CTVA US Anthology - "U.S. Steel Hour" (CBS) Season 5 (1957-58)

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 Season 5 (CBS) (1957-58)
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
Armstrong Circle Theatre

Ep 5.01 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: WINDFALL ("Live" from New York)

11-Sep-1957  CBS Wed

starring

Ed Begley ......... Daniel Arnold

Burt Brinckerhoff ......... Jamie Arnold

Andrew Duggan ......... Dave Arnold

Louise Platt ......... Alice Davis

Synopsis:
With his family gathered around him, Daniel announces that his newly inherited

farm will go to his youngest son Jamie to cultivate. Daniel's son-in-law Bert insists

 that to be fair, Daniel should sell the farm and divide the money among the children.

This gives rise to growing tension in the family. [RF]

 

Ep 5.02 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: HAUNTED HARBOR

25-Sep-1957  CBS Wed

written by Henry Misrock

starring

Burgess Meredith ......... Alec Sherwood

Joseph Campanella ......... Jacques

Frank Overton ......... Matt Preston

Gaby Rodgers ......... Annette O'Hara

Guy Raymond ......... M. O'Hara

 

Ep 5.03 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: WHO'S EARNEST?

09-Oct-1957 CBS Wed

(aka The Importance of Being Ernest)

written by Lee Pockries & Anne Croswell

story by Oscar Wilde

starring

Edward Mulhare ......... Algernon

Dorothy Collins ......... Cecily

David Atkinson ......... Jack Worthing

Rex O'Malley ......... Lane

Louise Troy ......... Gwendolyn

Martyn Green ......... Chasuble

Edith King ......... Lady Bracknell

Gordon Peters ......... Merriman

Nydia Westman ......... Miss Prism

 

Ep 5.04 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: CRISIS IN CORONNA

23-Oct-1957 CBS Wed

written by Elliott Baker

starring

Charles Ruggles ......... Justice Jarvis Boone

Elliott Nugent ......... Dr. Ralph Bennett

Betty Lou Keim ......... Theodosia Bennett

Melville Ruick .........  John Castle

Gale Page ......... Mrs. Bennett

John McGovern ......... Michael Lockhart

 

Ep 5.05 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE LOCKED DOOR

06-Nov-1957 CBS Wed

written by Gertrude Schweitzer

starring

June Lockhart ........ Margaret

Ralph Bellamy ........ Walt

Brandon De Wilde ........ David

Bennye Gatteys ........ Susan

Philip Coolidge ........ Mr. Clements

 

Ep 5.06 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: HUCK FINN ("Live" from New York)

20-Nov-1957 CBS Wed

Script by Anne Croswell and Lee Pockriss
Based on Mark Twain's novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".
Music by Frank Luther
starring
Basil Rathbone ..... The Duke

Jack Carson ........ The King
Jimmy Boyd ......... Huckleberry Finn
Florence Henderson ... Mary Jane
Earle Hyman ........ Jim
Karin Wolfe ........ Joanna
Synopsis:
Huck Finn is a musical version of an episode in Mark Twain's

 "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". Young Huck and his friend Jim,

 a runaway slave, are heading down the Mississippi on a raft when they meet

 two scoundrels who are always ready to make a quick dollar. These gentlemen

pass themselves off as a King and a Duke, and get agreeable Huck to treat

 them accordingly. One day they learn of the death of one Peter Wilks,

who has left a fortune in property and cash. Since Wilks has two brothers

 in England who are not known locally, they decide to pose as these brothers

and with Huck's help, claim the brothers' portion of the inheritance. [RF]
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Highlights

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"Loafin' on the Water" .... Hyman
"My Friend Huckleberry Finn ............... Chorus
"The Boasting Song" ...... Carson, Rathbone
"The Time Has Come to Say Goodbye" ........ Chorus
"We All Shout Together In the Morning" .... Chorus
"Storm Come A-rising in the Night" ........ Chorus
"Funny But Likable" ....... Henderson
"Too Wonderful For Me" .... Boyd
"You Are One to Wonder .... Henderson     [RF]
 

Ep 5.07 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: YOU CAN'T WIN

04-Dec-1957 CBS Wed

written by Robert Emmett

starring

Bert Lahr ........ Frank Mooner

Margaret Hamilton ........ Sybil Mooner

Raymond Bramley ........ Radcliffe

John Fielder ........ Boris

Doro Merande ..... Felice

 

Ep 5.08 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: LITTLE CHARLIE DON'T WANT A SADDLE

18-Dec-1957  CBS Wed

written by Juarez Roberts

starring

John Beal ....... Mr. Hare

June Lockhart ....... Martha Ann

Andrew Prine ....... Elmo

J. Pat O'Malley ....... Curley

Barnard Hughes ....... Leo

Dennis Kohler ...... Charlie

Katherine Squire ...... Jo Ellen

Synopsis:
A mute spinster who becomes a mail-order bride to a widower Mr. Hare is taken by surprise.

Martha Ann arrives at his farm and he discovers that she is a mute, though both he and his

younger son Charlie are won over by Martha Ann, his older son, Elmo feels his father

 is not being true to memory of the boy's mother. [RF]

 

Ep 5.09 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE CHARMER

01-Jan-1958 CBS Wed

written by Douglas Taylor

starring

Gypsy Rose Lee ....... Lorraine Anderson

Rip Torn ....... Will Dare

Martin E. Brooks ....... Martin Mandow

Edmon Ryan ....... Charlie Harrison

Ross Martin

 

Ep 5.10 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE BROMLEY TOUCH  (Live from New York)

15-Jan-1958 CBS Wed

Adapted for TV by Kay Arthur
From a story by Edward Newhouse
starring
Cameron Mitchell ... Don Bromley
Biff McGuire ....... John Madeira
Leora Dana ......... Abby Hill
Synopsis:
Don Bromley and John Maderia were friends during their college days.

Bromley let nothing stand in the way of getting what he wanted. With his slick

charm he won the governor's daughter as his wife, a woman Madeira also loved,

and has continued to use the same underhanded tactics in his career.

Madeira, now the director of admissions at their alma mater, finds he

is in a position to thwart Bromley's unscrupulous aims. [RF]
 

Ep 5.11 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: NEVER KNOW THE END

29-Jan-1958 CBS Wed

written by Irving Gaynor Neiman

starring

Andy Griffith ...... Harry Emsen
Nehemiah Persoff ... Ralph Tugwell
Larry Blyden ....... Doc Randolph
Patricia Benoit .... Cary Sawyer
Sue Ellen Blake .... Midge Turner
Edgar Stehli ....... Sam Cleaver
Jim Boles .......... Matty Coombs
Synopsis:
In the small town of Emsen's Ford, tension rises between two men.

One is Harry Emsen, usually an easygoing fellow. Though folks know he seldom

finishes anything he starts to do, they respect him just the same. The other man

is Ralph Tugwell, a young attorney. Tugwell always resented Harry's status as a

member of the town's oldest family. A trageday causes the conflict. Harry's fiancee

goes for a ride in Tugwell's flashy new car. There's an accident, and the girl is killed.

The town waits to see what Harry will do. [RF]

 

Ep 5.12 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE REWARD

12-Feb-1958 CBS Wed

written by Mort Thaw

starring

Patty Duke

Nancy Coleman

Cathleen Nesbitt

 

Ep 5.13 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: WALK WITH A STRANGER

26-Feb-1958  CBS Wed

written by H.N. Clauss

starring

Ed Begley  ............. Walter Kincaid
William Shatner ....... Fred Corry
Leona Powers .......... Mrs. Corry
Mae Munro ............. Pat Corry
Tom Hatcher ........... Rich Corry
Synopsis:
Young Fred Corry is embittered because he has lost the use of his legs

as the result of an accident. The young man takes out his unhappiness on

his family, dimming their enjoyment of life by causing them to feel guilty.

Then a stranger comes to the Corry farm. Fred suspects the man is a convict

 who recently escaped, and plans to blackmail the wise and patient man,

thinking money will bring back his own lost happiness. [RF]
 

Ep 5.14 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: GIVE ME MY SON

12-Mar-1958 CBS Wed

written by Abby Mann

starring

Richard Kiley

Betsy Palmer

 

Ep 5.15 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: TOP SECRET MISSION

26-Mar-1958 CBS Wed

written by Irving Gaynor Neiman
adapted from the book by Madelaine Duke
starring
Beatrice Straight ..... Katherine Grant
Robert Wright ......... Amadeo
Joseph Yadin .......... Hans von Hasler
John Sutton ........... Colonel Resnor
Synopsis:
Just after World War 2, an English woman physicist is traveling to Venice with

her fiance to be married. But an American Intelligence officer detains them in Vienna,

asking that they aid in locating an escaped German atomic scientist, wanted by both the

American and Russian governments. Although weary of the strife of war, they

reluctantly agree to travel to the small Adriatic island where the scientist is hiding. [RF]

 

Ep 5.16 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: BEAVER PATROL

09-Apr-1958 CBS Wed

Written by John Vlahos
starring

Walter Slezak

Dick York

Loretta Leversee
Irene Dailey
Melville Ruick
Paul Tremaine
Mae Munro
John C. Becher
Matt Crowley
Peter Brandon
Synopsis:
An old retired furrier retires to California to move in with

 his daughter and volunteers as boy scout leader.

 

Ep 5.17 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR

23-Apr-1958  CBS Wed

Written by Theodore Apstein
Story by Fritz Hock Walders
starring
John Baragrey
Walter Slezak
Dolores del Rio
Synopsis:
A ruthless prosecutor conducts his inquisitions with a reign

of terror, following the French Revolution.
 

Ep 5.18 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: A MAN IN HIDING

07-May-1958  CBS Wed

Written by Leonard Moran
starring
William Shatner
Michael Higgins
Synopsis:
A British priest is assigned to a parish that is in conflict between Britain and Ireland.
 

Ep 5.19 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: HOUR OF THE RAT

21-May-1958  CBS Wed

adapted by Arthur Hailey

story by Jon Manchip White

starring

Dan Duryea ........ John Woodruffe

Joan Wetmore ....... Teresa Woodruffe

Nakamura ....... Tojuro

Kaie Deei ........ Sakamura (Takahashi) (aka Khigh Dheigh)

Guy Spaull ....... Arthur Hassell

Ronald Long ....... Captain Peter Raine

Louis Hector ....... Sir Robert Manchester

John McLiam ....... Sgt. Major Jack Pollard

Arthur Malet ....... Lt. Grahame Saunders

Synopsis:

John Woodruffe is tormented by memories of the horrors he suffered in a Japanese

prison camp during World War II. He recalls his vow to avenge the death of a chaplain

executed by Sakamura, the brutal camp adjutant. Years later, Woodruffe finds himself

face to face with the object of his bitter hate, Sakamura. [RF]

 

Ep 5.20 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: A FAMILY ALLIANCE (live from New York)

04-Jun-1958  CBS Wed

Adapted by Kay Arthur

Based on a story by Dorothy Canfield

starring

Florence Henderson.. Gladys Pratt
Bill Hayes ......... Spike Hunter
Roberta Haynes ..... Dorie Schaeffer
Doreen Lang ........ Mrs. Pratt
Carl Frank ......... Fred Pratt
Ellen Lowe ......... Mrs. Hunter
Melville Ruick ..... Mr. Hunter
Lee Bergere ........ Curt Watson
Yale Wexler ........ Whiffy McDonald
Synopsis:
A girl falls in love with a sophisticated New Yorker. Afraid to tell him her

father is a farmer, she gives him the idea that they have a country estate

and that her piano-teaching mother is a concert performer. [RF]
 

Ep 5.21 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE LITTLEST ENEMY (Live from New York)

18-Jun-1958  CBS Wed

Adapted by Lois Jacoby

Based on the play by Nigel Kneale

starring

Mary Astor  ......... Mrs. Wickens
Frank Conroy ....... Mr. Wickens
Lili Darvas ........ Mme. Chargot
Miko Oscard ........ Francois
Synopsis:
An American woman becomes ill in Europe and she and her husband stay at a

French Inn while she recuperates. They notice a small boy at the inn and learn

that he is the grandson of the woman who owns the establishment. When they

 see that the child is ill-treated they try to help the youngster. [RF]
 

Ep 5.22 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE HIDDEN RIVER

02-Jul-1958  CBS Wed

Teleplay by Theodore Apstein
Story by Storm Jameson, Ruth & Augustus Goetz
starring
Farley Granger
Richard Kiley
Lois Nettleton
George Voskovec
Erin O'Brien-Moore
Synopsis:
Two brothers are implicated in the disappearance of a

Resistance fighter in post-war France.
 

Ep 5.23 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: FLINT AND FIRE

16-Jul-1958  CBS Wed

Teleplay by Robert Van Scoyk

Story by Dorothy Canfield

starring

Robert Culp ......... Niram
Gloria Vanderbilt ... Evleen
Una Merkel
Edward Andrews
Synopsis:
A young man wishes to marry but because of his obligations to

his invalid mother he is unable to do so.
 

Ep 5.24 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE CLIMATE OF MARRIAGE

30-Jul-1958  CBS Wed

written by Helen Cotton

starring

James Daly

Leora Dana

Larry Hagman

Betsy Palmer

Synopsis:
A man has grown restless and bored with his marriage

and begins an affair with his secretary.

 

Ep 5.25 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: OLD MARSHALS NEVER DIE (Live from New York)

13-Aug-1958 CBS Wed

Adapted by John Vlahos

Based on a story by John H. Holland

starring

Cameron Prud'Homme ..... Bat Bethune
William Shatner .... Con Purvis
Joanne Linville .... Martha Purvis
Kevin Coughlin ..... Tommy
Robert Emhardt ..... Sylvester
Len Doyle .......... Senator
Synopsis:
Bat Bethune, former marshal of a New Mexico town, has become a legendary

 figure as a result of his boldness during the wild early days of the town's history. But in

 his old age he is given to shooting at imaginary badmen, endangering the inhabitants.

 Finally the mayor decides Bethune must leave town. [RF]

 

Ep 5.26 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: BE MY GUEST  (live from New York)

27-Aug-1958 CBS Wed

Written by John Whedon
Directed by Alex Segal
starring
Elliott Nugent ..... Harvey Kent
Larry Blyden ....... Stewart Potter
Augusta Dabney ..... Jeannie Kent
Joanna Moore ....... Mary Potter
Happy Felton ....... Dave
Raymond Walburn .... S. Crowther Gebhart
Robby Hayes ........ Doma
Synopsis:
At a party one evening New York businessman Harvey Kent meets Stewart Potter

and his wife Mary, who have just arrived in the city. Potter tells Kent that they are

looking for a place to live and Kent expansively invites them to stay in the guest house

on his Connecticut estate while they house-hunt. The Potters take over the Kent guest

house, the Kent car, the telephone and Kent's friends! Desperate to reclaim all these,

 Kent leaves home to develop a suitable scheme. [RF]

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