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Hosted by Frank Gallop
 Season 2 (NBC) (1950-51)
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 #################
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NBC Mondays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern

2.01 [--] Lights Out: THE IDES OF APRIL

28-Aug-1950

starring

Horace McMahon

Ella Raines

George Reeves

 

2.02 [--] Lights Out: BENUILI CHANT

04-Sep-1950

starring

Ed Begley

Tom Drake

 

2.03 [--] Lights Out: THE DARK CORNER

11-Sep-1950

starring

Alan Marshal

John Newland

Mary Sinclair

 

2.04 [--] Lights Out: THE LEOPARD LADY

18-Sep-1950

Based on the story by Dorothy L. Sayers
starring

Boris Karloff

 

2.05 [--] Lights Out: SISTERS OF SHADOW

25-Sep-1950

starring

William Eythe

 

2.06 [--] Lights Out: THE POSTHUMOUS DEAD

02-Oct-1950

starring

Ed Begley

 

2.07 [--] Lights Out: JUST WHAT HAPPENED

09-Oct-1950

starring

John Howard

Rita Lynn

Richard Purdy

 

[October 1950 "Radio In Review" column by John Crosby]

On Lights Out, the NBC-TV show, a couple of weeks ago, a disfigured
playwright locked himself in a tenement of an office to write a play. He
created a couple of characters, as playwrights do, but these characters,
unlike those of, say, Robert E. Sherwood, instantly sprang into existence in
his dirty little office. One was a blind girl. The playwright had deliberately
created her that way so she couldn't see his maimed face. Love ensued. The
other character was her brother, a reptilian individual, who was the
playwright's self or Inner Self, or something like that. I forget how it
ended.

 

2.08 [--] Lights Out: THE THING UPSTAIRS

16-Oct-1950

starring

Peggy Nelson

Florence Reed

Freddie Bartholomew

 

2.09 [--] Lights Out: THE SKEPTICS

23-Oct-1950

starring

E.G. Marshall

 

2.10 [--] Lights Out: THE MARTIAN EYES

30-Oct-1950

Producer Herbert Bayard Swope Jr.
Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.

starring

Burgess Meredith
J. Pat O'Malley
David Lewis
Gavin Gordon

Synopsis:
A man in a bar tells everyone his prescription glasses allow him to see Martians, who are invading the Earth and following him. [RBH]

*Note: Remade into a movie They Live!
 

2.11 [--] Lights Out: THE HALF-PINT FLASK

06-Nov-1950

From the 1927 story by DuBose Heyward
starring

John Carradine

Kent Smith

 

2.12 [--] Lights Out: THE WAXWORK

13-Nov-1950

starring

John Beal

Nelson Olmsted

 

2.13 [--] Lights Out: DR. HEIDEGGER'S EXPERIMENT

20-Nov-1950

starring

Billie Burke

Halliwell Hobbes

Gene Lockhart

Tom Poston

 

2.14 [--] Lights Out: THE MULE MAN

27-Nov-1950

starring

Charles Korvin

James O'Neil

Melba Rae

 

2.15 Lights Out: BEWARE THIS WOMAN [verified on Film - RF]
http://matineeclassics.com/ContentItems.aspx?year=1949&item=lights_out&type=tv
04-Dec-1950 NBC Monday
Producer Herbert Swope Jr.
Adaptation by Douglas Wood Gibson
Story by Grace Amundson
Director Laurence Schwab Jr.
Narrator Frank Gallop
starring
Veronica Lake ...... Mercy Device
Glenn Denning ...... Dr. Lawson
Daniel Reed .......... Pearly
Phoebe MacKay ... Mrs. Abernathy
Paul Andor ............ Birdlip
Beth Elliott ............ Clerk
Synopsis:
A woman asks a scientist to help her rid her home from a poltergeist. [RF]

 

2.16 [--] Lights Out: MASQUE

11-Dec-1950

starring

Estelle Winwood

Mary Stuart
Lynn Salisbury

 

2.17 [--] Lights Out: THE MEN ON THE MOUNTAIN

18-Dec-1950

starring

William Free

Lee Tracy

Vern Collett

 

2.18 [--] Lights Out: JASPER

25-Dec-1950

Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.
starring
Elmer Lehr ....... Jasper
Janis Carter ..... Betty
Johnny Johnston .. Charlie
Meg Mundy ........ Stella
Synopsis:
Charlie's wife isn't thrilled with his writer's block and she wants to

sell his deceased uncle's house and move back to the city.
 

2.19 [--] Lights Out: THE HAUNTED SKYSCRAPER

01-Jan-1951

starring

Don Dickinson

Virginia Gilmore

 

2.20 [--] Lights Out: BIRD OF TIME

08-Jan-1951

starring

Julie Bennett

David Lewis

Jessica Tandy

Irving Winter

 

2.21 [61]Lights Out: THE BOTTLE IMP

15-Jan-1951

 adapted from the story by Robert Louis Stevenson

starring

Donald Buka

Glenn Langan

 

2.22 [--] Lights Out: FOR RELEASE TODAY

22-Jan-1951

starring

Vinton Hayworth

Herbert Rudley

K.T. Stevens

Grayson Hall

 

2.23 [--] Lights Out: THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

29-Jan-1951

Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe
starring

Hurd Hatfield

 

2.24 [--] Lights Out: THE HOUSE OF DUST

05-Feb-1951

starring

Nina Foch

Anthony Quinn

Synopsis:
After surviving an atomic blast, a couple must now survive a plague of rats.

 

2.25 [--] Lights Out: CURTAIN CALL

12-Feb-1951

starring

Alan Bunce

Otto Kruger

Elinor Rantel

Synopsis:
A stage actor is haunted by his wife's spirit.

 

2.26 [--] Lights Out: STRANGE LEGACY

19-Feb-1951

starring

Henry Hart

Margaret Hayes

Robert Stack

Joseph Sweeney

 

2.27 [--] Lights Out: THE DISPOSSESSED

26-Feb-1951

starring

June Dayton

Jeffrey Lynn

Stefan Schnabel

 

2.28 [--] Lights Out: THE MAN WITH THE ASTRAKHAN HAT

05-Mar-1951

starring

Peter Capell

Ross Martin

Paul Stewart

 

2.29 [--] Lights Out: LEDA'S PORTRAIT

12-Mar-1951

Written by Ira Levin

starring

John Emery

George Reeves

 

2.30 [--] Lights Out: WESTERN NIGHT

19-Mar-1951

starring

Richard Derr

Biff Elliot

William Free

2.31 [--] Lights Out: THE POWER OF THE BRUTE

26-Mar-1951

starring

Richard Carlyle

Tom Drake

Reba Tassell

 

2.32 [--] Lights Out: THE MAD DULLAGHEN

02-Apr-1951

Written by Aaron Weingarten

starring

Stella Andrew ........ Catherine Riordan

Glenn Langan ....... Steve Denham

Berry Kroeger

Synopsis:
A woman commits herself to an insane asylum because she believes

 she is possessed by a spirit of an Irish fairy called Dullaghan.

 

2.33 [--] Lights Out: THE CRUSHED ROSE

09-Apr-1951

starring

John Beal

Barbara Britton

Richard Purdy

Synopsis:
A scientist develops a robotic man that can speak and think.

 

2.34 [--] Lights Out: THE WITNESS

16-Apr-1951

starring

Dane Clark

Howard Smith

Florence Stanley

 

2.35 [--] Lights Out: THE FONCEVILLE CURSE

23-Apr-1951

Directed by Lawrence Schwab Jr.
starring

Rosalind Ivan

Patric Knowles

Alma Lawton

Donald Morrison

 

2.36 [--] Lights Out: GREY REMINDER

30-Apr-1951

Written by Robert Henney
Directed by Herbert Swope Jr.
starring
John Newland
Beatrice Straight
Parker McCormick
Helene Dumas
Synopsis:
An attorney's late first wife is sending him letters vowing to return,

 this does not sit well with his second wife.
 

2.37 [--] Lights Out: THE LOST WILL OF DR. RANT

07-May-1951

Produced by Herbert Swope Jr.
Written by Doris Halman
Based upon "The Tractate Middoth" by M.R. James
Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.
Narrator Frank Gallop
starring
Leslie Nielsen ..... Bill
Russell Collins .... John Eldred
Pat Englund ........ Mary Simpson
Eva Condon ......... Mrs. Simpson
John Gerstad ....... George Earle
Marvin Paige ....... Peters
Florence Anguish ... Mrs. Dawkins
Fred Ardath ........ Dr. John Rant

*

Technical Director H.L. Folkerts

Settings Tom Jewett
Lighting Bill Ahern
Music Arlo

Synopsis:
An anxious old man searching for a rare edition of the Talmud finally

 tracks the tome down at a research library in Boston. But before

he can get his hands on it, a hideous apparition intervenes.

 

2.38 [--] Lights Out: DEAD MAN'S COAT

14-May-1951

Written by Willis Cooper

starring

William Post Jr.

Basil Rathbone

Norman Ross

 

2.39 [--] Lights Out: THE CAT'S CRADLE

21-May-1951

starring

Larry Kerr

Martha Scott

Murvyn Vye

 

2.40 [--] Lights Out: THE PATTERN

28-May-1951

Written by Ira Levin
Based on a story by Fredric Brown
starring

June Dayton

John Forsythe

David Lewis

 

2.41 [--] Lights Out: THE MARTIAN EYES

04-Jun-1951 (restaging of 30Oct50)

starring

John Baragrey

David Lewis

Burgess Meredith

J. Pat O'Malley

John Hoyt

Synopsis:
A man receives a pair of glasses which allow him to see Martians.
 

2.42 [--] Lights Out: PIT OF THE DEAD

11-Jun-1951

Written by Willis Cooper
Directed by William Corrigan

starring

Joseph Buloff

John Dall

Beatrice Kraft

 

2.43 [--] Lights Out: DEAD FREIGHT

18-Jun-1951

starring

Charles Dingle

Louisa Horton

 

2.44 [--] Lights Out: THE PASSAGE BEYOND

25-Jun-1951

Produced by Herbert Swope Jr.
Written by Doris Halman
Directed by William Corrigan
starring
Stella Andrew ..... Milly Turner
Ralph Clanton ..... Rod Turner
Monica Lang ....... Trixie
Byron Russell ..... Stires
Sherry Bennett .... Lady Anne

Kent Smith (?)

Synopsis:
Rodd and Milly Turner and their houseguest return from a party to their creepy

gothic home... a house haunted by the ghost of family ancestor Lady Ann. [RBH]

 

2.45 Lights Out: AND ADAM BEGOT
02Jul1951

starring
Kent Smith

 

2.46 [--] Lights Out: THE MEDDLERS

09-Jul-1951

starring

John Carradine

E.G. Marshall

Dan Morgan

 

2.47 [--] Lights Out: THE DEVIL IN GLENCAIRN

16-Jul-1951

Written by Brett Warren
Directed by Laurence Schwab Jr.
starring
Richard Carlson .... Steenie
Jonathan Harris .... The Stranger
J. Pat O'Malley .... Sir Robert
Tom Poston ......... Sir John
Thelma Schnee ...... Tibbie
Halliwell Hobbs .... O'Haggis
Arthur Keegan, Addison Powell, Mark Manson, John Gerstad (players)
Synopsis:
Unable to pay his rent a bagpiper sells his pipes,

when a stranger arrives and makes a deal with him.
 

2.48 [--] Lights Out: ZERO HOUR

23-Jul-1951

Written by George Lefferts

starring

John O'Hare

Richard Wigginton

 

2.49 Lights Out: THE FINGER
30Jul1951

 

2.50 [--] Lights Out: THE FACELESS MAN

06-Aug-1951

starring

Robert Sterling
Ted Hecht
Gregory Morton
Synopsis:
Beautiful French maiden Laure does not realize that handsome stranger

Francis Carvel was once the hideously deformed man she rejected,

prior to his miraculous plastic surgery. Carvel pursues the

unsuspecting Laure, but carries with him a deadly secret.
 

2.51 [--] Lights Out: THE MAN WITH THE WATCH

13-Aug-1951

Produced by Herbert Swope Jr.
Written by Harry Muheim
From The Star Slaver by Sam Merwin Jr.
Directed by William Corrigan
Frank Gallop Narrator
starring
Francis L. Sullivan ... Ludovic Altimus
Peggy French ....... Joyce
Peter Capell........ Mike Wilson
Gordon B. Clarke ... Chief Dugan
Jack Sheehan ....... Mr. Madden
Tamar Cooper ....... Joan Madden
Michael Dreyfus .... Rink Attendant
Martin Josephs
Dorothy Boerger
Francesca Kelley
*
Technical Director Robert Long
Settings ..... Tom Jewett
Lighting ..... R.W.D.
Music ........ Arlo
Synopsis 1:
A being from another galaxy is intent on kidnapping Earthlings.

Synopsis 2:
A series of unexplained disappearances perplex Mike Wilson,

a police detective under fierce pressure to solve the mystery. [RBH]

 

2.52 [--] Lights Out: FOLLOW ME

20-Aug-1951

Story by A.J. Robbins
starring
Peter Cookson
Doris Rich
Dan Morgan

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