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Schilling Playhouse (1959-60)
 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
Writers Guild of America (wga)

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SCHILLING PLAYHOUSE
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 Producer Edwin H. Knopf
for
Syndication
US/UK Anthology series 1959-60 approx 25 episodes x 30 min
(first 10 filmed in the USA) (final 15 filmed in the UK)

Hosted by Charles Drake

Syndicated Anthology series of episodes first shown on the anthology series "Rendezvous"

Rendezvous (1958-59) UK/US anthology hosted by & starring Charles Drake

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Syndicated Program

[01] Schilling Playhouse: THE SOUND OF GUNFIRE (filmed in the USA)
21Sep1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Arthur Kennedy
Synopsis:
A blind gunslinger comes to a small town to rid it from the local outlaws. [RF]
*Debut of a series of dramas by well-known authors.

[02] Schilling Playhouse: ALONE (filmed in the USA)
28Sep1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Laraine Day
Joseph Wiseman
Synopsis:
A deserted country house is the chance meeting place for a young housewife and a desperate criminal.[RF]

[03] Schilling Playhouse: A VERY FINE DEAL (filmed in the USA)
05Oct1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Bert Lahr
Margaret Hamilton
Synopsis:
A subway track walker discovers a diamond mine beneath Central Park but nobody believes him. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "Rendezvous" 06Dec58.

[04] Schilling Playhouse: THE FUNMASTER (filmed in the USA)
12Oct1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Keenan Wynn
Synopsis:
An old-time clown has been relegated to the job of night watchman in an amusement park. When he is tormented
by children one day he turns to violence to get even. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "Rendezvous".

[05] Schilling Playhouse: THE BLOWOUT (filmed in the USA)
19Oct1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Gary Merrill

[06] Schilling Playhouse: THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT (filmed in the USA)
26Oct1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Written by Ray Bradbury
Directed by John Newland
starring
Mike Kellin
Gerald Hiken
James Mitchell
Gene Saks
Lou Nova
Synopsis:
Six young men chip in to buy one white suit which they share among them. Their lives are changed by the suit,
but not in the way they expected. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "Rendezvous" 01Nov58.

[07] Schilling Playhouse: IN AN EARLY WINTER (filmed in the USA)
02Nov1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Adaptation by Stephen Sondheim
Story by Roger Angell
Directed by Fielder Cook
starring
Kim Hunter ...... Amanda Skowran
Pat Hingle ...... Joey Skowran
Isobel Elsom .... Mrs. Skowran
Thomas Chalmers.. Lewis Skowran
Synopsis:
A young bride is welcomed by her husband's parents, but soon begins to discover things about him that put her in
fear of her life. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "Rendezvous" 12Dec58.

[08] Schilling Playhouse: DON'T LOOK DOWN (aka "The Ledge") (filmed in the USA)
09Nov1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Keenan Wynn
Synopsis:
A man climbs out on the ledge of a building at the 16th floor to retrieve an important paper and becomes trapped
when the window slams shut. [RF]

[09] Schilling Playhouse: TOO EARLY SPRING (filmed in the USA)
16Nov1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Adapted by Mayo Simon
Story by Stephen Vincent Benet
Directed by Don Weis
starring
Jan Norris
*NOTE: Originally aired on "Rendezvous".

[10] Schilling Playhouse: MEAN MOUNTAIN
23Nov1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Charles Drake
Synopsis:
An American girl's love affair with her Swiss ski instructor is marred by a tragic accident. The instructor's brother
has been killed because the girl's father was careless. [RF]

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Production moves to England
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[11] Schilling Playhouse: LONDON IN SPRING (filmed in the UK)
30Nov1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Mel Ferrer
Synopsis:
A man about town doesn't learn until almost too late that his trusted secretary is in love with him and he with her. [RF]

[12] Schilling Playhouse: CAPTAIN CASANOVA (filmed in the UK)
07Dec1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Charles Drake
Synopsis:
A reporter is drawn into a phony cloak-and-dagger mystery when he is given an envelope to deliver he is followed
by a femme fatale and winds up losing the envelope to the girl. [RF]

[13] Schilling Playhouse: THE RED SHIRT (filmed in the UK)
14Dec1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Directed by Pat Jackson
starring
Margalo Gilmore
Greyford Cavalier (aka Gaylord Cavallaro)
David Knight
Synopsis:
A lonely woman finds herself involved in a major problem as she sets out to buy a red shirt for an aquaintance
who is going away. [RF]

[14] Schilling Playhouse: THE TREASURE (filmed in the UK)
21Dec1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Andre Van Gyseghem
Francoise Christophe
Synopsis:
An American in France meets a nobleman who values his wine cellar about his beautiful wife. Later he gives
his house key, which opens all doors, to the visitor and the question is ... will the man visit the wine
cellar or the wife? [RF]

[15] Schilling Playhouse: THE IMMORTAL GORDINI (filmed in the UK)
28Dec1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Directed by Pat Jackson
starring
Leslie Dwyer ...... Gordini
Jean Aubrey ....... May
Michael Rathbone .. Luke
Gaylord Cavallaro.. Hugo
Tony Doonan ....... Pierre
Denis Shaw ........ Clift
Synopsis:
Torn by the conflicting demands of his father and his wife, a high-wire performer becomes reckless during
a performance. [RF]

[16] Schilling Playhouse: TWO PERCENT INSPIRATION (filmed in the UK)
04Jan1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Producer Edwin H. Knopf
Written by Bill Strutton
Directed by Charles Frend
starring
Ian Bannen ......... Hugh Sistel
Shirley Dixon ...... Helga
David Courtney ..... Geoff
Jacques Cey ........ Jules
Gaylord Cavallaro .. Sailor
Max Faulkner ....... Hank
Ryck Rydon ......... Mike
Anthony Shepard .... Postman
Lillianne Sottane .. French Nurse
Bob Gallico ........ Red Cross Orderly
Beryl Hardy
Billy Milton
Synopsis:
An artist is haunted by the memory of his friend's jilted girl. During the war a man corresponds with a girl
and things get up to the point of love. When he gets a picture of the girl he decides to abandon the mail romance.
His pal decides to look up the girl after the war and finds he is in love with her. [RF]

[17] Schilling Playhouse: THE DODO (filmed in the UK)
11Jan1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Producer Edwin H. Knopf
Written by Stanley Mann
Directed by Charles Frend
starring
Mike Gowdy
Donald Pleasance ... Potter
Lois Maxwell ....... Mother
James Luck ......... Boy
Gordon Tanner ...... Father
Kynaston Reeves .... Benson
Frazer Hines ....... 1st Bully
Ross Yeo ........... 2nd Bully
Synopsis:
A small boy's passion for collecting stamps leads him into a strange adventure. An American boy living in
England with his parents finds it hard to make friends so he begins a stamp collection. An old man, also a
collector, comes to visit and goes into a frenzy of rage when he things the boy has a rare stamp and refuses
to show it to him. [RF]

[18] Schilling Playhouse: THE MAGIC TOUCH (filmed in the UK)
18Jan1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
John Turner
Synopsis:
Professional honor prevents one magician from asking another how he does an amazing card trick. Unable to solve
the baffling trick, one magician holes up in his room and refuses to accept jobs. [RF]

[19] Schilling Playhouse: BLIND LANDING (filmed in the UK)
25Jan1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
John Lee
John Stride
Synopsis:
A RAF pilot bails out over the English Channel and regains consciousness in a hospital where everyone seems
to be keeping something from him. [RF]

[20] Schilling Playhouse: COTCH'S CATCH (filmed in the UK)
01Feb1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Paul Massie
Dora Bryan
John Sebastian
Synopsis:
In order to obtain a job in English movies, an American actor has to get married in order to get his work permit,
so he agrees to wed the first woman who will have him. A fortyish taxi driver turns out to be willing but at
the prenuptial dinner things take a strange turn.

[21] Schilling Playhouse: THE EXECUTIONER (filmed in the UK)
08Feb1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Producer Edwin H. Knopf
Written by Bill Strutton
Directed by Pat Jackson
starring
Patrick McGoohan .... Gilbert Stoner
Christopher Rhodes .. Brosset
Howard Lang ......... Goddard
Michael Gough ....... Scionneau
Michael Ripper ...... Jules
Brian Worth ......... Herve
Stanley Van Beers ... Charles
David Lawton ........ Paris Policeman
Jay Denyer .......... Mountain Policeman
Synopsis:
An ex-member of the French Underground risks his life when he accuses a group of his wartime comrades of murder. [RF]

[22] Schilling Playhouse: LESSON IN GREED (filmed in the UK)
15Feb1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Directed by Pat Jackson
(no details)


[23] Schilling Playhouse: NEXT TIME YOU'LL SEE VENICE (filmed in the UK)
22Feb1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Producer Edwin H. Knopf
Written by Leslie Fuller
Directed by Robert Day
starring
Betta St. John ..... Maria Carmona
Gordon Tanner ...... Fred Carmona
Derek Sydney ....... Ruggero Licari
Larry Taylor ....... Giorgio Abato
Eileen Way ......... Signora Zampino
John Longden ....... Sampenza Tosca
Irene Prador ....... Antonetta Musetta
Andreas Malandrinos ... Piero Lupato
Leonard Sachs ...... Ludivico Russi
Roger Delgado ...... Gallo Briganti
Carlo Borelli ...... Don Guilliano
Tommy Duggan ....... Pietro
Jeanette Bradbury .. Child
Gilda Emmanuelli ... Child
Ina Wiata .......... Venician
Synopsis:
An American couple finds new meaning in life after spending a night in an Italian village. They have come
prepared to give a gift to the people of the town only to find out that the gift does not make sense. [RF]

[24] Schilling Playhouse: LONDON TO NEW YORK (filmed in the UK)
29Feb1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Produced by Edwin H. Knopf
Directed by Fletcher Markle
starring
Patricia Neal ...... Kate Merlin
Peter O'Toole ...... John
Pamela Alan ........ Miss Kit
Audrey Nicholson ... Miss Sloan
George Patterson ... Elderly Man
Virginia Bedard .... Elderly Woman
Max Faulkner ....... Official
Reginald Hearne .... Fellow Passenger
Moira Lynd ......... Hysterical Woman
Synopsis:
A lady killer fails to break the ice with a beautiful woman on a plane even after a near-crash throws them
into an embrace. [RF]

[--] repeat of #11 Schilling Playhouse: LONDON IN SPRING (filmed in the UK)
07Mar1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
(first broadcast 30Nov1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)
starring
Mel Ferrer
Synopsis:
Stood up by a date, debonair man-about-town asks his secretary to fill in then thoughtlessly hurts her feelings. [RF]

[25] Schilling Playhouse: END OF A GOOD MAN (filmed in the UK)
14Mar1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
Directed by Pat Jackson
starring
Peter O'Toole ....... Larry Dunne
Patrick Jordan ...... Seamus O'Neill
Ronan O'Casey ....... Mickey Shean
Brian O'Higgins ..... Da' Dunne
Desmond Perry ....... Tomasheen
Jack Cunningham ..... Doc Ryan
Harry Towb .......... Pat
Synopsis:
The owner of the fastest racing pigeon in all Ireland, is upset when his bird comes in sight first in a race,
but perches on a roof before the finish lines. [RF]
(last episode of Schilling Playhouse).

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