CTVA US Anthology - "Jane Wyman Theater" (Revue/NBC) Season 9 (1956-57)

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 Season 9 (NBC) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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US Network Schedules  1956-1957


############## Jane Wyman Theater ############
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NBC Tuesdays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (30min)

  9.01 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: TEN PERCENT

28Aug56 NBC Tue

story by Charles Bruce Gould & Beatrice Blackmar Gould

cast

Jane Wyman ......... Laura Ann Roberts
William Hopper .......... Rick Gordon
George Montgomery ......... Mark Weston
George Baxter ........... Scott
Edna Skinner .......... Eva
Paul Frees ......... Emcee

 

9.02 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: DIRTY FACE

prod #1646

04Sep56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Martha Quillen
Bobby Driscoll ......Johnny Bridges
William Fawcett ..... Pete
Synopsis:
A youngster escapes from reform school and tries to rob a woman. [RF]

 

9.03 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: APPROVED BY CENSOR

11Sep56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman .......... Lieutenant Edith Collins
Peter Mark Richman ........... Captain Rick Jennings
Don Haggerty ......... General Adams
Tom Brown .......... Sergeant
Paul Hahn .......... Major Edwards

 

9.04 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE WAY TO HEAVEN

prod #1650

18Sep56 NBC Tue

story Grace Sartwell Mason

cast

Gene Lockhart ....... Father McCorkle
John Doucette ....... Emil Jesseski
Martin Garralaga ....... Jesus Maria Sanchez
Buddy Baer ....... Toro Luez
Bart Bradley ..... Tony Bedoya
Nacho Galindo ....... Pepe Martinez
Edwin Jerome ........ Bishop O'Neill

Synopsis:
An aging New York parish priest is relieved of his heavy duties

 and sent to El Diablo, a small wine center in California.

 Finding no church in the community,

 he renovates a garage. [RF]

* Note: Syndication airing on "Summer Playhouse" 23Jul57.

 

9.05 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: LET YESTERDAY DIE

25Sep56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ........ Mrs. Norwood
Jimmy Baird .......... Davie
Lawrence Dobkin ........... Dr. Rogers
Adam Williams ......... Larry
Betty Lynn .......... Sally
Arthur Space .......... Mr. Dolan
Katherine Warren ......... Mrs. Dolan
Ruby Goodwin ........ Eunice

 

9.06 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: ASSIGNMENT CHAMP (film)

prod #1652

02Oct56  NBC Tue (rerun 02Apr57)

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Susan Clarke

Donald Curtis ....... Barry Clarke

Leo Gordon ....... Joe Bendito

Jack Lambert ....... Rocky Green

Herb Vigran ......... Mr. Gordon

Cindy Kalm ....... Missy

George Eldredge ........ Doctor

Synopsis:

A woman reporter faces a career vs marriage problem. To complicate matters further,

her husband, who wants her to quit her job, is also her editor.  [RF]

 

[--] Jane Wyman Theater: SMALL TALK

preempted due to President Eisenhower Political Address

09Oct56 NBC Tue rescheduled to 12Feb57.

 

9.07 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: NO MORE TEARS

prod #1649

16Oct56  NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman .......... Olivia
Robert Cornthwaite .......... Chris
Carl Christian .......... Red Cap
Edith Evanson ........... Attendant
Jack Gargan .......... Ticket Agent
Barbara Knudson ........ Waitress
James Nusser ......... Cab Driver

 

9.08 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: TWO SIDES TO EVERYTHING

prod #1654

23Oct56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ........ Peggy
Whit Bissell ...... Wood
Simon Scott ....... Jim
Joseph Downing .... Peters
Dan Riss .......... Warden
Synopsis:
A woman reporter is engaged to a newspaperman with a rival publication,

but they are forbidden by their respective bosses to associate with each other! [RF]
 

9.09 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: BETWEEN JOBS

30Oct56  NBC Tue Original airdate

directed by Don Weis

cast

Ralph Meeker ....... Joe Novak
Neville Brand ........ Captain
Jeanette Nolan ........ Landlady
Irvin Ashkenazy ....... Sam
Peggy Maley ....... Waitress

Synopsis:
A man with psychotic tendencies conspires with an unscrupulous

sea captain to steal a fortune in precious jewels. [RF]

 

Fireside Theatre: no details

06Nov56 NBC Tue

 

9.11 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: FATHER FORGETS

13Nov56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ........ Katie Barns
Bruce Gordon ...... Bob Barns
David Kasday ...... Buddy
Robert Osterloh ... Thompson
George Cisar ...... Hickey
Robert Burton ..... Skipper
William Challee ... Joe
Jess Kirkpatrick... Newt
Synopsis:
In his attempts to perfect a new invention, a man nearly forgets

 his responsibility for his wife and young son. [RF]
 

9.12 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE MARKED BULLET

(aka The Bullet Trick)

20Nov56 NBC Tue

written by Ray Bradbury

cast

Jane Wyman ........ Madame Olivia
Joseph Wiseman .... Will Prentiss
Ed Kemmer ......... Young Man
Howard Wright ..... Old Man
Fred Johnson ...... Clown
Richard Cutting ... Volunteer
Synopsis 1:
The wife was having an affair and they have to go through a bullet trick

routine in which the husband forces the lover through some means to fire a

bullet at the end of the act, which the wife is supposed to catch in her teeth. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A carnival performer is unhappy with her life in what she feels are

 the unreal and tawdry trappings of the circus. [RF]
 

9.13 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: A TIME TO LIVE

prod #1647

27Nov56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ........ Susan
Carlos Thompson ....... Bill
Lisa Montell ........ Jeanne DuBois

Simon Scott ....... Ward Howell
Synopsis:
A widow visits her husband's grave in France and finds

another woman placing flowers on it. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

A visit to the grave of her first husband in far-off France

nearly ruins the second marriage of a grieving woman. [RF]

 

9.14 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: HELPMATE

prod #1653

04Dec56 NBC Tue

story by Anton Chekov

cast

Imogene Coco ....... Janet Blaine

Dabbs Greer ....... Henry Blaine

Than Wyenn ....... Julius Nardico

Vince Barnett ....... Dino

Harold Huber ....... Frankie Foster

Glenn Gordon ....... Sergeant Hogan

Joseph Mell ....... Good Humor Man

William Kendis ....... Policeman

* Note: Syndication airing on "Summer Playhouse" 09Jul57.

 

9.15 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: WHILE THERE'S LIFE

11Dec56 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Pauline
Henry Jones ...... Gus
Gordon Jones ..... Elmer
Vivi Janiss ...... Ruby
Michael Bachus ... Willard
Synopsis:
A middle-aged woman becomes involved in a romance,

 but her possessive married sister opposes marriage for the two. [RF]
 

9.16 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: A POINT OF LAW

prod #1658

18Dec56 NBC Tue

story by Hewitt Leonard Ballowe

cast

Jane Wyman .......... Sidney Brandt

Virginia Grey ......... Tracy King

Anthony Eustrel ........ Prosecutor Drake

Will J. White ......... Dan Martin

Virginia Gregg .......... Judge Swanson

 

9.17 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: A PLACE ON THE BAY

25Dec56 NBC Tue

cast

Gloria Talbott ....... Laura Robertson

Gene Barry........ Hal Robertson

Kurt Kasznar ......... Rick

Connie Gilchrist ........ Ma Rivers

Synopsis:
Houseboat living has Laura Robertson at bay,

and she wants her husband to scuttle the idea. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on Summer Playhouse 02Jul57.

 

9.18 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE LITTLE BLACK LIE

prod #1659

01Jan57  NBC Tue

written by David P. Harmon

story by William Fay

directed by Sidney Lanfield

director of photography Ellsworth Fredricks

cast

Dane Clark ......... George Heldig

Carolyn Jones ........ Madeline Novak

John Harmon ........ Johnny

Peggy Webber ........ Mrs. Heldig

Harry Jackson ....... Steve

Philip Pine

Tim Graham

Harry Tyler

Dennis King Jr.

Jerry Lawrence

Jesslyn Fax

Synopsis:

A policeman takes an interest in a pretty nightclub

 pianist when she is threatened by an ex-con. [RF]

*Note: Syndication airing on Destiny 13Sep57.

 

9.19 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: TWENTY DOLLAR BRIDE

prod #1660

08Jan57  NBC Tue (rerun 28May57)

written by Aaron Spelling

cast

Jane Wyman ...... Sarah March

Jeff Morrow .......... Vince Harris

Gordon Jones ........... Luke

Jim Haywood .......... Henry

Claude Akins .......... Frank Hedley

Paul Wexler .......... Jess

Minerva Urecal .......... Prison Matron

 

9.20 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: PORTRAIT IN FEAR

prod #1657

15Jan57  NBC Tue (rerun 06Mar58)

cast

Jane Wyman ........ Paula Miller

Barry Atwater .......... Marty Belmont

Paul Bryar .......... Lennie Coil

Mimi Gibson ............. Sharon

Arthur Hanson .......... Dr. Kirk

Lewis Charles .......... Trusty

Don Garrett ............ Guard

 

9.21 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE GOLDEN DOOR

22Jan57 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman .......... Cleary Penryn

Benny Rubin .......... Mr. Zinsli

Parley Baer ............ Mr. Fitch

Hans Conried .......... Maurice Barrett

Sarah Selby ........... Miss Grimm

Minerva Urecal .......... Mrs. Harrison

Preston Hanson ........... Alfy Penryn

Clem Bevans ......... Mr. Mellon

 

9.22 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: KILLER'S PRIDE

prod #1664

29Jan57  NBC Tue

written by Michael Fessier

story by Leslie McFarlane

directed by Robert Florey

director of photography John L. Russell

cast

John Kerr .......... Tom Parr

Fay Wray .......... Mrs. Parr

Gail Kobe ........ Helen

Mae Clarke ........ Mrs. Parker

James Goodwin ........ Neal

Robert Osterloh ........ Sheriff

Robert Crosson

Hugh Sanders

Don Devlin

John Wilder

Tim Graham

Synopsis:

A sensitive young college student joins a posse of hardened

men who are tracking down a killer. [TA]

 

9.23 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: BIRTHRIGHT (film)

prod #1663

05Feb57  NBC Tue (rerun 25Jun57)

cast

Jane Wyman....... Ellen Hensley

Tom Tryon ........ Dr. Tom Hurd

Jeanette Nolan ........ Agnes Rivers

Gail Kobe ......... Mary Collins

Kathryn Givney ...... Mrs. Hurd

Addison Richards ........ Mr. Hurd

Lisa Fusaro ...... Mrs. Mattucci
Synopsis:
A nurse attempts to convince a distraught mother-to-be that having a child

is the most glorious experience in a woman's life. [RF]

 

9.24 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: SMALL TALK

12Feb57  NBC Tue (rerun 04Jun57)

written by David P. Harmon

story by David P. Harmon & George F. Slavin

directed by Sidney Lanfield

cast

Jane Wyman ........ Ann Baker

Philip Pine

Marie Windsor

Gene Reynolds

Frances Bavier

 

9.25 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: FARMER'S WIFE

19Feb57 NBC Tue

story by Guy de Maupassant

cast

Jane Wyman ......... Tita

John Dehner ............Henry Latham

Beverly Washburn ......... Nonnie Latham

Parker Garvie ......... Pete Sweeney

Tom Fadden ....... Steve

 

9.26 [--]Jane Wyman Theater: A DANGEROUS THING (film)

26Feb57  NBC Tue Original Airdate

prod #1667

cast

Jeannie Carson ....... Sarah Jane Beal

Claude Akins ......... Joe Doby

Frank Cady ....... Mr. Usher

Mary Alan Hokanson ........ Evelyn

Stafford Repp
Synopsis:
A librarian becomes uneasy when an unsavory character begins frequenting the library.

She is certain he is not the scholarly type.  [RF]

 

9.27 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: MARRIED TO A STRANGER

prod #1666

05Mar57 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ......... Susanna Holt

Burt Mustin ........... Mr. Tate

Bart Burns ........... Doc

Simon Scott

Ainslie Pryor .......... Harry

 

9.28 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE PENDULUM (film)

prod #1669

12Mar57 NBC Tue

story by William Sydney Porter

cast

Gene Barry ....... Brad Nelson

Jane Wyman....... Laura Kincaid

Jack Kruschen ........ Joe

Stuart Randall ........ Fred

Simon Scott ....... Paul

George N. Neise ....... Frank

Paul Bryar ........ Sergeant

Synopsis:

The testimony of a woman figures prominently

 in sending her former fiance to prison.  [RF]

 

9.29 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE WILDCATTER

19Mar57 NBC Tue

prod #1668

cast

Claude Akins

Virginia Grey

Parley Baer ....... Enos Finney

Dabbs Greer ....... Germie

 

Fireside Theatre: The House on Elm Street

26Mar57 NBC Tue (rerun from Jan 17/56)

 

Fireside Theatre: Assignment Champ

02Apr57  NBC Tue (rerun from Oct 2/56)

 

9.30 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: MAMA BUFANO'S

09Apr57 NBC Tue

prod #1675

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Millie

Mario Siletti ....... Papa

Claire Du Brey ....... Mama

Will J. White ....... Frank

Gloria Blondell ....... Peggy

 

9.31 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: NOT FOR PUBLICATION

16Apr57 NBC Tue

story by Harvey Jerrold O'Higgins

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Violet Fitzhugh

Tom Conway ....... Colonel Coldbrace

Walter Kingsford ....... Eustace Fitzhugh

Cheerio Meredith ....... Emma

Ainslie Pryor ....... Bill McGuire

Grant Richards ....... Steve

 

9.32 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: HARBOR PATROL (film)

23Apr57 NBC Tue

written by John D. Robinson

directed by Richard Irving

director of photography Bud Thackery

cast

Neville Brand ....... Barney Gavin

Cara Williams ....... Dorothy

Bart Burns ....... Harry

Leo Gordon ....... Tim Thatcher

Jean Howell ....... Midge

Joe De Santis .......Captain Garcia

Peter Leeds ....... Henry

Kevin Hagen ......Sam

Anthony Lawrence ...... Jackie

Sid Tomack ...... George

Nelson Case, Jr.

Natalie Masters

Synopsis:

A man suspected of peddling narcotics is sought by the chief of the harbor patrol. Leads are

almost non-existent until a pair of half-drunk women become involved in an argument.  [TA]

 

9.33 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THE MAN IN THE CAR (film)

prod #1674

30Apr57  NBC Tue (rerun 19Dec57)

written by David P. Harmon

story by Nancy Titus

directed by Sydney Lanfield

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Martha Carroll

Craig Stevens ....... Danny Carroll

Charles Herbert ....... Terry Carroll

Ainslie Pryor ....... Jonas

Joseph Mell

Hugh Sanders

Jason Johnson ....... Pharmacist

Synopsis:
Just after moving into a partly furnished home, a husband leaves his wife alone to

make an out-of-town business trip. An unexpected visitor and the half-empty

house create strange fears in the wife's mind. [TA]

 

9.34 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: NIGHT OF TERROR (film)

07May57 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman ....... Diane Nolan

Paul Bryar ....... Harry

Ken Clark ........ Bert

Eilene Janssen ........ Nancy

Anthony Lawrence ........ Stranger

William Boyett ......State Trooper

Robert Burton .......... Pop

Bruce Swanson ...... Selma

Synopsis:

A woman driving alone through a lonely stretch of desert stops at a small cafe. There

she learns of a maniac at large in the area who preys on people who travel alone.  [RF]

 

9.35 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: THERE COMES ONE MOMENT

14May57  NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman

 

9.36 [--] Jane Wyman Theater: TWO SIDES TO EVERYTHING

21May57 NBC Tue

cast

Jane Wyman

Simon Scott

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