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 Season 2 (First-Run Syndication) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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2.01 [--] Studio 57: YOUNG COUPLES ONLY

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.

03Sep55

Directed by Richard Irving
Written by Lawrence Kimble
Story by Richard Matheson
Director of photography Herb Kirkpatrick
Editor Edward W. Williams
Guest cast:
Peter Lorre ........ Mr. Grover
Barbara Hale ....... Ruth Thompson
Bill Williams ...... Rick Thompson
Dani Nolan ......... Marge
Robert Quarry ...... Phil
Paul Bryar ....... Officer Johnson

Synopsis:

Ruth is very suspicious of the apartment janitor, he gives her the creeps

and she drives her husband nuts with her ideas of what he's up to.

 

2.02 [--] Studio 57: WHO'S BEEN SITTING IN MY CHAIR?

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.

10Sep55 (rerun 04Feb58)

Guest Cast:
Jack Carson
Diane Brewster

Jocelyn Brando
Joe Kearns

Synopsis:
A disc jockey returns to his apartment one night after finishing his show,
and finds that someone has been sitting in his favorite armchair listening
to his program. The mysterious visitor comes again the following night
while the disc jockey is doing his show, and soon he finds himself
addressing remarks to the intruder. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A mysterious intruder has been listening to disc jockey

Richie James' radio show---from Richie's apartment. [RF]

 

2.03 [--] Studio 57: DIAGNOSIS OF A SELFISH LADY

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.

17Sep55 (23Oct1955 IMDB)

starring

George Brent ....... Williams
Marguerite Chapman.. Pamela
Carolyn Jones ...... Maria
Jeanne Wood ........ Ilse

Jerry Glick

Synopsis:
A doctor tells a woman she is lazy and a dull person.

Synopsis 2:
A selfish and lazy Army wife gets a taste of reality when

she begins to care for a German war orphan. [RF]

 

2.04 [--] Studio 57: THE SENORITA AND THE TEXAN

                     Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.                      

24Sep55 (copyright date 29Jul55)

starring

John Russell ...... Dr. Jim Bell

Adele Mara ...... Maria

Fay Roope ...... Don Luis
Ric Roman ..... Emilio

Synopsis:

Texas doctor risks his life to halt the spread of hoof-and-mouth disease.

When the doctor comes to inoculate the Mexican cattle in the Quintana Valley,

he meets with the firm resistance of Don Luis. Despite her father's feelings,

Don Luis's daughter, Maria, befriends the doctor. [JB]

 

2.05 [--] Studio 57: MY SON IS GONE

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.

01Oct55 (copyright date 15Sep55)

starring

Brian Keith ........ Dan
Dean Jagger ....... Jim Collins
Fay Wray ...... Mary Collins
William Challee ...... Old Timer
Sammy Ogg ..... Jamie

Synopsis 1:

When a neighbor's boy accidentally kills his son,

a man retreats into a world of hate and revenge. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
When his 16 year old son is killed in a hunting accident, he father, suffering from shock,

refuses to have any contact with the world. [RF]

 

2.06 [--] Studio 57: NAILED DOWN

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.

08Oct55 (copyright date 22Sep55)

(Re-aired on "Fireside Theatre" 01Nov55 NBC Tue)

Written by David P. Harmon
From a story by Henry Sinclair Drago
Directed by Don Weiss

Guest cast:

Gene Barry ............ Lukas
Dan Duryea ............ Doc Munday
Natalie Norwick ....... Belle
Douglas Spencer ....... the Sheriff
Aaron Spelling ........ Olaf
Terry Frost ........... Red
Steve Pendleton ....... Rick Vallin
Synopsis:
A DOCTOR TURNED OUTLAW IS PURSUED BY A SHERIFF AND HIS POSSE

 ACROSS THE ARIZONA DESERT. HE TAKES REFUGE IN A RANCHER'S HOME,

NOT KNOWING THAT THE WIFE IS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH. [SC]

 

2.07 [--] Studio 57: WIN A CIGAR  

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.

15Oct55 (copyright date 15Sep55)

starring:

Rod Cameron ......... Jonathan Hart

Robert Cornthwaite ....... Professor Henry Brand

Geoffrey Toone ....... Nils Larsen

Werner Klemperer ....... Dubrov

Jean Moody ....... Anna Jacobson

Synopsis:

An explosion is investigated at an important research center behind  the Iron Curtain. [JB]

 

2.08 [--] Studio 57: WATERHOLE

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.

22Oct1955 (copyright date 21Jul55)

Guest Cast:

John Ireland

Beverly Garland

Murvyn Vye, Jr.

Synopsis:

A wounded stagecoach robber and his girl find themselves stranded in a

desert without means of transportation. The girl tries to help him until she

discovers he is a ruthless killer. [JB]

 

2.09 [--] Studio 57: VACATION WITH PAY  

 Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.

01Nov55 (copyright date 29Aug55)

Guest cast:
Joan Leslie ........ Jane Merlin
Ann Harding ........ Martha Halstead
DeForest Kelley .... Alfred
Claude Akins ....... Martin

Synopsis:

A young secretary learns almost too late that she has been lured into a

small town to marry an eccentric writer. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
Several warnings fail to keep secretary Jane Merlin from taking a job

 with Martha Halstead, an eccentric writer with an oddly forgetful son. [RF]

 

2.10 [--] Studio 57: NO PLACE LIKE HOME      

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.
08Nov55 (copyright date 30Sep55)

starring:

Dane Clark

Jean Howell
Carl Benton Reid
Maxine Cooper
Lawrence Dobkin

Synopsis:

A young man returns to his home own after a three-year absence. The

townspeople, including his parents, warn him to leave. [RF]

 

2.11 [--] Studio 57: DEATH DREAM

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.
15Nov55 (copyright date 01Oct55)

starring

George Brent .......... Paul Winterton
Lorne Greene ........ Gentry Morton
Lorna Thayer ....... Margaret Winterton

Synopsis:

A successful businessman decides to confess to a murder he committed. When

the police investigate, they fail to find the reported corpse. [JB]

 

2.12 [--] Studio 57: FOREST MAGIC

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.
22Nov55 (copyright date 07Oct55)

starring:

Lynn Bari ....... Diane Breen

Steve Dunne ...... Ben Morgan

Beverly Washburn ......s Kim Breen

Hugh Corcoran ...... Robin Breen

Stafford Repp ....... Earl Zook  

Synopsis:

A lonely widow arrives with her two children at a mountain resort. She is

troubled by the anti-social attitude of her nearest neighbor. [JB]

 

2.13 [--] Studio 57: THE GIRL IN THE BATHING SUIT

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.
29Nov55 (copyright date 24Sep55)

starring

Judith Evelyn ........ Marie Walsh

John Baragrey ......... Edmund Lanier

Sallie Brophy ....... Susan Burk

Whit Bissell ....... David Combs

Synopsis:

A girl returns from a swim to find her car and clothes are gone. She is

befriended by a stranger who tries to imprison her in an old house. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A young swimmer emerges from the water into a nightmare: her car and clothes are gone---

and a mysterious stranger is none too eager to let her call the police. [RF]

 

2.14 [--] Studio 57: NIGHT TUNE      

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.
05Dec55 (copyright date 13Oct55)

starring:

Scott Brady ......... Mike Lorrimer

Barbara Bates ...... Elaine Hilton

Don Haggerty ...... Sheriff Anderson

Kirby Smith ........ Colonel Blight

Synopsis:

A young man tries to help a girl locate her brother who has been missing for

five years. [JB]

 

2.15 [54] Studio 57: I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, NATALIE

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.

12Dec55

starring
Lizabeth Scott
William Roerick
Edward Platt
Patric Knowles

Synopsis:
A warm relationship develops between a neglected wife and a lonely drifter. [RF]

 

2.16 [--] Studio 57: SANTA'S OLD SUIT

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.
19Dec55 (copyright date 31Dec54)

starring

Jane Darwell

Andy Clyde ..... Tom/Santa

Synopsis:

A story about a downhearted Santa Claus who can't afford a new suit, but

finds his reward in the happiness of a youngster at Christmas. [JB]

*Note: First aired on Pepsi-Cola Playhouse, 19Dec54.

 

2.17 [56] Studio 57: no details

26Dec55

 

2.18 [--] Studio 57: BANANA BOAT TO BLANCA BAY  

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.
03Jan56 (copyright date 15Oct55)

starring:

Barton MacLane ....... Captain Sterling

Bob Bray ....... Johnny Porter

John Alderson ...... Barker

Paul Harvey ....... Charles R. Porter

Synopsis:

A captain, forced to retire after the loss of his ship at sea, is granted a

new command by the sunken ship's owner. He makes a strange request. [JB]

 

2.19 [--] Studio 57: GEORGIA MAN  

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.
10Jan56 (copyright date 04Nov55)

starring:

Robert Armstrong ....... Pvt. Jeb Watkins

John Bryant ........ Major Sandie

Gene Reynolds ....... Pvt. Peter Hunter

John Doucette ....... Sergeant Bart Anson
Robert F. Simon ....... General Elijah Carruthers

Synopsis:

A tough Confederate sergeant assigns a soldier three consecutive nights of

sentry duty. The exhausted private is discovered asleep during his watch. [JB]

 

Studio 57: Rope Enough postponed till next week
17Jan56

 

2.20 [--] Studio 57: ROPE ENOUGH  

Revue Productions, Inc., in association with MCA TV.
24Jan56 (copyright date 06Nov55)

starring

Tom Drake .......... Joe Madden
Corey Allen ........ Danny Fellman
Jean Byron ......... Betty Madden
Joan Sudlow ........ Mrs. Krause
Tim Graham ......... Kreller

Synopsis:

A good-for-nothing tenant robs his landlord of the rent money. He is

astonished when the police question everyone but him. [JB]

 

2.21 [--] Studio 57: THE FINISHERS

Revue Productions, Inc.
31Jan56 (copyright date 03Dec55)

starring

Peter Lorre ..... Heitzer
Carmen Mathews ..... Mrs. Holsom
Gordon Mills ..... Martin

Synopsis:

A mild-mannered bakery owner becomes a center of suspicion. [RF]

 

2.22 [--] Studio 57: FAREWELL APPEARANCE  

Revue Productions, Inc.
07Feb56 (copyright date 09Dec55)

starring:

Mary Astor ...... Julia Kean
Tom Drake ...... Alfred Johnson
Joan Camden ....... Ethel Ward
Francis De Sales ..... MacReady

Synopsis:

A young reporter's curiosity leads him to the true reason behind a once-great

stage actress' premature retirement when he hears a strange scream. [RF]

 

2.23 [63] Studio 57: WHO'S CALLING

Revue Productions, Inc.

14Feb56

starring
Pat O'Brien ....... Jan Breen

Virginia Bruce ....... Beth Breen
Clancy Cooper........ Captain Henry Blanco
Harlan Warde ....... Fred
Tim Graham ..... Service Station Operator

Synopsis:
A series of strange phone calls are taking their toll

 on Jan Breen, who once killed a man for money. [RF]
 

2.24 [--] Studio 57: THE BLACK ROAD

Revue Productions, Inc.
21Feb56 (copyright date 09Jan56)

Directed by Herschel Daughtery
Teleplay by Fenton Earnshaw
Story by Wilbur Daniel Steele

starring

Robert Horton ........ David Ederly
Judith Ames ...... Jenny
George Chandler ..... Mr. Ederly
Dorothy Adams ...... Mrs. Ederly
Harry Harvey Sr. ..... Mr. Ferguson
Will J. White ...... Homer

Synopsis:

The return of a wayward son disrupts the orderly life of a hard-working family.  [SC]

Synopsis 2:
The owner of a small-town store and his family find their quiet, routine way of life

disrupted by the unexpected return of David, the black sheep of the family. [RF]

Note: Also listed as "The Back Road"

 

2.25 [--] Studio 57: DEADLINE

Revue Productions, Inc
28-Feb-1956 (copyright date 13Sep55)

starring

John Payne ....... Mike Conner

Walter Reed ....... Chad

Roy Roberts ....... Nick

Ralph Dumke ....... MacMurdo

Lee Van Cleef ....... Tommy

Synopsis:

A sports columnist decides to investigate a tip that the lightweight boxing

champ plans to throw the coming title bout. [JB]

 

2.26 [--] Studio 57: THE BAXTER BOY

(aka That Baxter Boy)

Revue Productions, Inc
06Mar56 (copyright date 04Mar56)

Guest cast:

Johnny McGovern .... Don Baxter
Mona Freeman ....... Herself
Frank Wilcox ....... Baxter
Ginger Young ....... Girlfriend
Gary Gray .......... Mikey

Synopsis:

A program chairman promises to produce a celebrity for the dance. [JB]

 

2.27 [67] Studio 57: THE RAREST STAMP

Revue Productions, Inc
13Mar56 (copyright date 16Jan56)

Written by Lawrence Kimble

Story by Reginald Denham

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

starring

Angela Lansbury ....... Katie

John Carradine ....... Uncle John

John Irving ....... David

Aaron Spelling ....... Robber

Leslie Dennison ....... Policeman

Synopsis:

A disabled war veteran finds himself the victim of a greedy uncle who is

withholding his rightful inheritance. [JB]

 

2.28 [--] Studio 57: THE MAGIC GLASS

Revue Productions, Inc
20Mar56 (copyright date 22Jan56)

Guest Cast:

Ruth Hussey ........ Maxine Smith
William Hopper ..... Smith
Beverly Washburn ... Becky

Dickie Bellis
Claire Carleton

Synopsis:

A housewife is possessed with the desire to know the future. [JB]

 

2.29 [--] Studio 57: EXIT LAUGHING

Revue Productions, Inc
27Mar56 (copyright date 09Mar56)

starring

Pat O'Brien

Fay Wray

John Baragrey

Larry Blake

Synopsis:

A successful comic's manager is afraid his star is slipping and attempts to

save his career. [JB]

 

2.30 [--] Studio 57: A TOMBSTONE FOR TARO

Revue Productions, Inc
03Apr56 (copyright date 01Feb56
)

starring:

Rod Cameron ....... Sandy
Claude Akins ....... Al
Lynn Bari ....... Karen
Lawrence Dobkin ....... Ray Davis
Noel Toy ....... Mrs. Tanaka

Synopsis:

A lawyer returns from a trip to learn that a boy he knows is dead, the

victim of a hit-and-run driver. [JB]

 

2.31 [--] Studio 57: THE REGULATORS

Revue Productions, Inc
10Apr56 (Copyright date 12Mar56)

starring:

Lloyd Bridges

Robert Armstrong
Corey Allen
Jack Lambert

Synopsis:

A boy is disillusioned when his father gives into marauders without putting up a fight. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Three marauders ride up to a farmer and his son. The boy is shocked

 when his father acquiesces to their demands and doesn't put up a fight. [RF]

 

2.32 [--] Studio 57: INTEGRITY

Revue Productions, Inc
17Apr56 (Copyright date 06Mar56)

starring

Jean Pierre Aumont

Leon Askin

Jay Novello

Synopsis:

A seemingly ne'er-do-well French lieutenant is attached to the overseas service in Africa. [JB]

 

2.33 [--] Studio 57: TIME, TIDE, AND A WOMAN

Revue Productions, Inc
24Apr56 (Copyright date 22Apr56)

Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Teleplay by Lawrence Kimble

Story by Leslie C. Burbridge.
Guest Cast:
Gail Russell........ Jane Finley
John Baer........ Mike Brenner
Arthur Space........ Mr.Finley
Paul Dubov........ Blackie Miller
Robert Burton........ Capt. Sims
James McCallion........ McDonald
Steve Mitchell........ Droggins
[SC]
The presence of a lone woman passenger aboard an  oil tanker causes the rough crew to strike. [JB]

 

2.34 [--] Studio 57: MY BABY BOY

Revue Productions, Inc.
01May56 (Copyright date 29Apr56)

starring

Buddy Ebsen ....... Ira Farr

Ruth Swanson ....... Martha Farr

Brad Morrow ....... Jay Farr

Yvonne Lime ....... Jane Farr

Bill Traylor ....... Chuck Belden

Jim Karath ....... Freddie Hines

Synopsis:

A stern father, who rules his family with an iron hand, refuses to see that

his beloved son is really a malicious young devil. The boy, sheltered by his

father's blind trust, causes his sister much anguish. [JB]

 

2.35 [--] Studio 57: THE OLD LADY'S TEARS

Revue Productions, Inc.
16May56 (Copyright date 13May56)

Directed By Richard Irving [SC]
Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble [SC]
Based On A Story By Charles Molvneau Brown [SC]
Guest Cast: [SC]
Lex Barker............ Robin ReDour
Lurene Tuttle............ Mrs. Dalton
Jean Byron............ Mary Kirk
Raymond Bailey............ Mr. Wharton
Claire Carleton............ Betty Carter
Preston Hanson............ Buford Miles
Marion Chavez............ Rita Trask
Harry Harvey, Jr............. David Carter

Synopsis:

A wealthy woman attempts to locate her grandson whom she has never seen.

Her search is complicated by murder and intrigue. [JB]

 

2.36  [--] Studio 57: THE GREAT WIDE WORLD

Revue Productions, Inc.

20May1956

Based on the Ray Bradbury story "Cora and the Great Wide World".

starring

Spring Byington ....... Cora Gibbs

Esther Dale ....... Clara

Tim Graham ....... Tom

Don Oreck

Synopsis:

Cora Gibbs, lives in the Ozarks, can neither read nor write. [RF]

 

2.37 [--] Studio 57: THE FAITHFUL HEART

Revue Productions, Inc.

27May1956 (Copyright date 21May56)

starring

Teresa Wright

Isabel Withers
John Hamilton

Synopsis:

A young woman is forced to near starvation. [JB]

 

2.38 [--] Studio 57: OUT OF SIGHT  

Revue Productions, Inc.
03Jun56 (Copyright date 23Nov55)

starring:

Douglas Dick ....... Ross
Virginia Bruce ....... Maggie
Judith Ames ........ Janet
Robert Fortier ....... Josh
Wilfred Knapp ....... Doctor
Joseph Mell ....... Waiter

Synopsis:

An aspiring musician leaves his hometown for the big city. [JB]

 

2.39 [78] Studio 57: THE BROWN LEATHER CASE

Revue Productions, Inc.
10-Jun-1956 (Copyright date 25Jul55)

written by Lawrence Kimble

story by Breton Amis

directed by Richard Irving

starring

Angela Lansbury ....... Flossie Norris

John Sutton ....... Mark Drinker

John Abbott

James McCallion

Jack Raine

Reginald Sheffield

Synopsis:
Robbing banks is a cinch for Mark Drinker, but getting his

 shoplifting girl friend off the hook is something else. [RF]

 

2.40 [--] Studio 57: THE LONELY MAN

Revue Productions, Inc.

17Jun56 (possible rerun date)(18Sep55 IMDB)

Guest cast:

John Ireland

Robert Armstrong ... Dowd
John Harmon ........ Ribner
Ross Elliott ....... Howard
Peter Ireland ...... Sammy

Synopsis:

A gunman returns to a small western town to reclaim his son, whom he has not

seen in seven years. But the boy's foster father and the townspeople foil

him in his attempt.  [JB]


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