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Motorola Television Hour

aka Motorola TV Theatre  Sponsors  - Motorola
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

Racine WI newslistings  / San Mateo Times


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MOTOROLA TELEVISION HOUR
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ABC Production (Live from New York)
Produced by Herbert Brodkin
Directed by Donald Richardson

US Live Dramatic Anthology series 1953-54 15 episodes x 60min (3Nov53-18May54)

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ABC Tuesdays 9:30-10:30pm Eastern
The series alternated with the U.S. Steel Hour

[01] Motorola Television Hour: OUTLAW'S RECKONING
03Nov1953 ABC Tue
story by Ernest Haycox
starring
Eddie Albert
Jane Wyatt
Lee Marvin
Vicki Cummings
Wallace Ford
Synopsis:
Set in the Wild West, a couple of outlaws fight for supremacy over the territory. [RF]

[02] Motorola Television Hour: WESTWARD THE SUN
17Nov1953 ABC Tue
starring
Jackie Cooper
Brenda Bruce
Brian Keith
Richard Ney
Synopsis:
Set against the bombed-out city of London during the famous blitz and buzz-bombing, a wounded Omaha Beach soldier
returned to London and met a London shopgirl and fell in love. [RF]

[03] Motorola Television Hour: BRANDENBURG GATE
01Dec1953 ABC Tue
starring
Jack Palance ..... Scott Malone/Kurt Bauman
Maria Riva ....... Lisa
Elisha Cook Jr. .. Charlie
Lili Darvas ...... Ilsa Bruckner
Thomas Gomez ..... Lustig
Joseph Wiseman ... Baroff
Peter Capell ..... Emile Bruckner
Synopsis:
Story is set in modern day Berlin where people struggle against the Communist influence. [RF]

[04] Motorola Television Hour: AT EASE
15Dec1953 ABC Tue
written by Rod Serling
starring
Madge Evans
Brian Donlevy
Horace MacMahon
Pat Harrington
Synopsis:
Th story centers on a boy's Military I School where Donlevy becomes headmaster due to terms of the founder's will.
Donlevy, a tough top sergeant of the Army, plays the type of role best suited to his talents. [RF]

[05] Motorola Television Hour: THE THIRTEEN CLOCKS
29Dec1953 ABC Tue
written by Fred Sadoff & John Crilly
story by James Thurber
starring
Basil Rathbone ..... Duke
Sir Cedric Hardwicke .. the Golux
Alice Pearce ....... Hagga
Roberta Peters ..... Princess Sara Linda
John Raitt ......... Prince
Russell Nype
Synopsis:
A princess is under a spell from an evil Duke. A valiant prince, a leprechaun and a court spy also play a big role
in the rescue. [RF]

[06] Motorola Television Hour: THE LAST DAYS OF HITLER
12Jan1954 ABC Tue
written by David Davidson
starring
Philip Bourneuf ........ Adolf Hitler
Arnold Moss ............ Martin Bormann
Lawrence Fletcher .. Goering
Martin Kosleck ......... Goebbels
Lotte Stavisky .......... Eva Braun
Lilia Skala ................. Frau Goebbels
Luis Van Rooten ...... Himmler
Steve Geray ............. Admiral Speer
Bob Harris ................ Soldat
Synopsis:
The final days of the man who set out to rule the World, as his final moments neared. [RF]

[07] Motorola Television Hour: SIDE BY SIDE
26Jan1954 ABC Tue
written by William McCleery
starring
Helen Hayes ........... Frances Parry
Jerome Cowan
Dennis King ........... Mr. Parry
Addison Richards
Anne Seymour
Synopsis:
A successful housewife and mother whose prominence in local and state civic affairs causes the state politicians
to urge her to run for Congress. [RF]

[08] Motorola Television Hour: A DASH OF BITTERS
09Feb1954 ABC Tue
written by Reginald Denham
story by Conrad Sutton Smith
starring
Estelle Winwood
Zachary Scott
Joan Lorring
Richard Waring
Synopsis:
An aging artist attempts to freeze subjects for her pictures into immobility. [RF]

[09] Motorola Television Hour: THE MULDOON MATTER
23Feb1954 ABC Tue
written by Rod Serling
directed by Donald Richardson
starring
Charles Ruggles ....... Mordecai Muldoon
Kent Smith ............ Doc Stacey
Ed Begley ............. Horace Clowden
Patricia Barry ........ Polly
Frank McHugh .......... Mayor Pease
Malcolm Brodrick ...... Justice
Pud Flanagan
Christopher Walken (credited as Ronnie Walken)
Synopsis:
A happy-go-lucky drifter takes refuge in a little village. [RF]

[10] Motorola Television Hour: THE FAMILY MAN
09Mar1954 ABC Tue
written by William McCleery
starring
Hume Cronyn ...... Anthony Updyke
Jane Wyatt .......... Ruth Updyke
Elaine Stritch ....... Hazel Beck
Pat Smith ............. Alice Updyke
Steve Harris ......... Corey
Synopsis:
A comedy about a Washington correspondent whose quest for promotion is complicated by the didoes of his teenage
daughter and her young swains. [RF]

[11] Motorola Television Hour: NIGHTMARE IN ALGIERS
23Mar1954 ABC Tue
starring
Rita Gam ................ Anna
Francis L. Sullivan .. Dupuit
Tony Randall ........... Harry
Luther Adler ............ General Fox
Synopsis:
The tale of a young American emeshed in a web of espionage in the shadows of the Casbah. [RF]

[12] Motorola Television Hour: THE SINS OF THE FATHERS
06Apr1954 ABC Tue
written by David Davidson
starring
Betty Field ....... Rita Bell
Gene Lockhart ..... Professor Welch
Walter Hampden .... Arthur Bell
Elliott Nugent .... Walter Bell
Pat Smith ......... Sue
Synopsis:
A man determines his daughter must understand his problems. [RF]

[13] Motorola Television Hour: BLACK CHIFFON
20Apr1954 ABC Tue
written by Philip Barry
starring
Judith Anderson ... Alicia
Cedric Hardwicke .. Dr. Hawkins
Leora Dana ........ Thea
Martin Green ...... Robert
William Whitman ... Son
Synopsis:
The story of a woman who steals a black chiffon nightgown from a store on the eve of her son's wedding. [RF]

[14] Motorola Television Hour: LOVE SONG
04May1954 ABC Tue
written by Kenneth Sellers & Philip McKenna
starring
Oscar Homolka
Lisa Kirk ............... Maria
Royal Dano .......... Don Gerrasio
Joe De Santis ...... Turiddu
Enid Markey ......... Poncetta
Lydia St. Clair ...... Rosa
Synopsis:
The story concerns a love-sick youth Whose three-day serenade drives the residents of a fishing village in Sicily to
distraction. An unusual feature of the production is that while the 'lovelorn youth is constantly present in the minds of
others, he will not be seen at any time. He will be heard only, singing "Bella Mari," a ballad in barcarole form (and the
musical motif to the play) with accordion accompaniment. The stricken young man also keeps the village men on shore because
in his condition he is unable to make use of his gift as a finder of schools of fishes for the local fleet. Only the
marriage to Maria will restore normalcy, but her father is an obstacle to that. [RF]

[15] Motorola Television Hour: ATOMIC ATTACK (final episode)
18May1954 ABC Tue
written by David Davidson
from the novel "Shadow on the Hearth" (1950)by Judith Merril
directed by Ralph Nelson
starring
William Kemp ...... Jim Turner
Walter Matthau .... Dr. Spinelli
Phyllis Thaxter ... Gladys Mitchell
Audrey Christie ... Mrs. Moore
Elizabeth Russell.. Mrs. Harvey
Robert Keith ...... Dr. Lee
John Daly ......... Conelrad Announcer
Synopsis:
Story of a Westchester, NY matriarch who must guide what remains of her family through the aftermath of an H-Bomb
attack on Manhattan. [RF]

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 Summer Replacement  Center Stage  ABC Tuesdays (1Jun54 to 21Sep54) -  alternating with U.S. Steel Hour
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