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The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre (1955)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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THE EDDIE CANTOR COMEDY THEATRE
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Ziv Television Programs, Inc.
for
First-Run Syndication

US Comedy Anthology series 1955  39 episodes x 30 min bw
host
Eddie Cantor

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Syndicated Program
   
1.01 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: NOW IN REHEARSAL
ZIV release no. 1001 (copyright 23Jan55 / OREG: LP49818)
23Jan55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Eddie Cantor ........ Maxie the Taxie
Brian Aherne
Synopsis:
Eddie stars in a warmhearted comedy of errors, playing the inventor of
a remote control TV popcorn machine and the baby-sitting uncle
portrayed by Brian Aherne. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Comedy sketches include Eddie as Maxie the Taxie and guest Brian Aherne
as a harassed uncle babysitting for a little brat. [RF]

1.02 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: NEARLY NORMAL
ZIV release no. 1002 (copyright 30Jan55 / OREG: LP49819)
30Jan55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Don DeFore .......... Vic
Patricia Crowley .... Sally
Synopsis:
Newlyweds are promised $1000 if they stop quarreling ... which is all
they've been doing during three weeks of marriage. [RF]
(Aired on "Triangle Theater: 13Feb55)

1.03 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE BIG BARGAIN
ZIV release no. 1003 (copyright 06Feb55 / OREG: LP49862)
07Feb55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
James Gleason
Billie Burke
Synopsis:
A sketch about a bargain-hunting wife who makes life miserable for her
poor husband. [RF]

1.04 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE HYPOCHONDRIAC
ZIV release no. 1004 (copyright 13Feb55 / OREG: LP49863)
14Feb55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Eddie Cantor ........ Harold Clinker
Virginia Field ...... Margie
Synopsis:
Hypochondriac Harold Clinker decides to spend his last four hours
heroically.

1.05 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: A HUNTING WE WILL GO
ZIV release no. 1005 (copyright 17Feb55 / OREG: LP49864)
21Feb55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Lizabeth Scott
Craig Stevens ....... George
Kenneth Tobey ....... Frank
Synopsis:
Lizabeth Scott plays a prim secretary who decides to get married and
uses big-game hunting techniques to snare a man.

1.06 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE SUSPICIOUS HUSBAND
ZIV release no. 1006 (copyright 24Feb55 / OREG: LP49820)
28Feb55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Buddy Ebsen ......... Mike Applegate
Bonita Granville .... Pearl
Allen Jenkins ....... Chester
Synopsis:
When his wife talks him into buying a life-insurance policy, Mike
Applegate thinks she wants to murder him. [RF]

1.07 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: GARAGE
ZIV release no. 1007 (copyright 03Mar55 / OREG: LP49865)
07Mar55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Eddie Cantor
Connie Russell

[08] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE ROMANCE WRECKER
ZIV release no. 1008 (copyright 10Mar55) OREG: LP49866
14Mar55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor

1.09 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE ATOMIC BRAIN
ZIV release no. 1009 (copyright 17Mar55 / OREG: LP49867)
21Mar55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Eddie Cantor ........ Herman Fergle
Synopsis:
Hypochondriac Herman Fergle mistakes the world's smallest A-bomb ...
for a pill. [RF]

1.10 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE CRITICS
ZIV release no. 1010 (copyright 24Mar55 / OREG: LP49868)
28Mar55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
The Honey Brothers
Synopsis:
Eddie tries to change the opinions of three critics who were less than
enthusiastic about his show.

[11] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE HELPER
ZIV release no. 1011 (copyright 31Mar55) OREG: LP49869
04Apr55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor

1.12 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE WIZARD
ZIV release no. 1012 (copyright 07Apr55 / OREG: LP49870)
11Apr55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Allyn Joslyn
Marie Windsor
Synopsis:
A mathematical wizard has a weakness for figures. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A gambler's daughter tries to learn a physicist's system for winning. [RF]

1.13 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE MINK COAT
ZIV release no. 1013 (copyright 14Apr55 / OREG: LP49871)
18Apr55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Eddie Cantor ........ Harold
Jean Parker ......... Edith
Synopsis:
Through an error, a wife receives a mink coat from her husband. She
resists all his frantic efforts to return the fur to the store. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A man's wife accidentally gets a $4000 mink and assumes it's her
birthday gift. [RF]
(Aired on "Triangle Theater" 10Apr55)

1.14 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE FINER POINT
ZIV release no. 1014 (copyright 21Apr55 / OREG: LP49872)
25Apr55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Robert Strauss
Synopsis 1:
In order to find favor with the wealthy owner of a mining company two
"muscle men" take lessons in etiquette. (film) [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A tycoon negotiates a business deal with a blue-blood. [RF]
(Aired on "Triangle Theater" 17Apr55)

1.15 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE SURE CURE
ZIV release no. 1015 (copyright 28Apr55) OREG: LP49873
02May55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Peter Lorre ......... Ambrose Dodson
Jesse Tucker ........ Vida
Nestor Paiva ........ Sanders
Synopsis:
Ambrose Dodson's sinister appearance helps him succeed as a complaint
clerk, but it sure doesn't do much for his love life.

1.16 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: COMMERCIALLY EVER AFTER
ZIV release no. 1016 (copyright 05May55/ OREG: LP49874)
09May55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
John Gallaudet
Tristram Coffin
Synopsis:
A former TV Celebrity tries to regain his position. [RF]

1.17 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE PRACTICAL JOKER
ZIV release no. 1017 (copyright 12May55 / OREG: LP49875)
16May55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Joe E. Brown
Constance Moore ..... Rose
Dorothy Granger ..... Ethel
Thurston Hall ....... Gordon
Tony Michaels ....... Stanley
Synopsis 1:
A joker's victims get fed up and decide that the day of reckoning must
come. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The long-suffering victims of a practical joker (Joe E. Brown) plot
revenge. [RF]

1.18 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: ALWAYS THE BUTLER
ZIV release no. 1018 (copyright 19May55 / OREG: LP49876)
23May55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Basil Rathbone ....... Robert
Synopsis:
A butler appeals for his maligned profession which always gets blamed
for the crime. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
While defending his much maligned profession on TV, Robert the butler
is accused of stealing a diamond necklace. [RF]
(Syndicated airing on "Film Drama" 17Sep59)


[19] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: A NIGHT AT THE FOLLIES
ZIV release no. 1019 (copyright 26May55) OREG: LP49877
30May55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor

[20] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: V FOR VICTORIA
ZIV release no. 1020 (copyright 02Jun55) OREG: LP49878
06Jun55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor

1.21 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: HOW MUCH FOR VAN SUCH
ZIV release no. 1021 (copyright 09Jun55) OREG: LP49879
13Jun55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Vincent Price
Richard Karlan ...... Charlie
Pamela Duncan ....... Gloria
Charles Williams .... Biggie
Synopsis:
A trio of not-so-tough kidnappers holds a man for a million dollar
ransom. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A stingy millionaire (Vincent Price) is kidnapped but he won't part
with any of his money to ransom himself.
(Syndicated Airdate 15Mar57- rerun)

[22] The Eddie Cantor comedy theatre; DYING TO LOVE
ZIV release no. 1022 (copyright 16Jun55) OREG: LP49880
20Jun55

1.23 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: BOMBSHELL GOES TO COLLEGE
ZIV release no. 1023 (copyright 23Jun55 / OREG: LP49881)
27Jun55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Joan Blondell ....... Dolores
Michael Fox ......... Edgar
Synopsis:
An ex-chorus girl marries a college professor, turning a staid campus
upside down. [RF]

1.24 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: CALL ME IRVING
ZIV release no. 1024 (copyright 30Jun55 / OREG: LP49882)
04Jul55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Johnny Johnston ..... Teddy Binks
Mary Beth Hughes .... Sadie
Jean Byron .......... Eloise
Synopsis:
To get a part in a play, timid Teddy Binks must completely reverse his
personality. [RF]

1.25 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: TEN THOUSAND YEARS FROM NOW
ZIV release no. 1025 (copyright 07Jul55 / OREG: LP49883)
11Jul55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Eddie Fisher (Singer)
David Rose (Bandleader)
Reginald Denny
Synopsis:
To immortalize 20th-century humor, Eddie presents songs and sketches
prepared for a time capsule. [RF]

[26] The Eddie Cantor comedy theatre; WHAT DO YOU WANT IN A SHOW
ZIV release no. 1026 (copyright 14Jul55 / OREG: LP49884)
18Jul55

1.27 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE PLAYBOY
ZIV release no. 1027 (copyright 21Jul55) OREG: LP49885
25Jul55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Rudy Vallee
Synopsis:
To get the approval of his sweetheart's father, a wealthy playboy must
hold down a job for a week. [RF]

1.28 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: MAN WHO LIKED LITTLE PEOPLE
ZIV release no. 1028 (copyright 28Jul55) OREG: LP49886
01Aug55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Edmund Gwenn ........ Tweedy
Synopsis:
Tall Mrs. Bullit refuses to vacate an apartment when her landlord
protests that he only rents to people under 5-feet tall. [RF]
(Aired on "Triangle Theater" 29Nov55)

[29] The Eddie Cantor comedy theatre; THE LIEUTENANT WAS NO GENTLEMAN
ZIV release no. 1029 (copyright 04Aug55) OREG: LP49887
08Aug55

1.30 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE SONG PLUGGER
ZIV release no. 1030 (copyright 11Aug55 / OREG: LP49888)
15Aug55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Eddie Cantor ........ Elmo Dilling
Ray Anthony ......... Himself
Helen O'Connell ..... Herself
Synopsis:
Elmo Dilling is a song plugger desperate for a hit. [RF]

[31] The Eddie Cantor comedy theatre; FOUR STRIKES
ZIV release no. 1031 (copyright 18Aug55) OREG: LP49889
22Aug55

[32] The Eddie Cantor comedy theatre; SQUARE WORLD OF PENNYWORTH
ZIV release no. 1032 (copyright 25Aug55) OREG: LP49890
29Aug55

1.33 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: TRIPLETS
ZIV release no. 1033 (copyright 30Aug55 / OREG: LP49891)
05Sep55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Mona Freeman ......... Pauline/Dorothy/ Tootsie
Kenneth Tobey ........ Dennis
Russ Conway .......... Ralph
Lane Bradford ........ Bull
Synopsis:
Three Navy men fight for the same girl, not realizing that they love
triplets.

[34] The Eddie Cantor comedy theatre; UNKNOWN TITLE
ZIV release no. 1034 (copyright 08Sep55) OREG: LP49892
12Sep55

1.35 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE MARINE WENT TO TOWN
ZIV release no. 1035 (copyright 15Sep55) OREG: LP49893
19Sep55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Victor McLagen ...... Sweeney
Stan Freberg ........ Moore
Synopsis:
A marine's sister and her fiance plan to relieve him of the $20,000 he
won in the Irish Sweepstakes. [RF]

1.36 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: THE HOLLYWOOD STORY
ZIV release no. 1036 (copyright 22Sep55 / OREG: LP49894)
26Sep55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Ann Sheridan
Synopsis:
A Pentagon mix-up puts a lovely Wac (Ann Sheridan) in charge of an Army
combat platoon. [RF]

[37] The Eddie Cantor comedy theatre; THE TESTER
ZIV release no. 1037 (copyright 29Sep55) OREG: LP49895
03Oct55

1.38 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: STRANGE LITTLE STRANGER
ZIV release no. 1038 (copyright 06Oct55 / OREG: LP49896)
10Oct55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Buster Keaton ....... Agent
Christine Larsen .... Linda
Jerry LaZarr ........ Joe
Synopsis:
A shy travel agent's fantasies start coming true. [RF]

1.39 [--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: AND NOW FROM THE AUDIENCE
ZIV release no. 1039 (copyright 13Oct55 / OREG: LP49897)
17Oct55
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Eddie Arnold ........ R.J. Banning
Walter Kingsford .... Blackwell
Synopsis:
A furniture tycoon sets up a production line in prison.
Convict R.J. Banning turns the prison workshop into a factory to
compete with his ex-partner. [RF]

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[--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: A NIGHT AT THE U.S. MINT
(16Jan56 WWTV CBS, ABC affiliate Monday)
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Eddie Cantor
The Three Stooges
Synopsis:
A comedy sketch concerning the influence of television on everyday life. [RF]

[--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: UNKNOWN TITLE
(20Jan56 WWTV CBS, ABC affiliate Friday)
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Mona Freeman ........ Vicki Mason
Peter Leeds ......... Mason
Synopsis:
A skit about a wife who bets her husband she can get - and hold down
a responsible job. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Vicki Mason gets a job to prove to her husband (Peter Leeds) that women
are as good as men. [RF]


[--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: UNKNOWN TITLE
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Tommy Noonan ........ Bob
Joyce Holden ........ Fran
Thurston Hall ....... Burton
Synopsis:
A habitual liar finally gets completely entangled in his web of
untruths. [RF]

[--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: UNKNOWN TITLE
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
William Frawley ..... George Dunkel
Synopsis:
A professional quiz-show contestant, wins everything but the money he
needs. [RF]

[--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: UNKNOWN TITLE
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Alan Young .......... Malcolm Caswell
Irene Anders ........ Dolly
Nestor Paiva ........ Murdock
Synopsis:
Malcolm Caswell's boss tries to steal all the credit for the cold
preventive Malcolm invented. [RF]

[--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: UNKNOWN TITLE
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Marjorie Reynolds
Bill Goodwin ........ Don
Pierre Watkin ....... Pendleton
Fay Baker ........... Myra
Synopsis:
An overeager young wife (Marjorie Reynolds) tries to be the "power
behind the throne." [RF]

[--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: UNKNOWN TITLE
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Eddie Cantor
Johnny Johnston
Synopsis:
A whimsical trip through Hollywood with songs and comedy sketches. [RF]

[--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: UNKNOWN TITLE
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Eddie Cantor ........ Jack Miller
Helen Mowery ........ Evelyn
Douglass Dumbrille .. Peabody
Synopsis:
An etiquette teacher gets a difficult task: refine self-made tycoon
Jack Miller. [RF]

[--] The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre: UNKNOWN TITLE
Hosted by Eddie Cantor
starring
Charles Coburn ....... Colonel
Cathy Downs .......... Nancy
Synopsis:
A dignified colonel indulges in a hilarious plan to break up the
romance between his granddaughter and a stuffy blue blood. [RF]


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