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Hosted by Richard Stark
 Season 1 (CBS) (1950-51)
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


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CBS Tuesdays 10:00-10:30pm Eastern
 

 1.01 [--] Danger: AUGUST HEAT
26Sep1950 CBS Tue
Story by William Fryer Harvey
Directed by Yul Brynner
Host/Narrator Richard Stark
starring
Alfred Ryder
Synopsis:
A man is strapped to the death-chair in the gas chamber when he succeeds in talking his way back from the brink. [RF]

1.02 [--] Danger: THE FEARFUL ONE
03Oct1950 CBS Tue
Teleplay by Alvin Sapinsley
Story by Hector Hugh Munro (aka Saki)
starring
Iris Mann
John Shelly
Nan McFarland
Synopsis:
An elderly woman raising her niece falls victim to a mysterious plot. [RF]

1.03 [--] Danger: DRESSING UP
10Oct1950 CBS Tue
Written by W.R. Burnett
starring
Lee Grant
Don Hanmer
Gertrude Slack
Pitt Herbert
Salem Ludwig
Gene Blakely
Tom Avera
Martin Balsam
Bernard Kates
Synopsis:
A murderer and his girl disguise themselves in order to flee New York City with police and a rival gang in hot pursuit. [RF]

1.04 [--] Danger: THE GREEN AND GOLD STRING
17Oct1950 CBS Tue
Story by Philip MacDonald
starring
Lee Tracy
Carmel Myers

1.05 [--] Danger: SEE NO EVIL
24Oct1950 CBS Tue
Teleplay by Max Wilk & Ted Murkland
Directed by Yul Brynner
starring
Leo Penn
Nancy Franklin
Synopsis:
A young couple find an apartment after many days of hunting and wind up in the midst of a dope-peddling ring. [RF]

1.06 [--] Danger: THE LIQUOR GLASS
31Oct1950 CBS Tue
starring
Fay Bainter
Synopsis:
A woman believes her husband is trying to poison her. [RF]

1.07 [--] Danger: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
07Nov1950 CBS Tue
Story by Larry Marcus
narrated by Richard Stark
starring
Sarah Churchill
Synopsis:
The wife of a man accused of murder, with no witnesses to prove him innocent sets out to find the real culprit. [RF]

1.08 [--] Danger: THE MAN IN THE CAGE
13Nov1950 CBS Tue
starring
Joseph Anthony
Heywood Hale Broun
Bruce Hall
William Lee
Edward Harvey
Synopsis:
A bank teller who finds himself a little short on funds when the bank examiner is due to arrive. [RF]

1.09 [--] Danger: BORDERLINE AFFAIR
20Nov1950 CBS Tue
Directed by Ted Post
starring
Iris Mann
Synopsis:
A girl visiting her father, a border guard somewhere in Europe, while on the train an ex-GI attempts to get his wife
out of the country with a false passport. [RF]

1.10 [--] Danger: TASTE OF ASHES
27Nov1950 CBS Tue
starring
Rod Steiger
Mary Patton
Joseph Anthony
Sydna Scott
Synopsis:
A suburbanite wants to escape from it all and so plots the murder of his shrewish, hypochondriac wife. A gangster and
his glamorous wife enter the plot and bring futher complications. [RF]
*NOTE: Title also listed as "Someday I'll Escape". [Long Beach Independent listing 05Dec50] [RF]

1.11 [--] Danger: ANOTHER MAN'S POISON
05Dec1950 CBS Tue
Story by Ben Ames Williams
starring
John Newland
Henry Jones
Synopsis:
A man tries to use mental telepathy for murder. [RF]

1.12 [--] Danger: THE HUNGRY WOMAN
12Dec1950 CBS Tue
Producer Charles W. Russell
Written by Ben Radin
Directed by Curt Conway
Music Tony Mottola
starring
Marsha Hunt
Murvyn Vye
Martin Balsam
Raymond Bramley
Joseph Bassett
Synopsis:
A greedy woman caught up in her selfish desire for everything she wants enlists her servant to help kill her
wealthy husband. [RF]

1.13 [--] Danger: THE SERGEANT AND THE DOLL
19Dec1950 CBS Tue
starring
James Westerfield
Laura Weber
Grace Kelly
Bert Conway
Synopsis:
Set in the shadow of the guillotine during the French Revolution, a Christmas tale with a heartwarming ending. [RF]

1.14 [--] Danger: SURPRISE FOR THE BOYS
26Dec1950 CBS Tue
Producer Charles W. Russell
Teleplay by Norman Rosten
Story by Herbert Clyde Lewis
Directed by Curt Conway
Music Tony Mottola
starring
Henry Jones
John McGovern
Joseph Julian
Elliott Sullivan
Lew Polan
James McDonald
Woodrow Parfrey
Robert Harris
Joseph Bassett
Leonard Barry
Synopsis:
Setting is the prison execution chamber where a murderer has a battle of wills with his executioners. [RF]
*NOTE: Ten famous Broadway actors comprise the cast on "Surprise for the Boys". [RF]

1.15 [--] Danger: CHARLES MARKHAM, ANTIQUE DEALER
02Jan1951 CBS Tue
Producer Charles W. Russell
Teleplay by Sheldon Reynolds
Story by John Dickson Carr
Directed by Ted Post
starring
Jerome Thor
Marianne Stewart
Richard Fraser
Synopsis:
A feels an artifact holds a mysterious power and is reluctant to part with it. [RF]

1.16 [--] Danger: FOOTFALLS
09Jan1951 CBS Tue
Story by Wilbur Daniel Steele
starring
Walter Slezak
Henry Jones
Synopsis:
Two dastardily fellows try to pull one over the other in a scam of deceit. [RF]

1.17 [--] Danger: APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH
16Jan1951 CBS Tue
starring
Dean Harens
Jerome Thor
Mary Stuart
Raymond Bramley
Kathleen Comegys
Synopsis:
It is a tale of a lawyer whose rebellion against a decade of exploitation of his legal genius by his associates
costs his career and his associate's life. [RF]

1.18 [--] Danger: THE GHOST IS YOUR HEART
23Jan1951 CBS Tue
starring
Frank Alberston
Cloris Leachman
Synopsis:
A woman is haunted by her late husband who returns with a vengeance to make her confess to murdering him. [RF]
*NOTE: Syracuse Post-Standard of 1/23/51, lists the title of this episode as "The Ghost is Your Host." [RF]

1.19 [--] Danger: THE ANNIVERSARY
30Jan1951 CBS Tue
Story by Octavus Roy Cohen
starring
Kim Stanley
John McQuade
Herbert Rudley
Synopsis:
A woman unjustly accuses a man of murder, a year later he returns exacting his revenge. [RF]

1.20 [--] Danger: ASK ME ANOTHER
06Feb1951 CBS Tue
starring
Phil Leeds
Wally Cox
Synopsis:
A little man with a meek sense of humor plays a terrible prank on his colleague. [RF]

1.21 [--] Danger: THE NET DRAWS TIGHT
13Feb1951 CBS Tue
starring
E.G. Marshall
Wright King
Bobby Santon

1.22 [--] Danger: THE CORPSE AND TIGHE O'KANE
20Feb1951 CBS Tue
Story by Douglas Hyde
starring
Don Hanmer
J. Pat O'Malley
Synopsis:
A pair of mischievous leprechauns cause problems for a couple. [RF]

1.23 [--] Danger: WILL YOU WALK INTO MY PARLOR?
27Feb1951 CBS Tue
starring
Geralding Brooks
Laurence Hugo
Joseph Anthony
*NOTE: The title is from Lewis Carroll's "The Lobster Quadrille". [RF]

1.24 [--] Danger: THE NIGHT OF MARCH FIFTEENTH
06Mar1951 CBS Tue
starring
Tom Ewell
Bruce Gordon
Harold Stone
Philip Truex
Lou Polan
Perry Bruskin
Lou Charles
Synopsis:
A hit man conducts his business thru information filed with the IRS. [RF]

1.25 [--] Danger: MR. JOHN NOBODY
13Mar1951 CBS Tue
starring
David Opatoshu
Jean Crison
Frank Thomas
Adelaide Bean
Carl Frank
John Boruff
Joe Julian
Synopsis:
A minister attempts to catch a killer. [RF]
*NOTE: Actor Donald Crisp was to star but due to illness was replaced by David Opatoshu. [RF]

1.26 [--] Danger: NIGHTMARE
20Mar1951 CBS Tue
starring
Dane Clark
Tony Mottola

1.27 [--] Danger: HEAD PRINT
27Mar1951 CBS Tue
starring
Leo G. Carroll
Synopsis:
A psychologist who employs the long-discredited method of phrenology (using the bumps on someone's head to develop
a personality profile) to help catch a killer. [RF]

1.28 [--] Danger: THE UNDEFEATED
03Apr1951 CBS Tue
starring
Walter Slezak
Synopsis:
A wrestler resents being an accessory on his wealthy wife's arm. [RF]

1.29 [--] Danger: THE UNDERTAKER CALLS
10Apr1951 CBS Tue
starring
Chester Morris
Ann Shepherd
John McGovern
Synopsis:
Next on a hitman's list is a loved one.

1.30 [--] Danger: THE GREAT FILSON BEQUEST
17Apr1951 CBS Tue
starring
Franchot Tone
Synopsis:
A prosecutor tries to find justice in a courtroom in the Wild West. [RF]

1.31 [--] Danger: BLUE
24Apr1951 CBS Tue
starring
Anthony Quinn
Coleen Gray

1.32 [--] Danger: THE KILLER SCARF
01May1955 CBS Tue
Written by Juliette Bridgeman
starring
Anne Marno (Anne Bancroft)
Ray Danton
Greg Morton
Stanley Prager
Synopsis:
A young circus acrobat falls in love with the handsome animal trainer. Her guardian disapproves and unitentionally
incites one of the tigers to claw at the girl. [RF]

1.33 [--] Danger: THE EYE WITNESS WHO COULDN'T SEE
08May1951 CBS Tue
starring
June Dayton
John Sylvester

1.34 [--] Danger: THE MIRROR
15May1951 CBS Tue
starring
Judith Evelyn

1.35 [--] Danger: A CLEAR CASE OF SUICIDE
22May1951 CBS Tue
starring
Joan Bennett
John Forsythe
Synopsis:
An actress is thought to have committed suicide but the investigation leads them to murder. [RF]

1.36 [--] Danger: THE TRUMPET OF DOOM
29May1951 CBS Tue
starring
Maria Riva
Bobby Sherwood
Teddy Wilson

1.37 [--] Danger: THE FATAL STEP
05Jun1951 CBS Tue
starring
Anne Jackson
Paul Mann
Sylvia Davis
Mickey Knox
Ann Shepherd
Synopsis:
An innocent man falls victim by a jealous woman. [RF]

1.38 [--] Danger: OPERATION MURDER
12Jun1951 CBS Tue
starring
Maria Riva
Jerome Thor

1.39 [--] Danger: THE KNAVE OF DIAMONDS
19Jun1951 CBS Tue
starring
Walter Slezak
Roger De Koven
Synopsis:
A man becomes involved with a South African diamond smuggling ring. [RF]

1.40 [--] Danger: MARLEY'S GHOST
26Jun1951 CBS Tue
starring
Rita Gam
Joseph Anthony
Synopsis:
A woman tries to make a name for herself after working for a decade as a ghost writer. [RF]

1.41 [--] Danger: THE PAPER BOX KID
03Jul1951 CBS Tue
Producer Charles W. Russell
Teleplay by Walter Bernstein
Story by Mark Hellinger
Directed by Sidney Lumet
starring
Martin Ritt

1.42 [--] Danger: CRIMINAL AT LARGE
10Jul1951 CBS Tue
starring
Bobby Santon
George Matthews

1.43 [--] Danger: MR. LUPESCU
17Jul1951 CBS Tue
Short story by Anthony Boucher
(first published in Weird Tales, September 1945.) [RF]

1.44 [--] Danger: SPARROW COP
24Jul1951 CBS Tue
starring
Jack Lemmon
Robin Morse
Jane Paul
Nora Chilton
Synopsis:
A rookie on the police force wants revenge against the thugs who roughed up his brother. [RF]

1.45 [--] Danger: DEATH GAMBLES
31Jul1951 CBS Tue
starring
Henry Jones
Frieda Altman
Synopsis:
An artist addicted to gambling becomes involved with murder to settle his debt. [RF]

1.46 [--] Danger: GOODBYE, HANNAH
07Aug1951 CBS Tue
starring
Paul Langton
John Randolph

1.47 [--] Danger: MURDERER'S FACE
14Aug1951 CBS Tue
starring
Anne Marno (Anne Bancroft)
Robert Pastene

1.48 [--] Danger: MOTIVE FOR MURDER
21Aug1951 CBS Tue
starring
Richard Kiley
Judy Parrish
Nell Harrison
Synopsis:
A policeman's wife is charged with murder and he sets out to clear her name. [RF]

1.49 [--] Danger: MAD MAN OF MIDVILLE
28Aug1951 CBS Tue
starring
Walter Slezak
Everett Sloane

1.50 [--] Danger: DEATH AMONG THE RELICS
04Sep1951 CBS Tue
Producer Charles W. Russell
Written by Paul Bauman
Directed by Sidney Lumet
starring
Edward Binns
Joey Walsh
Marc Cramer
Synopsis:
A lonely boy attempts to befriend a thug. [RF]

1.51 [--] Danger: IN THE LA BANZA
11Sep1951 CBS Tue
Written by Samuel Elkin
starring
Jack Warden

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