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
with contributions by:

Rina Fox, James Beer, Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger, Jim Brent,  Heikocleef

references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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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: 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

 

Lux Playhouse: THE BEST HOUSE IN THE VALLEY

03-Oct-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

8.02 [--] 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. [RF]

 

 Lux Playhouse: THE FOUR

 17-Oct-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

8.03 [--] 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. [RF]

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]

*Note: Rebroadcast on "Producer's Choice" 01Sep60.

 

Lux Playhouse: THE CONNOISSEUR

31-Oct-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

8.04 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: FALSE IMPRESSION

Revue prod. no. 2014 (copyright date 07Nov58)

07-Nov-1958 CBS Fri (Schlitz)

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. [RF]

 

 Lux Playhouse: A GAME OF HATE

 14-Nov-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

8.05 [--] Schlitz-Lux 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
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. [RF]

 

Lux Playhouse: CONEY ISLAND WINTER

28-Nov-1958 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

8.6 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THIRD SON

Revue prod. no. 2016 (copyright date 05Dec58)

05-Dec-1958 CBS Fri (Schlitz)

starring

Steve Forrest

 

Lux Playhouse: DRIVE A DESERT ROAD

 12-Dec-1958 CBS Fri (Lux) 

 

8.7 [--] 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

starring

Keenan Wynn

Donald Cook

Angela Greene
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

 26-Dec-1958 CBS Fri (Lux) 

 

8.8 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: A FISTFUL OF LOVE

Revue prod. no. 2023 (copyright date 02Jan59)

02-Jan-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz) 

starring

Lee Marvin

Barbara Stuart

 

Lux Playhouse: THE DEADLY GUEST (film)

 09-Jan-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

8.9 [--] 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

 

23-Jan-59 CBS Fri  no detail

 

8.10 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: AND PRACTICALLY STRANGERS

Revue prod. no. 2018 (copyright date 30Jan59)

30-Jan-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz) 

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. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on "Moment of Fear" series on 08Sep64.
 

Lux Playhouse: DEATH TRAP

06-Feb-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

8.11 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE MAN WHO HAD NO FRIENDS

Revue prod. no. 2026 (copyright date 13Feb59)

13-Feb-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz) 

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

20-Feb-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

8.12 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: ON THE BRINK

27-Feb-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)

starring

Mercedes McCambridge

Richard Beymer

Barry Kelley

 

Lux Playhouse: STAND-IN FOR MURDER  

06-Mar-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

8.13 [--] 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. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on Vacation Playhouse 14Sep64.
 

Lux Playhouse: FREDERICK  

20-Mar-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

8.14 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: THE SALTED MINE

Revue/MCA TV Prod no. TP13401 (copyright date 27Mar59)

27-Mar-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)

 Pilot for  Shotgun Slade (Revue)(1959-61) Western series  starring Scott Brady

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)

Synopsis:
Alice Batson hires Slade, a private detective to determine whether she has

 been swindled in her purchase of a worthless mine. [SC]

 Synopsis 2:
Alice Batson hires Slade, a private detective, to determine whether she’s been swindled. [JB]
(Delayed Broadcast 1Apr59 WEAU-13 Eau Claire, WI 9:30 p.m.)
 

Lux Playhouse: THE DREAMER

  03-Apr-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

Schlitz Playhouse: 10-Apr-1959 CBS Fri  No Details

 

Lux Playhouse: THIS WILL DO NICELY

17-Apr-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

Schlitz Playhouse: 24-Apr-1959 CBS Fri  No Details

 

Lux Playhouse: THE CASE OF THE TWO SISTERS

01-May-1959 CBS Fri (Lux) 

 

Schlitz Playhouse: 08-May-1959 CBS Fri  No Details

 

Lux Playhouse: BOY ON A FENCE

 15-May-1959 CBS Fri (Lux)

 

 Schlitz Playhouse: 22-May-1959 CBS Fri  no details

 

Lux Playhouse: MIRROR, MIRROR  

29-May-1959 CBS Fri (Lux) 

 

8.16 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: RUMOR  

("Stripe Playhouse" according to copyright notice)
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 05Jun59)

05-Jun-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)

starring

Patricia Crowley

Hal March

 

Lux Playhouse: THE MISS AND THE MISSILES

12-Jun-1959 CBS Fri (Lux) 

 

8.17 [--] Schlitz Playhouse: HOSTAGE

Revue prod. no. 10439 (copyright date 19Jun59)

19-Jun-1959 CBS Fri (Schlitz)

starring

Jim Brown

 

Lux Playhouse: 26-Jun-1959 -  no details

 

Schlitz Playhouse: 3-Jul-1959 CBS Fri  No Details

 

Lux Playhouse: 10-Jul-1959 -  no details

 

8.xx [--] Stripe playhouse: COWBOY FIVE SEVEN
By 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. [RF]
*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. [RF]

 

Lux Playhouse: 24-Jul-1959 -  no details


8.xx [--] Stripe Playhouse: A BALLAD TO DIE BY
prod. no. 10436 (copyright date 31Jul59)
(un-sold western pilot for series to be called "Johnny Guitar")
Mark VII, Ltd. production (Jack Webb)
31Jul59 CBS
Produced by Robert Carney
Cast:
William Joyce ...... Johnny Guitar
Fay Spain .......... Anna Carrick
Reg Parton ......... Harry Shay
Synopsis 1:
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]

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