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Decision

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DECISION

Pilot Productions

 NBC Sundays 10:00-10:30  (6Jul58-28Sep58)

 

US Dramatic Anthology Summer 1958

 

This series was the summer replacement series for The Loretta Young Show

Seven of the episodes were pilots for proposed series.

 

One of the latter was a short version of The Virginian starring James Drury,

who played the same role when it became a series in 1962.

 

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[01] Decision: THE VIRGINIAN
06Jul1958 NBC Sun [Pilot]
Producer Winston O'Keefe
Teleplay by Leslie Stevens
Based on the novel by Owen Wister
Directed by Lamont Johnson
cast:
James Drury ........ The Virginian
Andrew Duggan ...... Ben Stocker
Stephen Joyce ...... Steve Henry
Robert Burton ...... Judge Henry
Jeanette Nolan ..... Dora
Robert Gist ........ Dawes
Dan Blocker ........ Salem
Synopsis:
Judge Henry asks the Virginian to investigate mysterious setbacks in his efforts

 to bring a railroad spur branch to his ranch. The Virginian finds logical suspects

in the judge's disgruntled son, the ranch foreman and some ranch hands.

The only helpful person is Dora, the ranch cook.
*NOTE: This episode was a proposed pilot for the television series,
The Virginian.
 

[02] Decision: FIFTY BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
Revue Production 132A
13Jul1958 NBC Sun
cast:
Barbara Bel Geddes... Marcia
Edward Andrews ...... Anders
Royal Dano ..........
Synopsis:
Taxi dancers are being rubbed out by some madman and a good-looking dancer

 is convinced she's next. She keeps on dancing, however, hoping to identify the killer.

*NOTE: Originally aired on Schlitz Playhouse on June 21, 1957.
 

[03] Decision: THE DANGER GAME
20Jul1958 NBC Sun
cast:
Ray Danton

Synopsis:

A spy tries to undercover an assassination plot.

*NOTE: This episode was a proposed pilot from the William Morris Agency.
 

[04] Decision: THE TALL MAN
27Jul1958 NBC Sun
Teleplay by Aaron Spelling
Directed by Thomas Carr
cast:
Michael Rennie ..... Colonel T.J. Allan
William Phipps ..... Leslie Henderson
Henry Brandon ...... Frank Dawson
Harry Dean Stanton ... Simeon Dawson
Baynes Barron ...... Bill Dawson
Jean Willes ........ Laura Dawson
Ellen Corby ........ Granny Dawson
John Cliff ......... Sheriff Henshaw
I. Stanford Jolley ... Russ Jergens
Jack Reitzen ....... Carey
Earle Hodgins ...... Undertaker
Annette Warren .... Secretary
Hank Mann ......... Storekeeper
Kansas Moehring ... Vigilante (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ........ Vigilante (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A man becomes suspect in the mysterious death of a minor.

 

[05] Decision: SUDDEN SILENCE
Screen Gems Production
03Aug1958 NBC Sun
Producer Jack Denove
Writer Larry Marcus
Directed by Lewis Allen
Director of photography Frederick Gately
cast:
Barbara Stanwyck .. Irene Frazier
Jimmy Baird ....... Billy
Jeff Morrow ....... Tom Frazier
Trevor Bardette ... Jordan
Jim Hayward ....... Deputy
Ralph Dumke ....... Mayor
Charlotte Knight
Robert Easton
Malcolm Atterbury
Synopsis:
An Eastern born Marshal's wife nurses her ill son while her husband

hunts a vengeful outlaw in the Old West. [RF]

*NOTE: Previously aired on Ford Theatre October 10th, 1956.
 

[06] Decision: INDEMNITY

10Aug1958 NBC Sun

Writer Milton Gelman & Stedman Coles
Directed by Frank Telford
cast:
Richard Kiley ..... Paul Scott
Chuck Webster ..... Lt. Mike Kappell
George Chandler ... George Thompson
Ruth Lee .......... Waitress
Michael Healy ..... Thief
Jan Saint
John Kellins
Skip Fletcher

Synopsis:

An armored truck containing a large payroll disappears while one of its

three guards is having lunch in a roadside diner. The other two guards

vanish as well. Paul Scott, an authority on insurance fraud, is given the

job of recovering the money. (film) [RF]

 

[07] Decision: STAND AND DELIVER
17Aug1958 NBC Sun
cast:
Louis Hayward
Synopsis:
A Highwayman, a gallant champion of righteousness,

saves a young boy from the gallows. [RF]

[08] Decision: NIGHT OF THE STRANGER
24Aug1958 NBC Sun
cast:
George Sanders
Valentina Cortesa
Mike Lane
Synopsis:
A psychiatrist seeks refuge in the home of a stranger when she

is threatened by a homicidal mental patient. [RF]
 

[09] Decision: FEAR HAS MANY FACES

31Aug1958 NBC Sun

guest cast:

James Whitmore ....... Danny Cochran

June Lockhart ........ Mae Cochran

Don Haggerty ........ Mike Robbins

Synopsis:

During the Korean War, a sergeant was forced to shoot another soldier

who made a break for the rear. The sergeant finds it impossible to forget

the experience even after he returns to civilian life. (film) [RF]

 

[10] Decision: HIGH AIR
07Sep1958 NBC Sun
cast:
William Bendix ... Joe Redman
Dennis Hopper .... Joey Redman Jr.
Synopsis:
A veteran sand hog fights to keep his son from working with

him in a tunnel under the Hudson River. [RF]

[11] Decision: MARKHEIM
14Sep1958 NBC Sun
Teleplay by John McGreevey & Paul Osborn
Based on a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Fred Zinneman
Director of photograph Paul Ivano
Editor Marsh Hendry
cast:
Ray Milland ..... Markheim
Rod Steiger ..... Visitor
Jay Novello ..... Shopkeeper
Rex Evans
Marilee Phelps
Synopsis:
While attempting to rob the corpse of a man he has killed on

Christmas Day, a degraded and prideless man meets a mysterious

stranger who offers a tempting proposition. [RF]

*NOTE: Originally aired on Screen Directors Playhouse on April 11th, 1956.
 

[12] Decision: MAN AGAINST CRIME

21Sep1958 NBC Sun

Directed by Richard Bare
cast:
Darren McGavin ... Dan Garrett
David Opatoshu ... Sam Mischner
Stanley Peck ..... Robbie Mischner
Joe Sullivan ..... Voorhes
Terry Greene ..... Spotsy
Synopsis:
A gang war leads Garrett to defend a youth accused of killing a young punk.

*NOTE: This was a pilot remake of the series "Man Against Crime" that starred Ralph Ballamy

and was a proposed new series for Darren McGavin.

[13] Decision: MAN ON A RAFT
28Sep1958 NBC Sun
Teleplay by Steve Fisher
Based on the story by Brett Halliday
cast:
Mark Stevens ...... Michael Shayne
Diane Brewster .... Ann Conway
Robert Brubaker ... Tim Rourke
Merry Anders ...... Lucy (Shayne's secretary)
Steven Mitchell ... Turner
William Kendis .... Ed Shelton
Mary Adams ........ Sara Redford
Gage Clarke
Bob Stevenson
Sherwood Price
Synopsis:
Private detective Michael Shayne is hired by a widow to investigate

the facts in her husband's death since a huge inheritance depends

on knowing the exact date he died on. [RF]

Last show of the series.
 

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