CTVA US Anthology - "The Loretta Young Show" (NBC) Season 1 (1953-54)

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 Season 1 (NBC) (1953-54)
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

 

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NBC Sundays 10:00-10:30pm Eastern

 

1.01  [--] Letter to Loretta: TRIAL RUN (Pilot episode)

20Sep53

produced by Sherman Harris

written by Willis Goldbeck & Dwight Taylor

directed by Robert Florey

director of photography Norbert Brodine

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ......... Carol Brown
George Nader .......... Keith Warren
Jorja Curtright ....... Barbara Parlow
Ellen Corby ........... Jennie
Katharine Warren ...... Mrs. Warren
Don Beddoe ............ Uncle Charles
Gail Bonney ........... Aunt Eleanor
Margaret Seddon ....... Aunt Grace
Stanley Andrews ....... Uncle Ben
Vince Townsend ........ Porter

 

1.02 [--] Letter to Loretta: THE MIRROR

27Sep53

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Wife

George Nader ........ Husband

Betty Lou Gerson ....... Neighbor

 

1.03 [--] Letter to Loretta: PRISONER AT ONE O'CLOCK

04Oct53

written by Gene Levitt

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young .......... May Ranson

Bruce Bennett ............ Seth Ranson

Frank Ferguson .......... Marc Thatcher

William Campbell .............. Will Gaines

Robert Foulk ............ Higgins

Jeffrey Silver ............ Newsboy

Ray Walker .......... Mailman

Synopsis:

An indecisive sheriff and his wife live in a town called One O'Clock.

The sheriff had helped a lynch mob against a helpless prisoner accused

of murder, who escaped with the aid of the woman. When the true murderer

is revealed the sheriff realizes his mistakes. [RF]

 

1.04 [--] Letter to Loretta: THE GIRL ON A FLAGPOLE

11Oct53

guest cast

Loretta Young  ......... Jenny
Craig Stevens ......... Marc Mercer
Paul Langton .......... Fred
Frances Brandt ........ Grandma
George McKenna ........ Al
Synopsis:
A schoolteacher wins a car on a quiz show but she refuses to accept it. [RF]
 

1.05 [--] Letter to Loretta: TURN OF THE CARD

18Oct53

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Nancy Hamilton

Anthony Caruso ........ Don Hubbard

Geraldine Carr ....... Sheila

Benny Rubin ........ Mr. Smith

 

1.06 [--] Letter to Loretta: EARTHQUAKE

25Oct53

written by Gabrielle Upton

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Emily Pierson

John Agar .......... Lloyd

Dorothy Adams ......... Gwen

Paul Langton ......... Roy

Robert Foulk ......... Department of Power Man

Virginia Eiler ........ Telephone Operator #2

Phil Chambers .......... Fireman

Diane Fortier ............. Telephone Operator #3

Elaine Williams ......... Telephone Operator #1

Synopsis:
Emily's husband is a victim of polio. She tries to give him the will to survive. [RF]

 

1.07 [--] Letter to Loretta: THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

01Nov53

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Helen Talbot

Richard Travis ....... Stan Talbot

Mike Hathaway .......... Jerry Worth

Sandra Gould ........ Molly

Helen Morgan ......... Sally

Burt Mustin ......... Grandpa

 

1.08 [--] Letter to Loretta: KID STUFF

08Nov53

written by Ken Englund & Richard Morris

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young ......... Amanda Carrington

Lee Aaker ........... Myron Carrington

George Nader .......... Steve Baxter

Noreen Corcoran ........... Natalie

Mabel Albertson ......... Miss Jo

Marian Carr

Cecily Brown

Herb Butterfield

Nadine Ashton

 

1.09 [--] Letter to Loretta: THE BRONTE STORY

15Nov53

written by DeWitt Bodeen

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ......... Charlotte Bronte
Hugh Beaumont ......... Arthur Nicholls
Alan Napier ........... Mr. Bronte
Natalie Schafer ....... Mary
Synopsis:
Author Charlotte Bronte's marriage plans are

 opposed by her domineering father. [RF]
 

1.10 [--] Letter to Loretta: THANKSGIVING IN BEAVER RUN

21Nov53 (rerun 20Nov55)

guest cast:

Loretta Young .......... Betty Taylor

Dick Foran ............ Phil

William Campbell ........... Joe

Hugh Corcoran ........... Billy

John Smith ........... Art

Ralph Votrian ........ McGee

William Fawcett ......... Station Master

Synopsis:

A young mother witnesses a robbery and in their getaway the thieves take her car.

The woman is frantic because her small, crippled son is still in the back seat. [RF]

 

1.11 [--] Letter to Loretta: LOVE STORY

29Nov53

Filmed in Hollywood by D.P.I  / A LewisLor Production

Executive Producer Tom Lewis / Produced by Matthew Rapf

Letter to Loretta 1/5 (1953)

Letter to Loretta 2/5 (1953)

Letter to Loretta 3/5 (1953)

Letter to Loretta 4/5 (1953)

Letter to Loretta 5/5 (1953)

Teleplay by by Richard Morris / Story by Robert Thomsen & George Bradshaw

Directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Jane Seaton

Robert Strauss ....... Hap

Donald Murphy ....... Rick

Michael Hathaway ....... Jack Grainger

James Dobson ....... Assistant Director

Cicely Browne ....... Nurse

 

1.12 [--] Letter to Loretta: LAUGHING BOY

06Dec53

written by William Bruckner

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ......... Kitty Coughlin
Carl Benton Reid ...... Mr. Coughlin
Alex Nicol ............ Walter Stone
Louise Lorimer ........ Mrs. Coughlin
Walter Reed ........... Paul
John Harmon ........... Tramp
Pamela Duncan ......... Stacey
Synopsis:
A woman is saved from a purse-snatching by a newcomer. [RF]
 

1.13 [--] Letter to Loretta: THE FAITH OF CHATA [verified]
13-Dec-1953 NBC Sun
Lewislor Production / Filmed in Hollywood by DPI
Executive Producer Tom Lewis / Produced by Matthew Rapf
Screenplay by Gene Levitt / Story Editor Ruth Roberts
Directed by Robert Florey
guest cast:
Loretta Young ......... Paula
Nancy Gilbert ......... Chata
Harry Bartell ......... Doctor
Christopher Dark ...... Priest
Martin Carralaga ...... Senor Dominguez
Anthony Roux .......... Enrique
Choreography by Loa Monetz
Synopsis:
A religious child courts death so she can join her patron saint. [RF]

 

1.14 [--] Letter to Loretta: THE NIGHT MY FATHER CAME HOME

20Dec53

written by Richard Morris

story by Jeanne Melton

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young as Irene Dodds

Christopher Dark as Al

Hugh Corcoran as Joey Dodds

 

1.15 [--] Letter to Loretta: HOTEL IRRITANT

27Dec53

written by Richard Morris

story by Phyllis Parker & Henry Staudigl

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young as Sally Webster

George Nader as Newton Ralston

Frances Bavier as Mrs. Logan

Theodore von Eltz as Vincent

Adrienne Marden as Maid

Syd Saylor as Waiter

 

1.16 [--] Letter to Loretta: INGA

03Jan54

written by Devery Freeman

story by Cameron Blake

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Inga Helborg

Donald Murphy ........... Ben Cabot

Stanley Clements ............. Charlie

Robert Emmett O'Connor .......... Mr. Lowell

Forest Lewis .......... Pfeiffer

Kathleen Freeman .......... Jessie

Robert Foulk ....... Hank

Paul Brinegar ......... Pete

Mack Williams ..... Mundie

Roy Lennert ........ Gillis

Paul Keast ........ Man

Synopsis:

A Minnesota farm girl receives a foreclosure on her deceased father's

farm and sets out to contact the president at the bank that

holds the unpaid note. [RF]

 

1.17 [--] Letter to Loretta: LADY KILLER

10Jan54

written by William Bruckner

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young ......... Peggy Lincoln

Whitfield Connor .......... Grant Benton

Walter Coy ........... DA Longman

James Flavin .......... MacNamara

Hope Miller ........... Stewardess

Queenie Leonard ........... Bella

Phil Tead ......... Clerk

Anthony Warde .......... Detective

Chuckie Bradley ......... Landlady

Synopsis:

A mystery story writer boards a plane using another's

reservation, is given poisoned gum, and becomes

deathly ill. [RF]

 

1.18 [--] Letter to Loretta: SECRET ANSWER

17Jan54

guest cast:

Loretta Young ............. Alva Knox

Paul Langton ........... Norville Knox

John Hubbard ........... Glenn

Donald Curtis ......... Hank

Synopsis:

A successful sculptress hesitates to answer the questions in

her husband's questionnaire on "reasons for divorce". [RF]

 

1.19 [--] Letter to Loretta: BIG LITTLE LIE

24Jan54

guest cast:

Loretta Young .......... Ruth Hartman

Beverly Washburn ......... Ellen Hartman

Jeanette Nolan ............ Aunt Lily

Helene Hatch .......... Miss Ford

Isa Ashdown .......... Dora Carpenter

Synopsis:

A 9-year-old girl who has been neglected by her widowed mother, an actress,

passes to her school friends a "secret" note containing the information

that her mother is going to have a baby. [RF]

 

1.20 [--] Letter to Loretta: THE HOLLYWOOD STORY

31Jan54

guest cast:

Loretta Young as Girl

William Bishop

George O'Hanlon

 

*Note: Title changes to The Loretta Young Show, 07Feb54.

 

1.21 [--] The Loretta Young Show: A FAMILY OUT OF US

07Feb54

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Mother

Kenneth Tobey ....... Father

David Sober ....... Son

Lurene Tuttle ....... Grandma

Synopsis:
A society matron tries to give her son companionship his father won't. [RF]

 

1.22 [--] The Loretta Young Show: ACT OF FAITH

14Feb54

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ........ Lenore Kent
Eddie Albert ......... Lionel Kent
Frieda Inescourt ..... Mabel  (Ern in tvguide)
Synopsis:
Happy-go-lucky Lionel Kent changes his tune

when his sister suggests that his wife is unfaithful. [RF]
 

1.23 [--] The Loretta Young Show: THE NEW YORK STORY

28Feb54

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ........ Marcy Thorne
Frank Wilcox ......... Justin Thorne
Billy Chapin ......... Robbie Thorne
Paul Picerni ......... Lawrence Delaney
Emlen Davies ......... Lydia Davis
Mabel Albertson ...... Miss Blaine
Theresa Harris ....... Lulu

 

1.24 [--] The Loretta Young Show: NOBODY'S BOY

07Mar54

written by Gene Levitt

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ........ Miss Springs
Peter Reynolds ....... Joe Gordon
Chick Chandler ....... Jack Robbins
Peter Bracco ......... Joe Perry
Morris Ankrum ........ Judge
Argentina Brunetti ... Mrs. Farenzi
Norman Oldstead ...... Pete
Leon Burbank ......... Vic
Benny Collins ........ Ed

 

1.25 [--] The Loretta Young Show: COUNT OF TEN

14Mar54

Directed by Robert Florey

Written by William Bruckner

Story by Eustace Cockrell

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Maddie Tipton

Eddie Albert ........ Tiger Tipton

Jesse White ........ Nick Pulaski

Dayton Lummis ....... Doctor

Chick Chandler ........ Joe Johnson

Jimmy Edwards ........ Champ

Ralph Volkie ....... Referee

Marion Ross ....... Nurse

Bill Welsh ....... Announcer

Robert Perry ......... Timekeeper

Synopsis:

The wife of an ex-fighter, ill in the hospital, could survive if only she

 had the will to live. Her husband will even go back into the ring,

 if the money it brings could insure her recovery. [RF]

 

1.26 [--] The Loretta Young Show: THE CLARA SCHUMANN STORY

21Mar54

written by Jean Holloway

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ........ Clara Schumann
George Nader ......... Robert Schumann
Carleton G. Young .... Doctor
Shelley Fabares ...... Marie Schumann
Walter Flannery ...... Boy
Synopsis:
The story of composer Robert Schumann's wife, Clara. [RF]
 

1.27 [--] The Loretta Young Show: SON, THIS IS YOUR FATHER

28Mar54

written by Margaret Buell Wilder

story by Catharine Barrett

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ........ Virginia Dickerson
Norman Ollestad ...... Scott Dickerson
Alan Hale Jr. ........ Leon
Vivi Janiss .......... Dora
Frances Bavier ....... Aunt Mary
Stuffy Singer ........ Scott age 10
Earl Roby ............ Scott age 7
Synopsis:
A man tries to take his son away from his estranged wife. [RF]
 

1.28 [--] The Loretta Young Show: THE FIRST MAN TO ASK HER

04Apr54

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Eudora
Jock Mahoney ......... Andy
Frances Bavier ....... Mag
John Hoyt ............ Professor Dagnusen
Synopsis:
A domineering father drives away all his daughter's suitors

until a dashing rodeo rider enters the picture. [RF]
 

1.29 [--] The Loretta Young Show: A MAN'S ESTATE

11Apr54

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Stepmother

Robert Ellis ...... Tom

Douglas Kennedy ...... Roger Stevens

Synopsis:
A perfectionist father's overbearing demands

 prompt a young boy to run away. [RF]

 

1.30 [--] The Loretta Young Show: THE FOREST RANGER

18Apr54

written by Jack & Luci Natteford

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ........ Norma Kelvin
Bruce Cowling ........ John Kelvin
Christopher Dark ..... Matt Rowley
Robert Foulk ......... Headquarters
Harry Lauter ......... Dailey
Steve Wyman .......... Bradley
Synopsis:
An escaped convict goes after the man who put him behind bars. [RF]

 

1.31 [--] The Loretta Young Show: THE ENCHANTED SCHOOLTEACHER

25Apr54

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Harriet Patton

George Nader ....... Charles Diebold

Earl Roby ....... Little Johnny Diebold

Synopsis:
A shy schoolteacher becomes involved with a student's widowed father. [RF]

 

1.32 [--] The Loretta Young Show: THE JUDGMENT

02May54

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ........ Dora Whiting
John Howard .......... Philip Whiting
Peter Brocco ......... Joe Miller
Mae Clarke ........... Rose Miller
George Eldredge ...... Mr. Jowett
Robert Bice .......... Cop

 

1.33 [--] The Loretta Young Show: OH, MY ACHING HEART

09May54

written by Paul Franklin

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ........ Nora & Lorraine Patrick
George Nader ......... Barry Kendall
Don Beddoe ........... Bill Holmes
Sally Blane .......... Marge
Barbara Logan ........ Clerk

 

1.34 [--] The Loretta Young Show: DEAR MIDGE

16May54

written by Devery Freeman

directed by Robert Florey

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ........ Midge
William Frawley ...... Sam the Good Fairy
Connie Gilchrist ..... Tootsie
Gerald Mohr .......... Willie Sheepshead
Patrick O'Neal ....... Jerry Flynn
Billy Gray ........... Nick Monti
Frank Ferguson ....... Mr. Creavy
Paul Maxey ........... Goldie
Synopsis:
A social worker challenges a pool hustler to a game. [RF]
 

1.35 [--] The Loretta Young Show: SOMETHING ALWAYS HAPPENS

23May54

guest cast:

Loretta Young ......... Teddy Butler
Jeri Lou James ........ Penny Butler
Lamont Johnson ........ Mark Hastings
Howard Wendell ........ Mr. Laugherty
Synopsis:
A young widow talks her practical fiance into marriage by telling him

that she's won a large amount of money in a raffle. [RF]
 

1.36 [--] The Loretta Young Show: LADY IN WET PAINT

30May54

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Ann Colton

Jeff Morrow .......... George Travis

Anthony Numkena ......... Tawa

Elman Bahnimtewa .......... Owaho

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