CTVA US Reporter Drama - "Big Town" (Gross-Krasne/CBS) Season 3 (1952-53)

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Starring Patrick McVey (as Steve Wilson) 
Season 3 (CBS) (1952-53) (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

################## Big Town ##################
############## season 3 1952-53 ##############
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CBS Thursdays 9:30pm EST
(Film)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (as Steve Wilson #1)
Jane Nigh (as Lorelei Kilbourne #3)(1952-1953)

3.01 [100] Big Town:
Unknown title
04Sep1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.02 [101] Big Town:
Unknown title
11Sep1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.03 [102] Big Town:
Unknown title
18Sep1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.04 [103] Big Town:
Unknown title
25Sep1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.05 [104] Big Town:
Unknown title
02Oct1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.06 [105] Big Town:
Unknown title
09Oct1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.07 [106] Big Town:
Unknown title
16Oct1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.08 [107] Big Town: THE BROTHERS
23Oct1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm (imdb say 01-Jan-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.09 [108] Big Town: RAFFLE RACKET
30Oct1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.xx [--] Big Town: TICKET RACKET [Film]  (imdb  say 08-Jan-1953)
(featured on European "Serie Noire" as "City Assignment")
(c) 1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
(copyright 4Jan54; LU3022)
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.

3.10 [109] Big Town: 12TH AVENUE PIRATES
06Nov1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm (imdb say 15-Jan -1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.11 [110] Big Town: GOOD CITIZEN
13Nov1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm (imdb say 22-Jan -1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.12 [111] Big Town: ASSASSINATION
20Nov1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm (imdb say 29-Jan -1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.13 [112] Big Town:
Unknown title
27Nov1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.14 [113] Big Town: SEA STORY
04Dec1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm (imdb 05-Feb-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.15 [114] Big Town: HOMESTRETCH
11Dec1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm (imdb say12-Feb-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.16 [115] Big Town: LONG WAY HOME
18Dec1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm (imdb say 19-Feb-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.17 [116] Big Town:
Unknown title
25Dec1952 CBS Thurs 9:30pm
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.18 [117] Big Town: HEART OF THE CITY
01Jan1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Synopsis:
A 15-year-old boy lives in the slums and is too proud to ask for help.

*NOTE: A new day for the re-running of the old "Big Town" yarn.
This episode won several award. Jane Nigh grabbed "Best Actress", Pat McVey "Best Actor", "Big Town" best network dramatic series.
[Billboard Magazine 21Aug54]

3.19 [118] Big Town: THE BIG WASH
08Jan1953 CBS Thurs (imdb say 26-Feb-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.20 [119] Big Town: NIGHTCLUB SHAKEDOWN
15Jan1953 CBS Thurs (imdb say 05-Mar-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.21 [120] Big Town: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
22Jan1953 CBS Thurs (imdb say 12-Mar-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.22 [121] Big Town: LYNCH LAW
29Jan1953 CBS Thurs (imdb say 19-Mar-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.23 [122] Big Town: Unknown title
(possibly POT O' GOLD)
05Feb1953 CBS Thurs [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest cast:
Kristine Miller
Synopsis:
An ex-con faces a choice between his best girl and one hundred grand.

3.24 [123] Big Town:
Unknown title
12Feb1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.25 [124] Big Town: RICH KID
19Feb1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.26 [125] Big Town: Unknown title
(possibly I'LL ASK MINNIE)
26Feb1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest cast:
Lewis Martin
Synopsis:
An eccentric elderly man wants to deed his estate to the city
for use as a playground. Before this can be accomplished, he
must prove his heir's charge that he is insane to be false.

3.27 [126] Big Town: CONFESSION
05Mar1953 CBS Thurs (imdb say 16Apr1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.28 [127] Big Town: EMPEROR
12Mar1953 CBS Thurs (imdb say 23Apr1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.29 [128] Big Town: BABY SITTER
19Mar1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.30 [129] Big Town:
Unknown title
26Mar1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.31 [130] Big Town:
Unknown title
02Apr1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest cast:
Tom Brown
Synopsis:
The crime crusade turns to religion. Ex-pug, turned minister
returns to the squared circle under unusual circumstances.

3.32 [131] Big Town:
Unknown title
09Apr1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.33 [132] Big Town:
Unknown title
16Apr1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.34 [133] Big Town:
Unknown title
23Apr1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.35 [134] Big Town:
Unknown title
30Apr1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.36 [135] Big Town:
Unknown title
07May1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)
Guest cast:
Frank Gerstle

3.37 [136] Big Town:
Unknown title
14May1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.38 [137] Big Town: RADIOLOGY
21May1953 CBS Thurs (imdb say 18-Jun-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.39 [138] Big Town: Unknown title
28May1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne)

3.40 [139] Big Town: MOTHER'S DAY
(c)1952 Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production. Film Show no. 52.
04Jun1953 CBS Thurs (imdb say 24-Jun-1953)
producers, Jack J. Gross, Philip N. Krasne ;
director, Duke Goldstone ; writers, E.A. Dupont, David Chantler.
Director of Photography, Harold Stine / Film Editor, Sherman A. Rose;
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth Fraser
Ellen Corby
Lynn Stalmaster
Synopsis:
The woman who sells flowers outside the Illustrated Press office is worried about her son, who is often engaged in criminal
activities, and is spurred on to crime by his girlfriend. One night, the couple plans to rob a man riding in the son's taxicab,
but the girlfriend shoots and kills a policeman after the robbery. The son is imprisoned, but everyone feels that since he is
not a bad boy at heart, and that he is learning a trade in prison, that he will be totally rehabilitated when he gets out of jail. [UCLA]
Commercials:
Lifebuoy soap -- Surf detergent with Laraine Day stocking offer -- Shadow Wave home permanent with Cathy Downs.

3.41 [140] Big Town:
unknown title
11Jun1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

3.42 [141] Big Town:
unknown title
18Jun1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
Steve and Lorelei tangle with a notorious undesirable alien who has been terrorizing influential citizens and their families
with threats of violence and death.

3.43 [142] Big Town:
unknown title
25Jun1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
Steve Wilson delves into the case of a slum youngster who is accused of theft and assault.

3.44 [143] Big Town:
unknown title
02Jul1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

3.45 [144] Big Town:
unknown title
09Jul1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
An eerie voice on a mysterious dictaphone record brings Steve and Lorelei to a close brush with death.

3.46 [145] Big Town:
unknown title
16Jul1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
Steve and Lorelei engage in a frantic race against time to save a delirious man from the gas chamber.

3.47 [146] Big Town:
unknown title
23Jul1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

3.48 [147] Big Town:
unknown title
30Jul1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

3.49 [148] Big Town:
unknown title
06Aug1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

3.50 [149] Big Town:
unknown title
13Aug1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

3.51 [150] Big Town:
unknown title
20Aug1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

3.52 [151] Big Town:
unknown title
27Aug1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

3.xx [--] Big Town: THE STORY OF JERRY BAXTER
(c) 1952. Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
CBS (airdate unknown) (season 1952-53)
producers, Jack J. Gross, Philip N. Krasne ;
director, E.A. Dupont ;
writers, Bertram Millhauser, E.A. Dupont, David Chantler.
Editor, Jack Bacham; photography, John Boyle.
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson), Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne #3)
Guest Cast:
Michael Miller
Egar Dearing
Crane Whitley
Monica Keating
Jimmy Dodd
Jack Hagan
Gene Collins
Bill Kimbley
Bruce Marks
Synopsis:
Reform school lad disappears after being let out on his own recognisance
to go to his mother's funeral. [UCLA]
Commercials: Rinso Soap -- Pepsodent -- Lifebuoy.

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