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:  Rina Fox,  Heikocleef
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

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Live Episodes (Sept 1951 to Spring 1952)
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Starring:
Patrick McVey (as Steve Wilson #1)
Julie Stevens (as Lorelei Kilbourne #2)(August 1951- Spring 1952) (Live episode).

2.xx [--] Big Town (live)
(no details)

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Filmed Episodes (from Spring 1952)
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Starring:
Patrick McVey (as Steve Wilson #1)
Jane Nigh (as Lorelei Kilbourne #3) (Spring 1952-1953)(Filmed episodes)

2.xx [--] Big Town: TICKET RACKET
(verified on film)
(featured on European "Serie Noire" as syndicated title "City Assignment")
(c) 1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
Produced by Jack J. Gross and Philip N. Krasne
Teleplay by Fenton Earnshaw
Directed by Charles Haas
Director of Photography John W. Boyle, A.S.C.
Kinevox High Fidelity Recording
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest Cast:
Lee Van Cleef, Bob Sherman, Mike Vallin, Paul Birch
Louis Nicoleti, Patricia Walker, Joe Haworth
Synopsis:
Newspaper reporters investigate a case of counterfeit raffle tickets, trying
to break "the racket" as their paper is sponsoring the official raffles.

2.xx [--] Big Town: MARRY MY PAST
 [UCLA]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production. Film Show no. 9.
29-May-1952 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.
Commercials: Pepsodent -- Rinso -- Lifebuoy.
 [UCLA]

2.xx [--] Big Town: BABY SITTER
 [UCLA]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production
12-Jun-1952 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.
Commercials: Pepsodent -- Rinso -- Lifebuoy.
 [UCLA]

2.xx [--] Big Town: TAPE RECORDER  
[UCLA]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production
19-Jun-1952 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.xx [--] Big Town: LOCOMOTIVE STORY
 [UCLA]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
03-Jul-1952 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.
Commercials: Pepsodent -- Rinso -- Lifebuoy.
 [UCLA]

2.xx [--] Big Town: EMBEZZLEMENT  
[UCLA]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
10-Jul-1952 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.
Commercials: Surf / Art Linkletter -- Pepsodent -- Lifebuoy.
 [UCLA]

2.xx [--] Big Town: THE SHILL
 [UCLA]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
17-Jul-1952 CBS
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.

2.xx [--] Big Town: MOSS ROSE
 [UCLA]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
31Jul52 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:
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.
Commercials: Pepsodent -- Rinso -- Lifebuoy.
 [UCLA]

2.xx [--] Big Town: FATHER AND SON
 [UCLA]
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production. Film Show no. 20.
28-Aug-1952 CBS Thur
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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