CTVA US Reporter Drama - "Big Town" (Gross-Krasne/NBC) Season 5 (1954-55)

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Starring Mark Stevens (as Steve Wilson) 
Season 5 (NBC) (1954-55) (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


################## Big Town ##################
############## season 5 1954-55 ##############
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(Change of Network from CBS to NBC and New Star)
MS Television Productions
for
NBC (Wednesdays 10:30 pm EST) (11Oct54- Summer 1955)
Produced and Directed by Mark Stevens
Starring:
Mark Stevens as Steve Wilson #2, Managing Editor (1954-56)
Barry Kelley as Charlie Anderson, City Editor (1954-1956)
Trudy Wroe as Lorelei Kilbourne #5 (1954-1955)
John Doucette as Lt. Tom Greggory (1954-1955)
Lynn Stalmaster as "Rush" (1954-1955)

5.01 [--] Big Town: (season premiere - no details)
12Oct54 NBC Wed (or 11Oct54 NBC Tue?)
Starring:
Mark Stevens (as Steve Wilson)

5.xx [--] Big Town: Unknown title
16Feb55 NBC Wed
Starring: Mark Stevens (as Steve Wilson); Trudy Wroe (as Lorelei)
Guest cast:
Barry Kelley .......... Charlie Anderson
Kay Stewart ........... Mrs. Anderson
Cheryl Calloway ....... Sherry Anderson
Francis J. McDonald ... Benny
Peter Mamakos ......... Rich Burton
Synopsis:
Just before he is electrocuted, a condemned killer bequeaths his eye corneas
to a man he blinded 20 years before. Steve Wilson has 24 hou

5.xx [--] Big Town: OPERATION SURVIVAL
06Apr55 NBC Wed
Guest cast:
Natalie Norwick ... Margery
Synopsis:
Steve serves for two weeks as a Marine Corps Reserve captain and gets
caught in a violent hurricane. [RF]

5.xx [--] Big Town: CORONER REPORT PROBE (film)
13Apr55 NBC Wed
Starring: Mark Stevens (to be verified)
guest cast:
Edward Binns as Sam Blaine
Addison Richards as Dr. Butler
Peter Gray as Dr. Ames
Synopsis:
Steve Wilson, editor of the Illustrated Press, goes on a crusade when
he learns that the medical examiner is issuing death certificates without
thoroughly investigating the cause of death. [RF]

5.xx [--] Big Town: TOO OLD TO WORK? (film)
20Apr55 NBC Wed
Starring: Mark Stevens (to be verified)
Synopsis:
Editor Steve Wilson investigates the problem of a fellow employee who
has been dismissed from the staff because of his age. Secretary of
Labor James P. Mitchell will appear to discuss this growing problem. [RF]

5.xx [--] Big Town: MERCY OR MURDER? (film)
27Apr55 NBC Wed
Starring: Mark Stevens (to be verified)
guest cast:
Wilton Graff
Synopsis:
Steve Wilson gets involved with this moral issue when he gets a tip
that a prominent doctor is planning a "mercy killing". [RF]

5.xx [--] Big Town: THE BLOOD PROFITEER (film)
11May55 NBC Wed
Starring: Mark Stevens (to be verified)
guest cast:
Paul Burke as Gardiner
Harvey Petrie as Harvey Bannock
Vernon Rich as Milton Sherman
Synopsis:
Editor Steve Wilson is suspicious of a commercial blood bank which is
charging abnoramally high rates. He assigns to the story a young
reporter, just back from the Medical Corps in Korea. [RF]

5.xx [--] Big Town: TEACHER'S ORDEAL (film)
18May55 NBC Wed (Rerun - original air date not known)
Starring: Mark Stevens (to be verified)
guest cast:
Morris Ankrum as Commodore
Kendall Clark as Mr. Forrest
Evelyn Scott as Mrs. Elwood
David Kasday as John Elwood
Synopsis:   
A schoolteacher is suspender for supposedly striking a young child.
Steve Wilson and the Illustrated Press help bring about a just verdict.
(This is a request repeat of an earlier telecast. [RF]

5.xx [--] Big Town: HOSTAGE OF THE LAW (film)
25May55 NBC Wed
Starring: Mark Stevens (to be verified)
guest cast:
Anthony Caruso as Harold Milo
Jack Klugman as Jack Orliffe
Paul Frees as Willy Kozmar
Morris Ankrum as Commodore
Synopsis:
Editor Steve Wilson finds reason to question the methods of Big Town's
district attorney. Wilson objects to the D.A.'s arrest of a bookie's
brother-in-law. [RF]

5.xx [--] Big Town: OUT ON PAROLE (film)
01Jun55 NBC Wed
Starring: Mark Stevens (to be verified)
guest cast:
Anne Barton as Nan Fry
Joanne Davis as Dorothy Gavin
Tom Avera as Edward Gavin
Vic Perrin as Pete
Synopsis:
A criminal, released on parole, kills a policeman in a holdup. Steve
Wilson investigates the story to learn whether parole boards exercise
good judgment. [RF]

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############### end of season 5 ##############
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