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 Season 2 (NBC) (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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NBC Sundays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (hour long)

 

2.01 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE OUTPOST

16Sep1962 NBC

written by Roger O. Hirson

directed by Fielder Cook

starring

Neville Brand ....... Sergeant

Richard Conte ....... Captain

Keir Dullea ....... Lieutenant

Claude Rains ....... Colonel

Everett Sloane ....... Private

Synopsis:
This episode presents an allegorical drama without a specific time or location. There is a military outpost in a desert
wilderness near a hypothetical enemy. A young lieutenant arrives and is shocked to find only four other soldiers, each
with a stain against their military record. When he reports enemy troop movements, the others accuse him of having
hallucinations. The action builds to a surprise ending and because the exact significance of the story is unclear,
viewers are can draw their own conclusions. [RF]

 

Ep 2.02 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE INTERROGATOR

23Sep1962 NBC

written by Don M. Mankiewicz

directed by Jack Smight

starring

John Mills ...... Inspector Fallon

Ina Balin ...... Drusilla

Robert Loggia ...... Kiki

Murray Matheson ...... Commissioner Thompson

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama about Cyprus in 1957 during the height of the three-sided conflict between British colonial
rule and Greek and Turkish terrorists. Inspector Fallon, a British police superintendent, brings in a Cypriot prisoner,
Christos, one of a gang who blew up a power plant. In order to climb a hill, Fallon releases Christos, who knocks him out
and escapes. When Fallon returns, he is accused of murdering Christos. Commissioner Thompson thinks Fallon has comprised
himself and orders a replacement. A band of terrorists, including Kiki and Drusilla, is interrogated by Fallon, who uses
fierce measures to break down the prisoners. They confess to blowing up the plant. Fallon is freed from the accusation but
realizes he has used brutality in the process. [RF]

 

Ep 2.03 DuPont Show Of The Week:  FIRE RESCUE

30Sep1962 NBC Sun (rebroadcast 21Jul63)

written by Jack Fuller

directed by Fred Freed

narrator Walter Matthau

Synopsis 1:
This episode presents a documentary about the Rescue Company One of the New York Fire Dept., a small corps of firefighters
whose training and skills have equipped them for the most challenging assignments. The program follows the firefighters as
they answer calls to multiple alarm fires, resuscitation calls and other emergencies day and night. Incidents include the
death of firefighter John Farragher in a fire in the city's Hell's Hundred Acres section and a nine-alarm fire in a clothing
store in Queens. The show focuses on Lt. William McMahon as he leads his men. There are scenes at the company's quarters on
West 43rd St. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
For three months, cameras recorded New York City's Fire Rescue Company One in action and at the firehouse. There was a
nine-alarmer in Queens; a fire in a Manhattan novelty store; a tough mopping up job in a fire-gutted building; the rescue
of an 80 year-old woman trapped during a blaze; first aid to a girl who collapsed on the street; the rescue of other firemen
overcome by smoke in a burning tenement; and a tragic loft fire in which one man in the squad lost his life. Off-camera
narrator: Walter Matthau. [RF]

 

Ep 2.04 DuPont Show Of The Week:  BIG DEAL IN LAREDO

07Oct1962 NBC Sun

written by Sidney Carroll

directed by Fielder Cook

starring

Teresa Wright ...... Mary
Walter Matthau ...... Meredith
John McGiver ...... C.P. Ballinger
Zachary Scott ...... Habershaw
Roland Winters ...... Drummond
John Megna ...... Jackie
William Hansen ...... Dr. Scully
Arthur Hughes ...... Buford
James Kenny ...... Sam
Dana Elcar ...... Wilcox
Allen Collins
Keith Carsey

Synopsis 1:
A Western about a game of poker among four millionaires in Laredo. Meredith, traveling with his wife Mary and son Jackie,
watches the game and as a compulsive gambler has to join in. He is dealt the best five-card hand but dies of a heart attack.
Mary takes over and secures a loan from the bank using the hand as collateral. She wins the huge pot. In fact, they have
pulled off a con that cannot be repeated. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
At the Palomar Hotel in Laredo, the biggest durn poker game in the history of Texas is underway. Four cattle barons are
battling for blood in the back room, when the game is interrupted by a dirt farmer named Meredith, who asks permission to
kibitz. Meredith, a compulsive gambler, finally breaks down, joins the game - and bets his entire life savings. [RF]
Note: This was made into the feature film "A Big Hand for the Little Lady".

 

Ep 2.05 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE BETRAYAL

21Oct1962 NBC

written by Ernest Pendrell

directed by Jack Smight

starring

Franchot Tone ...... the Inspector

Maureen Stapleton ...... Prof. Gretchen Anna Thaelman

Margaret O'Brien ...... Elsa Thaelman

Burt Brinckerhoff ...... Carl Richter

John Alderman ...... Richard Thaelman

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama about contemporary East Berlin. A colonel of the East German People's Police is assassinated
by Richard Thaelman, a young underground hero, and son of Professor Gretchen Anna Thaelman, a Nobel Prize winner. Richard
flees to the apartment of Carl Richter, a non-political student of the professor. Under threats from Richard, he helps to
plan his escape when he is taken into custody. When he tells the inspector about Richard, he does not believe Carl. Richard
is caught and the Inspector tells his mother that Carl turned him in. But Carl wins his release and he insists they flee
the country and he pledges to carry on their work. [RF]

 

Ep 2.06 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE SHADOWED AFFAIR

04Nov1962 NBC

written by Michael Dyne

directed by Fielder Cook

starring

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. ...... Hans Harben

Greer Garson ...... Juliette Harben

Lois Nettleton ...... Jennifer Graham

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama of a isolated Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Hans Harben, his psychotic wife, Juliette, and a
young journalist, Jennifer Graham, who is assigned to interview him. Jennifer idolizes Hans, but she observes the strange
relationship between Hans and Juliette, who takes charge of all of his affairs with pathological determination. Jennifer
cannot work under her authoritative direction. She discovers she is in love with Hans and he with her. They plan to go to
Greece, but Juliette tells her about the strange bond that links her to Hans and why she throws Hans at young women. None
of his books would have been finished without these affairs. As Jennifer leaves, Hans and Juliette are at work on his newest
book, about their affair, entitled The shadowed affair. [RF]
 

Ep 2.07 DuPont Show Of The Week:  EMERGENCY WARD

18Nov1962 NBC

written by Frank De Felitta

directed by Frank De Felitta

narrator Dana Andrews

Synopsis:
This episode presents a documentary about the experiences of a young doctor confronted with a succession of crises in one of
the world's busiest hospitals, Bellevue Hospital in New York City. The program shows the physicians, nurses, patients, and
medical students of Bellevue's emergency ward on a typical night. Dr. Martin Mulder, a 26-year-old intern, works a routine
of 36 hours on duty and 8 hours off. He works at his utmost capacity on his cases, some of whom include a middle-aged man
who dies from a brain injury, a patient who rejects his advice of surgery because it will leave him disabled, and a man with
an acute heart attack. [RF]

 

Ep 2.08 DuPont Show Of The Week:  MUTINY

02Dec1962 NBC

written by Jerome Ross

directed by Jack Smight

starring

Dana Andrews ...... Commander Jason Vanning

Robert Walker ...... Cadet Philip Cantrell

John Baragrey ...... the Judge Advocate

Staats Cotsworth ...... Commandant Matthew Wayde

Lonnie Chapman ...... Seaman Cromwell

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama suggested by the only recorded mutiny in U.S. naval history. In 1842, the U.S.S. Bowers returns
to the Brooklyn Navy Yard from a training cruise. One cadet, 17-year old Philip Cantrell, son of a leading senator, was killed
during the voyage and a Naval Court of Inquiry summons the ship's captain, Commander Jason Vanning, to a hearing on charges of
murder. Cantrell always broke the rules and talked about seizing the vessel. The crew informed the captain and he put Cantrell
in irons. Cantrell told him that he had always felt inferior to his father. The crew became restless and Vanning prepared to
hang Cantrell but only if he did not confess. Cantrell tried to incite the crew and then jumped overboard. Vanning is cleared. [RF]
 

Ep 2.09 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE ORDEAL OF DR. SHANNON

16Dec1962 NBC

written by Robert Stewart

directed by Joan Kemp-Welch

starring

Rod Taylor ...... Dr. Robert Shannon

Elizabeth MacLennan ...... Jean Law

Finlay Currie ...... Sir Wilfred Challis

Ronald Fraser ...... Dr. James Mathers

Moultrie Kelsall ...... Dr. Usher

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama about Dr. Robert Shannon, a brilliant American resident physician, who abandons a promising
career and resigns his hospital post to find the right vaccine against a new and fatal influenza germ. He faces pressures
from all sides, from his friends, medical superiors and the woman he loves. [RF]]

 

Ep 2.10 DuPont Show Of The Week:  WINDFALL

13Jan1963 NBC

written by Roger O. Hirson

directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Eddie Albert ...... Frank Foster

Glynis Johns ...... Emily Foster

Murray Hamilton ...... Bob Fay

Milton Selzer ...... Mr. Raymond

Rex Everhart ...... Charlie

Gene Wilder ...... 1st Reporter

Synopsis:
This episode presents the story of Emily and Frank Foster, who find $92,000 in a sink which they bought in a junk shop.
Although he could use the money, he turns it over to the police. Some call them fools and the IRS think they are holding
out more money. When they find more money, Frank wants to keep it because of the suspicion and ridicule they have already
received. Realizing that they have caught the money bug, they burn the money. [RF]

 

Ep 2.11 DuPont Show Of The Week:  TWO FACES OF TREASON

10Feb1963 NBC

written by Philip Reisman Jr.

directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Lloyd Nolan ....... James Feveral

Larry Blyden ....... William Yarrow

James Daly ....... Albert

Martha Scott ....... Helen Adams

James Patterson ....... Bob Crane

Valora Noland ....... Maddie

Frank Campanella ....... Sergeant

Synopsis 1:
A communist spy dies in an accident, but the government does not release this information. The army comes up with Corporal
William Yarrow to take his place. He reports to a counter-intelligence unit under James Feveral. He learns everything about
the dead spy. He meets two communist agents, Albert and Helen Adams. Albert reveals that there is a leak. Yarrow implicates
Adams, whom Albert kills. He tells Yarrow to go fishing. When Yarrow tells Feveral about his concerns about the death of
Adams and he responds glibly, he punches him and goes fishing. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Though Cpl. William Yarrow is a good soldier, he is not exactly the ambitious type. When he requests reassignment, he expects
to get the sort of job that demands his usual marginal output of energy. But Uncle Sam wants him for something much more
demanding. Yarrow is ordered to report to a civilian named James Feverel, whose business is counterespionage. Feverel wants
the corporal to play a very dangerous game of impersonation. He is to assume the identity of a Communist agent who has just
died - an agent who bore a striking resemblance to him. If the ruse succeeds, Yarrow's country will benefit. If he fails,
he could pay with his life. [RF]

 

Ep 2.12 DuPont Show Of The Week:  COMEDIAN BACKSTAGE

10Mar1963 NBC

written by Fred Freed

directed by Fred Freed

narrator Frank McGee

starring

Shelly Berman

Marty Klein

Jim Davis

Harry Bell

Synopsis:
This episode presents a behind-the-scenes and candid study of comic Shelley Berman. The program examines the tensions and
demands that a performer lives with in the serious business of making people laugh. The show covers a 36-hour period in
Berman's life, centering on his performance at a Hollywood, Florida hotel. [RF]
 

Ep 2.13 DuPont Show Of The Week:  DIAMOND FEVER

24Mar1963 NBC

written by Jerome Ross

directed by Gerald Freedman

starring

Peter Lorre ....... Archie Lefferts

Theodore Bikel ....... Herbert Vanderling

Sidney Blackmer ....... Arthur Hartwick

Martin Brooks ....... Joe Vanderling

Katharine Sergava ....... Mrs. Vanderling

Synopsis:
This episode presents the drama of a financially pressed jeweller, Arthur Hartwick, who concocts a scheme whereby he would be
the victim of the theft of his fabulous diamond. He needs Herbert Vanderling, an embittered diamond cutter, to turn the stone
into an article of priceless beauty. His brother Joe plots to steal the diamond. Herbert tells Hartwick, who has insured the
diamond for one million dollars. Archie Lefferts, a great jewel thief, plans to steal the diamond. Vanderling successfully
cuts the diamond. After making a deal to kill the Vanderlings, Lefferts scuffles with Hartwick and the police catch them
both, having been tipped off by Joe. [RF]
 

Ep 2.14 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE SHARK

07Apr1963 NBC

written by Larry Marcus

directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Anthony Franciosa ....... Fred Russo

Skip Homeier ....... Harry Graham

Diana Hyland ....... Ellen Graham

Fred Stuart ....... Leonard

Peg Murray ....... Emily Quale

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama about Harry Graham, a prosperous grocer, who owes his life to Fred Russo. Fred saved Harry
from a shark, losing his leg in the rescue. Fred visits the Graham family and is treated like a guardian angel. However,
Fred has just killed a prostitute, Emily Quale. He feels compelled to tell Harry but changes his mind just before passing
out. When he awakes he is not sure what he has told Harry. He needs to know before he leaves and so takes a walk with Harry,
who fearing Fred calls for help. He and his wife Ellen acknowledge their debt to Fred but feel they must inform the police. [RF]
 

Ep 2.15 DuPont Show Of The Week:  PRISONER AT LARGE

21Apr1963 NBC

written by William Jersey

directed by William Jersey

narrator Walter Matthau

Synopsis:
This episode presents a documentary about the personal relationship between a parole officer and a paroled convict. Joseph
McCormick has worked most of his life in the Massachusetts Dept. of Corrections as a prison social worker and parole officer.
John Hackett (this is not the person's real name) first got into trouble when he was nine-years-old and was just paroled after
serving seven years for armed robbery. McCormick thinks he is an intelligent and likeable person, for whom there seems hope
 of rehabilitation. After nearly a year, Hackett commits another crime and is caught. They meet with a sense of emotional crisis. [RF]

 

Ep 2.16 DuPont Show Of The Week:  SOMETHING TO HIDE

05May1963 NBC

written by Leslie Sands

directed by Lewis Freedman

starring

Henry Jones ....... Davies

Colleen Dewhurst ....... Karen Holt

Dirk Kooiman ....... Howard Holt

Hilda Brawner ....... Julie Grant

Mary Doyle ....... Stella

Synopsis:
This episode presents a murder mystery. Howard Holt, a second rate author who is married to his wealthy publisher, Karen, is
having an affair with Julie Grant. Karen runs over Julie and Howard tells her not to call the police because they will charge
her with manslaughter. Karen calls them anyway and D.A. Davies arrives to question them. Karen listens in on a phone call to
Howard from a woman and becomes suspicious. Karen, who has a gun, pleads with Howard to tell the truth to the police, but he
demands that she give him the money in the safe. They struggle and Howard is killed. Then Julie arrives, confesses she murdered
Howard and demands the money. Davies arrests her. [RF]

 

Ep 2.17 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE

19May1963 NBC

written by Robert Thom

directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Tuesday Weld ....... Elsie Brinkmann

Alfred Drake ....... Louis Zakin

Michael Tolan ....... Welles Resnick

Sorrell Booke ....... Jake Resnick

Johnny Baymer ....... Mickey Mandell

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama of eerie suspense based on the legend of the dibbuk in which the spirit of a dead person
possesses a living body and acts through it. Elsie Brinkmann is an ingenue discovered in Las Vegas by Mickey Mandell and
signed by director Louis Zakin and producer Jake Resnick to star in a film biography of legendary movie goddess, Lylah Clare,
who has been dead for 25 years. Despite a striking resemblance, Elsie has none of her qualities. Lylah was unregenerate and
perverse. As filming progresses, Elsie begins to imagine that she is Lylah and becomes an evil creature. Finally, Elsie is
scheduled for the death scene, in which the character falls down the stairs and is killed. As she performs the scene, she
in fact falls down and dies. [RF]
 

Ep 2.18 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE TRIUMPH OF GERALD Q. WERT

09Jun1963 NBC

written by Ernestine Barton

directed by Lewis Freedman

starring

Art Carney ....... Gerald Q. Wert

John Megna ....... Peter

David Opatoshu ....... General Crayton

Charles White ....... Mayor Harper

 Frank Christi ....... Officer Folson

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama about the last comedian on earth, Gerald Q. Wert. The totalitarian world-super-government
deems laughter to be a malignant infection of public morals and a revolutionary activity. All comedians and laughmakers
have been executed or surrendered their art to avoid death. In this society, no one laughs or smiles. Wert is the subject of a
worldwide search. He finds sanctuary in a small American community and befriends a boy, Peter. At night Wert gives performances
 in cellars. Wert is captured and led to his death. Peter performs Wert's act for his friends and they roar with laughter. [RF] .

 

Ep 2.19 DuPont Show Of The Week:  SAN FRANCISCO DETECTIVE

16Jun1963 NBC

written by Arthur Zegart & Len Giovannitti

directed by Arthur Zegart

narrator Walter Matthau

Synopsis:
This episode presents a documentary about police work in San Francisco. The central figure is Inspector George Asdrubale,
a veteran of 16 years with the San Francisco Police Dept., 10 of them as homicide specialist. The program follows him to a
cheap hotel room in which an 18-year-old woman is found strangled, to skid row to serve a subpoena on a witness, to a shabby
rooming house searching for a suspect in an assault case, to the morgue where police seek identification of a murder victim,
and on a coffee break. The show also includes scenes of a line-up, the interrogation of witnesses and the work of the crime lab. [RF]

 

Ep 2.20 DuPont Show Of The Week:  A DOZEN DEADLY ROSES

23Jun1963 NBC

written by Leonard Kantor

directed by Robert Allen

starring

Lauren Bacall ....... Lorraine Boswell

Walter Matthau ....... Martin Pitt

Robert Alda ....... Ben Caulder

Vincent Gardenia ....... Samson

Addison Powell ....... Mr. Oates

Synopsis:
This episode presents a spy drama. Lorraine Boswell is acquitted of killing her wealthy husband thanks to the testimony of
a total stranger, Martin Pitt. They fall in love and marry. Martin is trying to get his hands on her husband's collection of
manuscripts and autographs because his passport is included in its contents and it proves he is a spy. Ben Caulder, who is
an Interpol agent, tries to buy the collection, but Martin refuses. Caulder tells Lorraine about Martin, who apparently kills
him. Lorraine tells Martin that there are copies of his passport in the bank, so they play Russian roulette with drinks
laced with arsenic. He dies and she is tried for his murder, but Caulder appears to clear her. [RF]

 

Ep 2.21 DuPont Show Of The Week:  OPENING NIGHT

30Jun1963 NBC

written by Al Wasserman

directed by Al Wasserman

narrator Jason Robards Jr.

starring

Joseph Andrews

Louise Sorel

Joe Ponazecki

Leslie Barnett

C.K. Alexander
Synopsis:
This episode presents a behind-the-scenes study of the launching of a new play. The program focuses on the aspirations,
talents and efforts of a director and cast that culminate in the exciting moment when a new play comes to life. The play
is The dragon, a story of tyranny in the guise of a fairy tale, which opened April 9, 1963 at the Phoenix Theatre in
New York City. This is the first off-Broadway production of Joseph Anthony, one of Broadway's top directors. The show
includes Anthony's working with the actors and fusing the acting with the other elements of the play, such as lighting
and costumes. Backstage scenes include Anthony's parting speech to the cast, portions of the play, and the principal
players watching a review on TV. The play closed after a three-week run. [RF]

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