CTVA US Anthology - "Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars" (CBS) Season 6 (1956-57)

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 Season 6 (CBS) (1956-57)
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)  (up to #6.8  23Nov56)

Revue Productions, Inc. (filmed episodes) (from #6.9  30Nov56) 

CBS, Fridays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern (30 min)

 

 6.01 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE PRESS AGENT
Meridian Productions, Inc. (copyright date 07Sep56)
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.

6.02 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: MIDNIGHT KILL
Meridian Productions, Inc. (copyright date 14Sep56)
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.

6.03 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: TOP SECRET
Meridian Productions, Inc. (copyright date 21Sep56)
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]

6.04 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: MOMENT OF VENGEANCE
Meridian Productions, Inc. (copyright date 28Sep56)
28-Sep-1956 CBS Fri
Produced by William Self
Teleplay by Lowell Barrington/ Based on a Story by Elmore Leonard
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Ward Bond
Gene Nelson
Angie Dickinson
Myron Healey
Alex Montoya
Lane Bradford
Boyd Morgan
Julia Montoya
Synopsis:
A ranchhand wins his hard-bitten cattle baron father-in-law's forgiveness for marrying his daughter.
Synopsis 2:
When a $20-a-month ranch hand elopes with the daughter of a cattle baron the father gets his dander up and figures the young man is after his money.

6.05 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE HOUSE THAT JACKSON BUILT
Meridian Productions, Inc. (copyright date 05Oct56)
05-Oct-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay Muriel Roy Bolton/ Story by Harriet Frank Jr.
Directed by James Sheldon
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Sam Gold
starring
Diana Lynn
Arthur Franz
Marion Ross
George N. Neise
Jean Carson
Ray Ferrell
Todd Ferrell
Synopsis:
A career girl fed up with manhunting decides to buy a house and settle down to spinsterhood gracefully.

6.06 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE TROPHY
Meridian Productions, Inc. (copyright date 12Oct56)
12-Oct-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Ed Adamson/ Story by Murray Bennett
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor John Hall
starring
Jack Carson .......... Harry Mauldron
Patricia Morison .... Jennifer Mauldron
Peter Adams .......... Steven Loring
Robert Carson ....... David Compton
Phyllis Stanley ........ Gladys Wilder
William O'Brien ....... Butler
Synopsis:
A self-made man uses his money to offset his crudeness. His wife is constantly humiliated by his bad taste.

6.07 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: ENOCH PRENTISS
Meridian Productions, Inc. (copyright date 19Oct56)
19-Oct-1956 CBS Fri
Directed by Don Weis
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Charles Bickford ..... Enoch Prentiss
Kathleen Crowley ... Peggy Prentiss
William Allyn ............ Phil Scuyler
Katherine Warren
Craig Stevens
Lewis Martin
Henry Hunter
Synopsis:
A hard man in business is on the receiving end of the squeeze play when his daughter is threatened by a blackmailer who wants $25,000 in exchange for her reputation.

6.08 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: ALWAYS THE BEST MAN
Meridian Productions, Inc. (copyright date 26Oct56)
26-Oct-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Muriel Roy Bolton/ Story by Willard H. Temple
Directed by Christian Nyby
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Don Taylor ............... Pete
Adam Kennedy ........ George
Angie Dickinson ....... Ann
Greta Thyssen ......... Lydia
George Eldredge
Bill McLean
Synopsis:
A bachelor talks his best friend into breaking his engagement. But after he meets the man's ex-fiance, he begins to fall in love with her himself!

[--] Schlitz Playhouse:
02-Nov-1956 CBS Fri
Vice president Richard Nixon takes over the time of "Playhouse of Stars" this evening for a political speech.


6.09 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE NIGHT THEY WON THE OSCAR
Meridian Productions, Inc. (copyright date 09Nov56)
09-Nov-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Norman Katkov
Directed by William Self
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor George Amy
Host Robert Paige
starring
June Lockhart ........ Fay Cameron
Richard Carlson ..... Larry Cameron
Hayden Rorke ........ Brian Levering
Dorothy Green ....... Monica Levering
Whit Bissell ............ Mark Tynan
Todd Ferrell ............ Jim Cameron
Ray Ferrell ............. Pete Cameron
Natalie Masters ...... Nurse Margaret
Bing Russell ........... Assistant Director
Thomas Browne Henry ... Oscar Presenter
Synopsis:
A dedicated director has had the loving support and understanding of his wife during the years in which he mastered his craft.
After he wins an Oscar for a picture he directed, they find they are rapidly drifting apart. (film)

[--] Schlitz Playhouse: The Unlighted Road
16-Nov-1956 CBS Fri [repeat from 06May55]
Back by popular demand, the second repeat showing of "The Unlighted Road" which starred the late James Dean.

 
6.10 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE LETTER
Meridian Productions, Inc. (copyright date 23Nov56)
23-Nov-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Muriel Roy Bolton/ Original Story by Stewart Toland
Directed by William Self
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
starring
Vera Miles
John Ericson
Robert Patten
Sarah Selby
James Goodwin
Diane DeLaire
arles Smith
Norman Sturgis
Jimmy Ogg
Synopsis:
A Southern girl discovers that Confederate soldiers are not receiving letters from home. She therefore decides to deliver letters from her neighbors to their sons and sweethearts.

6.11 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: ONCE UPON A CRIME (Once Upon a Crime, Tvguide)
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 30Nov56)
30-Nov-1956 CBS Fri
Story by Richard Le Gallienne
starring
Peter Lawford
Rudy Lee
Ray Ferrell
Synopsis 1:
A small girl teaches a thief about honesty after she sees him commit a crime.
Synopsis 2:
A thief steals the money box from an amusement park, then attaches himself to a group of children to keep from getting caught.

6.12 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE WASHINGTON INCIDENT
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 07Dec56)
07-Dec-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by John Dunkel & Harold Shumate/ Story by Harold Shumate
Directed by John Brahm
Director of photography John L. Russell
Editor Michael R. McAdam
starring
Mark Stevens .......... Abraham Lincoln
James Gregory ........ Morgan
Fredd Wayne .......... Pollack
Dean Stockwell
J. Pat O'Malley
Frank Ferguson
Marilyn Saris
James Nolan
Alan Reynolds
Leo Needham
William Swan
Arthur Hanson
Don Garrett
Synopsis:
During the trying days of 1862, Abraham Lincoln overhears a disturbing conversation.

6.13 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: A TALE OF WELLS FARGO
Revue Productions, Inc.
(pilot for 'Tales of Wells Fargo' western series 1957-62)
14-Dec-1956 CBS Fri
Producer Nat Holt
Teleplay by Frank Gruber/ Story by Zane Grey
Directed by Bernard Gerard
Director of photography Ray Rennahan
starring
Dale Robertson ........ Jim Hardie
Helen Westscott ....... Bess Johnson
Stuart Randall ........... Marshal
John Berardino ......... Harrigan
Tom McDonough ....... Rosser
John Merrick ............. Beal
Ray Teal ................... Linc Johnson
Paul Fix .................... Barber
George Chandler ...... Bartender
William Forrest ......... Wells Fargo Chief
Jason Johnson ......... Stationmaster
Joe McGuinn ............ Outlaw
Kit Carson ................ Outlaw
Carl Mathews ........... Barfly
Ray Jones ................ Barfly
Synopsis 1:
Special Wells Fargo Agent, Jim Hardie goes after a gang of train robbers,
known as the Haggerty Brothers who stole a Wells-Fargo strong box containing twenty-thousand dollars in gold. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A gang of outlaws conduct a series of Wells Fargo stagecoach and office robberies. The company assigns Jim Hardie to investigate and stop the robbers.
*Syndication airing on "Colgate Western Theater" 17Jul59 as The Hole-In-The-Wall Gang.

6.14 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: A LIGHT IN THE DESERT
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 21Dec56)
21-Dec-1956 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Richard Collins/ Story by Margaret Cousins
Directed by Jules Bricken
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Editor Bill Mosher
starring
Lew Ayres
Virginia Field
Anthony George
Peter Leeds
George Eldredge
Pilar Del Rey
Keith Britton
Tom Fadden
James Goodwin
Synopsis:
A doctor saves a mother, dying in childbirth, and restores his own soul in the process.

6.15 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE BIG PAYOFF
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 21Dec56)(copyright title "The Payoff")
28-Dec-1956 CBS Fri
starring
Ralph Bellamy ........ Joe McQuade
Nat Pendleton ........ Otto 'Bitsy' Lamb
Marianne Stewart ... Mary
Lewis Charles ........ Henry
Robert Bice ............ Frank
Harry Tyler .............. Augie
Synopsis:
Joe McQuade is a respected and honest detective, who is in line for a promotion. His daughter needs an operation and a racketeer offers him money.

6.16 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE LADY WAS A FLOP
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 18Oct56)
04-Jan-1957 CBS Fri [rerun 10May57]
Teleplay by Martin Berkeley/ Story by Borden Chase
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Director of photography Ellsworth Fredericks
Editor Stanford Tischler
starring
Mickey Rooney......... Red McGivney
J. Pat O'Malley ........ Pat Morgan
Hayden Rorke ......... John Whitlock
Jimmy Murphy ......... Bobby Keith
George Pierrone ..... Tony
Pierce Lyden .......... Man at track
Harry Strang ........... Man at track
Jerry Lawrence ....... First Announcer
Bill Baldwin .............. Second Announcer
Alan Reynolds ......... Veterinarian
Synopsis:
Red McGivney, a former jockey who now works as an exercise boy,
is sure that a race horse named Lady has the makings of a champion.
After everyone else has given up, Red buys her to train and race himself. [RF]

6.17 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: TOWER ROOM 14-A
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 13Nov56)
11-Jan-1957 CBS Fri
Produced by Frank P. Rosenberg
Teleplay by David P. Harmon/ Based on a story by Raymond Chandler
Directed by Don Weis
starring
Edmond O'Brien
Ruta Lee
Richard Jaeckel
Jerry Paris
Joseph Corey
Edward Wright
Peggy Connelly
Kirby Smith
Marilyn Buferd
Rayford Barnes
Synopsis:
A house detective belives every woman quits when the going gets rough, until a convict's girlfriend changes his mind.
The house detective was a policeman until the night he nearly killed man because of a faithless woman.
He is determined to maintain the hotel's respectability, jeopardized when a beautiful blonde checks in to wait for her boyfriend, just out of San Quentin.
Also waiting at the hotel are a couple of highly unsavory characters who want $50,000 the convict is believe to have hidden.
Synopsis 2:
A house detective believes all women to be unfaithful until he meets a certain beautiful young lady.

6.18 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: TERROR IN THE STREETS
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 21Nov56)
18-Jan-1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Maurice Zimm/ Story by Robert Lowry
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography John L. Russell
Editor Stanford Tischler
starring
Linda Darnell
Richard Long
K.T. Stevens
Paul Lambert
Angela Greene
Joseph Mell
Regina Gleason
Nestor Paiva
Ray Walker
Paul Wexler
Jim Canino
Anthony Lawrence
Synopsis:
The story of an artist who moves into a cheap tenement apartment to decide whether or not to marry but instead of peace of mind finds herself in the middle of terror.

6.19 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE ENCHANTED
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 26Oct56)
25-Jan-1957 CBS Fri
Based on a play by Jean Giraudoux
Directed by John Brahm
starring
Anna Maria Alberghetti
John Ericson
Kurt Kasznar ...... Pete
Judson Pratt ...... Gus
Paul Brinegar ..... Joe
Synopsis 1:
A man brings a young girl into his house with the intention of training her to be his wife.
Synopsis 2:
A roadhouse operator is in love with his young ward.

6.20 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: ONE LEFT OVER
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 07Dec56)
01-Feb-1957 CBS Fri [rerun 12Jul57]
starring
Robert Cummings
Beverly Washburn
Steve Brodie
Synopsis:
An auto accident takes the lives of a man's wife and his two sons and he must find the courage to live for his daughter.

6.21 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SOMETIMES YOU BREAK EVEN
Revue prod. no. 118A (08Feb57 copyright date)
08-Feb-1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by John Dunkel/ Story by Victor Ullman
Directed by John Brahm
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Editor Richard Belding
starring
Mona Freeman ......... Susan
Barry Atwater ........... Captain Larry Hartman
John Wilder .............. Carl
Will J. White ............. Don
Mike Ragan .............. Patient
Rico Alaniz ................ Ramirez
James Parnell ........... Lt.
Synopsis:
An Army doctor and nurse have two critical patients and lock horns over how to deal with the lack of resources.

6.22 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: NIGHT DRIVE
Revue prod. no. 114A (copyright date 15Feb57)
15-Feb-1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Martin Berkeley/ Original Story by Murray Leinster
Directed by Frederick Stephani
Director of photography John L. Russell
Editor Stanley Rabjohn
starring
Everett Sloane ............. John Tabor
Constance Cummings ... Madge Haley
Vivi Janiss .................... Emma
Larry Pennell ................ Bob
Arvid Nelson
Ethyl May Halls
Thomas E. Jackson
Synopsis:
A drive with an old lady over a lonely road turns out to be a nightmare for a young woman when the old lady proves to be a man with a gun.

6.23 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE WEDDING PRESENT
Revue prod. no. 116A (copyright date 22Feb57)
22-Feb-1957 CBS Fri
Story by Faith Compton Mackenzie
Directed by Justus Addiss
starring
Celeste Holm ........ Lettie Morgan
Gary Merrill ........... John Beasley / Nash
Gail Kobe .............. Agnes Morgan
Pamela Baird ......... Helen Morgan
Johnstone White .... Uncle Ben Morgan
Robert Bice ............ Sheriff Dean
Wally Brown ........... Dr. Holmes
Myrna Dell .............. Mae Holmes
Harry Jackson ........ Bob Doodle
Kathleen O'Malley ... Morgan's Sister
Roberta Jonay ........ Morgan's Sister
Wayne Mallory ........ Fred
Lewis Martin ............ Mr. Trainer
Nolan Leary ............. Justice of the Peace
Fred Coby ............... Texas Deputy
Robert Keys ............ Texas Deputy
Synopsis:
A lonely woman tired of her reputation as a respectable spinster, takes a drifter in as a boarder and discovers he's wanted for murder.

6.24 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE LIFE YOU SAVE
Revue prod. no. 112A (copyright date 18Dec56)
01-Mar-1957 CBS Fri [rerun 06Sep57]
Produced by Frank P. Rosenberg
Teleplay by Nelson Gidding/ Based on Flannery O'Connor short story
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Director of photography John L. Russell
Editor Michael R. McAdam
starring
Gene Kelly ........... Tom T. Triplet
Janice Rule .......... Lucynell Crater
Agnes Moorehead
Paul Smith ........... George
Buddy Hart ........... Hitchhiker
Barbara Pepper .... Miss Buell
Synopsis:
Tom T. Triplet is an engaging one-armed tramp, a man who has been to a lot of places and seen a lot of things.
But never before has he seen anyone like Lucynell Crater, a deaf-mute of angelic innocence.
Marriage was the furthest thing from Tom's mind as he made his rounds through an impoverished section of the South.

6.25 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: CARRIAGE FROM BRITAIN
Revue prod. no. 126A (copyright date 08Mar57)
08-Mar-1957 CBS Fri [rerun 23Aug57]
Teleplay by Oscar Brodney/ Story by Arthur Gordon
Directed by Don Weis
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Editor Richard Belding
starring
Janet Leigh
Eduardo Ciannelli
William Remick
Ed Hinton
Vito Scotti
Jesse White
Max Showalter (as Casey Adams)
John Phillips
Marilyn Buferd
Michael Ross
Synopsis:
A young mother's desire to keep ahead of the Joneses leads her to import a baby buggy like the one Prince Charles had.
Trivia: As the law only allows infants to work two hours a day, the very young actors for this production were identical twin brothers
Dann and Bryan Scott MacKay which made it possible to double the working time to four hours a day for the baby scenes.
Note: Janet Leigh's TV debut.

6.26 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE GIRL IN THE GRASS
Revue prod. no. 122A (copyright date 15Mar57)
15-Mar-1957 CBS Fri [rerun 28Jun57]
Teleplay by Dwight Taylor/ From a Story by Margery Sharp
Directed by Ray Milland
starring
Ray Milland .......... Harry Carstairs
Carolyn Jones ...... the Girl
Fay Baker ............. Sylvia
Nora Marlowe ........ Katherine
Olive Blakeney ...... Briggs
Synopsis:
Harry Carstairs wakes up on a beautiful Indian summer day feeling young and adventurous. His wife, however, doesn't share his romantic mood,
so Harry wanders off to the park. He intends to read the financial page, but finds himself being stared at by a beautiful girl.

6.27 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE
Revue prod. no. 129A (copyright date 22Mar57)
22-Mar-1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Dwight Taylor/ Original Story by George Sumner Albee
Adapted by Amelia Edith Huddleston
Directed by John Brahm
Director of photography John L. Russell
Editor Richard Belding
starring
Bette Davis ........... Irene Wagner
John Williams ........ Van Wagner
Anne Baxter
Oliver McGowan
Irene Tedrow
Simon Scott
Ray Stricklyn
Katherine Warren
Charles Cantor
Nancy Kilgas
Synopsis:
Accused of a hit-and-run, a woman claims she's innocent, but can't get anyone to believe her because she's a pathological liar.
Synopsis 2:
An actress, who is a chronic liar, is accused of a hit-and-run accident.

6.28 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE RESTLESS GUN
(pilot for 'The Restless Gun' western series 1957-59 )
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 29Mar57)
29-Mar-1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by N.B. Stone Jr./ Story by Les Crutchfield
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Editor Edward Haire
starring
John Payne ............ Britt Ponset
Andrew Duggan ...... Red Lawson
William Hopper ....... Dan Mailer
Joyce Smight ......... Mary Mailer
Michael Landon ...... Sandy
Ray Walker ............ Sheriff
Robert Crosson ...... Sandy's sidekick
James Nolan .......... Gib, the blacksmith
George Bell............. Barfly (uncredited)
Foxy Callahan ........ Barfly (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ......... Townsman (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Story of a man with a gun upsets the plans of his best friend to meet a revengeful killer at dawn and shoot it out.
Synopsis 2:
Western story with an exciting duel scene between the two fastest gunslingers in the West.

6.29 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN
Revue prod. no. 113A (copyright date 05Apr57)
05-Apr-1957 CBS Fri [rerun 05Jul57]
Adapted by Arthur Sheekman/ From a Story by Nunnally Johnson
Directed by Don Weis
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Editor Stanford Tischler
starring
Hume Cronyn .......... Wilbur Meeler
Jessica Tandy ........ Cora Torrence
Hans Conried ......... Emory Caldwell
Joseph Kearns ....... Pembrook
Russell Hicks ......... J. Winston Fletcher
Ray Walker ........... Hilburn
Bill McLean ........... Ben
Olan Soule ............ Night Clerk
Herb Vigran .......... Jason
Synopsis:
Traveling salesman Wilbur Meeler has stayed at the modest Aragon Hotel for years. He's been known by the loud clothes he wears.
Checking back into the hotel after a selling trip, he finds anew manager who's determined to upgrade the hotel. The manager decides Wilbur must go! (film)
Synopsis 2:
A mousy little button salesman gets thrown out of his hotel when it is taken over by a new chain, because he wore outlandish clothes.

6.30 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE BLUE HOTEL
Revue prod. no. 111A (copyright date 12Apr57)
12-Apr-1957 CBS Fri [rerun 26Jul57]
Adapted by John McGreevey/ Story by Stephen Crane
Directed by John Brahm
Director of photography Bud Thackery
Editor Richard Belding
starring
Vincent Price .......... Swede
Lee Van Cleef ......... Cowboy
Chick Chandler ........ Easterner
Adam Kennedy ........ Johnnie
Tristram Coffin ......... Gambler
Phil Chambers ......... Manager
Wallace Ford ........... Innkeeper
Dick Rich
Stuart Wade
Jack Jordan
Synopsis:
A Swede arrives in a small Nebraska town and checks into the hotel there. He's convinced that everyone is ready to kill him.
Violence ensues when, during a card game, he accuses a cowboy of cheating.
Synopsis 2:
A coward in a rough western town believes the joke when others pretend they think he's a top gun and dangerous man.

6.31 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: GIRL WITH A GLOW [verified on film - RF]
http://www.solie.org/alibrary/SchlitzPlayhouse_630GirlwithaGlow.html
Revue prod. no. 123A (copyright date 19Apr57)
19Apr1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Leon Gordon/ Story by Harriet Frank Jr.
Directed by Jules Bricken
Director of photography Ray Rennahan
Editor Richard Belding
starring
John Forsythe ......... Peter Bronson
Patricia Crowley ...... June Baker
Katherine Warren ..... Isabel
Nolan Leary .............. Doctor
Madge Blake
Jean Rousseau
Actress voice only as Trilby Taylor
*
Story Consultant .... William Kozlenko
Art Director .... John Lloyd
Editorial Supervisor .... Richard G. Wray
Music Supervisor .... Stanley Wilson
Assistant Director .... Ronnie Rondell
Set Decorator .... James S. Redd
Sound .... Richard Tyler
Costume Supervisor .... Vincent Dee
Makeup .... Jack Barton
Hairstylist .... Florence Bush
Synopsis:
The story of a famous director who hires a librarian to find a gorgeous girl whom he saw in the Hollywood Public Library to star in his next movie.

6.32 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: HEY, MAC
Revue prod. no. 120A (copyright date 26Apr57)
26Apr1957 CBS Fri
Original Story & Teleplay by Frank Butler
Directed by James Neilson
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Editor Richard Belding
starring
Gary Merrill
Sue George
Marian Marsh
Gordon Gebert
Vito Scotti
Ralph Votrian
Boyd Stockman
Dick Crockett
Synopsis:
The fisherman's paradise run by Mac is a rustic crossways of the world with excitement running faster that the fish.
Synopsis 2:
A beautiful divorcee and her spoiled teenage son destroy the peace of a widower and his pretty teenage daughter.

6.33 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE TRAVELING CORPSE
Revue prod. no. 136A (copyright date 03May57)
03May1957 CBS Fri
Produced by Joan Harrison
Teleplay by Joel Murcott/ Based on a Story by Norman Matson
Directed by James Neilson
starring
Dennis O'Keefe ...... Prof. Stephen Bolt
John Baragrey ........ Doctor
Leora Dana ............ Mrs. Ditwiter
Gertrude Michael
Synopsis:
Professor Stephen Bolt, a teacher of criminology, hears a strange story from a guest lecturer: a man dies suddenly.
While his wife is arranging the burial, the corpse disappears [TA]

[--] Schlitz Playhouse: The Lady Was a Flop
10May1957 CBS Fri [repeat from 04Jan57][San Mateo Times][Press Telegram][Syracuse Herald]
starring Mickey Rooney.


6.34 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SWITCH STATION
Revue prod. no. 138A (copyright date 14May57)
17-May-1957 CBS Fri [rerun 04Oct57]
Written by N.B. Stone Jr.
Directed by John Brahm
starring
Charlton Heston
John Carradine
Edgar Buchanan ........ Henry Maguire
Catherine McLeod ..... Bess Maguire
John Dierkes ............. Dr. Belvedere
Paul Burns ................. Old Pete
Boyd Stockman .......... Driver
Synopsis:
A wandering cowboy gets a job at a stagecoach station's switch station. Fond of his wandering life, he refuses the offer of a permanent job.
Then a band of stagecoach robbers rides in and threatens the cowboy's employer and his daughter. [JBeer]
*Syndication airing on "Spotlight Playhouse" Tuesday 25Aug 59 CBS, Presented by Johnson's Wax.

6.35 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SISTER LOUISE GOES TO TOWN
Revue prod. no. 128A (copyright date 24May57)
24-May-1957 CBS Fri
Directed by John Brahm
starring
Teresa Wright .............. Sister Louise
Josephine Hutchinson... Mother Superior
Synopsis:
A nun with an inventive mind cannot seem to keep her mind on her duties at St. Cecile's, which involve collecting clothing for foreign missions.
The cloister's leaky roof bothers her and, after receiving word she has come into an inheritance, she decides to do something about it. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
A cloister nun with a great imagination sometimes gets caught in her own schemes.

6.36 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE SWORD
Revue prod. no. 134A (copyright date 31May57)
31-May-1957 CBS Fri
starring
Fredd Wayne ......... Cyrano de Bergerac
Jacques Sernas ..... Paul de la Force
Nicola Michaels ...... Marion
Henry Daniell .......... Count Maverin
John Doucette ........ Bouclet
Paul Frees............... Baliff
Synopsis:
Cyrano de Bergerac is saved from the executioner's axe only by the adroit swordsmanship of de la Force.

6.37 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: AN OLD SPANISH CUSTOM
Revue prod. no. 130A (copyright date 07Jun57)
07-Jun-1957 CBS Friday [rerun 30Aug57]
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen & Arthur Julian
Directed by John Brahm
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Editor Richard Belding
starring
Dolores del Río
Cesar Romero
Murray Hamilton
Leon Askin
Celia Lovsky
Belle Mitchell
Salvador Bagues
Luis Gomez
Synopsis:
A temperamental movie star believes she can issue orders to everyone - even people she's just met. [TA]

6.38 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: STORM OVER RAPALLO
Revue prod. no. 145A (copyright date 12Jun57)
14-Jun-1957 CBS Fri [rerun 27Sep57]
Written by Adrian Spies and Jameson Brewer
Directed by Paul Henreid
Director of photography Lionel Lindon
Editor Richard Belding
starring
Ricardo Montalban ..... Pietro
Yvonne De Carlo ........ Francesca
George Mathews ........ Rubio
Frank Puglia ............... Rossi
Peg LaCentra ............. Grace
Ned Wever ................. Albert
Len Lesser ................. First Card Player
Paul Lambert .............. Second Card Player
Robin Morse ............... Third Card Player
George Humbert ......... Fisherman
Synopsis:
Pietro and Francesca live in a little Italian village on the Mediterranean. She's the cook in a ramshackle hotel and he's the waiter,
but he rebels at spending his life picking up crumbs and plots big business deals at the waterfront. His association with Rubio,
an evil fisherman frightens Francesca but she is powerless to dissuade Pietro from entering into a scheme with Rubio to rob a pair of American tourists.

6.39 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: FIFTY BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
Revue prod. no. 132A (copyright date 21Jun57)
21-Jun-1957 CBS Fri
starring
Barbara Bel Geddes ... Marcia
Edward Andrews ......... Anders
Royal Dano
Synopsis:
A dancer receives death threats by repeatedly receiving letters and phone calls.

[--] Schlitz Playhouse: The Girl in the Grass
28-Jun-1957 CBS Fri [repeat from 15Mar57] [Alton Telegraph][San Mateo][Press Telegram]
starring Ray Milland and Carolyn Jones.

[--] Schlitz Playhouse: Clothes Make the Man
05-Jul-1957 CBS Fri [repeat from 05Apr57]
starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy.

[--] Schlitz Playhouse: One Left Over
12-Jul-1957 CBS Fri [repeat from 01Feb57]
starring Robert Cummings


6.40 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE DEAD ARE SILENT
Revue prod. no. 125A (copyright date 06May57)
19-Jul-1957 CBS Fri
starring
Glynis Johns
Robert Middleton
William Bishop
Synopsis:
A woman holds the threat of scandal over her tyrannical husband's head.
Synopsis 2:
A period piece set in old Boston. A pretty young wife is treated badly by her hard husband until she makes use of a scandal to handle him.

[--] Schlitz Playhouse: The Blue Hotel
26-Jul-1957 CBS Fri [repeat from 12Apr57]
starring Vincent Price

6.41 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: EASY-GOING MAN
Revue prod. no. 108A (copyright date 07Mar57)
02-Aug-1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Nelson Gidding/ Story by Frank O'Rourke
Directed by Don Weis
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Editor Stanley Rabjohn
starring
Lee Marvin ............ Jim Patterson
Virginia Grey ......... Laura Ward
Danny Richards .... Sonny
Robert Rockwell
Paul Wexler
Howard Wright
Alan Lee
Synopsis 1:
A boy plays cupid for his widowed mother and her old flame.
Synopsis 2:
Jim Patterson goes to the Olive Branch Saloon to play faro. He's surprised to find his old girlfriend Laura Ward working there as a dealer.
Then he learns that the wild teenager he sees there is her son. Now a widow, Laura is unable to control Sonny, and Jim decides to take the
boy back to his ranch to straighten him out.
*Syndication airing on "Western Theater 31Jul59.

6.42 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: HANDS OF THE ENEMY
Revue prod. no. 107A (copyright date 17Apr57)
09-Aug-1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by John McGreevey & Joel Murcott/ Story by Charles Caldwell Dobie
Directed by Paul Henreid
Director of photography John L. Russell
Editor Richard Belding
starring
Kevin McCarthy
Hope Summers
DeFores Kelley ...... Jordan Haig
Jean Allison
Michael Landon
Rhys Williams
David Hoffman
Synopsis:
An attorney almost becomes a killer's second victim.
Synopsis 2:
A defense attorney is met with antagonism when he arrives in a small town to help a boy already convicted by public opinion of stealing $8,000.

6.43 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: SPORTING CHANCE
Revue prod. no. 148A
16-Aug-1957 CBS Fri
Written by Martin Berkeley
starring
John Baragrey
Mark Stevens
Constance Towers
Synopsis:
A jealous man turns a duck hunting expedition into a manhunt.
Synopsis 2:
A hunting trip turns into a nightmare for a man when he turns out to be the quarry of his insanely jealous best friend.
*Airdate confirmed from Television Scripts book and several newspaper listings.

[--] Schlitz Playhouse: Carriage from Britain
23Aug1957 CBS Fri [repeat from 08Mar57]
starring Janet Leigh

[---] Schlitz Playhouse: An Old Spanish Custom
30Aug1957 CBS Fri [repeat from 07Jun57]
starring Cesar Romero

[---] Schlitz Playhouse: The Life You Save
06Sep1957 CBS Fri [repeat from 01Mar57]
starring Gene Kelly

 

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