CTVA US Reporter Drama - "Big Town" (Gross-Krasne/CBS) Season 4 (1953-54)

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Starring Patrick McVey (as Steve Wilson) 
Season 4 (CBS) (1953-54) (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 ##################
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CBS Thursdays 9:30 pm EST
(Film)
Starging
Patrick McVey (as Steve Wilson #1)
Jane Nigh (as Lorelei Kilbourne #3) 
Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4) 

4.01 [152] Big Town: unknown title
03Sep1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.02 [153] Big Town: unknown title
10Sep1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.03 [154] Big Town: unknown title
17Sep1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.04 [155] Big Town: unknown title
24Sep1953 CBS Thurs [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Guest cast:
Paul Langton
Synopsis:
A big-time baseball player is in a stump - because he's going blind.
Lorelei and Steve have a tough nut to crack.

4.05 [156] Big Town: unknown title
01Oct1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.06 [157] Big Town: unknown title
08Oct1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.07 [158] Big Town: unknown title
15Oct1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
Lorelei and Steve get onto a smart blackmail con in a swanky
nightclub. Lorelei impersonates a cigarette girl to get to the bottom of the con.

4.08 [159] Big Town: THE DANGEROUS MAN
22Oct1953 CBS Thurs [rerun 17Jun54]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson) and Joyce Holden
Synopsis:
An escaped convict resorts to time bombs, bullets, disguises, and a hostage, Steve Wilson, in a desperate bid for freedom.

4.09 [160] Big Town: RUN OF YOUNGEST YEGG
29Oct1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.10 [161] Big Town: RETURN OF THE HOODLUM
05Nov1953 CBS Thurs (imdb say 24-Dec-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

[--] Big Town: THE BIG CHEAT
(c) 1953. Lever Brothers Co. Gross-Krasne production.
06Nov1953 CBS Thurs
producers, Jack J. Gross, Philip N. Krasne ;
director, Sam White ; writer, Al C. Ward.
photography, Harold Stine. Editor, Edward Biery;
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Guest Cast:
Ted de Corsia
Robert Lowery
Noreen Nash

4.11 [162] Big Town: TAXI DANCER
12Nov1953 CBS Thurs (imdb say 31-Dec-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson) and Joyce Holden
Synopsis:
A dead taxi-dancer's sister is convinced she did not jump from an office window but she was pushed.
She takes a job at the dance palace to get at the truth. (Syndication airing on Calvalcade of Stars 23Oct56)

4.12 [163] Big Town: CARNATION CHARLIE
19Nov1953 CBS Thurs (imdb say 25-Dec-1952)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.13 [164] Big Town: unknown title
26Nov1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.14 [165] Big Town: unknown title
03Dec1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
A political refugee from a South American dictatorship disappears into the impassible stronghold of its American
consulate after an attempt on his life. Steve and Lorelei have a tough time rescuing him from torture. Shanghai and death.

4.15 [166] Big Town: unknown title
10Dec1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
Steve gets caught in a double squeeze play - he has to choose between
saving Lorelei's life or the life of a notorious ex-crime boss.

4.16 [167] Big Town: unknown title
17Dec1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.17 [168] Big Town: unknown title
24Dec1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.18 [169] Big Town: THE HERO
31Dec1953 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
The moral of the story seems to be that if you turn in bank robbers
and collect the reward, spend part of the loot in a hurry on a bullet-proof vest.

4.19 [170] Big Town: KID STUFF
07Jan1954 CBS Thurs (imdb say 28-Jan-1954)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
Investigating numbers games and football pools in the city's high schools,
Steve and Lorelei uncover a teenage gang terrorizing local shopkeepers.

4.20 [171] Big Town: Unknown title (possibly PLANNED DANGER)
14Jan1954 CBS Thurs (imdb say 04-Feb-1954)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
Steve's articles on truck hijacking make him a target for the underworld.

4.21 [172] Big Town: THE HEIR
21Jan1954 CBS Thurs (imdb say 11-Feb-1954)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
Steve is called on to clear up a series of attempts on the lives of a rich man and his alleged grandchild.

[--] Big Town
28Jan1954
pre-empted for an hour long presentation of Lux Video Theater's "A Place in the Sun".


4.22 [173] Big Town: DEADLINE
04Feb1954 CBS Thurs (imdb say 18-Feb-1954)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.23 [174] Big Town: Unknown title
11Feb1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.24 [175] Big Town: Unknown title
18Feb1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);

4.25 [176] Big Town: Unknown title
25Feb1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
A $50 bill puts Steve on the trail of bank robbers.

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
04Mar1954 CBS Thurs [repeat] [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Jane Nigh (exit)(Lorelei Kilbourne);
Synopsis:
If you're a fan of Lorelei's better tune in. Jane Nigh is leaving the show
tonight after her tiring chase to Bermuda. A repeat of one of the livelier
episodes, which finds a bomb disguised in a most unlikely way.
The moral of the story is one this reporter refuses to believe - beautiful
blonds never have fifty grand of their own.

4.26 [177] Big Town: WALKING DEAD
11Mar1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (entry) (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

4.27 [178] Big Town: MUTE JUSTICE
18Mar1954 CBS Thurs (copyright 29Sep53)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)
Synopsis:
A deaf mute's interpreter misinterprets his testimony at a trial.
*Note: Title also listed as "Justice is Mute".

4.28 [179] Big Town: Unknown title
25Mar1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

4.29 [180] Big Town: THE CASE OF THE DISSENTING JUROR
01Apr1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)
Guest cast:
Jeanne Cagney

4.30 [181] Big Town: Unknown title
08Apr1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)
Synopsis:
Attempts are made to kill a clerk who witnessed a crime.

4.31 [182] Big Town: Unknown title
15Apr1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

4.32 [183] Big Town: Unknown title
22Apr1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

4.33 [184] Big Town: Unknown title
29Apr1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

4.34 [185] Big Town: Unknown title
06May1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

4.35 [186] Big Town: Unknown title
13May1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

4.36 [187] Big Town: Unknown title
20May1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

4.37 [188] Big Town: Unknown title
27May1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)
Guest cast:
Beverly Tyler
Synopsis:
The son of a condemned killer swears vengeance against the judge who sentenced his father.

4.38 [189] Big Town: FOUR HOURS TO LIVE
03Jun1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)
Synopsis:
A soda jerk is forced at gun point to fill a prescription for a small boy, and to use poison.
Steve and Lorelei learn of this and launch a frantic search for the child.

*Syndication airing on "Heart of the City" (07Sep57 NBC Sat, WBRE-TV Wilkes-Barre PA)

4.39 [190] Big Town: Unknown title
10Jun1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)
Synopsis:
A playboy loses his memory as the result of a plane crash, and gets a chance to look at his former life from the viewpoint of an outsider.

[--] Big Town: DANGEROUS MAN
17Jun1954 CBS Thurs [repeat from 22Oct53] (imdb say 17-Dec-1953)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson) and Joyce Holden

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
24Jun1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson) and Joyce Holden
Synopsis:
Steve Wilson helps a wife who is willingly charged with robbery, to protect her blind husband.

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
01Jul1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson) and Joyce Holden

[--] Big Town: THE AUCTIONEER
08Jul1954 CBS Thurs (imdb say 25-Feb-1954)
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson) and Joyce Holden

[--] Big Town: KILLER FOR HIRE
15Jul1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)
Guest cast:
Skeets Gallagher
Synopsis:
An ex-circus clown with a penchant for publicity stunts becomes
depressed with his financial condition and hires a gangster to do away
with him so his wife and son can get the insurance.
Synopsis 2:
An ex-circus clown has hired a man to kill him so that his family can
collect the insurance. He changes his mind and asks a reporter to stop the killer.
(Syndication airing on Calvalcade of Stars 26Oct56)

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
22Jul1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
29Jul1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
05Aug1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
12Aug1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
19Aug1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
26Aug1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
02Sep1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
09Sep1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)
Guest cast:
Horace McMahon ...... Dave
Tracy Roberts ....... Fern
Michael Fox ......... Doctor
June Whitley ........ Nurse
Al Hill ............. Attendant
Dan Barton .......... Griff
Synopsis:
Steve Wilson gets an anonymous tip that a young title contender plans to throw his fight with the champ.
Steve and his assistant Lorelei Kilbourne look into the matter and find that the challenger is in real trouble.

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
16Sep1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)
Synopsis:
A box of cookies provides a clue for a murder investigation.

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
23Sep1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

[--] Big Town: Unknown title
30Sep1954 CBS Thurs
Starring:
Patrick McVey (Steve Wilson); Beverly Tyler (as Lorelei Kilbourne #4)

*Last episode airing on Thursday.
Repeats begin airing Tuesdays October 5 at 10:30pm under a new title
"City Assignment": Invitation to Murder is the first episode with Pat McVey & Jane Nigh.

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