CTVA US Anthology - "Ford Theatre" (Screen Gems/NBC) Season 7 (1956-57)

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 Season 7 (NBC) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

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

############# season 7 1955-56 ###############

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    Screen Gems, Inc. (filmed in Hollywood)

       Thursdays 9:30 - 10 pm on NBC

 

7.01 [118] Ford Theatre: All Star Theater: ALL THAT GLITTERS

06Oct1955 NBC

           (adapted from the Octavus Roy Cohen story)

starring

       Arlene Dahl ....... Jody Hill
Richard Denning ....... Tim Barker
James Anderson ....... Charles Crown
Eleanor Audley ....... Tine
George Givot ........ Kurt Alandorf

 

7.02[--] Ford Theatre: HUSBAND
13Oct1955 NBC
adapted from the Cornell Woolrich story
starring
Mala Powers ....... Alma Alexander
Barry Sullivan ...... Blaine Chandler
Jonathan Hole ...... Dr. Stanley
Ralph Dumke ...... Sam
Frank Hanley ...... Dr. Bartlett

7.03[--] Ford Theatre: LADY IN THE WIND (film)
20Oct1955 NBC
starring
Teresa Wright ........ Julie Forrester
Kerwin Matthews ....... Ivor
Claude Dauphin ....... André

Synopsis:
Since her parent's death, a young woman has looked to her employer for guidance.

When she marries a young artist who expresses his emotions on canvas, rather that in words,

 she again turns to her employer for understanding. [RF]

 

7.04[--] Ford Theatre: TWELVE TO ETERNITY
27Oct1955 NBC
starring
Edward Arnold ......... Warden Delaney
Paul Langton ....... Frank Johnson
Philip Carey ....... Bill Adams
Barbara Britton ....... Kathy Collins

7.05[--] Ford Theatre: JOHNNY, WHERE ARE YOU?
03Nov1955 NBC
starring
Gale Storm ...... Hope Foster
Keith Andes ...... John Foster
Alix Talton ....... Natalie Deacon
Elliott Reid ....... Mike Connover
Frances Robinson ....... Carolyn Connover
Synopsis:
Hope Foster is wary about the arrival of her husband's former wartime

companion. She is sure the woman is in love with him, and soon

begins to think he may be in love with her. (film) [RF]

7.06[--] Ford Theatre: THE BLUE RIBBON
10Nov1955 NBC
Adapted from the Cornell Woolrich story
starring
Gene Barry ........ Carp
Scott Brady ....... O'Reilly
Stanley Adams ........ Shockley
Marjorie Rambeau ........ Mrs. O'Reilly
Synopsis:
The wife of a prizefighter promises her dying
husband that their son will be a fighter. [RF]

7.07[--] Ford Theatre: A SMATTERING OF BLISS
17Nov1955 NBC
starring
Betty Garrett ........ Lorry Erskine
Larry Parks ........ Hal Venner
Joi Lansing ....... Inez Hamilton
Vivi Janiss ........ Miss B.
Richard Deacon ...... Sam Bailey
Synopsis:
A successful Hollywood writing team can't seem to team up in a

successful marriage. The wife discovers that the luscious leading lady

 for whom she and her husband are writing a picture is making a play

for her husband. (film) [RF]

7.08[--] Ford Theatre: PASSAGE TO YESTERDAY
24Nov1955 NBC
starring
Joanne Dru ......... Lady Mary Tighe
Guy Madison ....... John Harpurhey
James Craven ....... Hall Porter
Cyril Delevanti ....... Silk
James Fairfax ....... Taxi Driver

Synopsis 1:
During the London Blitz in World War 2, an American captain and a British Lady meet.

They fall in love, and plan to marry when the woman receives her divorce.

Then they learn that the woman's husband has been wounded in battle.
Christopher Cook is featured. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
During World War II, an American Army officer and an English lady meet,

and later fall in love. But just as she decides to leave her husband,

Lady Tighe receives news which changes her plans. (film) [RF]

*Note: Syndication airing on Key Club Playhouse 26Jul57.

7.09[--] Ford Theatre: THE FABULOUS SYCAMORES
01Dec1955 NBC
starring
Barbara Britton .......... Alice
Cecil Kellaway .......Grandpa
Joyce Holden ........ Essie
George Givot ........ Nicholas
Nydia Westman ....... Penny
Robert Clarke ....... Tony
Synopsis:
The one normal member of a wacky family has a hard time convincing

her sweetheart's pompous parents that she'd make a

suitable daughter-in-law. [RF]

7.10[--] Ford Theatre: BET THE QUEEN
08Dec1955 NBC
starring
Rory Calhoun ....... Jeff Blade
Donald Curtis ....... Nick Drew
Gale Robbins ....... Kathy
James Millican ....... J.X. Fargo
William Leslie ....... Zone

7.11[--] Ford Theatre: SOUTH OF SELANGOR
15Dec1955 NBC
starring
Rhonda Fleming ....... Connie
William Talman ....... Jack
Patric Knowles ...... Derek
Rico Alaniz ...... Ngodan
Lester Matthews ...... Tilletson

Synopsis:
A war correspondent in Malaya goes to stay at the home of

a middle-aged plantation owner.
Syndication airing on Film Drama, KLZ-7 Denver, CO

Fri. 17Jun 60 10:30 p.m. [JBeer]

7.12[--] Ford Theatre: A KISS FOR SANTA
22Dec1955 NBC
starring
Gene Nelson ...... George Jackson
Virginia Field ....... Sally Blake
Kathryn Grant ...... Jean Morgan
Bobby Clark ...... Melvin
William Bakewell ...... Ray Blake

7.13[--] Ford Theatre: A SET OF VALUES
29Dec1955 NBC
starring
Edward G. Robinson ...... Baron
Tommy Cook ...... Jerry
Ann Doran ...... Sue
Louise de Carlo
Paul Fix ...... Franklin

7.14[--] Ford Theatre: JOURNEY BY MOONLIGHT
05Jan1956 NBC
starring
Louis Jordan ...... Charles
Joy Page ...... Marie
Mel Welles ...... Arturo
Steven Ritch ...... Tio

Synopsis:
During World War 2, a French Naval Officer is sent to Havana to locate

an enemy refueling base. There he meets his ex-fiancee. [RF]
*Syndication airing on All-Star Theater 05Sep58.

7.15[--] Ford Theatre: DEAR DIANE
12Jan1956 NBC
starring
Joan Bennett ........ Marion
John Lupton ....... Peter
Gene Raymond ...... Stanley
Lucy Marlowe ...... Diane
Leon Tyler ....... Jack

7.16[--] Ford Theatre: NEVER LEND MONEY TO A WOMAN
19Jan1956 NBC
starring

Anna Maria Alberghetti .. Maria Andrini
Keefe Brasselle ...... Johnny Bartlett
Roger Smith .......... Carter
Collette Lyons ....... Amelia
Will Wright .......... Mr. Crane
Synopsis:
A jilted loan-company employee advances money to his ex-fiancee. [RF]

7.17[--] Ford Theatre: TRY ME FOR SIZE
26Jan56 NBC
starring

Thomas Mitchell ...... Elmo
Bobby Driscoll ....... Stump
James Gleason ........ Cal
Robert Foulk ......... Ben
Norman Leavitt ....... Arthur
Susan Whitney ........ Jessie
Synopsis:
A veteran harness racing driver gives his son strict orders regarding the race.

 He is angered when the young boy disobeys him and drives to win the first heat. [RF]

7.18[--] Ford Theatre: TIN CAN SKIPPER
02Feb1956 NBC
starring
Phyllis Kirk ....... Nora Corliss
Scott Brady ....... Bob Hutchinson
John Hoyt ....... Captain
William Leslie ....... Jolly
Thom Carney ....... Lt. Wimpy
William Challee ....... Johnson

7.19[--] Ford Theatre: THE SILENT STRANGERS
09Feb1956 NBC
starring
Hugh Beaumont ...... Ferguson
Richard Conte ..... Bill Carter
Donald Curtis ...... Paddicord
Onslow Stevens ..... Doc
Barbara Woodell ...... Helen
Robert Cornthwaite ...... Briggs
Sydney Mason ...... Brakeman

7.20[--] Ford Theatre: AIRBORNE HONEYMOON
16Feb1956 NBC
starring
Jeanne Crain ....... Joyce Randall
John Hudson ....... Brad
Karen Steele ....... Lorraine
Hal Taggart ....... Uncle Bob
Wally Brown ...... Shipman

7.21[--] Ford Theatre: YOUR OTHER LOVE
23Feb1956 NBC
starring
Joan Fontaine ...... Julie
Warren Stevens ...... Alex Trevellyn
June Vincent ...... Claire
Earl Robie ...... Gus
Robert Forrest ...... Raymond
Victoria Ward ...... Peggy
Mary Boyd ...... Katy
Roy Gordon ...... General

7.22[--] Ford Theatre: MAN WITHOUT FEAR
01Mar1956 NBC
Directed By James Neilson
Teleplay By Karen Wolf
From A Story By Lewis Arnold

starring
Raymond Burr ......... Robert Drayton
Joseph Cotton .......... John Ashburn
Angela Greene ....... Lila Ashburn
John Beradino ........ Lt. Wells
John V. Connors ...... Officer
Synopsis:
A man is warned by police that his former business partner has escaped

from prison. Not only had he planned the fraud for which his partner went

to prison but he had also married his former friend's wife. [SC]

7.23[--] Ford Theatre: ALL FOR A MAN
08Mar1956 NBC
starring
Linda Darnell ........ Jennifer Meredith
Elisabeth Ridson .......... Mrs. Crumpler
Allyn Joslyn ......... Lance
Audrey Conti .......... Girl
Synopsis:
At the expense of her beauty and femininity, a woman spends 15 years

building up her husband's business. The contrasting loveliness
of her sister prompts her to undertake a rejuvenating treatment and a

scheme to test her husband's love. (film) [RF]

7.24[--] Ford Theatre: THAT EVIL WOMAN
15Mar1956 NBC
starring

Robert Hutton ........ Wade Maybanks
Mari Blanchard ....... Lee Forsythe
Sue England .......... Gwen Forsythe
Stephen McNally ...... Nick Cameron
Marjorie Rambeau ..... Mrs. Forsythe
Synopsis:
A man, engaged to marry a young widow, investigates the

ugly gossip surrounding the death of the widow's first husband. [RF]

7.25[--] Ford Theatre: DOUBLE TROUBLE
22Mar1956 NBC
Adapted from the Selden M. Loring story
starring
Richard Denning ....... Barney Maddock
Brian Donlevy ....... Charlie Brock
Yvette Dugay ....... Andrea
Frank DeKova ....... Delwin Slater
Richard Erdman ....... Pepper
Damian O'Flynn ....... Patterson

Synopsis:
Two newsreel cameramen are scooped on an important assignment. [RF]

 

7.26 [143] Ford Theatre: All Star Theater: THE FACE

29Mar56 NBC Thur

 Teleplay & Story by William Leicester
Directed by Roger Kay
starring
Dale Robertson ....... Danny Weaver
Mala Powers .......... Mari Luftman
George Keymas ........ Jack Miles
Trevor Bardette ...... Jonas Howell
Sammy Ogg ............ Danny as a boy
Ted de Corsia ........ Jim Regan
George Chandler ...... Hiram
Zon Murray ........... the Gun Teacher

Synopsis 1:

YOUNG DANIEL WEAVER'S PARENTS ARE MURDERED BY GUNMAN JACK MILES. DANIEL IS

TAKEN IN BY A LIVERY STABLE OWNER. HE LEARNS HOW TO USE A GUN, AND AFTER HIS

LONG STAY LEAVES TO HUNT DOWN THE MAN WHO KILLED HIS MOTHER AND FATHER. [SC]

Synopsis 2:
Danny Weaver grows to manhood with one idea fixed in his mind - to track down

and kill the gunman who murdered his mother and father. Danny finds his man in

the employ of a ruthless cattle baron and moves in for the showdown. [RF]

 

7.27[--] Ford Theatre: AUTUMN FEVER
05Apr1956 NBC
starring
George Sanders ....... Jay Rossiter
Virginia Field ....... Dorothy Rossiter
Zsa Zsa Gabor ....... Dara Szabo
John Eldredge ....... Bob Frye
Paul Keast ....... Warren Guthrie
Virginia Gibson ........ Judith

7.28[--] Ford Theatre: ON THE BEACH
12Apr1956 NBC
Adapted from the Gudmundur Magnusson story
starring
Irene Dunne ....... Janet Wilson
Richard Denning ....... Davy Jones
Jo Ann Lilliquist ....... Penny Wilson
Elizabeth Patterson ....... Rebecca Hubner
Lucien Littlefield ....... Zachary Hubner
Gordon Howard ....... Jim Wakefield
David Kasday ....... Willy

Synopsis:

A young widow and her daughter, at the shore for their summer vacation,

meet a young "beachcomber" who refuses to face reality. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An attractive widow and her daughter meet a handsome

beachcomber who is obsessed by a fear of trains.
Syndication airing on Film Drama, KLZ-7 Denver, CO Wed.

15Jun 60 10:30 p.m. MDT [JBeer]

7.29[--] Ford Theatre: THE LADY IN HIS LIFE
19Apr1956 NBC
starring
Ricardo Montalban ....... Carlos Dominguez
Dick Foran ...... Glenn B. Cochrane
Jane Nigh ....... Kay Barker
Beverly Tyler ....... Binnie Hughes
Arnold Stang ....... Melvin Marks
Julie Gibson ....... Mary
Belle Mitchell ....... Madame Sari

7.30[--] Ford Theatre: THE ALIBI
26Ap1956 NBC
starring
Ralph Bellamy ....... Jonathan Drexel
Patricia Medina ...... Amy Wentworth
John Hoyt ....... Abel Selby
Nancy Hadley ...... Sybil Glennon
Carl Milletaire ....... Parker
Karin Booth ....... Faye Kittridge
Charles Radilac ....... Franz

7.31[--] Ford Theatre: THE PAYOFF
03May1956 NBC
Directed By John Meredyth Lucas
Story & Teleplay By Blake Edwards

starring
Janet Blair ........ Mary Higgins
Howard Duff ....... Johnny Abel
Michael Fox ....... Lt. Bernard Shuman
John Hart ....... Lester Worth
Mel Welles ....... Carl
John Daheim ...... Al
Richard Crane ....... Gil Bishop

Steve Conte .......... The Thug (uncredited)
Synopsis:
An easy going private eye becomes involved with a beautiful woman,

an envelope containing a large sum of money, and a group of hoodlums

 that are part of a fight-fixing racket. [SC]

7.32[--] Ford Theatre: BEHIND THE MASK
10May1956 NBC
starring
Dane Clark ...... Dr. Scott Stanley
Barbara Hale ...... Nora White
Willis Bouchey ...... George Robles
Constance Cameron ...... Alice Robles
Theodore Von Eltz ...... Dr. Craig Landor
James Bell ....... Pop Latshaw

 *Note: Syndication airing on Key Club Playhouse 14Jun57.

7.33[--] Ford Theatre: THE KILL
17May1956 NBC
starring
Macdonald Carey ....... Mace Prouty
Marilyn Erskine ....... Ginny Sewell
Michael Granger ....... Tony Carlini
Tom McKee ....... Lt. Diminian
William Bagdad ...... Sabine
John Crawford ....... Don Weller
Virginia Christine ....... Mrs. Talbot

7.34[--] Ford Theatre: SHEILA
24May1956 NBC
starring
Irene Dunne ....... Sheila Chester
Elinor Donahue ....... Katherine
Stephanie Griffin ....... Laura
Philip Ober ....... Kirk Adams
Peter Miller ...... Vince
Howard Wright ....... Mr. Kerrigan

7.35[--] Ford Theatre: THE CLAY PIGEON
31May1956 NBC
Directed by James Neilson
Story & Teleplay by Jack Harvey
Guest cast:
Wayne Morris ....... Lieutenant Ed Vincent
Robert Sterling ....... Frank Darin
Lyn Thomas ....... June Darin
Tom Tully ....... Inspector Howard
Ken Christy ....... Lt. Joe Merrick
Arthur Hanson ....... Sgt. Marty Loftus
S. John Launer ...... Captain Belney

Paul Pircerni ........ The Police Detective (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A police detective is killed during a crime syndicate investigation.

The only suspect is a prison parolee who claims he is innocent, and later

 is used as a decoy to flush out the real killer. [SC]

7.36[--] Ford Theatre: MISTER KAGLE AND THE BABY SITTER
07Jun1956 NBC
starring
Charles Coburn ....... Christopher Kagle
Fay Holden ........ Bess Palmer
Dee J. Thompson ....... Madelyn Quinn
Steve Dunne ....... Alex
Kevin Corcoran ....... Jamie
Helen Westcott ....... Fran
Stafford Repp ......... Policeman

7.37[--] Ford Theatre: PANIC
14Jun1956 NBC
adapted from the Daphne du Maurier story
starring
Ruth Roman ....... Shawn Adams
George Macready ....... Carter Kerrick
Philip Carey ...... Wayne Douglas
Hal Taggart ...... Doctor
Mark Sheeler ...... Case
Ike Jones ...... Porter

7.38[--] Ford Theatre: REMEMBRANCE DAY
21Jun1956 NBC
starring
Thomas Mitchell ......... Silas Burton
Dan Barton ....... Harvey Saunders
Mary Ellen Kaye ........ Polly Morrison
George Cisar ........ Santa Claus
Charles Watts ........ Father Paul Collins
S. John Launer ........ Judge Roberts
Robert Gist ....... Reverend Wilkerson
Don C. Harvey ....... Officer Hennessey

7.39[--] Ford Theatre: A PAST REMEMBERED
28Jun1956 NBC
starring
William Bendix ........ Mack Pomeroy
Lyle Talbot ....... Eddie Kling
Joan Banks .......Hilda Pomeroy
Maureen Cassidy ....... Laurie Hines
Walter Sande ....... Charlie Hicks
Herb Vigran ....... Andy Thompson
Roger Smith ..... Jug Jensen

Synopsis:
Mack Pomeroy, former football All-American has failed in the business world.

At the 20th reunion of his college class, he poses as a successful businessman

 in the hope that he will be offered a job. [RF]

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