CTVA US Anthology - "U.S. Steel Hour" (CBS) Season 6 (1958-59)

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 Season 6 (CBS) (1958-59)
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 6.01 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE WOUND WITHIN

10-Sep-1958 CBS Wed

written by Henry Denker

starring

Farley Granger ........... Dr. Sigmund Freud

Mary Sinclair ........... Martha

John F. Hamilton ........... Hansi

Astrid Wilsrud ...... Elizabeth

Frank Conroy ........... Dr. Grebe

Frederick Rolf ........... Dr. Breuer

Betty Miller ........... Mrs. Trost

Joan Croydon ........... Nurse

Synopsis:
A young Dr. Freud tries to convince his colleagues that not all illnesses are physical.

 

Ep 6.02 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: DEATH MINUS ONE

24-Sep-1958 CBS Wed

starring

Meg Mundy ........... Rita Falmouth

Donald Moffat ........... Captain Stolner

Carson Woods ........... Bud

Beverly Lunsford ........... Sylvia

Alexander Scourby ........... Sergeant

Bryan Herbert ........... News Vendor

 

Ep 6.03 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: MID-SUMMER

08-Oct-1958  CBS Wed

Teleplay by Arthur Heinemann
Story by Vina Delmar
starring

Barbara Bel Geddes ........... Lily Barton

Jackie Cooper ........... Val Barton

Synopsis:
A couple disagree over his chosen career, he wants to be a

vaudeville performer, she wants him to accept a teaching job.

 

Ep 6.04 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SECRET IN THE FAMILY (live from New York)

22-Oct-1958 CBS Wed

Adapted by Louis Pelletier

From the novel by Helen Hull

starring

Faye Emerson ..... Hazel Curtis

Edward Andrews

Marjorie Gateson

Synopsis:

Hazel Curtis is the wife of a small-town dentist and the mother of two

teenage children. Secretly, she writes a novel which is accepted

by a New York publisher. This makes her something of a celebrity

and off to New York she goes for a gay round of parties and press

interviews, while her husband is left at home to take care of their

house and the children. [RF]

 

Ep 6.05 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SECOND CHANCE

05-Nov-1958  CBS Wed

written by Steven Gethers

starring

Melvyn Douglas ........... Dr. Victor Payson

Nancy Olson ........... Joyce Richmond

Henderson Forsythe ........... Dr. Bill Ward

Meg Mundy ........... Edith Collins

Martin Rudy ........... Roger Collins

Kimetha Laurie ........... Janice Payson

Frances Heflin ........... Grace Ward

Marjorie Gateson ........... Millie

Synopsis:
Dr. Victor Payson, a widower for just six months and father of a teenage daughter,

is slated for the post of Chief of Surgeons of Collins General Hospital. But his romance

with a young divorcee causes doubt among Payson's colleagues as to his suitability

for the job. The doubt is planted by the wife of the hospital's director. [RF]

 

Ep 6.06 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THIS DAY IN FEAR

19-Nov-1958  CBS Wed

adapted by Arthur Heinemann

from the play by Malcolm A. Hulke and Eric Paice
starring
Barry Sullivan ....... James Coogan
Geraldine Brooks ..... Betty Coogan
Philip Bourneuf ...... Inspector Dougherty
William Harrigan ..... Father Magner
Barry Morse .......... Older Detective
Donald Moffat ........ Younger Detective
Synopsis:
Living in London with his wife, James Coogan, a veteran of the Irish rebellion,

 gets a call one day from Scotland Yard's Inspector Dougherty. Dougherty

 tells Coogan he's been informed that two Irishmen, still active in the Irish

Republican Army, are in London to kill Coogan because he betrayed

a great hero of the rebellion before leaving the country. [RF]
 

Ep 6.07 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE ENEMIES

03-Dec-1958  CBS Wed

Teleplay by Robert Van Scoyk
Story by Stephen Vincent Benet

starring

Ed Begley ........... Judge McCord

Bramwell Fletcher ........... Putnam Bayne

Arthur Hill ........... Putnam Bayne Jr.

Betsy Palmer ........... Honoria McCord

Chris Gampel ........... Ned Delahanty

Synopsis:
A father tries to bribe a judge to save his son from disgrace.

 

Ep 6.08 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: ONE RED ROSE FOR CHRISTMAS

17-Dec-1958  CBS Wed

written by Leonard Moran

story by Paul Horgan

starring

Patty Duke ........... Kathy

Helen Hayes  ........... Mother Seraphim

Ruth McDevitt ........... Sister Augustine

Ruth White ........... Sister St. Anne

Joseph Sweeney ........... Priest

Martine Bartlett ........... Miss Fraser

Clarice Blackburn ........... Miss Tedder

Synopsis:
Mother Seraphim is looking forward to spending Christmas with her sister.

A young orphan girl starts a fire at the orphanage burning it down.

As a result, Mother Seraphim's sister catches pneumonia and dies.

 

Ep 6.09 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: GOODBYE...BUT IT DOESN'T GO AWAY

31-Dec-1958  CBS Wed (restaged)

written by Raphael Hayes

starring

Neville Brand ........... Harry Steuben

Inga Swenson ........... Vera Steuben

George Voskovec ..... Mr. Brankovic
Jeff Donnell

Synopsis:
A hapless salesman pretends to be a success and full of self-confidence

but his ruse nearly tears his family apart.

 

Ep 6.10 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: DANGEROUS INTERLUDE

14-Jan-1959  CBS Wed

starring

Viveca Lindfors .......... Mary Lawrence

Peter Donat ......... Dr. Charles Selby

Patrick Macnee ......... Gilbert Farleigh

Norah Howard ......... Harriet Johnson

Torin Thatcher ......... Nicholas Carter

Synopsis:
A woman is trying to keep her past a secret from her future husband.

She was acquitted for the murder of her first husband.

 

Ep 6.11 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE WALL OF SILENCE

28-Jan-1959 CBS Wed

written by Alfred Brenner

 

Ep 6.12 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: FAMILY HAPPINESS

11-Feb-1959 CBS Wed

written by Morton Wishengrad

story by Leo Tolstoy

starring

Jean-Pierre Aumont ......... Sergey Mikhaylich

Patty Duke ......... Sonya Alexandrovna

Frieda Altman ......... Tatanya Semenovna

Doreen Lang ......... Katya Ivanovna

Gloria Vanderbilt ......... Marya Alexandrovna

Jane Lillig ......... Tatanya's friend

Florence Anglin ......... Tatanya's friend

Dorothy Sands ......... Tatanya's friend

Marcel Hillaire ......... Hairdresser

 

Ep 6.13 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: TRAP FOR A STRANGER

25-Feb-1959  CBS Wed

Written by Betty Ulius

Directed by Alex Segal
starring

George C. Scott ......... Marshal Gulliver

Dick Van Dyke .......... Justin Grey

Teresa Wright .......... Allie Gulliver

Clint Kimbrough .......... Elroy Hubbard

Synopsis:
A small town marshal arrests a television star to pin a hit-and-run rap on him.

The Marshal's wife realizes that it's a ploy for re-election and publicity.
 

6.14 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE SQUARE EGGHEAD
11Mar1959 CBS Wed
Produced by The Theatre Guild
Executive-produced by George Kondolf
Written by Louis Pelletier
Directed by Paul Bogart
starring
Tom Ewell ............ Barney Henderson
June Lockhart ........ Edith Sealey
Robert Lansing ....... Norman Goodhue
Fred J. Scollay ...... Carl Bower
Roxanne Arlen ........ Gladys Grey
Heywood Hale Broun ... Joe Pilver
Norman Shelly ........ Sam Forbes
Truman Smith ......... Professor Tillinghast
Synopsis:
A jaded salesman finds that love and education can go together. [RF]

 

Ep 6.15 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: NIGHT OF BETRAYAL (Tape)

25-Mar-1959  CBS Wed

written by James Lipton

starring

Roddy McDowall ........... Michel

Victor Jory ........... Fernand

Melville Cooper ........... Father Gustave

Carol Lawrence ........... Gabrielle

Vincent Gardenia ........... Jacques

Paul Stevens ........... Albert

Synopsis:
The son of a wealthy French collaborator is secretly a member of the underground.

He falls in love and marries a young girl who is hiding from the Gestapo.  [RF]

 

Ep 6.16 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: TROUBLE-IN-LAW (tape)

08-Apr-1959  CBS Wed

written by Danny Simon

starring

Gertrude Berg ........... May Golden

Al Lewis ........... Paul Golden

Betsy Von Furstenberg ........... Mimi

Frank Aletter ........... Hal

John McGiver  ........... Mr. Arnold

Betty Garde ........... Mrs. Flynn

Rossana San Marco ........... Mrs. Donato

Ben Yaffee ........... Mr. Corey

Al Hodge ........... Customer

Peggy Allenby ........... Customer

Synopsis:
For years May Golden has ended every argument with her husband

by threatening to get a job. When Mimi, her youngest married daughter,

becomes exasperated with her mother's daily visits and free advice,

May decides it's time to prove her value by making good her threat.  [RF]

 

Ep 6.17 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: LITTLE TIN GOD

22-Apr-1959 CBS Wed

Executive producer, George Kondolf
Directed by Tom Donovan
written by Joe Palmer Jr.
Music, Ralph Norman Wilkinson

starring

Richard Boone ........... Stan Koski

Gene Hackman ........... Joey Carlton

Jeff Donnell ........... Sadie Merrick

Paul McGrath ........... Dr. O'Neill

Sid Raymond ........... Isidore Feldman

Fritz Weaver ........... Carl Schard

William Deprato
Jim Dolan
Laurens Moore
Synopsis:
Stan Koski, a patient in a tuberculosis sanitarium, is chiefly responsible for the

 high morale of his fellow patients and the hospital staff. Only one patient remains

aloof and contemptuous of Koskiís efforts to divert his fellow patients. [RF]

 

6.18 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE WAYWARD WIDOW
06May1959 CBS Wed
Executive producer, George Kondolf
Written by Michael Dyne
Based on the story "Wessex Tales" by Thomas Hardy
Directed by Paul Bogart
starring
Richard Greene ..... Reverend Stockdale
Betsy Palmer ....... Mrs. Lizzie Newberry
Barry Morse ........ Latimore
Ruth McDevitt ...... Mrs. Simpkins
Roy Poole .......... Owlett
Helena de Crespo ... Martha
with
Jim Harkins
Lucky Kargo
Synopsis:
Set in a small English seacoast village in the mid-19th century a beautiful widow gets involved with
a virtuous preacher and a ring of brandy smugglers. [RF]

*NOTE: One of the highlights of this production is a last-act simulated wind and rain storm which takes
place in an interior studio setting that boasts jagged cliffs, a sandy beach, pounding surf and rock
caves and tunnels.
The settings were designed by Marvin Chomsky and decorated by Wes Laws.

 

Ep 6.19 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: CALL IT A DAY

20-May-1959  CBS Wed

starring

Edward Andrews ..... Roger Hilton

Faye Emerson ...... Dorothy Hilton

Augusta Dabney ...... Muriel Weston

Barbara Lord ..... Catherine Hilton

Nancy Kovack ..... Julie Gwynne

Elliott Reid ..... Frank Haines

Zina Bethune ..... Ann Hilton

 

Ep 6.20 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: WHISPER OF EVIL

03-Jun-1959  CBS Wed

written by Morton Wishengrad

starring

John Beal ...... Steven Barlow

Nina Foch  ...... Grace Barlow

Chester Morris  ...... Henry Vining

Ruth White ...... Mrs. Vining

Barbara Dana ...... Laura Vining

Jada Rowland ...... Sally

Tom Gorman ...... Policeman

 

Ep 6.21 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: NO LEAVE FOR THE CAPTAIN

17-Jun-1959  CBS Wed

written by Robert Van Scoyk

starring

Geraldine Brooks ......... Gillian Harrison

Maurice Evans ......... Captain George Kingston

Donald Moffat ......... Lt. Jack Harrison

Diana Van der Vlis ......... June Kingston

James Kenny ......... Sgt. Dartie

Guy Spaull ......... Colonel Samuel

Nicolas Coster ......... Sergeant

 

Ep 6.22 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: APPLE OF HIS EYE

01-Jul-1959  CBS Wed

starring

Eddie Albert ......... Sam Stover

Carol Lawrence ......... Lily Tobin

Arlene Golonka ......... Nina Stover

Frank McHugh ......... Tude Bowers

Polly Rowles ......... Stella Ames

Arnold Merritt ......... Glen Stover

Ruth White ......... Nettie Bowers

 

Ep 6.23 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: THE PINK BURRO

15-Jul-1959 CBS Wed

Written by Kay Arthur

Based on a play by Jean Riley

starring

June Havoc ......... Lil Anders
Edward Andrews ..... Charlie Anders
Jane Withers ....... Aunt Jan
Elizabeth Wilson ... Grace Ferguson
Jan Norris ......... Susie Anders

Marc Sullivan ...... Buff
Camilo Carrau ...... Pedro
Gene Hackman ....... Steve
Synopsis:
Former vaudeville singer Lil Andrews ambitiously makes preparations for her

daughter's professional singing debut. She is unaware that the girl, who is living

out of town with an aunt while taking singing lessons, has secretly married

and given up plans for a singing career. [RF]

 

Ep 6.24 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: WISH ON THE MOON (Live)

29-Jul-1959 CBS Wed

written by Sumner Locke Elliott

directed by Johnny Desmond (better known as a singer/actor)
starring
Peggy Ann Garner ... Frances Barclay
William Gaxton ..... Barney Goodwyn
Biff McGuire ....... Gil Wayne
Erin O'Brien ....... Olivia Beech
Peter Brandon ...... Hal Peterson
Peggy Conklin ...... Miss Boyce
Joe De Santis ...... Mr. Albright
Gerald Hiken ....... David Thorn
Shirley Grayson .... Secretary
Emily Kimbrough .... Radio Commentator
Barclay Trigg ...... Train Porter
Synopsis:
On their way to New York City, two girls meet on a train and agree to share

an apartment. Olivia Beech is a carefree art student, while ambitious Frances Barclay

is determined to become a great actress. But life in the big city produces a change

in their aspirations and even in their personalities. [RF}
*Note: An earlier version of this one-hour play by Sumner Locke Elliott was telecast

in 1953 with Eva Marie Saint and Phyllis Kirk in the roles played by

Peggy Ann Garner and Erin O'Brien in this episode.
 

Ep 6.25 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: SEED OF GUILT

12-Aug-1959  CBS Wed

written by Barbara Chain

starring

Patty Duke ......... Robin Kent

Lois Nettleton  ......... Jan Livingston

Peggy Wood ......... Lillian Granet

Herbert Nelson ......... Jim Kent

Betty Sinclair ......... Mary Jones

Gloria Vanderbilt ......... Myra Kent

Katherine Meskill ......... Mrs. Palmer

 

Ep 6.26 [--] U.S. Steel Hour: A TASTE OF CHAMPAGNE

26-Aug-1959  CBS Wed (rerun 29May63)

Written by Robert Van Scoyk
Story by Allan Seager
starring

Hans Conried ......... Bert Hay

Scott McKay ......... Jerry Frazer

Alice Ghostley ......... Ida Routzeng

Monique van Vooren ......... Simone Durrell

John McGovern ......... Henry Powers

Diana Millay ......... Airline Stewardess

Synopsis:
An honest bookkeeper is daydreaming about snatching

the company payroll and setting himself up in Paris with

a reasonable facsimile of Brigitte Bardot. [RF]

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