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 Season 1 (CBS) (1957-58)
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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Ep 1.01 DuPont Show of the Month:  CRESCENDO

29-Sep-1957 CBS

starring

Rex Harrison

Ethel Merman

Summary:

Rex Harrison stars as himself in this musical tour of the United States.

During his tour he runs into Julie Andrews, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Diahann Carroll,

Eddy Arnold, Mahalia Jackson, Sonny James, Dinah Washington, Stubby Kaye,

Stanley Holloway, Turk Murphy, Lizzie Miles, and The Norman Luboff Choir.

Songs
The Mary had a little Lamb Cha-Cha-Cha--Carol Channing
Go west, Young Man--Eddy Arnold
Shine On, Harvest Moon, Baby Bumblebee, Silvery Moon--singers, dancers;
Streets of Laredo--singers, dancers;
Basin Street Blues, Trouble I've Seen--Louis Armstrong;
Blues in the Night--Peggy Lee;
Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat--Stubby Kaye;
Didn't it Rain--Mahalia Jackson;
Bill Bailey--Lizzie Miles, Turk Murphy;
The Birth of the Blues--Dinah Washington;
Blues sequence--Benny Goodman, Diahann Carroll;
Jazz sequence--Benny Goodmann, Louis Armstrong. [RF]

 

Ep 1.02 DuPont Show of the Month:  THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

28-Oct-1957 CBS

Producer David Susskind
Written by Leslie Slote
Based on the Mark Twain classic
Directed by Daniel Petrie
starring
Christopher Plummer ... Miles Hendon
Rosemary Harris ....... Lady Edith
Rex Thompson .......... Prince Edward
Johnny Washbrook ...... Tom Canty
John Carradine ........ John Canty
Sir Cedric Hardwicke .. Earl of Hertford
Hurd Hatfield ......... Sir Hugh Hendon
Arthur Malet .......... Hodge
Douglas Campbell ...... King Henry VIII
Peter Lazer ........... Humphrey Marlowe
Robert Goodier ........ Ruffler
John Milligan ......... Hugo
Patty Duke (?)
Synopsis 1:
This classic tells a fabled story of Prince Edward (later King Edward VI) and a

poor boy who is a dead ringer for the young royal. After the two children

trade places, the pauper finds himself confused by the goings-on at court while

 the prince happily traipses about in the guise of the little rogue.
Now all they have to do is find a way to switch back again. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The scene is the royal palace in London; the time, the first half of the 16th Century.

 A beggar boy has managed to make his way into the palace and eventually

reaches the room of the young prince. The two meet, make friends, then become

intrigued with the idea of exchanging roles. As a start, they exchange costumes,

and are startled to see how much they really look alike. Thereupon a guard discovers

 the prince in beggar's rags and throws him out. The play proceeds to recount the

 fortunes of the prince, as the pauper's father tries to show him the ways of a thief.

The royal youngster also becomes involved in the romantic adventures of

Sir Miles Hendon, back from the wars. Sir Miles' wicked brother,

Hugh has been paying court to Miles' sweetheart.  [RF]
 

Ep 1.03 DuPont Show of the Month:  BEYOND THIS PLACE

25-Nov-1957 CBS

Producer David Susskind

Written by Vance Bourjaily

Story by A.J. Cronin

Directed by Sidney Lumet

starring

Farley Granger ..... Paul Burgess
Peggy Ann Garner ... Lena Anderson
Shelley Winters .... Louisa Burt
Brian Donlevy ...... Constable Dale
Hurd Hatfield ...... Oswald
Torin Thatcher ..... Rees Mathry
Fritz Weaver ....... Charlie Castle
Max Adrian ......... Sir Matthew Sprott
Ruth White ......... Mrs. Burgess
Eduard Franz ....... Dunn

Farrell Pelly ...... Mr. Prusty

Summary:

On a visit to London, an American discovers that his father is very much alive,

serving a life sentence for murder. He inaugurates his own investigation,

retraces the trail of circumstantial evidence, and unearths the real culprit. [RF]

 

Ep 1.04 DuPont Show of the Month:  JUNIOR MISS

20-Dec-1957 CBS

adapted by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman

stage play by Joseph Fields & Jerome Chodorov

directed by Ralph Nelson

producer Richard P. Levine

music by Burton Lane
lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Paul Weston conducts

starring

Carol Lynley ....... Judy Graves

Don Ameche ....... Harry Graves

Paul Ford ....... J.B. Curtis

Jill St. John ....... Lois Graves

Joan Bennett ....... Grace Graves

David Wayne ...... Willis Reynolds

Diana Lynn ....... Ellen Curtis

Susanne Sydney ........ Fuffy Adams

Synopsis 1:

A troublesome teenager means well, but can't help meddling in the affairs of her widowed father

and other unsuspecting grownups. Her matchmaking habits drive everyone crazy and she

pairs up her uncle with the daughter of her father's employer, which nearly loses dad his job.

The mess sorts itself out, when she promises to mind her own business...until next time. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Imaginative teenager Judy Graves sees her father talking intimately with his secretary

 - there must be a romance there! A long-absent uncle turns up pale and wan

- he must have been in jail! She confides these discoveries to her dear friend Fuffy,

and even Judy's behavior toward her family is affected. But her mother and father are

accustomed to being mystified by Judy, and older sister Lois regards Judy with the usual scorn.
*

Songs

A Man Is An Animal (Carol Lynley and Suzanne Sydney)

Have Feet Will Dance (Chorus)

Let's Make It Christmas All Year 'Round (Don Ameche, Joan Bennett, Carol Lynley,

Jill St. John)

I'll Buy It (David Wayne and Diana Lynn)

Happy Heart (Chorus)

Junior Miss (Don Ameche)  [RF]

 

Ep 1.05 DuPont Show of the Month:  THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY

21-Jan-1958 CBS

written by Ludi Claire

story by Thornton Wilder

directed by Robert Mulligan

starring

Judith Anderson .......... Marquesa de Montemayor

Hume Cronyn

Steven Hill

Viveca Lindfors

Kurt Kasznar

Theodore Bikel

Rita Gam

Peter Cookson

Eva LeGallienne

Clifford David

Sandra Whiteside

William Marshall

Miko Oscard

Summary:

On July 20, 1714, "the finest bridge in all Peru" collapses and five people die. Brother Juniper, a

Franciscan missionary, happens to witness the tragedy, and as a result, he asks the central

question: "Why did this happen to those five?" He sets out to explore the lives of the

 five victims, and to understand why they died. [RF]

Pulitzer prize winning fiction novel by Thornton Wilder in 1927.

*Note: Emmy nominated for Best Special Dramatic Program,

Emmy Nominated for Best Single Performance by an Actress- Judith Anderson

and Emmy nominated for Best Live Camera Work.

 

Ep 1.06 DuPont Show of the Month:  ALADDIN

21-Feb-1958 CBS

story by S.J. Perelman

directed by Ralph Nelson

costumes by Irene Sharaff

produced by Richard Lewine

starring

Sal Mineo ......... Aladdin

Basil Rathbone ....... Emperor

Anna Maria Alberghetti ....... Princess

Cyril Ritchard ........ Magician

Dennis King ....... Astrologer

Una Merkel ....... Aladdin's mother

George Hall ....... Chamberlain

Akim Tamiroff ....... Wu Fang

Alec Clarke ....... Prime Minister

Summary:

The story of Aladdin and his love for the Princess Jasmine.

Musical Numbers (Cole Porter lyrics & music)

    * Overture - Orchestra

    * "Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking" - Magician and Male Chorus

    * "Make Way for the Emperor" - Chamberlain and Male Chorus

    * "Trust Your Destiny to Your Star" - Astrologer

    * "Opportunity Knocks But Once" - Magician and Chorus

    * "Aladdin" - Princess and Chorus

    * "I Adore You" - Aladdin and Chorus

    * "No Wonder Taxes are High" - Magician and Chorus

    * "I Adore You" (reprise) - Aladdin and Princess 

* "Wouldn't It Be Fun" - Emperor (Basil Rathbone)  [GO]

 

Ep 1.07 DuPont Show of the Month:  A TALE OF TWO CITIES  (Live)

27-Mar-1958 CBS Thurs original airdate

adapted by Michael Dyne

based on the story by Charles Dickens

directed by Robert Mulligan

starring

Rosemary Harris ..... Lucie Manette
Gracie Fields ....... Miss Pross
Eric Portman ........ Dr. Manette
Agnes Moorehead ..... Madame Defarge
George C. Scott ..... Jacques
Walter Fitzgerald ... Jarvis Lorry
James Donald ........ Sydney Carton
Denholm Elliott ..... Charles Darnay
Fritz Weaver ........ Barsad
Bruce Gordon ........ Defarge
Max Adrian .......... Marquis St. Evremonde
Alfred Ryder ........ Gaspard
Francis Compton ..... Gabelle
Bill Duell .......... Jerry Cruncher
David Hurst ......... Mr. Stryver

Synopsis:
The scene is Paris on the eve of the French Revolution. Lucie Manette has come

from her home in England to be taken to her aged father, recently escaped

from the Bastille. He is being harbored in the wine shop of Defarge and his wife,

a woman who pursues her knitting with sinister purpose. Another visitor from England

is Charles Darnay, summoned by his uncle, the Marquis St. Evremonde, a nobleman

despised alike by his nephew and the suffering people of Paris. Before long all these

figures are caught up together in this tale of love, intrigue and political terror. [RF]
 

Ep 1.08 DuPont Show of the Month:  THE RED MILL

19-Apr-1958 CBS (color)

written by Robert Alan Aurthur

based on the musical by Victor Herbert & Henry Blossom

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

musical director Don Walker
Choreographer Eugene Loring
Narrated by Harpo Marx & Evelyn Rudie
starring
Shirley Jones ........ Gretchen Van Damm
Donald O'Connor ....... Johnny Shaw
Elaine Stritch ....... Aunt Bertha
Edward Andrews ....... Mayor Jan Van Borkem
Elaine May ....... Candy Carter
Mike Nichols ......... Rod Carter
Synopsis 1:
Musical comedy about a small Dutch town's legend of "The Red Mill," and its effect

on the local inn-keepers and the American actors passing through the town. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
In the small Dutch village of Kattwyk-am-Zee, Mayor Van Borkem bemoans the fate

of the town. Once a mecca for tourists because of the Red Mill, a landmark, the

town now is neglected. The mayor informs Bertha, who operates the local inn, and her

pretty niece Gretchen, that he has an offer from the Brussels World's Fair to buy the mill.

But three Americans arrive in town by accident, and take an interest in the mill.  [RF]
Songs:
"Every Day Is Ladies Day" ....... Andrews, Stritch
"Dream Love" ........... Jones
"When You're Pretty" ........ O'Connor
"We'll Walk" ............ O'Connor, May, Nichols
"Moonbeams" ............. Jones
"In A Little World For Two" ......... Jones, Nichols, May
"Because You're You" ...... Nichols, May
"In Old New York" ........... O'Connor
"I'm Ready" .......... Stritch   [RF]
 

Ep 1.09 DuPont Show of the Month:  WUTHERING HEIGHTS

09-May-1958 CBS

written by James Costigan

story by Emily Bronte

directed by Daniel Petrie

starring

Richard Burton .......... Heathcliffe (Burton's US television debut)

Yvonne Furneaux ....... Cathy

Patty Duke ...... Young Cathy

Denholm Elliott ...... Edgar Norton

John Colicos ...... Hindley

Rosemary Harris

Robert Flemyng

Barry Jones ...... Mr. Earnshaw

Cathleen Nesbitt ...... Ellen

Bernard Miles

Angela Thornton

Michael Ray

Summary:

The foolishly headstrong aristocrat Cathy and her rough-hewn gypsy sweetheart Heathcliff,

choosing to marry the feckless Edgar Linton for wealth and prestige, Cathy cannot

control her love for Heathcliff. Nor can he satiate his thirst for revenge,

manifested through his own loveless marriage to Edgar's sister Isabella. [RF]

 

Ep 1.10 DuPont Show of the Month:  THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING

12-Jun-1958 CBS

written by Jacqueline Babbin & Audrey Geller

story by Carson McCullers

directed by Robert Mulligan

starring

Collin Wilcox ...... Frankie Addams

Claudia McNeil ..... Bernie

Dennis Kohler ...... John Henry

Larry Wilcox ..... Jarvis

Stanley Greene ..... T. J. Williams

Jo Hurt ..... Mrs. West

Claire Griswold ..... Janice

Catherine Ayers ..... Laura

Larry Hagman ..... Kyle

Crahan Denton ..... the Butler

Summary:

Frankie Addams, a bored twelve-year-old madly jealous of her brother's impending marriage.

Frankie was afraid of the dark and envious of the older girls. But as F. Jasmine, in a pink dress,

she looked sixteen. No longer a child, she accepted a date with a red-haired soldier

and purchased a sophisticated gown for the wedding.  [RF]

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