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1956

5 Jan. 1956
Hands Across the Table
A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance.
 
12 Jan. 1956
The Unfaithful
Chris Hunter kills an intruder and tells her husband and lawyer it was an act of self-defense. It's later revealed that he was actually her lover and she had posed for an incriminating statue he created.
 
19 Jan. 1956
Ivy
An Edwardian belle meets a rich bachelor, but what to do about her husband and her lover?
 
16 Jan. 1956
Witness to Murder
A woman's sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window.
 
2 Feb. 1956
The Green Promise
A stubborn old farmer won't listen to any of his neighbors about how to improve the efficiency of his farm with modern methods, as he thinks "the old ways" were just fine. His three daughters live on the farm with him, and the oldest one, a teenager, has fallen in love with a local boy. However, she knows that she is expected to help her father work the farm and is torn between her love for the local boy and her father's expectations for her to continue working the farm.
 
9 Feb. 1956
The Star
A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a come-back.
 
16 Feb. 1956
Night Song
Cathy Mallory, beautiful socialite who prefers classical music, is taken by friends to a back-alley dance club. There, she meets blind pianist Dan Evans, who plays in Chick Morgan's swing band but seems to be a composer of great promise. Attracted but spurned, Cathy feigns blindness herself to get past Dan's bitter facade, scheming to get him to the doctor who can restore his sight...and to Carnegie Hall. But her actions bring about several twists in their relationship...
 
23 Feb. 1956
Hired Wife
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1 Mar. 1956
Here Comes the Groom
Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.
 
8 Mar. 1956
Criminal Code
After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.
 
15 Mar. 1956
Little Boy Lost
A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a bombing raid but has been told is living in an orphanage in Paris.
 
22 Mar. 1956
The Steel Trap
A Bank officer discovers a flaw in the U.S. extradition treaty with Brazil and decides to take advantage of it. On Friday, he steals a million dollars from the bank, knowing it won't be missed until the bank opens on the following Monday. He and his wife, who doesn't know what he has done, then take a flight to Brazil. After some difficulties, they get as far as New Orleans, where his wife discovers the reason for their flight and what he has done. She leaves him and returns home. He is now alone with his conscience, and doesn't know if he can get back and return the ...
 
29 Mar. 1956
It Started with Eve
A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son doesn't know how to break the news that he's engaged to someone else, especially since his father is so taken with the impostor.
 
5 Apr. 1956
Tabloid
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12 Apr. 1956
Temptation
In a flashback, late-Victorian beauty Ruby, a divorcée with a shady past, calculatingly marries rich Egyptologist Nigel, who installs her at his Cairo estate while he digs for mummies. Bored, Ruby undertakes to recover a friend's letters from Baroudi. But when she meets the blackmailer, mutual attraction leads to an affair. As Ruby gets in deeper, she finds Baroudi is even more unscrupulous than she dreamed.
 
19 Apr. 1956
Betrayed
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26 Apr. 1956
Impact
A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.
 
3 May 1956
Has Anybody Seen My Gal?
Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and has no family of his own. He decides to leave his estate to the family of his first love, who turned down his marriage proposal years ago because he was poor. But he wants to test the family before leaving his money to them. He takes a room in their home and a job in the father's shop. He anonymously grants them $100,000. Harriet Blaisdell moves the family into a mansion and makes plans to marry her daughter Millicent off to a socialite rather than her soda jerk boyfriend Dan. The money goes to their heads, and they soon find...
 
10 May 1956
The Night of January Sixteenth
The story revolves around three people; Tycoon Bjorn Faulkner, who is being called upon by his board of directors to explain a missing $20,000,000; Kit Lane, his secretary who also has a personal interest; and Steve Van Ruyle, a sailor who has inherited a position on Faulkner's board of directors. Faulkner is (presumably) murdered, and Kit is falsely accused of the murder. Steve assumes the job of clearing her name.
 
17 May 1956
Princess O'Rourke
A pilot falls in love with a woman he believes is heading cross country to become a maid, little suspecting that she's actually a princess.
 
24 May 1956
Millie's Daughter
Joanna Maitland, living in Boston with her very conservative relatives, runs away to Palm Beach to be with her mother, Millie Maitland, whom she has been forbidden to see. Robert Lattimer, a Boston bank official in charge of her estate, follows her and, while trying to persuade her to return to Boston, falls in love with her. Millie, a social secretary in charge of the funds of a Palm Beach charity, 'borrows' from the fund, with intentions of paying the money back using a check she is expecting. When the check is stopped, Millie self-reports her embezzlement to the ...
 
31 May 1956
Indiscreet
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7 Jun. 1956
She Married Her Boss
A super-efficient secretary at a department store falls for and marries her boss, but finds out that taking care of him at home (and especially his spoiled-brat daughter) is a lot different than taking care of him at work.
 
14 Jun. 1956
A House of His Own
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21 Jun. 1956
The Corrigan Case
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28 Jun. 1956
A Yankee Cousin
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5 Jul. 1956
A Marriage Day
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12 Jul. 1956
Sting in the Tail
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19 Jul. 1956
No One to Cry With
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26 Jul. 1956
Miss Mabel
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2 Aug. 1956
The Quick and the Dead
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9 Aug. 1956
Rebuke Me Not
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30 Aug. 1956
The Wayward Saint
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6 Sep. 1956
Road of Fear
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13 Sep. 1956
The Top Rung
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20 Sep. 1956
Mildred Pierce
After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but cannot seem to win the approval of her spoiled daughter.
 
27 Sep. 1956
Only Yesterday
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4 Oct. 1956
Now, Voyager
Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds impossible romance.
 
11 Oct. 1956
The Guilty
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18 Oct. 1956
Flamingo Road
A carnival dancer finds herself stranded in a southern town ruled by a corrupt political boss. Complications arise when she becomes romantically involved with the local Sheriff.
 
25 Oct. 1956
Because of You
A female ex-con falls in love and hesitates to reveal her past.
 
1 Nov. 1956
You Can't Escape Forever
A newspaperman is given the "advice to the lovelorn" column to write after an argument with his boss. He resents the assignment but the job pays off when he gets the beat on the hottest story of the day.
 
8 Nov. 1956
Jezebel
A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiancée due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get him back.
 
15 Nov. 1956
The Glass Web
A beautiful but heartless television actress, uses seduction and tricks to blackmail the men in her life to a point, where she could get herself killed.
 
22 Nov. 1956
The Gay Sisters
Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France, they must manage their Fifth Avenue mansion by themselves. Fiona marries Charles Barclay in order to get an inheritance and he begins a campaign to obtain the mansion to level it for real estate development. She vows that this will never happen.
 
29 Nov. 1956
Old Acquaintance
Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels.
 
13 Dec. 1956
Christmas in Connecticut
A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.
 
27 Dec. 1956
Michael and Mary
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