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Chrysler Medallion Theater (1953-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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J. Fred MacDonald (http://www.macfilms.com), Rina Fox
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CHRYSLER MEDALLION THEATER

 

 July 11, 1953 - April 3, 1954

CBS Sat 10:00 - 10:30

 

Producer: William Spier

Directors:

Ralph Nelson

Mort Abrahams

Seymour Robbie

Charles Powers

Don Medford

 

Aired live from New York each week.

 

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Ep 1.01 [--] Medallion Theater: THE DECISION OF ARROWSMITH

11Jul1953 CBS Sat

written by Tad Mosel

adapted from Sinclair Lewis' Pulitzer prize winning novel "Arrowsmith" (1926)

starring

Henry Fonda

Diana Douglas

Juano Hernandez

Synopsis:

Dramatization of the key episode of Sinclair Lewis' Pulitzer Prize winning novel, "Arrowsmith". [RF]

 

Ep 1.02 [--] Medallion Theater: A JOB FOR JIMMY VALENTINE

18Jul1953 CBS Sat

written by Robert Sloane

starring

Ronald Reagan

Dorothy Hart

 

Ep 1.03 [--] Medallion Theater: THE GRAND CROSS OF THE CRESCENT

25Jul1953 CBS Sat

written by Marc Siegel

starring

Jack Lemmon

Ernest Truex

 

Ep 1.04 [--] Medallion Theater: THE MAN WHO LIKED DICKENS

01Aug1953 CBS Sat

written by Evelyn Waugh

starring

Claude Rains

 

Ep 1.05 [--] Medallion Theater: MRS. UNION STATION

08Aug1953 CBS Sat

starring

June Havoc

Scott McKay

Richard Carlyle

Louis Nye

Synopsis:

A comedy about woman who marries a model train collector who is

 obsessed with railroad trains and models.  [JFM]

 

Ep 1.06 [--] Medallion Theater: THE CONSUL

15Aug1953

written by Thomas Phipps

starring

Charles Ruggles

 

Ep 1.07 [--] Medallion Theater: THE QUIET VILLAGE

22Aug1953 CBS Sat

written by Rod Serling

directed by Robert Stevens

starring

Robert Preston

Rod Steiger

 

Ep 1.08 [--] Medallion Theater: COLUMBO DISCOVERS ITALY

29Aug1953 CBS Sat

written by David Shaw

starring

Dane Clark

 

Ep 1.09 [--] Medallion Theater: SCENT OF THE ROSES

05Sep1953 CBS Sat

written by David Shaw

starring

Martha Scott

 

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Ep 2.01 [--] Medallion Theater: THE PADRE OF SAN PABLO

12Sep1953 CBS Sat

written by Jerome Rose

starring

Zachary Scott

 

Ep 2.02 [--] Medallion Theater: THE BARTLETT DESK

19Sep1953 CBS Sat

written by Louis Pelletier

starring

Mildred Natwick

Edward Everett Horton

 

Ep 2.03 [--] Medallion Theater: THE BIG BOW MYSTERY

26Sep1953 CBS Sat

starring

Cedric Hardwicke

Bethel Leslie

Lloyd Bochner  [JFM]

 

Ep 2.04 [--] Medallion Theater: THE ARCHER CASE

03Oct1953 CBS Sat

written by Robert Tallman

starring

Claude Rains

 

Ep 2.05 [--] Medallion Theater: THE TROUBLE TRAIN

10Oct1953 CBS Sat

written by Richard and Ellen McCracken

starring

Jeffrey Lynn

Madge Evans

Iris Mann

 

Ep 2.06 [--] Medallion Theater: A TIME FOR HEROES

17Oct1953 CBS Sat

written by Frank DeFelitta

starring

Victor Moore

 

Ep 2.07 [--] Medallion Theater: RETURN MATCH

24Oct1953 CBS Sat

starring

Maria Riva

Joseph Anthony

William Prince

 

Ep 2.08 [--] Medallion Theater: GRAN'MA REBEL

31Oct1953 CBS Sat

written by Milton Geiger

starring

Beulah Bondi

Jackie Cooper

Betsy Von Furstenberg

 

Ep 2.09 [--] Medallion Theater: BATTLE HYMN

07Nov1953 CBS Sat

written by Norman Lessing

starring

Helen Hayes as Harriet Beecher Stowe

Stephen Courtleigh

Eric Dressler

 

Ep 2.10 [--] Medallion Theater: THE BISHOP'S CANDLESTICKS

14Nov1953 CBS Sat

written by Lois Jacoby

story by Victor Hugo

directed by Don Medford

starring

Victor Jory as Jean Valjean

Barry Jones

Synopsis:

Hugo’s persecuted character in Les miserables.  [JFM]

 

Ep 2.11 [--] Medallion Theater: THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

21Nov1953 CBS Sat

written by Robert Anderson

 

Ep 2.12 [--] Medallion Theater: DEAR CYNTHIA...

28Nov1953 CBS Sat

written by Manya Starr

starring

Janet Gaynor

Vicki Cummings

 

Ep 2.13 [--] Medallion Theater: CRIMSON VELVET

05Dec1953 CBS Sat

written by Robert Wallsten

starring

Blanche Yerkel

Richard Conte  [JFM]

 

Ep 2.14 [--] Medallion Theater: A DAY IN TOWN

12Dec1953 CBS Sat

written by Ben Zavin

starring

Charlton Heston

 

Ep 2.15 [--] Medallion Theater: TWENTY-FOUR MEN IN A PLANE

19Dec1953 CBS Sat

written by Rod Serling

directed by Don Medford

starring

Leslie Nielsen

Jackie Cooper

 

Ep 2.16 [--] Medallion Theater: THEY CALL THEM THE MEEK

26Dec1953 CBS Sat

written by Rod Serling

directed by Ralph Nelson

starring

Thomas Gomez

Gene Raymond

 

Ep 2.17 [--] Medallion Theater: A SUITABLE MARRIAGE

02Jan1954 CBS Sat

written by Margaret Lewerth

starring

Roddy McDowall

Otto Kruger

Synopsis:

A Boston financier is determined that his son shall follow in his footsteps, but the son has other ideas.  [JFM]

 

Ep 2.18 [--] Medallion Theater: THE MAGIC TOUCH

09Jan1954 CBS Sat

written by George Bellak

directed by Don Medford

starring

Paul Douglas

James Broderick

Virginia Gilmore

Albert Salmi

Synopsis:

Paul Douglas stars as a cynical political journalist.  [JFM]

 

Ep 2.19 [--] Medallion Theater: THE GENTLE DECEPTION

16Jan1954 CBS Sat

written by A. J. Russell

starring

Thomas Mitchell  [JFM]

 

Ep 2.20 [--] Medallion Theater: THE BLUE SERGE SUIT

23Jan1954 CBS Sat

starring

Diana Lynn

Frank McHugh

Jerome Courtland  [JFM]

 

Ep 2.21 [--] Medallion Theater: BOOK OVERDUE

30Jan1954 CBS Sat

written by Carole Gluck

 

Ep 2.22 [--] Medallion Theater: THE TEACHER

06Feb1954 CBS Sat

written by Nancy Moore

starring

Nancy Olson

Hope Emerson

Don Taylor

 

Ep 2.23 [--] Medallion Theater: THE 39TH BOMB

13Feb1954 CBS Sat

written by A. J. Russell

starring

Richard Kiley

David Young

 

Ep 2.24 [--] Medallion Theater: THE VOYAGE BACK

20Feb1954 CBS Sat

written by Tad Mosel

starring
Eddie Albert
Nancy Kelly
Synopsis:
Three travelers on a pleasure cruise become entangled in each other's lives. [RF]

 

Ep 2.25 [--] Medallion Theater: HOMESTEAD

27Feb1954 CBS Sat

written by Ben Zavin

starring

Eddie Albert

 

Ep 2.26 [--] Medallion Theater: SINNERS

6Mar1954 CBS Sat

written by David Davidson

starring

Mildred Dunnock

Rhys Williams

 

Ep 2.27 [--] Medallion Theater: FLIGHT TO FAME

13Mar1954 CBS Sat

written by Simon Wincelberg

starring

Edith Fellows

Synopsis:
On the eve of a Broadway opening the star falls ill and the understudy is in Seattle. [RF]

 

Ep 2.28 [--] Medallion Theater: CONTACT WITH THE WEST

20Mar1954 CBS Sat

starring

Jerome Thor

Joseph Wiseman

 

Ep 2.29 [--] Medallion Theater: THE ALIBI KID

27Mar1954 CBS Sat

written by Robert Haines

starring

Ben Gazzara

 

Ep 2.30 [--] Medallion Theater: SAFARI

03Apr1954 CBS Sat

written by Ben Zavin

starring

Brian Donlevy

Marilyn Erskine ....... Sue

Synopsis:
Story of a hunter's desire to capture a rare animal. [RF]

*Last episode of series.

 

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