CTVA US Anthology - "Heinz Studio 57" (Revue/DuMont) Season 1 (1954-55)

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 Season 1 (DuMont Network) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


################## Studio 57 #################
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    DuMont Tuesdays 9:00-9:30pm  21Sep54/Oct 54
DuMont Tuesdays 8:30-9:00pm Oct54/6Sep55

 

1.01 [--] Studio 57: RING ONCE FOR DEATH

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4735.

21-Sep-1954 DuMont

starring

John Howard ....... Dr. Mark Williams

Emlen Davies ....... Edith Williams

Keye Luke ....... Sam Kee

Alan Dinehart Jr. ....... Harvey Williams

Noel Toy ....... Mrs. Kee

Jean Byron ...... Rose
Synopsis:
An ancient bell has a mysterious power. It can summon the dead back to life. [JB]

 

1.02 [--] Studio 57: NO GREAT HERO
Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 08Sep55 (in notice: 1954); OREG:
LP5730.
28-Sep-1954 DuMont
Directed By Richard Irving
Teleplay By Fenton W. Earnshaw

Story By Richard Grey
Guest Cast:
Craig Stevens................ Jeff Stanton
Leon Askin.................... Igor Rykoff
Betty Lou Gerson............... Lena Minsky
Harlan Warde.................... Harry Storm
Konstantin Shayne........... Rudy
Gay Gallagher................. Betty Smith
Bert Le Baron............... The Heavy
Steve Raines............. The First Cafe Brawler
Jay X. Brands............. The Second Cafe Brawler

Synopsis:
An American businessman is being forced to sell his textile
company by a team of communist agents located
somewhere behind the Iron Curtain. [SC]

 

1.03 [--] Studio 57: TRAP MATES

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP5318.

05-Oct-1954 DuMont

starring
Hugh Beaumont
Nancy Gates
Tol Avery
Michael Hall

Synopsis:
A banker takes a thief into his home, supposedly to rehabilitate him.
Instead, he proceeds to blackmail him into committing a crime. [JB]

 

1.04 [--] Studio 57: THE TRAVELING ROOM

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4736.

12-Oct-1954 DuMont

starring

Marguerite Chapman ....... Ann Scotland

Jacqueline DeWit ....... Harriet Hackett

Herbert Butterfield ....... Theodore Trench

Richard Karlan ....... Fred Messel
Strother Martin ....... Pete Dutton

Synopsis 1:
Lady lawyer, Ann Scotland, receives a mysterious call from a wealthy man who
is hiding out in a flophouse. She keeps an appointment with him there, only
to find that he has disappeared, and also the room where he was staying. [JB]

Synopsis 2:

A lady lawyer receives a mysterious call. [RF]

*Note:
(one of a number of pilots for an unsold series "The Affairs of Ann")
(see also #15 "Sauce for the Gander")

 

1.05 [--] Studio 57: THE PLOT AGAINST MISS POMEROY

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4749.

19-Oct-1954 DuMont

starring

Jean Byron ....... Eunice Pomeroy
Natalie Wood .......Sheila Mason
Eleanor Audley ....... Miss Hunt
Gay Lynn ....... Norma
Morris Ankrum ....... Mr. Mason
Pauline Moore ..... Mrs. Boche

Synopsis:

A timid teacher at an exclusive girls' finishing school is asked to do a
special favor for a rich pupil. The pupil shows her gratitude by planning a
practical joke-the butt, the teacher. [JB]

 

1.06 [--] Studio 57: SO FALSE AND SO FAIR

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4737.

26-Oct-1954 DuMont

starring

Paul Picerni ....... Joe Wayne

Karen Steele ....... Millie Darrow

John Lupton ....... Jeff Darrow

Vivi Janiss ....... Thelma Hitch

Harlan Warde ....... Lt. Warren

Synopsis:

The eternal triangle and business disagreements threaten to upset the
operation of kiddieland, a new kind of amusement park. A clever wife
threatens to break up the partnership of her husband and his brother by
claiming to love her brother-in-law. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
Running an amusement park is no barrel of laughs for Joe Wayne,

whose wife is bent on ending his business venture. [RF]
 

 

1.07 [--] Studio 57: NEVER FIVE-THIRTY

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4740.

02-Nov-1954 DuMont

starring

Lawrence Dobkin

Joanne Davis

Ross Ford

Jonathan Hale

Synopsis:

The ruthless owner of a vast chemical plant goes to elaborate extremes to
prevent his lady love from marrying another man. [JB]

 

1.08 [--] Studio 57: STEP LIGHTLY PLEASE

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4739.

09-Nov-1954 DuMont

starring

Virginia Gibson .......Lori Downing
John Lupton ....... Allan Raiger
Marcia Patrick ....... Madge Elliott
Paul Frees ....... Kelvin George

Synopsis:

A young dancer tries to impress the hometown folks by telling them that she
knows a prominent male novelist. Then someone arrives in town who demands
an introduction to the famous man. [JB]

 

1.09 [--] Studio 57: THE DUEL

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4741.

16-Nov-1954 DuMont

starring

Brian Keith

Claudia Barrett
Don Haggerty
Alan Wells

 

1.10 [--] Studio 57: CUBS OF THE BEAR

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec53; OREG: LP3348.

23-Nov-1954 DuMont

starring

James Craig........... Big Jim Harris
Dick Wessel ........... The Bear (as Richard Wessel)
Virginia Carroll ...... Amy
David Saber ........... Billy
Joey Larson ........... Tad

Synopsis:

In this saga of the old West, the two sons of "The Bear" are kidnapped to
prevent their father from revealing the names of some cattle rustlers.
But if he doesn't talk, "The Bear" will be hanged for murder. [JB]

 

1.11 [--] Studio 57: STORM SIGNAL

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4746.

30-Nov-1954 DuMont

starring

Hugh O'Brian ....... Giff Dillard
Carolyn Jones ....... Corinna Rogers
DeForest Kelley ....... Ted Lance

Synopsis:

A beautiful woman travels into the Brazilian jungle in search of her fiancé. [JB]

 

1.12 [--] Studio 57: FISH WIDOW

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4738.

07-Dec-1954 DuMont

starring

Pat Carroll ....... Sue
Joe Allen Jr. ....... Joe
Jan Arvan ....... Art
Ward Wood ....... Ted
Jim Hayward ....... Mike

Kay Stewart ........... Marian

Synopsis:

Sue and Joe are happily married, except for one thing. There's nothing
"fishy" about the fact that hubby's been hooked by rod-and-reel fever. [JB]

 

1.13 [--] Studio 57: RESCUE AT TWELVE LAKES

14-Dec-1954 DuMont

starring

Jorja Curtright ....... Jane Howell

Donald Murphy ....... Clint

George Wallace ....... Hank Howell

Synopsis:

A mysterious stranger with a basic decency showing through his background
of banditry, manages to rekindle the love of a wife and her husband. [JB]

 

1.14 [--] Studio 57: CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4748.

21-Dec-1954 DuMont

starring

Craig Stevens ....... Paul

Jean Byron ....... Helen

Madge Kennedy ....... Grandmother

Linda Lowell ....... Jane

Synopsis:

A nine-year-old girl ask Santa to grant her wish, that Christmas comes every day. [JB]

 

1.15 [--] Studio 57: SAUCE FOR THE GANDER

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4965.

28-Dec-1954 DuMont

starring

Marguerite Chapman....... Ann Scotland
Peter Graves ...... Jim Bailey
Robert Armstrong ....... Woody
Karen Sharpe ....... Angela

Synopsis:

Lady lawyer, Ann Scotland, takes a young wealthy client on a trip to Havana
to get her away from a man who wants to marry her for her money. [JB]

*Note:
(one of a number of pilots for unsold series "The Affairs of Ann")
(see #4 "The Travelling Room")

 

1.16 [--] Studio 57: THE BEWILDERED BRIDE

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP5229.

04-Jan-1955 DuMont

starring

Mala Powers

Hugh Sanders
Gene Reynolds
Harry Landers

Synopsis:

A bride discovers, a few hours after her marriage, that her groom is wanted
for robbery. [RF]

 

1.17 [--] Studio 57: THE BIG JUMP

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4750.

11-Jan-1955 DuMont

starring

Nancy Gates ....... Nancy Clayton
John Bryant ....... Jim Clayton
Don Haggerty ....... Walt Price
James Flavin ....... Sheriff Edden

Synopsis:

A couple prospecting for uranium on a lonely Western plateau grows
suspicious of a young man who has offered help. [JB]

 

1.18 [--] Studio 57: THE WILL TO SURVIVE

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 31Dec54; OREG: LP4747.

18-Jan-1955 DuMont

Written by James Gunn

Story by Maurice Cranston

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

starring

Marguerite Chapman ....... Phyllis

Robert Horton ....... Jack

Joanne Davis ....... Carolyn Coyle

Donald Curtis ....... Everett Coyle

Leigh Snowden

Forrest Stanley

Nora Marlowe

Synopsis 1:
MEMBERS OF THE SAME FAMILY ARE SUMMONED TO THE ESTATE OF A WEALTHY SPINSTER,
WHO RECENTLY PASSED AWAY, HOPING THAT ONE OF THEM WILL INHERIT A LARGE SUM
OF MONEY. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Each of three beneficiaries of a will receive strange and seemingly useless
bequests-yet within one of them fortune is hidden. [JB]

 

1.19 [--] Studio 57: MISS JEREMY AND THE BRAN SERJIN

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 01Jan55; OREG: LP4745.

25-Jan-1955 DuMont

starring

Beverly Washburn ...... Janie Warner
Barbara Eiler ..... Miss Jeremy
Whitfield Connor

Synopsis:

Schoolteacher Miss Jeremy has an imaginative little girl in her class. She
tells her parents that Miss Jeremy is a former African explorer, with a ring in her nose. [JB]

 

1.20 [--] Studio 57: THE WESTERNER

01-Feb-1955 DuMont

starring

James Craig ....... Sheriff Harris
James Millican ....... Hack
Bill Phipps ....... Frank
Kathleen Crowley ....... Clara
Sandy Sanders

Synopsis:

Two brothers rob an express office. To insure their escape they try to force

 the sheriff to escort them across the border.

*Note: Syndication airing on Family Theater 01May65. [RF]

 

1.21 [--] Studio 57: HAZEL CRAINE

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 01Jan55; OREG: LP4744.

08-Feb-1955 DuMont

starring

Eleanore Tanin ....... Hazel Craine
Walter Reed ....... Ben Craine
Dorothy Green ....... Kay Everson
Robert Bray ....... Fred Packard

Synopsis:
A woman who has been tried and acquitted on a murder charge marries her lawyer.

Though he successfully defended her, he has never completely

believed in his wife's innocence. [RF]

 

1.22 [--] Studio 57: THE ENGAGEMENT RING

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 01Jan55; OREG: LP4743.

15-Feb-1955 DuMont

starring

Hugh O'Brian ........... Allen Herrick
K.T. Stevens ........... Emily Wilcox
Lili Fontaine .......... Anita Wilcox
Onslow Stevens ......... Henry

Synopsis 1:

An heiress tries to discover if she is being married for money. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

A young heiress refuses to believe that her poor fiancé is marrying her for
her money. But she investigates the history of the ring he gave her, just to
be sure. Set in the mid-19th century. [JB]

 

1.23 [--] Studio 57: THE HAVER TECHNIQUE

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 09Jan55; OREG: LP7002.

22-Feb-1955 DuMont

starring

Brian Keith ....... Dr. Glenn Haver
Irene Hervey ....... Ann Randall
Ian Keith ....... Dr. Fenton
Sallie Brophy ..... Helen Blaine
Celia Lovsky

Synopsis:

Tensions mount as a skilled surgeon performs a difficult and revolutionary
type of operation on the son of a former sweetheart. [JB]

 

1.24 [--] Studio 57: THE BITTER RIVAL

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 14Jan55; OREG: LP6808.

01-Mar-1955 DuMont

starring

Margaret Field ...... Beryl Miller

Lawrence Dobkin ...... Harry Miller

Don Haggerty ..... Joe Perry

Ann Robinson ........ Margaret Perry

Synopsis 1:
A wife tries to stop her husband's jealousy. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

A wife enlists the aid of another happily married couple to stop her
husband's unfounded jealousy. [JB]

 

1.25 [--] Studio 57: CENTER RING

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with M C A TV.
copyright date ODAT: 23Jan55; OREG: LP6861.

08-Mar-1955 DuMont

starring

Jane Darwell ....... Mom Riker

James Mitchell ...... Vince Benton

Synopsis:

The owner of a circus encounters plenty of trouble with her troupe as she
struggles for the big time. [JB]

 

1.26 [--] Studio 57: TAKE MY HAND

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 28Jan55; OREG: LP6772.

15-Mar-1955 DuMont

starring

Jay Novello ...... Peter Brooks
Olive Sturgess ..... Kathy Gresham
Sarah Selby ..... Lydia Gresham
Don Shelton ..... Roger Gresham

Synopsis:

A young pianist helps out a damsel in distress and finds himself

in the center of a family dispute. [JB]

 

1.27 [--] Studio 57: SAM

22-Mar-1955 DuMont

starring

Charles Coburn ........ Theodore J. Gultch

Phyllis Joyce ....... Miss Kittridge

Yvette Dugay ..... Miss La Rue

John Harmon ....... Emmett Dolan

Synopsis:

After many years as a complaint clerk, Theo Gultch retires to the peace and
quiet of the desert. All goes well until a stray breeze blows $70,000 into
his hideout. [JB]

 

1.28 [--] Studio 57: CALL FROM ROBERT JEST

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 27Feb55; OREG: LP6807.

29-Mar-1955 DuMont

starring

Carolyn Jones ...... Carol Marshall
Robert Horton ...... Pete
Betty Lynn ......... Jeanna Collins
Donald Murphy ...... Crane Colton
Addison Richards.... Detective Lewis

Synopsis:

A divorcee, recently refused a cash settlement by her former husband, is
found murdered. Among the clues is the fact that she was a jigsaw-puzzle addict. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
Jigsaw-puzzle devotee Carol Marshall has been murdered.

The chief suspect: Carol's ex-husband. [RF]

 

1.29 [--] Studio 57: RESCUE

Revue Productions, Inc. in association with M C A TV.
copyright date ODAT: 06Feb55; OREG: LP6860.

05-Apr-1955 DuMont

starring

Brian Keith ......... Denis Burke
Dorothy Green ....... Desiree Blanc
Stephen Bekassy ........ Captain Crepin
Lawrence Dobkin ....... Hamid
Romo Vincent ....... Aguilar

Synopsis:

A beautiful woman helps an adventurer in his efforts to rescue

a group of political prisoners from Morocco. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
An adventurers' efforts to rescue a political prisoner are joined by the man's niece,

 a widow with few reasons to want her uncle free. [RF]

 

1.30 [--] Studio 57: THE STALKING HORSE

Revue Productions, Inc. in association with M C A TV.
copyright date ODAT: 25Feb55; OREG: LP6770.

12-Apr-1955 DuMont

starring

Paul Langton ....... Hal Cutter

Jeanne Bates ....... Ellie Cutter

Anna Lee ....... Fran

Pamela Duncan ..... Jane

Synopsis 1:

A policeman's wife is suspicious of his absences from home.

Synopsis 2:

A policeman's wife is suspicious of her husband's many absences from home.
She doesn't know that a vengeance-ridden man has sworn to kill her. [JB]

 

1.31 [--] Studio 57: RAINY NIGHT

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 27Mar55; OREG: LP6769.

19-Apr-1955 DuMont

starring

Tom Avera

Nancy Gates

Robert Cornthwaite

Synopsis:

Newlyweds, trapped in a storm, seek shelter in a deserted cabin. But the
arrival of a famed lawyer and evidence of a woman's recent presence

convince them that the cabin hasn't been deserted for long. [JB]

 

1.32 [--] Studio 57: THE BLACK SHEEP'S DAUGHTER

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 28Mar55; OREG: LP6806.

26-Apr-1955 DuMont

starring

Philip Ober ........ Tracy Piper
Carolyn Jones ........ Diana Flagg
Marcia Patrick ....... Susan Piper
Frances Mercer ....... Margaret Piper
Tom Dugan ...... Baron Scarborough
Rod Taylor ....... Tommy Scarborough

Synopsis:

A young American girl who wishes to marry the son of a respectable English
family, discovers to her dismay that her father is a notorious rouge. How
can she keep the secret from her stuffy future groom? [JB]

 

1.33 [--] Studio 57: DEADLY DOUBT

Revue Productions, Inc. in association with M C A TV.
copyright date ODAT: 15Apr55; OREG: LP6771.

03-May-1955 DuMont

starring

John Bryant ....... Paul

Laura Elliot ........ Susan

Don Kent ..... Mike

Synopsis:

An engaged couple works together in the same office. They are unaware that
the boss, too, is in love with the bride-to-be and will stop at nothing to
prevent the marriage. [JB]

 

1.34 [--] Studio 57: THE LAST DAY ON EARTH

10-May-1955 DuMont

starring

Walter Coy ......... Dr. Robert Carlyle

Jean Byron ....... Mary Carlyle

Rod Taylor ....... Dr. Don Dalby

Jeri Lou James ....... Felice

Synopsis:

A doctor experimenting with a new wonder drug inadvertently injects himself
with a serum that has proved fatal on animals. [JB]

 

1.35 [--] Studio 57: ONE KISS TOO MANY

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 22Apr55; OREG: LP6855.

17-May-1955 DuMont

Written by Lawrence Kimble

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

starring

James Millican ....... Mike Brent
Rita Lynn ...... Lupita Moran
Joel Ashley ...... Frank Moran
Rod Williams ...... Paul Davis
Jan Arvan ....... Inspector Lopez
Victor Millan 

Synopsis:
The beautiful wife of a Brazilian comes to the U.S. for the plane her husband
has bought. One of the sellers flies her back in the new plane. When it
crashes, only his body is found among the debris. [SC]

 

1.36 [--] Studio 57: SECRET MESSAGE

(aka Secret Mission)

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 30Apr55; OREG: LP6875.

24-May-1955 DuMont

starring

Bobby Clark

John Howard

Robert Armstrong

Synopsis:

A little boy, living near an airfield, is the only person to reach a crashed
jet plane before its pilot dies. He feels it's his duty to carry the man's
last message to his grief-stricken widow. [JB]

 

1.37 [--] Studio 57: ANYTIME YOU NEED ME

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 25Apr55; OREG: LP6874.

31-May-1955 DuMont

starring

Philip Ober

Irene Harvey

Virginia Welles

Synopsis:

A young husband has moved his home and changed offices in an effort to keep
his wife away from her over-protective mother. Now that his wife is about to
have a baby, her mother insists on coming. [JB]

 

1.38 [--] Studio 57: KILLER WHALE

Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 01May55; OREG: LP6856.

07-Jun-1955 DuMont 

starring

Rod Taylor

Jean Howell
Claude Akins
Roy Roberts
Synopsis:
Is a woman on a ship bad luck? The crew of a whaling boat think so

---especially when a wave of mishaps hits their vessel. [RF]

 

1.39 [--] Studio 57: THE BATTLE OF RABBIT RUN  (Last show of season 1)

"Battle of Dabbit Run" (copyright title)
Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 7May55; OREG: LP6805.

14-Jun-1955 DuMont

starring

Cherrio Meredith ....... Granny Nesbitt

John Close ............. Joe Nesbitt
Norman Leavitt ......... Al
Paul Wexler ............ Filber
Richard Reeves ......... Dolf
Robert Anderson ........ Bell

Synopsis:

In the backwoods of Kentucky, old Granny Nesbitt has a plot of land that
needs planting. She has a plan that could turn the town bullies into her
willing farm hands. [JB]

 

-------------------------
Summer Repeats on DuMont (21un55-06Sep55)
-------------------------

21Jun55 Ring Once for Death (original air date 21Sep54)
28Jun55 The Traveling Room (original air date 12Oct54)
05Jul55 The Plot Against Miss Pomeroy (original air date 19Oct54)
12Jul55 Step Lightly, Please (original air date 09Nov54)
19Jul55 No information available
26Jul55 No information available
02Aug55 Miss Jeremy and the Bran Sergin (original air date 25Jan55)
09Aug55 Center Ring (original air date 08Mar55)
16Aug55 Take My Hand (original air date 15Mar55)
23Aug55 The Black Sheep's Daughter (original air date 26Apr55)
30Aug55 Deadly Doubt (original air date 03May55)
06Sep55 The Last Day on Earth (original air date 10May55)
(Last show of the series on the DuMont Network)


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