CTVA US Anthology - "Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars" (CBS) Season 1 (1951-52)

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 Season 1 (CBS) (1951-52)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:

Rina Fox, James Beer, Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger, Jim Brent,  Heikocleef

references:
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CBS Fridays  9:00-10:00pm Eastern  -  60 min Live episodes from New York

 

1.01 [001] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: NOT A CHANCE

05-Oct-1951  CBS Fri

Writer Thomas W. Phipps
Director Frank Telford
starring

David Niven

Helen Hayes

Synopsis:
A middle-aged woman begins a romance with a car-racing playboy.

 

1.02 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE NAME IS BELLINGHAM

12-Oct-1951 CBS Fri

starring

Romney Brent

John Payne

Synopsis:
US Customs Officer Mel Hanks breaks up a narcotics smuggling ring.
 

1.03 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: NEVER WAVE AT A WAC

19-Oct-1951 CBS Fri

written by Donald Mankiewicz

idea by William Dozier

starring

Rosalind Russell

Charles Dingle

Betty Lynn

Russell Hardie

Frederick Kohner

Fred Bradyynopsis:
A society woman from Washington, D.C. joins the Army Corp.
*NOTE: TV debut of Rosalind Russell.

 

1.04 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: STILL LIFE

26-Oct-1951 CBS Fri

Adapted from the play by Noel Coward

starring

Margaret Sullivan

Wendell Corey

Synopsis:
A woman falls in love with the Doctor she meets at the

train station after she gets a cinder in her eye.
 

1.05 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE LUCKY TOUCH

02-Nov-1951 CBS Fri

From a Story by Shalom Asch

starring

Helen Hayes

J. Pat O'Malley
John Farrell
Marshal Henderson
Synopsis:
An old woman is ignored by her family, that is until she

wins a sizable amount of money.
 

1.06 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: DECISION AND DANIEL WEBSTER

09-Nov-1951 CBS Fri

Story by Hector Chevigny
starring
Walter Hampden ....... Daniel Webster
Charles Dingle
Matt Briggs
Synopsis:
A man abandons his dream of Presidency to work at saving the Whig party.
 

1.07 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE MEMORIES OF AIMEE DURANT

16-Nov-1951 CBS Fri

starring

Diana Lynn

Synopsis:
A woman is assigned the job of ghost-writing the memoirs

of Aimee Durant, a flamboyant Wild West gal.

 

1.08 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: ONE IS A LONESOME NUMBER

23-Nov-1951 CBS Fri

Story by William Manners
starring

Charlton Heston

June Lockhart

Synopsis:
A man wishes to write the Great American Novel but

a fatal illness changes his life's direction.

 

1.09 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: TWO LIVING AND ONE DEAD

30-Nov-1951 CBS Fri

starring

Fay Bainter

Walter Hampden

Synopsis:
Two employees are dead at a post office hold-up.

There is one survivor but the press paint him as a coward.
 

1.10 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE NYMPH AND THE LAMP

07-Dec-1951 CBS Fri

Story by Thomas Randall
starring

Margaret Sullivan

Robert Preston

Synopsis:
A woman finds romance at a remote wireless station in Nova Scotia.
 

1.11 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: EXIT

14-Dec-1951 CBS Fri

starring

John Payne .... Robert Holmi

Coleen Gray

Synopsis:
Robert Holmi is a man who escaped from behind

the Iron Curtain where he was imprisoned as a spy for the United States.

 

1.12 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE DARK FLEECE

21-Dec-1951 CBS Fri

From a Story by Joseph Hergesheimer

starring

Anthony Quinn

Helen Hayes

Carmen Mathews

Synopsis:
A man having been rejected by a society girl ventures West, upon

his success out West he returns and plots revenge against another upper class family.

 

1.13 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: GIRL IN A MILLION

28-Dec-1951 CBS Fri

Writer Sydney Box
starring

John Forsythe

Joan Caulfield

Synopsis:
A man marries a woman who has lost her voice, unfortunately

when her voice returns she doesn't shut up.

 

1.14 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: CLEAN SWEEP FOR LAVINIA

04-Jan-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Josephine Hull ..... Lavinia

Scott McKay
Synopsis:
A penny-pinching owner of a hotel plays maid as well to cut corners.

 

1.15 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: BILLY BUDD

11-Jan-1952 CBS Fri

From a story by Herman Melville

starring

Charles Nolte ..... Billy Budd
Walter Hampden .... Captain Vere
Peter Hobbs ....... John Claggart
Chester Morris .... The Dansker
Walter Burke ...... Squeak
Jeff Morrow ....... Lt. Wyatt
Bernard Kates
Guy Spaull
Jack Manning
Winston Ross
Synopsis:
When Claggart is found murdered after making false accusations of

mutiny against Billy Budd, it leads to Billy's court-martial and trial.
 

1.16 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE MAN THAT I MARRY

18-Jan-1952 CBS Fri

starring

John Baragrey

Diana Lynn

Steven Hill

John Ireland

Jeffrey Lynn

Synopsis:
A wealthy woman finds herself engaged to two suitors at the same time.

 

1.17 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: P.G.

25-Jan-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Dan Duryea
Teresa Celli
John Forsythe
William Redfield
Henry Jones
Synopsis:
An Italian girl helps five American POW's.
 

1.18 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: LADY WITH A WILL

01-Feb-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Ann Sothern

Edmon Ryan

Russell Collins
Robert Emhardt
Richard Bishop
Ernestine McLendon
Synopsis:
A millionaire leaves his riches to his spinster sister and the town's

corrupt politicians try to gain control of the estate.

 

1.19 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE DAUGHTER

08-Feb-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Geraldine Fitzgerald ...... Mary Todd Lincoln

Juanita Hall ....... Mammy Salby

Synopsis:
The troubled life of Mary Todd Lincoln and her influence on her husband.

 

1.20 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: FIFTY GRAND

15-Feb-1952 CBS Fri

From a Story by Ernest Hemmingway

starring

Dane Clark

Synopsis:
A prize fighter continues to box to pay his debts.

 

1.21 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: WORLD SO WIDE

22-Feb-1952 CBS Fri

From a story by Sinclair Lewis
starring

John Forsythe

Nina Foch

John Baragrey

Synopsis:
An architect recovering from the death of his wife, begins anew overseas.
 

1.22 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: APPLE OF HIS EYES

29-Feb-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Ward Bond

June Lockhart

Henry Jones

Synopsis:
A widowed older farmer falls in love with a much younger woman he hires.
 

1.23 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE HAUNTED HEART

07-Mar-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Polly Bergen

William Eythe

Synopsis:
A musician is torn between his music and the love of a woman.
 

1.24 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: MAKE WAY FOR TEDDY

14-Mar-1952 CBS Fri

Written by Ambrose Flack & Don Ettlinger
starring

Walter Hampden
Philip Abbott
Irene Manning
Jack Weston
Ann Crowley
Laura Weber
Synopsis:
Grandpa has a portrait of Teddy Roosevelt hanging in his home

and is overwhelmed when the real Mr. Roosevelt comes to visit.
 

1.25 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE HUMAN TOUCH

21-Mar-1952 CBS Fri

From a Story by Herman Cyril McNeile

starring

Vincent Price

Diana Lynn

Synopsis:
A pianist must choose between his music career and love.

 

1.26 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GRANDMA MOSES

28-Mar-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Lillian Gish

Synopsis:
The life of artist Grandma Moses who began her career in her 70's,

capturing rural scenes of life and celebrations in upstate New York.

 

1.27 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: EXPERIMENT

04-Apr-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Sylvia Sidney

Synopsis:
A doctor devotes her life to finding a serum to battle a disease

sweeping Korea, the country that claimed her husband and son.

 

1.28 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: FOUR'S A FAMILY

11-Apr-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Celeste Holm

Synopsis:
A widow supports her family painting and ceramics.

 

1.29 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: NOW'S THE TIME

18-Apr-1952 CBS Fri

Written by Bernard C. Schoenfeld
starring
Walter Hampden
Synopsis:
A resort hotel owner and his granddaughter play

detective when two suspicious characters check in.
 

1.30 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: FEAR

25-Apr-1952  CBS Fri

From a Story by Mark Hellinger

starring

Geraldine Fitzgerald

Synopsis:
After the escape of three convicts a woman home

alone fears they might harm her.

 

1.31 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: DOCTORS SHOULD NEVER MARRY

02-May-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Diana Lynn

Jamie Smith

Synopsis:
A doctor becomes engaged to a socialite and problems

arise when his pretty nurse complicates matters.

 

1.32 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: APPOINTMENT WITH THE PAST

09-May-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Mark Stevens

Synopsis:
A small town comes under investigation when the FBI

search for an Army deserter.

 

1.33 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: AUTUMN IN NEW YORK

16-May-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Skip Homeier

Polly Rowles

Donald Briggs

Synopsis:
A woman dreams of becoming a successful musical star

but her level-headed boyfriend brings her back down to Earth.

 

1.34 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: LOVE CAME LATE

23-May-1952 CBS Fri

Writer James Ronald
starring

Luise Rainer

Joseph Anthony

Synopsis:
A chambermaid becomes distraught when her daughter goes missing,

a businessman falls for the maid during their search for the daughter.

 

1.35 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: A QUARTER FOR YOUR TROUBLES

30-May-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Richard Haydn

Ned Glass

Ned Young

Richard Rober
Synopsis:
A department-story employee (Richard Haydn) is implicated  in the death of a customer. [RF]

 

1.36 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: SOUVENIR FROM SINGAPORE

06-Jun-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Dan Duryea

Synopsis:
An adventurer is both an agent-at-large for the police and

 also works for the Chinese underworld.

 

1.37 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: DRESS IN THE WINDOW

13-Jun-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Teresa Wright ....... Terry Hagen

Brett King
John Ridgely
Synopsis:
Teresa Wright stars in a sketch from the early life of writer Adela Rogers

St. John, who once risked her life to save a child held captive. [RF]

 

1.38 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: SAY HELLO TO PAMELA

20-Jun-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Leif Erickson ........ Dan
Barbara Britton ...... Pamela
Synopsis:
A traveling salesman fills in for a friend on a date and has his life changed. [RF]
 

1.39 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE VON LINDEN FILE 

27-Jun-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Joan Leslie

Steve Brodie

Synopsis:

An insurance investigator's secretary uses a mink coat as

bait to help her boss trap jewel thieves. [RF]

 

1.40 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE HOUSE OF DEATH

04-Jul-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Boris Karloff ....... Charles Brandon

Synopsis:
A man's niece complicates a rapport he has with monsters. [RF]
*Syndication airing on Play of the Week 15Mar64.

 

1.41 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: A SOUTHERN LADY

11-Jul-1952 CBS Fri

Script by Luther Davis
Directed by Phil Brown
starring
Jane Wyatt ........... Mattie Smith
Douglas Dick ......... Byron
Margaret Field ....... Lola

Synopsis:
A reclusive woman is disrupted by the a visit from her greedy nephew.

 

1.42 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: EARLY SPACE  CONQUEROR

18-Jul-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Bobby Driscoll

Domenic Delgarde
Shimen Ruskin
Brad Morrow
Teddy Infuhr
Synopsis:
A group of teenagers construct a rocket to travel into space.

 

1.43 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: A MAN'S WORLD

25-Jul-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Pat O'Brien

Synopsis:

The widowed father of four boys, must deal with one

 of them who is getting romantic ideas. [RF]

 

1.44 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: CROSSROADS

01-Aug-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Sir Cedric Hardwicke

Amanda Blake

Charmienne Harker

Synopsis:
A cynic whose effort to be on both sides of the French Revolution traps him. [RF]

 

1.45 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: SO HELP ME

08-Aug-1952 CBS Fri

From a Story Nelson Agren

starring

Jean Wallace

Synopsis:
A nightclub entertainer meets and marries a millionaire.

 

1.46 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: DOUBLE EXPOSURE

15-Aug-1952 CBS Fri

From a Story by Ben Hecht

starring

John Beal

Amanda Blake

Jack Daly

Richard Tyler
Anne Nagel
Maude Patrick
Synopsis:
A psychiatrist is bamboozled by two patients each claiming the other wants to kill someone. [RF]

 

1.47 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE TRUBBLES (aka Mr. & Mrs. Trouble)

22-Aug-1952 CBS Fri

starring

Virginia Field

Willard Parker

Synopsis:
A husband and wife team up to do a little detective work

and find themselves in the middle of a heist.
 

1.48 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: PORT OF CALL

29-Aug-1952 CBS Fri

From a the 1946 Saturday Evening Post Story by Bud Hutton

starring

Victor McLaglen

Gertrude Michael .... The Duchess

Synopsis:

A big, ugly man (Victor McLaglen) discovers romance. [RF]

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