CTVA US Anthology - "Philco Television Playhouse" (NBC) Season 8 (Fall 1955)

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 Season 8 (NBC) (Fall 1955)
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 ########
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############### (final season) ###############
 
NBC Sundays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern -   Final 3 episodes Alternating with "Goodyear TV Playhouse"  (ending  2-Oct-55)


8.01 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE MISS AMERICA STORY

04Sep55

written by Roger O. Hirson

starring

Johnny Desmond

Lee Meriwether

Charlotte Rae

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: Suit Yourself
11Sep55

 

8.02 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: THE OUTSIDERS

18Sep55

written by Bernard Wolfe

starring

Jason Robards

Eli Wallach ....... Nacho

Pat Henning ....... Claessens

Arthur O'Connell ....... Grant

Jo Rabb ....... Christina

Synopsis:

A group of disgruntled South American peasants tries to sabotage the work

on an American engineering team. The natives feel that the outsiders are

 interfering with their way of life. [RF]

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: The Merry-Go-Round
25Sep55

 

8.03 [--] Philco Television Playhouse: A MAN IS TEN FEET TALL

  (final episode of "Philco Television Playhouse" )

 (starting Sunday 16Oct55 "Alcoa Hour" takes over this slot - alternating with "Goodyear  Playhouse" for seasons 1955-56 & 1956-57)

02Oct55

written by Robert Alan Aurthur

directed by Robert Mulligan

producer Gordon Duff

starring

Sidney Poitier ......... Tommy Tyler

Martin Balsam ......... Charlie Malick

Don Murray ......... Alex Nordman

Kathleen Murray ......... Katherine

Hilda Simms ....... Lucy Tyler

Michael Strong .......... Lloyd Mills

Johanna Douglas

Meg Wyllie

Florence Anglin

Ed Walsh

Betty McDonald

Joe Comadore

Synopsis:

Drama about waterfront workers. An AWOL soldier befriends a

 black worker; together they battle against hatred and oppression. [RF]

 

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NBC Sundays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern  -  Goodyear TV Playhouse alternated with  The Alcoa Hour

during the remainder of the the 1955-56 season after Philco Television Playhouse had ended

Episode titles listed below for Reference Purposes.

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: The Expendable House
09Oct55

 

1.01 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE BLACK WINGS  (first episode) (takes over from "Philco Television Playhouse")

16-Oct-1955 NBC Sun

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: A Business Proposition

23Oct55

 

1.02 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE SMALL SERVANT

30-Oct-1955 NBC Sun

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: The Mechanical Heart

06Nov55

 

1.03 [--] The Alcoa Hour: A GIRL CAN TELL

13-Nov-1955 NBC Sun

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: One Mummy Too Many

20Nov55

 

1.04 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THUNDER IN WASHINGTON

27-Nov-1955 NBC Sun

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: The Trees

04Dec55

 

1.05 [--] The Alcoa Hour: UNDERTOW

11-Dec-1955 NBC Sun

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: Christmas 'til Closing

18Dec55

 

1.06 [--] The Alcoa Hour: AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

25-Dec-1955

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: Rise Up and Walk

01Jan56

 

1.07 [--] The Alcoa Hour: MAN ON A TIGER

08-Jan-1956 NBC Sun

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: This Land Is Mine

15Jan56

 

1.08 [--] The Alcoa Hour: A PATCH OF FAITH

22-Jan-1956  NBC Sun

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: The Starlet

29Jan56

 

1.09 [--] The Alcoa Hour: LONG AFTER SUMMER

05-Feb-1956 NBC Sun

 

Goodyear TV Playhouse: Kyria Katina

12Feb56

 

1.10 [--] The Alcoa Hour: TRAGEDY IN A TEMPORARY TOWN

19-Feb-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.11 [--] The Alcoa Hour: MAN ON FIRE

04-Mar-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.12 [--] The Alcoa Hour: DOLL FACE

18-Mar-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.13 [--] The Alcoa Hour: FINKLE'S COMET

01-Apr-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.14 [--] The Alcoa Hour: EVEN THE WEARIEST RIVER

15-Apr-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.15 [--] The Alcoa Hour: PARIS AND MRS. PERLMAN

29-Apr-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.16 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE PRESIDENT

13-May-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.17 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE CONFIDENCE MAN

27-May-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.18 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE MAGIC HORN

10-Jun-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.19 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE ARCHANGEL HARRIGAN

24-Jun-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.20 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE PIPER OF ST. JAMES

08-Jul-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.21 [--] The Alcoa Hour: SISTER

22-Jul-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.22 [--] The Alcoa Hour: KISS AND TELL

05-Aug-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.23 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE BIG VOTE

19-Aug-1956 NBC Sun

 

1.24 [--] The Alcoa Hour: THE GIRL IN CHAPTER ONE

02-Sep-1956 NBC Sun

 

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