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The Unexpected

aka Time Square Playhouse
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
http://ctva.biz/index.htm

with contributions by:
Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 

THE UNEXPECTED

Ziv Television Programs, Inc.

for

First-Run Syndication


Host  Herbert Marshall
 

30 min

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1.01 [--] The Unexpected: CALCULATED RISK

05-Mar-1952

starring

Rochelle Hudson...... Diana
Louis Jean Heydt ..... Southerland
Synopsis:
A debt-ridden man considering suicide is offered a way out of his woes. [RF]

 

1.02 [--] The Unexpected: THE HITCHHIKER WAS A LADY

12-Mar-1952

starring

John Kellogg ......... Trucker
Jane Nigh ............ Girl
Alan Bridge .......... Lajon
Synopsis:
A trucker is accused of murder because he gave a girl a lift

unaware that she was dying from a bullet wound. [RF]
 

1.03 [--] The Unexpected: THE MAN FROM YESTERDAY

19-Mar-1952

starring

John Archer

Jane Nigh ............ Lois
Jonathan Hale ........ Seaver
Synopsis:
The author of a philosophical novel is shrouded in mystery.
Synopsis 2:
A magazine writer searches for the mysterious author of a best-selling novel. [RF]

 

1.04 [--] The Unexpected: FURY AND SOUND

26-Mar-1952

starring

Lois Hall

 

1.05 [--] The Unexpected: THE SLIDE RULE BLONDE

02-Apr-1952

starring

Marjorie Reynolds

Craig Stevens ........ Buck
Nestor Paiva ......... Harry
Johnny Downs ......... Fred
Synopsis:
A gambler tries to stop a girl who's out to break the bank at a Las Vegas casino. [RF]

 

1.06 [--] The Unexpected: BORN AGAIN (film)

09Apr-1952

starring

Billy Halop .......... G.I.
Dolores Mann ......... Debbie
Mira McKinney ........ Fortune Teller
Bernard Szold ........ Teacher
Eugene Borden ........ Mayor

Synopsis:
A man is tormented by a nightmare because he has been told that

he is the reincarnation of another person. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A G.I. is told he's the reincarnation of an Italian, so he investigates his former life. [RF]

 

1.07 [--] The Unexpected: SPLIT SECOND

16-Apr-1952

starring

Veda Ann Borg

Synopsis:
A man's life flashes before him as he jumps from a bridge to his death. [RF]

 

1.08 [--] The Unexpected: MARDI GRAS

23-Apr-1952

starring

Mary Anderson ........ Ellen Martin
Jack George .......... Doctor
Lillian Bronson ...... Aunt Sue
Craig Kelly .......... Larsen
Synopsis:
While Ellen Martin is exploring New Orleans, the boat she's

 traveling on completely changes and her aunt disappears. [RF]

 

1.09 [--] The Unexpected: LEGAL TENDER

30-Apr-1952

starring

Jeanne Cagney

Richard Karlan ....... Morelli
Bill George .......... Willie
Robert Rockwell ...... Davey
Synopsis:
A girl is determined to avenge the murder of her fiance by bank robbers. [RF]

 

1.10 [--] The Unexpected: HOUSE OF SHADOWS

07-May-1952

starring

Phyllis Avery ........ Margaret
Rick Vallin .......... Ross
Mira McKinney ........ Mrs. Cunningham
Synopsis:
Two young lovers are falsely accused of murdering a man in an old mansion. [RF]

 

1.11 [--] The Unexpected: ECLIPSE

14-May-1952

starring

Margo ................ Linda
Anthony Caruso ....... Paul
Synopsis:
A tennis player accepts a bribe to lose a tournament and then pulls a double cross. [RF]

 

1.12 [--] The Unexpected: THE PROFESSIONAL TOUCH

21-May-1952

starring

Virginia Grey ........ Dr. Rhodes
Carleton G. Young
Synopsis:
A toxicologist, frustrated in love, plans a perfect crime as an emotional release. [RF]

 

1.13 [--] The Unexpected: THE WITCH OF THE EIGHT ISLANDS (film)

28-May-1952

starring

John Kellogg

Paula Drew

Synopsis:
A seafaring man obtains a magic bottle. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A seaman tries to dispose of a magic bottle that can bring him only harm. [RF]

 

1.14 [--] The Unexpected: THE EYEGLASSES

04-Jun-1952

starring

Phillip Terry ........ Charles Carren
Gertrude Michael ..... Elsa Carren
Helen Gilbert ........ Marla
Synopsis:
Elsa Carren finds a pair of eyeglasses through which she sees

 her husband planning to murder her. [RF]

 

1.15 [--] The Unexpected: LIFELINE

11-Jun-1952

starring

Ann Tyrrell .......... Fortune Teller
Robert Paige ......... Gigolo
Lurene Tuttle ........ Ruth

Synopsis:

A fortune teller predicts the advent of a tall, dark and handsome

stranger in the life of a spinster school teacher. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A fortune teller and a gigolo team up to fleece gullible old maids. [RF]

 

1.16 [--] The Unexpected: FALSE COLORS

18-Jun-1952

starring

Sheila Ryan .......... Mrs. Gilford
Robert Shayne ........ Gilford
Marlene Lyden ........ Carol
David Colmans ........ Boy
Synopsis:
A 7-year-old orphan, believing that his foster parents do not want him,

stows away on an airliner. [RF]

 

1.17 [--] The Unexpected: LEOPARDS IN LIGHTNING
25-Jun-1952
starring
Jim Davis ............ Detective (Jim David)
Richard Karlan ....... MacBridge
Paul Guilfoyle ....... Boisvert
Synopsis:
An American private detective tries to solve the mystery of a lost safari. [RF]
 

1.18 [--] The Unexpected: THE MAGNIFICENT LIE

02-Jul-1952

starring

Raymond Burr ......... Doctor
Erville Alderson ..... Lock
Carol Brannan ........ Clara
Synopsis:
A doctor attending an aged alchemist pays his debts in gold. [RF]

 

1.19 [--] The Unexpected: THE PERFECTIONISTS

16-Jul-1952 (rebroadcast 23Jun53)

starring

Veda Ann Borg
Anthony Caruso ....... Pulanski
Kenneth Tobey ........ Brode

Synopsis:

Two's company but three is really crowded when a bank robber and a safe

 cracker hide out at the apartment of a girl who also has a specialty. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Two bank robbers are sheltered from the police by

 a woman who kills troublesome beaus. [RF]

 

1.20 [--] The Unexpected: SLIGHTLY DEAD

30-Jul-1952

starring

J.M. Kerrigan

Synopsis:
An actor, thought to have committed suicide, shows up at his own funeral. [RF]

 

1.21 [--] The Unexpected:  THE PRODUCER
06-Aug-1952
starring
Hans Conried .......... Kingsley Roacher
Paul Guilfoyle ........ Charley Fowler
Synopsis:
Egotistical radio producer Kingsley Roacher browbeats his employees,

especially assistant Charley Fowler, who plots a bizarre revenge. [RF]
 

1.22 [--] The Unexpected: THE EMPEROR OF NOTHING

13-Aug-1952

starring

Todd Karns

Everett Glass
Dan Seymour
Benny Rubin

Synopsis:

The story of a swindler who took 500 million francs. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A practical joke is played on an old man who calls himself the Emperor of Biarritz. [RF]

 

1.23 [--] The Unexpected: THE PERFECT MRS. CLESNEY

20-Aug-1952

starring

Martha Vickers

Pat O'Moore .......... Chesney
Ramsey Hill .......... Partner

Synopsis:

Young wife of a wealthy Singapore importer finds, to her surprise, that her husband

who had fallen from a cliff into the ocean is very much alive. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A woman who witnessed her husband's death is led to believe that he is still alive. [RF]

 

1.24 [--] The Unexpected: ONE FOR THE MONEY

27-Aug-1952

starring

Katherine Locke ...... Woman
Isabel Jewell ........ Sister
Bill Sheffield ....... Brother-In-Law

Synopsis:

A girl devoted 25 years of her life caring for her invalid mother, foregoing love and marriage. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A woman contests her mother's will in court: the entire estate has been left to her cousin. [RF]

 

1.25 [--] The Unexpected: THE MASK

03-Sep-1952

starring

John Hudson

Synopsis:
A young man keeps his face swathed in bandages. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A jewelry-store engraver whose face is always bandaged

commits a robbery but no one can identify him. [RF]
*Syndication airing on Strange Stories 29May62.

 

1.26 [--] The Unexpected: THE DOCTOR PRESCRIBES

10-Sep-1952

starring

Mary Brian ........... Mrs. Jensen
Edgar Barrier ........ Jensen
Virginia Hall ........ Fay
Clark Howat .......... Gregory

Synopsis 1:

Doctor neglects his pretty wife because of his busy schedule. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A doctor is so busy with his medical work he has little time for his wife. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
A doctor's wife, neglected by her husband, considers running away with an old beau. [RF}

 

1.27 [--] The Unexpected: THE PUPPETEERS

17-Sep-1952

starring

Gale Storm ........... Eileen
Robert Hutton ........ Chris
Synopsis:
A woman searches for her fiance, a night-club puppeteer

who has mysteriously disappeared. [RF]
 

1.28 [--] The Unexpected: THE WOMAN WHO LEFT HERSELF

24-Sep-1952

starring

Bonita Granville

Robert Osterloh ...... Martin
Synopsis:
A woman who tries to escape from an unhappy marriage. [RF]

 

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2.01 [29] The Unexpected: BLACKMAIL

01-Oct-1952

starring

Marie Windsor

Leif Erickson
Synopsis:
An actress is being blackmailed but she doesn't know by whom. [RF]

 

2.02 [30] The Unexpected: MR. O

08-Oct-1952

starring

Ludwig Donath ........ Mr. O
Ray Montgomery ....... Laski
Lisa Golm ............ Mother

Synopsis:
A dignified, middle-aged gentleman takes a job as a mechanic. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Life gets complicated for an immigrant mechanic when

he is discovered to be European royalty. [RF]

 

2.03 [31] The Unexpected: HIGH ADVENTURE

15-Oct-1952

starring

Paula Raymond

Gordon Gebert ........ Tommy
Synopsis:
A woman and her invalid son are menaced by a

murderer at a remote mountain resort. [RF]

 

2.04 [32] The Unexpected: BRIGHT BOY

22-Oct-1952

starring

Irene Vernon

Tom Drake

Forrest Taylor....... Doc

Synopsis:

A young man double crosses his partners in crime and makes

off with $28,000 in stolen loot. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A girl uses her sex appeal to find out where

a crook has hidden his loot. [RF]

 

2.05 [33] The Unexpected: CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS

29-Oct-1952

starring

Alan Mowbray

Synopsis:
A con man stranded in a small town, who decides to fleece the citizens. [RF]

 

2.06 [34] The Unexpected: LANDSCAPE IN BLACK

05-Nov-1952

starring

Coleen Gray

Victor Wood
Synopsis:
Murder, intrigue and terror combine to uncover the sinister painter of "Landscape in Black". [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A New York art dealer searches for an eccentric artist in a South American village. [RF]

 

2.07 [35] The Unexpected: DESERT HONEYMOON

12-Nov-1952

starring

John Agar ............ Alan Liveright
Cathy Downs .......... Jenny
Synopsis:
Alan Liveright, spending his honeymoon at a Palm Springs resort,

searches for his stolen watch, a wedding present from his bride. [RF]

 

2.08 [36] The Unexpected: THE NUMBERS GAME

19-Nov-1952

starring

Marshall Thompson

Synopsis:

Korean G.I.'s  engage in a macabre version of the Numbers Game. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An Army officer is haunted by the fear of death as he tries to capture an enemy position. [RF]

 

2.09 [37] The Unexpected: BEYOND BELIEF

26-Nov-1952

starring

John Hoyt

Lois Collier

Synopsis:
A psychology student assists a scientist in the creation of

a mechanical mind that's capable of fantastic feats. [RF]

 

2.10 [38] The Unexpected: ESCAPE TO NOWHERE

03-Dec-1952

starring

Lowell Gilmore ....... Grenville
Lois Hall ............ Mrs. Grenville
Synopsis:
An unhappily married couple, touring Mexico, are menaced by bandits. [RF]
 

2.11 [39] The Unexpected: SOME DAY THEY'LL GIVE US GUNS

10-Dec-1952

starring

Bobby Driscoll ....... Julian

James Anderson

Kyle James

Synopsis:
A German youth counselor befriends three European children orphaned by the Nazis. [RF]
 

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