Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1950 | 1951 | 1952


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: You Can't Take It with You

6 October 1950


Charles Coburn ... Grandpa Vanderhof
Elmer Davis ... Narrator

Ella Raines ... Essie

Season 1, Episode 2: The Canton Story

13 October 1950

Season 1, Episode 3: Abe Lincoln in Illinois

20 October 1950

Season 1, Episode 4: The Late Christopher Bean

27 October 1950


Helen Hayes ... Gwenny Bean
Charles Dingle ... Mr. Milton Haggett
Ralph Bell ... Davenport
Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator
Logan Field ... Warren Craemer

Bethel Leslie ... Susan Haggett
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mrs. Haggett
Mikhail Rasumny ... Tallant
Hiram Sherman ... Rosen

Season 1, Episode 5: The Magnificent Ambersons

3 November 1950

Season 1, Episode 6: The Raven

10 November 1950

Season 1, Episode 7: Knickerbocker Holiday

17 November 1950

Season 1, Episode 8: The End Game

24 November 1950

Season 1, Episode 9: Our Town

1 December 1950


Edward Arnold ... Mr. Webb
Elmer Davis ... Himself - The Stage Manager
Jack Dimond
Charles Dingle ... Dr. Frank F. Gibbs
Biff McGuire ... George Gibbs
Donald McKee

Una O'Connor
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mrs. Gibbs
Dorothy Peterson ... Unidentified role
Laura Weber ... Emily Webb

Season 1, Episode 10: The Ponzi Story

8 December 1950

Season 1, Episode 11: Bethel Merriday

15 December 1950

Season 1, Episode 12: The Pharmacist's Mate

22 December 1950

Season 1, Episode 13: Mrs. January and Mr. Ex

29 December 1950


Spring Byington ... Mrs. January
Esther Jane Coryell
Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator
Jacqueline deWit (as Jacqueline de Witt)

Melvyn Douglas ... Martin Luther Cooper

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... John Deacon January

Peter Fernandez
Jack Hartley
Penny Singleton ... Wilhelmina

Season 1, Episode 14: Portrait of a President

5 January 1951

Season 1, Episode 15: Ned McCobb's Daughter

12 January 1951

Norma Connolly
Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator
Charles Dingle ... Ned McCobb

Miriam Hopkins ... Jennie McCobb

Anthony Quinn ... Babe Callahan

Gig Young ... George Callahan

Season 1, Episode 16: Light Up the Sky

19 January 1951

Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator

Tom Helmore ... Carlton Fitzgerald
Patricia Morison
Polly Rowles
William Terry

Lee Tracy ... Sidney Black

Season 1, Episode 17: The Silver Cord

26 January 1951


Judith Anderson ... Mrs. Phelps
Joan Chandler ... Hester
Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator

Joanne Dru ... Christina

Denholm Elliott

James Lipton

Season 1, Episode 18: Alison's House

2 February 1951

Season 1, Episode 19: Broken Dishes

9 February 1951

Season 1, Episode 20: Mary of Scotland

16 February 1951

Season 1, Episode 21: Valley Forge

23 February 1951

Season 1, Episode 22: The Wisdom Tooth

2 March 1951

Season 1, Episode 23: The Haunted House

9 March 1951

Season 1, Episode 24: The Royal Family

16 March 1951

Season 1, Episode 25: Blockade

23 March 1951

Season 1, Episode 26: The Just and the Unjust

20 March 1951

Season 1, Episode 27: Night Over Taos

6 April 1951

Season 1, Episode 28: Icebound

13 April 1951

Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator
Charles Dingle ... Dr. Curtis

Nina Foch ... Jane Crosby

Howard Freeman

Edmond O'Brien ... Ben Jordan
Katherine Squire
A.H. Van Buren

Season 1, Episode 29: Rebellion in Jackson County

20 April 1951

Season 1, Episode 30: Second Threshold

27 April 1951

Season 1, Episode 31: The Happy Journey

4 May 1951

Season 1, Episode 32: The Thousand Yard Look

11 May 1951

Season 1, Episode 33: The Queen's Husband

18 May 1951

Barbara Baxley ... the Princess
Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator
Edith King ... the Queen
William Redfield ... the Prince

Roland Young ... King Eric VIII

Season 1, Episode 34: The Stolen City

25 May 1951

Season 1, Episode 35: Detour

1 June 1951

Season 1, Episode 36: Hostage

8 June 1951

Season 1, Episode 37: The Buccaneer

15 June 1951

Season 1, Episode 38: (a) The Pen, (b) You're Not the Type, (c) The Weak Spot

22 June 1951

Season 1, Episode 39: The Big Break

29 June 1951

Lynn Bari
Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator
James Dunn ... William O. Dapping

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The Skin of Our Teeth

19 December 1951

Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator
Betty Field

Nina Foch ... Sabrina

Thomas Mitchell ... Mr. Antrobus

Mildred Natwick ... Mrs. Antrobus

Peggy Wood ... Gladys

Season 2, Episode 2: Alison's House

2 January 1952


Ruth Chatterton ... Alison Stanhope
Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator

Otto Kruger

Season 2, Episode 3: The Town

16 January 1952

Season 2, Episode 4: Years of Grace

30 January 1952

Joan Chandler ... Cecily
Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator
Ann Harding ... Jane Carver
Lucile Watson

Season 2, Episode 5: Hill 346: A Report on Korea

13 December 1952

Season 2, Episode 6: Melville Goodwin, U.S.A.

27 February 1952

Walter Brooke
Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator
Margalo Gillmore
Paul Kelly ... General Melville Goodwin

Jayne Meadows
Ann Summers

Season 2, Episode 7: Monsieur Beaucaire

12 March 1952

Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator

Anna Lee ... Princess Henriette

Audrey Meadows ... Lady Mary

Vincent Price ... Duke de Chartles

Season 2, Episode 8: Robert E. Lee

26 March 1952

Ilka Chase
Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator
Robert Keith ... Robert E. Lee

Season 2, Episode 9: The Jungle

9 April 1952

Season 2, Episode 10: The Fascinating Stranger

23 April 1952

Season 2, Episode 11: The Return of Mr. Moto

7 May 1952

Season 2, Episode 12: The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F.B. Morse

12 May 1952

Season 2, Episode 13: Daisy Mayme

4 June 1952

Elmer Davis ... Himself - Narrator

June Havoc ... Daisy Mayme Plunkett
Hanna Landy
Shepperd Strudwick ... Cliff Mettinger

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