CTVA US Anthology - "Westinghouse Studio One" (CBS) Season 4 (1951-52)

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 Season 4 (CBS) (1951-52)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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########## Westinghouse Studio One ###########
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  CBS Mondays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (weekly)

All episodes produced by Worthington Miner in Season 4

 

4.01 [--] Studio One: THE ANGELIC AVENGERS

17-Sep-1951

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Pierre Andrezel (Isak Dinesen)

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Maria Riva

Murray Matheson

Mary Sinclair

Richard Purdy

 

4.02 [--] Studio One: THE LITTLE BLACK BAG

24-Sep-1951

Adapted by Lois Jacoby & Paul Peters

Based on Samuel R. Golding's novel "The Mailed Fist"

directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Howard St. John

Harry Townes

Eli Mintz

 

4.03 [--] Studio One: THE IDOL OF SAN VITTORE 

01-Oct-1951

(aka Cell Block Eight, Escape From Fear)

Adapted by Jane Hinton

Based on a story by Indro Montanelli

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Eduardo Ciannelli ....... General Andreas della Rovere

Maria Riva

Synopsis:

The story of General Andreas della Rovere who was imprisoned by the Nazis

and inspired fellow prisoners, despite the fact that he never existed! [RF]

 

4.04 [--] Studio One: MIGHTY LIKE A ROGUE

08-Oct-1951

Adapted by Louis Meltzer (Lewis)

Based on a story by Day Keene

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Tom Ewell ....... Willie Mason

Nita Talbot ....... Connie Mason

Joshua Shelley ....... Arturo

Herbert Evers ....... Scott Magruder

Leslie Barrett ....... Keagle

Gerald Milton ....... Gorgo

James Shelton ....... Elmo

Don Fellows ....... Turney

Pauline Drake ....... The Waitress

Synopsis:

A western comedy about the dingy wife of an outlaw who takes the rap for

him and goes to prison, coming home with some new ideas. [RF]

 

4.05 [--] Studio One: COLONEL JUDAS

15-Oct-1951

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Derwent Davies

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Anthony Dawson

Iris Jensen

Robert H. Harris

Synopsis:

A Czech ballerina is reminded of her family behind the Iron Curtain and blackmailed

into trapping a British spy for the Russians. But the spy is really a double agent. [RF]

 

4.06 [--] Studio One: MACBETH

22-Oct-1951

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on the play by William Shakespeare

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Charlton Heston ....... Macbeth

Judith Evelyn ....... Lady Macbeth

Synopsis:

Macbeth besieged by guilt and illness while Lady Macbeth tends to him.

 

4.07 [--] Studio One: THEY SERVED THE MUSES

29-Oct-1951

Adapted by Elizabeth Hart

Based on a story by Kressman Taylor

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Herbert Evers

Priscilla Gillette

Noel Leslie

Frances Farmer

 

4.08 [--] Studio One: THE HERO

05-Nov-1951

Written by Irwin Lewis

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Ray Walston

Patricia Collinge

Paul Hartman

 

4.09 [--] Studio One: A BOLT OF LIGHTNING (verified on film)

12-Nov-1951

Produced by Worthington Miner
Written by Irve Tunick
Directed by Paul Nickell
Musical Director Ben Ludlow
Settings Richard Rychtarik
Announcer Paul Branson
starring
Charlton Heston ..... James Otis
Romney Brent ........ Governor Bernard
Elizabeth Johnson ... Mary Otis
Rita Vale ........... Ruth Otis
Anne Seymour ........ Mercy Warren
Harry Townes ........ Sam Adams
Frank Overton ....... John Emroy
with
Lloyd Bochner
Shirley Ballard
Rudulph Justice Watson
Harry M. Cooke
George Ives
Roy Johnson
Jon Lormer
Rita Morley
Marvyn Dorkin
Robert Haines

Synopsis:

Revolutionary War story about Boston attorney and patriot James Otis,

who battled the British troops' right to search colonists' homes.  [RF]

*NOTE: Thomas M. Paradine is the guest speaker for

America History Appreciation Month at the end of the episode.

 

4.10 [--] Studio One: THE KING IN YELLOW

19-Nov-1951

Adapted by Betty Loring

Based on a story by Raymond Chandler

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Jack Palance

Carol Bruce

Synopsis:

A  seedy glimpse at Los Angeles, complete with crooked cops,

double-crossing dames, and greedy opportunists. [RF]

 

4.11 [--] Studio One: THE DANGEROUS YEARS

26-Nov-1951

Adapted by Basil Beyea

Based on a story by Leo Davis & Basil Beyea

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Maria Riva

Harry Townes

Frances Farmer

 

4.12 [--] Studio One: MUTINY ON THE NICHOLETTE [verified on film -RF]
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03-Dec-1951 CBS Mon
Producer Worthington Miner
Teleplay by Joseph Liss
Story by James Norman based on the short Story "The Ship That Failed".
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
Settings Willard Levitas
Announcer Paul Branson
starring
Boris Karloff ........ Skaggs
Anthony Ross ...... Miller
Ralph Nelson ....... Lt. Clark
Dan C. Morgan ..... Gill (as Dan Morgan)
James Westerfield ... Bilgeboy
Victor Thorley ....... Karl
Victor Rendina ...... Carlos
James Goodwin .... Kid
Tommy Nello ......... Needles
Frank Silvera .......... Sailor
Synopsis:
A man discovers that the good ship Nicholette is carrying a cargo of weapons, and in order to prevent
a war, he stages a mutiny with the crew against the Captain. [RF]
*Note: The life ring has the ship called Nicolette.

 

4.13 [--] Studio One: THE LEGEND OF JENNY LIND

10-Dec-1951

Written by Irve Tunick

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Priscilla Gillette

Thomas Mitchell

 

4.14 [--] Studio One: THE INNOCENCE OF PASTOR MULLER

17-Dec-1951

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Story by Carlo Beuf

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

John Baragrey

Maria Riva

Walter Slezak

Synopsis:

The friend of a pleasant minister has invented a camera that takes a strange kind of photo,

and with it, he plans to put Germany in a position to rule the world. [RF]

 

4.15 [--] Studio One: SARA CREWE

24-Dec-1951

Adapted by Elizabeth Hart

Story by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Iris Mann

Henry Stephenson

 

4.16 [--] Studio One: THE PARIS FEELING

31-Dec-1951

Adapted by Patricia Collinge

Story by Paul Horgan

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Ann Gillis

Wright King

Lili Darvas

Guy Williams

Synopsis:

In post-WWII Paris, a GI meets a girl in a hotel elevator and falls in love. [RF]

 

4.17 [--] Studio One: THE DEVIL IN VELVET

07-Jan-1952

Adapted by Sumner Locke Elliott

Story by John Dickson Carr

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Whit Bissell

Phyllis Kirk

Joan Wetmore

 

4.18 [--] Studio One: WATERFRONT BOSS

14-Jan-1952

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Story by Edward D. Radin

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Kent Smith

Ron Hargrave

 

4.19 [--] Studio One: THE OTHER FATHER

21-Jan-1952

Written by Laura Z. Hobson

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Peg Hillias

Judson Laire

 

4.20 [--] Studio One: BURDEN OF GUILT

28-Jan-1952

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Story by John Hawkins and Ward Hawkins

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Ralph Nelson

Kirby Grant

Anthony Ross

Robert Stanton

Synopsis:

Crooked politicians and rival gangs of mobsters are fighting over turf. [RF]

 

4.21 [--] Studio One: A CANDLE FOR ST. JUDE

04-Feb-1952

Adapted by Elizabeth Hart

Story by Rumer Godden

Directed by Paul Nickell

Choreographed by Ruth Anna Boris

starring

Lili Darvas

Betty Low

Marc Platt

Tanaquil Le Clercq

Synopsis:

The story of the ballet and the young, talented dancers

 using it as a creative force. [RF]

 

4.22 [--] Studio One: PAGODA 

11-Feb-1952

(aka Rangoon Run)

Adapted by Joseph Liss

Story by James Atlee Phillips

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

John Forsythe

Sono Osato

Cyril Ritchard

Richard Loo

Synopsis:

The owner of a charter airline must cope with disease

and betrayal in war-torn Burma. [RF]

 

4.23 [--] Studio One: SUCCESS STORY

18-Feb-1952

Written by Howard Merrill

Story by Donald Robinson

Adapted from the John Howard Lawson play.

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Harry Townes

Sally Chamberlin
Robert Dale Martin
Synopsis:
A 'Rags to Riches' story about novelist Horatio Alger's life about

tragic events and huge disappointments. [RF]

 

4.24 [--] Studio One: LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN

25-Feb-1952

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Based on a story by Stefan Zweig

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Jean-Pierre Aumont

Melvyn Douglas

Viveca Lindfors

Synopsis:

The story of a tragic love affair between a woman and

a musician during World War I in Vienna. [RF]

 

4.25 [--] Studio One: TEN THOUSAND HORSES SINGING

03-Mar-1952

Adapted by Karl Tunberg

Story by Robert Carson

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

James Dean ........ Hotel Bellboy

John Forsythe

Catherine MacLeod

Vaughn Taylor

 

4.26 [--] Studio One: THE WINGS OF THE DOVE

10-Mar-1952

Adapted by Howard Merrill

Story by Henry James

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Charlton Heston

Stella Andrews

Felicia Montealegre

Synopsis:

An American journalist falls in love with a Londoner. [RF]

 

4.27 [--] Studio One: THE VINTAGE YEARS

17-Mar-1952

Adapted by Robert Soderberg & Edith Somer

Story by F. Hugh Herbert

Based on the play by L. Bus-Fekete

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Una O'Connor

Walter Slezak

 

4.28 [--] Studio One: MISS HARGREAVES

24-Mar-1952

Adapted by Sumner Locke Elliott

Story by Frank Baker

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Tony Randall

Mary Wickes

 

4.29 [--] Studio One: THE STORY OF MEG MALLORY

31-Mar-1952

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Story by William Dozier

Directed by Paul Nickell

Settings by Willard Levitas
Announcer Paul Branson
Narrated by Don Hollenbeck
starring
Thomas Mitchell ..... Mayor William Mallory
Skip Homeier ........ Carl Green
Logan Field ......... Robert Downs
introducing
Wendy Drew .......... Meg Mallory
Charles Cooper ...... Dan Green
John Boruff ......... Sid Proctor
Charles Jordan ...... Walt Conroy
Sydney Smith ........ Graham Prentiss
Morton L. Stevens ... Roy Danvers
Victor Rendina ...... Droppo
Ron Johnson ......... Jailor
Synopsis:

The mayor's daughter is kidnapped but soon falls

 in love with one of her captors. [RF]

 

4.30 [--] Studio One: PONTIUS PILATE

07-Apr-1952

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Story by Michael Dyne

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

Settings by Paul Sylbert
starring

Cyril Ritchard ....... Pontius Pilate
Geraldine Fitzgerald.. Claudia Procula
Madge Elliott ........ Calpurnia
Berry Kroeger ........ Caiaphas
Francis L. Sullivan .. King Herod
Richard Purdy ........ Annius
Robert Duke .......... Manlius
Louise Larabee ....... Herodlis
Alan Shayne .......... Joseph of Arimathea
Anthony Hawtrey ...... Lucius

Synopsis:

Set 15 years after the Crucifixion, the story is told from the Roman governor's

point of view. Which depicts Pilate as a victim of circumstances. [RF]

 

4.31 [--] Studio One: HOLD BACK THE NIGHT

14-Apr-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Adapted by Mel Goldberg

Story by Pat Frank

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

John Forsythe

Lee Philips

Betty Furness

Synopsis:

A group of Marines reminiscing about home as they try to hold onto

a mountain pass in North Korea, 1950. [RF]

 

4.32 [--] Studio One: LILY, THE QUEEN OF THE MOVIES

21-Apr-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Adapted by Alvin Sapinsley

Story by Paul Gallico

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Glynis Johns

Richard Ney

David B. Greene

 

4.33 [--] Studio One: THE DEEP DARK

28-Apr-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Adapted by Mel Goldberg

Story by Montgomery Atwater

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Lili Darvas

Skip Homeier

Victor Thorley

Synopsis:
A coal mine disaster destroys the faith of one family. [TA]

 

4.34 [--] Studio One: TREASURE ISLAND

05-May-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Peter Avrano ....... Jim Hawkins

Francis L. Sullivan ....... Long John Silver

Albert Dekker ...... Billy Bones

Synopsis:

There's treasure to be found in Flint's map leading

 Long John Silver and his pirates to his hiding spot.

*Note: Live parrots, sword fights and a ship for this live

production was executed with any problems. [RF]

 

4.35 [--] Studio One: THEY CAME TO BAGHDAD

12-May-1952

Adaptation of Agatha Christies' novel.

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

June Dayton

Richard Kiley

Bramwell Fletcher 

Beatrice Arthur

Synopsis:

Unfortunately the word is out, and an underground organization in the Middle East

 is planning to sabotage the talks. Into this explosive situation skips Victoria Jones,

 a girl with a yearning for adventure who gets more than she bargains for when

 a wounded agent dies in her hotel room. [RF]

 

4.36 [--] Studio One: A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT

19-May-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Adapted by Alvin Sapinsley

Based on a story by Mark Twain

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Boris Karloff

Thomas Mitchell

Berry Kroeger

Synopsis:

Classic tale of a modern New Englander who travels back to the time

of King Arthur and battles Merlin the Magician. [RF]

 

4.37 [--] Studio One: ABRAHAM LINCOLN

26-May-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Adapted by David Shaw

Story by John Drinkwater

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Robert Pastene ....... Lincoln

James Dean ....... William Scott

Judith Evelyn

Synopsis:

The story of court-martialed Union soldier William Scott, who is slated for

execution for sleeping on duty after he was sent for by Lincoln. [RF]

 

4.38 [--] Studio One: CAPTAIN-GENERAL OF THE ARMIES

02-Jun-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Adapted by James Costigan

Story by Robert Sherman Townes

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Richard Carlson

Lydia Clarke

Victor Jory

 

4.39 [--] Studio One: LOVERS AND FRIENDS

09-Jun-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Written by David Shaw

Story by Dodie Smith

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Jane Wyatt

Murray Matheson

 

4.40 [--] Studio One: INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT

16-Jun-1952

 (aka Frontier Incident)

Producer Donald Davis

Written by Whitfield Cook

Story by S.B. Hough

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Lloyd Bridges

Victor Jory

Patricia Wheel

 

4.41 [--] Studio One: THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN

23-Jun-1952 (restaging of 19Jun1950)

Producer John Haggott

Adapted by Charles Monroe

Story by Kelly Roos

Directed by Martin Magner

starring

Judith Parrish

Butch Cavell

Robert Pastene

Robert Webber

Synopsis:

The murder of crippled Mr. Otis a boarder at the boarding house is investigated. [TA]

 

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

30-Jun-1952 (restaged from 06Nov1950)

Producer Martin Manulis

Adapted by Worthington Miner

Story by Aben Kandel

Directed by Matt Harlib

starring

Lee Grant

Tom Helmore

Synopsis:

An arrogant conman who sells a fraudulent household cleaner takes a

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

 

4.43 [--] Studio One: THE ROCKINGHAM TEA SET

14-Jul-1952 (restaged 23Jan1950)

Producer John Haggott

Adapted by Worthington Miner & Mathew Harlib

Story by Virginia Douglas Dawson

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Scott Forbes

Cloris Leachman

Margaret Phillips

 

4.44 [--] Studio One: THE LAST THING I DO

28-Jul-1952

Producer William Speir

Written by Ted Murkland & Max Wilk

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Whit Bissell

Richard McMurray

Shepperd Strudwick

 

4.45 [--] Studio One: JANE EYRE

04-Aug-1952 (restaged 12Dec1949)

Producer Martin Manulis

Adapted by James P. Cavanagh

Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte

Directed by Jack Gage

Settings Richard Rychtarik
starring
Katharine Bard ..... Jane Eyre
Kevin McCarthy ..... Rochester
Nan McFarland ...... Grace Poole
Eva Leonard Boyne .. Lady Ingram
Jane Surrey ........ Leah
Francis Compton .... Briggs
Frances Starr ...... Mrs. Fairfax
Guy Spaull ......... Mason
Veronica Cole ...... Adele
Hamish Cochrane .... Reverend Woods
Doris Roberts ...... The Madwoman
Synopsis:
A poor orphan girl against all odds, whose love and

determination save the tormented hero Rochester. [RF]
 

4.46 [--] Studio One: THE MAN THEY ACQUITTED

11-Aug-1952

Producer William Speir

Adapted by Mary Orr & Reginald Denham

Story by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham

Directed by Lela Swift

starring

Robert Coote

Patricia Wheel

Joan Wetmore

Synopsis:

A doctor is accused of poisoning his evil, invalid wife. The title tells the results of his trial,

but his attempt at a new life in Ireland runs into the expected complications. [RF]

 

4.47 [--] Studio One: ONE IN A MILLION

18-Aug-1952

Producer John Haggott

Written by Victor Wolfson

Directed by David Rich

starring

Royal Dano

Stefan Schnabel

Reinhold Schunzel

 

4.48 [--] Studio One: THE GOOD COMPANIONS

25-Aug-1952

Based on a story by J.B. Priestly

starring

Edith Fellows

Hamish Menzies

 

4.49 [--] Studio One: STAN, THE KILLER

01-Sep-1952

Adapted by Paul Monash
Based on Georges Simenon's novel
Directed by Paul Nickell
starring

Romney Brent  ..... Maigret
Eli Wallach .... Stan
Lisa Ferraday
Synopsis:
A French inspector and his Polish assistant who must stop a murderer in Paris. [TA]
 

4.50 [--] Studio One: THE HAPPY HOUSEWIFE 

08-Sep-1952

(aka The One I Love)

Producer John Haggott

Written by Hedda Rosten

Directed by David Rich

starring

Gene Williams

 

4.51 [--] Studio One: THE SHADOWY THIRD

15-Sep-1952 (restaged from 29Jun1949)

Written by Ellen Glasgow

starring

Carmen Mathews

Geraldine Page

Robert Pastene

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