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 Season 3 (CBS) (1950-51)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


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############## season 3 1950-51 ###############
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CBS Fridays 9:00 - 10:00 pm EST

          Live from New York (hour long)

     Alternating with Magnavox Theatre (15Sep50-8Dec50)

    
3.01 [--] Ford Theatre: THE TRAITOR
08Sep1950 CBS
Adapted by Jack Kirkland
From the Herman Wouk play
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
starring
Lee Tracy
Barbara Ames
Walter Hampden

[--] Magnavox Theatre: THE TALE OF THE WOLF  (first episode)
15Sep1950 CBS
Adapted from the Ferenc Molnar play
starring
Ilona Massey
John Wengraf
Steven Hill

3.02 [--] Ford Theatre: THE MARRIED LOOK
22Sep1950 CBS 
Adapted by Howard Rodman
From the Robert Nathan story
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
starring
Paul Kelly
Lois Wilson
Betsy Blair
Synopsis:
A man who has been taking his wife of 20 years for granted

is given a wake-up call. Through fantasies with a younger woman,
he is reminded of what drew him to his wife so many years earlier. [RF]

[--] Magnavox Theatre: THE FOG
29Sep1950 CBS
Adapted from the John Williard story
starring
Francis L. Sullivan
Jack Manning
Peter Hobbs

3.03 [--] Ford Theatre: THE MARBLE FAUN
06Oct1950 CBS 
Adapted by David Davidson
From the Nathaniel Hawthorne story
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
starring
Anna Lee
Alan Shayne
Sally Chamberlain
Wesley Addy

[--] Magnavox Theatre: STRANGE HARBOR
13Oct1950 CBS 
starring
Dane Clark
Geraldine Brooks

3.04 [--] Ford Theatre: ANGEL STREET
20Oct1950 CBS
Adapted by Lois Jacoby
From the Patrick Hamilton play
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
starring
Judith Evelyn
Ferdi Hoffman
Ernest Cossart

[--] Magnavox Theatre: LIGHTNIN'
27Oct1950 CBS 
Adapted from the Winchell Smith, Victor Mapes and Frank Bacon play
starring
Victor Moore
Jean Gillespie
Leslie Nielsen


3.05 [--] Ford Theatre: HEART OF DARKNESS
03Nov1950 CBS 
Adapted by Joseph Liss
From the Joseph Conrad novel
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
starring
Richard Carlson
Richard Purdy
Murvyn Vye
Faith Brook
* Note was repeated on 23Mar51
**Copy of which is in the possession of Franklin Schaffner

[--] Magnavox Theatre: FATHER, DEAR FATHER
10Nov1950 CBS
Adapted from the Ludwig Bemelmans story
starring
Edward Everett Horton
Kim Stanley
Leora Thatcher

3.06 [--] Ford Theatre: THE WHITE-HEADED BOY
17Nov1950 CBS 
Adapted by Willard Keefe
From the Lennox Robinson play
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
starring
Barry Fitzgerald
Biff McGuire
Elinor Randel
Mildred Natwick

[--] Magnavox Theatre: THE THREE MUSKETEERS
(aka The Sword of D'Artagnan)
Hal Roach Jr. Productions
24Nov1950
Producer Hal Roach Jr.
Screenplay by Roy Hamilton
Adapted from the Alexandre Dumas classic
Directed by Budd Boetticher
(*the first full hour film made for television)
Guest cast:
Robert Clarke ......... D'Artagnan
John Hubbard .......... Athos
Mel Archer ............ Porthos
Keith Richards ........ Aramis
Paul Cavanaugh ........ Richelieu
Marjorie Lord ......... Queen Anne
Lyn Thomas ............ Constance
Don Beddoe ............ King Louis XIII
Kristine Miller ....... Milady de Winter
Charles Lang .......... Duke Buckingham
Peter Mamakos ......... de Rochefort
James Craven .......... Treville
Byron Foulger ......... Verges
Hank Patterson ........ Fisherman
Synopsis:
Provincial swordsman D'Artagnan travels to Paris to follow

in his father's footsteps and become a king's guard, a musketeer.

 The royal advisor  Cardinal Richelieu with the help of one-eyed Captain Rochefort,

have disbanded  the King's bodyguards in a devious attempt to usurp

 the power of the King and rule France. [RF]

3.07 [--] Ford Theatre: ANOTHER DARLING
01Dec1950 CBS 
adapted by Nancy Moore

from the Zoe Akins play from the Lewis Carroll classic
directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring
Patricia Crowley
Jack Ewing
Rex O'Malley
Biff McGuire
Jack Lemmon
Jack Albertson

[--] Magnavox Theatre: THE HURRICANE AT PILGRIM HILL (final episode)
08Dec1950 CBS 
starring
Cecil Kellaway
Clem Bevans
Virginia Grey
Leslye Banning

3.08 [--] Ford Theatre: ALICE IN WONDERLAND
15Dec1950 CBS 
adapted by Lois Jacoby
story by Lewis Carroll
directed by Franklin Schaffner
starring
Iris Mann ..... Alice
Richard Waring ..... the March Hare
Tiny Schrimp ..... the Dormouse
Lervi Operti ..... the Mad Hatter
Dorothy Jarnac ..... the Queen of Hearts

3.09 [--] Ford Theatre: CAUSE FOR SUSPICION
29Dec1950 CBS 
adapted by Joseph Liss
from the Peggy Lamson play
subsequently restaged for the Matinee Theatre episode of 06Jun56
directed by Franklin Schaffner
produced by Garth Montgomery
starring
Glen Langan
Dean Harens
Louisa Horton

3.10 [--] Ford Theatre: THE PRESENTATION OF THE LOOK
12Jan1951 CBS
Produced by Marlo Lewis
Hosted by Ed Sullivan

3.11 [--] Ford Theatre: FINAL COPY
26Jan1951 CBS
written by Jay Barbette
directed by Franklin Schaffner
produced by Garth Montgomery
starring
Robert Sterling
Anna Minot
Wally Cox

3.12 [--] Ford Theatre: SPRING AGAIN
09Feb1951 CBS 
adapted by Lois Jacoby from the Isabel Leighton & Bertram Bloch play
directed by Franklin Schaffner
starring
Dorothy Gish
Walter Hampden

3.13 [--] Ford Theatre: THE GOLDEN MOUTH
23Feb1951 CBS 
adapted by Joseph Liss from the Charles S. Belden & Frederic Stephani play
directed by Franklin Schaffner
starring
Henry Hull
John Forsythe
Anna Marno
Gerald Mohr
Virginia Gilmore

3.14 [--] Ford Theatre: THE GHOST PATROL
09Mar1951 CBS
Produced by Garth Montgomery
Teleplay by William Kendall Clark
Based on a short story by Sinclair Lewis
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
*
Settings by A.A. Ostrander
Costumes by Grace Houston
Music by Ben Ludlow
Script Editor, Lois Jacoby
Guest cast:
Ernest Truex ........ Dan Dorgan
Jane Seymour ........ Effie Kugler
Dennis Harrison ..... Terry Rafferty
Paul Ford ........... Rudolph Kugler
Martin Newman ....... Commissioner Manning
Florence Anglin
Salem Ludwig
Ralph L. Robertson Jr.
Thomas Nello
Bernice Marsh

 3.15 [--] Ford Theatre: HEART OF DARKNESS
23Mar1951 CBS  restaged from 03Nov50
adapted by Joseph Liss from the Joseph Conrad novel
directed by Franklin Schaffner

3.16  [--] Ford Theatre: TICKET TO OBLIVION
06Apr1951 CBS 
Produced by Werner Michel
Teleplay by George Oppenheimer
from the Robert Packer story
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
Settings by A. A. Ostrander
Costumes by Grace Houston
Music by Ben Ludlow
Script Editor, Lois Jacoby
starring
Anthony Quinn
Signe Hasso

3.17 [--] Ford Theatre: THE TOUCHSTONE
20Apr1951 CBS 
Produced by Werner Michel
Teleplay by Jerome David Riss & Lois Jacoby
From the Edith Wharton novelette
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
Settings by A. A. Ostrander
Costumes by Grace Houston
Music by Ben Ludlow
Script Editor, Lois Jacoby
Guest cast:
Margaret Sullavan ..... Alexa Trent
Paul McGrath .......... Stephen
Jerome Cowan .......... Dexter
Nydia Westman ......... Aunt Virginia
Lawrence Kerr ......... Glennard
Francis Compton ....... Dinslow
Paul Giles ............ Barton Flamel
Jacqueline DeWitt ..... Margaret Aubyn

3.18 [--] Ford Theatre: DEAD ON THE VINE
04May1951 CBS 
Produced by Werner Michel
Teleplay by Joseph Liss
Based on Alice Fellows' novel "Laurel".
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
Settings by A.A. Ostrander
Costumes by Grace Houston
Music by Ben Ludlow
Script Editor, Lois Jacoby
*
Guest cast:
Margaret Phillips
William Prince
John Alexander
Faith Brook
Marlo Dwyer
Harry Kadison
Estelle Dodge
Peter Brandon
Bertha Belmore
Evelyn Davis

3.19 [--] Ford Theatre: PETER IBBETSON
18May1951 CBS 
Produced by Werner Michel
Teleplay by Lois Jacoby
From the George du Maurier novel
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
Settings by A.A. Ostrander
Costumes by Grace Houston
Music by Ben Ludlow
Script Editor, Lois Jacoby
*
Guest cast:
Richard Greene .... Peter Ibbetson
Stella Andrew ..... Mary
Anna Lee .......... Agnes
Iris Mann ......... Mrs. Dorian
Ivan Simpson ...... Duke of Towers

3.20 [--] Ford Theatre: THREE IN A ROOM
01Jun1951 CBS 
adapted by George Oppenheimer
from the Walter Karig play
directed by Franklin Schaffner
produced by Werner Michel
starring
Judith Evelyn
Louisa Horton
Patricia Kirkland

3.21 [--] Ford Theatre: NIGHT OVER LONDON
15Jun1951 CBS 
adapted by David Davidson
from the Kay Boyle story
directed by Franklin Schaffner
starring
Stella Andrew
Hugh Reilly

Alexander Clark
Una O'Connor
Basil Howes
Leslie Barrie
Ernest Rowan

3.22 [--] Ford Theatre: THE GHOST PATROL
29Jun1951 restaged from 09Mar1951

 

End of the "Live" episodes on CBS

****** No New episodes aired  in 1951-52 season ******

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