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Tales of the City (Summer 1953)
a.k.a. "Willys Theatre presenting Ben Hecht's Tales of the City"

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Uploaded Sep 2017]
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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TALES OF THE CITY
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CBS
Producer William Dozier
Director Robert Stevens
Script Ben Hecht
Music Hank Sylvern

US Dramatic Anthology series Summer 1953 7 episodes x 30 min

Host/Narrator Ben Hecht

Info from New York Times, Post-Standard Syracuse, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Chicago Tribune, San Antonio Light.

Summer Replacement for "Four Star Playhouse"

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CBS Channel 2 New York Thursday 8:30pm 30min
aired alternately with reruns of "Four Star Playhouse" episodes.

[01] Tales of the City: CINDERELLA FROM CEDAR RAPIDS
25Jun1953 CBS 8:30pm
Written by Ben Hecht
Directed by Robert Stevens
starring
Gary Merrill
Barry Nelson
Ann Rutherford
Robert H. Harris
Olga Baclanova
Janis Carter
Synopsis:
Promising debut of lavish dramatic series authored by Ben Hecht.
Tonight's vignette is about a young girl wanting to be an actress whose "daydreams were a little late in coming true".

[--] Four Star Playhouse #1.7: The Officer and the Lady (Rerun)
02Jul1953 (first aired 18-Dec-1952)
starring Charles Boyer


[02] Tales of the City [Episode Title not known]
09Jul1953 CBS Thurs 8:30pm
Written by Ben Hecht
Directed by Robert Stevens
starring
Laraine Day
Wendell Corey
Synopsis:
Story of a woman's reunion with her husband after she has been in prison.

[--] Four Star Playhouse #1.8: Knockout (Rerun)
16Jul1953 CBS Thurs 8:30pm (first aired 01-Jan-1953
starring Broderick Crawford


[03] Tales of the City: ACTOR'S BLOOD
23Jul1953 CBS Thurs 8:30pm
Written by Ben Hecht
Directed by Robert Stevens
starring
Gary Merrill
Madeleine Carroll
Robert H. Harris
Buff Cobb
Synopsis:
Story of a Broadway beauty who scores a hit in a play by her former husband.

[--] Four Star Playhouse #1.6: The Island (Rerun)
30Jul1953 CBS Thurs 8:30pm (first aired 04-Dec-1952)
starring David Niven, George Macready and Dianne Foster
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[04] Tales of the City: [Episode Title not known]
06Aug1953 CBS Thurs 8:30pm
Written by Ben Hecht
Directed by Robert Stevens
starring
Charles Coburn
Martha Scott
Patty McCormack
Synopsis:
Story of an eccentric tycoon whose family eagerly awaits his death.

[--] Four Star Playhouse #1.11: Sound Off, My Love (Rerun)
13Aug1953 CBS Thurs 8:30pm (first aired 12-Feb-1953)
starring Merle Oberon


[05] Tales of the City: MIRACLE IN THE RAIN
20Aug1953 CBS Thurs 8:30pm
Written by Ben Hecht
Directed by Robert Stevens
starring
William Prince
Phyllis Thaxter
Mildred Dunnock
Una Merkel
Synopsis:
Story of a war-time romance, and a "miracle" which brings about a reunion after tragedy.

[--] Four Star Playhouse #1.13: No Identity (Rerun)
27Aug1953 CBS Thurs 8:30pm (first aired 12-Mar-1953)
starring David Niven

[06] Tales of the City: COUNT BURGA  also listed as "Hippolyte Bruga".
03Sep1953 CBS Thurs 8:30pm
Written by Ben Hecht
Directed by Robert Stevens
starring
Hume Cronyn
Diana Douglas
Synopsis:
Tale of a starving poet, his villainies, contradictions and Chaplinesque pathos.

[--] Four Star Playhouse #1.10: Trail's End (Rerun)
10Sep1953 CBS Thurs 8:30pm (first aired 29-Jan-1953)
starring Dick Powell and Lee Van Cleef.

[07] Tales of the City: BLACKIE GAGIN [Series finale]
17Sep1953 CBS Thurs 8:30pm
Written by Ben Hecht
Directed by Robert Stevens
starring
Burl Ives
Dane Clark
Synopsis:
The tale of a persistent hoodlum with a gift for escaping from prison, has a certain charm of its own,
and you'll learn about a new use for emery thread.

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