CTVA US Anthology - "Fireside Theatre" (ZIV/NBC) Season 5 (1952-53)

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 Season 5 (NBC) (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

US Network Schedules  1952-1953


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

5.01 [--] Fireside Theatre: NEXT TO CRASH

30Sep52 NBC Tue

Narrated by Lowell Thomas
starring
Milburn Stone ...... Colonel
John Agar
Synopsis:
A dangerous outlaw kidnaps two airmen whose plane was forced down in Mexico. [RF]

 

5.02 [--] Fireside Theatre: A GRAND FOR GRANDMA

07Oct52 NBC Tue

cast
Mabel Paige ........ Mrs. Fraser
Synopsis:
An old woman has unexpected visitors: five robbers intent

on making her their temporary housekeeper. [RF]

 

5.03 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE

14Oct52 NBC Tue

starring
Kristine Miller
Tom Powers
Barbara Brown
Steven Clark
Synopsis:
A young woman goes home to her mother after a fight with her husband. [RF]

 

5.04 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE SHERIFF

21Oct52 NBC Tue

cast
Kim Spalding ....... Roon
Jim Davis .......... Hansen
Andrea King ........ Ruth
Synopsis:
A fugitive may get a respite from the law: he saved the sheriff's life. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
When a sheriff is bitten by a poisonous snake, a killer finds him and saves his life. [RF]

 

5.05 [--] Fireside Theatre: VISIT FROM A STRANGER

28Oct52 NBC Tue

cast
Marjorie Lord ...... Catherine
Marshall Thompson... Wiatt
Synopsis:
The Caribbean hideaway of a gambler's wife

is visited by a mysterious stranger. [RF]

 

 [--] Fireside Theatre: no details

04Nov52 NBC Tue

 

5.06 [--] Fireside Theatre: I SEND YOUR SON INTO BATTLE

11Nov52 NBC Tue

starring
Jim Davis .......... Colonel Streeter
Clyde Trumbell ..... Corporal Dobbs
Chris Munson ....... Sgt. Moses
Bob Ellis .......... Major
Synopsis:
A commanding officer and three fellow soldiers find themselves marooned in Korea.

 

5.07 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE ROOF

18Nov52 NBC Tue

Guest cast:
Kenneth Tobey ...... Larsen
Leslye Banning ..... Ann
Ed Tierney ......... Eddie
Howard Negley
Synopsis:
A crook on the run tries to discourage a youth from turning to crime. [RF]

 

5.08 [--] Fireside Theatre: THAT'S HOW IT IS

25Nov52 NBC Tue

cast

Hannelore Axman .... Lilla
Ed Tierney ......... Chick
John Mylong ........ Papa
Celia Lovsky ....... Mama

Gabor Curtiz
Synopsis:
A family of DP's arrives in New York after years of flight

and confinement in concentration camps. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Lilla, a member of a displaced family, fears that the

American she loves will reject her people. [RF]

 

5.09 [--] Fireside Theatre: FEET OF CLAY

02Dec52 NBC Tue

cast
Bill Phipps ........ Hal Williams
Grandon Rhodes ..... Burton Fleming
Angela Greene
Synopsis:
A young sociologist digs into his future father-in-law's past. [RF]

 

5.10 [--] Fireside Theatre: HONOR
09Dec52
starring
Larry Carr ......... Mike
Ron Hagerthy ....... Perry
John Hoyt .......... Colonel Winters
Synopsis:
At a military academy, a war hero's two sons face a test of integrity when one is falsely accused of cheating.

 

5.11 [--] Fireside Theatre: LOVE WITHOUT WINGS

16Dec52 NBC Tue

cast
John Shelton ....... Chris Rogers
Jane Wyatt ........ Valerie

Synopsis:
A man falls in love with a young girl half his age. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Only his wife stands between middle-aged Chris Rogers

and his young playmate. [RF]

 

5.12 [--] Fireside Theatre: WARD OF THE GOLDEN GATE

23Dec52 NBC Tue

cast
Susan Morrow ....... Buena
Kay Morley ......... Kate
Marshall Thompson .. Paul
Everett Glass
Synopsis:
A young heiress, who grew up a ward of San Francisco,

 is shocked when she learns her mother's identity. [RF]

 

5.13 [--] Fireside Theatre: A KISS FOR AUNT SOPHIE

30Dec52 NBC Tue

cast
Robert Hutton ...... Ken
Peggie Castle ...... Ann
Synopsis:
A dare from his publisher prompts a young author to kiss a strange woman

---which plunges him into a bizarre adventure. [RF]

 

5.14 [--] Fireside Theatre: LET THE CARDS DECIDE

06Jan53 NBC Tue

Guest cast:
Craig Stevens
Paula Raymond
Synopsis:
A reformed gambler (Craig Stevens) tries to halt a marriage between

a debt-ridden girl and an unsavory but wealthy man. [RF]

 

5.15 [--] Fireside Theatre: MANY HAPPY RETURNS

13Jan53 NBC Tue

starring
Eve Miller
Phillip Terry
Synopsis:
A crazed burglar terrorizes a woman in her isolated summer house. [RF]

 

5.16 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE CRITIC

20Jan53 NBC Tue

cast
John Warburton ..... Critic
Jody Lawrence ...... Artist
Helen Parrish
Synopsis:
An art critic's zealous efforts to support a young artist

are damaging the girl's career. [RF]

 

5.17 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE LADY WEARS A STAR

27Jan53 NBC Tue

cast
Shirley O'Hara ..... Lucinda
Russ Conway ........ Slauson
George Nader ....... Mick
Synopsis:
A female sheriff tries to run a crooked oil man out of town. [RF]

 

5.18 [--] Fireside Theatre: I COVER KOREA

03Feb53 NBC Tue

cast
Marguerite Chapman.. Wanda
Donald Woods ....... Steve Trent
William Boyett
Stephen Alden Chase
Richard Loo
Clarence Lung
Edward Earle
Arthur Marshall
John Dehner
Gordon Barnes
Synopsis:
A war correspondent must make a crucial decision when

she learns of a strategic enemy operation. [RF]

 

5.19 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE RETURN

10Feb53 NBC Tue

cast
Martha Hyer
Marjorie Lord
Gar Moore
Synopsis:
A woman tries to help a man overcome his unhappiness with the past.
 

5.20 [--] Fireside Theatre: BOUNDARY LINE

17Feb53 NBC Tue

cast
George Nader ....... Charlie
Adam Williams ...... Harry
Joy Page ........... Mina
Synopsis:
A quarrel over land boundaries threatens the friendship

of a rancher and his Indian blood brother. [RF]

 

5.21 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE TWELFTH JUROR

24Feb53 NBC Tue

cast
Anita Louise ....... Lydia Virgil
Synopsis:
Socialite Lydia Virgil is most distressed: jury duty is preventing

 her attendance at a special concert. [RF]
*Title also listed as The Juror.

 

5.22 [--] Fireside Theatre: GREY GARDENS

03Mar53 NBC Tue

cast

Arthur Franz

Fay Roope .......... Justin
Frances Gifford .... Margaret
Synopsis:
A secret-service agent (Arthur Franz) who escaped from an Oriental prison seeks peace of mind in the South. [RF]

 

5.23 [--] Fireside Theatre: MONEY UNDER THE TREE

10Mar53 NBC Tue

cast
Madge Meredith ..... Sally
Walter Reed ........ Bill
Synopsis:
Looking for an easy path to wealth, a youth strikes a bargain with the underworld. [RF}

 

5.24 [--] Fireside Theatre: A GRAND COP

17Mar53 NBC Tue

cast
John Bromfield ..... Hefty Burke
Shirley O'Hara ..... Mary Casey
Synopsis:
A longshoreman who aided a South American revolutionary learns that his actions are not appreciated by his girl and his employer. [RF]

 

5.25 [--] Fireside Theatre: UNEXPECTED WIFE

24Mar53 NBC Tue

cast

William Bishop ..... Peter Warrender
Maria Palmer ....... Anna Hoffman
Ruth Clifford
Synopsis:
Peter Warrender is very much alive, which is news to the people who are acquainted with his "widow." [RF]
 

 5.26 [--] Fireside Theatre: A MAN OF PEACE
31Mar53
starring
Ralph Faulkner .. Professor
Glase Lohman .... Jose
Robert Arthur
Synopsis:
A man tries to prove he's not a coward and takes on a fencing match with a famous master.
Synopsis 2:
A peace-loving fencing master is challenged to a duel by one of his pupils.

 

5.27 [--] Fireside Theatre: COCOON

07Apr53 NBC Tue

cast
Madge Meredith ..... Joyce
Emmett Vogan ....... Dr. Hummel
Barbara Brown
Synopsis:
An artist struggles to break away from her possessive mother. [RF]

 

5.28 [--] Fireside Theatre: TOP KICK

14Apr53 NBC Tue

cast
Clancy Cooper
Pierre Watkin
Mike Ragan
Alphonse Martell
Naji
Richard Dodge
George N. Neise
Ted Hecht
Michael Steele
Synopsis:
Communist agitators menace an inexperienced

Army instructor in the Middle East. [RF]

 

5.29 [--] Fireside Theatre: MISSION TO ALGIERS

21Apr53 NBC Tue

cast

Bruce Bennett ...... Stewart
Andrea King ........ Anne

Kristine Miller
William Bishop
Joe Kerr

Norbert Schiller

Synopsis:
A detective's search for an embezzler is interrupted

 by a romantic interlude. [RF]

 

5.30 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE PEMBERTON BOY

28Apr53 NBC Tue

cast
David Stollery ..... Pete
Robert Shayne ...... Father
Sheila Bromley ..... Aunt Kate
Synopsis:
A woman's efforts to cover up for her mischievous nephew

have unexpected consequences. [RF]

 

 5.31 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE HITCHHIKER
05May53
starring
Jim Davis
Andrea King
Synopsis:
A prison escapee hides out in an isolate desert ranch and is caught by the beautiful rancher's wife.

 

5.32 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE GIFT HORSE

12May53 NBC Tue

cast
Robert Paige ....... Harrison
Ruth Warrick ....... Jane
Synopsis:
A lack of mutual respect is driving a young executive and his wife apart. [RF]

 

5.33 [--] Fireside Theatre: SAFETY ISLAND

19May53 NBC Tue

cast
Grandon Rhodes
Maura Murphy
James Hickman
Synopsis:
A policeman is delighted when his two sons join the force.

But one boy dies in a gun battle and the father's fear for the other becomes obsessive. [RF]

 

5.34 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE DAY THE GREEK'S WAS CLOSED

26May53 NBC Tue

cast
David Baer ......... Tommy
George Givot ....... George
Rick Vallin
Synopsis:
An orphan working his way through school gets an assist from four restaurateurs. [RF]

 

5.35 [--] Fireside Theatre: ONE PLUS ONE

02Jun53 NBC Tue

cast
Lisa Clark ......... May
Laura Mason ........ Diane
Walter Reed
William Lester
Synopsis:
A girl fears she may be losing her mind when she meets

 a woman who looks exactly like her. [RF]

 

5.36 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE DEAUVILLE BRACELET

09Jun53 NBC Tue

cast
Phyllis Stanley .... Peggy
Leslie Bradley ..... Pomeroy
Reginald Denny
Synopsis:
A compulsive gambler tries to conceal her activities from her husband. [RF]

 

5.37 [--] Fireside Theatre: IN THE CARQUINEZ WOODS

16Jun53 NBC Tue

starring

Andrea King ...... Teresa

Jim Davis

Madge Meredith

Synopsis:

A young girl in an intolerant small town, and a botanist spending his summer

in the area fall in love and teach the townspeople a lesson in honesty. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A white girl is raised by an old Indian woman, she is badgered by the

people of a small town in which she lives, until, in a fit of blind anger,

 she wrecks the store of her worst persecutor. [RF]

 

5.38 [--] Fireside Theatre: NIGHT IN THE WAREHOUSE

23Jun53 NBC Tue

Teleplay by Sam Rolfe
Written by Wilbur S. Peacock

starring

Clancy Cooper ...... Piordan
Bobby Blake ........ Johnny (Robert Blake)

Frank Wisbar

Hugh Sanders

Alan Foster

George Lynn

Dick Reeves

James Parnell

G. Pat Collins

Synopsis:

Story of an honest cop who tries to keep a young hoodlum on the side of the law. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A policeman tries to free a criminal's son from three brutal gangsters. [RF]

 

5.39 [--] Fireside Theatre: THE SNAKE

30Jun53 NBC Tue

starring
Madge Meredith ..... Jane Howard
Leslie Bradley ..... Phil Howard
Norma Varden
Bruce Lester
Synopsis:
Phil Howard's bride is scared: rumor has it that the

 first Mrs. Howard's death was no accident. [RF]

 

Summer Replacement show  "Nothing But The Best" hosted by Eddie Albert (7Jul53-25Aug53)

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