CTVA US Anthology - "The Star And The Story" (Four Star)(1955-56) Hosted by Henry Fonda

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Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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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  x 30 min.

 

Host: Henry Fonda

 

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 Syndicated Saturdays 7:00-7:30 pm [*Note 1/2 season]

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
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Joanne Woodward ..... Jill Andrews
Edmond O'Brien .......... Ray Ericson
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.
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.

1.02 The Star and the Story: HONOLULU
15Jan1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederick Brady
Story by W. Somerset Maugham
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Frank Lovejoy ....... Dr. Philip Martin
Lita Milan
James Bell
Lewis Charles
Julian Rivero
Synopsis:
A doctor, on a ship bound for Hawaii, fights voodoo.

1.03 The Star and the Story: THE LIE
22Jan1955 (rerun 14Apr59)
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederick Brady
From a story by Kathleen Norris
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Dan Duryea .......... Jim Ripley
Beverly Garland .... Laura Kent
Jo Gilbert .............. Matron
Mack Williams ....... Doctor
Ted Bliss ................ Mr. Spargrove
Salvador Baguez .... Pancho
Nancy Matthews ..... Laura Ames
Ralph Brooks .......... Mr. Robbins, District Attorney
Synopsis:
A woman arrives to see an ex-prisoner who is now in a sanitarium. (film)
Synopsis 2:
A tuberculosis victim is befriended by a guilt-ridden woman whose false testimony sent him to prison.

1.04 The Star and the Story: FERRY TO FOX ISLAND
29Jan1955 [rerun 22Oct55]
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Ken Field
Directed by Harry Keller
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Jan Sterling
Stuart Randall
Mary Anderson
Eddy Waller
Gayle Kellogg
Tudor Owen
Claire Du Brey
Synopsis:
A drowned man's wife arrives at the scene of the tragedy unaware that her husband's true love (Jan Sterling) is also keeping a vigil.

1.05 The Star and the Story: SAFE JOURNEY
05Feb1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Story by Ken Field
Director Blake Edwards
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Frank Lovejoy ....... Sam Neeley
Joan Banks ........... Marie
Richard Karlan ....... Gunther
Jack Kelly .............. Detective
James Edwards ..... Porter
Harry Harvey ......... Conductor
Dani Sue Nolan ..... Waitress
Synopsis:
On a train, a reporter tries to interview a convict who is being sent to testify at an important underworld trial.

1.06 The Star and the Story: BRIEF AFFAIR
12Feb1955 [rerun 26Nov55]
Producer Warren Lewis
Written by Gabrielle Upton
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Joanne Dru ............ Pat Lowry
Craig Stevens ........ Richard Lowry
Whitfield Connor .... Corey
Jerrilyn Flannery .... Cindy
Walter Flannery ..... Kenny
Maura Murphy ........ Arliss
Dick Simmons ........ Doctor
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.
Synopsis 2:
A woman is shattered by her husband's office romance.

1.07 The Star and the Story: LOUISE
19Feb1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Clock Dailey
Based on Somerset Maugham's story
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Judith Anderson
George Macready
Ellen Corby
Donald Murphy
Nancy Gates
Michael Whalen
Synopsis:
A woman tries to destroy her daughter's romance by pretending to be an invalid.

1.08 The Star and the Story: TOTAL RECALL
26Feb1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederick Brady
Story by James Helvick
Directed by Lewis R. Foster
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Sherman Todd
Host Henry Fonda
starring
William Lundigan .... Edward Mansell
Mary Anderson ....... Joan Mansell
Don Haggerty .......... Father Beale
Ross Elliott ............. Barrington Howard
Howard Negley ....... Sheriff Morrison Owen
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.
Synopsis 2:
At a honeymoon cottage a young couple receives a visitor. He may be the local parson---or a homicidal maniac.

1.09 The Star and the Story: THE BACK TO BEYOND
05Mar1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederick Brady
Story by W. Somerset Maugham
Director Arthur Ripley
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Samuel E. Beetley
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Alexis Smith .............. Violet Saffrey
George Macready ..... Roger Saffrey
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.

1.10 The Star and the Story: THE GREAT SHININ' SAUCER OF PADDY FANEEN
12Mar1955 [rerun 05Nov55, 25Feb56)
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay and original story by Hartman C. Reno
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Edmund Gwenn ........ Paddy Fineen
Marjorie Bennett ....... Molly Fineen
James O'Hara .......... Terry McGinnis (as James Lilburn)
Harry Shannon .......... Tim McGinnis
Alex Frazer ................ Constable O'Brien
Arthur Shields ............ Fogerty
Oliver Blake ............... Stranger
Lon Cleary
Sheilah Connolly
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.

1.11 The Star and the Story: THE ROUND DOZEN
19Mar1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederic Brady
Story by W. Somerset Maugham
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Brian Aherne ........ Crane Douglas
Hayden Rorke
Florenz Ames
Cheerio Meredith
Jonathan Hale
Kristine Miller
Robert Crosson
Synopsis:
At a European resort, a writer encounters a seedy polygamist courting an unsuspecting girl.

1.12 The Star and the Story: FIRST OFFENSE
26Mar1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederick Brady
Story by John D. MacDonald
Directed by Lewis R. Foster
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Howard Duff ........ Malcolm Rainey
Maxine Cooper ... Mary Rainey
Robert Osterloh ... Officer Art Canelli
Russ Conway ...... Parole Officer Ellis
George Eldredge .. Jensen
Robert Bice .......... Detective
Edgar Dearing ...... Warden
Mack Williams ...... Lawyer
Shirley O'Hara ...... Mrs. Canelli
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.
Synopsis 2:
After serving a jail sentence, an innocent man (Howard Duff) tracks down the cop whose testimony sent him to prison.

1.13 The Star and the Story: A MATTER OF COURAGE
02Apr1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Lou Rusoff
Story by W. Somerset Maugham
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography Nicholas Musuraca
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Keefe Brasselle ....... Ed Fielding
Marianne Stewart .... Melissa
Jan Arvan ................ Jose
Felipe Turich ............ Gypsy
Edward Colmans ...... Innkeeper
Robert Cornthwaite .. Guide
Synopsis 1:
A tourist commits a grave offense in a town in Spain.
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.
Synopsis 3:
A Yankee tourist must fight a duel for innocently flirting with a Spanish swordsman's wife.

1.14 The Star and the Story: HER CROWNING GLORY
09Apr1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay & Story by Clock Dailey
Directed by Roy Kellino
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Teresa Wright ........... Terry Spencer
Douglas Kennedy ..... Glenn Booth
John Litel ................. Emery Summers
Mabel Abertson ....... Miss Winnifred Phillips
Maudie Prickett ...... Saleslady
Synopsis:
A girl bolsters her morale with an expensive hat as she goes job hunting.

1.15 The Star and the Story: THE UNFORGIVABLE
16Apr1955 [rerun 14Jan56]
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay & story Clock Dailey
Director Francis D. Lyon
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Roland Gross
Host Henry Fonda
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.

1.16 The Star and the Story: THE LADY'S GAME
23Apr1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederick Brady
Story by Robert Standish
Directed by William D. Russell
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Desmond Marquette
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Charles Coburn ..... Sir Arthur Humprey
Nana Bryant .......... Lady Agatha Halstone
Taylor Holmes ....... Gen. 'Binky' Rumble
Laurie Carroll ........ Fifi
Alberto Carriere .... Croupier
Linda Danson ....... Model
Peter Norman ....... Photographer
Synopsis:
An Englishman is blackmailed by a dancer after winning at roulette.

1.17 The Star and the Story: VIRTUE
30Apr1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederick Brady
Based on Somerset Maugham's short story
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Judith Anderson ..... Margaret Bishop
John Howard ......... Charlie
Barbara Billingsley
Philip Ober
Douglas Kennedy
Synopsis:
A married woman, afraid of growing old, plans to leave her husband when she is romanced by a much younger man.
Synopsis 2:
The story of a woman who forsakes her husband for a younger man.

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
Host Henry Fonda
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
Budd Moss ............. Luis
Joseph Granby ....... Father Martial
Belle Mitchell ........... Mother Martial
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 corrida, 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.
Synopsis 2:
Youth vs. middle age in this tale of rivalry between two bullfighting brothers.

1.19 The Star and the Story: NEWSPAPER MAN
21May1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederick Brady
Story by Larry Marcus
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Samuel E. Beetley
Host Henry Fonda
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
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.
Synopsis 2:
A reporter is investigating an old friend's murder.

1.20 The Star and the Story: THE TREASURE
28May1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by DeWitt Bodeen & Jerome Ross
Story by W. Somerset Maugham
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Angela Lansbury ..... Mrs. Jane Pritchard
John Wengraf ......... Consul Philippe Le Petran
Hillary Brooke........... Diana Blair
Philip Ober ............... Richard Harenger
Dorothy Adams ........ Mrs. O'Brien
Synopsis:
A housekeeper vies with another woman for her employer's affections.

1.21 The Star and the Story: DESERT STORY
04Jun1955 [rerun 04Feb56]
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederick Brady
Story by Kenneth Earl
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Director of photography Harry J. Wild
Editor Desmond Marquette
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Jan Sterling ........ Paula Vaughan
Tristram Coffin
Anthony Caruso
James Seay
Walter Coy
Cheryl Calloway
Herbert Lytton
Chris Olsen
Kem Dibbs
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.
Synopsis 2:
A socialite kills an Army chaplain's wife in an auto accident and then cares for his children.

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
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Sherman Todd
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Howard Duff ........... Henry Pell
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.

1.23 The Star and the Story: THE NORTHER
16Jul1955 [rerun 15Oct55]
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay and story by Harold Shumate
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography Jack MacKenzie
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Stephen McNally ..... Marshal Matt Galt
Lee Van Cleef
Peggy Maley
Hugh Sanders
B.G. Norman
Robert Crosson
Jim Hayward
Hank Peterson
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.
Synopsis 2:
An Oklahoma marshal pits crook against crook to foil a robbery.

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[--] The Star and the Story: THE NORTHER
15Oct1955 [repeat from 16Jul55]

[--] The Star and the Story: FERRY TO FOX ISLAND
22Oct1955 [repeat from 29Jan55]


2.01 [24] The Star and the Story: END OF THE FLIGHT
29Oct1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Merwin Gerard
Based on a short story by Somerset Maugham
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Edmond O'Brien
Marguerite Chapman
Dan Seymour
Bernie Gozier
Lester Matthews
Leon Lontoc
Dick Paxton
Bobby Dominguez
Synopsis:
A thief accidentally kills a man and then falls in love with the victim's widow.

[--] The Star and the Story: THE GREAT SHININ' SAUCER OF PADDY FANEEN
05Nov1955 [repeat from 12Mar55]


2.02 [25] The Star and the Story: THE MAN WHO WAS DEAD
12Nov1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay and story by Larry Marcus
Directed by Arthur Ripley
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Sherman Todd
Host Henry Fonda
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.

[--] The Star and the Story:
19Nov1955
pre-empted for Football game.

[--] The Star and the Story: BRIEF AFFAIR
26Nov1955 [repeat from 12Feb55]


2.03 [26] The Star and the Story: THE CREATIVE IMPULSE
03Dec1955
Producer Warren Lewis
Based on a short story by Somerset Maugham
Directed by Robert Florey
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Sherman Todd
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Judith Anderson ....... Mrs. Albert Forrester
Elsa Lanchester
Jay Novello
Edward Ashley
Rex Evans
Robin Hughes
Helene Heigh
Mary Treen
Synopsis:
A novelists' husband runs off with another woman.

2.04 [27] 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
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Peter Lorre ........... Inspector Andre Mondeau
John Mylong .......... Comte de Monpellier
Hillary Brooke ........ Adelaide Manning
Walter Kingsford .... Andrew Holt
John Hubbard ......... Roger Bannay
Celia Lovsky .......... Mme. Carpentier
Irene Seidner ......... Concierge
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.
Synopsis 2:
A French inspector matches wits with a gang trying to smuggle a painting into New York City.
*Note: Peter Lorre's first wife, Celia Lovsky, appears as an art dealer. Divorced 10 years at the time, the two remained
close friends for the rest of his life. This marks the only time they acted professionally together in film.

2.05 [28] The Star and the Story: A POINT OF HONOR
07Jan1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Directed by Reginald Le Borg
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Zachary Scott .......... Don Pedro
Beverly Garland ....... Soledad
Christopher Dark ...... Don Luis
James Craven .......... Don Felipe
Gil Frye .................... Don Carlos
Michael Ann Barrett ... La Mariposa
Synopsis:
The jealousy of a husband is fanned by the woman he jilted.
Synopsis 2:
In Spain, a man becomes the victim of a husband's insane jealousy.

[--] The Star and the Story: THE UNFORGIVABLE
14Jan1956 [repeat from 16Apr55]


2.06 [29] The Star and the Story: THE DIFFICULT AGE
21Jan1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Frederick Brady
Story by Williard H. Temple
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Director of photography Harry J. Wild
Editor Desmond Marquette
Host Henry Fonda
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.

2.07 [30] The Star and the Story: PAYMENT IN KIND
28Jan1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Teleplay by DeWitt Bodeen
Story by Norman Jacob
Directed by Rodney Amateau
Director of photography Lester White
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Howard Duff ........... Detective Tom Preston
Beverly Garland ..... Aimie
Steven Geray ........ Dr. Linden
Peggy Maley .......... Viola
Hal March .............. Ken Loomis
Steve Pendelton .... Mac
Hugh Sanders ........ Capt. Sommers
Dabbs Greer .......... Dr. Carlson
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.

[--] The Star and the Story: DESERT STORY
04Feb1956 [repeat from 04Jun55]


2.08 [31] The Star and the Story: APPEARANCES AND REALITY
11Feb1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay Frederick Brady
Based on a story by Somerset Maugham
Directed by William D. Russell
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Brian Aherne
Kathleen Crowley
Irene Tedrow
Norma Varden
Robin Hughes
Henri Letondal
Bess Flowers
Synopsis:
The male secretary of a bachelor Parliamentarian is assigned to keep the man's girl happy.

2.09 [32] The Star and the Story: ARAB DUEL
18Feb1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay and story by Laszlo Gorog
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Desmond Marquette
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Sidney Blackmer ..... Walter Horn
Hugh O'Brian .......... Hank Bartlett
Hillary Brooke ........ Betty Horn
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.

[--] The Star and the Story: THE GREAT SHININ' SAUCER OF PADDY FANEEN
25Feb1956 [repeat from 12Mar55]


2.10 [33] The Star and the Story: THEY
03Mar1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Teleplay and story by Lawrence B. Marcus
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Roland Gross
starring
Thomas Mitchell
Marjorie Bennett
Chuck Connors
Virginia Gregg
Herb Vigran
Natalie Norwick
Frank Ferguson
Ruth Lee
Synopsis:
An elderly inmate of a sanitarium revolts against the unknown people in authority.

2.11 [34] The Star and the Story: ACT OF DECISION
10Mar1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay and story by Jean Holloway
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Desmond Marquette
Host Frank Lovejoy
starring
Frank Lovejoy ....... Coach Scott Andrews
Harry Antrim .......... Dean Hunter
Frederick Ford ...... Watkins
Nancy Gates ......... Sue Vaughan
Jimmy Hawkins ...... Bobby 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.

2.12 [35] The Star and the Story: THE THIN LINE
17Mar1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay and story by Frederick Brady
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Samuel E. Beetley
Host ????

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.
Synopsis 2:
A bandleader has a startling confrontation with his wife (Joan Camden) when he returns home from a mental hospital.
Synopsis 3:
A former jazz great is released from a mental hospital where he has been treated for amnesia...and for the attempted
murder of his wife, and attempted suicide. Upon returning to his home and wife, a series of events leads up to the
startling discovery of what really happened the night of the attempted murder/suicide.

2.13 [36] The Star and the Story: THE FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCE
24Mar1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides
Based on a story by Somerset Maugham
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography Guy Roe
Editor Sherman Todd
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Angela Lansbury
Raymond Burr
Lita Milan
Gordon Richards
Norma Varden
Bart Bradley
Bernice Gayier
Synopsis:
Story of a young English girl in Borneo.
Synopsis 2:
A British woman in Borneo learns that the father of some of the native children is her husband.
Synopsis 3:
A gentle woman leaves England with her husband to live on his plantation in a tropical paradise.
She finds he has a native wife and a son.

*Note: Long Beach Independent airdate October 7, 1955, New York aired a repeat.

2.14 [37] The Star and the Story: THE WHIZZER
31Mar1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by Oscar Millard
Story by Kenneth Perkins
Directed by Lewis R. Foster
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Editor Samuel E. Beetley
Host Henry Fonda
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 1:
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)
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.

2.15 [38] The Star and the Story: THE LONELY ONES
07Apr1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides
Story by David Chandler
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Teresa Wright ....... Eleanor Linton
Christopher Dark
Madge Blake
Barney Phillips
Michael Vallon
James Nusser
Synopsis 1:
Eleanor has waited over three years for word from her soldier-husband.
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.
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.
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2.16 [39] The Star and the Story: THE SENORA [Final New episode of the series]
14Apr1956
Producer Warren Lewis
Screenplay by DeWitt Bodeen
Story by Somerset Maugham ("Romantic Young Lady")
Directed by Roy Kellino
Director of photography George E. Diskant
Host Henry Fonda
starring
Judith Anderson
Hillary Brooke
Edward Colmans
Sally Fraser
Ian Keith
Tony Russel
Ed Scarpa
Synopsis:
A woman plans for her daughter's wedding.
Synopsis 2:
A Spanish dowager arranges a "good" marriage for her daughter, who loves a coachman.
Synopsis 3:
The senora has arranged a fine marriage for her 18-year old daughter with the scion of one of France's most
illustrious families.

[--] The Star and the Story: A MATTER OF COURAGE
21Apr1956 [repeat from 02Apr55]

Final airing of the series. "Turning Point" premieres on April 28, 1956 "Unfair Games".
 

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