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 Season 3 (CBC)(1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox [Uploaded April 2018]
references:
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Internet Movie Database (https://us.imdb.com)
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3.01 [75] GM Presents: THE NIGHT THEY KILLED JOE HOWE
02Oct1960
Produced by Harvey Hart
Written by Joseph Schull
starring
Douglas Rain .... Joseph Howe
James Doohan ..... Arthur Phipps
Austin Willis ..... Annand
James Barron ..... Cameron
Gerard Parkes ..... Goudge
Sydney Sturgess .... Alice
Rex Hagon ........ Phipps' son
Barbara Alleyn ...... Proprietor's wife
William Bell ........... Hotel Proprietor
George Luscombe .... Hammond
Joe Austin ......... Old man
Alfred Gallagher ..... Doctor
Synopsis:
Story of the life of 19th century Nova Scotia statesman Joe Howe.

3.02 [76] GM Presents: BLUE IS FOR BOYS
09Oct1960
Produced by Melwyn Breen
Written by Bernard Slade
Cast:
William Redfield ...... Charles
Jill Foster ................. Julie
Corinne Conley
Henry Ramer
Winifred Dennis
Synopsis:
There is mayhem in an introduction agency, as a computing machine plays cupid and gets its wires crossed.

3.03 [77] GM Presents: HIDE ME IN THE MOUNTAINS
16Oct1960
Produced by Melwyn Breen
Written by James Elward
Cast:
Michael Forrest ......... Danny King
Austin Willis ............... Clyde Burnett
Jonathan White .... Larry Tooley
Eric Clavering ....... Jacob
Toby Tarnow ...... Doreen
Aileen Seaton ..... Grace Burnett
George Luscombe ...... Bobby Weaver
Charles Palmer ........ Mr. Hummock
Lloyd Chester .......... Peter Nevins
Synopsis:
Story about a restless young Indian who owns a valuable tract of land. When a wood-products corporation shows interest
in purchasing the land for development, the community anticipates new prosperity. Danny's friend and the town's leading citizen,
Clyde Burnett (Willis) urges him to sell assuring Danny he will be aiding not only the townspeople but his own people as well.
Events prove otherwise, and Danny is torn between a compelling desire to prove himself and a feeling of resentment against and
loyalty to his people. His decision affects the town and the nearby Indian village, and violence results.

3.04 [78] GM Presents: DEATH IS A SPANISH DANCER
23Oct1960
Produced by Ronald Weyman
Written by Wendell Mayes
Cast:
Diana Van der Vlis ..... Una Ketterling
Jose Barrera ..... Que Que
Andrew Allan ....... John Ketterling
Budd Knapp ....... Dr. Richard Munroe
Synopsis:
It's the story of a young girl who begins to frequent a shabby night club, fascinated by Que Que.

3.05 [79] GM Presents: THE DEVIL'S PATTERN aka "The Devil's Pettition".
30Oct1960
Produced by Leo Orenstein
Written by Munroe Scott
Cast:
Ron Hartmann
Ivor Barry
Deborah Turnbull
Marigold Charlesworth
Geoffrey Alexander
Leo Leyden
Lester Nixon
Lou Pitoscia
Eric Clavering
Moya Fenwick
Leo Phillips
Vernon Chapman
Eric Cryderman
Bill Brydon
Synopsis:
Based on an incident in the life of Rev. John Ryerson, brother of Egerton Ryerson. Egerton Ryerson was the founder of
Ontario's school system, a minister, and editor of The Christian Guardian in York (Toronto).

3.06 [80] GM Presents: MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS
06Nov1960
Adapted by Melwyn Breen
Play by William Saroyan
Cast:
Mavor Moore ....... Ben
Drew Thompson ..... MacGregor
Gillie Fenwick ........ Mr. Kosak
Nicky Austin ........ Johnny
Arch McDonnell
James Barron
Tudi Wiggins
Jon Granik
Douglas Master
Tony Brown
Susan Sniderman
Larry Reynolds

3.07 [81] GM Presents: WHERE I LIVE
13Nov1960
Produced by Basil Coleman
Written by Clive Exton
Cast:
Giilie Fenwick ..... Frederic "Dad" Dove
Elizabeth Cole .... Jessie
Norman Welsh ... Bert
Barry Morse ........ George
Diana Maddox .... Vi
Synopsis:
Seventy-year-old Dad is the unwitting cause of a family quarrel. Members of the family in this play, about the problem of old age.

3.08 [82] GM Presents: KISS MAMA GOODBYE
20Nov1960
Written by Paul Wayne
Cast:
Sylvia Lennick ....... Mama
Dino Narizzano .... Ralphie
Larry D. Mann ....... Uncle Izzie
Martha Buhs ......... Elsie
Michele Finney ..... Rifka
Jim Lancaster ......... Herbie
Sophia Reinglas ..... Mrs. Goldberg
Helene Winston ...... Mrs. Himmelfarb
Synopsis:
A light-hearted comedy-drama about a Canadian Jewish family.

3.09 [83] GM Presents: COLLISION
27Nov1960
Written by Norman Thaddeus Vane
Cast:
Budd Knapp ......... Captain Trawley
Bruno Gerussi ...... Captain De Sica
Austin Willis .......... Loren Hill
George Luscombe
Alexander Webster
Alan Pearce
Hildegarde Rossi
Eric Clavering
Joe Austin
John Bethune
Peter Hale
Syd Thompson

3.10 [84] GM Presents: THE BOARDING HOUSE
04Dec1960
Adapted by Will Lorin
Short Story by James Joyce
Cast:
Anne Butler ........ Polly Mooney
Frank Perry ........ Robert Doran
Ruth Springford .... Mrs. Mooney
Larry Beattie ....... Matt Meade
Gordon Pinsent
Donald Ewer
Gerard Parkes
Catherine Proctor
Henry Comor
George Luscombe
Jonathan Ram
Synopsis:
Story is about the shenanigans in a Dublin boarding house.

3.11 [85] GM Presents: THE LONG ROAD BACK
11Dec1960
Produced by Melwyn Breen
Written by Len Peterson
Cast:
Don Francks ............ Jeff Rollins
Tudi Wiggins ...... Celia Lang
Jonathan White .... Bill
Deborah Turnbull .... Doris
Douglas Master ..... Mr. Rollins
Maud Whitmore ... Mrs. Rollins
Alexander Webster ... Mr. Lang
Cosette Lee ...... Mrs. Lang
Fred Diehl .... Mr. Howard
George Robertson .... Mr. Giles
James Barron .... Bleakley
Don Smith ..... Reid
Eric Clavering .... Reggie
Eric Cryderman .... Stobey
Leo Phillips .... Maguire
others
Alfred Gallagher
Leslie Yeo
Alice Burt
Elizabeth Sharland
Alex Jeffories.
Synopsis:
On parole after a long prison term, Jeff Rollins tries to win acceptance in the outside world.

3.12 [86] GM Presents: TEN GRAPEFRUITS TO LISBON
18Dec1960
Teleplay by Frank D. Gilroy
Directed by Ronald Weyman
Cast:
Constance Cummings ........ Irene Flack
John Vernon ............... Rolf
Larry D. Mann ........... Harry
Norman Welsh
Larry Reynolds
Marigold Charlesworth
George Sperdakos
Andra Zazzano
Gino Marrocco
David French
Geoffrey Alexander
Frances Tobias
Synopsis:
On a freighter bound for Lisbon, the gay and mysterious Irene Flack has an unpredictable effect on her fellow passengers.

3.13 [87] GM Presents: THE WATCHERS
25Dec1960
Teleplay by George Salverson
Novel by Dorothy Macardle
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Michael Craig ........... Roderick Fitzgerald
Jill Showell ............... Pamela Fitzgerald
Roberta Maxwell ....... Stella Meredith
Alfred Gallagher ........ Commander Brooke
Hilary Vernon ........ Ghost of Mary Meredith
Synopsis:
Supernatural events in an isolated cliffside house on the Devon coast brine near disaster to a young girl who once lived there.

3.14 [88] GM Presents: THREE TO GET MARRIED
01Jan1961
Written by Kay Hill
Directed by Melwyn Breen
Cast:
Drew Thompson ........ Parson Horatio Dogberry
Ruth Springford .......... Aunt Lizzie
Michael Learned ........ Angelina
Barbara Franklin ......... Seraphina
Janet Reid ................... Dulcinea
Peter Donat
Synopsis:
Story of a backwoods Nova Scotia rector, who is trying to insure marriage for his three daughters.
*Note: This is a different cast than the "On Camera" episode of February 17, 1958.

3.15 [89] GM Presents: SLIP KNOT
08Jan1961
Written by Fred Edge
Cast:
Arch McDonnell
Larry D. Mann
Percy Rodriguez
Tony Kramreither
Ben Lennick
Sylvia Lennick
Jacob Reinglass
Maureen Fitzgerald
Tony Pearce
Felicity Pearce
Ralph Endersby
Stanley Endersby
James Beggs
Nicky Austin
Loretta Sherman

[--] GM Presents:
15Jan1961 [Winnipeg Free Press]
pre-empted for special presentation "Gershwin Years"
starring Richard Rodgers, Ethel Merman, Maurice Chevalier, Florence Henderson, Ron Husmann, Julie London & Frank Sinatra.


3.16 [90] GM Presents: THE BIG DEAL
22Jan1961
Written by M. Charles Cohen
Cast:
Alfie Scopp
Larry D. Mann
Sammy Sales
Douglas Master
Sandra Scott
Laddie Dennis
Irena Mayeska
Synopsis:
Herbie, a little guy in the general scheme of things, has been waiting all his life for a "big deal" to change his fortunes.

3.17 [91] GM Presents: THE VIGILANTE
29Jan1961
Produced by Leo Orenstein
Written by Arthur Spinner
Cast:
Frances Hyland ..... Nellie
Eric Cryderman ...... Will Price
Raymond Bellew ....... Cliff
Don Francks ....... Tom
Alex McKee
John Nevette
Lloyd Chester
James Barron
Alan Crofoot
Joe Austin
Martin Lavut
Synopsis:
A rough-hewn hero leads a posse to bring a hunted youth to justice. Will Price tracks down Nellie's son, Cliff,
suspected of robbing a stage coach and killing the driver. The vigilante's determination to administer frontier
justice brings him into conflict with Nellie, whom he plans to marry, and his brother, Tom, the town sheriff,
who is determined to give the youth a fair trial.

3.18 [92] GM Presents: THE TOUCH OF LIGHT
05Feb1961
Teleplay by Leslie McFarlane
Story by William Kendall Clarke
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Stuart Hutchison ....... Louis Braille
Sharon Acker ........... Armorel
Donald Eccles .......... Defau
Roberta Maxwell ....... Helen
Joseph Shaw ............. Thibaud
Alfred Gallagher ......... Napoleon III
Hedley Mattingly ......... Lt. Barbier
Dickson Kerwin ........... President of the French Academy
Eric Clavering .............. Beggar
Synopsis:
Story about Louis Braille.

3.19 [93] GM Presents: EYE OPENER MAN AND ROBERT BURNS
12Feb1961
Teleplay by Leslie McFarlane
Cast:
Mavor Moore ....... Bob Edwards
Corinne Conley .... Maggie
Robert Christie
Ron Hartmann
Leo Leyden
Timothy Findley
Sean Mulcahy
Joe Austin
Douglas Master
Emmie Fuller
Arch McDonnell
Pearl Jensen
Kenneth Pauli
Synopsis:
The comedy sequel to "The Eye Opener Man" which was presented in 1959. Set in Calgary in 1906,
it concerns the upredictable editor of the Calgary Eye Opener.

3.20 [94] GM Presents: THE MANY VICES OF PROFESSOR CLIFFSIDE
19Feb1961
Teleplay by Ron Sproat
Story by Will Harriss
Cast:
Dennis King .......... Professor Cliffside
Murray Matheson
Charmion King
Alfred Gallagher
Frank Lieberman
Larry Reynolds
Earl Golden
Iris Hayes
David French
Dermot Grice
Nancy Island
Elan Stuart
Raymond Wickens
Melanie Morse
Synopsis:
Professor Cliffside, the campus troublemaker, feuds with a fellow professor.

[--] GM Presents:
26Feb1961 [Winnipeg Free Press]
pre-empted for a special presentation "Planet Ice" featuring Olympic and World pairs figure skating champions Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul.


3.21 [95] GM Presents: SURPRISE, SURPRISE
05Mar1961
Written by Donald Jack
Cast:
Tony Van Bridge
Elizabeth Cole
Bill Glover
Anne Butler
Orest Ulan
Linda Ballantyne
Gillie Fenwick
Synopsis:
A dogmatic Englishman resents the sudden emancipation of his wife, the result of her three-month visit with a daughter in Canada.

[--] GM Presents:
12Mar1961 [Winnipeg Free Press]
pre-empted for Wayne and Shuster.
Johnny and Frank will give their version of Robin Hood, there will be a sketch,
The Last Angry Gangster, and roving reporter Frank Shuster will interview rocket scientest Professor Waynegartner.


3.22 [96] GM Presents: HERE LIES MRS. MORIARTY
19Mar1961
Teleplay by Michael Leighton and Richard Morris
Cast:
Joseph Shaw
Gertrude Bradley
James Doohan
Tony Van Bridge
Leo Leyden
Winifred Dennis
Donald Ewer
Colette Leyden
Sean Mulcahy
Drew Thompson
Leslie Yeo
Synopsis:
A comedy set in Ireland.

[--] GM Presents:
26Mar1961
pre-empted for "Camera Canada" In The Unknown Country Revisited, Bruce Hutchison takes a look at present-day Canada.


3.23 [97] GM Presents: A WINTER MEETING
02Apr1961
Written by George Salverson
Cast:
Gerry Rowan ........ Roger Anderson
Winifred Dennis .... Auntie Bea
Sharon Acker ......... Lesley
Nelson Phillips
Synopsis:
A 75-year-old retired hotel manager at a Laurentian resort realizes the emptiness of his life.

3.24 [98] GM Presents: COUNSEL FOR THE DEFENSE
09Apr1961
a CBC Television production
executive producer Ed Moser
producer Melwyn Breen
written by Fred Edge
cast:
Austin Willis
Max Helpmann
Susan Fletcher
Alfred Gallagher
George Luscombe
George Carron
Roberta Maxwell
Victoria Mitchell
Nan Stewart
John Nevette
Stephen Ker Appleby
Kenneth Pauli

3.25 [99] GM Presents: BREAKING POINT
16Apr1961
Written by Ronald Bailey
Directed by Leo Orenstein
Cast:
Kate Reid
Sean McCann
Thea Moore
Ralph Endersby
Arch McDonnell
W.B. Brydon
Robert Memminger

3.26 [100] GM Presents: RIEL: PART 1
23Apr1961
Produced & Directed by George McCowan
Written by John Coulter
Cast:
Bruno Gerussi ...... Louis Riel
Robert Christie ...... John A. Macdonald
Andrew Allan ........ Jacques Cartier
Max Helpmann ..... Colonel Garnet Wolseley
Larry D. Mann ....... Bishop Tache
Larry Zahab ........... Ambroise
Scott Peters ........... Scott
Ted Follows
Jean Cavall
James Doohan
Sean McCann
Joseph Shaw
Leo Phillips
Tom Harvey
Eric Clavering

3.27 [101] GM Presents: RIEL: PART 2
30Apr1961
Cast:
Bruno Gerussi ...... Louis Riel
Robert Christie ...... John A. Macdonald
Andrew Allan ........ Jacques Cartier
Max Helpmann ..... Colonel Garnet Wolseley
Larry D. Mann ....... Bishop Tache
Eleanor Beecroft
Ted Follows
John Vernon
James Doohan
Eric Clavering
Al Waxman
Louis Turenne
George Sperdakos
John Horton

3.28 [102] GM Presents: THE NEIGHBOUR
07May1961
Produced by Harvey Hart
Written by Jeanne Maxine-David
Translated by Zena B. Rinton
Cast:
Lois Nettleton ..... Lise
William Hutt ..... Serge
Gordon Pinsent.... Jean
Stephen Appleby ... Doctor
Synopsis:
Lise, a young medical student, is overwrought by her pending examinations and a quarrel with her fiance, Jean.
In her bizarre Parisian flat, she finds a stranger who introduces himself as Serge, her neighbor.

[--] GM Presents: The Town That Didn't Care
14May1961 [rescheduled to May 28, 1961]

[--] GM Presents:
21May1961
(CBC Theatre) "The Conquest of Cobbletown"
This is the play from which General Motors withdrew its sponsorship because of the "risks of seeming to plead
a case for U.S. ownership of Canadian companies."


3.29 [103] GM Presents: THE TOWN THAT DIDN'T CARE
28May1961
Produced by Paul Almond
Written by Jackie Rosenfeld
Cast:
Donald Harron ..... Martin
Budd Knapp ....... Principal
William Needles ..... Doctor
Lynne Gorman ........ Mrs. Bedermier
Beth Morris .............. Alice
Hendelee Parry ...... Etholine
Alice Hill .......... Mrs. Cass
Martin Andrews .... Wall
Daryl Masters ....... Dietrich
Mel Benstock ....... Harrison
Douglas Master .......... Harold Bedermier
Synopsis:
Martin, a small-town high school teacher, battles apathy to instigate a search for a missing girl student.

3.30 [104] GM Presents: COMPANY PARTY
04Jun1961
Written by Hugh Kemp
Cast:
Corinne Conley ......... Augusta Harris
John Horton ............... Brad
Charmion King ........... Ruby Crawford
Austin Willis ................ Tom Crawford
Tony Van Bridge ........ Ned Wilson
Andrew Allan ............. Billy Brant
Judith MacLeod
Virginia MacLeod
James Edmond
Arch McDonnell
Patricia Brown
Anthony Kramreither
Dawn Lesley
Larry Reynolds
Douglas Master
Synopsis:
Story about company politics and the boss's interfering wife create marital discord for a young executive.

3.31 [105] GM Presents: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
11Jun1961
Produced by Harvey Hart
Written by Patricia Joudry
Cast:
Barry Jones ............ Mr. Lattimer
Maud Whitmore ..... Mrs. Phillips
Alice Hill ................. Nora Phillips
Larry Reynolds ....... Frank Phillips
Sandra Scott ........... Ruth
Karen James .......... Nancy
Synopsis:
In their developing friendship, two elderly people discover some hard-to-face realities about themselves and their respective lives.

3.32 [106] GM Presents: DR. KNOCK
18Jun1961
Teleplay by Ivor Barry
Play by Jules Romains
Cast:
Barry Morse .......... Dr. Knock
Ruth Springford
Tony Van Bridge
Norma Renault
John Ashley
Aino Pirskanen
Barbara Armitage
William Bell
Drew Thompson
Louise Nicol
Derek Johnson
Bill Glover
Synopsis:
A quack uses unorthodox means to bolster his practice.

3.33 [107] GM Presents: POWER BY PROXY
25Jun1961
Written by Joe Graham
Directed by Paul Almond
Cast:
Leslie Nielsen ........ Gary Duncan
Budd Knapp .......... Karl Thurman
Toby Robins .......... Helen Reynolds
Cec Linder ............. Bert Kendall
Laddie Dennis ....... Adele
Scott Peters ........... David Reynolds
Fred Diehl ............. Nat
Dennis Sweeting ....... George
Jo Fisher ............ Scottie
Douglas Master
Synopsis:
Story about a struggle for control of big business.

3.34 [108] GM Presents: THE VILLAGE WOOING
02Jul1961
Based on the play by George Bernard Shaw
Cast:
William Hutt
Ann Morrish
Synopsis:
On a luxury cruise ship in the Mediterranean a grumpy writer with a big beard is assailed by a garrulous young woman.

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