CTVA US Anthology - "Plymouth Playhouse" (ABC)(1953)

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Plymouth Playhouse
(originally titled ABC Album - title changed in the third telecast)

Sponsored by: Chrysler Corporation - makers of the Plymouth Automobile

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
http://ctva.biz/index.htm

with contributions by:

Tom Alger, J. Fred MacDonald (www.macfilms.com), Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE

 John Rust Productions
April 12, 1953 to June 21, 1953

ABC Sun 7:30-8:00

Host: Donald Cook

 

Three of the episodes went on to become series of their own.

1) Jamie (Talent Associates/ABC)(1953-54) starring Brandon De Wilde on ABC.

2) Colonel Humphrey Flack (DuMont 1953-54)  starring Alan Mowbray for Dumont.

3)  Justice (NBC)(1954-55) starring Paul Douglas and Lee Grant for NBC.

 

Some of the productions were live others filmed.

 

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ABC Sundays 7:30-8:00pm (12Apr53-21Jun53)

 

1.01 [--] ABC Album: JUSTICE

Pilot for - Justice (NBC)(1954-55) starring Gary Merrill, Dane Clark, William Prince

12-Apr-1953 ABC Sun

executive producer, Herbert Brodkin

written by Halsted Welles

directed by Ralph Nelson

Host: Donald Cook

starring

Paul Douglas

Lee Grant

John Lehne

John Seymour

Barbara Townsend

Synopsis:

Here, Justice, based on the files of the Legal Aid Society.

The plot concerns a wife's discovery that her husband is a bigamist.

Introduction by Judge Learned Hand

Justice became a series, but on NBC, in 1954. [RF]

 

1.02 [--] ABC Album / Plymouth Playhouse: MISTER GLENCANNON TAKES ALL
19Apr1953 ABC Sun (East Coast) [Syracuse Herald NY]
05May1953 ABC Tue (West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
Producer Herbert Brodkin
Written by Alvin Sapinsley
Directed by Sir Cedric Hardwicke
starring
Robert Newton
Melville Cooper
Myron McCormick
Synopsis:
The indomitable Scot becomes enmeshed in the company's effort to win the cargo trade of one MacKenzie Duggan,
maker of a "vurra guid whisky" called Duggan's Dew of Kirkintilloch. Glencannon upsets the applecart. [RF]

 

1.03 [--] Plymouth Playhouse: JAMIE

Pilot for - Jamie (Talent Associates/ABC)(1953-54) starring Brandon de Wilde

26-Apr-1953 ABC Sun

written by David Swift

directed by Curt Conway

producer Herbert Brodkin

starring

Brandon de Wilde as Jamie

Ernest Truex

Polly Rowles

Eva Marie Saint

Adnia Rice

Eda Heineman

Charles Kuhn

David Winters

Neil Harrison

Synopsis:

Heartwarmingly touching and comic tale of a young boy in search of a place

 to unpack his suitcase. Pilot for the 1953-1954 series Jamie, in which an orphaned

 boy moves in with his aunt and grandfather. [RF]

 

1.04 [--] Plymouth Playhouse: A TALE OF TWO CITIES Part 1 [verified on film]

03-May-1953 ABC Sun

Executive producer, Cecil Barker; Producer Robert M. Banker
Adapted by John Vlahos; From the story by Charles Dickens
Directed by Dik Darley
original music by Dmitri Tiomkin
Host: Whit Bissell
starring
Wendell Corey ...... Sydney Carton
Wanda Hendrix ...... Lucie Manette
Murray Matheson .... Dr. Alexander Manette
Carleton Young ..... Charles Darnay
Esther Dale ........ Pross
Paul Cavanagh ...... Mr. Stryver
Jerry LaZarre ...... Baraud
Norman Budd ........ Jerry Cruncher
Ted Stanhope ....... The Judge
Colin Kenny ........ The Bailiff
Larry Williams ..... The Barrister
*
Art Director ....... Al Goodman
Music Director ..... Rex Koury
Production Manager.. Darrell Ross
Lighting Directors.. Alex Quirona & Truck Krone
Audio Engineer ..... Kenneth Grinde
Technical Director.. Irwin Stanton
Synopsis:
The London Story of 1780 London recovering

from the war of the New Colonies.

Part 2 the story continues with Paris recovering from the fall

of the Bastille and the dawn of beheading.

 

1.05 [--] Plymouth Playhouse: A TALE OF TWO CITIES Part 2 [verified on film]

10-May-1953 ABC Sun

Executive producer, Cecil Barker; Producer Robert M. Banker
Adapted by John Vlahos; From the story by Charles Dickens
Directed by Dik Darley
Original music by Dmitri Tiomkin
Host: Whit Bissell
starring
Wendell Corey ...... Sydney Carton
Wanda Hendrix ...... Lucie Manette
Judith Evelyn ...... Therese Defarge
Murray Matheson .... Dr. Alexander Manette
Carleton Young ..... Charles Darnay
Esther Dale ........ Pross
Lucille Pierlot .... The Seamstress
Bob Foulk .......... Ernest Defarge
Jerry LaZarre ...... Baraud
Norman Budd ........ Jerry Cruncher
Constance Cavendish ..... Regiene
Ivan Triesault ..... The President
*
Art Director ....... Al Goodman
Music Director ..... Rex Koury
Production Manager.. Darrell Ross
Lighting Directors.. Alex Quirona & Truck Krone
Audio Engineer ..... Kenneth Grinde
Technical Director.. Irwin Stanton
*
Synopsis:
The Paris Story 1789.

*NOTE: Special guest host Whit Bissell announces  that next week Host Donald Cook will return.

 

1.06 [--] Plymouth Playhouse: HOGAN'S DAUGHTER

17-May-1953 ABC Sun

 Host Donald Cook

starring

Sheila Bond

 

1.07 [--] Plymouth Playhouse: FOUR STORIES

24-May-1953 ABC Sun

starring

Boris Karloff

Philip Truex

Kyle MacDonnell

1) The Chase starring Boris Karloff

 

1.08 [--] Plymouth Playhouse: COLONEL HUMPHREY J. FLACK

Pilot for - Colonel Humphrey Flack (DuMont 1953-54 live) starring Alan Mowbray, Frank Jenks

31-May-1953 ABC Sun

starring

Alan Mowbray ........ Colonel Humphrey J. Flack

Constance Ford

Synopsis:

Colonel Humphrey J. Flack swindler of all swindlers finagles his way

thru life's up's and downs. Known to his friends as the

fabulous fraud.

*Note: This was the pilot for the series.

 

1.09 [--] Plymouth Playhouse: THE SPLIT SECOND

07-Jun-1953 ABC Sun

starring

Alan Webb

Geraldine Fitzgerald

 

1.10 [--] Plymouth Playhouse: BABY AND ME

14-Jun-1953 ABC Sun

written by Frank Gabrielson

starring

Janis Paige

Robert Preston

Stanley Prager

Synopsis:

Comedy about a family whose members undergo a metamorphosis when

the daughter of the house wins a beautiful child contest. [RF]

*Note: Frank Gabrielson was the writer of "Mama".

 

1.11 [--] Plymouth Playhouse: THE TURNING POINT

21-Jun-1953 ABC Sun

written by Halsted Welles

starring

Neva Patterson

Richard Kelly

Johnny Stewart

Richard Ney

Synopsis:

Story of violence among teenagers.

 

1.12 [--] Plymouth Playhouse: JETFIGHTER

28-Jun-1953 ABC Sun

Narrated by Jackson Beck
starring
John Granger
Tige Andrews (as Tiger Andrews)
Ben Hammer
Synopsis:
Story of an American flyer in trouble over the Russian occupied zone in Germany.

 Filmed at Maguire Air Force Base, Fort Dix, N.J. [TA]
 

[--] Plymouth Playhouse: DREAM JOB

17-Jul-1953 ABC Friday

starring

Vincent Price

Joan Leslie
Synopsis:
Joan is hired as a secretary by Vincent Price. [JFM]
*Note: Aired on Hollywood Half Hour on ABC.

 

[--] Plymouth Playhouse: OUTLAWS RECKONING

written by Halsted Welles

 

[--] Plymouth Playhouse: SKETCHBOOK

written by John Collier & Dorothy Parker & Stephen Vincent Benet & Saki

 

[--] Plymouth Playhouse: RETICENCE OF LADY ANNE

starring

Boris Karloff

 

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