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 Season 5 (CBS) (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


########## Westinghouse Studio One ###########
############## season 5 1952-53 ##############
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  CBS Mondays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (weekly)
Various producers from now till the end of Studio One.

 

5.01 [--] Studio One: THE KILL

22-Sep-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Adapted by Reginald Rose

From the novel "The Mountains Have No Shadow"  by Owen Cameron

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Grace Kelly

Nina Foch

Dick Foran

 

5.02 [--] Studio One: THE SQUARE PEG (verified on film)

29-Sep-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Written by Alvin Sapinsley

Based on the novel by George Malcolm-Smith

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Thomas Mitchell ..... Jack Guzzow
Orson Bean .......... Harvey B. Hines
Hildy Parks ......... Mabel Prentice
Howard Smith ........ Inch Ravel
Jan Leighton ........ Jolly Boy Dufour
Sally Gracie ........ Millie Bohak
Sanford Seeger ...... Tumblers
Rock Rogers ......... Mr. Prestopnick
Donald Keyes ........ Mr. MacIntosh
Carl Bensen ......... Policeman
James Rafferty ...... Desk Clerk
Dennis Cross ........ Bellboy
William Remick ...... Doorman
*
Settings by Henry May

Synopsis:

A psychologist who evaluates a gangster's crew. [RF]

 

5.03 [--] Studio One: THE DOCTOR'S WIFE

06-Oct-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Written by David Shaw

Story by Nelia Gardner White

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

June Lockhart

John Dall

Synopsis:

A doctor marries but isn't over his previous love.
 

5.04 [--] Studio One: LITTLE MEN, BIG WORLD

13-Oct-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Written by Reginald Rose

Story by W.R. Burnett

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Jack Palance

Shepperd Strudwick

Ray Walston

Synopsis:

A group of gangsters from a mid-sized city who are getting

squeezed out by their big city counterparts. [RF]

*Also listed as Little Man, Big World.

 

5.05 [--] Studio One: THE GREAT CONSPIRACY

20-Oct-1952

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Scott Forbes

Priscilla Gillette

 Synopsis:
A dictator is unaware that his advisors are plotting his assassination. [RF]
*Note: This live action drama featured a live tiger, explosions

and balcony fist-fight without problems. Pretty amazing for 1952.
 

5.06 [--] Studio One: THE LOVE LETTER

27-Oct-1952

Producer Donald Davis

Based on "The Druid Circle" by John Van Druten

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Dennis King

Richard Waring

 

5.07 [--] Studio One: THE ASTONISHING MR. GLENCANNON

10-Nov-1952

(aka The Incredible Mr. Glencannon)

Producer John Haggott

Written by Alvin Sapinsley

Story by Guy Gilpatric

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

John McQuade

Rhys Williams

 

5.08 [--] Studio One: PLAN FOR ESCAPE

17-Nov-1952

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Peggy Ann Garner ....... Honey Weber/Frances Westling

Jean Carson ....... Mary Warren

Frank Overton ....... Alan Wall

Bruce Gordon ....... Dave Weber

Anne Seymour ...... Mrs. Bailey

Victor Thorley ....... Timashin

Robert Webber ....... Skeets

Synopsis:

When her gangster husband dies, a woman tries

to break free from the underworld. [RF]

 

5.09 [--] Studio One: THE FORMULA

24-Nov-1952

Producer John Haggott

Written by Reginald Rose

Story by Gordon Sager

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Gene Lyons

Patricia Wheel

Frances Starr

Synopsis:

An American spy and his wife help the widow of a Swiss scientist search for

the hidden formula of his psycho-active gas that erases the will to resist.

 Of course, other agents are trying to get to it first. [RF]

 

5.10 [--] Studio One: I AM JONATHAN SCRIVENER

01-Dec-1952

Written by Brainerd Duffield

From a novel by Claude Houghton

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

John Forsythe

John McQuade

Maria Riva

Everett Sloane

Felicia Montealegre

Synopsis:

The tale of Jonathan Scrivener, told through his conversations

with his secretary and his colleagues. [RF]

 

5.11 [--] Studio One: THE HOSPITAL [verified on film -RF]
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08-Dec-1952 CBS Mon
Producer Fletcher Markle
Written by A.J. Russell
Story by Kenneth Fearing
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
Technical advisor Dr. Stanley Barash
Settings by Willard Levitas
Editorial Supervisor Vincent O'Connor
Announcer Paul Branson
starring
Victor Jory .............. Dr. Kane
Leslie Nielsen ........ Dr. Clayborn
George Mathews ... Jarnecke
Nancy Marchand .... Miss Marmon
Helen Auerbach ..... Helen Russell
John Connell .......... The Soldier
P.J. Kelly ................ Joe Shavaun
Irene Hubbard ........ Charmaine Scully
Conrad Bain ........... Dr. Caldwell
David Opatoshu ..... Morris
Biff McGuire ........... Riley
Hewley D'Abreu ..... Dr. Sutton
Nan McFarland ....... Nurse Kapke
Rosina Fernhoff ..... Miss Cresswell
Miriam Goldina ....... Lola Romera
Synopsis:
A hospital kitchen employee shuts off the main power while in a state of inebriation, throwing the hospital
into darkness and disarray. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The behind-the-scenes story of life in an infirmary of physicians, patients and workers, The entire action
takes place in the few minutes before and after a drunken helper turns off the master switches at the hospital,
throwing the building into darkness. [RF]

 

5.12 [--] Studio One: THE GREAT LADY

15-Dec-1952

Adapted by Robert Wallsten

From the novel "The Green Room" by Hamilton Basso

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

James Daly

Lili Darvas

Rosemary Harris

Martita Hunt

 

5.13 [--] Studio One: THE NATIVITY

22-Dec-1952

Producer Fletcher Markle

Written by Andrew Allan

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Miriam Wolfe

Thomas Chalmers

Hurd Hatfield

Paul Tripp

Synopsis:
A moving musical of the Nativity scene.

The lighting and staging effects make this a memorable event.

*Note: With the Robert Shaw Chorale.

Opening script:
This is the story of the First Christmas.
The language may at first seem strange yest through it we begin

to realize an old an unquesitoning Faith ... and the sense men once

had at the majesty and simplicity of great events.

 

5.14 [--] Studio One: YOUNG MAN ADAM

29-Dec-1952

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Cindy Carson

Audrey Christie

Elspeth Eric

Alex Nicol

 

5.15 [--] Studio One: BLACK RAIN

05-Jan-1953

Producer Fletcher Markle

Adapted by Gerald Savory

Based on a novel by Georges Simenon

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Fay Bainter

Harry Townes

Nan McFarland

Susan Halloran

Synopsis:

A happy but impoverished family has to decide on continuing their present

 happiness for a secure financial future when their rich yet troublesome

aunt comes to live with them. [RF]

 

5.16 [--] Studio One: THE TRIAL OF JOHN PETER ZENGER (verified on film)

12-Jan-1953  (restaging of 22Jan51)
Producer Fletcher Markle
written by Irve Tunick
Directed by Paul Nickell
Settings Richard Rychtarik
Editorial Supervisor Vincent McConnor
Announcer Paul Grison
starring
Eddie Albert ........ John Peter Zenger
Marian Seldes ....... Anna Zenger
Frederick Worlock ... Andrew Hamilton
Murray Matheson ..... James De Lancey
Jacques Aubuchon .... Governor Cosby
Douglas Wood ........ Rip Van Dam
Carl Frank .......... Bradley
John W. Austin ...... James Alexander
Leslie Barrie ....... William Smith
Ian Martin .......... Symes
Barry Ross .......... Samuel
Frank Wilson ........ Noah
Henry Barnard ....... Chambers
Rudulph Justice Watson .. Clerk
Emory Richardson .... Peter
Dennis Cross ........ Guard
Harry M. Cooke ...... Jailer
*
Ballads sung by Martin Newman
*

Synopsis:

To criticize the English crown or its representatives in the 18th century was

a crime of treason. John Peter Zenger printed articles concerning a new governorís

dispute with the New York Supreme Court in his newspaper and was brought to trial

for seditious libel He was defended by the original Philadelphia lawyer,

Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton successfully argued for freedom of the press,

suggesting that American enjoyed greater freedom than citizens of Great Britain,

including the right to print truthful criticism of the government. Although the jurors were

instructed by a judge (appointed by the governor) that they were only to consider

whether Zenger printed the articles, not their veracity, Hamilton had already argued

that they were free to ignore the instructions and render the verdict according to their

own consciences. This was the first case in which truth was asserted as a defense in

a libel suit as well as one of the first instances of jury nullification in the U.S. [RF]

 

5.17 [--] Studio One: SIGNAL THIRTY-TWO

19-Jan-1953

Producer Fletcher Markle

Adapted by Stanley Niss

Based on a story by Mackinley Kantor

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Roy Roberts

Gene Lyons
Jacqueline Susann
Robert Dryden
Synopsis:
Two rookie cops, one is honest and follows the rules

and the other breaks them and is crooked. [RF]

 

5.18 [--] Studio One: TO A MOMENT OF TRIUMPH

26-Jan-1953

Written by Robert Wallsten

From a novel by Pamela Frankau

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Maria Riva

James Daly ........ Cartoonist

Cecil Parker ........ Newspaper Publisher

 

5.19 [--] Studio One: MARK OF CAIN

02-Feb-1953

Producer Fletcher Markle

Written by Stanley Niss

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Warren Stevens

Mildred Dunnock

Everett Sloane

Betty Furness

Synopsis:

A young man on parole from Sing Sing who tries to start his life with a clean slate.

After seven years in prison his mother and his girlfriend are glad to see him,

but his brother is less than warm.  [RF]

 

5.20 [--] Studio One: THE RIVER GARDEN

09-Feb-1953

Written by James Costigan

From a novel by Grace M. Boynton

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Patricia Collinge

Richard Webb

Betsy Palmer

Synopsis:

In China in 1944 the story of a missionary teacher called "Teacher Jane",

who is recovering from her injury during a bombing in Chun King. [RF]

 

5.21 [--] Studio One: THE WALSH GIRLS

16-Feb-1953

Producer Fletcher Markle

Written by A.J. Russell

Story by Elizabeth Janeway

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Mary Orr

Jane Wyatt

 

5.22 [--] Studio One: THE SHOW PIECE

23-Feb-1953

 (aka The Show Place)

Written by Emerson Crocker

Story by Booth Tarkington

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

James Dunn

Ernest Parmentier

Jean Jordan

 

5.23 [--] Studio One: MY BELOVED HUSBAND

02-Mar-1953

Producer Fletcher Markle

Written by Robert Wallsten

Story by Philip Loraine

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Mary Alice Moore

Ruth Warrick

 

5.24 [--] Studio One: THE GARRETSON CHRONICLE

09-Mar-1953

Adapted by A.J. Russell

Story by Gerald Warner Brace

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Nana Bryant

Murray Matheson

Tom Taylor

Frederick Worlock

 

5.25 [--] Studio One: A BREATH OF AIR

16-Mar-1953

Producer Fletcher Markle

Written by Brainerd Duffield

Story by Rumer Godden

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Margaret O'Brien

Everett Sloane

 

5.26 [--] Studio One: THE EDGE OF EVIL

23-Mar-1953

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

James Daly

Sally Forrest

 

5.27 [--] Studio One: AT MIDNIGHT ON THE THIRTY-FIRST OF MARCH

30-Mar-1953

Producer Fletcher Markle

Written by Robert Anderson

Story by Josephine Young Case

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

June Lockhart

Anthony Ross

Paul Tripp

 

5.28 [--] Studio One: SHADOW OF THE DEVIL

06-Apr-1953

Written by A.J. Russell

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

James Dunn

Mercedes McCambridge

Lin McCarthy

 

5.29 [--] Studio One: THE MAGIC LANTERN

13-Apr-1953

Producer Fletcher Markle

Written by Brainerd Duffield

Story by Robert Carson

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Rex O'Malley

Nils Asther

James Dunn

Leatrice Joy

Dorothy Mackaill

Carmel Myers

 

5.30 [--] Studio One: THE FATHERS

20-Apr-1953

Written by Henry Kane

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Nancy Kelly

Shepperd Strudwick

 

5.31 [--] Studio One: ALONG CAME A SPIDER

27-Apr-1953

Written by Stanley Niss

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

James Daly

Felicia Montealegre

 

5.32 [--] Studio One: BIRTHRIGHT

04-May-1953

Written by Emerson Crocker

From a novel by Claude Houghton

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Patricia Benoit

Jackie Cooper

Everett Sloane

Estelle Winwood

 

5.33 [--] Studio One: KING COFFIN

11-May-1953

Producer Fletcher Markle

Written by Wyllis Cooper

Story by Conrad Aiken

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Zachary Scott

Ruth Ford

Synopsis:
A psychopathic writer bent on killing a stranger but

winds up using a gun on himself. [RF]

 

5.34 [--] Studio One: THE LAUGH MAKER (verified on film RF)

18-May-1953

Video Playlist - The Laugh Maker (6pt)

Produced by Fletcher Markle
Written by A.J. Russell
Directed by Paul Nickell
Music composed by Jackie Gleason
starring
Jacke Gleason ....... Jerry Giles
Art Carney .......... Bill Berkson
Rita Morley ......... Peggy Trent
Marian Seldes ....... Belle Giles
Sally Gracie ........ Flo Stevens
Mischa Auer ......... Cosmo
Carl Frank .......... Tom Warner
Marie Stacy ......... Hatcheck Girl
Rudulph Watson ...... Headwaiter
Victor Rendina ...... Harry Gold
Joseph Roman ........ Floor Manager
Bill Clifton ........ Piano Player
Charles Reynolds .... Director
Jerry Hackady ....... Electrician
Robert Claborne ..... Writer
Tom Gorman .......... 1st Man
Joe Graham .......... 2nd Man
*
Settings by Rouben Ter-arutunian
Editorial Supervisor Vincent McConnor
Dresses by Hannah Stoie and Will Steinman

Synopsis:

Jerry Giles, a tortured comic is appearing at the Island Night Club,

he is afraid of failure and being pestered by Manhattan

magazine writer Bill Berkson drives him to the edge. [RF]

 

5.35 [--] Studio One: FLY WITH THE HAWK

24-May-1953

Producer Fletcher Markle

Written by Stanley Niss

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

Mercedes McCambridge

James Daly

 

5.36 [--] Studio One: RENDEZVOUS

01-Jun-1953

Written by Robert Wallsten

Story by Vincent McConnor

Directed by Paul Nickell

starring

Lorne Greene

Lin McCarthy

Jarmila Novotna

Jarmila Daubek

Nicholas Joy

Andre D'Arly

Logan Ramsey

Noel Leslie

Glenn Anders

Marcel Hillaire

Miriam Wolfe

Michael Donahue

Louise Buckley

Synopsis:

A retired conductor of an American symphony orchestra arrives

 in France with his young composer-protege and meets a woman

 he had known many years before. [RF]

 

5.37 [--] Studio One: CONFLICT

08-Jun-1953

Producer Fletcher Markle

Written by A.J. Russell

Directed by Franklin Schaffner

starring

John Forsythe

Nancy Kelly

Synopsis:

A prisoner of war returns home after being declared dead

and finds that his money and property have been left by his father

to his childhood sweetheart, who refuses to return it. [RF]

 

5.38 [--] Studio One: THE PARIS FEELING

22-Jun-1953

Producer John Haggott

Adapted by Patricia Collinge

Story by Paul Horgan

Directed by Matt Harlib

starring

Marshall Thompson

Lilia Skala

Mischa Auer

Vinton Haworth

Boris Marshalov

Odette Myrtil

Susan Douglas

Synopsis:

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

Comedy of young love and its aggravating problems, as lived through

by a young American officer and a lovely French girl. [RF]

 

5.39 [--] Studio One: GREED

29-Jun-1953

Producer John Haggott

Written by Louise Pelletier

Story by Jack Finke

starring

Diana Douglas

Hurd Hatfield

Donald McKee

 

5.40 [--] Studio One: BEYOND REASON

06-Jul-1953 (restaged from 09Jan1950)

Producer John Haggott

Written by Devery Freeman

Directed by James Sheldon

starring

Elizabeth Ross

Anthony Dawson

Patricia Wheel

Tom Coley

Addison Richards

G. Albert Smith

Synopsis:

A young wife is confronted with circumstantial evidence

 that her husband is trying to kill her. [RF]

 

5.41 [--] Studio One: END OF THE HONEYMOON

13-Jul-1953

Adapted by Raphael Hayes

Story by Belloc Lowndes

starring

Eva Marie Saint

John Kerr

Ruth Warrick

David Stewart

Zolya Talma

Synopsis:

An English girl is desolated by the disappearance of her bridegroom

on their Paris honeymoon trip. [RF]

 

5.42 [--] Studio One: THE SHADOW OF A MAN

20-Jul-1953 (restaged from 27Nov1950)

Producer John Haggott

Written by May Sarton

Directed by Allen Reisner

starring

Claude Dauphin

Lydia St. Clair

 

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

27-Jul-1953 (restaged from 19Nov1951)

Producer John Haggott

Adapted by Betty Loring

Story by Raymond Chandler

Directed by James Sheldon

starring

Kevin McCarthy

Constance Ford

Charles Nolte

 

5.44 [--] Studio One: THE ROMAN KID

03-Aug-1953

Producer John Haggott

Adapted by Reginald Rose

Story by Paul Gallico

Directed by Judson Whiting

starring

Joe Maross

Mike Wallace

Santos Ortega

Victor Varconi

Patricia Wheel

 

5.45 [--] Studio One: FLOWERS FROM A STRANGER

10-Aug-1953

Producer John Haggott

Adapted by Jack Finke

Story by Dorothea Carousso

Directed by Judson Whiting

starring

Richard Kiley

Katharine Balfour

Everett Sloane

Beatrice Arthur

 

5.46 [--] Studio One: SENTENCE OF DEATH

17-Aug-1953

Producer John Haggott

Adapted by Adrian Spies

Story by Thomas Walsh

Directed by Matt Harlib

starring

James Dean ......... Joe Palica

Betsy Palmer

Ralph Dunn

Gene Lyons

Virginia Vincent

Barnet Biro

Synopsis:

A story of a deadly drug store robbery and a young man

 in the wrong place at the wrong time. [RF]

 

5.47 [--] Studio One: THE GATHERING NIGHT

24-Aug-1953

Producer John Haggott

Based on the story "The Light That Failed" by Rudyard Kipling

Directed by James Sheldon

starring

Christopher Plummer

Melville Cooper

Gaby Rodgers

Martyn Green

Margaret Phillips

 

5.48 [--] Studio One: LETTER FROM CAIRO

31-Aug-1953 (restaged from 04Dec50)

Producer John Haggott

Adapted by Reginald Rose

Story by James Robbins Miller

Directed by Matt Harlib

starring

Herbert Berghof

Lilyan Chauvin

Peter Hobbs

 

5.49 [--] Studio One: LOOK HOMEWARD, HAYSEED

07-Sep-1953 (restaged from 04Sep1950)

Producer John Haggott

Written by John Ed Pearce

Directed by James Sheldon

starring

Betsy Palmer

Charles Dingle

Margaret Hamilton

Russell Nype

 

5.50 [--] Studio One: THE STORM

14-Sep-1953 (restaged from 07Nov1948, 17Oct1949)

Producer John Haggott

Written by McNight Malmar

Directed by Matt Harlib

starring

Martin E. Brooks

Laurence Hugo

Georgann Johnson

########## Westinghouse Studio One ###########
############## end of season 5 ###############
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