CTVA US Anthology - "U.S. Steel Hour" (CBS) Season 4 (1956-57)

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 Season 4 (CBS) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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  CBS Wednesdays  10:00-11:00pm  - alternating with
20th Century-Fox Hour

 

Ep 4.01 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: WE MUST KILL TONI

12-Sep-1956  CBS Wed

written by Leslie Duncan

starring

Fritz Weaver ........ Douglas Oberon

Lisa Daniels ......... Toni

Rex O'Malley ....... Harris

Norman Lloyd ....... Francis Oberon

Edith Meiser ....... Miss Richards

 

Ep 4.02 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY

26-Sep-1956  CBS Wed

Executive producer, Marshall Jamison

Directed by Alex Segal
Adapted by Arnold Schulman
Based on the book by Mark Harris

Assistant director Daniel Petrie Sr.

Music, Ralph Norman Wilkinson

starring

Paul Newman ....... Henry Wiggen

George Peppard ....... Piney Woods

Albert Salmi ....... Bruce Pearson

Rudy Bond ....... Dutch (coach of the baseball team)

Georgann Johnson ....... Holly

John McGovern ........ Mr. Moors

Bert Remsen ....... Horse

Clu Gulager ....... Danny

Jim Wyler
Allen Leaf
*Six Miss America contestants for 1956;
Margo Lucey, Beverly Cass, Sandra Simpson, Lorna Ringler, Jewel Smerage, Joy Corrado.

Synopsis 1:

The friendship of a catcher dying of Hodgkin's disease and his team's

star pitcher make this a powerful moving story. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A major-league baseball catcher learns that he has an incurable disease.

He tells one person, pitcher Henry Wiggin, his secret, and together they

plot to keep the truth from the rest of the team. [RF]

 

Ep 4.03 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE

10-Oct-1956  CBS Wed

Written by Robert Emmett

starring

Gypsy Rose Lee ....... Wendy Graves

Gig Young ....... Dave Corman

Leora Dana ....... Milly Corman

Sid Raymond ....... Bartender

Synopsis:
It's the story of a young copywriter for a publishing house. in the course of publicizing

a book entitled "Marriage - Trick or Treat?" the young writer gets caught up in the book's

 thesis, which is that most men become drudges after marriage, lose the zest for life and

all romantic notions. Our young writer takes this message very seriously and decides

 to do something about his own married life. [RF]

 

Ep 4.04 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: WETBACK RUN

24-Oct-1956  CBS Wed

Written by Theodore Apstein

starring

Rip Torn ............. Jacinto Sandoval
David Opatoshu ....... Mr. Torres
Joe De Santis ........ Ramirez
Jean Alexander ....... Molly
Ross Martin .......... Adolfo
Synopsis:
A poor Mexican who wants to go to the U.S. finds that since this is legally

impossible for Jacinto, he takes other, more desperate measures. He seeks out

Mr. Torres, who specializes in helping poor Mexicans to cross the border. [RF]
 

Ep 4.05 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SURVIVAL

07-Nov-1956  CBS Wed

starring

Lorne Greene ....... Dallas

Franchot Tone....... Armstrong

Albert Salmi ....... Holmes

Tom Clancy ....... Thomas Able

Arnold Moss

 

Ep 4.06 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: TOM SAWYER

21-Nov-1956 CBS Wed

Adapted by Frank Luther
Based on the book by Mark Twain
Music also by Frank Luther
Scenic set designs by Thomas Hart Benton
starring
John Sharpe ....... Tom Sawyer
Jimmy Boyd ........ Huckleberry Finn
Bennye Gatteys .... Becky Thatcher
Kevin Coughlin .... Joe Harper
Timmy Everett ..... Ben Rogers
Matt Mattox ....... Injun Joe
Rose Bampton ...... Aunt Polly
Clarence Cooper ... Jim
The Song Spinners . Chorus
Synopsis:
The adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain's famous teenage

 Missourians, are set to music in this adaptation of the classic novel.
After they accidentally see a murder committed, Tom and Huck are so terrified that they swear

never to tell what they have seen. Joined by their pal Joe Harper, they run away to become pirates. [RF]
*
Musical Highlights
*
ACT 1
"In the Spring" ........................ Dancers, Singers
"You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks" ...... Aunt Polly
"Spunkwater" .................. John, Tom, Huck
"Why Would You Want to Kiss Me?" ....... Becky, Girls
"There's A New Girl In Town" ........... Tom
"What Do You Kiss For?" ................ Becky, Tom
"My Love Has Gone Away" ................ Becky
"That's the Life for Me" ............... Tom, Huck, Joe
*
ACT 2
"He Wasn't A Bad Boy" .................. Polly, Mrs. Harper
"Aunt Polly's Prayer" .................. Aunt Polly
"Storm Come a-Risin'" .................. Dancers, Singers
"I Want to Go Home" .................... Huck, Joe, Singers
"We'll All Shout Together in the Morning" ..... Cast
*
ACT 3
*
"Please Make Up" ....................... Tom, Becky
"Have A Happy Holiday" ................. Dancers, Singers
"Lost in a Cave" ....................... Jim, Singers
"In the Spring" ........................ Dancers, Singers
*

 

Ep 4.07 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: HUNTED

05-Dec-1956 CBS Wed

starring

Theodore Bikel ....... Grgor Dimitorski

Ann Sheridan ....... Annie Mason

Robert Ellenstein ....... Vasilienko

Norman Fell ....... Detective

Frieda Altman ....... Landlady

 

Ep 4.08 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SYMBOL OF AUTHORITY

19-Dec-1956 CBS Wed

written by Ernest Kinoy

 

Ep 4.09 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE HUMAN PATTERN

02-Jan-1957 CBS Wed

written by Irving H. Cooper

starring

Thelma Ritter ......... Ma Garfield

Frank McHugh ...... Pa Garfield

Lori March ....... Helen Baker

Michael Higgins ....... Joey Garfield

Sidney Armus ....... Melvin

Kevin O'Morrison ....... Ben Garfield

Synopsis:
Ma Garfield, who has social ambitions for her son Joey, has always disapproved

of her son's career as a high school football coach. But when he falls in love with

 Helen Baker, a fellow teacher, Ma throws up her hands in despair. Helen, realizing

Ma's great influence over Joey, isn't hopeful about the future of their romance. [RF]

 

Ep 4.10 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: TO DIE ALONE

16-Jan-1957 CBS Wed

written by Bob Duncan & Wanda Duncan

starring

Burl Ives ...... Matthew Randolph

Jane Pickens ...... Pearl Randolph

Gregory LaFayette ...... Vance Randolph

Tom McDermott ...... Clem Carson

Karl Swenson ...... Abner Carson

Frank Overton ...... Mr. Thornton

 

Ep 4.11 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THEY NEVER FORGET

30-Jan-1957 CBS Wed

written by Norman Brooks

starring

Lloyd Bridges ...... Sgt. Walt Stebbins

Viveca Lindfors ...... Danielle

Reedy Talton ...... Sgt. Hillfinger

 

Ep 4.12 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: INSPIRED ALIBI

13-Feb-1957  CBS Wed

written by S.S. Schweitzer

starring

Shelley Winters ...... Evvie

Pat Hingle ..... Charlie

Edward Andrews ..... Fred

Mary Perry ...... Mrs. Galloway

John C. Becher ...... Joe Harris

Jon Richards ........ Travel Agent

 

Ep 4.13 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SHADOW OF EVIL (live)

27-Feb-1957 CBS Wed

written by Curtis Kenyon

starring

Jack Cassidy

Shirley Jones

Lee Marvin

Michael Strong

Russell Collins

Fred Stewart

Synopsis:
The town's sheriff, possessed of an irrational hatred of outlaws, kills a young man,

claiming that the youngster had made an attempt on his life. [RF]

 

Ep 4.14 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE BOTTLE IMP

13-Mar-1957 CBS Wed

adapted by Alfred Steuer & Frank Gilroy

story by Robert Louis Stevenson

music by Ralph Norman Wilkinson

starring

Farley Granger ....... Phillip

Susan Oliver ....... Maria

Thayer David ....... Andre Girard

Robert Fortin ....... Rene

Abe Simon ....... Pinaud

Francis Compton ....... Old Man

Paul Andor ....... Uncle

Geoffrey Holder ....... Calypso Singer

Synopsis:

The story of a carefree young sailor who is tempted to sell his soul for a magic bottle.

Soon after his ship docks in Haiti, Phillip the Sailor, meets Andre, the island's

wealthiest inhabitant. Andre wants to sell the magic bottle, containing the

all-powerful Imp, which brought him his great fortune. But it looks as though Andre

will not find Phillip a good customer for his bottle, since Phillip isn't interested in

the power the bottle can bring. The Phillip meets a beautiful girl whom he wants to marry,

but he doesn't have the wealth which the girl's father demands. [RF]

 

Ep 4.15 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: HIDDEN FURY

27-Mar-1957 CBS Wed

written by George Bellak

starring

James Gregory ........ Tommy Grant

Peggy Feury ....... Frieda Elson

Frank Campanella ....... Benny Astor

Donald Madden ....... Arnie Farrel

Russell Hardie ....... Mr. Hudson

 

Ep 4.16 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE HILL WIFE

10-Apr-1957 CBS Wed

written by Alfred Brenner

story by Robert Frost

starring

Melvyn Douglas ....... Census Taker/Narrator

Geraldine Page ....... Estelle

James Broderick ....... John

Albert Salmi ....... Joel Shay

George Mitchell ....... Fred

Ellen Lowe ....... Helen

Katherine Squire ....... Estelle's Mother

Synopsis:
Romance is in the air in New England farm country

and Estelle is the object of that affection. [RF]

 

Ep 4.17 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: A MATTER OF PRIDE

24-Apr-1957  CBS Wed

Teleplay by Frank D. Gilroy
Based on the Short Story The Blue Serge Suit by John Langdon
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Narrator Philip Abbott
starring
Pat Hingle ......... Henderson
Bennye Gatteys ..... Anna Henderson
Charles Taylor ..... Raymond Watkins
Virginia Kaye ...... Miss Harman
Robert F. Simon .... Jeff
Joseph Sweeney ..... Grandpa
Burt Brinckerhoff .. Neal
George Eberling .... Pawnbroker
John McGovern ...... Mr. Ashbaugh
Henderson Forsythe .... Humble & Rockford's Man
Synopsis:

A family is unable to afford a blue serge suit for their son's graduation.

 Instead he is given Grandpa's suit that he wore to his wedding.

The boy is afraid of ridicule and does not want to go.
 

*NOTE: Won the 1956 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction after appearing

in the 12th issue of the Paris Review.

 

Ep 4.18 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: A DRUM IS A WOMAN

08-May-1957  CBS Wed

written by Will Lorin

directed by Norman Felton

executive producer Marshall Jamison

associate producer John Haggott

starring

Duke Ellington

Singers: Joya Sherrill, Margaret Tynes, Ozzie Bailey.

Dancers: Carmen de Lavallade, Talley Beatty.

A jazz "ballet" featuring the love story of Zajj and Caribee Joe. [RF]

 

Ep 4.19 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SHADOW IN THE SKY

22-May-1957  CBS Wed

written by S.S. Schweitzer

starring

Richard Kiley

Bonita Granville

 

Ep 4.20 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE LITTLE BULLFIGHTER

05-Jun-1957  CBS Wed

written by Juarez Roberts

starring

Rip Torn

Nehemiah Persoff

 

Ep 4.21 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: UPBEAT

19-Jun-1957 CBS Wed

written by James Elward

starring

Patti Page

Biff McGuire

 

Ep 4.22 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: REUNION

03-Jul-1957 CBS Wed

written by Bob Duncan & Wanda Duncan

 

Ep 4.23 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: VICTIM

17-Jul-1957  CBS Wed

written by James Elward

starring

Dean Stockwell

 

Ep 4.24 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE CHANGE IN CHESTER

31-Jul-1957  CBS Wed

written by Arthur Hailey

starring

Tom Poston as Chester

Mary Sinclair

 

Ep 4.25 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: A LOUD LAUGH

14-Aug-1957  CBS Wed

written by Harberd Hogan

starring

June Lockhart

 

Ep 4.26 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: UP ABOVE THE WORLD SO HIGH

28-Aug-1957  CBS Wed

written by Mort Thaw

starring

Jack Warden

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