CTVA US Anthology - "Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars" (CBS) Season 3 (1953-54)

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 Season 3 (CBS) (1953-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive (Updated Dec 2014) [RF]
with contributions by:

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

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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  CBS, Fridays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (30 min)
 

 3.01 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE PERFECT SECRETARY
04-Sep-1953 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Therese Lewis
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Robert B. Warwick Jr.
starring
John Newland ........ Warren Holt
Margaret Hayes ..... Polly Manning
Douglas Kennedy ... Tom Babcock
Charles Watts ........ Joe Phelps
Arthur Lovejoy ........ Mike Pemberton
Lois Austin ............. Evelyn Pemberton
Connie Van ............ Barbara Jones
Renny McEvoy ...... Pete
Ralph Peters .......... Taxi driver
Anne Seymour ........ Party Guest
Norman Leavitt ....... Party Guest
John Close ............. Party Guest
Synopsis:
An architect finds that romance can hurt a working relationship.
Synopsis 2:
Businessman Warren Holt suddenly gets romantic notions about his super-efficient secretary.

3.02 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: LOST AND FOUND
11-Sep-1953 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Howard J. Green and Wallace Bosco
From a Story by Octavus Roy Cohen
Directed by Bill Karn
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Edward Arnold ....... Mark Andrews
Percy Helton ......... Miller
Katherine Warren... Louise
Clinton Miller
Jane Bates
Phil Tead
James Flavin
Synopsis:
A man who helped send a former embezzling employee to jail is now free and out to seek revenge.
Synopsis 2:
Embezzler Mark Andrews trains a dog as a killer to exact revenge from his ex-boss.

3.03 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: BOOMERANG
18-Sep-1953 CBS Fri
starring
John Barrymore Jr.
Will Wright ................ Pop
Tommy Cook ............. Chuck
Synopsis:
A crime-bent college student's carefully laid plans for robbery boomerang.
Synopsis 2:
A college student plans the "perfect crime."
*Syndication airing on "Unknown" 24Oct58.

3.04 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: DESERT TRAGEDY
25-Sep-1953 CBS Fri
Directed by Roy Kellino
starring
Broderick Crawford
Edward Clark ............ Jake Simpson
Eddy Waller .............. Chuckwalla
Russ Conway
Hank Worden
Synopsis:
A money-mad gunman persuades two prospectors to let him accompany them into the desert.
Synopsis 2:
Prospector Jake Simpson unwittingly allows a killer to join his search for a gold mine.

3.05 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE PRIZE
02-Oct-1953 CBS Fri
Directed by Bill Karn
starring
Ann Sheridan
Walter Coy .......... Haven
Will Wright ........... Father
Roscoe Ates ........ Emil
Myrna Dell ............ Sally
Synopsis:
A farmer tries to strike up a romance with the Professor of animal husbandry.
Synopsis 2:
What could come between a rancher (Ann Sheridan) and the man she loves? A prize bull.

3.06 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE LONG SHOT
Meridian Productions
09-Oct-1953 CBS Fri
Screenplay by Leonard Heideman & Emmett Murphy
From a Story by Ellery Queen
Directed by Ted Post
starring
Edmund O'Brien ......... Captain Simpson
Charles Bronson ........ Sgt. Roy Smith (as Charles Buchinski)
Dave Willock ............. Lt. Jerry O'Neal
Douglas Kennedy ...... Colonel Robert Edwards
Patrick O'Neal ........... Bob Robinson
Pitt Herbert ............... Rourke
Synopsis 1:
An Army cargo plane carries a time bomb, unknown to the captain or the crew.
Synopsis 2:
While flying through a dangerous air storm, the crew receives a radioed message that a bomb hidden somewhere in the
plane will make their's the fourth plane that has vanished without a trace.
*Note: Syndication airing on "Silver Theater" 12Aug58.

3.07 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: IN THE PINCERS (film)
16-Oct-1953 CBS Fri
Written by Irving Gaynor Neiman
Directed by Ted Post
starring
Sir Cedric Hardwicke ... John O'Fell
Judith Evelyn ............... Clara O'Fell
Ian Wolfe
Hilda Plowright
Philip Tonge
Synopsis:
A letter concerning a crime long past threatens the respectable, turn-of-the-century life of John O'Fell and his wife Clara.
Synopsis 2:
John O'Fell, a respected citizen, learns that a dying friend confessed to a crime they both committed years ago.

3.08 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SECOND SIGHT
Meridian Productions
23-Oct-1953 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Jerome Ross
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Pat O'Brien .......... John Wentworth
Lurene Tuttle ........ Marjorie
Robert Osterloh ... Mike
Steve Roberts ..... Ricks
Synopsis 1:
A man's sense of honesty battles with his desire for a healthy insurance policy.
Synopsis 2:
A man blinded by an accident, is forced to borrow money from a racketeer in order to support his wife.

3.09 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE SAIL
30-Oct-1953 CBS Fri
Teleplay & story by Joel Murcott
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Skip Homeier ......... Mark Norton
Vera Miles ............. Julie
Morris Ankrum ....... Damon Norton
John Close
Burt Mustin
Rolfe Sedan
Nadia Posey
George Spaulding
Victor Desny
Synopsis:
Aspiring artist Mark Norton is financed by his father---who thinks he's studying agriculture.

3.10 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: LINEMAN'S LUCK
06-Nov-1953 CBS Fri
Written by S.N. Savage
Directed by Ted Post
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Edmund O'Brien
Margaret Field
William Edmunds
Charles Cane
James Parnell
William Bishop
Synopsis:
Two brothers fall for the same girl.

3.11 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: LUCKY THIRTEEN [*Title sometimes listed as "Lucky 13"]
13-Nov-1953 CBS Fri
Teleplay & Story by Laszlo Gorog
Directed by Christian Nyby
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Walter Brennan ........ Ezra Jenkins
Ruth Brennan ........... Rachel Jenkins
Byron Foulger .......... Joseph Adams
Emory Parnell .......... Samuel Benson
Roger Pace ............. Jake Andrews
Lizz Slifer ................. Sarah Edwards
Bud Osborne ........... Sam
Joel Friedkin ........... Judge
Synopsis:
A storekeeper takes action when his daughter is in danger of being swindled.
Synopsis 2:
An honest man learns that he can save his daughter from being swindled only by resorting to fraud himself.

3.12 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: FRESH START
20-Nov-1953 CBS Fri
Teleplay & story by Jack Roberts and Josephine Conway
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
William Campbell ..... Bill Wherry
Wanda Hendrix ........ Norma Bailey
Walter Sande ........... Lieutenant Miller
Esther Dale ............. Mrs. Carter
Robert Griffin .......... Sgt. Hanlon
Tim Graham ............ Mr. Brook
John Larch ............. Detective
Shirley O'Hara ........ Landlady
Juanita Moore ........ Maid
Synopsis 1:
A despondent girl falls in love with a young thief.
Synopsis 2:
Out of work and destitute, a young girl turns on the gas jets in her room.

3.13 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE CLOSED DOOR
27-Nov-1953 CBS Fri
Written by Oliver Crawford
Directed by Anthony Jowitt
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor John Hall
starring
Gene Lockhart ............ Alfred Renell
Beverly Washburn ...... Jo
Willis Bouchey ............ Dr. Clanders
Ruth Swanson ............. Mrs. Lenart
Ralph Moody
Drake Smith
Synopsis:
A young girl is the key to one man's redemption.

3.14 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: STORM SWEPT
04-Dec-1953 CBS Fri
Written by Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Angela Lansbury ...... Florie
Morris Ankrum .......... Hendrick Vandorp
Kenneth Tobey ......... Sgt. Tim Vernon
Don Hayden ............. Philip Vandorp
Leo Curley
Synopsis:
A naive wife is used as an unwitting decoy by her husband, the leading suspect in a diamond robbery that took place in New Zealand.
After traveling to a remote island to stay with her father-in-law, she finds herself being used as a pawn in a trap set by the police
to catch her husband.

3.15 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: NO COMPROMISE
11-Dec-1953 CBS Fri
Original story & teleplay Les Savage Jr.
Directed by Arnold Laven
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor John Hall
starring
Stephen McNally ....... Pvt. Earl Webb
Robert Strauss .......... John Fenner
Fay Roope ................ Judge Fenner
Byron Kane ............... Clerk
Harry Tyler ................ Conductor
Leo Curley ................ Cousin Dan
Dick Rich .................. Cousin Gabe
Jeslsyn Fax .............. Woman Passenger
Paul Brinegar ............ (uncredited)
George Eldredge ....... (uncredited)
Robert Knapp ............ (uncredited)
Mort Mills ................... (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A Texas Ranger must bring a murderer back to justice on a train.

3.16 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: PART OF THE GAME
18-Dec-1953 CBS Fri
Teleplay & original story by Curtis Kenyon
Directed by Anthony Jowitt
Director of photography Russell Harlan
starring
Gig Young ............. Jimmy Sampson
Peter Graves ........ Rocky Kent
Helen Mowery ....... Phyllis Kent
Harry Harvey ......... Pop Wilson
David Bruce ........... Dr. O'Neill
Strother Martin ....... Bellhop
John Indrisano ....... Referee
Roy Engel .............. News Vendor
Fred Sherman ........ Desk Clerk
Reid Kilpatrick ........ Al the announcer
Synopsis:
An opponent of a boxer goes blind during a fight he is tormented by the fact that he may have cause the blindness.

3.17 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE BAKER OF BARNBURY
25-Dec-1953 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Oscar Millard/ Based on a story by Frank Stockton
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Elsa Lancaster .... Betsy Monk
Robert Newton .... John Lindsey
Tudor Owen ......... Parson Cartwright
Hilda Plowright ..... Mrs. Cartwright
Frank Hagney ...... Publican
Leo Britt .............. Seaman
Synopsis:
A baker discovers others talents than baking during the holiday's.

3.18 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: GO AWAY A WINNER
01-Jan-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Gloria Elmore/ Story by James Barnett
Directed by Arnold Laven
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor John Hall
starring
Richard Egan ........ Marty
Ellen Drew ............ Vie
Richard Travis ...... Sam
James Parnell ....... Detective
David Day ............. Donny
Roy Engel ............. Card Player
Ray Bennett .......... Judge
Ralph Neff ............. Guard
Charles Anthony Hughes .... Foreman
Synopsis:
A woman divorces her husband, who is serving a jail sentence. He swears vengeance on her and when his time is up, he returns to make good his threat.

3.19 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: RIM OF VIOLENCE
08-Jan-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Frederick Brady
Directed by Arnold Laven
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Scott Brady .......... Officer Jim Kovacs
Martin Milner ......... Clay Bryson
Gloria Sanders ...... Dotty Bryson
Marcia Patrick ....... Marge O'Brien
Alfred Linder .......... Mr. Schwartz
Jesslyn Fax ........... Lady Bettor
Sid Clute ............... Detective Dave
B.G. Norman ......... Johnny
Lorna Thayer ........ Johnny's Mother
Ralph Peters ......... Butcher Bishop
George Eldredge
Hamilton Camp
Gayle Kellogg
Bill Pullen
Caroline Norton
Synopsis:
A young policeman's daily contact with ugliness and heartbreak shakes his faith in humanity.

3.20 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: PEARL HANDLED GUNS
15-Jan-1954 CBS Fri (Originally broadcasted on Herald Playhouse)
Teleplay by Lawrence L. Goldman
Directed by Arnold Laven
Director of photography Russell Harlan
starring
Zachary Scott
Lee Aaker ........... Tim
Harvey Stephens ... Sam
Bill Catching
John L. Cason
Katherine Warren
William Fawcett
Howard Negley
Synopsis:
A colorful outlaw is the object of a boy's hero-worship.

3.21 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: AT THE NATCHEZ INN
22-Jan-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Les Savage Jr.
Directed by Anthony Jowitt
Director of photography Russell Harlan
starring
Peter Lawford
Marian Carr ............. Anne
Lawrence Dobkin .... La Motte
Ivan Triesault .......... De Ravennes
Peter Hanson
Tyler MacDuff
Konstantin Shayne
Synopsis 1:
In Louisiana in the 1800's an opportunist has the unique opportunity of becoming a king of France, when he is mistaken for the lost heir to the throne.
Synopsis 2:
An adventurer impersonates the lost Dauphin to elude Napoleon's men.

3.22 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: GIVE THE GUY A BREAK
29-Jan-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Jack Roberts
Directed by Harold D. Schuster
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor John Hall
starring
William Lundigan ....... Jack Fuller
Lee Marvin ................ Russ Anderson
Frances Rafferty ....... Maureen
Dayton Lummis
John Halloran
Douglas Kennedy
Synopsis:
An officer comes to the aid of his friend who is being sought for murder.
Synopsis 2:
Policeman Jack Fuller is double-crossed by a pal who claims he killed a man in self-defense.

3.23 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: FOUR THINGS TO DO
05-Feb-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Frank Burt/ Story by Philip Ketchum
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of photography Russell Harlan
starring
Lee Van Cleef ...... Blackwell
Maxine Cooper .... Ellen O'Roarke
Michael O'Shea ... Tim Leary
James Griffith ...... Walt Gregg
Edward Clark ....... T.J. Finley
Nadine Ashdown .. Marie Howard
Frank Gerstle ....... Frank Pierce
Synopsis:
A man heads out west to get rich mining gold and breaks alot of promises along the way.

3.24 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: MAN FROM OUTSIDE
12-Feb-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay & story by Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography Russell Harlan
starring
Broderick Crawford .... Joe Mitchell
Ted de Corsia ............ Whitey Murdock
Alexander Campbell ... Warden Colby
James Griffith ............ Raymond Andrews
Ralph Peters ............. Smith
Synopsis:
A police lieutenant serving time in a state penitentiary, is trying to obtain evidence for a man facing execution on a false charge.

3.25 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE JUNGLE TRAP
Meridian Productions
19-Feb-1954 CBS Fri
Associate producer, William Self
Script by Frank Burt
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Ronald Reagan ........ Steve Davis
Barbara Billingsley ... Olivia Bryant
Lewis Martin ............ Judge Stanton Bryant
Herb Vigran .............. Walt Carter
Felix Nelson.............. George
Synopsis 1:
Steve Davis is determined to avenge his brother who was sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. While on safari with Judge Bryant,
who sentenced his brother, Steve decides that the judge will have a hunting accident. The Mrs. Bryant would like to be an accomplice in the plot.
Her faithlessness, and the judge's own admission of error in sentencing the brother, cause Steve to change his mind. He shoots the lion between
the eyes just as the judge is about to be devoured.
Synopsis 2:
A vindictive big game hunter who takes matters into his own hands when a judge who sentenced his brother to death visits his neck of the woods
-- or rather, his part of the jungle. Then makes like a vigilante, bent on retribution for his brother's wrongful death.
Synopsis 3:
A hunter takes on an African safari the judge who sentenced his brother to death.

3.26 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: NIGHT RIDE TO BUTTE
26-Feb-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay & story by Les Savage Jr.
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor John Hall
starring
James Millican ........ Fred Bonner
William Bishop ........ Charlie Sewell
Arleen Whelan ........ Carol Bruce
Scott Elliott ............. Eddie Saxon
Jack Elam ............... Halleck
Ray Bennett ............ Sheriff Holmes
Hank Patterson ....... Station Master
Synopsis:
A young woman is forced to choose between two detectives who love her.

3.27 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE GREAT LADY
05-Mar-1954 CBS Fri (originally broadcasted on Herald Playhouse)
Teleplay & Story by Dorothy and Dwight Cummins
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor John Hall
starring
Ann Harding ........... Julia Courtney
Vera Miles .............. Sarah Larkin
Douglas Kennedy ... Lt. Mark Randall
Mary Carroll ............ Bertha Harper
James Lloyd ........... Ed Boone
Anne O'Neal ............ Agatha Boone
Glenn H. Roberts ..... Peter Clarke
Maudie Prickett ........ Daisy White
Synopsis:
A retired actress defends a woman on a murder charge.

3.28 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: GROUNDLOOP
12-Mar-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Leonard Herdeman/ Story by Lois Landauer
Directed by Harold D. Schuster
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Alex Nicol
Robert Ellis
Randy Stuart
James Dobson
Richard Reeves
Vivi Janiss
Tom Holland
Robert Lawson
Synopsis:
An ex-pilot's restlessness threatens his marriage.

3.29 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: HER KIND OF HONOR
19-Mar-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay & original story by Jack Bennett
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John Hall
starring
Hugh Marlowe
Pamela Mason ......... Josephine
Marjorie Lord ........... Elise
Robert Cornthwaite... Napoleon
Robin Hughes
Helen Noyes
Guy Prescott
Synopsis:
A corporal in Napoleon's army, he faces death for his alleged romantic involvement with Josephine.

3.30 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE EDGE OF BATTLE
26-Mar-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Frank Burt/ Story by Bob Mitchell
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Ronald Reagan ...... Lt. Paul Random
Neville Brand .......... Walt Burnett
Gayle Kellogg ......... Corporal Carlson
William McLean ...... Sam Hillman
Dan Barton ............. Lenny Smith
Synopsis:
An Army lieutenant is held captive by a troubled G.I.
Synopsis 2:
During the Battle of the Bulge, four U.S. soldiers are trapped in a deserted farmhouse---in line of enemy fire.

3.31 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: TAPU
02-Apr-1954 CBS Fri
Screenplay and original story by Miles Barnes Jr.
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor John Hall
starring
Richard Denning
Hilo Hattie ............... Nelakula
Jane Wooster ......... Moana
George Macready ... Mallory
Bernie Gozier
Richard H. Cutting
Frank Hagney
Anthony Numkena
Synopsis:
A man returns to an island to claim buried gold.
Synopsis 2:
An adventurer in the South Seas whose attempts to claim a fortune in gold are thwarted by an unscrupulous Englishman.

3.32 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE PLUGGED NICKEL
09-Apr-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay & original story by Lawrence L. Goldman
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
starring
Macdonald Carey
Virginia Christine
John Doucette
Pamela Duncan
Horace McMahon
Robert J. Wilke
Ted Stanhope
John Harmon
Robert Griffin
Tiger Fafara
Synopsis:
After an argument with his wife, a man embarks on an auto trip that throws him into contact with an escaped killer.

3.33 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SOMETHING WONDERFUL
16-Apr-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Gabrielle Upton/ Story by Phillis Tyler
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John Hall
starring
Marcia Patrick
Claude Dauphin ....... LaSalle
John Bryant ............. Paul
Norman Leavitt
Barbara Morrison
Julian Upton
Lillian Sayre
Valerie Vernon
Synopsis:
A young actress must decide between marriage and a stage career.

3.34 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: DAWN AT DAMASCUS
23-Apr-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Adrian Spies
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Gene Raymond ....... Mark Alexander
Paula Corday
Donald Murphy ........ Gilford
Harold Gordon ......... Aram
Synopsis:
An engineer, caught in a romantic triangle, is almost killed by the woman he loves.

3.35 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: DECISION AT SEA
30-Apr-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by John T. Kelley
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Don Taylor ............ Dr. Soames
Carl Benton Reid .. Admiral
Bill Phillips ............ Landon
Hayden Rorke
Claude Akins
Walter Coy
James Dodson
George Eldredge
Tyler MacDuff
Synopsis:
On a hospital ship, a Navy doctor tries to help a wounded marine who has lost the will to live.

3.36 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: PRISONER IN THE TOWN
07-May-1954 CBS Fri (Originally broadcasted on Herald Playhouse)
Teleplay & original story by Montgomery Pittman
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Carolyn Jones ....... June Sardo
John Ireland .......... Jim Regan
Carleton Young ...... Cal York
Don Beddoe
Arthur Space
Helen Wallace
Synopsis:
Angry townspeople persecute a deputy sheriff who tries to defend a girl accused of murder.

3.37 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE PEARL STREET INCIDENT
14-May-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay & original Story by John T. Kelley and Josephine Kelley
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography Russell Harlan
Editor George Amy
starring
Horace MacMahon
Nancy Davis ................. Helen
Jacqueline De Witt ....... Janice
Tommy Ivo .................... Boy
Ted de Corsia
Bill Kennedy
Maudie Prickett
Fred Sherman
Synopsis:
A beauty parlor owner finds herself caught in the middle of escaping criminals.
Synopsis 2:
A beauty-parlor operator and a Western Union messenger are menaced by a gangster and his moll.

3.38 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: BLIZZARD BOUND
21-May-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Robert Leslie Bellem
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Forrest Tucker ....... Steve MacGregor
Donna Martell ........ Marie Lebec
Bill Phipps ............. Tony Kermit
John Dierkes ......... Joe Bronson
Synopsis:
The story of a fur trapper, his boss's son, and a beautiful girl, marooned in the wilds of northern Canada.
A plane crash adds a dangerous criminal to the scene.

3.39 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: LITTLE WAR AT SAN DEDE
28-May-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay & original story by Montgomery Pittman
Directed by Harold D. Schuster
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John Hall
starring
Ross Elliott ........... John Mason
John Agar ............. Otis Tack
Pilar Del Rey ........ Pilar Mason
Rodolfo Hoyos ...... Colonel Louis Coca
Willard Parker ....... Capt. Henry Clay
Frieda Inescort ...... Mrs. Andrew Tack
Synopsis:
Three Americans are captured by South American revolutionists. One is a conspirator and must confess or all will die.

3.40 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE WHALE ON THE BEACH
04-Jun-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Carey Wilber
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor George Amy
starring
Charles Winninger ... Captain Henry Coffin
Hope Emerson ......... Keziah Potter
John Qualen ............. Peleg Brewster
Dick Elliott ................ Sam Hammond
John Dierkes
Tom Holland
Charles Halton
Larry Johns
Charles Seel
Synopsis:
A retired sea captain has problems when he finds a whale washed up on his doorstep after a storm.

3.41 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE TREASURE OF SANTO DOMINGO
11-Jun-1954 CBS Fri (Originally broadcasted on Herald Playhouse)
Teleplay by Leonard Freeman/ Story by F.L. Scott
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
James Dunn
Murvyn Vye
Jack Lomas
Danny Hellman
Charles Case
Tony Radecki
Synopsis:
A vacationing bookkeeper gets involved in a bizarre struggle for life and treasure with an escaped convict.

3.42 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE BLACK MATE
18-Jun-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Don Martin/ Story by Joseph Conrad
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Lee Van Cleef
Robert Cornthwaite .... Captain
Paul Kelly ................... Mate
Bill Phillips
John Harmon
Tom London
John Close
George Khoury
Synopsis:
On the high seas, a captain and first mate share experiences that convince them there is a ghost aboard ship.

3.43 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE MAN WHO ESCAPED FROM DEVIL'S ISLAND
25-Jun-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Don Martin
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Victor Jory ................. Andrew Duquette
Romney Brent ............ Fournier
Charles Wagenheim ... Jacques
Frank Gerstle
Kem Dibbs
Gabor Curtiz
Ted Hecht
Synopsis:
After two years on Devil's Island, a prisoner escapes and is befriended by a policeman.

3.44 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: HOW THE BRIGADIER WON HIS MEDAL
02-Jul-1954 CBS Fri (originally broadcasted on Herald Playhouse)
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen
Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Brigadier Gerard short story
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor George Amy
starring
Claude Dauphin ....... Brigadier Gerard
Eugenia Paul ........... Sophie
Pat O'Moore ............ Charpentier
Booth Colman .......... Napoleon
Charles Hayward
Otto Reichow
Henry Rowland
Richard Avonde
Harry Cording
Hal Gerard
Synopsis:
Napoleon sends one of his brigadiers (C1aude Dauphin) on a special mission to the king of Spain.

3.45 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: RABBIT FOOT
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09-Jul-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay & Story by Lawrence Goldman
Directed by Christian Nyby
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John D. Hall
Art Director Serge Krizman
Supervising Editor George Amy A.C.E.
Assistant Director Ken Walters
Sound Fred Lau
Re-recording Buddy Myers
Make-up Don Cash
Hair Stylist Carmen Dirigo
Property Master Oscar Lau
Set Decorator Bertram Granger
Composer Melvyn Lenard
Associate Producer William Self
starring
Stephen McNally ..... Frank Dixon
Paul Langton ........... Mal Martin
Harry Shannon ........ Chief White
Frank Sully .............. Driver
Harry Harvey ........... Storekeeper
Kenner G. Kemp ...... Dog handler
Synopsis:
When a small top cop is killed, a detective says he shot and killed the culprit in the swamp. The lawman claims it was
former Major League pitcher Frank Dixon, known for being superstitious and relying on his lucky rabbit's foot.

3.46 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SHOWDOWN AT SUNSET
16-Jul-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Leonard Freeman/ Story by J.L. Bouma
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
starring
Darryl Hickman ..... Dave
Tom Tully .............. Jess
Jan Shepard ......... Natalie
Robert Osterloh
William Challee
Charles Seel
Natalie Masters
Robert North
Synopsis:
In the Old West, a boy's life is jeopardized by gunmen who want to take control of his father's land.

3.47 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE GENERAL'S BOOTS
23-Jul-1954 CBS Fri (also broadcasted on Bulova Showtime & Herald Playhouse)
Teleplay & original Story by John Q. Copeland
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Basil Rathbone .......... General Lee
Melville Cooper .......... Burnham
John Dehner .............. Capt. Thomas Flynn
Robin Hughes ............ Sandstorm
Jack Carol ................. Pilot
Synopsis:
Story concerns how a spit-and-polish general is able to save his own and his companions' lives after a plane crash.
Synopsis 2:
The general, a foppish martinet with a passion for highly polished boots, is cast at sea with two others when their transport
is shot down. One survivor, Captain Thomas Flynn, despises the general, but his hatred turns to admiration when the general
almost perishes to conserve the little bandís water supply. In the end Flynn is seen polishing the generalís boots himself.

3.48 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: BY-LINE
30-Jul-1954 CBS Fri
Original story by Jack Guss and Norman Jacob
Teleplay by Jack Guss, Norman Jacob and Don Martin
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Arthur Franz .......... Chris Grine
Marilyn Erskine ...... Julie Cole
Willis Bouchey ....... Angus MacDonald
Jean Inness
Hugh Sanders
Clancy Cooper
Howard McNear
Synopsis:
A reporter's girlfriend tries to keep him from stepping into a deadly trap set by his vicious managing editor.

3.49 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE ROMAN AND THE RENEGADE
06-Aug-1954 CBS Fri (rerun on Spotlight Playhouse)
Teleplay by Jack Bennett
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George Clemens (EMMY nominated)
Editor George Amy
starring
Scott Forbes ........... Hannibal
Faith Domergue ...... Marcella
Ian Keith ................. Fabius Maximus
Peter Hansen .......... Claudius Fabian
Robert Bice ............. Hannibal's Captain
Richard Avonde ....... Hannibal's Sentry
Nancy Evans ........... Water Bearer
Tom McKee ............. Roman Sentry
Robert Sherman
Guy Prescott
Synopsis:
In ancient Rome, a general's daughter falls under the spell of her enemy---the invading Hannibal.

3.50 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: GIFT OF THE DEVIL
13-Aug-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Don Martin/ Original story by Kenneth Perkins
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Will Rogers Jr.
Joan Camden ....... Mrs. Pardee
Sally Fraser .......... Miss Moyer
Robert Bice
Ralph Moody
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr.
John De Simone
Leo Curley
Oliver Blake
Jack George
Ralph Neff
Synopsis:
A young sheepman is torn between a blacksmith's daughter and a woman who promises to help him win a fortune at cards.

3.51 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: CAPTAIN IN COMMAND
20-Aug-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen/ Original Story by Robert Dexter Neff
Directed by Ted Post
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
James Whitmore
Jeff Donnell ............ Marlene
Donald Murphy ....... Jones
Lyle Talbot .............. Madigan
Maxine Cooper
Ted Stanhope
Jesslyn Fax
William Page
Ann Spencer
Harry Brown
Pitt Herbert
Joe Hayworth
Synopsis:
A destitute pilot takes the only flying job offered him, then begins to suspect that his employers are criminals.

3.52 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: HEMMED IN
27-Aug-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Richard Carlson ....... Kelly McCall
Jean Byron
Ray Montgomery
Ted Stanhope
John Alvin
Kathryn Givney
Robert Griffin
William Pullen
Gil Herman
Ralph Neff
Synopsis:
A recluse, locked in an elevator, faces death.

3.53 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: DELAY AT FORT BLISS
03-Sep-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay & original story by Richard Paul Stenger
Directed Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Sterling Hayden
Barbara Billingsley .... Ruth
James Seay
Walter Coy
James Brown
Jim Davis
Gayle Kellogg
Robert Nash
Frank Gerstle
Lorna Thayer
Rory Mallinson
William Page
Synopsis:
A strong-willed army officer must decide whether to sacrifice his command or turn over the son of an Apache chief
being held prisoner at a lonely army outpost in Arizona. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
The commanding officer of a frontier outpost who bargains with Indians for the return of seven white women.

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