CTVA US Anthology - "DuPont Show Of The Month" (CBS) Season 2 (1958-59)

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 Season 2 (CBS) (1958-59)
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

 

Ep 2.01 DuPont Show of the Month:  HARVEY

22-Sep-1958 CBS

Adapted by Jacqueline Babbin & Audrey Gellen
Based on the play by Mary Chase

Music by Eddy L. Mason (Emmy nominated)

starring

Larry Blyden ...... Dr. Sanderson

Elizabeth Montgomery ...... Miss Kelly

Art Carney ...... Elwood P. Dowd

Fred Gwynne....... Wilson

Charlotte Rae ...... Veta

Jack Weston

Summary:

A local wealthy drunk whose sunny philosophy and inebriated antics are tolerated by most

of the citizens. That is, until Elwood begins claiming that he sees a "pooka,"

(a mischievous Irish spirit) which has taken the form of a man-sized bunny named Harvey.  [RF]

 

Ep 2.02 DuPont Show of the Month:  THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

28-Oct-1958 CBS

Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas

Directed by Sidney Lumet

starring

Hurd Hatfield ......... Count Edmond Dantes
Douglas Campbell ...... Danglars

Colleen Dewhurst

John Colicos

Ina Balin

Torin Thatcher

Elizabeth Sellars

George Voskovec

Max Adrian

Michael Ebert

Summary:

When Count Edmond Dantes is stripped of his wealth and sent to prison for crimes he did not

commit, he swears to get revenge against those who wronged him. With the help of Abbe,

a fellow prisoner, the Count escapes and sets forth to see that justice is done.  [RF]

 

Ep 2.03 DuPont Show of the Month:  THE WINSLOW BOY

13-Nov-1958 CBS

Based on the play by Terence Rattigan

Directed by Alex Segal

starring

Frederic March ....... Arthur Winslow

Florence Eldridge ....... Grace Winslow

Siobhan McKenna ....... Catherine Winslow

Rex Thompson ....... Ronnie Winslow

Denholm Elliott ....... Sir Robert Morton

John Warner ...... Dickie

Norah Howard

Peter Bathurst

John Milligan

Noel Willman

Summary:

Based on the infamous Archer-Shee case of 1912, The Winslow Boy is a 14-year-old

accused of a petty theft, he is expelled from Naval College. His father, retired bank official,

is prevented by existing British law to clear his son's name.  [RF]

 

Ep 2.04 DuPont Show of the Month:  THE HASTY HEART

18-Dec-1958 CBS

Produced by Richard Lewine
Based on the play by John Patrick
Directed by Tom Donovan

starring

Barbara Bel Geddes

Don Murray

Fred Gwynne

Jackie Cooper

Summary:

An insufferable Scots soldier confined to a World War II military hospital,

and an American soldier patient befriends the headstrong Scotsman.

The compassionate nurse who tries gradually to get both patients friendly

to each other and when it is learned that he is suffering from a fatal illness,

everyone involved tries to keep his true condition a secret from him. [RF]

 

Ep 2.05 DuPont Show of the Month:  WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS

28-Jan-1959 CBS

Written by Jacqueline Babbin & Audrey Gellen

Adapted from the James M. Barrie play

Directed by Robert Mulligan
starring
Kim Hunter ....... Maggie Wylie
Synopsis:
Using her supposedly frail feminine wiles, she maneuvers her fatuous husband into

a successful political career. He rises to a parliamentary seat, never quite

realizing that he hasn't done it alone. [RF]

 

Ep 2.06 DuPont Show of the Month:  HAMLET

24-Feb-1959 CBS

Adapted by Michael Benthall & Ralph Nelson

Based on the play by William Shakespeare

Directed by Ralph Nelson

Hosted by Frederic March
starring

John Neville ....... Hamlet

Barbara Jefford ...... Ophelia

Oliver Neville ....... Claudius

Joseph O'Connor ....... Polonius

Margaret Courtney ....... Gertrude

Richard Wordsworth ....... Ghost of Hamlet's Father

Summary:

Hamlet is a medieval Danish prince who's still melancholy over the

sudden death of his father and the quick, subsequent remarriage of

his mother, Queen Gertrude to his uncle, Claudius. Informed by the

ghost of his father that Claudius murdered him, Hamlet schemes

to take revenge.  [RF]

 

Ep 2.07 DuPont Show of the Month:  THE HUMAN COMEDY

28-Mar-1959 CBS

Adapted by Howard Estabrook & S. Lee Pogostin
Based on the story by William Saroyan
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Narrated by Burgess Meredith
starring
Macdonald Carey
Jo Van Fleet
Russell Collins
Michael J. Pollard
R.G. Armstrong
Thomas Chalmers
David Francis

Summary:

The delivery boy for the local telegraph office, keeps in close contact

with virtually every family in town. His older brother is in uniform, off

fighting World War II, his sister is the erstwhile sweetheart of telegraph-office

supervisor. When his brother dies in battle, his best friend, parentless

is more or less adopted by his family. [RF]

 

Ep 2.08 DuPont Show of the Month:  THE BROWNING VERSION

23-Apr-1959 CBS

Adapted by Jacqueline Babbin & Audrey Gellen

Based on the story by Carson Woods

From the play by Terence Rattigan

Directed by John Frankenheimer

starring

Sir John Gielgud ....... Andrew Crocker-Harris

Margaret Leighton ....... Millie Crocker-Harris

Cecil Parker ........ Frobisher
Rhoden Streeter ..... Taplow

Donald Moffat

Robert Stephens

Carson Woods

Iola Lynn

John Clark

James Valentine

Summary:

Poor health forces Crocker-Harris to give up his teaching position

after years of thankless service and scorn from his students and colleagues.

His marriage to Millie is also in freefall, as his wife is openly having an affair

 with the school's chemistry teacher, Hunter.  [RF]

 

Ep 2.09 DuPont Show of the Month:  BILLY BUDD

25-May-1959 CBS

written by Jacqueline Babbin & Audrey Gellen

story by Herman Melville

directed by Robert Mulligan

produced by David Susskind

starring

Don Murray ....... Billy Budd

James Donald ....... Captain Vere

Roddy McDowall ....... Squeak

Alfred Ryder ....... Claggart (an eleventh-hour replacement for Jason Robards who was ill)

George Ebeling ....... Dansker

James Valentine ....... Lt. Wyatt

Thayer David

John McLiam

Tim O'Connor

Eric Berry

Tom Clancy

Robert Gerringer

Summary:

Billy Budd, the tale of a guileless, exuberant young sailor and the malevolent

master-at-arms who deliberately sets out to bring about Budd’s ruin. [RF]

 

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