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Hollywood Premiere Theatre (Sep1950-Nov1950))

aka Hollywood Theatre Time (Dec1950-Oct1951)
Episode Guide  version compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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Rina Fox
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HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE THEATRE  /  HOLLYWOOD THEATRE TIME
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ABC
"Hollywood Premiere Theatre" changed to "Hollywood Theatre Time" after two months.
Produced by George M. Cahan and Thomas W. Sarnoff

20Sept1950 to 5Oct1951

20Sep1950 - 29Nov1950 ABC Wed 7:00-7:30pm (as Hollywood Premiere Theatre)
6Dec1950 - 6Jun1951 ABC Wed 7:00-7:30pm (as Hollywood Theatre Time)
15Jun1951 - 5Oct1951 ABC Fri 10:00-10:30pm (as Hollywood Theatre Time)

One of the first dramatic anthology shows to originate from the West coast.

Premise:
A variety of shows, dramatic presentations, scenes from famous plays, and situation comedies.
Frequently seen during the first few months as "The Gil Lamb Show".

Hollywood Premiere Theater will be used to "showcase" talent on ABC.
Show opens at 7 p.m. with comic Gil Lamb as the first star.
Each week is a different show and star and some of those to appear include Billie Burke, Hugh Herbert and Don DeFore.

###### Hollywood Premier Theatre ######
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20Sep1950 - 29 Nov1950 ABC Wed 7:00-7:30pm (as Hollywood Premiere Theatre)

[01] Hollywood Premiere Theatre: THE GIL LAMB SHOW
20Sep1950 ABC Wed
starring
Gil Lamb

[02] Hollywood Premiere Theatre: MR. AND MRS. DETECTIVE
27Sep1950 ABC Wed
starring
Gale Storm
Don DeFore
Synopsis:
Mr. and Mrs. Detective set out to solve a murder and follow the same story line as radio's innumerable
detective teams. [RF]

[03] Hollywood Premiere Theatre: COUNTRY EDITOR
04Oct1950 ABC Wed
Written by Tom Baxter
starring
Edgar Buchanan
Synopsis:
A country editor and shrewd meddler in private affairs and peddler of stories, meddles in the life of the
town's doctor who is leaving with unusual results. [RF]

[04] Hollywood Premiere Theatre: GAL ON THE FORCE
11Oct1950 ABC Wed
starring
Marjorie Reynolds

[05] Hollywood Premiere Theatre:
18Oct1950 ABC Wed
aired no detail given.

[06] Hollywood Premiere Theatre: VAL ROSET'S DANCE BALLADS
25Oct1950 ABC Wed

[07] Hollywood Premiere Theatre:  (title not known)
01Nov1950 ABC Wed
starring
Hugh Herbert
Synopsis:
A judge who has a "Walter Mitty" complex, visualizes himself as the culprit and thus become a reckless driver,
a department store clerk and a victim of a man-hunting girl. [RF]

[08] Hollywood Premiere Theatre: DEADLINE
08Nov1950 ABC Wed
starring
Steve Brodie

[09] Hollywood Premiere Theatre: O'BRANNIGAN'S OF BOSTON
15Nov1950 ABC Wed
starring
Peggy Weber
Clancy Cooper
Elmira Sessions
Sean McLory
Synopsis:
The Irish brogues find out the hard way about human values. [RF]

[10] Hollywood Premiere Theatre: THE FLORENCE BATES SHOW
22Nov1950 ABC Wed
Show no. 10
starring
Florence Bates
Sig Arno
Jane Nigh
Marvin Kaplin

[11] Hollywood Premiere Theatre: EMERGENCIES, INC. aka THE STERLING HOLLOWAY SHOW
29Nov1950 ABC Wed
Show no. 11
starring
Sterling Holloway

######## Hollywood Theatre Time #######
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Title Changed to "Hollywood Theatre Time"
6Dec1950 - 6Jun1951 ABC Wed 7:00-7:30 (as Hollywood Theatre Time)

[12] Hollywood Theatre Time: INTRIGUE
06Dec1950 ABC Wed
Show no. 12
starring
Scott Brady
Hilary Brooke

[13] Hollywood Theatre Time: THE TWITCHELLS
13Dec1950 ABC Wed
starring
Noah Beery Jr.
Synopsis:
The scion of a chain-store family and has the secrets of a contest being run by the store. His untrustworthy
brother-in-law worms the clue out of him, and that makes the basis of the story. [RF]
*NOTE: This was stage and screen actor Noah Beery Jr. makes his TV debut.

[14] Hollywood Theatre Time: WOMEN OF THE BIG HOUSE
20Dec1950 ABC Wed
starring
Martin Mooney
Synopsis:
Martin Mooney, famous crime reporter for over 25 years, tells the true-to-life story of the miscarriage
of justice in a woman's prison. Mooney will play himself in the filmed showing on Hollywood Theater Time.[RF]

[15] Hollywood Theatre Time:
27Dec1950 ABC Wed
aired no detail given.

[16] Hollywood Theatre Time:
03Jan1951 ABC Wed
aired no detail given.

[17] Hollywood Theatre Time: HOLLYWOOD CLUB FOR GIRLS
10Jan1951 ABC Wed
starring
Gloria Jean
Virginia Wiedler
Bob Karnes

[18] Hollywood Theatre Time: POLICEWOMAN U.S.A.
17Jan1951 ABC Wed
Show no. 18
starring
Jeanne Cagney

[19] Hollywood Theatre Time:
24Jan1951 ABC Wed
Show no. 19
aired no detail given.

[20] Hollywood Theatre Time: STREET FLOOR SWING SHOP
31Jan1951 ABC Wed
Show no. 20
starring
Georgia Lee

[21] Hollywood Theater Time: THE AMIABLE MR. HEATH
07Feb1951 ABC Wed
starring
Lyle Talbot ..... Mr. Quigley
Robert Shayne ... Lawyer
Synopsis:
Mr. Quigley is an orchid grower who sues his neighbor over Genevieve, the Siamese cat. [RF]

[22] Hollywood Theater Time: EVERYBODY'S IN THE ACT
14Feb1951 ABC Wed
starring
Connie Haines

[23] Hollywood Theater Time: TIME WILL TELL
21Feb1951 ABC Wed
starring
Edward Norris
Synopsis:
The life and death of a bullfighter is told. Some of it was filmed in Mexico. [RF]

[24] Hollywood Theater Time: PAYMENT IN FULL
28Feb1951 ABC Wed
starring
Zachary Charles

[25] Hollywood Theater Time: AMBUSH
07Mar1951 ABC Wed
starring
Rupert Hughes
Synopsis:
A Civil War spy tale.

[26] Hollywood Theater Time: BARBARA SHOWS THE TOWN
14Mar1951 ABC Wed
Original comedy written by Robert St. Clair
starring
Robert St. Clair
Kathryn St. Clair
Barbara St. Clair
Cynthia St. Clair
Synopsis:
Author Robert St. Clair, his wife, Kathryn and his two daughters Barbara (aged 19) and Cynthia (aged 15) will star
in this comedy of family life.[RF]

[27] Hollywood Theater Time: HIS LORDSHIP DETECTS
21Mar1951 ABC Wed
starring
Reginald Denny
Synopsis:
A comedy-mystery about a butler and his employer who uncover more through their bumbling efforts than expected.[RF]

[28] Hollywood Theater Time: COUNTRY DOCTOR
28Mar1951 ABC Wed
starring
Sam Hearn
Synopsis:
The story of the problems in human relations facing a small town doctor. [RF]
*NOTE: Sam Hearn is the man who created the radio character known as "Schlepperman".[RF]

[29] Hollywood Theater Time: THAT'S MY LISA
04Apr1951 ABC Wed
starring
Helen Parrish
John Archer
Synopsis:
A body in an abandoned well precipitates a domestic comedy.

[30] Hollywood Theater Time: THE SPECTRE
11Apr1951 ABC Wed
starring
Marjorie Reynolds .... Sally Sanders
Synopsis:
A mystery solver Sally Sanders uncovers a racket-busting gang with the help of a cigar-smoking ghost. [RF]

[31] Hollywood Theater Time: TONY'S WIFE
18Apr1951 ABC Wed
starring
Tito Vuolo
Synopsis:
A comedy of dialect and humorous discord. [RF]

[32] Hollywood Theater Time: I SPY
25Apr1951 ABC Wed
starring
William Tracy
Lyle Talbot
Nina Bara
Synopsis:
A blundering reporter has spent eight years writing obituary notices, when he stumbles into an espionage plot. [RF]
*NOTE: William Tracy replaces actor Arthur Lake who was to have made his TV debut but had to withdraw because of illness.[RF]

[33] Hollywood Theater Time: BROKEN PROMISES
02May1951 ABC Wed
starring
Anita Louise
Albert Dekker
Erin O'Brien-Moore
Synopsis:
The Rupert Hughes story unfolds in this romantic triangle. [RF]

[34] Hollywood Theater Time: NEW YORK STORY
09May1951 ABC Wed
starring
Reginald Denny
Synopsis:
An enterprising girl wants to be an actress and a hard-hearted Broadway producer doesn't want to be
bothered with problems. [RF]

[35] Hollywood Theater Time: MARY ROSS, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR
16May1951 ABC Wed
starring
Jeanne Cagney ........ Mary Ross
Synopsis:
Private eye Mary Ross has one goal and that is to solve the crime.
*NOTE: This is the second true-to-life cases of "Mary Ross, Private Investigator" which was well received
several months ago that another episode was made. [RF]

[36] Hollywood Theater Time: HOUSE ON THE HILL
23May1951 ABC Wed
starring
Vanessa Brown

[37] Hollywood Theater Time: HIGHWAY 66
30May1951 ABC Wed

[38] Hollywood Theater Time: PAIN IN THE NECK
06Jun1951 ABC Wed

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*NOTE: Show moves from Wednesdays at 7 to Fridays at 10pm
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15Jun1951 - 5Oct1951 ABC Fri 10:00-10:30pm (as Hollywood Theatre Time)

[39] Hollywood Theater Time: MR. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
15Jun1951 ABC Fri
starring
Jimmy Conlon
Hal Price
Ruth Lee

[40] Hollywood Theater Time: CRIME IN CRINOLINE
22Jun1951 ABC Fri
starring
Pamela Duncan
Synopsis:
Malady and mistrust go hand in hand and eventually lead to murder in this tale of misunderstandings. [RF]

[41] Hollywood Theater Time: ALL IN THE FAMILY
29Jun1951 ABC Fri
starring
Virginia O'Brien
Claude Stroud
Synopsis:
A domestic comedy.

[42] Hollywood Theater Time: JOE'S PLACE
06Jul1951 ABC Fri
starring
Guy Anderson

[43] Hollywood Theater Time: MIRACLE ON SKID ROW
13Jul1951 ABC Fri
starring
John Kellogg
Synopsis:
The tale of a 13-year search for a murderer by a young engineer who devoted the time to hunt down the killer.[RF]

[44] Hollywood Theater Time: GIRL WITH HOSES
20Jul1951 ABC Fri

[45] Hollywood Theater Time: GIRL FROM MAIDEN LANE
27Jul1951 ABC Fri
starring
Sheila Ryan
Tom Neal
Synopsis:
A detective is employed by an insurance company agent to join forces to find some stolen jewels. [RF]

[46] Hollywood Theater Time:
03Aug1951 ABC Fri
aired but no detail given.

[47] Hollywood Theater Time: FATHER'S HAREM
10Aug1951 ABC Fri
Show no. 47
Written by Robert G. Carroll & Madelyn Pugh
Directed by Philip Booth
starring
Hanley Stafford
Sarah Selby
Louise Erickson
Elvia Allman
Susan Whitney
Kay Lovell
Jerry Hausman
Gray Stafford
Jack Smight
Synopsis:
Comedy about David Abbott and his trials and tribulations living with his wife, two daughters, mother-in-law,
housekeeper and female dog. When everyone in the household does something to annoy him, David retreats to a
haven he has created in the attic, and he won’t come downstairs. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
David Abbott has his trials and tribulations living with his wife, two daughters, mother-in-law, housekeeper
and female dog. David is upset with all the money his family is spending and the bills that are piling up.
So he decides to pretend that he is bankrupt so they will stop spending so much. The family then tries to
figure out some ways to make money to help David out. [RF]
(Syndication airing on "Personal Appearance Theatre" 10Oct1951.)
*NOTE: This program was, in effect, a pilot for a proposed series which was not sold.
*TRIVIA: Hanley Stafford for many years played the radio daddy to Baby Snooks.

[48] Hollywood Theater Time: MRS. YOUNG'S SPROUTS
17Aug1951 ABC Fri
starring
Shirley Mitchell
Synopsis:
A schoolteacher has her hands full with tomboys. [RF]
*NOTE: Play was written by the writers of the weekly "The Ruggles" and thus should be a fine family comedy.

[49] Hollywood Theater Time:
24Aug1951 ABC Fri
aired no detail given.


[50] Hollywood Theater Time: FOR HECUBA
31Aug1951 ABC Fri
starring
William Frawley
Synopsis:
The story of a young writer's efforts to get his father, a Shakespearean actor of a bygone era, to play the
leading role in a new play. [RF]

[51] Hollywood Theater Time: CALLAHAN'S THEATRICAL BOARDING HOUSE
07Sep1951 ABC Fri
Written by Fritz Blockl
Musical bridges and background music by Herm Saunders and his Trio
starring
Dorothy Vaughan ...... Ma
GeGe Pearson ......... Ingenue
Jesslyn Fax .......... Maid
Joe Granby ........... Landlord
Bobby Gilbert ........ Tenant
Synopsis:
Very much along the lines of the television series "Mama" with a boarding house full of actor wannabe's.[RF]
*NOTE: This was a proposed series.

[52] Hollywood Theater Time: AUNT BESSIE AND THE BIG BOOK
14Sep1951 ABC Fri
starring
Lillian Randolph
Synopsis:
Aunt Bessie is intent on giving her nephew and niece her interpretation of the Bible. [RF]
NOTE: A pilot for a proposed series.
TRIVIA: An all-Negro cast with Lillian Randolph, known for her radio portrayals of "Birdie" on "The Great Gildersleeve"
and as "Madame Queen" with Amos and Andy.

[53] Hollywood Theater Time: FIND THE BALL
21Sep1951 ABC Fri
starring
Jay C. Flippen emcees this new showcase.
Babe Herman, ex-Brooklyn Dodger;
Jeff Cravath, ex-USC head coach;
Al Horwits, Sports writer will be the panelists.
This replaces the usual dramatic, comedy, variety offerings this week.

[54] Hollywood Theater Time: WHAT, WHERE, AND WHEN
28Sep1951 ABC Fri

[55] Hollywood Theater Time: CHUY REYES  *NOTE: Last show of the series
05Oct1951 ABC Fri 10PM


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