CTVA US Anthology - "U.S. Steel Hour" (CBS) Season 3 (1955-56)

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 Season 3 (CBS) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


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Moves from ABC  to CBS

CBS Wednesdays  10:00-11:00pm  - alternating with Front Row Center  

 

Ep 3.01 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE MEANEST MAN IN THE WORLD

06-Jul-1955 CBS Wed

written by Joseph Julian

starring

Betsy Palmer .......... Naomi

Wally Cox .......... George

Kenny Delmar .......... Lawyer

Richard Hylton .......... Michael

Parker Fennelly .......... Desk Clerk

Josephine Hull .......... Widow

Morley Soames .......... Man

Synopsis:
A kind young man with a mean old father demands that the mortgage be

 foreclosed on a defenseless old widow and a deserted orphan on Christmas Eve.

The father teaches his son the first principles of meanness: "Nice guys don't

win ball games . . . The road to failure is paved with kind hearts . . .

The good die young . . . You've got to be mean, merciless

and mercenary to get ahead in the world." [RF]

 

1.06 [--] Front Row Center: KITTY FOYLE

13-Jul-1955 CBS Wed

 

Ep 3.02 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE GAMBLER

20-Jul-1955 CBS Wed

written by Irving Richin

starring

Jack Carson .......... Maxie

John McQuade .......... Kid Graff

Walter Burke .......... Shorty

Kay Medford .......... Helen

Bert Freed .......... Sears

Phil Carter .......... Bartender

Shaun Dooley .......... Man in Bar

Robert Ellenstein .......... Waiter

Lester Lonergan .......... Man in Hotel

Synopsis:
The gambler is never the end of his career, broke and willing to risk

 whatever is dear to him for a bet on a sure thing, that's not so sure.

 

Ep 1.07 [--] Front Row Center: DARK VICTORY

27-Jul-1955 CBS Wed

 

Ep 3.03 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE SEVENTH VEIL

03-Aug-1955 CBS Wed

written by Arthur Arent

starring

Dan O'Herlihy .......... Nicholas

Diana Lynn .......... Francesca

Conrad Janis .......... Peter

Ben Astar .......... Dr. Larsen

Richard Abbott .......... Parker

Cindy Cameron .......... Susan

Humphrey Davis .......... Dr. Irving

Peter Brandon .......... Max

 

Ep 1.6 [--] Front Row Center: OUTWARD BOUND

10-Aug-1955 CBS Wed

 

Ep 3.04 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE BRIDE CRIED

17-Aug-1955  CBS Wed

written by Grace Klein & Mae Cooper

starring

Tammy Grimes .......... Hazel Corey

Barbara O'Neil .......... Gertrude Lindsey

Janice Rule .......... Marianne Lindsey

Allen Nourse .......... Ben Lindsey

Ruth Ford .......... Gloria

Stephen Chase .......... Stephen

Lee Philips .......... Red Richardson

Jayne Seymour .......... Henrietta Porter

Jamie Smith .......... Arnold Bannister

 

Ep 1.7 [--] Front Row Center: GUEST IN THE HOUSE

24-Aug-1955 CBS Wed

 

Ep 3.05 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: COUNTERFEIT

31-Aug-1955

Written by Ellen Violett

Based on the novel by J.B. Priestly "Laburnum Grove"

starring

Boris Karloff .......... George Redford

Edna Best .......... Dorothy

Terrence Rattigan .......... Harold

Sarah Marshall .......... Elsie

Jessie Royce Landis .......... Mary

Lucie Lancaster .......... Lucy

John McGiver

Synopsis:
A kindly English mediocrity wants nothing more in the world than to live a

quiet life in a London suburb, devoting his spare time to raising tomatoes. But since

 he is incapable of earning an honest penny, he tries "the other thing." His business,

 as he describes it, is inflation. To get more money in circulation, he manufactures it,

and is so expert that for years he baffles Scotland Yard. [RF]

 

Ep 1.8 [--] Front Row Center: TENDER IS THE NIGHT

07-Sep-1955 CBS Wed

 

3.06 [049] U.S. Steel Hour: A WIND FROM THE SOUTH [verified -RF]
http://www.solie.org/ClassicTV/USSteelHourAWindfromtheSouth.html
14-Sept-1955 CBS Wed
Producer David J. Eagle
Written by James Costigan
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Song "A Soft Day" sung by Merv Griffin
starring
Julie Harris ............... Shevawn (emmy nomination)
Donald Woods ........ Robert
Michael Higgins ....... Liam
Lawrence Fletcher .. Ned Kelly
James Congdon ..... Jack
Mary Michael ............ Lou Kelly
Alexander Clark ....... Bernard
Haila Stoddard ......... Jean
Farrell Pelly .............. Pat
Grania O'Malley ....... Biddy
*
Editor: Arthur H. Singer
Story Department: Dorothy Hechtlinger
Scenic Designer: Carl Kent
Set Decorator: Wes Laws
Costume Designer: Gene Coffin
Lighting by: Greg Harney
Composer Conductor: Harold Levey
Technical Director: Bob Dailey
Associate Producer: John Haggott
Synopsis:
Story about an unmarried girl of 30, growing old with her unmarried brother in modern Ireland. It found no simple
answer to the barren hopelessness of the young in a land where the old have forsaken their hope. [RF]

 

1.09 [--] Front Row Center: MEETING AT MAYERLING

21-Sep-1955 CBS Wed

 

Ep 3.07 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: ASHTON BUYS A HORSE

28-Sept-1955 CBS Wed

written by Norman Lessing

starring

Conrad Janis ........ Tap-Out

Gena Rowlands ........ Lily

Bruce Gordon ...... Joe Strawberry

Menasha Skulnik ........ Ashton

Billy M. Greene ........ Whitey

Guy Raymond ........ Sandy

Roland Wood ........ Professor

Mort Marshall ........ Taxi

 

CBS Wednesdays  10:00-11:00pm  - alternating with 20th Century-Fox Hour (from 5-Oct-55)

 

1.01 [--] 20th Century-Fox Hour: CAVALCADE

05Oct55 CBS Wed

 

Ep 3.08 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: OBSESSION

12-Oct-1955  CBS Wed

written by Ernest Pendrell

starring

Neva Patterson ........ Helen

Phyllis Thaxter ........ Judith

Kathleen Comegys ........ Mrs. Lawrence

Philip Abbott ...... Wilson

Charles Lee Saari ........ Martin

Tom Flatley Reynolds ....... Mr. Lawrence

Eileen Burns ....... Miss Sheppard

Henry Bernard ...... Mr. Blum

William Lee ....... Mr. Garnet

 

Ep 3.09 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SHOOT IT AGAIN

26-Oct-1955  CBS Wed

written by Robert Emmett

starring

Kenny Delmar ........ J.O.

Geraldine Page ........ Marian

Bert Freed ........ Farrell

Philippa Bevans ........ Maggie

Vaughn Taylor ........ Pa

Ralph Bunker ........ Mahoney

Jerome Courtland ........ Tex

Anthony Kemble-Cooper ........ Talbot

Sid Raymond ........ Bierbaum

Byron Russell ........ Reporter

Teresa Brewer ........ Singer

Allan Hancock ........ Director

George Ives ........ Publicity Man

Donald Marye ........ Doctor

 

Ep 3.10 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: OUTCAST

09-Nov-1955

written by Turner Bullock

starring

Lillian Roth ...... Elaine

Bert Freed ....... Christie

Joe Maross ......... Martin

Doris Dalton ........ Iris Millay

Bert Thorn ........ Emery

Beverly Lunsford ........ Alison

Barbara Baxley

 

Ep 3.11 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: INCIDENT IN AN ALLEY

23-Nov-1955

written by Rod Serling

directed by Sidney Lumet

starring

Farley Granger ........ Joddy

Cameron Prud-Homme ......... Chambers

Larry Gates ....... Moon

Edward Binns ........ Peters

Don Hammer ......... Gussie

Lori March ..... Jean

Peg Hillias ......... Mrs. Joddy

Vivian Mason .......... Mrs. Connels

Alan Hewitt ......... District Attorney

Synopsis:
A rookie cop shoots and kills a 14-year-old boy fleeing

 from a prank gone bad. [RF]

 

Ep 3.12 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: EDWARD MY SON

07-Dec-1955

written by Arthur Arent

starring

Robert Morley ....... Arnold Holt

Ann Todd ....... Evelyn Holt

Frederic Tozere ........ Harry Soames

Sally Cooper ....... Eileen Perry

Geoffrey Toone ......... Dr. Parker

Cullen Desmond ......... Cunningham

Alexander Clark ........... Dr. Waxman

 

Ep 3.13 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: WHITE GLOVES

21-Dec-1955

written by James Costigan

starring

Joan Blondell ....... Ellen

Joanne Woodward ........ Rocky

Donald Harron ........ Billy

Audrey Christie ....... Ina

 

Ep 3.14 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: BRING ME A DREAM

04-Jan-1956

written by John Vlahos

starring

John Cassavetes ....... Johnny

Steve McQueen ....... Bushy

Lois Smith ........ Jeannie

George Grizzard ....... Bill

John Lehne ...... Patsy

 

Ep 3.15 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE GREAT ADVENTURE

18-Jan-1956

Adapted by Kay Arthur
From Arnold Bennett's novel "Buried Alive"
starring
Hume Cronyn .......... Priam Farll
Jessica Tandy ........ Alice Wiggins
Victor Wood .......... Henry Leek
Anthony Kemble Cooper ....... Cousin
Richard Long ......... Tramp
Synopsis:
After roaming the Continent for years, a great artist and his valet return to England.

Shortly afterward a man thought to be the artist is buried in Westminster Abbey.

The "valet" marries a widow and all goes smoothly until some strange

circumstances lead to an even stranger investigation.

The question: who is buried in Westminister Abbey - the artist or his valet? [RF]
*Note: The 1943 motion picture adaptation

of the story starred Monty Woolley and Gracie Fields.
 

Ep 3.16 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: A FAIR SHAKE

01-Feb-1956

written by Caleb Gray

starring

Cliff Robertson ....... Frank

John Kerr ....... Ray

 

Ep 3.17 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: COMMAND

15-Feb-1956

starring

Cameron Mitchell ....... Captain Dan Murrell

Marshall Thompson ....... William Costain

Biff McGuire ....... Jack Framer

 

Ep 3.18 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: MOMENT OF COURAGE

29-Feb-1956

written by Henry Misrock

starring

Macdonald Carey ...... Jim
Kim Hunter ........... Vivian
Don Murray ........... Don
Kevin Coughlin ....... Johnny
David White .......... Alec
Synopsis:
A down-and-out press agent brings his wife out West to the town where his father was born.

 He gets a great idea for turning the quiet spot into a tourist center and soon everyone

is garbed in old-time western clothing to celebrate Pioneer Day. In the confusion a

holdup and killing occur and the killer has a good chance of escaping in the crowd. [RF]
 

Ep 3.19 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE CANDIDATE

14-Mar-1956

starring

Ralph Bellamy  ........ Senator Jack Masterson
Synopsis:
Senator Jack Masterson has devoted his entire life to politics and now has but

one ambition, to be nominated for the presidency of the country.

At the convention it appears that he will attain his goal until one man decides

 to use his power for personal advantage. [RF]

 

Ep 3.20 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THIRTY YEAR MAN

28-Mar-1956

written by Edwin Breen
starring
Pat O'Brien ........... Jim
Jocelyn Brando ........ Ann
Frank Maxwell ......... Charlie
Heywood Hale Broun .... Bartender
Billy Redfield ........ Sam
George Ives ........... Capt. McGill
Synopsis:
A man who after 30 years in the army decides against enlisting again.

He soon learns that returning to civilian life presents more problems than he anticipated. [RF]
 

Ep 3.21 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: FUNNY HEART

11-Apr-1956

Written by Mel Goldberg
starring
Imogene Coca .......... Jackie Connors
Robert Culp ........... Hal
Jack Klugman .......... Vic
Phyllis Hill .......... Gloria Shaw
Bill Daniels .......... Roy
Synopsis:
Jackie Connors, a celebrated stage comedienne, feels that her career needs a lift.

Opportunity knocks in the form of a TV series in which she is to star while her husband

handles the producing and writing end. All does not go smoothly, however. The director

 of the series, seeing a chance for fame and fortune begins to plant seeds of doubt in the

mind of Miss Connors. Is this script right for her? Is her husband more interested in his

own career than in her success? Does her husband really love her? Bother her career

and her marriage are threatened. [RF]
*Note: This was Imogene Coca's first dramatic role on TV.
 

Ep 3.22 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: NOON ON DOOMSDAY

25-Apr-1956

written by Rod Serling

directed by Daniel Petrie

starring

Jack Warden

Albert Salmi ....... John Kaltell

Everett Sloane

Lois Smith

Philip Abbott

Synopsis 1:

The Till case in Mississippi, where a young Negro boy was kidnapped and killed

by two white men who went to trial and were exonerated on both counts. The righteous

and continuing wrath of the Northern press opened no eyes and touched no consciences

in the little town in Mississippi where the two men were tried. It was like a cold wind that

made them huddle together for protection against an outside force. which they

could equate with an adversary. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

The narrow-mindedness of a small town led members of the community to forgo

principle and take matters into their own hands. Their resentment against outside

pressures and dictation, a jury of local citizens condones a miscarriage of justice and

acquits a psychopathic young bully of the killing of an immigrant storekeeper.

A retired Judge tries to intervene on the community's folk to reassess their

culpability in this matter. [RF]

 

Ep 3.23 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: HONEST IN THE RAIN

09-May-1956

written by Mort Thaw

starring

Ethel Merman

Synopsis:

Compulsive gambling leads to this drama.

 

Ep 3.24 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS

23-May-1956

Written by Robert Anderson
Based on a story by James M. Barrie
Hosted by Alfred Lunt
starring
Gracie Fields
Lynn Fontanne
Synopsis:
The basement flat of Mrs Dowey, a Scottish charwoman who lives and works

 in London, during World War I, and Mrs Dowey and her guests - three other

charwomen whom she has invited for tea - are discussing the tactics of trench warfare

 with the confidence of people who have never been near the Front. [RF]

 

Ep 3.25 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE BOARDING HOUSE

06-Jun-1956

Written by Will Lorin

Based on a story by James Joyce

starring
Evelyn Varden
Jerome Kilty
Lisa Daniels

 

Ep 3.26 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: LONGBOAT

20-Jun-1956

written by Alfred Brenner

 

Ep 3.27 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: OPERATION THREE R'S

04-Jul-1956 ABC Wed

written by Helen Cotton

starring

Robert Culp ....... Corporal Neville

Sallie Brophy ....... Miss Maddox
Frank Milan ....... Lt. Col. Streeter
Warren Oates ....... Private Lear
John Napier ....... Private Sparks
Gerald Price ....... Corporal Black
Arch Johnson ....... Private Kleff
Paul Mazursky ....... Private Gonzales
Synopsis:
During World War 2, Cpl. Neville, an intelligent young man awaiting appointment to officers

candidate school, is asked, much to his displeasure, to become an instructor to illiterates.

His snobbish approach doesn't last long. [RF]

 

Ep 3.28 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE PARTNERS

18-Jul-1956

written by Bernard C. Schoenfeld

starring

Peter Mark Richman ....... John West

Luther Adler ....... Sidney West

Virginia Vincent

 

Ep 3.29 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: STOPOVER AT SUBLIMITY

01-Aug-1956

written by Lucile Duffy

starring

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ....... Sean O'Neill

John Napier
Lisa Daniels

 

Ep 3.30 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SIDESHOW

15-Aug-1956

written by Shelby Gordon

starring
Read Morgan
Lisa Daniels
Abe Simon

 

Ep 3.31 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE FIVE FATHERS OF PEPI

29-Aug-1956

written by Ira Avery & Jane Avery

starring

Paul Newman ....... Giorgio

Phyllis Hill
Ben Astar

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