CTVA US Anthology - "U.S. Steel Hour" (ABC) Season 2 (1954-55)

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 Season 2 (ABC) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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  ABC Tuesdays  9:30-10:30pm

 

Ep 2.01 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE NOTEBOOK WARRIOR

14-Sep-1954  ABC Tue

written by Ira Levin

starring

Sidney Blackmer ......... Richard Elgin Sr.
Ben Gazzara ............. Richard Elgin Jr.
Richard Kiley ........... Captain Duggan
Robert Scheerer ......... Private Greenleaf
Synopsis:
A violinist who has devoted his life to his art is drafted into the Army.

 His personal conflict with the rigors of army life is a serious one. [RF]
 

1.09 [--] Center Stage: CIRCUS STORY  (final episode)

21-Sep-1954 ABC Tue

 

Ep 2.02 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: BASEBALL BLUES

28-Sep-1954  ABC Tue

written by Steven Gethers

starring

Frank Lovejoy ....... Mike Corridon

Billie Worth ........ Mae Corridon

Harry Bellaver ....... Pete

Edward Andrews ...... Eddie

House Jameson ....... Mr. Denham

Frankie Frisch ....... Himself

Synopsis:

The story of a 40-year-old pitcher facing his retirement from baseball. [RF]

 

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ABC Tuesdays  9:30-10:30pm  - alternating with Elgin TV Hour  (5Oct54-14Jun55)
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Ep 1.01 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: FLOODTIDE

05-Oct-1954 ABC Tue

 

Ep 2.03 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE MAN WITH THE GUN

12-Oct-1954 ABC Tue

written by Arthur Arent

starring

Leueen MacGrath ......... Martha

Gary Merrill ......... Dennis

Dana Wynter ......... Diana Ryland

Edward Binns ......... George Moffat

Ralph Clanton ......... Corporal Talchine

Alexander Scourby ......... Aubrey Wilson

Frederic Worlock ......... Colonel Crane

 

Ep 2.04 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE FIFTH WHEEL

26-Oct-1954 ABC Tue

written by Irving Gaynor Neiman

starring

Franchot Tone ......... Charles Bennett

Orson Bean ......... Eddie West

Faye Emerson  ......... Marian Burnett

Margaret Hamilton ......... Mrs. Felton

Howard St. John ......... Jim O'Neal

 

Ep 2.05 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: GOODBYE, BUT IT DOESN'T GO AWAY

09-Nov-1954 ABC Tue

starring

Geraldine Brooks ......... Vera

Jack Carson ......... Harry Steuben

June Lockhart ......... Sally

George Voskovec ......... Mr. Brankovic

 

Ep 2.06 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: KING'S PAWN

23-Nov-1954 ABC Tue

starring

Janet Blair ......... Peg St. Claire

John Forsythe ......... Professor Gilbert Jardine

Neil Hamilton ......... Colonel Costello

John C. Becher ......... Paul Conover

Anne Seymour ......... Agnes Jardine

Chester Stratton ......... Fosdick

Micheal Gorrin ......... Dr. Marcus Koening

Heywood Hale Broun ......... Spectator

 

Ep 2.07 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: ONE FOR THE ROAD

07-Dec-1954 ABC Tue

written by Ellis St. Joseph

starring

Charles Coburn ......... Judge Purdy

Jeff Donnell ......... Virginia Purdy

Edward Andrews ......... Fred Purdy

John Wattstuder ......... Jonathan Purdy

John Alexander ......... Police Captain

 

Ep 2.08 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: PRESENTO

21-Dec-1954 ABC Tue

written by Joseph Julian

starring

Shirley Yamaguchi ......... Presento

Don Taylor ......... Dennis

Jack Klugman ......... Barney Ostertag

Hans Conried ......... Jean Pierre

Patricia Crowley ......... Evelyn

Steve Cheng ......... Sato

Yuskow Yashiwara ......... Mr. Nakagawa

 

Ep 2.9 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE THIEF

04-Jan-1955 ABC Tue

written by Arthur Arent

from the play by Henri Bernstein

directed by Vincent J. Donehue

starring

James Dean ....... Fernand Lagarde

Mary Astor ....... Isabelle Lagarde

Paul Lukas ....... Charles Lagarde

Diana Lynn ....... Marie-Louise Voyson

Nehemiah Persoff ....... Dr. Arnault

Patric Knowles ....... Richard Voyson

Synopsis:

A wealthy young man accused of robbing his family. [RF]

 

Ep 2.10 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE BOGEYMAN

18-Jan-1955 ABC Tue

written by Francis Rosenwald

story by Don Siegel

directed by Alex Segal

starring

Robert Preston ....... Jack Roberts

Celeste Holm ....... Madge Collins

James Westerfield ........ Sam Moreno

Darryl Richard ..... Tony

Humphrey Davis ........ Mr. King

Ann Thomas ........ Miss Orchard

**Interesting note, according to the US Steel Corporation and

the Theater Guild which supervised the series.

There is no tape, film or script for this episode that exists.

 

Ep 2.11 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SIX O'CLOCK CALL

01-Feb-1955 ABC Tue

written by James Yaffe

starring

Gertrude Berg ......... Rose Snider

David Opatoshu ......... Simon Wechsler

Gloria Stroock ......... Ellen

Michael Wager ......... Harry

Janet Fox ......... Hortense

Louis Sorin

 

Ep 2.12 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: FREIGHTER

15-Feb-1955 ABC Tue

written by George Lowther

starring

Thomas Mitchell ......... Scotty

Jocelyn Brando ....... Jane

James Daly ........ Clay

Henry Hull ........ Captain Lasher

Martin Balsam ........ Petty Officer

J. Pat O'Malley ....... Cookie

Jamie Smith ....... Connors

Karl Lukas ....... Stoker

Mitchell Argus ....... Radio Operator

Synopsis:

A captain with 25 years' service on the "Singapore" faces mental collapse as

he takes his freighter out on its last voyage. Tension among the crew members

mounts as the men battle one another and the elements on the fateful trip to Hong Kong. [RF]

*Note: Set-designer Albert Heschong made a special trip to Brooklyn's

Erie Basin before creating the sole set, the inside of a freighter. It is mounted

on 30 foot rockers which will be in continuous motion throughout the performance.

 

Ep 2.13 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: MAN IN THE CORNER

01-Mar-1955 ABC Tue

written by Ernest Pendrell

starring

Jack Carson ......... Joey Miller

Phyllis Hill ......... Florence

Don Keefer ......... Bob

Claire Kirby ......... Ruby

P.J. Sidney ......... Peterson

Treva Frazee ......... Sister

Betty Garde ......... Mom

Harold Vermilyea ......... Pop

Cliff Norton ......... Nick

 

Ep 2.14 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS

15-Mar-1955 ABC Tue

Produced & Directed by Alex Segal (Emmy nomination)
Written by Ira Levin
Associate Producer John Haggott
Costume Designer Gene Coffin
Production Designer Albert Heschong

starring

Andy Griffith ....... Will Stockdale

Robert Emhardt ........ Major

Bob Hastings ....... Lucky

Eddie LeRoy ...... Ben Whitledge

Arthur Storch ....... Irvine

Joe Brown Jr. ........ Infantry Sergeant

Alexander Clark ....... Captain

Harry Clark ........ Sgt. King

Adnia Rice ....... WAF Captain

G. Albert Smith ....... Colonel

Thomas Voelkl ....... PFC

Synopsis:
The exploits of Georgia hayseed Will Stockdale,

after he is inducted into the army. Mayhem arises as he

tries to adjust to the sophisticated ways of military life. [RF]

*Note: This episode received an Emmy nomination but lost to

Producer's Showcase production of Peter Pan.

 

Ep 2.15 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SCANDAL AT PEPPERNUT

29-Mar-1955 ABC Tue

written by Kay Arthur

starring

Theodore Bikel ........ Fritz Gerhardt

Charles Korvin ......... Heinrich Bauer

Terry Moore ......... Caroline Schwendinger

Jack Mullaney ........ Martin Muller

Guy Raymond ........ Joe Duester

Barbara Robbins ...... Minnie Duester

Helen Shields ........... Ella Gerhardt

Ruth Gates ........... Grandma Bauer

Scotty Morrow .......... Boy

 

Ep 2.16 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE RACK

12-Apr-1955 ABC Tue

written by Rod Serling

directed by Alex Segal

starring

Wendell Corey ........ Captain Sam Moulton

Keenan Wynn ...... Lt Steve Wasnik

Marshall Thompson ...... Captain Ed Hall Jr.

Peggy McCay ....... Agatha

Melville Ruick ...... Colonel Hansen

Mitchell Argus ....... Lt. Anderson

Len Doyle ...... Colonel Fielder

Harrison Dowd ....... Colonel Smith

Nicholas Joy ....... Colonel Edward Hall Sr.

Haskell Coffin ....... President of the Court

Synopsis:

This is a drama of the tortures suffered by a young Army officer who faces

court-martial as a result of his collaboration with the enemy while a prisoner of war. [RF]

 

Ep 2.17 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE ROADS TO HOME

26-Apr-1955 ABC Tue

written by Horton Foote

starring

James Daly ....... Lloyd Jackson

Beatrice Straight ...... Daisy Jackson

Johnny Washbrook ....... Jimmy Sullivan

Frances Heflin ....... Emily

Joseph Warden ....... Tom

Katherine Squire ...... Mrs. Townsend

Synopsis:

A man in bankruptcy becomes a migrant oil worker to repay his debts.

Throughout their journeys he and his family dream of returning to the home they once owned. [RF]

 

[--] U.S. Steel Hour: FEARFUL DECISION

10-May-1955 (rebroadcast from 22Jun54)

written by Cyril Hume & Richard Maibaum (Emmy nomination)

starring

Ralph Bellamy ....... David Durfee (emmy nomination)

Meg Mundy ....... Mrs. Durfee

Edward Binns ....... Charlie Ferber

Joey Fallon ....... Davie

Frank Overton ....... Al Durfee

George Mitchell ....... Chief of Police

Paula Bauersmith ....... Nurse

Frank Wilson ....... Chapman

John D. Seymour ....... Dr. Gorman

Leonard Patrick ...... Serecki

Synopsis:

David Durfee's young son is kidnapped by desperate criminals. Yet he refuses

to pay the ransom that the town feels would insure the boy's safety.  [RF]

(This play first given last year, is repeated by popular demand.)

 

Ep 2.18 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: BIG WINNER

24-May-1955 ABC Tue

written by Richard Bimonte

starring

Frank Puglia ....... Zi-Zi

Dolores Sutton ....... Teresa

Richard Morris ....... Michael

Marita Reed ....... Louisa

Joe De Santis ....... Papa

Augusta Merighi ....... Mrs. Molinari

George Ives ....... TV Emcee

Synopsis:

The tale of an Italian-American family. Life is continuously upset by Uncle Zi-Zi's

schemes to appear as a contestant on a TV quiz program. Optimistic Zi-Zi is certain

that, after one session, his fortune will be made. [RF]

 

Ep 2.19 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: HUNG FOR A SHEEP

07-Jun-1955 ABC Tue

written by Frank Gilroy

starring

Hugh Marlowe .......... Vince Gabriel

Jerome Thor .......... Walter Tillman

Lori March .......... Billy

George Macready .......... Davidson

Lucille Benson .......... Benita

Royal Beal .......... Charlie

Heywood Hale Broun .......... Duffy

Edmon Ryan .......... Ralph

Chester Stratton .......... Harold Mott

Don Briggs .......... Truck Driver

 

Ep 1.19 [--] The Elgin TV Hour: COMBAT MEDICS (final episode)

14-Jun-1955 ABC Tue

 

Ep 2.20 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE RED GULCH  (final episode on ABC)

21-Jun-1955 ABC Tue

starring

Jayne Meadows .......... Cora

Franchot Tone .......... Sandy Morton

Teresa Wright .......... Miss Mary

Russell Collins .......... Dee Corcoran

Amy Douglass .......... Mrs. Stidgers

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