CTVA US Anthology - "The Silver Theater" (CBS)(1949-50)

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The Silver Theater (1949-50)

Sponsored by the International Silver Company
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
http://ctva.biz/index.htm

with contributions by: J. Fred MacDonald (www.macfilms.com) Rina Fox, Jim Beaver
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

THE SILVER THEATER

October 3, 1949 to June 26, 1950

CBS Mon 8:00-8:30 39 episodes

Host:

Conrad Nagel

 

Live dramas sponsored by the International Silver Company,

which had also sponsored the radio version of this show during 1930's and 40's.

A special feature was the monthly "Silver Award" presented to

the most deserving performer in the dramas.

 

Syndicated title Hollywood Half-Hour on ABC.

Aired in syndication as Marquee Theater.

 

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Ep 1.01 [--] The Silver Theater: L'AMOUR THE MERRIER

03Oct1949 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Eva Gabor

Burgess Meredith

 

Ep 1.02 [--] The Silver Theater: 'TIL DEATH DO US PART

10Oct1949 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Faye Emerson

John Loder

 

Ep 1.03 [--] The Silver Theater: RHAPSODY IN DISCORD

17Oct1949 CBS Mon

starring

Kim Hunter

Paul Lukas

 

Ep 1.04 [--] The Silver Theater: SCHOOL FOR LOVE

24Oct1949 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

John Payne

 

Ep 1.05 [--] The Silver Theater: THE FAREWELL SUPPER

31Oct1949 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Lénore Aubert

Charles Korvin

Myron McCormick

 

Ep 1.06 [--] The Silver Theater: PATIENT UNKNOWN

07Nov1949 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

John Baragrey

 

Ep 1.07 [--] The Silver Theater: DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP

14Nov1949 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Louise Allbritton

Henry Morgan

 

Ep 1.08 [--] The Silver Theater: SILENT AS THE GRAVE

21Nov1949 CBS Mon

Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

Hosted by Conrad Nagel

starring

Marsha Hunt

George Reeves

 

Ep 1.09 [--] The Silver Theater: MUCH TO DO ABOUT SOMETHING

28Nov1949 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Laurence Hugo

 

Ep 1.10 [--] The Silver Theater: STAR OVER BRIDGEPORT

05Dec1949 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Richard Hart

 

Ep 1.11 [--] The Silver Theater: STRANGE REBOUND

12Dec1949 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Vicki Cummings

 

Ep 1.12 [--] The Silver Theater: THE GUIDING STAR

19Dec1949 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Clem Bevans

 

Ep 1.13 [--] The Silver Theater: FOUR CALLERS

26Dec1949 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Donald Buka

 

Ep 1.14 [--] The Silver Theater: THE FIRST SHOW OF 1950

02Jan1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Joyce Mathews

Conrad Nagel

George Reeves
Synopsis:
This episode is about the actual show Silver Theatre and how the producer (real-life Frank Telford but
played by George Reeves) tries to get his crew sober enough after New Year's Eve to do the first show
of 1950. [Jim Beaver/RF]
Note:
The title of this episode is sometimes listed incorrectly as "The First Snow of 1950" [Jim Beaver/RF]

 

Ep 1.15 [--] The Silver Theater: PAPA ROMANI

09Jan1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

William Frawley

Margaret Hamilton

Chico Marx

 

Ep 1.16 [--] The Silver Theater: HAPPY MARRIAGE

16Jan1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Carol Bruce

 

Ep 1.17 [--] The Silver Theater: THE GREAT NIKOLAI

23Jan1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Peter Capell

Mikhail Rasumny

 

Ep 1.18 [--] The Silver Theater: NEVER HIT A PIGEON

30Jan1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Joann Dolan

 

Ep 1.19 [--] The Silver Theater: THE LATE MR. BEASLEY

06Feb1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Donald Curtis

 

Ep 1.20 [--] The Silver Theater: GAUDY LADY

13Feb1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Glenda Farrell

 

Ep 1.21 [--] The Silver Theater: HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER

(aka My Brother's Keeper)

20Feb1950 CBS Mon

Teleplay by Jack Bentover
Directed by Frank Telford
Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring
Ward Bond ............. Al Ditmar
Glenn Corbett ......... George Ditmar
Beverly Tyler ......... Julie
Peter Similuk ......... Sully
Pat Sexton ............ Jerry

Synopsis:

A man is tired of watching out for his simpleton brother

who is constantly winding up in trouble. [RF]

 

Ep 1.22 [--] The Silver Theater: FOR RICHER, FOR POORER

27Feb1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Geraldine Brooks

Richard Derr

 

Ep 1.24 [--] The Silver Theater: QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD

13Mar1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Nancy Coleman

 

Ep 1.25 [--] The Silver Theater: CONCERNING THE SOUL OF FELICITY

20Mar1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Ilka Chase

 

Ep 1.26 [--] The Silver Theater: THE HOWLAND FLING

27Mar1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Carol Goodner

Vinton Hayworth

 

Ep 1.27 [--] The Silver Theater: COALS OF FIRE

03Apr1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Vinton Hayworth

Carol Thurston

Synopsis:
A young woman finds a way to humanize her domineering father. [RF]

*Note: Syndication airing on "Hollywood Half Hour" 13Apr56.

 

Ep 1.28 [--] The Silver Theater: MINOR INCIDENT

10Apr1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Sue England

Nancy Kelly

Rita LeRoy

Dorothy Tree

Donald Woods

 

Ep 1.29 [--] The Silver Theater: DOUBLE FEATURE

17Apr1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Don DeFore

Diana Lynn

 

Ep 1.30 [--] The Silver Theater: BAD GUY

24Apr1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

John Archer

Lee Bowman

Barbara Lawrence

 

Ep 1.31 [--] The Silver Theater: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS

01May1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

William Frawley

Jimmy Lydon

Allene Roberts

 

Ep 1.32 [--] The Silver Theater: LADY WITH IDEAS

 08-May-1950 CBS Mon (Rerun 24-Mar-1951 on "Bigelow Theatre")
written by True Boardman
producer/director Frank Woodruff
director of photography Meredith Nicholson
starring
Pam Britton
Gig Young
Mikhail Rasumny
Hugh Beaumont
Irving Bacon
Frank Orth
Patrick Aherne
Synopsis:
Story concerns a young woman who fakes amnesia in order to become a public figure, and her fiance who
straightens her out. [RF]

 

Ep 1.34 [--] The Silver Theater: WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

22May1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Virginia Bruce

Louis Jean Heydt

Rita LeRoy

 

Ep 1.35 [--] The Silver Theater: CLOSE-UP

29May1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Ann Dvorak

Donald Woods

 

Ep 1.36 [--] The Silver Theater: WALT AND LAVINIA

05Jun1950 CBS Mon

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Don DeFore .......... Walt

Diana Lynn ............ Lavinia

Synopsis:

A young man thinks he has a plan to cure his wife of constantly misplacing things. [RF]

 

Ep 1.39 [--] The Silver Theater: MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS

26Jun1950 CBS Mon

Written by George Panetta

Directed by Frank Telford

Hosted by Conrad Nagel
starring

Howard Da Silva

Byron Foulger

Art Smith

Jeffrey Silver

Harry Lewis

Linda Hussey

Adeline de walt Reynolds

Ann Lovelady

Jay Barney

 

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