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 Season 1 (1951-52)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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Ep 1.01 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
24-Dec-1951
written by Gian Carlo Menotti
directed by Kirk Browning
Hosted by Nelson Case
starring
Chet Allen ....... Amahl
Rosemary Kuhlmann ........... the Mother
Andrew McKinley ......... King Caspar
David Aiken .......... King Melchior
Leon Lishner ........... King Balthazar
with
Francis Monachino .......... the Page
Summary:
Amahl, a crippled boy, and his poor mother are visited by the Three Wise Men,

who stay the night, and are entertained by the villagers. During the night, Amahl's mother

tries to steal their jewels, but is caught by the page. Amahl begs for her release, and is

rewarded for his pains by being healed. He then leaves with the Three Wise Men.
** Note: First nationally televised color program.
* First Hallmark presentation

Ep 1.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  DOCTOR SEROCOLD
06-Jan-1952
adapted by Jean Holloway
novel by Helen Ashton
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Oscar Stirling ....... Doctor Serocold
Isobel Elsom ....... Nurse Davis
Olive Blakeney
Wright King
Graham Velvey
Zolya Talma
with
Aileen Poe, June Peel
MacLean Savage, Shirley Dale
Lydia Reed, Virginia McDowall
Summary:
The life of a country doctor who, in the course of his rounds, is reminded of

the comedies and tragedies of life.

Ep 1.03 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  LOVE STORY
13-Jan-1952
written by Jean Holloway
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Beatrice Straight ....... Elizabeth
Tom Helmore ....... Robert
Colin Keith-Johnston ....... Mr. Barrett
Deirdre Owens ....... Henrietta
Theodore Marcuse ....... John
Summary:
The love affair between Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning.

Ep 1.04  Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE BIG BUILD UP
20-Jan-1952
adapted by Jean Holloway
story by Michael Foster
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Richard Derr .......... Mark
Grace Kelly .......... Claire
Vinton Hayworth .......... Harry
Elinor Randel .......... Kathi
Parker McCormick .......... Miss Glockler
Harry Mehaffey .......... Sidman
Summary:
A Hollywood press agent is assigned to promote a starlet with whom he was once in love.

Ep 1.05 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE STORY OF ROGER WILLIAMS
27-Jan-1952
written by Jerome Coopersmith & Horton Foote
based on the book by James Avi
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
John Beal .......... Roger Williams
Barbara Bolton .......... Mary
Gavin Gordon .......... Cotton
Dale Engle .......... Johnson
Salem Ludwig .......... Canonicus
Summary:
In 1631 Roger Williams landed in Boston. He had come to America to find freedom

of belief and worship; instead, he found the church here still connected to the church in England

and just as oppressive. He refused to join the church in Boston because it still held communion

with the Church of England, from which he had just fled. He thought it his duty to renounce

all connection with any church that would stain its hands in the blood of the Lord's people.

Ep 1.06 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
03-Feb-1952
written by Jean Holloway
adapted from the official biography of Florence Nightingale by Sir Edward Cook
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Sarah Churchill .......... Florence Nightingale
Isobel Elsom .......... Mrs. Nightingale
John O'Hare .......... George
Robin Craven .......... Mr. Nightingale
A.J. Herbert .......... Herbert
with
Alexander Clark .......... the General
Richard Fraser .......... the Army Doctor
Mary Barclay .......... Nurse Mary
John Moore .......... the London Doctor
Summary:
Biography of Florence Nightingale: her determination to build hospitals and train nurses

for the sick and disabled during the Crimean War, her correspondence with the

Minister of War, and the letter of appreciation she received from Queen Victoria.

Ep 1.07 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  WOMAN WITH A SWORD
10-Feb-1952
adapted by H. Philip Minus
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Jayne Meadows .......... Anna Ella Carroll
Douglass Montgomery .......... Lemuel Evans
Robert Simon .......... Captain Scott
Howard Wierum .......... a General
Casey Walters .......... Major Denning
Sandy Kenyon .......... Dale Duncan
Richard Shankland .......... Nicolay
Henry Sharp .......... Abraham Lincoln
Summary:
Story of Anna Ella Carroll, prominent member of a Maryland family who served as

unofficial but close advisor and special representative to President Lincoln.

Ep 1.08 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  THE PLOT TO KIDNAP GENERAL WASHINGTON
17-Feb-1952
written by Joseph & Janet Ruscoll
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Joshua Shelley as Hercules
Thelma Schnee as Molly
Guy Spaull as Benedict Arnold
Oliver Cliff as Stuart
Moultrie Patten as Fleming
Roland Wood as Asa
P. Jay Sidney as Cato
Mary Tarcai as Mrs. Fielding
Robert Daggett as Winters
Tod Griffin as Washington
Summary:
Irish-American tailor Hercules Mulligan's contribution to the American Revolution.

Ep 1.09 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  MISTRESS OF THE WHITE HOUSE
24-Feb-1952
adapted by Jean Holloway
written by Helen L. Morgan
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
June Lockhart as Dolly Madison
Frank Daly as James Madison
Pat Nye as Martha Washington
Emory Richardson as John
Anita Bolster as Mrs. Middleford
Fred Warriner as Thomas Jefferson
David Orrick as Aaron Burr
Harry Davis as James Monroe

Ep 1.10 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  PRELUDE
02-Mar-1952
written by Geoffrey Kean
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Sarah Churchill as George Sand
Alan Shayne as Frederic Chopin
Chester Stratton as Franz Liszt
William Post, Jr. as Roberts
Ann Shoemaker as Annette
Summary:
The meeting of George Sand and Frederic Chopin.
*10th Hallmark presentation

Ep 1.11 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  JULIETTE LOW AND THE GIRL SCOUTS
09-Mar-1952
written by Jean Holloway
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Lucile Watson as Juliette Low
Madeleine Clive as Helen
Basil Howes as Sir Robert
Helen Marcy as Abby
Diana Barton as Lady Baden Powell
Betty Lou Keim as The London Girl
Riza Royce as Mrs. Rippen
Robert Daggett as Immigration Official
Adelaide Bean as Dean Arnold
Summary:
The founding of the Girl Scouts, presented on the occasion of their 40th anniversary.

Ep 1.12 Hallmark Hall of Fame: CONSTITUTION ISLAND
16-Mar-1952
written by David Colson
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Frances Starr as Anna Warner
Juanita Hall as Bertha
Lou Polan as Mr. Dacy
John Glendinning as Captain Traub
Margery Maude as Mrs. Russell Sage
with
Bill Daniels as Cadet Green
Dennis Cross as Cadet Rob
John Marriott as Buckner
Summary:
A salute to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on its 150th anniversary, focusing

on Anna Warner's historic gift of Contitution Island to the institution; set in 1907.

Ep 1.13 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  HARRIET QUIMBY
23-Mar-1952
written by Nelson Gidding
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Sarah Churchill as Harriet Quimby
Alex D'Arcy as Andre Houpert
Rusty Lane as John Moisant
John Gerstad as Clarence
Harry Mehaffey as Mr. Norton
Kem Dibbs as Ned
John Martone as Billy
Summary:
Story of America's first woman aviator.

Ep 1.14 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  THE VISION OF FATHER FLANAGAN
30-Mar-1952
written by David Colson Hughes
based on the book by Fulton and Will Oursler
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Dennis Harrison as Father Flanagan
David White as Judge Warren
Lou Gilbert as Willy
Leonard Barry as Nicky
Eugene Steiner as Eddie
Larry Newton as Ted
John Klein as Paul
Sal Mineo as Les (as Salvatore Mineo)
Summary:
The story of Reverend Edward Joseph Flanagan who, as a young priest from Ireland,

founded Boys Town, Nebraska, where outcast boys could find the love and care denied

them in their own homes.

Ep 1.15  Hallmark Hall of Fame: ORDEAL BY WHITE HOUSE
06-Apr-1952
written by Hector Chevigny
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
E.G. Marshall as Grover Cleveland
Alfreda Wallace as Frances Cleveland
Howard Wierum as Theodore Roosevelt
Harold McGee as Dr. O'Reilly
Walter Davis as J.P. Morgan
Ellen Barrie as Ruth
with
Clem Fowler as the Soapbox Speaker
Arny Freeman as the Job Seeker
Robert Daggett and Henry Sharpe as the Senators
Summary:
Little-known incidents in the life of Grover Cleveland.

Ep 1.16 Hallmark Hall of Fame: ANNE BRADSTREET, PURITAN POETESS
20-Apr-1952
written by Michelle Cousins
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Sarah Churchill as Anne Bradstreet
Robert Pastene as Simon Bradstreet
Scott Forbes as John Woodbridge
Cavada Humphrey as Susan
Carl Harbord as Rev. Ward
Alice Thorsell as Lucy
William Podmore as Stephan Botwell
with
Charles Saari as Young Simon
Ellen Barrie as Anne's daughter
Maurice Shrog as Dick
Summary:
Story of America's first woman author

Ep 1.17 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  MIRACLE IN MAY
27-Apr-1952
written by David Colson Hughes
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Richard Waring as Edward Jenner
Richard Newton as Ned Gardner
Alexander Clarke as Dr. Cline
Aileen Poe as Mrs. Houghton
Guy Spaull as Lord Farthing
Rex Thompson as James Phipps
Veronica Cole as the Little Girl
Summary:
Dr. Edward Jenner discovers the small pox vaccination.

Ep 1.18 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  THE FACE OF SPAIN
04-May-1952
written by Felix Leon & Wilson Lehr
produced & directed by William Corrigan
hosted & narrated by Sarah Churchill
starring
Barry Kroeger as Goya
Ruth Ford as the Duchess
Oliver Thorndike as Pablo
Frank Daly as Don Bernardo
with
Victoria Barcelo as the Lady with the shawl
Fernando Sirvent as Guitarist
Ronald Long as the Prime Minister
Philippa Bevans as the Queen
Dale Engle as the King
Summary:
The life of Francisco Goya; set in Spain, 1786.

Ep 1.19 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  A WOMAN FOR THE AGES
11-May-1952
written by Jean Holloway
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Sylvia Field as Abigail Adams
John Boruff as John Adams
Bill Daniels as John Quincy Adams
Sal Mineo as Charles
Betty Lou Keim as Abby
Michael Mann as Tom
Summary:
The story of Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams.

Ep 1.20 Hallmark Hall of Fame: REIGN OF TERROR
18-May-1952
written by Irwin Lewis
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Sarah Churchill as Eliza Monroe
Wesley Addy as James Monroe
Jonathan Harris as Legendre
Ruth White as Madame Beauchet
Maurice Tarplin as L'Oise
Margaret Allworthy as Madame Lafayette
with
William Podmore as Colombel
Harry Mehaffey as Gouverneur Morris
Clem Fowler as First Guard
John Grainger as Second Guard
Summary:
Eliza Monroe, in Paris as the wife of the U.S. Foreign Minister toFrance, obtains Madame

Lafayette's release from prison and sentence of death by guillotine.
*20th Hallmark presentation

Ep 1.21 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  THE MAGNIFICENT FAILURE
25-May-1952
written by Robert Mason Pollock
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Beatrice Straight as Louisa May Alcott
Val Dufour as Laddie
Ann Shoemaker as Mother Alcott
Harrison Dowd as Father Alcott
with
Don McHenry as Niles
Angela Adamides as Charlotte
Robert Daggett as the Clerk
Summary:
Biography of Louisa May Alcott; ends with the writing of Little women in 1860.

Ep 1.22 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  THE KING'S AUTHOR
01-Jun-1952
written by John Matthews
directed by Paul Lammers
produced by William Corrigan
starring
Ross Martin as Ben Jonson
William Podmore as King James I
Richard Newton as John Marston
Byron Russell as George Chapman
Anthony Dawson as the Lord Chamberlain
with
Pat O'Malley as the Warden
Gerard Burke as the King's messenger
Summary:
Biography of Ben Jonson, covering the writing of Eastward ho; set in London, 1606.

Ep 1.23 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  NEFRETITI, QUEEN OF EGYPT
08-Jun-1952
written by Geoffrey Kean
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Sarah Churchill as Nefretiti, Queen of Egypt
Robert Pastene as The Pharoah
Gavin Gordon as The Chief Priest
John Straub as The Sculptor
Clem Fowler as The First Priest
Betty Lou Keim as Neferet
with
Richard Midgley as The Professor
Kem Dibbs as Thutmose
Frank Daly as The Second Priest
Meta DeSoto as The Dancing Girl
Teena Starr and John Martone as Students
Summary:
Biography of Nefretiti, illustrating her life with the Pharoah and her influence on

Egyptian history and culture.

Ep 1.24 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  MR. AND MRS. FREEDOM
15-Jun-1952
written by Robert Mason Pollock
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Alfreda Wallace as Anna Zenger
William Darrid as John Peter Zenger
Howard Wierum as Andrew Hamilton
Moultrie Patten as Francis Harrison
John McGovern as James Alexander
with
Lou Polan as Judge DeLancey
Jason Johnson as The Sheriff
Eugene Steiner as the Messenger
Summary:
The story of Anna and John Peter Zenger and their fight for freedom of the press.

Ep 1.25 Hallmark Hall of Fame: FORGOTTEN CHILDREN
22-Jun-1952
written by Agnes Eckhardt
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Cloris Leachman as Martha Berry
Elliott Sullivan as Pa Carpenter
Don McHenry as Reverend Dennis
Nancy Malone as Ingaby Carpenter
Barbara Bolton as Delia Brice
Lee Lindsey as Westley Mitchell
with
Helen Marcy as Ma Carpenter
James Dean as Bradford
Shirley Standlee as Melanie
Steve Pluta as Talbot Carpenter
Larry Newton as Joshua
Summary:
Honors American educator Martha Berry, founder of Mt. Berry,

 Georgia home for mountain people.

Ep 1.26 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  OUR SISTER EMILY
29-Jun-1952
written by Geoffrey Kean
produced & directed by William Corrigan
starring
Sarah Churchill as Charlotte Bronte
Richard Derr as The Curate
Scott Forbes as Mr. Smith
Lenka Peterson as Anne
Marian Seldes as Emily
Gerard Burke as Williams
with
Miriam Stovall and Basil Howes as Guests
Liam Sullivan as The Footman
Summary:
Honors Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Bronte

Ep 1.27  Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE LEGEND OF JOSIAH BLOW
06-Jul-1952
written by Harold Callen
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Biff McGuire
Christine White
Richard McMurray
Don Kennedy
with
Monte Banks, Jr.
Peter Pagan
Grant Sullivan
Gordon Clarke
Summary:
An infantryman in the American Revolution lights a firecracker and

gets blown into another generation.

Ep 1.28 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE REAL GLORY
13-Jul-1952
written by James Truex
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Alan Bunce
Jean Hayworth
James Kelly
Edward Binns
James Bender
Wilfred Lytell
Summary:
Story of a town in U.S. taken over by corrupt men due to the neglect

of the citizenry.

Ep 1.29 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  SALVAGE
20-Jul-1952
written by Joseph Cochran
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Ian Keith
Olive Blakeney
Frank Tweddell
Robert Bolger
Howard Wierum
Jackie Scholle
Summary:
An aging man thinks his usefulness to society is at an end.

Ep 1.30 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  21-PLUS
27-Jul-1952
written by Elaine Arden & Joel Hammil
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Nell Harrison
Isobel Elsom
Martin Huston
John O'Hare
Natalie Core
Barbara Ames
Kirk Brown
Julian Noa
John Raby
Summary:
Story of the importance of one vote in an election.

Ep 1.31 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  THE CARLSON LEGEND
03-Aug-1952
written by Rod Serling
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Tod Andrews
Susann Shaw
Charles Egelston
Howard Smith
Frank Daly
Calvin Thomas
Byron Halstead
Robert Bolger
Vincent Van Lynn
Summary:
A young state senator runs into a moral problem while conducting a cleanup campaign.

Ep 1.32 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  THE LAST COMMAND
10-Aug-1952
written by Reginald Lawrence
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Curtis Cooksey
Aileen Poe
Judson Pratt
Lucille Calvert
Buzzy Martin
Martin Ashe
Wyrley Birch
Pete Gumeny
Griff Evans
Frank Stephens
Sandy Kenyon

Ep 1.33 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  I LIFT UP MY LAMP
17-Aug-1952
written by Rod Serling
directed by William Corrigan
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Maria Riva
Richard McMurray
Byron Sanders
Martin Kosleck
Henry Sharp
Abby Lewis
Maurice Manson
Nat Frey
Herbert Ratner
Summary:
A young Czech girl in the U.S. is faced with the choice of returning

 to her family behind the Iron Curtain or remaining free in the U.S.

Ep 1.34 Hallmark Hall of Fame: CRABAPPLE SAINT
24-Aug-1952
written by Hector Chevigny
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
John Gibson
Jeff Morrow
Helen Wagner
Michael Garrett
Phyllis Goodkind
Marc Hamilton
Vin Kehoe
Ed Fowler
Summary:
Story of Johnny Appleseed, the wanderer who planted trees

 as he traveled.

Ep 1.35 Hallmark Hall of Fame: REFRESHER COURSE
31-Aug-1952
adapted by James Truex
story by Joseph Cochran
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Sidney Blackmer
Marjorie Gateson
Catherine Cosgriff
Joseph Boley
Jay Barney
Edward Holmes
Summary:
Story of a wealthy middle-aged married couple who retrace their honeymoon,

and in so doing, regain their love for each other

Ep 1.36 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  DUTCH TREAT
07-Sep-1952
written by H. Philip Minis
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Cliff Hall
Patricia Peardon
Fred Beir
Ruth Saville
Will Hussung
Billy M. Greene
Robert Bolger
Ann Sorg
Bill Penn
Summary:
Traces New York City's crooked street of Broadway back

to its origins in 1720, when the street plan was changed to

avoid cutting down a cherry tree.

Ep 1.37 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  HORNS OF A DILEMMA
14-Sep-1962
written by Harold Callen
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Frances Reid
Edward Binns
Calvin Thomas
Alexander Campbell
Tom Heaphy
Stefan Olsen
Summary:
Girl unearths paper making her the recipient of unusual tribute.

Ep 1.38 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  THE BRIDE'S TEAPOT
21-Sep-1952
written by Robert Mason Pollock
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Peggy McCay
Maurice Manson
Val Dufour
David Orrick
Cliff Robertson
Josephine Woods
Shirley Standlee
Wyrley Birch
Dick Ewell
Beppy de Vries
Summary:
In 1874, citizens of Sympathy Ridge, Virginia wish to build a war monument,

but the federal government wants them to replace a bridge destroyed in the war.

Ep 1.39 Hallmark Hall of Fame:  SOMETIMES SHE'S SUNDAY
28-Sep-1952
written by Fred Lane
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Bruno Wick
Augusta Ciolli
Enid Pulver
Janet de Gore
Philip J. Kennedy
Salvatore Cecchini
Penny Santon
Summary:
An elder daughter working in the city brings her fiancé back to the country.

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