CTVA US Anthology - "Westinghouse Studio One" (CBS) Season 2 (1949-50)

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 Season 2 (CBS) (1949-50)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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  CBS Mondays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (weekly)
All episodes produced by Worthington Miner in Season 2

 

2.01 [21] Studio One: KYRA ZELAS

12-Sep-1949

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on the short story "The Adaptive Ultimate" by Stanley J. Weinbaum.

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Richard Hart ......... Dr. Dan Scott
Felicia Montealegre .. Kyra Zelas
Synopsis:
Kyra Zelas is diagnosed as being in the final stages of tuberculosis

when Dr. Scott gives her an untested injection which not only heals her

but gives her unusual abilities [RF].
 

2.02 [22] Studio One: THE RIVAL DUMMY

19-Sep-1949

Adapted by Worthington Miner and David Opatoshu

Based on a short story by Ben Hecht first published in Liberty Magazine 1928.

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Paul Lukas ........... Gabbo the Great
Anne Francis ......... Wichita Jones
Synopsis:
The murder of a ventriloquist's puppet.
Synopsis 2:
Gabbo, a ventriloquist meets beautiful Wichita Jones and asks her to become

 his assistant for his act. He is a big hit at the Palace, an old vaudeville theater,

Pepe his dummy objects to the new assistant and refuses to perform.

Gabbo knowing that Pepe speaks and moves without his assistance

 is helpless destroys the dummy with an axe. [RF]
*Note: Made into a motion picture in 1929 titled "Gabbo the Great" with

Erich Von Stroheim in the title role.
 

2.03 [23] Studio One: THE OUTWARD ROOM

26-Sep-1949  (Restaged from 09Jan1949)

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Based on a story by Millen Brand

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Charlton Heston

Ruth Ford

Bramwell Fletcher

John Forsythe

Synopsis:

This story is about a mentally unbalanced woman released

from the hospital who tries to make it on her own.

 

2.04 [24] Studio One: MRS. MOONLIGHT

03-Oct-1949

Adapted by William Jayme

Based on a story by Benn Levy

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Katharine Bard

James MacCall

Una O'Connor

 

2.05 [25] Studio One: THE LIGHT THAT FAILED

10-Oct-1949

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Based on a story by Rudyard Kipling

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Richard Hart  ......... Dick Heldar
Felicia Montealegre .. Bessie

Synopsis:

The story of a lonely child, Dick Helder, who grows up to become

a war artist. Following the British army into battle, he experiences many

difficulties and internal struggles while providing some outstanding

descriptions of the desert and desert warfare. [RF]

 

2.06 [26] Studio One: THE STORM

17-Oct-1949 (Restaged from 07Nov1948)

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by McNight Malmar

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Marsha Hunt  ......... Janet Willsom
Dean Harens ......... Ben Willsom
John Rodney
Synopsis:
During a stormy night, a woman alone in a country house discovers

a dead body in her basement and is terrorized by an intruder. [RF]
 

2.07 [27] Studio One: BATTLESHIP BISMARCK

24-Oct-1949

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Maurice Valency

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Paul Lukas

Vaughn Taylor

Leslie Nielsen - television debut

Synopsis:

The story unfolds as the Bismarck is sunk three weeks after

her maiden voyage with more than 2000 souls lost.

*Note: In an interview with Worthington Miner, he spoke of

the difficulties in doing this episode and complained

about the set being waterlogged and how difficult it was to

prepare and execute. Very innovative for his time. (TIME magazine)

 

2.08 [28] Studio One: CONCERNING A WOMAN OF SIN

31-Oct-1949

Adapted by Gerald Goode

Based on a story by Ben Hecht

Directed by Yul Brynner

starring

Dean Harens

Iris Mann

E.G. Marshall

Hildy Parks

James MacCall

 

2.09 [29] Studio One: THE HUSBAND

07-Nov-1949

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Natalie Anderson Scott

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Robert Favart

Margaret Phillips

 

2.10 [30] Studio One: THE SHARP KNIVES 

14-Nov-1949

(aka Two Sharp Knives)

Adapted by Carl Bixby

Based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Hildy Parks

Stanley Ridges

Wayne Gibson

Theodore Newton
Robert Emhardt
Peggy French
Len Lesser
Seth Arnold
Charles Kuhn
William Lee
Judith Rich

Synopsis:

A murderer is found dead and his killer is sought. [RF]

 

2.11 [31] Studio One: OF HUMAN BONDAGE

21-Nov-1949

Adapted by Sumner Locke Elliott

Based on a story by W. Somerset Maugham

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Charlton Heston  ..... Philip Carey
Felicia Montealegre.. Mildred Rogers
Guy Sorel ........... Harry Griffiths

E.A. Krumschmidt
Philippa Bevans
Robin Craven

Synopsis:

Story of a crippled medical student's romance with a

 heartless waitress in 1910 Paris. [RF]

 

2.12 [32] Studio One: AT MRS. BEAM'S

28-Nov-1949

Adapted by Charles Monroe

Based on a story by  C.K. Munro

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Mildred Natwick ..... Mrs. Beam
Eva Gabor ........... Laura Pasquale
John Baragrey ....... Colin Langford
Cathleen Cordell .... Miss Shoe

Synopsis:
After a mysterious pair from Paris arrive at a boardinghouse,

gossip and trouble starts like a fire.

 

2.13 [33] Studio One: HENRY IV

05-Dec-1949

Adapted by Maurice Valency

Based on a story by Luigi Pirandello

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Richard Purdy....... Enrico IV
Catherine Williard .. Matilda

Berry Kroeger

Virginia McMahon

Synopsis:

A wealthy eccentric Italian gentleman believes himself to be 11th-century

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV. [RF]

 

2.14 [34] Studio One: JANE EYRE

12-Dec-1949

Adapted by Sumner Locke Elliott

Based on a story by Charlotte Bronte

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Mary Malone  ......... Jane Eyre
Charlton Heston ..... Edward Rochester
Mary Sinclair ....... Blanche Ingram
Synopsis:
Jane's life has been full of turmoil from an early age, when things seem

to have settled down, brooding and fiery Edward Rochester arrives. She at

nineteen and below his social status falls in love with the disillusioned worldy man.
 

2.15 [35] Studio One: MARY POPPINS

19-Dec-1949

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by P.L. Travers (Pamela)

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Mary Wickes ....... Mary Poppins

E.G. Marshall .... George Banks

Valerie Cossart ..... Winifred Banks

Iris Mann ........... Ellen

Tommy Rettig ........ Michael Banks
David Opatoshu ...... Bert the Match Man
Synopsis:

Bank manager George Banks hires a nanny

to help keep his children in line. [RF]

 

2.16 [36] Studio One: THE INNER LIGHT

26-Dec-1949

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Based on a story by Hugo Csergo

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Richard Purdy

Margaret Phillips

 

2.17 [37] Studio One: RIVIERA

02-Jan-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Ferenc Molnar  (Franz)

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Dolly Haas

David Opatoshu

Tonio Selwart

Synopsis:

A Parisian widower vacations at a villa in the French Riviera

and his daughter gets caught up in a romantic triangle.
 

2.18 [38] Studio One: BEYOND REASON

09-Jan-1950

Adapted by Devery Freeman

Based on a story by Worthington Miner

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Richard Derr

Stanley Ridges

Mary Sinclair

Haila Stoddard

Synopsis:

A woman believes that her husband is trying to kill her.

 

2.19 [39] Studio One: GIVE US OUR DREAM

16-Jan-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Artemise Goertz

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Josephine Hull

Charlotte Keane

Butterfly McQueen

Marie Powers

 

2.20 [40] Studio One: THE ROCKINGHAM TEA SET

23-Jan-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner & Mathew Harlib

Based on a story by Virginia Douglas Dawson

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Grace Kelly

Louise Allbritton

Katherine Emmet

Judson Laire

Richard Murray

Cecil Scott

Nell Harrison

Catherine Willard

 

2.21 [41] Studio One: FATHER AND THE ANGELS

30-Jan-1950

Adapted by David Shaw

Based on a story by William Manners

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Dorothy Peterson

Stanley Ridges

 

2.22 [42] Studio One: THE LOUD RED PATRICK

06-Feb-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Ruth McKenney

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Dick Foran

Peg Hillias

Joy Geffen

Synopsis:

A widower brings up four daughter's on family council lines,

 until they rebel against his wishes. [RF]

 

2.23 [43] Studio One: FLOWERS FROM A STRANGER

13-Feb-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Dorothee Carousso

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Yul Brynner

Felicia Montealegre

Robert Duke

Synopsis:

A psychiatrist's wife battles her own deteriorating emotional state

when a box of flowers arrives from a stranger. [RF]

 

2.24 [44] Studio One: THE WISDOM TOOTH

20-Feb-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Marc Connelly

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Barbara Bolton

Jack Lemmon

Synopsis:

A bored dull clerk attempts to take control of his life by telling his

boss off and asking his girl to marry him, but he can't find the guts.

 

2.25 [45] Studio One: THE WILLOW CABIN (verified on film)

27-Feb-1950

Produced by Worthington Miner
Adapted by Sumner Locke Elliott

Story by Pamela Frankau

Directed by Paul Nickell

Settings William Cecil
Announcer Paul Branson
starring
Priscilla Gillette .. Caroline Seward
Charlton Heston ..... Michael Knowle
Marsha Hunt ......... Kate Brookfield
Joan Wetmore ........ Mercedes Knowle
Jane Seymour ........ Dorothy Knowle
Francis Bethencourt.. Jay Brookfield
Faith Brook ......... Joan Bridges
Joseph Buloff ....... Leopold Rokov
Francis Compton ..... Billy Lloyd
Katherine Meskill.... Matron
Treva Frazee ........ Ceilia
Isabel Bonner ....... Brookfield's Secretary
Michael Lind ........ Mickey
Lois Nettleton ...... Mona
Alan Merrill ........ Dr. Billy Wood
James Surrey ........ Mickey
Margaretta Warrick .. Maid

Synopsis:

A married American surgeon and a flighty British actress fall in love. [RF]

 

2.26 [46] Studio One: THE DREAMS OF JASPER HORNBY

06-Mar-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner & Kevin Mullen

Story by Kevin Mullen

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Doris Rich

Alan Stevenson

David Wayne

Tom Carney

Synopsis:

Injured during a robbery the robber hands Jasper the money,

only to be pursued himself by the robbers' accomplices.

 

2.27 [47] Studio One: THE DUSTY GODMOTHER

(aka The Dusty Grandmother)

13-Mar-1950

Adapted by Thomas Sugrue

Story by Michael Foster

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Macdonald Carey

Mary Sinclair

Laura Weber

 

2.28 [48] Studio One: THE SURVIVORS

20-Mar-1950

Adapted by Milton Wayne & Worthington Miner

Story by Peter Viertel & Irwin Shaw

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Donald Curtis

Leslie Nielsen

Stanley Ridges

 

2.29 [049] Studio One: A PASSENGER TO BALI [verified on film -RF]
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27-Mar-1950 CBS Mon
Produced and adapted by Worthington Miner
[NOT Adapted by Vincent McConnor -as previously stated]
Story by Ellis St. Joseph
Directed by Paul Nickell
Settings William Cecil
Announcer Paul Branson
starring
Colin Keith-Johnston.. Captain English
Berry Kroeger ............ Mr. Walkes
Harry M. Cooke .......... Mr. Slaughter
Barry MacCollum ....... Mr. Wrangle
Francis Compton ....... Mr. Chisholm
E.A. Krumschmidt ...... Mynheer Van Matsys
E.G. Marshall
Khigh Dhiegh
Richard Morningstar
Francisco de Salvation
Synopsis:
A freighter captain agrees to take on an innocent looking passenger who proves to be a fountain of
evil and impossible to get rid of. [RF]

 

2.30 [50] Studio One: THE SCARLET LETTER

03-Apr-1950

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Story by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Mary Sinclair ....... Hester Prynne
John Baragrey ....... Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale
Richard Purdy ....... Roger Chillingworth
Synopsis:
In Puritan Boston in 1642, a young woman has been found guilty of adultery

and sentenced to wear a scarlet A on her dress in shame and must stand on

a public scaffold for three hours exposed to the townspeople in humiliation.
 

2.31 [51] Studio One: WALK THE DARK STREETS

10-Apr-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner & Vincent McConnor

Story by William Krasner

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Sally Gracie

Franchot Tone

Patricia Ferris

 

2.32 [52] Studio One: THE TORRENTS OF SPRING

17-Apr-1950

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Story by Ivan Turgenev

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

John Baragrey ....... Sanin
Louise Allbritton ... Gemma
Anne Bancroft (as Anne Marno)

Synopsis:
A man's lust for another woman, destroys his relationship with Gemma.

Unhappy and unfulfilled with his decision he seeks out his beloved Gemma once again.

*Note: Anne Bancroft made her television debut in this episode.
 

2.33 [53] Studio One: THE HORSE'S MOUTH

24-Apr-1950

Adapted by H.R. Hays

Story by Joyce Cary

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Burgess Meredith ....... Gulley Jimson

Sally Gracie

Francis Bethencourt

Peter Martyn

Synopsis:

Gulley Jimson, a gravel-voiced, antisocial painter,

whose artistic drive is single-minded and as self-absorbed as a terrier's.

Just out of jail and down and out he convinces people to pay him

 for paintings they didn't actually commission. [RF]

 

2.34 [54] Studio One: MIRACLE IN THE RAIN

01-May-1950

Adapted by David Shaw

Based on a story by Ben Hecht

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Jeffrey Lynn ........ Pvt. Arthur 'Art' Hugenon
Joy Geffen .......... Ruth Wood
Eleanor Wilson ...... Flora Ullman
Katherine Squire .... Mrs. Wood
Synopsis:
A lonely woman falls in love with a returning World War II

soldier but fate threatens to come between them.
 

2.35 [55] Studio One: A WREATH OF ROSES

08-May-1950

Adapted by Charles S. Monroe

Story by Elizabeth Taylor

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Margaret Phillips

Charles Korvin

Conrad Nagel

 

2.36 [56] Studio One: THE AMBASSADORS

15-May-1950

Adapted by Howard Merrill

Based on the novel by Henry James

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Judson Laire ....... Lambert Strether

Ilona Massey ....... Countess de Vionnet

Robert Sterling

Katherine Willard

Synopsis:

Sent from Massachusetts by the formidable Mrs. Newsome to recall

 her son, Chad, from what she assumes to be a corrupt life in Paris,

Strether finds his intentions subtly and profoundly transformed as he falls

 under the spell of the city and of his charge. He is quick to perceive that

Chad has been not so much corrupted as refined, and over

the course of the hot summer months in Paris he gradually realizes

that this discovery and acceptance of Chad's unconventional new

lifestyle alter his own ideals and ambitions. [RF]

*Note: The novel "The Ambassadors" by Henry James is

number 11 on the list of the best 20 novels of the 20th century.

 

2.37 [57] Studio One: THE ROOM UPSTAIRS

22-May-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Mildred Davis

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Valerie Bettis

Clay Clement

Donald Curtis

Mary Sinclair

 

2.38 [58] Studio One: THE MAN WHO HAD INFLUENCE

29-May-1950

Producer Worthington Miner
Adapted by Nancy Moore
Based on a story by Don Mankiewicz
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
Announcer Paul Rencin
starring
Robert Sterling ..... David Grant (TIME magazine lists Robert Montgomery in this role)
Eva Marie Saint ..... David's Cafe Guest
King Calder ......... Patrolman Jim O'Rourke
Stanley Ridges ...... J.C. Grant
Anne Marno .......... Maria Cassini (aka Anne Bancroft)
Robert Pastene ...... Harry Cohalan
Julian Noa .......... Judge Dreyden
Frank McNellis ...... Paul Scott
Sally Hester ........ Jane Scott
Esther Minciotti .... Mrs. Cassini
Harold McGee ........ Dr. Hartley
Mary Gildia ......... Martha the maid
Clark Rider ......... Captain Conway
Frank Rolenger ...... Officer Mallory
Silvio Minciotti .... Luigi the Cafe Owner
John Draper ......... David's Cafe Guest
Uncredited
Robert Emhardt ...... Joe Phelps
David Winters ....... Tom Boyne

Synopsis:

When the spoiled son of a political kingmaker causes the death of a

hatcheck girl found in his car, he surprises everyone by taking

full blame for the incident. [RF]

 

2.39 [59] Studio One: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

05-Jun-1950

Producer Worthington Miner
Adapted by Worthington Miner
Based on a play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Nickell
Set Designer Richard Rychtarik
starring
Charlton Heston ..... Petruchio
Lisa Kirk ........... Katherine
Don Murray .......... Biondello
Sally Chamberlin .... Bianca
Henry Barnard ....... Lucentio
Ernest Graves ....... Tranio
Louis Edmonds ....... Grumio
Arthur O'Connell .... Curtis
Rudolph J. Watson ... Gremio
James Gannon ........ Hortensio
Carl Don ............ The Tailor
Florence Stanley .... The Widow
Douglas Gordon ...... Drunken Sod

Synopsis:

A modern dress version of Shakespeare's acid-tongued

comedy has Heston in shades slugging beers with the boys and Kirk

sporting tight riding slacks and a whip.

 

 [--] Studio One: ZONE FOUR

12-Jun-1950  (rescheduled to August 28, 1950)

 

2.40 [60] Studio One: THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN

19-Jun-1950

Adapted by Charles S. Monroe

Based on a story by Kelley Roos

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Robert Sterling ..... Jeff Troy
Virginia Graham ..... Haila Troy
Charles Korvin ...... Paul Collins
Richard Purdy ....... Professor Simons
Robert Emhardt ...... Otis Block
Kay Abbot ........... Marion Scanlon
Butch Cavell ........ Walter
Ann Shoemaker ....... Mrs. Girard
Harry M. Cooke ...... Mr. Girard
James Coots ......... Henley

Synopsis:

A whodunit set in a boarding house where fat, jolly and crippled

Mr. Otis is found murdered. [RF]

 

2.41 [61] Studio One: MY GRANNY VAN

26-Jun-1950

Adapted by Loren Disney

Story by George Sessions Perry & Loren Disney

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Sally Chamberlin

E.G. Marshall

Dean Harens

Mildred Natwick

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