CTVA US Anthology - "Philco Television Playhouse" (NBC) Season 3 (1950-51)

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 Season 3 (NBC) (1950-51)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger,  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


######### Philco Television Playhouse ########
############## season 3 1950-51 ##############
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  NBC Sundays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern (weekly)

 

3.01 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: HIGH TOR

10Sep50

written by Fred Coe

play by Maxwell Anderson

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Alfred Ryder

Felicia Montealegre

Vinton Hayworth

Edgar Stehli

Leo Penn

Maurice Manson

Edward Cullen

Synopsis:

A man torn between his fiancee and his love for a mountain he owns, which

he refuses to sell to some shady real estate agents. After an avalanche, he

is stuck with the realtors in a cave, where he sees a Dutch ghost and a young

woman who offers her opinion about his decision. [RF]

 

3.02 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE LONG RUN

17Sep50

starring

Vicki Cummings

Francis Lederer

 

3.03 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: DEAR GUEST AND GHOST

24Sep50

starring

Josephine Hull

Barry Nelson

 

3.04 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE TOUCH OF A STRANGER

01Oct50

written by Joseph Liss

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Olive Deering

E.G. Marshall

Leslie Nielsen

Jack Warden

Gloria Stroock

Leo Penn

Synopsis:
A scientist's life has been destroyed by another man's greed and takes

out his anger on three innocent strangers, implicating them in his own death.

 

3.05 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE VINE THAT GREW ON FIFTIETH STREET

08Oct50

starring

William Farnum

Florida Friebus

Bethel Leslie

Frank Maxwell

Dorothy Sands

 

3.06 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: A HUSBAND FOR MAMA

15Oct50

written by David Shaw

novel by Louis Paul

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Betty Caulfield

Vinton Hayworth

Muriel Kirkland

Conrad Janis

Biff McGuire

 

3.07 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: PORTRAIT IN SMOKE

22Oct50

starring

Olive Deering

Shepperd Strudwick

Synopsis:

Rising out of the shabbiness of the Lower East Side, Kathy ruthlessly climbs

the social and financial ladder by using and then abandoning

 a series of gullible older men. [RF[

 

3.08 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE GAMBLER

29Oct50

written by Joseph Liss

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

starring

Anne Crawford ....... Theresa

Alfred Ryder ........ Philip

Philip Coolidge ...... the General

Ethel Griffies ....... Grandmother

Maurice Burke

Muriel Hutchinson

Synopsis:

A scathing denunciation of gambling and feudal aristocrats of the 19th-century,

this story relates how Philip, a young medical student, bargains away his career

for the unsure success of high gambling stakes. His caution turns to uncontrollable

greed when he learns that money can buy women and quick fame. His destiny

 is bound to Theresa's, a beautiful young woman who has been mortgaged in

marriage for her stepfather's debt, and to her wealthy grandmother's, who

chooses to gamble away her fortune so there will be no inheritors. [TA]

 

3.09 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE POWER DEVIL

05Nov50

starring

Augusta Dabney

Kevin McCarthy

 

3.10 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY WITH IT

12Nov50

written by Alexander Kirkland

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Fred Beir

Margaret Hayes

Barbara Robbins

Francis X. Sullivan

Richard Sanders

Donald Woods

Bernard Nedell

 

3.11 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: I'M STILL ALIVE

19Nov50

starring

Walter Brooke

Burgess Meredith

Howard Smith

Haila Stoddard

 

3.12 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: TORCH FOR A DARK JOURNEY

26Nov50

written by Max Wilk

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

starring

Bramwell Fletcher

Loring Smith

Felicia Montealegre

Edgar Stehli

Richard Webb

Robert H. Harris

Louis Sorin

Jon Dawson

Al Thaler

Walter Black

Millicent Brower

Frank Sutton

Alfred Leberfeld

Bob Goldman

Frank Baxter

Synopsis:

A Czech scientist escapes from Prague with the aid of an American industrialist,

who wants to hire him for his personal benefit. The scientist is followed by a

former student, now a fanatic Communist, who insists that the scientist must

return to his own country to work for the People's Republic. The scientist must

decide whether to return or abandon his countrymen and accept personal freedom in America. [RF]

 

3.13 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: WACKY, THE SMALL BOY

03Dec50

starring

Bill Goodwin

Aline MacMahon

 

3.14 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: BONANZA

10Dec50

written by Stephen de Baun

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Stanley Ridges

Dan Morgan

Alfreda Wallace

William Kemp

Frank Tweddell

Ann Ives

 

3.15 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: DECOY

17Dec50

starring

Dulcy Jordan

Will Lee

John McQuade

 

3.16 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE PUPIL

24Dec50

written by Stephen de Baun

story by Henry James

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

John Newland

Judson Rees

Viola Roache

Ann Summers

Neil Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Eustis

 

3.17 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: LEAF OUT OF A BOOK

31Dec50

starring

Grace Kelly

Vicki Cummings

Lauren Gilbert

Claudia Morgan

 

3.18 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE SYMBOL: JEFFERSON DAVIS

07Jan51

written by William Kendall Clarke

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

John Baragrey

Lesley Woods

E.G. Marshall

Ellen Cobb-Hill

Victor Sutherland

John D. Seymour

 

3.19 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE LOST DIPLOMAT

14Jan51

starring

Scott McKay

Frances Reid

 

3.20 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: CONFESSION

21Jan51

written by David Shaw

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

John Ireland

Neva Patterson

Nelson Olmsted

James Van Dyk

Ann Ives

Ken Rockefeller

 

3.21 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE GREAT ESCAPE

28Jan51

starring

E.G. Marshall

Everett Sloane

Horace Braham

Kurt Katch

 

3.22 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

04Feb51

written by Abram S. Ginnes

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Cloris Leachman

J. Pat O'Malley

John Ericson

Marian Winters

Tom Reynolds

Herbert Nelson

 

3.23 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: KITTY DOONE

11Feb51

written by Joan Crowley

story by Aben Kandel

starring

Valerie Bettis as Kitty Doone

Edmon Ryan

Harry Worth

Russell Dennis

Brandon Peters

Viola Roache

David White

Nina Varela

Irving Winter

Carl Green

 

3.24 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: LET THEM BE SEA CAPTAINS

18Feb51

written by Hoffman R. Hays

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

starring

Anne Crawford as Margaret Fuller

Florida Friebus as Mary Greeley

E.G. Marshall as Horace Greeley

David Brisbane as Albert Brisbane

Harold McGee as Thurlow Weed

Charles Taylor

Nicholas Saunders

Ken Rockerfeller

Ruth Hope

Nancy Graves

Julie Follansbee

Katherine Gregg

Margaret Higgins

David Lewis

Synopsis:

Horace Greeley, volatile editor of The New York tribune, and Margaret Fuller,

 the mid-19th century femninist and first woman employed on the newspaper's staff.

The show also deals with Whig opposition to the Revolutionary North American Phalanx

of Albert Brisbane, a cooperative social group living in Red Bank, New Jersey. [RF]

 

3.25 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE MAN WHO BOUGHT A TOWN

25Feb51

starring

Oscar Homolka

Katherine Balfour as Elizabeth Bush

Raymond Bramley as Henry Locke

Bert Conway as Pete

Joan Croydon as Mrs. Dennis

Vinton Hayworth as H.L. Potter

Dorothy Sands as Mrs. Bush

Bobby Santon as Jimmy

Sam Schwartz as The Auctioneer

Elliott Sullivan as Lou McCabe

 

3.26 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: NO MEDALS ON POP

11Mar51

written by Henry K. Moritz

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Rod Steiger

Frederic de Wilde

Ellen Cobb-Hill

Brandon de Wilde

Alice Yourman

Hal Currier

 

3.27 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE DARK CORRIDOR

18Mar51

starring

Wesley Addy

Stella Andrew

Viola Roache

 

3.28 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: BULLETIN 120

25Mar51

written by Joseph Liss

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

starring

Stephen Courtleigh as Dr. Joseph Goldberger

Robert Quarry as Dr. Wheeler

Elinor Randel as Mrs. Wheeler

John Randolph as Hotstuff

Dan Reed as Lucius

Jack Bittner as Broadway

Alan Shayne as Kid

Eddie Lyans

Leslie Barrett

Synopsis:

The story for this program is taken from the files of the U.S. Public Health Service.

In 1915 in Mississippi, Dr. Joseph Goldberger works with a test group of convicts

and discovers that pellagra is caused by a dietary deficiency and not infection. [RF]

 

3.29 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: PARNASSUS ON WHEELS

01Apr51

starring

Russell Hardie

Muriel Kirkland

Una O'Connor

William Post Jr.

 

3.30 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: ROUTINE ASSIGNMENT

08Apr51

written by David Swift

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Stephen Elliott

Billy M. Greene

Frank Maxwell

James Westerfield

Emily Lawrence

Thomas Heaphy

James Van Dyk

 

3.31 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: HOUR OF DESTINY

15Apr51

starring

Anne Burr

Phyllis Love

Dorothy Peterson

 

3.32 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE BIRTH OF THE MOVIES

22Apr51

written by Hoffman R. Hays & Robert Alan Aurthur

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

starring

Lillian Gish as Narrator

John Newland

Jean Pearson

Paul Mann

Bruce Gordon

Robert F. Simon

Ben Lackland

Brandon Peters

Gordon Peters

Richard Abbott

Ken Rockefeller

Philip Rhodes

Frank Sutton

George McCoy

Eden Bitzer

Synopsis:

Drama on the career of D.W. Griffith. Producer Fred Coe briefly talks

with Lillian Gish before and following the drama. [RF]

 

3.33 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: MR. ARCULARIS

29Apr51

written by Conrad Aiken

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

starring

Nelson Olmsted as Mr. Arcularis

Leora Dana as Clarice

Edward Andrews 

Stuart MacIntosh

Frank Marth

Herbert Nelson

Joe Bassett

John C. Becher

Helen Wagner

Theresa Hayden

Synopsis:

This drama based on the supernatural revolves around the expansion and

contraction on an anesthesia rebreathing bag as Mr. Arcularis' life hangs in

the balance on the operating table. While he is unconscious, he dreams that he

has recovered and gone on a sea voyage to regain his health. However death

follows him in a recurrent dream in which he takes a journey through the heavens.

The dream obsesses him, but Clarice, a pretty woman with whom he falls in love,

forces him back to reality. At the end, Mr. Arcularis regains consciousness to find

Clarice, his nurse, bending over him to say he is all right. [RF]

 

3.34 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: A SECRET ISLAND

06May51

written by Paul Peters

story by Honore de Balzac

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Mildred Natwick

Edgar Stehli

Chris White

Cliff Robertson

Harry Sheppard

Phoebe Mackay

 

3.35 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE VISITORS

13May51

starring

Romney Brent

Sylvia Field

Anne Ives

Don Murray

 

3.36 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: JUSTICE AND MR. PLEZNIK

20May51

written by Thomas Phipps

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Joseph Buloff

Leo Penn

Naomi Riordan

Barbara Bulgakov

Ben Lackland

Charles Campbell

 

3.37 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: RESCUE

27May51

starring

John Randolph

Elliott Sullivan

James Westerfield

 

3.38 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE ADVENTURES OF HIRAM HOLLIDAY

03Jun51

written by Alexander Kirkland

story by Paul Gallico

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

E.G. Marshall

Stella Andrew

Adia Kuznetzoff

Henry Calvin

Ivan Simpson

Miriam Goldina

Synopsis:

Hiram Holliday is a copy-writer for a major newspaper. One day, he saves

his paper a fortune in a libel case, because of his meticulous work. [RF]

 

3.39 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE FAST DOLLAR

10Jun51

starring

J. Pat O'Malley

Judy Parrish

Vaughn Taylor

 

3.40 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: OPERATION: AIRLIFT

17Jun51

written by David Swift & George Giroux

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Ernest Borgnine

John D. Seymour

Lauren Gilbert

Russell Hardie

Frank Maxwell

David Swift

Paul Lipson

 

3.41 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: DR. HUDSON'S SECRET JOURNAL

24Jun51

starring

Colin Keith-Johnston

Shepperd Strudwick

 

3.42 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE PLOT

01Jul51

starring

Donald Buka

Edgar Stehli

 

3.43 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: CASE HISTORY

08Jul51

starring

Robert Pastene

Jane Seymour

Peggy Allenby

Barbara Joyce

Nydia Westman

Leslie Woods

 

3.44 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: I WANT TO MARCH

15Jul51

starring

John Hoyt

Enid Markey

Katherine Meskill

 

3.45 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: PRETEND I AM A STRANGER

22Jul51

written by David Shaw

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Henry Beckman

Olive Deering

Richard Newton

William Prince

Mariane Maricle

Michael McAloney

Peter Von Zerneck

 

3.46 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: TELEVISION STORY

29Jul51

starring

Sidney Blackmer

Walter Brooke

Gaby Rodgers

 

3.47 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE RETURN

05Aug51

written by Stephen de Baun

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Robert F. Simon

Therese Hunter

Biff Elliott

Jill Kraft

Daniel Reed

Alonzo Bosan

 

3.48 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: EPHRAIM TUTT'S CLEAN HANDS

12Aug51

written by David Swift

directed by Gordon Duff

starring

Parker Fennelly

Muriel Kirkland

 

3.49 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: COME ALIVE

19Aug51

written by William Kendall Clarke

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Valerie Bettis

Lauren Gilbert

Leora Dana

Richard Coogan

Alfreda Wallace

Donald Curtis

 

3.50 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: NIGHT AT THE VULCAN

26Aug51

starring

Jerome Cowan

William Prince

Polly Rowles

 

3.51 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THIS TIME NEXT YEAR

02Sep51

written by Fred Coe

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Nelson Olmsted

Edgar Stehli

Barbara Bolton

Leona Powers

Hugh Reilly

Paul Ford

Frank Sutton

 

3.52 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: WOMEN OF INTRIGUE

09Sep51

starring

Madeleine Carroll

Robin Craven

Anthony Dawson

Philip Friend

Murray Matheson

 

3.53 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE WAYWARD SEASON

16Sep51

written by David Shaw

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Carol Goodner

Kent Smith

Margaret Wycherly

Peggy McKay

Bethel Leslie

Ruth McDevitt

 

3.54 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE SPUR

23Sep51

starring

Wesley Addy

Alfred Ryder

 

3.55 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: BY-LINE FOR MURDER

30Sep51

written by Walter Bernstein

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

E.G. Marshall

Hugh Reilly

Barbara Joyce

Vinton Hayworth

Irene Moore

Addison Powell

Robert H. Harris

 

3.56 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: A REQUIEM FOR A MODEL

07Oct51

starring

Dortha Duckworth

Mike Lewin

Edmon Ryan

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