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Narrated by Jack La Rue
 Season 1 (NBC) (1949-50)
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


################# Lights Out #################
############## season 1 1949-50 ##############
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NBC Mondays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern

 

1.01 [--] Lights Out: EDNA WARREN

19-Jul-1949 NBC Tue

starring

Frances Reid

 

1.02 [--] Lights Out: PROMISE

26-Jul-1949 NBC Tue

starring

Mary Patton

William Post Jr.

Eva Marie Saint

 

1.03 [--] Lights Out: LONG DISTANCE

02-Aug-1949 NBC Tue
Produced by Fred Coe
Adapted by Douglas Gilbert
Based on the original radio play written by Harry Junkin
Directed by Kingman T. Moore
Assistant director Delbert Mann
Technical director Don Pike
starring
Jan Miner
John D. Seymour
Synopsis:
A wife frantically telephones around the country to locate a judge

who can save her husband from the gallows. [RF]
 

1.04 Lights Out: CRATER
09Aug1949 NBC Tue

1.05 Lights Out: SOUVENIRS OF HIS DEAD WIFE
16Aug1949 NBC Tue

1.06 Lights Out: THE HOUSEKEEPER
23Aug1949 NBC Tue
Written by Bob Wald
Directed by Kingman T. Moore

1.07 Lights Out: THE DRESSING GOWN
30Aug1949 NBC Tue
Directed by Kingman T. Moore
 

1.08 Lights Out: THE WHISPER
23Sep1949 NBC Tue (restaged 03Jul50)
Produced by Fred Coe

Adapted by Douglas Wood Gibson
Based on Gerald Kersch's story
Directed by Kingman T. Moore

starring
Paul Winchell
Synopsis:
A ventriloquist adopts the personality of his dummy.

 

[October 22, 1949 New York Times]
"Lights Out," the psychological suspense series of dramatic shows will return
to the NBC television network on Mondays at 9 P. M. under the sponsorship of
the Admiral Corporation, which last year put on the "Broadway Revue." The
starting date will be either Oct. 31 or Nov. 7.

 

[November 3, 1949 New York Times]
Jack LaRue, the movie villain, has been assigned as regular host for the
"Lights Out" television series, which resumes over NBC Monday at 9 P. M. He
will introduce each play and set the mood.

 

1.09 [--] Lights Out: CONQUEROR'S ISLE

07-Nov-1949

starring

Richard Derr

Vinton Hayworth

Mercer McLeod

 

1.10 [--] Lights Out:  PENGALLEN'S BELL

14-Nov-1949

Produced by Kingman T. Moore

Written by Sumner Locke Elliott

Directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Neva Patterson

Allan Frank

Grant Gordon

Zolya Talma

Al Patterson

 

1.11 [--] Lights Out: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

21-Nov-1949

Producer Ernest Walling

Based on the Edgar Allan Poe story. (1839)

Directed by Kingman T. Moore

starring

Stephen Courtleigh

Helmut Dantine

Synopsis:
A friend pays a visit to a man who lives in a sinister, dark mansion. [RF]

 

1.12 [--] Lights Out: I DREAMT I DIED

28-Nov-1949

starring

Ross Martin

Karen Stevens

Philip Truex

 

1.13 [--] Lights Out: SOMETHING IN THE WIND

05-Dec-1949

starring

Douglas Chandler

John Graham

 

1.14 [--] Lights Out: JUSTICE LIES WAITING

12-Dec-1949

starring

John Boruff

Lawrence Fletcher

Mercer McLeod

 

1.15 [--] Lights Out: THE ELEVATOR

19-Dec-1949

starring

Helen Dumas

Jack Hartley

James J. Van Dyk

 

1.16 [--] Lights Out: THE MAN WHO COULDN'T LOSE

26-Dec-1949

Based on the story by Richard Harding Davis

starring

Dean Harens

 

1.17 [--] Lights Out: THE RIVERMAN

02-Jan-1950

Based on the children's scary bedtime story written by Zanzibar Province

starring

Henry Brandon

Athena Lorde

*

*Line: "A'right, gather 'round little ones. Gather 'round an' hear the tale of the dreaded riverman."

 

1.18 [--] Lights Out: JUDGMENT REVISITED

09-Jan-1950

starring

King Calder

Nancy Coleman

Bernard Nedell

Ralph Riggs

 

1.19 [--] Lights Out: THE GREEN DRESS

16-Jan-1950

starring

Mercedes Gilbert

Candy Montgomery

Robert Pastene

Lynn Salisbury
Synopsis:
The story of a pair of twins, one is alive and the other dead.

 

1.20 [--] Lights Out: THE DEVIL TO PAY

23-Jan-1950

Written by Frederick Lonsdale

starring

Arnold Moss

 

1.21 [--] Lights Out: RESERVATION FOR FOUR

30-Jan-1950

starring

Dean Harens

Mercer McLeod

 

1.22 [--] Lights Out: DEAD PIGEON

06-Feb-1950

starring

Joel Ashley

John Boruff

Philip Coolidge

Florida Friebus

 

1.23 [--] Lights Out: THE INVISIBLE STAIRCASE

13-Feb-1950

starring

Clarence Derwent

 

1.24 [--] Lights Out: GRAVEN IMAGE

20-Feb-1950

starring

John Glendinning

Dean Harens

 

1.25 [--] Lights Out: PORTRAIT OF A DEAD MAN

27-Feb-1950

starring

Horace Braham

Richard Fraser

 

1.26 [--] Lights Out: THE STRANGE CASE OF JOHN KINGMAN

06-Mar-1950

starring

John Newland

Richard Purdy

Synopsis:
A man from the unknown has six fingers on each hand.

 

1.27 [--] Lights Out: THE EMERALD LAVALIER

13-Mar-1950

written by Douglas Parkirst

starring

Theodore Newton

Felicia Montealegre

 

1.28 [--] Lights Out: THE SCARAB

20-Mar-1950

starring

Richard Derr

Vinton Hayworth

Melba Rae

 

1.29 [--] Lights Out: MARY

27-Mar-1950

From a story by John Collier

starring

Carol Ohmart

George Englund

John McQuade

 

1.30 [--] Lights Out: THE QUEEN IS DEAD

03-Apr-1950

starring

Mildred Natwick

Una O'Connor

 

1.31 [--] Lights Out: THE FAITHFUL HEART

10-Apr-1950

starring

Anne Francis

Dorothy Francis

James O'Neal

Liam Sullivan

 

1.32 [--] Lights Out: A TOAST TO SERGEANT FARNSWORTH

17-Apr-1950

starring

Ross Martin

Dan Morgan

 

[April 21, 1950 New York Times]

Frank Gallop has been named as a permanent replacement for

Jack La Rue as host on NBC television's "Lights Out" series.

 Gallop had been serving on a temporary basis during the last few weeks.

 

1.33 [--] Lights Out: THE MAN WHO COULDN'T REMEMBER

24-Apr-1950

starring

Jack Palance

Tom Walsh
Roger DeKoven

 

1.34 [--] Lights Out: THE GLOVES OF GINO

01-May-1950

starring

Sara Anderson

Leslie Barrett

Ross Martin

Bernard Nedell

 

1.35 Lights Out: THE SILENT VOICE
08May1950
starring
Douglas Parkhirst
Synopsis:
A GI returning from the Korean war with his hearing affected

 by a bomb, now hears high frequencies.
 

1.36 [--] Lights Out: THE HOUSE THAT TIME FORGOT

15-May-1950

starring

Dulcy Jordan

 

1.37 [--] Lights Out: RENDEZVOUS

22-May-1950

Based on the story by August Derleth
starring

Richard McMurray

Inge Adams

 

1.38 [--] Lights Out: HOW LOVE CAME TO PROFESSOR GUILDEA

29-May-1950

starring

Arnold Moss ...... Professor Guildea

Synopsis:
A nuclear physicist is pursued about his own house by a ghost who

has fallen in love with him, which he describes as "a soft, shapeless,

mindless lump of undulating flesh."

 

1.39 [--] Lights Out: THE HEART OF JONATHAN O'ROURKE

05-Jun-1950

starring

Peter Capell

William Windom

Alfreda Wallace

Synopsis:
A condemned killer's heart comes into play when it is questioned

 whether the heart of an evil man should be kept alive.

 

1.40 [--] Lights Out: THE DETERMINED LADY

12-Jun-1950

starring

Gene Blakely

Ethel Griffies

 

1.41 [--] Lights Out: A CHILD IS CRYING

19-Jun-1950

starring

David Cole

Leslie Nielsen

Frank M. Thomas

 

1.42 [--] Lights Out: ENCORE

26-Jun-1950

starring

Don Hanmer

 

1.43 [--] Lights Out: THE WHISPER

03-Jul-1950 (restaging of 23Sep49)

 

1.44 [--] Lights Out: I DREAM I DIED

10-Jul-1950 (restaging of 28Nov49)

 

1.45 [--] Lights Out: THE DEVIL TO PAY

17-Jul-1950 (restaging of 23Jan50)

starring

Jonathan Harris

Grace Kelly

Theodore Marcuse

 

1.46 [--] Lights Out: THE STRANGE CASE OF JOHN KINGMAN

31-Jul-1950 (restaging of 06Mar50)

starring

John Baragrey

Oliver Cliff

Philip Coolidge

 

1.47 Lights Out: THE QUEEN IS DEAD
14Aug1950 (restaging of 03Apr50)

1.48 Lights Out: THE HEART OF JONATHAN O'ROURKE
21Aug1950 (restaging of 05Jun50)

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