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 Season 1 (CBS) (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox, Tom Alger
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)

 
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Oct 1958-Sep 1959 CBS Mondays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern

 

[--] The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: No.6 "Lucy Goes to Mexico"  [Season premiere]
06Oct58 CBS Mon

 Guests Maurice Chevalier, Richard Keith.
 

 1.01 [--] Desilu Playhouse: BERNADETTE  [Premiere]
13-Oct-1958 CBS Mon [NYT]
(aka Song of Bernadette)
Executive Producer Bert Granet / Producer Quinn Martin
Written by Ludi Claire
Based on the story by Margaret Gray Blanton
Directed by Ralph Alswang & Claudio Guzman
Music by Johnny Green
Guest cast:
Pier Angeli ................ Bernadette Soubirous
Norman Alden ........... Denis Alexander
Jacques Aubuchon ... Mayor
Ludi Claire ............... Madame Lacade
Bruce Gordon .......... Francois
Don McHenry ........... Dr. Dozous
James O'Rear .......... Jacomet
Marian Seldes .......... Louise
Ron Soble ................ Pomian
Abraham Sofaer ....... Peyramale
Claudia Bryar
Paul Comi
Rex Hill
Synopsis:
Based on the biography of a French peasant girl who had a vision of Mary the mother of Jesus and became a nun. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The story of Bernadette Soubirous and the events that took place in 1858 at Lourdes after she saw a vision of
the Virgin Mary. [RF]

 

1.02 [--] Desilu Playhouse: THE CASE FOR DR. MUDD

20-Oct-1958 CBS Mon

Adapted by Don Brinkley
From a story by Joseph Landon

Guest cast:

Lew Ayres .......... Dr. Samuel A. Mudd

Mary Anderson ...... Sarah Mudd
Donald Harron ...... Booth (Tyler)
Henry Brandon ...... Williams
Charles Cooper ..... Lieutenant Lovett
Theodore Newton .... Hennessey
Tom Pittman ........ Herold
James Westerfield .. General Ewing

Jack Weston ........ Root
Phil Coolidge ...... Stone
Simon Scott ........ Holt

Synopsis:
The story of Dr. Mudd who helped Lincoln's assassin. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
On a stormy night in April, 1865, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd treats a man for a fractured ankle.

Next day Mudd learns that President Lincoln has been assassinated.

Then Federal Troops arrive and arrest Mudd as a conspirator. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
The true story of Dr. Mudd, who treated John Wilkes Booth's injury

and was later arrested as a conspirator in the murder of Lincoln. [RF]

 

1.03 [--] Desilu Playhouse: DEBUT
27-Oct-1958  CBS Mon [NYT]  [rerun 04May59]
Written by Paul Monash
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest cast:
Martin Milner ........... Barry Rodman
Maria Palmer .......... Vera Tchinskaya
Susan Strasberg ..... Anna Tchinskaya
Wolfe Barzell .......... Marius Rossine
Henry Daniell .......... Belloc
Bruce Hoy .............. Dancer
Synopsis:
A young Russian dancer, living in Paris with her crippled mother, is attracted to a young American. [RF]

 

 1.04 [--] Desilu Playhouse: MY FATHER, THE FOOL
03Nov1958 CBS Mon [NYT]  [rerun 01Jun59]
Written by Adrian Spies
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Guest cast:
Eli Wallach ............. Raymond Perez
J. Carroll Naish ....... Papa
Rita Lynn ................ Alicia Perez
Armand Alzamora .... Louis
Joe De Santis ......... Father Izquierdo
Esther Minciotti ....... Mama
Lalo Rios ................ Martinez
Jess Kirkpatrick
Synopsis:
Raymond Perez is a young lawyer of Puerto Rican parentage living in the Puerto Rican section of New York.
Ashamed of his heritage, he's cut himself off from his father because of the old man's drinking. Then one
night Perez's father is left at his door by a group of teenagers and Perez hesitates to help him. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A New York lawyer, ashamed of his Puerto Rican heritage, cuts himself off from his alcoholic father, until
near-tragedy changes his outlook. [RF]
 

[--] 10Nov1958 NYT
pre-empted by "All-Star Jazz Show" with Hoagy Carmichael and Bob Crosby hosting,
guests are Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars, Jane Morgan, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Anita O'Day,
Chico Hamilton and His Quintent and Les Brown Orchestra.
 

1.05 [--] Desilu Playhouse: K.O. KITTY
17Nov1958 CBS Mon [NYT] (aka Kayo Kitty) [rerun 18May59]
Written by Madelyn Martin & Bob Carroll Jr.
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Guest cast:
Lucille Ball ...,,,,...,. Kitty Williams
Aldo Ray .......,,,,,... Harold Tibbetts
William Lundigan ... David Pierce
Sid Melton .....,,,,.... Louis
Jesse White ......,,.. Barney Snyder
Harry Cheshire ...,.. Mr. Brubaker
Synopsis:
Dance teacher Kitty Williams, who loves dogs, is delighted when she learns that she has inherited a
boxer from her late Uncle Charlie. But the "boxer" turns out to be Harold Tibbetts, a muscle-bound country boy. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A dancing teacher inherits a rural prize fighter from her late uncle and decides to train him herself for the big time. [RF]

 

1.06 [--] Desilu Playhouse: THE TIME ELEMENT
24Nov1958  CBS Mon [NYT] (aka Time Element) [rerun 06Apr59]
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Allen Reisner
Guest cast:
Martin Balsam ....... Dr. Gillespie
William Bendix ...... Peter Jenson
Darryl Hickman ...... Janoski
Carol Kearny ........ Janoski's Wife
Jesse White ......... Bartender
Jesslyn Fax .......... Maid
Joe DeRita ........... Drunk
Alan Baxter ........... Army Doctor
Paul Bryar ............ Bartender at Andy's
Don Keefer ........... Reporter
Bartlett Robinson .. Editor
Synopsis:
A patient visiting a psychiatrist complains of recurrent dreams in which he imagines he is
living in Hawaii just before the attack on Pearl Harbor. A series of flashbacks shows him
living with his knowledge of what has happened in the seventeen years since, betting on
sure winners in sports events, but also seeking to warn a newly-married couple, newspaper
editors, and anyone else who will listen that they will be attacked by the Japanese.
Everyone is either too interested in a good time or too determinedly patriotic to give heed;
the man only gets punched on the jaw. In the end the psychiatrist is left looking at a blank
couch, and to steady his own nerves he goes to a bar to get a drink. There he learns his patient
was killed at Pearl Harbor.
Synopsis 2:
The story is a strong one. Small-time bookie Pete Jensen asks a psychiatrist
to evaluate his story he keeps waking up on December 6, 1941,
the day before the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. The scene jumps back
and forth from the past, where no one takes him seriously when he warns
them of the impending attack. The ending provides a 'Twilight Zone' twist when
the doctor goes into a bar, sees Jensen's picture on the wall and is informed
he died December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. [RF]
*Note: This episode was the genesis of Serling's later series The Twilight Zone.
 

[--] The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: No. 7 "The Ricardos Rent Their House to Danny Thomas"
01Dec58 CBS Mon

 

1.07 [--] Desilu Playhouse: SILENT THUNDER
08-Dec-1958 CBS Mon [NYT] [rerun 20Jul59]
Written by James Edwards & John McGreevey
Directed by Ted Post
Guest cast:
John Drew Barrymore .. Little Horse
Wallace Ford ............... Ringo
Earl Holliman ................ Les Tranier
Barton MacLane ........... Matt Tranier
Patricia Smith ............... Leola
James Edwards
Synopsis 1:
An American Indian seeks dignity in a white community. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Little Horse, a young Apache is whipped by Les Tranier. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A rancher is torn between family loyalty and a sense of justice when he befriends an Indian youth whom
his son mistreated. [RF]
 

1.08 [--] Desilu Playhouse: THE NIGHT THE PHONE RANG
15Dec1958 CBS Mon [NYT]  [rerun 29Jun58]  (Rerun on  Kraft Mystery Theatre: #2.13  5Sep62)
Written by Aaron Spelling
Directed by Allen Reisner
Guest cast:
Eddie Albert .......... Joe Minelli
Margo .................... Celia Minelli
Paul Dubov ............ Samuel Manheim
Sidney Blackmer .... Woodson
Ross Elliott ............ Lieutenant White
Abe Lax ................. Dave Sperling
Victor Millan ........... Priest
House Peters Jr .... Association Man
Orville Sherman .... Derelict
Cindy Ames ......... Secretary
Synopsis:

A Sicilian immigrant couple living in San Felipe, California, travel to Los Angeles. Joe,

the husband, is to bid for a plumbing contract. Instead, he finds himself involved with the Mafia. [RF]


[--]  22Dec1958  CBS Mon - Rerun of  The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour #5:: Lucy Goes to Sun Valley (first aired 14Apr58)
Lucy, Desi, Fred, Ethel and Fernando Lamas are involved in a winter resort Sun Valley holiday. [RF]
 

1.09 [--] Desilu Playhouse: THE CRAZY HUNTER
29Dec1958 CBS Mon [NYT]  
Teleplay by Walter Newman & William Bruckner
From a novel by Kay Boyle
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Guest cast:
Franchot Tone ...... Candy Lombe
Jo Van Fleet ....... Mrs. Lombe
Patricia Kane ...... Nancy
Napoleon Simpson ... Thurman
Patrick Whyte ...... Harris
James Burke ........ Penson
Hank Patterson ..... Apby
Synopsis:
Mr. Lombe is sent to buy a thoroughbred stallion for his wife's horse-farm. He returns
with a gelding, who turns out to be blind, and Mrs. Lombe wants to destroy the horse immediately. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A young girl sets out to prove that a blind horse can be trained.[RF]

 

 1.10 [--] Desilu Playhouse: TRIAL AT DEVIL'S CANYON
05Jan1959 CBS Mon [NYT] [rerun 03Aug59] (aka The Jefe)
Written by Lowell Barrington
Directed by Claudio Guzman
Guest cast:
Lee J. Cobb ........ El Jefe
Edward Platt ....... Colonel Simmons
Judith Ames ........ Muriel
Vito Scotti ........ Garcia
Karl Swenson ....... Snipes
Carol Thurston ..... Rose
John Dennis ........ Sergeant
Skip Homeier ....... Lieutenant
Barry Kelley ....... Mr. Farnsworth
Paul Bryar ......... Doctor
Phyllis Coates ..... Belle
Synopsis:
A tough sheriff defies an Army and the citizens. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A sheriff with unorthodox ideas about law risks his life to capture the men who robbed an Army payroll stage and

killed its occupants. [RF]

1.11 [--] Desilu Playhouse: HAPPY HILL
12-Jan-1959  CBS Mon [NYT]
Written by Barney Slater
Directed by Robert Sinclair
Guest cast:
Claire Trevor ...... Savannah Brown
Gene Evans ......... Big Sam Brown
Richard Eyer ....... Leslie Brown
Royal Dano ......... Willie
Edith Barrett ...... Connie
Jay C. Flippen ..... Marvin
John Qualen ........ Cooper
Ray Teal ........... Sheriff
Synopsis:
Big Sam Brown escapes from prison before his term is finished and returns to his wife, Savanah and
their home in the swamp country, Happy Hill. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A woman living in swamp country is torn between love for her fugitive husband and concern for the
safety of her son. [RF]
 
[--] 19Jan1959 CBS Mon [NYT]
pre-empted for High Adventure with Lowell Thomas. United States I.G.Y. naval expedition to a remote South Sea atoll,
"Danger Island", and a look at the use of rocket astronomy in the study of a solar eclipse.

 

1.12 [--] Desilu Playhouse: BALLAD FOR A BADMAN

26-Jan-1959  CBS Mon [NYT]  (Rerun 15Jun1959)

Produced by John Auer

Written by Bob Barbash

Story by Desi Arnaz & Bob Barbash

Directed by Jerry Hopper

Guest cast:

Jane Russell ....... Lili Travers

Steve Forrest ...... Chris Hody
Jack Haley ......... Barnaby Tibbs
Mischa Auer ........ Baron Von Zigler
Karen Sharpe ....... Amy Travers
Roger Perry ........ Danny Cash
Cecile Rogers ...... Kate Connors
Louise Glenn ....... Marge Lewis
Mel Welles ......... Sheriff Sam Wiley
Nick Pawl .......... Deputy

Synopsis:
Chris Hody, a professional bounty hunter, goes after young Danny Cash,

who is wanted for robbery and murder. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A bounty hunter on the trail of an outlaw befriends a traveling entertainer,

 hoping that she will lead him to his quarry. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
Chris Hody, a bounty-hunter whose search for human prey

 takes him to the same town as a troupe of traveling players,

meets his match in Lili Travers, star of the company. [DM]

 

1.13 [--] Desilu Playhouse: SYMBOL OF AUTHORITY

02-Feb-1959 CBS Mon

Written by Ernest Kinoy

story by Henry Slesar

Directed by Robert Sinclair

Guest cast:

Ernie Kovacs ....... Arthur Witten
Jean Hagen ......... Mildred Korn
Donald Harron ...... Harris

Michael Landon ..... Aitchinson
Elizabeth Patterson. Mrs. Kale

Synopsis:
Arthur Witten, a shy inarticulate proofreader, dreams of being important and commanding attention.
He especially wants to impress a fellow proofreader, pretty Mildred Korn. During a brief stay at a hospital,
Arthur notes that doctors are held in high esteem. Recovered from his illness, he succumbs to a whim that
changes his life. He purchases a stethoscope in a pawnshop. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A shy, inarticulate proofreader finds illusory escape from his humdrum

world by masquerading as a doctor in a big-city hospital. [RF]

 

[--] The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: No. 8 "Lucy Goes to Alaska" with Red Skelton
09Feb59 CBS Mon

 

1.14 [--] Desilu Playhouse: CHEZ ROUGE

Desilu prod. no. 13 (copyright date 22Dec58)
16-Feb-1959 CBS Mon (rerun 27Jul59)
Written by Adrian Spies
Directed by Allen Reisner
Host: Desi Arnaz
Guest cast:
Janis Paige ......... The Redhead
Harry Guardino ...... Paul Conrad
Ray Danton .......... Robert Mason
Kurt Kasznar ........ Captain Martinez
Herbert Berghof ..... Hallas
Dan Blocker ......... Duke
Synopsis:
Canal pilot Paul Conrad is in love with the proprietress of a Panama night club, a woman known as the Rehead.
But she has had bad luck with a previous marriage and is determined not to make another mistake. Unexpectedly, .
the Redhead's ex-husband, who has been fighting with revolutionists on a nearby island turns up in Panama.
Janis Paige (as the Redhead) sings "A Brand New Man" [TA]

Synopsis 2:
The cynical proprietress of a Panama nightclub is torn between a canal pilot and her ex-husband. [RF]

 

1.15 [--] Desilu Playhouse: MARTIN'S FOLLY

23-Feb-1959 CBS Mon  [rerun 17Aug59]

Written by Calvin J. Clements

Directed by Robert Ellis Miller

Guest cast:

Tony Randall ....... Fred Martin
Carl Reiner ........ George Guthrie
Maggie Mahoney ..... Ella Martin
Elisabeth Fraser ... Nancy Guthrie
Jan Farrand ........ Frances
George O'Hanlon .... Howie
Philip Ober ........ Mr. Stockmen
Synopsis:
A backyard shipwright has dreams of glory. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Despite the ridicule of neighbors, a restless sales clerk starts  to build a 40-foot yacht ... in his garage. [RF]

 

1.16 [--] Desilu Playhouse: THE COMEBACK
02-Mar-1959 CBS Mon [NYT]
Adapted by Stanley Niss
From a story by Harry Essex and John Fante
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Guest cast:
Dan Duryea ......... Cal Thompson
William Frawley .... Joe Grady
Maggie Hayes ....... Beth Jones
Robert Rockwell .... George Taylor
Stephen Wootton .... Duff Jones
Scott Morgan ....... Arthur
Synopsis:
Former baseball star Cal Thompson is asked to coach a Little League team. After meeting a pretty young widow,
the mother of the team's star, he decides to accept. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A down-and-out ex-baseball star regains his self-respect by coaching a children's team in a small Midwestern town. [RF]

 
[--] 9Mar1959 CBS Mon - Rerun of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour No.3 "Lucy Hunts Uranium" with Fred MacMurray
(first aired 03Jan58)

 

1.17 [--] Desilu Playhouse: THE INNOCENT ASSASSIN

16-Mar-1959 CBS Mon [NYT]

Producer Jerry Stagg
Written by James Comorthoon
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography Carl Guthrie

Guest cast:

Piper Laurie ....... Eileen Gorman
James MacArthur .... Jamsie Corcoran
Sean McClory ....... Jack Gorman
Arnold Daly ........ Dunphy
Lee Kinsolving ..... Paddy O'Toole
David McMahon ...... Mr. Corcoran
Katherine Squire ... Mrs. O'Donnell
Patrick Whyte ...... Sean

James Mageean ...... McLoughlin
Francis Bethencourt

 Synopsis:
Eileen Gorman and Jamsie Corcoran are in love, but they live in 1921 Dublin, Ireland, and their romance is
blighted by civil strife. Their fathers are partisans of the Irish Republican Army, fighting the British.
Their IRA group decides that a traitor must be killed, and Jamsie is assigned to assassinate him.[RF]
Synopsis 2:
An idealistic young Dubliner caught up in the Irish rebellion of 1921 tries to evade an assignment to kill an informer.[RF]
 

 1.18 [--] Desilu Playhouse: CHAIN OF COMMAND
23Mar1959 CBS Mon [NYT] [rerun 06Jul59]
Written by Joseph Landon
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Guest Cast:
Hugh O'Brian ....... Lieutenant Lee Baker
Martin Milner ...... Private Andrew Pierce
Russell Collins .... Harry Baker
John Doucette ...... Sergeant Ferguson
Lynn Bernay ........ Lois
Dean Stanton ....... Gordon
Karl Swenson ....... Van Kemp
Synopsis:
Lt. Lee Baker assumes command of a company of Army trainees. One of the soldiers, Pvt. Andrew Pierce is bored and arrogant.
To make matters more difficult, Pierce's father is head of the company that employs Lt. Baker's elderly father. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An Army lieutenant commanding a basic-training unit clashes with an arrogant Private. [RF]
 

1.19 [--] Desilu Playhouse: THE HARD ROAD
30-Mar-1959 CBS Mon [NYT] [rerun 07Sep59] (aka Shootout at Sundown)
Written by Douglas Heyes & Roy Erwin
Directed by Douglas Heyes
Guest Cast:
Cliff Robertson .... Johnny Garth
Barry Sullivan ..... Pat Selman
Patricia Barry ..... Ellie
John Larch ......... Keogh
Synopsis:
A bounty hunter finds himself on the run.  [RF]
 

[--] 06-Apr-59 CBS Mon - Rerun of #1.6 "The Time Element" (first aired 24Nov1958)
 

[--] The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: No.9 "Lucy Wants a Career" with Paul Douglas
13Apr59 CBS Mon

 

1.20 [--] Desilu Playhouse: THE UNTOUCHABLES (Part 1) 20-Apr-1959 CBS Mon [rerun 24Aug59]

1.21 [--] Desilu Playhouse: THE UNTOUCHABLES (Part 2) 27-Apr-1959 CBS Mon [rerun 31Aug59]

Adapted by Paul Monash
From the book by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley
Directed by Phil Karlson
Narrated by Walter Winchell
Guest Cast:
Robert Stack ....... Eliot Ness
Neville Brand ...... Al Capone
Patricia Crowley ... Betty Anderson
Paul Dubov ......... Jack Rossmann
Bruce Gordon ....... Frank Nitti
Peter Leeds ........ LaMarr Kane
Joe Mantell ........ George Ricci
Barbara Nichols .... Brandy LaFrance
Robert Osterloh .... Tom Kopke
Paul Picerni ....... Tony Liguri
Frank Wilcox ....... D.A. Beecher Ashbury
Bill Williams ...... Martin Flaherty
Keenan Wynn ........ Joe Fuselli
Nicholas Georgiage.. Frank Kotter
James Westerfield .. Ed Marriott
Richard Benedict ... Fur Sammons
Frank DeKova ....... Jimmy Napoli
Herman Rudin ....... Tony "Mops" Volpe
Peter Mamakos ...... Bomber Belcastro
Eddie Firestone .... Eric Hanson
Wally Cassell ...... Phil D'Andrea
Bern Hoffman ....... Jake Guzik
John Beradino ...... Johnny Giannini
Abel Fernandez ..... William Youngfellow
Wolfe Barzell ...... Picco
John Hoyt .......... Capone's Attorney
Bartlett Robinson .. Judge
Synopsis:

Based on the life of Eliot Ness and his attempt to bring down Capone.

*Note: This is the pilot for the series The Untouchables (Desilu) (1959-63) starring Robert Stack. [RF]

*Note: This was the biggest production by Westinghouse Desilu Productions to date.
Synopsis:
Treasury Department agent in Chicago, Eliot Ness set up a special squad of prohibition agents to
root out the Al Capone gang.
Part One - FBI man Eliot Ness in his initial strikes against Capone stills and breweries and the
wild intrigues that went on in the swinging old days in Chicago unfold. [RF]
Part Two -This true tale of the shattering of the Capone beer empire by agent Eliot Ness includes one
 horrifying scene in which the Mafia enacts the strange ritual of the kiss of death - all the gang members
 kiss  the chosen one on the forehead before he goes out to execute an enemy. [RF]
 

[--] 04-May-1959 CBS Mon - Rerun of #1.3 "Debut"  (first aired 27Oct58)


1.22 [--] Desilu Playhouse: MAN IN ORBIT

11-May-1959 CBS Mon [NYT]

Adapted by Joseph Landon

Directed by Claudio Guzman

Guest Cast:

Lee Marvin ......... Captain David Roberts
E.G. Marshall ...... Professor Eric Carson
Martin Balsam ...... Gambetta
Peggy McCay ........ Marie
Robert F. Simon .... General Finch

Synopsis:
Air Force Captain David Roberts has been chosen as the first man to be sent into space.
But one of the scientific team responsible for preparing him for the journey seems hostile. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
It's a bad trip for space voyager David Roberts, who has been

 hurled into uncharted space by an overanxious scientific team. [RF]

 

[--] 18May59 CBS Mon  - Rerun of #1.5 "K.O. Kitty"  (first aired 17Nov1958 )


 [--] 25May59 CBS Mon  - Pre-empted by Dupont Show of the Month "Billy Budd".
 

[--] 01Jun59 CBS Mon - Rerun of #1.3 "My Father The Fool" (first aired  03Nov58)

 

[--]  08Jun59 CBS Mon  - The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour: No. 10 "Lucy's Summer Vacation"
 

[--] 15-Jun-1959 CBS Mon -  Rerun of #1.12 "Ballad for a Bad Man" (first aired 26Jan59)

 

 1.23 [--] Desilu Playhouse: PERILOUS
Prod. no. 17 (copyright date 20May59)(formerly titled "Espionage")
22Jun1959 CBS Mon [NYT]   (Rerun
23Oct59 CBS Fri) (Rerun on  Kraft Mystery Theatre: #2.3  27Jun62)
(aka "Auf Wiedersehen", "Espionage", "Career")
Teleplay by William P. Templeton
From the published story "Career" by William C. White
Guest Cast:
Joan Fontaine ........ Margaret Lewis
Maximilian Schell .... Hans
John Williams ......... Harry
Edit Angold ............. Frau Froelich
Fred Nurney ........... Dr. Brunner
Norbert Schiller ...... Froelich
John Mylong
Synopsis:
A lady spy falls for one of the enemy.[RF]
Synopsis 2:
Berlin, 1937: an English spy falls in love with a German newspaperman who learns her true identity. [RF]
Review:
Enjoyable tale about spies in Nazi Germany. Joan Fontaine, as very pretty English librarian who
has been passing messages in German cafes, falls in love -with a German and decides to give up her
underground activities. There's suspense in the various spy sequences, and three good-looking people
to watch Miss Fontaine, Maximilian Schell and John Williams.
 

[--] 29-Jun-1959 CBS Mon - Rerun of #1.8 "The Night The Phone Rang" (first aired 15Dec58)

 

[--] 06-Jul-1959 CBS Mon - Rerun of #1.18 "Chain of Command" (first aired 23Mar59)

 

1.24 [--] Desilu Playhouse: THE KILLER INSTINCT
Prod. no. 24 (copyright date: 4Jun59 Wed)
13-Jul-1959 CBS, Monday 10:00pm [NYT]
Written by Joseph Landon
Guest Cast:
Rory Calhoun ........... Juan O'Rourke
Janice Rule .............. Elaine Mace
Stephen Bekassy ..... Paul Steiner
Michael Dante .......... Angel
Bert Freed ................ Mallory
Rodolfo Hoyos .......... Senor Rivera
Joe Mantell ............... George
Alberto Morin ............ Senor Fuentes
Nestor Paiva ............ Manuel
Millicent Patrick ........ Senora Alvarez
Synopsis 1:
A prizefighter's protege becomes his enemy. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
At the peak of his career, boxing idol Juan O'Rourke returns to his home town in Mexico to place a tombstone
on his mother's grave. In Mexico he meets two people who will eventually change his life. One is an American
model, Elaine Mace. The other is Angel, a promising amateur boxer whom Juan decides to manage. [RF]
*Note: Joseph Landon's drama is based on events in the career of ex-boxer Joey Barnum.
 

[--] 20-Jul-1959 CBS Mon - Rerun of #1.7 "Silent Thunder"  (first aired 08Dec58)

[--] 27-Jul-1959 CBS Mon - rerun of #1.14 "Chez Rouge" (first aired 16Feb59)

 

[--] 03-Aug-1959 CBS Mon - Rerun of #1.10 "Trial at Devil'sCanyon" (first aired 05Jan59)

 

 1.25 [--] Desilu Playhouse: TWO COUNTS OF MURDER

prod. 5101-27 (copyright date 08Jul59 Wed)

10-Aug-1959 CBS Mon (Rerun on  Kraft Mystery Theatre: #2.5  11Jul62)

Produced by Devery Freeman
Directed by Robert Ellis Miller
Written by Henry Denker

Guest Cast:

Raymond Massey ..... Amos Claypool
David Janssen ...... Ross Ingraham
Whitney Blake ...... Amy Claypool
Robert Emhardt ..... Ed Hoxey
Lawrence Dobkin .... Dave Harris
George Mitchell .... Charlie Vance
William Allyn ...... Phillip Claypool
James Bell ......... Alex
Irma Hurley ........ Sarah Vance
Cindy Robbins ...... Sally Ann Reed
Ray Teal ........... Sheriff Blaney

Synopsis:

The grandson of political boss Amos Claypool has been arrested on a murder charge.

The ruthless Claypool takes drastic steps to suppress the case and he concentrates his

pressure on District Attorney Ross Ingraham. Claypool, who has promised the state governorship

 to Ingraham, warns him that his political career will be ended if he brings the case to trial. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
When his grandson is arrested for murder, a ruthless political

boss tries to pressure the district attorney into dropping the case. [RF]

 

[--] 17Aug59 CBS Mon - Rerun of #1.15 "Martin's Follly" (first aired  23Feb59) 

 

  [--] 24Aug59  CBS Mon - Rerun of #1.20 "The Untouchables"  (Part 1) (first aired 20Apr-59)

[--] 31Aug59  CBS Mon- Rerun of #1.21  "The Untouchables"  (Part 2) (first aired 27Apr59)

 

[--] 07Sep59 CBS Mon - Rerun of  #1.19 "The Hard Road"  (first aired 30Mar59)

 

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