CTVA US Anthology - "Ford Theatre" (CBS) Season 1 (1948-49)

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 Season 1 (CBS) (1948-49)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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CBS Sunday 7:30 - 8:30 pm EST

live from New York (hour long)

Alternating with  Westinghouse Studio One

 

1.01 [--] Ford Television Theatre: YEARS AGO
17Oct1948 CBS
Based on a story by Ruth Gordon
Directed by Marc Daniels
starring
Pat Kirkland ....... Ruth Gordon
Raymond Massey ....... Clinton Jones
Eva LeGallienne ....... Annie Jones
Logan Ramsey
Virginia Gibson
Judith Cargill
Richard Tab
Jennifer Bunker
*Based on Ruth Gordon's early life.

 

1.01[--] Studio One: THE STORM

07-Nov-1948

 

1.02 [--] Ford Television Theatre: JOY TO THE WORLD
21Nov1948  CBS
Written by Alan Scott & George Haight

Directed by Franklin Schaffner
starring
Eddie Albert
Janet Blair
Philip Coolidge
Myron McCormick
Florida Friebus
Arthur Henderson
Jack Hartley

 

1.02 [--] Studio One: LET ME DO THE TALKING

26-Nov-1948

 

 

1.03 [--] Studio One: THE MEDIUM

12-Dec-1948

 

1.03 [--] Ford Television Theatre: NIGHT MUST FALL
19Dec1948 CBS
Adapted from the Emlyn Williams play
starring
Fay Bainter
Oliver Thorndike
Howard St. John
Mildred Dunnock
Cloris Leachman
Synopsis:
Fear grips the hearts of everyone in an English village after a

murderer begins stalking the inhabitants. And one young lady

suspects that the madman may very well be the servant who has
just moved into her home. [RF]

 

1.04 [--] Studio One: NOT SO LONG AGO

26-Dec-1948

 

1.05 [--] Studio One: THE OUTWARD ROOM

09-Jan-1949 

 

1.04 [--] Ford Television Theatre: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
16Jan1949 CBS
Adapted from the George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart play
starring
Edward Everett Horton
Vicki Cummings
Judy Parrish
Zero Mostel
Kevin McCarthy
Mary Wickes
Rex O'Malley
Synopsis:
A lecturer who is injured while visiting the home of a well-to-do socialite

and must spend Christmas in her home convalescing. Sheridan Whiteside

and his battles with the long-suffering nurse. [RF]

 

1.06 [--] Studio One: BLIND ALLEY

30-Jan-1949


1.05 [--] Ford Television Theatre: THE SILVER CORD
13Feb1949 CBS
Adapted from the Sidney Howard play
starring
Mady Christians
Meg Mundy

Synopsis:

A domineering matriarch is less than happy when her son brings

 home his new bride. She immediately sets to work at sabotaging their marriage. [RF]

 

1.07 [--] Studio One: HOLIDAY

20-Feb-1949

 

1.08 [--] Studio One: JULIUS CAESAR

06-Mar-1949


1.06 [--] Ford Television Theatre: OUTWARD BOUND
13Mar1949 CBS  Sunday
Adapted from the Sutton Vane play
starring
Lillian Gish
Freddie Bartholomew
Mary Boland
Richard Hart

Synopsis:
A group of passengers aboard a crewless boat have one thing in common ...

 they are all dead and one by one their stories are revealed and judged by the Examiner. [RF]

 

1.09 [--] Studio One: BERKELEY SQUARE

20-Mar-1949 CBS Sunday


1.07 [--] Ford Television Theatre: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
11Apr1949 CBS Monday
Adapted from the Joseph Kesselring play
starring

William Prince ........ Mortimer Brewster
Boris Karloff  ......... Jonathan Brewster
Josephine Hull ........ Aunt Abby Brewster
Ruth McDevitt ......... Aunt Martha Brewster
Bert Freed ............ Teddy Brewster
Edgar Stehli .......... Dr. Einstein
Anthony Ross
Synopsis:

The story of the eccentric Brewster family of Brooklyn, N.Y. In addition to

 the scheming old women who poison their victims with elderberry wine,

the family includes Teddy, who suffers delusions that he is Theodore Roosevelt

and that the Panama Canal runs through the cellar of his home. The locks he digs

become convenient graves for the lonely men who fall victims to Aunt Martha

and Aunt Abby’s machinations. [RF]

 

1.10 [--] Studio One: REDEMPTION

30-Apr-1949 CBS Saturday? (possibly 3-Apr-49 CBS Sun)

 

1.11 [--] Studio One: MOMENT OF TRUTH

17-Apr-1949 CBS Sunday

 

1.12 [--] Studio One: JULIUS CAESAR

04-May-1949 (restaged) Wed

 

1.13 [--] Studio One: THE GLASS KEY

11-May-1949 Wed


1.08 [--] Ford Television Theatre: ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON
16May1949 CBS Monday  
Adapted from the James Hagan play
starring
Burgess Meredith
Hume Cronyn
Francesca Brunning

Synopsis:
A dentist wishes he had married someone else,

until years later he realizes he loves his wife Amy better. [RF]

 

1.14 [--] Studio One: SHADOW AND SUBSTANCE

18-May-1949 CBS  Wed

 

1.15 [--] Studio One: FLOWERS FROM A STRANGER

25-May-1949 CBS  Wed

 

1.16 [--] Studio One: THE DYBBUK

01-Jun-1949 CBS  Wed

 

1.17 [--] Studio One: BOY MEETS GIRL

08-Jun-1949 CBS  Wed

 

1.18 [--] Studio One: SMOKE

15-Jun-1949 CBS  Wed

 

1.19 [--] Studio One: JUNE MOON

22-Jun-1949 CBS  Wed

 

1.20 [--] Studio One: THE SHADOWY THIRD

29-Jun-1949 CBS  Wed

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