CTVA US Anthology - "First Person" (NBC)(Summer 1953)

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First Person (Summer 1953)
a.k.a. "1st Person Singular"

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Uploaded Sep 2017]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

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FIRST PERSON
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NBC

US Anthology series  Summer 1953 11 episodes x 30 min

Summer replacement series.for "The Life of Riley"

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NBC Fridays 8:30pm

[01] First Person: DESERT CAFE [Debut]
03Jul1953 NBC Fri 8:30pm
Written by Robert Alan Arthur
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
Rod Steiger
Frank Overton
Oliver Andes
James Westerfield
Synopsis:
A roadside cafe in the Idaho desert.

[02] First Person: I'D RATHER BE A SQUIRREL
10Jul1953 NBC Fri 8:30pm
Written by Harry Muheim
Directed by Robert Costello
starring
Wally Cox
Peggy Feury
Jerome Kilty
Synopsis:
Author H.D. Thoreau has a squirrely philosophy of life in his TV remarks, "maybe I'm over-simplifying,
but it seems to me that the world was made to be lived in, not transmitted."

[03] First Person: THE DEATH OF THE OLD MAN
17Jul1953 NBC Fri 8:30pm
Written by Horton Foote
Directed by Frank Telford
starring
William Hansen
Mildred Natwick
Allen Nourse
Robert F. Simon
Katherine Squire
Alonzo Bozan
Nell Harrison
Synopsis:
Story of the last hours of an elderly, penniless, sour man.

[04] First Person: COMEBACK
24Jul1953 NBC Fri 8:30pm
Written by David Shaw
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
Jessie Royce Landis
Murray Hamilton
Jack Warden
John Fletcher
Synopsis:
Story of an actor's agent who has to put up with a fading middle-aged actress making her TV debut.

[05] First Person: ONE NIGHT STAND
31Jul1953 NBC Fri 8:30pm
Written by Robert Alan Arthur
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
James Dunn
Conrad Janis
Synopsis:
Story about a piano player who meets up with his trombone playing son after a 17 year lapse.

[06] First Person: AUGUST HEAT
07Aug1953 NBC Fri 8:30pm
starring
Francis L. Sullivan
Nelson Olmstead
Synopsis:
A strange, tense story about the coincidental meeting of an artist and a gravestone carver on one of
the hottest days London has ever known and their oddly interwoven destinies.

[07] First Person: THE TEARS OF MY SISTER
14Aug1953 NBC Fri 8:30pm
Written by Horton Foote
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
Kim Stanley
Edgar Stehli
Lenka Peterson
Frank Overton
Katherine Squire
Catherine Doucet
Angela Adamides
Synopsis:
A naive young girl finds out the hard way of life.

[08] First Person: CRIP
21Aug1953 NBC Fri 8:30pm
Written by Stewart Stern (Academy Award winning author makes his TV debut)
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
Leo Penn
Evelyn Carden
Kathleen Nolan
Synopsis:
Touching story of a crippled boy and a lonely young girl.

[09] First Person: THE LADY LOOKS AHEAD
28Aug1953 NBC Fri 8:30pm
starring
Judith Evelyn
Shepperd Strudwick
Synopsis:
An imaginative woman, trapped in her bedroom by an automobile accident, finds herself confronted with images of the future and her own doom.

[10] First Person: PROPHET IN THE LAND
04Sep1953 NBC Fri 8:30pm
Written by Doug Johnson
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
Tony Randall
Buster Crabbe

[11] First Person: A GIFT FROM COTTON MATHER [Final Episode]
11Sep1953 NBC Fri 8:30pm
Written by Paddy Chayefsky
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
Kim Hunter
Mildred Dunnock
Joseph Anthony
Synopsis:
Story of the awkward attempts of middle-aged couple to make something of their own marriage and help their younger daughter preserve hers.

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