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Revlon Mirror Theater (1953)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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REVLON MIRROR THEATER
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aka "Mirror Theater"
June 23, 1953 September 1, 1953: 8:00 8:30 pm Tuesdays on NBC (shows were live)
September 19, 1953 December 12, 1953: 10:30 11:00 pm Saturdays on CBS (shows were filmed)

Producers Donald Davis and Dorothy Mathews
Directors Daniel Petrie, Richard Irving
Hostess: Robin Chandler (she was also the spokeswoman for Revlon Cosmetics)
*NOTE: Mary Kay is the representative for the Revlon cosmetics line for each episode.

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######Revlon Mirror Theater######
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NBC Tuesdays 8:00-8:30pm Eastern (23Jun53-1Sep53)
Broadcast "Live" from New York
Summer replacement for "The Milton Berle Show"

1.01 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: THE LITTLE WIFE (live)
23Jun1953 NBC Tue
Story by O. Henry
Directed by Daniel Petrie
starring
Eddie Albert
Georgann Johnson
Henry Jones
Synopsis:
A traveling salesman embarks on a train journey when he receives word that his wife is in pretty rough
shape after giving birth to their baby. Another traveling salesman offers him sympathy and understanding
as he listens to the salesman pouring out the story of his marriage, unaware that his wife has passed on. [RF]

1.02 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: SALT OF THE EARTH (live)
30Jun1953 NBC Tue
story by Rebecca West
starring
Richard Kiley
Martha Scott
Synopsis:
A young wife whose efficiency in running other people's lives is a constant rebuke to them. [RF]

1.03 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: SOMEONE LIKE YOU (live)
07Jul1953 NBC Tue
starring
Ralph Meeker
Hildy Parks
Synopsis:
A sailor home from Korea on leave meets and falls in love with a dance hall hostess whose ambition is to marry
a wealthy man. The story of a young sailor who desperately needs a reason for returning from each one of his voyages,
and a person on whom to center his hopes for the future. [RF]

1.04 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: DON'T WINK AT FATE (live)
14Jul1953 NBC Tue
starring
Vanessa Brown
William Prince
Synopsis:
The story of a young woman whose extra sensory perception regarding a certain young man leads her into
many complications. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The story of a bride whose wedding is interrupted by one of the most unusual complications in history. The bride
is gifted with extra-sensory perception and foresees that a columnist she doesn't know is due to come to harm if
he keeps an appointment. She leaves the wedding to save his life and thus complicates things in her own life. [RF]

1.05 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: THE ENORMOUS RADIO (live)
21Jul1953 NBC Tue
starring
Darren McGavin
Felicia Montealegre
John Baragrey
Synopsis:
A young couple in a large apartment have a love of music and purchase a huge radio. A serviceman manages to fix
it so they can hear every conversation in the building. [RF]

1.06 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: A REPUTATION (live)
28Jul1953 NBC Tue
starring
Jackie Cooper
Peggy Ann Garner
Robert Emhardt
Synopsis:
A young man decides to commit suicide on the 4th of July and the newspapers pick up the story and make a
hero out of him. [RF]

1.07 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: WHITE NIGHT (live)
04-Aug-1953 NBC Tue
starring
Warren Stevens
Joan McCracken
Synopsis:
A cab driver is an innocent part of the split-up of a young dance team and of his evening with the female
portion of said team. [RF]

1.08 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: THE HAPPY TINGLE (live)
11-Aug-1953 NBC Tue
starring
Ralph Meeker
Eva Marie Saint
Oliver Thorndyke
Synopsis:
A pair of TV writers can't get any work done because of problems in his love life. Hank can't convince his
girlfriend to marry him so Elliot intervenes to convince her of the joys of marriage. She misunderstands
his intentions and thinks he's proposing, too. [RF]

1.09 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: THE PARTY (live)
18Aug1953 NBC Tue
starring
Shepperd Strudwick
Katharine Bard
Patty McCormack
Alan Bunce
Helen Joyce
Pud Flanagan
Synopsis:
Two neighborhood families friendliness turns to hate when they lose perspective over their children, when
a fight breaks out during a birthday party. [RF]

1.10 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: ONE SUMMER'S RAIN (live)
25Aug1953 NBC Tue
starring
Franchot Tone
Barbara Baxley
Joseph Anthony
Rusty Lane
Synopsis:
A disappointed playwright lives on the memories of his one successful play. [RF]

1.11 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: THE BOTTLE PARTY (live)
01Sep1953 NBC Tue
starring
Maria Riva
Murray Hamilton
Synopsis:
A young man and an attractive girl come under the mischievous tricks of the genie in the bottle. [RF]

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#########season 2 1953 CBS#######
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CBS Saturdays 10:3011:00pm Eastern (19Sep53-12Dec53)
On Film from Hollywood

2.01 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: BECAUSE I LOVE HIM (film)
19Sep1953 CBS Sat (rerun 12Dec53)
Teleplay by Jay Dratler
Story by Les Crutchfield
Directed by Rod Amateau
starring
Joan Crawford ..... Margaret Hughes (her TV debut)
William Ching
Virginia Grey
James Seay
Ellen Corby
Lillian Bronson
Sheila Bromley
Geraldine Carr
Synopsis:
A successful career woman sacrifices her own future to devote herself to her husband who only has one year to live. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A woman is told by a family physician that her husband has only one year to live. At the behest of her doctor,
Margaret valiantly strives to make that year a happy one for her condemned mate, without letting him know his fate.
After 10 years of marriage, and without raising the slightest trace of suspicion, Margaret persuades her husband
to drop his thriving architectural business and realize his ambition to become a ceramics designer. Margaret
attempts to compensate for her inability to bear children by filing an adoption proceeding unaware that the woman
who is her husbands business partner of the new ceramics enterprise is his lover. The two met over a hot kiln and
fell in love. Margaret's plans for adoption fall thru when medical records are required. He finally leaves Margaret
for his new love when Margaret finds out that it is she who is suffering from the dreaded disease and about to die. [RF]
*NOTE: Syndication airing on Campbell Soundstage 11Jun54.
*NOTE: This was Joan Crawford's television debut.
*NOTE: This episode cost $40,000 to produce and was repeated in 13 weeks by popular demand.

2.02 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: HEADS OR TAILS (film)
26Sep1953 CBS Sat
starring
Joanne Dru
John Ireland
Mary Sinclair
Synopsis:
Two women dream of a certain Marine and how he could spend an evening with each of them. [RF]

2.03 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: LULLABY (film)
03Oct1953 CBS Sat
Teleplay by Felix Feist & Steve Fisher / Story by Cornell Woolrich
Based on his novel "The Humming Bird Comes Home"
Directed by Felix Feist
starring
Agnes Moorehead
Tom Drake
Betty Lynn
Synopsis:
A mother disapproves of her son's new fiancee.
*NOTE: Title also listed as "Humming Bird".

2.04 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: FLIGHT FROM HOME (film)
10Oct1953 CBS Sat
starring
Ruth Hussey
David Brian
Gigi Perreau

2.05 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: EQUAL JUSTICE (film)
17Oct1953 CBS Sat
starring
Dane Clark
Faith Domergue

2.06 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: THE SURPRISE PARTY (film)
24Oct1953 CBS Sat
starring
Dorothy Malone
Craig Stevens
Robert Hutton
Wanda Hendrix

2.07 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: DREAMS NEVER LIE (film)
31Oct1953 CBS Sat
written by Laszlo Gorog & Rod Amateau
directed by Rod Amateau
starring
Angela Lansbury ...... Joan Dexter
DeForest Kelley ...... Bert Dexter
Patric Knowles ....... Walter Norton
Michael O'Shea ....... Lt. Higgins
George E. Stone ...... Eddie (the doorman)
Synopsis:
A woman finds herself the number one suspect in the murder of her estranged husband. [RF]

2.08 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: AWARD PERFORMANCE (film)
07Nov1953 CBS Sat
starring
Zachary Scott
Virginia Field

2.09 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: KEY IN THE LOCK (film)
14Nov1953 CBS Sat
starring
George Brent
Marguerite Chapman

2.10 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: SUMMER DANCE (film)
21Nov1953 CBS Sat
story by Cornell Woolrich
based on his novel "Death Between Dances"
starring
Jane Greer
Barbara Bates
Glenn Langan
Synopsis:
A Summer dance ends in tragedy. [RF]

2.11 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: UNCLE JACK (film)
28Nov1953 CBS Sat
starring
Jack Haley
Elizabeth Fraser
Synopsis:
A floorwalker gets into trouble by demonstrating a space helmet. [RF]

2.12 [--] Revlon Mirror Theater: NEXT STOP BETHLEHEM (film)
05Dec1953 CBS Sat
Story by H.W. Van Couvenhoven
Directed by Richard Irving
starring
Charles Bickford
Ronald Reagan
Eve Miller
Lyle Talbot
Synopsis:
The restoration of a man's faith, an ex-convict who is bent on murdering his wife and the minister
who saves him from the law and himself. [RF]

[--] Revlon Mirror Theater: BECAUSE I LOVE HIM (film)  (last episode of series)
12Dec1953 CBS Sat [repeat from 19Sep53]
*NOTE: Dropped by sponsor because the program promised top-notch stars and stories and failed to deliver.

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