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George Sanders Mystery Theatre

aka Award Theatre
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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with contributions by: Rina Fox
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GEORGE SANDERS MYSTERY THEATRE
Screen Gems, Inc. 

a division of Columbia Pictures

for

NBC (Sundays)

 

US Anthology series Summer 1957  13 episodes x 30 min bw  (22Jun57-14Sep57)

 

hosted by  George Sanders

Premise:

A summer replacement series possibly for "The Loretta Young Show"

 

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[01] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: MAN IN THE ELEVATOR

Screen Gems prod. no. 1

22Jun57 NBC Sat DEBUT 9:00pm (copyright 28Dec56)

Directed by Fletcher Markle

starring
Don Haggerty
Dorothy Green
Paul Peterson
Synopsis:
A married couple living in a New York town house, decides to go on a trip to the country.

 At the last moment the wife remembers she has forgotten her watch and sends her

husband back for it. But while he is in the elevator she removes the fuse, trapping him

between floors, and then leaves for the country. Frantically the man tries to save himself.

 

[02] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: AND THE BIRDS STILL SING

Screen Gems prod. no. 8

copyright 28Dec56

Written by Gene Wang

Directed by Gerd Oswald

cast

Tristram Coffin

Havis Davenport

John Beradino

Richard Benedict

  

[03] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: THE CALL

Screen Gems prod. no. 3

copyright 28Dec56

Written by Halsted Welles

Directed by Fletcher Markle

cast

Adam Williams

Marshall Bradford

 

[04] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: YOU DON'T LIVE HERE

Screen Gems prod. no. 4

copyright 8Jul57

Written by Eugene Francis

Directed by Fletcher Markle     

Hosted by George Sanders
cast
Marion Ross ......... Young Woman
Jim Hayward ......... Janitor
Alex Gerry .......... Landlord
Peter Thompson ...... Doctor
Freeman Morse ....... Husband
Synopsis:
A young woman returns home to find that the janitor of the building and

the landlord do not recognize her - in fact they tell her she doesn't even live there.

Terrified, she asks the police for help and is sent to the hospital. Later a doctor brings

her home, and she believes everything has returned to normal, but tragedy suddenly strikes. [RF]
*Note: Not listed for this episode: Kathleen O'Malley, Rick Vallin, Cheryl Calloway

(07Sep57 NBC Sat WSYR-TV Syracuse PA 9pm.)
 

[05] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

Screen Gems prod. no. 5

20Jul57 (copyright 15Jul57)

Written by Jerome Bromfield

Directed by James Neilson

cast

Robert Horton ....... George Cook

Dolores Donlon ....... Felice

Herb Butterfield ....... Milo Davenport

Ray Gordon

George Eldredge

Jospeh Hamilton

Synopsis:
An amnesia victim is told he resembles a missing heir. He joins forces with a couple to claim

the inheritance, and agrees to divide the money with them. But after he has the money he

decides to murder the man and marry the woman. (film) [RF]

 

[06] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: THE LIAR

Screen Gems prod. no. 7

copyright  28Dec56

Written by Halsted Welles

From a story by Charlotte Armstrong

Directed by Fletcher Markle

cast

Robert Nichols

Richard Devon

Marvin Press

Ray Buckley

Nolan Leary

Kathleen Mulgreen 

 

[07] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: BROKER'S SPECIAL

Screen Gems prod. no. 2

copyright date 24Jun57

Written by Melvin Wald and Jack Jacobs

Directed by Fletcher Markle

cast

George Sanders

Mary Lawrence

Grant Richards

Lyle Talbot

Diana Damis 

 

[08] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: TRY IT MY WAY

Screen Gems prod. no. 9

copyright 28Dec56

Written by Whitfield Cook

Story by Frederick Nebel

Directed by Fletcher Markle

cast

Howard Wendell

Phil Arnold

Gilbert Frye

 

[09] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: ROUND TRIP

Screen Gems prod. no. 10

copyright 28Dec56

Written by Charles Faber

Directed by Fletcher Markle

cast

Pamela Duncan

Roger Smith

Ella Ethridge

Russ Bender

Paul Harber (or Haber)  

 

[10] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: LOVE HAS NO ALIBI

Screen Gems prod. no. 11

24Aug57 (copyright 28Dec56)

Written by Steve Fisher

Based on the novel by Octavus Roy Cohen

Directed by John Meredyth Lucas

cast

William Leslie

Kathryn Grant

Don Haggerty

S. John Launer

Paul Haber

Jack W. Harris

 

[11] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: THE NIGHT I DIED

Screen Gems prod. no. 12

31Aug57 (copyright 26Aug57)

Producer Fletcher Markle

Written by Brainerd Duffield

Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

Directed by Fletcher Markle

cast

Paul Gary .......... Nick
Benny Rubin ........ Morris
Howard McNear ...... Ben
Eve McVeagh ........ Thelma
Scotty Beckett ..... Darrell
Ted Jacques ........ Police Chief

 

[12] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: MORNING BOAT TO AFRICA

Screen Gems prod. no. 13

copyright 5Aug57 (not aired on network)

Written by Maury Hill

Directed by Oscar Randolph

cast

George Sanders

Valerie French

Peter Adams

 

[13] George Sanders Mystery Theatre: THE PEOPLE vs. ANNE TOBIN

Screen Gems prod. no. 6

copyright 28Dec56 (not aired on network)

Written by Robert P. Presnell Jr.

Directed by Gerd Oswald

cast

Arthur Franz

June Vincent

Reba Tassell

Robert Quarry

Paul Keast

 

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