CTVA US Anthology - "Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars" (Revue/CBS) Season 7 (1957-58)

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 Season 7 (CBS) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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)
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  Revue Productions, Inc. (filmed episodes)  

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

 

7.01 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THREE DOLLAR BILL

Revue prod. no. 146A (copyright date 02Jul57)

13-Sep--57 CBS

starring

Patricia Crowley

Steve Forrest ........ Eddie Martin
Synopsis:
Eddie Martin is making lots of money at his job and he's happy. Not so his wife,

who thinks Eddie should work behind a desk and wear a grey-flannel suit. In an effort

 to help her husband get ahead, she throws a dinner party for the boss. [RF]

 

7.02 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: ONE WAY OUT

Revue prod. no. 149A (copyright date 03Jul57)

20-Sep-1957

starring

Harry Guardino ....... Bill Hungerford
Vanessa Brown ........ Betty
Stephen McNally ...... Lt. Al Merrit
Malcolm Atterbury .... Timsson
Barry Kelley ......... Tenny
Charles Quinleven .... Kirkwood
Synopsis:
A man serving a long sentence finds his only ticket out

is through parole and good behavior. [RF]

 

[--] 27-Sep-57 rerun of "Storm over Rapallo" (first aired 14Jun57)(to be verified)


[--] 04-Oct-57 rerun of "Switch Station (first aired 14May57 (to be verified)

 

7.03 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: SMARTY (film)

Revue prod. no. 127A (copyright date 01May57)

11-Oct-1957 CBS Fri (rerun 23May58)

prod. no. 127A

starring

Shelley Winters ....... Mildred Corrigan

Doris Dowling ....... Ann Standish

Thomas Coley ....... Max Sanders

Paul Langton ....... Stacey Harris

Synopsis:

On a boat headed for Panama, a brash, overdressed girl tries desperately

to make friends with other passengers. But her outlandish appearance and loud

voice make her an object of ridicule. [JB]

 

7.04 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: HIGH BARRIER

Revue prod. no. 139A (copyright date 27Jun57)

18-Oct-1957 CBS Fri

starring

Vincent Price

Carolyn Jones

Jeff Richards

 

7.05 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: BITTER PARTING

Revue prod. no. 156A (copyright date 02Aug57)

25-Oct-1957 CBS Fri

starring

Paul Henreid

Laraine Day

Synopsis:

After Prof. Rhys Lorenz is blinded in an accident, he becomes bitter at the world. [TA]

 

7.06 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: DUAL CONTROL (film)

Revue prod. no. 140A (copyright date 11Jul57)

01-Nov-1957

starring

Robert Cummings ....... Spencer O. Spencer

Susan Kohner ....... Lynn Howell

Thayer David ....... Prosser

Walter Levey ....... Railroad Guard

Ray Farrell ....... Roy Hatten

Steve Conte ....... Snake

Synopsis:

An American flier's plane crashes in the Chinese jungle. A lovely Eurasian

girl joins the flier in an attempt to escape the Communists. [TA]

 

7.07 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE HOLE CARD

Revue prod. no. 152A (copyright date 08Nov57)

08-Nov-1957

Producer Frank P. Rosenberg
Teleplay by Edna Anhalt
Based on a story by Jerome Weidman
Directed by John Brahm

starring

Tallulah Bankhead

John Bryant
Isobel Elsom
Ottola Nesmith
George O'Hanlon
Jesslyn Fax
Howard McNear
Sid Melton
Benny Baker
Carol Shannon
Raymond Guth

 

 7.08 Schlitz Playhouse: THE LONELY WIZARD
Revue prod. no. 131A
15-Nov-1957 (copyright 24Jul57)
Adapted by Paul Monash (won Emmy for this episode)
From a story by James Moser and Frank La Tourette
Directed by Don Weis
starring
Rod Steiger .......... Charles Proteus Steinmetz,
Richard Anderson ..... Haydn
Diane Brewster ....... Marianne
Elsie Neft ........... Grandmother
Karl Swenson ......... Asmussen
Hugh Sanders ......... Inspector
Horst Ehrhardt ....... Quinn
Kevin Hagen .......... Jacobi
Gene Harvey .......... Conrad
Chet Stratton ........ Fowler
Fay Roope ............ Dr. Elliott
Rene Kroper .......... Charles, Age 6
Tom McKee ............ Kendall
Sammy Ogg ............ Joseph age 16
Philip Phillips ...... Joseph age 6
Ed Hinton ............ Official
Synopsis 1:
With a snow-white beard and spectacles, the electrical genius Charles

Proteus Steinmetz, who developed the mathematical theory of the "alternating current"

and made 200 electrical inventions, including the high-voltage generator became

the center of this Emmy winning story. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The true story of electrical engineer Charles Steinmetz. Even as a child in Germany,

Charles was lonely, preferring to devise inventions rather than play with other children.

As he grows to young manhood, Steinmetz applies his brilliant mind to

problems of electrical engineering. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
Even as a child in Germany, Charles Steimetz was lonely, preferring to work with

inventions rather than play with other children. As he grows to young manhood, Charles

utilizes his brilliant mind to become an electrical engineer. At 24, he embarks on a

journey to America. It is on board ship that he meets Asmussen, with whom he forms

a friendship that lasts a lifetime. On reaching America, Steinmetz finds that immigration

officials can't admit him into the country because he hasn't enough money and has no

prospect of a job. With Asmussen's help, however, he is finally able to enter the U.S.

But although he comes to be known the world over as a scientist,

fame does little to dispel his loneliness. [RF]
 

7.09 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: NO SECOND HELPING

Revue prod. no. 154A (copyright date 30Aug57)

22-Nov-1957

starring

Myrna Loy

Jill St. John

Tom Helmore

Synopsis:
A woman suspects her husband of having a romance with the young daughter

 of one of his former flames. In an attempt to show her husband the error

of his ways, the wife invites the girl out for a weekend. [RF]

 

7.10 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: OUTLAW'S BOOTS

Revue prod. no. 143A (copyright date 19Jul57)

29-Nov-1957

starring

Keenan Wynn

Roland Winters

Steve Cochran

Synopsis:
A reformed outlaw has trouble going straight. [RF]

 

7.11 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: NEIGHBORS

Revue prod. no. 153A (copyright date 26Sep57)

06-Dec-1957

starring

Joseph Cotten

 

7.12 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: FRENCH PROVINCIAL

Revue prod. no. 151A (copyright date 13Dec57)  (Filmed in France)

13-Dec-1957

Written by Gina Kaus

starring

Barbara Bel Geddes

Synopsis:
Mary Andrews, a big city columnist, in Paris on a combined business and pleasure trip, meets her old friend
Dutch Morgan. Morgan is to visit the Nadeaus, a French family who aided him when his plane was shot down during
World War 2. Since the family does not know that Morgan and his wife are separated, Mary promises to fulfill the role.
Taken from a TV Guide magazine dated Dec.7-13, 1957 with Dinah Shore on the cover. [James Beer]

 

7.13 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: RICH MAN, POOR MAN

Revue prod. no.150A (copyright date 30Oct57)

20-Dec-1957

starring

Gilbert Roland ....... Gino Bardi
Joy Paige ....... Maria
Sebastian Cabot ....... Signore Alferri
Irene Seidner ....... Mama Bardi
Luis Van Rooten ....... Papa Bardi
Benny Rubin ....... Uncle Arnaldo
Doris Wiss ....... Tomasina
Synopsis:
A humble peasant, simple and naive until he sells illegally a horde of antique

statuettes to an unscrupulous dealer. The new found wealth complicates his life

 and nearly destroys his marriage. [RF]

 

7.14 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: PATTERN FOR DEATH

Revue prod. no. 157A (copyright date 14Oct57)

27-Dec-1957

starring

Eddie Albert

Noreen Nash

 

 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: no details

03-Jan-1958

 

7.15 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: GUYS LIKE O'MALLEY

Revue prod. no. 155A (copyright date 10Jan58)

10-Jan-1958

Producer Frank P. Rosenberg
Teleplay by Gene L. Coon
Directed by Lewis Milestone
Director of photography Mack Stengler

starring

John Ericson

Neville Brand

James Best

William Boyett
Stanley Adams
Paul Davis
Clarence Lung

 

7.16 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: HOME AGAIN

Revue prod. no. 161A (copyright date 02Dec57)

17-Jan-1958

directed by John Brahm

starring

Don Taylor ........... Max Swanson
Janis Paige .......... Bebe Evans
Peter Mark Richman.... Bat La Rue
Scott Seaton ......... Mr. Judson
Synopsis:
A trio of jewel thieves, two men and a woman, take refuge from the police

in a small town where the girl was raised. Tension mounts as the three strive to

 remain undetected while their attitude toward each other begins to change. [RF]
 

7.17 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: NO BOAT FOR FOUR MONTHS

Revue prod. no.142A (copyright date 20Dec57)

31-Jan-1958 CBS Fri

Produced by Frank P. Rosenberg
Teleplay by Paul Monash
Directed by Lewis Milestone
Director of photography Mack Stengler
starring

James Mason ........ Capt. Vialez

Faith Domergue

Patrick Macnee
John Sutton
Clive Holliday
Austin Green
Mike Steele
Michael Bachus
Martin Wilkins

 

7.18 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: HEROES NEVER GROW UP

Revue prod. no. 121A (copyright date 22Oct57)

07-Feb-1958

starring

Dane Clark ....... Frankie Nevada
Alex Nicol ....... Phil
Barbara Turner ....... Rose Genilli
Synopsis:
After he is presented with a citation for saving a child's life, Frankie Nevada is impressed

 with his role of hero. When he becomes more concerned with his press clippings than

 with finding a job, his girlfriend as well as his friends turn against him. [RF]

 

7.19 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: EAST OF THE MOON

Revue prod. no. 158A (copyright date 10Dec57)

14-Feb-1958

Directed by John Brahm

starring

Sterling Hayden

Lisa Lu

 

7.20 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: MAN ON A RACK

Revue prod. no. 162A (copyright date 21Feb58)

21-Feb-1958

starring

Tony Curtis ....... Charlie
Everett Sloane ....... Jules Morrison
Andra Martin ....... Kay Randall
Dolores Hart ......... Betty Lewis
Nicky Blair .......... Nate
William E. Green ..... Kohler
Billy Lechner ........ Marvin
Kathleen O'Malley .... Morrison's Secretary
Sondra Rodgers ....... Woman Buyer
Charles Anthony Hughes ...... Buyer
June Jocelyn ......... Tailored Woman
Synopsis:
A clothing salesman lets a lady friend talk him out of using his customary

high-pressure sales techniques.

But his sales drop, and the boss is forced to take him off the road. [RF]

 

7.21 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: TWO LIVES HAVE I 

Revue prod. no. 167A (copyright date 28Feb58)

28-Feb-1958

Directed by John Brahm

starring

Ernest Borgnine ..... Hully Brown

Judith Evelyn

Synopsis:
After years as a hen-pecked husband, Hully Brown decides to leave his

overbearing wife and make a new life for himself. [RF]

 

7.22 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: NIGHT OF THE STRANGER

Revue prod. no. 163A

07-Mar-1958 (rerun 24Aug58)

Produced by Frank P. Rosenberg
Directed by John Brahm
Written by Clock Dailey

starring

George Sanders ..... John York

Valentina Cortesa

Mike Lane

Synopsis:

An unknown assailant in an automobile attempts to run down a woman on her

way home one evening. She takes refuge in a house occupied by an elderly man,

and tells him that she's a psychiatrist and about her ordeal. She believes the

 person trying to kill her is one of her patients. [SC]

Synopsis 2:
After the death of his wife, John York decides to take a trip to help overcome his grief. [RF]
 

7.23 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE HONOR SYSTEM

Revue prod. no. 169A (copyright date 14Mar58)

14-Mar-1958

Directed by John Brahm  

starring

Paul Douglas

Yvonne Craig (her TV debut)

Frank Parisi

 

7.24 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: BLUEBEARD'S SEVENTH WIFE

Revue prod. no. 144A (copyright date 21Mar58)

21-Mar-1958

Directed by Paul Henreid

Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

starring

Ralph Meeker ......... Rich Adams
Phyllis Avery ........ Betty Mathews
Hugh Marlowe ......... Frank
Jackie Loughery ...... Flo
Hope Summers ......... Old lady

 

7.25 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: I SHOT A PROWLER

Shamley Productions, Inc. (Alfred Hitchcock)
Revue Prod. no. 165A (copyright date 28Mar58)

28-Mar-1958 CBS Fri
starring
Alexis Smith ..... Vivian Braxton
Craig Stevens........ Johnny Kyper
Morey Amsterdam ...... Mr. Braxton
Helmut Dantine
Synopsis:
While her husband is away on an extended business trip, Vivian Braxton,

 a lonely housewife, becomes infatuated with another man, Johnny Kyper. When

Kyper threatens Vivian with exposure unless she gives him a large sum of money,

the young woman searches frantically for a solution to her problem. [RF]
 

7.26 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: PAPA SAID NO

(unsold comedy pilot)
Revue prod. no. 147A (copyright date 04Apr58)

04-Apr-1958

starring

Yvonne Craig ........ Suzanne Stacey

Scott Brady ........ Calvin Penny

Patric Knowles ........ John Stacey

Jeanne Manet ........ Gabrielle Stacey

Marjorie Bennett ......... Mrs. Osterreicher

Harry Jackson ........ Policeman

Synopsis 1:
The misadventures of Suzanne Stacey, a beautiful, marriage-minded
young woman in search of the ideal husband.

Synopsis 2:

Photographer Calvin Penny is interested in pretty Suzanne Stacey only as a model,

but she thinks of Calvin as a prospective husband. For that reason she agrees to

pose for him. Only when Suzanne's irate father visits the studio does Calvin

realize Suzanne's intentions. [RF]

 

7.27 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: SECRETS OF THE OLD BAILEY
Revue prod. no. 137A (Baily on copyright)
11-Apr-1958
starring
Tom Hellmore ......... Det. Sup. Tom Reid
Brian McDermott ...... Leo Willis
Naomi Chance ......... Jennie Elson
Anthony Sheppard ..... P.C. Swopes
Hugh Stribling ....... Richard Caldiwitt
Edward Cast .......... George Chappel
John Gill ............ Mr. Willis
 

7.28 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: A CONTEST OF LADIES

Revue prod. no. 159A (copyright date 18Apr58)

18-Apr-1958

Directed by Paul Henreid

starring

Louis Hayward

Alan Mowbray

 

7.29 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE KIND MR. SMITH

Revue prod. no. 160A (copyright date 25Apr58)

25-Apr-1958 

starring

Jonathan Harris

Vincent Price

Valerie French

 

7.30 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: PENNY WISE 

Revue prod. no. 168A (copyright date 02May58)

02-May-1958

starring

Vera Miles

Richard Anderson
Synopsis:
A poor working girl fears she will not be accepted by her husband's

socially prominent family. On her way to a first meeting with her in-laws,

she has a series of whacky daydreams about them. [RF]
 

 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: pre-empted

09-May-1958

 

7.31 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE TOWN THAT SLEPT WITH ITS LIGHTS ON

Revue prod. no. 170A (copyright date 16May58)

16-May-1958 (rerun 29Aug58)

Written by Liam O'Brien (Edmond's brother)
Directed by Edmond O'Brien
starring
Edmond O'Brien ....... Jim Reardon
Shepperd Strudwick ... Elliott Simpson
Robert Middleton ..... Sheriff Ed Mullen
Diane Brewster ....... Joanne Simpson
Joseph Vitale ........ Father Rodriguez
Victor Millan ........ Joe Rivera
John Mitchum ......... Gibbs
Emile Meyer .......... Earl Hollowell
David Armstrong ...... Deputy
Francisco Villalobos.. Old Man Rivera
Bill Baldwin ......... Desk Clerk
G. Stanley Jones ..... Deputy
Ken Hooker ........... Bartender
Ron Hanson ........... Townsman
Frances Morris ....... Townswoman
Synopsis 1:
A young gardener is accused of terrorizing an entire town. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Ace photographer Jim Reardon is sent to a town that has been terrorized by a killer,

to report the story for a news syndicate. In the town, Reardon finds that the people

are convinced they know who the killer is. [RF]

*NOTE: Unsold pilot for a proposed but unrealized television series 'Sincerely, Jim Reardon'.

 

 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: SMARTY

23May58 (first broadcast 11Oct57)

 

7.32 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: LOTTERY FOR REVENGE  

Revue prod. no. 166A (copyright date 30May58)

30-May-1958

starring

Kevin McCarthy

Thomas Gomez

Synopsis:
Revolutionists under the heel of a dictator are aided by an American newsman

who becomes involved and lends a hand to help make the revolution a success. [RF]

 

7.33 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: WAY OF THE WEST

Revue prod. no. 119A (copyright date 06Jun58)

06-Jun-1958

starring

John Forsythe ........ Dr. John Carter
Abby Dalton .......... Belle Starr
Staats Cotsworth ..... Colonel Taylor
Michael Landon ....... Don Burns
K.L. Smith ........... Slim Enfield
Claude Akins ......... Gus Garner
Sheridan Comerate .... Ed Coats
Mona Carrole ......... Elaine
Robert Darin ......... Joe
Cindy Gray ........... Doreen
Jack Bartell ......... Sentry
John Bryant .......... Lt. Harry Ryan
Malcolm Atterbury .... Johnson
Maudie Prickett ...... Mrs. Piper
Synopsis:
Dr. John Carter, a rather starchy young physician from Boston,

is on his way to San Francisco. When a frontier town is stricken by a smallpox epidemic,

 the doctor reluctantly joins forces with the lawless Belle Starr to rush aid to the stricken people. [RF]
 

 7.34 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: LONG DISTANCE
Revue prod. no. 175A
13-Jun-1958
Directed by John Brahm

starring
Jessica Tandy
Synopsis:
Convicted of a crime, a man's innocence is proven by a letter received by his wife. [RF]

 

7.35 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: YOU'LL HAVE TO DIE NOW

Revue prod. no. 173A (copyright date 20Jun58)

20-Jun-1958

You'll Have To Die Now (copyright title)
"You'll Have To Kill Me Now" [SC] (1958)

Produced by Frank P. Rosenberg

Directed by John Brahm

Teleplay by Donald S. Sanford

Story by Michael Shaara

starring

Steve Forrest ....... Sam Rayford

James Gregory ....... Lt. Billy Kyle

Paula Raymond ....... Martha

Robert F. Simon ...... Captain Gideon
Herschel Bernardi .... Eddie

Synopsis 1:

A rookie cop finds out that a veteran police lieutenant has been taking
illegal payoff's from local criminals and threatens to turn him in. [SC]

Synopsis 2:

Police officer Sam Rayford is shocked when he stumbles onto the

racketeering activities of his friend on the force, Lt. Billy Kyle.

Rayford refuses to cooperate with Kyle even though Kyle

threatens both Rayford and his wife Martha. [RF]

 

7.36 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: CURFEW AT MIDNIGHT

Revue prod. no. 172A (copyright date 27Jun58)

27-Jun-1958

Producer Frank P. Rosenberg
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Teleplay by David P. Harmon
Story by William Fay

starring

Rory Calhoun ....... George Slattery

Robert Alda ....... Angelo Armiento

Dolores Vitina ....... Rose

Nehemiah Persoff ....... Jules Dreise

Elisha Cook Jr.

Len Lesser

Craig Duncan

Natasha Lytess as Mother

John Hackett

Lennie Geer (uncredited)

Synopsis:

A man on parole falls in love with a girl who has been seeing a hoodlum.

The hoodlum warns the paroled man to stay away from the girl and when

he refuses he schemes to make his rival violate his parole. [SC]

 

7.37 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: FALSE ALARM  (film)

Revue prod. no. 177A (copyright date 15Aug58)

15-Aug-1958 (Confirmed)

Directed by John Brahm

guest cast:

Jack Carson ....... Sid Devlin

Janice Rule ..... Beth Devlin

Joseph Wiseman ..... Max Gebler

John Bryant .......... Patrolman Kenny
Madge Blake .......... Old Lady

Synopsis:

Sid Devlin, a well-meaning cab driver in need of money, is persuaded by ruthless

criminal Max Gebler to act as an accomplice in an armored-car-robbery. Gebler

 involves Devlin's wife to make sure he won't back out of the deal. [RF]

 

[--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE TOWN THAT SLEPT WITH ITS LIGHTS ON

29-Aug-1958 (rerun from 16May58)

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