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 Season 1 (NBC) (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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NBC Sundays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (hour long)

 

Ep 1.01 DuPont Show Of The Week:  LAUGHTER U.S.A.

17Sep1961 NBC Sun

written by Richard Hanser & Rod Reed

directed by Donald B. Hyatt

musical score composed by Robert Russell Bennett

produced by Don Hyatt

Host/Narrator: George Burns.

Opening quote by George Burns:

"Why, they even say that old Ben Franklin wasn't allowed to write the Declaration of Independence for fear he'd put a joke in it."

Performers: Phil Silvers, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, Burns and Allen, Ben Turpin, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin,
Keystone Kops, Rudy Vallee, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields, Marx Brothers, Jack Paar.

*

Acts and Performances:

Stuck Hands ........... Phil Silvers

Vaudeville Teams ........ Harrigan and Hart, Gallagher and Shean,

Weber and Fields, Clark and McCullough

Berlin Monologue ................ Bob Hope

"Curse of An Aching Heart" ................ Eddie Cantor

"Lost Chord" .............. Jimmy Durante

"Steamboat Willie" Scene ................ Buster Keaton

Backyard Circus ............... Burns and Allen

Asparagus ............. Ben Turpin

Charlie Chaplin ............. Tramp

Keystone Kops ........... Chase (TV guide spelling of Cops)

Home Town ............... Fred Allen

Upper Berth ............. Laurel and Hardy

Golf ................ W.C. Fields

Hotel Clerk ................. Groucho Marx

Palladium Story .............. Jack Benny

Synopsis:
Main stops on this historical tour: tall stories and Davy Crockett; the satire that created Uncle Sam; rural comedy and the
"Toby" tent shows; cartoons of Lincoln; wartime humor from the Civil War to World War II; vaudeville; silent films; radio
comedians; and the new comics such as Shelley Berman and Jonathan Winters.
Summary:
This program presents a look at American humor, from slapstick to satire, from Ben Franklin to Jack Benny and what makes
people laugh. It features scenes from movie comedies and television programs, performances by famous comedians, and sketches
with George Burns. [RF]

 

Ep 1.02 DuPont Show Of The Week:  HAPPY WITH THE BLUES

24Sep1961 NBC Sun

written by George Foster

directed by Bill Colleran

Narrator Bing Crosby

Performers:

Harold Arlen, Peggy Lee, Vic Damone, Joanie Sommers, La Vern Baker, Paul Weston & Orchestra.

*

Highlights

"Any Place I Hang My Hat" ............... Arlen, Strauss

"Get Happy" ............ Chorus

"Come Rain or Come Shine" ............. Peggy Lee

"Paper Moon" ........... Joanie Sommers

"Got the World On A String" ........... Peggy Lee

"Black Magic" .......... Vic Damone

"Got A Right to Sing the Blues" ........... La Vern Baker

"Two Ladies" ............ Peggy Lee

"House of Flowers", "Jamaica" .......... Dancers

"One For My Baby" ............ Vic Damone

"Down With Love" ............. Joanie Sommers

"Ill Wind", "Stormy Weather" ............ La Vern Baker

"Man That Got Away" ............ Peggy Lee

"Blues in the Night" ............ Dancers, Chorus

"Happy With the Blues", "Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe",

"Accentuate the Positive", "Over the Rainbow" ................ All

"Little Drops of Rain" ................ Harold Arlen

"Hooray For Love", "Hit the Road" ............ All

Summary:
"Who is Harold Arlen?" That's what the cab driver (Robert Strauss) who drives Arlen to the studio wants to know.
In this tribute to Harold Arlen, singers perform many of his popular tunes. Arlen appears in a brief introductory segment.
In the second half of the show, Bing Crosby recounts highlights of Arlen's career. At the end, Arlen plays and sings some
of his music. [RF]

 

Ep 1.03 DuPont Show Of The Week:  HEMINGWAY

01Oct1961 NBC Sun

written by Julian Claman

directed by Julian Claman

Voice: Andrew Duggan as Ernest Hemingway

Summary:
This episode presents an exploration of the life of Ernest Hemingway from his boyhood, through his years as a journalist
and novelist, until his death. Major literary and artistic personalities of the 20th century are seen. Footage documents
the turbulent times in which he lived and took active part including World Wars I and II and the Spanish Civil War. [RF]

 

Ep 1.04 DuPont Show Of The Week:  USO -- WHEREVER THEY GO!

08Oct1961 NBC Sun

written by George Foster

Performers: Dick Powell, Jack Benny, Marilyn Monroe

Debbie Reynolds, Lena Horne

Summary:
In 1942 the late Al Jolson led the first USO unit overseas to entertain the troops. Films of that trip and many others that
followed are highlights of this hour-long tribute and a number of USO headliners are on hand to talk about their experiences.
*
Dick Powell comments on films taken aboard the carrier Intrepid, where the audience is listening to a crooner named Dick Powell.
Marilyn Monroe narrates clips of her tour of Korea, Jack Benny remarks on his rendition of "Love in Bloom", Merle Oberon,
Debbie Reynolds, Danny Thomas, Joe E. Brown and Danny Kaye talk about trips during World War II and the Korean War.
Frances Langford recalls her stint with the Bob Hope troupe, Bob himself is on hand to view himself in such activities as a
duet with Bing Crosby of "Mairzy Doats" and Steve Lawrence and Edyie Gorme recollect their recent journey to Berlin and
discuss the shows and services of the USO Today.
*
Also seen on this filmed memoir, Gary Cooper, Frank Sinatra, Phil Silvers, Dinah Shore, Edward G. Robinson, Leo Durocher,
Martha Raye, Ray Bolger, Kay Kyser, James Cagney, Mickey Rooney, Jane Russell and Marlene Dietrich singing at a night club
in liberated Paris.
*
Former Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower appear briefly to applaud the patriotic spirit of show people.
*
This episode presents a tribute to the USO on its 20th anniversary and to those of the entertainment world who have given
their time and performed for the American armed forces at bases at home and abroad, in peace and war. [RF]

 

Ep 1.05 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE BALLET OF THE PAPER BULLETS

15Oct1961 NBC Sun

written by Henry Misrock

directed by Lela Swift

starring

Frank Lovejoy ........... Major Gesner

Cesar Romero .......... Lukas

Jerry Lester ............ Janusz

Russell Collins ........... Viertal

Enzo Stuarti .............. Girard

Summary:
This episode presents an historically authentic drama of secret intelligence in Nazi Germany during World War II. The story
is about a Nazi plot to win the war by flooding the free world with counterfeit English and American money. Major Ludwig
Gesner conceives the idea and gains the approval of Hitler and Himmler. He selects seven prisoners of war to carry out his
plan. They are promised their freedom once they have finished, but they think they will be killed so they delay the project as
long as they can. By the time they have finally prepared the counterfeit money, the Americans have liberated their camp. [RF]
 

Ep 1.06 DuPont Show Of The Week:  MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

22Oct1961 NBC Sun

written by Philip Reisman Jr.

directed by Robert C. Bendick

produced by Bob Bendick
music by Robert Russell Bennett

narrator: Groucho Marx.

Summary:
This episode presents a documentary combining sociology with humor, telling the story and history of the automobile. The
program depicts America's love affair with the car. It traces the development of the automobile from its pioneer days through
the era of the "tin Lizzie" to 1961's traffic and shows how the car has affected the social life, customs, entertainment, and
daily labors of the country. Archival footage is included [RF]
Synopsis:
The automobile - once described as a noisy, smoky, stink-wagon and its struggle for respectability is the subject of this
hour long taped and filmed show. Groucho Marx, one of the few men who can talk with his tongue in his cheek and a cigar in
his mouth, is the on- and off-screen narrator for this view of Americans getting off their high horses and into critterless
carriages. How the automobile was opposed by everyone from farmers ("the sight of one is enough to dry up a whole dairy herd"),
to moralists and social reformers, its acceptance after Henry Ford suited the Nation's driving needs to a T, and its subsequent
cultural and moral impact are some of the highlights. Seen in a nostalgic chase sequence, with a score by Skitch Henderson,
are such freewheelers as the Keystone Kops, Will Rogers and Ben Turpin. [RF]

 

Ep 1.07 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE ZIEGFELD TOUCH 

29Oct1961 NBC

written by William Nichols

directed by James Elson

host Joan Crawford

starring
Barbara Cook, Jack Irwin, Marilyn Lovell, Danny Meehan
Summary:
His touch transformed the American girl, displaying her in extravagant, exotic surroundings. The girls and comics of his
Follies delighted the pleasure-seeking public of the boom years following World War I. Present day performers taking part
in this on-hour tribute to impresario Florenz Ziegfeld include, Barbara Cook, Marilynn Lovell, Danny Meehan and Jack Irwin
and dancer Jayne Turner. There are film clips of performances by such Follies stars as Marilyn Miller, Fanny Brice,
Eddie Cantor, Will Rogers and W.C. Fields.
Synopsis:
This episode is a musical variety show telling the story of Florenz Ziegfeld and his Ziegfeld Follies and includes portrayals
of some of the famous stars of that show, such as Anna Held, Mademoiselle Dazie and her Salome Dancers, Nora Bayes, and the
Dolly Sisters. Joan Crawford hosts the show and the performers recreate scenes and numbers from the Ziegfeld Follies. There are
film clips of Follies performers, such as Dolores, Paulette Goddard, Justine Johnson, Marion Davies, and Billie Dove. [RF]
*

Highlights
"Rio Rita" medley ...Lowell, Irwin, Meehan and Cook
"Play With Me", "Look For the Silver Lining"...Cook
"Salome Dance" ...Turner
"Bumble Bee"...Cook, Meehan
"Hello, Frisco"...Irwin
"On the Beach at Honolulu", "Makin' Whoopee"...Meehan
"Make Believe"...Cook, Irwin
"Bill"...Lovell
"Pretty Girl", "Mandy"...All

 

Ep 1.08 DuPont Show Of The Week:  AMERICA'S MUSIC OF THE THIRTIES

05Nov1961 NBC

written by William Nichols

directed by Bill Colleran

Performers:

Count Basie, John Bubbles, Blossom Dearie, Bill Hayes, Dorothy Loudon.

Synopsis:
This episode presents a documentary exploring the golden age of popular music. The program recreates some of the hit musical
numbers of the the thirties and includes original recordings and archival footage. The program explores Broadway musicals,
the growth of the radio audience, the advent of the film musical, the jukebox craze, and the coming of swing and the big bands
and includes the songs of Gershwin, Berlin, Kern, Porter, Arlen, Ellington, Schwartz, Rodgers, and others. [RF]

 

Ep 1.09 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF TOYS

12Nov1961 NBC

written by George Foster

directed by Richard Barstow

Hosts: Harpo Marx and Carol Burnett.

Performers:
Carol Burnett, Edie Adams, Merv Griffin, Paterson, New Jersey East Side High School Band.
Appearing:
Rube Goldberg, Milton Berle, Eva Gabor, Elsa Maxwell, Audrey Meadows.
Synopsis:
In this episode, Harpo Marx acts as silent guide and Carol Burnett acts as narrator through toyland. There are also
performances. Rube Goldberg interviews several children about scientific toys. Musical highlights include, "Autumn Leaves,"
by Harpo Marx. [RF]

 

Ep 1.10 DuPont Show Of The Week:  FRED WARING AND THE PENNSYLVANIANS - THE UNFORGETTABLES

19Nov1961 NBC

written by George Foster

directed by Clark Jones

Performers: Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

Synopsis:
This episode presents a special Christmas program of all-time favorites from the repertoire of Fred Waring and the
Pennsylvanians. In Christmas settings, Waring and his 53-member glee club, orchestra, choir, vocal groups, and soloists
perform unforgettable songs, including America the beautiful, Stars and stripes forever and Heritage and concluding with
'Twas the night before Christmas, Silent night and Battle hymn. [RF]
 

Ep 1.11 DuPont Show Of The Week:  AMERICA'S MUSIC CHICAGO AND ALL THAT JAZZ

26Nov1961 NBC
director, James Elson
producer and writer, William Nichols
hosted by Garry Moore
Performers:
Red Allen, Louis Armstrong, Buster Bailey, Mae Barnes, Eddie Condon,
Bud Freeman, Johnny Guarnieri, Bob Haggart, Gene Krupa, Meade Lux Lewis, Jack Teagarden.
Synopsis:
* Chicago and All That Jazz.VJC-2002. This is a tape of the Dupont Show of the Week telecast on NBC on November 26, 1961,
with Garry Moore as the host. The show consists of several segments that feature several artists such as Eddie Condon,
Bud Freeman, Pee Wee Russell and Jimmy McPartland who were from Chicago and/or contributed to the Chicago style of jazz.
Bill Challis acted as consultant and wrote several of the orchestral arrangements. There are two magnificent tributes, one to
Bix and one to Louis Armstrong. The Bix tribute has two parts. In one, the soundtrack plays Frankie Trumbauer's seminal 1927
recording of Singin' the Blues while silent footage of Bix and several of Jean Goldkette's sideman is seen on video.
*
The second part has Johny Guarneri playing In a Mist. The Louis tribute also consists of two parts. In the first, we hear
Louis' 1927 landmark recording of West End Blues while still photographs and film footage are displayed on the screen.
The second consists of a film of Louis Armstrong and his orchestra playing Dippermouth Blues. The people responsible for
making the choices of what to include in the show were quite insightful. Undoubtedly, the two most important jazz recordings
of all times are Singin' the Blues and West End Blues. The contrast between Bix's lyrical solo in Singin' the Blues and
Louis' virtuoso solo in West End Blues is worthy of notice. [RF]

 

Ep 1.12 DuPont Show Of The Week:  TRICK OR TREASON

17Dec1961 NBC

written by Leon Tokatyan

directed by Leonard Horn

starring

Martin Gabel ......... DiLuca

Monique van Vooren ............ Krys

Tom Hellmore ............. Osborne

Russell Collins ........... Struycken

Randy Kraft ............. Carlin

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama of espionage during World War II. To catch a Dutch spy and mislead the Nazis, an operation for
an invasion through Holland is fed to the Germans to throw them off from the actual invasion on the Normandy coast. DiLuca,
an American OSS captain, falls in love with Krys, the Dutch spy. Her perfidy almost costs him his life when he learns she is
a spy and tries to stop her from revealing what he thinks is true information to the Nazis. He does not succeed and the
erroneous invasion plans confuse and divert the Nazis. [RF]

 

Ep 1.13 DuPont Show Of The Week:  HOLLYWOOD - MY HOME TOWN

07Jan1962 NBC

written by Royal Foster

directed by William Martin

narrated by Ken Murray

footage of Tom Mix, Will Rogers, John Barrymore,

Jean Harlow, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford

Synopsis:
This episode consists of the home movies taken by Ken Murray, entertainer and amateur cameraman, of Hollywood celebrities
from 1927 to the present. Approximately 75 of Hollywood's top stars are seen. The show is divided loosely into five parts:
Hollywood in the 20's; Hollywood Revisited; Playtime in Hollywood; Hollywood goes to War; and Hollywood Today. [RF]

 

Ep 1.14 DuPont Show Of The Week:  CIRCUS

21Jan1962 NBC

written by Richard Hanser & Bill Ballantine

directed by Donald B. Hyatt

Narrator: Emmett Kelly.

Performers: The Great Wallendas, La Norma.

Synopsis:
This episode explores the appeal of the circus and traces its history from the Roman Circus Maximus through P.T. Barnum to
today. There is archival footage of famous circus performers, such as Bird Millman and Alfredo Codona, and circus parades.
Circus acts are seen performing. Setting and taking down the circus tents are shown as well as the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers
Circus and the Florida State University training center. [RF]

 

Ep 1.15 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE FORGERY

04Feb1962 NBC

written by Gordon Russell

directed by Jack Smight

starring

Arthur Kennedy as Hans Maasdijk

Robert Burr as Police Commissioner Stryker

Thayer David as Gerald Wolters

John Abbott as Vanderkamp

Gaby Rodgers as Marie Maasdijk

Synopsis:
This episode presents a dramatization of the trial of the Dutch painter and forger Hans Van Moegeren, who confessed to
forging a dozen paintings of Jan Vermeer, one of which he sold to Field Marshall Hermann Goering. After the war, he
confessed to the forgeries to establish his innocence of collaboration charges. Convicted in 1947, he died in jail but he
delighted the Dutch by fooling the art experts. [RF]

 

Ep 1.16 DuPont Show Of The Week:  POLICE EMERGENCY

18Feb1962 NBC

written by Julian Claman

directed by Julian Claman

narrator Walter Matthau

Synopsis:
This episode presents a documentary that follows two emergency patrol car officers, Walter Chadwick and Eugene Corcoran,
from the 14th Precinct in New York City as they answer calls throughout lower Manhattan. Incidents that occur include a
race to assist a heart attack victim; a steam leak with 60 people trapped behind a wall of steam; an armed robbery of a
Western Union office; and a body floating in the East River being retrieved. Also included are conversations between the
two officers as they travel around the city. Their backgrounds, interests and families are discussed. [RF]

 

Ep 1.17 DuPont Show Of The Week:  AMERICA'S MUSIC REGARDS TO GEORGE M. COHAN

04Mar1962 NBC

written by William Nichols

directed by James Elson

starring

Peter Lind Hayes

Dorothy Loudon

Danny Meehan

Paula Hayden

Lester James

Synopsis:
This episode presents the story of George M. Cohan. The program includes performances of songs by Cohan and scenes from
the film Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring Jimmy Cagney as Cohan. [RF]

 

Ep 1.18 DuPont Show Of The Week:  COPS AND ROBBERS

18Mar1962 NBC

written Philip Reisman Jr

directed by Donald B. Hyatt

Narrator: Edward G. Robinson

Synopsis:
This episode presents a documentary about crime in America from pre-Revolutionary days to the present. The program shows
a typical city police headquarters, squad cars, officers on the beat, crime lab, as well as how the state and federal
governments use mobile forces and long-range strategy in detecting crime. Rare photos of American criminals, such as
John Billington, who was the first felon in America and was hanged for murder, are shown. Archival news footage show
crime figures such as Al Capone and John Dillinger. [RF]
 

Ep 1.19 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE BEAUTY OF A WOMAN

01Apr1962 NBC

written by Ernest Pendrell

directed by Lynwood King

narrated by Cyril Ritchard

appearing

Richard Brooks, Anita Colby, Ruby Dee, Jimmy Durante, Zsa Zsa Gabor,

Hermoine Gingold, Lillian Gish, Philippe Halsman, Edith Head,

Alexander King, Vincente Minnelli, Katherine Anne Porter,

and Cyril Ritchard

Synopsis:
A discussion on what makes a woman beautiful. Pictures various women from the early days of history to the movie stars of the
twentieth century and points out why they have been considered beautiful: examines the use of makeup for creating beauty. [RF]
 

Ep 1.20 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE ACTION OF NEW ORLEANS

15Apr1962 NBC

written by Franklyn MacGregor

directed by Jack Smight

starring

Robert Cummings ....... Alabama

Audrey Meadows ....... Constance

Frank McHugh ....... The Hub Tub Kid

Howard St. John ....... Crazy Horse Kid

William Hickey ....... the Clerk

Synopsis:
This episode presents the story of Alabama, a con man who romances rich widows and leaves them once he has obtained their
money. In New Orleans, he meets an attractive widow, Constance, who is selling her business. She is aware of his motive but,
finding him attractive, she gives him the money. He "loses" the money in investments and pockets the money. She informs the
police but she will not press charges if he will marry her. If he does not like being married to her after two years, he will
be free to leave. Alabama and Constance have been recalling these events after fifteen happy years of marriage. [RF]

 

Ep 1.21 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROBBERY (Part 1)

29Apr1962 NBC

written by Loring Mandel

directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Milton Selzer ....... Billy Noonan

Paul Mazursky ....... Lou Pugliese

Paul Lambert ....... James Cavanaugh

Gerald Price ....... Eugene "Gino" Carbonne

William Phipps ....... William "Whitey" Johnson

 

Ep 1.22 DuPont Show Of The Week: THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROBBERY (Part 2)

06May1962 NBC

written by Loring Mandel

directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Milton Selzer ....... Billy Noonan

Paul Mazursky ....... Lou Pugliese

Paul Lambert ....... James Cavanaugh

Gerald Price ...... Eugene "Gino" Carbonne

William Phipps ...... William "Whitey" Johnson

Synopsis:
This episode presents a docudrama based on the armed robbery of the Brink's Company in Boston on Jan. 17, 1950. This was
the largest cash robbery in history, totaling $2,775,395. This program recounts the aftermath of the robbery. Although the
seven robbers had taken a pledge to kill any member who broke the rules of secrecy, the brutality, antagonisms and betrayal
within the group turned one of its number to the law. The greatest police search for a criminal did not catch the robbers
until 1956 and only $60,000 was recovered. Doonan was cheated out of his share and he revealed everything to the FBI. [RF]

 

Ep 1.23 DuPont Show Of The Week:  AMERICA'S MUSIC FADS AND FOIBLES

13May1962 NBC

written by William Nichols

directed by Bill Colleran

starring

Eileen Rodgers

Art Carney

Alice Ghostley

James Hurst

John Smolko

Barbara Cook

Synopsis:
This episode presents a musical show exploring a century of fads and foibles including dance crazes, musical vogues,
sports, fashion, and automobiles in America. Musical selections, commentary, archival footage, and still photos in
action help portray the theme. [RF]

 

Ep 1.24 DuPont Show Of The Week:  A SOUND OF HUNTING

20May1962 NBC

written by Harry Brown

directed by Seymour M. Robbie

starring

Peter Falk ....... Collucci

Sal Mineo ....... Coke

Robert Lansing ....... Sgt. Mooney

Michael Tolan ....... Carter

Gene Wilder ....... Muller

Synopsis:
This episode presents a World War II drama set in 1944 in Monte Cassino, Italy. A rifle squad of eight GI's pinned down by
German gunfire are ordered to withdraw from the frontline position they hold by nightfall. One of them, Small, is trapped
and must wait until nightfall to join the unit or get the help of his buddies to get out safely before then. Eventually,
the embittered combat soldier, Collucci, disobeys orders and sets out to get Small. On the way, he wipes out the enemy
machine gun unit. When Collucci finds Small, he is already dead. [RF]

 

Ep 1.25 DuPont Show Of The Week:  HURRICANE

27May1962 NBC

directed by Al Wasserman

Narrator, Dane Clark

Synopsis:
This episode presents a documentary which analyzes Hurricane Carla, which struck the Gulf Coast of Texas in the early fall
of 1961. The program traces the earliest beginnings of the storm and tracks it until it builds its full fury and hits
Galveston Sept. 10-11, 1961. The show focuses on Galveston, which sustained the heaviest damage. Preparations before the
arrival of the hurricane and the devastation afterwards are shown. Repairs and rebuilding are undertaken and normal
activities resume. [RF]

 

Ep 1.26 DuPont Show Of The Week:  D-DAY

03Jun1962 NBC

written by Malvin Wald

directed by Mel Stuart

Narrated by Richard Basehart

appearing

Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower

Bernard Montgomery

Charles de Gaulle and Omar Bradley

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Prime Minster Winston Churchill

Synopsis:
This episode presents a documentary that provides an hour-by-hour account of the Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944,
recalling the first 24 hours of the beachhead and the harrowing weeks preceding the largest military landing in history.
The program includes footage of D-Day not previously seen in the U.S., such as captured German film and reels of the French
underground waging guerrilla warfare. [RF]

 

Ep 1.27 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE MOVIE STAR

10Jun1962 NBC

written by Robert Crean

directed by Jack Smight

starring

Dane Clark ....... Jerry Ross

Norma Crane ...... Anne Allen

Harry Townes ...... Mr. Allen

Nancy Marchand ...... Edna Rawley

Kathleen Widdoes ...... Kathy Allen

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama of the hysteria that arises when an international movie idol dies at the peak of his career.
Billy Allen is brought to his small Midwestern hometown of Charity for a hero's burial. When a Hollywood columnist suggests
a memorial fund to his memory, the bitter truth about Billy is divulged. Through the eyes of his widow, his business manager
and his brother's widow, a less than glamorous and heroic image of Billy takes form. Billy's widowed sister-in-law proclaims
to the mourners that he was the father of her son. Billy's widow asks the mourners to remember him as a fine actor and to
allow his family to mourn him alone. [RF]

 

Ep 1.28 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE RICHEST MAN IN BOGOTA

17Jun1962 NBC

written by Frank Gabrielson

directed by Ralph Nelson

starring

Lee Marvin ...... Juan de Nuñez

Miriam Colon ...... Marina

Richard Eastman ...... Great Elder

Eugene Iglesias ...... Pedro

E.J. Andre ...... Father José

Synopsis:
This episode presents the science fiction story of Juan de Nuñez, who is searching for precious minerals in the mountains
near his home of Bogotá, Colombia. After an avalanche, he awakes in a hidden valley inhabited by eyeless people. They speak
his language but do not understand words such as eyes and see. One of the eyeless people, Marina, pities him and tries to
protect him from the others, who are revolted by his eyes and think he is evil. He tries to escape the valley, but the Great
Elder rules his eyes must be destroyed so he will not leave their paradise. With Marina's help, Nuñez escapes and learns the
meaning of the valley and its inhabitants. [RF]

 

Ep 1.29 DuPont Show Of The Week:  SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE

24Jun1962 NBC

written by George M. Cohan

directed by Paul Almond

starring

Fred Gwynne ....... Magee

Joe E. Ross ....... Chief Kennedy

Pat Stanley ....... Mary

Jayne Meadows ....... Myra

Howard St. John ....... the Mayor

Synopsis:
This episode presents the story of William Hallowell Magee, a TV writer, makes a $5,000 bet with a friend, the owner of the
deserted Baldpate Inn in New England, that he can write a TV mystery in 24 hours. Magee arrives at the inn in the dead of
winter with, supposedly, the only key. However, mysterious intruders, each with their own key, disturb his concentration.
He discovers that there are six other people with keys. There is the theft of $200,000 left in the safe and one of
the intruders, Myra, is killed. The whole situation turns out to be a hoax. [RF]


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