Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series 1950–1952) Poster

(1950–1952)

Episode List

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Season 1

6 Oct. 1950
You Can't Take It with You
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
 
13 Oct. 1950
The Canton Story
The editor of the Canton (Ohio) Daily News wages war on organized crime. He considers it his duty to expose wrong-doing, but worries for the safety of his family.
 
20 Oct. 1950
Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.
 
3 Nov. 1950
The Magnificent Ambersons
The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.
 
10 Nov. 1950
The Raven
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17 Nov. 1950
Knickerbocker Holiday
It's 1650 in New Amsterdam, and Brom Broeck, a young outspoken newspaper publisher is arrested for printing advanced opinions on the undemocratic rule of Govenor "Peg-Leg" Stuyvesant. While Brom is in prison, old "Peg-Leg" goes on the make for Brom's sweetheart. But, when "Peg-Leg" is forced to release Brom... Watch-out!
 
24 Nov. 1950
The End Game
A rigid colonel wants his two sons to go to West Point. One son is just like his father; the other also wants a life on the side. Conflict develops when the father orders his son to drop his girlfriend and concentrate only on the military.
 
1 Dec. 1950
Our Town
Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors.
 
8 Dec. 1950
The Ponzi Story
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15 Dec. 1950
Bethel Merriday
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22 Dec. 1950
The Pharmacist's Mate
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29 Dec. 1950
Mrs. January and Mr. Ex
In this romantic comedy, the titular Mrs. January, while fabulously wealthy, is a Communist at heart. Sensing that the Revolution is looming, Mrs. January relocates to a small New England town to pose as an impoverished woman in preparation for the triumph of the Proletariat. As luck would have it, her landlord turns out to be a widowed Republican former president.
 
5 Jan. 1951
Portrait of a President
Focus is on Andrew Jackson's presidential campaign and his stand against the United States Bank for its refusal to make credit accessible to more citizens.
 
12 Jan. 1951
Ned McCobb's Daughter
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19 Jan. 1951
Light Up the Sky
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26 Jan. 1951
The Silver Cord
A domineering matriarch is less than happy when her son brings home his new bride. She immediately sets to work at sabotaging their marriage as well as the engagement of her younger and weaker son.
 
2 Feb. 1951
Alison's House
The house of Alison Stanhope, the country's foremost poet who's been dead for 18 years, must now be sold. But it may hold secrets that could harm those she loved. Based upon Susan Glaspell's Pulitzer Prize winning play inspired by the life of Emily Dickinson.
 
9 Feb. 1951
Broken Dishes
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16 Feb. 1951
Mary of Scotland
The recently widowed Mary Stuart returns to Scotland to reclaim her throne but is opposed by her half-brother and her own Scottish lords.
 
23 Feb. 1951
Valley Forge
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2 Mar. 1951
The Wisdom Tooth
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9 Mar. 1951
The Haunted House
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16 Mar. 1951
The Royal Family
An eminent, slightly eccentric theatrical clan is as flamboyant offstage as they are on. Real-life family drama occurs when the grand matriarch learns that her daughter and granddaughter may both be giving up the stage for marriage.
 
23 Mar. 1951
Blockade
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20 Mar. 1951
The Just and the Unjust
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6 Apr. 1951
Night Over Taos
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13 Apr. 1951
Icebound
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27 Apr. 1951
Second Threshold
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4 May 1951
The Happy Journey
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11 May 1951
The Thousand Yard Look
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18 May 1951
The Queen's Husband
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25 May 1951
The Stolen City
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1 Jun. 1951
Detour
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8 Jun. 1951
Hostage
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15 Jun. 1951
The Buccaneer
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29 Jun. 1951
The Big Break
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