CTVA US Anthology - "The Loretta Young Show" (NBC) Season 2 (1954-55)

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 Season 2 (NBC) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

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NBC Sundays 10:00-10:30pm Eastern

2.01 [37] The Loretta Young Show: GUEST IN THE NIGHT

29Aug54

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Rita Cole
Hugh O'Brian ........ Duke Cole
Lumsden Hare ........ Dr. Wilson
Frank Kamagi ........ Thomas Nakamura (as Frank Kumagi)
Earl Roby ........... Ted Mayhew
James Flavin ........ Deputy Mason
Phil Tead ........... Dr. Egstrom
Synopsis:
A storm forces a parolee, who has stolen a necklace, to stop at a mountain

 lodge on his escape route with his wife. A child who lies ill at the lodge can be

 saved only if the parolee forfeits his chances to elude the police. [RF]
 

2.02 [38] The Loretta Young Show: DR. JULIET

05Sep54

guest cast:

Loretta Young ......... Dr. Juliet

Barbara Ruick ........ Peggy Richards

Donald Murphy ........ Walter Hardy

Synopsis:
A doctor tries to discover why a girl attempts suicide. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A man brings a young girl who has attempted suicide to the office of Dr. Juliet.

The doctor attempts to discover the reason why the girl,

who had been drinking heavily, wanted to kill herself. [RF]

 

2.03 [39] The Loretta Young Show: DOUBLE TROUBLE

12Sep54

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Elizabeth Stacey
Hugh O'Brian ........ Walter Wallington
Mabel Albertson ........ Mrs. Wallngton
George Neise
Forrest Lewis
Synopsis:
A shy, young comic-strip creator is accused of bouncing bad checks. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A bashful bachelor turns detective to salvage his

reputation and his girl friend's job. [RF]
 

2.04 [40] The Loretta Young Show: THE LAMP

19Sep54

written by Edna Brophy

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Kathy Ames
Paul Langton ........ Johnny Ames
Doris Singleton ..... Marge
Jerry Hausner ....... Uncle Amos
Howard Wendell ...... Mr. Morrison
Peter Hansen ........ Jim Roberts
John Bond ........... Delivery Man

Synopsis:
A young couple find that their new lamp brings them good luck. [RF]

 

2.05 [41] The Loretta Young Show: YOU'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY

26Sep54

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Mary Bertch
Charles Drake ....... Jeff Bertch
Peter Brocco ........ Mr. Steinhof
Pat Coleman ......... Officer McCabe
Stuart Randall ...... Sergeant Sanders
Harry Bartell ....... Stranger
Bruce Cowling ....... Policeman

 

2.06 [42] The Loretta Young Show: BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT

03Oct54

written by Marian Thompson

directed by Justus Addiss

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Alison Ives
Robert Middleton .... Harry Tremaine
Gayle Kellogg ....... Jonathan Blake
Nana Bryant ......... Mrs. Wilcox
Joanne Davis ........ Peggy Hammer
Pitt Herbert ........ Mr. Fromer
Robert Wright Campbell ..... Robert Washburn
Fred Rapport ........ Mr. Rapport
William Fawcett ..... Watchman

Synopsis:
One juror is not convinced “beyond a reasonable doubt”

and blocks the conviction in a murder trial. [RF]

 

2.07 [43] The Loretta Young Show: FOR FATHER DARLING

10Oct54

(aka Case of Father Darling)

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Amanda Seaton
Willis Bouchey ...... Father Francis Darling
Raymond Greenleaf ... Thomas Seaton
Peter Adams ......... Boyfriend

 

2.08 [44] The Loretta Young Show: ON YOUR HONOR, YOUR HONOR

17Oct54

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Penny Blodgett
John Archer ......... Perry Blodgett
Jim Morton .......... Archer Shannon
Paul Brinegar ....... Ivan Fenwick
Terry Kalman ........ Little Boy

 

2.09 [45] The Loretta Young Show: THE GIRL SCOUT STORY

31Oct54

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... County Nurse

Christopher Dark ....... Young Convict

Beverly Washburn ....... Girl Scout

 

2.10 [46] The Loretta Young Show: NO HELP WANTED

07Nov54

written by William Bruckner

story by Norma Mansfield

directed by Justus Addiss

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Amy
Jock Mahoney ........ Ernie McNally
John Bryant ......... Sgt. Nick Hummerstein
Robert Foulk ........ Hoby Vermeer
James Flavin ........ Sgt. Danny Doofle
Harry Harvey ........ Gus Crain
Synopsis:
A bedraggled woman is befriended by a sympathetic cafe owner. [RF]
 

2.11 [47] The Loretta Young Show: IT'S A MAN'S GAME

14Nov54

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Teacher

Bruce Cowling ......... Coach

Norman Olstead

Mabel Albertson

John Bryant

 

2.12 [48] The Loretta Young Show: SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE

21Nov54

written by Marian Thompson

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Suzy James
Gene Barry .......... David Mason
Casey Adams ......... Rusty O'Neill
Margaret Field ...... Julia
Amanda Randolph ..... Lulu
Stuart Randall ...... Dr. Ben Leonard

Synopsis:

The inspirational drama about a dancer who loses the use of her legs

and an architect who loses the use of his hands. [RF]

* Note this story won the Christopher Award for 54/55.

 

2.13 [49] The Loretta Young Show: OUR SACRED HONOR

28Nov54

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Grace Hart
James Bell .......... John Hart
John Bryant ......... David Walton
Ray Gordon .......... Priest
Helen Mayon ......... Nun

 

2.14 [50] The Loretta Young Show: BIG JIM

LewisLor Production

05Dec54

Produced by Tom Lewis
Screenplay by Richard Morris
Directed by Richard Morris
based on a true story by Jack Robbins founder of

the Boys Brotherhood Republic

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Cora Skinner
Bobby Driscoll ...... Jim 'Jimmy' Skinner
Mary Carroll ........ Bess Cochran
Chick Chandler ...... Jack Robbins
Eleanor Audley ...... Miss Bennett
*
Music Composed and directed by Harry Lubin
Director of photography Norbert Brodine, A.S.C.
Assistant to the Producer .... J. Frank O'Neill
Story Editor ................. Ruth Roberts
Miss Young's Personal Gown by Helga
Associate Story Editor ....... Jessie Bradley
Production Manager ........... John London
Art Director ................. Frank Sylos
Set Decorator ................ James Roach
Assistant Director ........... Nate Levinson
Script Supervisor ............ Irene Ives
Editorial Supervisor ......... Joseph Dervin A.C.E.
Film Editor .................. Frank Sullivan
Music Editor ................. Byron Chudnow
Sound ........................ Stanley Cooley
Re-Recording ................. Buddy Meyers
Chief Set Electrician ........ George Marquenie
Camera Operator .............. Roger Shearman
Wardrobe ..................... Maria Donovan and Carey Cline
Make-up ...................... Otis Malcolm
All Character Wigs by ........ Max Factor
Hair Stylist ................. Beth Langston
Synopsis:
A woman returns to find the son she abandoned 15 years before. [RF]
 

2.15 [51] The Loretta Young Show: EVIL FOR EVIL

12Dec54

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Lynn Roth
Walter Reed ......... Dr. Perry Roth
Malcolm Atterbury ... Ed Humphrey
Griff Barnett ....... Dr. Whitfield
Dabbs Greer ......... Dewey Mason
Eddy Waller ......... Joe Rogan
Jane Darwell ........ Irene
Walter Flannery ..... Bobby Roth
Synopsis:
A country doctor, his daughter and her husband

 are threatened by a gun-toting madman. [RF]
 

2.16 [52] The Loretta Young Show: TIME AND YULETIDE

19Dec54

written by Lowell S. Hawley

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Marcella Dawson
Forrest Lewis ....... Santa
Mary Field .......... Helen
Mary Young .......... Sarah Wynn
Don Haggerty ........ Joe Wilson
Hallene Hill ........ Pearl
Isobel Randolph ..... Mrs. Vanderhorst
Cliff Arquette ...... Haggerty
Dayton Lummis ....... Commissioner Blackburn

 

2.17 [53] The Loretta Young Show: THREE MINUTES TOO LATE

26Dec54

written by John Meredyth Lucas

story by Ralph Mays

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Alice Hendricks
Hugh O'Brian ........ Sam Hendricks
Robert Foulk ........ Tub Walker
Sally Blane ......... Nurse
Ann Doran ........... Nurse
Parley Baer ......... Mr. Banner
Jessalyn Fax ........ Mrs. Hulgard
Rayford Barnes ...... Reporter

Synopsis:

New Year's Eve hardly seems worth celebrating for the Hendricks. [RF]

 

2.18 [54] The Loretta Young Show: THE GIRL WHO KNEW

02Jan55

written & directed by Richard Morris

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Janet Pressman
Chuck Connors ....... Jess Hayes
Jonathan Hole ....... Harris Davies
Roy Roberts ......... K.K. Longacre
Paul Smith .......... Max
Hugh Beaumont ....... Editor
John Grant .......... Chet Sparks
Pitt Herbert ........ Blevins
Lomax Study ......... Marshall
Synopsis:
A woman confounds the experts with her uncanny

 knack for telling time without a timepiece. [RF]
 

2.19 [55] The Loretta Young Show: THE FLOOD

09Jan55

written by John Meredyth Lucas & Lowell Hawley

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Susan Franklin

William Campbell ........ Larry Kovak

Peggy Converse ........ Louella Ryan

Lewis Martin ......... Dr. Redwick

Synopsis:

As a flood rages outside, Susan Franklin awaits help for her sick son. [RF]

 

2.20 [56] The Loretta Young Show: DECISION

16Jan55

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Kathy Ryan
Jock Mahoney ........ Kim Ryan
Casey Adams ......... Neil
Synopsis:
An expectant mother is waging a frustrating battle:

 her test-pilot husband won't look for safer work. [RF]
 

2.21 [57] The Loretta Young Show: THE REFINEMENT OF AB

23Jan55

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Edith Preston

Hugh Beaumont ....... Henry Preston

Lee Aaker ........ Jimmy Preston

Erin O'Brien Moore ........ Mrs. Baker

Ray Galli ........ Gene

 

2.22 [58] The Loretta Young Show: 600 SECONDS

LewisLor Productions

30Jan55

Produced by Tom Lewis
Screenplay and Story by Marian Thompson
Directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Katie Wells
Dick Simmons ........ Greg Wells
Lois Collyer ........ Gloria Joy
Paul Cavanagh ....... Owen Vail

Ann Lee ............. Carol Reeves
Jan Shepard ......... Betsy
John Bryant ......... Andy Delaney
Gay Gallagher ....... Janet Flynn

*
Music Composed and directed by Harry Lubin
Director of photography Norbert Brodine, A.S.C.
Assistant to the Producer .... J. Frank O'Neill
Story Editor ................. Ruth Roberts
Miss Young's Personal Gown by Werle
Furs by Teitlebaum
Associate Story Editor ....... Jessie Bradley
Production Manager ........... J. Paul Popkin
Art Director ................. Frank Sylos
Set Decorator ................ James Roach
Assistant Director ........... Nate Levinson
Script Supervisor ............ Irene Ives
Editorial Supervisor ......... Joseph Dervin A.C.E.
Music Editor ................. Byron Chudnow
Sound ........................ Stanley Cooley
Re-Recording ................. Roger Heman
Chief Set Electrician ........ George Marquenie
Camera Operator .............. Roger Shearman
Key Grip ..................... Truman Joiner
Wardrobe ..................... Maria Donovan and Carey Cline
Make-up ...................... Otis Malcolm
All Character Wigs by ........ Max Factor
Hair Stylist ................. Beth Langston
Synopsis:

Katharine Wells's best friend's husband has left her for another, when Katie

receives a mysterious call asking to speak to her she becomes

frightened and suspicious, realizing that she has been taking her husband for granted.

 

2.23 [59] The Loretta Young Show: THE CASE OF MR. BANNISTER

06Feb55

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Ginny Vernon

John Archer ....... Gene Vernon

Cheryl Callaway ....... Pam Vernon

Larry Blake ....... Mr. Van

Raymond Bailey ....... Mr. Bannister

Synopsis:

The parents of a little girl refuse to believe her story that the

next-door neighbors are plotting a murder. [RF]

 

2.24 [60] The Loretta Young Show: DICKIE

13Feb55

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Ethel Morris

Bruce Cowling ....... Walter Morris

Ann Doran ....... Felice Badt

Richard Eyer ....... Dickie Morris

Anthony Sydes ....... Junior Morris

Tina Thompson ....... Gracie

Martha Wentworth ....... First Lady

Almira Sessions ....... Second Lady

Synopsis:

Dickie is a little boy who loves puppet shows.  He tries to convince

his mother that he is a genius at theatricals and business too. [RF]

 

2.25 [61] The Loretta Young Show: OPTION ON A WIFE

20Feb55

written by Marian Thompson

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Madeleine Elliott
Jock Mahoney ........ Mike Elliott
James Stephenson .... Tommy
Nana Bryant ......... Polly Hammond
Charles Evans ....... Paul Hammond
James Hayes ......... Messenger Boy

 

2.26 [62] The Loretta Young Show: TALE OF A CAYUSE

27Feb55

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Natura
Jock Mahoney ........ Jim Vessey
Jeff Morrow ......... Lyon

 

2.27 [63] The Loretta Young Show: CASE BOOK

06Mar55

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Mary
Nadine Ashdown ...... Mary as a Child
Charles Drake ....... Tom
Nelson Leigh ........ Dr. James
Stuart Randall ...... Daddy

 

2.28 [64] The Loretta Young Show: DATELINE KOREA

13Mar55

written by Lowell S. Hawley

story by Devery Freeman

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Jacqueline McKeevey
Don Haggerty ........ Bud Martinson
Wally Cassell ....... Lt. Rizzie
Hugh Beaumont ....... Reverend Bell
John Hubbard ........ Major Martin
Vicki Lee ........... Ak-Sun
Warren Lee .......... Kosan
Paula Hyum .......... Kosan's Sister
Christine Chano ..... Kosan's Sister
Jane Yama ........... Korean Woman
Dominic DeLeon ...... Hotel Clerk
Marie Gorosin ....... Ak-Sun's Sister

 

2.29 [65] The Loretta Young Show: INGA II

20Mar55

written by William Bruckner

story by Devery Freeman

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Inga Helborg
Dennis Hopper ....... Ross Morton
Donald Murphy ....... Ben Cabot
Paul Brinegar ....... Pete
Stanley Clements .... Charlie
Robert Foulk ........ Hank
Kathleen Freeman .... Jessie
Carleton G. Young ... Mr. Morton
Syl Lamont .......... Convict
Bing Russell ........ Convict

 

2.30 [66] The Loretta Young Show: MINK COAT

27Mar55

written by Marian Thompson

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Peggy O'Hara
Jock Mahoney ........ Dan O'Hara
Ann Doran ........... Leona Garner
Casey Adams ......... Bill Garner
Jerilyn Flannery .... Pat O'Hara
Kay Ellen ........... Saleswoman
Mary Emma Watson .... Ellen
Synopsis:
When he finally breaks 90, a furrier gives his golf instructor's wife a mink coat. [RF]
 

2.31 [67] The Loretta Young Show: LET COLUMBUS DISCOVER YOU

03Apr55

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Liz Wadlington
Craig Stevens ....... Michael Donner
Fay Baker ........... Pat Wadlington

Elise Holmes

 

2.32 [68] The Loretta Young Show: HE ALWAYS COMES HOME

10Apr55

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Linda Waring

Richard Arlen ....... Christopher Waring

Elinor Donahue ....... Debbie Waring
Synopsis:

The wife of a successful actor has patiently stood by while

her husband charms and is charmed by every woman

in sight. But when he leaves to star in a Broadway

play, she wonders if she wants him to return. [RF]

 

2.33 [69] The Loretta Young Show: FEELING NO PAIN

17Apr55

written by William Bruckner

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young ...... Judy Cavanaugh

Hugh O'Brian ....... Larry Brown

Hazel Brooks ...... Anita Twombley

George Neise ...... Albert Lauderdale

Dabbs Greer ...... Dentist

Karolee Kelly ..... Nurse

Carl Milletaire ...... Mario

Ottola Nesmith ..... Milliner

Dante Di Paola .... Dancer
Synopsis:

After having a tooth extracted, Judy is too woozy to go

home alone. Since her boyfriend can't come, the

doctor asks handsome Larry Brown to do the job. [RF]

2.34 [70] The Loretta Young Show: THE LITTLE TEACHER

24Apr55

guest cast:

Loretta Young ...... Ellen Morgan

John Hudson ...... Dick Morgan

Mimi Gibson ..... Mindy Morgan

John Bryant

William Forrest

Brick Sullivan

Stuart Randall

Synopsis:

A husband wants to tell his wife about his hard day at the office,

 but his five-year-old daughter keeps interrupting him.

The results are unexpected. [RF]

 

2.35 [71] The Loretta Young Show: I REMEMBER THE RANI

01May55

written by Tom Lewis

story by Hobart Donovan

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Loretta Young ......... Ayesha the Maharani

Edward Ashley ........ Alan Chandler

Mark Dana ....... Martin Randall

David Kasday ....... Devas as a Boy

Robert Warwick ...... Pandit Rau

Aly Wassil ....... Devas as a man

Noel De Souza ...... Tutor

Synopsis:

An English newsman reminisces about his visit to the Kingdom of Caneshwar. [RF]

 

[--] The Loretta Young Show: Count of 10

08May55 (rerun of 14Mar54)

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