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 Season 3 (CBS) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

with contributions by: Jim Brent, Tom Alger, Sal Crisanti, 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 Thursdays 9:30-10:00 pm Eastern (30 min)

 

3.01 [051] Singer Four Star Playhouse:
Charles Boyer in THE MAN IN THE CELLAR
(c) 1954 30Sep54 CBS
Screenplay by Gwen Bagni
From a Story by Marc Brandel
Directed by Robert Florey
*
(end credits)
Produced by Charles Boyer
Executive Producer Don W. Sharpe
Editorial Supervision, Bernard Burton
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Cast:
Charles Boyer .......... Dr. Dumont
Fay Baker .............. Claire
Beverly Washburn ....... Janet
Mae Clarke ............. Mrs. Braun
(Mae Clarke is most famous for having half a
grapefruit shoved in her face by James Cagney)
John Doucette .......... Moretti
Peter Raynold .......... Danny
Elaine Williams ........ Secretary
Donald Murphy .......... Mr. Reeves
Aline Towne ............ Receptionist
Frank Gerstle .......... Mr. Braun
*
Production Supervisor, Lloyd Richards
Art Director, Duncan Cramer
Story Editor, Coles Trapnell
Edited by Roland Gross, A.C.E.
Assistant Director, Bruce Fowler, Jr.
Makeup Artist, Karl Herlinger
Fashions by Ohrbach's
A Four Star - David Niven - Dick Powell -

Charles Boyer - Ida Lupino Production
Filmed in Hollywood (c) 1954

Synopsis:
A psychiatrist commits a man to an asylum on grounds he has homicidal tendencies. [DM]

 

3.02 [052] Four Star Playhouse: NEVER EXPLAIN

07Oct54  CBS Thur
Screenplay by Quinn Martin
From a story by Lorrie Frishman and Quinn Martin
Directed by William Asher
Presented by the Parker Pen Company

Starring

David Niven ....... Widower

Barbara Lawrence .......... Welfare Worker

Chris Olsen ....... Steve

Irving Bacon ....... Carter

Janine Perreau ......... Cindy

Millie Doff ........ Girl

Synopsis:
A widower refuses to send his two children to school.

A female psychologist is sent by Social Welfare Department to reform him,

 but is hindered in her job by personal feelings. [JB]
 

3.03 [053] Four Star Playhouse: INTERLUDE

Bristol-Myers Four Star Playhouse
14Oct54  CBS Thur (rerun 19May55)

That looks like ... Joanne Woodward

Produced by Dick Powell
Written by Frederick L. Lipp
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring
Dick Powell ........ Chris Stauffing
Joanne Woodward .... Vickie Hanuck
Daria Massey ....... Joanne Dawson
Robert Bice ........ Boatman
Jonathan Hole ...... Hotel Clerk
Nana Bryant ........ Mrs. Dehring, Head Mistress
Donna Jo Gribble ... Carol Adams, First Girl
Diane Jergens ...... Elizabeth Ainsley, Second Girl
*
Production Supervisor ... Lloyd Richards
Story Editor ............ Coles Trapnell
Art Director ............ Duncan Cramer
Edited by ............... Samuel E. Beetley, A.C.E.
Assistant Director ...... Jack R. Berne
Makeup by ............... Kiva
Fashions by ............. Ohrbach's
Synopsis 1:

A young woman from a wealthy family is graduating from an exclusive school with neither

her parents nor close friends attending. In her loneliness, she becomes infatuated with an

older man, a divorced newspaper reporter. They share common interests and, although

he does not return her feelings, she blossoms as a result of their friendship. [TA]

Synopsis 2:

An older man divorced and lonely feels he is a misfit in the world

 meets a teenager who has been neglected and misunderstood. [RF]

 

3.04 [054] Four Star Playhouse: THE WALLET  

21Oct54  CBS Thur

Adapted by Larry Marcus

From the Anthony Coldeway and Paul Elbogen story  

Directed by Robert Florey

Starring

Charles Boyer .......... Andre

Maria Palmer .............. Elsa

William Campbell ............ Peter

Rhys Williams ............ Sidney

John Harmon .......... Michael

Nestor Paiva .......... Mr. Davis

Harry Bartell ............. Doctor

Howard McNear

John Alvin ........... Mr. MacLean

Sarah Selby ............ Mrs. MacLean

Synopsis:
Andre, a headwaiter, finds a customer's wallet containing a large sum of money. [RF]

 

3.05 [055] Four Star Playhouse: THE ADOLESCENT

28Oct54   CBS Thur

Starring

Ida Lupino ........... Celia Coberley

Hugh Beaumont

Robert Arthur

Nan Boardman

John Doucette

Lewis Martin

Hugh Sanders

Allene Roberts

Synopsis:

A school teacher on the disciplinary board, finds herself

investigating her nephew's misconduct. [TA]

 

3.06 [056] Four Star Playhouse: THE CONTEST

04Nov54 CBS Thur

Screenplay & Story by Milton Geiger
Directed by Robert Florey

Starring

Dick Powell .......... Dan

Marguerite Chapman ...... Lisa

John Hubbard

Douglas Dick

Ralph Volke

Synopsis:

A detective investigates a murder in which his brother

and his fiancee are the chief suspects. [RF]

 

3.07 [057] Four Star Playhouse: VOTE OF CONFIDENCE  

11Nov54   CBS Thur

Written by James Neal Harvey

Directed by William Asher

Starring  

David Niven

Amanda Blake

Chuck Connors

Elizabeth Patterson

Dayton Lummis

Barry Froner

Rusty Hamer

Tiger Fafara

Nadene Ashwood

Isa Ashdown

Patricia Fowler

Synopsis:
A confidence man thinks up a novel way to swindle money.

 In an attempt to qualify for a philanthropist’s million-dollar grant,

 he sets up a fake home for underprivileged children. [JB]
 

3.08 [058] Four Star Playhouse: MY OWN DEAR DRAGON  

18Nov54 CBS Thur

Written by Clock Dailey  

Directed by Robert Florey

Starring  

Charles Boyer ........ John

Vera Miles .......... Maggie Bernard

Alex Gerry ........... Bengal

Mabel Albertson ....... Hannah

Mitchell Kowal

Charles Victor

Synopsis:
A successful playwright’s marriage to a younger girl is endangered by her

decision to become his competitor, and write plays too. [JB]
 

3.09 [059] Four Star Playhouse: MARKED DOWN

25Nov54 CBS Thur

Directed by Roy Kellino

Starring 

Ida Lupino

Hal March

Joan Banks

Synopsis:
Evelyn gets a job in an exclusive dress shop as part of a plan to marry a wealthy man. [JB]
 

3.10 [060] Four Star Playhouse: MEET A LONELY MAN

02Dec54 CBS Thur
Story and Screenplay by Dick Stenger
Directed by Lewis R. Foster

Starring  

David Niven

Martha Hyer [DM]

Synopsis:
A lonely hotel clerk is mistaken for a rich Texas oilman and suddenly begins

an exciting new life. The masquerade leads to complications, however,

when a beautiful girl appears on the scene. [JB]
 

3.11 [061] Four Star Playhouse: BOURBON STREET

09Dec54 CBS Thur

Written by Dick Carr      

Directed by Roy Kellino

producer Dick Powell

Starring  

Dick Powell ...... Jeff

Beverly Garland ......... Julie

King Donovan ....... Drunk

William Leicester ........ Donny

Edward Platt ....... Freddie

Richard Reeves ....... Jack

Clarence Muse ......... Phil

Ralph Volker ..... Bartender

Synopsis:

A musician, a "graduate" of Bourbon Street, returns to New Orleans after breaking into the big time.

Though his ex-wife deserted him, he is bent on revenge after receiving an anonymous

letter telling him she committed suicide after being mistreated by her lover. [TA]

 

3.12 [062] Four Star Playhouse: A CHAMPIONSHIP AFFAIR  

16Dec54 CBS Thur

 Story & Screenplay by Eugene Vale  

Directed by Robert Florey

Starring

Charles Boyer .......... Alan Abbey
Vera Miles ............. Julie Tolin
Ross Elliott ........... Bert Tolin
Don Beddoe ............. Dr. Vickers
Ray Walker ............. Reporter
Dayton Lummis .......... Whit
Ray Walker ............. Reporter
*
Production Supervisor, Lloyd Richards
Story Editor, Coles Trapnell
Art Director, Duncan Cramer
Edited by Roland Gross A.C.E.
Assistant Director, Frank Baur
Makeup Artist, Karl Herlinger
A Four Star - Dick Powell-Charles Boyer-

David Niven-Ida Lupino Production
Synopsis:
Charles Boyer plays Alan, a champion bridge player,
who tries to win back the affections of his old flame Julie (Vera
Miles) by "losing" a match to her husband Bert (Ross Elliott). [DM]

 

3.13 [063] Four Star Playhouse: THE ANSWER

23Dec54  CBS Thur

Four Star Playhouse - The Answer 1/5 (1954)

Four Star Playhouse - The Answer 2/5 (1954)

Four Star Playhouse - The Answer 3/5 (1954)

Four Star Playhouse - The Answer 4/5 (1954)

Four Star Playhouse - The Answer 5/5 (1954)

Written by Leonard Freeman

Directed by Roy Kellino

Starring      

David Niven ....... Deacon

Carolyn Jones ....... Dolores

Nestor Paiva ....... Rocco

Anthony Caruso ....... Bart

John Harmon ....... Sailor

Ted Stanhope ....... Cabman

Richard Reeves

Jack M. Lomas

Synopsis:
Deacon, a scholarly bum, attracts the attention of a successful writer who becomes

interested in a play which has taken the unfortunate scholar ten years to prepare. [JB]
 

3.14 [064] Four Star Playhouse: GO AHEAD AND JUMP

30Dec54   CBS Thur

screenplay by Dick Carr

story by Charles Einstein

directed by Roy Kellino

*
Produced by Dick Powell
Executive Producer, Don W. Sharpe
Editorial Supervisor, Bernard Burton
Director of Photography, George E. Diskant, A.S.C.

Starring      

Dick Powell ........ Eddie

Bill Johnstone ....... Mr. Keith

Joanne Jordan ........... Molly

Robert Foulk ........... Robert

George Wallace ........... Sam

Robert Bice ........... Doorman

*
Production Supervisor, Lloyd Richards
Story Editor, Coles Trapnell
Art Director, Duncan Cramer
Edited by Samuel E. Beetley, A.C.E.
Assistant Director Jack Sontag
Makeup by, Kiva
A Four Star - Dick Powell-Charles Boyer-David
Niven-Ida Lupino Production

Synopsis 1:

Eddie, a cab driver, picks up a sad looking fare and brings him to a hotel where he witnesses

the man being humiliated by his ex-wife. When the man asks to be taken to the middle of

the biggest bridge, Eddie uses some every day, hard-nosed psychology, and a little lie,

to make the man see that life is worth living. [TA]

Synopsis 2:
Dick Powell plays Eddie, a world weary taxi driver who's passenger a rich

businessman with marital problems ask him to go to the big bridge.

"Go ahead and jump says" says Powell ... [DM]
(Note: PARKER name embedded on END credits.
OPENING credits appear to be attached from a different
episode ie "SINGER Four Star Playhouse" presents Charles
Boyer, Dick Powell, David Niven and FRANK LOVEJOY!)

 

3.15 [065] Four Star Playhouse: A BAG OF ORANGES

06Jan55  CBS Thur

Starring      

Ida Lupino ........ Anna

Walter Coy ....... Don Gavin

Ray Walker ....... Tom Barry

Alexander Campbell ....... Warden

Herb Vigran ....... Bartender

Synopsis:
Believing her husband innocent of the crime he is to be executed for, his wife

takes up a vigil the night of the scheduled execution at a nearby café. A curious

reporter wonders about the bag of oranges she carries with her. [JB]

 

3.16 [066] Four Star Playhouse: STUFFED SHIRT

13Jan55  CBS Thur

Screenplay by DeWitt Bodeen
Story by Robert Standish

Directed by Robert Florey   

Starring

Charles Boyer ........ Robert Monet

Philip Ahn ...... Chong

Peggy Maley ...... Lucy Monet

Christopher Dark ....... John Hudson

Jay Novello ..... Hutchinson

Lawrence Dobkin ...... Masterson

Synopsis:
A botanist finds that his wife is just a beautiful adventuress interested in his money and other men. [JB]

Story location: Malaya [DM]

 

3.17 [067] Singer Four Star Playhouse: BREAKFAST IN BED

20Jan55 CBS Thur

Directed by Roy Kellino

Staring  

David Niven ....... Charles Hilliard

Barbara Billingsley ....... Nina Hilliard

Gloria Talbott ....... Germaine Gerard

Don Shelton ....... Alec Weston

Phil Rich ............ Ed
*
Production Supervisor, Lloyd Richards
Story Editor, Coles Trapnell
Art Director, Duncan Cramer
Edited by Samuel E. Beetley, A.C.E.
Assistant Director, Frank Baur
Makeup Artist, Karl Herlinger
Fashions by Ohrbach's
Furs by A.Z. Arnold & A.L. Lipsey
Paintings Loaned by The Hollywood Association
of Artists
A Four Star - David Niven - Dick Powell - Charles Boyer
- Teresa Wright
A Four Star - Dick Powell-Charles Boyer-

David Niven-Ida Lupino Production [DM]

Synopsis:
A successful commercial artist is happy with his life until a beautiful model

 insists he should be painting “great works.” [JB]
 

3.18 [068] Four Star Playhouse: THE GOOD SISTER

27Jan55   CBS Thur

Starring  

Teresa Wright ..... Sister Mary Winifred

Violet Rensing ..... Irmgard

Chuck Connors ...... Stan Ringer

Lisa Golm ....... Sister Katrina

John Dehner ..... Captain Downs

Norbert Schiller

Synopsis:
An American nun in Germany plays Cupid for a Czech orphan girl and an American soldier. [JB]
 

3.19 [069] Four Star Playhouse: A KISS FOR MR. LINCOLN

03Feb55   CBS Thur

story by Louise Kennedy Mabie

Starring   

Joanne Dru ............. Delight Kennard

Robert Cornthwaite ............ Henry Kennard

Dick Foran .......... Mr. Murdock

Kristine Miller ........... Mrs. Murdock

Mary Treen .......... Madeline

Synopsis:

A young woman teaches her timid husband some things about love when he tries to

show her the importance of supporting Abraham Lincoln for the Presidency. [RF]

 

3.20 [070] Four Star Playhouse: FAIR TRIAL

10Feb55   CBS Thur

Starring

Dick Powell ...... David Sheridan

Frank Ferguson ...... Mr. Fielding

Ray Walker ...... Sam Baker

Jean Howell ..... Carol

Rodney Bell ...... Charlie Barns

Edward Platt ...... Chief of Police

Harry Tyler ..... Policeman

Synopsis:
A TV Newsman goes to a small town to cover a lynching. He has anything but an open

 mind about the details of the story until he meets a girl who tries to explain things to him. [RF]

 

3.21 [071] Four Star Playhouse: THE WILD BUNCH

Four Star - Singer Production

17Feb55  CBS Thur

Producer Charles Boyer
Written by Frederick Brady
Story by Gordon Malherbe Hillman
Directed by William A. Seiter
Director of photography George E. Diskant, A.S.C.
Starring
Charles Boyer ...... George
Noreen Nash ........ Leonora
Natalie Wood ....... Louise
Gigi Perreau ....... Carlotta
B.G. Norman ........ David
Tommy Cook ......... Johnny
William Walker ..... Uncle Sim
Willa Pearl Curtis.. Aunt Cassie
Barbara Stuart ..... Hostess
*
Production Supervisor ... Lloyd Richards
Story Editor ............ Coles Trapnell
Art Director ............ Duncan Cramer
Edited by ............... Samuel E. Beetley, A.C.E.
Assistant Director ...... Jack Sonntag
Makeup Artist ........... Karl Herlinger

Synopsis:

After a charmer sweeps a pretty widow off her feet and marries her in haste,

she confesses that she has money and three children. He has no problem with the money,

but the thought of instant fatherhood gives him pause. The children are monsters at first,

but are soon won over by their stepfather's charm. [RF]

 

3.22 [072] Four Star Playhouse: TUSITALA

24Feb55  CBS Thur

written by Arthur Weiss

story by Rose Simon Kohn

Directed by Roy Kellino

Starring

David Niven .... Robert Louis Stevenson

John Lupton .... Lloyd

Gertrude Michael .... Fanny

Noreen Corcoran .... Anna

Steven Geray .... Metaafa

Leon Lontoc ..... Simile

Richard Reeves .... Lappeppa

Joseph Waring .... Hutchinson

Synopsis:

The true story of Robert Louis Stevenson's stay on the island of Tahiti. The islanders have

come to revere him as Tusitala-Teller of Tales. They believe he is magical and powerful.

When the two opposing chiefs of the island plan war against one another out of petty

jealousy, Tusitala uses his wits to convince both chiefs to make peace and save the

 tranquility of the island. [TA]

 

3.23 [073] Four Star Playhouse: THE RETURNING

03Mar55   CBS Thur

written by Frederick J. Lipp

directed by Roy Kellino

Starring

Dick Powell ..... Capt. Phillip Avery

Joan Elan ..... Laura Trevor

Christopher Dark .... Major Evans

Walter Kingsford ... Cary Howard

Herbert Deans .... Ames

William Schallert .... Airline Clerk

William Boyette ..... Navigator

Bob Stevenson .... Co-Pilot

Synopsis:

A tragic story of an English professor at a college in Japan who falls in love with an

outcast Eurasian woman. His colleagues advise him to end the relationship lest he

be outcast himself. He refuses, is forced to resign his position, and proceeds with his

plans to marry the girl. He leaves for the USA to get a new job and find an apartment.

On the day of his departure back to Japan, he is shocked to learn that his flight has been

canceled because Japan has just bombed Pearl Harbor. He finally does return to

Japan...but as a bombardier on a mission to bomb Tokyo. [TA]

 

3.24 [074] Four Star Playhouse: EDDIE'S PLACE
10Mar1955 (confirmed by TVguide listings)
Starring
Ida Lupino ..... Ellen
William Tallman .... Eddie
Louis Jean Heydt .... Dan
Synopsis:
Ida Lupino stars as a parolee, Ellen, whose efforts to keep out of

trouble only involve her in a murder. [JB]

 

Four Star Playhouse: SECOND SIGHT

unknown airdate (some sources say 10Mar1955)

starring

Merle Oberon ....... Sara Belmont

Philip Carey ....... Dr. Ed Marshfield

Jane Darwell ....... Mrs. Riggs

Joe Forte ....... Dr. Hartman

Eddy Waller ....... Station Master


3.25 [075] Four Star Playhouse: HENRY AND THE PSYCHOPATHIC HORSE  

17Mar55   CBS Thur

Written by Robert L. Hecker

Directed by Roy Kellino

Starring

David Niven ..... Henry

Eddy Waller .... Andy

Barbara Lawrence ..... Claire

Barton MacLane ...... Milo

Hal Baylor ...... Cal

Synopsis:
While visiting a western ranch, a psychiatrist tries to use applied

psychology to break a wild horse. [JB]
 

3.26 [076] Four Star Playhouse: NIGHTMARE AT LARK COTTAGE

24Mar55   CBS Thur

Adapted by Frederic Brady

Story by John Bingham

Directed by Robert Florey

Starring

Charles Boyer ..... Paul

Beverly Garland ..... Lucille

John Doucette ..... Sergeant Wood

Mimi Gibson ........ Julia

Helen Mayan ........ Operator

Synopsis:
A mysterious stranger comes to the home of a young woman whose

husband has just escaped from prison. [JB]

 

3.27 [077] Four Star Playhouse: THE GIRL ON THE BRIDGE  

31Mar55   CBS Thur

Starring

Dick Powell ....... Andrew Ward

Coleen Gray ...... Lisa

Lawrence Dobkin ...... Bukov

Hugh Sanders ...... Nat Wolf

Alexander Campbell ...... Professor Tenant

Celia Lovsky ....... Elderly Woman

Synopsis:
An artist searches for a beautiful girl he sketched during a chance meeting. [JB]
 

3.28 [078] Four Star Playhouse: THE COLLAR

07Apr55   CBS Thur

Written by Frederick J. Lipp  

Directed by Roy Kellino

Starring

David Niven .... Father Wyeth

Barton MacLane .... Captain Webber

John Close ..... Lt. Johnson

Walter Coy .... Steiner

Richard Hale .... Bishop

William Boyett .... Guard

Abraham Sofaer ..... Indian Chief

Synopsis:
During the Indian wars of the 1870’s, a priest is captured by the Indians.

After two years of torturous captivity, he is put to the test: can he forgive his tormentors? [JB]
 

3.29 [079] Four Star Playhouse: MADEIRA MADEIRA  (film)

14Apr55 CBS Thur

Sponsored by Singer
Executive Producer Don W. Sharpe
Produced by Charles Boyer
Editorial Supervisor Bernard Burton
Story and Screenplay by Leroy H. Zehran
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of Photography George E. Diskant, A.S.C.

Starring  

Charles Boyer ...... Jacques Goudet

Angela Lansbury ...... Mrs. Hallerton

John Wengraf ...... Leon Denoir

Jan Arvan ..... Luis

Nestor Paiva ..... Mario

Walter Kingsford ..... Armstrong

David Niven ..... William Hallerton (cameo appearance, uncredited)

*
Production Supervisor, Lloyd Richards
Story Editor, Coles Trapnell
Art Director, Duncan Cramer
Edited by Samuel E. Beeetley, A.C.E.
Assistant Director, Jack Sonntag
Makeup Artist, Karl Herlinger
Set Decoration, Budd S. Friend
Fashions by Ohrbach's
A Four Star-Dick Powell-Charles Boyer-David Niven-Ida
Lupino Production

Synopsis:

Jacques Goudet visits the Portuguese island of Madeira seeking the widow of his closest friend.

 He has reason to believe she is involved in her husband's mysterious death. [DM]

 

3.30 [080] Four Star Playhouse: WITH ALL MY HEART

21Apr55   CBS Thur

Directed by Roy Kellino

Starring

Ida Lupino ........ Sarah

Walter Coy ......... Joe Monroe

Edward Platt ........ Dr. Max Fine

Noreen Nash ........ Kathy

Tommy Duran ........ Joey

Jimmy Baird ....... Charles

Natalie Dale ......... Nancy

Synopsis:

An overweight woman watches her doctor boyfriend marry someone else. [RF]

 

3.31 [081] Four Star Playhouse: THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS

Dante's Inferno no. 3 

28Apr55   CBS Thur

Story and Screen by Richard Carr

Directed by Roy Kellino

Editorial Supervisor Bernard Burton

Director of Photography George E.Diskant, A.S.C.

Starring   

Dick Powell ........ Willie Dante

Jean Willes ....... Lucy

Alan Mowbray ....... Jackson the waiter

Tristram Coffin ....... Simms

Regis Toomey ....... Lt. Waldo

Herb Virgan ...... Monty the bartender

Alex Frazer ....... Scotsman

Mercedes McCambridge (uncredited)

Jack Benny cameo appearance

Synopsis:

Willie Dante, the tough but suave owner of a nightclub and illegal back room casino.

One evening, Willie sees an old flame with a man and another couple, The woman, still

caring for Willie, tells him that the people she's with are planning to rob his casino.

Willie outwits them and keeps his former love from being arrested. [TA]

 

3.32 [082] Four Star Playhouse: UNCLE FRED FLITS BY   

05May55   CBS Thur

Adapted from the P.G. Wodehouse story

Starring

David Niven ........ Earl of Ickenham

Robert Nichols ........ Ponge

Jennifer Raines ....... Julia

Alex Frazer ......... Father

Norma Varden ....... Mother

Leon Tyler ......... Fiane

Synopsis:
An erratic practical joker pays a visit to his childhood home in London.

He encounters a straitlaced family that is trying to put an end to the

daughter’s engagement to a man they consider beneath their position. [JB]
 

3.33 [083] Four Star Playhouse: ALIAS MR. HEPP  (film)

12May55  CBS Thur

Writer: Laszlo Gorog  

Director: Roy Kellino

Starring

Charles Boyer ....... Frank Hepp

Barbara Fuller ......... Jenny

Alan Mowbray ......... Albert

Forrest Taylor ......... Dr. Washburn

Morris Ankrum ......... Warden

Florenz Ames ......... Hopewell

Jimmy Dodd ......... Turnkey
Synopsis:

A suave, sophisticated confidence man whose romantic charm makes women

easy prey for his outlandish but profitable schemes. [RF]

 

Four Star Playhouse: Interlude

19May55 (rebroadcast of episode aired 14Oct54)

 

3.34 [084] Four Star Playhouse: TRUDY      

26May55   CBS Thur

Produced and Directed by Roy Kellino

Written by Kenneth Higgins  

Starring

Joan Fontaine ......... Trudy

Hans Conried ......... Reverend Tuttle

Steven Geray ......... Mr. Yen

James Flaven ......... Mr. Swanson

Otto Waldis ......... Bercheimer

Guy Williams ......... Peter    

Synopsis:

A young woman is arranging to be married to a groom whom no one believes exists

outside her own wishful dreams. She plans to have her wedding in the neighborhood

laundry. She finagles a wedding dress, flowers and the minister. In the end, to

everyone's surprise, her groom appears. [RF]

 

3.35 [085] Four Star Playhouse: BROKEN JOURNEY

02Jun55   CBS Thur

Written by Stanley Niss

Starring  

David Niven ......... Cookie

Don Haggerty ......... Frank

William Leicester ......... Hi

Helene Stanton ......... Maybelle

Robert Bice ......... Lucenec

Malcolm Atterbury ......... Lt. Keough

Emory Parnell

Synopsis:
A sharp-witted safecracker is placed in a small-town jail for temporary confinement.

While his captors are absent, he devises a unique method of escape. [JB]
 

3.37 [086] Four Star Playhouse: THE EXECUTIONER   

09June55   CBS Thur

Adapted by Laszlo Gorog

from the Thomas Flanagan story

appearing in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine  

Directed by Robert Florey

Starring

Charles Boyer ......... Tennent

Richard Hale ......... Judge

Berry Kroeger ......... Delmar

Christopher Dark ......... Tamar

Eve Miller

Sam Flint

Henry Rowland

Ross Elliott

Synopsis:
An army major in the service of a totalitarian government is ordered

 to assassinate an American physician. [JB]

Four Star Playhouse: The Collar
16Jun55 (Rebroadcast, original air date 07Apr55) [JB]
 

3.38 [087] Four Star Playhouse: THE FRIGHTENED WOMAN   

23Jun55  CBS Thur

Written by Joseph Grushkin  

Directed by James Neilson

Starring

Merle Oberon ......... Carol

Craig Stevens ......... George

Hugh Beaumont ......... Dr. Lindell

Irene Tedrow ......... Mrs. Warren

Isobel Withers ......... Doris

Ralph Sanford ......... Man

Synopsis:
A woman enters a quaint little bookstore and suddenly discovers the calendar

has turned back 25 years. Only when the book she purchased is stolen,

does she discover the key to this strange mystery. [JB]
 

3.39 [088] Four Star Playhouse: AWARD

30Jun55  CBS Thur

Written by Leslie Stevens

Starring  

Ida Lupino ......... Valerie Banks

Franchot Tone ......... Ben Chaney

Synopsis:
A ruthless Hollywood actress flops miserably in the only stage play she ever

attempted. She asks her director to teach her to become an actress. [JB]

Repeats begin:
07Jul55 The Doctor and the Countess (Original air date 29Apr54)
14Jul55 A Study in Panic (Original air date 08Apr54)
21Jul55 Masquerade (Original air date 15Apr54)
28Jul55 Detective’s Holiday (Original air date 04Mar54)
04Aug55 The Wild Bunch (Original air date 17Feb55)
11Aug55 Never Explain (Original air date 07Oct54)
18Aug55 A Bag of Oranges (Original air date 06Jan55)
25Aug55 Village in the City (Original air date 22Apr54)
01Sep55 The Returning (Original air date 05Mar55)
08Sep55 Night at Lark Cottage (Original air date 24Mar55)
15Sep55 The Book (Original air date 01Apr54)
22Sep55 With All My Heart (Original air date 21Apr55)
29Sep55 The House Always Wins (Original air date 28Apr55) [JB all]


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