CTVA US Anthology - "Fireside Theatre" (ZIV/NBC) Season 3 (1950-51)

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 Season 3 (NBC) (1950-51)
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

US Network Schedules  1950-1951


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NBC Tuesdays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (30min)

  3.01 [--] Fireside Theatre: POLLY (film)

29Aug50 NBC Tue

cast

Ann Savage

Kenneth Harvey

Synopsis:

A young man tied to his rich aunt's apron strings, falls in love with a carhop.  [RF]

 

3.02 [--] Fireside Theatre: STOPOVER (film)

05Sep50 NBC Tue

cast

Gertrude Michael

John Call

Warren Douglas

Synopsis 1:

An ex-GI attempts to fulfill a vow of vengeance against his former top sergeant. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The conductor's announcement of the station "Elm Grove, Ohio" brings back to

a former GI his vow for vengeance against his former Sergeant. [RF]

 

 3.03 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
12Sep50
starring
Lois Hall

 

3.04 [--] Fireside Theatre: INCIDENT IN THE RAIN

19Sep50 NBC Tue

cast

Irene Vernon

Warren Douglas

Frances Williams

Synopsis:
A story about a murder epidemic. [RF]

 

3.05 [--] Fireside Theatre: ANDY'S OLD MAN (film)

26Sep50 NBC Tue

cast

Trudy Marshall

Cynthia Corby

Kathleen Freeman

Synopsis:

The son of a widow attempts to find himself a father. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The nine year old son of a pretty young widow attempts to find himself a father. [RF]

 

 3.06 [--] Fireside Theatre: INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT
03Oct50
starring
Wilton Graff
John Baer
Norbert Schiller
John Mitchum (as Jack Mitchum)
Marjorie Stapp
Art Millan
Ben Astar
Bob Stevenson
Shirley DeArmit
*Syndication airing on Royal Playhouse

3.07 [--] Fireside Theatre: LUCY AND THE STRANGER
10Oct50
starring
Trudy Marshall
Margaret Lambert
Virginia Carroll
William Phipps
Ralph Byrd
Ivor James
Dana Gibson
Wendy Waldron
Jack Daly
Adeline de Walt Reynolds
Cynthia Corley
Norman Budd

 

3.08 [--] Fireside Theatre: HOPE CHEST (film)

17Oct50 NBC Tue

cast

Frieda Inescort

Mary Sinclair

Everett Glass
Ross Elliott
Virginia Farmer
Synopsis:

Story about a beautiful girl, her possessive mother

and unexpected "knight in shining armor". [RF]

 

3.09 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE AMBER GODS

24Oct50 NBC Tue

cast

Mary Sinclair

Lester Matthews
Morgan Farley
Maudie Norman
William Henry
Synopsis:
A spiteful woman steals another woman's man on a tropical island.

 

3.10 [--] Fireside Theatre: MOTHER'S MUTINY

31Oct50 NBC Tue

cast

Virginia Mullen
Joan Vohs
George Pembroke
Gertrude Graner
Walter Long
Al Negbo
Synopsis:
A wife revolts against her farmer-husband's forbidding ways. [RF]
 

3.11 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE KINGDOM WITHIN
07Nov1950
starring
George Wallace .... Burton
Marjorie Lord ..... Mrs. Temple
Jimmy Hunt ...... Johnny
Synopsis:
A fugitive with a knowledge of medicine must make a crucial decision:

 should he forfeit his freedom to help an injured deputy?

Synopsis 2:
An escaped convict invades a family's home. (film)

 

3.12 [--] Fireside Theatre: PARTY LINE

14Nov50 NBC Tue

cast

Ginny Jackson

Gertrude Michael

Walter McGrail

Don Beddoe

Steven Clark
Ada May Weeks
Synopsis:
A hypochondriac drives her family crazy with her antics.

 

3.13 [--] Fireside Theatre: LOVE OF MIKE

21Nov50 NBC Tue

cast

Irene Vernon

Anthony Caruso

Patrick O'Moore
Mike Vallon
Charlene Hardey
Mimi Aguglia
Thomas P. Dillon

Synopsis:

A hot-tempered vine grower's mother tries to marry him off. [RF]

 

3.14 [--] Fireside Theatre: THREE STRANGERS

28Nov50 NBC Tue

cast

John Call

Myron Healey

George Calhoun

Kay Lee

George Clancy

Dabbs Greer
Dick Elliot
Robert Cavendish

 

3.15 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE GREEN CONVERTIBLE

05Dec50 NBC Tue

cast

Frances Dee

Gertrude Michael

John Warburton

Joan Miller

Dabbs Greer

Synopsis::

The unfaithful wife of an alcoholic is haunted by the belief that she is being followed. [RF]

 

3.16 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE CASE OF MARINA GOODWIN

12Dec50 NBC Tue

cast

Mary Sinclair

Edgar Barrier

Wilton Graff

Guy Kingsford
John Baer
Dick Elliot
George Lee
David Stollery
Bill Griffith
Rose Marie Iannone
Synopsis:

A disillusioned young socialite becomes a member of the Communist party. [RF]

*Syndication airing on Five O'Clock Theater 13Apr55.

 

3.17 [--] Fireside Theatre: MIGGLES (film)

19Dec50 NBC Tue

cast

Mary Sinclair

Grant Calhoun

Hugh O'Brian

Lee Phelps
Clark Howat
Charlene Hardey
Marian Martin
Synopsis:

Five people escaping a story discover a strange and beautiful love story.  [RF]

 

3.18 [--] Fireside Theatre: NO CHILDREN, NO DOGS

26Dec50 NBC Tue

cast

Irene Vernon

Warren Douglas

Virginia Jackson
Robert Lyden
Beverly Washburn
Charlene Hardey
Virginia Farmer
Synopsis:
A school teacher is taught a few things about love and life in a strange way. [RF]
*Syndication airing on Dramatically Yours 15Jan58.
 

3.19 [--] Fireside Theatre: FLIGHT THIRTEEN

02Jan51 NBC Tue

cast

Walter Coy

Patricia Dane

Dorothy Bruce

Everett Glass
Jack Daly
Bill Pullen
Clark Howat
Marjorie Stapp
George Leigh

 

3.20 [--] Fireside Theatre: NEUTRAL CORNER

09Jan51 NBC Tue

cast

George Wallace

Anthony Caruso

Peter Brocco

Lee Phelps
Dabbs Greer
Walter McGrail
Joan Vohs
Synopsis:
A boxer tries to break away from his racketeer manager. [RF]

 

3.21 [--] Fireside Theatre: LOOKING THROUGH

16Jan51 NBC Tue

cast

Irene Vernon

Edgar Barrier

John Warburton
Kathleen Freeman
Nolan Leary
Muriel Mansell
Bill Griffith
Helena Dare
Ken Harvey
Therese Lyon
Gertrude Graner
Kay Lee

 

3.22 [--] Fireside Theatre: DRUMS IN THE NIGHT

23Jan51 NBC Tue

cast

Malcolm Keane

Lester Matthews

Betty Harford
Bruce Lester
Morris Buchanan
Don Blackwell
George Zucco
Bill Washington
Synopsis:
A man's past catches up with him on the Gold coast of Africa.

 

3.23 [--] Fireside Theatre: CHILD IN THE HOUSE

30Jan51 NBC Tue

cast

Frances Dee

Damian O'Flynn
Dorothy Bruce
Gordon Nelson
Gary Lee Jackson
Synopsis:
A young mother withdraws from life after the death of her son. [RF]

 

3.24 [--] Fireside Theatre: HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR 

06Feb51 NBC Tue

cast

James Anderson

Carole Mathews

Sheilah Watson

Strother Martin
Bob Stevenson
Robert Blunt
Carlos Conte
Guy Kingsford
Charlene Hardey
Synopsis:

Death visits the desert when a young woman marries a stranger. [RF]

 

3.25 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE SUBSTANCE OF HIS HOUSE

13Feb51 NBC Tue

cast

Jimmy Hickman

Lillian Albertson

Jack Daly

Patrick O'Moore
Dabbs Greer
Art Millan
Frank Hilliard
Walter McGrail
Synopsis:
A governor develops an unusual friendship with his gardener.

Synopsis 2:
The strange friendship between a governor and his gardener is questioned by the governor's daughter.

 

3.26 [--] Fireside Theatre: GOING HOME

20Feb51 NBC Tue

cast

Hugh O'Brian

Dabbs Greer

Noreen Nash

Nolan Leary
Marlene Lyden
Robert Lyden
Bill Erwin
Virginia Farmer
Kay Lee
Barbara Woodell
Synopsis:
A man faced with many demons finds it difficult to confront those around him. [RF]

 

3.27 [--] Fireside Theatre: COPY BOY

27Feb51 NBC Tue

cast

Bob Ellis

Hunter Gardner

David Bruce

John Warburton

Ted Stanhope
Byron Foulger
Jack Williams
Bud Burroughs
Ferris Taylor
Sidney Mason
Jack Daly
Gordon Barnes
Joseph Granby
Synopsis:
A newspaper copyboy receives his break from his editor

 unfortunately he discovers that the editor is a murderer.

 

3.28 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE AQUITTAL

06Mar51 NBC Tue

cast

Gary Gray

Sally Owen

 

3.29 [--] Fireside Theatre: SHIFTING SANDS

13Mar51 NBC Tue

cast

Gertrude Michael

Hugh O'Brian

George Wallace
B.G. Norman

 

3.30 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE ELEVENTH HOUR

20Mar51 NBC Tue

cast

Hugh O'Brian

Lynne Roberts

John Dunbar

Everett Glass
Jack Daly
Ben Astar
Patrick O'Moore
Charlita
Joe Carioca Jr.
Synopsis:
A woman misses her ship and remains behind

on the South Sea Island and finds love.

 

3.31 [--] Fireside Theatre: UNWRITTEN COLUMN

27Mar51 NBC Tue

cast

Virginia Farmer

Edward Earl

Frieda Inescourt

Marjorie Steele

Bill Erwin
George Eldredge
Conrad Binyon
Wendy Waldron
John Baer
Synopsis:
A secretary reaching retirement age, refuses to give up her job.

 

3.32 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE GENTLEMAN FROM LA PORTE

03Apr51 NBC Tue

Story by Bret Harte
starring
Eve Miller
Warren Douglas
Kathleen Freeman
Dabbs Greer
Sheb Wooley
William Schallert
Mack Williams
Charlene Hardey
Strother Martin
Lee Phelphs
John Mitchum
Synopsis:
A judge gives a woman a reprieve from a gambling conviction.
 

3.33 [--] Fireside Theatre: HOT SPOT

10Apr51 NBC Tue

cast

Eve Miller

Clark Howatt

Virginia Mullen
Nolan Leary
Sherry Jackson
William Lester
Synopsis 1:
A desert drama concerning a decent woman who flees

 her racketeer husband and goes to the desert. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A woman flees the big city and her racketeer husband for the sake of her little child. [RF]
*Syndication airing on Royal Playhouse 25Jul59.

 

3.34 [--] Fireside Theatre: CLOSE SHAVE

17Apr51 NBC Tue

cast

James Anderson

Ginny Jackson (aka Virginia Jackson)
Bill Fletcher
William Schallert
Francis Ford
Walter McGrail
Synopsis:
Returning home after serving in the military, a soldier finds his family enmeshed in a feud.

 

3.35 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE CELEBRATED MRS. RONLAND

24Apr51 NBC Tue

cast

Gertrude Michael ......... Mrs. Ronland

John Warburton

Virginia Farmer
Dabbs Greer
Synopsis:
An interested prison chaplain turns the hands of justice in the right direction. [RF]

 

 3.36 [--] Fireside Theatre: BACK TO ZERO
01May51 (rerun 26Jun51 NBC Tue)

 (confirmed TV guide listing)
starring
Anne Farrer  ........ Goldie
Bernard Miles ...... Boss
June Rodney ........ Girl
Reid DeRouen ....... Policeman
Synopsis:
After fleeing from the police, a girl marries a man who takes her into hiding in the jungle. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A rich boy and a poor boy meet accidentally on the first day of their summer vacation. [RF]
 

3.37 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE TUNNEL

08May51 NBC Tue

cast

Dickie Le Roy

R.B. Norman

Carol Coombs
Francis Ford
Fiona O'Shiel
Synopsis 1:

Two young boys spend a summer day in an old railroad tunnel. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A rich boy and a poor boy meet accidentally on the first day of their summer vacation. [RF]

 

3.38 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
15May51
starring
Edward Norris
Pilar Del Rey
Daria Massey
Ed Coleman
Hamilton Camp
Richard Avonde
Synopsis:
A bullfighter deciding not to return to the ring but does and regrets his decision.

3.39 [--] Fireside Theatre: MOMENT OF GLORY
03Jul51
starring
Vaughn Taylor
Synopsis:
A veteran is in poor health after serving in the Spanish-American War.

3.40 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE VIGIL
10Jul51

3.41 [--] Fireside Theatre: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
17Jul51

3.42 [--] Fireside Theatre: A JURY OF HER PEERS
24Jul51
Written by Susan Glaspell
Synopsis:
A woman is charged with murdering her husband and her friends

rally around to support her in the small town.

3.43 [--] Fireside Theatre: DELIVER US FROM EVIL
31Jul51
starring
Ben Cooper
Henry Jessup
Franklyn Fox
Jason Johnson

3.44 [--] Fireside Theatre: ANDREW JONES AND THE GIANTS
07Aug51

3.45 [--] Fireside Theatre: MAKE BELIEVE
14Aug51
starring
Dick Wigginton
Chris Barbery
Robert Middleton

3.46 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE LOTTERY
14Aug51
written by Shirley Jackson
starring
Andrew Duggan
Margaret Hayes
Don Kennedy
John O'Hare
Synopsis:
A ritual of stoning is held in a small village by

a lottery run to chose the next victim.


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