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 Season 3 (NBC) (1963-64)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

########## DuPont Show Of The Week ###########

############## season 3 1963-64 ##############

############### (final season) ###############

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

 

Ep 3.01 DuPont Show Of The Week:  TO BURY CAESAR

08Sep1963 NBC

written by Berkely Mather

directed by Fielder Cook

starring

Jack Hawkins ....... Adam Hilderson

Pamela Brown ....... Helen Hilderson

Nigel Davenport ....... Philip Maybrick

Kenneth Griffith ....... Lembke

Derek Francis ....... Chayotn, QC

Synopsis:
This episode presents a courtroom melodrama about an English parliamentarian's fight for his political life. Adam Hilderson
is. a brilliant politician but is passed over for ministerial posts. His wife Helen thinks there must be an unsavory incident
in his past. Their friend, publisher Philip Maybrick, learns from a sailor Lembke that after their ship was torpedoed,
Hilderson fought for a space on a lifeboat but a woman, Lembke's wife, was killed. Maybrick proposes an infallible libel
scheme, which would result in big money for both. Hilderson learns his wife is colluding with Maybrick and will divorce him
to marry Maybrick. At the libel trial, Hilderson exposes the collusion and presents evidence he was not aboard the
torpedoed ship, clearing his name. [RF]

 

Ep 3.02 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE LAST HANGMAN

15Sep1963 NBC

written by Ernest Kinoy

directed by Fielder Cook

starring

Ed Begley ....... John Moore

Finlay Currie ....... O'Connell

Noel Purcell ....... Meager

Clive Revill ....... Boyle

Robert Gerringer ....... Joe Moore

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama of three aged Irish Republican Army veterans, O'Connell, Meager and Boyle, who had taken an
oath to eliminate all of those responsible for the hanging of their compatriots in the rebellion against English rule.
They now live in Cleveland and there is only one more person left, the equally aged John Moore, who lives on Long Island,
New York. The three make their presence known to Moore, who tells his son, Joe. He does not believe his father. The three
take Moore to a deserted house to kill him. John, a soldier to the end, accepts the situation, but Joe arrives to stop them.
O'Connell falls ill and the Moores take him [RF]

 

Ep 3.03 DuPont Show Of The Week:  HOLD-UP!

22Sep1963 NBC

written by Robert Van Scoyk

directed by Paul Bogart

starring

Hans Conreid ....... Charles Hamilton

Hal March ....... Max von Ritter

Gerald Hiken ....... Rudy Schrieber

Charlotte Rae ....... Mona Brinkman

Bernie West ....... Harry Fenn

Synopsis:
This episode presents a farcical story of a plot to stage a million-dollar robbery of Historyland. Fate and their inadequacy
conspire to snare the plans of Charles Hamilton, an accountant, and Max von Ritter, a safecracker, to rob Historyland, an
amusement park. They plan to time the robbery with a Jesse James-type bank holdup which is staged daily in the park and to
escape in the confusion between the real and fake robberies. They enlist the help of Rudy Schrieber, a dynamite expert who
is virtually deaf, and Harry Fenn, an ice cream vendor who is more interested in picking pockets. They successfully pull off
their scheme, but when they open up the bags, they find only passes to the park. [RF]

 

Ep 3.04 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE BACHELOR GAME

29Sep1963 NBC

written by Irving Gaynor Neiman

directed by Marc Daniels

starring

Barry Nelson ....... Clay Douglas

Diana van der Vlis ....... Paula Amory

Elliott Reid ....... Harrison Hunter

Carolyn Groves ....... Tracey Wilde

Alan Hewitt ....... MacNab

Synopsis:
This episode presents a sophisticated comedy set against the New York magazine world. Clay Douglas is the editor of a
large-circulation national magazine which is losing money. He determines to put the magazine on a paying basis by securing
exclusive rights to the life stories of either Paula Amory, an often-married movie star, or Hunter Harrison, an eccentric
millionaire. Clay's next-door neighbor, Tracey Wilde, falls in love with him. She was married to Harrison and she convinces
him to sell his memoirs to the magazine, which saves the magazine and traps Clay into marrying her. [RF]

 

Ep 3.05 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE TAKERS

13Oct1963 NBC

written by Jacques Gillies

directed by Fielder Cook

starring

Walter Matthau ....... Harley Downing

Shirley Knight ....... Charmian Scott

Claude Rains ....... Baron van der Zost

Nancy Barrett ....... Inga

Larry Hagman ....... Boyd

William Harnson ....... Bouchard

Synopsis:
This episode presents a suspense drama of a near-perfect jewel theft. Baron van der Zost, one of the wealthiest men in the
world, checks into the Caesar Hotel with his family and jewel collection. A group of thieves is in the suite across the hall.
The leader is Harley Downing and his key aid is Charmian Scott, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Zost's daughter, Inga.
The thieves execute their scheme. As Downing is checking out of the hotel, Bouchard, Zost's private detective, recalls that
Charmian, masquerading as Inga, was wearing dark glasses, but Inga had left hers on the plane. The thieves are caught. [RF]

 

Ep 3.06 DuPont Show Of The Week:  MANHATTAN BATTLEGROUND

20Oct1963 NBC

directed by William Jersey

narrator Dane Clark

Synopsis:
This episode presents a documentary about a social worker's approach to slum problems in Spanish Harlem in New York City.
Dan and Hope Murrow lived there for five years and became totally involved with their neighbors, who included gangs of
youths, alcoholics, drug addicts, and prostitutes. Violence had been a regular occurrence. Within two years after Murrow's
arrival, the street fighting had ended, the gangs had become clubs and the fighting had been replaced with psychodramas,
in which the youths worked out their aggression. Since they have completed their five-year project, the Murrows are leaving
for Brandeis University. A play is performed which re-enacts what happened when Dan first tried to bring the gangs together
for a peace conference. [RF]

 

Ep 3.07 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE SILVER BURRO

03Nov1963 NBC

written by Bill Deming & Allan Sloane

directed by William Corrigan

starring

Ray Milland ....... the Investigator

Carroll O'Connor ....... N.S. Kellogg

Laurie Main ....... J.T. Cooper

Thomas Barbour ....... O.O. Peck

Synopsis:
This episode presents a comedy-drama based on a true story of the Idaho Hills in 1885. A present-day investigator tells
the story. A prospector named N.S. Kellogg sets out across the Coeur d'Alene Mountains, meagerly grubstaked by J.T. Cooper
and O.O. Peck. Along the way, he loses his burro. When he finds the animal, it is standing atop the biggest vein of silver
in the Northwest. Kellogg tries to cut out his partners and this precipitates a legal battle, which is finally resolved for
everyone except the burro. [RF]

 

Ep 3.08 DuPont Show Of The Week:  MISS AMERICA -- BEHIND THE SCENES

17Nov1963 NBC

directed by Fred Freed

narrator Frank McGee

Synopsis:
This episode presents a candid study of a young woman's transformation from a college student into a contestant for the
Miss America crown. The program covers four weeks in the life of Jeanne Richey Amacker of Beaumont, Texas, from being
named Miss Texas through the decision in Atlantic City. Overnight she becomes a celebrity and is taken on a whirlwind tour
of her state. She gets a new hairdo, cosmetics and wardrobe courtesy of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. In Atlantic City,
she attends a briefing session and rehearsals. She is shown responding to the announcement of the winner. [RF]

 

Ep 3.09 DuPont Show Of The Week:  RIDE WITH TERROR

01Dec1963 NBC

written by Nicholas Baehr

directed by Ron Winston

starring

Gregory Rosakis ....... Connors

Tony Musante ....... Ferrone

Mart Hulswit ....... Teflinger

Ron Leibman ....... Carmatti

Gene Hackman .......  Douglas McCann

Vincent Gardenia
Frieda Altman
John Connell
Louise Troy
James Sheller
Loretta Leversee
John McMartin
Kathy Dunn

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama of twelve people held captive by hoodlums on a subway train in New York City. After beating
and robbing an elderly man of eight dollars, Connors and Ferrone decided to take the Lexington Ave. IRT to Times Square.
They jam the doors so nobody can board or deboard. They terrorize the people on the train. It becomes apparent
that the only thing the captives have in common is their refusal to get involved. Finally, Teflinger, a soldier on leave
and with his arm in a cast, fights the hoods alone and knocks them out. In the tussle, he is stabbed. At Times Square,
the police take the hoods into custody. [RF]

 

Ep 3.10 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE GAMBLING HEART

23Feb1964 NBC

written by Horton Foote

directed by Paul Bogart

starring

Ruth White ....... Mrs. Turner

Tom Bosley ....... Howard

Sarah Marshall ...... Ada

Estelle Parsons ...... Carrie Bernice

John Cullum .......Hugh

Phillip Coolidge ....... V.J. Thompson

Synopsis:
This episode presents the story of Mrs. Turner and her daughters, Carrie Bernice and Ada, who inherited $10,000 from their
father. Ada's husband, Howard, is a gambler and turns the money into millions. Carrie and her husband, Hugh, eke out a
living running a store. Mrs. Turner, also a gambler, encourages Howard to take risks. He invests in a risky oil deal. At
first, the picture looks bad, but the deal turns into a $50,000 return. He tells the family, but Howard argues that Hugh
should hold out for more. Hugh disappears and returns with a new car and expensive purchases. The family is worried, but
he has accepted the $50,000 and the extravagance was to teach them a lesson. When Mrs. Turner arrives with new wild plans,
Carrie and Hugh tell her to mind her own business. [RF]

 

Ep 3.11 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE HELL WALKERS

08Mar1964 NBC

written by Jacques Gillies

directed by Fielder Cook

starring

John Mills ...... Davies

Curt Jurgens ........ Kleinerts

George Voskovec ........... Father Boucard

Gusti Huber ........... Maria Parsons

Caroline Brenner ........... Mme. Danier

Eda Reiss Merin ......... Mme. Kemp

Synopsis:
This episode presents a drama about a convicted Nazi war criminal and a man hired to remind him of the crimes he committed.
Just before his release from prison after serving a 15-year sentence for his part in the administration of a Nazi extermination
camp, Kleinerts receives a postcard on which is written, "Remember the fifth of September." In Kleinert's hotel in Paris,
Davies tells him that he has been hired to remind him constantly of his crimes by a man whose son died in the camp on the
5th of September. Kleinerts realizes there is no place for him to hide, but Davies sinks into the morass of his hatred. [RF]

 

Ep 3.12 DuPont Show Of The Week:  JEREMY RABBITT -- THE SECRET AVENGER

05Apr1964 NBC

written by Robert Thom

directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Frank Gorshin ...... Jeremy Rabbitt

Jennifer West .......... Althea Krupp

Jim Backus .......... Big Boss Buddy Foy

Brian Donlevy .......... Cheese Karapolis

Carolyn Jones ........ Jo Jo

Walter Matthau .......... Tony Maruzella

Franchot Tone .......... Sen. Grady Lyons

Synopsis:
This episode presents a farce comedy about Jeremy Rabbitt, a meek court stenographer, who decides to dispose of notorious
gangsters to impress his landlady, with whom he is in love. His first victim is Cheese Karapolis, who is electrocuted by
a short in his toothbrush. Next is Tony Maruzella, whom Jeremy disposes of by filling his golf ball with explosives. Posing
as a beauty operator, he smothers Jo Jo. Finally he confesses and is sent to a sanitarium. Althea arrives as a nurse's aid
and they poison Big Boss Buddy Foy. They promise to each other they will not hurt anyone else. [RF]

 

Ep 3.13 DuPont Show Of The Week:  A DAY LIKE TODAY

19Apr1964 NBC

written by Stanley R. Greenberg

directed by Tom Donovan

starring

Art Carney .......... Walter Matthews
Kathleen Maguire .... Helen
Janice Hanson ....... Dolores
Dennis Cooney ....... Mark
Paul McGrath ........ Jenkins
John Buckwalter ..... Green

Synopsis 1:
This episode presents a story of a middle-aged widower fighting a lonely battle for his life. For Walter Matthews, Friday
has been just one more day in a succession of bad days. Trying to ease a splitting headache, he accidentally takes poison.
He proceeds to review the previous 24 hours. He is a harried business executive. He is interested in his secretary Helen
and she in him, but they have done nothing about it. His daughter Dolores invites him to dinner and then cancels. His son
Mark refuses to share a summer cottage with him. As all this passes before Walter, he still wants to live and he prays for
another day. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Hard-driving insurance executive Walter Matthews finally takes the time to view his life in perspective - as he lies
paralyzed and perhaps dying from poison he took by mistake. [RF]

 

Ep 3.14 DuPont Show Of The Week:  INCIDENT ON WILSON STREET

03May1964 NBC

written by William Jersey

directed by William Jersey

narrator Frank McGee

Synopsis:
This episode presents a documentary about P.S. 16 in New York City and the students and teachers of the school. The focus is
on teacher Pegi Gorelick and her nine fifth-graders. They are shown in their classroom and in the All Day Neighborhood after
school program, in which regular schoolwork is augmented and enriched. One of the students attacks the teacher, who is not
hurt. The rest of the program focuses on the ramifications of the incident for the student and her family, her classmates,
the teacher, and the school. [RF]

 

Ep 3.15 DuPont Show Of The Week:  MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE

31May1964 NBC

written by John D. Hess

directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Corinne Calvert ....... Maria Pringle

Martin Milner ......... Rex Adams

Patricia Barry ........ Alice Adams

Fred Clark ......... Calvin Coopersmith

Arnold Soboloff ........ John Pick

Synopsis:
This episode presents a comedy-drama about a married couple of limited means who suddenly strike it rich. Alice and Rex Adams
find themselves rich when a small value of stock turns into a half million dollars. With the help of his lawyer and cousin,
Calvin Coopersmith, Rex increases his fortune eight-fold. Rex indulges in extreme extravagance. Another woman appears,
Maria Pringle, whose hobby is taking money from millionaires. Alice counters with her own huge expenditures, teaching Rex
how corrupt he has become. Calvin amalgamates Rex's holdings into a foundation under his own control. Calvin counts the money
aboard a yacht with his wife, the former Maria Pringle. [RF]

 

Ep 3.16 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE PATIENT IN ROOM 601

07Jun1964 NBC

written by Len Giovannitti

directed by Fred Freed

Narrator James Daly

Synopsis:
This episode presents a documentary about Lita Levine, who survived an air disaster, and her rehabilitation. On Aug. 15, 1958,
her flight to Nantucket, Massachusetts ended in a crash. She had third degree burns over 50 percent of her body. She endured
unspeakable pain and 41 operations as she was treated in Massachusetts General Hospital. Her parents sacrificed everything
in helping their daughter to recover. Five years and nine months later, Lita was again living a meaningful life. A clasp was
made for her hands which enable her to write and paint. She is now an artist. An exhibit of her paintings opens at the
Hampshire House in Boston. [RF]

 

Ep 3.17 DuPont Show Of The Week:  THE MISSING BANK OF RUPERT X. HUMPERDINCK

21Jun1964 NBC

written by Robert Van Scoyk

directed by Marc Daniels

starring

John McGiver ........ G.F. Springer

Gerald Hiken ......... Lionel Baker

Meg Myles ............. Louise Springer

Hiram Sherman ......... McKinley, the Bank President

Sada Thompson ........ Judy, McKinley's Secretary

Synopsis 1:
This episode presents a comedy about three people scrambling for a large sum of money in an inactive bank account.
G.F. Springer has a penchant for marriage, railroads and booze. His ex-wife Louise suspects he held out on her in the
divorce settlement. Twenty-five years earlier in a drunken state, he deposited $40,000 in a bank in Hangover, North Dakota
under the pseudonym Rupert X. Humperdink. When he tries to withdraw the money, the bank teller, Lionel Baker, who has been
stealing from the account, prevents him from doing so because he cannot prove he is Humperdink. They agree to split the
money. When Louise arrives, Springer is arrested for the murder of Humperdink. Lionel and Louise skip town. He tells her
that he put the money in a safe place but he cannot remember where. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The most recent wife of oft married G.F. Springer is sure he's holding out some cash on her divorce settlement - and he is.
But Springer stashed the nest egg away 25 years ago and can't remember what name he invented at the time he deposited it,
or where the bank is. [RF]

 

Ep 3.18 DuPont Show Of The Week:  HIGH WIRE --THE GREAT WALLENDAS

19Jul1964 NBC

written by Al Wasserman

directed by George Freedland

Narrator Frank McGee

appearing

Karl, Herman, Edith, Gunther, Jenny Wallenda.

Synopsis:
A behind-the-scenes look at the family of high-wire circus performers. The program focuses on the aerialist family's
struggle to recreate the seven-person pyramid act, which once brought them to the height of their fame and caused the
fall in Jan. 1962 in Detroit, Michigan, killing two members of the troupe and permanently crippling one other. At their
winter training quarters in Sarasota, Florida, the Wallendas rehearse the act. During one rehearsal, there is an accident
and all of the performers are injured. However, they decide to persevere and successfully perform the act on Nov. 20, 1963
in Ft. Worth, Texas. Then they announce they will never repeat the performance. [RF]

 

Ep 3.19 DuPont Show Of The Week:  DON'T GO UPSTAIRS

16Aug1964 NBC

written by Roger O. Hirson

directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Connie Scott ............ Daisy

Mary Fickett ............ Mrs. Harper

Charles Aidman ............ Mr. Harper

James Daly .............. Mr. Simmons

Doug Chapin .......... Kip

Synopsis:
This episode presents an eerie drama of a 14-year-old girl trapped alone in her home with an unknown terror. Mr. and Mrs.
Harper argue about firing a life-long employee of their business, Jason Simmons. Daisy, their daughter, overhears their
argument, and here the fantasy begins. She hears a scuffle and thud. Her mother tells her under no circumstances to go
upstairs. Daisy must bribe her brother Kip to stay in the kitchen. Simmons arrives and Daisy manages to lock him in the
cellar. But he breaks down the door and goes upstairs. He tells Daisy that something terrible has happened. She goes
upstairs and appears to see her murdered mother, but then the fantasy ends and all is normal. [RF]

 

Ep 3.20 DuPont Show Of The Week:  FLIGHT DECK

23Aug1964 NBC

written by Al Wasserman

directed by Al Wasserman

Narrator Frank McGee

Synopsis:
A typical day of the flight deck crew of the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt. The ship and its crew of
3,600 men begin their tour of duty with the 6th fleet by sailing from Jacksonville, Florida to the Mediterranean Sea.
A routine day for the flight deck crew begins at 5 am and continues until 2 am. They launch aircraft with the steam-powered
catapults. Planes land on the rolling and pitching deck. Their duties are fraught with dangers, such as blasts from jet
engines and a broken arresting gear wire lashing across the deck. A pilot dies when his plane crashes into the sea.
There is a burial service. [RF]

 

Ep 3.21 DuPont Show Of The Week:  AMBASSADOR AT LARGE

30Aug1964 NBC

written by Loring Mandel

directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Peter Falk .......... Danilo Diaz

Arthur Kennedy ....... Colin Ryan

Andrew Duggan ......... Ambassador Marshall

Oscar Homolka ......... Tomas Medina-Colon

Larry Hagman .......... Elias
Synopsis:
A drama about President Tomas Medina-Colon, a bloody tyrant, who rules the imaginary Latin American country of Pais del Sol
with an iron fist. Arrayed against him is fiery Danilo Diaz, a rebel leader who mouths sentiments of democracy and freedom.
When Diaz seeks political asylum at the U.S. Embassy, Colin Ryan must weigh his potential. Medina-Colon threatens to close
the embassy. Elias, Ryan's assistant, learns that if Diaz replaced Medina-Colon, he too would be a tyrant. At the execution
of five revolutionaries, Diaz pleads for help from the Americans. Ryan orders that Diaz be gotten out of the country so he
will not become a martyr. Later they learn that the security forces killed Diaz. [RF]

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