CTVA US Anthology - "DuPont Show Of The Month" (CBS) Season 3 (1959-60)

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 Season 3 (CBS) (1959-60)
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 3.01 DuPont Show of the Month:  BODY AND SOUL

28-Sep-1959 CBS

Written by Eliot Asinoff

Story by Abraham Polonsky

Directed by Daniel Petrie

starring

Martin Balsam ....... Charlie Davis

Franchot Tone
Ben Gazzara
Neville Brand
Ellen Madison

Summary:

A former pugilist who looks back on his life in and out of the ring

and realizes that self-respect is a more important prize than winning.

Eager to take on all contenders, Davis eventually defeats the world

champion, but winning has cost him more than he bargained for,

he falls in with the mob and takes to a life of easy women and plentiful

booze, winning easy bouts with second-rate opponents.

It takes the tragic death of his best friend, indirectly caused by a beating

from a mobster, for Davis to realize the error of his ways

and try to make amends, returning to his mother and the artist girlfriend

he left behind. [RF]

* Based on the 1947 boxing movie (some say the greatest boxing movie of all time)

"Body and Soul" starring John Garfield. This movie was Oscar nominated and won

a few Oscars. Rocky and Raging Bull have similarities to this great classic.

 

Ep 3.02 DuPont Show of the Month:  THE FALLEN IDOL

14-Oct-1959 CBS

written by Audrey Gellen & Jacqueline Babbin

story by Graham Greene

directed by Silvio Narizzano

starring

Dina Merrill ....... Julie

Barry Morse ....... Inspector Crowe

Jessica Tandy ....... Mrs. Baines

Jack Hawkins ....... Baines

Tim O'Connor ....... Ames

Christopher Hewett

Myra Carter ....... Rose

Thayer David ....... Dr. Fenton

Jacques Hirschler ....... Philippe

Anthony Kemble-Cooper ....... Hart

James Valentine ....... Harry

Peter Von Zerneck ....... Ambassador

Summary:

The hero-worship of a young boy for the kindly butler, in whose care he has been left,

is damaged when he stumbles on the servant's adulterous affair. In spite of his disillusionment,

he tries to protect the butler during a police investigation. The world looks very large to little

 Philippe, the son of an ambassador to England. The boy is being cared for in the embassy

by his idol, Baines the butler, and Mrs. Baines. Philippe is suddenly caught up in Baines's

affair with a young girl and the machinations of Mrs. Baines. [RF]

*Note Graham Greene's suspense story was made into a movie in 1950.

 

Ep 3.03 DuPont Show of the Month:  I, DON QUIXOTE

09-Nov-1959 CBS

Written by Dale Wasserman

Based on the story by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra

Directed by Karl Genus

starring

Lee J. Cobb ........ Don Quixote de la Mancha/Miguel de Cervantes/Alonso Quijana

Eli Wallach ........ Sancho Panza - Cervantes' Manservant

Colleen Dewhurst ....... Aldonza/Dulcinea/Escalante

Hurd Hatfield ....... the Duke/Dr. Sanson Carrasco

Al Mancini ............. Nicolas
Boris Tumarin .......... Padre
Eva Reis-Merrin ........ Maria
Gerald Price ........... Lobillo
Jack Bittner ........... Jailer
James Ambandoes ........ Barber
James Patterson ........ Anselmo
Jeremiah Morris ........ Tenorio
Joanne Linville ........ Antonia
Josip Elic ............. Centipede (as Joseph Elic)
Leonardo Cimino ........ Monipodio
Louis Guss ............. El Scorpio
Louis Zorich ........... Innkeeper
Mark Lenard ............ Pedro
Peter Donat ............ Luke
Renato Cibelli ......... Doctor
Sam Raskyn ............. Judas Macabeo
Summary:

Driven by the vision of Dulcinea, the tarnished, yet inspired, Don Quixote

begins his adventures with his trusty squire Sancho Panza in tow. His story

becomes an inspiration to pursue our personal quests with unfailing dedication,

unbridled optimism, unwavering courage, and unparalleled chivalry. [RF]

NOTE: * This original TV play evolved into the hit musical "Man of La Mancha".

*

Comments by Albert Sanchez Moreno

I have read the script, which has been published in Wasserman's book

"The Impossible Musical". It has almost the exact same basic plotline as

"Man of La Mancha".  Miguel de Cervantes and his servant are thrown into

a dungeon for a supposed offense against the Church. They are to be tried by the

Spanish Inquisition. The other prisoners conduct a mock trial in order to steal

 Cervantes' possessions, but one of them is a manuscript that he desperately

 wants to save. He begins telling the other prisoners the story of

Don Quixote,  and he, the servant, and all the prisoners play the characters

in the story. (The one difference is that in "Man of La Mancha", he actually

 states his intention to perform the story as a play inside the prison,

and in front of all the prisoners, puts on the Don Quixote makeup. 

In the TV play, apparently, we don't see him do this.)

 

Ep 3.04 DuPont Show of the Month:  OLIVER TWIST

04-Dec-1959 CBS

written by Michael Dyne

directed by Daniel Petrie

starring

Eric Portman as Fagin

Robert Morley as Mr. Brownlow

Inga Swenson as Rose

John McGiver as Bumble

Nancy Wickwire as Nancy Sykes

John Colicos as Monks

Michael Hordern as Mr. Sowerberry

George Rose as Magistrate Fang

Tom Clancy as Bill Sykes

Frederick Clark as Oliver Twist

William Hickey as Artful Dodger

Kathy Willard as Nancy

James Valentine as Noah Claypool

Ronald Long as Mr. Grimwig

George Turner as Bookseller

Margaretta Warwick

Beulah Garrick as Mrs. Sowerberry

Lucy Landau as Mrs. Corney

Dick O'Neill as Policeman

Anne Meara

Rex O'Malley

Richard E. Thomas

Taugh O'Faillon

Summary:

Oliver Twist spends his early childhood in an orphanage, then is apprenticed to

a coffin maker. Discontented with his lot in life, the naive youngster sets out for London to

 make his fortune. Oliver is unaware that a sinister man named Monks is willing to pay

a large sum of money to find him. [RF]

 

Ep 3.05 DuPont Show of the Month:  ARROWSMITH

17-Jan-1960 CBS

written by Phil Reisman Jr.
story by Sinclair Lewis (pulitzer prize winning novel)

starring

Diane Baker

Farley Granger

Oscar Homolka

Ivan Dixon

Summary:

Martin Arrowsmith, an idealistic young doctor, who, after graduating from

medical school, must forego a research position with Dr. Max Gottlieb

due to his marriage to nurse Leora Tozer. He returns to her rural hometown

 and establishes a small practice, and in his spare time eventually

develops a serum for a deadly cow disease.

 

Ep 3.06 DuPont Show of the Month:  ETHAN FROME (taped)

18-Feb-1960 CBS Thur 9:30pm 90min.

adapted by Jacqueline Babbin & Audrey Gellen

story by Edith Wharton

directed by Alex Segal

Narrated by Arthur Hill

starring

Sterling Hayden as Ethan Frome

Julie Harris as Mattie Silver (nominated for an Emmy)

Clarice Blackburn as Zeena Frome

Charles Tyner  as Jotham Powell

Roy Fant as Simon

Jack Betts as Denis Eady

Philip Coolidge as Ed Varnum

Heywood Hale Broun  as Postmaster
Synopsis 1:
Through flashbacks, a stranger in a snowbound New England village is told

the grim story of Ethan Frome. Some years earlier, Ethan's cheerless life was

brightened by the arrival of pretty Mattie Silver. His nagging wife Zeena had

sent for her cousin Mattie to come live with them and do the housework.  [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Two tragic lovers who bungle their suicide, wind up as scarred wrecks. [RF]

 

Ep 3.07 DuPont Show of the Month:  TREASURE ISLAND

05-Mar-1960 CBS

Adapted by Jacqueline Babbin & Audrey Gellen
Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Daniel Petrie

starring

Boris Karloff  ....... Billy Bones
Hugh Griffith ....... Long John Silver
George Rose ......... Ben Gunn
Richard O'Sullivan .. Jim Hawkins
Barry Morse ......... Captain Smollett
John Colicos ........ Mr. Arrow
Tom Clancy .......... Israel Hands
George Mathews ...... Black Dog
Tim O'Connor ........ Morgan
Betty Sinclair ...... Mrs. Hawkins
Woodrow Parfrey ..... Bryan
Douglas Campbell .... Squire Trelawny
Michael Gough ....... Dr. Livesey
Max Adrian .......... Blind Man
Summary:

The adventures of a boy named Jim Hawkins after he discovers

a map showing the way to buried treasure. His father is the landlord

of the "Admiral Benbow" an inn where Billy Bones, a mysterious old

seaman who once served under the pirate Captain Flint takes up lodgings.

During their journey to recover the treasure, Long John Silver has plans for a mutiny. [RF]

 

Ep 3.08 DuPont Show of the Month:  YEARS AGO

21-Apr-1960 CBS 

written by Jacqueline Babbin & Audrey Gellen
story by Ruth Gordon
directed by Alex Segal
starring
Robert Preston
Sandra Church
Peggy Conklin
Synopsis:
Recreation of an actresses declining years and her infamity as a performer. [RF]

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