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Center Stage (Summer 1954)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)
San Mateo Times, Long Beach Independent, Syracuse Herald, The Post Herald.

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CENTER STAGE
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ABC
Executive producer Herbert Brodkin

US Filmed Dramatic Anthology series Summer 1954    9 episodes x 60min (June 1, 1954 to September 21, 1954)

This hour long drama alternated with the "
U.S. Steel Hour" and consisted of filmed dramas.

ABC Summer Replacement for Motorola TV Hour

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ABC Tuesdays 9:30-10:30pm (1Jun54 to 21Sep54)

[01] Center Stage: CHIVALRY AT HOWLING CREEK
01Jun1954 ABC Tue
written by Joseph Cochran
starring
Henry Hull
Jack Warden
Cathy O'Donnell
Robert Emmett
Pat Harrington
Alonzi Bosan
Synopsis:
A courtly, but fast-drawing Colonel comes to Howling Creek after serving in the Confederate Army. He finds a
cow-town bride trying to live down her past as a honky-tonk entertainer and comes to her aid. [RF]

[02] Center Stage: GRANDFATHER TAKES OFF
15Jun1954 ABC Tue
starring
Robert Barrat .... Ralph Brennan
Bert Freed
Charles Taylor
Synopsis:
The story of an elderly aviation pioneer who wants to fly a modern jet plane. [RF]

[03] Center Stage: THE HUMAN TOUCH
29Jun1954 ABC Tue
written by Arkady Leokum and Lee Bloomgarten
starring
Walter Matthau
Polly Rowles
Synopsis:
Story of a newspaper columnist who airs the personal affairs of his family in his syndicated column. [RF]

[04] Center Stage: GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
13Jul1954 ABC Tue
written by Alvin Sapinsley
starring
Otto Kruger
Frances Starr
Janis Carter
Synopsis:
A fugitive killer's dramatic arrival causes basic changes in the thinking and behaviour patterns of his relatives. [RF]

[05] Center Stage: LUCKY LOUIE
27Jul1954 ABC Tue
written by Jack Kelsey
starring
Elliott Reid
Margaret Hamilton
Henry Jones
Gaby Rodgers
Joseph Buloff
Charles Dingle
Doro Merande supplies the voice for the talking cab.
Synopsis:
The role of the philosphizing cab driver who wants to remain untrammeled by worldly goods and his talking taxicab. [RF]

[06] Center Stage: THE DESDEMONA MURDER CASE
10Aug1954 ABC Tue
written by Joseph Schull
starring
Martha Scott
Donald Woods
Rex Thompson
Synopsis:
Tale of a boy genius and his mother, the latter an ambitious, greedy, ruthless woman, and of the trials they are
put through before retribution evens the score. [RF]

[07] Center Stage: THE WORTHY OPPONENT
24Aug1954
written by Rod Serling
starring
Charles Coburn
Thomas Gomez
Phyllis Love
Parker Fennelly
Synopsis:
The tale of a long-time mayor of a small town who is opposed for the office by a young lawyer he has treated as a son. [RF]

[08] Center Stage: THE DAY BEFORE ATLANTA
07Sep1954 ABC Tue
written by John Gay
starring
Luther Adler .......... Jubal Banks
Joan Lorring .......... Terry Clayborn
Lee Marvin ............ Zach Toombs
Paul Stevens .......... Doug
Howard St. John ....... Matthew Clayborn
John Shellie .......... Clayton Beard
John McQuade .......... Ralph
Synopsis:
The basic conflict between North and South is explored through the relationship between a young Union soldier,
the girl he finds in a deserted Southern house and a harsh Yankee sergeant. [RF]

[09] Center Stage: THE HEART OF A CLOWN [Final Episode]
21Sep1954 ABC Tue
written by Ellen Violett
starring
Vivian Blaine
Frank McHugh
Lili Darvas
Kevin Coughlin
Barbara Nichols
Thomas Coley
Walter Kinsella
Synopsis:
A conflict arises when her attraction to an auto salesman gives her a glimpse of another world.
*Also known as "Circus Story". [RF]

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