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31 Aug. 1953
The First Vice President
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 Sep. 1953
Private Purkey's Private Place
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 Sep. 1953
The Lost and Found
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 Sep. 1953
September Time
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 Sep. 1953
The Big Money
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.
 
5 Oct. 1953
Breakdown
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 Oct. 1953
A Criminal Assignment
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 Oct. 1953
The Sunday Punch
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 Oct. 1953
Cakes and Ale
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 Nov. 1953
No Picnic at Mt. Kenya
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 Nov. 1953
Week-End Pass
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 Nov. 1953
The Deep Six
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.
 
23 Nov. 1953
Harvest
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 Nov. 1953
The Soprano and the Piccolo Player
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 Dec. 1953
Really the Blues
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 Dec. 1953
No Visible Means
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 Dec. 1953
What About Christmas?
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 Dec. 1953
The Greatest Man in the World
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 Jan. 1954
The Steady Man
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 Jan. 1954
A Case of Identity
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.
 
18 Jan. 1954
Machinal
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 Jan. 1954
Richard Said No
A ad-man for a perfume company meets his female counterpart at a party when his jealous wife is away.
 
1 Feb. 1954
The Seventeenth of June
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 Feb. 1954
Mr. Whittle and the Morning Star
After much study, a history professor has decided that the end of the world is upon us.
 
15 Feb. 1954
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
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 Feb. 1954
Land of Happiness
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 Mar. 1954
Such a Busy Day
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 Mar. 1954
The Paradise Cafe
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 Mar. 1954
The Quality of Mercy
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 Mar. 1954
The Pink Hippopotamus
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 Mar. 1954
My Little Girl
A reporter father thinks he's done a good job of raising his child. Unfortunately, he starts to have doubts about her integrity.
 
5 Apr. 1954
For These Services
Father and son physicians are at odds over how to practice medicine.
 
12 Apr. 1954
The Pale Blonde of Sand Street
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.
 
19 Apr. 1954
Big Boy
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 Apr. 1954
No Need of Favor
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
Wages of Fear
Four men face danger at every turn driving truckloads of nitroglycerin through jungle country to Guatemala's to oil fields.
 
10 May 1954
Pilgrim's Pride
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.
 
17 May 1954
Skyblock
Farmland across the Midwest is turned into desert by someone wielding a destructive "drought machine".
 
24 May 1954
The Power and the Prize
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
Once Upon a Time
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 Jun. 1954
The Patriot from Antibes
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 Jun. 1954
Great Expectations: Part 1
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 Jun. 1954
Great Expectations: Part 2
In part two, Pip gets his own apartment, falls in love, and has another encounter with the criminal Magwitch.
 
28 Jun. 1954
In His Hands
A young doctor's true love suffers an incurable, deadly disease.
 
5 Jul. 1954
The Expert
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 Jul. 1954
Story on Eleventh Street
A lonely widower with a seven-year-old son wants to rebuild a happy home for the child.
 
19 Jul. 1954
It Happened in Paris
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.
 
26 Jul. 1954
Patricia
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.
 
2 Aug. 1954
Home Town
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 Aug. 1954
About Sara Caine
An overbearing young female reporter is determined to better her father, competing against him in the coverage of a news story.
 
16 Aug. 1954
Invitation to Murder
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 Aug. 1954
Personal Story
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 Aug. 1954
A Matter of Luck
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 Sep. 1954
The People You Meet
In this comedy, the problems are worked out of a new play in Boston before it goes to Broadway.
 
13 Sep. 1954
Ten Minute Alibi
A man could lose his girlfriend to a blackmailer who's making his life miserable. That prompts him to plot a murder.
 

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