CTVA US Drama - "Bus Stop" (TCF/ABC) (1961-62) Marilyn Maxwell, Rhodes Reason, Joan Freeman, Richard Anderson

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Bus Stop (1961-62)
Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Mark Topaz
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)

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BUS STOP
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Belmont Television Company, Inc. (episodes 1-25)
Palomino Productions, Inc. (episode 26)
in association with
Twentieth Century-Fox Television

for
ABC (Sundays 9:00 pm EST)
Executive Producer Roy Huggins
Produced by Robert Blees (episodes 1-25)
Produced by John Newland (episode 26)
Based on the play by William Inge and the 1956 TCF film
"Bus Stop" which starred Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Betty Field

US Drama series 1961-62     26 episodes x 60 min bw
1Oct61-25Mar62
starring
Marilyn Maxwell as Grace Sherwood (Betty Field in the film)
Rhodes Reason as Sheriff Will Mayberry
Joan Freeman as Elma Gahrigner
Richard Anderson as Glenn Wagner

Premise:
One of the very best drama series of all-time.  Episode #10  'A Lion Walks
Among Us' was very controversial sparking a Congressional investigation
of tv violence, and may have lead to the downfall of a network president.

"Bus Stop" theme music by Arthur Morton
music score by Lionel Newman

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01Oct61-25Mar62
ABC Sundays 9:00-10:00

[01] Bus Stop: AFTERNOON OF A COWBOY
prod. no. 5302
1Oct61 ABC
Teleplay by Sally Benson / Story by Rex O'Haogain
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Basil Wrangell.
Guest Cast:
Steve Cochran
Dean Stockwell as Buzz
Chris Robinson
Bethel Leslie
Anne Helm

[02] Bus Stop: SUCCESS STORY [cast verified - Mark Topaz]
prod. no. 5303
8Oct61 ABC
Teleplay by Luther Davis / Story by Rex O'Haogain
Directed by Arthur Hiller
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Richard L. VanEnger
Guest Cast:
James Whitmore
Felicia Farr
Mark Miller
Colleen Gray
Henry Jones is NOT in the episode.

[03] Bus Stop: THE RESURRECTION OF ANNIE AHEARN
prod. no. 5305
15Oct61 ABC
Teleplay by Don M. Mankiewicz & Jerome Thomas
Story by Robert L. Palmer
Directed by Don Medford
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Jim Faris.
Guest Cast:
Diane Baker
Anne Seymour
James Brolin
Alice Frost
Jared Barclay

[04] Bus Stop: THE COVERING DARKNESS
prod. no. 5307
22Oct61 ABC
Teleplay by Jean Holloway & John Meredyth Lucas
Story by John Meredyth Lucas
Directed by Robert Altman
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: William Mace.
Guest Star:
Robert Redford
Barbara Baxley
June Walker
Mary Gregory

[05] Bus Stop: PORTRAIT OF A HERO
prod. no. 5306
29Oct61 ABC
Teleplay by Luther Davis / Story by Jonathan Hughes
Directed by Sutton Roley (on copyright)/
Directed by Robert Altman [RF]
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
music by Lionel Newman
film editor: Richard L. VanEnger.
Guest Cast:
Rod Taylor as Tennis Bum
Nina Foch

[06] Bus Stop: THE GLASS JUNGLE
prod. no. 5309,
05Nov61 ABC
Written by Norman Jacob
Directed by Francis D. Lyon
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser;
film editor: Jack W. Holmes.
music by Arthur Morton
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Nolan
Nehemiah Persoff
Patricia Donahue

[07] Bus Stop: CHERIE (pilot episode?)
prod. no. 4022
12Nov61 ABC
Adapted for television by Robert Blees
Directed by Don Siegel
director of photography: J. Peverell Marley
film editor: Basil Wrangell
music: Alexander Courage
Guest Cast:
Tuesday Weld
Joseph Cotten
Gary Lockwood
Buddy Ebsen

[08] Bus Stop: ACCESSORY BY CONSENT
prod. no. 5312
19Nov61 ABC
From a novel by Stephen Becker.
Directed by Robert Altman.
Director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: William Mace.
Guest Cast:
Nancy Gates
Jack Warden
John Williams
John Newlan

[09] Bus Stop: THE MAN FROM BOOTSTRAP
prod. no. 5311
26Nov61 ABC
Directed by Joseph Pevney.
Director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Richard L. VanEnger.
Guest Cast:
Buddy Ebsen
Jack Carson
Edgar Buchanan
Kathleen Freeman

[10] Bus Stop: A LION WALKS AMONG US  [verified -RF]
prod. no. 5308
03Dec61 ABC
Produced by Robert Blees
Teleplay by Ellis Kadison  / from the novel "The Judgment" by Tom Wicker.
Directed by Robert Altman
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser;
ilm editor: Richard L. VanEnger.
music conducted by Lionel Newman
Guest Cast:
Fabian (as Luke Freeman)
Dianne Foster (as Sally Wagner)
Philip Abbott (as Oliver West)
Jenny Maxwell (as Linda)
Dabbs Greer (as Lefty)
Roy Engel (as Judge)
Bernard Kates (as Coroner)
Robert Ridgely (as Sweetwater)
Perry Ivins (as Jordan)
Owen Bush (as Homer King)
with
Bill Tyler
Peter Madsen
Bob Harris
An arrogant, wisecracking young man named Luke Freeman wanders into Sunrise,
and destroys the peace of the town. Luke insults Sally Wagner, who has given
him a lift in her car, then he robs and murders an old man in a country
store. Sheriff Mayberry, investigating the murder, is called away by another
disturbance--a barroom fight, started by Luke. [RF]

[11] Bus Stop: CALL BACK YESTERDAY
prod. no. 5313
10Dec61 ABC
Directed by Lamont Johnson
Director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Fred Feitshans, Jr.
Guest Cast:
David Hedison
Geraldine Brooks
Frank Overton
Katherine Squire

[12] Bus Stop: ... AND THE PURSUIT OF EVIL
prod. no. 5310
17Dec61 ABC
Directed by Robert Altman
Director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Fred Feitshans, Jr.
Guest Cast:
James McArthur (as Thomas Quincy Hagan)
Keenan Wynn
Crahan Denton

[13] Bus Stop: THE RUNAWAYS
prod. no. 5304
24Dec61 ABC
Teleplay by Sally Benson / Story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Directed by Arthur Hiller
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Fred Feitshans, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Lynn Loring
Fred Clark
Joan Tompkins
David Winters
Parley Baer
Isabel Randolph

1.14 [--] Bus Stop: JAWS OF DARKNESS
TCF-Belmont prod. no. 5314
31Dec61 ABC Sun
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Jim Faris.
Guest Cast:
Coleen Gray ......... Karen Howard
Madlyn Rhue ......... Gloria White
Jennifer Gillespie... Connie
Stewart Bradley ..... Cliff
Synopsis:
Karen Howard, who is driving cross-country takes along Gloria White
- an attractive, and psychopathic jewel thief. [RF]

1.15 [--] Bus Stop: SUMMER LIGHTING
TCF-Belmont prod. no. 5315
07Jan62 ABC Sun
Teleplay by Harry Kleiner
Story by John Whittier
Directed by Robert Altman
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: William Mace.
Guest Cast:
Steve Forrest ...... Alan Billings
Phyllis Love ....... Clara Hoffman
Beverly Garland .... Janie
Paul Langton ....... Bob Pearson
Synopsis:
Alan Billings proposes to two ladies - and they both accept. [RF]

[16] Bus Stop: CRY TO HEAVEN
prod. no. 5316
14Jan62 ABC
Teleplay by John Francis O'Mara (on copyright)
based on screenplay by Nunnally Johnson
from a novel by Patrick Quentin?
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Richard L. VanEnger
Guest Cast:
Richard Conte
Simon Oakland
Nina Foch
Ellen McRae [a.k.a. Ellen Burstyn]
Jason Evers
Linda Robinson
Arline Sax
Richard Derr
Alan Reed Jr.
Neil Hamilton
Summary:
A young girl comes to New York to be a writer and she attaches herself to
a theatrical producer and then winds up murdered. [RF]

[17] Bus Stop: THE STUBBORN STUMBOS
prod. no. 5317
21Jan62 ABC
Teleplay by Edmund Hartman
Based on the "True" Magazine article by Jean Muir.
Directed by Richard L. Bare
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser;
film editor: Jim Faris.
Guest Cast:
Earl Holliman
Claude Akins
Don Megowan

1.18 [--] Bus Stop: TURN HOME AGAIN
*Note: TV Guide has the episode title listed as "Turn Again Home".
TCF-Belmont prod. no. 5318
28Jan62 ABC Sun
Teleplay by Harry Kleiner / Story by Howard Browne
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: William Mace.
Guest Cast:
Wendell Corey ....... Mark Gateson
Ruth Roman .......... Louisa
Joyce Van Patten .... Betty
Grant Richards ...... Frank
Jack Albertson ...... Lawson
Oscar Beregi ........ Erikberg
Angela Greene ....... Mrs. Hendricks
Jack Grinnage ....... Young Clerk
George Neise ........ Potter
Robert Rockwell ..... Newscaster
Scotty Morrow
Synopsis:
Mark Gateson returns to Sunrise after spending several years in
prison for a murder he didn't commit. [RF]

[19] Bus Stop: HOW DOES CHARLIE FEEL?
prod. no. 5319
04Feb62 ABC
Directed by Richard L. Bare
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Jim Faris.
Guest Cast:
Cliff Robertson
Diana Lynn

[20] Bus Stop: PUT YOUR DREAMS AWAY
11Feb62 ABC
prod. no. 5320
Teleplay by Harry Kleiner
Story by Howard Brown
Directed by Ted Post
director of photography: Floyd Crosby
film editor: Richard L. VanEnger
Guest Cast:
Gary Merrill
Felicia Farr

[21] Bus Stop: THE OPPOSITE VIRTUES
prod. no. 5321
18Feb62 ABC
Teleplay by James P. Cavanagh
Story by James P. Cavanagh & Marie Baumer
Directed by Herman Hoffman.
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editors: James Caylor & Frank O'Neill.
Guest Cast:
Lew Ayres
Leora Dana
George Hamilton
Robert F. Simon
Jeanette Nolan
Michael Parks

[22] Bus Stop: THE ORDEAL OF KEVIN BROOKE
prod. no. 5322
25Feb62 ABC
Teleplay by Frank Fenton
Story by Rex O'Haogain
Directed by James Clark
director of photography: Floyd Crosby
film editor: William Mace.
Guest Cast:
Mark Stevens
Patricia Owens
William Windom
Lawrence Tierney

[23] Bus Stop: DOOR WITHOUT A KEY
prod. no. 5323
04Mar62 ABC
Teleplay by Howard Browne
Story by Robert Altman
Directed by Robert Altman
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Jim Faris.
Guest Cast:
Howard Duff
Pippa Scott
Robert Colbert
Anne Loos
John Zaremba
Richard X. Slattery
George Kane
 
[24] Bus Stop: VERDICT OF 12
TCF-Belmont prod. no. 5324
11Mar62 ABC Sun
Teleplay by Harry Kleiner
Directed by Felix Feist
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Richard L. VanEnger
Guest Cast:
Richard Carlson .... George Whaley
Everett Sloane ...... Davison
John Kerr ....... Jim Carmody
Jay C. Flippen ..... Mike Carmody
Steve Harris ...... Ron Slauson
Barbara Dana .... Ann Landor
Whit Bissell ...... Mitchell
Justice Watson ..... Leonard
Roy Engle ...... Judge
Synopsis:
Just back from a fishing trip, Ron Slauson and his fiancee Ann
Landor stop off at Elma's for coffee. Ron seems to have a bad
case of nerves - and they aren't helped very much by the
explosion that takes place outside. [RF]

[25] Bus Stop: COUNTY GENERAL
18Mar62 ABC
prod. no. 5325
Written by David Shaw
Directed by Robert Altman
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: William Mace.
Guest Cast:
Frank Lovejoy
Dianne Foster
Donald May

[26] Bus Stop: I KISS YOUR SHADOW (final episode)
prod. no. 5326
25Mar62 ABC
Palomino Productions, Inc.
Produced and Directed by John Newland
Teleplay by Barry Trivers
From the short story by Robert Bloch (on copyright)
Story by Jonathan Hughes (also on copyright)
director of photography: Robert B. Hauser
film editor: Jim Faris.I
Guest Cast:
George Grizzard
Joanne Linville
Alfred Ryder

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The bus stop of this series was a diner in Sunrise, Colorado, a small town in
Rocky Mountain country. The continuing characters included Grace Sherwood, the
working owner of the diner, Elma Gahringer the waitress, Sheriff Will Mayberry
and DA Glenn Wagner. The stories revolved around the people passing through
Sunrise, and many an unusual character stepped off that interstate bus. The
program earned national notoriety and probably early cancellation due to an
episode titled "A Lion Walks Among Us", which was based on a Tom Wicker novel
and starred rock singer Fabian Forte as a youthful psychopath bent on murder and
mayhem. This segment was widely denounced for its explicit violence and sadism
and was cited in Congressional hearings on violence in television. The president
of ABC-TV when challenged by an angry senator as to whether he allowed his own
children to watch such a series, stammered and admitted no he did not. Shortly
thereafter the show ended permanently. [RF]

"Bus Stop" (1956 Movie )(TCF) starring Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Betty Field

Bus Stop  - film trailer

Marilyn Monroe Bus Stop Theme

Marilyn Monroe talks about Bus Stop project, Feb 25, 1956

Marilyn Monroe talks about Bus Stop project, Feb 25, 1956 (more)

Marilyn monroe - bus stop - ol black magic scene

marilyn monroe in bus stop

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