CTVA US Anthology - "Jane Wyman Presents Fireside Theatre" (Revue/NBC) Season 8 (1955-56)

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 Season 8 (NBC) (1955-56)
(new host / new title/ new production company)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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US Network Schedules  1955-1956

 

Lewman, Inc. (Jane Wyman)  in association with Revue Productions, Inc. (1955-58) for  NBC

#### Jane Wyman Presents Fireside Theatre #####
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NBC Tuesdays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (30min)

From September 1955-58 Jane Wyman became host, producer and acted in several episodes.

  8.01 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: TECHNICAL CHARGE OF HOMICIDE

30Aug55 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Rita
John Harmon ....... Corrigan
Argentina Brunetti ....... Mrs. Adams
Nan Boardman ....... Mrs. Corrigan
William Ching ....... Colonel
Larry Keating ....... Hovey

 

8.02 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: GUSHER CITY

06Sep55 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Maryann Goldsmith
Rod Cameron ....... Jack Chalmers
Dabbs Greer ....... Jeremy
John Archer ....... Rensch

 

8.03 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE DIRECTOR

13Sep55 NBC Tue

written by Rod Serling

directed by Herschel Daugherty

cast

Jack Carson ....... Kendall Long

James Barton ....... Hugh Carmody

Nancy Gates ....... Diane

Synopsis:
The director of a popular television show is the only person who has
confidence in a "has-been" actor. The actor falls apart at rehearsal, and
tension mounts as air time draws near. [JB]

*Note: (Rerun on Studio 57 09Sep58)
 

8.04 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: HOLIDAY IN AUTUMN

20Sep55 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Mary

Fay Wray ....... Myra

Walter Reed ....... Tom

Dick Erdman ....... Kemper

Clarence Lung

Jean Vander Pyl

Synopsis:

A successful Hollywood social directress refuses to give up her career for marriage. [RF]

 

8.05 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE LITTLE GUY

27Sep55 NBC Tue

directed by Don Weis

cast

Dane Clark ....... Shorty
Lee Marvin ....... Jigger
Joan Camden .......Sylvia
Peggy Maley ....... Mabel
Jesse White ....... Al
Richard Karlan ....... Jerry
Ron Hargrave .......Kid

Synopsis:

The story of a little fellow with a prominent chip on his shoulder for all bigger people.

 When two murderers enter a bar and hold everyone at bay including a young fighter

 and a tough racketeer, the "little guy" has a decision to make. [RF]

 

8.06 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE SPORT

04Oct55 NBC Tue

cast

Keenan Wynn ....... Henry
Jayne Meadows ....... Alice
Reginald Denny ....... Thompson
Arthur Q. Bryan ....... Hodges
Herbert Hayes ....... Ralph
Harlan Warde ....... Bill
Paul Harvey ....... Joe

 

8.07 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: STEPHEN AND PUBLIUS CYRUS

11Oct55 NBC Tue

cast

Marguerite Chapman ....... Janet
Peter Lawford ....... Stephen
Felicia Farr ....... Mary Ellen
Charles Lane ....... Henry
Doris Lloyd ....... Lois
Larry Keating .......Philip

Synopsis:

When the Evans family is killed in an accident in a foreign country,

 only a baby boy, Stephen, survives.  [RF]

*Note: (Rerun on Studio 57 18Mar57.)

 

8.08 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: ONE LAST SEPTEMBER

18Oct55 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Liz
Don Murray ....... Ken
Glenn Langan ....... Pete
Amzie Strickland ....... Edie
Irving Bacon ....... Dad

 

8.09 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE SMUGGLER

25Oct55 NBC Tue

cast

Gilbert Roland ....... Tasso
Henry Daniell ........ Dictator
Vince Edwards ...... Angelo
Lita Milan ...... Anna
Richard Karlan ....... Police Captain
Pedro Regas ...... Old Fisherman

Synopsis:

A jealous rival informs on a popular fisherman who is smuggling

 whiskey in and enemies out from under the nose of a mythical

country's annoyed dictator.  [RF]

*Note: (Rerun on Studio 57 10May57)

 

8.10 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: NAILED DOWN  (film)

01Nov55 NBC Tue

written by David P. Harmon

story by Henry Sinclair Drago

directed by Don Weis

cast

Gene Barry ...... Lukas

Dan Duryea ...... Doc Munday

Natalie Norwick ...... Belle

Douglas Spencer ....... the Sheriff

Terry Frost ...... Red

Aaron Spelling ...... Olaf

Steve Pendleton

Rick Vallin

Synopsis:

A fleeing gang leader is also a doctor and seeks refuge at the ranch of a

former cohort whose wife is dangerously ill in childbirth. If the outlaw stays to

save the woman, he will be captured. [RF]

 

8.11 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: RIDE WITH THE EXECUTIONER  (film)

08Nov55 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ........ Eve

Lydia Reed ........ Mary

Christian Pasques ........Tommy

Doris Packer ....... Miss Connors

Neville Brand ...... Father

Bucko Stafford ...... Danny

Synopsis:

During a recess period, one of a young teacher's pupils hills himself with his

father's gun. The boy's grief-crazed father vows vengeance upon the teacher

he thinks caused his son's death.  [RF]

 

8.12 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE KEY  (film)

15Nov55  NBC Tue

story by Eudora Welty

cast

Jane Wyman ........ Jean Bradford

Ann Tyrrell ........ Nurse Hanson

Emile Meyer ........ Dr. Gresham

Vivi Janiss ....... Anita Spencer

Carolyn Jones ...... Patient

Synopsis:

A young student nurse, training at a sanatorium, becomes friendly with a girl patient.

Though the authorities frown on the relationship, the nurse persists in her efforts

 to help the disturbed girl.  [RF]

 

8.13 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: HIS MAIDEN VOYAGE (film)

22Nov55 NBC Tue

cast

Henry Corden ........ Henry Alvin

James Barton ........ Willie

Charles Winninger ........ Phinney

Norma Varden ....... Lady Sharpe

Tom Dillon ....... Potter Thompson

James McCallion ........ Tommy

Nora Marlowe ........ Agnes

Ted de Corsia ........Jeremy

Synopsis:

An old fellow endures endless ridicule because of his dreams of sailing the

seas in a vessel he has built.  [RF]

 

8.14 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: WOMAN AT SEA (film)

29Nov55 NBC Tue

cast

Ruth Hussey ......... Nancy
John Baragrey ........ Philip
Katharine Bard ....... Jean
Lyle Talbot ........ Arnheim
Marya Marco ....... Keiko
Juney Ellis....... Miss Tubbs
Tiger Fafara ...... Horace
George Chandler ..... Mr. Forney
Gladys Hurlbut ..... Mrs. Forney

Synopsis:

A neglected wife goes unaccompanied on an ocean voyage. She's much

attracted to a handsome stranger who is accompanied by his wife. [RF]

*Note: (Rerun on Studio 57 15May57)

 

8.15 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE BAMBOO CROSS (film)

06Dec55 NBC Tue

written by Lawrence Stallings

play by Theophane Lee

directed by John Ford

director of photography John MacBurnie

produced by William Asher

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Regina

Betty Lynn ........ Anne

Don Somers ........ Ho Kwong

Soo Yong ....... Sichi Sao

Kurt Katch ...... King Fat

James Hong ....... Mark Chu

Judy Wong ...... Tania

Pat O'Malley .......Peter

Frank Baker

Synopsis:

In a Catholic convent in China, two nuns are menaced by a Communist overlord,

who falsely accuses them of murdering babies in their care. [RF]

 

8.16 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: AS LONG AS I LIVE   (film)

13Dec55 NBC Tue

cast

Sally Brophy .......... Florence
Brian Keith ......... Jim
Dan O'Herlihy ........ Edgar
Anne O'Neal ......... Mrs. Quinlan
Richard Wessel ....... Driver

Synopsis:

A despondent man decides to take a final fling, then kill himself.  [RF]

*Note: (Rerun on Studio 57 13May57)

 

8.17 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: ALONG CAME A BACHELOR

20Dec55 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Widow
Patric Knowles ....... Bachelor
Harvey Grant ....... Son

 

8.18 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: BIG JOE'S COMIN' HOME

27Dec55 NBC Tue

cast

Douglass Dumbrille ......... Goldy
Wallace Ford........ Boats
Richard Jaeckel ........ The Kid
Victor McLaglen ....... Big Joe
Tol Avery ...... Dutch
Virginia Gregg ....... Rosa
Robert Middleton ...... Maggio

Synopsis 1:
A former gangland boss returns after 25 years in prison, expecting things
to be the same. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
After 25 years imprisonment a gangster is released,

and returns expecting things to be the same. (film) [RF]

*Note: (Rerun on Studio 57 13Mar57)

 

8.19 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE

03Jan56 NBC Tue

Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

cast

Jane Wyman  ......... Emily Prince
Arthur Space ....... Paul Kendall
Emile Meyer ........ Ed Mason
Vivi Janiss ........ Agnes Mason
David Kasday ....... Johnnie Gaines

 

8.20 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE LIBERATOR

(aka A Hero Returns)

Revue Prod.

10Jan56 NBC Tue

Producer William Asher
Teleplay by John Fante
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Director of photography John MacBurnie
Editor Edward Haire

cast

Dane Clark  ......... Vico
Sebastian Cabot .... Senore LaTorre
Anna Navarro ....... Pretty Girl
Serena Sande ....... Della
Penny Santon ....... Senora LaTorre
Danny Richards ..... Boy

Lee Erickson ....... Man

 

8.21 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE HOUSE ON ELM STREET

17Jan56  NBC Tue (rerun 26Mar57)

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Helen Crane
Jean Howell ........ Jessica Crane
Mabel Albertson ........ Nosy Neighbor
Harlan Warde ....... Policeman

Synopsis:
Spinster Helen Crane, who lives alone in an old mansion,

 suffers a series of terrifying experiences. [RF]

 

8.22 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: EXCUSE ME FOR LIVING

24Jan56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ......... Wife
Arthur Franz ....... Husband
Edith Evanson ...... Mother-in-law
Synopsis:
Comic confusion results when a mother-in-law joins a young

couple in their crowded city apartment. [RF]
 

8.23 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE VELVET TRAP

31Jan56 NBC Tue

cast

James Whitmore

Phyllis Thaxter

Paul Richards

Synopsis:
An informer is sought by the brother of his former partner. [JB]

*Note: (Rerun on Studio 57 24Apr57).

 

8.24 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: NOT WHAT SHE PRETENDED

07Feb56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Barbara Towne
Tom Tryon ....... Kevin Cavanaugh
Robert Simon ....... Coleman

 

8.25 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: KRISTI

14Feb56 NBC Tue

written by Jameson Brewer

story by Gladys Hasty Carroll

directed by Jacques Tourneur

cast

Jack Kelly ....... Raeburn
Jane Wyman ....... Kristi Stone
Charles Coburn ....... Dr. Cutler
Burt Mustin ....... Jack Ruggles
Minerva Urecal ....... Mrs. Adams
Edith Evanson ....... Mrs. Horton
Kate MacKenna ....... Mrs. Madison
Robert Petersen ....... Conductor

 

8.26 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE THREAD

21Feb56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ......... Leslie Bell
Jeff Morrow ........ Gordon
Chuck Connors ...... Officer Handley
Penny Santon ....... Mother
Anthony Eustrel .... Percy
Philip Ober ........ Lawyer
Synopsis:
An irresponsible socialite is under the illusion that she can buy

 her way out of any kind of trouble. [RF]
 

8.27 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE MIRROR

28Feb56 NBC Tue

story by Alphonse Daudet

cast

Joanne Dru ........ Kittura
Tom Tryon ....... Ben
Mimi Gibson ........ Kathleen
Carleton Young ........ Perkins
Lisa Montel ......... Carmelita
Harry Harvey Jr. .......Appleby
Tim Graham ...... Doctor
Rosa Turich ...... Louisa

Synopsis:
When a lovely socialite marries a blacksmith, they join the post-civil
War trek to the West. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
An eastern society girl marries a blacksmith and goes out West

with him to found a cattle empire. [RF]
*Note: (Rerun on Studio 57 08Jun57)

 

8.28 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: AN ECHO OUT OF THE PAST (film)

06Mar56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ......... Meg

Lorna Thayer ......... Ann

Ross Elliott ........ David

Jeff Morrow ......... Jim

Nancy Valentine ....... Marjorie

Synopsis:

A World War II field nurse discovers that her temporarily

 blind patient is her former sweetheart. [RF]

 

8.29 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: SCENT OF ROSES

13Mar56 NBC Tue

story by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

cast

Jane Wyman .......... Clarissa
Nancy Gates ......... Ann
Jack Kelly .......... Gilman
Edith Evanson ....... Aunt Joanna
Synopsis:
After waiting for years for her fiance to return from his trip West,

Clarissa is sure it is a hopeless cause. When he finally does return she is

convinced he is more interested in her younger sister than herself. [RF]

 

8.30 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: SHOOT THE MOON

20Mar56 NBC Tue

Directed by Ozzie Nelson

cast

Ozzie Nelson ......... Dr. Phil Dunnings
Joi Lansing ....... Tergy
Lyle Talbot ...... Wendell Atkinson
Donald McBride ....... Dr. Rauchenback

Synopsis 1:
A lovely but highly incompetent secretary demonstrates how those with no
ability can get ahead in government jobs. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An electronics specialist in the Pentagon decides that his curvaceous secretary

is hopelessly inefficient and has her transferred to another office. [RF]

*Note: (Rerun on Studio 57 on 24May57)

 

8.31 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: SOUND OF THUNDER

27Mar56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman

Charles Drake

Carl Esmond

 

8.32 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: IN A DIFFERENT LIFE (film)

03Apr56  NBC Tue (rerun 03Apr58)

cast

Jane Wyman ........ Marie

Scott Forbes ........ Tom

Lawrence Dobkin ........ Francisco

Jack Kruschen ........ Jose
Penny Santon ....... Panalya

Synopsis:

A geologist and his wife arrive at a remote Peruvian village in the backwaters of the Amazon.

Though neither of them has ever been in that part of the country before, the wife displays

 an uncanny knowledge of the people, their way of life and even their language. [RF]

 

8.33 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THIS LAND IS MINE

10Apr56  NBC Tue

cast

John Ireland ........ Wade Harlan
Joy Page ............ Ellen Harlan
Anthony Caruso ...... Garrett
Paul Bryar .......... White
Kem Dibbs ........... Burke
Gerald Charlebois ... Plater
Synopsis:
Homesteaders of the West run into trouble. The gunmen who already

control the territory are unwilling to share the land. [RF]
 

8.34 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE PAST IS ALWAYS PRESENT

17Apr56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Karen Foster
Lawrence Dobkin ....... Dwight Foster
John Baragrey ....... Emmett Brandon
Edith Evanson ....... Mrs. Burgess
Robert Malcolm ....... Desk Clerk

 

8.35 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE HIDDEN PEOPLE

24Apr56  NBC Tue (rerun 18Jun57)

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Cleary Penryn
John Abbott ....... Barrett
Parley Baer ....... Fitch
Nora Marlowe ....... Mrs. Bradley
Clem Bevans ....... Mellan
Minerva Urecal ....... Mrs. Harrison
Kate MacKenna ....... Wilkins Sister
Hallene Hill ....... Wilkins Sister

#### Jane Wyman Presents Fireside Theatre #####
############### end of season 8 ##############
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