CTVA US Anthology - "Believe It or Not" (NBC)(1949-50)

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Ripley's Believe It or Not (1949-50)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox [Uploaded March 2019]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (https://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)
New York Times, Brooklyn Daily News, Syraucse Herald, Syracuse Post Standard.

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RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT
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NBC

US Drama Anthology 1949 32 episodes x 30 min / 1950 39 episodes x 30 min

Host Robert L. Ripley (1949) (Ripley died 27-May-1949)
Host Robert St. John (1950)

################ Believe It Or Not ###############
################# Season 1 1949 ################
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Tuesdays 9:30 to 10:00pm 32 episodes x 30 min (01-Mar-1949 to 04-Nov-1949)

 

[01] Believe It Or Not [Premiere]
01Mar1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
Host Robert L. Ripley

[02] Believe It Or Not
08Mar1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
Host Robert L. Ripley

[03] Believe It Or Not
15Mar1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
Host Robert L. Ripley

[04] Believe It Or Not
22Mar1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
Host Robert L. Ripley

[05] Believe It Or Not
29Mar1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
Host Robert L. Ripley

[06] Believe It Or Not
05Apr1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
Host Robert L. Ripley

[07] Believe It Or Not
12Apr1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
Host Robert L. Ripley

[08] Believe It Or Not
19Apr1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Host Robert L. Ripley
Guest
Senator Warren G. Magnuson

[09] Believe It Or Not
26Apr1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
Host Robert L. Ripley

[10] Believe It Or Not
03May1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
Host Robert L. Ripley

[--] Believe It Or Not
10May1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
pre-empted for "National Conference of Christians and Jews" with Vice President Alben Barkley.


[11] Believe It Or Not
17May1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
Host Robert L. Ripley

[12] Believe It Or Not
24May1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
Host Robert L. Ripley
Summary
The story behind the writing of "Taps" the bugle call for the dead.
The program closed with "Taps" played by a bugler silhouetted against a background of drifting clouds. (NYT)

[13] Believe It Or Not
31May1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm [NYT, Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
To be announced

[--] Believe It Or Not
07Jun1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm
pre-empted by "The Magic Million". Program commemorating manufacture of one millionth tube at
Lancaster, Pa., plant of R.C.A. Tube department. Narrator Ben Grauer.


[14] Believe It Or Not
14Jun1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm

[15] Believe It Or Not
21Jun1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm

[16] Believe It Or Not
28Jun1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm

[17] Believe It Or Not
05Jul1949 NBC Tues 9:30pm



[18] Believe It Or Not
13Jul1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John
*Note: Now airing Wednesdays at 10pm.

[19] Believe It Or Not
20Jul1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John

[20] Believe It Or Not
27Jul1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John

[21] Believe It Or Not
03Aug1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John

[22] Believe It Or Not
10Aug1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John

[23] Believe It Or Not
17Aug1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John

[24] Believe It Or Not
24Aug1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John

[25] Believe It Or Not
31Aug1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John

[26] Believe It Or Not
07Sep1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John

[27] Believe It Or Not
14Sep1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John

[28] Believe It Or Not
21Sep1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John

[29] Believe It Or Not
28Sep1949 NBC Wed 10pm
Host Robert St. John

[29] Believe It Or Not
02Oct1949 NBC Sun 8pm [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
Host Robert St. John

[30] Believe It Or Not
09Oct1949 NBC Sun 8pm
Host Robert St. John

[--] The Big Story
14Oct1949 NBC Fri 9:30pm

[31] Believe It Or Not
21Oct1949 NBC Fri 9:30pm
Host Robert St. John

[--] The Big Story
28Oct1949 NBC Fri 9:30pm

[32] Believe It Or Not
04Nov1949 NBC Fri 9:30pm
Host Robert St. John

################ Believe It Or Not ###############
################# Season 2 1950 ################
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Wednesdays 8:00 to 8:30pm 39 episodes x 30 min (04-Jan-1950 to 28-Sep-1950)
Format Change to one story enacted by a guest cast

[01] Believe It or Not: MURDER IN DUPLICATE [Season 2 Premiere]
04Jan1950 NBC Wed 8pm [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
starring
Naomi Campbell
Hazel Wallace
and Mercer McLeod.

[02] Believe It or Not: THE VOICE OF OBSESSION
11Jan1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
Hildy Parks
John Hudson
and Grace Keddy.

[03] Believe It or Not: THE MASKED MADONNA
18Jan1950 NBC Wed 8pm [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
starring
E.A. Krumschmidt
and Bruno Wick.

[04] Believe It or Not: VOYAGE OF DESTINY
25Jan1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
Pat Jenkins
King Calder
and James Gannon (as Jim Gannon).

[05] Believe It or Not: WHEELS OF CHANCE
01Feb1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
Henry Hart
Ann Sorg
and Maurice Manson.

[06] Believe It or Not: MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY
08Feb1950 NBC Wed 8pm [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
starring
John Sephen
Anne Francis
Phillip Carlyle
Fairfax Burgher
and Stanley Tackney.

[07] Believe It or Not: THE CASE OF THE MISSING MODEL
15Feb1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
Charles Summers
and Barbara Joyce.

[08] Believe It or Not: THE DIAMOND EYE
22Feb1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
William Keene
Hi Enzel
Marcel Rousseau
and Phil Sterling.

[09] Believe It or Not: JOURNEY THROUGH DARKNESS
01Mar1950 NBC Wed 8pm [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
starring
Anna Minot
George Reeves
Ruth Altman
and Will Kuluva.

[10] Believe It or Not: MURDER TO COME
08Mar1950 NBC Wed 8pm [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
starring
Vickie Marsden
Gordon Mills
Rhoderick Walker
and Virginia Kelley.

[11] Believe It or Not: CROSS OF VALOR
15Mar1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
Leonard Ceeley
Frederick Bradlee
Ed Jerome
and Mary MacLeod.

[12] Believe It or Not: SECRET OF NEFERTITI
22Mar1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
Stewart Bradley
Romola Robb
Rita Gam
and Ralph Bunker.

[13] Believe It or Not: THE FRIGHTENED CITY
29Mar1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
Patricia Benoit
Wesley Addy
Barbara Bolton
and Robert Carricart.

[14] Believe It or Not: THE BANDIT OF BALLINGRY RIDGE
05Apr1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
John Stephen
Louis Edmonds
Andree Wallace
and Blair Davies.

[15] Believe It or Not: THE BLOODHOUND AND THE BURGLAR
12Apr1950 NBC Wed 8pm [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
starring
Mort Stevens
June Dayton
Robin Craven
and Valerie Cossart.

[16] Believe It or Not: CASKET OF DOOM
19Apr1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
Warren Parker
Mercer McLeod
and Kenneth Treseder

[17] Believe It or Not: THE POINTING FINGER
26Apr1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
Will Hare
Virginia McMahon
and Robert Pastine.

[18] Believe It or Not: MURDER MAKES THE HEADLINES
03May1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
Mark Roberts
Gaye Jordan
Malcolm Beggs
and Richard Newton.

[19] Believe It or Not: THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING GUESTS
10May1950 NBC Wed 8pm
starring
Elwyn Harvey
Jo Dingley
Jack Manning
and Merrill Joels.

*Note: The series moves to Thursdays at 8pm next week.

[20] Believe It or Not: THE BODARK TREE
18May1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Virginia McMahon
Jim Davidson
Earl Hammond
and Phil Faversham.

[21] Believe It or Not: THE SILENT WITNESS
25May1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Graham Belsey
Patricia Jones
Stewart Bradley
Edith Meisner
and Bruno Wick.

[22] Believe It or Not: PASSAGE TO ZERMATT
01Jun1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Gordon Mills
Marguerite Lewis
Elizabeth Wilson
and George Ives.

[23] Believe It or Not: DEATH CALLS THE TIME
08Jun1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Catherine Meskill
Warren Burmeister
Jean Pearson
and Philip Tonge.

[24] Believe It or Not: ROSE OF VENGEANCE
15Jun1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Louis Hector
Faith Brooke
and Ted Newton

[25] Believe It or Not: MURDER BY MOONLIGHT
22Jun1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
James Gannon (as Jim Gannon)
Lee Grant
and Andrew Duggan.

[26] Believe It or Not: THE BLEEDING HEART
29Jun1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Dayton Lummis
Jean Gillespie
Richard Fraser
Bernard Kates
Jim Davidson
and Byron Russell.

[27] Believe It or Not: THE MILLION DOLLAR CORPSE
06Jul1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Dean Harens
Constance Moorehead
and Michael Blair.

[28] Believe It or Not: DOUBLE JEOPARDY
13Jul1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Lauren Gilbert
Diana Douglass
and Edith Meister.

[29] Believe It or Not: THE WELL OF DESPAIR
20Jul1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring

[30] Believe It or Not: MURDER WITH A PAYOFF
27Jul1950 NBC Thurs 8pm [Syracuse Post Standard]
starring
King Calder

[31] Believe It or Not: LOSER TAKE ALL
03Aug1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring

[32] Believe It or Not: THE GHOSTLY WILL
10Aug1950 NBC Thurs 8pm [Syracuse Post Standard]
starring
Justine Johnson
Elizabeth Ross
John Seymour
Andrew Duggan
and Ethel Remy.
Synopsis:
A true account of how justice was done because of a vision seen by an imaginative young girl,
an actual case on the records of the Maryland courts.

[33] Believe It or Not: CORPUS DELICTI
17Aug1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
John Stephen
Geoffrey Lumb
Dan Morgan
and Marguerite Lewis.

[34] Believe It or Not: THE EMERALD TATTOO
24Aug1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Marcel Rosseau
Dan Morgan
and Harry Townes.

[35] Believe It or Not: THE BLOOD CALL
31Aug1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Gene Barry
Ted Newton
and Jean Gillespie.

[36] Believe It or Not: MURDER IN DIAMONDS
07Sep1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Herbert Evers
Wolfe Barzell
Cara Williams
and Will Hare.

[--] Believe It or Not:
14Sep1950 NBC Thurs 8pm [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
pre-empted by "Star Spangled Revue"
host Bob Hope, with Lucille Ball, Dinah Shore, Bob Crosby and The Cole Dancers.


[38] Believe It or Not: THE DEAD WILL SPEAK
21Sep1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
Ada Kuznetzoff
Miriam Goldina
Louis Edmonds
and Bruno Wick.

[39] Believe It or Not: HOMICIDE [Final episode of the series]
28Sep1950 NBC Thurs 8pm
starring
John Marley
Arny Freeman
Elaine Williams
and Elinor Randel.

 . "You Bet Your Life" starring Groucho Marx premieres 05-Oct-1950 in this timeslot.

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