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 Season 5 (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


########## Hallmark Hall of Fame ##########
############## season 5 1955-56 ##############
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*Note: Format changes to one show per month

 

Ep 5.01 Hallmark Hall of Fame: ALICE IN WONDERLAND
23-Oct-1955
adapted by Florida Friebus
Based on the play by Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus
story by Lewis Carroll
directed by George Schaefer
executive producer Jack Bayel
narrated by Maurice Evans
starring
Gillian Barber as Alice
Martyn Green as White Rabbit
Bobby Clark as Duchess
Hiram Sherman as King of Hearts
J. Pat O'Malley as Gryphon
Burr Tillstrom as Mock Turtle
Elsa Lanchester as Red Queen
Eva Le Gallienne as White Queen
Reginald Gardiner as White Knight
Noel Leslie as Caterpillar
Michael Enserro as Fish Footman
Gilbert Mack as Frog Footman
Bernard Tone as Cook
Ian Martin as Tweedledum
Don Hanmer as Tweedledee
Robert Casper as March Hare
Mort Marshall as Mad Hatter
Alice Pearce as Dormouse
Skedge Miller as Gardener
Tom Bosley as Knave of Hearts
Ronald Long as Queen of Hearts
Karl Swenson as Humpty Dumpty
Don Somers as Red King
Marc Breaux as Walrus
Lenny Claret as Carpenter
* Note: Walrus and Carpenter duet sung by Martin Green and J. Pat O'Malley

Ep 5.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
20-Nov-1955
adapted by S. Mark Smith
story by George Bernard Shaw
directed by George Schaefer
produced by Mildred Freed Alberg
executive producer Jack Rayel
starring
Maurice Evans as Richard Dudgeon
Teresa Wright as Judith Anderson
Ralph Bellamy as Pastor Anderson
Clifford Cothren as Militiaman
Margaret Hamilton as Mrs. Dudgeon
Logan Ramsey as Christy
Jada Rowland as Essie
Somer Alberg as Lawyer Hawkins
Morton L. Stevens as Uncle William
Bernard Tone as Uncle Titus
Cavada Humphrey as Mrs. William Dudgeon
Flossie Ellis as Mrs. Titus Dudgeon
Ian Martin as Sergeant
Leo Britt as Major Swindon
Michael Hogan as Chaplain
Summary:
Dick Dudgeon is the local scapegrace in the New Hampshire

community of Yankees where he lives. Even his own mother

becomes fed up with the way he flouts the cardinal rules of good

sense, good manners and good religion, and throws him out of the house.

Judith, Parson Anderson's pretty wife, also has a low opinion

of Dick. But Shaw proves Dick's heart is in the right place for he's kind

to a poor, belabored servant girl, and, it being the time of the

American Revolution, he shortly becomes a Yankee hero!

 

 5.03 Hallmark Hall of Fame: DREAM GIRL
11Dec1955
Produced by Maurice Evans
Adaptation by S. Mark Smith
Based on the play by Elmer Rice.
Directed by George Schaefer
Narrator Maurice Evans
starring
Vivian Blaine ....... Georgina Allerton
Hal March ........... Clark Redfield
Evelyn Varden ....... Miriam Allerton Lucas
Edmon Ryan .......... Jim Lucas
William A. Lee ...... George Allerton
Mary Fickett ........ Lucy Allerton
Donald Symington .... Mr. Hand
Priscilla Morrill ... Claire Bleakley
Walter Klavun ....... Charles
Kathleen Mansfield .. Edna
Synopsis:
It's a comedy about a young lady who runs an unsuccessful bookstore and dreams her way through some complicated
problems. The fact she will be playing a straight dramatic role for 90 minutes on TV causes many of her friends
to believe it's a big break for her. They believe millions of viewers will begin thinking of her as a dramatic
actress as well as a singing comedienne. [RF]

5.04 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE CORN IS GREEN
08Jan1956
Produced by Maurice Evans
Based on the play by Emlyn Williams
starring
Eva LeGallienne ..... Miss Moffat
Melville Cooper ..... Glyn Thomas
John Kerr ........... Morgan Evans
Joan Lorring ........ Bessie Watty
Carmen Mathews ...... Miss Ronberry
Synopsis:
A strong-willed schoolteacher working in a poverty-stricken coal mining town takes an illiterate teenager. [RF]

5.05 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE GOOD FAIRY
05Feb1956
Produced by Maurice Evans
Based on Ferenc Molnar's The Good Fairy
starring
Julie Harris ......... Lu
Cyril Ritchard ....... Mr. Big
Walter Slezak ........ Lawyer
Roddy McDowall
Paul Lynde
Florida Friebus ...... Karoline
Synopsis:
A fantasy about a "little glowworm" usherette who wants to be a good fairy to a highly moral but impoverished
lawyer, is pursued by an immensely wealthy but engagingly unethical Lothario, and winds up in the arms of her
own true love. [RF]

5.06 Hallmark Hall of Fame: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
18Mar1956
adapted by Michael Hogan & William Nichols
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by George Schaefer
starring
Maurice Evans ........ Petruchio
Lilli Palmer ......... Katherine
Diane Cilento ........ Bianca
Will B. Able ......... Curtis
Ronald Long .......... Biondello
Robinson Stone ....... Vincentio
John Colicos ......... Lucentio
Douglas Watson ....... Hortensio
Jerome Kilty ......... Grumio
Philip Bourneuf ...... Baptista
Jack Fletcher ........ the Tailor
Paul Godkin, Mara Lynn .. wedding dancers
Synopsis:
Baptista is enthusiastic about Petruchio's suit because the feisty Katherina is a burden to him and is continually
quarrelling with her sister and with him. Petruchio will not be put off as he woos Kate and he fixes their wedding
day. At the church, where Kate unwillingly awaits him, Petruchio arrives in an absurd outfit and after the ceremony
he leaves for Verona immediately, with his new wife. [RF]

########### Hallmark Hall of Fame ############
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