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Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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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

 

Unit Four Productions
(consisted of Worthington Miner, Franklin Schaffner, Fielder Cook and George Roy Hill.)

NBC Tue 9:30-10:30  (July 3, 1956 - June 18, 1957)
 

Executive Producer: Worthington Miner

Producers: Franklin J. Schaffner, Fielder Cook

 

This live-hour long drama was presented every other week  and alternated with Armstrong Circle Theatre
 

Directors:

Fielder Cook

David Susskind

Alfred Levy

Paul Bogart

Ira Cirker

Paul Lammers

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    NBC (Tuesdays 9:30-10:30pm)(60min)  - Alternating with  Armstrong Circle Theatre

 

1.01 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: THE ARMY GAME

03Jul1956 NBC Tue

Produced by Worthington Miner
Written by Loring Mandel & Mayo Simon

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Paul Newman ....... Pvt. Danny Scott

George Grizzard ....... Pvt. Bert Scoffield

Edward Andrews ....... Major Berman

Philip Abbott ....... Pvt. Manken

Haila Stoddard ..... Mrs. Scott
Burt Brinckerhoff ....... Sugars

Frank Campanella ....... Sgt. Hass

Patrick McVey ....... Captain Lassiter

James Pritchett ........ Corporal Charlie Ward

Sydney Pollack ..... Pvt. Shuber
? .... Holly, Danny's Girlfriend (possibly Betsy Palmer)
? ..... Corporal Vida
? ..... McIntyre

Synopsis:
Danny, a college athletic hero, is called into the army. He considers this a waste of his time,

and decides to pull a deal to get out. He will pretend to be a case for the psychiatric ward,

and he plays his part well. So well, in fact, that we begin to wonder if Danny is really acting at all.

 

1.02 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: THE MAN ON A WHITE HORSE

17Jul1956 NBC Tue

Written by Bruce Gellers

Directed by George Roy Hill
starring

James Barton ....... Sheriff Adam Griffith

Barton MacLane ....... Dan Royal

Andrew Duggan ....... Will

Van Dyke Parks ....... Bobby

P.J. Kelly ....... Lafe

Synopsis:
When Dan Royal comes to the town's good citizens to aid them in getting rid

of the town villain. Hired to wear the Sheriff's badge and shoot bad guys in the

name of the law, he proved to be a killer who believed that the gun upheld the law

and not the townspeople. The people who asked for a savior are now saddled

with a dictator who is more oppressive than the eradicated villain.

 

1.03 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: ROAR OF THE LION

31Jul1956 NBC Tue

Written by Lillian Andrews

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Bert Freed ......... Mr. Crandall

Nancy Kelly ...... Dora

Clifford Tatum ....... Matt

Ann Shoemaker ....... Mrs. Sanborn

Bill Zuckert ...... Chief Gregg

Malcolm Broderick .. Boy

Synopsis:

A mother tries to protect her son from a bully. [RF]

 

1.04 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: A FRAGILE AFFAIR

28Aug1956 NBC Tue

From Ferenc Molnar's play "Delicate Story"

starring

Eli Wallach ........ Cristof

Gaby Rodgers ......... Mary Cristof

Woodrow Parfrey ......... Pip

William Podmore .......... Process Server

Synopsis:

A delicatessen owner's wife falls for a young man entering the Army.

 

1.05 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: ANTIGONE

11Sep1956 NBC Tue

Written by Lewis Galantiere

Story by Jean Anouilh

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

starring

Claude Rains ......... Creon

Marisa Pavan ....... Antigone

Mildred Natwick ......... Nurse

Alexander Scourby ........ Chorus

Synopsis:

An unforgiving powerful leader becomes enamored of Antigone.

 

1.06 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: MR. FINCHLEY VERSUS THE BOMB

25Sep1956 NBC Tue

Written by Rod Serling

Directed by Fielder Cook

starring

Henry Hull ........ Mr. Finchley

Paul Mazursky ...... Jacobs

Roland Winters ..... Millet

Harry Townes ..... Hannify

Bernard Kates ..... Stevens

William Shatner .... Peterson
Synopsis:
Finchley refuses to move from an old ghost town he calls home. The Army has planned to test the atom bomb at the site but Finchley will not budge.

 

1.07 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: CARNIVAL

09Oct1956 NBC Tue

written by Jerry De Bono

directed by George Roy Hill

starring

Natalie Wood ..... Kathy Jo

Dennis Hopper .... Pauly

Synopsis:
The theft of some money from a small-time carnival outfit threatens

the romance of Kathy Jo and Pauly, two members of the troupe.

Kathy Jo loves Pauly, but when he is accused of stealing the money,

she must make a difficult decision.

 

1.08 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: ANGEL'S RANSOM

23Oct1956 NBC Tue

Adapted by Evan Hunter

Based on a novel by David Dodge

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

Produced by Franklin J. Schaffner

Synopsis:
The passengers on a luxury yacht off the coast of the Riviera,

are held for ransom by three crooks who commandeer the ship. As the tension

mounts, each of the captives reacts to the situation in his own way. [RF]

 

1.09 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: THE BIG BOARD

06Nov1956 NBC Tue

Written by Alvin Yudkoff

 

1.10 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: THE RAG JUNGLE

20Nov1956 NBC Tue

Written by Steven Gethers

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

starring

Paul Newman ....... Charlie Correlli

Silvio Minciotti ....... Vito Correlli

Don Gordon ....... Sam

Edmon Ryan ....... Barrett

Frank Campanella
Monica Lovett
Synopsis:
In New York City's garment center, Charlie Correlli, a young garment maker,

defies the thugs who demand protection money from clothing manufacturers.

Charlie refuses to pay this tribute, and when his father is beaten up by thugs, Charlie

 fights back by organizing other clothing makers for a showdown with the underworld. [RF]

 

1.11 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: CRACKER MONEY

04Dec1956 NBC Tue

written by Steven Gethers

starring

Louis Jean Heydt ....... Leo Carter

Glenda Farrell

Carol Lynley

 

1.12 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: GWYNETH

18Dec1956 NBC Tue

written by Elliott Baker

starring

William Shatner ....... Owen Howell

Roddy McDowall ....... Clifford Howell

Joanne Linville ....... Gwyneth

John Laurie ....... Rhys Ferand

Rex Thompson ....... Sachi

 

1.13 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: MOTHER
(aka Member in Good Standing)
01Jan1957 NBC Tue
written by Dick Berg
starring
Nancy Coleman ........ Laura Thatcher
Forrest Tucker ....... Harlan Thatcher
Natalie Schafer ...... Jessie Caldwell
Murray Matheson ...... Stover
Joanna Roos .......... Miss Peabody
Synopsis:
Laura Thatcher has always been a guiding light behind her husband Harland's career.

Now that he is successful, she feels unneeded and unwanted.

She tries to compensate by finding a young protege. [RF]
 

1.14 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: A REAL FINE CUTTING EDGE

15Jan1957 NBC Tue

Written by Robert Dozier

Directed by George Roy Hill
starring

Jack Warden ....... Master Sergeant Willis Debb

Dick York ....... Edward Gillis

 

1.15 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: THROW ME A ROPE

29Jan1957 NBC Tue

Teleplay by Fielder Cook
From a story by Franklin Barton
Directed by Fielder Cook

starring

Franchot Tone ....... Arthur Baldwin

Roland Winters

 

1.16 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: SO SHORT A SEASON

12Feb1957 NBC Tue

Written by Gene Roddenberry

Produced & directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Albert Salmi ........ Bob Quincy

Susan Oliver ........ Kay

Rip Torn ........ O'Hara

Hope Emerson ....... Mrs. Quincy

John Litel ........ Deputy Sheriff

 

1.17 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN

26Feb1957 NBC Tue

written by Sumner Locke Elliott

directed by Fielder Cook

guest cast:

Kim Hunter ........ Louise Marden

Macdonald Carey ....... Howard Crane

Jan Sterling ....... Brenda Stevens

Nydia Westman ....... Mrs. Lansing

Synopsis:
Howard Crane is a proper young man of San Francisco society around 1920.

He is engaged to an equally proper, retiring and lovely young girl, Louise Marden.

During their engagement party Louise suddenly disappears and the search for her begins.

 

1.18 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: THE STORY OF A CRIME

12Mar1957 NBC Tue

written by David Swift

starring

Richard Kiley ........ David Oro

June Lockhart ....... Verna

Larry Gates ........ Hewitt Leener

Barbara Baxley ........ Barbara Jo Tanner

Synopsis:

Though the police are still baffled by the robbery of a large industrial firm,

a TV commentator announces that he will reveal the thief on his evening interview show.

When an unassuming accountant with the firm calmly confesses on the televised interview,

it appears to all, except the persistent police investigators, that the case is closed.

 

1.19 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: THE HOLLYWOOD AWARD WINNER

26Mar1957 NBC Tue

written by Dick Berg

starring

Ralph Bellamy ....... Nat Hanson

Jacqueline Scott ....... Ruth Asher

Lee Philips ....... Norman Asher

Alexander Scourby ....... Frank Miles

 

1.20 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: MURDER IN THE HOUSE

09Apr1957 NBC Tue

written by Leslie Slote

starring

Oscar Homolka ........ Professor Burnside

Joan Tetzel ........ Ellen Burnside

Gerald Sarracini ....... Eddie Harron

 

1.21 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: A MAN'S GAME

23Apr1957 NBC Tue

written by David Shaw

original music by Jack & Madeline Segal

starring

Nanette Fabray ....... Josephine Evans

Lew Parker ....... Lew Daniels

Gene Nelson ....... Tom Watts

Bibi Osterwald ....... Lucy Mae

Paul Ford ....... Rockman

Stephen Shaw ....... Chub Evans

Fred Gwynne ....... Egghead

Kenneth Bowers ....... Bud

Synopsis 1:

A big league manager travels to Alabama to scout catcher Chub Evans,

but signs Evansís fireball pitching sister instead. (musical version)

Synopsis 2:

The New York Titans' pennant chances are less than spectacular. Following up a lead,

 manager Lew Daniels travels to Alabama to look over Chub Evans, a farm boy who

 has been touted as a future major leaguer. Lew's eyes nearly pop out of his head

when he sees Chub warm up with his pretty sister Josephine. It isn't Chub that impresses

 Lew, it's Jo. She's just about the greatest pitching prospect Lew has ever seen. Lew

promptly offers Jo a contract, and Jo is eager to accept. But her fiance, Tom Watts

objects to the idea of becoming a bridge playing 'baseball wife'.

Songs:

"You I Love" .... Josephine

"Wonderful Wedding Day" .... Josephine, Tom

"Man's Game" .... Chorus

"A Cold Winter" .... Josephine

"Lament for the Whole Baseball World" .... Rockman, Daniels

 

1.22 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: THE MAN WHO VANISHED

07May1957 NBC Tue

written by Art Wallace

starring

Bruce Gordon ....... Victor Santo

Sallie Brophy ....... Maria Caprini

Synopsis:

Victor Santo a World War II frogman, is approached by the U.S. Navy to take underwater

pictures of a foreign ship. But he is warned that no publicity can appear about the

government's part in it, if he is caught.

 

1.23 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: THE DEADLY SILENCE

21May1957 NBC Tue

written by Irving Gaynor Neiman

Guest Cast:
Ben Astar ........... Marcus "Papa" Sandor
Harry Guardino ...... Paul Sandor
William Shatner ..... John Sandor
Lili Darvas ......... Mama Sandor
Synopsis:
The story of Marcus Sandor, a man who has worked his way to success, and his two sons.

Paul is aggressive like his father; John is quiet-natured and serious laboratory scientist.

 Paul has John deliver a package for him. When John reaches the  appointed place,

the police are waiting to arrest him for passing illegal goods. [TA]
 

1.24 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: ARTICLE #94: HOMICIDE

04Jun1957 NBC Tue

written by Phil Reisman

starring

Tom Troupe ........ Detective Pacciardi

Jacqueline Scott ........ Donna

Cec Linder ........ Lt. Cannavan

Janice Mars ........ Irene

Sally Kemp ....... Celeste

John Napier ....... Andy

Sam Alexander ....... Clark

 

1.25 [--] Kaiser Aluminum Hour: A PASSION FOR REVENGE  (Final Episode)

18Jun1957 NBC Tue

written by Leslie Slote

guest stars

Frank Sutton

Alexander Scourby

Joanne LeCompte

Eric Berry

 

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