CTVA US Anthology - "The Loretta Young Show" (NBC) Season 4 (1956-57)

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 Season 4 (NBC) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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NBC Sundays 10:00-10:30pm Eastern

 

4.01 [104] The Loretta Young Show: DOUBLE PARTNERS

26Aug56

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Ruth Baxter

Bruce Cowling ....... Austin Baxter

James Anderson ...... Will Mullen

Ross Elliott ...... Sergeant Tuttle

Addison Richards ....... Leonard Craigle

Daniel DeJong ...... Planchek
Synopsis:

Ruth, who is deaf, and the wife and partner of an attorney.  She is the

witness to an experience, which nearly causes her death, but she finds

her deafness is advantageous in solving a murder mystery. [RF]

 

4.02 [105] The Loretta Young Show: THE QUESTION

02Sep56

written by Richard Morris

directed by Richard Morris

based on research by  J.F. Bugental, Ph.D. and S.L. Zelen, Ph.D.

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Margaret Channing

Craig Stevens ....... Philip Channing

Rhys Williams ...... Professor Green

Bucko Stafford ...... Terry

Joan Sudlow ........ Millie

Helen Mayon ...... Hostess
Synopsis:

Margaret Channing, wife, mother and teacher’s main interest in life is

psychology research.  However, one simple question leads to an analysis

of life’s innermost secrets – and this analysis changes her whole

outlook in life. [RF]

 

4.03 [106] The Loretta Young Show: SAIGON

09Sep56

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Kim Collet

Steve Forrest ...... Mark Carter

Renee Godfrey ...... Andree Chartaud

Donald Randolph ...... Paul Morel

Bruce Wendell ....... Colonel Reynaud
Synopsis:

Kim Collet, the woman and a refugee worker, had believed her husband

died a hero in a Communist prison camp – until she hears conflicting

stories. [RF]

 

4.04 [107] The Loretta Young Show: LITTLE LEAGUE

16Sep56

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Helen Seaton

Tommy Kirk ....... Mark Seaton

Mabel Albertson ........ Mert Seaton

Ray Ferrell ........ Petey Seaton

Michael Garrett ..... Mr. Tyler
Synopsis:

Baseball brings about a big problem to a lad’s mother when the world of

little Petey Seaton seems to have come to an end when he is unable to

qualify for a “Little League” team.  Mrs. Helen Seaton picks up some

pointers on the game and learns some things about her own son when she

combines love, affection and understanding into the solution of Petey’s

problem.  She becomes a coach and her friend, Mert, becomes manager of a

Little League team. [RF]

 

4.05 [108] The Loretta Young Show: INCIDENT IN KAWI

23Sep56

guest cast:

Vanessa Brown ........ Miss Finney

Dan O'Herlihy ......... Dave Hardy

Frederic Worlock ........ Blenning

George Pelling ....... Officer Tuttle

Paul Playdon ...... Clarence
Synopsis:

Miss Finney, the local schoolmarm, makes a habitual drunk, Mr. Stack,

face up to the responsibilities of caring for his new ward.  Mr. Stack

is an African big-game hunter who has trouble adjusting to his recently

orphaned nephew. [RF]

 

4.06 [109] The Loretta Young Show: NOW A BRIEF WORD

29Sep56

written by Lowell Hawley

directed by Norman Foster

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Penny Evans

Mike Connors .......... Al Kiner

John Eldredge ........ Grady Smith

Raymond Greenleaf ....... Jake Alberts

Howard Wright ....... Ray Taylor
Synopsis:

 An attractive copywriter on a local radio station has “Now a brief

Word,” when she is faced with the perplexing problem of writing speeches

for opposing mayoralty candidates.  Penny Evans sells herself first on

one candidate, then the other and finally is convinced both deserve to

be elected. [RF]

 

4.07 [110] The Loretta Young Show: THE YEARS BETWEEN

07Oct56

written by Pauline Stone

directed by John Newland

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Laura Macklin

John Newland ........ Jim Macklin

Ann Doran ......... Ginny Tucker

Ross Elliott ........ Ned Tucker

Judith Ames ...... Alice Fuller

Addison Richards ....... Mr. Abbott

Synopsis:
A woman finds it difficult to live in the exacting world her husband creates.

 He is the personnel director of a large concern and tries to run

 his home the same way he runs his office department. [RF]

 

4.08 [111] The Loretta Young Show: NEW SLANT

14Oct56

guest cast:

Rod Cameron ....... Warren

Lee Bowman ........ John Kennedy
Synopsis:

A playwright tries to get background material for a new play by taking

a job in a boys' reform school. He attempts to apply his own brand of

psychology on the youngsters. [RF]

 

4.09 [112] The Loretta Young Show: GOODBYE, GOODBYE

21Oct56

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Catherine Harding

John Newland ....... Peter Lord

Erik Nielsen ....... Graham Harding

Judy Short .......... Sarah Harding
Linda Cunningham .... Betsy Harding
Synopsis:

Catherine believes her husband has been killed in Korea when she meets

Peter Lord, a novelist, with whom she falls in love and becomes

engaged.  She then receives word that her husband has been found alive in a

prison camp.  Now, seven years after she said goodbye to Peter, she meets

him while at the beach with her three children.  The meeting is quite

accidental and only a happy memory of the love they quieted remains. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

A young widow with two youngsters to support has almost come to

accept her widow's existence as permanent. A meeting with

a romantic author changes her outlook. [RF]

 

4.10 [113] The Loretta Young Show: THE GREAT DIVIDE

28Oct56

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Mabel MacAfee

Evelynne Eaton ....... Liz

Lee Goodman ..... Fred Albright

Charles Herbert ........ Tommy

Renny McEvoy ....... Bill

Earl Robie ....... Bill Jr.
Synopsis:

An ugly duckling, Mabel MacAfee, discovers hope and love when she meets

Fred Albright, an old friend who shared the horrors of partnerless

dancing school classes.  Mabel and Fred begin to date but she fears it is

only because Fred, who is a scientist in the development of synthetics,

tests his new synthetic toys on her two nephews to see if they are

unbreakable.  Finally, Fred proposes and makes Mabel see that not beauty

but love is the important factor in building a happy relationship. [RF]

 

4.11 [114] The Loretta Young Show: TAKE CARE OF MY CHILD

04Nov56

guest cast:

Betty Field ....... Frances Palmer

Hugh Beaumont ....... Chris Palmer

John Doucette ..... Jim O'Malley

Beverly Washburn ...... Lillian O'Malley
Synopsis:

This story centers on a bitter rivalry over an orphaned infant when a

sister and a daughter are entrusted with the care of the child by its

dying mother.  [RF]

 

4.12 [115] The Loretta Young Show: THE END OF THE WEEK

11Nov56

written by Pauline Stone

story by Virginia Chase

directed by John Newland

guest cast:

Loretta Young ...... Audrey Curtis

Don Megowan ........ Hank Curtis

Johnny Crawford ...... Freddy

Mira McKinney ...... Miss Forbes

Tina Thompson ...... Sally
Synopsis:

Audrey Curtis is a grammar school teacher and is very eager to quit her

job until a fifth-grade student – a young boy, Freddy, who has asked

her if she will help him after school for the upcoming spelling bee –

gets into trouble to attract attention. [RF]

 

4.13 [116] The Loretta Young Show: INGA IV

18Nov56

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Inga Helborg

Robert Fortier ....... Tom Roberts

Donald Murphy ....... Ben Cabot

Maurice Manson
Synopsis:

Inga runs an honor work farm for convicts on good behavior.  One

convict, Tom Roberts, has been constantly losing his job because of his

prison record.  Inga gets him a job as an accountant for a big company, and

thus helps prove that faith and trust can solve seemingly

insurmountable problems. [RF]

 

4.14 [117] The Loretta Young Show: RHUBARB IN APARTMENT B-7

02Dec56

guest cast:

Ricardo Montalban ........ Joe Martinez

William Allyn ....... Herbert Knowlton

John Crawford ....... Arthur Mullen

Ray Ferrell ....... Wendell Mullen

Patricia Hardy ...... Abby Mullen
Synopsis:

Joe Martinez is the idol of his two young neighbors, but it is their

pretty aunt, who is taking care of the two young boys while their parents

are on vacation, whom he really wants to impress. [RF]

 

4.15 [118] The Loretta Young Show: SOMEBODY ELSE'S DREAM

09Dec56

written by Pauline Stone

based on a McCall's Magazine story by Robert Craig

directed by Norman Foster

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Janice Hite
Mark Roberts......... Greg Hite
Jimmy Baird ......... Mickey
Lewis Martin ........ B. Weldon
Bing Russell ........ Jim Murphy
Amzie Strickland .... Gladys
Judy Short .......... Mary

Synopsis 1:

Greg keeps losing jobs because the jobs are not right for him.  Janet

prods her husband into taking jobs that Greg cannot handle because she

thinks that they have a dream to live up to; a certain kind of house,

certain kinds of friends and a certain kind of standard—all of which is

expensive. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A war hero discovers he can't become a success in the civilian

 world on the merit of his medals alone. [RF]

 

4.16 [119] The Loretta Young Show: THREE AND TWO, PLEASE

16Dec56

written & directed by Richard Morris

guest cast:

Loretta Young ......... Sister Ann

Eugene Martin ........ Guermo

Carroll McComas ....... Sister Veronica

Ted Stanhope ..... Dr. Morris

Hope Summers ........ Nurse O'Brien

Vaughn Taylor ....... Mr. Atherton

Pat Lawless ....... Father Whelan

Judith Ames ....... Nurse Holste
Synopsis:

This is a Christmas story about the life of a real Sister Ann whose

call letters in a hospital were “Three & Two” and who was greatly loved by

her patients.  Sister Ann, head nurse at Mercy Hospital finds one of

her patients – elderly Mr. Atherton – in a crotchety mood, and another –

little Guermo – in despair over the bicycle no one can afford to buy

for his Christmas. [RF]

 

4.17 [120] The Loretta Young Show: IMPERFECT BALANCE

30Dec56

written by Fred Schiller & Pauline Stone

story by Heinrich Boll

directed by Richard Morris

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Gerda Freuling

Ralph Clanton ....... Franz Balek

Sarah Padden ....... Frau Lang

Michael Winkleman ...... Hansie Lang

Mary Carroll ....... Bertha
Synopsis:

The Bergermeister, mayor of the town, is well respected by all of the

village people, especially the children.  All the boys want to grow up

to be just like him and all the girls want to grow up to marry him.  The

Bergermeister, Franz Balek, also runs a coffeehouse where everyone

gathers at one time or another—it is the center of life as known in the

village. [RF]

 

4.18 [121] The Loretta Young Show: QUEEN NEFERTITI

06Jan57

written & directed by Richard Morris

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Queen Nefertiti

Lawrence Dobkin ....... Akhenaton

Robert Fortier ....... General

Robert Warwick ....... Zozer

Ken Remo ...... Thutmouse
Synopsis:

Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, wife of Pharaoh Akhenaton and mother-in-law

of King Tut himself.  This story is based on one of the legends

concerning the famed Queen whose likeness, carved in limestone about 1300 B.C.,

was unearthed far from the environs of royalty.  Akhenaton is an

enlightened ruler who believes in one God, one life, as well as one wife.  He

regards his wife, Nefertiti, as his intellectual equal and he loves her

dearly. [RF]

 

4.19 [122] The Loretta Young Show: MY FAVORITE MONSTER

13Jan57

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Madge McEvoy

John Newland ....... Victor McEvoy

Sandy Descher ...... Jamie McEvoy
Synopsis:

Madge and Victor must cope with the problems of Madge’s young daughter,

Jamie, who has difficulty distinguishing between the real world and

that of her imagination. [RF]

 

4.20 [123] The Loretta Young Show: MISS ASHLEY'S DEMON

27Jan57

written & directed by Richard Morris

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Penelope Ashley

Richard Garland ....... Randolph Kirk

Vaughn Taylor ....... Butler

Ruby Goodwin ....... Etta Mae

Sheila James ....... Mary
Synopsis:

The daughter of a once wealthy Southern family tells conflicting

stories about her life in a Southern Mansion. [RF]

 

4.21 [124] The Loretta Young Show: THE BAD APPLE

03Feb57

guest cast:

Lee Bowman ....... Jack Burton

Bobby Diamond ....... Lowell

Regis Toomey ....... Henry Herman

Howard Petrie
Synopsis:
“Scout’s honor” plays an important part in the boy’s rehabilitation; he

finds that he must discover the meaning of “Scout’s honor” before he

can practice it. [RF]

 

4.22 [125] The Loretta Young Show: TENSION

17Feb57

written by William Bruckner

story by Maye Frank Grissette & Florence Zollicoffer

directed by John Newland

guest cast:

Loretta Young ........ Ellie Winters

John Newland ....... Steve Winters

Jack Dimond ....... Tommy Whittaker

Vaughn Taylor ...... Pete Whittaker
Synopsis 1:

An automobile accident and its harrowing aftermath affect the lives of

a man and his wife. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A successful novelist has developed an egotistical and domineering attitude

toward anyone who is not successful. His wife attempts to talk to him about this

character change, but he refuses to listen until one rainy night. [RF]

 

4.23 [126] The Loretta Young Show: WEDDING DAY

24Feb57

written by Pauline Stone

story by Beulah R. Stevens

directed by Richard Morris

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Muriel Vail

Lewis Martin ....... Frederick Vail

Carol Veazie ....... Jessica Vail

Peter Damon ....... Kenneth

Oliver McGowan ...... Dr. Severn

Synopsis:
A young widow, who had planned to remarry, finds her plans have

gone awry at the last minute. [RF]

 

4.24 [127] The Loretta Young Show: LOUISE

10Mar57 NBC Sun

guest cast:

Viveca Lindfors ....... Louise Reynal

Herbert Marshall ....... Bo Barrett

Frances Mercer ....... Mrs. Lee
Norma Varden ....... Mrs. Masters
Tristram Coffin ....... Mr. Lee

John Banner ....... Hans

Synopsis 1:

A former French war heroine determines to erase the

memory of war’s misery from her life.

Synopsis 2:
A woman who distinguished herself during the war in service for France turns her

back on the aftermath of misery for many of Europe's children. She prefers the

glamorous life of a successful fashion designer and ignores the attempts of a

friend to persuade her to work with the foster-parents plan. [RF]

*Syndication airing on Theater Time 25Jul57.

 

4.25 [128] The Loretta Young Show: EMERGENCY

24Mar57

guest cast:

John Ericson  ........ Roy Hendricks
Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Julie Hendricks
Tris Coffin ......... Mr. Thompson
Norma Varden ........ Head Nurse

 

4.26 [129] The Loretta Young Show: THE ROOM NEXT DOOR

31Mar57

written & directed by Richard Morris

story by Lucy Goodrich & Richard Morris

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Miss Ryan

Richard Garland ....... David Marshall

Jesslyn Fax ....... Mrs. Connors

Synopsis:

Miss Ryan, disappointed in love, meets an eligible widower, David

Marshall, her next door neighbor. [RF]

 

4.27 [130] The Loretta Young Show: SO BRIGHT A LIGHT

07Apr57

written by Lowell S. Hawley

directed by John Newland

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Gretchen Brock-Miller

Ross Elliott ....... Bill Stevens

Eric Feldary ....... Eric Lazlo

Ann Morrison ....... Mrs. Edith Gary

Albert Szabo ....... Jozsef Fekete
Synopsis:

Gretchen Brock-Miller, a news photographer for a national magazine, is

assigned to capture with her camera the problems and emotions of the

refugees.  [RF]

 

4.28 [131] The Loretta Young Show: RUMMAGE SALE

14Apr57

guest cast:

Mark Roberts  ........ Carl Pooler
Maggie Mahoney ...... Mary Murphy
Jan Sterling ........ Lucia
Myra Marsh .......... Mrs. Abernathy

 

4.29 [132] The Loretta Young Show: THE LEGACY

21Apr57

written by Pauline Stone

directed by John Newland

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Martha
John Newland ........ Robert Gray
Walter Kingsford .... James Hughes
Tita Purdom ......... Alice Gray
Mary C. Ker ......... Little Alice

 

4.30 [133] The Loretta Young Show: THE MAN ON TOP

28Apr57

guest cast:

Ricardo Montalban ....... Angelo Pelligrini

Harry Townes ....... Bill Garvey

Harry Arnie ....... Alberto

Clark Howat ....... Mark Wilcox

Maurice Manson ....... Fred Collum
Synopsis:

A young man who ekes out a living by shining shoes has a profound

effect on his customers. [RF]

 

4.31 [134] The Loretta Young Show: THE COUNTESS

05May57

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... the Countess

Lawrence Dobkin ....... the General

Watson Downs ....... Uncle Paul

Kay Miller ....... Marinka

Kenneth Osmond ....... Peter
Synopsis:

A countess refuses to accept orders from the Communist Party

in her country. [RF]

 

4.32 [135] The Loretta Young Show: A MIND OF THEIR OWN

12May57

written & directed by Richard Morris

story by Ruth Roberts & Helen Garnell

guest cast:

Loretta Young ....... Allison Bainworth

Murray Hamilton ....... Mike Finn

Judy Morris ....... Beatrice Crump

Ludwig Stossel ....... Professor

Thurston Hall ....... Judge

Frances Mercer ....... Mrs. Forsythe

Gail Bonney ....... Teresa
Synopsis:

A dress designer, Allison Bainworth, meets a dress manufacturer, Mike

Finn, on board ship heading to New York City from Europe. [RF]

 

4.33 [136] The Loretta Young Show: ROYAL PARTNERS, Part 1

19May57

written & directed by Richard Morris

guest cast:

Loretta Young ......... Edie Royal

Robert Fortier ....... Willie Royal

Oliver McGowan ...... Dr. Jordan

Ann Morrison ....... Mrs. Palmer

Edward Platt ...... Henry

Maidie Norman ...... Flora

Synopsis:

A dancer’s personal happiness is at stake as she recovers from an

accident. [RF]

 

4.34 [137] The Loretta Young Show: ROYAL PARTNERS, Part 2

26May57

written & directed by Richard Morris

guest cast:

Loretta Young  ....... Edie Royal
Robert Fortier ...... Willie Royal
Oliver McGowan ...... Dr. Jordan
Ann Morrison ........ Mrs. Palmer
Edward Platt ........ Henry
Maidie Norman ....... Flora

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