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 Season 6 (NBC) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

###### Ford Theatre: All Star Theater ########

############# season 6 1954-55 ###############

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    Screen Gems, Inc. (filmed in Hollywood)

       NBC Thursdays 9:30 - 10:00 pm

6.01 [079] Ford Theatre: All Star Theater: THE TROUBLE WITH YOUTH

   30Sep1954  NBC

(or 13Apr55, possibly postponed or rerun)

(this title missing from some reference sources)

Produced by Irving Starr

Directed by Fred F. Sears

Starring

Paul Douglas

Constance Moore
Synopsis:
A middle-aged theatrical producer suddenly begins mixing with the younger set. [RF]

 

6.02[--] Ford Theatre: DAUGHTER OF MINE
07Oct1954 NBC
starring
Margaret O'Brien
Maureen O'Sullivan
Pat O'Brien
Richard Jaeckel
Tol Avery

6.03[--] Ford Theatre: SHADOW OF TRUTH
14Oct1954 NBC
starring
Sidney Blackmer  ...... Wade Anthony
Keefe Brasselle ...... Johnny Cantrell
Marjorie Lord ........ Liz
Thomas Mitchell ...... Ralph Woodbury
Robert Foulk ......... Willis
Ann Doran ............ Marion
James Bell ........... Cass Martin

6.04[--] Ford Theatre: SEGMENT
21Oct1954 NBC
starring

William Bendix ....... Carl Ledbetter
Ward Bond ............ Lt. Pannetti
Joanne Woodward ...... Jane Ledbetter
Rosemary DeCamp ...... Mildred Ledbetter
Alan Baxter .......... Lt. Joe Lellers
George Eldredge ...... Dr. Granville
Synopsis:
A nagging wife goes too far in her domineering attitude and her husband tries to kill her.

Suspense mounts when police arrive to stop the crazed man. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on "Star Showcase" 09Apr56.
 

6.05[--] Ford Theatre: A TRIP AROUND THE BLOCK
28Oct1954 NBC
starring

Jan Sterling ......... Ann
Steve Cochran ........ Jim
Synopsis:
The story of an aspiring actress who learns happily that she would

rather have a husband than a TV career. [RF]

6.06[--] Ford Theatre: REMEMBER TO LIVE
04Nov1954 NBC
starring
Dane Clark  ........... Joe Travis
Barbara Hale ......... Marta Linden
Judy Nugent .......... Kathy Johnson
Cleo Moore ........... Lana
Dick Wessel .......... Tom O'Brien
Charles Watts ........ Ed
Paul Brinegar ........ Hans
Ralph Peters ......... Bert

6.07[--] Ford Theatre: THE ROAD AHEAD
11Nov1954 NBC
starring
Rory Calhoun
Faith Domergue
Paul Langton

Robert Foulk
Virginia Christine

6.08[--] Ford Theatre: THE SUMMER MEMORY
18Nov1954 NBC
written by Rod Serling
directed by Jules Bricken
starring
Richard Kiley ....... Walter Crandell
Claire Trevor .........  Felicia Crandell
James Barton .......... Old Man Crandell
William Henry .......... Paul
Synopsis 1:

A selfish old man tries to keep his children from leaving home. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An old man uses his age to bind his children to him. [RF]


6.09[--] Ford Theatre: THE LEGAL BEAGLES
25Nov1954 NBC
starring
Laraine Day ........ Claire Beagle
Richard Denning ......... George Beagle
Duncan Richardson ....... Johnnie Goldtooth
Edith Leslie ....... Eulalla Bullfinch
Trevor Bardette ....... Chief Goldtooth
Griff Barnett ....... Judge Miner
Anthony Jochim ....... Jasper

Synopsis:
A husband and wife, both lawyers, delay their second honeymoon. [RF]

 

6.10[--] Ford Theatre: GIRL IN FLIGHT
02Dec1954 NBC
starring
Joan Leslie  .......... Marie Pasquin
John Qualen .......... Francois
Tom Drake ............ Gaston Clairmont
Hugo Haas ............ Voulard
Morris Ankrum ........ Judge
Gregory Gaye ......... Priest

6.11[--] Ford Theatre: CHARLIE "C" COMPANY
09Dec1954 NBC Thu
starring
Kerwin Matthews .......... Lt. Norton
Edmond O'Brien ....... Captain Joyce
Robert Strauss ....... Sgt. Kruger
Gene Reynolds ....... Kalinsky
Gene Evans ....... Captain O'Daniel

Synopsis:
A chaplain loses contact with his outfit during the Korean retreat. [RF]

 

6.12[--] Ford Theatre: PORTRAIT OF LYDIA
16Dec1954 NBC
adapted by Robert Smith & Berish Rubin
from the A.A. Milne story
starring

Donna Reed ........... Lydia Campbell
Robert Horton ........ Greg Howell
Nan Boardman ......... Mama Michele
Jonathan Hale ........ Judge Tamberg
Synopsis:
Two students meet on a voyage to France. [RF]

6.13[--] Ford Theatre: SLIDE, DARLING, SLIDE
23Dec1954 NBC
starring
Jane Darwell  ......... Christabel
Virginia Field ....... Alexandra Wrenn
Allyn Joslyn ......... Mac Harrison
Anthony Caruso ....... Winston K. Milo
Ludwig Stossel ....... Enrique
Emory Parnell ........ Herman J. Karbfleischer
Paul Savage .......... Lefty Simpson

6.14[--] Ford Theatre: UNBROKEN PROMISE
30Dec1954 NBC
starring
George Brent ....... John Raleigh
Frances Dee ....... Ellen Thornton
Gertrude Michael ....... Belle
Gigi Perreau ....... Sylvia Raleigh

Synopsis:

A man brings his fiance home to meet his teenage daughter. [RF]


6.15[--] Ford Theatre: MAGIC FORMULA
06Jan1955 NBC
starring

Claudette Colbert ...... Lorna Gilbert
Patric Knowles ......... Dr. Thomas Grant
Ann Savage ............. Maggie
Melinda Plowman ........ Little Girl
George Huerta .......... Boy
Helen Brown ............ Mother
Dick Rich .............. Driver
Synopsis:
Lorna Gilbert is trapped in a plane after a crash. As she waits to be

rescued she reviews her life and marriage. [RF]

6.16[--] Ford Theatre: . . . AND SON
13Jan1955 NBC
adapted from the I.A.R. Wylie story
starring
Edward G. Robinson ....... John Derwent
John Baer ....... Larry Derwent
Erin O'Brien-Moore ....... Elsa Derwent
Willis Bouchey ....... Charlie Crichton

Synopsis:
A self-made, successful shipping tycoon refuses to take his son into

 his firm for fear he will be overshadowed by him. [RF]

6.17[--] Ford Theatre: THE STARS DON'T SHINE
20Jan1955 NBC
starring
Philip Carey ....... John Marlon
Horace MacMahon ....... Gibson
Teresa Wright ....... Janet Larson
James Bell ....... Casey Martin
Paul Keast ....... Dr. Garner

Synopsis:
A man commits a robbery to meet payments on his fishing boat.

While in the act, a girl enters and is blinded by an acetylene torch. He advances

 the money for the operation she needs after falling in love with her. [RF]

6.18[--] Ford Theatre: LETTERS MARKED PERSONAL
27Jan1955
starring
Joan Bennett ....... Marcia Manners
Melvyn Douglas ....... George Manners
Elisabeth Risdon ...... Mrs. Kelton

Synopsis:
A man tries to capture the romance he and his wife once shared. [RF]

 

6.19[--] Ford Theatre: TOUCH OF SPRING
03Feb1955
adapted from the Elizabeth Asquith Principesa Bibescue story
starring
Gene Barry ....... Bill Hannagan
Irene Dunne ....... Marion Clark
Kathryn Grant ....... Ann Clark
Frank Wilcox ....... Paul Clark

6.20[--] Ford Theatre: PRETEND YOU'RE YOU
10Feb1955 NBC
starring
Keith Andes ....... Freddy Remington
Charles Coburn ....... Uncle Henry
Lucy Marlowe ....... Sue Smith
Nanay Bryant ....... Aunt Clara
Joan Hovis ....... Amy Remington
Synopsis:
An honest boy meets and falls in love with an engaged girl.

The boy's not so honest family decides to help the romance along. [RF]

6.21[--] Ford Theatre: TOMORROW WE'LL LOVE
17Feb1955 NBC Thu
starring
Larry Parks ........ Michael Craig
Nicole Maurey ....... Denise
Eduard Franz ....... Paul
Laurie Carroll ....... Monique
Peter Hanson ....... Brad

Synopsis:
During the Indochinese War, a girl meets a young flier at a wedding. They fall in love,

but the flier, sure he will be killed shortly, refuses to give up his reckless way of life. [RF]

 

6.22[--] Ford Theatre: TOO OLD FOR DOLLS
24Feb1955 NBC
starring
Laraine Day ....... Marge Ramsay
Franchot Tone ....... Mike Ramsay
Natalie Wood ....... Polly
Tommy Cook ...... Ed
Joyce Coates ....... Betty Mae Clark

6.23[--] Ford Theatre: THE LILAC BUSH
03Mar1955 NBC
Adapted from the August William Derleth story
starring
William Leslie ....... Jeff Winston
Marilyn Erskine ....... Jean Lowry
Ruth Roman ....... Connie Wilson
Leslie Matthews ....... Dr. Klein
Synopsis:
On her son's fifth birthday a mother plants
a lilac bush. When the boy dies she flies into
a fit of rage and attempts to destroy the bush. [RF]

6.24[--] Ford Theatre: SECOND SIGHT
10Mar1955 NBC
starring
Merle Oberon ....... Sara Belmont
Philip Carey ....... Dr. Ed Marshfield
Jane Darwell ....... Mrs. Riggs
Joe Forte ....... Dr. Hartman
Eddy Walker ....... Station Master

6.25[--] Ford Theatre: CELEBRITY
17Mar1955 NBC
starring
Joanne Dru ....... Myla Marshall
Dennis Morgan ...... Chris Waring
Richard Eyer ....... Tony
Harlan Warde ....... James O'Hara
Eve McVeagh ...... Suzie
Synopsis:
A divorced socialite has tried to keep her ex-husband from knowing

that she bore him a son. A newspaper exposes the secret. [RF]
*Syndication airing on Playhouse Drama 26Nov1955.

6.26[--] Ford Theatre: GARRITY'S SONS
24Mar1955 NBC
written by Rod Serling
directed by Jules Bricken
starring
Rory Calhoun ....... Rory Garrity
May Wynn ....... Peggy
Vince Edwards ....... Steve
James Bell .......Garrity Sr.
Synopsis:
When a prize fighter hits the big time, he deserts not only his brother,

but also abandons his girlfriend. (film) [RF]

6.27[--] Ford Theatre: HANRAHAN
31Mar1955 NBC
adapted from the William Butler Yeats story
starring
Cecil Kellaway ....... Timothy Hanrahan
Arthur Franz ........ Joe Newbury
Kathryn Grant ....... Kitty
Elsa Lanchester ....... Rosie Bowker
Richard Deacon ....... Planter O'Toole

6.28[--] Ford Theatre: DECEPTION
07Apr1955 NBC
starring
Sylvia Sidney ....... Laura Blake
John Howard ....... Paul Blake
Sally Fraser ...... Jean Carter
June Vincent ....... Helen Keys
Greta Granstedt ....... Nora
Mark Andrews

6.29[--] Ford Theatre: THE WOMAN AT FOG POINT
14Apr1955 NBC
starring
Charles Bickford ....... Sam Callahan
Evelyn Rudie ...... Margie
Joan Camden ........ Susan Copeland
Lamont Johnson ....... Harry Sayer
Raymond Greenleaf ....... John Mackey
Chubby Johnson ....... Ed Harris
Synopsis:
A reporter whose son was recently killed in Korea, is sent to find

out why an artist has been digging in the sand at Fog Point. The answer

brings surprises  to all concerned. (film) [RF]

 

6.30 [108] Ford Theatre: All Star Theater: SUNDAY MOURN

 21Apr55 NBC

starring

Brian Keith ......  Mano

Marilyn Maxwell ........ Sally

     Wallace Ford ....... Talker
John Bromfield ....... Tom Ryder
Percy Helton ....... Dooley
Tyler McVey ........ Reverend Emerson
Synopsis 1:
After two years a gunman returns to the lawless
frontier town he left, only to find it has become
a respectable community. His presence is a threat
to both the town and his former girlfriend. (film) [RF]
Synopsis 2:   

           A bad guy (Brian Keith) that everybody thought had died,

           reappears the day his ex-girlfriend wants to marry a farmer...

 

6.31[--] Ford Theatre: WHILE WE'RE YOUNG
28Apr1955 NBC
starring
Claudette Colbert ...... Elizabeth Hopkins
Tab Hunter ..... Gig Spevvy
Patric Knowles ...... Dr. Tyler McManus
Eilene Johnson ...... Katie Hopkins
Synopsis:
An attractive widow feels that her teenage daughter is too young to

date the school basketball coach. But when the young man
comes to call, the widow finds she's attracted to him herself. (film) [RF]

6.32[--] Ford Theatre: APPOINTMENT WITH DESTINY
05May1955 NBC
starring
Mona Freeman ....... Nancy Dawes
Lyle Bettger ....... Willis
Adele August ....... Annette
William Tannen ....... Miller
Dorothy Adams ....... Mrs. Kimble
Howard Petrie ....... Baker
Bill Walker ....... Porter

6.33[--] Ford Theatre: THE POLICY OF JOE ALADDIN
12May1955 NBC
starring
Brian Donlevy .......... Joe Aladdin
Bobby Van ......... Wallace Lamb
Gale Robbins ......... Coco
Kathryn Grant .............. Emmadel Reed
Sid Melton ......... Alfie
Lewis Charles ......... Pretty Boy
Synopsis:
A timid bill collector has a fight with his
fiancee and decides to drown his sorrows at
the nearest bar. There he meets two thugs who
prove to have a great influence on his future
health, wealth and happiness. (film) [RF]

6.34[--] Ford Theatre: MIMI
19May1955 NBC
adapted by Edward & Mildred Dein
from the Arnold Bennett story
starring
Rita Gam ........ Mimi
Paul Henreid ......... Pierre Marchand
Louis Mercer ........... Detective Aubert
Rick Jason ....... Raoul
Lawrence Dobkin ....... Inspector Briand
Mel Welles ....... Fat Man
Synopsis:
A lonely puppeteer finds his only happiness in
fashioning his puppets until he meets a beautiful
girl who looks like his first puppet. (film) [RF]

6.35[--] Ford Theatre: CARDBOARD CASANOVA
26May1955 NBC
starring
Ricardo Montalban ........ Carlos Cortez
Hillary Brooke ...... Vivian Riley
Dick Foran ...... Bill Trent
Lucy Marlowe ...... Carol Farley
Ray Walker ...... Attendant
Dee J. Thompson ...... Receptionist
Synopsis:
Movie star Carlos Cortez arrives in New York,
only to face a frenzied mob of fans. He is
rescued by his agent's efficient secretary,
whose concern for his welfare is purely personal. (Film) [RF]

6.36[--] Ford Theatre: P.J. AND THE LADY
02Jun1955 NBC
starring
Thomas Mitchell ....... P.J. Reilly
Ann Harding ........ Louise Potter
Vera Miles ....... Angela
Elliott Reid ....... Jerome Potter
Tristram Coffin ....... Curtis Clinton
Synopsis:
Widower P.J. Reilly, a retired vaudeville dancer,
is worried about his daughter. He fears she may
be putting her theatrical ambitions before love. (Film) [RF]

6.37[--] Ford Theatre: ONE MAN MISSING
09Jun1955 NBC
starring
Dan Barton ........ Marty Rourke
Ellen Drew ....... Louise Lyndon
Jane Greer ....... Mona Patton
Audrey Totter ....... Breezy Adams
Helen Wallace ....... Mrs. Dennis
Richard Webb ....... Si Kearney

6.38[--] Ford Theatre: FAVORITE SON
16Jun1955 NBC
Adapted by Charles R. Marion
from the William Scott story
starring

William Gargan ..... Father
Anita Louise ....... Mother
Louis Torres, Jr. .. Eddie
Sammy Ogg .......... Cliff
Synopsis:
A boy is jealous of his crippled brother, he longs

 the attention for himself. [RF]

6.39[--] Ford Theatre: THE MUMBYS
23Jun1955 NBC
starring
Edgar Buchanan ......... Papa Mumby
Jane Darwell ......... Mama Mumby
William Hopper ........ Joe Cramer
Virginia Field ........ Ethel Baxter
Willard Parker ....... Dave Baxter
Harry Antrim ....... Mr. Vanderbuhr
Isobel Elsom ....... Mrs. Vanderbuhr

Synopsis:
A vagabond family inherits a tract of vacant land. [RF]

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