CTVA US Anthology - "Philco Television Playhouse" (NBC) Season 7 (1954-55)

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 Season 7 (NBC) (1954-55)
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 7 1954-55 ##############
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NBC Sundays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern -  Alternating with "Goodyear TV Playhouse"

 

7.01 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

19Sep54

written by Paddy Chayefsky

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Eva Marie Saint ....... Betty

E.G. Marshall ....... Jerry

Steven Hill ....... George

Peter Mark Richman ...... Jack

Peg Hillias ...... Mrs. Preiss

Betty Lou Keim ...... Phyllis

Ann Shoemaker ...... Millie

Lee Meriwether

Patricia Crowley

Bess Myerson

Anna Berger

 

7.02 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: TIME BOMB

03Oct54

written by Sumner Locke Elliott

starring

John Ireland

Nancy Kelly

 

7.03 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: MAN ON THE MOUNTAINTOP

17Oct54

starring

Steven Hill

Loretta Leversee

Anne Meara

Peter Mark Richman

Sidney Armus

Gordon B. Clarke

Anthony Ross

 

7.04 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: TIME OF DELIVERY

31Oct54

written by David Shaw

starring

Robert Mulligan

James Broderick

Martin E. Brooks

 

7.05 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: CRIME WITHOUT MOTIVE

14Nov54

written by Marc Brandel

starring

Burt Brinckerhoff

George Chandler

William Lundmark

Mark Rydell

 

7.06 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: BEG, BORROW OR STEAL

28Nov54

directed by Arthur Penn

starring

Anthony Ross

Bess Myerson

 

7.07 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: CATCH MY BOY ON SUNDAY

12Dec54

written by Paddy Chayefsky

starring

Sylvia Sidney

 

7.08 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: RUN, GIRL, RUN

26Dec54

starring

Mary Astor

Lin McCarthy

Lee Meriwether

Ann Shoemaker

Robert F. Simon 

Margot Stevenson

 

7.09 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: WALK INTO THE NIGHT

09Jan55

starring

Walter Matthau

Neva Patterson

 

7.10 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: ANATOMY OF FEAR

23Jan55

written by F.W. Durkee Jr.

directed by Delbert Mann

starring

Rod Steiger

Perry Wilson

Geoffrey Horne

Katherine Marshall

 

7.11 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: A SENSE OF JUSTICE

06Feb55

written by Gore Vidal

starring

E.G. Marshall

John Hudson

Synopsis:
A young man determines to rid a Western town of its domineering political boss. [RF]

 

7.12 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE ASSASSIN

20Feb55

starring

Jacob Ben-Ami

Nehemiah Persoff

Gaby Rodgers

Jo Van Fleet

 

7.13 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: PLAY ME HEARTS AND FLOWERS

06Mar55

written by David Shaw

directed by Delbert Mann

producer, Gordon Duff

starring

Joey Adams ......... Bill Dix

Johnny Desmond .........Nick Mercer

Luis Van Rooten ......... Harry Shelton

Kay Medford ......... Betty Winston

Ellen Cobb-Hill ......... Phyllis Mercer

Allan Nourse ......... Joe Preger

Milo Boulton ......... Ed Fuller

Synopsis:

A singer who has teamed up with a comedian, realizes that he has become

the comic's 'straight man' both on and off the stage. Somehow,

he must reassert his individuality! [RF]

 

7.14 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: SHADOW OF THE CHAMP

20Mar55

written by Robert Alan Aurthur

starring

Eli Wallach

Lee Grant

Jack Warden

Tony Canzoneri

Synopsis:
On a transatlantic voyage, the disenchanted sister of a sportswriter, is thrown

 together with the boyhood chum and adult hanger-on of the heavyweight champion

of the world, and slowly draws him away from his lifelong shadow-like attachment to the champ.

 

7.15 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: WATCH ME DIE

03Apr55

written by F.W. Durkee Jr.

starring

John Baragrey

 

7.16 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE

17Apr55

written by Calder Willingham

starring

John Kerr ......... George Avery

Peter Mark Richman ........ Tinian

Tom Tully ........ Major Avery

Jack Weston ......... Lumpkin

Don Fellows ......... Lanier

Oliver Berg ........ Jack Avery

Nan McFarland ....... Mrs. Avery

Lonnie Chapman ........ Cadet O.D.

Synopsis:

The commander of a military prep school brings near-disaster to himself

and his son, a pupil at the school. He pushes the boy beyond endurance

in his effort to make him a better student than he was. [RF]

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: Do It Yourself

24Apr55

 

7.17 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION  

(aka The Governess)

01May55

written by Jerome Ross

starring

Ross Martin

Augusta Dabney

Betty Sue Albert

Maureen Hurley

Miko Oscard

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: Visit to a Small Planet

08May55

 

7.18 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE PARDON-ME BOY

15May55

written by J.P. Miller

starring

Jackie Cooper ........ Bubbo

Peggy Maurer ........ Phyllis

Harry Bellaver ........ Joe

Joanne Roos ........ Mary

Carlos Montalban ........ Saguro

Synopsis:

A young man, held a failure by his father, is a juror in the murder trial of a

gangland boss. When the trial is over the son reveals that he held out

for the acquittal of the defendant. [RF]

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: The Catered Affair

22May55

 

7.19 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE GHOST WRITER

29May55

written by Bernard Wolfe

directed by Jack Smight

starring

Philip Abbott ......... David Lomak

Betsy Palmer ........... Janice Gans

Shepperd Strudwick ......... Lincoln Venner

Bert Freed .......... Al Rago

Nehemiah Persoff ......... Ed Kagan

Margot Stevenson ........... Mary Venner

Chris Gampel .......... Diego

Rod Winchell ........... Harold

Milo Boulton ........... Moderator

Eleanor Baron ....... Mambo girl

Rawn Harding ........ Mambo girl

Synopsis:

The manager of a former actor now running for Congress wants to exploit

the fact that the opposition candidate's daughter is working on their campaign.

But the actor and his ghost writer hesitate to use the girl's hatred

of her father to their advantage. [RF]

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: Mr. Dorothy Allen

05Jun55

 

7.20 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: TOTAL RECALL

12Jun55

written by David Shaw

starring

Robert Ellenstein

Arthur Franz

Loretta Leversee

Lois Wheeler

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: End of the Mission
19Jun55

 

7.21 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: BLACK FROST

26Jun55

written by Steve Hill

starring

Lonny Chapman

Bert Freed

Pat Hingle

Lenka Peterson

Logan Ramsey

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: The Prizewinner
03Jul55

 

7.22 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: INCIDENT IN JULY 

 (aka Dogwood Blossoms)

10Jul55

producer Gordon Duff

written by Calder Willingham

directed by Jack Smight

starring

Dick York ....... Andy

Charles Dingle ....... Daddy Tom

Peggy Maurer ........ Madeleine

Maureen Stapleton .......... Mrs. Johnson

Will West ........ Ham Ector

Ethel Remey ........ Mrs. Mulberry

Fred Eisley ........ Jimmy

Allen Nourse ...... Mr. Johnson

Synopsis:

Daddy Tom, the camp director, is upset when he learns through the grapevine

 that one of his counselors, Mrs. Johnson, is infatuated with his 19-year-old

office worker, Andy, and that she wants to give him $1,100 for his education.

 The first part of the rumor is not true, but the second part is. She is unable to have

children and thinks this is a constructive way to use the money they saved for a child.

She and her husband squabble over this. Andy's parents are dead. Daddy Tom

 fires both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. He re-hires them on the condition she not mention

 the money until the last day of camp. She does wait, but Andy wants to work his way

 through college. She is reconciled with Mr. Johnson, and they decide to adopt a child. [RF]

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: Man on Spikes
17Jul55

 

7.23 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE DEATH OF BILLY THE KID

24Jul55

written by Gore Vidal

starring

Paul Newman ........ Billy the Kid

Jason Robards

Michael Conrad

Frank Overton

Michael Strong

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: Tangled Web
31Jul55

 

7.24 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: A ROOM IN PARIS

07Aug55

starring

John Cassavetes

Kathleen Maguire

Al Markim

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: The Takers
14Aug55

 

7.25 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: GRETEL

21Aug55

written by Vance Bourjaily

starring

Geoffrey Horne

Edmon Ryan

Eva Stern

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