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Hosted by John Nesbitt
 Season 2 (CBS) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
J. Fred MacDonald (www.macfilms.com), Tom Alger, Rina Fox
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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CBS Sun 6:00-6:30pm Eastern

 

2.01 [18] Telephone Time: KEELEY'S WONDERFUL MACHINE

16-Sep-1956 CBS Sun
 (aka Keeley's Machine)

Host: John Nesbitt

 

2.02 [19] Telephone Time: I AM NOT ALONE (verified on film)

Hal Roach prod #9708

23-Sep-1956 CBS Sun (rerun 13Aug1957)

Teleplay by David Evans
From the book "Invitation to Moscow" by Z. Stypulkowski
Directed by Arnold Laven
Host: John Nesbitt

starring

Victor Jory ............. Stypulkowski
Adam Williams ........... Tichonov
Edwin Jerome ............ Colonel
Norbert Schiller ........ First Leader
Peter Coe ............... First Guard
Ben Niems ............... Second Guard
Sasha Harden ............ Third Leader
Ansis Tipans ............ Third Guard
..... Second Leader (unknown)
*
Production Supervision ... Sidney Van Keuren
Director of Photography Paul Ivano
Production Coordinator ... E.H. Goldstein
Production Manager ....... James W. Lane
Assistant Director ....... Bruce Fowler Jr.
Edited by ................ Charles Freeman
Art Director ............. William Ferrari
Photographic Effects ..... Jack R. Glass
Set Decorations .......... Charles Thompson
Sound .................... Frank McWhorter & Joel Moss
Casting .................. Ruth Burch
Wardrobe ................. Frank Delmar
Makeup ................... Jack P. Pierce
Hair Stylist ............. Carmen Dirigo
Summary:
A good mix of 1950s religion and anti-Communist politics. [JFM]

Synopsis:

Captured and tortured for participating in the Polish underground,

a man finds faith and belief in a new beginning.
 

2.03 [20] Telephone Time: MR. AND MRS. BROWNING

30-Sep-1956 CBS Sun

Host: John Nesbitt

 

2.04 [21] Telephone Time: VICKSBURG, 5:35 PM

07-Oct-1956 CBS Sun

Host: John Nesbitt

starring

Gene Lockhart ........... Louis P. Cashman
Barry Atwater ........... Charles Faulk
Michael Raffetto ........ Joe Palermo
Nick Venettoulis ........ Jack Palermo
Synopsis:
Louis P. Cashman, publisher of a Vicksburg, Miss., newspaper was awarded

 the Pulitzer Prize for getting out his paper in the ruins of a tornado-stricken town.

The devastating tornado in December, 1953 bred panic until the factual reports

in the paper gave a true and less alarming account of the tragedy. [RF]

 

2.05 [22] Telephone Time: THE CHURCHILL CLUB

Hal Roach prod #9712

14-Oct-1956 CBS Sun (rerun 06Aug1957)

Host: John Nesbitt

starring

Martin Milner

 

2.06 [23] Telephone Time: SHE SETTE HER LITTLE FOOTE

21-Oct-1956 CBS Sun

Host: John Nesbitt

starring
Barbara Baxley .......... Betsy
Ron Randell ............. Captain Richard Arley
Chet Stratton ........... Jonathan Smithers
George Chandler ......... Sad Ben
Synopsis:
A title taken from the grave marker of Betsy Arley, wife of an early American colonist.

On October 11, 1619, Betsy arrived in Virginia with a group of women sent from London

 to become wives of colonists. Betsy, however, retained the privilege of returning to her

homeland. In order to protect her until the return of a ship in the spring, Richard Arley,

commander of the settlement married her in name only. [RF]

 

2.07 [24] Telephone Time:  HATFIELD, THE RAINMAKER
28-Oct-1956 CBS Sun (rerun 03Apr57)
Producer Jerry Stagg
Written by Donald S. Sanford
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Host: John Nesbitt

starring
Byron Foulger
John Crawford
Florenz Ames
Russell Hicks
Jack Kruschen
Susan Morrow
Alexander Lockwood
Don C. Harvey
Katherine Warren
Howard Wendell
Dan White
Synopsis:
As early as 1902 Charlie Hatfield conducted rainmaking experiments, and in 1915

he was engaged by the San Diego city council to break a long drought. His attempt

was so successful that the much-needed rain turned into a disastrous storm. [RF]

 

2.08 [25] Telephone Time: SHE ALSO RAN

04-Nov-1956 CBS Sun

Host: John Nesbitt

starring

Laura la Plante ....... Belva Lockwood

Susan Luckey ....... Laura Lockwood

Theodor von Eltz ....... Henry Corfield

Paul Birch ....... President

Vesey O'Davoren ........ President's Aide

Synopsis:

The true story of the only woman ever to run for the Presidency of the U.S. In 1884,

long before women were granted the right to vote, Belva Lockwood campaigned

as the Equal Rights Party's candidate. [RF]

 

2.09 [26] Telephone Time: KNOCKOUT

11-Nov-1956 CBS Sun

Host: John Nesbitt

starring

Broderick Crawford

 

2.10 [27] Telephone Time: CHICO AND THE ARCHBISHOP (verified on film)

18-Nov-1956 CBS Sun

Producer Jerry Stagg
Associate Producer Henry F. Greenberg
Teleplay by Sims Carter and Joseph Calvelli
Directed by Robert Florey
Host: John Nesbitt
starring
Ricky Vera .......... Chico
Harry Bartell ....... Father John B. Salpointe
Richard Hale ........ Bishop
Nacho Galindo ....... Carlos
Belle Mitchell ...... Tia Maria
Lewis Charles ....... Peddler
Robert Anderson ..... Higgins
Julia Montoya ....... Indian Woman
Sondra Rodgers ...... First Woman
*
Production Supervisor ... Sidney Van Keuren
Director of photography Peverell Marley A.S.C.
Production Coordinator .. E.H. Goldstein
Production Manager ...... James W. Lane
Assistant Director ...... Bruce Fowler Jr.
Edited by ............... Bruce Schoengarth
Art Director ............ William Ferrari
Photographic Effects .... Jack R. Glass
Set Decorations ......... Rudy Butler
Casting ................. Ruth Burch
Wardrobe ................ Wallace A. Harton
Makeup .................. Jack P. Pierce
Hair Stylist ............ Carmen Dirigo
Synopsis:
A gentle priest in Santa Fe in the 1870's attempts to reform a troublesome orphan boy.

When the boy tracks down a rancher with a gun because of some fancied injustice, the

people of Santa Fe demand that the priest return the youngster to the orphanage. [RF]

 

2.11 [28] Telephone Time: RACCOON HUNT

25-Nov-1956 CBS Sun

 

Telephone Time: no details

02-Dec-1956 CBS Sun

 

2.12 [29] Telephone Time: FORTUNATUS

09-Dec-1956 CBS Sun

Producer Jerry Stagg
Written by Joseph Landon
Directed by Christian Nyby
Director of photography J. Peverell Marley
Editor Charles L. Freeman

starring

Jacques Sernas .......... Louis Pellier
Georges Saurel .......... Jean Pellier
Irene Seidner ........... Grandmere Pellier
Leon Askin .............. M. Herbert
Jan Chaney .............. Cecille
Jacques Aubuchon ........ Jules Brullier
Kam Tong
Booth Colman
Hal Gerard
Ray Kellogg
Rolfe Sedan
Synopsis:
A French immigrant travels to California in search of gold. But his claim doesn't pay off,

and he decides the soil holds more promise for wealth in orchards. [RF]

 

2.13 [30] Telephone Time: SCIO, OHIO

Hal Roach prod #9598

16-Dec-1956 CBS Sun (rerun 30Jul1957)

Producer Jerry Stagg

Hosted by John Nesbitt
starring
William Talman .......... Lew Reese
Ann Spencer ............. Hazel Reese
Earle MacVeigh .......... Scott Reese
William Pullen .......... Jay Spiker
Synopsis:
Lew Reese has worked hard for fifteen years when tragedy

 strikes his pottery plant in Scio, Ohio.

 

2.14 [31] Telephone Time: THE SERGEANT BOYD STORY

23-Dec-1956 CBS Sun

starring
Patrick McVey
William Talman
Pat Colby

Summary:
Korean War footage. [JFM]

Synopsis:
An old Marine volunteers in the Korean War. [RF]

 

2.15 [32] Telephone Time: THE MOUNTAIN THAT MOVED

Hal Roach prod #9894

30-Dec-1956 (rerun 23Jul1957)

Produced by Jerry Stagg
Written by Jerry D. Lewis
Directed by Felix Feist
Director of photography Paul Ivano
Narrated by John Nesbitt

starring
Tom Tully ......... Pete Peters
Grandon Rhodes ....... McClellan
Russ Conway ....... Sloan
Peg Hillias ...... Dot Peters
Erville Alderson ........ Otto Taylor
Richard Hervey .......... Don Blasongame
Douglas Henderson ....... John Allen
Will J. White ........... Dr. Johnson
Tommy Vize .............. Reporter
*
Production Supervision .. Sidney Van Keuren
Production Coordinator .. E.H. Goldstein
Production Manager ...... James W. Lane
Assistant Director ...... Bruce Fowler
Edited by ............... Charles Freeman
Art Director ............ William Ferrari
Photographic Effects .... Jack R. Glass
Set Decorations ......... Rudy Butler
Sound ................... James Speak & Joel Moss
Casting ................. Ruth Burch
Wardrobe ................ Wallace A. Harton
Makeup .................. Jack P. Pierce
Hair Stylist ............ Carmen Dirigo
Synopsis:
B.A. 'Pete' Peters risked his career to bring water to Grand Valley, Colorado, where

crops were endangered by lack of water. The job of reopening a closed tunnel

was so hazardous that other construction firms refused even to bid for the job. [RF]

 

2.16 [33] Telephone Time: PASSPORT TO LIFE

Hal Roach prod #9889

06-Jan-1957 CBS Sun (rerun 09Jul1957)

starring

William Campbell
Narda Onyx

Leon Askin

Norbert Schiller

Stephen Bekassy
Steven Geray
Laszlo Vadnay

Synopsis:
Ten convicts go to work in a Russian prison camp in place of the right men.

 

2.17 [34] Telephone Time: THE JUMPING PARSON

13-Jan-1957 CBS Sun (rerun 30May1957)

 

2.18 [35] Telephone Time: PARENTS OF A STRANGER

20-Jan-1957 CBS Sun

 

2.19 [36] Telephone Time: THE CONSORT

27-Jan-1957 CBS Sun

Producer Jerry Stagg
Written by David Evans
Directed by Owen Crump
Director of photography Paul Ivano
Editor Bruce Schoengarth
starring
Robert Vaughn ..... Prince Albert
Judy Boutin ....... Queen Victoria
Otto Waldis
Alan Napier
David Cavendish
Lowell Gilmore

 

2.20 [37] Telephone Time: THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED O. HENRY

03-Feb-1957 CBS Sun

Producer Jerry Stagg
Written by John Nesbitt
Directed by William Thiele
Director of photography Paul Ivano
Editor Charles L. Freeman
Narrator John Nesbitt
starring
Robert Foulk ...... Orrin Henry
Mimi Doyle ........ Mrs. Porter
Morris Ankrum
Eddie Firestone
Dan Blocker
Nicky Blair
William Challee
James Seay
Harlan Warde
Ned Wever
Dave Willock

 

2.21 [38] Telephone Time: THE GREATEST MAN IN THE WORLD

(rerun 10-Feb-1957 CBS Sun) (first shown on "Stage 7" #1.7 13-March-1955)
starring
Pat O'Brien
 

 Telephone Time: no details

17-Feb-1957 CBS Sun

 

2.22 [39] Telephone Time: THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

24-Feb-1957 CBS Sun

(aka The Unsinkable Mrs. Brown)

Produced by Jerry Stagg

Written by Donald S. Sanford

Directed by Erle C. Kenton

Director of photography Paul Ivano

starring

Cloris Leachman ..... Molly Brown

Barry Atwater

Theodore Von Eltz

Peter Adams

Ralph Moody

Celia Lovsky

Noel Drayton

Herbert Anderson

Dallas Boyd

Synopsis:

A woman who began her career as a scullery maid and became a Denver

society woman, was present on the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic. She took charge

of one of the lifeboats and is credited with bringing it and its passengers to safety. [RF]

 

2.23 [40] Telephone Time: THE INTRUDER

Hal Roach prod #9935

03-Mar-1957 CBS Sun (rerun 16May1957)

starring

Joel Grey

Synopsis:
A housewife and her young son are held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped murderer.

The terror-stricken mother tries to outwit the hardened killer in an attempt to prevent

 her son from coming to any harm. [RF]
*Note: Based on a true story.

 

Telephone Time: THE KEY

10-Mar-1957 CBS Sun (originally aired 15Jul56)

 

2.24 [41] Telephone Time: FIGHT FOR THE TITLE

17-Mar-1957 CBS Sun

Produced by Jerry Stagg

Written by Laslo Vadnay

Directed by Erle C. Kenton

starring

Michael Landon ....... Benny Leonard

George Breslin

Arlene McQuade

Don Haggarty

William Irwin

William Newell

Synopsis:

Based on a story from the life of the boxer Benny Leonard: Leonard kayos an

aspiring title hunter, who suffers brain damage from the blow. His heart goes

out to the victim and he simulates a real fight in the gym so the punchy fighter can

achieve his dream of being the champion. The poor fellow is institutionalized

and Leonard pays all his bills. [RF]

 

2.25 [42] Telephone Time: ESCAPE

24-Mar-1957 CBS Sun

Directed by Hugo Haas
starring
Hugo Haas
Synopsis:
The story of his (Hugo Haas) own real-life escape from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia. [TA]

 

2.26 [43] Telephone Time: CASTLE DANGEROUS

31-Mar-1957 CBS Sun

starring

Susan Luckey ....... Madeleine de Vercheres

Russ Conway ....... Francois

Frank Gerstle ....... Pierre

Kay Kuter ....... Jacques

Synopsis:
The commandant of a 17th century Canadian fort in Indian Territory jokingly leaves

 his teenage daughter in command when he travels to Montreal. The commandant

mistakenly believes the Iroquois have left the vicinity for the season. The daughter takes

her duties seriously, much to the resentment of the soldiers, when Indians stage an attack. [TA]

*Note: Last Sunday show on CBS.

 

Starting 11-April-1957, "Telephone Time" will be seen Thursdays at 10:00pm on ABC.

 

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