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Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958-59)

 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

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SHIRLEY TEMPLE'S STORYBOOK

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

Produced by Henry Jaffe Enterprises

 

12 Jan 1958 - 21 Dec 1958 (NBC) Sundays  (16 Specials)

 1959 Reruns  (12Jan59-21Dec59)(ABC Mondays  7:30-8:30pm)

Hosted by Shirley Temple

 

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

 

 Video -  The Little Princess  (TCF) (1939 Movie)

 

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 NBC Sundays

 

1.01 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

12-Jan-1958 NBC Sunday

Adapted by Joseph Schrank

Story by Andrew Lang
Based on the novel by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

cast:

Shirley Temple ...... Narrator

Charlton Heston ...... The Beast

Claire Bloom ...... Beauty

E.G. Marshall ...... the Merchant

June Lockhart ..... Beauty's Sister

Barbara Baxley ...... Beauty's Sister

Synopsis:

The merchant must give up one of his three daughters, or he loses his life.

Beauty sacrifices herself and so the story continues. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A merchant traveling home through the forest is lost in a raging blizzard.

Near death from the cold he comes upon a strange and beautiful castle.

Within, a mysterious unseen host offers him food and a place to rest. Next morning,

recovered, the merchant prepares to resume his journey home. But as he is leaving,

he plucks a rose in the castle garden for his daughter Beauty. All at once he is

confronted by a roaring, ugly beast. Angry that the merchant has dared to take one

of the flowers, the beast threatens to kill the merchant unless he sends one of his

 three daughters to the castle within the month. [RF]

 

1.02 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: RUMPELSTILTSKIN

02-Feb-1958 NBC Sunday

adapted by Frank Gabrielson

based on the Grimm Brothers fairy-tale

music by Mack David

cast:

Kurt Kasznar ....... Hans Franz

Phyllis Love ....... Elsa

Shai Ophir ....... Rumpelstiltskin

Jonathan Harris ....... Lord Karsch

Celia Lovsky ...... Old Krone

John Raitt ...... King

Otto Waldis

Pernell Roberts ..... Count Schoenfeld

Synopsis:

The miller Hanz Franz has bragged to one and all that his daughter Elsa can

spin straw into gold, the poor girl is spirited away by the Royal Tax Collector

Lord Karsch and locked in a room in the palace of the King. [RF]

 

1.03 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: THE NIGHTINGALE

19-Feb-1958 NBC Wednesday  (imdb  say 18-Feb-1958 ABC Tue)

Adapted by Alvin Sapinsley

Story by Hans Christian Andersen

music by Mack David & Jerry Livingstone
songs: "Chinese Nightingale" and "Honorable Everybody".

cast:

Judith Braun ....... Fifteenth Chambermaid

Liam Sullivan ..... Prince

Thomas Mitchell ..... Emperor

Russell Collins ..... Royal Chamberlain

Dayton Lummis ..... Figure of Death

Robert Stevenson ..... Royal Forrester

Milton Parsons ..... Royal Astronomer

Lisa Lu ..... Lady Thousand-Thrush

Robert H. Harris ..... Royal Music Master

Synopsis:
The oppressed Chinese peasants and woodsmen have only one consolation

 -- the beautiful song of a nightingale. But word of this unusual bird reaches the emperor,

who promptly orders it brought from the woods to the palace. [RF]

 

1.04 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

05-Mar-1958 NBC Wednesday

Adapted by Norman Lessing

Story by Washington Irving

Directed by Paul Bogart

cast:

Shirley Temple ...... Katrina Van Tassel

Russell Collins ...... Alpheus

John Ericson ...... Brom Bones

Fred Essler ..... Baltus Van Tassel

Boris Karloff ...... Father Knickerbocker

Jules Munshin ...... Ichabod Crane

John Mylong ...... the Horseman

 

1.05 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT

23-Mar-1958 NBC Sunday (original airdate)
Adapted by Frank Gabrielson
Story by Fred Banbery
music by Mack David and Jerry Livingston
cast:
Jack Dimond ....... Dick Wittington
Martyn Green ...... Mr. Fitzwarren
Ashley Cowan ...... Arthur Gooley
Sebastian Cabot ... King
Judi Meredith ..... Alice Fitzwarren

with
Rhubarb the Cat

and the
Mitchell Singing Boys Choir
Synopsis:
Dick Whittington, a country lad, goes to London to seek his fortune.

When kindly Mr. Fitzwarren, a mercer, hires him. Dick uses his earnings to

buy a cat. Mistreated by the apprentice Gooley, Dick starts to run away. But he returns

when the bells of St. Mary-le-Bow predict he will be thrice Lord Mayor of London.
*Note: The legend began around Richard Whittington, an actual Lord Mayor of London

five centuries ago. Rhubarb the cat also played the title role in a baseball movie called "Rhubarb".
Two songs featured are: "The Streets Are Paved With Gold" and "If Pennies Were Wishes". [RF]
 

1.06 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: THE LAND OF GREEN GINGER

18-Apr-1958 NBC Friday

Story & Adaptation by Noel Langley

cast:

Anthony Eustrel ........ Aladdin

Jack Albertson ....... Tintac Ping Foo

Sue England ....... Silverbud

Joey Faye ....... Rubdub Ben Thud

Kuldeep Singh ..... Abu Ali

Synopsis:
Abu Ali, son of the Emperor of China, Aladdin, is unable to choose a bride. Help comes from the genie of the Magic Lamp. [RF]

 

1.07 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: RIP VAN WINKLE

06-May-1958 NBC Tuesday (rerun  02Feb59 ABC Mon)

Adapted by Noel Langley

Story by Washington Irving

cast:

E.G. Marshall ....... Rip Van Winkle

Beverly Washburn ...... Judith

Owen McGiveney ...... Peter Vanderdonk

Billy Barty ...... Dwarf

Paul Brinegar ...... Van Kimmel

Leora Dana ...... Dame Van Winkle

Ralph Dumke ...... Tooley

Fred Sherman ...... Brom Dutcher

Charles Davis ...... Alderman Donkle

Terrence De Marney ...... Sergeant

Synopsis:

Realizing that her husband Rip is an incurable dreamer, Dame Van Winkle

decides to sell the house and leave him. She sends him on an errand but Rip

 wanders off to a mountain haunt in the Catskills. There he encounters a strange

crew of dwarfs, whose powerful brew lulls him into a 20-year slumber. [RF]

 

1.08 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

08-Jun-1958 NBC Sunday

Adapted by Margaret Fitts

Story by Charles Perrault

cast:

Anne Helm ......... Sleeping Beauty

Judith Evelyn ....... Black Fairy

Nancy Marchand ....... Queen

Alexander Scourby ..... King

Pernell Roberts ....... Thorabore

Olive Deering ....... Grimgerda

Vernon Gray ....... Aidan

Phillip Pine ....... Gall

Robert Quarry ....... Perriscal

Adeline deWalt Reynolds ...... Old Woman

Synopsis 1:

The King and Queen have long wanted a child, and the Black Fairy agrees to

help them get their wish. But after a daughter is born to the couple, they provoke

the Black Fairy's wrath when they fail to invite her to the child's christening. The Black

Fairy then casts a spell over the Princess, foretelling that before the child reaches

womanhood, a spindle point will pierce her hand and put her into a deep slumber. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

Tale of the a young woman cast in a spell that sends her to sleep and the prince who revives her.

 

1.09 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: THE LITTLE LAME PRINCE

15-Jul-1958 NBC Tuesday

Adapted by S.S. Schweitzer

Story by Dinah Maria Murdock Craik

cast:

Lorne Greene ...... King Bertrand

Anna Lee ...... Fairy Godmother

Rex Thompson ...... Prince Dolor

Katherine Squire ..... Flora

James Mitchell ...... Marko

Joan Weldon ...... Amelia

Mickey Finn ...... Quinto

George Mitchell ...... Frederick

Ottola Nesmith ...... Soothsayer

Peter Forster ....... Captain

Synopsis:
Prince Dolor, heir to the throne of Grauthenia, has been imprisoned by wicked King Bertrand. [RF]

 

1.10 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: THE MAGIC FISHBONE

19-Aug-1958 NBC Tuesday

Adapted by Margaret Fitts

Based on a story by Charles Dickens

cast:

Terry Burnham ...... Princess

Jimmy Carter ....... Prince

Leo G. Carroll ....... Mr. Gingery

Estelle Winwood ....... Fairy Grandmarina

Lisa Daniels ........ Princess Alicia

Barry Jones ........ King Watkins

J.M. Kerrigan ...... Mr. Pickles

Rex Evans ...... Mr. Muffins

Richard Lupino ....... Fishmonger's Boy

Synopsis:
Princess Alicia has trouble feeding all the children. [RF]

 

1.11 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: THE WILD SWANS

12-Sep-1958 NBC Friday

Adapted by Jean Holloway

Story by Hans Christian Andersen

Directed by Richard Morris

cast:

Phyllis Love ........ the Princess Elisa

Olive Deering .......... Queen Flavia

Joseph Wiseman ......... Sorcerer

Grant Williams ......... King Julio

Alfred Ryder ........... First Minister

Melville Cooper ........ Binky

Bob Chapman ......... Brother

Buzz Martin ......... Brother

Robert Banas ......... Brother

Synopsis:
A wicked queen turns her stepsons into swans and  tries to kill her stepdaughter. [RF]

 

1.12 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: HIAWATHA

05-Oct-1958 NBC Sunday

Adapted by Frank Gabrielson
Based on the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

cast:

John Ericson .......... Hiawatha
Nyra Monsour .......... Minnehaha
J. Carroll Naish ...... Lagoo
Katharine Warren ...... Nokomis
Read Morgan ........... Kwasinol
Pernell Roberts ....... Pau-Puk-Keewis
Robert Warwick ........ Muh-Ah-Genta
Richard Hale .......... Megissogwon
David Garcia .......... Chibiabos

Synopsis:

A Native American fable set by the shores of the Gitchy Goomy.

Synopsis 2:
An adaptation of Longfellow's poem about two young lovers from rival Indian tribes. [RF]

 

1.13 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: RAPUNZEL

27-Oct-1958 NBC Monday

Adapted by F. William Durkee Jr.

Based on the story by the Grimm Brothers

cast:

Don Dubbins ....... Prince Peter

Carol Lynley ....... Rapunzel

Agnes Moorehead ....... Witch

Alexander Scourby ....... King

Philip Abbott ....... Husband

Marian Seldes ....... Widow Enga

Synopsis:
Prince Peter falls in love with a beautiful voice. [RF]

 

1.14 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES

12-Nov-1958 NBC Wednesday

adapted by Norman Lessing

cast:

Thomas Gomez ....... Kasim

Nehemiah Persoff ....... Ali Baba

Vivian Nathan ....... Wife

Bruce Gordon ....... Robber Captain

Miriam Colon ....... Morgiana

Rafael Compos ....... Abdullah

Robert Carricart ....... Koali

Alfred Ryder ....... Hussein

Synopsis:

"Open Sesame" is the password to adventure as poor Ali finds a bandits' cave loaded with treasure.  [RF]

 

1.15 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

25-Nov-1958 NBC Tuesday

adapted by Norman Lessing

story by Hans Christian Andersen

directed by James Neilson

cast:

Eli Wallach ....... Simon the Tailor

Sebastien Cabot ....... the Emperor

Richard Haydn ....... the Prime Minister

Pernell Roberts ....... Count DeSpard

Barbara Lord ....... Princess Sophy

Yale Wexler ...... Prince Nils

Mickey Maga ...... the Child

Synopsis:

The conniving tailor convinces the vain monarch that his  invisible rainment really exists.  [RF]

 

1.16 [--] Shirley Temple's Storybook: MOTHER GOOSE

21-Dec-1958 NBC Sunday (repeat  21Dec59 ABC Mon)

adapted by Henry F. Greenberg
directed by Mitchell Leisen

cast:

Shirley Temple ........ Polly Baker
Elsa Lanchester ....... Mother Goose
Rod McKuen ............ Simple Simon
William Allyn ......... Prince George
Carleton Carpenter .... Tom the Piper's Son
Lloyd Corrigan ........ Wee Willie Winkie
Billy Gilbert ......... Able Baker, the Mayor
Lynn Alden ............ Jill
Louise Glenn .......... Sukey
Synopsis 1:
Mother Goose travels to Wayfair and tries to save the town's annual fair,

which has been cancelled by young Polly Baker's father, the Mayor. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
As both hostess and star of a musical fantasy about Mother Goose characters,

Shirley Temple introduces her three children, Charles, Lori and Susan.
It's 1785. The Mayor of Skeddlestone, England, threatens to close

 the fair if last year's rowdyism is repeated. [RF]

 

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1959 Reruns  (12Jan59-21Dec59)(ABC Mondays)

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[--]  02Feb59 ABC Mon -  Rerun of #1.07 "Rip Van Winkle" (first aired 06-May-1958 NBC Tue)

 

   [--] 21Dec59  ABC Mon  - Rerun of  #1.16 "Mother Goose" (first aired 21-Dec-1958 NBC Sun)

 

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