CTVA US Anthology - "Somerset Maugham TV Theatre" (CBS-NBC)(1950-51)

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Somerset Maugham TV Theatre
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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SOMERSET MAUGHAM TV THEATRE

Oct 18, 1950 to December 10, 1951

Oct 1950-Mar 1951 -CBS Wed 9:00-9:30

Apr 1951-Jun 1951 -NBC Mon 9:30-10:30

Jul 1951-Aug 1951 -NBC Mon 9:30-10:00

Sep 1951-Dec 1951 -NBC Mon 9:30-10:30

 

Hosted by W. Somerset Maugham

 

Directors: David Alexander, Martin Ritt

Premiered as Teller of Tales, name change after three episodes.

(was on alternate weeks with Robert Montgomery Presents)

The plays were live from New York.

The opening and closing remarks by author W. Somerset Maugham had  all been filmed at his home in the French Riviera.

 

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####### Somerset Maugham TV Theatre #######

############ season 1 1950-51 #############

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1.01 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE CREATIVE IMPULSE

18-Oct-1950 CBS Wed

starring

Alan Bunce

Sylvia Field

Mildred Natwick

Chester Stratton 

 

1.02 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: MCKINTOSH

25-Oct-1950  CBS Wed

starring

Francis L. Sullivan

Torin Thatcher

 

1.03 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: WINTER CRUISE

01-Nov-1950  CBS Wed

starring

Adrianne Allen

 

1.04 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE UNCONQUERED

08-Nov-1950  CBS Wed

starring

Olive Deering

Rex Williams

 

1.05 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: EPISODE

15-Nov-1950  CBS Wed

starring

Grace Kelly

Leo Penn

 

1.06 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: LORD MOUTDRAGO

22-Nov-1950  CBS Wed

starring

Arnold Moss

Luis Van Rooten

 

1.07 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE STRING OF BEADS

29-Nov-1950  CBS Wed

starring

Anna Lee as Joan Robinson

John Van Dreelen as Count Borselli

Synopsis:

Joan Robinson works as a governess for a wealthy family. She attends a party

thrown by her employer and, although she is an attractive young woman, she is completely

ignored until one of the guests, Count Borselli, appraises the beads she is wearing as a

valuable string of pearls. She protests to no avail, knowing they are imitations. Her whole

life changes. She is invited to parties, and wooed by a fortune hunter. When it's finally

 learned that the beads are worthless, she is fired and her suitor loses interest.

The count admits that, provoked by the snobbish socialites, he deliberately lied about

the beads. In the end, he and the governess fall in love.

 

1.08 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCE

06-Dec-1950  CBS Wed

starring

Virginia Gilmore

Dennis Harrison

 

1.09 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE ROUND DOZEN

13-Dec-1950  CBS Wed

starring

Mildred Dunnock

J. Pat O'Malley

 

1.10 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: FOOTPRINTS IN THE JUNGLE

20-Dec-1950  CBS Wed

starring

Ronald Alexander

Dennis Hoey

Patricia Wheel

 

1.11 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: VIRTUE

27-Dec-1950  CBS Wed

starring

John Merivale

 

1.12 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE TREASURE

03-Jan-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Tom Helmore

Beatrice Straight

 

1.13 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE MAN FROM GLASGOW

10-Jan-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Robert Harris

Jessica Tandy

 

1.14 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE VESSEL OF WRATH

17-Jan-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Bramwell Fletcher

Martha Scott

 

1.15 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: HONOLULU

24-Jan-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Luther Adler

 

1.16 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: PARTNERS

31-Jan-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Dane Clark

Anthony Quinn

 

1.17 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE ROMANTIC YOUNG LADY

07-Feb-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Joan Chandler

Art Smith

 

1.18 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE DREAM

14-Feb-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Joan Bennett

Francis Lederer

 

1.19 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE PEOPLE YOU MEET

21-Feb-1951  CBS Wed

starring

John Conte

Howard Freeman

Laura Pierpont

 

1.20 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE OUTSTATION

28-Feb-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Otto Kruger

Edith Atwater

Stefan Schnabel

Joyce Mathews

 

1.21 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE BACK OF BEYOND

07-Mar-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Meg Mundy

 

1.22 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: HALFWAY TO BROADWAY

14-Mar-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Katharine Bard

William Prince

 

1.23 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE LUNCHEON

21-Mar-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Robert Cummings

 

1.24 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: END OF FLIGHT

28-Mar-1951  CBS Wed

starring

Signe Hasso

Alfred Ryder

 

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#######Somerset Maugham TV Theatre#######

#############season 2 1951##############

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**Show changes from CBS to NBC and is on alternate weeks.

 

2.01 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: OF HUMAN BONDAGE

02-Apr-1951 NBC Mon

starring

Cloris Leachman

John Baragrey

Tom Helmore 

Betty Sinclair

 

2.02 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THEATRE

16-Apr-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Judith Anderson

John Baragrey

Vicki Cummings

Robert H. Harris

 

2.03 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE MOON AND SIXPENCE

30-Apr-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Lee J. Cobb

Romney Brent

Bramwell Fletcher

 

2.04 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE FACTS OF LIFE

14-May-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Veronica Lake as Valerie

 

2.05 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: CAKES AND ALE

28-May-1951  NBC Mon

starring

June Havoc

 

2.06 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE NARROW CORNER

11-Jun-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Dennis King

Nora Dunfee as Pat

Harry Landers

Susan Douglas

 

2.07 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE LETTER

25-Jun-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Judith Evelyn

 

2.08 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE FRENCH GOVERNOR

09-Jul-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Peggy McCay

Alfred Ryder

 

2.09 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE PROMISE

16-Jul-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Haila Stoddard

 

2.10 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: IN HIDING

23-Jul-1951  NBC Mon

starring

John Baragrey

Nina Foch

 

2.11 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE ARDENT BIGAMIST

30-Jul-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Romney Brent

 

2.12 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: BEWITCHED

06-Aug-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Martha Scott

 

2.13 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE GREAT MAN

13-Aug-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Murray Matheson

 

2.14 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE YELLOW STREAK

20-Aug-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Elliott Sullivan

 

2.15 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: A WOMAN OF FIFTY

27-Aug-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Sylvia Field

 

2.16 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: APPEARANCES AND REALITY

03-Sep-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Joseph Schildkraut

 

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########Somerset Maugham TV Theatre#######

##############season 3 1951##############

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NBC Mondays 9:30-10:30pm Eastern

**Show changes from a 1/2 hour format to an hour.

Alternating with  "Robert Montgomery Presents" (season 3)

 

3.01 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE MOTHER

17-Sep-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Mildred Natwick

William Redfield

 

3.02 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: GRACE

01-Oct-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Betty Field

 

3.03 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: MASQUERADE

15-Oct-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Bonita Granville

 

3.04 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: THE FALL OF EDWARD BERNARD

29-Oct-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Richard Greene

 

3.05 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: BEFORE THE PARTY

12-Nov-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Geraldine Fitzgerald

 

3.06 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: HOME AND BEAUTY

26-Nov-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Constance Bennett

 

3.07 [--] Somerset Maugham TV Theatre: SMITH SERVES

10-Dec-1951  NBC Mon

starring

Eddie Albert

Joan Bennett

 

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#######Somerset Maugham TV Theatre#######

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