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Shirley Temple Theatre (1960-61) (new title)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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SHIRLEY TEMPLE THEATRE   

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also known as The Shirley Temple Show, Shirley Temple Family Theatre

Executive Producer William H. Brown, Jr.

Produced by William Asher

 

NBC Sundays 7:00-8:00pm Eastern (18Sep60-10Sep61)

 US Dramatic Anthology Series  1960-61   25 episodes x 60 min

Hosted by Shirley Temple

 

 Episode numbers continue from her previous series

Shirley Temple's Storybook (NBC 1958)  (Reruns ABC 1959)

 

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NBC Sundays 7:00-8:00pm Eastern (18Sep60-10Sep61)

 

 

2.01 [17] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE LAND OF OZ

18-Sept-1960 NBC Sunday 7:00pm Eastern

Produced by William Asher

adapted by Frank Gabrielson

written by Frank Baum

directed by William Corrigan

cast:

Shirley Temple  ....... Dorothy
Frances Bergen ....... Glinda the Good
Ben Blue ............. Scarecrow
Gil Lamb ............. Tin Woodman
Agnes Moorehead ...... Mombi the Witch
Sterling Holloway .... Jack Pumpkinhead
Arthur Treacher ...... Graves, Nikidik's Butler
Jonathan Winters ..... Lord Nikidik
Mel Blanc ............ Sawhorse, Others (voice)
Charles Boaz ......... Colonel
William Keene ........ Royal Army of Oz
Norman Leavitt ....... Repairman
Mari Lynn ............ Jellia Jamb
Louis Merrill ........ Court Doctor

 

2.02 [18] Shirley Temple Theatre: KIM

25-Sep-1960 NBC Sun (rerun 18Jun61 NBC Sun)

story by Rudyard Kipling

cast:

Michael Rennie ............ Captain Creighton

Tony Haig ............... Kim O'Hara

Arnold Moss ........... White Suit

Joseph Wiseman ........... Lurgan

Alan Napier ......... Colonel Devlin

E.J. Andre .......... Lama

Luis Van Rooten .......... Chundar

Synopsis:

After the death of his Irish father, Kim was left to grow up in the streets of Lahore.

Sent to school by a Tibetan Lama, he's on a holiday when he meets

Captain Creighton - a British Secret Agent. [RF]

 

2.03 [19] Shirley Temple Theatre: WINNIE THE POOH

02-Oct-1960 NBC Sun

adapted by A.J. Russell
story by A.A. Milne
directed by Burt Shevelove

cast:

Shirley Temple  ....... Christopher Robin's Mother
Ted Eccles ........... Christopher Robin
Franz Fazakas ........ Pooh
Carl Harms ........... Tigger
Frank Sullivan ....... Rabbit/Owl
Bil Baird ............ Eeyore
Cora Baird ........... Kanga

 

2.04 [20] Shirley Temple Theatre: TOM & HUCK

09-Oct-1960 NBC Sun

Based on the novel by Mark Twain

cast:

David Ladd  ........... Tom Sawyer
Teddy Rooney ......... Huck Finn
Ruthie Robinson ...... Becky Thatcher
Paul Stevens ......... Injun Joe
Janet Blair .......... Aunt Polly
Jackie Coogan ........ Marshal Rogers
Dan Duryea ........... Muff

 

2.05 [21] Shirley Temple Theatre: MADELINE

16Oct-1960 NBC Sun (rerun 09Apr61 NBC Sun)

Adapted by Sol Saks
Based on the story by Ludwig Bemelmans

cast:

Gina Gillespie  ....... Madeline
Imogene Coca ......... Miss Clavel
Lou Krugman .......... Mr. Murgittroyd
Michel Petit ......... Pepito
Jane Rose ............ Gypsy Mother
Rusty Stevens ........ Gypsy Boy
Billy Gilbert ........ Gypsy Father
Shari Lee Bernath .... Girl
Kirk Kirkham ......... Magician
Heidi Meadows ........ Little Girl
Synopsis:
Madeline is an imaginative and completely uninhibited nine-year-old who

lives in a big mansion in Paris with 11 other little girls and a stern governess

 named Miss Clavel. One day, Madeline meets a little boy named Pepito,

who is the son of the Spanish ambassador. The two of them decide

 to look for adventure together. [RF]
 

2.06 [22] Shirley Temple Theatre: LITTLE MEN

23-Oct-1960 NBC Sun (rerun 16Apr61 & 17Sep61 NBC Sun Color)

Adapted by Ed James

Based on Louisa May Alcott's novel

cast:

Fernando Lamas ......... Prof. Fritz Bhaer

Shirley Temple ......... Jo March Bhaer

Bobby Crawford ............ Dan Baker

Eleanor Audley ........... Miss Collingwood

Maurice Dallimore ........... Cork

Mary Wickes ........... Hannah

Mike Kellin ........ Gyppo

Michael McGreevey

Synopsis:
Professor Fritz Bhaer and his wife Jo operate the exclusive Plumfield School for Boys.

All goes well until the arrival of Dan Baker - a lad's who's in the habit of running away from home.  [RF]

 

2.07 [23] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

30-Oct-1960 NBC Sun (rerun 23Apr61 NBC Sun)

Adapted by Henry F. Greenberg & Malvin Wald

Based on the story by Mark Twain

Directed by David Greene

cast:

Peter Lazer .......... the Prince & the Pauper (aka Peter R.J. Deyell)
Julie Sommars ........ Princess Mary
Gig Young ............ Miles Hendon
Ronald Lang .......... Lord St. John
Portland Mason ....... Princess Elizabeth
Richard Ney .......... Earl of Hertford
Paul Playdon ......... Hugo
Laurie Main .......... Archbishop of Canterbury
Ted de Corsia ........ Ruffler
Synopsis:
Young Tom Canty sneaks into the Royal Palace with the intention of stealing

some gold. Who should he run into but Edward, Prince of Wales and the

two boys are delighted to discover they look exactly alike. [RF]
 

2.08 [24] Shirley Temple Theatre: EMMY LOU

06-Nov-1960 NBC Sun

based on the comic strip by Marty Links

cast:

Bernadette Withers  ... Emmy Lou
Marjorie Reynolds .... Betty
Fred Clark ........... Henry
Shirley Mitchell ..... Alice
Jimmy Boyd ........... Alvin
Frankie Avalon ....... Himself

 

2.09 [25] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE RELUCTANT DRAGON

13-Nov-1960 NBC Sun (rerun 07May61 NBC Sun)

adapted by Richard Deroy

Musical version of Kenneth Grahame's fable

Music by Jack Brooks

cast:

Jonathan Harris ........... Dragon (voice)

Shirley Temple .......... Gillian

Alice Pearce ......... Rebecca

John Raitt ....... St. George

Synopsis:

There's a dragon loose in the English countryside. Some people are

so frightened that they hire a brave knight named St. George to slay

the creature. But there are others who know that the dragon is really

a peaceful soul who spends a good deal of his time writing poetry. [RF]

 

[--] 20-Nov-1960 NBC Sun - No Details

 

2.10 [26] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE BLACK ARROW

27-Nov-1960 NBC Sun

adapted by David P. Harmon
based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

cast:

Marshall Reed  ........ Black Arrow
Carroll O'Connor ..... Appleyard
Jacques Aubuchon ..... Sir Daniel Brackley
Henry Daniell ........ Sir Oliver
Douglas Henderson .... Sir Charles
Tony Haig ............ Richard Shelton
Noel Drayton ......... Richard Crookback
Sean McClory ......... Lawless

 

2.11 [27] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE INDIAN CAPTIVE

04-Dec-1960 NBC Sun

cast:

Cloris Leachman  ...... Martha
Doris Dowling ........ Dark Water
Steve Cochran ........ Chief Cornplanter
Anne Seymour ......... Indian Queen
Tom Carty ............ Tom

 

2.12 [28] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES

11-Dec-1960 NBC Sun (rerun 04Jun61 NBC Sun)

Adapted by Irving Gaynor Neiman

Based on a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Music by Walter Scharf

cast:

Shirley Temple ........ Phoebe Pyncheon

Agnes Moorehead ........... Hepzibah Pyncheon

Robert Culp ........... Holgrave

Jonathan Harris ......... Judge Jaffrey Pyncheon

Martin Landau .......... Clifford Pyncheon

John Abbott ........ Uncle Vanner

Synopsis:

Young Phoebe has come to the city to better herself, and she plans to stay

with Cousin Hepzibah at the imposing Pyncheon Mansion. [RF]

 

2.13 [29] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE BLACK SHEEP

18-Dec-1960 NBC Sun  (rerun 11Jun61 NBC Sun)

Adapted by Shimon Wincelberg

story by Rudyard Kipling

cast:

Geraldine Fitzgerald ......... Aunt Rosa

Gloria Vanderbilt ........ Alice Kipling

Dennis Kohler .......... Rudyard Kipling

Liam Redmond ............. Captain Harry

Philip Baird ........... John Kipling

Karen Lee ............ Trix

Pat Close ............ Harold

Synopsis:

Young Kipling's family lives in turbulent India. When the native uprisings

become so violent that their home is threatened, John and Alice Kipling

decide to send the children back to England to live with their Aunt Rosa. [RF]

 

2.14 [30] Shirley Temple Theatre: BABES IN TOYLAND

24-Dec-1960 NBC Saturday

adapted by Jack Brooks
story by Sheldon Keller
directed by Bob Henry

cast:

Shirley Temple  ....... Floretta
Angela Cartwright .... Jane
Paul Ford ............ Toymaker
Jonathan Winters ..... Uncle Barnaby
Jerry Colonna ........ Gonzales
Michel Petit ......... Alan
Hanley Stafford ...... Toymaker
Carl Ballantine ...... Gonzorgo
Joe Besser ........... Rodrigo
Bob Jellison ......... Jailer
Ray Kellogg .......... Officer

 

2.15 [31] Shirley Temple Theatre: PIPPI LONGSTOCKING

08-Jan-1961 NBC Sun

Adapted by William Crewson
based on the novel by Astrid Lindgren

cast:

Gina Gillespie ......... Susan Scholfield/Pippi Longstocking

Jennifer Gillespie ......... Betsy Scholfield

Willard Waterman ........ Papa Efraim

Renie Riano ......... Miss Lindquist

Ted de Corsia ........... Policeman

 

2.16 [32] Shirley Temple Theatre: KING MIDAS (AKA THE GOLDEN TOUCH)

15-Jan-1961 NBC Sun  (rerun 25Jun61 NBC Sun)
Adapted by Sheldon Keller and Jack Brooks
Musical Conductor Walter Scharf
cast:
Paul Ford .......... King Midas
Julius LaRosa ...... Richard Brass
Arthur Treacher .... Sterling
Wally Cox .......... Dexter Presto
Anne Helm .......... Marigold
Lou Krugman ........ Presto the Magician
Lindsay Workman .... Bookkeeper
Synopsis:
Midas has a mighty passion for gold, and when his bookkeeper informs

him that $86 out of 40 million in the till has been spent during the year,

 he's naturally upset. Thank heaven his loyal subjects are coming

 across with his weight in gold the very next day. [RF]
Highlights:
"Somebody", "Smile" ......... La Rosa
"Marigold, I Love Thee" ..... Cox
"Wish Me A Happy Birthday" .. Ford
 

2.17 [33] Shirley Temple Theatre: REBEL GUN

22-Jan-1961 NBC Sun

Adapted by Barney Slater
From a novel by Arthur Steuer
cast:
Robert Morse ....... Drum Carpenter
Jackie Coogan ...... Sam Brady
Christopher Dark ... Frank James
Wesley Lau ......... Sheriff Westram
Robert Sampson ..... Cole Younger
J. Pat O'Malley .... Jim Cummins
Robert F. Simon .... Coroner Prior
Synopsis:
The Civil War is over, and carpetbagger Sam Brady is in Missouri,

trying to take over a farm belonging to the Carpenter Family.

In an argument over the seizure, young Drum Carpenter shoots

Brady's sidekick Sheriff Westram in self-defense. [RF]
 

2.18 [34] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE TERRIBLE CLOCKMAN

29-Jan-1961 NBC Sun

adapted by Bernard Schoenfeld
based on the novel "Master Zacharias" by Jules Verne

cast:

Garrett Lewis  ........ the Clockman
John Wengraf ......... the King
Shirley Temple ....... Gerande
Sam Jaffe ............ Zacharias
Eric Portman ......... Van Der Graf
David Frankham ....... Aubert
Jacques Aubuchon ..... Burgomaster
Betty Garde .......... Flower Woman
George Ives .......... Apothecary
Jon Peters ........... Ironmonger
Joe Higgons .......... Tavern Keeper

 

2.19 [35] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE FAWN

05-Feb-1961 NBC Sunday  (rerun 30Jul61  NBC Sun)

adapted by Barney Slater

from a story by Lucille Duffy

cast:

Robert Crawford Jr. .......... McGill

Charles McGraw ........... Josh

Jane Darwell ........... Grandma

Jena Engstrom ............. Kathy

Tommy Turk ............ Jody

Dan Sheridan ........... Henry

Synopsis:

McGill won the local shooting contest last year, and he seems a natural

for this year's title. Out in the woods one day, the boy finds a wounded

fawn. The animal's condition saddens McGill, and he resolves never to fire a gun again. [RF]

 

2.20 [36] Shirley Temple Theatre: ONAWANDAH

12-Feb-1961 NBC Sunday (rerun 23Jul61 NBC Sun )

adapted by Robert Bassing
based on Louisa May Alcott's novel "Onawandah".

cast:

David Kent ......... Onawandah

Shirley Temple ........ Emily Winters

Billy E. Hughes ............ Daniel Winters

Virginia Christine ........... Rebecca Baines

Jock Gaynor ........... Bold Eagle

Harry Townes ............ Parson Baines

Ken Lynch ........... Travers
Tudor Owen ........... Kyle
Richard Keith ............. Little Bears
Synopsis:
Onawandah, a small Indian lad, makes his way into a Puritan settlement in search

of shelter. A nervous guard shoots the youth, who is carried to the home of widow

Emily Winters for medical attention. Emily and her son Daniel plan to nurse the boy to

his health, but the other settlers are opposed to having a heathen among them. [RF]

 

2.21 [37] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE RETURN OF LONG JOHN SILVER

19-Feb-1961 NBC Sunday

Adapted by Barney Slater
story by John Connell
based on the characters by Robert Louis Stevenson

cast:

James Westerfield  .... Long John Silver
Tony Haig ............ Jamie Hawkins
Tim O'Connor ......... Captain Jim Hawkins
Jimmy Carter ......... Walter
Robert Carricart ..... Tonio
Lou Krugman .......... Blodgett
Walter Burke ......... Mouse
Ralph Faulkner ....... Pirate

 

2.22 [38] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE LITTLE MERMAID

05-Mar-1961 NBC Sunday (rerun 13Aug61 NBC Sun)

Adapted by Bernard C. Schoenfeld

Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen

cast:

Shirley Temple  ....... the Little Mermaid
Donald Harron ........ the Prince
Nina Foch ............ Merwitch
Ray Walston .......... Sting Ray
Torin Thatcher ....... Human King
Cathleen Nesbitt ..... Granny Mermaid
John Hoyt ............ Prince's Aide
J. Pat O'Malley ...... Merking
Francine York ........ Human Princess
Nancy Kulp ........... Guardian

Synopsis:

During a violent storm, a handsome prince is thrown from the deck of his ship into

the raging sea, and is rescued by a beautiful mermaid. The mermaid, smitten

with the prince, asks her wise grandmother how to become a human. [RF]

 

2.23 [39] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE PEG-LEG PIRATE OF SULU

12-Mar-1961 NBC Sunday

Adapted by Norman Katkov
from Cora Cheney's children's book

cast:

Claude Akins  ......... Peg-leg the Pirate
Eugene Martin ........ Ping
Howard Caine ......... Tatay
Miriam Colon ......... Nanay
Thayer Roberts ....... Father Juan
Edgar Stehli ......... Grandfather

Synopsis:
On the island of Cebu in the Philippines, a young boy named Ping meets a fearsome

Moro pirate who has been hiding on the beach. But the pirate doesn't want to harm

Ping - he wants the boy to bring a priest from the town. [RF]

 

2.24 [40] Shirley Temple Theatre: THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLINS

19-Mar-1961 NBC Sunday

cast:

Shirley Temple  ....... Princess Irene
Jack Ging ............ Curdie Peterson
Mary Wickes .......... Lottie
Irene Hervey ......... Esperanza
Alice Pearce ......... Goblin Queen

 

 [--] 09Apr61 NBC Sun - Rerun of #2.05 "Madeline" (first aired 16Oct-1960 NBC Sun)

[--] 16Apr61 NBC Sun - Rerun of #2.06 "Little Men" (first aired 23-Oct-1960 NBC Sun)

 [--]  23Apr61 NBC Sun - Rerun of #2.07 "The Prince and the Pauper" (first aired 30-Oct-1960 NBC Sun)

 

[--] 07May61 NBC Sun  - Rerun of #2.09 "The Reluctant Dragon" (first aired 13-Nov-1960 NBC Sun)

 

[--]  04Jun61 NBC Sun - Rerun of  #2.12  "The House of Seven Gables" (first aired 11-Dec-1960 NBC Sun)

 [--] 11Jun61 NBC Sun  - Rerun of #2.13 "The Black Sheep" (first aired 18-Dec-1960 NBC Sun)

 [--] 18Jun61 NBC Sun  - Rerun of #2.02 "Kim" (first aired 25-Sep-1960 NBC Sun)

[--] 25Jun61 NBC Sun  - Rerun of # 2.16 "King Midas" (first aired 15-Jan-1961 NBC Sun) 

 

2.25 [41] Shirley Temple Theatre: TWO FOR THE ROAD

16-Jul-1961 NBC Sunday

cast:

Richard Eyer  ......... Bob Bennett
Robert Carricart ..... Pariente
Robert Emhardt ....... Major Hickock
Don Keefer ........... Chuck Clark
Theodore Marcuse ..... Cal
Phillip Pine ......... Mr. Simpson
George Navarro ....... Policeman

 

[--] 23Jul61 NBC Sun  - Rerun of # 2.20" Onawandah" (first aired 12-Feb-1961 NBC Sun)

 [--] 30Jul61 NBC Sun - Rerun of # 2.19 "The Fawn" (first aired 05-Feb-1961 NBC Sun)

 

[--] 13Aug61 NBC Sun  - Rerun of # 2.22 "The Little Mermaid" (first aired 05-Mar-1961 NBC Sun)

 

[--] 17Sep61 NBC Sun Color - Rerun of #2.06 "Little Men" (first aired 23-Oct-1960 NBC Sun)

 

Video -  Shirley Temple Festival  (2hrs 14 min)
A variety of shorts from Shirley Temple's early career.

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