CTVA US Anthology - "Philco Television Playhouse" (NBC) Season 6 (1953-54)

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 Season 6 (NBC) (1953-54)
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 6 1953-54 ##############
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NBC Sundays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern -  Alternating with "Goodyear TV Playhouse"

 

6.01 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: 0 FOR 37

27Sep53

written by David Shaw

directed by William Corrigan

starring

Eva Marie Saint

James Broderick

Arthur O'Connell

Billy M. Green

Moultrie Patton

Bobby Vail

Brian Walsh

Dan Frazer

Synopsis:

A young ballplayer appreciates the value of home and family

 after a shaky start in professional baseball. [RF]

 

6.02 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE BACHELOR PARTY

11Oct53

written by Paddy Chayefsky

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Eddie Albert

Kathleen Maguire

Joe Mantell

Robert Emmett

Douglas Gordon

Anna Minot

 

6.03 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE GIRL WITH THE STOP WATCH

25Oct53

written by Sumner Locke Elliott

starring

Philip Abbott

Betty Miller

Lois Wilson

 

6.04 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE TRAIN TO TROUBLE

08Nov53

written by Harry M. Nuheim

starring

Hugh Marlowe

Maria Riva

 

6.05 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: UP ABOVE THE WORLD SO HIGH

22Nov53

written by Greer Johnson

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Enid Markey

Edgar Stehli

Deirdre Owens

Betty Sinclair

Murray Hamilton

Ruth McDevitt

 

6.06  [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE SIXTH YEAR

29Nov53

written by Paddy Chayefsky

starring

Kathleen Comegys

Kim Stanley

Warren Stevens

 

6.07 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE MDINIGHT CALLER

13Dec53

written by Horton Foote

starring

Catherine Doucet

Betty Miller

 

6.08 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE GLORIFICATION OF AL TOOLUM

27Dec53

written by David Shaw

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Murray Hamilton

Walter Matthau

Betsy Palmer

Maxine Stuart

 

6.09 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: HANGMAN IN THE FOG

10Jan54

written by Lionel Shapiro

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Dane Clark

Maureen Hurley

Werner Klemperer

Michael Gorrin

Neil Fitzgerald

Francis Compton

Synopsis:
An American newspaperman in London believes he is being pursued

by agents from across the Iron Curtain. [RF]

 

6.10 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: SMOKE SCREEN

24Jan54

written by Mann Rubin

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Rod Steiger

Ed Prentiss

Anne Hegira

William Hanson

Freida Altman

Jay Jostyn

 

6.11 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: A GAME OF HIDE AND SEEK

07Feb54

written by J.P. Miller

starring

Mildred Dunnock

Betty Field

 

6.12 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

21Feb54

written by A.J. Russell

starring

Martin Balsam

Barbara Baxley

Larry Gates

Anne Jackson

Synopsis:
The perpetrators of a million dollar robbery find themselves with five hours

 to go before the statute of limitations takes effect. [RF]

 

6.13 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE DANCERS

07Mar54

written by Horton Foote

directed by Vincent J. Donehue

producer Fred Coe

starring

Joanne Woodward ....... Emily

James Broderick ........ Horace

Janet De Gore ......... Mary Catherine

Helen Wagner ......... Inez

Frank Overton ......... Mr. Davis

Mary Lou Taylor ......... Waitress

William Erwin ......... Herman

Glorie Jones ......... Vivenne

Mary Haynsworth ......... Mrs. Davis
Synopsis:

A meek, young boy, still shy and unsure of himself, visits his sister in a

small town and is persuaded by her to ask the most popular girl in town for a

date. He asks her to a school dance, but, as she is going steady, she refuses

his invitation. Believing himself to be the butt of ridicule by the young population

of the town because of his awkwardness, he withdraws into himself. He later meets

a young girl who is as shy and unconfident as he, and, because of the mutual

understanding between them, they give each other the confidence each lacks. [RF]

 

6.14 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE BROKEN FIST

21Mar54

starring

Claude Dauphin

 

6.15 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE MOTHER

04Apr54

written by Paddy Chayefsky

directed by Delbert Mann

producer Fred Coe

starring

Maureen Stapleton ........ Daughter

George L. Smith ........ Son-in-Law

Cathleen Nesbitt ........ Mother

David Opatoshu ........ Boss

Anna Berger

Estelle Hemsley

Dora Weissman

Perry Wilson

Katherine Hynes

Violet Diaz
Synopsis:

A widow tries not to be dependent on her children. [RF]

 

6.16 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE KING AND MRS. CANDLE

18Apr54

written by Sumner Locke Elliott

starring

Joan Greenwood

Cyril Ritchard

 

6.17 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE JOKER

02May54

starring

Martin Balsam

Eva Marie Saint

 

6.18 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: AND CROWN THY GOOD

16May54

written by Stewart Stern

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Anna Berger

Voytek Dolinski

Alice Mann

Nehemiah Persoff

Dina Peskin

Don Dubbins

Peg Hillias

 

6.19 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE SHADOW OF WILLIE GREER

30May54

starring

Dorothy Gish

William Hansen

Wright King

 

6.20 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: ADAPT OR DIE

13Jun54

written by Harry Nuheim

directed by Arthur Penn

producer Fred Coe

starring

Walter Matthau ......... Stuart Benson

John Qualen ......... Gus Gruntle

Hildy Parks ......... Penny Benson

Geoffrey Lumb ......... B.S.

Rita Vale ......... K.D.

Guy Raymond ......... Mr. Burnside

Marcel Hillaire ......... Dr. Gustave Riker

Stefan Gierasch

Will West

William Hawley

Claude Traverse
Synopsis:

An editor of that smart magazine Throb and tense finds that he must either become

adapt to the high-tension life of a New York magazine or be without a job. [RF]

 

6.21 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH

27Jun54

starring

Philip Abbott

Mark Roberts

Bartlett Robinson

 

6.22 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: MAN DROWNING

11Jul54

written by F.W. Durkee

starring

Barbara Joyce

William Smithers

 

6.23 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE CATAMARAN

25Jul54

written by J.P. Miller

starring

Cloris Leachman

Patrick O'Neal

Barbara O'Neil

 

6.24 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN

08Aug54

written by Tad Mosel

based on a New Yorker story by Daniel Fuchs

directed by Delbert Mann

producer David Susskind

starring

Larry Gates ......... Darcy

Perry Wilson ......... Natalie

James Gregory ......... Angus

David Opatoshu ......... Colie

Kevin Coughlin ......... Gary

Barbara Nichols
Synopsis:

A member of an architect's firm is torn by internal conflict. His partners need his

compliance if they are to cash in on a 'deal" they have made with a building contractor. [RF]

 

6.25 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: STAR IN THE SUMMER NIGHT

22Aug54

starring

Lili Darvas

Peter Mark Richman

 

6.26 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: RUN LIKE A THIEF

05Sep54

written by Sam Hall

directed by Jeffrey Hayden

starring

James Dean ......... Rob
Kurt Kasznar ....... Ingles
Barbara O'Neil ..... Mme. Pollard
Gusti Huber ........ Dell
Ward Costello ...... the Investigator
Arny Walton ........ the Busboy
Eugene Wood ........ Mr. Howard
Synopsis 1:
A bracelet found by a waiter is given to the waiter's wife. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
When a valuable bracelet is lost at a resort hotel, suspicion points

 to a young waiter. The boy is the protege of a man to whom

 the waiting profession is a "sacred trust". [RF]

######### Philco Television Playhouse ########
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