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 Season 1 (NBC) (1948-49)
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)

 

############# Chevrolet Tele-Theatre ###############

############### season 1 1948-49 ################

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NBC Mondays 8:00-8:30pm EST  (Sep 1948-Jan 1949)

 NBC Mondays 8:30-9:00pm EST  (Feb 1949-Apr 1949)

 NBC Mondays 8:00-8:30pm EST (May 1949-Jun 1950)

 

1.01 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: THE HOME LIFE OF A BUFFALO

27-Sep-1948

written by Richard Harrity

directed by Gordon Duff

prod #48-159

starring

John McQuade as Eddie

Virginia Smith as Josie

Kevin Mathews as Joe

Ernest Truex as Otto

Sylvia Field as Mollie

 

1.02 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: MIRAGE IN MANHATTAN

04-Oct-1948

written by Lawrence Du Pont

directed by Gordon Duff

prod #48-175

starring

Jessie Royce Landis as Bessie

Will Geer as Sam Hobbs

Eric Rhodes

Helene Reynolds

Russell Arms

Alan Stevenson

Synopsis:

The life of an Oklahoma couple who strike it rich and head for New York.

They go "Park Avenue" and think they are having a wonderful time. Suddenly,

they realize that it is a mirage and they are not enjoying themselves. They drop

their phony friends, quit the "rich" atmosphere and act naturally. [RF]

 

1.03 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: THINKING ALOUD

11-Oct-1948

starring

Dean Jagger

Judith Evelyn

 

1.04 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: WHISTLE DAUGHTER, WHISTLE

18-Oct-1948

written by Ernest Kinoy

directed by Gordon Duff

starring

Gertrude Berg as Mrs. Marks (her TV debut)

Minerva Pious as Mrs. Kalat

Lenore Lonergan as Peggy

John Harvey as Adam

Synopsis:

A comedy about a couple of Bronx housewives trying to work out a marriage

between their respective daughter and son. [RF]

* Note This was based on her highly popular radio series The Goldbergs and became

 the prototype for the TV series of the same name which premiered a few months later.

 

1.05 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: HIS MASTER'S AFFAIRS

25-Oct-1948

starring

Arthur Treacher

Judy Parrish

Mischa Auer

 

1.06 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: THE PURPLE DOORKNOB

01-Nov-1948

written by Walter Pritchard Eaton

directed by Gordon Duff

starring

Faye Emerson

Ethel Griffies

Joanna Roos

Synopsis:

A stage star who is attracted by a doorknob on a cottage on  Cape Cod,

where she is vacationing. Her attempts to purchase it from the invalid recluse

living in the cottage and the novel twist to the ending makes for a "play within a play." [RF]

 

1.07 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: A STUDY IN TRIANGLES

08-Nov-1948

starring

Erni Arneson

 

1.08 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: NO SHOES

15-Nov-1948

written by Lawrence Du Pont

directed by Gordon Duff

prod #48-289

starring

Vinton Hayworth

James Dunn

John Kane

Helene Reynolds

Andrea Wallace

Robert Bolger

Marion Weeks

Virginia Deyer

Jane Hagerman

Synopsis:

The story of a wealthy trucking company owner who "expects" a son to be born

momentarily. His plans to change the name of his company to Cassidy and Son

receive a setback when he becomes the father of a girl. [RF]

 

1.09 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: THE FLATTERING WORD

22-Nov-1948

starring

John Carradine

Zasu Pitts

 

1.10 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: THE VALIANT

29-Nov-1948

starring

Paul Muni

 

1.11 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: CLOSE QUARTERS

06-Dec-1948

starring

Barry Nelson

Louisa Horton

 

1.12 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: SHAM

13-Dec-1948

starring

Natalie Schafer

Edward Everett Horton

 

1.13 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: A LITTLE MATTER OF FAITH

20-Dec-1948

starring

Frank Conroy

Iris Mann

 

1.14 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: WHO'S YOUR JUDGE?

27-Dec-1948

starring

Eddie Albert

Frank M. Thomas

 

1.15 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: THE MIRROR AND THE MANICURE

03-Jan-1949

starring

Glenda Farrell

Guy Kibbee

 

1.16 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: GOOD-BYE TO LARRY K

10-Jan-1949

starring

Buddy Ebsen

1.17 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: JINXED

17-Jan-1949

Written by Tad Mosel (his first teleplay)

starring

Jackie Cooper

Mary Anderson

Vaughn Taylor

 

1.18 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: TRAPEZE

24-Jan-1949

starring

Luise Rainer

Tod Andrews

Charles Korvin

Clay Clement

 

1.19 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: ALL'S FAIR

31-Jan-1949

starring

Roland Young

Patricia Kirkland

Mary Boland

 

1.20 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: EXPERT OPINION

07-Feb-1949

starring

Boris Karloff

Vicki Cummings

Dennis King

 

1.21 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: MIRACLE IN THE RAIN

14-Feb-1949

starring

Mary Anderson

John Dall

 

1.22 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: SUPPRESSED DESIRES

21-Feb-1949

starring

Ernest Truex

Valerie Cossart

Ilka Chase

 

1.23 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: HEAT LIGHTNING

28-Feb-1949

written by Robert F. Carroll

directed by Garry Simpson

prod #49-692

starring

Dean Jagger as the Killer

Elisabeth Bergner as the Girl

Philip Huston as Bus Passenger

Andrew Duggan as State Trooper

Synopsis:

This program presents a suspense story based on the fear of a woman caught

in a summer heat lightning storm. She sees a murder, runs to a deserted bus station

and there, unknown to her, encounters the killer. The story is built around the

killer's attempt to find out whether the woman recognizes him. [RF]

 

1.24 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: MR. BELL'S CREATION

07-Mar-1949

starring

Janet Blair

Romney Brent

Ann Thomas

 

1.25 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: LONDONDERRY AIR

14-Mar-1949

starring

John Conte

Nanette Fabray

 

1.26 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: SMART GUY

21-Mar-1949

starring

Nancy Coleman

Alan Baxter

 

1.27 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: THE MANAGERS

28-Mar-1949

starring

Victor Moore

Guy Kibbee

 

1.28 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: GOOD NIGHT, PLEASE

04-Apr-1949

starring

Edward Everett Horton

Natalie Schafer

 

1.29 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: THE TWELVE POUND LOOK

11-Apr-1949

starring

Margaret Sullavan

Ralph Forbes

 

1.30 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY

18-Apr-1949

starring

Calvin Thomas

Jane Withers

Richard Noyes

 

1.31 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: TOMMY MALONE COME HOME

25-Apr-1949

starring

James Dunn

 

1.32 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: THE SUICIDE CLUB

02-May-1949

starring

Bramwell Fletcher

Francis L. Sullivan

Oliver Thorndike

 

1.33 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: A PASSENGER TO BALI

09-May-1949

starring

Boris Karloff

Vicki Cummings

Stanley Ridges

 

1.34 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: MANHATTAN MARY

16-May-1949

starring

Mitzi Green

Robert Scheerer

 

1.35 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: THE UNCERTAIN HOUR

23-May-1949

starring

Hume Cronyn

Fay Bainter

 

1.36 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: LONG LOST BROTHER

30-May-1949

starring

John Carradine

Don Hastings

 

1.37 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: JOHNNY CARTWRIGHT'S CAMERA

06-Jun-1949

starring

Lee Tracy

 

1.38 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: WEATHER AHEAD

13-Jun-1949

starring

Brian Donlevy

 

1.39 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: HERITAGE OF WIMPOLE STREET

20-Jun-1949

adapted by Ethel Frank

based on the play by Robert Knipe

directed by Garry Simpson

prod #49-1301

starring

Leo G. Carroll as Edward M. Barrett

Valerie Cossart as Henrietta Barrett

Emily Lawrence as Arabel Barrett

Judson Reese as Robert

Daisy Atherton

Bertha Belmore

Mabel Taylor

Robert Bolger

Synopsis:

The story of life at 50 Wimpole Street, London, in 1856,

after Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning. [RF]

 

1.40 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: HALF AN HOUR

27-Jun-1949

adapted by Samuel Carter

based on a play by J.M. Barrie

directed by Garry Simpson

prod #49-1329

starring

John Conte as Hugh

Nina Foch as the Wife

John Moore as Richard Carson

Maurice Manson as Dr. Brodie

Synopsis:

The story of a woman who is of an old but impoverished family and who makes a

marriage of convenience for money. Her husband, aware of this, allows her social

prestige to outweigh his personal feelings. She is secretly in love with another man,

who is killed by a bus on the night they are eloping. How the wife and Dr. Brodie

cover up the escapade brings the story to a finish. [RF]

 

1.41 [--] Chevrolet Tele-Theatre: LESSON FOR EDDY

01-Jul-1949

starring

Charles Ruggles

Zolya Talma

Frank Tweddell

 

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############### end of season 1 ##############
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