CTVA US Anthology - "Pulitzer Prize Playhouse" (ABC)(1950-52)

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Celanese Theatre (ABC)(1951-52)

 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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with contributions by: Rina Fox
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PULITZER PRIZE PLAYHOUSE
ABC

October 6, 1950 to June 4, 1952

ABC Fridays 9:00-10:00pm (season 1)(1950-51)

ABC Wednesdays  10:00-11:00pm 10:00-10:30pm (season 2) (1951-52)


Narrator, Elmer Davis
Theme Music by Russ Case


During its second season Pulitzer alternated weekly with
Celanese Theatre (ABC)(1951-52)

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ABC Fridays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern

 

Ep 1.01 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

06-Oct-1950

story by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

starring

Charles Coburn

Ella Raines

 

Ep 1.02[--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE CANTON STORY

13-Oct-1950

written by Budd Schulberg

starring
Richard Carlson

 

Ep 1.03 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS

20-Oct-1950

based on Robert E. Sherwood's play

starring

Raymond Massey as Abe Lincoln

Adele Longmire as Ann Rutledge

Kevin McCarthy as Seth Gale

Calvin Thomas as Joshua Speed

Wendell K. Phillips as William Herndon

Betty Field

Florida Friebus

 

Ep 1.04 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN

27-Oct-1950

written by Sidney Howard

story by Rene Fauchois

starring

Helen Hayes (her TV debut)

Charles Dingle

Synopsis:

The Haggetts extended asylum to a tubercular stranger, Christopher Bean,

fifteen years ago. The many paintings he left were used to patch up leaks in the

roof, etc. Only one portrait has been treasured -that of Gwenny, their servant.

Suddenly strangers call, announcing the paintings are worth a fortune. These

innocent folk become eaten up with comical cupidity and do their best to get

hold of Gwenny's portrait. But Gwenny is Bean's widow, owner of the portrait,

and seventeen other pieces she rescued from the fire! [RF]

 

Ep 1.05 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS

03-Nov-1950

story by Booth Tarkington

starring

Melvyn Douglas

Ruth Hussey

Florence Eldridge

Richard Hylton

Synopsis:

The story of the rise and fall of a Midwestern dynasty. [RF]

 

Ep 1.06 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE RAVEN

10-Nov-1950

starring
Zachary Scott

 

Ep 1.07 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY

17-Nov-1950

adapted by Felix Jackson

story & lyrics by Maxwell Anderson

starring

Dennis King

John Raitt

Doretta Morrow

Loring Smith

Jed Prouty

Phil Coolidge

Stanley Carson

Brooks Dunbar

Jack Manning

Harvey Sheppard

 

Ep 1.08 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse:  THE END GAME

24-Nov-1950

starring
Kent Smith
Barry Nelson
Richard Derr

 

Ep 1.09 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: OUR TOWN

01-Dec-1950

play by Thornton Wilder
starring
Charles Dingle
Elizabeth Patterson
Edward Arnold
Dorothy Peterson

 

Ep 1.10 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE PONZI STORY

08-Dec-1950

starring
Hume Cronyn
Coleen Gray
Blanche Yurka
Quentin Reynolds

 

Ep 1.11 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: BETHEL MERRIDAY

15-Dec-1950

story by Sinclair Lewis

starring

Barbara Bel Geddes as Bethel Merriday

Philip Reed

Betty Garde

 

Ep 1.12 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: PHARMACIST'S MATE

22-Dec-1950

starring
Brian Donlevy
Gene Raymond

 

Ep 1.13 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: MRS. JANUARY AND MR. EX

29-Dec-1950

play by Zoe Akins
starring
Melvyn Douglas
Penny Singleton

 

Ep 1.14 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: PORTRAIT OF A PRESIDENT

05-Jan-1951

starring
Walter Hampden
Fay Bainter

 

Ep 1.15 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: NED MCCOBB'S DAUGHTER

12-Jan-1951

written by Sidney Howard

starring

Anthony Quinn

Miriam Hopkins

Gig Young

Charles Dingle

 

Ep 1.16 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: LIGHT UP THE SKY

19-Jan-1951

play by Moss Hart
starring
Patricia Morison
Lee Tracy

 

Ep 1.17 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE SILVER CORD

26-Jan-1951

written by Sidney Howard

starring

Judith Anderson

Joanne Dru

Joan Chandler

 

Ep 1.18 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: ALISON'S HOUSE

02-Feb-1951

play by Susan Glaspell
starring
Madge Evans
Otto Kruger
Patricia Quinn O'Hara

 

Ep 1.19 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: BROKEN DISHES

09-Feb-1951

play by Martin Flavin

directed by Charles S. Dubin

starring

Robert Stack

James Dunn

Marcia Henderson

Synopsis:

A young couple are forced to deal with the girl's overbearing mother,

who rules the lives of her family, until the sudden appearance

of the mother's old flame. [RF]

 

Ep 1.20 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: MARY OF SCOTLAND

16-Feb-1951

play by Maxwell Anderson

starring

Helen Hayes

Mildred Natwick

John Emery

 

Ep 1.21 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: VALLEY FORGE

23-Feb-1951

play by Maxwell Anderson
starring
Albert Dekker
Wright King
Victor Sutherland

 

Ep 1.22 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE WISDOM TOOTH

05-Mar-1951

play by Marc Connelly
starring
John Beal
Jean Parker
Helen Donaldson

 

Ep 1.23 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE

12-Mar-1951

play by Owen Davis

starring

Vincent Price

Anna Lee

Audrey Meadows

 

Ep 1.24 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE HAUNTED HOUSE

19-Mar-1951

play by Edna Ferber & George S. Kaufman
starring
Howard St. John
Barbara Britton
Constance Dowling

 

Ep 1.25 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: BLOCKADE

26-Mar-1951

starring

Robert Pastene

Vanessa Brown

 

Ep 1.26 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE JUST AND THE UNJUST

02-Apr-1951

starring
June Lockhart
Richard Kiley
Jan Sterling
Charles Dingle

 

Ep 1.27 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: NIGHT OVER TAOS

09-Apr-1951

starring
Murvyn Vye
Riza Royce

 

Ep 1.28 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: ICEBOUND

16-Apr-1951

play by Owen Davis
starring
Edmond O'Brien
Nina Foch
Charles Dingle

 

Ep 1.29 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: REBELLION IN JACKSON COUNTY

23-Apr-1951

starring
Everett Sloane
Valerie Bettis
James Dunn
Muriel Kirkland

 

Ep 1.30 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: SECOND THRESHOLD

30-Apr-1951

play by Philip Barry
starring
Hugh Reilly
Betsy von Furstenberg
Clive Brook

 

Ep 1.31 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE HAPPY JOURNEY

07-May-1951

starring

Jack Lemmon

Spring Byington

Wanda Hendrix

 

Ep 1.32 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE THOUSAND YARD LOOK
14-May-1951
starring
Hal Boyle

Ep 1.33 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE QUEEN'S HUSBAND
21-May-1951
play by Robert E. Sherwood
starring
Roland Young

Ep 1.34 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE STOLEN CITY
28-May-1951
starring
Charles Dingle

Ep 1.35 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: DETOUR
04-Jun-1951
play by Owen Davis
starring
Dorothy Gish
William Harrigan

Ep 1.36 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: HOSTAGE
11-Jun-1951
starring
Donald Devlin
Paul Porter

Ep 1.37 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE BUCCANEER
18-Jun-1951
play by Maxwell Anderson
starring
Brian Aherne
Nina Foch

Ep 1.38 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse:

(a) THE PEN, (b) YOU'RE NOT THE TYPE, (c) THE WEAK SPOT
25-Jun-1951
starring
Sidney Blackmer
Edna Best

Ep 1.39 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE BIG BREAK
02-Jul-1951
starring
James Dunn
Lynn Bari

 

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ABC Wednesdays  10:00-11:00pm 10:00-10:30pm (season 2) (1951-52)

Alternated with  Celanese Theatre (ABC)(1951-52)

 

 [--] Celanese Theatre: AH, WILDERNESS

03-Oct-1951 ABC Wed

 

[--] King's Crossroads: 10Oct51 ABC Wed (1st episode)

Film Shorts hosted by Carl King

 

 [--] Celanese Theatre: SUSAN AND GOD

17-Oct-1951 ABC Wed

 

 [--] Celanese Theatre: WINTERSET

31-Oct-1951 ABC Wed

 

 [--] Celanese Theatre: OLD ACQUAINTANCE

14-Nov-1951 ABC Wed

 

 [--] Celanese Theatre: COUNSELLOR-AT-LAW

28-Nov-1951 ABC Wed

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: NO TIME FOR COMEDY

12-Dec-1951 ABC Wed

 

Ep 2.01 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
19-Dec-1951 ABC Wed
play by Thornton Wilder
starring
Thomas Mitchell
Nina Foch
Mildred Natwick
Peggy Wood

 

 [--] Celanese Theatre: THE JOYOUS SEASON

26-Dec-1951 ABC Wed


Ep 2.02 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: ALISON'S HOUSE
02-Jan-1952 ABC Wed
play by Susan Glaspell
starring
Otto Kruger
Ruth Chatterton

 

 [--] Celanese Theatre: REUNION IN VIENNA

09-Jan-1952 ABC Wed

 
Ep 2.03 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE TOWN
16-Jan-1952
story by Conrad Richter
starring
John Forsythe
Aline MacMahon
Joseph Hardy

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: ANNA CHRISTIE

23-Jan-1952 ABC Wed

 

Ep 2.04 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: YEARS OF GRACE

30-Jan-1952 ABC Wed

novel by Margaret Ayer Barnes

starring

Ann Harding

Lucile Watson

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: BRIEF MOMENT

06-Feb-1952 ABC Wed

 

Ep 2.05 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: HILL 346 -- A REPORT ON KOREA
13-Feb-1952 ABC Wed
play by Norman Lessing
starring
Vaughn Taylor
Philip Bourneuf
Philip Coolidge

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: THE PETRIFIED FOREST

20-Feb-1952 ABC Wed


Ep 2.06 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: MELVILLE GOODWIN, U.S.A.
27-Feb-1952 ABC Wed
story by John P. Marquand
starring
Jayne Meadows
Margalo Gillmore
Paul Kelly

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

05-Mar-1952 ABC Wed


Ep 2.07 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE
12-Mar-1952 ABC Wed
play by Booth Tarkington
starring
Vincent Price
Audrey Meadows
Anna Lee

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: SATURDAY'S CHILDREN

19-Mar-1952 ABC Wed

 
Ep 2.08 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: ROBERT E. LEE
26-Mar-1952 ABC Wed
starring
Robert Keith
Ilka Chase

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: STREET SCENE

02-Apr-1952 ABC Wed

 

Ep 2.09 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE JUNGLE

09-Apr-1952 ABC Wed

starring

Kent Smith

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: MORNING'S AT SEVEN

16-Apr-1952 ABC Wed

 

Ep 2.10 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE FASCINATING STRANGER
23-Apr-1952 ABC Wed
play by Booth Tarkington
starring
Thomas Mitchell
Polly Rowles

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED

30-Apr-1952 ABC Wed


Ep 2.11 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: THE RETURN OF MR. MOTTO
07-May-1952 ABC Wed
story by John P. Marquand
starring
James Daly
Eva Gabor
Harold Vermilyea

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: THE DISTAFF SIDE

14-May-1952 ABC Wed

 
Ep 2.12 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse:

THE AMERICAN LEONARDO: THE LIFE OF SAMUEL F.B. MORSE
21-May-1952 ABC Wed
starring
John Forsythe
Wanda Hendrix
Gene Raymond

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: YELLOW JACK

28-May-1952 ABC Wed

 

Ep 2.13 [--] Pulitzer Prize Playhouse: DAISY MAYME
04-Jun-1952 ABC Wed
play by George Kelly
starring
June Havoc
Shepperd Strudwick

 

[--] Celanese Theatre: WHEN LADIES MEET

11-Jun-1952 ABC Wed

 
[--] 18-Jun-52 ABC Wed - no details

 

 [--] Celanese Theatre: ON BORROWED TIME

25-Jun-1952 ABC Wed

 

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