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 Season 2 (ABC) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
, Jim Brent , Richard Yokley (Ep 2.9)
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


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2.01 [27] TV Reader's Digest: CHILD PIONEER

17Oct1955 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.30

starring

Jack Dimond ....... John Sager

John Compton ....... Kit Carson

Synopsis 1:

A 13 year-old boy is left as the head of a family of six children when

the parents meet death en route to Oregon with a covered wagon train. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
When his parents die on a wagon trek to Oregon, a 13 year old boy

completes the journey leading the rest of his family. [RF]

 

2.02 [28] TV Reader's Digest: OLD MASTER DETECTIVE

24Oct1955 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.31

starring

William Talman

John Wengraf

Whit Bissell

Jesse White

Walter Kingsford

Synopsis:

An insurance investigator makes a special trip to Europe to look into an

 insurance claim on a so-called masterpiece of art.  The insured man making

 the claim is a Hollywood producer who is short on funds.   [JB]

 

2.03 [29] TV Reader's Digest: THE ARCHER-SHEE CASE

31Oct1955 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.29

starring

Sir Cedric Hardwicke ......... Martin Archer-Shee

Christopher Cook ....... George Archer-Shee

Henry Daniell ....... Sir Edward Carson

Sarah Selby ....... Mrs. Archer-Shee
Paul Cavanagh ....... Commander Travis
Anthony Eustrel ....... Sir Rufus Isaacs

Synopsis:

A 13 year-old English Royal Naval College cadet is unjustly accused of

stealing a postal order.  When the boy is dismissed from the academy,

 his father takes the case to the foremost lawyer in England, Sir Edward Carson. [JB]

 

2.04 [30] TV Reader's Digest: THE BRAINWASHING OF JOHN HAYES

07Nov1955 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.38

written by George Bruce

article by Frederic Sondern Jr

directed by Harry Horner

cinematography by Floyd D. Crosby A.S.C.

starring

Vincent Price ....... John Hayes

Philip Ahn ......... Wang Tsu

Richard Loo ......... Officer

Steven Geray ......... Chernick

Kei T. Chung ........ Wong

Beulah Kwon ....... Woman

Warren Lee ......... Boy

Weaver Levy ......... Guard

Harold G. Fong

Synopsis 1:

The Reverend John Hayes, professor of English at the Chinese National Teacher's

College, is taken captive by the Chinese Communists. Their three month long

attempt to brainwash the minister-professor elicits a strange reaction. (film)

Synopsis 2:

This is the true story of John Hayes, an American minister teaching in China during

the great revolution. In a harrowing beginning, the Chinese authorities break into his

home while he is asleep and arrest him on a fabricated charge. He is held

prisoner and interrogated relentlessly in an attempt to get him to sign a false

confession that he is an imperialist spy for the United States government. He is put

on trail in the "People's Court" and to the amazement of his interrogators, he does

not relent and accuses the Chinese regime of being puppets of Stalin: "In a democracy

there is justice, but in the China of today there are only orders, orders from the Kremlin.

You think you are sitting in judgment of John Hayes. The truth is that the world at this

moment is sitting in judgment on you and on this court. It is not John Hayes on trial,

 it is the honor and independence of China." The court responds,

"Take him away...this man is dangerous" and Hayes is led away,

a hero to the people of China. [RF]

 

2.05 [31] TV Reader's Digest: THE MAKING OF A SUBMARINE

14Nov1955 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.28

starring

Douglas Dick ....... Frankie

Robert Crosson ....... Red

Louis Jean Heydt .... Warner

Charles Smith ....... Chuck

John Huffman ....... Larry

Walter Sande ........ Jensen

Synopsis:

The story of four recruits, who sign up for submarine service. Only one of the

 four proves that he can meet the rigid training and discipline. [RF] (film)

Synopsis 2:
A group of Navy men endure a tough training program after they volunteer for submarine duty. [RF]

 

2.06 [32] TV Reader's Digest: THE VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN TOM JONES , PIRATE

21Nov1955 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.35

starring

Louis Hayward ....... Captain Tom Jones

Noel Drayton ....... Earl of Warwick

Kathryn Beaumont ....... Priscilla Mullins

John Stephenson ....... John Alden

John Bryant ....... Captain Miles Standish

Edward Colmans ....... Sir Fernando Gorges

Synopsis 1:

An ex-buccaneer is released from an English jail for a strange assignment. 

He is to sail a boatload of pilgrims to the New World on the “Mayflower.” [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Captain Jones is sentenced to death for piracy. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on Way of Life 02Sep60.

 

2.07 [33] TV Reader's Digest: IF I WERE RICH

28Nov1955 ABC Mon

Show no. 33; show no. 107.33

starring

Jim Backus ....... George Johnson

Helen Parrish ....... Mrs. Johnson

Chick Chandler ....... Brother-in-law

Carol Nugent ........ Doris
Chet Marshall ....... Marvin

Synopsis 1:

Comedy about the effect of $100,000 on a shoe clerk's family.

 Holder of the winning sweepstakes ticket, the clerk is beset by his brother-in-law,

 and eventually income taxes. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

A shoe clerk who holds the winning sweepstakes ticket beset by his brother-in-law and income taxes. [JB]

 

2.08 [34] TV Reader's Digest: THE SAD DEATH OF A HERO

05Dec1955 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.32

starring

William Phipps ...... John Scopes

Douglass Dumbrille ....... William Jennings Bryan

Carl Benton Reid ...... Clarence Darrow

Rosemary DeCamp ....... Miss Schuyler

Louis Jean Heydt ....... George Young

Harry Bartell ....... Rappleyea
Mack Williams ....... Harrison

Synopsis:

This is the story of the Scopes “Monkey Trial” at Dayton, Tenn., July 1925.

 Defending the young teacher of Darwinism was avowed agnostic Clarence Darrow.

 Prosecuting him was fundamentalist statesman William Jennings Bryan.

 The show centers on Darrow’s hard-fought verbal duel with the 65 year-old Bryan. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
One of the most memorable trials of modern times was known as the "Monkey Trial".

 A teacher was brought to trial for teaching the theory of evolution in the school room. [RF]

 

2.09 [35] TV Reader's Digest: EMERGENCY CASE

12Dec1955 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.36

written by Peter Cary
adapted (teleplay) from a J.C. Works' story appearing

in the January 1939 issue of Readers Digest
starring

Arthur Franz

Richard Reeves
Maudie Prickett

Synopsis:

Story of a young intern on duty as an ambulance attendant. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
Dramatized: a typical night's emergency calls in a large New York City hospital. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
Based on the Emergency Ward of New York’s Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan

and the treatment of all sorts of injuries and illness brought to the Ward by any

one of Bellevue’s 7 ambulances, which included burned firefighters from a

tenement blaze. The story originally appeared in Hygeia Magazine,

a publication of the American Medical Association. [RY]

 

2.10 [36] TV Reader's Digest: WHEN THE WISE MEN APPEARED

19Dec1955 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.34

starring

Rudy Lee ....... Bruce Turner

Dick Foran ........ John Turner

Dorothy Green ........ Alice Turner

Dan Barton ........ George Barrett

Whit Bissell ....... Dan Carson

Joyce Holden ......... Laura Thompson

Jeanne Baird ...... Ruth Barrett

Argentina Brunetti ....... Mrs. Barrett

Donna Corcoran ...... Girl

Synopsis:

A young boy inadvertently changes the meaning of Christmas for several

people, by walking down the street dressed as one of the wise men. [JB]

 

2.11 [37] TV Reader's Digest: ORDEAL AT YUBA GAP

26Dec1955 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.37

starring

Margaret Lindsay ...... Ruth Linden

Douglas Kennedy ........ Dr. Hanley

Helen Mowery ....... Mrs. Chapman

Addison Richards .......... George Naylor

Herb Vigran .......... Ben Hartford

Michael Winkelman ........ Bucky Chapman

Harry T. Shannon .... Conductor

Synopsis:

A blizzard in January 1952 snows in the streamliner “City of San Francisco” at Donner Pass. 

One of the worst blizzards of the century traps more than 200 terror-stricken passengers. [JB]

 

2.12 [38] TV Reader's Digest: IN THE EYE OF A HURRICANE

02Jan1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.39

starring

Richard Arlen ....... Captain
Tod Griffin ......... Curtis
Carl Milletaire ..... Barnes
John Doucette ....... Ferguson
Richard Reeves ...... Quartermaster
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Gordo
Jack Rice ........... Williams
James Anderson ...... Seaman
James Fairfax ....... Stewart

Synopsis:

Despite disaster warnings, a cargo ship puts out to sea.  The disgruntled

crew has cause for alarm when the ship is caught in a storm of hurricane proportions. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
The captain of a small freighter is caught in a hurricane off the Florida coast. [RF]

 

2.13 [39] TV Reader's Digest: WHY THE CHOIR WAS LATE

09Jan1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.40

starring

Byron Foulger

Synopsis:

Each member of a small-town church choir was delayed en route to

the weekly choir practice.  Had they been on time, they would have

been in the church when it was blown to pieces. [JB]

 

2.14 [40] TV Reader's Digest: THE MAN WHO BEAT DEATH

16Jan1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.41

starring:
William Talbert ..... Himself
Phyllis Coates ...... Nancy
Robert Clarke ....... Father
Synopsis:
Billy Talbert, famous tennis star, fights against diabetes.

Synopsis 2:
Tennis player William Talbert reenacts his own fight against diabetes. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on Way of Life 15Jul60. [RF]

 

2.15 [41] TV Reader's Digest: A BELL FOR OKINAWA

23Jan1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.42

starring

Ludwig Stossel ..... Dr. Von Scorebrand

Paul Cavanagh ....... Lawrence Holt

Leon Askin .......... Weeren

Norbert Schiller ...... German Reporter

John Wengraf ...... German Bishop

Anthony Eustrel ....... Briton (Director)

Synopsis:

The life’s dream of a German-American doctor is realized when a bell is sent to a leper colony in Okinawa. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
In need of a bell for Okinawa's leper colony, Dr. Von Scorebrand leaves

his work to try to buy one in London. His quest leads him to Berlin

 and even the Russians help in the search. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
A doctor in a leper colony decides his patients need a church bell. [RF]

 

2.16 [42] TV Reader's Digest: COCHISE, GREATEST OF THE APACHES

30Jan1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.43

starring

John Howard ......... General Oliver Otis Howard

Richard Gaines ...... Cochise

Rhodes Reason ....... Tom Jeffords

Synopsis:

General Howard, former Civil War leader, is sent by President

Grant to meet with Cochise, chief of the Apaches. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
The U.S. Government attempts a peace settlement with Apache

chief Cochise after 12 years of warfare. [RF]

 

2.17 [43] TV Reader's Digest: THE MYSTERY OF MINNIE

06Feb1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.44

starring

Walter Coy .......... Adams
Evelyn Scott ........ Peggy
Ann Doran ........... Elsie
Jonathan Hole ....... Cartwright
Olan Soule .......... Harmon
John Huffman ........ Enright
Francis McDonald .... Minnie Garrett

Synopsis:

Though Minnie Garrett has been dead many years, her unique bequest

makes it possible for an author to complete a novel and effect an adoption. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
The lives of New England townsfolk are influenced

 by the memory of a dead woman. [RF]

 

2.18 [44] TV Reader's Digest: TEXAS IN NEW YORK

13Feb1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.45

starring
Marilyn Erskine
Rafael Campos ....... Manuel
Speer Martin ........ Koredjefski
John Murphy ......... McDuffy
David Pike .......... Anastopoulous
Tom Brandt .......... Sczeczechowski

Synopsis:

A Texas schoolmarm tries to drill some good sense, as well as

good citizenship, into her class of hoodlums. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A Texas schoolteacher comes to work in a tough New York neighborhood. [RF]

 

2.19 [45] TV Reader's Digest: RETURN FROM OBLIVION

20Feb1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.46

starring

Lyle Bettger ....... Lester Miller

Emerson Treacy ....... Harry Ratcliffe

Robert Osterloh ......... Dr. Rosenfeld

Marjorie Masson ..... Jean

Synopsis:

A man, unable to grow with his own successful business firm, develops

unfound suspicions against his partner.  When he cracks under pressure of

his work, he is committed to a state mental hospital. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A former mental patient must advise a woman about committing

her husband to a mental hospital. [RF]
 

2.20 [46] TV Reader's Digest: THE CASE OF THE UNCERTAIN HAND

27Feb1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.47

starring

Marguerite Chapman ... Nancy Drake
Larry J. Blake ....... O'Brien
Michael Garth ........ Ralston
Robert Easton ........ Horton
Aaron Spelling ....... Williams
Charles Davis ........ Driscoll

Synopsis 1:
Private Investigator Nancy Drake is hired by a criminal attorney to aid his clients

- a young couple indicted for grand theft. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A private investigator tries to help a young couple accused of grand larceny. [RF]

Synopsis 3:

A woman private detective, employed to defend a couple accused of

grand larceny, tries to prove that the handwriting on a bank

deposit slip is not that of the accused wife. [JB]

*Note: Syndication airing on Way of Life 12Jul60.

 

2.21 [47] TV Reader's Digest: IT'S A WISE FATHER

(aka Lost, Strayed, and Lonely)

05Mar1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.01

starring

Billy Chapin

Phil Terry .......... Allan
Marjorie Lord ....... Gerrie
Bill Ching .......... Binkie
Gloria Henry ........ Betty
Danny Richards Jr. .. "Blood and Guts"

Synopsis 1:

Feeling unloved and unwanted when his juvenile projects bring only

annoyance from his father, a 10 year-old runs away from home. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A ten-year-old boy imagines himself as a pirate, a jet pilot, an explorer, a scientist and a swordsman. [RF]

 

2.22 [48] TV Reader's Digest: NIGHT COURT

12Mar1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.48

starring

John Archer ......... Magistrate Halleck

Damian O’Flynn ........ Pat O’Banion

Charles Seel .......... Herman Swink

Patrick O'Malley .... Bailiff

Synopsis:

A judge noted for his compassion toward the poor who appear before him,

has little to show financially for his years on the bench.  He is highly tempted

by a lucrative offer from the head of a powerful law firm. [JB]

 

2.23 [49] TV Reader's Digest: NO HORSE, NO WIFE, NO MUSTACHE

19Mar1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.49

starring

Bobby Driscoll ..... Cadet John Aldridge, Jr.

Gloria Marshall ..... Mary Lou Carroll

John Roberts ..... Charles Cole

Jim Brandt ...... Orin Haney

Synopsis:

A West Point plebe faces his punishment like a man when it’s learned

he has broken the Academy’s strictest rules. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A lovesick West Point cadet breaks a standing rule: he has grown a mustache. [RF]

 

2.24 [50] TV Reader's Digest: THE TRIGGER FINGER CLUE

26Mar1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.50

starring

Elisha Cook Jr. ...... Big Mike Preisser

Louis Jean Heydt ....... Constable Trimble

Joseph Turkel ...... Eddie Preisser

Paul Dubov ...... Morty Boyle

Synopsis:

The FBI conducts a relentless search for the bandits responsible for a $250,000 robbery.

 An FBI fingerprint expert finds the most important clue to the identities of the robbers. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
Four criminals rob a bank, commit murder and take two clerks with them as hostages. [RF]

 

2.25 [51] TV Reader's Digest: THE SECRET WEAPON OF JOE SMITH

02Apr1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.51

starring

Louis Jean Heydt .... Smith
Leon Askin .......... Portichenki
Louise Arthur ....... Nan
Diane Jergens ....... Louise

Synopsis:

A newspaper columnist assigned to cover activities of the United Nations

decides to “kill with kindness” a belligerent Russian delegate. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A reporter shares his apartment with the USSR delegate to the UN. [RF]

 

2.26 [52] TV Reader's Digest: COURAGE

09Apr1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.52

starring
John Howard ...... Richard Duncan
Jack Dimond ...... Tad

Dabbs Greer ......... Father
John Doucette .... Sheriff Millikan
Vera Marshe ......... Martha
John Roberts ........ John

Kurt Katch ....... Storekeeper

Synopsis:

In the midst of anti-German hysteria during World War 1, a Texas rancher

defies a mob threatening to lynch a German-born storekeeper. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A boy, ridiculed by his classmates, is comforted by his father,

who recalls a youthful encounter with a lynch mob. [RF]

 

2.27 [53] TV Reader's Digest: THE WOMAN WHO CHANGED HER MIND

16Apr1956 ABC Mon

based on a story by Fulton Oursler

Show no. 107.53

starring

Marilyn Erskine

Victor Jory ......... Stanley
Marshall Thompson ... Herzog
Whit Bissell ........ Meltzer

Synopsis:

A movie producer marries an actress for her beauty, and discovers

belatedly she has a mind of her own as well. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A movie producer's marriage to a dumb show girl (Marilyn Erskine)

is jeopardized when she decides to get an education. [RF]

*Note: Syndication airing on Way of Life 28Jul60.

 

2.28 [54] TV Reader's Digest: UNCLE SAM'S C MEN

23Apr1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.54

starring

Roy Roberts ...... Horace Brinkman

Jerry Paris ....... Charles Sussman

Robert Foulk ..... Dave Jackson

J. Pat O’Malley ..... Ship’s Captain

John Archer ...... B.J. Andrews

Synopsis 1:

Agents of the Department of Commerce are handed an unusual case.

 A manufacturer is suspected of shipping airplane parts to Soviet satellites. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
This is the story of the Department of Commerce's Office of International

Trade Enforcement Bureau. [RF]

*Note: Syndication airing on Way of Life 29Jul60.

 

2.29 [55] TV Reader's Digest: MISS VICTORIA

30Apr1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.55

starring

Judith Evelyn ..... Miss Victoria

Rhys Williams .... Mr. MacTavish

Noel Drayton ..... Captain Connor

Antony Eustrel ..... Henry Claibourne

Helen Mowery ...... Clarissa

Jean Byron ...... Sally

Keith McConnell ..... Dr. Claibourne

Synopsis:

The true account of the heroism of a British woman on a cargo ship in the Atlantic during World War 2. [JB]

 

2.30 [56] TV Reader's Digest: THE OLD, OLD STORY

07May1956 ABC Mon

show no. 107.56

starring

Martin Milner

June Kenney

Walter Woolf King ... Harris
Synopsis:
An Army recruit and his girl are determined to marry, despite parental objections on both sides. [RF]

 

2.31 [57] TV Reader's Digest: BRITAIN'S MOST BAFFLING MURDER CASE

14May1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.57

starring

Anthony Eustrel

Synopsis:

The true story of accused murderer William Wallace is still discussed in the pubs

of North London to this day. The wife of the meek, mild-mannered insurance

salesman is brutally murdered. Despite having an iron clad alibi, which the police

suspect Wallace set up himself, he is arrested for murdering his wife. His attorney

believes he is innocent and seeks the financial aid of Wallace's union. In an

unprecedented event, the union holds a mock trial and, after seeing how the defense

will be handled, backs Wallace 100%. The real jury, however, finds him guilty. The

decision is appealed in a shrewd move by Wallace and he is set free. Was he

innocent, or was he an extremely clever man who found a way out of a suffocating

marriage? A few subtle facts, undetected by the legal proceedings, give a marvelous

twist, which may or may not help the audience decide the final verdict.

A mild mannered Britisher is brought to trial for murder. [RF]

 

2.32 [58] TV Reader's Digest: DOWN ON THE TENNESSEE

21May1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.58

starring

Richard Long ........ Dandridge
Barbara Whiting ..... Birdie
Thurston Hall ....... Warren

Synopsis:

As first mate of a Tennessee river boat, a young Yankee faces a green crew

which includes a deaf pilot, a drunken fireman and a seedy cook. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
"Down on the Tennessee" tells the story of an old

riverboat and its oddly assorted crew. [RF]

 

2.33 [59] TV Reader's Digest: THE MAN WHO DREAMT WINNERS

28May1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.59

starring

Robert Hutton ..... Hugh McLaughlin

Joyce Holden ....... Eve

Synopsis:
Hugh McLaughlin suddenly dreams about a horse racemn and knows who is the winner. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A Harvard graduate student discovers that his dreams reveal winning horses for future races. [RF]

 

2.34 [60] TV Reader's Digest: THE GENERAL'S ESCAPE

04Jun1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.60

article by Frederick C. Painton

directed by Harry Horner

teleplay by Milton Geiger

starring

George Macready ..... General
Aaron Spelling ...... Dornet
Otto Waldis ......... Wilhelm
Carl Milletaire ..... Louis

Ron Hargrave

Kurt Katch

William Challee

Kort Falkenberg

Synopsis:

This is the true story of the French hero General Henri Giraud. Giraud's brilliant escape from a Nazi prison. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A French General, captured by the Nazis, plans a daring escape from prison. [RF]

 

2.35 [61] TV Reader's Digest: THE GIGANTIC BANK NOTE SWINDLE

11Jun1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.61

starring

Victor Jory ...... Antonio Rosas

Carol Kelly ...... Catherine

Philip Van Zandt ...... Juan Ortega

Byron Foulger ...... Chavez

Fred Essler ...... Van Rennselaer

Paul Cavanagh ..... Sir William Wembly

Richard Reeves ...... Muller

Synopsis:

Based on actual events, this is a story of financial manipulations of a suave confidence

man who operated the bank of Portugal with millions of dollars in fake currency. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A Portuguese con man buys a bank with counterfeit funds. [RF]

 

2.36 [62] TV Reader's Digest: GO FIGHT CITY HALL

18Jun1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.62

starring
Gene Raymond ........ Whitman
Jean Byron .......... Claire
Joan Young .......... Kitty
Chet Marshall ....... Ted
Harry Tyler ......... Peck
Morris Ankrum ....... Dunlap
Synopsis:

An irate taxpayer in a New York suburb is aroused to action against politicians

controlling the local government.  When his protests seem to be taking effect,

some lawmakers make trouble. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A broken water pipe prompts the formation of a citizens' committee to fight corrupt government. [RF]

 

2.37 [63] TV Reader's Digest: FAMILY REUNION USA

25Jun1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.63

starring
John Bleifer
Helen Mowery ........ Mary

Synopsis:

A Greek-American working as a janitor has struggled hard to earn enough money to pay passage for his

wife and children to join him in this country.  He is befriended by a co-worker who tries to aid him. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
Employees at a U.S. Naval supply depot help a Greek janitor bring his family to the U.S. [RF]

 

2.38 [64] TV Reader's Digest: THE ONLY WAY OUT

02Jul1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.64

starring

Paul Stewart ..... Franz Kindler

Arthur Franz ..... Horst Bock

Synopsis:

The true story of a German painter who zealous efforts to escape from

 a Communist prison encouraged his guard to flee with him. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A German painter tries to escape from a Communist prison and

 his zealous efforts encourage his guard to flee with him. [RF]

 

2.39 [65] TV Reader's Digest: THE SMUGGLER (final episode)

09Jul1956 ABC Mon

Show no. 107.65

starring

Bobby Driscoll ...... Truls Halvorsen

Dabbs Greer ...... Captain

Richard Loo ....... Lew Gar Mun

Keye Luke ....... Mr. Ling

Robert Osterloh ......... Stein

Larry Blake ......... Reynolds

Synopsis:

Against his will, a young Norwegian sailor becomes the pawn of an oriental

opium-smuggling ring.  He is threatened with death unless he conceals

narcotics in his gear for delivery in San Francisco. [JB]

Synopsis 2:
A Norwegian sailor defies Oriental smugglers who want him to bring opium into the U.S. [RF]

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