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 Season 3 (First-Run Syndication) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


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  First-Run Syndication

Season 3 includes some reruns from "Fireside Theatre"

 

3.01 [--] Studio 57: THIS LAND IS MINE

Lewman, Ltd. and Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 10Apr56; OREG: LP7558.

18Sep56

Guest Cast:

John Ireland ....... Wade Harlan
Joy Page ........... Ellen Harlan
Anthony Caruso ..... Garrett
Paul Bryar ......... White
Kem Dibbs .......... Burke
Gerald Charlebois .. Plater

Synopsis:

A homesteading couple find they are in danger of losing their farm. [JB]

*Note: First aired on "Fireside Theatre" 10Apr56.

 

3.02 [--] Studio 57: MY FRIENDS, THE BIRDS

Revue Productions, Inc. (Anthologies)
copyright date ODAT: 4Nov56; OREG: LP7659.

25Sep56 (rerun 23Jul57)

Guest Cast:

Peter Lawford ....... Bert
Dorothy Stickney ....... Hilda
Hans Conried ....... Mr. Basel

Synopsis:

When an eccentric dowager dies, she leaves several

million dollars to a bird sanctuary. [RF]

 

3.03 [--] Studio 57: MRS. SNYDER

Revue Productions, Inc. (Anthologies)
copyright date ODAT: 7Oct56; OREG: LP8359.

02Oct56 (rerun 30Jul57)

guest cast:

Dale Robertson

Cesar Romero ....... Duke Thompson
Margaret Lindsay ....... Stella Singleton
Paul Dubov ....... Harry
Bill Nelson ....... Sam
Johnny Silver ....... Bellboy

Synopsis:

Debonair Duke Thompson, the aristocrat of the confidence men, has moved

with assurance among the members of his trade. Then a wealthy, attractive

woman appears, and Duke grooms himself for the most desirable, and

challenging opportunity of his career. [RF]

 

3.04 [83] Studio 57: PERFECT LIKENESS

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 7Oct56;

09Oct56 (rerun 23Jun57)

starring

Ronald Colman ....... Artist
Steve Brodie ....... Owner
Kim Hunter ....... Molly

Philip Pine ........ Jackie

Synopsis:

A struggling artist agrees to paint a waitress in exchange for free meals.

He becomes interested in the girl, who sees herself as a failure. [JB]

 

3.05 [--] Studio 57: PALM SPRINGS INCIDENT

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 21Oct56; OREG: LP7559.

16Oct56 (rerun 12Jul57)

starring

Hillary Brooke ........ Caroline
Joanne Dru ....... Martha
Skip Homeier ....... Roger
Dan Tobin ....... Angus
Margaret Dumont ....... Mrs. Sabine

Synopsis:

A beautiful widow arrives in Palm Springs. She's determined to marry a

young millionaire although he's already engaged. [RF]

 

3.06 [--] Studio 57: PRIDE OF MAN

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 14Oct56; OREG: LP7560.

23Oct56

Guest Cast:

Howard Duff ....... Matt

Frank Gerstle ....... Marshall

Whit Bissell ....... Ben

Jeanne Vaughn ....... Sue

Synopsis:

A retired gunslinger, who settled down as a peaceful rancher, has been

involved in a fatal shooting. Accompanied by a young boy, he rides into a

frontier town. His face is still battered from a brutal pistol-beating as

he seeks out the man responsible for the vicious assault. [JB]

 

3.07 [87] Studio 57: THE TEACHER

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 28Oct56; OREG: LP7567.

31Oct56

Guest Cast:

Agnes Moorehead ........ Mrs. Tolliver
June Lockhart ....... Teacher
Larry Pennell ....... Bruce
Michael Winkleman ....... Quincy

Synopsis:

A teacher's despair over her failure to educate backwoods children suddenly

changes to great inspiration when she finds one of her charges smuggling

out a spelling book. She learns that the book is not for the child, but for

an old woman who insists she must learn to read. [JB]

 

3.08 [88] Studio 57: THE CHARLATAN

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 01Nov56; OREG: LP7941.

07Nov56

Written by Wells Root

Directed by John Brahm

Guest Cast:

George Sanders ....... Dr. Grissom
Virginia Gregg ....... Mamie
Bart Burns ....... Peter Wood
Jeff Morrow ....... Dr. Penny
Marianne Stewart ....... Mrs. Mikelson
Fredd Wayne ....... Hugh
William Remick ....... Judge
Dan Riss ....... Defense Lawyer
Jean Willes ....... Nurse
Synopsis:
A cancer therapist defends himself against a charge of fraud made by
a newspaperwoman and a doctor. [SC}

*Note: Also aired on "General Electric Theater" - 11Nov56 CBS.

 

3.09 [89] Studio 57: SWING YOUR PARTNER, HECTOR

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 18Nov56; OREG: LP7717.

14Nov56

Guest Cast:

Alan Young ....... Hector Tutwilder
Jeff Donnell
Tom Fadden

Synopsis:

A Texas cotton farmer is convinced he has what it takes to be an expert

criminologist. He's read everything in detective fiction he can get his hands on. [JB]

 

3.10 [90] Studio 57: MISTER CINDERELLA

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 25Nov56; OREG: LP7658.

21Nov56 (rerun 12Aug57)

Guest Cast:      

Phyllis Thaxter ....... April Taylor

Charles Tingwell ........ Alan Caldwell

Rex Evans ....... John

Synopsis 1:

A young American visiting London meets an attractive English girl at a

cocktail party. He learns she's the ward of a strict old lady who never

allows her to have dates. He persists and wins the old lady's permission

to take the girl to dinner, only to become involved in murder. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A young American girl visiting in London meets an attractive English
bachelor, the heir to his wealthy but domineering aunt's fortune. The aunt
reluctantly allows the young man to take the girl to a dinner party, but
sternly warns him to be home no later than midnight. [JB]
 

3.11 [--] Studio 57: THE BLUE WALL

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 02Dec56; OREG: LP8361.

04Dec56

Produced by Richard Lewis

Written by Joel Murcott

Directed by Don Weis

Director of photography William A. Sickner

Editor, Bill Mosher

starring

Ralph Meeker ..... Ranson

George Mathews ..... Devlin

Rusty Lane ..... McCloud

James Nolan ..... Fuller

Anthony Lawrence

Norman Leavitt

Victor Perrin

Ken Lynch

Synopsis:

No prisoner has ever escaped from Graymoor Prison, but a determined band

of inmates conspire to accomplish the "impossible." [SC]

 

3.12 [--] Studio 57: CHALLENGE

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 9Dec56; OREG: LP8360.

11Dec56

Guest Cast:

Dan O'Herlihy ....... Hartman
Robert Middleton .... Doyle
Clark Howat ......... Porter
Jonathan Hole ....... Clerk
Ann Palmer .......... Nancy
Synopsis 1:
A young writer meets a heavy set man at a summer resort while fishing and
discuss the current newspaper stories about the murder of a pretty actress. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Two men discuss the current newspaper stories about the murder of a pretty actress.

 The crime has been committed by a homicidal maniac - and one of the two men is the killer. [RF]
 

3.13 [--] Studio 57: THE BALLAD OF JUBAL PICKETT

Revue Productions, Inc.

16Dec56 (Copyright date 27Nov55)

Guest Cast:

Lon Chaney Jr  ...... Jubal Pickett
Keenan Wynn ........ Gideon Pickett
Ross Elliott ....... Brent Cameron
Virginia Christine.. Jenny Pickett
Paul Bryar ......... Sheriff Hub Rogers
Synopsis:
An original ballad tells the story of "bad bad" Jubal Pickett,

who breaks jail and goes after the brother who turned him in. [RF]
 

3.14 [--] Studio 57: ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS EVE

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 23Dec56; OREG: LP9144.

24Dec56

Guest Cast:

Keenan Wynn

Ed Jerome

Alexander Campbell

Joyce Smight

Eddie Foy III

Synopsis:

Two lonely old men hail a cab on Christmas Eve and order the driver to take them to a restaurant. [JB]

 

3.15 [--] Studio 57: OUTPOST

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 16Dec56; OREG: LP7657.

Teleplay by Paul Monash & Martin Berkeley
Directed by Byron Haskin
Director of photography William Sickner

03Jan57 (rerun 01Apr57)

starring

Lex Barker  ........ Brad

Charles Bronson ....... Dawson

Jim Nolan ...... Mike

Jack Lambert  ...... Flood

Douglas Spencer  ........ Clint

Kem Dibbs

Douglas Fowley

Jonathan Hole

Adam Kennedy

George Keymas

Rita Lynn

Boyd Morgan

George Robotham

John War Eagle

Synopsis:

The captain of a fort in Indian Territory takes several of his men into a

nearby town. In a saloon a veteran cavalryman sees a deserter from another

post and a gunfight starts. The captain arrives in time to find a new

recruit has been murdered. [JB]

 

Studio 57: no details

10Jan57

 

Studio 57: no details

17Jan57

 

3.16 [--] Studio 57: THE BIG LEAP

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 27Nov56; OREG: LP8375.

25Jan57

Guest Cast:

Ralph Bellamy ....... Steve
Constance Ford ....... Alice
Howard Smith ....... Hagney
Joan Camden

Synopsis:

A former ace photographer's career has been wrecked by drinking. He gets

his chance to take the picture that could put him back in the "big time"

when a lonely woman threatens to jump from a ledge. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
In order to prove he has not lost his touch, a once-famous news photographer

 risks his life for a photo of a young girl's attempted suicide. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on Turning Point, 14Jun58.

 

3.17 [--] Studio 57: MAN ON THE OUTSIDE

Revue Productions, Inc.

02Feb57

 Producer Richard Lewis
Teleplay by Martin Berkeley
Story by Gordon Gordon
Directed by Justus Addiss

Guest cast:
Lloyd Bridges
Monica Lewis
Jay Potter

Synopsis:

Two Federal men, on the trail of an escaped convict, threaten a man's

marriage and business. [JB]

 

3.18 [--] Studio 57: THE ALIBI

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 4Dec56; OREG: LP8441.

06Feb57

Guest Cast:

Mona Freeman ....... Annette Holman

John Hoyt ....... Robert Holman

Helmut Dantine ....... Charles Turnwell

Jester Hairston ....... Thomas

Martin Wilkins ....... Redcap

Synopsis 1:

A successful young author falls in love with a married woman. He convinces

her that the only solution to the triangle is murder, and they devise an

ingenious scheme. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
Annette Holman and Charles Turnwell, a young author, conspire to murder Annette's husband. [RF]

* Syndication airing on Destiny 15Aug58.

 

3.19 [--] Studio 57: YOU TAKE BALLISTICS

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 10Feb57; OREG: LP8442.

13Feb57

Producer Richard Lewis
Script by Joel Murcott
Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich
Directed by John Brahm
starring

Lee Marvin

Joseph Wiseman

Howard Smith
Regis Toomey
Ralph Neff
Arthur Batanides

Synopsis:
A detective is convinced a man is guilty of murder despite ballistics tests to the contrary. [RF]

 

3.20 [--] Studio 57: STRANGE QUARRY

Revue Productions, Inc.

 copyright date ODAT: 17Feb57; OREG: LP8443

20Feb57

Guest Cast:

Pat O'Brien ....... Al Richards

Floyd Simmons

Synopsis:

Gangster Al Richards is being transferred by train to the state penitentiary.

A washout occurs near a small western town and he escapes. A veteran

detective teams up with the small-town police chief to track down the

gangster. [JB]

 

3.21 [--] Studio 57: SAFE ENOUGH

Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 24Feb57; OREG: LP8362.

01Mar57

Guest Cast:

Brian Aherne

Melville Cooper

Pamela Light

Lily Kemble-Cooper

Synopsis:

A jeweler's assistant exploits his employer's trust by planning a gem robbery. [JB]

 

3.22 [--] Studio 57: BIG JOE'S COMIN' HOME (film)

Lewman, Ltd. & Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 20Jun55; OREG: LP6962.

13Mar57

Guest Cast:

Douglass Dumbrille ...... Goldy
Wallace Ford ....... Boats
Richard Jaeckel .... The Kid
Victor McLaglen .... Big Joe
Tol Avery .......... Dutch
Virginia Gregg ..... Rosa
Robert Middleton ... Maggio

Synopsis 1:

A former gangland boss returns after 25 years in prison,

expecting things to be the same. [JB]

Synopsis 2:

After 25 years imprisonment a gangster is released,

and returns expecting things to be the same. [RF]

*Note: First aired on "Fireside Theatre" 27Dec55.

 

3.23 [--] Studio 57: STEPHEN AND PUBLIUS SYRUS

Lewman, Ltd. & Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 9Jul55; OREG: LP6979.

18Mar57

starring

Marguerite Chapman.. Janet
Peter Lawford ...... Stephen
Felicia Farr ....... Mary Ellen
Charles Lane ....... Henry
Doris Lloyd ........ Lois
Larry Keating ...... Philip

Synopsis:

When the Evans family is killed in an accident in a foreign country,

only a baby boy, Stephen, survives. [JB]

*Note: First aired on "Fireside Theatre" 11Oct55.

 

3.24 [--] Studio 57: THE EXPLOSION (film)

Revue Productions, Inc.

25Mar57

starring
Jack Kelly
Ross Bagdasarian
Charles Korvin

Synopsis 1:
A British secret agent is accused of murdering a gangster. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A British espionage agent (Jack Kelly) scouts pre-World War I

South America in the guise of a wealthy, carefree traveler. [RF]

 

 [--] Studio 57: OUTPOST

01Apr57 (rerun from 03Jan57)

 

3.25 [--] Studio 57: ALWAYS OPEN AND SHUT

Revue Productions, Inc. prod. no. TP 1303A
(first aired on "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" - CBS Fri -airdate not known)

copyright date ODAT: 4Mar57; OREG: LP9820.

08Apr57

Producer Richard Lewis
Teleplay by David P. Harmon
Original story by Thomas Walsh
Directed by Don McDougall

starring

Ray Danton

Scott Brady

Jean Howell

Synopsis:

Two young policemen, partners on a risky night patrol,

jealously love the same woman. [JB]

 

3.26 [--] Studio 57: IT'S A SMALL WORLD (film)

Revue Productions, Inc. prod. TP1306A
copyright date ODAT: 14Apr57; OREG: LP11939.
15Apr57 (rerun 22Apr58)

starring

Paul Rasch

Jerry Mathers
Casey Adams
Barbara Billingsley

Synopsis:

Two little brothers set out to collect 1000 milk bottle caps to win a bike. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Two brothers set out to collect 1000 bottle caps to win a bike,

unaware that the contest is fictitious. [RF]

 

3.27 [--] Studio 57: THE VELVET TRAP

Lewman, Ltd. & Revue Productions, Inc

copyright date ODAT: 22Jun55; OREG: LP6980.

24Apr57

Guest Cast:

James Whitmore

Phyllis Thaxter

Paul Richards

Corey Allen

Synopsis:

An informer is sought by the brother of his former partner. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
An informer involved in a robbery leaves jail with the brothers

 of his partner in crime hot on his trail. [RF]

*Note: First aired on "Fireside Theatre" 31Jan56.

 

 [--] Studio 57: no details

03May57

 

3.28 [--] Studio 57: THE SMUGGLER

Lewman, Ltd. & Revue Productions, Inc

copyright date ODAT: 19Sep55; OREG: LP6876.

10May57

Guest Cast:

Gilbert Roland ..... Tasso
Henry Daniell ...... Dictator
Vince Edwards ...... Angelo
Lita Milan ......... Anna
Richard Karlan ..... Police Captain
Pedro Regas ........ Old Fisherman

Synopsis:

A jealous rival informs on a popular fisherman who is smuggling whiskey

in and enemies out from under the nose of a mythical country's annoyed dictator. [JB]

*Note: First aired on "Fireside Theatre" 25Oct55.

 

3.29 [--] Studio 57: AS LONG AS I LIVE

a.k.a. MAN ON THE WINDOW SILL

Lewman, Ltd. & Revue Productions, Inc.
copyright date ODAT: 19Nov55; OREG: LP6959.

13May57

Guest Cast:

Sally Brophy ....... Florence (as Sallie Brophy)
Brian Keith ........ Jim
Dan O'Herlihy ...... Edgar
Anne O'Neal ........ Mrs. Quinlan
Richard Wessel ..... Driver (as Dick Wessel)

Synopsis:

A despondent man decides to take a final fling, then kill himself. [JB]

*Note: First aired on "Fireside Theatre" 13Dec55.

 

3.30 [--] Studio 57: WOMAN AT SEA

(aka "Women at Sea")

Lewman, Ltd. & Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 3Nov55; OREG: LP6958.

15May57

Guest cast:

Ruth Hussey ........ Nancy
John Baragrey ...... Philip
Katharine Bard ..... Jean
Lyle Talbot ........ Arnheim
Marya Marco ........ Keiko
Juney Ellis ........ Miss Tubbs
Tiger Fafara ....... Horace
George Chandler .... Mr. Forney
Gladys Hurlbut ..... Mrs. Forney

Synopsis:

The domestic troubles of fellow passengers provides a woman with a

standard to measure how well she is fulfilling her own duties as wife. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
Aboard a luxury liner, a neglected husband begins

 to look elsewhere for companionship. [RF]

*Note: First aired on "Fireside Theatre" 29Nov55.

 

3.31 [--] Studio 57: SHOOT THE MOON

Lewman, Ltd. and Revue Productions, Inc.

copyright date ODAT: 24Feb56; OREG: LP7149.

24May57 (copyright date 24Feb56)

Directed by Ozzie Nelson

Guest Cast:

Ozzie Nelson ....... Dr. Phil Dunnings
Joi Lansing ........ Terry
Lyle Talbot ........ Wendell Atkinson
Donald McBride ..... Dr. Rauchenback

Synopsis:

A lovely but highly incompetent secretary demonstrates how those with no

ability can get ahead in government jobs. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A beautiful but inefficient secretary is climbing to the Pentagon's

upper echelons on a heap of spineless bosses.

*Note: First aired on "Fireside Theatre" 20Mar56.

 

3.32 [--] Studio 57:  THE MIRROR

(first aired on "Fireside Theatre" 28Feb56 NBC Tue)

08Jun57

Based on a story by Alphonse Daudet

Guest Cast:

Joanne Dru ....... Kittura
Tom Tryon ....... Ben
Mimi Gibson ....... Kathleen
Carleton Young ....... Perkins
Lisa Montel ....... Carmelita
Harry Harvey Jr. ....... Appleby
Tim Graham ....... Doctor
Rosa Turich ....... Louisa

Synopsis:

When a lovely socialite marries a blacksmith, they join the post-civil War trek to the West. [JB]

 

3.33 [--] Studio 57: LITTLE MISS BEDFORD

Revue Productions, Inc

copyright date ODAT: 23Sep56; OREG: LP7592.

09Jun57/20Jun57 syndicated airdates

starring

Jessica Tandy

Hume Cronyn

Natalie Wood

Synopsis:

A couple fall in love during a long sea voyage. [JB]

 

3.34 [--] Studio 57: THE CUSTOMS OF THE COUNTRY

Revue Productions, Inc

copyright date ODAT: 30Sep56; OREG: LP7591.

16Jun57/21Jun57 syndicated airdates

starring

Kurt Kasznar ....... Bedrun
Everett Sloane ....... Tennent
Ralph Clanton ....... Chauman

Synopsis:

A high-principled officer, captain of a European country's border guards,

find his career in jeopardy. His survivors, who suspect negligence in

his command, have come to inspect the officer's outpost. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A customs inspector whose thoughts and actions are rooted in

 tradition tries to cope with modern smuggling techniques. [RF]

 

 [--] Studio 57: PALM SPRINGS INCIDENT
12Jul57 (rerun from 16Oct56)

 

[--] Studio 57: MY FRIENDS, THE BIRDS
23Jul57 (rerun from 25Sep56)

 

 [--] Studio 57: MRS. SNYDER
30Jul57 (rerun from 02Oct56)


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