CTVA US Anthology - "Stage 7" (CBS)(1955)

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Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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with contributions by: Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
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STAGE 7
When it premiered on Dec 1954 the title was Your Favorite Playhouse

effective January 30, 1955 the title changed to Stage 7.
CBS Sun 9:30-10:00  (30Jan55-25Sep55)
 

This filmed anthology feature a wide range of stories from Westerns to Comedies to Melodramas.

The episodes that aired in December 1954 were all reruns from other anthology series'.

 

Syndication Titles::

Aired in Syndication as "Golden Playhouse" in 1956/57.

Aired in Syndication as "On Stage" in 1958.

Aired in Syndication as "Star Performance" in 1959.

 

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########### season 1 1955 ###########

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1.01 Stage 7: THE DECEIVING EYE

30Jan1955 CBS Sun

starring

Russ Conway as Bob

Tommy Cook  as Frankie

Jean Howell as Mrs. Holmes

Frank Lovejoy as Professor William Fletcher

Ann Robinson as Liz

Hugh Sanders as Captain Barnett

James Seay as Major Holmes

John Warburton as McHugh

 

1.02 Stage 7: APPOINTMENT IN HIGHBRIDGE

06Feb1955 CBS Sun

starring

Phyllis Coates

Dan O'Herlihy

Synopsis:
A meeting 10 years later awakens the memory of a romance between a

British Army captain and an American Army nurse. [RF]

 

1.03 Stage 7: THE LEGACY

13Feb1955 CBS Sun

starring

Vanessa Brown ....... Julia

Elizabeth Patterson ....... Grandmother

George Neise ....... Julian

Synopsis:

A grandmother dies. Though Julia had spent three selfless years attending

 the sick woman, she must vie with her selfish cousin Julian for the inheritance. [RF]

 

1.04 Stage 7: DEBT OF HONOR

20Feb1955 CBS Sun

story by Cornell Woolrich

based on the novel "I.O.U. One Life"

starring

Edmond O'Brien ....... Clinton Sturgess

Charles Bronson ........ Murray Forman

Wendy Winkleman ....... Barbara Sturgess

Kasey Rogers ....... Martha Sturgess

Steve Pendleton ....... Hyland

Synopsis:

A detective learns that the criminal he must bring in is the very man to whom

he owes his life of his daughter. He must make the difficult decision. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The struggle to shield a wanton murderer who rescued his little girl from

drowning or turn him in is a problem of human relations. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airdate 20Oct56 on Golden Playhouse.

 

1.05 Stage 7: TIGER AT NOON

27Feb1955 CBS Sun

starring

Stephen McNally

Synopsis:
A detective is warned by a carnival fortune-teller that he will bring disaster to a blonde. [RF]

 

1.06  Stage 7: TO KILL A MAN

06Mar1955 CBS Sun

starring

Alexis Smith

Scott Forbes

 

1.07 Stage 7: THE GREATEST MAN IN THE WORLD  [verified]
13Mar1955 CBS Sun (Rerun on "Telephone Time" #2.21 10-Feb-1957)

An Officlal Films Presentation / Executive Producer Don W. Sharpe/ Produced by Warren Lewis
Adapted by Kenneth Higgins / Story by James Thurber
Directed by Roy Kellino
starring
Pat O'Brien ....... Dan Jennings
Billy Chapin ....... Todd Jennings
Ann Doran ....... Grace Jennings
Clancy Cooper ....... George
John Maxwell ....... Nicholson
Geraldine Hall ....... Miss Blodgett
Barry Froner ....... Urchin
Jno Monaghan ....... Mechanic

*

Director of Photography: Nick Musuraca, A.S.A.
Editorial Supervisor: Bernard Burton
Production Supervisor: Lloyd Richards
Story Editor: Colin Trapnell
Art Director: Duncan Cramer
Edited by Roland Gross, A.C.E.
Assistant Director: Doran Cox
Makup: Kiva
Set Decoration: Budd S. Friend
Draperies: Decorators Service Co

Synopsis:
A mechanic invents a new carburetor, but his invention is rejected by management. Unable to face his
failure, he plans to leave his family before they find out. [RF]

 

1.08  Stage 7: THE PRESS CONFERENCE

20Mar1955 CBS Sun

starring

Dennis Morgan ........ Elliot Fairchild

Malcolm Atterbury ........ Jim Stephens

Russ Conway ........ Phil Burke

Alan Dexter ........ Sam Stacey

Gordon Mills ........ Boxley

Synopsis:
An incident from a lawyer's past jeopardizes his chances for the future. [RF]

 

1.09  Stage 7: THE LONG COUNT

27Mar1955 CBS Sun

starring

Frank Lovejoy ........ McGraw

Richard Deacon ......... Dr. Constante

Biff Elliot ........ 'Pretty Boy' Mendero

Nestor Paiva ......... Max Zachary

Joan Vohs ........ Sandra Starr

Mel Welles ........ Sam Grogan

Ted de Corsia ........ Vic Kelsey

Synopsis:
A private detective (McGraw) with an eye for a fast buck finds himself in hot water. [RF]

 

1.10  Stage 7: DOWN FROM THE STARS (film)

03Apr1955  CBS Sun

starring

Diana Lynn ......... Julie Marshall

Whit Bissell .......... Rolley

Lamont Johnson ........ Paul

Mira McKinney ......... Mrs. Anderson

Synopsis:
A small town girl comes to New York and rents a room formerly occupied by

an astronomer. His friends, unaware that he has left, disturb her at all hours. [RF]

 

1.11  Stage 7: YOUNG GIRL IN AN APPLE TREE (film)

10Apr1955  CBS Sun

starring

Ann Harding ....... Vanessa

Regis Toomey

Synopsis:

The owner of a small curio shop dreams of the idealistic young man who

left his home town and her many years before.  [RF]

 

1.12  Stage 7: EMERGENCY  (film)

17Apr1955 CBS Sun

starring

Lee Bowman ........ Alan

Jean Byron ....... Mary

Christopher Dark ....... Billy

Angela Greene ....... Ella

Frances Mercer ....... Bess Layton

Michael Whalen ....... Frank Layton

Don Shelton ....... Mr. Richards

Synopsis:

A message from an old friend contemplating suicide, sends a man on

a desperate race against time and across continents. [RF]

 

1.13  Stage 7: THE MAGIC HAT (film)

24Apr1955 CBS Sun

starring

Nora Marlowe ........ Mrs. Kakoonis

George Brent ......... Professor

Kristine Miller ......... Ann Coker

Lydia Reed ........ Jody

Synopsis:

A widower and father of a nine year old stage actress allows her to purchase

a hat intended for an older girl. She is ridiculed by her young companions. [RF]

 

1.14  Stage 7: ARMED

01May1955 CBS Sun

starring

Neville Brand as Major Stevens

Dan Barton as Sergeant Fred Miller

Peter Hansen as Captain Chuck Boske

Brett King as Lieutenant Ed Dawes

Strother Martin as Lieutenant Bob Handley

Gordon Mills as Major Pete Gilbert

Robert Nichols as Lieutenant Gene Jarech

 

1.15  Stage 7: BILLY AND THE BRIDE

08May1955 CBS Sun

written by Joseph Cochran & Laszlo Gorog

directed by Roy Kellino

starring

Hugh O'Brian ....... Billy the Kid

Angela Lansbury ....... Vanessa

Dick Foran ........ Archie Peters

Charlotte Lawrence ....... Mother

Eugene Mazzola ....... Little Boy

Frank Sully ....... Pat Turner

Mary Treen ....... Louise

Claire Trevor (?)

Synopsis:

When a New York City girl marries a cowboy and moves to his ranch,

she has a lot to learn about the "wild west." This is especially true the day her

husband joins a posse to hunt down Billy the Kid and, while he's gone,

Billy pays a visit to the bride! [TA]

Synopsis 2:
A young girl from the East journeys to the Western badlands and gets

an abrupt invitation to a very different social sphere when her reception

committee is none other than the notorious outlaw, Billy the Kid. [RF]

 

1.16  Stage 7: A NOTE OF FEAR

15May1955 CBS Sun

starring

Don Rickles ....... Announcer

Jan Sterling ....... Marge

Christopher Dark ....... Bobby Starr

Leo Penn ....... Joe Collins

Lawrence Dobkin ....... Harry Wilson

Gordon Mills ....... Steve Randolph

Budd Buster ....... News Vendor

Joan Banks .......Fran

Synopsis:

A former girlfriend of a convict scheduled to be executed refuses to supply

him with an alibi, he tells her that she too will die on his execution day. [RF]

 

1.17  Stage 7: THE VERDICT

22May1955 CBS Sun

starring

Stephen McNally ....... Quinn

Harlan Warde ....... District Attorney Rogers

Karin Booth ....... Stella

Alexander Campbell ....... Professor Radford

Howard Wendell ....... Judge

Adam Williams ....... Donny

Synopsis:

An attorney defends his ex-wife when she is accused by the police of murder. [RF]

 

1.18 Stage 7: THE TIME OF THE DAY

29May1955  CBS Sun

starring

Peggy Ann Garner ......... Miranda Abbelard

Charles Bronson ........ Jerry

Irene Hervey ......... Fran Abbelard

Robert Osterloh ......... Detective

Grandon Rhodes ......... Wilson Abbelard

Leo Curley ........ Gilbey

Synopsis:

A socialite inadvertently becomes involved with a young man with a dubious past.

Their relationship threatens her family with unfavorable publicity. [RF]

 

1.19  Stage 7: YESTERDAY'S PAWNSHOP

05Jun1955  CBS Sun

starring

Don Taylor ....... Arnold
Peter Brocco ..... Tandowsky
Robert Foulk ..... Maloney
Randy Stuart ..... Jill
Jane Frazee ...... Kramer's Girl
Ralph Moody ...... Proprietor
Robin Raymond .... Landlady
Grady Sutton ..... Desk Clerk
Synopsis:
A diamond ring nearly mars the happiness of a recently married couple. [RF]
 

1.20  Stage 7: THE TRAVELING SALESMAN

12Jun1955 CBS Sun

starring

George Montgomery as Don Kelly

Richard Reeves as Sundown Jones

Gloria Talbott as Nancy

Alan Hale Jr. as Herb Loftus

Eve McVeagh as Miss Shelby

Karen Steele as Mary

Don Beddoe as O'Brien

Walter Baldwin as Sheriff Weston

Synopsis:
An Eastern dude gets himself a job as a traveling whisky salesman in

the wild and wooly West. He runs into trouble with two tough

gunslingers when the local belles find him appealing. [RF]

 

1.21  Stage 7: END OF THE LINE

19Jun1955 CBS Sun

starring

Maria Riva ......... Madge Jackson

Tony Barrett ........ Sharpy

Robert Bice ......... Cab Driver

Ellen Corby ......... Old Lady

Michael Emmet ......... Joe Davies

Don Haggerty ........... Al Maxim

Leo Penn ......... Passenger

Stuart Randall ...... Bus Driver

 

1.22  Stage 7: DEBT TO A STRANGER

26Jun1955  CBS Sun

starring

Gene Barry

Synopsis:
A border-patrol sheriff receives a call from a rancher to pick up an illegal alien. [RF]

 

1.23  Stage 7: WHERE YOU LOVED ME

04Sep1955 CBS Sun

starring

MacDonald Carey ....... Philippo

Frances Rafferty ........ Jenny

Joseph Crehan ..... Beck

Gertrude Graner ...... Woman

Frank J. Scannell ...... Manager

Dick Wessel ...... Curley

Synopsis:
It isn't so funny to Philippo the clown when his wife leaves him.

She is unhappy because of his obsession with success. [RF]

 

1.24  Stage 7: THE HAYFIELD 

(aka Blanding's Way)  

18Sep1955  CBS Sun

starring

MacDonald Carey .......... Jim Blanding

Frank Ferguson ......... Fire Chief

Dick Foran ....... Bill Cole

Phyllis Thaxter ........ Muriel

Ralph Moody ....... Nellus

Will Wright .......... Mr. Quinley

 

1.25 Stage 7: THE FOX HUNT (Last episode)

25Sep1955 CBS Sun

starring

Paul Burke ....... Tommy
John Cliff ....... Martin
John Doucette .... Luke
Strother Martin .. Pete
Dennis Morgan .... Ranger Jim Harris
Howard Negley .... Sam
Harry Shannon .... Fox Durkin
Ray Walker ....... Tim Burton
Synopsis 1:
A posse tries to track down frontier outlaws. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A bank is robbed and the sheriff is killed by desperadoes. A Texas Ranger

 unknowingly enlists one of the outlaws as a member of his posse. [RF]
 

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