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 Season 1 (NBC) (1949-50)
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)

 
 ####### The Clock #######
#### Season 1 1949-50 ###
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May 1949 - Aug 1949 NBC Mon 8:30-9:00

1.01 The Clock:  (title not known)
16May1949 NBC Mon
Producer & Directed by Fred Coe
starring
Dan Morgan
Joan Stanley

1.02 The Clock:  (title not known)
23May1949 NBC Mon
starring
Helen Carew ....... Aunt Emmy
Charlotte Keane ... Lucy
Synopsis:
While visiting an elderly aunt in the country, a young woman suspects her relative has murdered a missing necktie
salesman. Catching the old lady washing off an axe fuels her suspicion, as does word of an escaped lunatic on the
loose. The murderer and escapee are revealed to be the same person, and it's not auntie.[RF]

1.03 The Clock: TOO MUCH MONEY
30May1949 NBC Mon
starring
Vaughn Taylor
Frank Thomas Jr.

1.04 The Clock: THE WIVES
06Jun1949 NBC Mon
Producer & Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.
starring
Oliver Thorndike
Augusta Dabney

1.05 The Clock:  (title not known)
13Jun1949 NBC Mon

1.06 The Clock: PASSAGE FOR TWO
20Jun1949 NBC Mon
Producer & Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.

1.07 The Clock: THE LOFT CASE
27Jun1949 NBC Mon
Producer by Fred Coe
Written by Bob Wald
Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.

1.08 The Clock: A MAN CALLED FLETCHER
04Jul1949 NBC Mon
Producer & Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.

1.09 The Clock: ROULETTE WHEEL
11Jul1949 NBC Mon
Producer & Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.
Adapted by Bob Wald
Story by Lawrence Klee
starring
Vaughn Taylor
Dan Morgan
Timothy Lynn Kearse

1.10 The Clock: THE DUEL
18Jul1949 NBC Mon
Produced & Directed by Fred Coe
Adapted by Ivan Reiner
Story by Lawrence Klee
starring
Guy Sorel
Eva Marie Saint
James Dobson (as Jimmy Dobson)

1.11 The Clock:  (title not known)
25Jul1949 NBC Mon


1.12 The Clock: THE DENTIST
01Aug1949 NBC Mon
Producer Fred Coe
Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.
starring
Jean Carson
John Randolph
Vaughn Taylor
Alfreda Wallace
Woody Parker
Robert Noe
*NOTE: This was actor John Randolph's television debut.[RF]

1.13 The Clock: EXPERT OPINION
08Aug1949 NBC Mon
starring
Richard Hart
*NOTE: This was a restaging.

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Changes from Mondays to Wednesdays
17Aug 1949 - Mar 1950 NBC Wed 8:30-9:00pm

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1.14 The Clock: THE BANK VAULT
17Aug1949 NBC Wed

1.15 The Clock: UNCLE AMOS
24Aug1949 NBC Wed

1.16 The Clock:  (title not known)
31Aug1949 NBC Wed
Producer Fred Coe
Directed by William Corrigan

1.17 The Clock: MADAME POMPADOUR
07Sep1949 NBC Wed
Written by Evelyn Goodman
Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.
starring
Hildy Parks
William Prince
Virginia Gilmore

1.18 The Clock: WRONG WOMAN MAD
14Sep1949 NBC Wed
Written by Stephen de Baun
Directed by William Corrigan
starring
Adam Stewart
Henry Brandon
Parker McCormick
Treva Frazee

1.19 The Clock: THE MEDIUM
21Sep1949 NBC Wed
Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.
starring

1.20 The Clock:  (title not known)
28Sep1949 NBC Wed
starring
George Reeves
Rita Moreno
Treva Frazee

1.21 The Clock:  (title not known)
05Oct1949 NBC Wed
starring
Bill Darrid
Sylvia Cole
Ed Latimer
Henry Calvin
Mountrie Patten

1.22 The Clock: THE PRISONERS
12Oct1949 NBC Wed

1.23 The Clock: PAYMENT ON TIME
19Oct1949 NBC Wed
Producer Ernest Walling
Adapted by Stephen de Baun
Directed by William Corrigan
starring
George Reeves
Gavin Gordon
Melba Rae
Mac Busch
Roland Hogue
Synopsis:
A man sells his body to another and signs a confession of murder because he expects to die within 30 days.
The doctors made an eroor and the complications that follow leave him to deal with his bizarre bargain. [RF]

1.24 The Clock: THE FIGHTER
26Oct1949 NBC Wed
starring
William Thurnhirst
Synopsis:
A boxer with double-trouble has given up the fight game because of love and decided to stage a comeback until
a murder thwarts his efforts. [RF]

1.25 The Clock:  (title not known)
02Nov1949 NBC Wed
starring
John Randolph
Vilma Kurer
Maurice Gosfield

1.26 The Clock: THE HITCHHIKER
09Nov1949 NBC Wed
Synopsis:
A couple headed back to their sick son's bedside pick up a woman who isn't who she pretends to be. [RF]

1.27 The Clock: THE WEB
16Nov1949 NBC Wed
Written by Richard McCracken
starring
Oliver Thorndike
Alfreda Wallace
Mountrie Patten
Synopsis:
A man is caught in a plot to sabotage his mental stability. [RF]

1.28 The Clock: REVERSE
23Nov1949 NBC Wed
Producer Ernest Walling
Adapted by Michael Blair
Story by Lawrence Klee
Directed by Lawrence Schwab Jr.
starring
Bramwell Fletcher
John McQuade
Sherry Bennett
Synopsis:
A detective with his prisoner awake on an island and the prisoner has now become the keeper. [RF]

1.29 The Clock: COUSIN MARIA
30Nov1949 NBC Wed
starring
Vilma Kurer .... Maria
John Shay
Ann Summers
Synopsis:
A European refugee attaches herself to the household of her cousin. Maria's unscrupulous scheme to stay after
she has been asked to leave produces a vicious ending.[RF]

1.30 The Clock: MANIAC AT LARGE
07Dec1949 NBC Wed
starring
Dort Clark
Nancy Franklin
Harry Kingston
Synopsis:
Three people are trapped in a lonely country shack by a heavy snowstorm and the wild-looking taciturn man is
believed to be an escaped maniac.[RF]

1.31 The Clock: LEASE OF DEATH
14Dec1949 NBC Wed
Written by Joseph Ruscoll
Directed by William Corrigan
starring
Adelaide Klein
Oliver Thorndike
Ruth White
Ed Latimer
Teena Starr
Synopsis:
Murder crops up in the housing problem when a mother and her son who are tenants in a town house for the summer
commit a murder in order to stay on against the wishes of the returning owner. [RF]

1.32 The Clock: ROMANCE
21Dec1949 NBC Wed
Producer Ernest Walling
Adapted by Stephen de Baun
Story by Lawrence Klee
Directed by William Corrigan
starring
Philip Faversham
Pamela Rivers
Synopsis:
Fate ruins the plans of two new young lovers. [RF]

1.33 The Clock: MARK WADE, D.A.
28Dec1949 NBC Wed
starring
William Post Jr.
Treva Frazee
Bob Morgan
James Little
Synopsis:
DA Wade learns a lesson after sending an innocent man to jail over circumstantial evidence. [RF]

1.34 The Clock: THE FIREBUG
04Jan1950 NBC Wed
Adapted by Patrick Whitehead
starring
Helen Marcy
Phil Arthur
Jack Albertson
Priscilla Towers
Synopsis:
A number of apartment buildings are set ablaze by a pyromaniac. A woman's boss finds out that it's her obsession.[RF]

1.35 The Clock: THE BOOK SELLER
11Jan1950 NBC Wed
Adapted by Bob Wald
Story by Lawrence Klee
starring
Philippa Bevans
Jason Johnson
Theodore Marcuse
Iggie Wolfington
Synopsis:
A lonely married woman falls for a salesman at the gas station and motel she works at. [RF]

1.36 The Clock: WHO IS THIS MAN?
18Jan1950 NBC Wed
Producer Ernest Walling
Written by Joseph Ruscoll
Directed by Lawrence Schwab Jr.
starring
Laura Anderson
Elizabeth Ross
Dora Clement
Dean Harens
Synopsis:
When Laura Anderson and her girl friend start guessing the occupations of fellow riders on the subway, Laura says
one man is a murderer. Later she is followed by a man and gets home to tell her mother when a knock comes at the
door. She finds her murderer standing outside. He returns her purse. They talk and the radio announces that a
murderer is at large and the man acts strangely. [RF]

1.37 The Clock: DIG YOUR OWN GRAVE
25Jan1950 NBC Wed
starring
David Kerman
Parker McCormick

1.38 The Clock: THE CAT
01Feb1950 NBC Wed
Producer Herbert B. Swope Jr.
Adapted by Michael Blair
Story by Lawrence Klee
Directed by Lawrence Schwab Jr.
starring
Beverly Roberts
Richard Purdy
Synopsis:
A pet cat regulates a man's life and his death as a greedy nurse and companion to an invalid makes several attempts
on the man's life but fails to take the cat into consideration. [RF]

1.39 The Clock: WILLIAM AND MARY
08Feb1950 NBC Wed
Written by Frank Phares
starring
Byron Russell
Helen Kingstead

1.40 The Clock: BURY HER DEEP
15Feb1950 NBC Wed
Producer Herbert B. Swope Jr.
Written by Robert Arthur & David Kogan
Directed by Lawrence Schwab Jr.
starring
Carole Mathews
Arnold Moss
Berry Kroeger
Alan Bunce
Synopsis:
A mystery writer fakes a murder to get notoriety and is finally revealed as an actual murderer.[RF]

1.41 The Clock: THE TAKE
22Feb1950 NBC Wed
Producer Herbert B. Swope Jr.
Adapted by Edgar Marvin
Story by Lawrence Klee
Directed by William Corrigan
starring
Dulcie Jordan
Gene Barry
Peter Capell
Synopsis:
A greedy ambitious and unprincipled girl are frustrated when she double-crosses two men.[RF]

1.42 The Clock: WOMAN IN THE ROAD
01Mar1950 NBC Wed
Producer Herbert B. Swope Jr.
Written by Richard McCracken & George Batson
Directed by Lawrence Schwab Jr.
starring
Mildred Natwick
Joy Reese
Synopsis:
A young couple, David and Kitty Carter seek refuge in a farmhouse when their car is damaged. The owners are
none to pleased and extremely suspicious.[RF]

1.43 The Clock: THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT
08Mar1950 NBC Wed
Written by James Lee
starring
Tom Drake
Anne Marie Gayer
Joe E. Marks
Bob Sloat
John Gerstad
Harry Mehaffey
Synopsis:
A newspaper hires a new librarian who seems to know in advance when people will die.[RF]

1.44 The Clock: WHAT MAKES A MURDERER?
15Mar1950 NBC Wed
Adapted by Thomas W. Phipps
starring
Dennis Patrick (as Dennis Harrison)
Parker McCormick
Susann Shaw
Henry Sherwood
Synopsis:
An investment broker wearies of his daily existence and takes off.[RF]

1.45 The Clock: THE HYPNOTIST
22Mar1950 NBC Wed
starring
Charlton Heston
Jeff Morrow
Cara Williams
Charlie Jordan
Mitchell Arguss
Synopsis:
A strong-minded man dupes a weak-willed woman into committing murder for him.

1.46 The Clock: OPEN THE DOOR FOR MURDER
29Mar1950 NBC Wed
Adapted by Eleanor Tarshis
Directed by William Corrigan
starring
Paul McGrath
Dan Tobin
Frank Daly
Brian Nossem

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Moves from Wednesdays to Fridays
21 Apr 1950 - Feb 1951 NBC Fri 9:30-10:00 (fortnightly)
"The Clock" airs on alternate weeks with
The Big Story (season 1)
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1.47 The Clock: RAIN IN THE NIGHT
21Apr1950 NBC Fri
starring
John Newland
Pamela Rivers
Will Hare

1.48 The Clock: VOYAGE EAST
05May1950 NBC Fri
starring
Walter Brooke
Berry Kroeger
Greg Robbins
William Crane
John Moore

1.49 The Clock: JUST A MINUTE
19May1950 NBC Fri
starring
Helmut Dantine
Heywood Broun
Sid Paul
Sandy Bickart
Harold McGee
Clarinda Emerson
Larry Robbins
Jean Pugsley

1.50 The Clock: I KEEP FORGETTING
02Jun1950 NBC Fri
Written by Neil Brant
starring
Philip Coolidge
Donald Curtis
Augusta Dabney
Earl Rowe

1.51 The Clock: THE CALLER
16Jun1950 NBC Fri
Adapted by Stephen de Baun
Story by Meyer Labin
Directed by Lawrence Schwab Jr.
starring
Kurt Katch
Eva Marie Saint
Dan Morgan
Joyce Randolph
Pitt Herbert
Henry Beckman
Mary Mace
George Charles
Winfield Hoeny
Arthur Hanson

1.52 The Clock: SOMEONE MUST DIE
30Jun1950 NBC Fri
Written by Bob Wald
starring
Vinton Hayworth
Richard Webb
Peter Capell
Frankie Thomas (as Frank Thomas)
Ava Horning

1.53 The Clock: A GRAVE PLOT
14Jul1950 NBC Fri
Adapted by John Gerstad
Story by Robert Arthur and David Kogan
starring
Sarah Anderson
John Boruff
Leslie Nielsen
Joy Reese

1.54 The Clock: JUMP, ELBERT, JUMP
28Jul1950 NBC Fri
Written by Eleanor Beeson
Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.
starring
Oliver Thorndike
Berry Kroeger
Ed Peck
John O'Hare
Dulcie Jordan
Riza Royce
Synopsis:
A timid man commits murder to escape a domineering woman.

1.55 The Clock: THE CHECKED SUIT
11Aug1950 NBC Fri
Written by Richard McCracken and George Batson
starring
Anna Lee
Leon Tokatyan
Leonard Bell
Dehl Berti
Jason Johnson
Pat Malone

1.56 The Clock: RUMBLE IN MANHATTAN
25Aug1950 NBC Fri
Written by George and Gertrude Fass
Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.
starring
Dennis Patrick (as Dennis Harrison)
Muriel Landers
Frankie Thomas (as Frank Thomas)
Natalie Norwick
Irving Winter
E.W. Swackhamer
Marion Novie

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