CTVA US Anthology - "Chevy Mystery Show" (NBC)(Summer 1960,1961)

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The Chevy Mystery Show (1960-61)

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Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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THE CHEVY MYSTERY SHOW
aka Mystery Show /  aka Sunday Mystery Hour

NBC

May 29, 1960 to Sep 17, 1961

May 1960-Sep 1960 NBC Sun 9:00-10:00

Jul 1961-Sep 1961 NBC Sun 9:00-10:00 (no episode details)

 

Hosts: Walter Slezak (1960)

          Vincent Price (1961)  (no episode details)

 

Aired as a summer replacement for the The Dinah Shore Chevy Show  for two seasons.

 

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NBC Sundays 9:00-10:00pm  (29May60-25Sep60)

 

1.01 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: THE MACHINE CALLS IT MURDER

29-May-1960 NBC Sun

Hosted by Walter Slezak

Guest cast:

Larry Blyden ...... Peter Meineke

Everett Sloane ....... Lieutenant Malote

Betsy Von Furstenberg ...... Susan Jerome

Lee Patrick ...... Mrs. Endicott

David White ...... Endicott

Peg La Centra ..... Mrs. Denton

Peter Walker ..... Jerome

Synopsis:
An insurance man, fiddling with his computer, discovers a pattern between

the murders of five models, as well as the identity of the next victim. [RF]

 

1.02 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: THUNDER OF SILENCE (Live, color)

05-Jun-1960 NBC Sun

written by Adrian Spies

Hosted by Walter Slezak

Guest cast:

James Whitmore ...... Philip Selby

John Hoyt ...... Arnold Bellson

Sandy Kenyon ..... Eddie

Jean Carson ...... Donna

Synopsis:
Flames break out in a state school for deaf children, and only quick action by

firemen saves the terrified youngsters. The school superintendent swears he

was at his post when the fire occurred but an anonymous woman phones the

attorney general with a drastically different account of his activities. [RF]

 

1.03 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: THE SUMMER HERO

12-Jun-1960 NBC Sun

Hosted by Walter Slezak

Guest cast:

Bobby Driscoll ....... Fred Forbes

Patty McCormack ...... Dotty Halsey

Fred Beir ...... Bob Field

Paul Langton ...... Dr. Walter Halsey

Florida Friebus ..... Lois Halsey

Zachary Scott ...... Damian Shea

Ruth Ford ........ Julie McCormick

 

1.04 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: DARK POSSESSION (Live, color)

19-Jun-1960 NBC Sun

written by Gore Vidal

Hosted by Walter Slezak

Guest cast:

Diana Lynn ....... Charlotte Bell Wheeler

Anne Seymour ...... Emily Bell

Marion Ross ..... Ann Bell

Berry Kroeger ...... General Bell

W.H. Bassett ...... Dr. Roger Waring

Synopsis:

For the past year Charlotte Bell Wheeler has been the victim of a series of

poison-pen letters. But the latest is the most incriminating - it accuses Charlotte

of murdering her husband. [RF]

Note: This is a revision by Vidal of his own drama, seen previously on "Studio One" in 1954.

 

1.05 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: FEAR IS THE PARENT

26-Jun-1960 NBC Sun

Hosted by Walter Slezak

Guest cast:

Arthur Franz  ...... Simon Dow
Mona Freeman ...... Avery Dow
Barbara Stuart .... Claire
Ross Elliott ...... Dr. Reinecke
Chet Stratton ..... Whitman
Tracey Roberts .... Buff
Nancy Rennick ..... Louise
Britt Osmond ...... Paul
Fay Roope ......... Mr. Dow

 

1.06 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: MURDER ME NICELY

03-Jul-1960 NBC Sun

Hosted by Walter Slezak

Guest cast:

Everett Sloane  .... Alfred Emerson
Yvonne Craig ...... Carolyn
Mark Goddard ...... Peter Montopolis
Doreen Lang ....... Marge Montopolis
Hugh Sanders ...... Lt. Hallaran
Sylvia Field ...... Mrs. Emerson
Henry Bernard ..... Sanford
Jack Stratton ..... First Boy
Jerry Mobley ...... Second Boy

 

1.07 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: DEAD MAN'S WALK (live)

10-Jul-1960 NBC Sun (rebroadcast 23Jul61)

written by Stephen Kandel

Hosted by Walter Slezak

Guest cast:

Robert Culp  ....... Abel
Abby Dalton ....... Karen Prescott
Bruce Gordon ...... Lt. Spear
Arthur Batanides .. Manny
Ellen Corby ....... Maria
Paul Mazursky ..... Danny
Barbara Stuart .... Florence
James O'Rear ...... Vatsek
Judy Morris ....... Annabel Davis
William Kruse ..... Intern
Lyle Latell ....... Hannegan
William Boyett .... Policeman
Sandra White ...... Nurse

Synopsis:

A man wakes up in a hospital emergency ward to learn he's been fished out of the river.

He's got no idea how he got there or who he is, but police suspect he's the victim

of foul play and may be involved with the racketeers who control the city. [RF]

 

1.08 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: THE LAST SIX BLOCKS

17-Jul-1960 NBC Sun (rebroadcast 30Jul61)

Hosted by Walter Slezak

Guest cast:

Dane Clark  ........ Dr. Joseph Teague
Margarita Cordova ........ Esperanza
Jerome Cowan ...... Harry Holmes
Berry Kroeger ..... Bermudez
John Hackett ...... Andrew Glenn
Howard Ledig ...... Greyson
Pepe Hern ......... Mercado
Helen LeBerthon ... Carla
Tony Maxwell ...... Felipe

Synopsis:
Joseph Teague is an American doctor who lives in Guatemala and has a somewhat

tarnished reputation. Then U.S. consul Greyson gives Teague an important job - find

Andrew Glenn, an American youth who's on a bender somewhere in the city. [RF]

 

1.09 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: I KNOW WHAT I'D HAVE DONE

24-Jul-1960 NBC Sun

written by Charles Larson

Hosted by Walter Slezak

Guest cast:

George Brent  ...... Fred Girard
Maggie Hayes ...... Muriel Girard
Nancy Rennick ..... Nadine Girard
Peter Walker ...... Lt. Phillips
Anne Seymour ...... Hazel
Charles Meredith .. Gentry
Susan Davis ....... Jerry
Paul Mazursky ..... Reporter

Synopsis 1:
A teacher refuses to help a woman who claims she's been assaulted.

Synopsis 2:
A distraught woman appears at the Girards' front door at a very late hour, pleading

piteously to be allowed inside. She babbles that she's fleeing two hoodlums who

have threatened to kill her. Before Fred Girard can fully grasp the situation,

his caller has lurched off again into the night. [RF]

 

1.10 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: ENOUGH ROPE

31-Jul-1960 NBC Sun

Written by William Link and Richard Levinson
Directed by Don Richardson
Guest cast:
Richard Carlson ...... Dr. Roy Flemming
Barbara Stuart ....... Claire Flemming
Bert Freed ........... Lt. Columbo
Joan O'Brien ......... Susan
Duncan MacLeod ....... Dave
Frank Gehrens ........ Harry
Mimi Walters ......... Miss Petrie
Thomas Nello ......... Tommy
Synopsis:
Dr. Flemming has a secret life, his shrew of a wife leads him into the

arms of Susan a vulnerable and easily manipulated young woman.

Together the plot is staged for the demise of Mrs. Flemming.
*Note: This was the first television appearance of the character of Lieutenant Columbo. [RF]
 

1.11 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: TRIAL BY FURY

07-Aug-1960 NBC Sun

Guest cast:

Agnes Moorehead  ... Elizabeth Marshall
John Alderman ..... Randolph Marshall
Laurie Carroll .... Joanne Marshall
Warren Stevens .... Jim Powell
Hugh Sanders ...... Edward Bennett
Charles Meredith .. Judge Bascomb
Wesley Lau ........ Lt. Crane
Vinton Hayworth ... Madigan
Donald Foster ..... Judge Trask

 

1.12 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: RUN-AROUND

14-Aug-1960 NBC Sun

Teleplay by Norman Lessing
Story by A.E. Hotchner

Guest cast:

Vincent Price  ..... Michael Seemes
Everett Sloane .... Francis Rushmore
Nelson Holmes ..... Felix McMahon
Tommy Nello ....... Dan
Dehl Berti ........ Jerry
John Milford

 

1.13 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: THE INSPECTOR VANISHES

21-Aug-1960 NBC Sun

Guest cast:

Walter Slezak  ..... Inspector Pierre Dumourier
Barbara Stuart .... Alice Chatillon
June Blair ........ Colette Dufour
Doris Dowling ..... Genevieve Benoit
Berry Kroeger ..... Police Commissioner
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Mme. Petit
Chet Stratton ..... Arnold Beschamps

 

1.14 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: FEMME FATALE (live)

28-Aug-1960 NBC Sun

written by John McGreevey

Guest cast:

Janet Blair  ....... Lisa Townsend
Tracey Roberts .... Claire Bradford
Joe De Santis ..... Paul Otis
Doris Lloyd ....... Nora Fleming
Jack Cassidy ...... David Townsend

Synopsis:
There have bee a lot of men in the life of Lisa Townsend, a former movie actress.

Boyfriends and husbands alike had something in common, they all met with violent deaths.

When husband No. 3 has a near-fatal accident, it's another unusual coincidence. Or is it? [RF]

 

1.15 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: MURDER BY THE BOOK

04-Sep-1960 NBC Sun

Guest cast:

Vanessa Brown  ..... Carol Penn
Jeff Morrow ....... John Clayton
Nelson Olmsted .... Arthur Chandler
Hugh Sanders ...... Lieutenant Burdick
Carol Ohmart ...... Diane
Tommy Nello ....... Manny
Betty Garde ....... Mrs. Andrews
Robin Blake ....... Receptionist

 

1.16 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF
11-Sep-1960 NBC Sun

Written by Alan A. Armer
Directed by Walter Grauman

Guest cast:

Jerome Cowan ...... Mr. Vandiver
Joan Evans ........ Blanche
John Ericson ...... Ray
 

1.17 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: THE SUICIDE CLUB (http://www.tvstele.net/tv.cfm)
18Sep1960 NBC Sun
Producer Hi Brown
Teleplay by Norman Lessing; Story by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Host Vincent Price
Guest cast:
Cesar Romero ...... Prince Florizel
Everett Sloane .... Bartholomew Malthus
Dan Tobin ......... Club President
Doris Dowling ..... Madame
Berry Kroeger ..... Colonel Geraldine
Chet Stratton ..... Joe
John Alderman ..... Edson
Synopsis:
A club president has no intention of dying, the club dues give him much too nice a living. A game of cards decides
who will die and who will do the killing, making each deal an exciting game. [RF]

1.18 [--] The Chevy Mystery Show: THE PERFECT ALIBI
25Sep1960 NBC Sun
Producer Hi Brown
Teleplay by Norman Lessing
Based on a story by A.A. Milne
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Host Vincent Price
Guest cast:
Janet Blair
Richard Ney
Synopsis:
Two prisoners given life by an English judge in Kenya vow to murder the judge if they ever get out. When the judge
is found sitting at his desk, dead the search is on for the culprits. [RF]

*NOTE: Janet Blair is the only American in an all English cast.

 

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NBC Sundays  9:00-10:00pm  (Jul 1961-17Sep 1961)

Host:  Vincent Price (1961)  (no episode details)

 

Aired as a summer replacement for the The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

 

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