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 Season 1 (NBC) (1963-64)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

with contributions by:Tom Alger George Orphanidys  [GO], Jim Brent, Philip Malmuth, Rina Fox

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### Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre ###
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NBC Fridays 8:30-9:30pm Eastern (60 min)

 

1.01 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: A KILLING AT SUNDIAL

     Hovue production  #24003

04Oct63 NBC Wed

Written by Rod Serling

Directed by Alex Segal

guest stars

Stuart Whitman ....... Billy Cole

Angie Dickinson ....... Susan Konke

Melvyn Douglas ....... Pat Konke

Joseph Calleia ....... Cagewa
Robert Emhardt ....... Thomas
Bryan O'Byrne ........ Joe
Malcolm Atterbury .... Simpson
Synopsis:
A Native American has acquired riches seeks revenge on

 the man he holds responsible for his father's lynching. [RF]

 

1.02 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: SOMETHING ABOUT LEE WILEY

Hovue production

11Oct63 NBC Fri

Written by David Rayfiel

Directed by Sidney Pollack (Emmy nominated) 

Scored by Jazz composer Benny Carter

guest stars

Piper Laurie ....... Lee Wiley

Claude Rains ....... Mr. Fare

Steven Hill ....... Ruben Fare

Alfred Ryder ....... Paul Eastlake

Lyle Talbot .......... Taylor
Barbara Stuart ....... Janice

Ruth White ....... Mama

Synopsis:
The story of jazz singer Lee Wiley, her failed marriage

 to bandleader Jess Stacy. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Thirties blues singer Lee Wiley finds adjustments rough going

after being blinded in an auto accident. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A factual story about the 1930s blues singer who was temporarily blinded. [RF]

 

1.03 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: SEVEN MILES OF BAD ROAD

Hovue production

18Oct63 NBC Fri

Produced by Dick Berg

Written by Douglas Heyes

Directed by Douglas Heyes

Director of photography Lionel Lindon

Music by Bernard Herrmann

guest stars

Jeffrey Hunter ....... Gabe Flanders

Eleanor Parker ....... Fern Selman

Neville Brand ....... Sheriff Rufus Selman

James Anderson ....... Bert

Bernie Hamilton ...... Joe
Duane Grey ........... Harry

Robert Cornthwaite

Mildred Von Hollen

Kathleen O'Malley

Judd Foster

Ken Hooker

Barry Brooks

Daniel White

Synopsis:

  In a small southern town, the sheriff's wife is attracted to handsome

    Gabe Flanders, who is hitchhiking to California. Trouble ensues. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In a Southern town, the sheriff's wife is attracted to a loner who's hitchhiking to Hollywood. [RF]

 

 1.04 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Special: BOB HOPE VARIETY SPECIAL
25Oct63
guest stars
Andy Griffith
Martha Raye
Jane Russell
Connie Haines
Beryl Davis and and Los Angeles Dodger stars Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Tommy Davis. [JB]

 

1.05 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: FOUR KINGS

Hovue production

 01Nov63 NBC Fri

Written by Mark Rodgers
Story by Clifford Irving

guest stars

Peter Falk ........... Bert Graumann
Susan Strasberg ...... Gabriella
John Van Dreelen ..... Colonel Naumann
Simon Oakland ........ Major Stern
Paul Lukas ........... Dr. Krug
Vito Scotti .......... Harry
Than Wyenn ........... Leonard
Eric Braeden ......... Kurt Krug (as Hans Gudegast)
John Banner .......... General

Robert Strauss  ....... Erwin

Synopsis:

    Four Kings is a World War II drama where four prisoners are serving

      life sentences. They are pulled out of jail by the US military and

     given an opportunity for a pardon. The "brass" isn't asking for much:

     all the four lifers are expected to do is sneak into Germany and steal

     the secret plans for the V2 missile. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
During World War II, intelligence pulls four "lifers" out of prison and

 sends them to steal top-secret rocket plans. [RF]

 

1.06 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre:ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH

Hovue production

 08Nov63 NBC Fri

Produced by Dick Berg

Written by Mark Rodgers

Based on the novel by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Directed by Dan Petrie

Director of photography by Lionel Lindon

Music by Johnny Williams

guest stars

Albert Paulsen ....... Lt. Volkovoi (Emmy supporting actor)

Jason Robards Jr ..... Ivan Denisovich
Harold J Stone ....... Turin
Hurd Hatfield ........ Tsezar
Torin Thatcher ....... Buinovsky
Mike Kellin .......... Kilgas
Curt Conway .......... Fetukov
Peter Votrian ........ Gopchik
George Kennedy ....... Der
Andy Albin ........... Senko
John Abbott .......... Panteleev
Rodolfo Acosta ....... Tartar

with

John Fiedler

Henry Corden

Peter Mamakos

Anthony Jochim

Synopsis:
     Under Stalin, it was inconceivable that anyone could publish a book

     attacking Soviet injustice. But under Khrushchev, a limited but

     distinct thaw has taken place. Prime evidence of this change was open

     publication of One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, an exposť of

     Stalin's labor camps where the author, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, himself

     did time. Tonight's adaptation of the novel is set in 1951 in Siberia.

     A group of prisoners persuade the authorities to transfer them to

     warmer work by promising to top the previous work record on the first

     day. But if they fail, it's back to laying barbed wire in the snow.

      One officer, Lieutenant Volkovoi, would like nothing better. [RF]

 

1.07 [--] Chrysler presents a Bop Hope Comedy special:  THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR

 Hovue production

15Nov63 NBC Fri (Network rerun 27Apr66)

Written by Albert E. Lewin & Burt Styler
Directed by Jack Arnold

Guest Cast:

Bing Crosby .......... George Warren
Kathryn Grant Crosby.. Ginny
Frank Albertson ...... Morgan
Jill St John ......... Bunky
Harold J. Stone ...... Ernie Santee
Jesse White .......... Marvin
Jimmy Boyd ........... Jerry
Leo Gordon ........... Biggie
Jerome Cowan ......... Mr. Bryant
Doris Singleton ...... Mrs. Bryant
Clegg Hoyt ........... Furniture Mover

Synopsis:

Easterner George Warren thinks he has made quite a steal when he purchases

a home in fashionable Waverly Hills, Cal.  George is unaware that his

next-door neighbor is mobster Ernie Santee.  Bing Crosby makes a cameo

appearance in this comedy which co-stars his wife Kathryn. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
An Easterner buys an expensive home in California unaware

that his neighbor is a gangster. [RF]

 

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Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE SQUARE PEG

22Nov63 NBC Fri

(Preempted due to assassination of US President John F. Kennedy)

(rescheduled to 06Mar64)

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1.08 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE FIFTH PASSENGER

Hovue production

29Nov63 NBC Fri

Written by John Gay
Based on the novel by Edward Young
Guest Cast:

Dana Wynter .......... Jane Day
Mel Ferrer ........... Peter Carrington
Eric Berry ........... Captain William Howard
Jacques Aubuchon ..... Captain Gustavesen
Leo Genn ............. Commander Tony Gardner
Alan Napier .......... Sherwood
Arthur Malet ......... Simmons
Alan Caillou ......... Ruden

Marjorie Eaton ....... Old Woman

John Mylong

Synopsis:
A British Intelligence Officer suspects a Naval War Hero

of giving secret information to the Soviets. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

Cdr. Tony Gardner of British Intelligence suspects that a naval hero

 has been leaking top secret information to the Soviets. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
Cdr. Tony Gardner of British Intelligence suspects that a naval hero

 has been leaking top secret information to the Soviets. [RF]
 

1.09 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE CANDIDATE

Hovue production

06Dec63 NBC Fri

Produced by Dick Berg

Written by Karl Miller

Based on the story by Eugene Burdick

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Director of photography by Robert Tobey

Music by Johnny Williams

guest stars

Milton Berle ......... Parker Hite
Ruth Roman ........... Mrs. Hite
Dina Merrill ......... Joan Cowley
Robert Webber ........ Stuart Landsman
Hope Holiday ......... Carol
J.D. Cannon .......... Paul Carrington

Simon Scott

John McLiam

James Flavin

Blair Davies

Isabelle Cooley

Bernard Fein

Jay Adler

Charles J. Conrad

Davis Roberts

Peter Hobbs

John Francis

Synopsis:

       Things seem to be closing in on campaign manager Parker Hite--

       he can't get any supporters for his candidate, and his marriage

       is beginning to collapse. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Campaign manager Parker Hite is at his wits end, he can't get support

 for his candidate and his marriage is falling apart. [RF]

 

  1.10 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE BOB HOPE COMEDY SPECIAL
13-Dec-1963 NBC Fri
Bob's oldest friends Jack Benny and Bing Crosby fill in for their ailing pal tonight.
Benny takes the opening monologue and via split screen Crosby introduces the All-American
football team and bowl queens. Both poke fun at Bob's eye trouble during their monologue.
Repeat segments from earlier shows with guests Danny Thomas and Juliet Prowse.
Bob Hope is only seen in taped sequences from earlier broadcasts.
*Note: Bob Hope was still recovering from eye surgery. [RF]

 

1.11 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: IT'S MENTAL WORK

Hovue production

20Dec63 NBC Fri (rerun 11Sep64)

Produced by Dick Berg

Written by Rod Serling (Emmy received for this episode)

Adapted from a story by John O'Hara

Directed by Alex North

Director of photography Bud Thackerey

Music by Lennie Hayton

guest stars

Lee J Cobb  ........... Ernie Wigman
Harry Guardino ....... Rich
Gena Rowlands ........ June
Archie Moore ......... Buddy
Stanley Adams ........ Vito Conte
Mary Wickes .......... Nurse

Larry Blake .......... Metcalf

George N. Neise ...... John

Barry Brooks

Charles Cirillo

Synopsis 1:
Ernie Wigman, who is tired of the bar he owns and wants

to get rid of it. Rich, his bartender, might be a good customer for it,

only Rich doesn't seem to have the cash. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Longtime bar owner Ernie Wigman wants to sell out, preferably to his bartender Rich,

who has a yen to own a bar but lacks the cash. [RF]

 

1.12 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: CORRIDOR 400

Hovue production

27Dec63 NBC Fri

      (pilot for an unsold Suzanne Pleshette weekly series)

Written by Mark Roberts

Hosted by Ed McMahon
Guest Cast:
Suzanne Pleshette .... Anita King
Andrew Duggan ........ Donald Guthrie
Theodore Bikel ....... Ralph Traven
Joseph Campanella .... Det. Frank Mancini
Frank Overton ........ Gene Farrell

Myron Healey ......... Hanley

Synopsis:

  Anita King, an undercover FBI agent. Posing as a nightclub singer,

  Anita gets a job in a nightclub owned by Traven. He takes

  quite a fancy to her; she wants to prove that he's a kingpin in a

   narcotics ring. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A club owner falls in love with his new singer unaware that

she's out to prove him a key figure in a dope ring. [RF]
*Syndication airing on NBC Adventure Theater 24Jul71.

 

1.13 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: WAR OF NERVES [Verified on Film - RF]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjq2oXMBTpc
Hovue production
03-Jan-1964 NBC Fri
Producer Dick Berg
Teleplay by Mark Rodgers / Based on the novel by Paul Brickhill
Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Director of photography William Margulies
Editor Howard Epstein
Guest Cast:
Louis Jourdan ........ Phillipe Tabor
Stephen Boyd ......... Robert MacKay
Emile Genest ......... Paul Favrel
Monique Le Marie ..... Simone Dumail
Maurice Marsac ....... Broussard
Bernie Hamilton ...... Workman
Jacques Rouxel ..... Bartender
Willie Soo Hoo ... Oriental Student
Janine Grandel .... Marie Favrel
Albert Carrier ..... Man
Dick Dial ............ Assassin (uncredited)
*
Associate Producer Ron Roth
Executive story consultant Robert Kirsch
Musical Score John Williams
Art Director John J. Lloyd
Assistant director Frank Losee
Set Decorator John McCarthy Jr. and Glen Daniels
Sound Earl Crain Sr.
Color Coordinator Robert Brower
Music Supervisor Stanley Wilson
Costumer Burton Miller
Makeup artist Jack Barron
Hair Stylist Florence Bush

Synopsis:
In Paris, a student is pulled into intrigue when he witnesses the assassination of a diplomat. [RF]
 

1.14 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: RUNAWAY

Hovue production

10Jan64 NBC Fri

Written by Leonard Kantor

Based on a novel by Thomas B. Dewey

Directed by Paul Stewart

Director of photography Jack Marquette

Music by Johnny Williams

guest stars

Joey Heatherton ....... Cress

Hugh O'Brian ....... Mig Semple

Keenan Wynn ....... Harry Fellows

Berkeley Harris ....... Richie Darden

John Alderman

Ellen McRae (Ellen Burstyn)

Jeff Cooper

Nancy Ames

Donna Anderson

Synopsis:
When folksinger Richie Darden fails to show up for a performance,

his girlfriend Cress thinks club owner Mig Semple should put Richie's

expensive guitar in his safe. And Cress has the right idea--two customers

are planning to steal the instrument. [RF]

 

  [---] 17Jan64 - no details 

 

1.15 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE SEVEN LITTLE FOYS 

(Pilot for an unsold TV series)

Morpics, Inc. Production

 24Jan64 NBC Fri (rerun 18Sep64)

Directed by Jack Laird

Guest Cast:

Eddie Foy Jr. ....... Eddie Foy

Mickey Rooney ....... George M. Cohan

The Osmond Brothers

Alan Osmond ....... Bryan Foy

Donny Osmond ....... Irving Foy

Jay Osmond ....... Eddie Foy Jr

Merrill Osmond ....... Richard Foy

Wayne Osmond ....... Charley Foy

Christy Jordan ....... Mary Foy

George Tobias ....... Barney Green

Naomi Stevens ....... Aunt Clara

Elaine Edwards .......... Miss Williams

Betty Bronson

Synopsis 1:
The story of vaudeville performer Eddie Foy, widowed father

of a brood of good-natured but exasperating children who are trying

to get an education while at the same time continuing to perform

with him on stage. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The plot finds the elder Foy breaking up the family vaudeville

act to send the youngsters to school. [RF]
*Note: Host/Narrator Bob Hope played Foy Senior in the

1955 movie of the same name.
*Note: This was also a proposed television series.

 

1.16 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: TWO IS THE NUMBER

Hovue production

31Jan64 NBC Fri (rerun 08May64)

Produced by Dick Berg

Directed by Sidney Pollack

Written by Franklin Barton

Hosted by Bob Hope

guest stars

Shelley Winters ...... Jenny Dworak (Emmy for her performance)

Martin Balsam  ........ Dave Breslaw
David Opatoshu ....... Anton Dworak
George Voskovec ...... Dr. Bensinger
Mike Kellin .......... Mileski
Richard Bakalyan ..... Charlie
Connie Gilchrist ..... Mrs. Minderman
Rita Lynn ............ Phyllis

Jerry Hausner ........ Fetter

Olan Soule ........... Koppel
Joseph Mell .......... Joey Rome

Synopsis:

    Hoodlum Joey Rome is electrocuted in his home, and police suspect

    that middle-aged spinster Jenny Dworak is responsible. The murder

    investigation brings together two lonely people: Jenny Dworak, who

    runs a pawnshop, and a police investigator who is a widower. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A middle-aged woman is suspected of murdering a hoodlum. [RF]

 

1.17 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: A WIND OF HURRICANE FORCE

Hovue production

07Feb64 NBC Fri

Written by Mark Rodgers
Story by A.E. Hotchner

guest stars

Dana Andrews ......... Douglas Vinson
Joe De Santis ........ Albert Ortega
Marisa Pavan ......... Alva
Tony Musante ......... Major DeGuisado

John Marley .......... Gandez

Synopsis:
In Cuba, a manhunt is under way to recapture Douglas Vinson, an American

 who was rescued moments before he was to face a firing squad. [RF]

 

 [---] 14Feb64 - no details

 

1.18 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: WAKE UP DARLING

Morpics, Inc. Production

21Feb64 NBC Fri (rerun 28Aug64)

Play written by Alex Gottlieb

guest stars

Barry Nelson  ......... Don Emerson
Janet Blair .......... Polly Emerson
Roddy McDowall ....... Deerfield Prescott
Ann B. Davis ......... Martha
Joyce Jameson ........ Gloria
Jack Albertson ....... Granville Prescott
Eleanor Audley ....... Mrs. Johnson
King Calder .......... Producer
Mary Grace Canfield .. Juliet
Sheila James ......... Penelope
Peter Leeds .......... Mahoney
Del Moore ............ Aiedlyndy Canf
Dick Wessel .......... Officer

Bill Dana ............ Jose Jimenez (cameo appearance)
Synopsis 1:
Polly Emerson, has aspirations to be an actress.

Her husband, Don, is a successful advertising man, who yearns

to be a playwright, and has a shelf of unproduced plays to his credit.

Don, understandably, isn't too happy when Polly comes home with

Deerfield Prescott, a very young man who has written Broadway's

next musical hit - or so he tells Polly and Don. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

Advertising executive Don Emerson wants his wife to forget

about show business - so he's far from happy when she lands

the lead in a new Broadway musical. [RF]

 

1.19 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE MEAL TICKET

Hovue production

28Feb64 NBC Fri (rerun 03Jul64)
Adapted by Harold Swanton
From a Budd Schulberg story.
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Guest Cast:
Cliff Robertson ....... Eddie Finneran
Janice Rule ........... Laura
Chris Robinson ........ Vin Finneran
Broderick Crawford .... Mike Finneran
Ned Glass ............. Manny
Harvey Lembeck ........ Leo

Synopsis 1:
Eddie a fly by night kind of guy, finds romance with a wealthy woman.
Synopsis 2:
Mike Finneran wants his son Vin to make boxing's bigtime, and they're

both sure that Vin is ready for it. But Vin's brother Ed, a broken-down

ex-fighter and the family black sheep, doesn't think Vin has a chance

- and he wants to make sure Vin knows it. [TA]
 

1.20 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE SQUARE PEG

Hovue production

          06Mar64 NBC Fri (rescheduled from 22Nov63 JFK assassination)
Written by Bob Fisher & Arthur Marx
guest stars
Stanley Adams  ......... Jake Gozzo
Joanna Moore .......... Mabel
Burgess Meredith ...... Tumblers Fuller
Sue Ane Langdon ....... Millie
Bob Cummings .......... Harvey Hines
Ray Montgomery ........ MacIntosh
Leo Gordon ............ Jolly Boy
Joe Devlin ............ Zakaris
Charles Cantor ........ Gino
Phil Arnold ........... Porky

Allyn Joslyn .......... Keegan

Synopsis:
Comedy about a gangster who hires a "personnel psychologist" to evaluate the aptitudes of his gang. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An underworld kingpin hires his own psychologist to place the right crook in the right job. [RF]

 

1.21 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: WHITE SNOW, RED ICE

Hovue production

13Mar64 NBC Fri

Written by Richard Fielder

guest stars

Senta Berger  .......... Mia
Jack Kelly ............ Fredrick Piper
Walter Matthau ........ Tom Gregory
Grace Lee Whitney ..... Mona
Chris Hughes .......... Peter
George Petrie ......... The Director
Francine York ......... Actress
Synopsis:
Secret agent Piper finds beauty and brains intriguing  and disruptive to his assignment. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
In Yugoslavia, a Czech girl tries to get a private detective to help her defect. [RF]
 

1.22 [--] Chrysler presents a Bop Hope Comedy special: HER SCHOOL FOR BACHELORS

20Mar64 NBC Fri 

Guest Cast

Bob Hope  .............. Monte Collins
Eva Marie Saint ....... Diane Wescott
Louis Nye ............. Jack Roberts
Cass Daley ............ Patsy Willis
Paula Lane ............ Maggie
Doris Singleton ....... Ellen
Linda Hope ............ Bachelor Magazine's Miss November
Jackie Coogan ......... Customer
Francine York ......... Model
Synopsis:
A girlie-magazine publisher who is denounced

by the candidate he is secretly supporting.  [GO]

 

1.23 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: A SLOW FADE TO BLACK

Hovue production #24040

27Mar64 NBC Fri

Written by Rod Sterling

Directed by Roy Winston

guest stars

Rod Steiger ........ Mike Kirsch

Robert Culp ......... Peter Furgatch
Sally Kellerman ........... Jerrie
James Dunn ........... Russ Landers
Anna Lee ............ Paula Kirsch
Dabney Coleman .......... Stanley Rivkin
Simon Scott ....... Henderson
Sharon Farrell ........ Melissa
Michael Pataki ......... Young Mike Kirsch
       Synopsis:

       Mike Kirsch built his studio from nothing in the 1920s; now,

       four decades later, he is on the way out, the victim of a corporate

        takeover. We follow Kirsch as he exercises his waning authority

       on a temperamental movie star, browbeats his alcoholic wife,

       rebellious daughter and longtime yes-man associate Landers, and

       vainly attempts to push through an outdated pet movie project.

       Finally he is wrenched off his throne by a former assistant, who

      is now in cahoots with the conglomerate buying the studio. Kirsch

      is left alone to weep in his projection room as one of his past

      hits plays upon the screen.
       *Note: Additional film footage was added to this episode and was

       released theatrically as "The Movie Maker"  To pad the running time

        to  two hours, Universal filmed a series of  flashback sequences set

       in the 1920s.  [RF]

 

1.24 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: A CASE OF ARMED ROBBERY

           Hovue production       

   03Apr64 NBC Fri

Produced by John Houseman

Written by Franklin Barton

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

Director of photography Lionel Lindon

Music by Johnny Williams

Guest Stars:

Anthony Franciosa  ..... Jack Montrose
Pat O'Brien ........... Otto Mead
Bethel Leslie ......... Jean Rice
Paul Stewart .......... Alfred Montrose
Lisabeth Hush ......... Carol Montrose
Russell Thorsen ....... Ganoulian
Kevin Tate ............ Danny
Ed Asner .............. Sergeant Slade
Steve Ihnat ........... Steve Cortel
Quinn O'Hara .......... Office Girl

Blair Davies

Eleanor Audley

      Synopsis:

           Jack Montrose is an angry young man whose bitterness

           alienates him from his father, Alfred, his girlfriend,

           Jean Rice, and his work foreman. He blames his ex-wife,

           Carol, for their Marriage failure and clumsily attempts

           to show love for his son Danny. In his resentment, he plans

           to rob a filling station. A vague underworld character,

           Ganoulian, persuades him to hire Otto Mead, an aged

           safe-cracker with 'know-how'. [RF]

 

 [---] 10Apr64 no details

 

1.25 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: BOB HOPE COMEDY SPECIAL

17Apr64
Written by Lester White, John Rapp, Mort Lachman and Bill Larkin
Directed by Jack Shea
starring
Tony Randall
Martha Raye
Jack Jones
Summary:
The first 45 minutes is all entertainment, opening with a Hope monolog.

Martha and Bob team up for a spoof of the movie Tom Jones,

and Tony and Jack join in to present a new act--The Japanese Beatles.

In the awards portion, TV Guide publisher James T. Quirk and Bob make the presentations in Hollywood. [JB]

 

1.26 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: TIME FOR ELIZABETH

Morpics, Inc. Production

24Apr64 NBC Fri

 Produced by Harry Tugend

Written by Groucho Marx & Norman Krasna

Directed by Ezra Stone
guest stars

Groucho Marx  .......... Ed Davis
Kathryn Eames ......... Kay Davis
Carole Wells .......... Anne
John Considine ........ Richard Coburn
Roland Winters ........ Walter Schaeffer
Eden Marx ............. Vivian Morgan
Eleanor Audley ........ Lil Schaeffer
Madge Blake ........... Amy Zwiling
George Chandler ....... Mr. Zwiling
Cyril Delevanti ....... McPherson
J. Frank Lucas ........ Horace Jasper
Margaret Sheridan ..... Miss Green
Lyle Talbot ........... Gibralter

*

Music Composed and Conducted by Joseph J. Lilley
Director of Photography -- Walter Strenge, ASC
Art Director -- John J. Lloyd
Film Editor -- Bud S. Isaacs
Assistant Director -- Edward K. Dodds
Set Decorators -- John McCarthy and James M. Waters
Sound -- Lyle Cain
Color Coordinator -- Robert Brower
Color by Pathe
Assistant to the Producer -- James Tugend
Editorial Department Head -- David J. O'Connell
Musical Supervision -- Stanley Wilson
Costume Supervision -- Vincent dee
Makeup -- Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist -- Larry Germain
A Morpics, Inc. Production

Synopsis:

           After enduring a pompous and tyrannical boss for 28 years, Ed

           Davis has a brief argument with him, gets fired, and decides to

           retire to Florida with his wife. [PM]

Synopsis 2:
Groucho Marx in "Time for Elizabeth," an adaptation of his 1948 play. A

fter 28 years, Ed Davis flees his tyrannical boss and retires to Florida. [RF]

 

1.27 [---] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE GAME WITH GLASS PIECES

Hovue production

01May64 NBC Fri

Written by Howard Rodman
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

guest stars

Darren McGavin  ........... Buddy Wren
Darren McGavin ........... Franklin Carson
Madlyn Rhue .............. Lillian
Arte Johnson ............. Chip Broadwater
Don Gordon ............... Seymour Hythe
Diane Ladd ............... Cissy
Marvin Kaplan ............ Alvin
Malachi Throne ........... Phil Campbell
Virginia Vincent ......... Miss Clutha
Bert Freed ............... Mr. S
Seymour Cassel ........... Somebody
Synopsis:
An unemployed actor's personal life is as frustrating as his career. [RF]
 

[--] 08May64 rerun of Two Is the Number aired originally 31Jan64

 

[--] 15May64 - no details

 

1.28 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE COMMAND

Hovue production #24049

22May64 NBC

Written by Rod Serling

(from the previous teleplay "The Strike".)

Directed by Fielder Cook
Guest Cast:
Robert Stack ............. Major Morgan
Andrew Duggan ............ Captain Franks
Ed Binns ................. Captain Sloane
Milton Selzer ............ Captain Chick Wasnik
Robert Walker ............ Lieutenant Jones
Synopsis:
Korea, 1951: members of a unit, ordered to hold

an untenable position, feel they are being left to die. [RF]
 

1.29 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE SOJOURNER

Hovue production

29May64 NBC

Produced by Dick Berg

Adapted by Stirling Silliphant
Based on Carson McCullers' story "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe"
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Director of photography Ray Rennahan
Music by Benny Carter

guest stars

Efrem Zimbalist Jr ......... John Ferris

Vera Miles .......... Beth

Herschel Bernardi  ............ McCarthy

Howard Duff ........ Lou

Warren Stevens ............ Jesse

Mary Carver .......... Mae

Chana Eden ............... Jeannine
Torin Thatcher ........... Ferris

Ellen Corby

Brian Nash

John Anthony

Jack Bernardi

Synopsis:
Called home because of his father's failing health,

foreign correspondent John Ferris recalls the events that led

to the collapse of his marriage. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A foreign correspondent tries to piece together the evens that led to his broken marriage. [RF]
*Note Syndication airing on NBC Action Playhouse 19Aug71.

 

1.30 [--] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: ECHOES OF EVIL

Hovue production

05Jun64 NBC Fri

 Written by Franklin Barton

Directed by Fielder Cook

guest stars

Barry Sullivan ............ Oscar Teckla

Nehemiah Persoff ........... Martin Vesper

Joan Hackett .......... Florence

John Saxon ....... Augie

Jane Wyatt .......... Sarah

Noah Keene ............... Gray
Alice Backes ............. Miss Reddy
John Hoyt ................ Town
Blair Davies ............. Harry

Synopsis:

          Ex-crime boss Oscar Teckla, now out of the rackets and involved

          with respectable enterprise, Teckla would like nothing more than

          to bury the past. But the district attorney is anxious to break

          up Teckla's old mob. To do this, he must get Teckla on the stand --any way he can. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A retired and reformed gangster is hounded by the DA's office

to testify against the underworld dope ring he once ruled. [RF]
*Syndication airing on NBC Adventure Theater 14Aug71.

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