Season 1, Episode 1: Trial Run20 September 1953
The first episode of the series, explaining the letter anthology format. A shop girl is courted by a man whose family looks down upon her, so she feigns crassness to teach them a lesson. One of a few episodes with a laugh track.
Season 1, Episode 2: The Mirror27 September 1953
A spoiled and selfish woman goes without her husband to a vacation home and is tormented by a woman escaped from a mental institution which makes her confront her own mental challenges.
4 October 1953
A young man is accused of murder in a small Western town, but the sheriff's wife believes him innocent, while the townspeople form a mob to storm the jail.
11 October 1953
A teacher publicly opposes a candidate, only to be romanced by him, much to the chagrin of her boyfriend.
18 October 1953
A shipboard con artist falls for his mark.
Season 1, Episode 6: Earthquake25 October 1953
A man using an iron lung who has lost hope regains his will through the efforts of his wife to keep him breathing when an earthquake causes a power failure.
1 November 1953
The glowing, tiresome reminisces of a wife and mother about her now-famous former beau and his devotion to her comes to a head.
Season 1, Episode 8: Kid Stuff8 November 1953
Two widowed parents fall in love but feel their relationship might be hampered by their lively young children.
15 November 1953
Charlotte Bronte struggles to cope with her controlling and oppressive father even as it interferes with her courtship with and marriage to Arthur Nicholls.
21 November 1953
The kidnapping of a boy by young toughs takes an unexpected turn when one of the hoodlums befriends the boy.
Season 1, Episode 11: Love Story29 November 1953
An aspiring actress falls in love with a clown and marries him, but then she's ashamed to be publicly associated with him.
6 December 1953
Glass-jawed Walter Stone attempts to rescue Kay Coughlin from a purse snatcher, but he gets hurt instead. Kay nurses him back to health and asks Walter to help her get her boyfriend jealous to goad him into proposing.
13 December 1953
A little girl in a Mexican village falls desperately ill and places her faith in God through her patron saint, regardless of whether she survives or not.
20 December 1953
Charming holiday story about a small boy who frequents a postal station, chatting incessantly with a disillusioned laborer.
28 December 1953
Corporate hotel snoop Sally Webster creates unpleasant situations in a hotel to test its operation while becoming impressed with the character and ambition of hotel clerk Newton Ralston.
Season 1, Episode 16: Inga3 January 1954
Indomitable Inga Helborg convinces a bank president to conditionally reverse the foreclosure of the family farm and takes labor from the prison farm by which both actions she successfully demonstrates her resolute and trusting nature.
10 January 1954
A mystery writer discovers she is marked for death.
17 January 1954
A spirited wife challenges the stodgy attitudes of researcher husband by refusing to respond to one of his survey questions: "If you had it to do all over again, would you marry the same person?"
24 January 1954
Beverly Washburn plays a lonely schoolgirl whose decision to start a rumor about her mother turns into classroom blackmail. Jeannette Nolan portrays her stern Aunt.
31 January 1954
Madge Mason based on her prowess as a local actress in a small Iowa town goes to Hollywood and meets with only modest success but when it appears she is on verge of major success she has second thoughts about the price of fame.
7 February 1954
The son of an affluent couple, whose father has little time for him, joins the Cub Scouts.
14 February 1954
Eddie Albert plays a mild-mannered soul whose happy marriage to an earthy woman seems to be coming to an end.
28 February 1954
A glamorous mother and wife who dallies with other men's attention takes her own husband and son for granted. Clever opening schoolroom sequence in which the moms comment in theirs heads about each other. The climax in which the woman's mind races with impending terror about her son's lateness might seem melodramatic, but it's all too real for many of us who worry about loved ones. Mabel Albertson of "Bewitched" and so many other series plays the PTA spokesperson.
7 March 1954
Fictionalized story of a Chicago juvenile delinquent who meets Jack Robbins, founder of the BBR, a boy's club that still exists today. A familiar face in one scene is the ubiquitous Argentina Brunetti, to whom Dean Martin sang "That's Amore" in "The Caddy." At the end of the story, Young introduces actor Chick Chandler and the real-life Jack Robbins.
14 March 1954
Tiger Tipton retired from a successful boxing career at his wife's insistence. Now broke from her expensive medical care, he arranges one last fight with the champ, but he can't let his wife find out.
21 March 1954
The great composer and his concert pianist wife, whose seemingly idyllic marriage descends into mental breakdown.
28 March 1954
Flashbacks tell the story of a charming but irresponsible ex-husband who re-enters the lives of his wife and son. The father/son relationship is similar to that of Gloria's son and her first husband on the series, "Modern Family." In this episode, Young's character's name is "Ginger," a decade before her co-star, Alan Hale Jr., addressed Tina Louise by the name on "Gilligan's Island."
4 April 1954
Offbeat comic tale of a sheltered young woman whose house is turned upside down by an eccentric lady, her cowboy son -- and his horse. Jock Mahoney makes the first of his many appearances in the series, playing nephew "Andy" to Frances Bavier, who would ironically play Aunt Bee to Andy Griffith less than a decade later.
11 April 1954
Profile of a teenager who wants to be treated as an adult.
18 April 1954
A forest ranger's wife unknowing allows into her house an escaped convict who seeks revenge on her husband.
25 April 1954
2 May 1954
A woman is plagued by guilt when her politician husband killed a pedestrian in a car accident. Instead of taking responsibility, he was elated to see someone else arrested and blamed for it.
9 May 1954
Nora is hired as a secretary under the condition that she disguise herself to be old and unattractive, so as not to distract her boss. When her boss has need to drop in to Nora's home, he is taken with the young lady he finds there, who claims to be Nora's sister.
Season 1, Episode 34: Dear Midge16 May 1954
Midge is an unmarried social worker with an overactive imagination, including having a curmudgeonly fairy to guide her. Her fairy gets her into sticky situations, and she is afraid of making a poor impression on her attractive neighbor.
23 May 1954
30 May 1954
A new teacher in a remote Native American community struggles to get children out of work and into school, and she ends up instigating a strike against the local farmer who employs most of the natives.
29 August 1954
Duke and Rita visit a remote mountain cabin for a romantic getaway. During a fierce snowstorm, a young boy with pneumonia shows up at their door. Duke won't call for help because he is wanted for robbery, but Rita uses a ham radio to ask for medical help.
Season 2, Episode 2: Dr. Juliet5 September 1954
A doctor unravels the mysterious circumstances and suspects surrounding the near-death of a young heiress.
12 September 1954
Granite jawed Hugh O'Brien, clearly enjoying a change of pace from his usual rugged roles, plays a shy cartoonist whose heroism is awakened by a fraud scandal involving a woman and a his exact double.
Season 2, Episode 4: The Lamp19 September 1954
What seems to be Aladdin's Lamp also seems to be fulfilling the fondest wishes of a young couple.
A couple finds themselves terrorized by a disturbed man who rear ends their car. There is some genuine suspense in this episode and warrants attention in that it comes years before Alfred Hitchcock Presents and other such anthologies.
3 October 1954
This familiar plot of a lone holdout juror benefits from extreme unusual close-ups, montages and double-exposures to "open up" the drama beyond the single room setting.
10 October 1954
17 October 1954
An idealistic widow, whose last name is that same to that of a candidate, allows two slick politicians to add her name to a small town mayoral ballot.
31 October 1954
A girl scout is left alone with an escaped convict.
7 November 1954
Former stuntman and TV's "Range Rider" and "Yancy Derringer," Jock Mahoney, returns to this series, this time playing the owner of a small diner who is taken with a lost soul seemingly left alone in the rain.
14 November 1954
21 November 1954
A dancer's resolution to go on with her life as a singer inspires an architect who had become embittered after his hands were injured in the Korean war. Sally Field's mother Margaret (wife of Loretta Young show favorite Jock Mahoney) co-stars as Gene Barry's fiancée.
28 November 1954
Like Spielberg's "Lincoln," which celebrated the little-known people who made a difference as well as high-profile leaders, this episode focuses on one of the lesser-known signers of the Declaration of Independence, John Hart.
Season 2, Episode 14: Big Jim5 December 1954
A young man attempts to reform his delinquent mother when she stops in town to see him.
12 December 1954
An embittered man takes revenge on a beloved doctor who lost his wife on the operating table, leading to vigilantism. Among the cast is Oscar-winner Jane Darwell ("The Grapes of Wrath," "Mary Poppins"). The theme of friendly neighbors transformed into a hideous mob would be echoed in Twilight Zone episodes "The Shelter" and "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street."
19 December 1954
At a hospital and nursing home, everyone wants to stage Christmas parties for the sick children, but the event coordinator connives to get a party for the elderly residents.
26 December 1954
A financially strapped New York cab driver becomes desperate for cash when his wife goes into labor.
2 January 1955
Familiar TV faces abound in this fanciful dramedy about a woman's ability to know the time without a watch challenged by a watch company's efforts to use a conceited employee's charms to discredit her.
Season 2, Episode 19: The Flood9 January 1955
A man whose experience as a prisoner of war has caused him to be alcoholic and homeless stumbles into a situation in which he must use his army medical training and receives advice and support from a nurse and a doctor to change his life.
Season 2, Episode 20: Decision16 January 1955
The wife of a pilot runs the gamut of emotions and memories while awaiting the return of her husband, whose plane has lost an engine in a storm.
23 January 1955
Hugh Beaumont plays the dad in one of two suburban families that allow the childish teasing between their sons escalate into a serious social and business conflicts.
30 January 1955
A successful Art Director lets her imagination run away with her when a young female business associate of her husband's wants to talk to her about something "personal."
6 February 1955
A little girl's stories about her seemingly imaginary friend, "Mrs. Bannister," begin to foreshadow real events and imminent danger.
Season 2, Episode 24: Dickie13 February 1955
True story of a Depression-era mother's efforts to redirect her talented little boy's creative projects to more practical pursuits -- and who this boy turns out to be is the twist, as Ms. Young introduces the real-life man and his mom at the end of the episode.
20 February 1955
The Hollywood success of a New York writer takes up so much of his time and attention that it threatens his marriage.
27 February 1955
A western drifter retrieves a beloved horse to court a maiden settler.
Season 2, Episode 27: Case Book6 March 1955
Only a few years after "Spellbound," but before "Vertigo" and "The Three Faces of Eve," this episode uses extended two-actor scenes in its thoughtful exploration of claustrophobia and the benefits of therapy - as well as forgiveness of others and oneself.
13 March 1955
The plight of poverty-stricken war orphans forces a hard-nosed war correspondent to face the flesh-and-blood effects of her cynical editorials.
Season 2, Episode 29: Inga II20 March 1955
Dennis Hopper was only nineteen when he appeared in this episode as a privileged young man who is sent to work on a farm to build his character.
Season 2, Episode 30: Mink Coat27 March 1955
Series favorites Jock Mahoney, Ann Doran and Casey Adams (Max Showalter) reunite with Ms. Young in an amusing "Fisherman and His Wife/If You Give a Mouse A Cookie"-like fable about the effects an unexpected mink coat has on a two suburban couples.
3 April 1955
Craig Stevens plays the head of a modeling agency who likes to discover his clients in ordinary walks of life, prompting an earnest hopeful to pose as an auto mechanic to catch his attention.
10 April 1955
An aging man is unfaithful to his wife and negligent to his daughter.
17 April 1955
In a memorable episode that showcases Ms. Young's comic timing and dancing talent, she plays a passive secretary who cuts loose after a visit to the dentist and the lingering effects of laughing gas. In the scene in which she makes a grand entrance, bellowing "Anita, DAH-ling!" it strongly resembles the first appearance of Cruella DeVil in Disney's animated "101 Dalmatians."
24 April 1955
A man is plagued by guilt and worry when his daughter breaks a finger after he spanks her in anger.
1 May 1955
A British writer recalls the captivating Maharani with whom he fell in love while on assignment in India.
28 August 1955
4 September 1955
Season 3, Episode 3: Reunion11 September 1955
8 September 1955
Season 3, Episode 5: Gino25 September 1955
2 October 1955
9 October 1955
16 October 1955
Season 3, Episode 9: Katy23 October 1955
Season 3, Episode 10: Slander30 October 1955
6 November 1955
13 November 1955
27 November 1955
4 December 1955
11 December 1955
18 December 1955
25 December 1955
This Christmas day tale of a small town waitress, lonely serviceman and the child of separated parents marks Loretta Young's first appearance on the series after many months of guest star presenters who filled in while she recovered from illness.
1 January 1956
Season 3, Episode 19: Inga III8 January 1956
One of Inga's prison workers is distraught over his wife's ill health, and Inga takes steps so that he can care for his wife. Seeing the strength of their marriage, Inga contemplates marriage for herself.
15 January 1956
22 January 1956
Season 3, Episode 22: The Secret29 January 1956
John Newland becomes another series fixture as the practical, detached father of a disabled mute boy, both whom are brought out of their shells by a children's book author.
Season 3, Episode 23: The Pearl12 February 1956
A middle-aged Japanese fisherman finds a pearl in an oyster and conceals it from his wife.
19 February 1956
Season 3, Episode 25: Gesundheit26 February 1956
A famous New York stage actress finds herself allergic to her leading man.
4 March 1956
18 March 1956
An otherwise responsible husband and father has a periodic urge to leave his family and wander.
8 April 1956
1 April 1956
A mother, suffering sustained grief of losing one of her two sons, has distanced herself from her other son and husband. She becomes attached to a melancholy neighborhood boy.
8 April 1956
Season 3, Episode 31: Code 25815 April 1956
22 April 1956
A young priest uses his skill as a baseball player to clear his parish of debts.
26 August 1956
A deaf woman is entangled in strange and deadly events.
2 September 1956
A real-life research project inspired this tale about a wife and mother having trouble juggling work and family when she becomes embroiled in a psychological thesis based on asking people a very telling question.
Season 4, Episode 3: Saigon9 September 1956
16 September 1956
Tommy Kirk returns, this time as a youngster with his heart set on qualifying for a little league baseball team.
23 September 1956
29 September 1956
A copywriter finds herself writing speeches for two opposing candidates.
7 October 1956
In a taut drama that sadly still resonates today, an arrogant personnel director finds his ageist hiring policies coming back to bite him.
Season 4, Episode 8: New Slant14 October 1956
A playwright works in a boys' reform school to gather material.
21 October 1956
During a beach picnic, a widowed mother recalls when her romance with a novelist hit an unexpected snag.
28 October 1956
A woman convinced she will never marry falls for an old school friend.
4 November 1956
11 November 1956
Just as a disillusioned schoolteacher is about to quit, she encounters classroom challenges including stolen money and a neglected student.
Season 4, Episode 13: Inga IV18 November 1956
Inga Helborg returns, this time to help get an accounting job for a ex-convict who was jailed for embezzlement.
2 December 1956
9 December 1956
A decorated veteran contends with careers that threaten his integrity, as well as an ambitious, social climbing wife.
16 December 1956
Sister Ann touches the lives of numerous patients she attends to at a hospital.
30 December 1956
A little Swiss boy suspects the respected Burgermeister of loading his scales and cheating village children.
6 January 1957
While sculpting a bust of the Egyptian monarch, the artist declares his love for her, putting both of them at risk with the Pharoah.
13 January 1957
A sensitive little girl becomes hysterical when she sees a horror movie starring her mother's boyfriend.
27 January 1957
A deluded Southern belle has trouble facing the truth about why she really refused her engagement.
3 February 1957
Season 4, Episode 22: Tension17 February 1957
A best selling author, who has taken to callous treatment of those he deems unimportant, finds his wife and himself in a death trap when his car hits a high tension wire.
24 February 1957
An eerie period piece about a bride suffering apparent breakdown and confusion in the wake of strange events she can't seem to piece together.
Season 4, Episode 24: Louise10 March 1957
Season 4, Episode 25: Emergency24 March 1957
31 March 1957
A man and woman who live in neighboring city apartments are reluctant to allow romance into their lives.
7 April 1957
A jaded news photographer named Gretchen or "Gretch" gains new insight into the human condition when she covers the story of refugees from Budapest.
14 April 1957
Season 4, Episode 29: Legacy21 April 1957
The difficult conditions of an inheritance put a couple in conflict.
28 April 1957
5 May 1957
Ken Osmond plays a young boy involved in a deadly resistance movement for a small country under military siege.
12 May 1957
A top fashion designer is charmed by the owner of a budget dress line -- until she discovers his company has copied her latest designs.
19 May 1957
One of the stars of a renowned dance duo loses her sight in a freak accident and sinks into self-pity.
26 May 1957
A sight impaired dancer secretly trains herself in hopes of rejoining her husband/dance partner on stage again.
20 October 1957
The spoiled daughter of a brash manicurist discovers that her father hadn't died when he returns from a prison sentence for forgery.
27 October 1957
3 November 1957
10 November 1957
24 November 1957
A mother struggles to protect her son (Johnny Crawford), who witnessed a murder.
Season 5, Episode 6: Blizzard1 December 1957
8 December 1957
15 December 1957
Season 5, Episode 9: Power Play29 December 1957
5 January 1958
A Chinese vase and a steroids surprise party drastically alter a young businessman's life.
12 January 1958
19 January 1958
26 January 1958
2 February 1958
9 February 1958
A wife who has written a loving book about her milkman husband encounters marital conflict when a Hollywood producer wants to make a movie based on the wife's book except the producer's vision is to change reality to suit cinema practices.
16 February 1958
23 February 1958
Season 5, Episode 18: Conflict2 March 1958
9 March 1958
Season 5, Episode 20: Windfall16 March 1958
23 March 1958
30 March 1958
6 April 1958
13 April 1958
20 April 1958
27 April 1958
4 May 1958
11 May 1958
18 May 1958
A woman's day of rest assigned to her by the husband due to a her developing cold becomes problematic due to the needs of her six children.
5 October 1958
12 October 1958
19 October 1958
Jeb and Amy Stewart plan the perfect second honeymoon - and send their children to summer camp.
26 October 1958
An American travel agent visits a depressed village in Italy. James Philbrook later was the co-star of the New Loretta Young Show (1962-63).
2 November 1958
9 November 1958
To make ends meet, a high school teacher must take a second job as a waitress. Conflicts occur when students begin coming to the restaurant.
16 November 1958
23 November 1958
A man possessed is Alex Stark, who never has anything on his mind but business, even staying away from his fabulous New York penthouse for long periods to make deals. His wife Eleanor loses interest in him and falls for the family lawyer, She Alex's firm by selling their stock to the paramour.
30 November 1958
7 December 1958
On a ship bound for Paris, a businessman (James Philbrook) spends his time with a Mrs. Mathews - he assumes is married.
14 December 1958
21 December 1958
28 December 1958
4 January 1959
Season 6, Episode 15: Sister Ann11 January 1959
A badly injured man is brought to a hospital, needing long term care with his hands and eyes covered during his period of treatment. he's gruff, irritable and ill mannered, not realizing he's been taken to a Catholic hospital or that his nurse that he falls in love with is actually a nun. When the bandages are removed and finally knows, he must suppress his feelings.
18 January 1959
25 January 1959
A Hindu slaver tries to sell two Muslim captive women from Pakistan in a small town. The single local constable puts a stop to it but holds the women in his gaol. The younger woman bargains for her freedom by helping the policeman to trap a bandit gang who have been raiding nearby homes and farms.
1 February 1959
8 February 1959
On Valentine's Day, a housewife receives a large, expensive valentine - but isn't sure who sent it.
15 February 1959
22 February 1959
An old line aristocrat has a portrait painter in to do his daughter's likeness, but he finds her painfully shy and given to revealing only half her face, the side he's asked to paint. Soon it comes out she's been scarred in a fire, one that her mother died in and her stern father blames her for.
1 March 1959
8 March 1959
A famous fashion model returns to her home town for her 20-year class reunion. After spending the evening with her old flame, she longs to return to a more meaningful small town life.
21 March 1959
A shy bank employee meets a hardened female parolee at a cafeteria.
29 March 1959
5 April 1959
A self-absorbed business man constructs a plan that includes the employment of a psychiatrist to stop his bored wife's descent into alcoholism.
12 April 1959
A healing process for a couple's marriage and a cure for the wife's alcoholism begin after a psychiatrist helps them face their specific roles in causing dysfunction.
19 April 1959
26 April 1959
10 May 1959
Season 7, Episode 1: The Road20 September 1959
An unhappy wife, with a brain tumor, leaves for France without her husband. See ends up on a road trip to Lourdes (filmed on location).
27 September 1959
A teacher's attitude is transformed during a trip to Hawaii, but she faces a crisis upon her return.
4 October 1959
11 October 1959
A woman watching Mardi Gras from her balcony becomes concerned when a stranger comes over to her apartment - and won't leave.
25 October 1959
1 November 1959
Season 7, Episode 7: A New Step8 November 1959
A widowed dance instructor decides to volunteer at a rehabilitation center.
15 November 1959
22 November 1959
A woman lives in a store window for a week to win a contest - but seems to be watched by a mysterious man.
29 November 1959
6 December 1959
Season 7, Episode 12: Alien Love13 December 1959
The principal at Jefferson High has an immediate dislike for the new Hungarian-born physics teacher because he seems so "foreign." She unexpectedly finds herself defending him against false accusations from a spoiled student.
27 December 1959
3 January 1960
10 January 1960
Jeff, a recently adopted child, continually makes up stories - worrying his new family.
17 January 1960
24 January 1960
Felice Minton agrees to her husband's request to have her portrait painted, only after the visiting husband of her closest friend makes romantic overtures.
7 February 1960
14 February 1960
21 February 1960
In the midst of planning her teen-age daughter's wedding, Betty Rogers finds out she is having another baby.
6 March 1960
13 March 1960
Laury Barlow blames her mother for her failed romances. Julie Sommars first television role as Laury.
Season 7, Episode 23: The Trial20 March 1960
3 April 1960
17 April 1960
1 May 1960
8 May 1960
Another story involving Sister Ann, this time involving funds multiplying to help those Sister Ann meets.
15 May 1960
On a sight-seeing tour, a bored American widow and a French businessman are left behind on a Greek island.
22 May 1960
On a Greek island, a French businessman tries to help an unhappy American widow face the Now.
Season 7, Episode 30: The Misfit5 June 1960
18 September 1960
The lives of the new family next door have a great impact on a housewife's own marriage.
25 September 1960
2 October 1960
A wife reflects back on the time she went to the family's beach house alone after an argument with her husband.
Season 8, Episode 4: Linda9 October 1960
16 October 1960
23 October 1960
At a popular play, a widow believes her meddling aunt arranged to have a certain man sit next to her. James Philbrook (New Loretta Young Show co-star) plays the mystery man.
30 October 1960
6 November 1960
A former actress does not approve of the content of the motion pictures her husband produces.
13 November 1960
20 November 1960
A man who has been working closely with a young woman, asks his wife for a divorce. However, he's not prepared for her reaction.
27 November 1960
11 December 1960
A wife's decides to leave a New Year's Eve party early to spend the evening with her family.
18 December 1960
8 January 1961
15 January 1961
A husband's recovery from back surgery results in an increasing dependence on pain killers.
Season 8, Episode 16: The Lie22 January 1961
5 February 1961
The Perkins family contemplates breakup and separation as Victor's boss pressures him to move to Japan for his job.
12 February 1961
19 February 1961
Season 8, Episode 20: The Choice26 February 1961
12 March 1961
19 March 1961
Season 8, Episode 23: Woodlot26 March 1961
2 April 1961
A wealthy woman decides to assist fate - and pursues a bank vice president.
9 April 1961
23 April 1961
After an accident involving their son, a wife must locate her philandering husband.
30 April 1961
7 May 1961
21 May 1961
28 May 1961
After the death of her husband, a sculptress without children fixates on her statues.
4 June 1961
A wife begins to believe her personal horoscope impacts what happens to her family.
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