CTVA Reporter Drama - "Confidential File" (synd) (1955) starring Paul Coatesl

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Confidential File (1955)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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CONFIDENTIAL FILE
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Produced by Confidential Telepictures, Inc.
Distributed by Guild Films
for
First Run syndication
Produced by Ben Pivar, James Peck

US Reporter Anthology series 1955   ? episodes x 30 min

Host/Narrator Paul Coates

Premise:
Dramatizations of Newspaper headline stories.


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Syndicated Program

 [--] Confidential File: BARBITURATES
1955
Produced by Ben Pivar
Directed by Ben Pivar & Irvin Kershner
Written by Paul V. Coates & James Peck
Director of photography Irvin Kershner
Editor Ed Spiegal, Mel Kells
Reporter Paul Coates
Synopsis:
A filmed sequence dramatizes the problems addressed in the program:
the story of a working mother addicted to barbiturates initially
prescribed by her doctor. [RF]

[--] Confidential File: BOILER ROOM
1955
Produced by James Peck
Directed by Irvin Kershner & Roger Barlow
Written by Paul Coates
Synopsis:
Reporter Paul Coates reveals the phoney charity boiler room scheme,
by which unwitting people are conned out of their money by unscrupulous
telephone salesmen representing non-existent charities. [RF]

[--] Confidential File: CHILDHOOD MENTAL ILLNESS
1955
Produced by Ben Pivar
Directed by Ben Pivar & Irvin Kershner
Written by Paul V. Coates & James Peck
Director of photography Irvin Kerschner
Editor Ed Spiegel, Mel Kells
Reporter Paul Coates
Synopsis:
A look at the shocking conditions in U.S. mental hospitals.

[--] Confidential File: LSD: EXPERIMENT IN TERROR
1955
Produced by Ben Pivar
Directed by Ben Pivar & Irvin Kershner
Written by Paul V. Coates & James Peck
Director of photography Irvin Kerschner
Editor Ed Spiegel, Mel Kells
Reporter Paul Coates
Synopsis:
Filmed report on LSD. A 34-year-old artist is given the drug as part
of a controlled experiment at USC. We watch the man as he is under
the influence of LSD. [RF]

[--] Confidential File: LYCURGIC ACID
(possibly an aka for the episode above)
09Apr1956 Mon Ind. WPIX New York City 10:30pm
Hosted by Paul Coates
Synopsis:
A drug has strange powers of temporarily affecting those who
take it with a schizophrenic personality. (film) [RF]

[--] Confidential File: MAMBO
1955
Produced by Ben Pivar
Directed by Ben Pivar & Irvin Kershner
Written by Paul V. Coates & James Peck
Director of photography Irvin Kerschner
Editor Ed Spiegel, Mel Kells
Reporter Paul Coates
Synopsis:
A Mambo dance addict, Manel Politas, relates how the dance has affected
his daily routine. Then actor Cesar Romero discusses his early dance
background and how he decided to quit dancing for acting. Then
Dr. Sidney Prince, a clinical psychologist, discusses the problem
of addiction to things other than drugs and alcohol. [RF]

[--] Confidential File: RELIGIOUS QUACKS
1955
Produced by Ben Pivar
Directed by Ben Pivar & Irvin Kershner
Written by Paul V. Coates & James Peck
Director of photography Irvin Kerschner
Editor Ed Spiegel, Mel Kells
Reporter Paul Coates
Synopsis:
Report on religious con men. Interviews with: a female victim;
Irwin Moskowitz, a Confidential file staffer who became an ordained
minister in 19 hours; and Earl Cranston, Dean of the USC School
of Religion. [RF]

[--] Confidential File: CHILDHOOD MENTAL ILLNESS
16Dec1957 KTTV Los Angeles
Reporter Paul Coates
Synopsis:
Coates opens with a statement concerning the accusation of bias on his
part during the previous week’s show. Interviews with two women who have
had positive experiences with chiropractors, Dr. Donald Cass, former
president of the California Medical Association, and chiropractor,
Richard L. Cookshouse. [RF]

[--] Confidential File: STORY OF A HOLLYWOOD STARLET
(c 1955)
13Jan1958 Mon WABD Dumont New York City
Produced by James Peck
Directed by Irvin Kershner
Hosted by Paul Coates
starring
Joan Kerr
Jody Lawrence
Milton Stein
Ruth Roman
Synopsis 1:
What happens to thousands of beautiful girls who leave home for
Hollywood and how few are the chosen ones is today's story. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Expose of what happens to starlets in Hollywood--dramatization and interviews
with starlet Joan Kerr; actress (now waitress) Jody Lawrence; Columbia
publicist Milton Stein; and successful actress Ruth Roman. [RF]


[--] Confidential File: QUACK PSYCHOLOGISTS
Synopsis:
Host Paul Coates presents a tape-recording of a
"session" with quack psychologist. [TA]
(Aired 13Sep59 on WCOV-20, Montgomery, Alabama, Sunday 10:15pm)

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