CTVA US Reporter Drama - "The Stranger" (DuMont) (1954-55) starring Bob Carrol

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The Stranger (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

New York Times, OAC Frank Telford papers, Boston American, TV Guide 1954-55. [RF]

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THE STRANGER
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DuMont Network
Produced and Directed by Frank Telford

US Drama series 1954-55 33 episodes x 30 min

Starring
Bob Carroll as The Stranger

The Stranger, a mysterious individual appears every week to help someone in distress.
Similar format to CBS' "The Millionaire" (1955-60)

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DuMont Network Fridays 9:00-9:30pm (25June1954 - 11Feb55)

[01] The Stranger: THE MYSTERY OF THE BEER STEINS
25Jun1954 DuMont Fri
[Premiere]
Written by Nelson Gidding
starring
Dan Morgan
Dorothy Jolliffee
Synopsis:
A chief steward of a luxury liner is accused of being insane by the entire town in which he lives. [RF]

[02] The Stranger: OPERATION ARABIA
02Jul1954 DuMont Fri
Written by Nelson Gidding
starring
Nehemiah Persoff
Reba Tassell
Synopsis:
The Stranger comes to the aid of an Arab religious leader who is slated for death.
Synopsis 2:
An American doctor is on his way to perform an operation on an Arabian religious leader when he is kidnapped and beaten. [RF]

[03] The Stranger:
(Episode Title Not Known)
09Jul1954 DuMont Fri
starring
Reba Tassell
Synopsis:
The Stranger helps a famed woman scientist escape from her oppressors.
Synopsis 2:
A noted woman nuclear scientist seeking to reach the freedom of America is aide by "The Stranger" to elude her oppressors. [RF]

[04] The Stranger: THE BRIDGE
16Jul1954 DuMont Fri
written by Carey Wilber
Synopsis:
The Stranger unmaskes foreign agents in their attempt to blow up the Queensboro Bridge. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Foreign agents try to blow up the Queensboro Bridge in New York. [RF]

[05] The Stranger:
(Episode Title Not Known)
23Jul1954 DuMont Fri
starring
Bruce Gordon
Don Mayo
David Orrick
Synopsis:
Some secret documents are stolen from the American Consulate in Latin America and sold to a foreign power. [RF]

[06] The Stranger: FLIGHT FIFTY-NINE
30Jul1954 DuMont Fri [Boston American]
Written by James Blumgarten
starring
Russell Hardy
Barbara Joyce
Joseph Leon
Synopsis:
A plane and its passengers will be blown to bits if an American scientist does not hand over a vital formula for guided missiles. [RF]

[07] The Stranger: THE COUNTERFEIT PLATES
06Aug1954 DuMont Fri [Boston American]
Written by John Gay
starring
Perry Fiske
Joseph Downing
Synopsis:
The Stranger saves a pickpocket who has stolen more than he knew. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A thief steals a lady's purse, never dreaming of the terror into which he is plunging. [RF]
*Note: John Gay oral history also lists title as "Money, Money Everywhere".

[
--] The Stranger:
13Aug1954 DuMont Fri
pre-empted by Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees game.


[08] The Stranger: BITTER HOLIDAY
20Aug1954 DuMont Fri [Boston American]
Written by James Blumgarten
Synopsis:
Forced to accept the attentions of a stuffy spineless hypochondriac, a young girl is plunged into terror
and near death through the ambitions of her domineering mother. [RF]

[09] The Stranger:
(Episode Title Not Known)
27Aug1954 DuMont Fri [Boston American]
starring
Frederick Tozere
Dana Wynter
Yoland Guerard
Synopsis:
The Mona Lisa disappears from the Louvre Museum in Paris. [RF]

[10] The Stranger: LIGHT IN THE WINDOW
03Sep1954 DuMont Fri [Boston American]
Written by James Blumgarten
starring
June Lockhart
Steven Hill
Patty McCormack
Synopsis:
A desperate housewife is forced to entertain a murderer. [RF]

[11] The Stranger: THE GIRL WITH THE PINK PARASOL
10Sep1954 DuMont Fri [Boston American]
Written by John Gay
starring
Jeffrey Lynn
Karen Lenay
Synopsis:
An American falls in love with a French girl suspected of being a Nazi collaborator. [RF]

[12] The Stranger: THE INSURANCE MURDER
17Sep1954 DuMont Fri [Boston American]
Written by John Gay
starring
Malcolm Beggs
Fred Stewart
Phillip Pine
Synopsis:
The Stranger steps in when a partnership faces dissolution by murder. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Co-owners of a factory begin to suspect each other of murder, and a father turns on a son. [RF]

[13] The Stranger: THE BUILD-UP
24Sep1954 DuMont Fri
Written by James Blumgarten
starring
Bill Gunn

[14] The Stranger: MAJOR DECISION
01Oct1954 DuMont Fri
Written by John Gay

[15] The Stranger: 
(Episode Title Not Known)
08Oct1954 DuMont Fri
starring
Anthony Ross
Dorothy Jolliffe

[16] The Stranger: NO WAY OUT
15Oct1954 DuMont Fri
Written by John Gay
starring
Logan Field
Synopsis:
A stunned housewife finds that she has killed an unwelcome friend of her husband. [RF]

[17] The Stranger: ONE GOOD MAN AND TRUE
22Oct1954 DuMont Fri [Boston Daily Record]
Written by Sidney Slon
Mike Kellin
William Zuckert
Synopsis:
A lynch mob is prepared to railroad a man to the gallows.

[18] The Stranger: 
(Episode Title Not Known)
29Oct1954 DuMont Fri
Synopsis:
A man released after a prison term is backed against the wall by the men he took the rap for. [RF]

[19] The Stranger: THE BIRD WATCHER
05Nov1954 DuMont Fri [Boston American]
Written by James Blumgarten
starring
Fred Stewart
Synopsis:
A meek, frightened ornithologist flees a murder charge. [RF]

[20] The Stranger: THE BITER BIT
12Nov1954 DuMont Fri
Written by John Gay
starring
Paul Stevens
Irja Jensen
Synopsis:
An American disappears in the East Zone of Berlin.
Synopsis 2:
A young American author makes a devastating speech against the democratic way of life under peculiar circumstances. [RF]

[21] The Stranger: CORPUS DELICTI
19Nov1954 DuMont Fri
Written by Don Agger
Synopsis:
A police lieutenant tries to save his brother from the electric chair. [RF]

[22] The Stranger: BREAKAWAY
26Nov1954 DuMont Fri
Written by James Blumgarten
Synopsis:
A policeman's boyhood friends face the electic chair.

[23] The Stranger: EYEWITNESS
03Dec1954 DuMont Fri
Written by Joseph Ruscoll
starring
Eli Mintz
Synopsis:
A newspaper reporter is sent to interview the only eyewitness to a murder he committed. [RF]

[24] The Stranger: DOUBLE TROUBLE
10Dec1954 DuMont Fri
Written by James Blumgarten & John Gay
starring
James Gregory
Synopsis:
Posing as a bank president whom he resembles almost identically, a criminal impersonates him to the tune of $250,000. [RF]

[25] The Stranger: LET NOTHING YOU DISMAY
17Dec1954 DuMont Fri
Written by James Blumgarten
starring
Anthony Ross
Synopsis:
A vengeful boy sends a bomb wrapped as a Christmas present to the judge who sentenced his brother to prison. [RF]

[26] The Stranger: THE SACRIFICE
24Dec1954 DuMont Fri
Written by John Gay
Synopsis:
The sudden death of a long-suffering patient leads to a murder charge against the intern who attended her. [RF]

[27] The Stranger: THE HUNTING PARTY
31Dec1954 DuMont Fri
Written by John Gay
Synopsis:
The Stranger thwarts a "thrill-killing" planned by two youths. [RF]
*Note: Copyright title also listed as "Thrill Killers".

[28] The Stranger: MAN ON THE BEACH
07Jan1955 DuMont Fri
Written by John Gay
Synopsis:
Wanted for treason.

[29] The Stranger: I NEVER GOT AWAY FROM YOU
14Jan1955 DuMont Fri
Written by James Blumgarten
starring
Bobby Sherwood
Synopsis:
A singing pianist claims a hit song as his own, while the innocent young girl who authored it is beaten by thugs over the dispute. [RF]

[30] The Stranger: THE VOICE FROM BEYOND
21Jan1955 DuMont Fri
Synopsis:
A young man seeks revenge for the death of his bride. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A shocked young man swears senseless revenge as his bride dies 10 minutes after their wedding ceremony. [RF]

[31] The Stranger: COURT OF NO APPEAL
28Jan1955 DuMont Fri
Written by Fletcher Hammond
Synopsis:
Story of a man acquitted of homicide charge is ostracized in his home town.

[32] The Stranger: THE STATE SO ORDERS
04Feb1955 DuMont Fri
Written by
starring
Voytek Dolinski
Synopsis:
The story of a miraculous escape and a Communist plot. [RF]

[33] The Stranger: THE ACCUSED
[Final episode of the series]
11Feb1955 DuMont Fri
Written by James Blumgarten

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DECISION AT DAWN
no date
Written by James Blumgarten

FOURTEENTH FLOOR
no date
Written by John Gay

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
no date
Written by John Gay


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