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The Elgin TV Hour (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

THE ELGIN TV HOUR
October 5, 1954 to June 14, 1955  ABC Tuesdays 9:30-10:30

Producer Herbert Brodkin

 

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ABC Tuesdays  9:30-10:30pm  - alternating with U.S. Steel Hour

 

Ep 1.01 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: FLOODTIDE

05-Oct-1954 ABC Tue

written by Mort Wishengrad

starring

Robert Cummings ... Jeff Clark
Janet Blair ....... Lacey Gaddis Clark
Richard Jaeckel ... Virgil Gaddis
Charles Dingle .... Miles Virdin
Dorothy Gish ...... Miss Psyche
Dorothy Sands ..... Angela Buck
Paula Trueman ..... Edna Earle
Frank H. Wilson ... Henry
Synopsis:
Clark tries valiantly to save his old plantation from a flood, keep his

ex-waitress wife at home, and bail out his amoral brother-in-law who had

a tendency to shoot upstate troopers. [RF]
 

Ep 1.02 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: FAMILY CRISIS

19-Oct-1954

starring

James Daly as Jim

Betty Field as Blanche

Fay Bainter as Grandma

Charles Taylor as Terry

Iris Mann as Nancy

 

Ep 1.03 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: HIGH MAN

02-Nov-1954

starring

Ralph Bellamy as Walter

Joanne Woodward as Nancy

William Redfield as Hopper

John Beal as Harvey

Neva Patterson as Iris

King Calder as Sibley

Edgar Stehli as Mr. Ward

Anne Seymour as Miss Summers

Jeffrey Lynn as Jackson

 

Ep 1.04 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: WARM CLAY

16-Nov-1954

written by Winifred Wolfe & Jack Gordon

directed by Donald Richardson

starring

Louis Jourdan as Ben Cory

Ruth Hussey as Fran Tillman

Margaret Hamilton as Gwen

Herbert Nelson as Nate

Malcolm Brodrick as Mike

Adele Newton

 

Ep 1.05 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: HEARTS AND HOLLYWOOD

30-Nov-1954

directed by Daniel Petrie

starring

Gertrude Berg as Bessie

Mikhail Rasumny as Berman

Nita Talbot

Norman Feld as Morton

Robert Strauss as Sid Roth

Rudy Bond as Nate

Lenka Peterson as Marge

Betty Walker as Mrs. Lewis

Dora Weissman as Mrs. Perlman

Frank Overton as Ad Man

 

Ep 1.06 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: YESTERDAY'S MAGIC

14-Dec-1954

written by Michael Dyne

starring

Roddy McDowall as Jamie

Francis Lederer as Ferrante

Rex O'Malley as Soames

Herbert Marshall as Belmont

 

Ep 1.07 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: FALLING STAR

28-Dec-1954

starring

Polly Bergen as Dawn Desmond

E.G. Marshall as Brady Weeks

Jackie Cooper as Joe Morton

Luella Gear as Mom Morton

Frank McHugh as Photographer

 

Ep 1.08 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: THE BRIDGE

11-Jan-1955

starring

John Ireland as Major Marshall

Kim Stanley as Lili

Walter Burke as Armstrong

Miko Oscard as Jean

Rex O'Malley as Miller

Tonio Selwart as Levesque

Anthony Dawson as German

Jarmila Novotna as Mother

 

Ep 1.09 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: FAMILY MEETING

25-Jan-1955

starring

Robert Emhardt as Senator Harold Grimes

William Redfield as Lyman Poole

Janis Carter as Rita Forbes

Margery Gray as Hope

Alan Bunce as Walter

Polly Rowles as Mother

 

Ep 1.10 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: DAYS OF GRACE

08-Feb-1955

starring

Franchot Tone as Will L'Hommedieu

Nancy Malone as Gloria L'Hommedieu

Peggy Conklin as Madge L'Hommedieu

George Macready as Ralph Chambers

Pat Harrington Jr. as Benny

Malcolm Lee Beggs as Jim Fuller

John Alexander as Doctor

Synopsis:

An advertising executive loses his job after 20 years with the same agency. [RF]

 

Ep 1.11 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: THE STING OF DEATH

22-Feb-1955

written by Alvin Sapinsley

story by H.F. Heard

starring

Boris Karloff as Mr. Mycroft

Hermione Gingold as Alice

Martyn Green as Mr. Hargrove

Robert Flemyng as Mr. Silchester

 

Ep 1.12 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: CRIME IN THE STREETS

08-Mar-1955

written by Reginald Rose

directed by Sidney Lumet

starring

Robert Preston as Ben Wagner

John Cassavetes as Frankie Dane

Van Dyke Parks as Richie Dane

Glenda Farrell as Mrs. Dane

Mark Rydell as Lou Macklin

Will Kuluva as Mr. Gioia

Ivan Cury as 'Baby' Gioia

David Winters as Glasses

 

Ep 1.13 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: THE $1000 DOLLAR WINDOW

22-Mar-1955

written by Alvin Sapinsley

starring

Sir Cedric Hardwicke .. August Draper
Mary Astor ............ Madge Draper
Larry Blyden .......... Harrison B. Harrison
Patricia Barry ........ Betty
Joe Mantell ........... Mugsy
Malcolm Lee Beggs ..... O'Neil
Kenny Delmar .......... Meadows
James Millhollin ...... Weiner
Percy Waram ........... Stanhope
Mort Marshall ......... Punk
Synopsis:
The pompous and dapper gentleman behind a race-track window is

himself taken in by his bank president manner. [RF]
 

Ep 1.14 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: BLACK EAGLE PASS

05-Apr-1955

written by Halsted Welles
starring
Paul Douglas ..... Zeke
Joan Lorring ..... Maggie
Philip Abbott .... Lynn
Valerie Bettis ... Violet
Charles Dingle ... Green Castle
Ed Binns ......... Tucker
Synopsis:
The pretty young wife of an older rancher discovers that her husband

had never bothered to divorce his first wife. That little lady is back in town

as the companion of a notorious gambler. Set in the Old West. [RF]

 

Ep 1.15 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: MIDSUMMER MELODY

19-Apr-1955

starring

June Lockhart as Martha

Jerome Courtland as Kennedy

Kathleen Nolan as Celia

Ernest Truex as Pops

 

Ep 1.16 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: DRIFTWOOD

03-May-1955

written by Michael Dyne

starring

Lorne Greene as Bernon Dyall

John Forsythe as George Conway

Teresa Wright as Marianne Merrick

Vaughn Taylor as Jericho

 

Ep 1.17 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: SAN FRANCISCO FRACAS

17-May-1955

written by Alvin Sapinsley

starring

Polly Bergen as Betty West

Theodore Bikel as Dr. Wu

Orson Bean as Arthur

Ralph Bunker as Mr. Widewillow

John McGiver as Gubbins

Judy Tyler as Pickpocket

Joe Mantell as Bellboy

Guy Raymond as Detective

 

Ep 1.18 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: MIND OVER MOMMA

31-May-1955 ABC Tue

written by Gertrude Berg & James Yaffe

starring

E.G. Marshall as Saul Hirsch

Norma Crane as Joan Hirsch

Gertrude Berg as Helen Hirsch

Gene Saks as Mitchell Sanders

Frieda Altman as Sadie Mandel

Eulabelle Moore as Gurlene

 

Ep 1.19 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: COMBAT MEDICS

14-Jun-1955 ABC Tue

written by David Davidson

directed by Donald Richardson

starring

Jack Lord as Lt. Davis

Brian Keith as Corporal Snow

John Cassavetes as Private Tommy Fitch

John Kerr as Private Foster

Joe Maross as Private Barnes

Mickey Shaughnessy

 

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