CTVA US Anthology - "Schlitz Playhouse" (Revue/CBS) Season 8 (1958-59)

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 Season 8 (CBS) (1958-59)
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

############## Schlitz Playhouse #############
############## season 8 1958-59 ##############
############### (final season) ###############
 
CBS Fridays 9:30-10:00 pm Eastern

Alternated with  Lux Playhouse (CBS)(1958-59)  during the 1958-59 season

 

 8.01 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: PORTRAIT OF A LEGEND
Revue prod. no. 180A (copyright date 12Sep58)
12-Sep-1958 CBS Fri
Directed by Don Weis
starring
Buddy Lester
Preston Foster
Jeff Richards
Ann Robinson
Synopsis:
A veteran detective teams with a young plainclothesman to hunt down a psycho killer.
Synopsis 2:
A psycho killer is being chased by cops.

8.02 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: KINSMAN
Revue prod. no. 178A (copyright date 19Sep58)
19-Sep-1958 CBS Fri
starring
Dan Duryea
Richard Eyer
Synopsis:
An ex-convict searches for his only son.
Synopsis 2:
The story of a man's desperate search for his only child, a young son, now thirteen, he hasn't seen for ten years.
He returns from prison to find that his wife left their son at a mission when she remarried.

8.03 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: A THING TO FIGHT FOR
Revue prod no. 176 (copyright date 26Sep58)
26-Sep-1958 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
Directed by John Brahm
starring
Rod Steiger
Rod Taylor
Marianne Stewart
Kim Charney
Synopsis:
A peace-loving Civil War veteran seeks refuge from the violence of war as overseer on a Florida plantation.

[--] Lux Playhouse: THE BEST HOUSE IN THE VALLEY
Revue prod. no. 2009 (copyright date 03Oct58)
03-Oct-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)

8.04 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE HASTY HANGING
Revue prod. no. 2012 (copyright date 10Oct58)
10-Oct-1958 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
Produced by Jules Bricken
Directed by John Brahm
starring
Fess Parker
Mary La Roche
John Smith
Synopsis:
A man and his wife are sentenced to hang without a trial.

[--] Lux Playhouse: THE FOUR
Revue prod. no. 2008 (copyright date 17Oct58)
17-Oct-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)


8.05 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE TROUBLE WITH RUTH
Revue prod. no. 2013 (copyright date 24Oct58)
24-Oct-1958 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
starring
Jeanne Crain ............ Ruth Elliot
Adam Kennedy .......... Steve Elliot
George Macready ..... Joseph Libo
Synopsis 1:
Not even her husband knows that Ruth Elliot is a kleptomaniac. But hoodlum Joseph Libo finds out about her illness and threatens
to tell her husband unless she helps him carry out a robbery.
Synopsis 2:
Attractive Ruth Elliot is a kleptomaniac, and even her husband is unaware of the fact. When criminal Joseph Libo discovers
Ruth's illness, he threatens to tell her husband unless she helps him with a robbery scheme. [RF]

[--] Lux Playhouse: THE CONNOISSEUR
Revue prod. no. 2007 (copyright date 31Oct58)
31-Oct-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)

8.06 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: FALSE IMPRESSION
Revue prod. no. 2014 (copyright date 07Nov58)
07-Nov-1958 CBS Fri [rerun 08May59] (Schlitz)
Producer Jules Bricken
Written by Jameson Brewer
Directed by Don Medford
Director of photography Gilbert Warrenton
Editor Danny B. Landres
starring
Macdonald Carey ..... Orville E. Piggott
Patricia Breslin ......... Julia Heyton
Steven Geray ........... Golet
Synopsis:
A crippled dental technician falls in love with a pretty girl who refuses to have anything to do with him. He decides to steal a fortune in
jewels and so force the girl to overlook his physical handicap and marry him.

[--] Lux Playhouse: A GAME OF HATE
Revue prod. no. 2017 (copyright date 14Nov58)
14-Nov-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)


8.07 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE LAST EDITION
Revue prod. no. 2010 (copyright date 21Nov58)
21-Nov-1958 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
Directed by John Brahm
starring
Eddie Albert ........ Sheldon Black
Tom Helmore ...... Dean Lowell
Myron Healey
Addison Richards
Simon Scott
Herbert Ellis
Benny Baker
Evan Thompson
Milt Hamerman
Synopsis:
Sheldon Black is training Dean Lowell for the position of managing editor of the Morning Chronicle. He learns that a wartime friend of Lowell's
is condemned to die, but that Lowell has turned a deaf ear to the man's pleas for help. Puzzled, Black orders Lowell to write a story about the condemned man.

[--] Lux Playhouse: CONEY ISLAND WINTER
Revue prod. no. 2015 (copyright date 28Nov58)
28-Nov-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)


8.08 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THIRD SON
Revue prod. no. 2016 (copyright date 05Dec58)
05-Dec-1958 CBS Fri [rerun 26Jun59] (Schlitz)
Teleplay by Tom Seller/ From the Story "Fourth Son" by Ernest Haycox
starring
Steve Forrest ..... Harpenning Brothers
Virginia Gregg ..... Lissie Harpenning
Phil Chambers ..... Sam Hills
Carolyn Kearney .. Helen King
Marion Marshall .... Belle
Roy N. Sickner ..... First Man
Synopsis:
The youngest brother is torn between whether to follow in the footsteps of his brother who is a frontier marshal or the other one who is a dashing gambler.
*Note: [Syracuse Post Standard]
Steve Forrest stars in a triple role of three brothers whose influence upon each other tends to destroy their family.
Guy Madison was originally cast but became ill and couldn't go on. Steve Forrest was called at 6pm that day and at 9pm he and the producer,
director and script girl began to work. Forrest studied till 2am went to bed, got up at 5:30 and was on the set by 6am. As the marshal, he wears a putty
nose and mustache and speaks with a gravelly voice. As the gambler, he's suave and well-dressed and as the youngest brother, he's pretty much himself.

[--] Lux Playhouse: DRIVE A DESERT ROAD
Revue prod. no. 2019 (copyright date 12Dec58)
12-Dec-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)


8.09 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: NO ANSWER
Revue prod. no. 2020 (copyright date 19Dec58)
19-Dec-1958 CBS Fri 9:30PM ET (Schlitz)
Producer Jules Bricken
Teleplay by Tom Seller/ From a Story by Theodore Sturgeon
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Director of photography Jack MacKenzie
Editor Danny B. Landres
Starring:
Keenan Wynn
Donald Cook
Angela Greene ...... Maggie Athenson
William De Martel
Phillip Baird
Edgar Peterson
Synopsis:
Once again panic-stricken Maggie Athenson calls the police for protection from Cassidy, a suave swindler who she says has threatened her life.
Even though Maggie's previous pleas had been false alarms, policemen Howell and Brophy decide to follow through. [TA] (film)

[--] Lux Playhouse: SMALL WONDER
Revue prod. no. 2011 (copyright date 26Dec58)
26-Dec-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)

8.10 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: A FISTFUL OF LOVE
Revue prod. no. 2023 (copyright date 02Jan59)
02-Jan-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
Producer Jules Bricken
Written and Directed by Allen H. Miner
Director of photography Bud Thackery
Editor Danny B. Landres
starring
Lee Marvin
Barbara Stuart
Stanley Adams ..... Freddie
Buddy Lester
Mickey Simpson
Herb Ellis
Eleni Kiamos
Jonathan Kidd
Michael Ross
Synopsis:
A prizefighter knows no other trade and is given his most merciless beating. The people he meets in a nightmarish night are as bewildered as he
but unaware of his inner emotional struggle regarding his young son.

[--] Lux Playhouse: THE DEADLY GUEST
Revue prod. no. 2021 (09Jan59 copyright date)
09-Jan-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)


8.11 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: YOU CAN'T WIN'EM ALL
Revue prod. no. 2006 (copyright date 16Jan59)
16-Jan-59 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
starring
Guy Madison
Burt Reynolds
Karen Steele
Ronnie Knox
Synopsis:
A professional football player refuses to admit that his playing days are over.

[--] Lux Playhouse:
23-Jan-59 CBS Fri (Lux)
pre-empted by Phil Silvers Special "Keep In Step" starring Diana Dors and Sydney Chaplin
.

8.12 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: AND PRACTICALLY STRANGERS
Revue prod. no. 2018 (copyright date 30Jan59)
30-Jan-1959 CBS Fri [rerun 22May59] (Schlitz)
Producer Jules Bricken
Teleplay by Halsey Melone/ Story by Robert Bristow
Directed by Jules Bricken
Director of photography John L. Russell
Editor Danny B. Landres
starring
Richard Carlson ....... Alan Mitchell
Paula Raymond ....... Kathleen
John Dall ................. Hugh Mitchell
Herbert Anderson .... Healy
Ivan Triesault .......... Dr. Colman
Vincent G. Perry ..... Army Colonel
John Eldredge ......... Tyman
Synopsis:
Alan Mitchell is assigned to work with his brother Hugh on a nuclear bomb project for the Army, but there is hostility between the two because
of Alan's feeling that he always had to take a back seat to his younger brother.
*Syndication airing on "Moment of Fear" series on 08Sep64.

[--] Lux Playhouse: DEATH TRAP
Revue prod. no. 2022 (copyright date 06Feb59)
06-Feb-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)

8.13 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE MAN WHO HAD NO FRIENDS (film)
Revue prod. no. 2026 (copyright date 13Feb59)
13-Feb-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
Story by Hugh Pentecost
Directed by Anton M. Leader
starring
Ralph Meeker
Anthony Caruso
Jeanne Cooper
Jacqueline Scott
Synopsis:
Champion Barry Brannon retires from a successful career as a fighter and goes into the restaurant business with his long-time manager, Charlie Spendlove.
When Barry proposes to his girl, he finds that she is in love with Charlie. [TA]

[--] Lux Playhouse: VARIOUS TEMPTATIONS
Revue prod. no. 2025 (copyright date 20Feb59)
20-Feb-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)


8.14 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: ON THE BRINK
27-Feb-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
starring
Mercedes McCambridge
Richard Beymer
Barry Kelley
Synopsis:
Story of an intense hatred between father and son.

[--] Lux Playhouse: STAND-IN FOR MURDER
Revue prod. no. 2024 (copyright date 06Mar59)
06-Mar-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)


8.15 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: IVY LEAGUE
Jaguar-Bilben Productions
Revue prod. no. 2030 (copyright date 13Mar59)
13-Mar-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
Directed by Richard Whorf
Written by Everett Freeman
starring
William Bendix ............ Bull Mitchell
Florence MacMichael.. Mamie Parker
Tim Hovey .................. Timmy Parker
Mary Tyler Moore ....... Student #1
Doug McClure ............ Student #2
Arte Johnson ............. Student #3
Bartlett Robinson ....... Dean
Sheila Bromley ........... Teacher #1
Kathleen Warren ........ Teacher #2
Synopsis:
After 30 years in the Marine Corps, Bull Mitchell retires and enrolls as a college freshman.
*Syndication airing on "Vacation Playhouse" 14Sep64.

[--] Lux Playhouse: FREDERICK
Revue prod. no. 2031 (copyright date 20Mar59)
20-Mar-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)

8.16 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE SALTED MINE (pilot for Shotgun Slade)
Revue/MCA TV Prod no. TP13401 (copyright date 27Mar59)
27-Mar-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
(pilot for Shotgun Slade)
Filmed at: Universal Studios Backlot and Western Street
Executive Producer Nat Holt
Written & Produced by Frank Gruber
Directed by James Nielson
Assistant Director: Charles S. Gould
Editorial Supervisor: Richard G. Wray
Director of Photography: William A. Sickner
Music by: Gerald Fried
Music Supervision: Stanley Wilson
starring
Scott Brady .......... Shotgun Slade
Ernie Kovacs ......... Hack
Marie Windsor ........ Alice Batson
Frank Ferguson ....... Mike Colier
with
Jean Allison
Robert Tetrick
Otto Waldis
Fred Graham
Ted Mapes (uncredited) [SC]
Synopsis:
Alice Batson hires Slade, a private detective to determine whether she has been swindled in her purchase of a worthless mine.

[--] Lux Playhouse: THE DREAMER
Revue prod. no. 2028 (copyright date 03Apr59)
03-Apr-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)


[--] Schlitz Playhouse:
10-Apr-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
pre-empted for "Swing Into Spring" All-star musical starring Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton, Peggy Lee, Andre Previn, Shelley Manne and others.

[--] Lux Playhouse: THIS WILL DO NICELY
Revue prod. no. 2032 (copyright date 17Apr59)
17-Apr-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)

[--] Schlitz Playhouse:
24-Apr-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
pre-empted by Gene Kelly Special featuring Liza Minnelli, Gert Anderson, Judith Dornys, Carl Sandburg and others.

[--] Lux Playhouse: THE CASE OF THE TWO SISTERS
Revue prod. no. 2027 (copyright date 01May59)
01-May-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)


[--] Schlitz Playhouse: FALSE IMPRESSIONS
08-May-1959 CBS Fri [repeat from 08May58] (Schlitz)
starring Macdonald Carey


[--] Lux Playhouse: BOY ON A FENCE
Revue prod. no. 2034 (copyright date 15May59)
15-May-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)


[--] Schlitz Playhouse: AND PRACTICALLY STRANGERS
22-May-1959 CBS Fri [repeat from 30Jan59] (Schlitz)
starring Richard Carlson, John Dall


[--] Lux Playhouse: MIRROR, MIRROR
Revue prod. no. 2035 (copyright date 29May59)
29-May-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)


8.17 [--] Stripe Playhouse: THE RUMOR
("Stripe Playhouse" according to copyright notice)
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 05Jun59)
05-Jun-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
Producer William Frye
Teleplay by Everett Greenbaum and Fritzell Greenbaum/ Story by Erskine Caldwell
Directed by Richard Haydn
Director of photography William A. Sickner
Editor Edward Haire
starring
Hal March
Patricia Crowley
Whit Bissell
Alice Backes
Herbert Anderson
Elliott Reid
Richard Collier
Philip Coolidge
George Pierrone
Maurine Rae
Synopsis:
A group of office workers hears that one of them has to be fired, Eddie decides to make the noble sacrifice and quit.

[--] Lux Playhouse: THE MISS AND THE MISSILES
Revue prod. no. 2033 (copyright date 12Jun59)
12-Jun-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)


8.18 [--] Stripe Playhouse: HOSTAGE
("Stripe Playhouse" according to copyright notice)
Revue prod. no. 10439 (copyright date 19Jun59)
19-Jun-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)
starring
Jim Brown
Robert Vaughn ........ Buddy Baldwin
Olive Sturgess ........ Judy Collins
Synopsis:
A motorcycle cop becomes hostage to a cold-blooded slayer who plans to use him to escape police roadblocks.
Synopsis 2:
A motorcycle policeman falls into the hands of a cold-blooded killer. Buddy Baldwin and his sweetheart Judy Collins are the object of a statewide
manhunt for a slayer who has committed a series of senseless murders.
*Note: Jim Brown who plays the hero, was signed for the part, although he'd never been on a motorcycle, so stuntman George Dockstader taught him.
Dockstader did the tricky riding-while-handcuffed bit and doubled for Brown in the big fight scene in the barn.
Also, This was also a pilot film for a crime show called "Road Block" based on the adventures of a special enforcement unit of California Highway Patrol,
so it's mostly about motorcycle cops. (The original "CHiPS tv series).

[--] Lux Playhouse: The Four
26-Jun-1959 CBS Fri [repeat from 17Oct58]

[--] Schlitz Playhouse: Third Son
03-Jul-1959 CBS Fri [repeat from 05Dec58]

[--] Lux Playhouse: The Connoisseur
10-Jul-1959 CBS Fri [repeat from 31Oct58]


8.19 [--] Stripe Playhouse:: COWBOY FIVE SEVEN
("Stripe Playhouse" according to copyright notice)
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 17Jul59)
17-Jul-1959 CBS Fri
Produced & Directed by James Stewart
Narrated by James Stewart
Synopsis:
Early one morning, Major Gerald McKay of the Strategic Air Command says goodbye to his wife and four children as he prepares to begin a routine day's
work as part of America's air-defense system. He promises his wife that he will be home in time to attend his daughter's piano recital.
*Note: This film, dramatizing a typical day in the lives of the men of SAC, was made by Stewart, a reserve officer in the air force, at Westover (Mass.) Air Base.
No professional actors are used; officers and enlisted men and their families portray themselves.

[--] Lux Playhouse: Coney Island
24-Jul-1959 CBS Fri [repeat from 28Nov58]


8.20 [--] Stripe Playhouse: A BALLAD TO DIE BY [Final Episode]
("Stripe Playhouse" according to copyright notice)
prod. no. 10436 (copyright date 31Jul59)
(unsold western pilot for series to be called "Johnny Guitar") (TV guide has title as "Ballad To Die For")
Mark VII, Ltd. production (Jack Webb)
31-Jul-1959 CBS CBS Fri
Produced by Robert Carney
Cast:
William Joyce ...... Johnny Guitar
Fay Spain ............ Anna Carrick
Reg Parton .......... Harry Shay
Synopsis:
The story of singing cowboy Johnny Guitar, who helps
people in trouble. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Rancher Anna Carrick hires singing cowboy Johnny Guitar to play at her wedding.
Johnny soon learns that Anna is to marry a killer against her will. [RF]
*Note: Apparently this was so bad that the byline ad for the show read, "Look at it and you'll see why the show failed to get a sponsor".
 

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