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 Season 5 (CBS) (1955-56)
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 9:30-10:00pm Eastern (30 min)

 

 5.01 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE LAST MAN OUT
30-Sep-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Douglas Morrow/ Story by Frank O'Rourke
Directed by William Shelf
Director of photography George T. Clemens
starring
Touch Connors ....... Lou Renaldi (aka Mike Connors)
Regis Toomey ........ Babe Bricker
Thomas Mitchell ..... Sam Hawkins
Richard Erdman ...... Eddie McGuire
Edward Binns .......... Daniels
Bing Russell
Robert Hyatt
Synopsis:
A once promising baseball player is now grounds keeper for a minor league team. His deep knowledge of the game is more than the team's manager can handle.

5.02 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: BANDIT'S HIDE-OUT
07-Oct-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by William Bruckner/ Story by Hal G. Evarts
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Anthony Quinn
Gloria Saunders
Eduard Franz
Joseph Waring
Kem Dibbs
Synopsis:
A gentle Spanish shepherd is married to a beautiful girl who is discontented with the quiet life they lead. He returns home one night to find both his
wife and his sheep gone. His bandit cousin, who made off with both, learns that the shepherd's gentleness is deceptive.
Synopsis 2:
The wife of a gentle Spanish shepherd is discontented with the quiet life they lead. He returns home one night to find his wife and sheep are gone.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 11Mar59.

5.03 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: TWO-BIT GANGSTER
14-Oct-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by William N. Robson/ Original Story by Tom Millstead
Directed by Reginald Le Borg
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Keenan Wynn ........... Bill Ottman
Addison Richards ...... Jesse Childs
Robert J. Wilke ......... Red Fischer
Barton MacLane ....... Chief Brooks
Richard Tyler ............. Dick Childs
Gabriel Curtiz
Emmett Vogan
Charlotte Knight
Synopsis:
Newsman Bill Ottman travels to a small town to cover what appears to be a routine robbery, in which a masked thief has killed an ex-con who interfered
with his getaway. But, the reporter's investigation begins to reveal the ex-con in the role of a hero.
*Syndication airing on "Twilight Theater" 13Oct58.

5.04 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE GIRL WHO SCARED MEN OFF
21-Oct-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Sig Herzig/ Original Story by George Carousso
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Phyllis Avery .......... Mrs. McNulty
Hans Conried
Nancy Kulp
Howard McNear
Jesslyn Fax
James Parnell
Bernadette Withers
Brad Morrow
Natalie Dale
Eddie Pagett
David Saber
Harrison Lewis
Synopsis:
A volatile country schoolmarm bitterly resents it when the community imports a tweedy, pipe-smoking exchange teacher from England to add culture to the school.
It takes a fire at the school picnic to set things right and clear up the problem.

5.05 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: NOTHING TO DO TILL NEXT FALL
28-Oct-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by N.B. Stone Jr./ Original Story by Frank O'Rourke
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John D. Hall
starring
James Dunn ........... Dan McLain
Willis Bouchey ....... J.B. Duringham
Russ Conway .......... Ed Beasley
Erin O'Brien-Moore... Mollie McLain
Malcolm Atterbury
Tyler McVey
Gloria Clark
John Yates
Frank Marlowe
Florence MacAfee
Jack Hicks
William Murphy
Guy Way
Synopsis:
A college football coach is faced with a difficult decision for the big home coming game.

5.06 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: A GIFT OF LIFE
04-Nov-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Sidney Biddell/ Story by Charles Anghoff and Louis Paul
Directed by Don Weis
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Don Defore ............... Bill Nichol
Barbara Billingsley .... Clare Gibney
Robert Cornthwaite ... Dr. Cabot
Dabbs Greer ............. Charlie
Jean Inness .............. Miss Strickland
Jeanne Baird ............ Miss Jenkins
Harry Hines .............. Bert
Synopsis:
Story about a salesman who works so hard he collapses. The enforced idleness of convalescence irritates him until he begins to wonder about the
four anonymous blood donors who saved his life. (film)

5.07 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: NO TRIAL BY JURY
11-Nov-1955 CBS Fri
Produced by William Self
Teleplay by Dewitt Bodeen/ Based on a Saturday Evening Post Story by Andrew Geer
Directed by Reginald Borg
Hosted by Alex Nicol
starring
Alex Nicol ................ Todd Bradley
Touch Connors ........ Mel Dunlap (aka Mike Connors)
Addison Richards ..... Pete Hunter
May Wynn ................ Sally Hunter
Dorothy Adams ......... Grace Hunter
Lane Chandler .......... Earl Samson
Paul Engle ................ Mike Hunter
Nolan Leary .............. Mr. Foster
Synopsis:
A Homesteader must pay a rancher a large sum of money, according to Western Range law, for a prize horse of his found dead on the homesteader's property. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A valuable horse has drowned in a homesteader's well, and the law of the range makes him liable because of his negligence in not fencing and covering the well.
He resigns himself to deeding over his water rights as payment. (film)
Synopsis 3:
After a valuable horse drowns in a well, a homesteader faces ruin. The law of the range makes him liable because of negligence in not covering or fencing the well.

5.08 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: NIGHT IN THE BIG SWAMP
18-Nov-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by William Bruckner/ Original Story by John Phillips
Directed by William A. Seiter
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Scott Brady .......... Reno Cromwell
Myron Healey
Joan Vohs
Wilfred Knapp
Synopsis:
Reno Cromwell, a hunting guide obliged to aid the law in hunting down his best friend, a killer. Reno's girlfriend is actually still in love with the killer,
but her pleas to Reno not to help in the pursuit are in vain. (film)
Synopsis 2:
Two expeditions take off into the swampland, one a hunting guide who is seeking his best friend, an escaped convict and the other a girl of the swamp.

5.09 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE CARELESS CADET
Meridian Productions, Inc.
25-Nov-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Douglas Morrow/ Story by William Chamberlain
Directed by William Shelf
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Don Taylor .............. Sgt. Ben Destry
Regis Toomey ......... Colonel Hawks
Adam Kennedy ........ Charlie King
Tom Brown .............. Captain Barney O'Keefe
Jack Haddock ......... Doctor
Isobel Elsom ........... Mrs. Kennedy
Heidi Mullenger ....... Dorothy
John Bryant ........... Pete
Arthur Walsh
Renny McEvoy
Synopsis:
Sgt. Ben Destry receives an appointment to West Point as a reward for valor in the Korean War.
But he scoffs at the Academy's traditions and finds the orders of his juniors hard to take.
*Syndication airing on "Saturday Playhouse" 16Nov57.

5.10 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: MOMENT OF TRIUMPH
02-Dec-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Philip MacDonald/ Original Story by Will Thompson
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Kevin McCarthy ........ Prentice Brown
Eduard Franz ............ Professor Randell
Angela Greene .......... Katherine Gould
Charlotte Lawrence ... Nurse
Thomas Browne Henry
Harry Tom McKenna
Doyle Baker
Synopsis:
Prentice Brown, whose science professor years before was dismissed when he refused to give a rich man's son a passing grade, he didn't deserve.
Twenty years have passed, and now the tycoon finds himself in a position to right the old wrong. (film)

5.11 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: ON THE NOSE
09-Dec-1955 CBS Fri
starring
Neville Brand .......... Major Ed Hobe
Richard Deacon ..... Dr. Thomas Gregory
Ben Cooper ........... Lt. Charles Baker
John Doucette ....... Capt. Jerry Comstock
Harlan Warde ........ Captain Williams
Synopsis:
A veteran pilot is set for a flight on a top-secret mission when his regular navigator becomes ill. A young lieutenant substitutes and the old pilot feels sure his number is up.
Synopsis 2:
An airforce pilot is assigned to carry an atomic scientist to the site of a bomb experiment. To the pilot's dismay the ship's navigator becomes ill before
takeoff and is replaced by a woefully inexperience substitute.

5.12 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE BAITED HOOK
16-Dec-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay & Story by Sam Thomas
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Dane Clark ............ Sheriff Ames
Morris Ankrum ........ Link Bradford
Adrienne Marden
George Selk
Charles Wagenheim
Wally Rose
Synopsis:
In a Florida swamp, Sheriff Ames is marooned with killer Link Bradford.
Synopsis 2:
A sheriff's deputy is offered a $25,000 bribe and compares it with his meager salary. Action is in a Florida swamp as he trails a criminal.

5.13 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: CHRISTMAS GUEST
23-Dec-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Muriel Roy Bolton/ Story by Willard H. Temple & Selma Lagerlof
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John D. Hall
starring
Dan O'Herlihy
Phyllis Avery
Hayden Rorke
Paul Brinegar
Bernadette Withers
Jimmy Karath
Beverly Long
Synopsis:
The brother-in-law and sister of a wealthy bachelor inadvertently put a damper on their holiday plans. A professor whose modest salary doesn't permit much
spending for Christmas gifts. When his wife's brother arrives laden with expensive gifts there is a bitter argument that leads to a better understanding of Christmas.

5.14 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: WELL OF ANGER
30-Dec-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Steve Fisher/ Story by Morgan Lewis
Directed by William A. Seiter
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Bill Williams ............ Ed Sawyer
Nancy Gates .......... Abby
Henry Rowland ....... Luke Gans
Walter Sande ......... Mr. Gates
Olive Blakeney ....... Mrs. Gates
Anthony Sydes ....... Joey Gates
Don C. Harvey ....... Sheriff Bledsoe
Robert R. Stephenson
Synopsis:
In the Old West, Ed Sawyer is trying to set up a modest homestead. But a big rancher, Luke Gans, uses violence to keep Sawyer away from the water supply.

5.15 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: FOOLPROOF
06-Jan-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Ralph Rose and Charles B. Smith
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Claire Trevor ........... Mary Hunter
Walter Coy .............. Paul Hunter
Christopher Dark ..... Mark Baxter
Tina Carver ............. Lilian Baxter
Ray Walker ............. Det. Boyle
Linda Bennett
Thomas E. Jackson
Eleanor Moore
George Dockstader
Synopsis:
Following an accident, a woman awakens in a hospital bed with her eyes and head swathed in bandages. Unknown to her, she is in the hands of enterprising
kidnappers - who hope to deceive her long enough to collect a ransom.
*Syndication airing on "Adventure Theater" 04Aug61.

5.16 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: DEALER'S CHOICE
13-Jan-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Douglas Morrow/ Story by Albert Richard Wetje
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
John Ireland ........... Pete Bronson
Nestor Paiva .......... Bert Kassen
Sam Gilman ............ Ben Foster
John O'Malley ......... Cpl. Maxwell
Leon Lontoc
Emil Sitka
Philip Ahn
Harry Hines
Keith Hitchcock
Synopsis:
The owner of a pearling ship loses it in a poker game. Convinced that the winner cheated, he signs on with him for the next voyage, suspecting that the
new owner will soon be anxious to sell the ship back to him.
Synopsis 2:
The owner of the pearling ship Mandalay loses his ship to one Bert Kassen, in a poker game. Though he suspects Kassen played a crooked game, he signs on
with him for the next voyage, convinced the new owner will soon be only too happy to sell the ship back to him.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 13Mar59.

5.17 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE BIG PAYDAY
20-Jan-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Richard English/ Story by William Fay
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
James Whitmore ....... Tommy McDermott
Richard Crane ........... Chuck Carmody
Janet DeGore
Bill Erwin
Paul Birch
Joseph V. Perry
Michael Whalen
Vince Barnett
John Cliff
Gilmore Bush
Arthur D. Gilmour
Synopsis:
A former fighter always wanted to be champ, but never made it. He's a manager now, and hopes his heavyweight contender will make it.

5.18 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE DAY I DIED
27-Jan-1956 CBS Fri
starring
David Brian .......... Phil Derringer
Ann Doran ............ Amy
Dorothy Patrick Davis ... Ruth Andrews
Synopsis:
Ruthless business tycoon is convinced he owes all his success to himself alone. But a strange thing happens to him on a hospital operating table.

5.19 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE GENTLE STRANGER
03-Feb-1956 CBS Fri
Story by Dorothy Black
starring
Joanne Dru
John Hudson
John Miljan
Synopsis:
A mail-order wife from Boston feels unwanted and out-of-place on her husband's ranch. She plans to run away when a range war springs up but is convinced
by an old man rhat she is really needed.
Synopsis 2:
A mail-order bride finds life on a ranch not to her liking. A range war decides her future.

5.20 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: TOP MAN
10-Feb-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Douglas Morrow/ Story by James Ramsey Ullman
Directed by Ted Tetzlaff
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Scott Forbes
John Lupton
James Ramsey Ullman
John Dehner
Chet Stratton
Ivan Triesault
Gayle Kellogg
Thomas Browne Henry
James Logan
Synopsis:
Mountain climber Martin Nace is fiercely determined to conquer the man-killing mountain Calpurtha.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 02Apr59.

5.21 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: ON A DARK NIGHT
17-Feb-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by William Bruckner/ Story by James Hensel
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Will Rogers Jr.
Tina Carver
Jack Lambert
Gordon Jones
Sally Blane
Gil Perkins
Juney Ellis
Synopsis:
Professor Gene Fox and his friend Max give a good-looking blonde a lift and are lured into a gangster's hideout.
The professor guesses that Max, who's always telling tall stories abouthimself, staged the episode.

5.22 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: ORDEAL
24-Feb-1956 CBS Fri
Directed by Robert Florey
starring
John Ireland .............. Andrew Evans
Maxine Cooper ......... Jean Evans
Kenneth Tobey .......... Lt. Lambert
Jack Haddock ........... Hogue
Synopsis:
No one believes a man when he tries to insist he saw a murder committed.

5.23 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SHOWDOWN AT PAINTED ROCK
02-Mar-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Steve Fisher/ Original Story by Louis L'Amour
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Lyle Bettger ......... Sheriff Matt Saver
Jean Willes .......... Claire Gallatin
Paul Birch
Hank Patterson
Gene Roth
Dan White
Philip Van Zandt
Ralph Neff
Marshall Bradford
Saul Goras
Synopsis:
A sheriff risks his life when he insists on hanging a murderer in the lawless gold-strike country where killing for loot is considered good business and a not a crime.
Synopsis 2:
A sheriff risks his life by insisting on hanging a murderer in the lawless old West.

5.24 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: WEB OF CIRCUMSTANCE
09-Mar-1956 CBS Fri
Story by Charles W. Chesnutt
Directed by Russell Stoneham
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Thomas Mitchell ....... Carl Smith
Hugh Beaumont ....... Tom Sutton
Jeanette Nolan ........ Elva Smith
James Seay ............ Detective Bucy
Lyle Talbot ............... Fred Carlson
Richard Deacon
Frank J. Scannell
Russell Evans
Rayford Barnes
Synopsis:
A bank teller for years has been stealing pennies and stashing away dollars taken from his wife's grocery budget.
Object: to make a break from his shrewish spouse and sail for an island paradise in the Pacific.

5.25 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE YOUNG AND THE BRAVE
16-Mar-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Don Martin/ Story by Jacland Marmur
Directed by Justuss Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
John Ericson ........... Eddie Younger
Eleanore Tanin ........ Susan
Gayle Kellogg .......... Barney
Paul Bryar ............... Big Malone
Francis De Sales
Ray Montgomery
Wally Cassell
Synopsis:
Aboard a destroyer, gunner's mate Eddie Younger has gone sour on the navy. But his attitude changes during the course of a battle.

5.26 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE WAITING HOUSE
23-Mar-1956 CBS Fri
Written by Betty Ulius
Directed by Justuss Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
Narrator Robert Paige
starring
Phyllis Kirk ............... Barbara Hunter
Paul Langton ............ Pete
Dorothy Green .......... Liz
Arthur Gould-Porter ... Andy
Synopsis:
The honeymoon house in Bermuda which a couple has chosen has been the scene of accidents to a good many tenants before them.

5.27 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE FINGER OF GOD
30-Mar-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by William Bruckner/ Original Story by Stuart Cloete
Directed by James Sheldon
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
Host Otto Kruger
starring
Jeff Morrow ....... Jan Moolman
Robin Hughes
Marianne Stewart
Peter J. Votrian
Michael Emmett
Thedore Newton
Synopsis:
An escaping Boer prisoner of war breaks into an apparently deserted house and gets the surprise of his life.

5.28 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: ANGELS IN THE SKY
06-Apr-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Paul Helmick
Directed by Paul Helmick
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Marcia Henderson
Bill Williams
Sidney Clute
Edward Platt
Wright King
Paul Savage
George Conrad
Gene Hardy
Ben Neimes
Synopsis:
Tense moments aboard a transport plane carrying wounded men from the South Pacific as they face disaster.

5.29 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE BITTER LAND
13-Apr-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Al C. Ward
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John Hall
starring
John Newland .......... Wesley Hammond
Jack Diamond .......... Tip Case
Roy Roberts ............ Sheriff Tom Judson
Frank Sully ............... Coots Larkin
Terry Frost ............... Joe Case
Paul Fierro ............... Walt Janes
Synopsis:
A dude goes west to find the man who killed his son in a bank holdup.
Synopsis 2:
A man arrives in the West to seek the murderer of his son and is faced with the dilemma of saving the murderer's own son when outlaws set out to get the boy.

5.30 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE MYSTERIOUS CARGO
20-Apr-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay & original Story by Norman Reilly Raine
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
J. Carrol Naish ...... Mr. Gallup
Berry Kroeger
James Nusser
Lewis Charles
Cyril Delevanti
Addison Richards
Ralph Neff
James Craven
Carl Christian
Jack Reynolds
Patrick O'Moore
Synopsis:
After being slugged, robbed and having his ship sail without him, Gallup heads for the States on another ship.
Tension mounts when he realizes the cargo doesn't correspond to the manifest.

5.31 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: STEP RIGHT UP AND DIE
27-Apr-1956 CBS Fri
Story and Teleplay by Tony Barrett
Directed by Robert Florey
Hosted by Lyle Bettger
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Lyle Bettger
Dorothy Patrick .... Peg Martin
John Doucette ...... Matt Kovacs
Paul Smith ........... Charlie Spencer
Fred Sherman ....... Husband
Claire Carleton ...... Wife
Tom Noel ............... Louis Barrett
Russ Scott ............ Policeman
Joe Martia
Synopsis:
When an amusement park operator finds a body in the Fun House, he is afraid to tell the police, having once spent three years in jail for a crime he didn't commit.
He gets rid of the corpse but is trapped just the same and faces death.

5.32 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: FORMOSA PATROL
04-May-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Steve Fisher/ Based on Jacland Marmur's short story
Directed by Harold Schuster
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John Hall
starring
Eddie Bracken ........... Gunner's Mate
Carl Benton Reid ....... Admiral
Mary Ellen Kay .......... Julie
Walter Coy ................ Comm. Fred Eggly
Joe Bassett ............... Lt. O.O. Peters
Larry J. Blake
Syd Saylor
Paul Smith
Ron Hargrave
Synopsis:
The story of the destoryer USS DeHaven and a persistent rain that turned into the third worst storm in the history of the coastal Southern California.
On a training cruise off Formosa, a destroyer runs into an unfriendly submarine.
*Note: Filmed aboard the USS DeHaven. There is a great article with pictures of the making of this episode in TV Guide March 24-30 Dave Garroway issue.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 01Apr59

5.33 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: PLAGUE SHIP
11-May-1956 CBS Fri
starring
Ward Bond ............ Captain Parker
Jon Shepodd ......... Tony Benson
Edward Platt ......... Sparks
Robert Foulk ......... Anderson
Paul Brinegar ........ Brown
Synopsis:
Aboard a ship the captain finds his ship threatened by bubonic plague.

5.34 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: OFFICER NEEDS HELP
18-May-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Steve Fisher/ Story by Robert D. Neff
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Stephen McNally ...... Dan Grabow
John Bryant ............. Lt. Lyle Smith
Walter Sande ........... Al Harper
Marianne Stewart
Paul Bryar
Gayle Kellogg
Mort Mills
Bill Phipps
Perry Joseph
Synopsis:
Dan Grabow is given a 90-day tryout as chief of police in a small beach town. His discovers that none of the members of his force have received adequate police training.
*Syndication airing on "Twilight Theater" 03Sep58.

5.35 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: DATE FOR TOMORROW
25-May-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by John T. Kelley/ Story by Harry Madden
Directed by James Sheldon
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
Host Bill Gilliand
starring
John Ericson ......... Eddie Markham
Susan Kohner ........ Angela O'Beill
Paul Richards ......... Paul Ferris
Walter Coy
Michael Hale
Franklin James
Paul Harber
Phil Zinkland
Michael Mark
Synopsis:
Two escaped convicts plan to use a young amusement park ticketseller as a pawn in a robbery. But the best-laid plans may suffer when a beautiful young girl is involved.
Synopsis 2:
After breaking out of prison, Eddie Markham decides to use a girl he meets as at an amusement park as a decoy in a holdup.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 12Mar59.

[--] Schlitz Playhouse: The Unlighted Road
01-Jun-1956 CBS Fri [repeat from 06May55]

5.37 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE ROUSTABOUT
08-Jun-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Frank Gruber
Directed by Jack Gage
Director of photography Walter Strenge
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Scott Brady
Jeanne Moody
Harry Antrim
Strother Martin
Stuart Randall
Robert J. Wilke
Ted de Corsia
Tim Graham
Synopsis:
A saddle bum is pushed into the middle of a fight between some ranchers and a storekeeper who has been selling barbed wire to the squatters.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse" 04Mar59.

5.38 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: PATTERN FOR PURSUIT
15-Jun-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Fred Eggers and Lewis R. Foster/ Story by Arnold Byron
Directed by Lewis R. Foster
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Arthur Franz .......... Sgt. Douglas Renfrew
Margaret Field ...... Renee Beddoe (as Maggie Mahoney)
Ross Elliott ........... Tony Beddoe / Jess Omega
Philip Tonge .......... Inspector Charles Henderson
Ralph Moody ........ David Red Blood
Charles Wagenheim .. Charlie Duckwater
Clifford Botelho ..... Indian Boy
Synopsis:
Canadian Mountie is attacked by a mountain lion while he is tracking down the murderer of a Canuck guide, is nursed back to healthy by a beautiful
half breed and somewhere down the line loses the trail he was following.

5.39 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: WITNESS TO CONDEMN
22-Jun-1956 CBS Fri
Producer William Self
Written by Muriel Roy Bolton
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Teresa Wright ........ Laura Savage
Warren Stevens ..... Peter Jordan
Ray Walker ............ Detective
Joe Bailey .............. Killer
Irene Seidner ......... Mary
Kay Stewart ........... Janet
John Bryant ........... Tony Savage
Lewis Martin .......... Max
Synopsis:
The only witness to a murder loses her sight as a result of an attack by the killers.

5.40 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: WEAPON OF COURAGE
29-Jun-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Douglas Morrow/ Original Story by Matt Taylor
Directed by Don Weis
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Kevin McCarthy ....... Mark Quinlin
Victor Jory ............... Ferdie Shiff
Maxine Cooper ........ Molly Quinlin
Michael Winkelman... Jimmy Quinlin
Baynes Barron ......... Tony
Frank Gerstle ........... Joe Garson
John Dennis ............. Ed Warren
Wilfrid Knapp ........... Mr. Masterson
Synopsis:
A disabled war veteran who has taken a job as a bank teller feels that his disability has made him useless.

5.41 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE MECHANICAL COOK
06-Jul-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by William English/ Based on story by Kenneth Kay
Directed by Christian Nyby
Director of photography Joe Novak
Editor Sam Gold
starring
William Bendix ...... USAF Crew Chief
Audrey Totter ........ WAF Dietician
Harry Tyler ............ General Drew
Bill McLean ........... Sgt. Bates
William Schallert ... Lt. Lawton
Roy Engel ............. General Braxton
Renny McEvoy ...... Sgt. Oldham
Will J. White .......... Capt. Cameron
Synopsis:
An Air Force crew chief who wants to be a cook gets his big chance. He is assigned to the private plane of a general who is reputed to be a gourmet.
But he finds his path to culinary stardom blocked by a WAF dietician.

5.42 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE HAPPY SUN
13-Jul-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by William Bruckner/ Original Story by Hugh Fosburgh
Directed by James Sheldon
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John Hall
starring
Walter Brennan
Kenneth Tobey
Nancy Hadley
George Brent
Jack Mullaney
Clancy Cooper
Synopsis:
An aging Finnish lumberjack who with his whole family wiped out in one night, turns his devotion toward a horse that was responsible for the accident since he needs someone to love.

5.43 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE BANKMOUSE
20-Jul-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Lowell Barrington
Directed by James Sheldon
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Joan Caulfield
Betty Caulfield
Jon Shepodd
Mary Wickes
Whit Bissell
Juney Ellis
James Parnell
Synopsis:
A Scotch lass settles in California, then takes a job in a bank after she sees the president's son as well as the young man's shrewish fiancee.

5.44 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: DARA
27-Jul-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Gene Levitt/ Story by Jerome Ross
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Gerald Mohr
Phyllis Thaxter ...... Dara Meadows
Donald Curtis ........ Steve
Hayden Rorke ....... Albert Cook
Joan Sudlow ......... Estelle
James O'Rear ....... Anderson
David Showalter .... Inspector
James Turley ......... Radio Announcer
Synopsis:
An actress is informed that her husband was killed in a plane crash, but he suddenly returns. And when he does, he accuses her of sabotaging the plane.
*Syndication airing on "Morning Playhouse 20Feb59.

5.45 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: FLOWERS FOR JENNY
03-Aug-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Jameson Brewer/ Story by Louis L'Amour
Directed by Don Weis
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Dale Robertson
Claudia Barrett ....... Jenny
James Griffith
Elisha Cook Jr.
Dick Elliott
Tom London
Richard Reeves
Howard Wright
Ted Stanhope
Synopsis:
A woman tells her man that she'll marry him if he can prove that he cares more for her than for fighting, but he becomes involved with train robbers
as he sets out to pick up the wedding bouquet.

5.46 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: REPERCUSSION
10-Aug-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Douglas Morrow/ Story by A.P. Willson
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Dan Duryea ............... Pete Richards
Marcia Henderson ..... Jeanne Richards
Ross Elliott ................ Ronnie Simpson
Carl Benton Reid ....... John Simpson
Addison Richards ...... Roy Edwards
Eve Miller .................. Margaret Simpson
Bing Russell .............. Nat Strong
Don Shelton .............. Johnson
Synopsis:
A hard-hitting crime reporter discovers that his wife once worked for a gambling ring.

5.47 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: BOILING POINT
17-Aug-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Lowell Barrington/ Original story by William Forrest
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John Hall
starring
Dane Clark .......... Kyle
Carolyn Jones ..... Sarah
Phillip Reed
Doris Singleton
Harold Huber
Synopsis:
A hard-working service station operator and his wife who wants to be a movie star in a story of a right guy for the wrong gal.

5.48 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: STRANGE DEFENSE
24-Aug-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Gene Levitt/ Original story by Allan Vaughan Elston
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
Host Otto Kruger
starring
Constance Ford
David Brian
Robert Cornthwaite
Gordon Mills
Frederick Worlock
Helen Van Tuyl
Hal Taggart
Guy Prescott
Mary Alan Hokanson
Bruce Wendell
Synopsis:
A man must decide whether a woman who is accused of murder is his supposedly deceased wife or her twin sister.

5.49 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: I'LL WAIT FOR YOU
31-Aug-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Al C. Ward/ Story by Murray Leinster
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
starring
Ben Cooper
Joan Evans
Eduardo Ciannelli
Renata Vanni
Gene Hardy
Steve Firstman
John Maxwell
Jan Gillum
Synopsis:
A fight over his girlfriend results in a jail term for Joe Santorelli. When he is released, after a year's imprisonment,
he is filled with hate for the whole human race.
*Syndication airing on Morning Playhouse 09Mar59.

5.50 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE PRESS AGENT
07-Sep-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Fred Shevin
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Jack Carson .......... Danny Scott
Nancy Gates
John Lupton
Herb Vigran
Larry J. Blake
Jack Albertson
Carol Kelly
Robert Carson
Ann Stebbins
Will J. White
Peter Leeds
Robert McCord
Synopsis:
Show biz agent Danny Scott is taking a bigger cut from his client then he should.

5.51 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: MIDNIGHT KILL
14-Sep-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Douglas Morrow/ Story by William Fay
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
James Whitmore ....... Joe Benson
Phyllis Avery .............. Susan Kerney
Carl Benton Reid ........ Arthur Kerney
Jacques Aubuchon
Lynn Allen
Sol Gorss
Joe Haworth
Helen Santley
Charles Postal
Synopsis:
Joe Benson, policeman turner lawyer, is running for the city council. When a policeman is killed, Joe thinks local gangsters planned the murder.

5.52 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: TOP SECRET
21-Sep-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay Lowell Barrington/ Story by Thomas Phipps
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Patricia Hardy
Lee Bowman
John Hoyt
Lawrence Dobkin
Walter Boy
Lynne Allen
Donald Murphy
Addison Richards
Synopsis:
A man comes under close scrutiny after documents of value disappear. [RF]

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