CTVA US Anthology - "Crown Theatre The Gloria Swanson Show" (Bing Crosby Ent.)(1954)

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Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (1954)

aka The Gloria Swanson Show
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

http://ctva.biz/index.htm

with contributions by:

James Beers (Gold From the Sea ep)

J. Fred MacDonald (www.macfilms.com) Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

CROWN THEATRE WITH GLORIA SWANSON

Bing Crosby Enterprises Inc.,

for First-Run Syndication

Executive producer Basil Grillo

 

US Anthology series  1954

 

Host Gloria Swanson

 

Syndication title Curtain Call (1959)

 

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[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: THE BUZZER

03Aug54

Written & Directed by Bernard Girard

starring

Lorna Thayer

John Alvin

Dorothy Neumann

Dorothy Crehan

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: THE BEST YEARS

17Aug54 (10Feb55-IMDB)

Written by D.D. Beauchamp

Directed by Bernard Girard

starring

Bobby Driscoll

John Litel

Barbara Woodell

Roy Engle

Mack Williams

Bill Boyett

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: SHORT STORY

16Apr1952 (rerun 19Aug54)

Written by Budd Lester

Directed by Edward C. Simmel

starring

Gloria Swanson

Phillip Terry

Larry Gray

Fanny Schiller

Loyette Thompson

Synopsis:

A famous woman novelist is searching for an idea for a short story

to finish a collection of them that is due at her publishers. [RF]

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: THANK YOU MR. FINCH

24Aug54

Written by David Lang

Adapted by Walter Doniger

Directed by Bernard Girard

starring

John Litel

Virginia Brissac

Dorothy Adams

Burt Mustin

Harris Brown

Al Murphy

Marjorie Bennett

Don Gibson

Tony D'Mario

Michael Mark

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: THE HOST

26Aug54 (16Feb52)

written by Herb Dalmas

Adapted by Jackson Stanley & Leo Glass

Directed by Bernard Girard

starring

Irving Bacon

Kitty McHugh

Edwin Max

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: A CHAIR ON THE BOULEVARD

1954

Written & Directed by Walter Doniger

Produced by John Nasht

Director of photography Lucien Andriot

editorial supervision by Art Seid

art director Ralph Berger

assistant producer Arthur Piantadosi Jr.

starring

Claude Dauphin ....... Georges

Osa Massen ....... Jeanine

Henri Letondai ....... Editor

O.Z. Whitehead ....... Customer

Adrienne D'Ambricourt ....... Concierge

Martin Perliner ....... News Vendor

David Leonard ....... Assistant Editor

Jean de Briac ....... Headwaiter

Juan du Val ....... Waiter

Harold Dyrenforth ....... Man

Lucie Carroll ....... Mlle. Girard

Synopsis:

Georges, an attractive young man of Paris, is sitting in a sidewalk cafe

 in the bohemian section of the city, telling the story of one of his adventures.

A Parisian newspaper, in an attempt to build circulation, offers a reward to

whomsoever identifies one of their employees wandering about the city waiting

for someone to help her. Georges becomes involved with a young woman

 in order to claim the money. [RF]

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: HEMINGWAY

1954 (30Apr52)

written by Arthur E. Orloff

from a story by Bernard Girard and Richard Dorso

directed by Bernard Girard

director of photography Lucien Andriot

starring

Robert Nichols ....... Wendell Taylor

Mary Shipp ....... Louise Osborn

Wally Richard ....... Art Foster

Virginia Hall ....... Elly Moore

William Boyett ....... White

Ted Thorpe ....... Desk Clerk

James Craven ....... Randolph

Charles Meredith ....... Seeley

Synopsis:

Wendell Taylor is only a clerk in a sporting goods store but he yearns for

bigger things and likes to think of himself as a man of affairs, a pose he

carries off very well. One day he meets a lady in distress and gallantly helps her

get her fancy foreign car started. Louise is a young lady of wealth and position

and is quite impressed with Wendell, whose actions and conversation lead her to

believe he is in her class. Poor Wendell is hard pressed to keep up the deception

and gets little encouragement from his room mate Art, who shares his shabby little

apartment. The inevitable moment comes when he meets Louise in the lobby of the

elegant hotel where she is staying and where Wendell is delivering a gun to a

customer of the store. He recovers quickly however, and Louise believes it and

he almost believes it himself. When she invites him to her family's hunting lodge

for the week-end, he realizes at last that his little dream is over, that his pose couldn't

possibly hold up under the strain of having to prove it. Now, his drab little life seems

even more uninviting, but we are left with the feeling that he will rise to the occasion

magnificiently, when the next adventure presents itself, even though it too

proves to be only a dream of glory. [RF]

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: MY LAST DUCHESS

1954 (26Feb53)

Teleplay by Kathleen Hite

Story by Harriet Pratt

Directed by Harve Foster

starring

Gloria Swanson ....... Eleanor Hallam

Douglas Dumbrille ....... Leo

Denver Pyle ....... Frank Lord

Janet Stewart ....... Judy

Morgan Jones ....... Jim

Joe Bautista ....... Houseboy

Dick Powers ....... Director

Synopsis:

Eleanor Hallam is trying to give the impression that she is still the famous star

of stage and screen, although no parts have been forthcoming for a long time.

 The story revolves around Eleanor's efforts to get the starring part in My last duchess,

 the play that made her name and fortune years ago and which is about to

 be made into a movie. [RF]

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: UP FERGUSON WAY

06Jan55
from a story by John Bromfield
starring
Frances Rafferty [JFM]

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: THE ANTIQUE SHOP

15Feb55

starring

Jeff Donnell

Bonita Granville

Synopsis:

Two women run their small antique shop and second-hand

furniture store on a shoe string. It's a big event when a wealthy woman

gives them an order with a promise of more business. [RF]

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: CHOICE OF WEAPONS

(11May52/20May52)

written by Albert Duffy

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: CON GAME

(1954)

starring
Edward Norris
Edgar Buchanan
Lois Collier
Alan Foster
Synopsis:
Phil Grand is a big-time operator who is only interested in the

biggest swindles and is willing to spend a great deal of time,

effort and even money to accomplish these ends. [RF]

*Note Aired in syndication on Strange Stories 25Oct56.
 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: CRYSTAL SET

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: DRY WITH THREE OLIVES

[(01Nov59)
starring
Hans Conried
John Hubbard
Walter Sande
Synopsis:
A cynical reporter is assigned to write a story about a woman who has disappeared. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
When a girl's body is found in a river, an enterprising newspaperman determines to find the truth.
*Syndication airing on Film Drama 23Oct56.


[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: A FOND FAREWELL

(11Jan52)(26Jan54)

written by Arthur Ross

starring

George Brent

Gertrude Michael

Donald Woods

Synopsis 1:

Famous Broadway producer visits a friend whose wife was once in love with him. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The impending arrival of a famous Broadway actor causes excitement in a little town. [RF]

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: GOLD FROM THE SEA

original airdate unknown

starring
Selena Royale
John Dierkes
Synopsis:
A poor man spends most of his time by dreaming of sudden riches. [JBeers]
Syndication airing on Film Drama WOR-9 NYC Friday 6Jul 56 2:30 p.m. EDT
 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: HALF THE ACTION

(28Apr52)

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: HANDS

(12Jan54)

starring

George Macready

Synopsis:

Mysterious happenings cause a young woman to become

suspicious of her new servants. [RF]

*Aired in syndication on Strange Stories 24Oct56.

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: THE HOUSE ON THE HILL

(04Jan52)

written by Jack Patrick

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: IF SPEECH BE SILVERN  (film)

(25Apr52) (12Nov55)

starring

Gloria Swanson

Synopsis:

The wife of a successful salesman who lost his voice through an accident attempts

to keep him contented. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

A woman struggles to restore her husband's faith in himself.

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: MR. INFLUENCE

starring

Jackie Gleason

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: PORTRAIT OF A LADY

(05Jan52)

written by Raphael Hayes

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: THE RIGHT TYPE OF MAN

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: THIS DAY IS YOURS

(30Nov51)

written by Muriel Roy Bolton

starring
Vera Miles ..... Lois Wheeler
Todd Karnes
Synopsis:

Lois Wheeler has a surprise ending to a day that started out with everything going wrong. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on Film Drama 30Oct55, 26Oct56.

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: UNCLE HARRY

(19Jan54)

starring

Edgar Buchanan

Elizabeth Fraser

Synopsis:

Man's worst fault is being over-generous with other people's property.

 

[--] Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson: WAS IT RED?

(24Oct1956)
Synopsis:
Truth and justice are served when the mayor's son, who went through a

 red light and injured an old man seriously, tells the true story at his trial. [RF]

 

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