CTVA US Anthology - "DuPont Cavalcade Theatre" (ABC) Season 5 (1956-57)

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 Season 5 (ABC) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Hal Erickson, Steve Greenup, Rina Fox, Jim Brent
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

a Four Star Films, Inc. Production

 Executive Producer Don W. Sharpe /Produced by Warren Lewis (1955-57)
 
########## DuPont Cavalcade Theatre ##########
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        ABC Tuesdays 9:30-10:00pm EST 

 

Ep 5.01 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: MONUMENT TO A YOUNG MAN
18-Sep-1956 ABC Tue  
Starring:
Miguel Landa ....... Armando Castro
John Beradino ....... Julio Gonzales
Perry Lopez ....... Pete Salavedo
Michael Fox ........ George Wooley
Synopsis:
The factual story of the efforts of a Los Angeles police detective, school
 principal, and star athlete to help a juvenile delinquent. [JB]
Note:
Tonight the series begins its fall season, presenting documentary and
factual dramas instead of fictional dramas. [JB]

 

Ep 5.02 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: A BED OF ROSES
25-Sep-1956 ABC Tue
Executive producer Don W. Sharpe/ producer Warren Lewis
written by Ben Canfield
directed by John Meredyth Lewis
starring
Susan Kohner
Dick Foran
Greta Granstedt
James Lilburn
Kathryn Card
Arlen Stuart
Ottola Nesmith
Sam Flint
Synopsis:
An engaged girl disagrees with her parents about the kind of wedding
ceremony she should have. She wants an elaborate church wedding; her
parents insist on a simple home ceremony. (JB)

 

 [--] 02Oct56 rerun of #4.24 "The Boy Nobody Wanted" (first aired 29May56)

 

Ep 5.03 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THE PEOPLE AND GENERAL GLANCY
09-Oct-1956 ABC Tue
starring
Minor Watson
Synopsis:
The small community of Duluth, Ga., is desperately in need of a hospital,
but refuses to accept a wealthy industrialist's check. [JB]

 

Ep 5.04 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: WILD APRIL
16-Oct-1956 ABC Tue

starring

John McIntire
Jesse White
Robert Wilke
Willis Bouchey
Paul Newlan
Synopsis 1:
Portrays events in the later life of John Chapman better known

as Johnny Appleseed, showing his influence on the pioneers who

lived in a small community in the Ohio River Valley. [RF]
Synopsis 2:

The story of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. [JB]

 

Ep 5.05 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THE HOBO KID
23-Oct-1956 ABC Tue

starring

Robert Foulk  ........ Dad Roberts
Reba Waters ......... Billie (child)
Caroline Craig ...... Billie (teenager)
Penny Carpenter ..... Vi (child)
Melinda Plowman ..... Vi (teenager)
Adrienne Marden ..... Ma Roberts
Synopsis 1:
A truant-officer tracks down a kid who's not in school because he's

watching his father drink himself to death. (possibly not this episode)
Synopsis 2:
The story of the daughter of migratory farm workers. Her parents don't believe

 in "schooling", so Billie has to fight stubbornly to get her education. [RF]

 

Ep 5.06 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: DATE WITH A STRANGER

30-Oct-1956 ABC Tue
starring
Judith Braun ....... Julie
Arthur Franz ....... Casimir Pulaski
Madge Blake ....... Mrs. Morrissey
Jess Kirkpatrick
Synopsis:
An Austrian girl is desperate because she is about to be deported from
the U.S.  She prays to George Washington for help. This results in a
mysterious encounter with a man named Casimir Pulaski. [JB]

 

 [--] 06Nov56 Preempted for Presidential Election.

 

Ep 5.07 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THE INNOCENT BYSTANDER
13-Nov-1956 ABC Tue
starring
Don Taylor
Reba Tassell ....... Joan
Synopsis:
Don Taylor stars as a newspaper reporter that has lived his whole life
believing in the biblical maxim of "As Ye Sow, so Shall Ye Reap." When
he is seriously injured while investigating a juvenile gang fight, he
begins to lose his faith. [JB]

 

Ep 5.08 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: WOMAN'S WORK
20-Nov-1956 ABC Tue
Directed by William Seiter
starring
Walter Brennan
 Mary Murphy
James Best
Jane Darwell
Synopsis:
An elderly man lets his son and the boy's bride live in the family home.
His intentions are to turn the girl into a household slave, but she has
a different idea. [JB]

 

Ep 5.09 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: RETURN OF THE BOMBARDIER
27-Nov-1956 ABC Tue
Starring:
Skip Homeir
Sue Carlton
Synopsis:
During his imprisonment in a Japanese POW camp, an American flier finds
that religion gives him the strength he needs to withstand hardship. He
vows to return to Japan to preach the word of God if he is ever released. [JB]

 

Ep 5.10 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: PURSUIT OF A PRINCESS
04-Dec-1956 ABC Tue (Network Rerun 21May57)
Starring:
Brian Aherne ...... John Kirk
Fred Clark ........ Ollendorf
Ida Moore ......... Miss Liz
Paul Burns ........ Joseph
Dick Elliott ...... Williams
Synopsis 1:
Two collectors of historical American carvings compete to find the rarest
 and most valuable works. Their rivalry reaches its peak when both are
given the opportunity to obtain the works of Samuel Clayton, the famous
maker of cigar Indian sculpture. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Long-time partners in an antique business break up when one of them marries
the other's former girl friend. Each opens an antique store, keeping a
wary eye on the other's activities. When the married partner starts
collecting cigar-store Indians, the other begins to thwart his every effort. [JB]

 

Ep 5.11 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: ONCE A HERO
11-Dec-1956 ABC Tue (Network Rerun 14May57)
starring
Ward Bond
Ben Johnson
Richard Eyer
Synopsis:
An ex-rodeo champion who feels he has failed as a father tries to gain
respect in his son's eyes by going back to the rodeo where he was once successful. [JB]

 

5.12 [---] Cavalcade of America: THE BLESSED MIDNIGHT [verified on film -RF]
http://matineeclassics.com/ContentItems.aspx?year=1952&item=cavalcade_of_america&type=tv

18-Dec-1956 ABC Tue
Filmed in Hollywood by Desilu for Hawthorne Productions Inc.
Story and screenplay by William Fay
Directed by Laslo Benedek
Director of photography Joe Novak, A.S.C.
Production Supervisor Argyle Nelson
Production Manager James Paisley
Story Supervision William Koenig and Richard Bluel
Editorial Supervisor Dann Cahn
Art Director Ralph Berger
Assistant Director Robert Barnes
Film Editor Marsh Hendry
Set Decorator William Stevens
Rerecording Editor Robert Reeve
Makeup artist George Lane
Costumes Bob Christenson
starring
Maureen O’Sullivan ... Sister Mary Benedict
Danny Richards Jr ... Teddy O'Hara
David Saber ......... Billy Hayes
Frances Bavier ...... Mrs. Hayes
Ray Teal .............. Mr. O'Hara
Carole Wells ........ Marilyn Hayes
Virginia Gregg ...... Aunt Agnes
Victor Sutherland ... Monsignor Dunnel
Stephen Wootton .. Thaddeus Foley
Joseph Mell ........... Mr. Fisch
Harry Arnie ............ Herman
Steve Stevens ...... Gabriel Gollub
David Leonard ...... Rabbi Gerson
Clark Howat .......... Mr. Cronin
James Bates ........ Edwin Gantzmueller
Ronnie Paul .......... Charley
featuring "St. Paul's Little Singers".
Synopsis:
A youngster steals a cake from a bakery to give his aunt. With the help of a friend his own age, the boy tries to
keep from being caught. [RF]
 
Ep 5.13 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THREE YOUNG KINGS
25-Dec-1956 ABC Tue
Starring:
Nestor Paiva,
Alma Beltram
Edward Colmans
Robert Hernandez
Tony Terry
Carlos Vera
Synopsis:
As part of the Christmas festivities in a Latin-American village, youngster
traditionally distribute gifts to other children whose parents purchased
the presents. The gift-givers almost start a revolt one year by giving
the gifts to the poor children instead. [JB]

 

Ep 5.14 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THE TWO WORLD OF NICOLO
01-Jan-1957 ABC Tue
Starring:
Peter Reynolds ........ Nicolo
James Sealy ........ Mr. Watson
Sheila Bromley ........ Mrs. Watson
Joe Perry ....... William Dircks
Susan Odin ....... Martha Watson
Gary Gray ........ John Sargent
Synopsis:
A teenage Italian boy comes to this country to attend high school as an
exchange student. He is thrilled and happy with everything about his visit,
until he learns his family in Italy is in trouble. [JB]

 

Ep 5.15 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THE HOUSE OF EMPTY ROOMS
08-Jan-1957 ABC Tue
Starring:
Ann Harding ........ Mrs. Milgrim
Helen Westcott ........ Christine
Ross Ford ........ Bill
Carol Veazie ........ Hattie
Robert Crosson ........ Ron
Beverly Long ....... Dilly
Judith Ames ....... Carol
Synopsis:
A widow worries about the years ahead. All the children are living far
away, and her house seems increasingly empty and lonely each day. [JB]

 

Ep 5.16 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: LEAP TO HEAVEN
15-Jan-1957 ABC Tue
Starring:
Bob Richards ....... Bob Richards (Adult)
Hal Stalmaster ....... Bob Richards (Child)
Richard Tyler ....... Bob Richards (Youth)
Synopsis 1:
Story of two-time Olympic champion Bob Richards in Polevaulting (1952-1956). [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The story of Bob Richards, young football halfback who became famous as an
 Olympic pole-vault champion, then moved on to the ministry. [JB]

 

Ep 5.17 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: DOWRY FOR ILONA
22-Jan-1957 ABC Tue
Starring:
Dan Barton ....... Miklos
Caroline Craig ....... Ilona
Oscar Homolka ....... Jeno

Steven Geray ....... Bela

Synopsis:
A young Hungarian-American couple fall in love and plan to marry. They
announce their intentions to their parents, and immediately a family
rivalry emerges.  Both fathers want to present impressive marriage gifts.[JB]

 

Ep 5.18 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THE MAN FROM ST. PAUL
29-Jan-1957 ABC Tue

Producer Warren Lewis
Directed by William Thiele
starring
Paul Picerni ....... Principal John Norton

Synopsis:
Principal John Norton befriends a youngster who is accused of robbery, and
obtains a parole for the boy. He even gets him a job as cashier in the
school lunchroom. When money is stolen from the lunchroom, the boy becomes
the number-one suspect, and Norton again comes to his assistance. [JB]

 

Ep 5.19 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: ARE TREES PEOPLE?
05-Feb-1957 ABC Tue
Starring:
Ruth Donnelly ....... Ma Dolan
Jean Howell ....... Ann Dolan Malone
Marjorie Bennett ....... Birdie O'Connell
Ed Brophy ....... Moran
Percy Helton ....... Mr. Fuller
Synopsis:
An elderly Irishwoman is living alone in suburban home given to her by her
married daughter. On a trip back to the Bronx to visit old friends, she
discovers three orphan youngsters, and takes them home with her, without
notifying the proper authorities. [JB]

 

Ep 5.20 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: DECISION FOR A HERO
12-Feb-1957 ABC Tue
starring
Guy Williams
John Ericson
Joan Evans.
Synopsis 1:
Joe Loring, a college football player, doesn't know it, but Dewey Elton,
a fellow student, has been writing letters home saying they are best
friends. When Dewey dies unexpectedly, his parents arrive on campus and
want to talk about him with Joe. [JB]

 

Ep 5.21 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THE FRIGHTENED WITNESS
19-Feb-1957 ABC Tue (Network Rerun 28May57)
produced by Don W. Sharpe & Warren Lewis
written by Malvin Wald & Jack Jacobs
story by Mildred Cram
directed by Anton M. Leader
starring
Barbara Billingsley ....... Harriet Kohler
Dan Duryea ....... Joe Kohler
Herbert Rudley ........ Lt. Folson
Harold Stone ........ Craig
Philip Van Zandt ....... Mario
Lewis Charles ....... Hood
Synopsis:
Joe Kohler happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He witnesses
 a mob hit when a car deliberately runs over a pedestrian. When mob
lieutenant Craig tells Joe that he had best keep quiet and even stops home
with him to see his family, Joe gets the point. But Joe doesn't like being
intimidated and goes to the police to tell his story and do the right thing. [RF]

 

[--] 26Feb57 2nd rerun of  #4.24 "The Boy Nobody Wanted" (first aired 29May56)
Ep 5.22 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THE MAN WHO ASKED NO FAVORS
05-Mar-1957 ABC Tue
Starring
Lew Ayers
Synopsis:
During a dry spell, members of a preacher's congregation demand that he
ask the Lord to send them rain.  He refuses, which enrages his followers. [JB]

 

[--] 12Mar57 rerun of  #4.7 "One Day at a Time" (first aired 15Nov55)

 

Ep 5.23 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: DAN MARSHALL'S BRAT  -  YouTube Video    [Verified on Film]

19-Mar-1957 ABC Tue
Filmed in Hollywood by Desilu for Hawthorne Productions, Inc.
A Don W. Sharpe - Warren Lewis Production
Story and Screenplay by Michael Fessier
Directed by Reginald LeBorg
Director of photography Charles Straumer
Film Editor Marsh Hendry
Photographed on DuPont Motion Picture Film
starring
Patty McCormack ....... Trudy Marshall
Paul Fix .............. Mr. Barton
Francis J. McDonald ... Calaveras Kid
Barbara Eiler ......... June Marshall
Russell Johnson ....... Dan Marshall
Charles Smith ......... Len Snyder
Kenneth MacDonald ..... Halloway
Betty Farrington ...... Mrs. Peterson
William Challee ....... Mr. Peterson
Synopsis:
Young Trudy Marshall is an 11-year old who dreams of ending the feud between her parents and maternal grandfather.
When she saves the life of an elderly Mexican bandit, the Calaveras Kid, he decides to help her.[JB]

 

Ep 5.24 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THE WIDOW IS WILLING
26-Mar-1957 ABC Tue
Producer Warren Lewis
Teleplay by Dane Lussier
Story by Merle Constiner
Directed by Harry Horner
Director of photography Howard Schwartz
Editor Marsh Hendry
starring
Anne Jeffreys
Robert Sterling
Claire Carleton
Anthony Jochim
Paul Keast
Jean Inness
Dee Carroll
Pat O'Hara
Emmett Vogan
Synopsis:
A widow falls for the charming con who is after her land.
 
Ep 5.25 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THE LAST SIGNER
02-Apr-1957 ABC Tue

starring
Kevin McCarthy ....... Frank O'Keefe
Vladimir Sokoloff ....... Jake Bartosh
Barbara Woodell ....... Miss Bronson
Brad Morrow ....... Jerry
Robert Osterloh ....... Sam Houghton
Lisa Montell ....... Frederica
Joe Quinn ....... Policeman
Otto Waldis

Synopsis:
Citizen's of an American town are infuriated when a Czech immigrant
signs his name to one of the historical copies of the Declaration of Independence. [JB]

 

 [--] 09Apr57 rerun of  #4.2 "The Texas Ranger" (Repeat from 27Sep55)

 

 [--] 16Apr57 rerun of  #4.20 "The Jackie Jenson Story" (Repeat from 17Apr56)

 

Ep 5.26 DuPont Cavalcade Theatre: THE SHARK ON THE MOUNTAIN
23-Apr-1957 ABC Tue
Starring:
Richard Eyer ....... Brian Beck
James Gleason ....... Noah Larkin
Jean Howell ....... Ruth Beck
Ross Elliott ....... Zack Garson
Ted Stanhope ....... Mr. Higby
Henry Kulky ....... Ernie
Synopsis:
Young Brian Beck is addicted to telling tall tales. After he sees a man
killed he tells his best friend Noah, that he is in danger. But the old
man thinks it's another of Brian's stories and ignores the boy's pleas
for help. With the killer getting closer, Brian decides to go after the criminal himself. [JB]

 

5.27 [---] Cavalcade of America: CHICAGO 2-1-2 [verified on film -RF]
http://matineeclassics.com/ContentItems.aspx?year=1952&item=cavalcade_of_america&type=tv
30-Apr-1957 ABC Tue
Don W. Sharpe-Warren Lewis Production
Screenplay by William P. Rousseau
Directed by Norman Foster
Director of photography Bert Glennon, A.S.C.
Production Supervisor Syd Fogel
Editorial Supervisor Dann Cahn, A.C.E.
Film Editor J.R. Whittridge, A.C.E.
Technical Consultant Earle Downes
Casting Talent Inc
Facilities Wilding Studios.
starring
Frank Lovejoy ......... Ed McCook
Roy Thinnes ........... Mickey
Tomi Thurston ......... Judy
Curley Bradley ........ Dobson
Franklyn MacCormack... Keno
Clifford Soubier ..... Storekeeper
Fern Parsons ..... Mrs. Hubbard
Synopsis:
A caller plays a cat and mouse game with his intended victim when the roles become reversed.
*Note: This was also an unsold pilot. [RF]
 

 [--] 07May57 rerun of  #5.17 "Dowry for Ilona" (Repeat from 22Jan57)
 [--] 14May57 rerun of #5.11 "Once a Hero" (Repeat from 11Dec56)
 [--] 21May57 rerun of #5.10 "Pursuit of a Princess" (Repeat from 04Dec56)
 [--] 28May57 rerun of #5.21 "The Frightened Witness (Repeat from 19Feb57)
 [--] 04Jun57 rerun of #4.25 "The Major of St. Lo" (Repeat from 05Jun56) (Last show of the series)

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