CTVA US Anthology - "Goodyear TV Playhouse" (NBC) Season 6 (1956-57)

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 Season 6 (NBC) (1956-57)
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 ###########
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NBC Sundays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern

Alternating with "The Alcoa Hour"

 

2.01 [--] The Alcoa Hour: FLIGHT INTO DANGER

16-Sep-1956 NBC Sun

 

6.01 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: MAESTRO 

23Sep1956

written by John Vlahos

guest stars

Kenny Delmar

Carmen Mathews

Gregory Ratoff

 

2.02 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE BIG WAVE

30-Sep-1956 NBC Sun

 

6.02 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: MISSOURI LEGEND

07Oct1956

Adapted by Ernest Kinoy
Based on E.B. Ginty's Broadway play.
guest stars
Robert Preston ...... Thomas Howard / Jesse James
Louise Platt ........ Mrs. Howard
Thomas A. Carlin .... Bob Ford
Barbara Baxley ...... Mrs. Weeks
James Gavin ......... Billy Gashade
Synopsis:
The story of the outlaw's last few days on earth. Though he is a notorious bank

 and train robber, he is known to his fellow townspeople in Missouri as Thomas Howard,

husband and loyal churchgoer. Some who know the whole story even regard him as something

 of a Robin Hood. Not so Bob Ford, alias Bob Johnson, who takes a hand in Jesse's destiny. [RF]

 

2.03 [--] The Alcoa Hour: KEY LARGO

14-Oct-1956 NBC Sun

 

6.03 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: ALL SUMMER LONG

28Oct1956

adapted by Robert Anderson
from his Broadway play

guest stars

Malcolm Brodrick

Raymond Massey

William Shatner (his first television appearance)

Synopsis:
It is summer in the Midwest, and young Willie is disturbed as he sees the river threaten

the very walls of his home with erosion. But even as the house begins to crumble, Willie

can't arouse anyone else in the family to the danger. [RF]

 

2.04 [--] The Alcoa Hour: MORNING'S AT SEVEN

04-Nov-1956 NBC Sun

 

6.04 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: STARDUST II

11Nov1956

Written by Herman Raucher
guest stars
John Forsythe ....... Lt. John Stahlman
Thomas A. Carlin .... Eddie
William Traylor ..... Milo
Clu Gulager ......... "Terrible"
Martin Balsam ....... Perkins
Synopsis:
Lt. John Stahlman, in charge of training a platoon of soldiers, is very sentimental

about "Stardust II", a standard Army truck. His men share this unusual affection and

when they are ordered to Korea, they decide to take the truck with them. [RF]

 

[--] 18Nov56 NBC Sun - no details
 

25Nov1956 preempted by Hallmark Hall of Fame special "Man and Superman"

 

2.05 [--] The Alcoa Hour: MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. BAXTER

02-Dec-1956 NBC Sun

 

2.06 [--] The Alcoa Hour: ADVENTURE IN DIAMONDS

09-Dec-1956 NBC Sun

 

16Dec1956 preempted

 

2.07 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE STINGIEST MAN IN TOWN

23-Dec-1956 NBC Sun

 

6.05 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED

30Dec1956

Teleplay by William Templeton
Based on a story by Agatha Christie
Directed by Paul Stanley

guest stars
Jessica Tandy ....... Leticia Blacklock
Gracie Fields ....... Miss Jane Marple
Roger Moore ......... Patrick Simmons
Betty Sinclair ...... Dora Bonner
Josephine Brown ..... Miss Murgatroyd
Pat Nye ............. Miss Hinchcliffe
Malcolm Keen ........ The Inspector
Synopsis:
The mystery story opens in the small town of Cleghorn, England, where a mysterious

 man has just placed an equally mysterious item in the town newspaper. The item,

to be printed on the social page, announces that murder will be committed in the near

 future at Little Paddock, the home of Miss Letitia Blacklock. On the appointed day,

 the naturally curious townspeople gather at Little Paddock to watch. [RF]
 

2.08 [--] The Alcoa Hour: A DOUBLE LIFE

06-Jan-1957 NBC Sun

 

13Jan1957 preempted

 

2.09 [--] The Alcoa Hour: RIDE THE WILD MARE

20-Jan-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.06 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: NOBODY'S TOWN

27Jan1957

written by Harold Swanton

guest stars

Augusta Dabney

George Maharis

Jason Robards Jr.

Synopsis:
A man is pitted against five sadistic gunmen in a small Western town. [RF]

 

2.10 [--] The Alcoa Hour: NO LICENSE TO KILL (I)

03-Feb-1957 NBC Sun

 

10Feb1957 preempted

 

2.11 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

17-Feb-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.07 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE PRINCESS BACK HOME

24Feb1957  NBC Sun Color

written by John Van Druten

guest stars

Celeste Holm ........ Maggie Travis
Richard Derr ........ Harland Quin
Abigail Kellogg ........ Jennifer Waring
John Beal ........ Adam Waring
Evelyn Varden ......... Mrs. Travis
Warren Frost ........ Gene Marley
Synopsis:
Maggie Travis, divorcee and novelist, has problems. She and her mother don't get along.

Her brother-in-law Adam, a widower, has a teenage daughter named Jennifer thought

to resemble Maggie in many ways, and Maggie is urged to advise the girl. And a rich

playboy named Quin is courting Maggie. In fact Quin has used his influence to provide

Jennifer, an aspiring actress, with her first opportunity in the theater. [RF]
*Note: John Van Druten is the author of "Voice of the Turtle" and "I Am A Camera".

 

2.12 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE LAST TRAIN TO PUSAN

03-Mar-1957 NBC Sun

 

10Mar1957 preempted

 

2.13 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE ORIGINAL MISS CHASE

17-Mar-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.08 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: FIRST LOVE

24Mar1957

written by Hedda Rosten

guest stars

Claire Bloom

James Daly

Lili Darvas

Joel Crothers

 

2.14 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE BIG BUILD-UP

31-Mar-1957 NBC Sun

 

7Apr57 NBC Sun  - no details

 

2.15 [--] The Alcoa Hour: NOTHING TO LOSE

14-Apr-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.09 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE GENE AUSTIN STORY

21Apr1957

Written by Ernest Kinoy

Directed by Delbert Mann

guest stars

George Grizzard ....... Gene Austin

Edward Andrews ....... Herb Mayer

Scott McKay ....... Harrison Colyer Jr.

Phyllis Newman ....... Ruth Austin

Jerome Cowan ....... Charley Cassidy

Henry Lascoe ....... August Knapp

Russell Hardie ....... Norsen

Bubber Johnson ....... Tubbs Norman

Alonzo Boson ....... Blind Hammond

Synopsis:

The story of singing and recording  star of the 1920's Gene Austin. Gene and

 his wife Ruth are giving a farewell party before sailing on a second honeymoon

in an attempt to solve their problems. At sea, a storm arises, and they are appalled

when they hear a radio report that their boat has been lost with no survivors.

Austin hears his own burial service. It has a frightening effect and in a series of

flashbacks, he recalls his meteoric rise to fame. Songs include,

"How Come You Do Me Like You Do?" "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" and "Ramona". [RF]

 

2.16 [--] The Alcoa Hour: MECHANICAL MANHUNT

28-Apr-1957 NBC Sun

 

[--] The Alcoa Hour: preempted for Bob Hope Comedy Special

05-May-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.10 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: A WILL TO LIVE

12May1957

guest stars

Betsy Blair

Walter Matthau

 

2.17 [--] The Alcoa Hour: PROTEGE

19-May-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.11 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE TREASURE HUNTERS

26May1957

written by Michael Dyne

guest stars

Roddy McDowall

Mary Ellis

Donald Cook

Rex Thompson

 

[--] 02Jun57 NBC Sun - no details

 

2.19 [--] The Alcoa Hour: MRS. GILLING AND THE SKYSCRAPER

09-Jun-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.12 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: YOUR EVERY WISH

16Jun1957

written by Clifford Goldsmith

directed by Robert Mulligan

guest stars

Don Ameche

Audrey Christie

Neva Patterson

 

2.20 [--] The Alcoa Hour: AWAKE WITH FEAR

23-Jun-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.13 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE LEGACY

30Jun1957

written by Steven Gethers

guest stars

Melvyn Douglas ...... Ira Sterling
Philip Abbott ....... Edward Sterling
June Dayton ......... Enid
Roland Winters ...... George
Sally Chamberlin .... Gloria
Walter Matthau ...... Julian
Synopsis:
Ira Sterling wants to hand over the reins of his company to his son,

the problem is his son-in-law is far more qualified to run the family business.
 

2.21 [--] The Alcoa Hour: HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE

07-Jul-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.14 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: BACKWOODS CINDERELLA

14Jul1957

guest stars

Larry Hagman

Tuesday Weld

Martha Scott

William Traylor

Abigail Kellogg

Enid Markey

Peg Hillias

 

2.22 [--] The Alcoa Hour: HE'S FOR ME

21-Jul-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.15 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: RUMBLIN' GALLERIES

28Jul1957

written by Therese Lewis

guest stars

John Baragrey

Kurt Kasznar

Betsy Palmer

William Redfield

 

2.23 [--] The Alcoa Hour: WEEKEND IN VERMONT

04-Aug-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.16 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: WEEKEND IN VERMONT

11Aug1957

written by Ernest Kinoy

directed by Herbert Hirschman

guest stars

Dorothy Stickney

Tony Randall

Howard Lindsay

Patricia Barry

 

2.24 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE TROUBLE WITH WOMEN

11-Aug-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.17 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

18Aug1957 ?25Aug1957

written by Arthur Sainer

guest stars

Kathleen Maguire

Biff McGuire

Alexander Scourby

 

2.25 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE LITTLEST LITTLE LEAGUER

25-Aug-1957 NBC Sun

 

2.26 [--] The Alcoa Hour: NO LICENSE TO KILL  II

01-Sep-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.18 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE HOUSE

08Sep1957

written by Art Wallace

guest stars

Hope Emerson ........ Caroline Barnes
Frances Sternhagen .. Elizabeth Barnes
Jay C. Flippen ...... Jeb
Ford Rainey ......... Walt
Peter Mark Richman... Larry
Paula Trueman ....... Martha

Synopsis:
The House is set in a New England fishing village where middle-aged

Caroline Barnes has lived the life of a recluse since her seafaring husband

disappeared years ago. The only people she sees are her daughter Elizabeth

 and her piano pupils. In an attempt to change her life of seclusion,

 Caroline plans a dinner party. [RF]

 

2.27 [--] The Alcoa Hour: 15 OCTOBER 1864

15-Sep-1957 NBC Sun

 

2.28 [--] The Alcoa Hour: NIGHT  (final episode of "The Alcoa Hour")

22-Sep-1957 NBC Sun

 

6.19 [--] Goodyear Playhouse: THE BEST WINE

 (aka The Last of the Wine)

29Sep1957

written by John Vlahos

guest stars

Walter Slezak

Inga Swenson

 

 

Alcoa-Goodyear Theatre (Four Star/NBC)(1957-58) (Screen Gems/NBC)(1958-60) Half-hour Filmed Anthology Series

 

From  30-Sep-1957 the series moved to Monday nights on NBC and was reduced to half an hour

and was on film rather than live.

It still alternated with Alcoa but the overall title for the series was "A Turn of Fate",

which was dropped by February 1958.

There was to be a rotating roster of regulars (David Niven, Robert Ryan, Jane Powell, Charles Boyer and Jack Lemmon)

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