CTVA Reporter Drama - "Deadline" (Official Film/synd) (1959) hosted by Paul Stewart

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Deadline (1959)
 
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


Official Films Production
for
First-Run Syndication
Produced by Arnold Perl

US Newspaper Anthology series 1959     39 episodes 
(38 listed here)  x 30 min

Hosted & Narrated by Paul Stewart

music by Fred Howard

Premise:
Anthology series about newspapermen.

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Syndicated Program

1.01 [--] Deadline: VICTOR REISEL
(Debut)
(aka "The Victor Riesel Story.")
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Larry Haines ........ Riesel
Logan Field ......... Fred
Diane Ladd .......... Judy
Synopsis:
The story of how Victor Reisel's stand against labor racketeers cost
him his sight. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
As labor reporter on the New York Daily Mirror, Riesel fights against
racketeers by exposing them to the public. [RF]
(Synd: 17Sep59 Ch.11 Fri 9pm)

[--] Deadline: SMOKE SCREEN
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Joe Helgesen ........ Brooks
Logan Field ......... Fire Captain
Ruth Manning ........ Mrs. Thomas
Synopsis:
An arsonist who is terrorizing a town is discovered to be a pitiable
young boy. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
The Erie, Pa., fire department is looking for the arsonist terrorizing
the town. [RF]
(Synd: 04Feb61 Ch.9 South Ohio, Sat 7:00pm)

[--] Deadline: STATE SCANDAL
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Paul Stewart ........ George Thiem
Frank Overton ....... Cane
Ralph Bell .......... Editor
John Boruff ......... Farr
Synopsis:
Reporter George Thiem's dilemma: loyalty to a friend or respect for the
law. [RF]

[--] Deadline: PICKUP
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Albert Morgenstern
Ray Poole ........... Barley
Bibi Osterwald ...... Helen
Synopsis:
A persistent newsman tries to prove that a mild-mannered salesman is
the murderer of two women. [RF]

[--] Deadline: THE NEON TOUCH
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Robert Dowdell ...... Beene
Richard Shepard ..... Johnny
Eleanor Ayer ........ Cathie
Synopsis:
Two teen-agers scheme to get rich quick by passing bad checks. [RF]

[--] Deadline: EXTORTION
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Paul Stewart ........ Azbell
Don Briggs .......... Doctor
Frances Chaney ...... Betty
Synopsis:
A respected doctor becomes the victim of an extortionist. [RF]

[--] Deadline: THE ACCUSING FINGER
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Lee Bergere ......... Ed Mowery
Dana Elcar .......... Schneider
Rod Colbin .......... Killer
Synopsis:
Reporter Ed Mowery, certain that a convicted murderer is innocent,
tries to have the case reopened. [RF]

[--] Deadline: MASS MURDER
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Gene Lyons .......... Scher
Lonny Chapman ....... McWilliams
Mark Rydell ......... Evans
Betty Lou Holland ... Mrs. Evans
Synopsis:
A plane explodes in mid-flight, killing everyone on board. [RF]

[--] Deadline: THE CASE OF THE STRANGER
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Joseph Julian ....... Harry Romanoff
James Patterson ..... Stagg
Lee Richardson ...... Larkin
Synopsis:
Newsman Harry Romanoff tries to unmask a phony hero: he believes that
the man committed a double murder. [RF]

[--] Deadline: CHARM BOY
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Joanne Linville ..... Peg
George Maharis ...... Dan
Walter Brooke ....... Rhodes
Synopsis:
A sorority meeting and a missed bus spell death for a coed and her
killer has an airtight alibi. [RF]

[--] Deadline: OLD MAN LOST
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
James Monks ......... Don Hogan
Edgar Stehli ........ Jameson
Synopsis:
Don Hogan of the Boston Post tries to help an amnesic regain the will
to live. [RF]

[--] Deadline: THE HUMAN STORM
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Peter Falk .......... Box
Simon Oakland ....... Lyons
Bernard Fein ........ Harvey
Synopsis:
It takes a violent prison riot and a crusading reporter to alert the
authorities to the inhuman conditions at a penal institution. [RF]

[--] Deadline: HOT STUFF
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Jayne Heller ........ Trudy Prokop
Ralph Bell .......... Roy
Ethel Everett ....... Anna
Synopsis:
To expose a shoplifting racket, fashion editor Trudy Prokop infiltrates
the gang. [RF]

[--] Deadline: THE FACE OF A THIEF
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Paul Stevens ........ Fulton
Milton Selzer ....... Masters
Leo Penn ............ Norman
Synopsis:
A brilliant detective matches wits with a reporter trying to clear a
man caught in a web of circumstantial evidence. [RF]

[--] Deadline: MURDERESS
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Ellen Madison ....... Nora
Paul Stewart ........ Saldana
Mary K. Wells ....... Helen
Robert Dryden ....... Monkton
Synopsis:
A beautiful murderer proves true her claim that no jail built could
hold her. [RF]

[--] Deadline: CHAIN REACTION
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Don Hastings ........ Johnny
Sarah Hardy ......... Betty
Synopsis:
A pilot becomes mentally ill after he takes part in the bombing of
Hiroshima. [RF]

[--] Deadline: CLEAN KILL
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Robert Heller ....... Gene Lindsey
Luis Van Rooten ..... Collins
Jan Miner ........... Alma
Synopsis:
An unusual clue helps Gene Lindsey of the Phoenix (Ariz.) Gazette solve
a murder.

[--] Deadline: LONELY HEARTS KILLER
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
John Gibson ......... Thompson
Clem Fowler ......... Kordick
Synopsis:
Two newsmen track a lonely-hearts killer who has claimed three victims. [RF]

[--] Deadline: RETURN TO MURDER
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Gilbert Green ....... McClure
Jan Norris .......... Fay
Jay Barney .......... Holland
Stewart Bradley ..... Simmons
Joey Walsh .......... Hammer
Synopsis:
Two teen-age gangs are on the verge of declaring peace when a boy
returns from prison and stirs up fury anew. [RF]

[--] Deadline: SCRAMBLE
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Edward Bryce ........ Matt Conklin
Edgar Stehli ........ Wade
Joseph Boley ........ Jesse
Synopsis:
Reporter Matt Conklin tries to foster good feelings between a quiet
Texas town and a new Air Force base. [RF]

[--] Deadline: MASSACRE
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
William Johnstone ... Keyes
Fredd Wayne ......... Gilgo
Eileen Ryan ......... Betty
Synopsis:
A berserk killer is on the loose in California. [RF]

[--] Deadline: THE BLUE DAHLIA
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Jack Lotto .......... Albert
Bernard Kates ....... Vlasco
Shirley Ballard ..... Mary
Frank Overton ....... Captain
Synopsis:
A soldier confesses to the murder of a beautiful girl but a stubborn
reporter refuses to believe him. [RF]

[--] Deadline: CHECKMATE
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
John Kellogg ........ Montgomery
John Gibson ......... Bryant
Arthur Storch ....... Manners
Synopsis:
Police and reporters try to break a man suspected of having murdered a
15-year-old girl. [RF]

[--] Deadline: JAILBREAK
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Will Kuluva ......... Kenny
Michael Strong ...... Toren
Albert Lewis ........ Fletcher
Synopsis:
Three convicts escape from a maximum-security prison by forging the
warden's signature on pardons. [RF]

[--] Deadline: MAD BOMBER
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
John Cecil Holm ..... Metesky
John Kellogg ........ Schoenstein
William Zuckert ..... Mahan
Synopsis:
It's Christmas week in New York, and a mad bomber is stalking the city. [RF]

[--] Deadline: CHARACTER WITNESS
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Peter Brandon ....... Leo Sheridan
Andrew Prine ........ Rostov
Synopsis:
Reporter Leo Sheridan is called in as a character witness at the murder
trial of his best friend. [RF]

[--] Deadline: DUMB KID
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Malco1m Brodrick .... Reporter
Crahan Denton ....... Mechanic
Synopsis:
A cub reporter stumbles onto two bandits. [RF]

[--] Deadline: A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Robert Lansing ...... William Key
Elizabeth Eustis .... Mary
Chris Gampel ........ Ellis
Synopsis:
William Key helps a despondent young girl on Christmas Eve. [RF]

[--] Deadline: BIRTHDAY PRESENT
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
David Brenner ....... Wayne
John McGovern ....... Linden
Synopsis:
A father and his son are hunting for a lost ball that rolled under
their porch and discover a woman's body. [RF]

[--] Deadline: SUSPICION OF MURDER
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Edith Meiser ........ Bernice Freeman
Herbert Evers ....... Larry
Synopsis:
Bernice Freeman stands by her friend when he is accused of murder. [RF]

[--] Deadline: THESIS FOR MURDER
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Paul Stewart ........ McClain
Tony Franke ......... Roommate
Robert Morris ....... Clayman
Synopsis:
A brilliant, but deranged, college student tries to carry out the
perfect crime. [RF]

[--] Deadline: EXPOSURE
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Patricia Englund .... Lorraine
Henrietta Moore ..... Carol
Synopsis:
A photo studio is the cover for a racket swindling the citizens of
Columbus, Ohio, to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars a year. [RF]

[--] Deadline: PIG WOMAN
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Paula Bauresmith .... Ivy
Bernard Grant ....... Gunthrop
Burton Mallory ...... Muley
Nancy Franklin ...... Louise
James Campbell ...... Haas
Synopsis:
A woman brutally murders a handy man after being named the beneficiary
of his life-insurance policy. [RF]

[--] Deadline: TO MOVE A MOUNTAIN
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Frank Sutton ........ McDowell
Allen Nourse ........ Senator Whip
Eileen Nakamura ..... Mya
Arabella Hong ....... Khin
Synopsis:
A reporter, nursed by two Burmese women during the war, fights to keep
them from being forced back to Burma and certain death. [RF]

[--] Deadline: ONE TALL, ONE SHORT
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
William Redfield .... Clayton Darrah
Edward Holmes ....... Jenks
Malachi Throne ...... Sully
Synopsis:
A wild hunch helps reporter Clayton Darrah trap two phantom bandits.
The only available description is "one short, one tall." [RF]

1.36 [--] Deadline: THE CAVE
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Carleton Colyer ..... Billeter
Loretta Leversee .... Eunice
Fred Herrick ........ Marcus
Synopsis:
A car parked outside an uncharted cave convinces a reporter that
someone is lost inside. [RF]

1.37 [--] Deadline: THE TWO-OUNCE TRAP
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Lou Polan ........... Paul Quick
Patricia Bosworth ... Vera
Michael Wager ....... Frank
Synopsis:
A rest home for alcoholics, scene of five deaths within a brief period,
is investigated by newsman Paul Quick. [RF]

1.38 [--] Deadline: THE LAST KNOCKOUT
Narrated by Paul Stewart
Guest Cast:
Fred Scollay ........ Ed Reid
Michael Conrad ...... Baby Joe
Gloria Marlowe ...... Jeannie
Joseph Warren ....... Anderson
Synopsis:
Reporter Ed Reid encounters an ex-fight manager, a singer and a boxer
in his search for a missing sea captain. [RF]

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