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The Star and The Story (1955-56)

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THE STAR AND THE STORY

 Four Star Production

for First Run Syndication

Executive Producer, Don SharpeProducer, Warren Lewis


US Dramatic Anthology series  1955-56    39 episodes 30 min.

 

Host: Henry Fonda

 

Check out the Book "Henry Fonda and The Deputy" Written by Glenn A. Mosley
With Foreword by Read Morgan
(Published by Bear Manor Media)

 

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1.01 The Star and the Story: DARK STRANGER

Four Star Productions

08Jan1955

Executive Producer Don W. Sharpe
Producer Warren Lewis
Script by Betty Ulius & Joel Murcott
Based on a story by Betty Ulius
Directed by Arthur Ripley
Assistant Director Frank Baur
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editorial Supervisor Bernard Burton
Editor Sherman Todd
Art Director Duncan Cramer
Make-Up Karl Herlinger

Hosted by Henry Fonda

starring

Joanne Woodward ..... Jill

Edmond O'Brien ..... Ray

Evelyn Ankers ..... Ruth McCabe

Dan Tobin ..... Don Shaw

Synopsis:

A fiction writer suddenly realizes that the characters and events he's writing about

have somehow come to life. He meets the pretty girl from his story, falls in love, and then

 tries to change the ending of his book because he has written a tragic death for her. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An author, in love with a girl who resembles his ill-fated fictional heroine,

 begins to fear for the real girl's life. [RF]

 

1.02 The Star and the Story: HONOLULU

15Jan1955

starring

Frank Lovejoy ......... Dr. Philip Martin

Synopsis:
Bound for Honolulu, a doctor, encounters Voodoo aboard the ship. [RF]

 

1.03 The Star and the Story: THE LIE

22Jan1955 (14Apr59 rerun)

starring

Dan Duryea ........ Jim Ripley

Synopsis:

A woman arrives to see an ex-prisoner who is now in a sanitarium. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A tuberculosis victim is befriended by a guilt-ridden woman

 whose false testimony sent him to prison. [RF]

 

1.04 The Star and the Story: FERRY TO FOX ISLAND

29Jan1955

starring

Jan Sterling

Synopsis:
A drowned man's wife arrives at the scene of the tragedy

unaware that her husband's true love is also keeping a vigil. [RF]

 

1.05 The Star and the Story: SAFE JOURNEY

05Feb1955

starring

Frank Lovejoy ....... Sam Neeley

Joan Banks ....... Marie

Synopsis:
On a train, a reporter tries to interview a convict who is being

sent to testify at an important underworld trial. [RF]

 

1.06 The Star and the Story: BRIEF AFFAIR

12Feb1955

Producer Warren Lewis
Written by Gabrielle Upton

Directed by Roy Kellino

Director of photography George E. Diskant

starring

Whitfield Connor ....... Corey

Joanne Dru ....... Pat Lowry

Jerrilyn Flannery ....... Cindy

Walter Flannery ....... Kenny

Maura Murphy ....... Arliss

Dick Simmons ....... Doctor

Craig Stevens ....... Richard Lowry

Lorna Thayer ....... Mrs. Hanson

Synopsis:

A man tells his shocked wife that he wants a divorce to marry another woman.

 His wife strikes a deal: if he stays away from the woman for three months, and then

still wants the divorce, she'll grant it. Things go well for the couple until, while alone,

his best friend and his wife think he is seeing the woman again. The best friend

uses the opportunity to seduce the wife. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A woman is shattered by her husband's office romance. [RF]

 

1.07 The Star and the Story: LOUISE

19Feb1955

Based on Somerset Maugham's short story
starring

Judith Anderson

George Macready

Synopsis:
A woman tries to destroy her daughter's romance by pretending to be an invalid. [RF]

 

1.08 The Star and the Story: TOTAL RECALL

26Feb1955

Producer Warren Lewis
Written by Frederick Brady
Story by James Helvick
Directed by Lewis R. Foster
starring
William Lundigan .... Edward Mansell
Mary Anderson ....... Joan Mansell
Don Haggerty ........ Father Beale
Ross Elliott ........ Barrington Howard
Howard Negley ....... Sheriff
Synopsis:
He and his wife find two notes in their lonely honeymoon cottage.

One announces the forthcoming visit of the local parson;

the other is a threatening letter from a hunted man. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
At a honeymoon cottage a young couple receives a visitor.

He may be the local parson or a homicidal maniac. [RF]

 

1.09 The Star and the Story: THE BACK TO BEYOND

05Mar1955

starring

Alexis Smith ........ Violet
George Macready ..... Roger
Robin Hughes ........ Tom Clark
John Hamilton ....... Fraser
Leonard Mudie ....... Gannon
Victor Sen Yung ..... Peng

Synopsis:
On a Malayan plantation, an overseer's wife falls in love with his assistant. [RF]

 

1.10 The Star and the Story: THE GREAT SHININ' SAUCER OF PADDY FANEEN

12Mar1955 (rerun 29Feb56)

starring

Edmund Gwenn ...... Paddy

Marge Bennett
James Lilburn
Sheilah Connolly
Oliver Blake
Lon Cleary

Synopsis:

Paddy lives in a village near Dublin, he tells all the townspeople that

he has seen a flying saucer. The villagers may doubt his word,

but Paddy has seen it all - even the Martian men in disguise. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An old Irish scamp causes a village uproar with his tale of flying saucers. [RF]

 

1.11 The Star and the Story: THE ROUND DOZEN

19Mar1955

Based on a short story by W. Somerset Maugham
starring

Brian Aherne ....... Crane Douglas

Synopsis:
At a European resort, a writer encounters a seedy

polygamist courting an unsuspecting girl. [RF]

 

1.12 The Star and the Story: FIRST OFFENSE

26Mar1955

starring

Howard Duff

Synopsis:
A man who has been in prison for a crime he didn't commit seeks

out the rookie cop whose testimony sent him there. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
After serving a jail sentence, an innocent man tracks

 down the cop whose testimony sent him to prison. [RF]

 

1.13 The Star and the Story: A MATTER OF COURAGE

02Apr1955

starring

Keefe Brasselle ....... Ed Fielding

Marianne Stewart .... Melissa
Jan Arvan ........... Jose
Felipe Turich ....... Gypsy
Edward Colmans ...... Innkeeper
Robert Cornthwaite .. Guide
Synopsis:

A tourist commits a grave offense in a town in Spain. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A man's car breaks down while traveling across Spain in the village

where Spain's most celebrated poet and duelist lives. The man makes

 the mistake of talking with the poet's wife. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
A Yankee tourist must fight a duel for innocently flirting with a Spanish swordsman's wife. [RF]
*Syndication airing on Stage 8, 25Oct56.

 

1.14 The Star and the Story: HER CROWNING GLORY

09Apr1955

starring

Teresa Wright ....... Terry Spencer

Douglas Kennedy ..... Glenn
John Litel .......... Emery
Mabel Abertson ...... Miss Phillips
Maudie Prickett ..... Saleslady

Synopsis:
A girl bolsters her morale with an expensive hat as she goes job hunting. [RF]

 

1.15 The Star and the Story: THE UNFORGIVABLE

16Apr1955

Producer Warren Lewis
Writer Clock Dailey
Director Francis D. Lyon
starring
Thomas Mitchell ..... Victor Parry
Nancy Gates ......... Kathleen
Ralph Moody ......... Andy
Michael Whalen ...... Tom Blake
Craig Hill .......... Douglas
Bill Walker ......... Wilson
Alan Reynolds ....... Doctor
Anne Carroll ........ Blake's Secretary
Synopsis:
A widower blames his wife's death on his daughter's fiance. [RF]

 

1.16 The Star and the Story: THE LADY'S GAME

23Apr1955

starring

Charles Coburn

Synopsis:
An Englishman is blackmailed by a dancer after winning at roulette. [RF]

 

1.17 The Star and the Story: VIRTUE

30Apr1955

Based on a short story by Somerset Maugham
starring

Judith Anderson ........ Margaret Bishop

Synopsis:

A married woman, afraid of growing old, plans to leave her husband

when she is romanced by a much younger man. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
The story of a woman who forsakes her husband for a younger man. [RF]

 

1.18 The Star and the Story: HAND TO HAND

14May1955

Producer Warren Lewis
Written by R. Wright Campbell

Directed by Reginald Le Borg

Director of photography George E. Diskant

Editor Sherman Todd

starring

Zachary Scott ....... Carlos Martial

Larry Craine ....... Jose Martial

Salvador Baguez ....... Barber

Harry Bartell ....... Citron

Edward Colmans ....... Gomez

Lou Krugman ....... Cabral

Philip Van Zandt ....... Alvaro

Synopsis:

An aging, former great toreador  has relented to his agent's idea of having him

go "mano a mano" against his younger brother in the bullfight arena. The younger

brother has always been awed by his senior's talent and dreams of glory in the bull

ring. But the older brother is now jealous and demeaning, partly out of concern for

his brother's safety, but also because his rising talent will eclipse his own. Before

they enter the corridor, the younger brother, unable to control himself from his brother's

slights, accidently wounds his hero and only comes to realize that his idol is dying

after his victorious debut in the ring. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Youth vs. middle age in this tale of rivalry between two bullfighting brothers. [RF]

 

1.19 The Star and the Story: NEWSPAPER MAN

21May1955

Producer Warren Lewis
Teleplay by Frederick Brady
Story by Larry Marcus
Directed by Roy Kellino

starring

Pat O'Brien ....... Larry Johnson
Hugh Sanders ........ Lt. Hendricks
Peggy Maley ......... Lorna Hastings
Richard Reeves ...... Big Jim Breteney
Marjorie Lord ....... Joan

Budd Moss .......... Luis (as Bud Moss)
John Cliff
Ed Parker
Ted Stanhope

Synopsis:
Newspaperman, assigned to a murder story, discovers that victim is a

childhood pal who was trying to go straight after a career in the underworld. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A reporter is investigating an old friend's murder. [RF]
 

1.20 The Star and the Story: THE TREASURE

28May1955

Producer Warren Lewis
Written by DeWitt Bodeen & Jerome Ross
Story by W. Somerset Maugham
Directed by Robert Stevenson
starring

Angela Lansbury ....... Mrs. Pritchard

John Wengraf ....... Philipe

Hillary Brooke
Philip Ober
Dorothy Adams

Synopsis:
A housekeeper vies with another woman for her employer's affections. [RF]

 

1.21 The Star and the Story: DESERT STORY

04Jun1955

starring

Jan Sterling ..... Paula Vaughan

Tristram Coffin
Anthony Caruso
James Seay
Walter Coy
Cheryl Calloway
Herbert Lytton
Synopsis:
Paula Vaughan is wealthy, irresponsible and bored. With all her money,

 life was dull for Paula until she met sudden drama on a desert road

and a sudden rearrangement of her empty life. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A socialite kills an Army chaplain's wife in an auto

accident and then cares for his children. [RF]

 

1.22 The Star and the Story: THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF HENRY PELL

11Jun1955

Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederick Brady
From a story by John Cheever
starring

Howard Duff ....... Henry Pell

Jan Sterling ........ Duchess

Carole Mathews ...... Nancy Remsen
Randy Stuart ........ Lucille Pell
Karen Green ......... Margie Pell
Tina Thompson ....... Ginger Pell
Robin Hughes ........ Count d'Alba
Leo Curley .......... Mr. Remsen
Mira McKinney ....... Mrs. Remsen
Gayle Kellogg ....... Young Man
Charles Cane ........ Watchman

Synopsis:
A businessman trespasses onto an estate and gets involved

with the heiress who lives there. [RF]

 

1.23 The Star and the Story: THE NORTHER

16Jul1955 (rerun 07Oct56)

starring

Stephen McNally ....... Marshal Matt Galt
Lee Van Cleef
Synopsis:
During "the norther", an old Western term for a blistering heat wave,

 Marshal Matt Galt goes after two desperadoes who robbed

 the Cimmaron post office and killed the postmaster.

Matt knows the culprits' identity because one man left his horse. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An Oklahoma marshal pits crook against crook to foil a robbery. [RF]

 

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2.01 [--] The Star and the Story: END OF FLIGHT

29Oct1955

starring

Edmond O'Brien

Synopsis:
A thief accidentally kills a man and then falls in love with the victim's widow. [RF]

 

2.03 [--] The Star and the Story: THE MAN WHO WAS DEAD

12Nov1955

Produced by Warren Lewis
Written by Larry Marcus
starring
Thomas Mitchell ....... Alistair Reeks-Machrihanish
Chuck Connors ......... Harry Frazier
Kathryn Card .......... Mrs. Machrihanish
Hugh Sanders .......... Dr. Crane
Don Megowan ........... K.O. Kranton
Don Shelton ........... Mr. Kirk
Synopsis:
After his funeral, a man returns from the dead to bring help to the living. [RF]

 

2.05 [--] The Star and the Story: THE CREATIVE IMPULSE

03Dec1955

starring

Judith Anderson

Synopsis:
A novelists' husband runs off with another woman. [RF]

 

2.06 [--] The Star and the Story: THE BLUE LANDSCAPE

10Dec1955

Producer Warren Lewis
Written by DeWitt Bodeen & Frank Burt

Story by Lewis Rusoff
Directed by Francis D. Lyon

Director of photography Jack MacKenzie
starring

Peter Lorre ....... Inspector Andre Mondeau

John Mylong  ......... Comte de Monpellier
Irene Seidner ....... Concierge
Hillary Brooke ...... Adelaide Manning
Walter Kingsford .... Andrew Holt
John Hubbard ........ Roger Bannay
Celia Lovsky ........ Mme. Carpentier

Synopsis:

A forged painting is substituted for the masterpiece, The blue landscape.

The investigator on the case tracks the art thief through art galleries and the homes

of collectors. The thief turns out to be a woman, who has killed one man

and is willing to kill again. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A French inspector matches wits with a gang trying to smuggle a painting into New York City. [RF]

 

2.09 [--] The Star and the Story: A POINT OF HONOR

07Jan1956

starring

Zachary Scott

Synopsis:
The jealousy of a husband is fanned by the woman he jilted. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In Spain, a man becomes the victim of a husband's insane jealousy. [RF]

 

2.11 [--] The Star and the Story: THE DIFFICULT AGE

21Jan1956

Producer Warren Lewis
Written by Frederick Brady
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Editor Desmond Marquette
starring
Charles Coburn ....... Tom Carey
Elizabeth Patterson .. Amy Carey
George N. Neise ...... Phillip Delsing
Sam Flint ............ Doc Harbison
Joy Lansing .......... Mitzi
Pierre Watkin ........ Mr. Hendrickson
Barbara Woodell ...... Miss Wilson
Renee Godfrey ........ Miss Harrington
Helen Spelling ....... Miss Nichols
Natalie Norwick ...... The Girl
Synopsis:
An old employee resists all efforts to be retired by a young executive. [RF]

 

2.12 [--] The Star and the Story: PAYMENT IN KIND

28Jan1956

Producer Warren Lewis
Written by DeWitt Bodeen
Story by Norman Jacob
Directed by Rodney Amateau
Director of photography Lester White
starring

Howard Duff ....... Detective Tom Preston

Beverly Garland ....... Aimie

Steven Geray ...... Dr. Linden

Peggy Maley ....... Viola

Hal March ....... Ken Loomis

Steve Pendleton ....... Mac

Hugh Sanders ....... Capt. Sommers

Synopsis:

Detective Lieutenant Tom Preston, his problem is the age old conflict between

conscious and duty, and how he resolves this is the the subject of our drama.

" Detective Tom Preston's wife, Aimie, is in the hospital and needs the individual

talents of her skilled surgeon, Dr. Linden. The doctor, on the eve of Aimie's surgery,

tells Preston that he must turn himself in for the murder of a young woman. Preston is

shocked and refuses to believe the doctor. He investigates and finds out that the

woman was blackmailing the doctor. A lot of evidence points to the doctor...but also

 points to a crook that Preston has been trying to convict.

 

2.14 [--] The Star and the Story: APPEARANCES AND REALITY

11Feb1956

starring

Brian Aherne

Synopsis:
The male secretary of a bachelor Parliamentarian is

assigned to keep the man's girl happy.

 

2.15 [--] The Star and the Story: ARAB DUEL

18Feb1956

Producer Warren Lewis
Written by Laszlo Gorog
Directed by Robert Stevenson
starring

Sidney Blackmer ..... Walter
Hugh O'Brian ........ Hank
Hillary Brooke ...... Betty

Virginia Christine .. Alice
Darlene Fields ...... Helen
Ashley Cowan ........ Mr. Frimm
William Haade ....... Policeman
Robert Johnson ...... Chauffeur
Ralph Montgomery .... The Man
Synopsis:
A motion picture producer's love for his wife leads him to desperate measures.

Synopsis 2:
A film producer and a writer clash over the producer's wife. [RF]

 

The Star and the Story: THE GREAT SHININ' SAUCER OF PADDY FANEEN
29Feb56 rebroadcast from 12Mar1955

 

2.17 [--] The Star and the Story: THEY

03Mar1956

starring

Thomas Mitchell

Synopsis:
An elderly inmate of a sanitarium revolts against the unknown people in authority. [RF]

 

2.18 [--] The Star and the Story: ACT OF DECISION

10Mar1956

Producer Warren Lewis
Written by Jean Holloway
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Director of photography George E. Diskant
starring

Harry Antrim ....... Dean Hunter

Frederick Ford ....... Watkins

Nancy Gates ....... Sue Vaughan

Jimmy Hawkins ...... Bobby Andrews

Frank Lovejoy ....... Scott Andrews

Hugh Sanders ....... Mr. Beavers

Geoffrey Froner ..... Chris Andrews
Kem Dibbs ........... Policeman
Stuart Whitman ......Water Boy

Synopsis:

On the eve of an important game, the winning and well-liked coach of a small-college

 football team finds out from the police that his star player, Watkins, has been out late and

speeding with a girl in his car. The coach, despite the pleas of the college and the threats

of the alumni, takes the star player off the team. Without Watkins they play a close game,

and in the last few minutes, after learning the truth about the incident in Watkins favor, the

coach puts Watkins into the game, but they lose anyway. Everyone involved learns

a lesson in courage and ethics. [RF]

 

2.19 [--] The Star and the Story: THE THIN LINE

17Mar1956

Produced by Warren Lewis
Written by Frederick Brady
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George E. Diskant
starring
David Niven ......... Johnny
Joan Camden ......... Kathy
Aron Kincaid ........ Smiley
Chuck Connors ....... Hospital Attendant
Joe Forte ........... Glosson
Herb Vigran ......... Tubby
Dick Paxton ......... Bartender
Jennifer Raine ...... Hostess
Lyn Thomas .......... Waitress
Synopsis:
A former bandleader just released from a mental institution, Johnny returns home

 to make a startling discovery. We relive the days prior to his confinement through

 the eyes of Tubby, a former member of the band. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A bandleader has a startling confrontation with his wife

 (Joan Camden) when he returns home from a mental hospital. [RF]

 

2.20 [--] The Star and the Story: THE FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCE

24Mar1956

Based on a story by Somerset Maugham

starring

Angela Lansbury

Synopsis:

Story of a young English girl in Borneo. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A Britisher in Borneo learns that the father of some

of the native children is her husband. [RF]

 

2.21 [--] The Star and the Story: THE WHIZZER

31Mar1956

Producer Warren Lewis
Written by Oscar Millard
Story by Kenneth Perkins
Directed by Lewis R. Foster
starring

Frank Lovejoy  ....... Jim Hubbard
Gloria Talbott ...... Nancy

John Lupton ......... Chuck
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Pedigo
Stuart Randall ...... Lt. Getman
Julian Rivero ....... Fernando
Fernando Alvarado ... Miguel
Eddy Waller ......... Bleak-Top
Synopsis:

A friend to all in town, mild-mannered Jim Hubbard finds himself in a new role

when he tries to protect a girl and her beau from a bandit. (film) [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Jim Hubbard is the proprietor of a hardware store in the Old West.

A friend to all in town, mild mannered Jim suddenly finds himself in a new role. [RF]

 

2.22 [--] The Star and the Story: THE LONELY ONES

07Apr1956

starring

Teresa Wright ........ Eleanor Linton

Christopher Dark
Madge Blake
Barney Phillips
Michael Vallon

Synopsis:

Eleanor has waited over three years for word from her soldier-husband. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A young woman believes her husband is fighting in Korea, but a visit from

a police inspector indicates that such is not the case. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A woman torn between conscience and love for her husband, an army deserter.
Synopsis 4:
A woman has waited over three years for word from her soldier-husband. [JBeer]
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2.23 [--] The Star and the Story: THE SENORA

14Apr1956

starring

Judith Anderson

Hillary Brooke

Synopsis:

A woman plans for her daughter's wedding. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A Spanish dowager arranges a "good" marriage for her daughter, who loves a coachman. [RF]
 

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