CTVA US Anthology - "Goodyear TV Playhouse" (NBC) Season 3 (1953-54)

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 Season 3 (NBC) (1953-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Tom Alger,  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


############ Goodyear TV Playhouse ###########
############## season 3 1953-54 ##############
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NBC Sundays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern

title change to TV Playhouse alternated with "Philco TV Playhouse"

 

Philco Television Playhouse: 0 FOR 37
27Sep53

 

Ep 3.01 [--] TV Playhouse: THE HAPPY REST 

04Oct1953

written by N. Richard Nash

guest

Wallace Ford

Julie Harris

E.G. Marshall

Mildred Natwick

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE BACHELOR PARTY
11Oct53

 

Ep 3.02 [--] TV Playhouse: OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES

18Oct1953

written by Tad Mosel

directed by William Corrigan

guest stars

Rod Steiger

Eileen Heckart

Joseph Sweeney

Mary Lou Taylor

Earl Rowe

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE GIRL WITH THE STOP WATCH
25Oct53

 

Ep 3.03 [--] TV Playhouse: THE HAVEN

01Nov1953

written by Tad Mosel

directed by Delbert Mann

guest stars

Bart Burns

Eileen Heckart

Charles Taylor

Gloria Kelly

Wallace Rooney

Fred Harrick

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE TRAIN TO TROUBLE
08Nov53

 

Ep 3.04 [--] TV Playhouse: JOHN TURNER

15Nov1953

written by Horton Foote

guest stars

Larry Gates

Katherine Squire

Clifford Tatum Jr.

Synopsis:
The story about a young boy befriended by a childless couple. [RF]

 

Philco Television Playhouse: UP ABOVE THE WORLD SO HIGH
22Nov53

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE SIXTH YEAR
29Nov53

 

Ep 3.05 [--] TV Playhouse: MADAME APHRODITE

06Dec1953

written by Tad Mosel

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE MIDNIGHT CALLER
13Dec53

 

Ep 3.06 [--] TV Playhouse: WINGS OVER BARRIERS

20Dec1953

written by Robert Lewis Shayon

directed by Delbert Mann

guest stars

Eddie Albert as Narrator

Addison Powell

Ben Hammer

Charles E. Yeager (pilot Chuck Yeager)

Frank Blair

Norma Marlowe

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE GLORIFICATION OF AL TOOLUM
27Dec53

 

Ep 3.07 [--] TV Playhouse: PANIC

03Jan1954

written by Sumner Locke Elliott

guest stars

Barbara Baxley

Gene Lyons

Felicia Montealegre

Geoffrey Lumb

Karl Swenson

An insurance executive runs down a woman in the street, and terrified

at the prospect of publicity, leaves the scene and his hit-and-run victim. [RF]

 

Philco Television Playhouse: HANGMAN IN THE FOG
10Jan54

 

Ep 3.08 [--] TV Playhouse: HERE'S FATHER

17Jan1954

written by Robert Alan Aurthur

guest stars

Valerie Cossart

Van Dyke Parks

Cyril Ritchard

Elaine Stritch

Synopsis:
A famous producer-director-actor spends a week with his young son,

which is the one week the divorce courts have granted him for each year. [RF]

 

Philco Television Playhouse: SMOKE SCREEN
24Jan54

 

Ep 3.09 [--] TV Playhouse: THE BROWNSTONE

31Jan1954

written by N. Richard Nash

guest stars

Janice Rule

Kim Stanley

Eli Wallach

 

Philco Television Playhouse: A GAME OF HIDE AND SEEK
07Feb54

 

Ep 3.10 [--] TV Playhouse: THE HUNTRESS

14Feb1954

written by David Shaw

directed by Delbert Mann

guest stars

Judy Holliday

Tony Randall

Raymond Bramley

Norman Fell

Bert Thorn

Rita Vale

Harry Sheppard

Jock McGregor

William Lanteau

Clinton Anderson

William Forrester

 

Philco Television Playhouse: STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
21Feb54

 

Ep 3.11 [--] TV Playhouse: BUY ME RIBBONS

28Feb1954

guest stars

Enid Markey

Roddy McDowall

Gale Page

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE DANCERS
07Mar54

 

Ep 3.12 [--] TV Playhouse: THE INWARD EYE

aka The Inward Horizon

14Mar1954

written by Joseph Liss

directed by Delbert Mann

guest stars

David White ....... Debataz

Phyllis Kirk .......  the Girl

Philip Abbott ....... her husband

Steven Hill ....... Mr. Frank

Ralph Longley ....... Scott

Susan Reed

Dorothy Elder

Adele Bradley

Jane Hoffman

Ed Prentiss

Cleo the seeing eye dog.

Synopsis:
Semi-documentary about a blind girl's training with a dog at the

Seeing Eye school at Morristown, N.J. [RF]

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE BROKEN FIST
21Mar54

 

Ep 3.13 [--] TV Playhouse: NATIVE DANCER

28Mar1954

guest stars

Gwen Verdon

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE MOTHER
04Apr54

 

Ep 3.14 [--] TV Playhouse: SPRING REUNION

11Apr1954

written by Robert Alan Aurthur

guest stars

Philip Abbott

Kathleen Maguire

Kevin McCarthy

Patricia Neal

Synopsis:
A 32 year old woman never married falls for a man was voted most likely

to succeed but never did. When they fall in love with each other, she has

a hard time separating from her overprotective father who calls the man a cad.

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE KING AND MRS. CANDLE
18Apr54

 

Ep 3.15 [--] TV Playhouse: OLD TASSELFOOT

25Apr1954

written by J.P. Miller

guest stars

Kevin Coughlin

E.G. Marshall

Sada Thompson

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE JOKER
02May54

 

Ep 3.16 [--] TV Playhouse: MISS LOOK-ALIKE

09May1954

written by Mann Rubin

guest stars

Geraldine Page

Norman Fell

Bibi Osterwald

 

Philco Television Playhouse: AND CROWN THY GOOD
16May54

 

Ep 3.17 [--] TV Playhouse: THE LAWN PARTY

23May1954

Written by Tad Mosel
guest stars
Geraldine Fitzgerald .. India
Larry Gates ........... Her Husband
Jeff Harris ........... Casey
Patricia Fay .......... The Daughter
Jane Moultrie ......... Mrs. Mudd
Synopsis:
A midwestern housewife wants to give an elaborate birthday party for her daughter.

By her plans to "beautify" an empty lot for the occasion,

 she unintentionally hurts the people about her. [RF]
 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE SHADOW OF WILLIE GREER
30May54

 

Ep 3.18 [--] TV Playhouse: SOMEBODY SPECIAL

06Jun1954

written by J.P. Miller

directed by Delbert Mann

guest stars

Kim Stanley ........... Ruth Pack
Harry Townes .......... Charlie Pack
Kay Medford ........... Louise
Patty McCormack ....... Dovie
Harry Mehaffey ........ Oscar
Calvin Thomas ......... Mr. Rebbinger
Synopsis:
An average New York housewife thinks that the popular crooner

Sammy Andrews is the boy she used to date in high school.

If only she'd married him, she'd be the wife of a celebrity. [RF]
 

Philco Television Playhouse: ADAPT OR DIE
13Jun54

 

Ep 3.19 [--] TV Playhouse: WRITE ME OUT FOREVER

20Jun1954

guest stars

Eva Marie Saint

Richard Kiley

Barbara Baxley

 

Philco Television Playhouse: FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH
27Jun54

 

Ep 3.20 [--] TV Playhouse: SUITABLE FOR FRAMING

04Jul1954

written by Harry Muheim

directed by Delbert Mann

guest stars

Larry Blyden

Dorothy Hart

Mercer McLeod

G. Albert Smith

Mickey Freeman

Harry Clark

Mardette Edwards

Robert P. Lieb

Martine Bartlett

 

Philco Television Playhouse: MAN DROWNING
11Jul54

 

Ep 3.21 [--] TV Playhouse: DEAR HARRIET HEART-THROB

18Jul1954

written by Robert Alan Arthur

directed by Delbert Mann

guest stars

Elliott Reid

Leora Dana

Betsy Palmer

J. Pat O'Malley

Raymond Bramley

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE CATAMARAN
25Jul54

 

Ep 3.22 [--] TV Playhouse: THE ARENA

01Aug1954

written by N. Richard Nash

guest stars

Anthony Franciosa

Bert Freed

Steven Hill

Janice Rule

 

Philco Television Playhouse: THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN
08Aug54

 

Ep 3.23 [--] TV Playhouse: RECOIL

15Aug1954

written by A.J. Russel

guest stars

Philip Abbott

Betsy Palmer

 

Philco Television Playhouse: STAR IN THE SUMMER NIGHT
22Aug54

 

Ep 3.24 [--] TV Playhouse: THE POWER OF SUGGESTION

29Aug1954

written by David Shaw

directed by Delbert Mann

guest stars

Don DeFore

Murray Hamilton

Phyllis Kirk

Neva Patterson

William Redfield

 

Philco Television Playhouse: RUN LIKE A THIEF
05Sep54

 

Ep 3.25 [--] TV Playhouse: THE BIG MAN ON CAMPUS

12Sep1954

written by Robert Alan Aurthur

guest stars

Stephen McNally ....... Jim
Constance Ford ........ Laura
Richard Jaeckel ....... Billy
Synopsis:
An ex-football hero, who can't forget the past, stays on the campus

to run the college supply store and work on his doctorate. Ten years

 have elapsed since graduation and his work hasn't neared completion. [RF]

############ Goodyear TV Playhouse ###########
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