CTVA US Anthology - "Panic!" / "No Warning!" (Al Simon/NBC)(1957-58) 

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Panic! / No Warning!

(aka Crisis, Impact )
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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with contributions by:

J. Fred MacDonald (www.macfilms.com) James Beer, Tom Alger, Rina Fox
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

A California National Presentation (CNP)
Al Simon Productions Inc. McCadden Corp
Produced by Al Simon
for
NBC Tuesdays 8:30-9:00 (05Mar57-17Sep57) (season 1)(Panic!)
NBC Sundays 7:30-8:30 (06Apr58-07Sep58)(season 2)(No Warning!)

US Anthology series 1957-58    31 episodes  x 30 min

Narrator: Westbrook Van Voorhis

 

##################### Panic! #################
################# season 1 1957 ##############
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NBC Tuesdays 8:30-9:00 (05Mar57-17Sep57)

 

1.1 [--] Panic!: THE PRIEST

05-Mar-1957 NBC Tue

Written by David Dortort

Directed by Rod Amateau

Director of photography Harry Wild

starring

James Whitmore ....... Father Dolan

John Harmon......... John Oliver
Peggy Converse ...... Mrs. Oliver
Raymond Greenleaf ... George Murray
Ralph Moody ......... Harry Howell

Anthony Warde

Michael Granger

Marshall Bradford

Synopsis:

At 12:04 AM, Father Dolan is awakened by a man who begs him to listen

to his confession. The man tells the priest that someone will be killed in a time-bomb

explosion set to go off at 9:20 AM. Before Father Dolan can find out more, the man suffers

a heart attack and dies. The priest has just nine hours to find the bomb. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Father Dolan knows there is a time bomb set to explode

 in nine hours but not where it's located. [RF]

 

1.2 [--] Panic!: THE PRISONER

12-Mar-1957 NBC Tue

Written by Richard M. Gray

Directed by Maury Geraghty

Director of photography Harry Wild

Narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis

starring

Kenneth Tobey ....... John Edward Brester

Jaclynne Greene ....... Mabel Brester

Trevor Bardette ....... Bob Thompson

Vivi Janiss ....... Rose Duncan

Milton Frome ....... Security Guard

Ray Teal ...... Police Chief

Tom Powers ....... Warden

Paul Birch

William Fawcett

Richard Travis

John Mitchum

Alexander Campbell

Synopsis:

A man sentenced to prison for life requests permission to visit his dying wife,

 who is interned at a neighboring women's prison. His request turned down, the man

 vows to escape and rescue his wife so that she will not die in the penitentiary. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A convict is denied permission to visit his dying wife and vows to escape. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
A convict serving a life sentence asks permission to

visit his wife who lies dying in a women's jail. [JBeer]
Syndication airing on Film Drama with Dick Lewis,

 KLZ-7 Denver, CO Sat 11Jun 60 10:30 p.m. MDT

 

1.3 [--] Panic!: THE BOY

19-Mar-1957 NBC Tue (rerun 23Jul57)

starring

Billy Chapin ....... Tommy Williams
Ross Elliott ....... Mr. Williams
Michael Grant ....... Gunman
Jack Lambert ....... Gunman

Tyler McVey ......... Gas Station Attendant
Michael Taylor ...... Billy
Paula Winslowe ...... Mrs. Field
Synopsis:
A young boy overhears two men plotting to kill his father, a lighthouse keeper.

The youngster attempts to reach his father and at the same time, throw the thugs off the trail. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A boy makes a desperate attempt to prevent his father's murder. [RF]

 

1.4 [--] Panic!: THE SUBWAY

26-Mar-1957 NBC Tue

Narrated by Westbrooke Van Voorhees

starring

Barbara Billingsley .. Mrs. Mason
Eduard Franz ......... George Mason
John Doucette ........ Ryker
Anthony Warde ........ Detective Sergeant
Frank Richards ....... Gunman [JFM]

Synopsis:
A businessman discovers that one of his late-night

subway companions is a corpse. [RF]

 

1.5 [--] Panic!: THE EMBEZZLER

02-Apr-1957 NBC Tue

Narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis

starring

Whit Bissell ....... Frank Chambers

Russell Hicks ....... John J. Martin

Ted de Corsia ...... George Gavin

Stafford Repp ....... Safe-man
Frank Sedan ....... Thomas Wright

Synopsis:

For years Frank Chambers has labored as a low-salaried jewelry clerk for a

diamond merchant. When his son decides to go to college, Chambers can't afford it,

and he decides to steal cash from the firm's vault. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Frank Chambers decides to rob his long-time employer

to pay for his son's education. [RF]

 

1.6 [--] Panic!: THE AIRLINE HOSTESS

09-Apr-1957 NBC Tue

starring

Carolyn Jones ........ Janet Hunter
John Bryant .......... Captain Jenkins
Paul Picerni ......... Marvin Henderson
Stephen Bekassy ...... Dr. Reimer
Robert Quarry ........ Father Malone

Synopsis:
A stewardess learns that a foreign spy carrying a bomb is aboard the plane. [RF]

 

 1.7 [--] Panic!: NIGHTMARE (verified on film -RF)
16-Apr-1957 NBC Tue

Panic 1957 TV Series part 1 "Nightmare"
Panic 1957 TV Series part 2 "Nightmare"
Panic 1957 TV Series part 3 "Nightmare"

Produced by Al Simon Productions Inc  and McCadden Corp.
Producer Al Simon / Associate Producer Herbert W. Browar
Teleplay by Merwin Gerard
Directed by Maury Geraghty
Script Supervisor William Burns
Director of photography Arch R. Dalzell
Hosted by Westbrook Van Voorhis
starring
Eduardo Ciannelli .... Eduardo D'Alessio
Argentina Brunetti ... Tina D'Alessio
Willis Bouchey ....... Dr. Reynolds
Katherine Warren ..... Mrs. Reynolds
Judi Boutin .......... Airline Stewardess
Nesdon Booth ......... Passenger
Fred Kruger .......... Airline Clerk
Wilson Wood .......... Chauffeur
Norman Alden ......... Garage Attendant
Jim Hayward .......... Stranger
William Challee ...... Mack
*
Assistant Director ... Jack Voglin
Art Director ......... Howard Campbell
Set Decorator ........ Frank Wade
Original Music ....... Mahlon Merrick
Production Supervisor .. George King
Supervising Editor ..... Larry Heath
Editor ............... Monica Collingwood
Recorded by .......... Earl Snyder
Casting .............. Kerwin Coughlin
Synopsis:
A man who laughed at his wife's nightmares finds himself living them. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The wife of a diplomat dreams that her husband was involved in an auto accident. [JBeer]
(Syndication airing on Film Drama, KLZ-7 Denver, CO Wed. 15Jun 60 10:30 p.m. MDT)
 

1.8 [--] Panic!: TWO MARTINIS

23-Apr-1957 NBC Tue

written by Harold Swanton

directed by Maury Geraghty

director of photography Arch R. Dalzell

starring

Kent Taylor ......... Barney Dutton
Irene Hervey ........ Gretchen Beresford
William Ching ....... Gil Beresford
Peggy Knudsen ....... Kit Dutton
Pamela Duncan ....... Abigail Denning

Vinton Hayworth

George Cisar

Lomax Study

Dorothy Dells

Roy Glenn

Synopsis:
A man drinks a poisoned cocktail he had intended for his partner. [RF}

 

1.9 [--] Panic!: MAROONED

30-Apr-1957 NBC Tue

written by Rik Vollaerts

directed by Maury Geraghty

director of photography Arch R. Dalzell

starring

James Mason ......... Father
Pamela Mason ........ Mother
Portland Mason ...... Daughter
Morgan Mason ........ Son

Synopsis:

A family with two young children are stranded 22 floors up in an unfinished apartment building.

They face a long three-day holiday weekend with no food or water and no way of obtaining any. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The father of a family is stranded high in an unfinished apartment building. [RF]

* Note: Portland and Morgan Mason are the children

(ages 8 and 21 months, respectively) of James and Pamela Mason.

 

1.10 [--] Panic!: COURAGE (film)

07-May-1957 NBC Tue (rerun 10Sep57)

starring

Paul Burke ....... Dr. David Nelson

Trevor Bardette ....... John Tunney

Parley Baer ....... Father Francis Keenoy

Don Haggerty ....... Dickens

Raymond Greenleaf ....... Dr. Thomas Mead

Tyler McVey ....... Fireman

Synopsis:

A young doctor is doubtful of his own ability as a physician.

His capabilities are put to the test when an injured painter, in need of immediate

medical attention, is trapped inside an empty water tower. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An unsure young doctor must treat a seriously injured man. [RF]

 

1.11 [--] Panic!: PETER AND THE TIGER

Al Simon-McCadden prod. no. 11
14May57 NBC Tue
guest cast:
Richard Eyer ........ Peter Harrison
Mel Koontz .......... Red Beard, the Trainer

Kasey Rogers ........ Mrs. Harrison
Robert Anderson ..... Kelly
David Saber ......... Butch
Synopsis:
Peter Harrison, a truant-playing schoolboy, comes
upon an escaped circus tiger being held at bay by an injured
animal-trainer. The boy rides into town for help, but the trainer
seems doomed when the townsfolk scoff at the strange story. [DM]
(17Aug61 Tynes-Tees UK Thur 8:55pm)

Synopsis 2:
No one believes a boy's tale of an injured animal

 trainer holding an escaped tiger at bay. [RF]
 

1.12 [--] Panic!:  THE VIGILANTES (copyright/broadcast title)
(a.k.a. The Prospector)
Al Simon-McCadden prod. no. 12
21May57 NBC Tue
Guest Cast;
Robert Douglas .... Thomas Burdue/James Stuart
Red Morgan ........ Morgan
Lawrence Dobkin ...... Brannan
Dan Riss .......... Coleman

Chuck Roberson .... Sam Glen
Bill Erwin ........ McGilbert
John Anderson ....... Sheriff
Synopsis:
During the days of the California gold rush, an innocent man faces hanging 

when he is framed by a criminal who bears a striking resemblance to him. [TA]

Synopsis 2:
In the midst of the California gold rush, an innocent man is threatened with hanging. [RF]
 

1.13 [--] Panic!: THE KIDNAPPER

28-May-1957 NBC Tue

starring

Richard Erdman .... Henry Moss
Peggy Maley ....... Mary
Jean Ruth ......... Florence
Fay Roope ......... Charlie Jennings
Jody Warner ....... Baby Sitter

Synopsis:
An accused kidnapper must flee an angry mob and find

witnesses to prove his innocence. [RF]

 

[--] Panic!: no details/preempted

04-Jun-1957 NBC Tue

 

1.14 [--] Panic!: MAYDAY

11-Jun-1957 NBC Tue

starring

Richard Jaeckel ... Steve Bridges
Keye Luke ......... Honolulu
Dale Ishimoto ..... Tokyo
John Goddard ...... San Fran
Kathy Garver ...... Charlene
John Trayne ....... Melbourne
Florence Sheen .... Loretta

Synopsis:
A radio "ham" is trapped in his burning home and cannot reach his

transmitting set to summon help. A world-wide short wave rescue effort

begins in a desperate race against time. [DM]
(UK airdate: 03Aug61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Thur 8:55PM)

Synopsis 2:
A paraplegic falls from his wheel chair and is pinned under a divan. [RF]

 

1.15 [--] Panic!: BOTULISM

Al Simon-McCadden prod. no. 15
18Jun57 NBC Tue
Guest Cast:
Marshall Thompson .. Dr. Bennett
Barbara Knudsen .... Beth Bennett
Claire Meade ....... Mrs. Higgins
George Taylor ...... Mr. Ambrose
Dorothy Adams ...... Mrs. Ambrose
Mary Carroll ....... Edna
Joan Forte ......... Mrs. Milliken
Judd Holdren ....... Mr. Milliken
Ted Jacques ........ Mailman
Synopsis:
A man is found dead and his doctor discovers he has
been poisoned. The patient had eaten canned meat patties bought at a
charity bizarre. The physician has only a few hours to discover the
identity of the others who might have eaten the tainted food. He is
himself included. [DM]
(24Aug61 Tyne-Tees UK, Thur 8:55PM)

Synopsis 2:
Only a few hours remain to find the victims of food poisoning. [RF]

 

1.16 [--] Panic!: LOVE STORY  (film)

25-Jun-1957 NBC Tue

starring

Darryl Hickman ....... Boy
Mary Webster ....... Girl
Lila Lee ....... Storekeeper
Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve, a lonely young man meets at the wharf a despondent girl who

had intended suicide. They agree to meet in an hour to celebrate Christmas together

but the boy loses her address. Frantically he searches the city to try to find the girl. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A young man can't keep his appointment with a suicidal girl he's lost her address. [RF]

 

1.17 [--] Panic!: REINCARNATED

02-Jul-1957 NBC Tue

starring

June Havoc ......... June Sullivan
Alan Napier ........ Hawthorne
Norman Alden ....... Stage Manager

Synopsis:
A vaudeville dancer is being terrorized by a crazed knife thrower. [RF]

 

################### No Warning! ##############
################## season 2 1958 #############
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NBC Sundays 7:30-8:30PM (06Apr58-07Sep58)

 

2.01 [--] No Warning!:  EMERGENCY
06-Apr-1958 NBC Sun
starring
Elisha Cook Jr. ..... Charles Pulaski
Peggy Webber ........ Fran Pulaski
John Phillips ....... Doctor
Virginia Gregg ...... Supervisor
Kay Stewart ......... Nurse
Paul Harber ......... Intern
Louise Lewis ........ Waitress
Jimmy Wallington .... Radio Announcer

Synopsis:
A taxi driver hears a news report about an accident

 and fears his son is the victim. [RF]
 

2.02 [--] No Warning!: HEAR NO EVIL

13-Apr-1958 NBC Sun

starring

Mercedes McCambridge .... Helen Colby

Whitney Blake ......... Alice
Fletcher Markle ....... Bart Colby
Synopsis:
A mute hears her husband and sister planning

 her death but she can't call for help. [RF]
 

2.03 [--] No Warning!: FIRE LOOKOUT POST

20-Apr-1958 NBC Sun

written by Maury Geraghty

directed by Maury Geraghty

director of photography Arch R. Dalzell

starring

Ann Rutherford ....... Valerie Simmons

Strother Martin ....... Judson

Robert Anderson ....... Marshall

Wheaton Chambers ....... Camper

Gerry Cohen ....... Boy

Synopsis:

A woman doing fire-lookout duty, is taken prisoner by an arsonist who starts a raging forest fire.

 The woman tries to warn other ranger stations of the blaze. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
To protect his forest fire, a pyromaniac is trying to kill the fire lookout. [RF]

 

2.04 [--] No Warning!: ASHLEY AND SON

27-Apr-1958 NBC Sun

starring

Everett Sloane ....... Ashley
Alfred Toigo ......... Walter
Synopsis:
A frantic father seeks his son, fearing the lad is about to commit suicide. [RF]

 

2.05 [--] No Warning!: STRANDED

04-May-1958 NBC Sun

written by Peter Halsey

directed by Maury Geraghty

director of photography Arch R. Dalzell

starring

Marsha Hunt ......... Carolyn Ross
Walter Coy .......... Tom Ross

Larry Blake ......... Motorist
Clark Howat ......... Sheriff

Synopsis:

Carolyn and Tom Ross are driving across the Mojave Desert when their car stalls

on a lonely road miles away from the nearest town. They find refuge in a cave,

then Tom sets out to find help. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A young couple's vacation drive through California turns into a nightmare. [RF]

 

2.06 [--] No Warning!: PATROL
11-May-1958 NBC Sun

starring
Chris Alcaide ........ Joe
Richard Bakalyan ..... Carl
Mark Damon ........... Dave

Synopsis:
Korea: a Marine patrol is attacked by a killer

apparently from its own ranks. [RF]

 

2.07 [--] No Warning!: SURVIVORS (film)

18-May-1958 NBC Sun

starring

Bruce Bennett ....... Gil Nolan

James Maloney ....... Scotty

Rex Dante ....... Philip Nordyke

Maura Murphy ....... Mrs. Nordyke

Len Lesser ....... John Bates

David Bair ....... Billy Wells

Robert Fuller ....... Miller

Synopsis:

After a shipwreck in mid-ocean, Gil Nolan takes command of a small lifeboat

capable of carrying a maximum of 10 passengers. With 15 people aboard,

 Nolan must make a difficult decision. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The commander of an overloaded lifeboat must

order several people overboard. [RF]

 

2.08 [--] No Warning!: AMNESIAC

25-May-1958 NBC Sun

starring

Everett Sloane ....... Doctor
Leon Ames ............ Harry Hall
Dorothy Green ........ Emily Thomas
Rick Vallin .......... Man

 

2.09 [--] No Warning!: DOUBLE IDENTITY

(aka Mistaken Identity)

01-Jun-1958 NBC Sun

starring

Ronnie Burns

Robert Vaughn

Synopsis:
After committing a murder, a young man attempts to put the blame

on another man who closely resembles him. When he succeeds in this deception,

 he decides to kidnap his look-alike and murder him. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A psychopathic killer (Ronnie Burns) tries to put the

blame for his crimes on his lookalike. [RF]

 

2.10 [--] No Warning!:  FLIGHT
08-Jun-1958 NBC Sun

starring
Richard Jaeckel ...... Lieutenant Wilson
Alan Dexter .......... Sergeant Galento
Dick Dial ............ Paratrooper
Major Richard Saxe ... Himself

 

2.11 [--] No Warning!: PAROLE
15-Jun-1958 NBC Sun

starring
Whit Bissell ......... Lead

Ted de Corsia ........ Warden

Synopsis:

A man is scheduled to be released from prison on parole.

But he learns that the other prisoners believe that he has

betrayed them and are determined to kill him before he is

released. All the man's attempts to reach the warden fail

when the guards refuse to believe his story. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A convict is soon due for release, if he can stay alive in prison. [RF]

 

2.12 [--] No Warning!: FINGERPRINTS

22-Jun-1958 NBC Sun

starring

Paul Stewart ...... Stephen Chase

Lola Albright ...... Karen Adams

Brian Kelly .... Randy Burke

John Wengraf ..... Consul

Synopsis:

A private detective is given a dangerous assignment by the Government.

 His task is to enter a carefully guarded foreign consulate and replace the

 fingerprint card of one of their spies, who has been killed in a brawl,

with the fingerprints of a Federal Agent. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A private eye is hired to switch records in a foreign consulate. [RF]

 

2.13 [--] No Warning!: TWENTY-SIX HOURS TO SUNRISE
07-Sep-1958
starring
Steve Brodie ......... Arty Hoyt
Peter Hansen ........ Sam Travis
Michael Winkelman .... Boy

Synopsis:
A boy contracts rabies and the antitoxin is located in

a town held captive by an outlaw gang. [RF]

 

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Unknown titles/airdates
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[--] Panic!: Unknown title
Hosted by Westbrook Van Voorhis
Guest cast:
Hugh Marlowe ......... Frank Hutchins
K.T. Stevens ......... Wife
Synopsis:
Aboard ship, a couple makes a frantic effort to find a stolen

suitcase which contains a live cobra. [RF]

[--] Panic!: Unknown title
Synopsis:
A woman has one week to find the mysterious donor of her

mink coat before her husband returns home. [RF]
 

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