CTVA US Drama - "Window on Main Street" (1961-62) starring Robert Young

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Father Knows Best (1954-60)  Window on Main Street (1961-62)  Marcus Welby MD (1969-76)
Window on Main Street (1961-62)
Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak, Bob Manfredi
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
http://www.fatherknowsbest.us/Window.htm

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WINDOW ON MAIN STREET
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Filmed at Desilu Studios
Rodney-Young Productions for Temopic Enterprises. (FKB production -pilot ??)
for
CBS (Mondays 8:30pm EST)
Created by Roswell Rogers
Produced by Robert Young and  Eugene B.Rodney

US Comedy-Drama series 1961-62 36 episodes x 30 min bw
02Oct61-12Sep62
Starring:
Robert Young
as Cameron Garrett Brooks,
Constance Moore as Chris Logan
Ford Rainey as Lloyd Ramsey, editor of the town newspaper

Premise:
A novelist returns to write about his home town.

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  CBS Mondays 8:30-9:00pm Eastern  34 New Episodes (18 repeats)

1.1 [--] Window on Main Street: THE RETURN (premiere episode) [BFI] [verified -RL]
prod. no. 5252-10-11 / 02Oct61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Scott
Filmed at Desilu for Rodney-Young Productions/ Sponsor: Scott Paper Company
FKB Production / Produced by Eugene B. Rodney
Written by Roswell Rogers
Directed Richard Dunlap
Starring: Robert Young (as Cameron Garrett Brooks)
With:
Constance Moore ....... Chris (Tina) Logan (recurring)
Ford Rainey ........... Lloyd Ramsey (recurring)
Rick Bache ............ the young Cameron Brooks
Joy Lane .............. the young Tina Logan
Brad Berwick .......... Arny Logan (recurring)
Warner Jones .......... Harry McGill (recurring)
Charles Thompson ...... Janitor
Erin O'Brien Moore .... Miss Kelly
Synopsis
Cameron Garrett Brooks returns to Millsburg, the town of his boyhood, to write about
the town and its people. When Cameron left town in 1934 with aspirations of becoming
a rich and famous author, he vowed he'd return, and before leaving wrote a letter to
a young girl named Tina, telling her to hold onto the letter until he returned years
later (telling her it'd be valuable one day). Well, he did become an author, but not
a rich and famous one, however, Tina didn't forget HIM, and Cameron finds out that
indeed she DID keep the letter after close to 30 years. [RL]

1.2 [--] Window on Main Street: THE TEACHER [verified -RL] aka FIRST ROMANCE
prod. no. 5252-13 / 09Oct61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Toni
Written by Roswell Rogers
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Starring: Robert Young (as Cameron Brooks)
Guest cast
Lisabeth Hush ........ Wilma Henderson
Tom Quain ............ the man
Mary Adams ........... Vinia Webster
Constance Moore ...... Chris Logan (recurring)
Brad Berwick ......... Arny Logan (recurring)
Ford Rainey .......... Lloyd Ramsey (recurring)
Warner Jones ......... Harry McGil (recurring)
Synopsis "The Teacer:
In the beginning of the episode, it is referred to as "chapter 3". Cameron continues his book, "Window on Main Street"
and adds a character - a real person he's been observing- a local teacher named Miss Wilma Henderson, who has more
layers than an onion. Cameron's young protege, Arny, who has a crush on Miss Henderson, changes his tune and high
praise for the teacher when he sees her necking with a man in a convertible. When she threatens to resign over
the incident, Cameron steps in to right the situation. [RL]
Synopsis "First Romance":
The last thing anyone in Millsburg expects is a romance between prim schoolteacher Wilma Henderson and sporty
hotel clerk Harry McGil. But Cameron begins to wonder when he surprises the two of them in intimate conversation. [RF]

1.3 [--] Window on Main Street: A DOCTOR COMES TO TOWN [verified -RL]
prod. no. 5252-22 / 16Oct61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Scott Paper
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Written byTheodore & Mathilde Ferro
Starring: Robert Young (as Cameron Brooks)
Guest cast
Karl Swenson ........ George Pritchard
Bob Hastings ........ Warren
Nelson Olmsted ...... Dr. Nelson
Tom Daly ............ Mr. Archer
Sondra Rodgers ...... Mrs. Appleby
Ben McAtee .......... Ben Englehart
John Lupton ......... Dr. John "Buzz" Neldrum
Synopsis:
Chris' cousin, Dr. John Neldrum returns to Millsburg after a long absence and wants to set up his medical practice there.
However, business is extremely slow because it seems the good doctor has quite a prior reputation as a partying prankster,
and the townspeople have trouble taking him seriously. [RF]

1.4 [--] Window on Main Street: THE WOMAN BEHIND CHAPTER FOUR aka THE CHAMBERMAID [verified -RL]
prod. no. 5252-14 / 23Oct61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Toni
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Written by John McGreevey
Starring: Robert Young (as Cameron Brooks)
Guest Cast
Mary Adams .......... Lavinia Webster
Lauren Gilbert ...... Miles Webster
Chet Stratton ....... Ralph Webster
Lia Waggner ......... Mavis Webster
Ann Seaton .......... Myrtle
Betsy Robinson ...... Amy
Jane Romeyn & Marie Pringle as the OTHER maids
synopsis 1:
Cameron decides to write chapter 4 of his novel about Lavinia Webster, his chambermaid of the hotel. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
This is the story of Vinia Webster (played by Mary Adams). She's a wonderful person and a kind soul, but she has a secret.
She used to be a wealthy social matron in Millsburg - that is, until her husband Miles died suddenly, and left her with
a ton of surprise debt. To dig out of the financial hole, Vinia took the job of 2nd floor chambermaid at the Majestic
Hotel several years ago, and the work has been very rewarding to her. However, her family is unaware of her secret,
and when they visit, Cameron & Chris help to hide her secret. [RL]

1.5 [--] Window on Main Street: COLLEGE aka THE BOY WHO'S GOT IT MADE
prod. no. 5252-16 / 30Oct61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Scott
Starring: Robert Young (as Cameron Brooks)
guest cast:
Les Damon ............ Earl Greenough
Douglas Lambert ...... Leonard Greenough
Brad Berwick ......... Arny Logan
Synopsis:
Leonard Greenough, son of a gas-station operator, wants to go to college. But his father doesn't see any
sense in it and blames Cameron for putting the idea into his son's head. [RF]

1.6 [--] Window on Main Street: THE HAUNTED HOUSE [verified -RL]
prod. no. 5252-19 / 06Nov61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Toni
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Written by Roswell Rogers
Starring: Robert Young (as Cameron Brooks)
Guest cast
Amy Douglass ........ Grandma
Kay Stewart ......... Meg Ramsey
Les Damon ........... Earl Greenough
Stanley Fafara ...... Peewee
Bob Slade ........... Eddie
Lester Maxwell ...... Slats
Synopsis:
Young Arny Logan and his pals suddenly take a keen interest in the old abandoned Stoddard house in Millsburg. The house
is alleged to be haunted, and there are indeed some pretty convincing images of ghosts in the house's broken windows.
Cameron & Lloyd decide to camp out in the old place just to judge for themselves if the building really has apparitions.
They do indeed discover what makes the ghostly images in the windows, but decide not to tell anyone else about their
discovery just to keep the charm and mystery of the old place going. [RL]

1.7 [--] Window on Main Street: THE EDITOR'S DAUGHTER [verified -RL]
prod. no. 5252-12 / 13Nov61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Scott Paper
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Written by Theodore & Mathilde Ferro
Starring:
Robert Young as Cameron Garrett Brooks
Guest cast
Kay Stewart .......... Meg Ramsey
Roberta Fields ....... Linda Ramsey
Marshall Kent ........ Mr. Palmer
Lee Jones ............ "the Man"
Brenda Scott ......... Evelyn Ramsey
Peter Helm ........... Roy
Synopsis:
The editor's daughter, Evelyn, wants to get married to Roy, much to her father's chagrin. So, the young couple plans
to elope - with the help of Cameron Garrett Brooks (Robert Young) who, while appearing to be helping, is actually
planting seeds of doubt into the young couples' mind. They get as far as using a ladder for the elopement before
backing out and deciding to wait. [RL]

1.8 [--] Window on Main Street: THE BIG SPENDER [verified -RL]
prod. no. 5252-23 / 20Nov61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Toni
Written by Joel Malone & Tommy Tomlinson
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Starring:
Robert Young as Cameron Garrett Brooks
Guest Cast
Mary Adams .......... Vinia Webster
Glen Vernon ......... the Bellboy
Rand Barker ......... the Fire Chief
Jack Bradford ....... the Desk Clerk
John McLiam ......... Ellis Carter
Alexander Lockwood .... Ethan Carter
Synopsis:
Ellis Carter moves into the Majestic Hotel and is now a neighbor of Cameron (Robert Young). Ellis has continually
been under the thumb of his domineering brother, Ethan Carter. Together they ran the Carter Brothers Junk SHop down
the street, and both squirrelled away almost every dollar they've ever earned. Ellis wants to break free, have some
fun, spend some of his share of the money, and have some independence, but he's having lots of trouble breaking free
of his forceful and protesting brother, Ethan. [RL]

1.9 [--] Window on Main Street: DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE EDITOR
prod. no. 5252-24 / 27Nov61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Scott
Starring: Robert Young (as Cameron Brooks)
guest cast:
J. Edward McKinley ....... Tom Rafferty
Harriet McGibbons ........ Mrs. Londelius
Robert White ............. Bert Potter
Synopsis:
Editor Ramsey is always getting letters from readers, but this time he gets a difficult one from a young boy.
It reads: "I know that God started the world, but who started God?" [RF]

1.10 [--] Window on Main Street: $1.19 THIEF
prod. no. 5252-26 / 04Dec61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Toni

1.11 [--] Window on Main Street: THE DOUBLE LIFE OF JULIA COSGROVE
prod. no. 5252-17 / 11Dec61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Scott

1.12 [--] Window on Main Street: CHRISTMAS MEMORY [verified -RL]
prod. no. 5252-20 / 18Dec61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Toni
Directed by Richard Dunlap
Written by Roswell Rogers
Starring:
Robert Young as Cameron Garrett Brooks
Guest cast
Mary Adams ............ Vinia Webster
Amy Douglas ........... Grandma
Jean Gillespie ........ Selma's voice
Claire Wilcock ........ Little Girl
Ludwig Stossel ........ Ludwig
Synopsis:
Widower Cameron (Robert Young) is invited to the Logan's house for Christmas Eve dinner. He goes, but gets very misty
and sentimental for his deceased wife, Selma, when he sees the gift of a butter churn under the tree there (the very
same gift he got from Selma on their last Christmas together). He leaves the dinner early and walks the snowy streets
of Millsburg and runs into an equally sad Ludwig, the hotel janitor, and together they find the Christmas spirit and
return to the Logan's to spend the remainder of Christmas Eve with them. [RL]

1.13 [--] Window on Main Street: THE CHARITY DRIVE aka THE JOINER
prod. no. 5252-18 / 25Dec61 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Scott
Starring: Robert Young (as Cameron Brooks)
guest cast:
Eddie Firestone ........ Hub Hartwig
Malcolm Atterbury ...... Old Man
Louise Lorimer ......... Mrs. Mumford
Synopsis:
Cameron reluctantly accepts the presidency of the Millsburg Charity Drive. His appointment upsets Hub Hartwig,
who thought he was a shoo-in for the job. [RF]

1.14 [--] Window on Main Street: ARNY'S REVOLT
prod. no. 5252-30 / 01Jan62 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Toni
(Pre-empted in Los Angeles only)

1.15 [--] Window on Main Street: THE MIXING BOWL
prod. no. 5252-29 / 08Jan62 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Scott

1.16 [--] Window on Main Street: PERSEVERING VILLAIN
prod. no. 5252-28 / 15Jan62 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Toni

1.17 [--] Window on Main Street: GIRL-ROSE COLORED EYES
prod. no. 5252-25 / 22Jan62 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Scott

1.18 [--] Window on Main Street: FRONT PAGE HERO
prod. no. 5252-31 / 29Jan62 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Toni

1.19 [--] Window on Main Street: A CASE FOR JUSTICE
prod. no. 5252-15 / 05Feb62 CBS Mon / Sponsor: Scott

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Moves to Wednesdays on CBS (to be verified)
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1.20 [--] Window on Main Street: THE BOY WHO LAUGHED TOO MUCH aka THE BOY WHO GOT TOO MANY LAUGHS
prod. no. 5252-21 / 14Feb62 CBS Wed
Starring: Robert Young (as Cameron Brooks)
Guest Cast:
Michael J. Pollard ..... Ziggy Vance
Dana Whittaker ......... Sally
Synopsis:
Class clown Ziggy Vance wants Mr. Brooks to write a serious speech for him so that he can impress his mature
classmate, Sally. The speech fails miserably, and Ziggy thinks all is lost. However, when he stops trying to be
someone he's not, Sally decides to go out with him. [RL] Note: Laughter track on this episode.

1.21 [--] Window on Main Street: TIME RUNS BACK
prod. no. 5252-32 / 21Feb62 CBS Wed

1.22 [--] Window on Main Street: THE RAINMAKER
prod. no. 5252-34 / 28Feb62 CBS Wed

1.23 [--] Window on Main Street: THE RUMOR ON THE CAMPUS
prod. no. 5252-36 / 07Mar62 CBS Wed

1.24 [--] Window on Main Street: THE EXCLUSIVE STORY
prod. no. 5252-33 / 14Mar62 CBS Wed

1.25 [--] Window on Main Street: OURS IS A NICE HOUSE
prod. no. 5252-35 / 21Mar62 CBS Wed

1.26 [--] Window on Main Street: THE BIG CHANCE
prod. no. 5252-37 / 28Mar62 CBS Wed

1.27 [--] Window on Main Street: IT'S BLESSED TO RECEIVE
prod. no. 5252-38 / 04Apr62 CBS Wed
Guest Cast:
Yale Summers ............ Fred

1.28 [--] Window on Main Street: THE FAST SHUFFLE
prod. no. 5252-39 / 11Apr62 CBS Wed

1.29 [--] Window on Main Street: TO YOU, FROM ME
prod. no. 5252-41 / 18Apr62 CBS Wed

1.30 [--] Window on Main Street: A CLASSROOM ROMANCE
prod. no. 5252-40 / 25Apr62 CBS Wed

1.31 [--] Window on Main Street: A VOICE IN THE TREE
prod. no. 5252-42 / 02May62 CBS Wed

1.32 [--] Window on Main Street: THE FREE SOUL
prod. no. 5252-27 / 09May62 CBS Wed

1.33 [--] Window on Main Street: THE MAGIC LAMP
prod. no. 5252-43 / 16May62 CBS Wed

1.34 [--] Window on Main Street: A JOB FOR THE SUMMER (final episode)
prod. no. 5252-44 / 23May62 CBS Wed

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1.xx [--] Window on Main Street: (unidentified episode)
airdate not known
Starring: Robert Young (as Cameron Brooks)
Guest Cast:
Karl Held ............. Chet Lloyd
David Macklin ......... Elroy Paulson
Stuart Wilson ......... Everett Perkins


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