CTVA US Anthology - "Goodyear TV Playhouse" (NBC) Season 5 (1955-56)

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 Season 5 (NBC) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Tom Alger,  Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


############ Goodyear TV Playhouse ###########
############## season 5 1955-56 ##############
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NBC Sundays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern

Alternating with "Philco Television Playhouse"   4-Sep-55, 18-Sep55, 2-Oct-55

Alternating with "The Alcoa Hour" from 16-Oct-1955

 

 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE MISS AMERICA STORY

04Sep55 NBC Sun

 

5.01 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: SUIT YOURSELF

11Sep1955

Written by Jim Fritzell

guest stars

Eddie Bracken

Kenny Delmar

Donald Marye ........ Meek Man
Judith Cargill ...... Mother
Kaye Lyder .......... Dorothy
Robert P. Lieb ...... Father
Roland Wood ......... Elevator Starter
Synopsis:

A man tired of following a rigid dress code seeks help from a psychiatrist.

This week's show ran an abbreviated 30 minutes.

 It was shortened to make room for an NBC color special: Mary Martin

and Helen Hayes in Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth." [RF]

 

[--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE OUTSIDERS

18Sep55  NBC Sun

 

5.02 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

25Sep1955

written by Mann Rubin

guest stars

Anne Jackson

Lee Philips

Synopsis:
A grimly possessive girl loses two men before she changes

her tactics to entrap a third. [RF]

 

 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: A MAN IS TEN FEET TALL

  (final episode of "Philco Television Playhouse" )

 (starting Sunday 16Oct55 "Alcoa Hour" takes over this slot - alternating with "Goodyear  Playhouse" for seasons 1955-56 & 1956-57)

2Oct55  NBC Sun

 

5.03 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE EXPENDABLE HOUSE

09Oct1955

Written by Reginald Rose

Directed by Daniel Petrie

guest stars

John Cassavetes ....... Paul Davis
Gena Rowlands ......... Betty
Pat Hingle ............ Castleman
Jack Klugman .......... Pvt. Yarrow
Glenda Farrell ........ Mrs. Davis
Paul Hartman .......... Mr. Davis
Dellie Ellis .......... Mildred
Henry Lascoe .......... Sgt. Cates
Lee Phillips .......... Pvt. Sanger
Mario Alcalde ......... Pvt. Stoneman
Mort Marshall ......... Pvt. Feeney
Vaughn Taylor ......... Colonel
Synopsis:
An expendable house is built for an upcoming atomic test. [RF]

 

1.1 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE BLACK WINGS (first episode)

16-Oct-1955 NBC Sun

 

5.04 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: A BUSINESS PROPOSITION

23Oct1955

written by John Vlahos

guest stars

Frank Albertson ...... Walter
Nan McFarland ........ Carol

Mildred Dunnock

David Opatoshu

Mikhail Rasumny

Jean Stapleton

Jo Van Fleet

Synopsis:

Following their dreams a tailor and a teacher decide to open up a restaurant.

 

1.02 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE SMALL SERVANT

30-Oct-1955 NBC Sun

 

5.05 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE MECHANICAL HEART

06Nov1955

guest stars

Ralph Bellamy

Ed Binns

Charles Dingle

Jack Klugman

Jack Warden

 

1.03 [--] The Alcoa Hour: A GIRL CAN TELL

13-Nov-1955 NBC Sun

 

5.06 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: ONE MUMMY TOO MANY

20Nov1955

written by Alvin Sapinsley

guest stars

Tony Randall

Eva Gabor

Henry Jones

David Opatoshu

 

1.04 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THUNDER IN WASHINGTON

27-Nov-1955 NBC Sun

 

5.07 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE TREES

04Dec1955

guest stars

Ed Binns

Lili Darvas

Pat Hingle

Kay Medford

Sal Mineo

Frances Starr

 

1.05 [--] The Alcoa Hour: UNDERTOW

11-Dec-1955 NBC Sun

 

5.08 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: CHRISTMAS 'TIL CLOSING

18Dec1955

Producer Herbert Brodkin
Teleplay by Ernest Kinoy
Directed by Herbert Hirschman & Hume Cronyn
Art Director Dick Senie
guest stars
Hume Cronyn ........ Ben Marriott
Jessica Tandy ...... Liz Marriott
Natalie Trundy ..... Emily Marriott
Malcolm Brodrick ... Pete Marriott
Eileen Heckart ..... Ruthie
Charles Mayer ...... Santa
Royale Johnson ..... Alvin
John Griggs ........ Mr. Jowett
Synopsis:
A poor family tries to make the best out of Christmas with little income. [RF]

 

1.06 [--] The Alcoa Hour: AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

25-Dec-1955 NBC Sun

 

5.09 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: RISE UP AND WALK

01Jan1956

Adapted by Robert Anderson
Story by Turnley Walker

guest stars

Eddie Albert

Jack Klugman

June Lockhart

Brett Somers ....... Sarah
Dennis Kohler ...... Ralphie
Frieda Altman ...... Miss Thornton
Helen Auerbach ..... Carol
Herbert Berghof .... Dr. Swanson
Joe Mantell ........ Harry
Martin Newman ...... Davidson

 

1.07 [--] The Alcoa Hour: MAN ON A TIGER

08-Jan-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.10 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THIS LAND IS MINE

15Jan1956

guest stars

Ed Begley

Pat Hingle

Jack Lord

Biff McGuire

Synopsis:
The story of a rancher whose fanatic love for the land brought him into

 conflict not only with the farmers, but with his son as well. [RF]

 

1.08 [--] The Alcoa Hour: A PATCH OF FAITH

22-Jan-1956  NBC Sun

 

5.11 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: STARLET

29Jan1956

written by John Vlahos

guest stars

Ralph Bellamy

Betsy Palmer

Jerome Thor

 

1.09 [--] The Alcoa Hour: LONG AFTER SUMMER

05-Feb-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.12 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: KYRIA KATINA

12Feb1956

written by John Vlahos

guest stars

William Bendix

Viveca Lindfors

 

1.10 [--] The Alcoa Hour: TRAGEDY IN A TEMPORARY TOWN

19-Feb-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.13 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE TERRORISTS

26Feb1956

written by Jerome Coopersmith

guest stars

E.G. Marshall ....... Michael Riordan
Tom Carlin .......... Terry O'Neill
Michael Higgins ..... Dan O'Neill
Peggy Maurer ........ Kate Collins
Pat Henning ......... Little Man
Walter Burke ........ Sgt. Finny
Dennis Patrick ...... Lt. Tanner
John Scanlan ........ Timothy Clarke
Edward Walsh ........ Big Man
Ruth White .......... Mrs. Clarke
Synopsis:
During the Irish Rebellion of 1921, a young patriot joins a group of terrorists

and becomes an ardent worshiper of its leader. While on a raid the boy

 becomes suspicious of his idol and determines to learn the truth. [RF]

 

1.11 [--] The Alcoa Hour: MAN ON FIRE

04-Mar-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.14 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: CONSPIRACY OF HEARTS

11Mar1956

guest stars

Kim Stanley

 

1.12 [--] The Alcoa Hour: DOLL FACE

18-Mar-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.15 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: JOEY

25Mar1956

written by Louis Peterson

guest stars

Anthony Perkins ..... Joey
Kim Stanley ......... Kay
Peggy McCay ......... Sue
Ruth White .......... Ma
George Mitchell ..... Pop
Sidney Armus ........ Barney
Sid Raymond ......... Charlie
Synopsis:
Joey, a dishwasher by trade, has spent all of his young life under the guardian

eyes of his mother, who feels she is protecting him from his own stupidity.

But he has other, more endearing qualities, or so thinks "the blonde", an

ex-stripper who recently became the assistant dishwasher. [RF]
 

1.13 [--] The Alcoa Hour: FINKLE'S COMET

01-Apr-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.16 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: FOOTLIGHT FRENZY

08Apr1956

Written by Jack Kelsey
guest stars
William Bendix ...... Tom Douglas
Martha Scott ........ Kate Douglas
William Redfield .... Stanley
Malcolm Brodrick .... Junior
Norma Veney ......... Dottie
John McGiver ........ Hopkins
Guy Raymond ......... Smitty
Synopsis:
Kate Douglas is a very active member of the local community-theater group.

Her husband Tom is not only inactive, he is definitely against the whole idea,

not only because he thinks it's ridiculous, but because

 it takes up most of his wife's time. [RF]
 

1.14 [--] The Alcoa Hour: EVEN THE WEARIEST RIVER

15-Apr-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.17 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: CAREER GIRL

22Apr1956

written by Jerome Ross

guest stars

Jessie Royce Landis

Gene Lyons

Betsy Palmer

 

1.15 [--] The Alcoa Hour: PARIS AND MRS. PERLMAN

29-Apr-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.18 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE SENTRY

06May1956

written by John Gay

guest stars

George Grizzard

Frank Overton

 

1.16 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE PRESIDENT

13-May-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.19 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: IN THE DAYS OF OUR YOUTH

20May1956

guest stars

Roddy McDowall

Kim Stanley

 

1.17 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE CONFIDENCE MAN

27-May-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.20 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE PRIMARY COLORS

03Jun1956

written by Jack Paritz

guest stars

Judith Evelyn

Cathleen Nesbitt

Rudy Bond as Porter

Tom Carlin

 

1.18 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE MAGIC HORN

10-Jun-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.21 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: SOUND THE PIPES OF PAN

17Jun1956

written by John Vlahos

guest stars

Theodore Bikel

 

1.19 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE ARCHANGEL HARRIGAN

24-Jun-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.22 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE FILM MAKER

01Jul1956

written by Malvin Wald & Jack Jacob

guest stars

Ralph Bellamy ..... Hank Patten

George Macready

Ralph Meeker

House Jameson

Synopsis:
Hank Patten, head of Crown Films, is disturbed by a visit from the chairman of the board,

who brings him plans for reorganizing the studio. Patten is not in favor of the proposed changes,

and refuses to compromise. The conflict grows as Patten fights to maintain the status quo. [RF]

 

1.20 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE PIPER OF ST. JAMES

08-Jul-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.23 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: COUNTY FAIR TIME

15Jul1956

written by Douglas Taylor

guest stars

Patricia Barry

Anthony Franciosa

Rudy Bond as Frank

 

1.21 [--] The Alcoa Hour: SISTER

22-Jul-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.24 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: PENCIL SKETCH

29Jul1956

written by Abby Mann

guest stars

Margot Hartman

Elliott Nugent

 

1.22 [--] The Alcoa Hour: KISS AND TELL

05-Aug-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.25 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: PROUD PASSAGE

12Aug1956

written by Joseph Schull

guest stars

Patricia Cutts

Jason Robards Jr.

 

1.23 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE BIG VOTE

19-Aug-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.26 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: GROW UP

26Aug1956

written by Peggy Lamson

guest stars

Carol Lynley

 

1.24 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE GIRL IN CHAPTER ONE

02-Sep-1956 NBC Sun

 

5.27 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: ARK OF SAFETY

09Sep1956

written by Howard Richardson & Frances Goforth

guest stars

Beulah Bondi

Andrew Duggan

############ Goodyear TV Playhouse ###########
############### end of season 5 ##############
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