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 Season 2 (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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Ep 2.01 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE BACHELOR AND THE BALLOT
12-Oct-1952
written by Robert Mason Pollock
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Beverly Whitney
Marc Cramer
Marie Kenney
Lucile Calvert
Robert Bolger

Ep 2.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame: FAITH IS A NINE-LETTER WORD
19-Oct-1952
written by Walter Black
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Patricia Breslin
Cliff Robertson
John O'Hare
Don McClelland
Mona Bruns
Natalie Core
Katherine Copeland
Summary:
Distressed by the state of world affairs and fearing her boyfriend will be sent off to war,

a young woman refuses to marry until a friend convinces her to have faith in democracy.

Ep 2.03 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE SECRET VOTE
26-Oct-1952
written by Harold Callen
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Richard Carlyle
Frances Reid
Nelson Olmstead
Jay Barney
Fred Beir
Robert Bolger
Alexander Campbell
George Ferron
A. Winfield Hoeny
Jim Lithgow
Alan MacAteer
Albert Ottenheimer
Byron Sanders
Calvin Thomas
Vincent Van Lynn
Ralph Welliver
Colee Worth

Ep 2.04 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE LINE OF DUTY
02-Nov-1952
written by Guy De Vry
directed by Albert McCleery
Summary:
False arrest of a man in a totalitarian country.

Ep 2.05 Hallmark Hall of Fame: BREAD OF FREEDOM
09-Nov-1952
written by James Truex
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Malcolm Lee Beggs
Bramwell Fletcher
Stephen Courtleigh
Johanna Douglas
Nicholas Saunders
Joseph Boland
Byron Sanders
Richard Smith
John Anderson
with
David Durston, Allan Stevenson
Frank Stephens, Arthur Hanson
Vincent Van Lynn
Summary:
The story of Christopher Ludwick, philanthropist and superintendent

of bakers in the Continental Army.

Ep 2.06 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE BLUE AND WHITE LAMP
16-Nov-1952
written by Harold Callen
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Frank Albertson
Grace Keddy
Jack Bittner
Earl Rowe
Leo V. Gordon
Guy Sampsel
Pat O'Malley
with
Somer Alberg, Dallas Boyd
Gerald Lee, Charles Massinger
Stefan Olsen, Philip Kennedy
Summary:
Traces the origins of the Travelers Aid Society to a cholera

epidemic in mid-19th century St. Louis.

Ep 2.07 Hallmark Hall of Fame: MRS. THANKSGIVING
23-Nov-1952
written by Robert Mason Pollock
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Madge Evans
Anne Seymour
Muriel Kirkland
James Kelly
Crahan Denton
Joel Ashley
Deirdre Owens
Edmund Dorsay
Ellen Barrie
Summary:
Story of a woman's fight to make Thanksgiving a national holiday.

Ep 2.08 Hallmark Hall of Fame: TEN THOUSAND WORDS
30-Nov-1952
written by Robert Mason Pollock
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Cliff Robertson
Judith Braun
James Broderick
Casey Allen
Kirk Brown
Richard Aherne
Jerry Crews
Summary:
Recounts "a true-to-life incident from the life of Nathaniel Currier.

Ep 2.09 Hallmark Hall of Fame: JOAN OF ARC
07-Dec-1952
written by Harold Callen
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
E.G. Marshall
Don Briggs
Cliff Hall
Martin Brooks
Eric Fleming
Don Kennedy
Arthur Stenning
Leora Thatcher

Ep 2.10  Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE HILLS ARE GREEN
14-Dec-1952
directed by Albert McCleery
narrated by Sarah Churchill
Summary:
A whimsical tale of Norman Rockwell's tribulations upon his move to a small town in Vermont.

Ep 2.11 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE SMALL ONE
21-Dec-1952
written by Charles Tazewell
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Kate Smith
Dick Wigginton
Paul Jonali
Jay Barney
Humphrey Davis
Jon Geyans
Summary:
Kate Smith narrates a Christmas story about an unwanted donkey.
* 50th Hallmark presentation

Ep 2.12 Hallmark Hall of Fame: FATHER TIME
28-Dec-1952
written by Robert Mason Pollock
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Charles Nolte
Janet de Gore
Curtis Cooksey
Alexander Campbell
Francis Bethancourt
David Winters
Anita Webb
Thomas McElhany
Summary:
The story of blacksmith Daniel Jean Richard, founder of the watch industry in

the Neuchcatel district of Switzerland.
*51st Hallmark presentation

Ep 2.13 Hallmark Hall of Fame: HOME IS THE SAILOR
04-Jan-1953
written by Elenor Tarshis
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
John Baragrey
Stephen Courtleigh
Pat O'Malley
Winston Ross
Harry Huguenot
with
Allan Stevenson
Peter Pagan
Vinton Hayworth
Ivan MacDonald
Frank Dana
Summary:
The story of Fanny Stevenson, wife of Robert Louis Stevenson.
* Note: Title also known as "Fanny Stevenson"

Ep 2.14 Hallmark Hall of Fame: SPAN THROUGH TIME
11-Jan-1953
written by James Truex
story by George Wyland
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
William Prince
Constance Ford
Albert Bergh
Rusty Lane
Maurice Manson
Calvin Thomas
Alan Devitt
Edwin Cooper
Doug Rodgers
Frank Marth
Summary:
The story of John and Washington Roebling,

designers of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Ep 2.15 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE GENERAL'S BIBLE
18-Jan-1953
written by Harold Callen
based on a story by Ted Wear
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Richard Wigginton
Stephen Courtleigh
Maurice Wells
Grace Keddy
Donald McKee
Alan MacAteer
with
Joseph Boland
William Roerick
George McCoy
Eric Fleming
Philip Foster
Pete Gumeny
Summary:
A tale concerning the Bible used by General George Washington

 at his first inauguration in New York City.

Ep 2.16 Hallmark Hall of Fame: SOCRATES' WIFE
25-Jan-1953
written by Harold Callen
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Katina Paxinou
Berry Kroeger
Marc Cavell (Butch)
Byron Sanders
John O'Hare
Don Kennedy
Winfield Hoeny
Fred Beir
David Orrick
Jay Barney
Michael Wyler
John Granger
Summary:
When Socrates is imprisoned because of his teachings,

his wife pleads for his release and helps to plan his escape.

Ep 2.17 Hallmark Hall of Fame: TO MY VALENTINE
01-Feb-1953
written by Harold Callen
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Sarah Churchill
Malcolm Lee Beggs
Peter Birch
Eric Fleming
Michael Higgins
Robert Patten
Edwin Cooper
Carlotta Sherwood
Maureen Hurley
William Roerick
Alan Devitt
Mark Allen
Anthony Dearden
Alice Rolph
Mary Leader
Robert Buzzell
Renne Jarrett
Summary:
History and traditions of St. Valentine's Day.

Ep 2.18 Hallmark Hall of Fame: LINCOLN'S LITTLE CORRESPONDENT
08-Feb-1953
adapted by Ellen & Richard McCracken
from the book by Hertha Pauli
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Dorothy Peterson
Crahan Denton
Natalie Trundy
Ellie Sommers
Charles Taylor

David White

Philippa Bevans
with
Edward Harvey, Elaine Ellis
Carl Harms, Sondra Rodgers
Pauline Myers
Summary:
The story surrounding 11-year-old Grace Bedell's letter to Abraham Lincoln

suggesting that he grow a beard.

Ep 2.19 Hallmark Hall of Fame: CROWN OF WINGS
15-Feb-1953
written by Robert Mason Pollock
directed by Albert McCleery
narrated by Sarah Churchill
starring
Tod Andrews
Frances Reid
William Erwin
René Paul
Ludie Claire
Zolya Talma
Summary:
An incident in the life of naturalist artist John James Audubon; set in New Orleans in 1824.
* Note Title also known as "Crown of Audubon".

Ep 2.20 Hallmark Hall of Fame: DINNER FOR THE GENERAL
22-Feb-1953
written by Reginald Lawrence
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Stephen Courtleigh
Barbara Ashley
Tod Griffin
Eva Condon
Reese Taylor
with
Michael Keene, Robert Gallagher
Robert Courtleigh, Sandy Kenyon
Mel Jurdem
Summary:
Incident from the life of General George Washington, in which Phoebe Fraunces,

daughter of Fraunces Tavern's proprietor, showed her loyalty to Washington and

his cause. Phoebe was in love with a member of Washington's personal staff

who was involved in a plot to kill him.

Ep 2.21 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE ACCUSED
01-Mar-1953
written by William L. Stuart
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Sarah Churchill
Summary:
Mercy Disborough's efforts to end American witchhunts;

set in Fairfield County, Connecticut in 1692.

Ep 2.22 Hallmark Hall of Fame: HORACE MANN'S MIRACLE
08-Mar-1953
written by Rod Serling
directed by William Corrigan
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Frank M. Thomas
Mona Bruns
Howard Freeman
Harry Antrim
Brandon Peters
with
John Kerr
Joseph Leberman
James Zernecke
Summary:
Mann's work towards education for all regardless of race,

creed, or color.

Ep 2.23 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE HARP OF ERIN
15-Mar-1953
written by Ellen & Richard McCracken
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Dennis Harrison
Oliver Thorndike
Ellen Humphrey
Malcolm Lee Beggs
Douglas Rodgers
Neil Fitzgerald
Grace O'Malley
Summary:
The story of poet Thomas Moore.

Ep 2.24 Hallmark Hall of Fame: PHOTOGRAPH BY BRADY
22-Mar-1953
adapted by Robert Mason Pollock
story by Ted Wear
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Philip Bourneuf
Frances Reid
James Kelly
Maurice Manson
Charles G. Martin
Dan Magnan
John Glendenning
Summary:
Mathew Brady's Civil War photography.

Ep 2.25 Hallmark Hall of Fame: A QUEEN IS BORN
29-Mar-1953
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Sarah Churchill
Summary:
The story of Queen Elizabeth I's ascendance to the throne.

Ep 2.26 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE OTHER WISE MAN
05-Apr-1953
adapted by Harold Callen
story by Henry Van Dyke
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Wesley Addy
Humphrey Davis
Eric Sinclair
Alan Devitt
Bernard Nedell
Marian Shockley
Anne Mary Tallon

Ep 2.27 Hallmark Hall of Fame: SKIPPER OF THE SKIES
12-Apr-1953
written by Robert Mason Pollock
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Leslie Nielsen
Joan Gray
Marie Kenney
Wayne Carson
Val Dufour
Alexander Campbell
Jason Johnson

Ep 2.28 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE WORLD ON A WIRE
19-Apr-1953
written by Ellen & Richard McCracken
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Russell Hardie
Betty Bendyk
Morton L. Stevens
Geoffrey Bryant
Charles Egelston
Jean Hayworth
Douglas Rutherford
Tom Raynor
O. Tolbert Hewitt
Wyrley Birch
Summary:
The story of Samuel Morse and the use of the telegraph.

Ep 2.29 Hallmark Hall of Fame: HAMLET
26-Apr-1953
adapted by Mildred Freed Alberg & Tom Hughes Sand
story by William Shakespeare
directed by Albert McCleery
executive producer Albert McCleery
narrated by Sarah Churchill
starring
Maurice Evans as Hamlet
Ruth Chatterton as Queen Gertrude
Joseph Schildkraut as King Claudius
Sarah Churchill as Ophelia
Barry Jones as Polonius
Wesley Addy
William Smithers
Malcolm Keen

Neva Patterson

Noel Leslie

Frances Bethencourt
Alan Shayne
with
Winston Ross, Chester Stratton
Norman Barrs, Tom Hughes Sand
Ken Raymond
Summary:
* Note The first television appearance of one of the theater's

most distinguished actors, Maurice Evans.

Ep 2.30 Hallmark Hall of Fame: NO MAN IS AN ISLAND
03-May-1953
written by Helene Hanff
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Scott Forbes
Mary Scott
Geoffrey Lumb
Hal Thompson
Horace Braham
Larry Cregar
Naomi Campbell
Summary:
The story of poet and minister John Donne, and his relationship

with his wife and her father, Sir George Moore.

Ep 2.31 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE LADY OF LIBERTY
10-May-1953
written by Harold Callen
based on a story by Ted Wear
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Lilli Darvas
Val Dufour
Stephen Courtleigh
Byron Sanders
Alexander Campbell
with
Bruce Evans
Michael Wyler
Lotte Stavisky
Summary:
Story of Frederick Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty, from the time

the sculptor received the commission in 1774 until Pulitzer

provided funding for the base ten years later.

Ep 2.32 Hallmark Hall of Fame: SOLDIER OF PEACE
17-May-1953
written by Robert Mason Pollock
directed by Alfred Scott
produced by Albert McCleery
starring
Stephen Courtleigh
Russell Hicks
Mona Bruns
Sondra Rodgers
Calvin Thomas
Donald Hernly
John J. Martin
Summary:
Life of General Robert E. Lee after the Civil War.

Ep 2.33 Hallmark Hall of Fame: PROUDLY I LOVE
24-May-1953
written by John Schwartz
directed by Norman Felton
produced by Albert McCleery
starring
Sarah Churchill as Sarah Bernhardt
William Prince
Nicholas Joy
Kathleen Comegys
Zolya Talma
Ludie Claire
Humphrey Davis
Lynn Loring
Rene Paul
Summary:
Sarah Bernhardt gives up her love to continue her acting career.

Ep 2.34 Hallmark Hall of Fame: SPARK OF GENIUS
31-May-1953
written by Elaine Ryan
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Richard Hylton
Cameron Prud'Homme
Olive Blakeney
Lionel Ames
Ted Brenner

Ep 2.35 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE CLAY OF KINGS
07-Jun-1953
written by Elaine Ryan
based on a story by Susan Bailey
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Roger Moore
Judith Braun
Basil Howes
Pierre Myers
Marjorie Eaton
Shiela Huntington
Peter Donat
Summary:
Story of Josiah Wedgwood.

Ep 2.36 Hallmark Hall of Fame: SCOTT'S CASTLE
14-Jun-1953
directed by Albert McCleery
Summary:
The life of Sir Walter Scott, including family, literary career, bankruptcy,

and the death of his wife.

Ep 2.37 Hallmark Hall of Fame: MAN AGAINST PAIN
21-Jun-1953
written by Rod Serling
directed by William Corrigan
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Tod Andrews
Patricia Breslin
Casey Allen
Gladys Klark
Edwin Cooper
Alan Devitt
Calvin Thomas
Marie Kenney
Edwin Hernly
Patty McCormack
James Rafferty
Vincent Van Lynn
Summary:
The story of Boston dentist William Thomas Green Morton, who developed

the use of ether as an anesthetic.

Ep 2.38 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE MERCER GIRLS
28-Jun-1953
written by Poot Pray
directed by Albert McCleery
starring
Sarah Churchill
Stephen Douglass
Robert Wright
Bibi Osterwald
Kenneth Schon
Peter Birch
Floyd Buckley
Evelyn Ward

with
Renee Orin, Alan North
Rosamond Vance, Vin Kehoe
Guerita Donnelly, Anita Webb

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