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 Season 4 (NBC) (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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######### Robert Montgomery Presents #########

############## season 4 1952-53 ##############

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 NBC Mondays 9:30 pm (Hour Long) 

 

4.01 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: UNCLOUDED SUMMER

01-Sep-1952 Original airdate

starring

Signe Hasso

Richard Kiley
Synopsis:
An American falls in love with a married British noblewoman.

 

4.02 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE LAW-ABIDING

08-Sep-1952 Original airdate

starring

Chester Morris

 

4.03 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: FAIRFIELD LADY

15-Sep-1952 Original airdate

starring

June Havoc

Hugh Reilly
Donald Buka
Heywood Hale Broun

 

4.04 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THERE ONCE WAS A DIAMOND RING
22-Sep-1952 Original airdate
Written by Adrian Spies
starring
Joan Wetmore
Robert Pastene
Reinhold Schunzel
Tamara Daykarhanova
Marcel Hillaire

 

4.05 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: PRECINCT

29-Sep-1952 Original airdate

starring

Paul Kelly

 

4.06 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: SENORA ISABEL

06-Oct-1952 Original airdate

starring

Edmon Ryan
Constance Bennett
Synopsis:
Her husbands pursuit in politics has jeopardized their marriage.

 

4.07 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE FALL GUY

13-Oct-1952 Original airdate

starring

Jackie Cooper

Geraldine Page

 

4.08 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: KEANE VS. KEANE

20-Oct-1952 Original airdate

Written by Elaine Carrington

starring

Wanda Hendrix

Barbara Baxley

 

4.09 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE SHEFFIELD STORY

27-Oct-1952 Original airdate

Sponsor: Johnson's Wax

Director: Herbert Swope, Jr.

Writer: Paul Manning & Joe Graham

starring

David Niven ....... Sheffield

Frederic Worlock ........ Sir Oliver

Irja Jensen ........ The Baroness

Francis Bethencourt ....... Lt. Keyes

Kurt Katch ....... Capt. Blucher

Martin Kosleck ........ Capt. Krueger

H.H.V. Twardowski ....... General Von Gruber

Naomi Campbell ....... Madge Sheffield

Valerie Cardew ....... Pamela

Michael McAloney ....... Captain Farnsworth

Peter Pagan ....... The Sentry

Cullen Desmond ....... The Radio Operator

Synopsis:
During World War II a German general was a actually

 a secret agent for the British.

 

4.10 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE BENCH IN THE PARK

03-Nov-1952 Original airdate

starring

Walter Hampden

Margaret Hayes

Henry Jones

 

4.11 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE BIARRITZ SCANDAL

10-Nov-1952 Original airdate

starring

Gene Lockhart

June Lockhart

Synopsis:

An American tycoon and his lovely daughter are almost taken

in by the international set which preys on tourists.

 

4.12 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE DAVIDIAN REPORT

17-Nov-1952 Original airdate

starring

Maria Riva

Robert Sterling

Notes: Adapted from the book by Dorothy B. Hughes.

 

4.13 [--]  Robert Montgomery presents: THE VALERI SPECIAL

24-Nov-1952 Original airdate

starring

  Enzo Pinza ....... Tony Valeri

Synopsis:
An Italian racer is distraught upon learning that he has been replaced.

The race team went with someone younger, his own son. His mechanic

still has faith in "old" man Valeri and builds another car for him to race.

  Contents:  Commercials: Johnson's Wax Products -- Lucky Strike. [UCLA]

 

4.14 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE POST ROAD

01-Dec-1952 Original airdate

starring

Dorothy Gish ....... Emily Madison
Dennis Green
Synopsis:
Emily owns and runs a Connecticut Boarding House.

 

4.15 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE INWARD EYE

08-Dec-1952 Original airdate

starring

Jane Wyatt

Synopsis:
In a case of mistaken identity, a seven year old is kidnapped from his mother.

 

4.16 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: VICTORY

15-Dec-1952 Original airdate

starring

Sidney Blackmer

Margaret Phillips

Synopsis:
A girl is rescued from her job in a hotel by a baron who falls for the girl.

 

4.17 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE CHRISTMAS CARDS

22-Dec-1952 Original airdate

starring

John Newland

Lydia Reed

Synopsis:
A lonely man buys three Christmas cards and mails

each one to a person he has randomly selected.

 

4.18 [--]  Robert Montgomery presents. THE CLOSED DOOR

29-Dec-1952 Original airdate 

a Robert Montgomery production ; producer, Robert Montgomery

director, Norman Felton

writer, Jerome Ross. 

  Source: From a novel by Paul Conant.

starring

  Charlton Heston

Joan Chandler

Jan Miner

Boris Aplon

James Gregory

Dennis Harrison

Edward Cullen

Dorothy Elder

Ed Prentiss

Helen Ray

Gerald Milton

Hosted by Robert Montgomery.

  Summary:

Peter Handley, a detective, is in the hospital for treatment

of a memory block after his girlfriend is found murdered.

Montgomery talks to Heston after the drama concludes.

  Contents:  Commercials: Lucky Strike Cigarettes.

  Broadcast on NBC. [UCLA]

 

4.19 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, MR. PUTNAM

05-Jan-1953 Original airdate

starring

Robert Sterling ...... Peter Putnam

Synopsis:

A young man's experiences at the Seeing Eye School in

 Morristown, New Jersey after losing his sight while a student

at Princeton University.

*Adapted from the 1952 autobiographical novel by Peter Putnam.

 

4.20 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: RICOCHET

12-Jan-1953 Original airdate

starring

Edmond O'Brien

Patricia Benoit
Dorothy Hart
Herbert Rudley
Ernest Graves
Synopsis:
A shady reporter makes a name for himself by

exposing skeletons in other people's closets.

 

4.21 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: MAGGIE, PACK YOUR BAGS

19-Jan-1953 Original airdate

starring

Margaret Hayes

Robert Preston
Synopsis:
An ex-Army officer retired in Mexico with his second wife receive

 an unexpected visit from his son and a general.

 

4.22 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE OUTER LIMIT

26-Jan-1953 Original airdate

starring

Jackie Cooper

Robert H. Harris

Synopsis:
A spaceship becomes lost in space.

 

4.23 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: ELEMENT OF RISK

02-Feb-1953 Original airdate

starring

Brian Aherne

Diana Douglas
Isobel Elsom
Synopsis:
A burnt out actor on a relaxing vacation encounters anything but relaxation.

 

4.24 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE SHADOW LINE
09-Feb-1953 Original airdate
starring
Skip Homier
Leslie Barrie
 

4.25 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE BURTONS

16-Feb-1953 Original airdate

starring

Gene Lockhart

Kathleen Lockhart

June Lockhart

Synopsis:
A family in 1910 New England are informed that their business

stands in the way of a proposed highway.

 

4.26 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: DINAH, KIP AND MR. BARLOW

22-Feb-1953 Original airdate

starring

Jack Lemmon

Diana Lynn

Synopsis:
Two people applying for the same job at an advertising agency find more than they bargained for.

 

4.27 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: BETRAYED

02-Mar-1953 Original airdate

Guest Host Patric Knowles
starring
Jane Wyatt
Joanne Dru
Synopsis:
A widow is informed that her husband may not be dead

but is being held by Communists.

 

4.28 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE CENTRIFUGE
09-Mar-1953 Original airdate
starring
Lisa Ferraday
James Hanley
Synopsis:
An unsuspecting research scientist is led into espionage.
 

4.29 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: TOMORROW WILL SING

16-Mar-1953  Original airdate

starring

Robert Alda

 

4.30 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE BIG NIGHT

23-Mar-1953 Original airdate

starring

Chester Morris

Joan Lorring
Scott McKay
Katharine Bard
Synopsis:
A former Air Force pilot is finding it difficult to adjust to civilian life.

 

4.31 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: BURDEN OF PROOF

30-Mar-1953 Original airdate

written by Gerald Savory

starring

 Boris Karloff

Synopsis:
The murder of a wealthy British aristocrat and the subsequent trial of

his son for the crime, devastates the rest of the family.

 

4.32 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: SECOND-HAND SOFA
06-Apr-1953 Original airdate
starring
Leslie Nielsen
Ann Rutherford
Synopsis:
A couple renting a furnished apartment and blame

 the sofa for causing all their troubles.

 

4.33 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE GLASS CAGE

13-Apr-1953 Original airdate

starring

Lee Bowman

Marilyn Erskine
Synopsis:
An employee accused of embezzling company funds

believes one of the women in the office set him up.

 

4.34 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: WORLD BY THE TAIL

20-Apr-1953 Original airdate

written by Thomas W. Phipps

starring

Phyllis Kirk

Diana Lynn

Hildy Parks

Roger Moore .... French Diplomat

4.35 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: SUMMER TEMPEST

27-Apr-1953 Original airdate

written by Dennis Green

starring

Geraldine Fitzgerald

 

4.36 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: LINDA

04-May-1953 Original airdate

starring

Maria Riva

John Newland

 

4.37 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA

11-May-1953 Original airdate

Sponsor: Johnson's Wax

Director: Herbert Swope, Jr.

Writer: Irving Gaynor Neiman

prod #53-1908

starring

Robert Montgomery ....... Julian English

Margaret Hayes

Edward Binns

William Post, Jr.

Richard Carlson

Jack Harvey

Notes: Adapted from John O'Hara novel; death speech

from Sheppey by W. Somerset Maugham; subject - suicide.

 

4.38 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE WIND CANNOT READ

18-May-1953 Original airdate 

Sponsor: Lucky Strike Cigarettes

Director: Norman Felton

Writer: Therese Lewis

starring

prod #53-2013

Donald Woods

Betty Bendyk

Guy Staul

Roger Moore

Notes: Adapted from the novel by Richard Mason;

subject - World War II.

 

4.39 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: ALL THINGS GLAD AND BEAUTIFUL

25-May-1953 Original airdate 

starring

Fay Bainter

Marshall Thompson

Synopsis:

A devoted mother awaits the return of her GI son.

 

[--] Robert Montgomery presents: STORM

            01-Jun-53 - Larry Gianakos has this date

         UCLA has 25Feb52 possible rerun

 

4.40 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: NO HEAD FOR MOONLIGHT

08-Jun-1953 Original airdate

written by Thomas W. Phipps

starring

Dennis O'Keefe

Mary Sinclair

Synopsis:

Two attractive girls and the romance of moonlight present

a dilemma to a handsome young man.

 

15Jun53 Preempted for Ford 50th Anniversary Show
with Ethel Merman, Oscar Hammerstein, Marian Anderson, Howard Lindsay,

Dorothy Stickney, Mary Martin, Edward R. Murrow. Produced by Leland Hayward

 

4.41 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE WOMAN WHO HATED CHILDREN

22-Jun-1953 Original airdate

written by A.H. Bailey

starring

Leora Dana

Jeffrey Lynn

Kent Smith

Andrew Duggan

Clifford Tatum Jr.

Maxine Stuart
Sally Gracie

Synopsis 1:

After her small son dies, a woman refuses to have anything to do

with any other children.

Synopsis 2:
The transformation of a woman's life is brought about by a small boy.

 

4.42 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: HALF A KINGDOM

29-Jun-1953 Original airdate

written by Theodore & Mathilda Ferro

starring

Wendell Corey

Lynn Loring
Morton L. Stevens
Loring Smith
Lillian Schaaf
Abby Lewis

 

4.43 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: THE HALF MILLIONAIRE

06-Jul-1953 Original airdate

starring

Elizabeth Montgomery

John Newland

Margaret Hayes

Vaughn Taylor

Synopsis:

A man who has been unsuccessful all his life comes into

a half a million dollars by chance.

*Note: This episode is listed as "The Vise" in the TVGuide,

with the same cast of characters.

 

4.44 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: TWO OF A KIND

13-Jul-1953 Original airdate

written by Theodore & Mathilda Ferro

starring

Elizabeth Montgomery

 

4.45 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: A SUMMER LOVE

20-Jul-1953 Original airdate

starring

Elizabeth Montgomery

John Newland
Vaughn Taylor
Margaret Hayes
Melville Cooper
Gregory Morton
Marshall Thompson

 

4.46 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: ANNE'S STORY

27-Jul-1953 Original airdate

written by Gail Ingram

starring

Elizabeth Montgomery
John Newland
Margaret Hayes
Vaughn Taylor
Judy Parrish

Synopsis:

A young woman who is overshadowed by her more

vivacious younger sister goes away to a summer art colony

and unexpected romance.

 

4.47 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: DUET FOR TWO HANDS

03-Aug-1953 Original airdate

starring

Elizabeth Montgomery

John Newland
Margaret Hayes
Vaughn Taylor

Notes: Adapted from the play by Mary Hayley Bell.

 

4.48 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: RED ROBIN RIDES AGAIN

10-Aug-1953 Original airdate

written by Robert J. Shaw

starring

Elizabeth Montgomery

Marshall Thompson

Vaughn Taylor
John Newland
Margaret Hayes

Synopsis:

Two unemployed actors get involved with a flighty Westchester

club woman.

 

4.49 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: PIERCE 3098

17-Aug-1953 Original airdate

written by Richard Garland

starring

Elizabeth Montgomery

John Newland
Margaret Hayes
Vaughn Taylor

Synopsis:

A husband plots his wife's demise, she won't grant him a divorce.

*Notes: This episode was also known

as "Whom Death Has Joined Together."

 

4.50 [--] Robert Montgomery presents: GRASS ROOTS

24-Aug-1953 Original airdate

written by Jerome Ross

starring

John Newland

Margaret Hayes

Elizabeth Montgomery

Vaughn Taylor

Synopsis:

A young man from a rural area, who is running for congress,

plans an unusual campaign.

######### Robert Montgomery Presents #########
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