Season 1, Episode 1: The Letter30 January 1950
On a rubber plantation in Singapore, a woman convinces her husband and lawyer that the murder she committed was in self-defense. Her story begins to unravel when an incriminating letter surfaces.
13 February 1950
A young girl is determined to improve her social status and marry a young man who's a part of society. His family has great objections.
27 February 1950
A college professor faces being labeled a Communist for including "subversive" literature in his classes.
13 March 1950
A husband surprises his new bride by purchasing a run-down chicken farm and moving them to the country. She has a hard time adjusting to a bucolic life and their pesky rustic neighbors Ma and Pa Kettle.
27 March 1950
Lucky Gagin is an enigmatic stranger who arrives in the New Mexico border town of San Pablo to blackmail a gangster. Also involved is an FBI agent and a teen-aged Mexican girl who has visions of death.
Season 1, Episode 6: Our Town17 April 1950
Life is simple in the small town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. The story examines the circle of life of the town's residents who are born there, live their lives, and then pass away.
24 April 1950
A man who's suffering an unhappy marriage spends the evening with a woman at a bar. Upon returning home, he finds his wife murdered. He's the lead suspect and no one remembers seeing the barfly who could provide his alibi.
Season 1, Episode 8: Pitfall8 May 1950
The life of John Forbes, an insurance company executive, becomes more exciting when he encounters Mona Stevens. Her jailed boyfriend robbed a business insured by the Forbes' company. When he goes to see Mona to collect the stolen loot, he falls hard for the femme fatale.
Season 1, Episode 9: Rebecca22 May 1950
The timid second wife of Maxim de Winter must compete with the sinister presence of his late first wife. At his manor, Manderley, Rebecca continues to dominate the lives of those who live in the large home.
5 June 1950
Midge Kelly goes West and falls into a professional boxing career. Seduced by the fame and money, he becomes a star in the ring but a monster in real life.
19 June 1950
A young, idealistic doctor fails in his attempt to establish a useful practice. He learns he can make a lucrative living simply catering to the would-be ailments of the rich.
11 September 1950
Rumors of infidelity in her first marriage threaten Lucy Satterly impending nuptials. She asks her ex-husband to tell her fiancé that she never strayed. He agrees, though he believes he's lying thorough his teeth. Complicating matters is the arrival of the man who was supposedly her secret lover.
25 September 1950
A dying man hires private dick Philip Marlowe to keep an eye on his trouble-prone youngest daughter. In the process, he falls for her older sister. The job takes an interesting turn as Marlowe suddenly finds himself on a murder case.
Season 2, Episode 3: Arrowsmith9 October 1950
Dr. Arrowsmith works his way up the medical ladder to become a respected scientist who discovers how to kill bacteria. He is sent along with his wife to the Caribbean to stop the bubonic plague.
23 October 1950
A failed writer who's hitchhiking wanders into an Arizona diner and befriends a young girl whose family runs the business. Events take an unexpected turn withe the arrival of a killer who takes everyone hostage.
Season 2, Episode 5: Rio Rita6 November 1950
20 November 1950
A young girl moves with her family into ancient Canterville Hall, and begins seeing a ghost. The spirit is that of Sir Simon de Canterville, an ancestor from the 17th century cursed because of an act of cowardice during his life.
4 December 1950
In this screwball comedy, a wealthy Philadelphia socialite's impending marriage is complicated by blackmail, a tabloid reporter, an ex-husband, drinking, and many misunderstandings.
Season 2, Episode 8: Mrs. Mike18 December 1950
A young Boston woman is sent to live with her uncle in the wilds of Canada. While there, she falls in love with and marries Mike Flannagan, a Mountie. The hardships of frontier life spent with the man she loves proves to be exciting and fulfilling for Mrs. Mike.
1 January 1951
An average American teen-aged girl, Corliss Archer, vows to keep her mouth closed about her brother's secret marriage.
15 January 1951
Helen Hayes recreates her famed Broadway role in this adaptation of the Laurence Housman play. This dramatic biography offers insight into the life of the beloved Queen Victoria beginning with her ascension to the throne in 1837.
Season 2, Episode 11: Quicksand29 January 1951
A young man finds himself sinking deeper in the "quicksand" of suspicion and fear.
12 February 1951
Young unknown Esther Blodgett comes to Hollywood to be a star and marries matinée idol Norman Maine. As her popularity begins to rise, he follows a downward path into oblivion thanks to his alcoholism.
26 February 1951
A Hollywood film producer seems to be living the American dream. Though he has an impressive career, he suffers health problems and is not married to the woman he really loves.
12 March 1951
The Carlton family are impostors--con artists who make their living with shady card games and mooching off of rich suckers. Traveling by train, they latch onto lonely and rich old Miss Fording, saving her life during a derailment. Full of gratitude, she invites them to live with her in London home. The Carltons believe they have finally struck it rich.
26 March 1951
A wealthy young society woman faces blindness and death when she's diagnosed with a brain tumor. Thinking she's cured, she falls in love with and marries the doctor who performed her surgery. Later, she suffers an emotional breakdown upon learning that she has just months to live.
9 April 1951
In this fantasy, a pilot learns that his life has been predetermined to end at a certain time. He temporarily evades his fate because of a snafu on the part of his heavenly emissary and his love of a WAC.
23 April 1951
A bishop has become obsessed with building a new cathedral and asks heaven for some help. The angel sent to Earth to help the bishop ends up falling in love with his wife.
7 May 1951
A retired actress' housekeeper also cares for her two deranged, older sisters. It's not long before the actress regrets allowing the loonies into her home as murder and blackmail follow.
21 May 1951
Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder.
4 June 1951
In this comedy, a young woman seeks shelter during a thunderstorm at the country home of middle aged actor Preston Mitchell. She stays on as his secretary and the two eventually fall in love.
18 June 1951
Convinced that his wife is having an affair, a husband plants a bomb that will kill her and destroy the house. Before he can leave, a couple of burglars break in and tie him to a post in the basement as the clock on the bomb ticks away.
2 July 1951
In this comedy, a church organist has been a little too forward in his courting a young woman for three stuffy leaders of the church. They lecture the young man who, in turn, reveals a secret about each of the men's marriages.
Season 3, Episode 1: Bubbles10 September 1951
A young girl is nervous about the return of her mother from a mental institution, so her father buys her a kitten to calm her. Unfortunately, when the mother arrives, the daughter pays more attention to Bubbles than to her.
24 September 1951
In this comedy of mistaken identity, a blonde knocks a driver unconscious when she rear-ends his car with hers. She can't find any identification on him; the only clue is a script that indicates he's a spy.
8 October 1951
College friends Bark and Jerry discover their old friend Professor LeNormand dead in his observatory, burned to death from the inside out. Most shocking, the confirmed bachelor had just married an enigmatic woman who seems unfazed by his death. Within days, Jerry is engaged to marry the mysterious widow, leading Bark to believe she was somehow involved in the professor's death.
22 October 1951
Unusual circumstances befall a hapless man who's missing a pair of shoes, leading to his involvement in a murder.
5 November 1951
A suspicious inspector investigates the murder of a young woman who was part of a respectable middle-class British family. He uncovers bizarre motivations among the family members before he's revealed to be an impostor.
19 November 1951
Steve LaFarge visits the small town of his childhood and meets the current residents of the house in which he played. He falls in love with the daughter, Ann Kimball, but is given the cold shoulder by her aloof father. Old man Kimball has been bitter ever since the murder of his wife 15 years earlier. Steve is shocked by the realization that he may have been involved in the woman's death.
Season 3, Episode 7: Top Secret3 December 1951
A foreign service agent brings along his young adult daughter on a mission, traveling to a country on the verge of a revolution.
17 December 1951
This holiday love story set in war-torn Sognac, France involves a French underground fighter, an American lieutenant, and a lovely, young maiden.
31 December 1951
Special episode, produced with the network's News and Special Events Department, opens in the maternity wing of a New York Hospital. An overview of the world into which a brand new baby has been born into will be presented, featuring film clips of national and world events with live inserts from around the Big Apple.
7 January 1952
While their car is being repaired, man and woman stop by the Farmer's Hotel to use their phone. It happens to be the hotel's opening night and they're joined by the business manager and staff, an intoxicated truck driver, a doctor, and three vaudevillians. Everyone's having a delightful time until an argument starts.
14 January 1952
In 1867 London, boxer Cashel Byron woos cultured aristocrat Lydia Carew. He attempts to keep his sorted profession, illegal at the time, a secret from the priggish woman.
21 January 1952
A farm boy from the country moves to the big city to make his mark. When he ends up broke and hungry, he proves an easy target for the Communist party.
28 January 1952
Police in Detroit have charged Eva Lang with committing a murder several years earlier. She claims that she is, in reality, is Caroline, the wife of a Baltimore lawyer. Even though she produces 28 witnesses to validate her claim, the lawyer says his wife is deceased.
4 February 1952
Turnley Walker, at six feet and 200 pounds, is struck with polio at age 30. This true drama is based on his book which chronicles his courage as he battles the dread disease.
11 February 1952
When a valuable gem is stolen from a Buddhist temple, the priests place a curse on the object. The gem's original owner ends up dead and the rock disappears.
Season 3, Episode 16: Sheppey18 February 1952
Sheppey is an English barber who wins big playing the Irish sweepstakes and decides to spread his wealth among the poor and sick. Along the way, he meets an impoverished shop girl in a local pub.
25 February 1952
This Cold War political drama concerns a U.N. meeting in Paris and the relationship between the U.S. and Soviet delegates.
3 March 1952
During WWII, an American soldier celebrates three of his birthdays, each with a different woman; one is British, one an American and one is Belgian. As the episode closes, the now-older soldier is surrounded by his children who are awaiting the arrival of their mother. The mystery is which one of those three women will arrive.
10 March 1952
In this comedy/drama, a maintenance man plays a practical joke and changes the time on a huge skyscraper's outdoor clock. Because of his little prank, several people's lives are unexpectedly changed that evening.
Season 3, Episode 20: The Wall17 March 1952
Lording over a decaying New England manor, a woman is visited by her brother and his new wife and her devious ex-sister-in-law. A murder soon follows.
24 March 1952
A 1920s flapper has her faith in her father completely shattered, starting her on a path of destructive revenge.
31 March 1952
Excitement finally comes into the boring life of a man when he witnesses a murder. Being the lead witness for the state, even more intrigue arrives in the form of a letter threatening him and his family with violence.
7 April 1952
It's the 1920s and Amy Bellaire is already becoming a has-been. She split with the man who made her famous and is now she's broke. The humiliation mounts as she attends an auction of her expensive personal belongings.
14 April 1952
In this tale of World War II espionage, German soldiers disguised as GI's cross American lines to sabotage ammunition dumps. Three of the men, while hitch-hiking, are given a lift by a Red Cross worker. When a storm comes up, the woman's forced to take refuge with them in a farmhouse.
21 April 1952
Two ex-wives of the same man are aboard a train heading to Los Angeles. The goal of both is to reunite with their former husband. Only one of the women makes it to their L.A. destination.
28 April 1952
Lying on his death bed, famous poet Oliver Blayds reveals startling secrets from earlier in life.
Season 3, Episode 27: The Lonely5 May 1952
An American pilot falls for a young British woman during World War II.
12 May 1952
A reporter for a Paris newspaper encounters an American woman with great ambitions.
19 May 1952
An ambitious pianist hurt by the lack of love from her mother chooses a music career over the man who loves her. She returns years later as a successful performer to find her former love is now married and running for the governorship.
26 May 1952
A one-time actor suffered a crippling injury early in his career. Now managing a inn, he takes great delight in influencing the lives of his guests--in negative ways.
2 June 1952
Following World War II, American painter Richard Clyde travels to a French village that was occupied by the Germans. His purpose is to find the traitor who caused his brother to be murdered by the Nazis. Richard finds the residents battered and distrustful of himself and each other.
Season 3, Episode 32: Penny9 June 1952
An understanding father deals with the trials and tribulations of having a 15-year-old daughter.
16 June 1952
Real-life soprano diva Mimi Benzell plays the role of an opera star whose romance comes to a bitter end, leaving her to vow never to again mix love and work. Benzell performs "La Traviata," "Mmme. Butterfly," and "Tannhauser."
23 June 1952
A wealthy but unhappy woman meets a hard-boiled newspaper reporter and sets out to prove that she has as much love within her as she has money.
30 June 1952
In this dramatic comedy, the last in a long line of Scottish lords goes to great measures to avoid the family curse.
14 July 1952
FOr thirty years, Erwin Martin has been an exemplary employee as head of the filing department at an advertising agency. His orderly world could be disrupted when the company brings in an efficiency expert. Martin uses his quiet, mild manner to circumvent the flashy "expert" and leave her powerless over him.
28 July 1952
A newspaper publisher who has no time for love hires a psychology professor to write the "Advice to the Lovelorn" column in his paper. Before he knows it, he's fallen in love with the columnist.
4 August 1952
The manager of the household furnishings section of a department store rebels when the company forces an efficiency expert on him.
11 August 1952
An employee at a travel agency is given a dream vacation by a co-worker who won it but can't use it. Living it up in a swanky hotel, her troubles begin when she starts hanging out with a playboy.
18 August 1952
A gown designer's assistant delivers a dress to the governor who's planning a secret wedding. When word of their nuptials is leaked to the press, the woman has an idea for distracting the reports. After the ceremony, she'll don the gown, the governor's aide will wear a tux, and the two will act as decoys.
25 August 1952
In this comedy, a man has the ability to predict various events--some important, some trivial. Once a reporter catches wind of his talent, the publicity turns his life into a circus.
1 September 1952
An American traveling abroad falls in love with an already married British noblewoman.
8 September 1952
An operative of the U.S. government has the task of spying on Dr. Anton Radjak, a Czech scientist, who's snooping around London. He's very interested in stealing the new discovery made by U.S. and Great Britain scientists.
15 September 1952
An ambitious woman is determined to rise to the top of the publishing business and will not let anything, or anyone, stand in her way. An ambitious woman is determined to rise to the top of the publishing business and will not let anything, or anyone, stand in her way.
22 September 1952
A man, still in love with his wife, tries to save his crumbling marriage by giving her a diamond ring. She could care less and loses it down the drain. A plumber eventually finds the ring as it begins a trip stretching over several thousand miles. Everyone who comes in contact with the piece of jewelry finds happiness.
Season 4, Episode 5: Precinct29 September 1952
A police lieutenant working in a big city department takes his duties seriously. He is so dedicated, in fact, that he neglects his 18-year-old son who becomes involved in drugs.
6 October 1952
A rising political figure faces a crisis at home thanks to years of neglecting his wife while pursuing his career.
13 October 1952
A college football star is offered a lucrative contract to play in the professional leagues. He's torn between going for the sports career or staying in school and entering a more stable career. His girlfriend votes for school.
20 October 1952
A wealthy heiress discovers that her husband was merely a gold-digger so she sues him for divorce.
27 October 1952
A trusted German general during World War II was actually a secret agent for the British.
3 November 1952
A man's sour outlook on life brings about important changes in the lives of those who encounter him.
10 November 1952
An American loses everything gambling in a French casino. This leads to his involvement in a dangerous scheme.
17 November 1952
A secret document known as the "Davidian Report" smuggled out of Berlin and for sale to the highest bidder. In this spy tale set on a flight from New York to Los Angeles, any one of the passengers may be after the report; it's wanted by everyone from the FBI to the Communists.
24 November 1952
An Italian racer is distraught after learning that he has been replaced. The race team went with someone younger--his own son. His mechanic still has faith in "old man" Valeri and builds another car for him to race.
1 December 1952
Emily Madison owns a Connecticut tourist home on Boston's Post Road. One night, mysterious Dr. Spender arrives with his nurse, chauffeur and a patient--a young woman who surprisingly gives birth. The household members become suspicious when they're kept from seeing the baby for a week, and they hear on the radio that an infant has been kidnapped from its cradle.
8 December 1952
A mother is caught up in a bizarre case of mistaken identity that results in her seven-year-old son being kidnapped.
Season 4, Episode 16: Victory15 December 1952
A baron living on a remote South Pacific island seldom travels to the mainland. On a rare occasion that he does, he rescues a girl from her job working for a hateful hotel owner. The two live happily ever after...until the the hotelier sends a couple of thugs to bring the girl back.
22 December 1952
A lonely man purchases three Christmas cards and mails each to someone chosen at random.
29 December 1952
Detective Peter Handley is in the hospital for treatment of a memory block after his girlfriend is found murdered. He's unable to recall if he did or didn't kill the young woman so he is administered sodium amytal, the "truth serum."
5 January 1953
This episode is based on the autobiography of Peter Putnam, a young man who lost his sight in a hunting accident. Wanting to pursue his education, he attends the Seeing Eye Institute in Morristown, New Jersey before attending and graduating from Princeton University.
Season 4, Episode 20: Ricochet12 January 1953
A sleazy reporter makes his name exposing the skeletons in other people's closets. Eventually, all of his dirt-digging backfires on him.
19 January 1953
An ex-Army officer is enjoying his retirement in Mexico with his second wife--until his son and a general arrive to disrupt his quiet life.
26 January 1953
The military sends up pilot Peter Graves in a rocket-boosted plane to reach the outer limit of the atmosphere. They loose communication with him as he travels beyond their radar's upper range. He's presumed dead, yet he lands safely an hour after he would have run out of oxygen and fuel.
2 February 1953
While taking a supposedly relaxing country vacation, a famous actor gets anything but rest. His gorgeous next door neighbor has just been acquitted of murdering her husband. The actor starts asking questions about the case and finds himself in serious danger.
9 February 1953
A young sailor who's had his fill of the sailing life announces his retirement from the sea. For his final voyage, he agree to captain a ship back home from the Siam Sea.
16 February 1953
The owner of a carriage shop in 1910 New England is informed that his business stands in the path of a proposed new highway. he chooses to ignore the state's orders and refuses to vacate.
23 February 1953
A man from a small town, a career woman, and an unemployed-but-talented older man are each unknowingly competing for the same advertising agency job. The two younger people end up falling in love but their relationship starts takes a back seat to professional competition.
Season 4, Episode 27: Betrayed2 March 1953
The widow of a Korean war soldier works in an isolated mountain laboratory where research on atomic weapons is being conducted. She befriends a couple that tells her that her husband is not dead, but being held by the Communists. They offer a deal: in exchange for atomic secrets, they will insure his safe return.
9 March 1953
A research scientist joins a team working at a secret lab in Britain. Their project is to beat the Communists in developing deadly bacteria for use in biological warfare. The doctor inadvertently becomes involved in espionage.
16 March 1953
A United States airman tries to change the resentment that Italians villagers have towards Americans during their occupation of the town in World War II.
23 March 1953
A former pilot in the Air Force finds it tough making the adjustment to the boring life of the civilian world.
30 March 1953
In a British courtroom, a spoiled son is on trial for the murder of his father. Also on hand are his shrewish wife and loving daughter.
6 April 1953
After recovering from a nervous breakdown, Lacey Holden and her husband, Gates, move into an apartment in the city. The previous tenant is in a hurry to catch a boat out of the country and sells her old sofa to the couple. Lacey seems happy and healthy until she fines a note stashed in the sofa that reads, "If I am missing, I have been killed on this sofa."
13 April 1953
Adam Foster is such a punctual and predictable employee that co-workers refer to him as "Mr. Tick Tock, the Human Clock". Everyone is surprised when the meticulous man is accused of embezzling company funds. A secretary in the office who has been put off by his blandness is the one person who can help him clear his name.
20 April 1953
In this romantic comedy, a ballerina and foreign attaché call off their romance. So do the ballerina's roommate and her boyfriend. The two lovers who just got dumped happen to meet.
27 April 1953
A war widow must decide whether to live in the past or begin a new life in the present. She faces serious objections on re-marriage from the mother-in-law of her late husband.
Season 4, Episode 36: Linda4 May 1953
Broadway star Linda Coles gives the performance of a lifetime to the press when her husband dies in a small plane crash. What they don't know is that Linda and her husband's best friend, her lover, are behind the tragedy.
11 May 1953
Set against the middle upper class of a small Pennsylvania town in 1930, a man's world self-destructs as the Great Depression takes its toll.
18 May 1953
A pilot for the Royal Air Force is lucky to be alive after his plane goes down in a Burmese jungle. While in India during World War II, he falls in love with his Japanese tutor.
25 May 1953
The story of a devoted mother and her son is told from his birth until he becomes a GI during World War II.
Season 4, Episode 40: Storm1 June 1953
A freak storm originates on the West Coast and travels across the county, and the weather bureau tracks it along its path. The stories of various people affected by the violent weather are dramatized by a cast of forty-plus.
8 June 1953
This light comedy chronicles the romantic misadventures of an airline pilot on vacation at the beach. Before it's over, he's proposed to two different women, one right after the other.
22 June 1953
A woman wants to have nothing to do with any children following the death of her son. Concerned over his wife's continued grief, her husband warms up to a friendly tyke from the slums.
29 June 1953
One man convinces the rest of the jury to vote "not-guilty" on charges against a wealthy industrialist. Now, he feels the cleared man owes him big.
6 July 1953
A boarding house is the setting for a murder, underworld criminals, the police, and $500,000 in cash.
13 July 1953
n this comedy, a husband does his best to prevent jealousy between his home and his office.
20 July 1953
The star of a theater group, an aging Lothario with several marriages to his credit, falls for a younger actress in the cast. After meeting her family, he realizes that his past will stand in the way of their happiness. He pretends to romance one of his ex-wives so the girlfriend will be able to dump him.
27 July 1953
Anne was raised in a tawdry environment and constantly overshadowed by her successful, sexy younger sister. She enrolls in an art class for relief from her drudgery and meets a handsome, but jaded, playboy. He finds her a breath of fresh air, but Anne can't believe a good-looking man would have any interest in her,
3 August 1953
A pianist has lost both of his hands in a tragic accident. A respected surgeon performs the impossible by grafting the hands of a recently-hanged killer onto the disabled musician. The musician's new hands prefer murdering to playing sonatas.
10 August 1953
A woman who lives with her brother and his daughter decide to reach out across the ocean and invite a British exchange student to stay with them. The visitor is an American actor, posing as a Britain, who proceeds to charm the young daughter of the household. The girl's fiancé is jealous of the would-be European's class, even though he's no slouch himself.
17 August 1953
A husband who's carrying on an affair cannot get his wife to give him a divorce. Harold arranges for Alice to have an "accident"; he tampers with phone lines so that when he calls her from his office, there will be a deadly explosion. His well-engineered plan does not come off as expected.
24 August 1953
An ex-military man from rural farm country runs for senator on a platform of cleaning up political corruption.
31 August 1953
A hard-driving, domineering business executive is determined to become the company's next president. He invites the retiring chairman and his wife to his Long Island home to wine and dine his way into the position. The man's family members, who are fed up with his tyrannical control over them, finally stage a mutiny at the dinner party.
7 September 1953
A soldier and his buddies find themselves in Europe at the end of the war. Believing their opinions are as important as those of Army brass and politicians, they formulate their own peace plan and are determined to share it. They work their way into the Paris peace talks and Private Purkey makes sure the world hears his ideas.
14 September 1953
Dr. Robert Collis works to rehabilitate children, both physically and spiritually, who were held at Belsen, the notorious Nazi prison camp. He invests special efforts to win over Eva, who guards her younger brother so tightly that they can't treat his tuberculosis. This is based on actual events.
21 September 1953
Marion Shaw, a premiere concert vocalist, takes a forced summer rest in Cape Cod to give her strained voice a chance to recover. The truth slowly becomes obvious to both Marion and her voice coach that her singing days are over. The burden of losing her career is lightened by a handsome man she meets in the resort town.
28 September 1953
A World War I hero operates on the belief that money, and lots of it, buys happiness. He jumps into the airplane business, believing it will offer big bucks, but soon fails. He plunges into the stock market and meets a woman, but she soon leaves him because of his iffy finances. His single minded goal of money continues to negatively influence his career choices and his relationships.
Season 5, Episode 6: Breakdown5 October 1953
Scientist Philip Armstrong returns to England to conduct tests on a top secret government weapon. Dr. Allen, whom he doesn't know, is assigned to work with him. The doctor confides that he's in love with a woman he's just recently met. It turns out that the woman is Armstrong's wife. With the stress of his work and his marriage in shambles, the scientist is on the verge of a crack-up.
12 October 1953
Wanting to catch other criminals, the British secret service gains the release of a counterfeiter who's dropped into France. He is to produce bills that contain a tiny flaw to be used to pay off the suspected double-dealers. With the plan a success, the ex-con is free to go. Following the war, the counterfeiter disappears and authorities find two perfect plates. Clearly, he couldn't resist the temptation to print a little for himself
19 October 1953
A one-time big name fighter, Tony Marino, is on his way down the boxing ladder, but he still can throw his powerful "Sunday punch." Tony's manager tries to bribe him to take a dive in a fight with up-and-comer Kid Walker. Tony is infuriated and almost wins the fight, though he suffers a dangerous head injury that could have lasting repercussions.
26 October 1953
Upon the death of a famed writer, two colleagues competing to write his biography visit his country estate. While there, they meet a charming local barmaid, Rosie, with quite a story to tell: she had married an unsuccessful middle-aged writer and was a major influence that guided him to being a better man and noted author.
2 November 1953
Based on a true story from World War II, Felice Benuzzi was one of 10,000 prisoners of war held at the Kenya camp. Benuzzi and two others manage to escape by successfully scaling down the 17,000-foot high Mt. Kenya.
9 November 1953
A solider on a three-day weekend pass is determined to paint the town. With $200 and his fiancé, he hits the nightspots in New York City. His girlfriend, though, soon tires of the party life and becomes irritated by his refusal to name a wedding date. After she storms off, he decides to connect with another girl, unaware of what adventures she has in store for him.
16 November 1953
After far to many months at sea, tensions build among the men and officers of the cruiser U.S.S. Atlantis during World War II. Lt. Alec Austen is already irritated by the constant meddling of his executive and gunnery officers. After months of tedium and threatened danger, the ship encounters a Japanese force in the Aleutians and is thrust into a furious battle for survival.
Season 5, Episode 13: Harvest23 November 1953
A young man in love with a sophisticated woman from the city is torn between his desires and those of his family. His parents wish him and his brother to stay and work on their small Minnesota wheat farm while both want to escape the tough life and move to the city. It's up to the mother to keep the family together in spirit during their Thanksgiving holiday reunion.
30 November 1953
An overweight piccolo player's accompaniment to a soprano's aria is so well-received that the two are suddenly in demand as a duo. As their fame and popularity grow, so does the piccolo player's love for his beautiful partner. As he's trying to muster up the courage to ask her to marry him, he learns that she has become engaged to another. Heartbroken, he disappears, never to be seen or heard from again.
7 December 1953
Jackie Cooper stars in this biography of jazz great Milton "Mezz" Mezzrow. An unruly youth, his parents put him in a reform school where he first encountered jazz. He eventually became a talented clarinetist and fronted his own combo during the 1920s, but when music trends moved towards big bands, he suffered a rapid decline in fortunes. Mezz endured much mental suffering during this period before being reintroduced to the public by friends like musician Gene Krupa.
14 December 1953
Tom, a smooth talking gigolo, makes the rounds through the speakeasies of 1920s New York. He's loved by Veronia, a woman with a lot of money, but he loses interest when he meets Iris. She presents herself as a person of society on the verge of big film career. Wedding plans quickly follow, until their lies catch up with both of them.
21 December 1953
Individuals throughout an American city end up touching one another in unexpected ways during the holiday season. Among the unrelated people are a lonely old man and his cat, a movie actor hoping to make it home for Christmas, a businessman, and a scientist who chooses to work in his lab on Christmas Eve.
28 December 1953
A publicity-loving mechanic causes a sensation when he flies solo around the world. A newspaper reporter is assigned the job of uncovering this unknown person's secretive past.
4 January 1954
A couple whose child died at birth face a problem adopting a child. The husband, proud of the fact that he can account for every penny they spend, is horrified by the expense and the long wait involved. It's up to the patient wife to talk her husband into dealing with the adoption process.
11 January 1954
While taking the subway home from the Stork Club, a musician is detained by police for a robbing a loan office. One of the clerks identifies him as the criminal and he's eventually sentenced to jail. It is only through the determination of his lawyer that he is finally freed.
Season 5, Episode 21: Machinal18 January 1954
Giving in to the advice of her calculating mother, Helen marries her highly successful and thoroughly revolting boss. Since his very touch repulses her, she ends up in an affair with a young man who eventually betrays her. The climax to her sad life is being sentenced to the electric chair.
25 January 1954
A ad-man for a perfume company meets his female counterpart at a party when his jealous wife is away.
1 February 1954
Based on a true story, a man performs heroic acts against Communists in East Berlin during an uprising on June 17th of the previous summer.
8 February 1954
After much study, a history professor has decided that the end of the world is upon us.
15 February 1954
The adventures of the young Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough are dramatized from the bestseller of the same title. The girls board a luxury ship bound for Europe and are flirted with by a couple of Yankees, but much prefer the company of two sophisticated society men.
22 February 1954
In 1895, a sophisticated woman of Copenhagen accompanies her husband, a pastor to his new parish. It's located on the rustic and isolated Faero Islands of the North Atlantic.
1 March 1954
A senior citizen who's successfully raised a family feels he has nothing remaining to contribute to their lives. He meets a group of people at an senior center and fears he'll never be as happy again as they seem to be.
8 March 1954
A honky-tonk piano player with big plans is surrounded by a diverse group of dreamers in this character study set in a bistro.
15 March 1954
A couple innocently leave their baby home alone for a night out in the Big Apple. Authorities learn of this, take the child and place it in a children's home. Confused and frightened, the parents become violent, however the nun who heads the facility bestows mercy upon the couple.
22 March 1954
A blockade runner, himself an escapee from behind the Iron Curtain, deals in the transport of human cargo in and out of that region. His current mission is to reunite a young boy and his parents.
29 March 1954
A reporter father thinks he's done a good job of raising his child. Unfortunately, he starts to have doubts about her integrity.
5 April 1954
Father and son physicians are at odds over how to practice medicine.
12 April 1954
A young sailor meets a blonde and give her his lucky coin. With it, she makes a wish for him to disappear from her life. When the wish comes true, she begins to haunt ships looking for the man she really loves.
Season 5, Episode 34: Big Boy19 April 1954
The conflict between generations is played out between an old railroad man and his son over steam powered trains versus the new diesel engine.
26 April 1954
A young artist who has lost his vision falls for and marries his secretary, a woman of great inner beauty but "plain Jane" looks. When an operation restores the artists' sight, his wife becomes insecure because she can never match the vision of beauty he had of her in his mind.
3 May 1954
Four men face danger at every turn driving truckloads of nitroglycerin through jungle country to Guatemala's to oil fields.
10 May 1954
A businessman takes his number one client to the country for meetings, but finds his daughter already there with a house full of party guests.
Season 5, Episode 38: Skyblock17 May 1954
Farmland across the Midwest is turned into desert by someone wielding a destructive "drought machine".
24 May 1954
When in Europe, an American businessman falls for a refugee from behind the Iron Curtain. He brings the girl back with him and must deal with the prejudices of the people he works with.
31 May 1954
A bride and groom greeting guests at their wedding encounter loves from their pasts. Each remembers their dating days and thinks about the one they might have married.
7 June 1954
A baron and baroness are swindled out of a small fortune by group of impressive con men in a true story from the Paris police files.
14 June 1954
In the first of this two-part adaptation, Pip, a young man with an inheritance, suffers through problems that arise due to his friendship with an escaped criminal.
21 June 1954
In part two, Pip gets his own apartment, falls in love, and has another encounter with the criminal Magwitch.
28 June 1954
A young doctor's true love suffers an incurable, deadly disease.
Season 5, Episode 45: The Expert5 July 1954
A noted author and lecturer on the subject of marital bliss can not speak from personal experience. He has a hard time explaining why a strange woman in her pajamas is feeding him breakfast.
12 July 1954
A lonely widower with a seven-year-old son wants to rebuild a happy home for the child.
19 July 1954
An American couple broadcast a weekly radio show from Paris, enthralling their listeners back home with stories of their extended honeymoon in France. In reality, the man and woman are not married, can't stand each other, and bicker constantly. That's why they're unhappy when the sponsor wants to renew their contracts.
Season 5, Episode 48: Patricia26 July 1954
A young society woman follows her own path and enrolls in a bohemian art school. She immediately falls for an older instructor, but he does not return her affections.
Season 5, Episode 49: Home Town2 August 1954
A gullible man leaves his home town for the big city. He falls prey to a flashy public relations man who plots a big build-up for his debut.
9 August 1954
An overbearing young female reporter is determined to better her father, competing against him in the coverage of a news story.
16 August 1954
A publisher gets a manuscript full of damning statements about a number of important people. He invites its author and those mentioned in the book to the same party, suggesting to his guests that murdering the author might be a suitable option.
23 August 1954
At the peak of his career, an architect suffers an heart attack. He takes the doctor's advice to slow down to such an extreme, he's barely living his life.
30 August 1954
A singer is given a lucky charm by a girl in his neighborhood and his career suddenly takes off. When he accidentally breaks the trinket, his good luck ends just as abruptly.
6 September 1954
In this comedy, the problems are worked out of a new play in Boston before it goes to Broadway.
13 September 1954
A man could lose his girlfriend to a blackmailer who's making his life miserable. That prompts him to plot a murder.
Season 6, Episode 1: Diary20 September 1954
A small-town girl leaves her unhappy home to find her way in a large city. There she meets an unsavory character who, nevertheless, offers her the only understanding help she has ever known.
27 September 1954
A Brooklyn bookkeeper falls in love with a Bronx shipping clerk at a summer resort. Meanwhile, each fears that the other will discover their secret; it seems they both exaggerated greatly about their careers.
4 October 1954
A married American banker falls for a French reporter while in Berlin.
11 October 1954
When love finally arrives for a spinster school teacher, she must reject it. The young innkeeper she's fallen for is already married.
18 October 1954
This comic romance begins in the post-war rubble of 1947 Berlin, Germany. Captain Pringle is in love with a U. S. Congresswoman on an investigation and the woman being investigated.
Season 6, Episode 6: Remote25 October 1954
In this fictional documentary, a man campaigning for the governorship of a Southern state goes on trial for the murder of his secretary. The effects of television coverage on justice are highlighted as facts get distorted along party lines and the cameras cover the "event" inside and outside the courtroom.
1 November 1954
A man is obsessed with the way things used to be. Rather than accepting and appreciating the present, he sadly retreats to living his life in the past.
8 November 1954
Subtitled "The Beastliness of Beauty", Victor Hugo's classic is adapted for television. It's the story of the hideous bell-ringing Quasimodo at the Cathederal of Notre Dame and the beautiful woman he loves, Esmeralda.
15 November 1954
Subtitled The Beauty of the Beast, Victor Hugo's classic is adapted for the small screen. It's the story of the hideous bell-ringing Quasimodo at the Cathederal of Notre Dame and the beautiful woman he loves, Esmeralda.
Season 6, Episode 10: Homecoming22 November 1954
On the weekend of the big homecoming game, a college football star plans for an improved future. The rich co-ed he's dating could be his ticket to an upgrade in his status.
Season 6, Episode 11: Judith29 November 1954
Judith is a beautiful woman who proceeds to destroy the man she claims to have loved. She receives a well-earned retribution for her actions.
Season 6, Episode 12: Dr. Ed6 December 1954
This inspirational story is based on real-life physician Dr. Edward Conner of Pennsylvania. In his life, he was able to start a clinic for handicapped kids, despite his personal battle with multiple sclerosis.
13 December 1954
A pilot who's thought to have died during a crash decides to "play dead" so he can remain near the woman he loves. Eventually, he wishes to return to the United States, as both a deserter and a casualty.
20 December 1954
In the first of two parts, young and motherless David is sent by his uncaring stepfather to live with the impoverished Micawbers in London. He barely survives, working at a warehouse gluing labels on bottles.
27 December 1954
In the second of two parts, David conducts his romance with the spoiled Dora Spenlow and, with the help of Micawber, unmasks Uriah Heep as a scheming thief. This episode is subtitled "The Reward".
3 January 1955
An innocent man convicted for the murder of his wife escapes to search for the guilty party, but is ultimately recaptured. Back in the death house, the moments tick by as the time of his execution gets nearer.
10 January 1955
Three girls share a New York apartment, each with a dream they're pursuing. One wants to meet someone to love, one wants to marry a rich man, and last wishes to become a star. Each learns that their dreams come with high prices.
17 January 1955
A widow tries to move on following the death of her husband, but her sisters stand in the way. One wants her to forge ahead while the other wants her to go into seclusion in memory of her departed spouse.
Season 6, Episode 19: Joe's Boy24 January 1955
A self-centered father is determined to see that his son, the soldier, gets married to a proper girl and starts a respectable career.
Season 6, Episode 20: Deadline31 January 1955
A small town girl moves to the city and falls in love with her ruthless, cut-throat boss. During the time she awaits his proposal, she transforms into a hard-boiled career woman. When she returns to her hometown, she finds she doesn't fit in anymore.
7 February 1955
Robert Montgomery takes the starring role in this version of the famous film about a man slowly dying from alcoholism.
14 February 1955
21 February 1955
Fears lead to upheaval in Terry Ballard's life as he suffers a mid-life crisis at his 40th birthday. His wife wants them to buy a new house and he's been offered a new position at work. Terry afraid to risk the security of his current position for the better-paying offer, fearful of being out of work if the new job doesn't work out.
28 February 1955
On the eve of his debut as a major league baseball player, a man is committed to a tuberculosis sanatorium. He tries to adjust to his new life with the help of two women who love him.
7 March 1955
An arrogant man who has treated family, friends, and employees with disrespect and abuse finds his life threatened and no one to turn to for help.
14 March 1955
Prejudice almost destroys a family when a successful rancher disowns his only son for marrying a woman who's grandmother was a Sioux. The secret of the man's bigotry is revealed because of an unexpected tragedy.
21 March 1955
This show business story tells of an actor who ruthlessly pursues a studio contract with no regard for whom he steps on or uses along the way. His girlfriend is the last to realize his true nature.
28 March 1955
An author returns to the hospital following the loss of her new-born. While there, she realizes that someone wants to make her seem unhinged by the infant's death.
4 April 1955
After suffering a serious accident, an accomplished surgeon fears that his skills are lost. He turns to a psychiatrist for help.
18 April 1955
A domineering mother controls the family business with a steely grip--the same one she uses to control her two sons.
25 April 1955
A girl known for spinning fanciful stories witnesses a murder outside of her schoolroom window. Because of her reputation, no one believes her. What's worse, she realizes that the murderer saw her watching.
2 May 1955
Octogenarian Bella Fleace decides to have one last fling and give a great ball, but no one attends.
9 May 1955
In an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "roaring twenties" book, a man pines for the woman who discarded him years earlier.
Season 6, Episode 34: The Cage16 May 1955
In London during World War II, British counter intelligence agents track down a wily Nazi spy.
23 May 1955
In the Old West, a Civil War veteran and a dance hall gal are awarded a stage coach line by its dying owner.
30 May 1955
Jack and Liz meet on the Stamford, Connecticut express train. Through flashbacks, we learn they first met at the same location and began a torrid, though short-lived, love affair.
Season 6, Episode 37: The Killer6 June 1955
Guilt plagues a number of people who feel that, perhaps, their indifference was a cause for a man's death.
13 June 1955
A son feels so indebted to his family for having sacrificed to send him to college that he almost ruins his academic career.
20 June 1955
Real-life newspaperwoman Frances Warfield jeopardizes her success by not addressing her hearing loss.
Season 6, Episode 40: Towhead27 June 1955
The young new teacher in a small town tries to gently let down a young student who has a crush on her.
4 July 1955
A determined police detective works to force a crooked former politician to face the music.
11 July 1955
An unmarried middle-aged clerk at a marriage license bureau is a true romantic. He's always writing poems and bringing flowers for the young lovers who visit his office. He eventually falls for a widow, but starts to have second thoughts about marriage because of her superficial and self-centered ways.
18 July 1955
A young woman moves to New York City and becomes a success, only to become entrapped by a life of superficiality.
25 July 1955
A tough moral and professional decision faces a gifted eye surgeon. He can chose an action that may save a child's vision, but it would compromise medical standards.
1 August 1955
A shrewish wife considers her husband's theater career to be competition for his affections. She forces him to make a choice.
8 August 1955
Two worldly gentlemen vie for the affections of an equally cosmopolitan woman in this light comedy.
Season 6, Episode 47: Late Love15 August 1955
Rosie escapes her dull life as an office secretary engaged for a decade to a dentist through her elaborate daydreams. When Rosie loses her job, she indulges her imagination by heading for Mexico armed with a Geiger counter.
Season 6, Episode 48: Rosie22 August 1955
29 August 1955
One half of a once-dangerous criminal duo is now reformed. His ex-partner arrives, looking for a place to hide out for a while.
5 September 1955
In the final summer stock performance of the season, a father's extreme possessiveness of his daughter ruins her life.
12 September 1955
A reserved college professor is fascinated by the portrait of a woman that hangs near his mens' club. While admiring the picture one day, he happens to meet its gorgeous blonde subject. This leads to an invite to her apartment, some champagne, and a murder.
19 September 1955
On his own while his wife's away in Europe, henpecked Mr. Monroe decides he'll be the suave and adventurous man of his imagination. In his fantasies, he captures a diamond smuggler and a dangerous escaped convict.
26 September 1955
A soft-spoken cowboy shows up in a small western town looking for work. The locals mistakenly assume he's a murderous troublemaker, causing great tension when he starts dating the real killer's girlfriend.
3 October 1955
Authorities hope that their release a low-level war criminal will lead them to a Nazi Germany leader who "disappeared" after World War II. Following the released man, they're led to a small Connecticut town and a respected professor.
Season 7, Episode 5: Paper Town10 October 1955
A family is at odds when the father, successful in the lumber business, insists his son take over the company. The son, married and expecting a child soon, wants to finish law school instead.
17 October 1955
Season 7, Episode 7: Man Lost24 October 1955
A Navy man loses his will to live following the death of his wife. He witnesses an A-bomb test in the Pacific and then goes "on leave" in Hawaii where he makes positive discoveries about himself.
31 October 1955
The truth eventually catches up with a sad man when his life is revealed to have been nothing but lies.
7 November 1955
Being an incredible actor is not enough as a performer feels nothing but loneliness even though he has a wife and daughter.
14 November 1955
When a farmer's young wife dies in an "accident", the local police have doubts about how accidental her death actually was.
Season 7, Episode 11: Isobel21 November 1955
The successful writer of detective stories is the last person to see a young woman alive. The girl, Isobel, also shares the name of the heroine in one of the author's novels.
28 November 1955
The heads of two immigrant families feud constantly, even though they are are neighbors and work at the same factory. It's practically inevitable that two of their youngsters would fall in love.
Season 7, Episode 13: Lucifer5 December 1955
A publishing manager who has caused a great deal of unhappiness throughout his career gets his turn in the hot seat.
12 December 1955
A young mechanic hides a shameful secret-- he's unable to read, having left school early because of poverty. He believe his illiteracy is standing in the way of his success.
19 December 1955
A man who climbed the ladder from wildcatter to oil tycoon spoils his daughter with the material things he never had.
26 December 1955
This is the story of the young Hans Christian Anderson's love for singer Jenny Lind and her refusal to give up her singing career.
2 January 1956
Three individual one-act stories are told, each involving young men facing moral or ethical decisions which will have profound effects on their futures. Act one profiles a high school student who's planning to elope with his girlfriend; Act two looks at a young man who's asked to deal drugs; Act three is the story of a college fraternity president who's supposed to expel one of the brothers.
9 January 1956
An elderly mariner is making his final voyage as the captain of a non-seaworthy boat owned by shady characters. Determined to retire with his dignity, the captain takes the ragged ship out to sea with the intention of wrecking the wreck.
Season 7, Episode 19: The Tyrant16 January 1956
A small town newspaper editor takes a stand against a powerful local citizen who acts with dictatorial rule.
Season 7, Episode 20: Aftermath23 January 1956
A lawyer who finds himself at a murder scene quickly leaves town, fearing that the crime will be pinned on him. He returns five years later with a shocking revelation.
30 January 1956
Eccentric lawyer Ephriam Tutt puts his unconventional methods to use to help a young man charged with murder.
6 February 1956
A teen-aged boy gets a bit part in a play so he can meet his idol, Abraham Lincoln. Instead, he ends up witnessing the assassination of the president at the Ford Theater.
13 February 1956
A middle-aged man decides that the joys of youth were preferable to the success he now enjoys in business. As he retreats into the dreams of his carefree youth, he physically begins to fade away before the eyes of his friends and associates.
20 February 1956
A shy, young man in a small town has been disliked by people his whole life. He makes his first real friend, the wife of the local pool hall owner, and falls madly in love with her. Shanks unwittingly becomes a factor is his own downfall.
27 February 1956
A school bus driver steers his vehicle into the path of an on-coming train and four children are killed. As a man who once believed he had all of life's answers finds himself struggling to make sense of anything.
Season 7, Episode 26: Adam's Son5 March 1956
A judge's campaign for the governorship has his son feeling that he can never live up to his father's achievements. At least that's the case until the judge makes a serious mistake.
12 March 1956
A young couple's marriage is on the rocks because of the husband's failure to get ahead at work. He encounters obstacles from an underhanded office worker in the grocery business.
Season 7, Episode 28: The Secret19 March 1956
A lumberjack actively guards a mysterious black box in his possession. This piques the curiosity of the others in the logging camp. Everyone has a theory about its contents, ranging from love letters to evidence of a murder.
26 March 1956
A commuter suffers a heart attack in Grand Central Station as he's heading home to Connecticut.
2 April 1956
An auto mechanic unhappy with his lot in life plans to kill his wife and collect on the insurance policy he just opened on her. When the "accident" he arranged for her fizzles, he cancels the policy. As luck would have it, his wife becomes seriously injured in a real accident. Now he's fighting to keep her alive because her recently deceased father left her a small fortune that goes to charity if she dies.
Season 7, Episode 31: Pistolero9 April 1956
A gas station owner in a small prairie town decides to expose the local political boss as the evil that he is. The angry strongman responds by hiring a hit man to kill the troublemaker.
16 April 1956
The life of the genius Albert Einstein is highlighted in this biography. His early years in Prague, when he proposed his famed Theory of Relativity, are presented. The show then focuses on his later life when he lived modestly among the people of Princeton, New Jersey.
23 April 1956
A South African plantation is home to a baobab tree, a large native plant which is said to kill all other life near it. The action centers on a woman who flirts shamelessly and the price she pays for her actions.
30 April 1956
A singer discovers that success can carry a high price when he gets swept up by fast-talking con men. As he rises to the top, he finds the people around him are more interested in a piece of his income than in his welfare. Johnny Desmond sings "Please Don't Forget Me, Dear."
7 May 1956
A bigamist has two different wives in two different cities that he travels between for business. Neither knows about the other, until one fateful day. Unable to justify his behavior to either woman, he commits a crime he never thought he would have.
14 May 1956
Following the death of a girl in a car accident, Bob Slater is tortured by the idea that he was somehow negligent in his driving that day.
21 May 1956
A naive salesclerk is named "Miss Courtesy" by her store and is awarded an all-expenses paid trip to Nassau. While vacationing at the exotic locale, she falls under the spell of a suave and sophisticated man of the world.
Season 7, Episode 38: Who?28 May 1956
In this unusual drama, seven actors portray the same character as he's seen through the eyes of different people. The "Standard Who" is how the man sees himself, along with the "Ineffectual Who", the "Solid Who", the "Slob Who", the "Satyr Who", the "Nasty Who" and the "Godlike Who".
4 June 1956
Krisons Rigo, a recent immigrant, settles in a small Long Island town. Though he taught in the old country, he cannot get a certificate here, so he takes a job as a school janitor.
11 June 1956
A teacher's opposition to dismissal by a tyrannical school superintendent throws a small town into turmoil.
18 June 1956
An unhappy wife is forbidden by her psychotic husband to even have friends. he's a man who retired early to play with his toy soldier collection. When she falls in love with another, she see the chance to leave this unhappy life behind. She's torn, however, because she knows her husband would be lost without her.
25 June 1956
A young boy nicknamed Peanuts desperately wants an elephant for a pet. He steals a purchase order from his father's work and buys a baby pachyderm that he hides in their garage.
2 July 1956
A college professor is obsessed with getting a piece of property owned by the mother of one of his students. He tries to charm the the property from her, before attempting to destroy the woman. The mother gets the last word, but pays a big price for it.
9 July 1956
A husband and wife have begun to drift apart after nine years of marriage. The husband spends more and more time at his law office, convincing his spouse that he's having an affair. She confronts him with her belief.
16 July 1956
A meek editor at a religious publishing house believes that only a large sum of money could give him the life he wants and the nerve to propose to the woman he loves. Upon discovering the next day's newspaper at his doorstep, he becomes bold and aggressive trying to capitalize on the stock market and race track results the magic newspaper contains.
23 July 1956
Ken Reed, once a big name actor in Hollywood, refuses to accept that he's no longer the star he thinks he is. Even though he hasn't had a film role in two years, he continues to live lavishly, even refusing a supporting part on Broadway because it's beneath him. He is given one last chance at career redemption, and it hinges on a successful test for television.
30 July 1956
In this comedy set in Mississippi, an aging Southern belle grudgingly opens her mansion to tacky Yankee tourists during the annual azalea festival. Needing the money to keep the bank from foreclosing on her home, she also takes in a boarder, a young man who's written a popular but critical book about the Natchez way of life.
6 August 1956
Bernice has spent her whole life working in her father's store and being dominated by her beautiful mother. When she finally finds love in the form of a salesman, her mother disapproves. Bernice is forced to choose between the man of her dreams and her controlling parent.
27 August 1956
An accountant who's a rabid baseball fan is chosen to umpire the game between his office and their biggest competitor. When he makes a close call against his company's team, he finds himself a shunned outcast.
3 September 1956
10 September 1956
In the season premiere, James Cagney plays an Army sergeant who escorts the body of a fellow sergeant to his hometown. With the Korean War long over, he finds most people disinterested and wonders if their mission was in vain.
17 September 1956
A wife deals with maddening problems running a household on an island not far off the coast from Seattle. In this comic tale, the mother deals with two teen-aged daughters, plumbing that doesn't work, and a friend with eyes on their housekeeper.
24 September 1956
A wife wakes up to find that her husband has left her and their home behind for no apparent reason. She later learns of the crisis that plagues some men in the later years of marriage.
1 October 1956
The stories of various passengers are told in this semi-documentary about the trans-Atlantic crossing of the Hindenburg, including its tragic landing in New Jersey.
8 October 1956
After a plane crashes into the Atlantic, two of the passengers listed as dead survive, fall in love, and decide to stay together in Europe, leaving their former lives and responsibilities back home.
Season 8, Episode 6: Pilgrimage15 October 1956
The wife of a doctor who's devoted his work to public health feels he's a fool for not going into private practice where he can make more money. When she eventually leaves him, the doctor decides he's had enough of the big city and its so-called sophistication. He heads for the Caribbean to set up a public health station.
22 October 1956
A brilliant Madison Avenue ad man had tired of the pressure, so he and his wife retire to the supposedly serene life of a Vermont apple farmer. His first crop of motley-looking fruit tasted great, so he wrote an advertisement singing the praises of spotted apples. Soon, he had organized his fellow farmers into an association and was running an ad agency out of his house.
29 October 1956
The president of a drug company returns from Europe to an awaiting lawsuit alleging that one of their medicines killed a boy. After being convinced of the drug's toxicity, he must choose to either to directly alert the public or, as others at the firm suggest, quietly remove it from the market.
5 November 1956
The eccentric lawyer of "Saturday Evening Post"-fame fights the shady owner of a small town Montana store. The crooked proprietor is trying to cheat a mining engineer out of his dig.
19 November 1956
26 November 1956
A fictitious college team has its scores printed in the newspaper every week. It's a scam to help out a guy who's in trouble with a bookie.
3 December 1956
In this adaptation of the 1950 film, an opportunist writer grudgingly plays love interest to delusional silent film star Nora Desmond. In her fantasy world she's still the world's biggest star and throngs of adoring fans are awaiting her big comeback.
10 December 1956
A teen-aged girl plays the part of a sophisticated flirt, pursuing one young man after another. As soon as one becomes interested, she drops him and moves on to the next one.
17 December 1956
An American film star, on location in Britain, makes a $50 donation to a run-down church. When the money disappears, a furor follows with the church receiving much publicity. Soon, tourists are flocking to the chapel and donations are pouring in.
24 December 1956
This annual live presentation of the opera is telecast in color on this series. Amahl, a disabled young peasant boy, tells his widowed mother that he's just seen a magnificent star in the sky. Soon, there's a knock at their door. Three kings on a long journey arrive at their door asking for a place to rest. They are carrying with them gifts to present to the Christ Child. Wanting to send a gift, but being very poor, Amahl has only his crutch to give.