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 Season 2 (CBS) (1949-50)
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 Fridays 9:00 - 10:00 pm EST

Live from New York (hour long)

Alternating with "54th Street Revue"

2.01 [--] Ford Television Theatre: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
07Oct1949 CBS
Adapted from the Ben Hecht and
Charles MacArthur play
starring
Fredric March ......... Oscar Jaffe
Lilli Palmer .......... Mildred Plotka/Lily Garland
Synopsis:

When broke Broadway Producer Jaffe finds a shop girl who could

 potentially be the next big star he pulls out all the stops to get a show produced.

 

2.02 [--] Ford Theatre: ON BORROWED TIME
21Oct1949
Story by Paul Osborn & L.E. Watkins

starring
Basil Rathbone  ........ Julian
Walter Hampden ........ Death
Dorothy Stickney
Synopsis:
A orphan is left in the care of his aged grandfather, a cantankerous

 old grouch when they become inseparable friends.

2.03 [--] Ford Theatre: SHE LOVES ME NOT
04Nov1949
Teleplay by Max Wilk
Story by Edward Hope & Howard Lindsay
Directed by Marc Daniels
Music by Cy Feuer
Settings and Art Direction by Samuel Leve
Costumes by Paul Du Pont
Script Editor Eugene Burr
Assistant Director Kenneth Buckridge
Production Manager Winston O'Keefe
Guest cast:
Judy Holliday ......... Curly Flagg
Paul Stewart .......... Paul Lawton
Richard Hart .......... Buzz Jones
Chester Stratton ...... Gus McNeal
William Brower ........ Joe Arkle
Marsha Hunt ........... Midge Mercer
Robert Pike ........... Dean Mercer
Salem Ludwig .......... Mugg Schnitzel
Lawrence Fletcher ..... J. Thorval Jones
Ruth McDevitt ......... Frances Arbuthnot
John Becker
Elizabeth Eustice
Martin Tarby
Robert Behling
Rhodelle Heller
Roland Wood
Logan Ramsey
Synopsis:

2.04 [--] Ford Theatre: SKYLARK
18Nov1949
Story by Samson Raphaelson

starring
Faye Emerson

2.05 [--] Ford Television Theatre: KIND LADY
02Dec1949 CBS
Adapted from the Edward Chodorov play
starring
Fay Bainter
Joseph Schildkraut

2.06 [--] Ford Television Theatre: LITTLE WOMEN
16Dec1949 CBS
Adapted from the Louisa May Alcott novel
Directed by Marc Daniels
Guest cast:
Patricia Kirkland ..... Mrs. Marmee March
Kim Hunter ............ Meg March
June Lockhart ......... Amy March
Meg Mundy ............. Jo March
Peggy Ann Garner ...... Beth March
Carroll Ashburn ....... Mr. March
Karl Malden ........... John Brooke
Will Hare ............. Professor Friedrich Bhaer

2.07 [--] Ford Television Theatre: THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE
30Dec1949 CBS
Adapted from the Marc Connelly and
Frank Ball Elser play
starring
Dane Clark
Geraldine Brooks

2.08 [--] Ford Television Theatre: THE BARKER
13Jan1950 CBS 
Adapted from the Kenyon Nicholson play
Directed by Marc Daniels
Guest cast:
Lloyd Nolan ........... Nifty Miller
Eileen Heckart ........ Carrie
William Redfield ...... Chris
Jean Carson ........... Lou
Philip Coolidge ....... Hap
Jesse White ........... Doc
Adelaide Klein ........ Maw
Lawrence Fletcher ..... Colonel (as Larry Fletcher)
Mary K. Wells ......... Cleo

2.09 [--] Ford Television Theatre: LABURNUM GROVE
29Jan1950 CBS 
Adapted from the J.B. Priestley play
starring
Raymond Massey
Valerie Cossart
Ernest Cossart

2.10 [--] Ford Television Theatre: THE ROYAL FAMILY
10Feb1950 CBS 
Adapted from a play by George S. Kaufman
and Edna Ferber
starring
Margaret Wycherly
Carol Goodner
Richard Waring

2.11 [--] Ford Television Theatre: UNCLE HARRY
24Feb1950 CBS 
Adapted from the Thomas Job play
starring
Joseph Schildkraut
Eva LeGallienne

2.12 [--] Ford Television Theatre: ROOM SERVICE
10Mar1950 CBS 
Adapted from the John Murray
and Allen Boretz play
starring
Jack Carson
Hume Cronyn

2.13 [--] Ford Television Theatre: DEAR BRUTUS
24Mar1950 CBS
Adapted from the James M. Barrie play
starring
Brian Aherne
Mary Malone
Valerie Cossart
Ralph Riggs

2.14[--] Ford Television Theatre: THE LITTLE MINISTER
07Apr1950 CBS
Adapted from the James M. Barrie play
starring
Tom Drake
Frances Reid
Ian Keith
Roderick Walker

2.15 [--] Ford Television Theatre: THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
21Apr1950 CBS 
Adapted from the Richard Brinsley Sheridan play
starring
Leueen McGrath
Margalo Gillmore
Ian Keith
Philip Bourneuf

2.16 [--] Ford Theatre: FATHER MALACHY'S MIRACLE
05May1950 CBS Fri
adapted from the 1937 play
Guest cast:
Ernest Truex .......... Father Malachy
William Brower
Joe Foley
Francis Sutton
Frank Thomas
Francis De Sales
Henry Jones
Victor Sutherland
Mary K. Wells
Billy Lee
Helen Ray
Joe Sweeney
Synopsis:
A clergyman believes he can help the men and women at a tavern overcome their vices. He believes that faith can
produce miracles. When the miracle occurs people flock to him at the consternation of the Bishop. [RF]
*NOTE: Father Malachy's Miracle play opened on November 29, 1937 and starred Al Shean and Frank Greene. [RF]
*TRIVIA: Al Shean (nee Schoenberg), as Father Malachy, atones for lack of force by endearing benignity. He was
just as endearing nearly 18 years ago when, with the late Ed Gallagher, he stepped out on a Bronx vaudeville
stage to introduce a refrain that still echoes its "Positively, Mr. Gallagher. Absolutely, Mr. Shean." Gallagher
& Shean kept the nation chuckling over their fresh lyrical topicalities for five years, until fame and boomtime
stage salaries went to Gallagher's head. He dissipated fortune and health, died almost penniless. Shean preserved
his equilibrium and his money, played on Broadway in Light Wines and Beer, Music in the Air, returned to,
Hollywood in 1934 as a cinema character actor. Least-known fact about him is that he is an uncle of the comic
Marx Brothers. [RF]

2.17 [--] Ford Theatre: SUBWAY EXPRESS
19May1950 CBS
adapted from the Eva May Flint
and Martha Madison play
Guest cast:
Ian Keith ............ Inspector Hannen
Mary Mason ........... Dale Tracy
Richard Newton ....... Edward Tracy
John Lormer
Helen Ray
Ira Clicker
Alan Dreeban
Charles Medick
Kathryn Grill
Henry Lascoe
Synopsis:
A police inspector investigates a murder aboard a subway train. [RF]
*NOTE: This is television's first full-hour "On Location" drama employing scores of actors and the genial subway
riding public. [RF]
*TRIVIA: Based on the 1931 film "Subway Express" starred Jack Holt, Aileen Pringle and Alan Roscoe. [RF]

2.18[--] Ford Television Theatre: THE SHINING HOUR
02Jun1950 CBS 
Adapted from the Keith Winter play
starring
Lois Wheeler
Margaret Lindsay
Richard Derr

2.19 [--] Ford Television Theatre: ON BORROWED TIME
30Jun1950 CBS 
Adapted from the Paul Osborn play
starring
Henry Hull

*Note: This episode was restaged.

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