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Footlights Theater (Summer 1952 & 1953)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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FOOTLIGHTS THEATER
CBS Fridays

Summer 1952 (4Jul52 - 19Sep52 )(season 1)

Summer 1953 (3Jul53 - 25Sep53)(season 2)

Filmed live from New York City during the summer

 

Scripts were adapted from novels as well as original pieces.

####### Footlights Theater #######
######### season 1 1952 ##########
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CBS Fridays  

[01] Footlights Theater: SUM OF SEVEN
04Jul1952 CBS Fri
starring
Victor Jory

 

[--] Footlights Theater:
11Jul1952 CBS Fri
pre-empted for Republican Convention

 

[02] Footlights Theater: DEAR AMANDA
18Jul1952 CBS Fri
starring
Billie Burke

[--] Footlights Theater:
25Jul1952 CBS Fri
pre-empted for Democratic Convention


[03] Footlights Theater: CROSSROAD
01Aug1952 CBS Fri
starring
Ellen Drew
Billy Halop
Synopsis:
The story of a young couple who reach an impasse in domestic relations.

 

[04] Footlights Theater: REWRITE FOR LOVE
08Aug1952 CBS Fri
starring
Gig Young
Wanda Hendrix
Synopsis:
The story of a romance between a Swedish nurse and a Hollywood movie producer.

[--] Footlights Theater:
15Aug1952 CBS Fri
pre-empted for All-Star Football Game

[05] Footlights Theater: THE MAN WHO HAD NOTHING TO LOSE
22Aug1952 CBS Fri
starromg
Porter Hall
Neville Brand
Synopsis:
The story about a man who keeps a criminal from harming his wife.

 

[06] Footlights Theater: MECHANIC ON DUTY
29Aug1952 CBS Fri
starring
Gale Storm
Gene Raymond
Synopsis:
An inspector investigates a girl mechanic charges her

customers according to their appearance.

[07] Footlights Theater: A MAN'S FIRST DEBT
05Sep1952 CBS Fri
starring
Lloyd Bridges
Eduardo Ciannelli
Synopsis:
A composer insists that his grandson become a concert pianist and

the man claims the boy should select his own occupation.
 

[08] Footlights Theater: THE OTHER JESSE GRANT
12Sep1952 CBS Fri
starring
Gladys George

Elisabeth Risdon
Synopsis:
A woman's art work causes trouble then happiness.

[09] Footlights Theater: THE HOT WELCOME
19Sep1952 CBS Fri
Teleplay by William Bruckner
starring
Gale Storm
Richard Denning
Elizabeth Patterson
Tony Caruso (aka Anthony Caruso)
Synopsis:
An elderly woman needles a "reformed" gunman into showing the

homicidal side of his character in order to save a girl from marrying him.

####### Footlights Theater #######
######### season 2 1953 ##########
##################################
CBS Fridays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern
Summer replacement series for   
Our Miss Brooks  starring Eve Arden

2.01 [10] Footlights Theater: LIFE, LIBERTY AND ORRIN DOOLEY
03Jul1953 CBS Fri
Directed by Robert Stevenson
starring
Will Rogers Jr. ..... Orrin Dooley
Marguerite Chapman .. Beth Rathburn
John Archer ......... Martin Baxter
Olin Howland ........ Pa Dooley (as Olin Howlin)
Minerva Urecal ...... Miss Gribble
Ferris Taylor ....... Miggs
Doreen McCann ....... Midge Collins
Frank Bank .......... Clarence Miggs
Synopsis:
It is a story about an Ex-GI who learns the meaning of the

 declaration of independence in a rural school room.


*NOTE: Originally aired on Ford Theatre October 2, 1952.

2.02 [11] Footlights Theater: CHANGE OF HEART
10Jul1953 CBS Fri
starring
Barbara Hale
Stephen McNally
Synopsis:
A teenager is in trouble with the law.

2.03 [12] Footlights Theater: NATIONAL HONEYMOON
17Jul1953 CBS Fri
starring
Diana Lynn
Dick Haymes
Synopsis:
A young bride whose passion for collecting wedding gifts

nearly causes her to lose her husband.

2.04 [13] Footlights Theater: CROSSED AND DOUBLE-CROSSED
24Jul1953 CBS Fri
starring
Mercedes McCambridge
Louis Hayward
Synopsis:
A small town girl gets involved with a city slicker.

2.05 [14] Footlights Theater: HEART OF GOLD
31Jul1953 CBS Fri
starring
Edmund Gwenn
Anita Louise
George Reeves
Tommy Rettig
Beverly Washburn
Synopsis:
A snowman comes alive in "Heart of Gold".

2.06 [15] Footlights Theater: THEY ALSO SERVE
07Aug1953 CBS Fri
starring
John Hodiak
Maureen O'Sullivan
Anita Loos
Synopsis:
A happily married couple whose marriage is threatened

on the eve of his departure to fight in Korea by a slinky blonde

who threatens to break up the couple's happy home.

2.07 [16] Footlights Theater: ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE
14Aug1953 CBS Fri
starring
Lynn Bari
Cesar Romero
Synopsis:
A romantic young matron and would-be poetess imagines she is in love with

a successful society artist. Fortunately for the ultimate happiness of both parties,

real love is complicated by the existence of her three children which threaten

the budding romance as well as her stock-broker husband!

2.08 [17] Footlights Theater: ADVENTURE IN CONNECTICUT
21Aug1953 CBS Fri
starring
Richard Carlson
Osa Massen
Hugo Haas
Synopsis:
A comedy of love and DP's.

2.09 [18] Footlights Theater: MARGIN FOR FAIR
28Aug1953 CBS Fri
starring
Broderick Crawford ....Mike Fargo
Synopsis:
A hard-hitting police lieutenant who justifies his unusual tactics by preventing

the lynching of an innocent man who was sent to jail for a year because he

 had broken into an apartment and arrest a gangster without a search warrant.

Mike asks no quarter but is segregated from the other prisoners by the ineffectual

sheriff. Shortly after his imprisonment an old lady, greatly loved by the community,

 is murdered and the town half-wit is arrested for the crime on circumstantial evidence.

Mike shows the sheriff that the prisoner is innocent but a lynch mob which has

formed accepts no reasoning. This drastic situation gives the imprisoned officer

a chance to prove his philosophy of "Walk softly and carry a big stick". [RF]

2.10 [19] Footlights Theater: THIS IS MY HEART
04Sep1953 CBS Fri
starring
Ruth Hussey
Mark Stevens

2.11 [20] Footlights Theater: MY DAUGHTER'S HUSBAND
11Sep1953 CBS Fri
starring
Gene Lockhart

 

2.12 [21] Footlights Theater: ?
18Sep1953 CBS Fri

 

2.13 [22] Footlights Theater: ?
25Sep1953 CBS Fri

####### Footlights Theater #######
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