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Magnavox Theatre   (Fall 1950) (live)
Sponsored by the Magnavox Corporation

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Updated April 2019]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

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MAGNAVOX THEATRE
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CBS Production (live from New York)
CBS (Fridays 9:00-10:00pm))(Fall 1950)(hour)(live)
Produced by Garth Montgomery

US Dramatic Anthology series Fall 1950 7 episodes x 60 min (15Sep50-8Dec50)

Background:
Short-lived anthology series of comedies and dramas.

All "live" except #1.6 "The Three Musketeers"

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CBS Fridays 9:00 - 10:00 pm EST (15Sep50-8Dec50)
Live from New York (hour long)
Alternating with season 3 of 
Ford Theatre

 [--] Ford Theatre: THE TRAITOR
08Sep1950 CBS


[01] Magnavox Theatre: THE TALE OF THE WOLF
15Sep1950 CBS
Adapted by Barbara Tolnai
Adapted from the Ferenc Molnar play
Directed by Carl Beier
starring
Ilona Massey
John Wengraf
Steven Hill
Jason Robards
Francis Letton
Alvin Thaler
William Tierney
Huntington Watts

[--] Ford Theatre: THE MARRIED LOOK
22Sep1950 CBS


[02] Magnavox Theatre: IN THE FOG
29Sep1950 CBS [Syracuse Post Standard]
Adapted by Richard Harding Davis
from the John Williard story
starring
Francis L. Sullivan
Jack Manning
Peter Hobbs
Ivan Simpson
Anthony Kemble Cooper
Evan Thomas
Adia Kuznatzoff
Rita Lynn
Graham Velsey
Liam Dunn
Marc Manson
Eugene Martin
*Note: Sometimes lists as "The Fog".

[--] Ford Theatre: THE MARBLE FAUN
06Oct1950 CBS


[03] Magnavox Theatre: STRANGE HARBOR
13Oct1950 CBS
starring
Dane Clark
Geraldine Brooks

[--] Ford Theatre: ANGEL STREET
20Oct1950 CBS


[04] Magnavox Theatre: LIGHTNIN'
27Oct1950 CBS
Adapted from the Winchell Smith, Victor Mapes and Frank Bacon play
starring
Victor Moore .......... Bill Jones
Leona Powers
Jean Gillespie
Leslie Nielsen
William Beach
Al Patterson
John Craven
Liam Dunn
Louise Larabee
Dorothy Blackburn
Bob Horton
Ralph Cummings
Synopsis:
A lazy drinking teller of tall tales who becomes involved with two scheming rascals who attempt to purchase his hotel
with fraudulent stock, nearly loses his wife by divorce.

[--] Ford Theatre: HEART OF DARKNESS
03Nov1950 CBS


[05] Magnavox Theatre: FATHER, DEAR FATHER
10Nov1950 CBS
Adapted from the Ludwig Bemelmans story
starring
Edward Everett Horton
Kim Stanley
Leora Thatcher
Thomas Coley
James Gannon
Vera Allen
Liam Dunn
Cynthia Rogers
James Cootes
Joseph Silver
Robert Le Sueur
Marion Scanlon

[--] Ford Theatre: THE WHITE-HEADED BOY
17Nov1950 CBS


[06] Magnavox Theatre: THE THREE MUSKETEERS (the first full hour film made for television)
(aka The Sword of D'Artagnan)
Hal Roach Jr. Productions
24Nov1950
Producer Hal Roach Jr.
Screenplay by Roy Hamilton
Adapted from the Alexandre Dumas classic
Directed by Budd Boetticher
Director of photography Benjamin Kline
Film Editing Herb Smith
Art Direction McClure Capps
Makeup artist Jack Pierce
Guest cast:
Robert Clarke ......... D'Artagnan
John Hubbard .......... Athos
Mel Archer ............ Porthos
Keith Richards ........ Aramis
Paul Cavanaugh ........ Richelieu
Marjorie Lord ......... Queen Anne
Lyn Thomas ............ Constance
Don Beddoe ............ King Louis XIII
Kristine Miller ....... Milady de Winter
Charles Lang .......... Duke of Buckingham
Peter Mamakos ......... De Rochefort
James Craven .......... De Treville
Byron Foulger ......... Du Verges
Hank Patterson ........ Fisherman
Synopsis:
Provincial swordsman D'Artagnan travels to Paris to follow in his father's footsteps and become a king's guard,
a musketeer. The royal advisor Cardinal Richelieu with the help of one-eyed Captain Rochefort, have disbanded
the King's bodyguards in a devious attempt to usurp the power of the King and rule France. [RF]
Trivia: It was also a possible series pilot. Robert Clarke had previously headlined a pilot for a never sold
"Robin Hood" series that eventually was done by Richard Greene.

[--] Ford Theatre: ANOTHER DARLING
01Dec1950 CBS


[07] Magnavox Theatre: HURRICANE AT PILGRIM HILL (final episode)
08Dec1950 CBS
Released by Howco Productions
Produced by Hal Roach Jr.
Written by James Charles Lynch (from a magazine story "The Battle of Pilgrim Hil")
Directed by Richard L. Bare
starring
Virginia Grey ........... Janet Adams
Cecil Kellaway ........ Jonathan Smith
Clem Bevans ........... Sam "Bigmouth" Smedley
David Bruce ............. Tom Adams
Leslie Banning .......... Debbie Smith
Robert Board ............ Steve Terhune (as Bob Board)
Syd Saylor ................. Sheriff Luke Arundle
Oliver Blake .............. Running Deer (Broken Head in Credits)
Frank Lackteen .......... Broken Head (Running Deer in Credits)
Billy Gray .................. Johnny, Bigmouth's grandson (as Billie Gray)
Ann Doran .................. Katherine
Harry Hayden ............. Train Passenger
Synopsis:
A man visits his daughter a smalltown Massachusetts lawyer and finds her stressed out because of
the town's wealthiest man who is intent on driving her crazy. Her father decides to make the oldster
disappear by performing a rain dance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxmIJPefpcI

*NOTE: Was released as a second feature in the theatres in August 7, 1953, the first feature was Charlton Heston's "Arrowhead".
The ad said it was like "High Noon".
Also aired on "Award Theatre" March 1, 1955.

[--] Ford Theatre: ALICE IN WONDERLAND
15Dec1950 CBS


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