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THE NEW LORETTA YOUNG SHOW
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LYL Productions, Inc.
for
CBS (Mondays 10:00 PM ET)
Produced by John London & Ruth Roberts
Directed by Norman Foster (most eps)
US Comedy series 1962-63 26 episodes x 30 min
24Sep62-18Mar63
Starring:
Loretta Young as Christine Massey
James Philbrook as Paul Belzer
Celia Kaye as Marnie Massey
Beverly Washburn as Vickie Massey
Sandy Descher as Judy Massey
Carol Sydes as Binkie Massey
Dirk Rambo as Dirk Massey
Dack Rambo as Dack Massey
Tracy Stratford as Maria Massey

Premise:
Loretta Young's only continuing role in a series. She plays a single mom
to seven kids, including twin boys (Dirk and Dack Rambo). James Philbrook
as her love interest. As one would expect, a warm, wholesome show.

Background:
Loretta Young previously hosted her own Anthology series The Loretta Young Show (anthology) (1953-61)

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CBS Mondays 10:00 PM Eastern

1.01 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: HOUSE WARMING
24Sep62 CBS Mon
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Cast
Christine Massey......…......Loretta Young
Marnie................…......Celia Kaye
Judy......................…..Sandra Descher
Peter........................Dack Rambo
Paul.........................Dirk Rambo
Maria........................Tracy Stratford
Binkie.......................Carol Sydes
Vickie.......................Beverly Washburn
Haskell......................Ted Knight
Quincy.......................Clem Bevans
Dwight.......................Richard Jury
Synopsis:
This is the Debut of "The New Loretta Young Show". Loretta portrays free-lance
writer Christine Massey, widowed mother of seven, on this half-hour film series.
In this opening episode, Christine and her family are scheduled to appear on
“America at Home,” a TV interview show that visits the guests in their homes.
Host and crew are ready, on-the-air lights blink, and—Christine and her brood
are nowhere to be found. It seems that the whole family has taken Maria, who
has the German measles, to the doctor around the corner. The host comments
about their doing everything together and Christine responds that she doesn’t
believe in so-called synthetic togetherness—that parents should encourage
individualism and provide a good moral set of values by example. Christine
also says that she doesn’t try to be both mother and father—just mother.
Some of what Christine says causes a deluge of phone calls to the TV station.
Some people for what she says and others not. This episode serves to introduce
all the Masseys and gives a glimpse of their lifestyle and varied personalities.
Note the tall guitarist of the musical group that Binkie introduces—he’s Peter
Lewis, youngest son of Loretta Young. Yes, there’s even music in this episode.

1.02 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: SECOND LOOK
01Oct62 CBS Mon
written by Henry Garson
Directed by Joe Pevney
Cast
Christine Massey............Loretta Young
Marnie......................Celia Kaye
Peter.......................Dack Rambo
Paul........................Dirk Rambo
Binkie.....................Carol Sydes
Vickie.....................Beverly Washburn
Judy......................Sandra Descher
Maria.....................Tracy Stratford
Neal Bowman................Charles Robinson
Ellen......................Kitty Kelly
Robert......................Dean Mitchell
Synopsis:
Eighteen-year-old Marnie announces her engagement to an older man, one
of her college professors. Meantime a young magazine writer has expressed
an interest in doing an article on Christine. When Marnie brings her
fiancé home to meet the family, Neal, the magazine writer, drops in and
is also invited to dinner. Christine thinks that Marnie’s fiancé is too
old for her and Marnie thinks Neal, who is showing an interest in
Christine—an interest that Marnie openly disapproves of, is too young
for her mother. Christine tells Marnie that she should take a “second look.”
Then the fun begins as Christine makes a deal with Neal to pretend that
they are interested in each other. When the kids think they are getting
“serious,” Marnie comes home to ask Christine to take a “second look”
herself. Christine agrees and then Marnie realizes that perhaps she has
been foolish as well. Meanwhile Neal boy is more than a little attracted to Christine.

1.03 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: FIRST ENCOUNTER
08Oct62 CBS Mon
Teleplay by Pauline Stone and Mike Cosgrove / Story by Lucy Corres.
Directed by Norman Foster;
Cast
Christine Massey............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer................James Philbrook
Marnie......................Celia Kaye
Judy.......................Sandra Descher
Peter......................Dack Rambo
Paul.......................Dirk Rambo
Maria......................Tracy Stratford
Binkie......................Carol Sydes
Vickie.....................Beverly Washburn
Synopsis:
James Philbrook becomes a regular in tonight’s episode, as bachelor Paul Belzer,
a magazine editor. In New York, Christine’s goes to Paul’s office for a story
conference. Impressed by her talent and her good looks, Paul begins dating
her—blissfully unaware of her large brood. After almost three weeks of dating,
Paul and Christine are falling in love and Christine has yet to tell Paul
about all her children. She starts staying away and finally Paul calls
her for a date. When Christine tells him she cannot come into the city
for a date, he insists upon coming up to Connecticut. So, Christine
agrees to meet him at their favorite restaurant in the city. There
Christine tells him that she has seven children and that it would be
unfair of her to expect any man to continue to see a woman with that
many children. She suggests that they stop seeing each other, but
Paul tells Christine that he loves her and cannot live without her;
he says that the idea of her with seven children is staggering, but
one can adjust to anything. So, Christine invites Paul to spend the
weekend. The children all seem polite and excuse themselves to
perform various tasks—then the whole place starts to enliven as friends
of the children suddenly arrive on the scene, the phone rings, the
dog barks, music is blaring and so on. Paul is just beginning to
understand what Christine was trying to tell him. Can he grow to love the children?

1.04 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON
15Oct62 CBS Mon
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Cast
Christine Massey............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer.................James Philbrook
Vickie......................Beverly Washburn
Judy........................Sandra Descher
Marnie......................Celia Kaye
Peter ......................Dack Rambo
Paul........................Dirk Rambo
Binkie Massey...............Carol Sydes
Charles Whiting III.........Neil Nephew
Dr. Kranz...................Jack Lester
Timmy........................Vance Meadows
Synopsis:
Is Paul serious about his romance with Christine, in spite of her
confession that she has a brood of seven? Paul is determined to get
to know the Massey children and is worried how they’ll accept him,
so he is spending the weekend in Ellendale. Saturday night doesn’t
start out too well for Paul; he calls Vickie Binkie, is told to stay
out of their business by Marnie, advises Christine to forbid Marnie
from seeing her current boyfriend, Charles, and brings attention to
the fact that 8th-grader,Judy, who is about to leave with her date
for the Sophomore prom, may be seriously ill. But Paul’s interventions
have some very positive effects—another thirty minutes and Judy’s
appendix would have burst, and while Christine is at the hospital
with Judy, he consoles Vickie, who was jealous of Judy going to her
class prom, and he rescues Marnie from a dangerous and scary situation
at her boyfriend’s house. When Christine comes home the next morning
and asks how things went at home, Paul tells her that it was “just
another typical Saturday night at the Masseys!”

1.05 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: PONY-TAILS AND POLITICS
22Oct62 CBS Mon
Written by Paul Crabtree
Directed by Joe Pevney
Cast
Christine Massey............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer................James Philbrook
Binkie......................Carol Sydes
Mr. Duprez..................Roger Til
Sockie......................Sheila James
Synopsis:
Binkie is campaigning for the presidency of her school’s student government,
and Christine asks Paul if he has any helpful suggestions. He does—but Binkie
thinks they’re all pretty square; she also thinks her opponent is pretty square.
While her opponent is taking the Presidency of the Student Council’s responsibilities
seriously, Binkie plans on using her popularity and appeal as one of the “in”
crowd to win votes. After her opponent’s father pays a visit to the Massey home
to explain the importance of the election to his daughter and how she will not
sacrifice her individualism in order to conform, Christine questions Binkie’s
motives in running for the class office. Christine asks if she is running because
she doesn’t want to let her friends down or because she genuinely feels she is
the best person for the office? She asks Binkie if it’s right to run with the pack
and talk and act like everyone else. Christine tells her that she wants her to
be a real leader and not be afraid to stand alone for her convictions when necessary.
She also tells her that if she wins, it won’t be her—it’ll be just one of the
crowd who wins. Binkie feels that Christine does not want her to win and so tells
Christine that she never thought that she would lose her own mother’s vote.
Christine only wants Binkie to do the right thing. Paul Belzer later finds Christine
in the kitchen having a midnight snack as “crying always makes me hungry.”
Christine and Paul wonder what Binkie is going to do—will she remain “one of the crowd?”

1.06 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: FIRST ASSIGNMENT
29Oct62 CBS Mon
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Cast
Christine Massey............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer.................James Philbrook
Charlotte Ramey.............Joyce Van Patten
Julia.......................Louise King
Doug........................Allen Emerson
Synopsis:
Paul tells Christine that if she wants to be a writer she’d better stop
producing children’s stories. He has a real assignment for her—ghostwriting
the life of playgirl Charlotte Ramey. The circulation of the magazine has
taken a nosedive and Bascombe T. Beebe, the magazine’s publisher, has
issued an ultimate—either the sales go up in a few months or else. Beebe
wants a story about Charlotte Ramey that his readers will find gay, shocking,
and dynamite. Christine tells Paul that Charlotte’s story is none of those
things but rather sad, confused, and pathetic. Paul tells Christine to write
the story her way and he’ll write one that Beebe would approve of. At the
end of two weeks, he’ll decide which one to use, but he will only print the
one that he feels will sell the most magazines. Charlotte Ramey reads some
of Christine’s work and refuses to endorse it because it tells the truth
and portrays her as she really is; Christine leaves the manuscript with
Charlotte. On the day of the deadline Paul only has his story and so he
tells Christine this is what he is printing. Christine is upset with this
prospect because she feels that printing Paul’s version would be glamorizing
depravity and so leaves to go home, but a very early morning visit by Paul
sets everything straight again between them.

1.07 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: TWO OF A KIND
05Nov62 CBS Mon
written by Paul Crabtree
Directed by Norman Foster
Cast
Christine Massey.............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer.................James Philbrook
Peter.......................Dack Rambo
Paul........................Dirk Rambo
Binkie......................Carol Sydes
Marnie......................Celia Kaye
Maria.......................Tracy Stratford
Teedee Dooley...............Kelly Harmon
Synopsis:
Mr. “B”, Paul Belzer, is again a houseguest at the Massey home and,
in sharing a bathroom with the twins, he learns that Paul is bothered
by being so alike Peter and having to share everything with him. When
Binkie acquires a new and very pretty friend named Teedee Dooley, she
starts some twin trouble—both Peter and Paul want dates. Paul sees her
first and tries to keep Peter away but Peter moves in quickly and gets
a date with her before Paul can ask. Paul says that if he just says
hello to a girl he likes, Peter always moves in for the kill. Later
Christine talks to Paul; she tells him that Peter doesn’t like being
a twin any more than he does, but Peter doesn’t let it get the better
of him. Peter always wins because Paul lets him win. Christine then
suggests that Paul get a girl to talk about herself; that that is one
way to get a girl “hooked.” She also suggests that Paul take Binkie
to the party that Peter is taking Teedee Dooley. Mr. “B,” Paul Belzer,
is listening to Christine’s advice to Paul and later tells Christine
that he thinks it’s terrible that she is pitting one twin against the
other. Christine responds that it is always the underdog that needs
the help; “if Paul wins, he won’t be mad at Peter any more and Peter
respects a winner.” Mr. “B” then says that he’ll “lay two to one that
Mr. Paul Massey comes home like a whipped cat with his tail dragging.”
Later that evening, Peter comes home with Binkie and when Christine
asks what happened, Peter says that Paul was walking Teedee home because
Paul had wanted to hear the rest of a story about Boston that Teedee
had started to tell him. Peter seems in awe of his own brother and after
Peter goes up to bed, Mr. “B” begrudgingly admits that everything worked
out the way Christine thought it would, but when Paul comes home, both
Christine and he are surprised to learn that not everything went accordingto plan!

1.08 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: LOVE WILLOW
12Nov62 CBS Mon
Directed and written by Paul Crabtree.
Cast
Christine Massey.............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer..................James Philbrook
Mr. Gandy....................Paul Crabtree
Vickie.......................Beverly Washburn
Binkie......................Carol Sydes
Maria........................Tracy Stratford
Peter........................Dack Rambo
Paul.........................Dirk Rambo
Judy.........................Sandra Descher
Synopsis:
Paul Belzer concludes another visit at the Massey home rather abruptly
after telling Christine he is very disappointed that her brood has
not really accepted him and is wondering whether the kids really know
that he and Christine are in love. Christine is puzzling over her next
move when suddenly an old man named Gandy shows up in her yard with
fish heads for her willow tree. She asks why and he says he didn’t
want the tree to die; he says that some people believe that when a
love willow dies, love dies. Christine also asks what brought his
attention to the tree and he replies the lullabies—he is referring
to the Massey children. Mr. Gandy leaves for Vermont and then returns
in a week to bring more fish heads for the willow and, he says, to
listen. Christine tells him about Paul and his tenuous relationship
with her children. Mr. Gandy tells her that “Love’s a light. You have
to be in to be seen and see.” Christine invites Mr. Gandy to dinner
and although Christine was afraid Paul wouldn’t show up for the weekend,
he does. After dinner, while Mr. Gandy is regaling the older children
with a story and Christine and Paul go outside to talk, Maria, who was
in bed, notices from her bedroom window that Mr. B is kissing their
mother! She runs downstairs to tell the others and Mr. Gandy tells
them that they can watch if they are quiet. Watching Christine and Paul
express their love for each other, the children finally see how much
their mother and Paul are in love.

1.09 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: THE CHEAT
19Nov62 CBS Mon
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Cast
Christine Massey..............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer...................James Philbrook
Peter.........................Dack Rambo
Paul..........................Dirk Rambo
Binkie........................Carol Sydes
Vickie........................Beverly Washburn
Judy..........................Sandra Descher
Maria.........................Tracy Stratford
Charlie Sudstill..............Peter Brooks
Mr. Sudstill..................Stafford Repp
Sheriff.......................Norman Leavitt
Synopsis:
Christine swings a hefty bat when she goes after a prowler one night—only
to discover that the intruder is Charlie Sudstill, a classmate of Peter
and Paul. It seems that Charlie is spending the night in the Massey’s
basement to avoid the wrath of his father because he has been caught
cheating on a test. When Charlie’s father arrives with the sheriff to
take Charlie home, he tells Christine that he suspects that Charlie was
not the only one cheating—he implies that the twins are involved. After
he leaves, Peter admits he fed Charlie the answers. As both Peter and
Paul are to receive an honor award the next day, Peter asks what they
should do. Christine replies that she doesn’t know, she says, “There’s
one thing for sure. A Band-Aid won’t fix it.” Later Peter comes into
his mother’s bedroom to talk; he tells Christine that whatever punishment
she decides is okay with him because he knows that it can’t make up for
the disappointment he’s been to her and the girls. The next afternoon,
as Mr. Sudstill and Christine are apologizing to each other—Mr. Sudstill
admits that he had been too hard on Charlie—the girls come home and are
obviously upset. What they have to say, though, makes Christine a very
proud mother.

1.10 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: POSSESSIVE WOMAN
26Nov62 CBS Mon
written by Pauline Stone and Mike Cosgrove.
Directed by Norman Foster
Cast
Christine Massey..............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer..................James Philbrook
Jane.........................Marjorie Chandler
Bill.........................Gene O'Donnell
Alice.......................Frances Mercer
John.........................Scott Elliott
Marnie.......................Celia Kaye
Ellen........................Kitty Kelly
Maria.......................Tracy Stratford
Synopsis:
Jane, Paul’s beauty editor and gal Friday is the “possessive woman”
in Paul’s life. Jane, who is happily married, has always run “interference”
for Paul and she makes no exception with Christine. So, she invites
Christine to a cocktail party at Paul’s knowing that Christine would not
mix in well with Paul’s “friends.” At the party Paul immediately asks
Christine why she is there, but before she can answer, Jane whisks her
away to “meet the gang.” Christine leaves early with a headache and
later has a nightmare—which includes all the cocktail partygoers—wherein
she is a prisoner on trial for having seven children and loving Paul
Belzer. The next day Christine goes to Paul’s office to ask him for an
explanation and to tell him that she thinks his friends are terrible.
What Paul has to say sheds light on the whole situation.

1.11 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE
03Dec62 CBS Mon
written by Henry Garson.
Directed by Norman Foster
Cast
Christine Massey.............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer..................James Philbrook
Vickie.......................Beverly Washburn
Binkie.......................Carol Sydes
Judy.........................Sandra Descher
Marnie.......................Celia Kaye
Maria........................Tracy Stratford
Peter........................Dack Rambo
Paul.........................Dirk Rambo
Synopsis:
Everybody in the Massey family has a sweetheart except Vickie. So, when
she comes back from participating in a school speech contest in Philadelphia
and winning first prize of $200, she is a “changed woman”—oh so sophisticated
—and the reason for this change is a boyfriend named Richard who writes
letters to her every day and calls her on the telephone. Just prior to
receiving one of these calls, Christine overhears Vickie talking to the
operator and then Christine listens in to a one-sided conversation. After
Vickie finishes talking to her “boyfriend,” Christine has a heart to
heart talk with Vickie. Vickie has felt left out and feels that everyone
thinks she’s a square and so has made up her very own boyfriend; she had
been writing the letters and having the operator ring the line. Vickie
just knows that she’ll never find someone or at least anyone who will
like the same things she does and understand her love of writing. Christine
tells her that there is somebody somewhere out there right now wondering
if he will ever meet and love someone just like Vickie who will encourage
him in his dreams as well. Christine says that no one can live a lie and
be happy; Vickie resolves to tell the family, but Christine thinks that,
instead of telling her secret, that she should receive just one more
letter from Richard!

1.12 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: DECISION AT MIDNIGHT
10Dec62 CBS Mon
written by Paul Crabtree and Margaret Armen.
Directed by Norman Foster
Cast
Christine Massey.............Loretta Young
Peter.......................Dack Rambo
Paul.........................Dirk Rambo
Judy.........................Sandra Descher
Binkie.......................Carol Sydes
Vickie.......................Beverly Washburn
Maria........................Tracy Stratford
George Garth................Theodore Marcuse
Nancy Ferguson..............Jane Kean
Synopsis:
Christine is horrified to discover that Peter has just seen a movie
specified for “adults only.” It seems that the owner of a local theater
is admitting minors and Christine writes a letter to her local editor
with the complaint. The owner pays her a visit to offer her money for
writing similar letters because he says that business has actually
picked up—Christine, of course, tells him to leave. Christine finds out
that this is false and when she writes another letter, the owner pays
her another visit and threatens to sue her. Unless Christine can prove
that he is knowingly admitting minors to the adult films, she will have
to write another letter to the editor with an apology and retraction
of her charges. What can she do? She ends up having to write a retraction
but meantime Peter and Paul have a scheme in mind that may give Christine
the proof she needs.

1.13 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: ROMANCE FOR EVERYONE
17Dec62 CBS Mon
written by William Bruckner
Directed by Norman Foster
Cast
Christine Massey.............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer..................James Philbrook
Marnie.......................Celia Kaye
Peter........................Dack Rambo
Paul.........................Dirk Rambo
Vickie......................Beverly Washburn
Judy........................Sandra Descher
Maria.........................Tracy Stratford
Ellen........................Kitty Kelly
Doug Campbell................Allen Emerson
Synopsis:
Christine is head over heels in love with Paul, but she’s also worried
about how she can be a devoted mother and a good traveling companion
and wife to Paul at the same time. Christine meets Paul at the airport
upon his arrival from London and they both act like two teenagers in
love; Paul says he needs to have Christine for a few hours all to
himself—that he blew a couple of deals in London because he missed
Christine so much. Christine recommends that they “orbit” at a “passion
pit,” that is, make out at a drive-in theatre. Doug Campbell, Paul’s
assistant, points out to Christine that Paul is no good without her
and wants to know when they will get married. He asks if she wouldn’t
like to take a trip around the world for her honeymoon as Paul has
quite a bit of traveling to do for the magazine from Europe to Cairo to
Central Africa in the near future. Later Judy, asks the same question and
Christine responds that she has several responsibilities and demands to
meet at home. So, when Christine next meets Paul for lunch and tells him
she is unable to attend an important business affair with him because of
a party she needs to chaperone at home, Christine tells Paul that she
doesn’t know how she can juggle being a good mother and a good wife to him
at the same time. As Paul starts to beg Christine to marry him, Christine
gets upset and abruptly leaves to come home to an empty house. She calls
out and no one responds; eventually she goes upstairs where she finds shards
of glass with blood on them in Judy’s room! What happened while she was
gone? Who’s hurt? Why wasn’t she there when one of her children needed her?

1.14 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: ANYTHING FOR A LAUGH
24Dec62 CBS Mon
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Cast
Christine Massey..............Loretta Young
Sugar Burnside................Cloris Leachman
Puggy Burnside................Iggie Wolfington
Ella Burnside.................Susan Oakes
Peter.........................Dack Rambo
Paul..........................Dirk Rambo
Binkie........................Carol Sydes
Maria.........................Tracy Stratford
Judy..........................Sandra Descher
Vickie........................Beverly Washburn
Marnie........................Celia Kaye
Synopsis:
During a raging thunderstorm, Christine gets a call from the sheriff. It seems
that several homes have been flooded and he is calling to see if Christine
will take one of the refugee families in temporarily. Christine agrees and
starts preparing for the arrival of the Burnsides—Puggy, Sugar and Ella—but
nothing can prepare her for this most unusual and rowdy family of three.
Christine tells them to treat her home as their own and the Burnsides do
just that and it seems to Christine, after three days, that it will be
permanently. Puggy, who does not have a regular job, drinks one beer after
another and leaves the empties everywhere, and Christine finds Judy reading
some questionable literature that belongs to Ella and Sugar and Puggy never
stop laughing and joking around. So, Christine calls the sheriff to ask
just when their house will be ready to occupy and finds out that it was
ready three days earlier! Christine tries to talk to Sugar who just keeps
laughing and finally Christine loses her patience. Sugar realizes that
Christine is going to ask them to leave; she explains how Puggy found her
a month before Ella was born and although he has not given them a lot of
things, he can always make them laugh. Christine feels that she has been
uncharitable and tells Sugar to stay as long as they need to. That night
there is a dance and Christine tells Peter, who is not happy about the
situation, that he is to escort Ella. Earlier than expected, Ella and Peter
are back and Ella is terribly upset—she tried to mix in with the other
teenagers and they rejected her. Puggy tries to make her laugh and she
rejects his attempt and asks why they can’t be normal and have jobs like
other people. Puggy takes this to heart and they decide to leave; he tells
Christine that he realizes that he has been a nuisance. He only wanted his
family to live in a home like Christine’s if only for a few days. When
saying goodbye to Sugar, Christine thanks her for reminding them that there
are other ways of living this life.

1.15 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: A LITTLE PEACE AND QUIET
31Dec62 CBS Mon
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Cast
Christine Massey...............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer....................James Philbrook
Mr. Teesdale...................Dal McKennon
Maria..........................Tracy Stratford
Judy...........................Sandra Descher
Binkie.........................Carol Sydes
Vickie.........................Beverly Washburn
Peter..........................Dack Rambo
Paul...........................Dirk Rambo
Synopsis:
Paul Belzer decides that Christine needs “A Little Peace and Quiet” to meet
a deadline. He invites her to use a vacant office next to his—soundproof,
windowless and free from any distraction. Her large noisy brood not only
has made it difficult for Christine to concentrate but has alienated their
next door neighbor, Mr. Teesdale. Paul has thrown a football through one of
Mr. Teesdale’s hothouse windows and Maria has eaten one of Mr. Teesdale’s
prize flowers—namely an Abyssinian Tiger Tulip, which takes two years to
bloom. While Christine is trying to write an article about Mr. Teesdale and
his request for “a little peace and quiet,” Mr. Teesdale is building a wall
between their properties! Christine returns home to find Mr. Teesdale in
midst of building the wall and they proceed to yell at each other over the
wall. Paul tells each of them to go inside and think about. After talking
it over with Paul, the next morning Christine, along with all the children,
walk over to Mr. Teesdale who is working on the wall, and tells him that
they will try to give him his “peace and quiet,” but first they would like
to invite him over for dinner. Mr. Teesdale says he would like that and adds
that they can have a little wall-breaking ceremony afterwards!

1.16 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: WELCOME STRANGER
07Jan63 CBS Mon
written by Paul Crabtree.
Directed by Norman Foster
Cast
Christine Massey................Loretta Young
Paul Belzer.....................James Philbrook
Mr. Gandy.......................Paul Crabtree
Binkie..........................Carol Sydes
Judy............................Sandra Descher
Elwyn...........................Norman Leavitt
Bertha..........................Virginia Rose
Calvin..........................Charles Seel
Henry...........................Joe Lewis
Synopsis:
Paul is forced to break his date with Christine for an important meeting
with his tyrannical publisher who has taken a sudden interest in the
magazine. Meantime Judy sees a report on TV concerning Christine’s
philosophic friend Mr. Gandy—he is in jail for “defacing” the town’s
statue of Nathan Hale. Christine offers to bail him out, but he refuses
to go without his cellmate, Henry. Mr. Gandy says that he’s not in jail,
but that Paul, the “ulcer man,” is the one in jail and the warden is
Bascombe T. Beebe, Paul’s publisher. The next day Mr. Gandy goes before
the judge to explain that he was drawing attention to the statue for a
reason, but the judge won’t listen to him until Christine “talks out of
turn” to speak on his behalf. Mr. Gandy then explains that the statue is
not of Nathan Hale but Benedict Arnold. The judge says that this has
nothing to do with the case; Christine interrupts again to tell the judge
that he should listen to Mr. Gandy as he has spent most of his life in
libraries and knows what he is talking about. Christine apologizes for
“speaking out of turn.” The judge thanks Christine and says that “speaking
out of turn” is an old New England custom; he dismisses the case. In the
closing scene, as Mr. Gandy is setting off for Los Angeles, Paul walks up
to Christine to tell her that he cannot give up his job as editor; that
he will have to put up with Bascombe Beebe taking over the reins of the
magazine. He says that he knows he’s in jail, but “knowing that is the
first step to getting out.”

1.17 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: SUSPICION
14Jan63 CBS Mon
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Cast
Christine Massey................Loretta Young
Paul Belzer.....................James Philbrook
Tom Bean........................David Macklin
Binkie..........................Carol Sydes
Marnie..........................Celia Kaye
Judy............................Sandra Descher
Vickie..........................Beverly Washburn
Peter..........................Dack Rambo
Paul...........................Dirk Rambo
Sheriff........................Norman Leavitt
Stretch........................Jon Hill
Susan..........................Betty Jane Herman
Synopsis:
Paul Belzer rents a mountain cabin not far from the Massey home to get away
from it all. But he finds a problem waiting for him—teenager Tom Bean, a
fugitive from a reform school, is hiding at the cabin. After listening
to Tom’s story, Paul takes Tom to the Massey home to talk it over with
Christine. The Massey teenagers are having a party and while Christine
and he talk in the kitchen, Binkie welcomes Tom and invites him to dance.
When the sheriff, who was called by Binkie’s boyfriend Stretch, comes to
the door, Tom and Binkie have disappeared. Later that night Binkie returns
home alone and she is clearly supportive and compassionate towards Tom’s
predicament and a little bewildered by his gentle behavior. Paul tells
Christine that he knows where Tom might be and so he and Christine go
to the cabin to persuade Tom to turn himself in. It is immediately apparent
that Tom has made a decision to do just that; he tells Christine that it
was the little kiss on the cheek by Binkie that did it and some day he would
like to find a girl just like Binkie and make something of himself.

1.18 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: 13 DUGAN'S ALLEY
21Jan63 CBS Mon
written by Pauline Stone and Mike Cosgrove
Directed by Norman Foster
Cast
Christine Massey...............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer...................James Philbrook
Vickie Massey..................Beverly Washburn
Sam............................George Lindsay
Detective......................Preston Hanson
Policewoman....................Nancy Mallard
Marnie.........................Celia Kaye
Judy...........................Sandra Descher
Binkie.........................Carol Sydes
Helen..........................Diane Sayer
Bella..........................Helen Clark
Rita.............................Marlene Willis
Synopsis:
Vickie goes to New York for an eye examination, and when she doesn’t
return that evening, Chris becomes frantic. Vickie, in trying to
soak up some real life atmosphere in order to write about, is arrested
for possession of marijuana planted by an unsavory character in a
coffeehouse. She uses an assumed name so as not to embarrass the family;
and only when Christine remembers one of her most recent pennames, are
Paul and she able to locate Vickie’s whereabouts. By the time Paul and
Christine go to pick up Vickie, Vickie has spent a sleepless and
torturous night with a couple of rowdy cellmates.

1.19 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: IT GIVES A LOVELY LIGHT
28Jan63 CBS Mon
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Cast
Christine Massey................Loretta Young
Paul Belzer.....................James Philbrook
Judy............................Sandra Descher
Vickie..........................Beverly Washburn
Peter...........................Dack Rambo
Paul............................Dirk Rambo
Binkie..........................Carol Sydes
Freddy..........................Randy Rand
Maria..........................Tracy Stratford
Synopsis:
Christine asks Paul to cancel an important dinner date with Paul’s boss,
Mr. Beebe, in order to console Judy who is distraught over a tiff with
her first romantic interest, Freddy Winwood. Paul doesn’t understand
the importance of Christine staying home to be with Judy and Christine
clearly does not like Mr. Beebe’s managerial methods—the party is really
a command performance and Christine does not like the idea of she and
Paul kowtowing to his demands. Paul leaves the house very upset with
Christine; he tells her that he is tired of being “runner-up.” Later
that evening he shows up with Freddy, who happens to be the son of one
his friends, in tow. Freddy explains to Judy that he didn’t sit with
her at lunch because he had been taking some incredible teasing by his
classmates and just wanted at least one day free from all their teasing.
Judy tells Freddy that she has been teased too, but that she liked it.
Freddy then says he doesn’t understand that and Judy tells him that her
mother told her that men and women seldom fully understand each other
and even when they try to do the right thing, they sometimes hurt each
other. Paul starts playing their song on the piano and Christine hurries
down; she asks Paul why he brought Freddy by and he says that he suddenly
remembered how miserable he felt over his first love, but mostly he came
back because he loves her. Christine vows to make it up to Paul by having
the Beebes over for dinner the next week.

1.20 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: THE RING MASTER
04Feb63 CBS Mon
Directed and written by Paul Crabtree.
Cast
Christine Massey..............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer...................James Philbrook
Bascombe T. Beebe.............Leif Erickson
Rain Beebe....................Regina Gleason
Ellen.........................Kitty Kelly
Synopsis:
Christine has gone out of her way to make sure that her formal dinner
party for Paul’s publisher, Bascombe Beebe, is an impressive affair.
Then the Beebes arrive and Bascombe has brought his own food. Right
before the Beebes arrived, Paul tells Christine that he really didn’t
think that her dinner party would make any kind of impression on
Bascombe Beebe, but that he wanted her to know the kind of man he was
up against. Within a few minutes, Christine finds Bascombe to be
overbearing, rude, tyrannical, chauvinistic, opinionated and unscrupulous.
He tells her about the depression when he made a lot of money by
taking over a bakery and then some mills. He feels that there is a
moral depression going on now and that he can make a lot of money by
giving people want they want—just like with the “Romans, bring on the
dancing girls” and all the excitement that people can stand. The reason
he is changing the policy and taking over the magazine is to take
advantage of this “moral depression.” Christine is clearly shocked by
Beebe’s words and actions; so she proceeds to tell him off. She tells
him that he hasn’t shut his mouth from the moment he has arrived nor
has he listened or considered anyone else’s opinion. She says that
he is like a blowfish blowing himself up with his own self-importance.
Beebe immediately decides to leave and as Paul is escorting the Beebes
to the door, he tells Paul that he hopes that he is not going to marry
“that woman” as Christine is not good marriage material for his editor
-in-chief. After the Beebes leave, Paul tells Christine, who is very upset,
that he was never more proud of her.

1.21 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: FACSIMILE
11Feb63 CBS Mon
Written by Paul Crabtree,
Directed by ?
Cast
Christine Massey...............Loretta Young
Carlotta King.................Loretta Young
Paul Belzer...................James Philbrook
Marnie.........................Celia Kaye
Peter.........................Dack Rambo
Paul..........................Dirk Rambo
Maria.........................Tracy Stratford
Doug..........................Allen Emerson
Salesman......................Paul Crabtree
Girl Friend...................Camille Franklin
Synopsis:
Facsimile stars Loretta Young in a dual role. It’s Saturday night and
Christine comes home early from a date with Paul; she’s been stood up
as well as having been avoided lately by Paul and the only conclusion
she can come up with is that there is another woman. Several hours
later a drunk Paul calls Christine and she hangs up on him. The next
day Paul shows up to take Christine back to the city; he tells her
that he has something to say to her and show her. He takes her to a
nightclub and the singer there bears a strong resemblance to Christine.
Paul explains that he didn’t mean to stand her up; that Mr. Beebe
had changed three layouts at the last minute and he didn’t realize what
time it was until he looked up and saw that it was after ten. Paul
tells her that it was Mr. Beebe who introduced him to the girl; he
wanted to show Paul that the Christine Masseys of this world are a
“dime a dozen.” After Christine hung up on him and being drunk enough
to fall for Beebe’s little scheme, he decided to “give it a whirl.”
Paul says he tried to fall in love but everything Carlotta said was
empty and useless and shallow. Paul tells Christine that he loves her
because of who she is and what life and responsibilities have made of
her, but that he can’t marry her right now because he has something
to do that he can’t tell her about and he can’t do it unless he knows
that Christine’s love is waiting for him. Christine replies that she
just needs to know that he loves; that she has to be reminded of it
again and again. At this point, Paul knows just what to do; then they
walk away arm and arm.

1.22 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: HEY RUBE
18Feb63 CBS Mon
written by Pauline Stone and Mike Cosgrove.
Directed by Norman Foster
Cast
Christine Massey..............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer...................James Philbrook
Maria.........................Tracy Stratford
Ralph Frazer..................Victor Buono
Elwyn.........................Norman Leavitt
Helen Frazer..................Ila Britton
Synopsis:
A man named Ralph Frazer comes to Christine's door, holding little Maria's
hand--and claims she is his daughter Margaret. Christine finds out that
Mr. Frazer had been in a terrible accident a year earlier in which his
daughter had been killed; he could not accept his daughter’s death and
so tried to take home any little girl that reminded him of his Margaret.
Christine and Maria are held hostages in their own home; although Mr. Frazer
allows Maria go up upstairs to take a nap, he will not let Christine use
the phone or leave the room. Paul just happens to call back; when Christine
first arrived home with Maria, Paul had called to talk to her about a short
story she had written called Hey Rube. Paul told Christine then that every
kid knows that Hey Rube is a call for help; now Christine refers to Paul as
Rube and calls him Rube throughout the phone call hoping he’ll get the message.
She can only hope he does; so she tries to stall Mr. Frazer by talking to him
and showing him pictures of her family as well as a picture of Maria’s birth
certificate. Mr. Frazer doesn’t want to believe that Maria is not his daughter
and he is determined to take Maria away. Finally the sheriff comes to the house
because of a call from Paul and this causes Mr. Frazer to make a desperate move.
He shuts himself in Maria’s room, grabs Maria, and threatens to jump out the
window with her. Can Christine or the sheriff talk him out of it?

1.23 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: CRISIS AT 8 P.M.
25Feb63 CBS MOn
written by Paul Crabtree.
Directed by Norman Foster
Cast
Christine Massey...............Loretta Young
Paul Belzer....................James Philbrook
Doug...........................Allen Emerson
Doctor.........................Peter Hansen
Nurse..........................Ann Morrison
Julia..........................Barbara Drew
Synopsis:
Paul is planning to throw a surprise office party, but when Chris
arrives a little early, she finds him lying unconscious on the floor.
Paul has licked Beebe, but it came with a price—a cost to his health.
Paul is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery; the doctor
thinking that Christine is Paul’s wife tells her that it will be
several hours before he’ll be out. So, Doug takes Christine back to
the office and this is when she discovers what Paul had been keeping
from her. Doug explains that Bascombe Beebe had told Paul to “get rid”
of Christine or else right after the dinner party and that Paul was
afraid that Christine would step out the picture for his benefit if
she knew. Paul had kept this to himself. Christine suddenly feels
something is wrong and she and Doug rush back to the hospital.
Christine promptly learns that Paul had gone into cardiac arrest
a few minutes before and if he lives, he may have permanent brain
damage. The doctor tells Doug that Paul has a 50/50 chance of
recovering completely; Christine tells Doug to pray, and when he
says he does not know how, Christine tells him to find a way. The
doctor takes Christine to Paul’s room and tells her to look for
any sign that would indicate that he’s all right. Christine talks
to Paul hoping he’ll come out it; she tells him that she wished
that she had been wise enough to know what he had been going through
and she regrets all the times that she could have told him that she
loved him, but didn’t. Will Paul recover?

1.24 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: INTERESTING JEOPARDY
04Mar63 CBS Mon
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Cast
Christine Massey................Loretta Young
Diana Wellington................Loretta Young
Sheik Ahmed.....................Edmund Hashim
Ramadan.........................Patrick Westwood
Peter...........................Dack Rambo
Paul............................Dirk Rambo
Marnie..........................Celia Kaye
Synopsis:
Loretta Young plays a dual role in “Interesting Jeopardy.” Christine
reads to her three oldest an old manuscript they accidentally find
that their father wrote—the story of a woman who, in the absence of
her husband, is forced to play hostess to a sheik. Diana Wellington
has just arrived in Arabia and is unfamiliar with the customs of that
country and because her husband has been detained in another part of
the country by a flashflood at the last minute, she must host a dinner
party by herself. Her guest of honor is a very handsome sheik and Diana
showers him with the attention normally afforded a guest of honor.
In the course of the evening, Diana tells the sheik about the movie
“The Sheik” and how romantic she thought it was to be literally swept
off one’s feet and how handsome and masterful she thought the sheik was
in the movie. Late that night, right before retiring, as Diana is
getting a bit of fresh air in the courtyard, two men appear out of
nowhere and kidnap her. They deposit her in a what she finds out later
is the harem of Sheik Ahmed, her guest of honor! When she is finally
summoned to the Sheik’s quarters, she demands to know why he would do
such a thing. He explains that he thought that was what she wanted to
happen—that decent Arabian women would never come among the men in
the manner she did at her dinner party and he had assumed she wanted
a “bit of diversion” just like many of the heroines in the American movies
he saw. They each resolve to learn about each other’s customs. Peter,
Paul and Marnie guess that their father’s story was based far more on
truth than fiction!

1.25 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: IT’S SPRING AGAIN
11Mar63 CBS Mon
written by Paul Crabtree.
Directed by Norman Foster
Cast
Christine Massey................Loretta Young
Paul Belzer.....................James Philbrook
Marnie...........................Celia Kaye
Peter............................Dack Rambo
Paul.............................Dirk Rambo
Mrs. Teesdale....................Hope Summers
Helen............................Fern Barry
Synopsis:
Christine causes a great stir in the neighborhood when Paul Belzer comes
to her home to convalesce after his operation. Everyone wants to know who
“that man” is and why he is there, especially the Massey’s next door neighbor,
Mrs. Teesdale. Christine tells Paul that she knows that it is spring when Mrs.
Teesdale starts poking her head into their living room windows. Mrs. Teesdale
finally comes over to inform Christine of all the gossip that has been going
around and insinuating that it was improper to have an unmarried man in the house.
So, Peter and Paul, who have to contend with gossip about their mother at school,
take matters into their own hands to squelch the talk. The next day, Christine
is receiving congratulations, flowers and gifts from her neighbors and is
bewildered until she looks out her living room window into the driveway.
In this episode Paul formally proposes and he and Christine decide to get
married as soon as possible.

1.26 [--] The New Loretta Young Show: WHEN YOU ARE NEAR (final episode)
18Mar63 CBS Mon
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Cast
Christine Massey.................Loretta Young
Paul Belzer......................James Philbrook
Vickie...........................Beverly Washburn
Binkie...........................Carol Sydes
Maria............................Tracy Stratford
Peter............................Dack Rambo
Paul.............................Dirk Rambo
Marnie...........................Celia Kaye
Judy.............................Sandra Descher
Priest...........................Wright King
Doug.............................Allen Emerson
Ellen............................Kitty Kelly
Pilot............................Ray Montgomery
Stewardess.......................Shary Marshall
Co-Pilot.........................Bill Gravenor
Synopsis:
Christine and Paul get married quietly in a beautiful church ceremony
with the whole family as part of the wedding party and then take off for
a Caribbean honeymoon. However, the plane’s landing gear jams and the
pilots must prepare to make an emergency landing. As all the Masseys
along with Ellen and Doug wait anxiously at the airport, Christine and
Paul examine their feelings for each other and their loved ones. Christine
can only think of the times that she got angry with the kids over “nothing
at all.” Paul tells Christine to concentrate on all the happy things as
“bad things stick in the memory all by themselves.” They cling to each
other to expect the worse, but the pilots finally manage to land the plane
safely. Christine and Paul’s honeymoon is over before it began! Christine
is content to stay in Ellendale, but Paul, who refuses to have the whole
family on the honeymoon, has another idea. The closing scene includes a
neon marquee that reads “The Very End.”
This was the final show of the series and in Miss Young’s closing remarks,
instead of the very familiar “See you Next Week,” you hear “Goodnight and
goodbye, for a while.”

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