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Chevron Theatre (1952-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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CHEVRON THEATRE
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MCA-TV/ Revue Productions
for
First-Run Syndication
KTLA (5) Fridays 9:00pm (1952) (season 1)
KTTV (11) Tuesdays 7:30pm (1953-54)(season 2)

US Filmed Dramatic Anthology series 1952-54 105 episodes x 30min

"Chevron Theatre", a new series of filmed dramas, debuts on KTLA (5) on January 4, 1952.

First syndicated show produced by MCA.

Syndication airing on "Evening Playhouse" 1954-55.
Several episodes subsequently aired on

Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (Revue/ABC)(1953-55), Gruen Guild Playhouse (ABC/DuMont)(1951-52),
and various other syndicated programs.

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KTLA (5) Fridays at 9:30pm

[01] Chevron Theatre: A PORTRAIT OF TOBY
04Jan1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Teleplay by Axel Gruenburg
starring
John Qualen .... Toby
John Dierkes
Synopsis:
Tale of an elderly man whose life has been dull and commonplace until one day he receives $10,000 in cash, his endowment
insurance policy has matured. A bachelor, Toby lives in a boarding house where most of the other boarders immediately have
all kinds of plans as to how Toby can spend or invest his small fortune. All that is except Millie, a gracious young lady,
who wants Toby to spend the money having fun. [RF]

[02] Chevron Theatre: THAT'S MY POP
11Jan1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Harold Peary
Synopsis:
Pop hears that Aunt Emma, a sergeant in the WAC, is coming to live with the family and lays elaborate plans
to discourage her. [RF]

[03] Chevron Theatre: SHOOTING STAR
18Jan1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Lynne Roberts
Whitfield Connor
Synopsis:
A second honeymoon holiday in a mountain cabin turns into a weird, nightmarish experience for a young husband and wife
when a shooting star hits the Earth near their cabin. [RF]

[04] Chevron Theatre: THE SWORD STRIKES
25Jan1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Teleplay by Howard Irving Young
Based on the Man in the Iron Mask by Alexander Dumas
Directed by Richard Irving
Director of photography Jack MacKenzie
Editor Walter Thompson
starring
Richard Avonde ..... Philippe / The Iron Mask
Lynne Roberts ....... Constance
Dorothy Patrick ...... Louise the Dutchess Delorme
Carl Esmond .......... Baron de Sarnac, Chief of Police
Marvin Miller ............ Bizor
Jean Del Val ............ Uncle Pierre
Peter Mamakos ....... Marquis Du Bois
Gil Herman ............... Captain Despar
George Slocum ....... George
Stanley Andrews ...... The King's Captain
Synopsis:
A relentless search by Colbert minister of state to King Louis of France, is the story thread held
together by the swordplay. [RF]

[05] Chevron Theatre: UNCLE CHARLEY
Revue production no. 621
01Feb1952 KTLA (5) Fri
written by Howard J. Green
From an original story by Norman Archer
directed by Richard Irving
director of photography Clark Ramsey
starring
Cliff Arquette
Frances Rafferty
Ross Ford
Geraldine Carr
Frank Scannell
Synopsis:
Story of a young farm woman who is vacationing in New York City with her husband. In order to fool her husband into believing
the trip is a legitimate one (he is nice, but a bit of a tightwad), she invents a rich Uncle Charley and gets an escort
service to supply her with a suitable man. He turns out to be Cliff Arquette playing a nice old financier (he's really
a gambler). At the track, he convinces the husband to bet a large sum of money on a horse that loses. Feeling terrible, he
plays a hunch, wins back the money and gives it to the couple, thus exposing his true identity. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
There is no Uncle Charley at all, but a man from an escort service hired to impersonate the non-existent character. [RF]

[06] Chevron Theatre: YESTERDAY'S WORLD
08Feb1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Bonita Granville
Synopsis:
It is a story of adventure deep in the mountainous region of France involving a strange creature in a cave, more beast
than man and of the ensuing difficulties in escaping. [RF]

[07] Chevron Theatre: ANNUAL HONEYMOON
15Feb1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Alan Mowbray
Bonita Granville
Synopsis:
The story revolves around a slave-driver boss and how he becomes the well-liked person he imagines himself to be. [RF]

[08] Chevron Theatre: THE HALF HOUR
22Feb1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Onslow Stevens ..... Herman Hanover
Synopsis:
Herman is burdened by a wife who whines constantly over a non-existent illness. He finds a 3-year-old abandoned child and
takes her home but his wife throws a fit and says the baby must go to an orphanage so Herman takes a handful of his wife's pills. [RF]

[09] Chevron Theatre: THE BACULAR CLOCK
29Feb1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Buddy Ebsen
Harry Carey Jr.
June Preisser
Synopsis:
The story of the inventor of a clock that runs backwards and thus causes many unique things to happen in the lives of
many people. [RF]

[10] Chevron Theatre: COME TO THE BANK
07Mar1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Written by Arch Oboler
starring
Ann Tyrrell
Synopsis:
A story of a woman in a mental hospital who has great faith in a doctor. [RF]

[11] Chevron Theatre: POOR MISS EMMIE
14Mar1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Ellen Corby
Edgar Barrier
Synopsis:
Miss Emmie meets up with the wrong sort of man. [RF]

[12] Chevron Theatre: NIGHT TRAIN TO DANGER
21Mar1952 KTLA (5) Fri [rerun 04Jul52]
Written by Fenton Earnshaw
Directed by Richard Irving
Director of photography Philip Tannura
Editor Richard C. Currier
starring
Alf Kjellin
Randy Stewart
Douglas Kennedy
Alan Hale Jr.
Gar Moore
Aram Katcher
Ilka Gruning
Don Garner
Demetrius Alexis
Synopsis:
A story of the underground in Europe unfolds from a hotel in Paris and closes in an airplane headed for Switzerland. [RF]

[13] Chevron Theatre: MUNGHARA
28Mar1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
John Hoyt
Synopsis:
Borneo's jungles are the setting for a treasure hunt which leads an explorer with a "three day death" curse which
follows him to London and an exciting climax. [RF]
*Note: Reaired on "The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse" on August 15, 1954.

[14] Chevron Theatre: THE WORD
04Apr1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Written by Arch Oboler
starring
John Hudson ...... Michael Smith
Betty Lynn ........... Eve Smith
Synopsis:
The honeymooners, Michael and Eve Smith, try to have a gay time in New York despite the ominous threats of War
hanging over the World. [RF]

[15] Chevron Theatre: THE OTHER WOMAN
11Apr1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Lynn Bari
Synopsis:
A strong willed and vain woman who fought for everything she wanted in life and almost destroyed her
marriage in the process. [RF]

[16] Chevron Theatre: THE SURVEY MAN
18Apr1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Buddy Ebsen
Synopsis:
A man surveys people's habits and falls into a nest of counterfeiters and his questions get some surprising answers. [RF]

[17] Chevron Theatre: THE CAVE
25Apr1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Written by Howard J. Green
Directed by Richard Irving
Director of photography Ellsworth Fredericks
starring
John Dutra
Pat Walker
Janet Stewart
William Tannen
Pamela Duncan
John Day
Synopsis:
The scene is Endless Caverns, a national monument where two teenage girls innocently become witnesses to a murder.
Two young women, trapped in a cave and menaced by gangsters, are rescued by a valiant ranger. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A guide leads a hectic trip through the Endless Caverns. [RF]
(Syndicated Reairing on "Mid-Day Matinee" Thurs 13Jul 61 KEYC-12 Mankato, MN 4 p.m. CDT)

[18] Chevron Theatre: THE RED BALLOON
02May1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
John Sutton
Randy Stuart
Synopsis:
The story tells of the hate and fear between two doctors . . . a tragic accident and the planned revenge. [RF]

[19] Chevron Theatre: MEET THE LITTLE WOMAN
09May1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Mona Freeman
Synopsis:
The "little woman" has an intense desire to own a new washing machine and this forms the center of a domestic crisis. [RF]

[20] Chevron Theatre: FROM SUCH A SEED
16May1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Frieda Inescourt
Edgar Barrier
Synopsis:
Too much mother is the case of a daughter whose parent decides to make her into a concert pianist. [RF]

[21] Chevron Theatre: A MANSION FOR JIMMY
23May1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Robert Paige
Synopsis:
Young Jimmy Blanchard, living in a tract house, "adopts" an empty mansion in an effort to impress his playmates
and learns quite a lesson. [RF]

[22] Chevron Theatre: THE RELUCTANT BURGLAR
30May1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Hugh French

[23] Chevron Theatre: PLAYMATES
06Jun1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Teleplay by Howard J. Green; Story by A.M. Burrage
Directed by Richard Irving
starring
Alan Napier
Natalie Wood
Nelson Welch
Mona MacGill
Linda Green
Synopsis:
A story of a small girl isolated in an English manor house by her father's desire for seclusion. The little girl knows
all the children's songs and games although she has had no chance to learn them by herself. [RF]
(Summer Reairing on "Schaefer Century Theatre" on August 20, 1952)
(Reaired on "The Pepsi Cola Playhouse" August 29, 1954)
**Television debut of Natalie Wood.

[24] Chevron Theatre: CAFE BERLIN
13Jun1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Teleplay by Howard J. Green
Directed by Richard Irving
Director of photography Ellsworth Fredericks
Editor Richard C. Currier
starring
Steve Brodie
Robert Hutton
Mari Aldon
Norbert Schiller
Robert Carson
Peter Bourne
Otto Reichow
James Harrison
Synopsis:
Two American government agents go about uncovering a leak of confidential information from Berlin to Moscow. [RF]
(Reaired on "Schaefer Century Theatre" on August 27, 1952)

[25] Chevron Theatre: ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER
20Jun1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Teleplay Howard J. Green and Eleanor Bayer
Directed by Norman Lloyd
Director of photography Ellsworth Fredericks
Editor Richard C. Currier
starring
Patrick O'Neal
Bridget Barr
Keye Luke
Rolfe Sedan
Ludwig Stossel
Edward Tierney
Rodney Bell
Lester Dorr
Syl Lamont
Sally Payne
Michael Roy
Synopsis:
The story of a penniless lawyer, a naive inventor, a Chinese landlord, a hungry dog and a beautiful girl. [RF]

[26] Chevron Theatre: THE TRAIL
27Jun1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Douglas Kennedy
William Challee
Synopsis:
Western two-gun-two-fisted they went that-away drama. [RF]

[--] Chevron Theatre: NIGHT TRAIN TO DANGER
04Jul1952 KTLA (5) Fri [rerun from 21Mar52]
Synopsis:
The story of an international spy ring and foreign intrigue. [RF]

[27] Chevron Theatre: THE FRIGHTENED BARONET
11Jul1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Teleplay Charles K. Peck Jr.; Story by August Derleth
Director Rod Amateau
starring
Robert Warwick
Synopsis:
An exotic tale of a man's fear of a strange curse. Back from East Indian the man is haunted by an apparition
of an Indian God. A famous detective steps into the case to get to the bottom of it. [RF]

[29] Chevron Theatre: PORTFOLIO 12
18Jul1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Written by Fenton Earnshaw
Directed by Richard Irving
Director of photography Ellsworth Fredericks
Editor Richard C. Currier
starring
Steve Brodie
Robert Hutton
Hanna Axman
Ludwig Stossel
Stephen Bekassy
Henry Brandon
Gabriel Curtis
Jack W. Harris
Synopsis:
American agents are fighting against Red infiltration and intervention in the diplomatic circles of Europe. [RF]
(Reaired on "The Schaefer Century Theatre" on October 5, 1952)

[--] Chevron Theatre:
25Jul1952 KTLA (5) Fri
pre-empted for Democratic Political convention

[30] Chevron Theatre: THE LAST DAY OF MY LIFE
01Aug1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Hillary Brooke
Onslow Stevens
Craig Stevens
Synopsis:
A diary suddenly displays the unusual message, "this is the last day of your life." The mystery of where came the
words makes the story. [RF]

[--] Chevron Theatre:
08Aug1952 KTLA (5) Fri
pre-empted for Republican Political convention

[31] Chevron Theatre: A LESSON IN HOT LEAD
15Aug1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Synopsis:
An adventurous young boy teams up with some notorious desperados to help them escape a posse in a Western town.
The boy is the son of the sheriff and that complicates matters in this tale of robbery, kidnapping and murder.
Filmed in Hollywood for television, the show deals with a Sheriff's son teaming up with desperadoes. [RF]

[32] Chevron Theatre: THE WHISTLING ROOM
22Aug1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Alan Napier
Barbara Bestar
Synopsis:
A haunted castle in Ireland and its owner become mixed up in the plot of a psychic detective, young lovers and a
"whistling room". [RF]

[33] Chevron Theatre: MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD
29Aug1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Teleplay Arthur Weiss
Directed by Richard Irving
Director of photography Ellsworth Fredericks
Editor Richard C. Currier
starring
Carl Esmond
Alf Kjellin
Victor Perry
William Hudson
Karin Nordgren
Harold Gordon
Hans Schumm
(Reaired on "Gruen Theater" on September 28, 1952)

[34] Chevron Theatre: THE JUVENILE GENIUS
05Sep1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Writer Nelson Bond
Director Richard Irving
Director of photography Ellsworth Fredericks
starring
Peter J. Votrian
Ann Doran
Robert Paige
Gordon Oliver
Synopsis:
A man tries to find out why a boy can solve difficult problems. [RF]

[35] Chevron Theatre: THE RIGHT TO HATE
12Sep1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
William Phipps
Synopsis:
After his brother was accidentally shot and killed, a man is sent to prison for attempting to avenge the death.
Once freed, his smouldering hate ignites again, and he is out to settle the score. [RF]

[36] Chevron Theatre: LETTER OF THE LAW
19Sep1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
George Nader
John Camden
Joseph Crehan
Synopsis:
Every once in awhile a policeman has to choose between the "Letter of the Law" and being a human. [RF]

[37] Chevron Theatre: LONG, LONG AGO
26Sep1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Teleplay Howard J. Green; Story by August Derleth
Director Allan Davis
starring
Tommy Rettig
Andrea King
Jack Raine
Leslie Bradley
Synopsis:
A war orphan starts a search for mother love in this tender tale.

[38] Chevron Theatre: VENTURE IN IVORY
03Oct1952 KTLA (5) Fri [Independent Long Beach]
Synopsis:
Filmed in Africa the story of a closely woven plot involving a man, a girl and ivory poachers. [RF]

[39] Chevron Theatre: IRON WOMAN
10Oct1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Writer Robert Ormond Case
Director Robert S. Finkel
starring
Jorja Curtright
James Mitchell
Glenn Strange
John Halloran
I. Stanford Jolley
Synopsis:
A female prospector and her estranged husband struggle to survive, even stealing food. [RF]

[40] Chevron Theatre: AN AFFAIR AT THE EMBASSY
17Oct1952 KTLA (5) Fri
Writer Arnold Phillips
Director Bob Finkel
Director of photography Ellsworth Fredericks
Editor Harold McKenzie
starring
George Nader
Carolyn Jones
Leon Askin
Guy De Vestel
Synopsis:
An elderly diplomat, his young wife and murder are the prime ingredients of this story of international intrigue. [RF]
*Note: Carolyn Jones makes her television debut.

[41] Chevron Theatre: THE VICAR'S VACATION
24Oct1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Onslow Stevens
George Wallace
Synopsis:
An English vicar is forced to participate in a boxing match against a constable in order to prove he is not a thief.[RF]

[42] Chevron Theatre: CALL THE POLICE
31Oct1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Steve Dunne
Elizabeth Fraser
Carolyn Jane
Synopsis:
It's a tale of murder, mistaken identity, embezzling and a private detective. [RF]

[43] Chevron Theatre: CODE OF HONOR
07Nov1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Louis Jean Heydt
Synopsis:
It is triangle tale laid in a small town hedged in by the wild, free range of the cattle interests. [RF]

[44] Chevron Theatre: LONG LOST WIFE
14Nov1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Rod Cameron ... Ashley Cummings
Lynn Bari
Synopsis:
An intricate plan by which Ashley Cummings attempts to collect his wife's insurance policy by proving her legally dead. [RF]

[45] Chevron Theatre: PRIDE OF THE FORCE
21Nov1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Onslow Stevens
Synopsis:
When a cop who came up the hard way to become a lieutenant, begins to ride a rookie as being a "college cop"
there's trouble. [RF]

[46] Chevron Theatre: THE TIN BRIDGE
28Nov1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Marguerite Chapman
George Nader
Tommy Rettig
Synopsis:
When a marriage of ten years dissolves slowly and without visable reason, how is it made successful again? [RF]

[47] Chevron Theatre: HORSES AND FUR COATS
05Dec1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Lynn Bari
Paul Cavanaugh
Synopsis:
A young hotel stenographer's desire for a fur coat leads her into a dangerous dilemma at the race track. [RF]

[48] Chevron Theatre: ALANNAH
12Dec1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Marguerite Chapman
Tommy Rettig
Synopsis:
A boy who receives no affection from his glamorous stepmother turns him towards an imaginary friend. The 'friend'
is his constant companion in his daydreams until an unexpected and uncanny event brings love into his life. [RF]

[49] Chevron Theatre: THE DANCING TREE
19Dec1952 KTLA (5) Fri [rerun 22Dec53]
starring
Tommy Rettig
Synopsis:
A young boy sees the perfect gift for his mother, a revolving Christmas tree in a department story but it costs $10.
far more than he has. He goes to work shoveling walks, running errands ... but falls short of his goal. [RF]

[50] Chevron Theatre: MY BROTHER'S WIFE
26Dec1952 KTLA (5) Fri
starring
Marguerite Chapman
Synopsis:
Dan Logan investigates the mysterious death of his brother.

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The series moves to KTTV (11) Tuesdays from 30-Dec1952
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[51] Chevron Theatre: PABLO'S WELL  [Last show of the season]
30Dec1952 KTTV (11) Tue [rerun 29Dec53]
starring
Jay Novello
Ian MacDonald
 
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KTTV (11) Tuesdays at 7:30pm

2.01 [52] Chevron Theatre: ISLAND OF STONE
06Jan1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Paul Langton ....... Mark Tracey
Peter Mamakos ... Eddie Vallon
Lou Nova
James Bell
Robert Carson
Synopsis:
A courageous young lawyer has himself imprisoned to discover the murderer of his brother. Mark Tracey persuades the
warden to place him in the same cell with Eddie Vallon, who was captured in a payroll holdup in which Mark's brother
was killed. [RF]
*Note:
Starting out its second year on TV tonight is "Chevron Theater" that began in January 1952, on KTLA (5)
and now is on KTTV (11).

2.02 [53] Chevron Theatre: THE PROSECUTOR
13Jan1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
John Hoyt
Erin O'Brien-Moore (Mrs. Ruggles)
Elizabeth Fraser
Synopsis:
The Prosecutor becomes so emotionally violent about his work that he loses control of himself and becomes almost brutal
in his attacks on witnesses during cross-examination. It takes the screams of a child to bring him back to the awareness
of his real personality. [RF]
(Syndicated reairing on "Hello Neighbor Theater" on January 6, 1954)

2.03 [54] Chevron Theatre: BEAUTIFUL MISS X
20Jan1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Rod Cameron
Lynn Bari
Synopsis:
Miss X is saved from drowning and discovers that she has no memory. A detective tries to piece together her life. [RF]

2.04 [55] Chevron Theatre: GAMBLER'S DEBT
27Jan1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Chick Chandler
Bill Phipps
Synopsis:
A young rancher's bet with a seasoned gambler turns out to be more than he bargained for. [RF]

2.05 [56] Chevron Theatre: I'LL NEVER KNOW WHEN
03Feb1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Lynn Bari
Synopsis:
A desperate woman dying of an incurable disease, hires a professional killer to murder her, specifying that she is
not to know when death is to overtake her. Then science discovers a cure for her ailment but she is unable to find
the hired killer. [RF]

2.06 [57] Chevron Theatre: ADVENTURE IN JAVA
10Feb1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Tim Holt
Synopsis:
Two men and a woman form a sinister partnership in a hunt for buried treasure. [RF]

2.07 [58] Chevron Theatre: SECOND SON
17Feb1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Teleplay and story by Robert Ormond Case
starring
Onslow Stevens
Porter Hall
Danny Richards Jr.
Teddy Infuhr
Synopsis:
A young waif is taken by Jad Harper and his no-good son, Slink who use the lad as a means to get handouts.
However, the little boy is too honest and this leads to developments. [RF]

2.08 [59] Chevron Theatre: MR. GEORGE
24Feb1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Ann Tyrrell
Synopsis:
Three destitute guardians of an eight year old girl plot to kill her in order to inherit her fortune. Each attempt on her
life is preceded by a ghostly warning voice in her ear. [RF]

2.09 [60] Chevron Theatre: BURDEN OF GUILT
03Mar1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Teleplay James Gunn; Story Harrison Negley
Director Robert S. Finkel
starring
Steve Dunne
Jorja Curtright
Synopsis:
A useless crime committed in the name of money and dictated by the victim's wife, sends a man into a night of terror. [RF]

2.10 [61] Chevron Theatre: A LETTER FOR THE QUEEN
10Mar1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Alf Kjellin
Synopsis:
A soldier of fortune receives a damaging letter that he must valiantly get to his Queen. Set in the court of a 17th
Century French monarchy. [RF]

2.11 [62] Chevron Theatre: I LOVE YOU, TRUDY
17Mar1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Karen Sharpe

2.12 [63] Chevron Theatre: NIGHT OF FEAR
24Mar1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Teleplay James Gunn; Story Leonard St. Clair
Director Robert S. Finkel
starring
Constance Downing
Marjorie Lord
Synopsis:
A tense tale of two women alone in a mountain cabin, one of whom could be an escaped convict. [RF]

2.13 [64] Chevron Theatre: GOODBYE TO THE CLOWN
31Mar1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Teleplay by Ernest Kinoy
starring
Gigi Perreau
Synopsis:
Desperate because of her daughter's strange fixation for an imaginary clown, her mother seeks a means of ridding
the child of the annoying clown. [RF]

2.14 [65] Chevron Theatre: THE DEAR DEPARTED
07Apr1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Gertrude Michael
Ian MacDonald
Synopsis:
A woman's incurable curiosity leads to murder. A shady private eye turns to blackmail of his client and wishes he hadn't. [RF]

2.15 [66] Chevron Theatre: GOLD MOUNTED GUNS
14Apr1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Rod Cameron

2.16 [67] Chevron Theatre: MAN ACROSS THE STREET
21Apr1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Jorja Curtright
James Mitchell
Lyle Talbot
Synopsis:
A woman is being stalked by a menacing man. [RF]

2.17 [68] Chevron Theatre: NO ESCAPE
28Apr1953 KTTV (11) Tue [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Craig Stevens
Randy Stuart
Raymond Burr
Synopsis:
The story of a young prison doctor who helps plan an escape of an innocent woman prisoner. [RF]
*Note:
"No Escape" was in the middle of a hassle but there'll be an escape just the same. Chevron Theater has the title on
its drama tonight; Matthugh Productions registered the title for a full length movie and wants Chevron to change
its title. Yet there is another film constantly being show on TV with the same name. Despite this trio of complaints,
Chevron Theater still presents "No Escape" tonight on KTTV (11) at 7:30 starring Craig Stevens and Randy Stuart.
The old "No Escape" starred film stars Dean Jagger and John Carradine and will hurt box office at the theater much more
than will the TV version. All three "No Escape" plots are different. [RF]

2.18 [69] Chevron Theatre: THE WORTHLESS THING
05May1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Hugh Beaumont
Onslow Stevens
Joan Camden
Synopsis:
A skull of a Neanderthal man, priceless as it is, causes some consternation when it disappears and this provides
the police with a reason for hunting "The Worthless Thing". [RF]
(*Reaired on "TV Playhouse" 20Jan54)

2.19 [70] Chevron Theatre: THE CHINESE STICK
12May1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Ian MacDonald .... Henshaw
Frank Ferguson ... Cooper
Robert Bice ...... Hong Lee
Synopsis:
The Robert Ormand Case story. Life was rough and tough in Dry Gulch in 1853 and J.J. Henshaw, money lender,
was a tough hombre until he met the man with the Chinese stick. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A slick confidence man poses as a Chinese missionary who has brought a priceless treasure from the Orient.
He tries to outwit a greedy banker who wants the treasure at any cost. [RF]
(*Reaired on "TV Film Theater" 06Jun54)

2.20 [71] Chevron Theatre: THE GREEN AND THE GOLD STRING
19May1953 KTTV (11) Tue [Long Beach Independent]
Teleplay by James Gunn; Story by W.J. Stuart
Directed by Robert G. Walker
starring
Frances Bavier ....... Sarah Cummings
James Young ......... Talbot Clinton
Gladys George ...... Gina Clinton
Wilton Graff ............ Dr. Alcazar
George Chandler ... Bert
Mary Kent ............... Mrs. Dawkins
Synopsis:
The Green and gold string is the clue that leads a side-show clairvoyant to the unusual solution of a murder. [RF]

2.21 [72] Chevron Theatre: THE MAN ON THE BLUFF
26May1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
William Phipps
Synopsis:
A range war storms within the boundaries of the Double-C ranch as three men fight for free range land in the
Chevron Theatre drama. [RF]

2.22 [73] Chevron Theatre: LADY, DANCE NO MORE
02Jun1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Gar Moore
Carla Balenda
Synopsis:
A smart hotel in Switzerland is the stage for a fabulous jewel theft that uncovers a masquerade of 15 years.

2.23 [74] Chevron Theatre: SERENADE TO AN EMPTY HOUSE
09Jun1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Robert Douglas
Synopsis:
Set in London and the meeting place for an appointment with murder, Death is the unseen visitor in this empty house.

2.24 [75] Chevron Theatre: THE WORRIED MAN
16Jun1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Paul Langton
Sheila Ryan
Richard Gaines
Synopsis:
A woman's curiosity about her husband's troubles cracks open a notorious smuggling ring. [RF]
*Note: Paul Langton is the FBI agent, Sheila Ryan is the wife and Richard Gaines is the husband.

2.25 [76] Chevron Theatre: THE WATCHERS AND THE WATCHED
23Jun1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Lynne Roberts
Synopsis:
A successful businessman is nearly convinced that he is on the verge of a nervous breakdown but awakens to reality
just in time. [RF]

2.26 [77] Chevron Theatre: TOO GLOOMY FOR PRIVATE PUSHKIN
30Jun1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Teleplay by Lawrence Kimble; Story by Richard Deming
Director Richard Irving
starring
Robert Strauss
Steve Brodie
Maurice Kelly
Synopsis:
The story of two soldiers who seek refuge in a war-torn Italian castle and find it strangely haunted. [RF]
*Title also listed as "Too Gloomy for Pvt. Pushkin".
(Reaired on "Pepsi Playhouse" on January 29, 1954)

2.27 [78] Chevron Theater: PATTERN IN ALGIERS
07Jul1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Teleplay by Robert Leslie Bellem; Story by Fenton Earnshaw
Director Richard Irving
starromg
Alan Hale Jr. ... Biff Baker
Randy Stuart ... Louise Baker
Synopsis:
Chevron Theater brings back Biff Baker in an adventure in Algiers as the couple become entangled in a strange
disappearance case in Algiers. [RF]

2.28 [79] Chevron Theater: BORN THAT WAY
14Jul1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
John Hudson
Joyce MacKenzie
Synopsis:
The struggle of a German countess to withhold her last remnant of wealth from the Russian police is told as she
enlists the aid of an American in retrieving the hidden gems, offering him half the fortune as bait. [RF]

2.29 [80] Chevron Theater: DEATH OF A SMART ALEC
21Jul1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Arthur Space
Synopsis:
A farmer determines to become a hero but is unprepared to pay the price as he fights for love.

2.30 [81] Chevron Theater: THE GOLD THUMB
28Jul1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Jeanne Cooper ...... Martha
Walter Reed ........ William Martin
Dolores Mann ....... Annie
Synopsis:
An overpowering lust for money transforms a beautiful girl into a ruthless murderess. [RF]
(Reaired on "Pepsi Playhouse" on January 8, 1954)
(Syndicated Reairing on "Star Theater" 10Sep54)

2.31 [82] Chevron Theater: BLACK LEAD
04Aug1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Alan Hale Jr.
Randy Stuart
Synopsis:
A Biff Baker production on Chevron Theater. Down the back alleys of Hong Kong Biff is searching for a shipload of
graphite. He learns that it's tied up in Hong Kong and learns it is due to go to the Communists. [RF]

2.32 [83] Chevron Theater: RETURN TO ROME
11Aug1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Kim Spaulding
Synopsis:
An ex-GI returns to Rome to find young Rico and discovers him with an exiled gangster. [RF]

2.33 [84] Chevron Theater: MY BETTER HALF
18Aug1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Marilyn Erskine
Robert Paige
Vince Barnett
Synopsis:
The escapades of a young couple, who have "asked the boss to dinner" in order to secure a raise for the husband turn
into a comic fiasco. [RF]

2.34 [85] Chevron Theater: THE EYEWITNESS WHO WOULDN'T SEE
25Aug1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Joanne Davis
Synopsis:
A waitress is the witness to a murder but doesn't talk for fear of reprisal.

2.35 [86] Chevron Theater: LAST OF THE OUTLAWS
01Sep1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Arthur Space
William Fawcett
Synopsis:
Jesse James had nothing on Grandpa and his daring exploits ... according to Grandpa. When a couple of bank robbers
of today get into his territory, he sets out ot prove he is still dangerous. [RF]

2.36 [87] Chevron Theater: THE GIRL FROM KANSAS
08Sep1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Teleplay Lawrence Kimble; Story Mildred Gordon
Director Robert S. Finkel
starring
Barry Sullivan ......... Nemo Gray
Anne Kimball ......... Harriet Akers
Stephen Bekassy .. Pierre Fontaine
Angela Greene ...... Bunny Brooks
Ray Montgomery ... Doug
Mort Mills ................ Boxcar Johnson
Jean Inness ........... Mrs. Frank Akers
Synopsis:
Private eye Nemo Gray becomes involved in the case of the curious disappearance of a girl from Kansas. [RF]
*Unsold pilot series "Nemo Grey".
Listed as Gray in the Long Beach Press Telegram.

2.37 [88] Chevron Theater: GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
15Sep1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Barbara Billingsley
Dan Tobin
Rita Johnson

2.38 [89] Chevron Theater: INCREDIBLE LUCK
22Sep1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Written by Lawrence Kimble
Director Leslie H. Martinson
Director of photography Ellsworth Fredericks
starring
Judith Evelyn
Walter Coy
Frances Bavier
Synopsis:
One doctor in the world can save a girl's life ... but he is incurably insane. [RF]

2.39 [90] Chevron Theater: SUMMER NIGHT
29Sep1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Teleplay Richard Collins; Story by August Derleth
Director Richard Irving
starring
Andrea King
Walter Coy
Synopsis:
The mother of a girl who loves a traveling salesman tries her best to prevent her daughter from going away with
a drummer, but has no success until a newcomer comes to town. [RF]

2.39 [91] Chevron Theater: NIGHT IN A MUSEUM
06Oct1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Steve Brodie
Synopsis:
A young toughie and a hardened criminal try to escape the law through a darkened museum. [RF]

2.40 [92] Chevron Theater: FAITH
13Oct1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Marilyn Erskine ... Sister Therese
Peter Votrian
Synopsis:
A story of a boy and girl who watch as other orphans are adopted and taken to nice homes but nobody seems to want
Billy and David until Sister Theresa and God take a hand in their fortunes. [RF]

2.41 [93] Chevron Theater: BLACK PEARL
20Oct1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Ann Tyrrell
Ron Randell
Synopsis:
A school teacher in the Islands sets out to get an American bathroom for her school. [RF]

2.42 [94] Chevron Theater: ROAD BLOCK
27Oct1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Peter Graves
Jody Lawrence
Synopsis:
The tale of a young girl newly arrived in America as a displaced person and her problems of overcoming fear after
years in a concentration camp. [RF]

2.43 [95] Chevron Theater: THE WESTERNER
03Nov1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Teleplay Sloan Nibley; Story Frank Burt
Director Robert G. Walker
Director of photography Ellsworth Fredericks
Editor Michael R. McAdam
starring
James Craig
Kathleen Crowley
James Millican
William Phipps
Sandy Sanders

2.44 [96] Chevron Theater: GUITAR IN GUATEMALA
10Nov1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Zachary Scott
Katy Jurado
Synopsis:
The arrival of a stranger in the sleepy Guatemalan village deepens the mystery surrounding Mr. Smith and the little
black box he never lets out of his sight. [RF]

2.45 [97] Chevron Theater: PRETTY POLLY
17Nov1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Teleplay Lee Edwards
Director Leslie H. Martinson
Director of photography Clark Ramsey
Editor Charles Craft
starring
Barry Kelley
Lynn Bari
Synopsis:
A parrot is the key figure in the tale of an extortion racket that concerns a man who leads a double life in both
his business and romantic ventures. But things catch up with him and he decides to leave the country with his pretty
secretary ... but he forgets to reckon with the parrot. [RF]

2.46 [98] Chevron Theater: LOST KID
24Nov1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Elizabeth Patterson
Mary Field
Synopsis:
A shrewd, wily grandmother keeps a boy on the right side of the law. Her sharp eyes spot a gun and her nimble brain
works out a plan to forestall her grandchild's participation in a holdup in which his friend is killed. [RF]

2.47 [99] Chevron Theater: THE FBI STORY
01Dec1953 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Marilyn Erskine
James Millican
Synopsis:
A young widow faces the possibility of her 5-year-old child being kidnapped if she does not turn over her husband's
insurance money. [RF]

[--] Chevron Theater: BURDEN OF GUILT
08Dec1953 KTTV (11) Tue [repeat OF #2.9]
starring Steve Dunne and Jorja Curtwright in a tale of embezzlement and shooting. [RF]
*Note: "Chevron Theatre" is now in the repeat business as the sponsor will drop drama for a new type of show soon.


2.48 [100] Chevron Theater: THE REAL DANGER
15Dec1953 KTTV (11) Tue
Writer Fenton W. Earnshaw
Director of photography John MacBurnie
starring
Ron Randell
Margaret Field
Leon Lontoc
Joanne Davis

[--] Chevron Theater: THE DANCING TREE
22Dec1953 KTTV (11) Tue [rerun from 19Dec52]
starring
Tommy Rettig
Synopsis:
A young boy sees the perfect gift for his mother, a revolving Christmas tree in a department story but it costs $10.
far more than he has. He goes to work shoveling walks, running errands ... but falls short of his goal. [RF]

[--] Chevron Theater: PABLO'S WELL
29Dec1953 KTTV (11) Tue [rerun from 30Dec52]
starring
Jay Novello
Ian MacDonald

[--] Chevron Theater:
05Jan1954 KTTV (11) Tue [rerun]
listed no detail given

2.49 [101] Chevron Theater: DINNER PARTY
12Jan1954 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Virginia Grey
Helen Parrish
John Howard
Synopsis:
The tale of a clever and designing woman who attempts to lure her best friend's husband away but is thwarted by
the husband at a dinner party. [RF]

2.50 [102] Chevron Theater: A STUDY IN CHARCOAL
19Jan1954 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Ellen Corby

2.51 [103] Chevron Theater: I COVER KOREA
26Jan1954 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
Marguerite Chapman
Donald Woods
Synopsis:
The story of a woman war correspondent who arrives in Seoul determined to come up with a sensational series oi! articles,
will be told on "Chevron Theatre". [RF]

2.52 [104] Chevron Theater: BLESS THE MAN
02Feb1954 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
William Bishop
Synopsis:
The story of the fearless battle of a doctor to introduce ether to the medical world. [RF]

2.53 [105] Chevron Theater: REFUGE [Last episode]
09Feb1954 KTTV (11) Tue
starring
George Nader
Synopsis:
An island populate with people who have committed crimes of every decription is the scene for this story. [RF]

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