CTVA US Anthology - "Fireside Theatre" (ZIV/NBC) Season 4 (1951-52)

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 Season 4 (NBC) (1951-52)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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US Network Schedules  1951-1952


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NBC Tuesdays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (30min)
Host: Gene Raymond (verified #4.21)
 

4.01 [--] Fireside Theatre: COMES THE DAY

28Aug51 NBC Tue

cast

Tom Powers

Sheila Bromley

Paul Maxey
Peggy Walker
Bigelow C. Sayre
Synopsis:
A businessman retires so that he can enjoy his life with his second wife,

 who is much to active and busy for him.
 

4.02 [--] Fireside Theatre: SECOND CHANCE

04Sep51 NBC Tue

cast

Anthony Caruso

Robert Einer

Jorja Curtwright
Mary Jackson
Fred Nurney
Synopsis:
A young boy is deathly afraid of his step father who dispenses harsh discipline on him.

 

4.03 [--] Fireside Theatre: HOMER TAKES A BRIDE

11Sep51 NBC Tue

cast

Robert North

Evelynn Eaton

Synopsis:
A comedy of errors about a shy bridegroom and an Irish police chief's daughter. [RF]

*Syndication airing on Five O'Clock Theater 14Apr55.

 

4.04 [--] Fireside Theatre: SOLITAIRE

18Sep51 NBC Tue

cast

Gertrude Michael

Margaret Field

Synopsis:
A young actress finds a strange woman playing solitaire in her apartment. [RF]

 

4.05 [--] Fireside Theatre: WHITE VIOLET

25Sep51 NBC Tue

cast

Eve Miller

Jim Davis

Howland Chamberlain
Anthony Sydes
Synopsis:
The poems of an anonymous poetess attract unexpected attention. [RF]

 

4.06 [--] Fireside Theatre: DR. MAC          

02Oct51 NBC Tue

cast

Tom Powers

Emory Parnell

Margaret Field
Byron Foulger
Everett Glass
Synopsis:
The story of a country doctor whose unselfish efforts to get funds for

 a new hospital reveal the secret of his part. [RF]

*Note Title sometimes listed as Doc Mac.

*Syndication airing on Dramatically Yours 13Jan58.

 

4.07 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE BIRDS ARE WALKING

09Oct51 NBC Tue

cast

Edward Norris

Jimmy Smith

Morris Ankrum
Dorothy Porter
Pepe Hern

 

4.08 [--] Fireside Theatre: TREASURE OF THE HEART

16Oct51 NBC Tue

cast

William Fawcett

Mary Castle
Douglas Dick

Ruth Clifford
Garry Lee Jackson

Synopsis:
A romantic comedy-drama about two orphans, one a beautiful girl

 and the other a child and their dreams for happiness. [RF]
*Syndication airing on Dramatically Yours 16Jan58.

 

4.09 [--] Fireside Theatre: TORTURE

23Oct51 NBC Tue

cast

Vincent Price

Ken Harvey
Dabbs Greer
Gary Lee Jackson
Synopsis:
Dreams of his happy childhood haunt a killer who's hiding from the law. [RF]

 

4.10 [--] Fireside Theatre: PARTY DRESS

30Oct51 NBC Tue

cast
Robert North
Evelynne Eaton

William Schallert
Claire Carleton
Lee Phelps
Cecil Elliott
Synopsis:
A young married couple runs into martial difficulties over the

purchase of a $225. party dress! [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The honeymoon is over for a young couple when

 the bride purchases an expensive dress. [RF]

 

4.11 [--] Fireside Theatre: BIG NIGHT IN BOONETOWN

06Nov51 NBC Tue

cast
Artie Sullivan
John Warburton
Leonard Freeman
Dabbs Greer
John Mitchum
Emory Parnell
Synopsis:
A fighter who refused to take a dive is strangely reluctant to cooperate

 with efforts to expel mobsters from boxing. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A young prizefighter refuses to cooperate when the racketeer father of his

girlfriend asks him to throw a fight. But when a crusading sports editor

decides to expose the gangster, the youth will not support him. [RF]

 

4.12 [--] Fireside Theatre: SEVEN GRACES

13Nov51 NBC Tue

starring
Aline Towne
Jim Davis
Dani Sue Nolan
Jessie Cavitt
Noel Neill
Synopsis:
Seven orphaned sisters answer a Montana town's

advertisement for young women. [RF]

 

4.13 [--] Fireside Theatre: HANDCUFFED

20Nov1951 NBC Tue

cast
William Lester ..... Dennis
Dorothy Comingore .. Rita
John Indrisano
Theresa Lyons
Watson Downs
Synopsis:
A handcuffed thief gives his guards the slip

and heads for his cache of hidden loot. [RF]

 

4.14 [--] Fireside Theatre: NOT A BIT LIKE JASON (film)

27Nov51 NBC Tue

cast
Lynne Roberts
Tom Cook

Gloria Marshall
John Sutton
Synopsis:
A young girl falls in love with a playboy. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A pretty widow falls in love with a cad. [RF]

 

4.15 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE SQUEEZE

04Dec51 NBC Tue

cast
Clancy Cooper ...... Matt
William Lester
Synopsis:
A bookie who refused to cooperate with the

syndicate is jailed on a false charge. [RF]

 

4.16 [--] Fireside Theatre: A QUESTION OF WILLS

11Dec51 NBC Tue

cast
Maura Murphy ....... Althea
Tom Powers ......... Paton
Douglas Kennedy .... Will Paton

June Lang
Charlene Hardey
Synopsis:
A young seamstress arrives in town and makes

a favorable impression on a mill owner. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A mill owner tries to spark a romance between his son

and a local seamstress. [RF]

 

4.17 [--] Fireside Theatre: BLACK SAVANNAH 

18Dec51 NBC Tue

cast

Joan Leslie ........ Ilse
Lester Mathews ..... Brandt
Damian O'Flynn
Bruce Lester
Synopsis:
The mysterious death of her husband puts young Ilse in

charge of his Dutch East Indies mine. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A wealthy and ambitious mine-owner in the Dutch East Indies

dies under mysterious circumstances. [RF]

 

4.18 [--] Fireside Theatre: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (****)

25-Dec-1951 NBC Tue

Producer Fred Coe
Adapted by David Swift
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Gordon Duff
Technical Director O. Tamburri
Lighting Leo Farrenkopf
Makeup Dick Smith
Costumes Rose Bogdanoff
Production Supervision Leonard Kole
Settings Otis Riggs
Musical Direction and Composition Harry Sosnik
Announcer Nelson Case
cast:

Ralph Richardson ........ Ebenezer Scrooge

Arthur Treacher .... Ghost of Christmas Past
Melville Cooper .... Ghost of Christmas Present
Malcolm Keen ....... Marley's Ghost
Norman Barrs ....... Bob Cratchit
Robin Craven ....... Mr. Fezziwig
Margaret Phillips .. Mrs. Cratchit
Richard Wigginton .. Peter Cratchit
Alan Napier ........ Charles Dickens
Robert Hay-Smith ... Tiny Tim
Judson Rees ........ Johnny
Rhoderick Walker .... Fred
Bobby White ........ Child Singer
Mary Lee Dearring ... Belinda Cratchit (as Mary Lee Dearing)
Ronald Long ........ Solicitor
Pat Malone ......... Ghost of Christmas Future
Betty Sinclair ..... Scullery Maid
Synopsis:

Classic tale of one man's miserly greed leading him

find the true meaning of friends and life.

*Note: Vincent Terrace's "Television Specials: 3,201 Entertainment Spectaculars 1939-1993"

indicates that the part of Mrs. Fezziwig was played by Charles Dickens's

great-granddaughter, Gypsy Raine (uncredited). (Scrooge notes the presence

of Fezziwig's wife and daughter at the party in the Christmas Past sequence.)

 

4.19 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE SAINT AND THE SENORITA

01Jan1952 NBC Tue

cast
William Henry ...... Lt. Porter
Rita Moreno
Edward Colmans
John Close
John Vosper
Synopsis:
A husband hunter tries to convince an amnesic that he's her spouse. [RF]

 

4.20 [--] Fireside Theatre: HUNT FOR DEATH

08Jan52 NBC Tue

starring
William Lester ..... Joe
George Wallace ..... Chuck
Lynn Roberts
George Eldredge
Warren Douglas
Synopsis:
Ambulance driver Joe is in love with Chuck's ex-wife.

He's also in danger---and Chuck's the only one who can help him. [RF]

 

4.21 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE OLD ORDER CHANGETH

15Jan52 NBC Tue

Written by Herbert Little Jr. & David Victor

Directed by Frank Wisbar

Director of photography Benjamin Kline

Host: Gene Raymond

cast

Ann Doran .......... Nora

Hayden Rorke

Frieda Inescourt

James Dobson

Claudia Barrett

Peggy O'Connor

Synopsis:

A grandmother tries to prevent her husband from making a fool of himself

when he becomes infatuated with a neighbor's beautiful daughter. [TA]

Synopsis 2:
An architect (Hayden Rorke) tries to regain his lost youth by running off with a neighbor's daughter. [RF]

 

4.22 [--] Fireside Theatre: FLAME OF FAITH

22Jan52 NBC Tue

cast
Maura Murphy ....... Effie
Douglas Kennedy .... Joe
Fiona O'Shiel
Synopsis:
Apprehension mixes with anticipation for a blind woman about

 to undergo an operation that may give her sight. [RF]

 

4.23 [--] Fireside Theatre: TWILIGHT SONG
29Jan52
starring
J.M. Kerrigan ...... Davey
Moira McGill ....... Mrs. Sully
Sean McClory
Maeve MacMurrough
Richard Ryan
Patrick O'Moore
Wade Crosby
Synopsis:
A bumbling burglar is saved from jail by the kindly

old woman he tried to rob.

 

4.24 [--] Fireside Theatre: LAND OF DESTINY

05Feb52 NBC Tue

cast
William Bishop
Charlita
June Lang
Fortunio Bonanova
Synopsis:
Homesteaders face eviction when a wealthy Californian

buys the land on which they have settled. [RF]

 

 4.25 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE OLD TALBOT

12Feb52 NBC Tue

starring
Gloria Henry
Alf Kjellin
Anna Q. Nilsson
Synopsis:
A Swedish immigrant stays with his American aunt and scares two

of the female borders with his noisy and mysterious experiments.

 

4.26 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE BROKEN CHORD

19Feb52 NBC Tue

cast
Jan Shepard ........ Jill
Lillian Albertson .. Mrs. Haggerty
Marguerite Churchill ... Margot
Synopsis:
A married man learns that his attachment to his mother is

 threatening his daughter's chances for happiness. [RF]

 

4.27 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE CO-SIGNER 

26Feb52 NBC Tue

cast

Jay Novello ........ Poppa Gentile
Anna Dimitri

Synopsis:
A storekeeper's generosity is driving him toward bankruptcy. [RF]
 

4.28 [--] Fireside Theatre: M'LISS

04Mar52 NBC Tue

cast
Rita Moreno
Bill Bishop
John Warburton
Synopsis:
An illiterate Mexican dancer believes she has the property rights

 to the town where she lives. [RF]

 

4.29 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE SECRET

11Mar52 NBC Tue

cast

Gary Gray .......... Johnny
John Hoyt .......... Sam
Marguerite Churchill ... Lisa
James Craven
Synopsis:
An instructor befriends a lonely boy at a boarding school. [RF]

 

4.30 [--] Fireside Theatre: WASHINGTON RENDEZVOUS

18Mar52 NBC Tue

cast
Craig Stevens ..... Phillip
Lisa Ferraday ...... Connie
Synopsis:
An American diplomat (Craig Stevens) fears that his foreign-born

 wife is collaborating with enemy agents. [RF]

 

4.31 [--] Fireside Theatre: HURRY, HURRY

25Mar52 NBC Tue

cast:
George Reeves ...... John Carter
Pamela Duncan ...... Lucy
Synopsis:
No sooner is veteran John Carter (George Reeves) back from Korea

than his girl's politician father is after him to run for sheriff. [RF]

 

4.32 [--] Fireside Theatre: SOUND IN THE NIGHT

01Apr52 NBC Tue

Written by Lawrence L. Goldman
starring
Lee Marvin
Willis Bouchey
Maurice Cass
William Vedder
Synopsis:
The story of a radio mechanic who hears things at night. [RF]
 

4.33 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE LIVING THING

08Apr52 NBC Tue

cast
Scott Forbes ....... Count Charles
Kristine Cooper .... Claudette
William Fawcett
Hugh Murray
Louise Arthur
Steve Roberts
John O'Malley
Synopsis:
A nobleman, jailed wrongly by Napoleon, finds solace in

watching the growth of a plant outside his cell. [RF]

 

4.34 [--] Fireside Theatre: BROWN OF CALAVERAS

15Apr52 NBC Tue

Written by Bret Harte
starring
Marjorie Lord ...... Sue Brown
Bill Bishop ........ Will
Synopsis:
A prospector neglects his wife in his frenzied efforts to hit pay dirt. [RF]

 

4.35 [--] Fireside Theatre: DEADLINE

22Apr52 NBC Tue

starring
Douglas Kennedy .... Dan
Bill Lester ........ Keefe
Linda Johnson
Synopsis:
A newspaperman is writing a series of stories on the exploits

of a killer who is loose in his community. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A fugitive focuses his wrath on the journalist covering his flight from the law. [RF]

 

4.36 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE LAST STOP

29Apr52 NBC Tue

cast

Carole Mathews ..... Geraldine
John Warburton ..... Dick
Synopsis:
Four former Foreign Legionnaires terrorize a young woman and her companion. [RF]
 

4.37 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE HUNTED WEDDING

06May52 NBC Tue

cast
Margaret Field ..... Irene
Gary Moore ......... David
Synopsis:
An heiress tries to find out if her husband married her for love or money. [RF]

 

4.38 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE RIVALS

13May52 NBC Tue

cast

Claudia Dell ....... Eve
Leslye Banning ..... Connie
Robert Paige ...... Steven
Synopsis:
A widow tries to cling to her youth by flirting with her daughter's fiance. [RF]

 

4.39 [--] Fireside Theatre: TO STAND ALONE

20May52 NBC Tue

cast
William Fawcett .... Jed
Kristine Miller
Robert Neil
Synopsis:
The Army's ready to begin target practice at its new desert location,

 but an old prospector won't leave the area. [RF]

 

4.40 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE IMPOSTER

27May52 NBC Tue

cast
Joan Leslie

Craig Stevens
Betty Blythe
Synopsis:
A restaurant owner wants to receive a rave review for her business

and awaits the arrival of the critic. She believes him to be a

criminal masquerading as the critic.

 

4.41 [--] Fireside Theatre: ANOTHER HARVEST

03Jun52 NBC Tue

Written by Bret Harte
starring
Ruth Warrick ..... Anne
Philip Reed ...... Don Jose
Synopsis:
The honest young wife of a fugitive crook plans to pay off his creditors. [RF]

 

4.42 [--] Fireside Theatre: MIRAGE

10Jun52 NBC Tue

cast
Marjorie Lord ...... Gwen
Bill Henry ......... Henry
Armando Silvestre .. Tony
Synopsis:
A former big-top performer shields a circus roustabout from the law. [RF]

 

4.43 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE SERPENT'S TONGUE

17Jun52 NBC Tue

cast
Louise Currie ...... Helen
Robert Paige ....... Boss
Alix Talton ........ Jane
Synopsis:
Malicious gossip started by a discontented office worker

 takes its toll on a young woman's romance. [RF]

 

4.44 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE BOXER AND THE STRANGER
24Jun52
Written by John Larkin
Directed by Frank Wisbar
starring
George Wallace
Carole Mathews
Isabel Jewell

Synopsis:
A prize-fighter breaks his hand in a fight, ending his career.
Synopsis 2:
A prizefighter leaves for his home town after breaking his hand in a fight.

He meets an attractive woman and later feels she is the murderess being hunted by the police.
*Syndication airing on Virginia Graham Theater 23Oct56.

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