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 Season 4 (CBS) (1954-55)
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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Meridian Productions, Inc. (filmed episodes)  
  CBS, Fridays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (30 min)
 

 4.01 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE SECRET
10-Sep-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen/ From a Story by A.A Milne
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
starring
Tom Drake .............. Fletcher Craig
Tom Moore .............. Dick Monroe
Madge Kennedy ...... Clara Matheson
Doris Kenyon .......... Iris Marlowe
Francis X. Bushman ... Max
Snub Pollar .............. Cook at diner
Synopsis:
A Hollywood columnist solves the mysterious disappearance of a silent film star.

4.02 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: REUNION AT STEEPLER'S HILL
17-Sep-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Montgomery Pittman/ Story by L.J. Beeston
Directed by Harold D. Schuster
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
John Ireland ........... Billy Bob Jackson
John Larch ............. Luke Powers
Dorothy Patrick ...... Beth Powers
Paul Birch
Steve Darrell
James Bell
Steven Terrell
Synopsis:
Returning to his home town, a gunman (John Ireland) betrays an outlaw buddy to obtain reward money.

4.03 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE PIPE
24-Sep-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen/ Adapted from a story by L.J. Beeston
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Peter Lorre
Michael Pate
Lowell Gilmore
Anthony Eustrel
Lillian Bond
Arthur Gould-Porter
Kay E. Kuter
Trevor Ward
James Fairfax
Synopsis:
A suspect in a diamond robbery cleverly outwits thieves who think he has the store.
*Syndication airing on "Film Drama", KLZ-7 Denver, CO Wed. 15Jun 60 10:30 p.m. MDT

4.04 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE VIKING
01-Oct-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Jack Bennett
Directed by Lewis R. Foster
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Charles Bickford
Lamont Johnson ...... Dave
Margaret Field ......... Denise
Rhys Williams .......... Hansen
Synopsis:
A lovable old fraud who tries to persuade his nephew to trade his chicken farm for a schooner.

4.05 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE NET DRAWS TIGHT
08-Oct-1954 CBS Fri (Originally broadcasted on Herald Playhouse)
Teleplay by Don Martin/ Story by Walter C. Brown
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor George Amy
starring
Edmond O'Brien ..... Rick Saunders
Skip Homeier ......... Slim Haskell
Paul Bryar ............. Sam Archer
Natalie Norwick
Byron Kane
Lynne Allen
Robert Quarry
Frank Kreig
John Cliff
William Woodson
Synopsis:
A diner owners suspects his worker of stealing from the till when an injured killer wanders into the diner running from the police.
Synopsis 2:
The honest proprietor of a roadside cafe tries to help both a wayward boy and his own brother, an escaped killer.

4.06 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SQUARE SHOOTIN'
15Oct-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Don Martin/ Story by Wallace Smith
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor George Amy
starring
John Newland ........ Jimmy Catlin
Walter Sande ......... Steve
Marcia Patrick ........ Polly Dorman
John Doucette
Harlan Warde
John Pickard
Lane Chandler
Mike Ragan
Larry Hudson
Marcel De Lauer
Synopsis:
A comedy about a tenderfoot in the Old West.
Synopsis 2:
Eastern tenderfoot Jimmy Catlin matches wits with gunmen in the Old West.

4.07 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING
22-Oct-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen/ Story by Stanley Ellin
Directed by Charles Bennett
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor George Amy
starring
Don Taylor
Sally Fraser ....... Ann
Peter Adams
Ann Tyrrell
Gar Moore
Dorothy Adams
Grandon Rhodes
Synopsis:
A young man, greedy for wealth, resorts to murder to get it.

4.08 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE SENSATION CLUB
29-Oct-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay & original Story by L.J. Beeston
Directed by Charles Bennett
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Francis L. Sullivan .. Garman
Tudor Owen
Queenie Leonard
Henry Daniell
Paul Cavanagh
Will Stanton
Charles Davis
Vernon Downing
A. Cameron Grant
Synopsis:
The Sensation Club worships the unusual and the bizarre. What better thing for Garman to bring before his fellow
sensation-seekers than a man he believes is being sought for murder by the police. [TA]

4.09 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: NO RESCUE
05-Nov-1954 CBS Fri (Originally broadcasted on Herald Playhouse)
Teleplay by Arnold Belgard/ Story by James Norman
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Francis Lederer
Nancy Evans
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr.
Eugenia Paul
Thayer Roberts
Dorothy Green
Harry Antrim
Eugene Iglesias
Edward Colmans
Manuel Paris
Edward Colebrook
Synopsis:
A wanted Latin American jeopardizes his life to aid fellow passengers in a plane crash.
*Syndication airing on "Film Drama", KLZ-7 Denver, CO Thurs. 16Jun 60 10:30 p.m. MDT

4.10 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: MIDNIGHT HAUL
12-Nov-1954 CBS Fri (originally broadcasted on Herald Playhouse)
Produced by William Self
Teleplay by Frank Burt/ From a story by Charles Marquis Warren
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Director of photography George Clemens
Supervising Editor George Amy
Production Manger Ralph W. Nelson
Music by Melvyn Lenard
starring
Kevin McCarthy ........ Glenn Sheridan
K.T. Stevens ............. Eileen Thomas
Lee Van Cleef ........... Wink
James Bell ................ Pop Cehagen
James Anderson ....... Buck Snyder
Stuart Randell ........... Matt Hallahan
Alan Reynolds ........... Walter Osborne
Richard Benedict ....... Ace
Leo Curley ................ Curley
Synopsis:
A short haul trucking company has been losing their valuable shipments to hijackers. One of the company's ace drivers believes
its an inside job and takes matters into his own hands. [SC]

4.11 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE LONG TRAIL
Meridian Productions, Inc.
19-Nov-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by George Bruce/ Based on a Collier's short story by N.B. Stone, Jr.
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
Hosted by: Anthony Quinn
starring
Anthony Quinn ........ Texas Ranger Clay Waldon
Robert Armstrong .... Jay Calliston
Maxine Cooper ........ Amy Gates
John Bryant ............. Sam Gates
Steve Darrell ............ Frank Jones
Hugh Sanders ........... Lafe Brady
George De Normand
Synopsis:
Texas Ranger, Clay Waldon has been in the saddle for six months, from Texas to Oregon in pursuit of a suspected murderer named Sam Gates. [SC]

4.12 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE MYSTERY OF MURDER
Meridian Productions, Inc.
26-Nov-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Eric Scott/ Original story by David Boehm
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Bruce Bennett ......... Paul Maston
Frances Rafferty ..... Kathy Maston
Christopher Dark ..... Frank Banks
Gilbert Fallman ........ Foreman
Byron Foulger ......... Mr. Teems
Synopsis:
On a second honeymoon with his wife, the judge gets a chance to test his theory that there is a criminal type that will not kill under any circumstances. (film)
*Note: Syndication airing on "S.R.O. Playhouse" 20Jul57.

4.13 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: VOLTURIO INVESTIGATES
03-Dec-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Charles Bennett/ Adapted from a short story by L.J. Beeston
Directed by Charles Bennett
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Basil Rathbone
Melville Cooper
John Dehner
Norma Varden
Ben Wright
Edward Ashley
Olaf Hytten
Synopsis:
A debonair jewel thief discovers there's no honor among thieves.
*From Detective Story Magazine, April 30, 1921.
Re-released in Ellery Queen Magazine October 1951.

4.14 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SPANGAL ISLAND
10-Dec-1954 CBS Fri
Produced by William Self
Teleplay by Frank Burt/ Story by Charles Marquis Warren
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Arthur Franz ............. Chris Mather
Betty Lynn ................ Nan Tollard
Emerson Treacy ....... Dan Tuttle
Christopher Olsen ..... Jimmy
Synopsis:
A man in a small New England town is suspected of having something to do with the disappearance of his rival.

4.15 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: WOMAN EXPERT
17-Dec-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by George Bruce/ Story by Thomas Walsh
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Howard Duff ........... Terence Kerrigan
Douglas Evans ....... Eddie Scarfe
Nancy Gates .......... Susan
Malcolm Atterbury ... Lou Evans
Gertrude Michael
Roy Engel
Gayle Kellogg
Richard Bartell
Synopsis:
A detective uses his masculine charm to solve his cases. His method is to befriend the suspected murderer's sweetheart and gain her confidence.
*Syndicated airing on "Morning Playhouse" 10Mar59.

4.16 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: DAY OF GOOD NEWS
24-Dec-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Arthur L. Most
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Cecil Kellaway ........ Samuel Cross
Marjorie Owens ....... Mary Hamilton
Casey Adams .......... Don Evers
Frank Ferguson ....... Harlowe Finch
Harry Antrim ............ John P. Holcomb
Marshall Bradford .... Hanson
George Selk
Mimi Gibson
Jack Grinnage
Harry Harvey
Martin Speer
Synopsis:
A man moves from the big city to a small town and works for the local newspaper which only covers good news.

4.17 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE DUMBEST MAN IN THE ARMY
31-Dec-1954 CBS Fri
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen & Sidney Biddell/ Story by Vern J. Sneider
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Russ Conway
William Boyett
Neville Brand
Donald Murphy
Stanley Clements
Charles Kane
Lewis Martin
Alan Paige
James Connell
Fred Graham
Synopsis:
An Army misfit is ridiculed by his fellow soldiers when a prank backfires.

4.18 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE COOL ONE
07-Jan-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by George Bruce/ Story by Frank O'Rourke
Directed by William F. Claxton
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Stephen McNally .... Tom Novak
John Banner .......... Morris Odvarka
Hildy Parks ............ Trina Odvarka
Paul Langton ......... Landry
Tom London ........... Alonzo Cooper
Paul Birch
Phil Tead
Herbert Heyes
Synopsis:
Tom Novak journeys to the Dakotas to find a wife and a ranch site. Although he finds them, another man asserts prior claim to both.

4.19 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: MAN OUT OF THE RAIN
14-Jan-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Philip MacDonald
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Phyllis Thaxter ...... Mona Tyrrel
Skip Homeier ......... Zakka
Allene Roberts ....... Patricia Marsh
Ray Walker ........... Policeman
Synopsis:
Floods followed by a landslide find Mona Tyrrel trapped in her home with Zakka - a young man who is a complete stranger to her.
*Note: Syndication airing on "Adventure Theater" 28Jul61.

4.20 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: UNDERGROUND
21-Jan-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Charles Bennett/ Story by Jerome Barry
Directed by Charles Bennett
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Paul Kelly ............... Joe Tierney
Peggy O'Connor ..... Katie Tierney
John Lupton ........... Harry Coutts
Dennis Weaver ...... Ben
Robert J. Wilke ...... Whitey
Walter Reed ........... Patsy
Synopsis:
Joe Tierney has had years of experience with the telephone company and its underground cable system. Some hoods decide to kidnap him
and learn the location of a bank alarm.
*Note: Syndication airing on "Adventure Theater" 01Sep60.

4.21 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: MURDER IN PARADISE
28-Jan-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by George Bruce/ Original story by Ward H. Tanzer
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
John Ireland
Steven Geray
June Vincent
Philip Ahn
Lynne Allen
Leon Lontoc
Jack Lambert
Synopsis:
A couples small, quiet South Seas island paradise life is disrupted by strangers with a tale of a man lost at sea.

4.22 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE LAST PILOT SCHOONER
04-Feb-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by George Bruce/ From a Story by Ralph Delahaye Paine
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Marshall Thompson ..... James Wilson
John Hoyt ................... Capt. McCall
King Donovan ............. Hardy
Dayton Lummis ........... Editor Cartwright
Minor Watson ............. Pop Markle
Robert Foulk ............... Sumner
Harry Bartell
Ray Walker
Frank Hagney
James Dodd
Don Dillaway
Synopsis:
A rookie reporter is assigned to cover the final voyage of a schooner and gets caught up in the drama when the ship begins to sink.

4.23 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: MISTER SCHOOLMARM
11-Feb-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by William Tunberg/ From a Story by Anna Fuller
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Martin Milner
Will Rogers Jr.
James Griffith
Doris Packer
Morris Ankrum
Malcolm Atterbury
Trevor Bardette
Ed Hinton
Anthony Sydes
Synopsis:
A Civil War veteran is eager to teach the ways of peace and democracy to the frontiersmen of the new state of Oregon.
*Title sometimes listed as "The Schoolmarm".

4.24 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE WAY TO FREEDOM
18-Feb-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Philip MacDonald/ Original story by Percival Wilde
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Patric Knowles ......... Paul Maynard
Robert Warwick ....... Inspector Guthrie
Rhys Williams .......... Hawkins
Queenie Leonard ..... Landlady
Jack Raine .............. Stevens
Cyril Delevanti
Phyllis Coghlan
Leonard Mudie
Synopsis:
An embezzler gets the chance to impersonate a Scotland Yard Officer. As such he is assigned to search for a murderer.

4.25 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: FAST BREAK
25-Feb-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen & Sidney Biddell/ Original story by James Atlee Phillips
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John Hall
starring
Jackie Cooper .......... Bill Harlow / Joe Toyah
Betty Lynn ................. Lois Harlow
Michael Winkelman .... Joey Harlow
Hayden Rorke ............ Pastor Thompson
Otto Waldis ................ Oscar Hanson
Joseph Crehan ........... Harry Wisdom
Harry Landers ............. Sportswriter Bert
Bill Baldwin .................. Announcer
Synopsis:
A former basketball player, once jailed for accepting a bribe, must move from one city to another as his reputation catches up with him. (film)

4.26 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: FEDAR
03-Mar-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Jack Bennett
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor George Amy
starring
Scott Forbes
Ian Keith
Toni Gerry
John Doucette
Jon Shepodd
Mike Mazurki
Synopsis:
In ancient Sicily, a sculptor is sentenced to be a galley slave for insulting a tyrant who rules the island.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 18Feb59.

4.27 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: VISITOR IN THE NIGHT
11-Mar-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen & Sidney Biddell/ From a Story by Freeman Wills Crofts
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Ellen Drew ............. Edith Norman
Dorothy Green ....... Constance Grant
Willard Parker ........ Mayor John Norman
Pierre Watkin ......... J. Harrison Hardesty
John Beradino
Tyler McVey
Ben Morris
Eleanor Moore
Frank Losee Jr.
Montgomery Masters
Harrison Lewis
James Nusser
Synopsis:
An ambitious mayor has a tough time trying to explain what he was doing in the company of a gorgeous blonde on election eve, when his wife was away.
*Syndication airing on "Personal Appearance" 15Aug58.

4.28 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: RIDE TO THE WEST
18-Mar-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay & original story by N.B. Stone Jr.
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
John Ireland
Jean Howell
Lee Van Cleef
James Millican
Richard Hale
Synopsis:
A gunslinger and his brother confront a crazed killer in a spooky Western ghost town.

4.29 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: LOG THE MAN INNOCENT
25-Mar-1955 CBS Fri
Written by Eric Scott and Phil Cole
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Dan O'Herlihy
Morris Ankrum
Lester Dorr
Mort Mills
John Stephenson
Peggy Creel
Charles Davis
Bruce Payne
Lawrence Ryle
Synopsis:
A sea captain refuses to toss a man overboard because he is ill, the crew causes a mutiny and tosses both captain and sick man adrift in a boat.

4.30 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: TOURISTS - OVERNIGHT
01-Apr-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by George Bruce/ Original Story by Marjorie Carleton
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Barbara Hale
Donald Murphy
Norma Varden
Frank Ferguson
Frances Bavier
Percy Helton
Mortimer Mills
Synopsis:
A niece is the traveling companion for her wealthy aunt and they stay overnight at a tourists' home and find themselves among gangsters.

4.31 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: MISTER EARS
Meridian Productions, Inc.
08-Apr-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Philip MacDonald/ From the 1940 Saturday Evening Post Story by Eddy Orcutt
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Walter Brennan ....... Simmons aka Mr. Ears
Tommy Rettig .......... John Kelly
John Damler ........... Trent Kelly
Frances Zucco ........ Marian Kelly
Hanna Landy ........... Isabelle
William Kerwin ......... Jim
Synopsis 1:
Mr. Ears is an elderly storekeeper who is teaching the young boy the ropes.
Synopsis 2:
An elderly storekeeper keeps his young friend John Kelly entralled with tales of his days as an Indian fighter.
*Title sometimes listed as "Mr. Ears".

4.32 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: O'BRIEN
Meridian Productions, Inc.
15-Apr-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen & Sidney Biddell/ Original story by William Brandon
Directed by Sobey Martin
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Dan Duryea ........... Sam Ireland
Margaret Field ....... Carla
Virginia Lee ........... Ruby Swanson
Lillian Bronson ....... Lavinia Corey
Ralph Sanford
Ted Stanhope
Synopsis:
Federal Agent Ireland is assigned to a border town. There he poses as a criminal and rents a room in a home suspected of
being a hideout for escaped convicts anxious to be smuggled across the border. (film)

4.33 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: WHO'S THE BLONDE?
22-Apr-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by John Patrick/ Original Story by John D. MacDonald
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Don Taylor ................ Tom Weldon
Maxine Cooper ......... Helen Weldon
Robert Cornthwaite ... Durand
Alexander Campbell ... Carothers
Joi Lansing ................ The Blonde
Len Hendry
Thom Conroy
Robert Williams
Synopsis:
Dollars disappear when a mysterious blonde appears at closing time in a bank. The teller is hard pressed to explain the discrepancy in the day's receipts. (film)
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 16Feb59.

4.34 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE BRUTE NEXT DOOR
29-Apr-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Philip MacDonald/ From the Saturday Evening Post Story by William Fay
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Hans Conried .......... Warren Fitzjerner
Hal Baylor ................ Bobo Shaughnessy
Frances Mercer ....... Janet Fitzjerner
Lucien Littlefield ....... Carl Schwatzmeier
Byron Foulger .......... Erick Schwatzmeier
John Indrisano
Chuck Hicks
Sandra Stone
Frank Jenks
John Harmon
Harry Tom McKenna
Synopsis:
A mild-mannered architect harbors a secret love of the more violent forms of sport. He gets his big chance when a boxer in need of a manager moves next door. (film)

4.35 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE UNLIGHTED ROAD
06-May-1955 CBS Fri
Produced by William Self
Directed by Justus Addiss
Written by Walter C. Brown
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
James Dean .............. Jeffrey Latham
Murvyn Vye ................ Mike Deegan
Edgar Stehli ................ Matt Schreiber
Patricia Hardy ............. Ann Burnett
Charles Wagenheim .... Roy Montana
Voltaire Perkins ........... Captain
Robert Williams
Synopsis 1:
Jeffrey Latham, a Korean War vet who innocently wanders into a roadside diner one dark night looking for a cup of coffee and a sandwich.
The owner takes a liking to him and offers the young man a job, free meals and a place to sleep. He soon falls in love with a decent and
lovely local girl and seems well on the way towards building an honest future for himself until he unwittingly becomes involved in the
crooked dealings of two shady characters who hang around the diner.
Synopsis 2:
A teenager wanders into a town in the hopes of making a better life for himself. Unfortunately, he finds himself running with the wrong crowd.
Synopsis 3:
Jeffrey Latham, a young GI who when he returns to civilian life, takes a job in a diner. Unaware that the diner is the headquarters of a
hi-jacking ring, he finds himself not only implicated in highway robbery but also murder.
*Syndication airing on "Personal Appearance" July 4, 1958.

4.36 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: TOO MANY NELSONS
13-May-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay & Original story by Richard Wormser
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography Gordon Avil
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Eddie Albert ............. Randy Smith
Frank Ferguson ....... Joe Nelson
Henry Rowland ........ Harry Beller
Eleanore Tanin ........ Pat McKee
Harlan Warde
Malcolm Atterbury
Percy Helton
Addison Richards
Will Wright
Jeff York
Eddie Parker
Synopsis:
A western town in dominated by one family. When one of them is murdered, a stranger in town finds himself the object of a lynching bee.

4.37 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SENTENCE OF DEATH
20-May-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by George Bruce/ Story by Thomas Walsh
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Bonita Granville ..... Ellen Morison
Paul Langton ......... Cochran
Ray Walker ........... Reynolds
Lisa Howard .......... Mrs. Sawyer
James Goodwin ..... Palica
Cecil Kellaway ....... Druggist
Gayle Kellogg
Fred Sherman
Claire Carleton
John Alvin
Synopsis:
A girl witnesses the shooting of a druggist. But she doesn't go along with the identification of a suspect made by other witnesses. (film)

4.38 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE ARGONAUTS
27-May-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Norman Reilly Raine/ From a Story by Kenneth Grahame
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Robert Newton ........ Simon Mantle
Jeanette Nolan ....... Martha
John Alderson ......... Mr. Blunt
Barbara Self ........... Mary Ellen
James Logan .......... Captain Spring
Ashley Cowan ......... Alf
Reginald Singh ....... Steward
Synopsis:
After nearly 30 years of dull routine, a shipping clerk signs on with a ship as a sailor. But on the eve of embarkation, he meets up with more exciting fare in port. (film)

4.39 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: VISA FOR X
03-Jun-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Philip MacDonald/ Original story by Barry Perowne
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Cecil Kellaway ....... Mr. Colley
Joan Elan .............. Mary Mercer
Anthony Eustrel ..... Willard
Bruce Lester ......... Ray
Tom Duggan .......... Colonel
Patrick Aherne
Edit Angold
Tor Johnson
Dorothea Wolbert
Robert R. Stephenson
Lovyss Bradley
Synopsis:
A member of the British Civil Service whose job it is to produce identity cards for the War Office, is tempted to use his skills for
illegitimate purposes when his son becomes a fugitive.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 19Feb59.

4.40 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: O'CONNOR AND THE BLUE-EYED FELONS
10-Jun-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Thomas Nord Riley
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
Host Robert Paige
starring
Chuck Connors ........ Stanley O'Connor
Diana Lynn .............. Bonnie Brewster
Donald Murphy ........ Benjamin Walters
Charles Evans ........ George Brewster
Herbert Heyes ........ Homer Matson
Elaine Edwards ....... Clarissa Matson
Bob Nichols ............. Lester Doyle
Synopsis:
A guest finally finds her way to O'Connor's insolvent fishing lodge in the High Sierras. But her car is flashy, her purse empty and her only luggage a revolver.
Synopsis 2:
A young lady who takes to the High Sierras with only a gun as luggage becomes suspect to the proprietor of an insolvent fishing lodge who thinks she is a criminal.

4.41 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: A MULE FOR SANTA FE
17-Jun-1955 CBS Fri
starring
Will Rogers Jr. ..... Scott Miles
Karin Booth .......... Mrs. Stuart
Stephen Wootton.. Bill Miles
Lane Bradford ...... Virg Williams
Harry Tyler ........... Simon Gilbride
Lane Chandler ..... Ed Hanson
Synopsis:
A father and son need another mule so they can join the wagon train and come across criminals that want more than they can offer for the transaction.

4.42 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SPLENDID WITH SWORDS
24-Jun-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Ellis St. Joseph/ Story by Wythe Williams
Directed by Robert Florey
From a Story by Wythe Williams
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Farley Granger
Lillian Fontaine
Eduard Franz
Dayton Lummis
Lou Krugman
Carl Milletaire
Synopsis:
The last of a line of famous fencers falls in love with a girl who scoffs at fencing.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 30Mar59.

4.43 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE ORDEAL OF DR. SUTTON
01-Jul-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Sidney Biddell/ Based on a story by Benjamin Siegel
Directed by Christian Nyby
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Raymond Burr ...... Dr. Sutton
Marilyn Erskine
Christopher Dark
Joan Hovis
Selmer Jackson
Gayle Kellogg
Roger Pace
Frank Jaquet
Synopsis:
The romance of a nurse suffers a setback when a doctor turns down a chance to establish a private practice.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 17Feb59.

4.44 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: AMBITIOUS COP
08-Jul-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Philip MacDonald/ Original story by William Fay
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Gene Evans ............. Joe Devlin
Dayton Lummis ......... Arthur Healy
John Stephenson ...... Dr. Jacob Gerski
Noreen Nash ............. Mary Gerski
Lou Krugman ............. Albert Stewart
Byron Foulger ............ Superintendent
K.L. Smith
Bernardette Withers
Irving Mitchell
Walter Reed
Watson Downs
Synopsis:
A policeman who wants to be a district attorney kills an old friend in a gun duel. He now has to reckon not only with the publc,
which thinks of him as a killer, but with angry mobsters.

4.45 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: MEET MISTER JUSTICE
15-Jul-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by William Tunberg/ Original story by Jerry McGill
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Joe E. Brown
Nancy Kulp
John Baer
Kathleen Crowley
Jonathan Hale
Dorothea Wolbert
Robert Bice
Synopsis:
A small town postmaster, storekeeper and justice of the peace has his hands full when a young eloping couple attempts to "borrow"
gasoline from his locked pump, the justice of the peace has work to do.
*Titles also listed as "Meet Mr. Justice".

4.46 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: VISIBILITY ZERO
22-Jul-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by George Bruce/ Original story Richard Thornton
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Dean Jagger ........... Ed Gorman
Frances Robinson ... Ellie Gorman
Barry Kelley ............. James Hogan
John Doucette ......... Jim Tally
Mary Ellen Kay ........ Sally
Jon Sheppod ........... Al Irvine
Synopsis:
An aging senior airline pilot is about to be promoted to operations chief but feels he is being "grounded" due to his age.
When he makes his farewell flight he learns that things are changing.

4.47 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE DIRECT APPROACH
29-Jul-1955 CBS Fri
Original story by Richard Stern
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Mona Freeman ......... Debby Hood
John Archer .............. Barney Wallace
Minor Watson ........... General John Hood
Willis Bouchey .......... Robert Gregg
Harry Lauter
Malcolm Atterbury
Phil Tead
Charles Watts
Synopsis:
It's the opinion of old General John Hood that the new bridge planned for the town will destroy the town's charm, not to mention its fishing.
Picture his rage when his granddaughter sets her cap for the chief engineer of the bridge.

4.48 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: TOO LATE TO RUN
05-Aug-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay & story by Walter C. Brown
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Arthur Franz
Beverly Garland
Bobby Driscoll
Henry Rowland
Tony Barrett
Frank Kreig
Stuart Randall
Synopsis:
The owner of a roadside diner is falling for his new waitress, but his young assistant is suspicious of her.
The report that of a dangerous killer is in the vicinity changes the picture.

4.49 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: ON LEAVE
12-Aug-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Larry Marcus/ Based on a story by Stuart Cloete
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Claude Dauphin ....... Pvt. Henri Baptiste
Maurice Marsac
Michael Pate
Robert Easton
Otto Reichow
Werner Reichow
John Alderson
Tom Duggan
Ashley Cowan
James Fairfax
Barry Harvey
Walter Kelley
Bruce Lester
Mortimer Mills
Synopsis:
Pvt. Henri Baptiste, decorated French soldier of World War I, obtains a leave and visits his home village, only to find it devasted.

4.50 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: JURY OF ONE
19-Aug-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Sidney Biddell/ Story by Allan V. Elston
Directed by Christian Nyby
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John Hall
starring
Kenneth Tobey
Paul Kelly
Eleanore Tanin
Addison Richards
Bill Henry
Lillian Culver
Guy Wilkerson
Synopsis:
A lawyer goes to a small Wyoming town in search of the heir to a strange legacy. Two claimants show up, each with verbal proof of his
rightful claim and this puts the lawyer in the role of a Solomon to decide which is the heir.

4.51 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE CASE FOR THE STATE
26-Aug-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Gordon McDonell/ Story by Harry Klingsberg
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Marshall Thompson
Hayden Rorke
Nancy Howard
Mark Herron
Francis De Sales
Gordon Mills
Carl Benton Reid
Charles Seel
Harry Stephens
Roy Darmour
Gilmore Bush
Pat Goldin
Jack Harris
Ben Niems
Synopsis:
A young assistant district attorney suspects a trap has been baited for an indigent artist accused of stealing money from an art gallery.

4.52 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THREE MONTHS TO REMEMBER
02-Sep-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen/ Story by Frank O'Rourke
Directed by William A. Seiter
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Don Taylor
Sallie Brophy
Diane Jergens
Howard Wendell
George N. Neise
George Eldredge
Velma Royton
Gilmore Bush
Synopsis:
An ex-GI suffering from amnesia returns to his home town in an attempt to regain both his memory and an inheritance.

4.53 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE UNINHIBITED FEMALE
09-Sep-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Thomas Nord Riley/ Story by Herbert Depew
Directed by Harry Keller
Director of photography Charles Straumer
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Barry Nelson
Marilyn Erskine
Morris Ankrum
Larry J. Blake
Grace Lenard
Robert Paige
James Parnell
Robert Foulk
Eddie Garr
Synopsis:
An efficiency expert on his first assignment and an outspoken secretary lock horns over how things are done.

4.54 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: WILD CALL
16-Sep-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Norman Reilly Raine/ Story by Gordon Gaskill
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
J. Carrol Naish ....... Mr. Ridley
Ross Elliott ............. Mr. Melvin
William Leicester .... Mr. Taylor
Ray Teal ................. Captain Donovan
Barry McCallum ...... Mr. McGriff
Herb Vigran ............ Hendricks
George Eldredge
Joe Haworth
Katherine Warren
Barry Macollum
Renny McEvoy
Synopsis:
After forty years of working in a department story Mr. Ridley wants to go on a sea voyage just like his whaling ancestors.

4.55 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE QUITTER
23-Sep-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Sidney Biddell/ Story by Colin S. Darroch
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John Hall
starring
Noah Beery Jr. ...... Trainer Bradley Taylor
Frances Rafferty ... Kathy
Craig Stevens
Raymond Hatton
Stephen Wootton
Lewis Martin
Synopsis:
The story of a harness horse that refuses to maintain the proper gait. After a short period the horse invariably cuts loose.
Trainer Bradley Taylor enlists the aid of a mule to set the horse straight.
Trainer Bradley Taylor enlists the aid of a mule to train a frisky harness-race horse.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 31Mar59.

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