The Big Story (1949–1958)

TV Series  -   -  Drama
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 16 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Based on a popular radio series, each show tells a different reporter's Big Story, a true story selected from newspapers across the United States. Comments from the actual reporter open and... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 88 titles
created 15 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 152 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 237 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Big Story" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Big Story (1949–1958)

The Big Story (1949–1958) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Big Story.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown   9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
Unknown   1958   1957   1956   … See all »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tall Story (1960)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young insecure college sportsman is in trouble. He wants to marry his very straightforward girlfriend, also a student, but has no money. When he is offered a bribe to fix a game, he is torn even more about the matter.

Director: Joshua Logan
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda, Ray Walston
Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant.

Director: Burt Lancaster
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster
Brenner (TV Series 1959)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Roy is a hardened twenty year cop with the NYPD; his son Ernie is an idealistic rookie. Together they face and learn from their different views of life and work.

Stars: Edward Binns, James Broderick, Dick O'Neill
The Actress (1953)
Certificate: Passed Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry
The Man Behind the Badge (1953–1955)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Stories taken from the files of various law-enforcement agencies, including city, county and state police, park rangers, military police, etc.

Stars: Charles Bickford, Joel Aldred, Norman Rose
Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford
Front Row Center (1955–1956)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Robert Sterling, Fletcher Markle, Nan Boardman
General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin
Windows (TV Series 1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Judith Evelyn, Wesley Addy, Melvyn Douglas
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Sloane ...
 Himself - Narrator / ... (183 episodes, 1949-1955)
Ernest Chappell ...
 Himself - Announcer (88 episodes, 1952-1957)
Edit

Storyline

Based on a popular radio series, each show tells a different reporter's Big Story, a true story selected from newspapers across the United States. Comments from the actual reporter open and close each show but the permanent narrator drives the plot line and a featured actor dramatizes the reporter's role. Written by Art Graham <Art.Graham@ibm.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anthology | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 1949 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Interesting TV Classic
20 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this show when I was young. It was on NBC for years.

Every Friday night they would cover a recent story from the news of the day. The show was narrated and that just made it better.

The only "big story" I remember was in 1951 and that of a 104-year old man who claimed he was Jesse James. He said the Ford brothers were true friends who killed a "double" and claimed it was Jesse. The murdered man, who was a traitor to the James gang, looked like Jesse.

The old man went by the name of Dalton. That was Jesse's mother's maiden name. Jesse was related to the infamous Dalton gang of the 1890s.

Following the television episode, doctors and scientists determined the old man was lying. They even had the body of Jesse James exhumed to prove it was really Jesse in his grave.

The whole affair was most interesting and that episode of "The Big Story" is still in my mind today.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Thurman Johns was my Grandfather gibbd301
Discuss The Big Story (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page