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Conrad Nagel Theater
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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CONRAD NAGEL THEATER

Production company not known

   for First-Run Syndication

Original airing January 26, 1955 - July 14, 1955 (Reruns airing 1956)

25 episodes produced (all 25 listed here)
Aired in Syndication 1957-58

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[02] Conrad Nagel Theater: ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
03-Feb-1955

starring
Sebastian Cabot ....... Count
Faye Marlowe .......... Countess [JFM]

Gertrude Flynn ........ Mme. de Montflor
Sue Ellen Blake ....... Rosalie
Bill Barker ........... Charles
Adam Genette .......... Jean
Synopsis:
A Balzac tale about a jealous count who drives his wife to an early grave. [RF]

 

[10] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE IDOL (film)

31-Mar-1955

starring

Paul Campbell ......... George
Tonio Stewart ......... Gautier
Judith Tutaeff ........ Louise
Pat Crean ............. Doctor
George Gonneau ........ Jacques

Synopsis:

An American scholar comes to France to visit a friend who has discovered a statue of Venus. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The destinies of three people are altered by a statue that comes to life. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: DEAR EVELINA
08-Apr-1956
starring

John Stacy ............ Edgar
Gertrude Flynn ........ Mrs. Gotterfield
Audrey MacDonald ...... Florence
Eileen Coghlan ........ Evelina
Bruce Milholland ...... Kenneth
Lenore Shanewise ...... Lydia
Synopsis:
A young man's mother has arranged for her son's marriage,

but the son's engaged in a love affair with his mother's maid. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A young man's arranged marriage is complicated by his dalliance with a housemaid. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: A BRIDE FOR A VIOLIN  (film)

01-Jul-1956

starring
Judith Tutaeff ........ Giannina
John Fostini .......... Filippo

Synopsis:

The daughter of a master violin maker falls in love with her father's apprentice. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A violin maker offers his daughter's hand to the man who can make

the finest violin, but the girl is already in love. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE JEWELS OF ROSANNA HIGGINS (film)

(09Mar57)

Based on De Maupassant's tale
starring
Pat Crean ............. Clerk
Loui Bradley .......... Bridget
John Selby ............ Carruthers
John Stacy ............ Pettybone

Synopsis 1:

A man discovers that his dead wife's costume jewelry is real. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
When the beautiful and seemingly devoted wife of a poor clerk dies,

he discovers the her costume jewelry is actually real. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE AVENGER (film)

(aka Tomorrow Is The Avenger)

(30Mar57)

starring
Carlo Giustini ......... Marino
Anna Maria Padoan ...... Teresa
Tonio Selwart .......... Kuhlmann
Luisa Garella .......... Mrs. Marino

Synopsis:

A man seeks revenge when he meets his mother's killer. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
After many years, an Italian merchant meets the German

who murdered his mother and determines to get revenge. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE MODEL COUPLE (film)

(20Apr57)

starring
Peg La Centra
Leslie Daniels ........ Alfred
Clelia Matania ........ Mabel
John Stacy ............ Broome

Synopsis:

A man becomes suspicious when his wife receives an inheritance from a Frenchman. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In an English town, a marriage is almost destroyed when the wife

 inherits money from a mysterious Frenchman. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE SANDMAN (film)

(04May57)(21Jul57)

starring
Walt Richter
Pat Browning .......... Jean
Sebastian Cabot ....... Castelnuovo/Newcastle
Loris Peterson ........ Helen
Cecil Mathews ......... Grandfather

Synopsis:

An emotionally disturbed man seeks revenge. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Haunted by memories, an emotionally disturbed young man

retreats into a world of fantasy and delusion. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
An emotionally disturbed young man accuses

 a Professor of murdering his grandfather. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: OF PIGS AND KINGS (film)

(27Jan58)

starring
Pat Crean ............. King
George Higgins ........ Prime Minister
Michael Morel ......... Pig
Eileen Coghlan ........ Pearl
Richard Garrick ....... Spokesman
Stella Vitelleschi .... Witch
John Stacy ............ Probity

Synopsis:

A comic fable about a king who promises a dying pig

that he will rescue the pig's girl. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
After freeing a princess from a spell, an old King implores

a Gypsy to make him young again. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE UNKNOWN MADONNA (film)

(26Feb57)

starring
Peg La Centra
Michael Tor ........... James
Phyllis Browne ........ Joan
John Stacy ............ Rene

Synopsis:

A famous painter meets a girl of the streets.

He paints her portrait and falls in love with her. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A prostitute inspires a young artist to paint a masterpiece

 that changes his life. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: CLOTHES MAKE THE LADY (film)

13Apr56 (15Dec57)

starring

Conrad Nagel
Dorothy Bisco
Gertrude Flynn ........ Countess
John Fostini .......... Jacques
Sue Ellen Blake ....... Suzanne
Bruce Millholland

Synopsis 1:

Friends of a former chambermaid try to make her happy before she enters a hospital. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A maid is treated by her son and her friends, to a day as a princess. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
A former chambermaid is treated to a day as a "lady" by her son and friends.

She has an encounter with a real countess. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: BLAKEMAN'S BOTTLE
24Dec59
starring
Pat Crean ............. Steve
Christine Thorer ...... Anna
Stephen Garrett ....... Whittier
Anna Maria Padoan ..... Carlotta
Tonia Selwart ......... Mike
Margery Green ......... Mrs. Corcoran
Dino Terranova ........ Giulio

Synopsis:
An educated man choses to lead a fisherman's life. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The beneficiary of an inheritance is forced to associate only with bluebloods. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE THREE SEARCHERS

(24Jul60)
Adapted from a story by Chaucer
starring
Sebastian Cabot ....... Fat Man
Adam Genette .......... Thin Man
Michael Morel ......... Young Man
Richard Garrick ....... Old Man
Synopsis:
Three drunken rowdies search for the phantom Death. [RF]
 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE DOOR TO DARKNESS
(28Aug60)
starring
Henry Vidon ........... Dr. Baltin
Bill Baker ............ Louis
Cindy Ames ............ Martha
Alice Martin .......... Dancer
John Horn ............. Inspector
Phyllis Browne ........ Lola's Mother

Synopsis:
Ignoring the advice of his grown son, a wealthy physician determines to discover

why his beautiful wife committed suicide. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Against the advice of his son, a wealthy physician investigates

his wife's suicide. [RF]

 

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE STORM
starring
Peter Trent ........... Dr. Claridge
Betty Metcalf ......... Barbara
John Douglas .......... Hank
Richard McNamara ...... Farmer
Synopsis:
Dr. Claridge is called on to save the life of the man about to run away with his wife. [RF]

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: CONTENTS UNLABELED
starring
Alan Fourlan .......... Reporter
Fiorella Mari ......... Jeannie
Tonio Selwart ......... Kressner
John Mantley .......... Clerk
George Gonneau ........ Bandit
Synopsis:
Three wishes are granted to a reporter by a girl who says she's a genie. [RF]

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: GUILETTA AND ROMEO
Based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
starring
John Fostini .......... Romeo
Angela Carroll ........ Guiletta
Pat Crean ............. Capelletti
Gisela Mathews ........ Mrs. Capelletti
Sue Ellen Blake ....... Angela
George Weller ......... Montecchi
Margaret Anderson ..... Mrs. Montecchi
Synopsis:
A tongue-in-cheek modernization, set in a small Italian town. [RF]

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: IN THE SERVICE OF THE EMPEROR
starring
Donald Buka ........... Jacques
Tonio Selwart ......... Boiselaire
Faye Marlowe .......... Madeleine
Peter Trent ........... Bonder
Synopsis:
During the Napoleonic Wars, a farmer and his daughter

shelter a French soldier from British troops. [RF]

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
starring
Fiorella Mari ......... Girl
John Douglas .......... Soldier
Pat Crean ............. Old Man
Synopsis:
A troubled girl and a lonely GI learn a lesson in life from a kindly old man. [RF]

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE OTHER DON JUAN
starring
Donald Buka
Faye Marlowe .......... Theresa
Zina Rachevsky ........ Rosa
Sebastian Cabot ....... Monk
Rolf Tasna ............ Stranger
Richard Garrick ....... Brother
Charles Fawcett ....... Tourist
Cecil Mathews ......... Father
Synopsis:
A handsome philanderer seeks refuge in a monastery. [RF]

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE GYPSY
starring
Sue Ellen Blake ....... Maria
Stella Vitelleschi .... Ivanka
Alfred Browne ......... Vladimir
Synopsis:
A Russian Army officer's sweetheart interferes with

his plans to steal a Gypsy's money. [RF]

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: CARMEN WITHOUT ROSES
Based on the Merimee story
starring
Betty Metcalf ......... Carmen
Rolf Tasna ............ Joe
Stephen Garrett ....... Curtis
Rem Olmstead .......... Tanner
Synopsis:
An ex-policeman turns to crime to win a gun moll. [RF]

[--] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE HOUSE IN THE SEA
starring
Madelaine Chambers
Alan Fourlan .......... Giorgio
Lenore Shanewise ...... Corinna
Synopsis:
After learning her husband has been killed at sea, a grief-stricken

girl in a Mediterranean town is nearly driven to suicide. [RF]
 

[22] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE QUEEN OF SPADES

(aka The Gambler)

23-Jun-1955

Adapted from the Alexander Pushkin story.
starring
George Gonneau ........ Turin
Lenore Shanewise ...... Aunt Adelaide
Tom Middleton ......... Jim
Loris Peterson ........ Betty

Synopsis:

An avaricious gambler learns that an old woman knows the perfect

combination of cards to win. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A compulsive gambler learns about a formula for winning every game. [RF]

 

[25] Conrad Nagel Theater: THE VISITOR
13Jul55
Adapted from Tolstoy's Christmas tale
starring
Cecil Mathews ......... Street Sweeper
Tonio Stewart ......... Shoemaker
Virginia Belmont ...... Girl
Stella Vitelleschi .... Old Woman
Synopsis:
A tale of a shoemaker who daydreams of a visit from Christ. [RF]

 

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