saroyan

Director of photography Meredith Nicholson

editor Art Seid

Music Edward Paul

starring

Howard Da Silva

Byron Foulger

Adeline de walt Reynolds

Art Smith

Ann Lovelady

Jeffrey Silver

Linda Hussey

Jay Barney

Harry Lewis

 

[20] The Bigelow Theatre: A LADY'S COMPANION

16Apr1951 CBS Sun

Producer Jerry Fairbanks
Written by William Hampton

Directed by Frank Woodruff

Director of photography Harold Stine

starring

Marguerite Chapman

Robert Paige

William Bakewell

Paul Harvey

Harry Hayden
Synopsis:

A young woman about to marry the son of an overbearing

 father falls in love with another man. [RF]

 

[21] The Bigelow Theatre: THE BIG HELLO
23Apr1951 CBS Sun
starring
Raymond Burr
Jeanne Cagney
Cesar Romero
Synopsis:
A wrestler and his manager fall in love with the same girl. [RF]

* Syndication airing on Hollywood Half-Hour 19Dec57.

 

[22] The Bigelow Theatre: CROSSROAD
30Apr1951 CBS Mon
Producer Jerry Fairbanks
Writer Martha Wilkerson
Director Frank Woodruff
Director of photography Allen Siegler
Editors Richard Fritch and James E. Smith
Music Edward Paul
starring
Ellen Drew

Robert Osterloh
Adrienne Marden
Billy Halop
Hal K. Dawson
Edwin Rand
John Phillips
Dennis Moore
Synopsis:
A gangster is ordered to kill the husband of a waitress at a roadside diner. [RF]

 

[23] The Bigelow Theatre: MAKE YOUR BED
07May1951 CBS Mon
Producer Jerry Fairbanks
Teleplay by Edward Barry Roberts
Directed by Frank Woodruff
Director of photography Kenneth Peach
Editor Richard Fritch
starring
Bill Williams
Bonita Granville
Jeff Donnell
Chick Chandler
Alan Hale Jr.
Kathleen Howard
Cecil Cunningham
Synopsis:
A newlywed couple are the recipients of gifts and each  friend tries to be practical, bringing a bed! [RF]

*NOTE: This was Alan Hale Jr.'s first television role.

[24] The Bigelow Theatre: HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER
14May1951 CBS Mon
starring
Ward Bond
starring
Two brothers, one weak, one strong and the attempts  by one to free himself of the other. [RF]

 

[25] The Bigelow Theatre: A NEW YEAR FOR MARGARET
21May1951 CBS Mon (rerun 26Nov51)
Written by Arthur Sainer
Directed by Frank Woodruff
starring
Wanda Hendrix
Barbara Whiting
William Campbell
Eddie Firestone
Selmer Jackson
Charles Smith
Dawn Busby
Synopsis:
A timid young woman comes out of her shell.
Synopsis 2:
A shy girl has difficulty believing she can be attractive.
Synopsis 3:
A shy and somewhat unattractive young girl manages to capture  the love of the most popular boy in school. [RF]
Syndication airing on Hollywood Half-Hour 04Feb58.

[26] The Bigelow Theatre: CHARMING BILLY
28May1951 CBS Mon (rerun 15Oct51)
starring
Spring Byington
Mary Anderson
Synopsis:
An aunt is trying to find a romance for her niece and in so doing gets herself a suitor. [RF]
 

[27] The Bigelow Theatre: A MAN'S FIRST DEBT

03Jun1951 CBS

starring

Lloyd Bridges

Maria Palmer
Eduardo Ciannelli
Synopsis:
The story details the conflict between an old man's ambitions and a young man's ethics. [RF]

 

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now on DuMont Mondays with Thursday repeat

2.01 [28] The Bigelow Theatre: MECHANIC ON DUTY
17Sep1951
starring
Gale Storm
Gene Raymond
Russell Hicks
Clem Bevans
Erville Alderson
Synopsis:
The story of a lady mechanic who doesn't know an awful lot about motors.
*NOTE: Syndication airing on Hollywood Half Hour 24Aug58.

 

[--] The Bigelow Theatre: PAPA ROMANI
24Sep1951 (rerun from 17Dec50)


2.02 [29] The Bigelow Theatre: THE OTHER JESSIE GRANT

04Oct1951 DUM

Written by George Batson & Richard McCracken

Directed by Frank Woodruff

Director of photography Lester White

Editor Robert Warwick
Music Edward Paul
starring

Elisabeth  Risdon

Gladys George

 Katherine Warren

 Kenneth Patterson

Ted Osborn

 Myra Marsh

Cecil Elliott
Synopsis:

An elderly woman becomes a renowned painter. [RF]

2.03 [30] The Bigelow Theatre: THE SUM OF SEVEN
11Oct1951 DUM
Written by Robert Meade & Sheldon Osborne
Directed by Frank Woodruff
Director of photography Thomas Morris
Editor Richard Fritch
Music Edward Paul
starring
Victor Jory
Virginia Welles
Roland Morris
Ross Ford
Anabel Shaw
Robin Hughes
William Murphy
Synopsis:
A college professor who suspects one of his students of stealing the questions to his final exam. [RF]

 

[--] The Bigelow Theatre: CHARMING BILLY
15Oct1951 (rerun from 28May51)


[--] The Bigelow Theatre: MAN WHO HAD NOTHING TO LOSE
22Oct1951 (rerun from 10Dec50)

 

2.04 [31] The Bigelow Theatre: T.K.O.

29Oct1951 DUM

Produced & directed by Frank Woodruff

Written by Ted Thomas

starring

James Dean ....... Hank

Martin Milner ....... TKO

Regis Toomey (TV Debut)

Richard Jaeckel
Jack Bernardi

Carey Loftin

Synopsis:
A fighter's manager tries to make him the next big boxer in the ring. [RF]


[--] The Bigelow Theatre: REWRITE FOR LOVE
05Nov1951 (rerun from 14Jan51)


2.05 [32] The Bigelow Theatre: HOT WELCOME
12Nov1951 DUM
starring
Gale Storm
Richard Denning
Elizabeth Patterson
Anthony Caruso

[--] The Bigelow Theatre: A WOMAN'S PRIVILEGE
19Nov1951 (rerun from 02Apr51)

[--] The Bigelow Theatre: A NEW YEAR FOR MARGARET
26Nov1951 (rerun from 21May51)
 

2.06 [33] The Bigelow Theatre: FLOWERS FOR JOHN

06Dec1951 DUM

starring

Joan Leslie

Synopsis:
Love, hatred and murder bring an unhappy couple to ends.
*Note: Syndication airing on Marquee Theater 30Mar57.

[--] The Bigelow Theatre: DEAR AMANDA
13Dec1951 (rerun from 18Mar51)

[--] The Bigelow Theatre: CLOSE-UP
20Dec1951 (rerun from 04Mar51)
 

2.07 [34] The Bigelow Theatre: ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID

27Dec1951 DUM

written by Muriel Roy Bolton & William Bolton

directed by Frank Woodruff

starring

Don De Fore

Audrey Long

Hillary Brooke

Clara Blandick

Luther Crockett

Bruce Payne

Synopsis:

The owner of a wedding planning service falls in love.

*Note: This was the last show of the series.

 

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