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 Season 3 (CBS) (1950-51)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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########## Westinghouse Studio One ###########
############## season 3 1950-51 ##############
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  CBS Mondays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (weekly)
All episodes produced by Worthington Miner in Season 3

 

3.01 [62] Studio One: ZONE FOUR

28-Aug-1950  (rescheduled from 12-Jun-1950)

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Fielder Cook

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Eileen Heckart

Judson Laire

Leslie Nielsen

Mary Sinclair

Synopsis:

Chris Jackson a former OSS officer and now teaching at a university

is asked by the government to come back for service in "Zone Four".

 

3.02 [63] Studio One: LOOK HOMEWARD, HAYSEED

04-Sep-1950

Adapted by Elizabeth Hart

Based on a story by John Ed Pearce

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Tom Avera

Jane Seymour

Janet Ward

*Note: John Ed Pearce was paid $750. by The Saturday Evening Post

for this short-story a take-off on Thomas Wolfe.

 

3.03 [--] Studio One: MIST   

11-Sep-1950

(aka Mist with the Tamara Geba)

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Rita Weiman

Directed by John Peyser

starring

Sally Chamberlin

Stanley Ridges

 

3.04 [--] Studio One: TRILBY

18-Sep-1950

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Based on a short story by George Du Maurier,

published in 1894 in Harper's Monthly.

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Priscilla Gillette ........ Trilby

Arnold Moss ........ Svengali

Synopsis:

Little Billee, is a young English painter with great talent. He meets Trilby,

a beautiful, lively charming model and falls deeply in love with her. Billee's

mother objects to this union, saying that she is not in his social class and Trilby

 vanishes. Years later Billee and his friends hear of a famous singer called "La Svengali"

who has taken Europe by storm. When he attends one of her concerts, he realizes

that it is none other than his beloved Trilby. Noticing her strangely stiff and blank face,

 it isn't until Svengali dies during a concert that Trilby is set free from the

hypnotic spell that controlled her.

*Note: George Du Maurier is the father of Daphne Du Maurier.

 

3.05 [--] Studio One: AWAY FROM IT ALL

25-Sep-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Val Gielgud

Directed by John Peyser

Settings by Richard Rychtarik
Announcer Paul Branson
starring
Kevin McCarthy ...... Lt. Johnny Quayle
Catherine MacLeod ... Sgt. Shirley Marsh
Worthington Miner ... Hugo Bastin
Haila Stoddard ...... Gloria Selwyn
Faith Brook ......... Edith Bastin
Luis Van Rooten ..... Stefan Baum
Jim Nolan ........... Dan Delaney
Ernest Rowan ........ Dr. Maltzen
Rick Hollister ...... Lt. Grant
Kaie Deei ........... Seu the Chinese Houseboy (aka Khigh Dheigh)

Synopsis:
A Navy pilot and his passenger crash land on an island where they stumble

upon a luxurious estate owned by the mysterious Hugo Bastin,

an author thought to have died many years before.

 

3.06 [--] Studio One: THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM

02-Oct-1950

Adapted by Sumner Locke Elliott

Based on a novel by Henry James/ Charles Terrott

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Richard Hart

Leueen MacGrath

Jane Seymour

Pat O'Malley

Synopsis:

This is the story of Sister Elizabeth Wheeler, who accompanied

Florence Nightingale to Crimea to help the British wounded. 

Dismissed for speaking out against the atrocities, she was later

honored by Robert E. Lee for her service to the Confederate Army. [RF]

 

3.07 [--] Studio One: THE SPECTRE OF ALEXANDER WOLFF

09-Oct-1950

Adapted by Charles O'Neill

Based on a story by Gaito Gazdanov

Directed by John Peyser

starring

Joan Chandler

Leslie Nielsen

Murvyn Vye

Robert H. Harris
Helen Wagner
Philip Robinson
Rock Rogers
Synopsis:

A French newsman returns to Marseilles to relive his killing of a suspected

Gestapo agent when he was a member of the French Underground. [RF]

 

3.08 [--] Studio One: GOOD FOR THIRTY DAYS 

16-Oct-1950

Adapted by Charles O'Neill

Based on a story by Richard Stern

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Stanley Ridges

Sally Chamberlin

Lloyd Bochner

Helen Fortescue

Martin Newman
Mercer McLeod
Ethel Everett
Peggy Sanford
Percy Verwayne
Ted Hecht
Frank de Kova
John Marley
Sammy Schwartz
Howard Caine

 

3.09 [--] Studio One: THE ROAD TO JERICHO

23-Oct-1950

Adapted by Loren Disney & Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Elmer Davis

Directed by Carl Frank

starring

Richard Carlson

Lydia Clarke

John Newland

Ann Shoemaker

Robert McQueeney
Harold McGee
Tom Alvera
Leslie Barrett

 

3.10 [--] Studio One: WUTHERING HEIGHTS

30-Oct-1950

Adapted by Lois Jacoby

Based on a story by Emily Bronte

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Charlton Heston ..... Heathcliff
Mary Sinclair ....... Cathy
Lloyd Bochner ....... Edgar Linton
June Dayton ......... Isabella
Richard Waring ...... Hindley
Una O'Connor
John Forsythe
Edward Harvey
Bertram Tangwell
Don M. Dickinson
Rudolph Watson
Synopsis:

A tale of romance and hatred on the eerie English Moors. [RF]

 

3.11 [--] Studio One: THE BLONDE COMES FIRST

06-Nov-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Aben Kandel

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Lee Bowman

Elisabeth Fraser (as Virginia Fraser)

Herbert Rudley
Richard Webb
Harold McGee
Joe E. Marks
Synopsis:

An arrogant conman who sells a fraudulent household cleaner takes a

young woman under his wing without realizing she's a reporter. [RF]

 

3.12 [--] Studio One: THE LAST CRUISE

13-Nov-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Commander William J. Lederer

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Richard Webb ....... Dick Wright

Leslie Nielsen ....... Engineer

Walter Matthau ....... Jacobs

DeForest Kelley ....... Bob Philo

Don Dickinson ....... Captain Benitez

Robert Wark ....... Worthington

Richard Carlyle ....... Doc Eason

John Alberts

Harry Cooke

Walter Starkey

John Fletcher

Alan Dreeban

Roy Johnson

Mary Holsten
Jim Winslow
Peter Warner
Arnold Walton
Chris Gampel
Martin Newman
Jimmy Goodwin
Gar Moore
Paul Lilly
William Tregoe
Vincent O'Brien
Dan Frazer
Art Keegan
Synopsis:

A documentary based on the armed forces and dedicated to the crews of the

USS Cochino and USS Tusk submarines. [RF]

 

3.13 [--] Studio One: THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN

20-Nov-1950

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Based on a story by Sylvia Chatfield Bates

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Glen Langan

Mabel Taliaferro

 

3.14 [--] Studio One: SHADOW OF A MAN

27-Nov-1950

Adapted by Sumner Locke Elliott

Based on a story by May Sarton

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Berry Kroeger

Judson Laire

Ilona Massey

John van Dreelen

Synopsis:

When Persis Bradford passes away, both her son and second

husband try to deal with her loss, coldly and distantly.

 

3.15 [--] Studio One: LETTER FROM CAIRO

04-Dec-1950

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a short-story by James Robbins Miller

published in Collier's June 11, 1949.

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Charlton Heston

Cecil Parker

Anne Marno (aka Anne Bancroft)

 

3.16 [--] Studio One: MARY LOU

11-Dec-1950

Adapted by Catherine Turney

Based on a short-story by Mildred Cramin,

 first published in The Delineator March 1930.

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Mildred Natwick

Laura Weber

 

3.17 [--] Studio One: LITTLE WOMEN Meg's Story (Part 1)

18-Dec-1950

Adapted by Sumner Locke Elliott

Based on a story by Louisa May Alcott

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Mary Sinclair

Kent Smith

John Baragrey

June Dayton

Lois Hall

Berry Kroeger

Nancy Marchand

Una O'Connor

Richard Purdy

Synopsis:

Classic tale of the March Sisters; Part 1 concentrates on Meg's story.

 

3.18 [--] Studio One: LITTLE WOMEN Jo's Story (Part 2)

25-Dec-1950

Adapted by Sumner Locke Elliott

Based on a story by Louisa May Alcott

Directed by Lela Swift

Kent Smith ............ Professor Fritz Bhaer
Mary Sinclair ......... Jo
John Baragrey ......... John Brooke
Peg Hillias ........... Meg
Elizabeth Patterson ... Aunt March
June Dayton ........... Beth
Berry Kroeger
Richard Purdy
introducing
Nancy Marchand

Lois Hall

Una O'Connor

Synopsis:

Classic tale of the March Sisters; Part 2 tells Jo's story.

 

3.19 [--] Studio One: COLLECTOR'S ITEM

01-Jan-1951

Adapted by Allen Boretz & Ruby Sully

Based on a story by Lillian Day & Alfred Golden

Directed by Leonard Valenta

starring

Walter Slezak

Synopsis:

A fast-talking dealer in antiques makes his own rarities

when he cannot find them. [RF]

 

3.20 [--] Studio One: ENGLAND MADE ME

08-Jan-1951

adapted by Catherine Turney & Worthington Miner

story by Graham Greene

directed by Lela Swift

starring

Richard Waring  ...... Anthony
Joan Wetmore ........ Kate
Synopsis:
Kate persuades her incompetent brother Anthony to be her boyfriend's bodyguard.

 

3.21 [--] Studio One: THE TRACK OF THE CAT

15-Jan-1951

Adapted by Betty Loring

Based on the novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

Directed by Ralph Nelson

starring

Jane Seymour

Stanley Ridges

The Bridges, a family of ranchers in Sierra Nevada's are trapped

when a storm breaks out and leaves them stranded. [RF]

 

3.22 [--] Studio One: THE TRIAL OF JOHN PETER ZENGER

22-Jan-1951

Written by Irve Tunick

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Judson Laire

Henry Stephenson

Frank Sundstrom

Alfreda Wallace

Synopsis 1:

Zenger's legal difficulties resulted when he defied British rule in the colonies

and printed materials unflattering to King George and his surrogates in New York. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

The Zenger case is so important to American historians and

champions of the First Amendment because it represented a strong

 repudiation of British libel law and also marked an important fissure

 in the relationship between the American colonies and the mother country.

 

3.23 [--] Studio One: PUBLIC SERVANT

29-Jan-1951

Written by Hugh Pentecost

Directed by Ralph Nelson

starring

Sally Chamberlin

Hume Cronyn

 

3.24 [--] Studio One: THE TARGET

05-Feb-1951

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Story by Rita Weiman

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Henry Daniell

Sydney Smith

Beatrice Straight

Synopsis:

An estranged marriage is brought to the breaking point when the wife's

former lover arrives and a target shooting incident ends in tragedy. [RF]

 

3.25 [--] Studio One: NONE BUT MY FOE

12-Feb-1951

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Story by David Duncan

Directed by Peter Frye

starring

June Dayton

John Forsythe

Howard Freeman

Synopsis:

When the political paranoia grips the country, a man writes an anonymous letter

claiming he is going to poison a town's water supply, setting off a panic. [RF]

 

3.26 [--] Studio One: THE WAY THINGS ARE

19-Feb-1951

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Story by Josephine Lawrence

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Barbara Baxley

Richard Carlyle

Peg Hillias

 

3.27 [--] Studio One: THE AMBASSADORS

26-Feb-1951 (restaging)

Adapted by Worthington Miner & Lois Jacoby

Story by Henry James

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Judson Laire ....... Lambert Strether

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

Robert Sterling

Synopsis:
The story about the journey of Louis Lambert Strether--a fiftysomething man of the world

who has been dispatched abroad by a rich widow, Mrs. Newsome. His mission:

to save her son Chadwick from the clutches of a wicked European woman,

and to convince the prodigal to return to Woollett, Massachusetts. [RF]

 

3.28 [--] Studio One: ONE PAIR OF HANDS

05-Mar-1951

Adapted by Allen Boretz

Based on the 1939 novel by Monica Dickens,

the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens.

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Mildred Dunnock

Denholm Elliott

Catherine MacLeod

Synopsis:
A bored debutante decides to become a cook, because she once took

a French cuisine class. What ensues is a comedic "Upstairs, Downstairs"

tale between the wealthy upper class and the servants. [RF]

 

3.29 [--] Studio One: A CHILL ON THE WIND

12-Mar-1951

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Story by Edward Gibbons

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

John Conte

Sally Chamberlin

Richard Purdy

Beatrice Straight

Reba Tassell

 

3.30 [--] Studio One: HANGMAN'S HOUSE

19-Mar-1951

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Based on the novel by Donn Byrne

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Kevin McCarthy

Jessica Tandy

Synopsis:
A dying judge prepares his daughter's welfare by arranging her

marriage to a wealthy man whom she despises. [RF]

 

3.31 [--] Studio One: THE CASE OF KAREN SMITH

26-Mar-1951

Adapted by Peter Cardozo

Story by Viola Brothers Shaw

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Leslie Nielsen ....... Stan Janicek
Felicia Montealegre .. Karen Smith

James Westerfield

Synopsis:

A detective investigates the murder of a millionaire, which was

witnessed by a femme fatale. [RF]

 

3.32 [--] Studio One: WINTERTIME

02-Apr-1951

Adapted by Robert Woodruff Anderson

Story by Jan Valtin

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Patric Knowles

Anne Marno (aka Anne Bancroft)

Synopsis:

A sea captain returns home to post-war Germany to find it in ruins,

his shell-shocked fiancee missing a leg. When a lovely Latvian refugee

stows away on his ship, he decides to help her. [RF]

 

3.33 [--] Studio One: SHAKE THE STARS DOWN

09-Apr-1951

Adapted by Henry Myers

Story by Pamela Frankau

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Joseph Buloff

Beverly Whitney

Richard McMurray

Marilyn Monk

 

3.34 [--] Studio One: THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW

16-Apr-1951

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Story by Geoffrey Cotterell

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Patric Knowles

Maria Riva

Judith Evelyn

Don Dickinson

 

3.35 [--] Studio One: THE HAPPY HOUSEWIFE

23-Apr-1951

Written by Hedda Rosten

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

John Forsythe

June Dayton

Ann Shoemaker

Gloria Stroock

 

3.36 [--] Studio One: PORTRAIT BY REMBRANDT

30-Apr-1951

Written by Irve Tunick

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Maria Riva  .......... Hendrickje Stoffels
Berry Kroeger ...... Rembrandt Van Rijn

Synopsis:

A man obsessed with the woman he paints, is tormented by her death. [RF]

 

3.37 [--] Studio One: NO TEARS FOR HILDA

07-May-1951

Adapted by David Swift

Story by Andrew Garve

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

John Forsythe

Mary Sinclair

Tom Poston

Howard Smith

Synopsis:

A major in the Armed Forces who attempts to clear his pal,

 accused of murdering his wife. [RF]

 

3.38 [--] Studio One: THE OLD FOOLISHNESS

14-May-1951

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Story by Paul Vincent Carroll

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Dick Foran

Dennis Harrison

Una O'Connor

 

3.39 [--] Studio One: A CHANCE FOR HAPPINESS

21-May-1951

Adapted by Ted Berkman

Story by James Ronald

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Maria Riva

Francis Compton

Murray Matheson

Michael McAloney

 

3.40 [--] Studio One: HERE IS MY LIFE

28-May-1951

Adapted by Henry Myers

Story by Rita Weiman

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Judson Laire

Vivienne Segal

 

3.41 [--] Studio One: SHIELD FOR MURDER

04-Jun-1951

Adapted by Irve Tunick

Story by William P. McGivern

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Kevin McCarthy

Marcia Henderson

James Nolan

 

3.42 [--] Studio One: CORIOLANUS

11-Jun-1951

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Story by William Shakespeare

Directed by Paul Nickell

Set designer Richard Rychtarik

starring

Richard Greene  ...... Coriolanus
Sally Chamberlin .... Virgilia
Murray Matheson ..... Menenius
Frederick Worlock ... Cominius
Howard Freeman ...... Brutus
Judith Evelyn ....... Volumnia
Richard Purdy ....... Sicinius

Tom Poston ..... Sentry

Synopsis:

Updating of the Shakespearean play from Roman time to Fascist Italy.

 

3.43 [--] Studio One: SCREWBALL

18-Jun-1951

Producer Martin Ritt

Written by Mel Goldberg

Directed by Martin Ritt

starring

Dick Foran ....... Russ Adams

Cloris Leachman ....... Mrs. Adams

Lefty Gomez

 

3.44 [--] Studio One: LONELY BOY

25-Jun-1951

Producer Montgomery Ford

Written by Hugh Pentecost

Directed by John Peyser

starring

Jerome Cowan

Wright King

Mary Sinclair

 

3.45 [--] Studio One: THE SWAN

02-Jul-1951

Producer Montgomery Ford

Story by Ferenc Molnar

Directed by Walter Hart

starring

Maria Riva

John Newland

Alfred Ryder

 

3.46 [--] Studio One: NIGHTFALL

09-Jul-1951

Producer Jerry Danzig

Adapted by Max Ehrlich

Story by David Goodis

Directed by John Peyser

starring

John McQuade

Margaret Hayes

Herbert Rudley

Synopsis:
The cops, his girlfriend and his gang members are wondering why Vanning

won't leave his room, especially since he's sitting on $300,000.

 

3.47 [--] Studio One: THE APPLE TREE

16-Jul-1951

Producer Montgomery Ford

Adapted by David Shaw

Story by John Galsworthy

Directed by Walter Hart

starring

Lucy Vines

John Heldabrand

William Whitman

Synopsis:

A couple celebrating their silver wedding anniversary encounter

a past acquaintance.

 

3.48 [--] Studio One: TREMOLO

23-Jul-1951

Producer Jerry Danzig

Adapted by Mel Goldberg

Story by Ernest Borneman

Directed by John Peyser

starring

Dick Foran

Haila Stoddard

 

3.49 [--] Studio One: AT MRS. BEAM'S

30-Jul-1951 (Restaged from 28Nov49)

Producer Montgomery Ford

Adapted by Charles Monroe

Story by C.K. Munro

starring

Jean Adair

Claude Dauphin

Eva Gabor

Enid Markey

Una O'Connor

 

3.50 [--] Studio One: THE PINK HUSSAR

06-Aug-1951

Producer Jerry Danzig

Adapted by Doris Frankel

Story by Ben Hecht

Directed by Martin Magner

starring

Ludwig Donath

Howard Freeman

Scott McKay

 

3.51 [--] Studio One: THE RABBIT

13-Aug-1951

Producer Montgomery Ford

Adapted by Philo Higley

Story by Morton Grant

Directed by John Peyser

starring

Maria Riva

Richard Purdy

 

3.52 [--] Studio One: RUN FROM THE SUN

20-Aug-1951

Producer Jerry Danzig

Adapted by Worthington Miner & Mel Goldberg

Story by William Krasner

Directed by Byron Paul

starring

Gaby Rodgers

Marc Daniels

Paul Ford

Cliff Hall

Synopsis:

A WWII veteran is framed for his wife's murder. [RF]

 

3.53 [--] Studio One: SUMMER HAD BETTER BE GOOD

27-Aug-1951

Producer Jerry Danzig

Adapted by Alvin Sapinsley

Story by Ruth McKenney

Directed by John Peyser

starring

Katharine Bard

William Eythe

 

3.54 [--] Studio One: MR. MUMMERY'S SUSPICION

03-Sep-1951

Producer Montgomery Ford

Adapted by Alvin Sapinsley

Story by Dorothy L. Sayers

Directed by Martin Magner

starring

Faith Brook

Francis Compton

Roland Young

Josephine Brown

Rex O'Malley

Synopsis:

British sleuth Mr. Mummery is out to catch a cook who disappeared after

poisoning her guests. Wait a minute, Mr. Mummery just hired a new cook! [RF]

 

3.55 [--] Studio One: THE GUINEA PIG

10-Sep-1951

Producer Montgomery Ford

Adapted by Sam Locke

Based on the story "Just Hold My Hand" by Dr. T. Bawer

Directed by Roy Fowler

starring

Richard Kiley

Ruth Ford

Jack O'Brien

Beatrice Arthur

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