CTVA US Anthology - "Gulf Playhouse" (NBC)(1952-53)

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Gulf Playhouse (1952-53)

aka 'First Person Singular"   aka "Gulf Playhouse: 1st Person"

Sponsors  Gulf Oil Company

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

http://ctva.biz/index.htm

with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

GULF PLAYHOUSE

NBC Fridays 8:30-9:00

Producer/Director Frank K. Telford
 

October 3, 1952 to September 11, 1953 

Live 30 min Dramatic Anthology series.

 

Premise: "Promised the series will present refreshing and

exciting originals offering wholesome, quality entertainment."

 

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NBC Fridays

 

1.01 [--] Gulf Playhouse: DOUBLE BY-LINE

03-Oct-1952 NBC Fri

Produced & directed by Frank K. Telford
Original script by Don Ettlinger
starring

Dennis O'Keefe

Nina Foch

Frank McHugh

Synopsis:
A married couple are reporters for rival newspapers and

when the wife scoops her husband out of a big story, trouble arises. [RF]

 

1.02 [--] Gulf Playhouse: YOU CAN LOOK IT UP

10-Oct-1952 NBC Fri
Adaptation of James Thurber's short story
starring
Ward Bond
Synopsis:
A baseball manager deals with disgruntled athletes and a midget batter. [RF]
 

1.03 [--] Gulf Playhouse: THE ROSE

17-Oct-1952 NBC Fri

starring

Gene Lockhart

Joseph Buloff

Mildred Dunnock

Margaret Hamilton

Synopsis:
A flower found on a sidewalk has a profound effect on many lives. [RF]

 

1.04 [--] Gulf Playhouse: NECKTIE PARTY

24-Oct-1952 NBC Fri

starring

Jack Palance

James Westerfield
Biff Maguire
Bernard Kates

 

1.05 [--] Gulf Playhouse: MR. NOTHING

31-Oct-1952 NBC Fri

starring

Thomas Mitchell
Kevin McCarthy
Everett Sloane
Synopsis:
A man in East Germany believes he can stay neutral in a totalitarian country. [RF]
 

1.06 [--] Gulf Playhouse: A QUESTION OF RANK

07-Nov-1952 NBC Fri
Original comedy by Carey Wilbur
starring
Eddie Bracken ..... Lt. Merivale R. Colquhoun
Beverly Whitney ... WAC
Handley Stafford .. Colonel (Baby Snook's father fame on radio)
Synopsis:
Lt. Colquhoun is in love with a WAC first lieutenant. [RF]

 

1.07 [--] Gulf Playhouse: THE DUEL

14-Nov-1952 NBC Fri

starring

Wendell Corey

Henry Jones

Fred Stewart

Frederic Worlock

Synopsis:
Two men battle it out during the days of the early West. [RF]

 

1.08 [--] Gulf Playhouse: THE WHALE ON THE BEACH

21-Nov-1952 NBC Fri

starring

Hoagy Carmichael

Parker Fennelly

Synopsis:
A man finds a giant whale washed up on a beach and doesn't know quite what to do about it. [RF]

 

1.09 [--] Gulf Playhouse: ONE AFTERNOON IN CARIBOU

28-Nov-1952 NBC Fri

starring

Robert Alda

Gene Lockhart

Synopsis:
A gambler and a crusading newspaper editor become unusual allies. [RF]

 

1.10 [--] Gulf Playhouse: OUR TWO HUNDRED CHILDREN

05-Dec-1952 NBC Fri

An original tele-drama by James V. Kern and Frederick Hazlitt Brennan
starring
Dean Jagger
Charles Dingle
Irene Hervey
Henry Jones
Synopsis:
The story is about a psychology Professor who is selected

as superintendent of an orphanage. [RF]
 

1.11 [--] Gulf Playhouse: SCREAM OF THE CROWD

12-Dec-1952 NBC

starring

Robert Sterling

Synopsis:
A crooner's duty to his audiences and fans nearly breaks up his home life. [RF]

 

1.12 [--] Gulf Playhouse: THE TRIAL OF CHARLEY CHRISTMAS

19-Dec-1952 NBC Fri

An original teledrama by Billy Rose
starring
Paul Hartman
Synopsis:
Charlie is a derelict who gets hauled into court for breaking into

a store and stealing toys at Christmas. [RF]
 

1.13 [--] Gulf Playhouse: MR. BREGER

26-Dec-1952 NBC Fri

starring

Eddie Bracken

Synopsis:
An ex-GI forgets that eight years have elapsed since he saw an eight-year-old

refugee and when Mister Breger brings the little girl over, Mrs. Breger objects

considerably to what arrives - a beautiful young lady. [RF]

 

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NBC Fridays

 

2.01 [14] Gulf Playhouse: CAFE SOCIETY
03-Jul-1953 NBC Fri
Produced by Fred Coe
Associate Producer Bob Costello
Written by Robert Alan Aurthur
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
Rod Steiger
James Westerfield
Frank Overton
Oliver Andes
Synopsis:
A derelict headed West finds himself in a desert cafe amongst

people that have also fallen on hard times. [RF]

2.02 [15] Gulf Playhouse:
10-Jul-1953 NBC Fri

2.03 [16] Gulf Playhouse:
17-Jul-1953 NBC Fri

2.04 [17] Gulf Playhouse: COMEBACK
24-Jul-1953 NBC Fri
Produced by Fred Coe
Teleplay by David Shaw
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
Jack Warden
Jessie Royce Landis
Murray Hamilton

 

2.05 [18] Gulf Playhouse: ONE NIGHT STAND
31-Jul-1953 NBC Fri
Produced by Fred Coe
Teleplay by Robert Alan Aurthur
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
James Dunn
Conrad Janis

2.06 [19] Gulf Playhouse:
07-Aug-1953 NBC Fri
 

2.07 [20] Gulf Playhouse: 1st Person: THE TEARS OF MY SISTER

14-Aug-1953 NBC Fri

Produced by Fred Coe

Written by Horton Foote

Directed by Arthur Penn

starring

Kim Stanley

Lenka Peterson

Katherine Squire

Edgar Stehli

Catharine Doucet

Frank Overton

Angela Adamides

Synopsis: 

A beautiful but fragile young woman is upset because she

is to marry a rich man whom she does not love. [RF]

 

2.08 [21] Gulf Playhouse: CRISP
21-Aug-1953 NBC Fri
Produced by Fred Coe
Teleplay by Stewart Stein
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
Kathy Nolan
Leo Penn
Evelyn Varden

2.09 [22] Gulf Playhouse:
28-Aug-1953 NBC Fri

2.10 [23] Gulf Playhouse: PROPHET IN HIS LAND
04-Sep-1953 NBC Fri
Produced by Fred Coe
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring
Buster Crabbe
Tony Randall
 

2.11 [24] Gulf Playhouse: 1st Person: A GIFT FROM COTTON MATHER

11-Sep-1953 NBC Fri

Produced by Fred Coe
Written by Horton Foote
Directed by Arthur Penn
starring

Kim Hunter

Mildred Dunnock

Joseph Anthony

Synopsis: 

A woman, whose husband has apparently left her, comes to

her parents for solace. [RF]

 

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