CTVA US Anthology - "Robert Montgomery Presents" (NBC) Season 1 (Early 1950)

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 Season 1 (NBC) (Early 1950)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide/ Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

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 NBC  Mondays (fortnightly) (release date 30Jan50)  

 

1.01 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE LETTER

30-Jan-1950 NBC Mon Original airdate

Adapted from the play by W. Somerset Maugham

starring

Madeleine Carroll .....  Leslie Crosby

Howard Wierum
Theodore Newton
William Post Jr.

Synopsis:
A woman convinces her husband and lawyer that she committed murder

 in self-defense when an incriminating letter tells otherwise. [RF]

Notes: Based on the 1940 feature film The Letter.

 

1.02 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: KITTY FOYLE

13-Feb-1950 NBC Mon Original airdate

Adapted from the novel by Christopher Morley

starring

Jane Wyatt ..... Kitty Foyle

Richard Derr
Peter Cookson
Farrell Pelly

Synopsis:
Kitty is a social climber and a young man's family

objects to this determined young girl. [RF]

Notes: Based on the 1940 feature film Kitty Foyle.

 

1.03 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE MALE ANIMAL

27-Feb-1950 NBC Mon Original airdate

Based on the James Thurber play
starring
Elliott Nugent ... Prof. Tommy Turner
Martha Scott ..... Ellen Scott
Synopsis:
The trustees of Midwestern University have forced three teachers

out of their jobs for being suspected communists.
 

1.04 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE EGG AND I

13-Mar-1950 NBC Mon Original airdate

Based on the novel by Betty MacDonald
starring
Barry Nelson ........ Bob MacDonald
June Havoc .......... Harriet Putnam
Ann Shoemaker ....... Ma Kettle
Vaughn Taylor ....... Pa Kettle
Myrtle Ferguson ..... Darleen
Arthur Jarrett
Sandra Ann Wigginton
George Hindsley
Red Robin

Synopsis:
Bob informs his new bride that he has purchased a chicken farm.
*Based on the Ma and Pa Kettle series of films.
 

1.05 [---] Robert Montgomery presents: RIDE THE PINK HORSE

27-Mar-1950 NBC Mon Original airdate

Based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes
starring
Robert Montgomery ... Lucky Gagin
Burgess Meredith .... Frank Hugo
Susan Douglas ....... Pila
Thomas Gomez ........ Pancho
Vaughn Taylor ....... Retz
Synopsis:
Gagin's mission is to find Frank Hugo before the FBI does.
 

1.06 [---] Robert Montgomery presents: OUR TOWN

17- Apr-1950 NBC Mon Original airdate

Adapted from the play by Thornton Wilder

Directed by Norman Felton

starring

Burgess Meredith .... George Gibbs
Jean Gillespie ...... Emily Webb
Dean Harens
Dudley Sadler
Leona Powers
Helen Carew
John McGovern
Richard Bishop
Stanley Martin
Gail Widdington
Synopsis:
Life is simple in the sleepy little New Hampshire town were you grow up,

get married, work and leave your doors unlocked.

Note: Based on the 1940 feature film Our Town.

*NOTE: This episode was to air April 10th, 1950 but was cancelled

due to a dispute between NBC and television technicians.

 

1.07 [---] Robert Montgomery presents: PHANTOM LADY

Prod #50-689

24-Apr-1950 NBC Mon Original airdate

Sponsor: Lucky Strike Cigarettes

Teleplay by Alvin Sapinsley

Adapted from Cornell Woolrich story

Directed by Norman Felton

starring

Ella Raines ....... Carol 'Kansas' Richman

Hugh Reilly

Gordon Mills

Gene O'Donnell

Allan Stevenson
Catherine Cosgriff
Jack Luchsinger
Julius Bing
Clark Bingham
Don Grusso
Ashley Cooper
Kay Lyder
George Cotton
Victor Bernaducci
Synopsis:
An unhappily married man spends his evenings

 with a woman he picked up in a bar.

Notes:  Based on the 1944 feature film Phantom Lady.

 

1.08 [---] Robert Montgomery presents: PITFALL

Prod #50-787

08-May-1950 NBC Mon Original airdate

Sponsor: Lucky Strike Cigarettes

Teleplay by Richard Morrison

Based on the novel by Jay Dratler
Directed by Norman Felton

starring

Lee Bowman ....... John Forbes

Nancy Coleman ....... Mona Stevens

Jean Carson

Stanley Martin

Frank Maxwell
Patricia White
James O'Neill
Charles Mendick
George Cotton
James Bender

Gordon Clarke
Philip Gordon
Alan Hale
Synopsis:
Tired of his 9 to 5 humdrum existence, family man John Forbes falls for one

 of his clients. Her boyfriend has robbed a store insured by Forbes' company

and he begins an obsessive affair with her.

Notes: Based on the 1948 feature film Pitfall.

 

1.09 [---] Robert Montgomery presents: REBECCA

22-May-1950 NBC Mon Original airdate

Based on the novel by Daphne DuMaurier
starring

Barbara Bel Geddes ........ The Second Mrs. de Winter

Peter Cookson ........... Maxim de Winter
Edith King .............. Mrs. Danvers

Ivan Simpson ........ Frith
John McQuade
Ronald Long
Jean Bates
Jock McGraw
Henry Gurvey
Barry Macollum
Claude Horton
Sarah Burton
Sue Ellen Blake

Synopsis:
A naive woman marries a rich widower and settles into his mansion

where she finds the memory of his first wife still very much alive.

Notes: Based on the 1940 feature film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, "Rebecca"

starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and George Sanders.

 

1.10 [---] Robert Montgomery presents: THE CHAMPION

05-Jun-1950 NBC Mon Original airdate

Adapted from the story by Ring Lardner

starring

Richard Kiley

Louise Albritton

Vicki Cummings

Synopsis:
A boxer tries to make it to the big time and is approached to throw the fight in his pursuit of success.

Notes: Based on the 1949 film Champion starring Kirk Douglas.

 

1.11 [---] Robert Montgomery presents: THE CITADEL

19-Jun-1950 NBC Mon Original airdate

Adapted from the novel by A.J. Cronin
starring

Robert Montgomery ..... Dr. Andrew Manson

Angela Lansbury ....... Christine Manson

Anna Lee

Justice Watson (as Rudolph Watson)
Jean Bates
Wells Richardson
Richard Abbott
Anthony Kemble-Cooper
Ernest Rowan
Patsy Bruder
Gwilym Williams
Jean Cameron
Alexander Clark
Claude Horton
Graham Velsey
Elmer Lehr
Anne Meacham
Synopsis:
A doctor fails to establish his own practice. Things get better when

he realizes that caring for the ailments of the rich prove very lucrative.

Notes: Based on the Oscar nominated 1938 feature film "The Citadel" starring

Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell and Rex Harrison..

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