CTVA US Reporter Drama - "Big Town" (Gross-Krasne/CBS) Season 2 (1951-52)

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Starring Patrick McVey (as Steve Wilson) 
Season 2 (CBS) (1951-52) (Live/Filmed)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Heikocleef,  Rina Fox [Updated Dec 2017]
references:
TV Guide/  Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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 CBS Thursday 9:30 pm EST (Live - until Spring 1952)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (as Steve Wilson #1)
Julie Stevens (as Lorelei Kilbourne #2)(1951- Spring 1952) (Live episode).
Jane Nigh (as Lorelei Kilbourne #3) (Spring 1952-1953)(Filmed episodes)

 
(East Coast) [New York-Syracuse Herald, Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
[Live]
(West Coast) [Long Beach Independent]
[Kinescope]
(West Coast 2 weeks after East Coast)


2.01 [49] Big Town: THE COMEBACK [Live]
06Sep1951 CBS Thurs [Bridgeport Telegram]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)
with
William Neil
Anne Bancroft (as Anne Marno)

2.02 [50] Big Town: NOTICE OF DEATH
13Sep1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.03 [51] Big Town: THE COLLECTOR
20Sep1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest cast:
Fred Stewart
John Becker

2.04 [52] Big Town: HOUSE BY THE TRACKS
27Sep1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.05 [53] Big Town: RED FOR DANGER
04Oct1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.06 [54] Big Town: THE BACK ROOM
11Oct1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.07 [55] Big Town: THE JUKE BOX
18Oct1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.08 [56] Big Town: FIFTH FLOOR
25Oct1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.09 [57] Big Town: THE SUITOR
01Nov1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.10 [58] Big Town: THE THREE R'S
08Nov1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.11 [59] Big Town: NIGHT TRIP
15Nov1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.12 [60] Big Town: TABLE FOR TWO
22Nov1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.13 [61] Big Town: THE DOLL
29Nov1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.14 [62] Big Town: THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
06Dec1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.15 [63] Big Town: DANGER, DETOUR
13Dec1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.16 [64] Big Town: CHRISTMAS TRIMMING
20Dec1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.17 [65] Big Town: SOLITAIRE
27Dec1951 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.18 [66] Big Town: THE BROTHER
03Jan1952 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Synopsis:
Steve-Wilson of the Illustrated Press played by Patrick McVey finds himself used asan alibi for murder after a lethal,
battle between two gamblers.

2.19 [67] Big Town: SONG AND DANCE
10Jan1952 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Synopsis:
Steve Wilson and Lorelei cover a night club murder.

2.20 [68] Big Town: THE CANARY SHOP
17Jan1952 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.21 [69] Big Town: THE HONEYMOON
24Jan1952 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Synopsis:
Steve Wilson hits rent gouging of the G.I.'s.

2.22 [70] Big Town: THE BARGAIN  a.k.a. "Bad Bargain"
31Jan1952 CBS Thurs [Brooklyn Daily Eagle] [Live]
11Feb1952 CBS Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram] [Kinescope]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest Cast:
Walter Woolf King
Flora Campbell
Synopsis:
A girl takes the rap on a hit-and-run case for her politician sweetheart and then gets the old double-cross.

2.23 [71] Big Town: THE WALLFLOWER
07Feb1952 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.24 [72] Big Town: THE LAUNDRESS
14Feb1952 CBS Thurs [Brooklyn Daily Eagle] (East Coast) [Live]
25Feb1952 CBS Tues [Long Beach Press Telegram] (West Coast) [Kinescope]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Synopsis:
A large scale gambling investigation is kicked off by the evidence of a witness who works as a laundress
in a home used as a gambling den.

2.25 [73] Big Town: MIDNIGHT STORY
21Feb1952 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.26 [74] Big Town: BREAKING POINT
28Feb1952 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.27 [75] Big Town: FUNLAND
06Mar1952 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.28 [76] Big Town: BLINDSPOT
13Mar1952 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.29 [77] Big Town: NIGHTFALL
20Mar1952 CBS Thurs [Live]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.30 [78] Big Town: CAUGHT [Final Live Show]
27Mar1952 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Julie Stevens (Lorelei Kilbourne)

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2.31 [79] Big Town: THE MAN WHO WANTED TO DIE [Film Show no. 1]
03Apr1952 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.32 [80] Big Town: THE LADY IN BLACK [Film Show no. 2]
10Apr1952 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.33 [81] Big Town: HIT AND RUIN [Film Show no. 3]
17Apr1952 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.34 [82] Big Town: THE CHINESE GLOVE [Film Show no. 4]
24Apr1952 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.35 [83] Big Town: CHILD FOR SALE [Film Show no. 5]
01May1952 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.36 [84] Big Town: DEAD MEN TALK TOO MUCH [Film Show no. 6]
08May1952 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.37 [85] Big Town: THE GUILTY PACKAGE [Film Show no. 7]
15May1952 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.38 [86] Big Town: THE CINDER DICK [Film Show no. 8]
22May1952 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.39 [87] Big Town: MARRY MY PAST  [Film Show no. 9]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production. .
29May1952 CBS Thur
producers, Jack J. Gross, Philip N. Krasne
director, Charles Haas ; writer, Lawrence Kimble.
photography, John W. Boyle / Editor, Sherman A. Rose, Jack Bachom;
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest Cast;
Edgar Barrier
Frances Rafferty
Tina Thompson
Bill Phillips
Kathleen Freeman
Shimen Ruskin
Robert Livingston
Virginia Carroll
Jess Kirkpatrick
Synopsis:
A young girl becomes separated from her mother and the Illustrated Press helps reunite them. [UCLA]
Commercials: Pepsodent -- Rinso -- Lifebuoy.

2.40 [88] Big Town: WEDDING IN CORAL POINT
05Jun1952 CBS Thur
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.41 [89] Big Town: THE BABY SITTER  [Film]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production
12Jun1952 CBS Thur
producers, Jack J. Gross, Philip N. Krasne
director, Charles Haas ; writer, Lawrence Kimble.
photography, John W. Boyle / Editors, Sherman A. Rose, Jack Bachom;
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest Cast:
Marjorie Weaver
George Nader
Charles Cane
John Close
Melinda Plowman
Synopsis:
Lorelei has a nightmarish experience when researching a series on baby
sitting. [UCLA]
Commercials: Pepsodent -- Rinso -- Lifebuoy.

2.42 [90] Big Town: TAPE RECORDER  [Film]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production
19Jun1952 CBS
producers, Jack J. Gross, Philip N. Krasne
director, E.A. Dupont ; writer, Lawrence Kimble.
photography, John W. Boyle / Editor, Sherman A. Rose, Jack Bachom;
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest Cast:
John Close
Robert Sherman
Joan Vohs
Paul DuBov
Dick Rich
Mickey Simpson
Dabbs Greer
Synopsis:
A man is framed for murder, but Wilson clears him with the aid of a tape recorder. [UCLA]

2.43 [91] Big Town: TOUGH GUY
26Jun1952 CBS
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.44 [92] Big Town: LOCOMOTIVE STORY  [Film]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
03Jul1952 CBS
producers, Jack J. Gross, Philip N. Krasne ;
director, Charles Haas ; writer, Lawrence Kimble.
photography, John W. Boyle / Editors, Sherman A. Rose, Leonard Shapiro;
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest Cast:
Louis Jean Heydt
Ross Ford
Anne Kimball
Robert Carson
Anthony Jochim
Julian Ludwig
George DeNormand
Synopsis:
Steve Wilson solves the murder of a young nightclub singer and absolves
her boyfriend of any wrongdoing. [UCLA]
Commercials: Pepsodent -- Rinso -- Lifebuoy.

2.45 [93] Big Town: EMBEZZLEMENT  [Film]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
10Jul1952 CBS
producers, Jack J. Gross, Philip N. Krasne ;
director, Charles Haas ; writer, Lawrence Kimble.
photography. John W. Boyle / Editors, Sherman A. Rose, Jack Bachom
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Guest Cast:
Ann Doran
Howard Negley
Connie Marshall
Bobby Ellis
Greta Granstedt
Arthur Lovejoy
Synopsis:
An embezzler skips town and brings shame upon his wife and teenaged daughter;
the daughter and the son of the cop assigned to track down the father fall
for each other, and complications arise. [UCLA]
Commercials: Surf / Art Linkletter -- Pepsodent -- Lifebuoy.

2.46 [94] Big Town: THE SHILL  [Film]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
17Jul1952 CBS (imdb say 11-Dec-1952)
producers, Jack J. Gross, Philip N. Krasne
director, William Asher ; writer, Fenton Earnshaw.
photography, John W. Boyle / Editors, Sherman A. Rose, Jack Bachom
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest Cast:
Elena Verdugo
Steven Geray
John Hudson
Howard Negley
Lois Austin
Synopsis:
Wilson busts up a phony mindreading racket. [UCLA]
Commercials: Pepsodent -- Rinso -- Lifebuoy.

[--] Big Town:
24Jul1952 CBS
pre-empted for the Democratic National Convention. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle/NYT]


2.47 [95] Big Town: MOSS ROSE  [Film]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
31Jul1952 CBS Thur (imdb say 06-Nov-1952)
producers, Jack J. Gross, Philip N. Krasne ;
director, Charles Haas ; writer, Lawrence Kimble.
photography, John W. Boyle. /Editors, Sherman A. Rose, Jack Bachom;
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Guest Cast:
Hayden Rorke
Gordon Wynne
Emlen Davies
Bob Bice
Ann Loos
Synopsis:
Criminals try to do away with the public prosecutor and some potentially
damaging witnesses. [UCLA]
Commercials: Pepsodent -- Rinso -- Lifebuoy.

2.48 [96] Big Town: unknown title
07Aug1952 CBS Thur
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.49 [97] Big Town: unknown title
14Aug1952 CBS Thur
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.50 [98] Big Town: unknown title
21Aug1952 CBS Thur
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

2.51 [99] Big Town: FATHER AND SON  [Film]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production. Film Show no. 20.
28Aug1952 CBS Thur (imdb say 13-Nov-1952)
producers, Jack J. Gross, Philip N. Krasne ;
director, William Asher
writers, William Asher, E.A. Dupont, David Chantler.
From a story by E.A. Dupont, David Chantler.
photography, John W. Boyle; Editor, Jack Bachom;
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Guest Cast:
Hugh Sanders
Lynn Stalmaster
Toni Gerry
Florence Ravenel
George Conrad
Synopsis:
When the son of a homicide detective friend of Steve Wilson is arrested for narcotics violation, the father is understandably upset.
After the son goes through a drug rehabilitation program, he finds it hard to find a job and to get the approval of his father.
Although he tries to stay off drugs, he cannot and holds up a drug store. However, he could not bring himself to shoot the druggist.
The father and his son reach an understanding; the boy is arrested; and everyone feels that after he pays his debt to society,
everything will be fine. [UCLA]

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