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1953

4 Jan. 1953
Double Jeopardy
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11 Jan. 1953
Pride's Way
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18 Jan. 1953
Two for One
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25 Jan. 1953
Elegy
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8 Feb. 1953
The Reluctant Citizen
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15 Feb. 1953
Mr. Pettengill Here
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22 Feb. 1953
Wings on My Feet
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1 Mar. 1953
The Trip to Bountiful
Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which she still refers to as "home." The trouble is her son, Ludie, is too concerned for her health to allow her to travel alone and her petty daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae, insists they don't have money to squander on bus tickets. This prompts "escape" attempts each month which coincide with the arrival of Mrs. ...
 
15 Mar. 1953
The Gesture
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22 Mar. 1953
The Velvet Mitten
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5 Apr. 1953
A Young Lady of Property
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19 Apr. 1953
The Recluse
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26 Apr. 1953
Printer's Measure
An old typesetter in a printing works fears the new machinery which will make him redundant - and perhaps render his whole working life pointless.
 
24 May 1953
Marty
Marty Pilletti is a 34 year-old butcher who lives with his mother. His brothers and sisters are all married and his dear mother - along with several other of her friends - is always asking him why he doesn't find a nice girl and get married. The truth is Marty is lonely and would like nothing better. He has very low self-esteem however and admits to his mother that he's ugly and no one wants him. He's tired of going to the Saturday night dance with his buddies and then going home more depressed than he was when the evening started. At one of those dances he meets ...
 
7 Jun. 1953
The Way of the Eagle
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13 Jun. 1953
The Baby
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21 Jun. 1953
Expectant Relations
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5 Jul. 1953
The House in Athens
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19 Jul. 1953
The Big Deal
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2 Aug. 1953
The Cipher
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16 Aug. 1953
The Rainmaker
Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secret yen, won't take a chance --- until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck ... profession: Rainmaker!
 
6 Sep. 1953
Othello
Othello, the Moor of Venice, is manipulated into believing his loving wife an adulteress.
 
20 Sep. 1953
Holiday Song
A cantor's faith is renewed.
 
27 Sep. 1953
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11 Oct. 1953
The Bachelor Party
Five office friends meet up for a night on the town to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of one of them. As the night wears on and the drink starts to tell, they become more confidential in expressing their concerns and hopes.
 
25 Oct. 1953
The Girl with the Stop Watch
A woman of 30 is preoccupied with her work as a television script writer.
 
8 Nov. 1953
Train to Trouble
A man must decide whether or not to expose the past of a candidate for the sheriff's office.
 
22 Nov. 1953
Up Above the World So High
A middle-aged woman seemingly has the gift of second sight.
 
29 Nov. 1953
The Sixth Year
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13 Dec. 1953
The Midnight Caller
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