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Season 1 (CBS) (1951-52)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
[1.11,1.18, 1.21, 1.22, 1.23 Updated Jan 2021 RF]
James Beer, Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger, Jim Brent, Heikocleef
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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######### Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars #########
############## season 1 1951-52 ##############
CBS Fridays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern - 60 min Live episodes from New York
1.01 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: NOT A CHANCE
05-Oct-1951 CBS Fri
Writer Thomas W. Phipps
Director Frank Telford
A middle-aged woman begins a romance with a car-racing playboy.
1.02 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE NAME IS BELLINGHAM
12-Oct-1951 CBS Fri
US Customs Officer Mel Hanks breaks up a narcotics smuggling ring.
1.03 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: NEVER WAVE AT A WAC
19-Oct-1951 CBS Fri
written by Donald Mankiewicz
idea by William Dozier
A society woman from Washington, D.C. joins the Army Corp.
*NOTE: TV debut of Rosalind Russell.
1.04 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: STILL LIFE
26-Oct-1951 CBS Fri
Adapted from the play by Noel Coward
A woman falls in love with the Doctor she meets at the
train station after she gets a cinder in her eye.
1.05 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE LUCKY TOUCH
02-Nov-1951 CBS Fri
From a Story by Shalom Asch
J. Pat O'Malley
An old woman is ignored by her family, that is until she
wins a sizable amount of money.
1.06 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: DECISION AND DANIEL WEBSTER
09-Nov-1951 CBS Fri
Story by Hector Chevigny
Walter Hampden ....... Daniel Webster
A man abandons his dream of Presidency to work at saving the Whig party.
1.07 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE MEMORIES OF AIMEE DURANT
16-Nov-1951 CBS Fri
A woman is assigned the job of ghost-writing the memoirs
of Aimee Durant, a flamboyant Wild West gal.
1.08 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: ONE IS A LONESOME NUMBER
23-Nov-1951 CBS Fri
Story by William Manners
A man wishes to write the Great American Novel but
a fatal illness changes his life's direction.
1.09 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: TWO LIVING AND ONE DEAD
30-Nov-1951 CBS Fri
Two employees are dead at a post office hold-up.
There is one survivor but the press paint him as a
1.10 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE NYMPH AND THE LAMP
07-Dec-1951 CBS Fri
Story by Thomas Randall
A woman finds romance at a remote wireless station in Nova Scotia.
1.11 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: EXIT
14-Dec-1951 [Courier Post]
Scripted by David Shaw
from Hungarian escapee Robert Holmi
John Payne ..... Baro
Coleen Gray ....... Maria Tasnady
Oliver Thorndike ........ Charles Reeves
Harold Vermilyea ..... Kerekes
Svea Grunfeld ......... Ruth
Ronald Long ......... Karoly, Communist Police Chief
Baro, a fearless young member of the underground network helps the persecuted flee.
*Note: Robert Holmi was a man who escaped from behind the Iron Curtain where he was
imprisoned as a spy for the United States.
1.12 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE DARK FLEECE
21-Dec-1951 CBS Fri
From a Story by Joseph Hergesheimer
A man having been rejected by a society girl ventures West, upon
his success out West he returns and plots revenge against another upper class family.
1.13 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: GIRL IN A MILLION
28-Dec-1951 CBS Fri
Writer Sydney Box
A man marries a woman who has lost her voice, unfortunately
when her voice returns she doesn't shut up.
1.14 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: CLEAN SWEEP FOR LAVINIA
04-Jan-1952 CBS Fri
Josephine Hull ..... Lavinia
A penny-pinching owner of a hotel plays maid as well to cut corners.
1.15 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: BILLY BUDD
11-Jan-1952 CBS Fri
From a story by Herman Melville
Charles Nolte ..... Billy Budd
Walter Hampden .... Captain Vere
Peter Hobbs ....... John Claggart
Chester Morris .... The Dansker
Walter Burke ...... Squeak
Jeff Morrow ....... Lt. Wyatt
When Claggart is found murdered after making false accusations of
mutiny against Billy Budd, it leads to Billy's
court-martial and trial.
1.16 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE MAN THAT I MARRY
18-Jan-1952 CBS Fri
A wealthy woman finds herself engaged to two suitors at the same time.
1.17 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: P.G.
25-Jan-1952 CBS Fri
An Italian girl helps five American POW's.
1.18 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: LADY WITH A WILL
01-Feb-1952 CBS Fri
Ann Sothern ...... Liz Quiz
Edmon Ryan ....... Brad Miller
A millionaire leaves his riches to his spinster sister and the town's corrupt politicians
try to gain control of the estate.
The story deals with the machinations of a corrupt city council's plans to get control
of the fortune of millionaire Col. John Selby, who had left his estate to Liz Quiz,
spinster housekeeper of Selby for many years. [RF]
*Note: Ann Sothern makes her first full-length dramatic debut on television.
1.19 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE DAUGHTER
08-Feb-1952 CBS Fri
Geraldine Fitzgerald ...... Mary Todd Lincoln
Juanita Hall ....... Mammy Salby
The troubled life of Mary Todd Lincoln and her influence on her husband.
1.20 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: FIFTY GRAND
15-Feb-1952 CBS Fri
From a Story by Ernest Hemmingway
A prize fighter continues to box to pay his debts.
1.21 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars:
WORLD SO WIDE
22-Feb-1952 CBS Fri [Courier Post]
From a story by Sinclair Lewis
John Forsythe .... Hayden Chart
Cameron Prud'homme ...... Sam Dodsworth
Nina Foch ...... Dr. Olivia Lomond
John Baragrey ?
Architect Hayden Chart is recovering from the death of his wife, begins anew overseas.
A successful architect's life and career have dwindled to a memory since his wife's death.
In an effort to reassert himself, Chart settles in Italy where he becomes friendly with Sam Dodsworth.
Into the town comes a young historian Dr. Olivia Lomond, who seeks a grant of money from
Dodsworth to continue her research. Chart is immediately attracted to and repulsed by Olivia,
who is using her studies as a defense mechanism against men, occasioned by the failure of a
former romance. [RF]
1.22 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: APPLE OF HIS EYES
29-Feb-1952 CBS Fri [Courier Post]
Ward Bond .... Sam Stover
June Lockhart .... Lily
A widowed older farmer falls in love with a much younger woman he hires.
Prosperous, middle-aged Indiana farmer Sam Stover, is very lonely after the death of his wife.
He hires an attractive young girl to help out on the farm and begins to show her attention.
She seems to enjoy his company, but the neighbors scorn his behavior. [RF]
1.23 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE HAUNTED HEART
CBS Fri [Courier Post]
Original play by Arnold Schulman
featuring songs of Arthur Schwartz
Polly Bergen ...... Shirley
William Eythe ..... Dave
A musician is torn between his music and the love of a woman.
Dave, a struggling young musician loves Shirley, a struggling dancer, but at times he gives her the
idea that he loves his clarinet more.Tiring of her musical rival, Shirley goes for a long walk and in
Times Square Penny Arcade she bumps into a handsome young man. They exchange a few words
but before they can exchange names he becomes lost in the crowd. Haunted by this face, Shirley
leaves Dave and makes a search for the unidentified stranger. [RF]
1.24 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: MAKE WAY FOR TEDDY
14-Mar-1952 CBS Fri
Written by Ambrose Flack & Don Ettlinger
Grandpa has a portrait of Teddy Roosevelt hanging in his home
and is overwhelmed when the real Mr. Roosevelt comes
1.25 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE HUMAN TOUCH
21-Mar-1952 CBS Fri
From a Story by Herman Cyril McNeile
A pianist must choose between his music career and love.
1.26 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GRANDMA MOSES
28-Mar-1952 CBS Fri
The life of artist Grandma Moses who began her career in her 70's,
capturing rural scenes of life and celebrations in upstate New York.
1.27 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: EXPERIMENT
04-Apr-1952 CBS Fri
A doctor devotes her life to finding a serum to battle a disease
sweeping Korea, the country that claimed her husband and son.
1.28 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: FOUR'S A FAMILY
11-Apr-1952 CBS Fri
A widow supports her family painting and ceramics.
1.29 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: NOW'S THE TIME
18-Apr-1952 CBS Fri
Written by Bernard C. Schoenfeld
A resort hotel owner and his granddaughter play
detective when two suspicious characters check in.
1.30 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: FEAR
25-Apr-1952 CBS Fri
From a Story by Mark Hellinger
After the escape of three convicts a woman home
alone fears they might harm her.
1.31 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: DOCTORS SHOULD NEVER MARRY
02-May-1952 CBS Fri
A doctor becomes engaged to a socialite and problems
arise when his pretty nurse complicates matters.
1.32 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: APPOINTMENT WITH THE PAST
09-May-1952 CBS Fri
A small town comes under investigation when the FBI
search for an Army deserter.
1.33 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: AUTUMN IN NEW YORK
16-May-1952 CBS Fri
A woman dreams of becoming a successful musical star
but her level-headed boyfriend brings her back down to Earth.
1.34 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: LOVE CAME LATE
23-May-1952 CBS Fri
Writer James Ronald
A chambermaid becomes distraught when her daughter goes missing,
a businessman falls for the maid during their search for the daughter.
1.35 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: A QUARTER FOR YOUR TROUBLES
30-May-1952 CBS Fri
A department-story employee (Richard Haydn) is implicated in the death of a customer. [RF]
1.36 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: SOUVENIR FROM SINGAPORE
06-Jun-1952 CBS Fri
An adventurer is both an agent-at-large for the police and
also works for the Chinese underworld.
1.37 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: DRESS IN THE WINDOW
13-Jun-1952 CBS Fri
Teresa Wright ....... Terry Hagen
Teresa Wright stars in a sketch from the early life of writer Adela Rogers
St. John, who once risked her life to save a child held captive. [RF]
1.38 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: SAY HELLO TO PAMELA
20-Jun-1952 CBS Fri
Leif Erickson ........ Dan
Barbara Britton ...... Pamela
A traveling salesman fills in for a friend on a date and has his life changed. [RF]
1.39 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE VON LINDEN FILE
27-Jun-1952 CBS Fri
An insurance investigator's secretary uses a mink coat as
bait to help her boss trap jewel thieves. [RF]
1.40 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE HOUSE OF DEATH
04-Jul-1952 CBS Fri
Boris Karloff ....... Charles Brandon
A man's niece complicates a rapport he has with monsters. [RF]
*Syndication airing on Play of the Week 15Mar64.
1.41 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: A SOUTHERN LADY
11-Jul-1952 CBS Fri
Script by Luther Davis
Directed by Phil Brown
Jane Wyatt ........... Mattie Smith
Douglas Dick ......... Byron
Margaret Field ....... Lola
A reclusive woman is disrupted by the a visit from her greedy nephew.
1.42 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: EARLY SPACE CONQUEROR
18-Jul-1952 CBS Fri
A group of teenagers construct a rocket to travel into space.
1.43 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: A MAN'S WORLD
25-Jul-1952 CBS Fri
The widowed father of four boys, must deal with one
of them who is getting romantic ideas. [RF]
1.44 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: CROSSROADS
01-Aug-1952 CBS Fri
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
A cynic whose effort to be on both sides of the French Revolution traps him. [RF]
1.45 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: SO HELP ME
08-Aug-1952 CBS Fri
From a Story Nelson Agren
A nightclub entertainer meets and marries a millionaire.
1.46 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: DOUBLE EXPOSURE
15-Aug-1952 CBS Fri
From a Story by Ben Hecht
A psychiatrist is bamboozled by two patients each claiming the other wants to kill someone. [RF]
1.47 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: THE TRUBBLES (aka Mr. & Mrs. Trouble)
22-Aug-1952 CBS Fri
A husband and wife team up to do a little detective work
and find themselves in the middle of a heist.
1.48 [--] Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: PORT OF CALL
29-Aug-1952 CBS Fri
From a the 1946 Saturday Evening Post Story by Bud Hutton
Gertrude Michael .... The Duchess
A big, ugly man (Victor McLaglen) discovers romance. [RF]
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