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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Black Wings

16 October 1955


Wendell Corey ... David Adams
Robert Flemyng ... Bennett
Beulah Garrick ... Eve
Byron Russell ... Tobin
Frances Tannehill ... Lucy
Ann Todd ... Jane Cornish

John Williams ... Frazer

Season 1, Episode 2: The Small Servant

30 October 1955

Season 1, Episode 3: A Girl Can Tell

13 November 1955

Carleton Carpenter ... Artie
Dean Harens ... George

Diana Lynn ... Jennifer
Paul McGrath ... Father
William Redfield ... Bill
Barbara Robbins ... Mother
Mark Roberts ... Dr. Emmett
Donald Symington ... Freddie

Natalie Trundy ... Nancy
Jack Whiting ... J.G.
Elissa Zabor ... Natasha

Season 1, Episode 4: Thunder in Washington

27 November 1955


Ed Begley ... Representative Kilter
Russell Collins ... Joe Horton
Philip Coolidge ... Mr. Herbert

Melvyn Douglas ... Charles Turner

James Gregory ... Martin Hobbes
Susan Hallaran ... Janie (as Susan Halloran)

Audra Lindley ... Laura
Howard St. John ... Mr. Meadows
Luis Van Rooten ... President

Season 1, Episode 5: Undertow

11 December 1955


John Kerr ... Jamie Hallock
Hanna Landy ... Gail Parr

Thomas Mitchell ... Cap'n Jarvis
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Mother Hallock

Robert Preston ... Doug Hallock

Teresa Wright ... Sylvia Hallock

Season 1, Episode 6: Amahl and the Night Visitors

25 December 1955
One night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy-turned-beggar and his mother are visited by three strangers. They are the Three Kings, and they are on their way to Bethlehem to visit the Christ Child, who has just been born.

Season 1, Episode 7: Man on a Tiger

8 January 1956


Melvyn Douglas ... Jim Conway
Jan Farrand ... Lily
Lisa Howard ... Kitty
Virginia Kaye ... Ruth Wilson
Jerome Kilty ... Steve Morgan
Paul McGrath ... Fleming

Tony Randall ... Bill Holmes
Polly Rowles ... Susan
Frank Schofield ... Kaplow
Mort Stephens ... George (as Mort Stevens)

Keenan Wynn ... Curley Ames

Season 1, Episode 8: A Patch of Faith

22 January 1956


Theodore Bikel ... Il Vecchio

Lee J. Cobb ... Zocco
Robert Emhardt ... Van Vlick
Will Kuluva ... Oste
Henry Lascoe ... Bridagiere
Miko Oscard ... Peppino

Lilia Skala ... Mrs. Van Vlick
Luis Van Rooten

Season 1, Episode 9: Long After Summer

5 February 1956

Ben Astar ... Manuel
Raymond Bramley ... Minister

Donald Harron ... Jack

Susan Kohner ... Joanna
Augusta Merighi ... Josie

Simon Oakland ... Bert (as Si Oakland)

Robert Preston ... Tom Waycroff
Cameron Prud'Homme ... Alben

Season 1, Episode 10: Tragedy in a Temporary Town

19 February 1956


Edward Binns ... Anderson

Lloyd Bridges ... Alec Beggs
Rafael Campos ... Raphael Infante
Robert Dryden ... Sankey
Robert Emhardt ... Matt Fisher
Pete Gumeny ... Reynolds

Donald Harron ... Mickey Doran
Betty Lou Keim ... Dotty Fisher
Will Kuluva ... Julio Infante
Vivian Nathan ... Grace Beggs
Milton Selzer ... Pike
Clifford Tatum Jr. ... Buddy Beggs

Jack Warden ... Frank Doran
Jane White ... Dolores Infante

Season 1, Episode 11: Man on Fire

4 March 1956


Patricia Barry ... Nina

Ed Begley ... Sam
Loïs Bolton ... Mrs. Delaney (as Lois Bolton)
Russell Collins ... Judge

Tom Ewell ... Earl Carleton

Van Dyke Parks ... Ted
Neva Patterson ... Gwen
Jerome Thor ... Shaw

Season 1, Episode 12: Doll Face

18 March 1956
An aging beauty queen discovers that her fading looks no longer charm her husband's bosses and friends. Her daughter tries to tell her that she is making a public spectacle of herself, but the former "doll face" cannot part with the image of herself as a young and attractive girl.
Pat Englund ... Manicurist
Glenda Farrell ... Eloise Schroeder
Jeff Harris ... Bellboy
Gene Lyons ... Harry Banning
Nancy Malone ... Grace Schroeder
Frank McHugh ... George Schroeder
Addison Powell ... Arthur Jelliffe

Season 1, Episode 13: Finkle's Comet

1 April 1956


Hans Conried ... Schnobble

Norman Fell ... Marvie (as Norman Feld)
Henry Lascoe ... Mirsky
Donald Mayo ... Professor Caswell
David Opatoshu ... Morris Finkle
Lenka Peterson ... Marilyn

Ned Wertimer ... Terry

Season 1, Episode 14: Even the Weariest River

15 April 1956

Thomas A. Carlin ... Will Steinbach (as Thomas Carlin)
Robert Dryden ... Olan

Lee Grant ... Lennie Converse

Boris Karloff ... Doc Dixon
Frank Marth ... Crawford

Frank Overton ... Barton Steinbach

Christopher Plummer ... Bruce Quealy

Jason Robards ... Bridger (as Jason Robards Jr.)
Milton Selzer ... Upton
John Shellie ... McAdam
Archie Smith ... Matt

Franchot Tone ... Sheriff Converse

Season 1, Episode 15: Paris and Mrs. Perlman

29 April 1956

Gertrude Berg ... Sophie Perlman
Claude Dauphin ... Monsieur Aristide Duchamp
Janet Fox ... Rose
Sanford Meisner ... Lew Stern
Joseph Walsh ... Leon (as Joey Walsh)

Season 1, Episode 16: The President

13 May 1956
Paul Westman, a candidate for president of the United States, is faced with an ethical tug-of-war over whether to offer a patronage job to a party boss in return for votes assuring the nomination. Westman grows more and more entangled in compromise until he defends an aide charged with having Communist sympathies.
John Boruff

Fred Clark ... Governor Dan Cowlin
Allen Collins (as Allen F. Collins)
Robert Dryden

Mildred Dunnock ... Grace Westman
Larry Gates ... Fulton Wills

Claude Rains ... Paul Westman
Alfred Ryder ... Harvey Wilson

Everett Sloane ... Bill Groody
Luis Van Rooten ... Foster

David White ... Sully
Howard Wierum

Season 1, Episode 17: The Confidence Man

27 May 1956


Hume Cronyn ... Sam Pickens
John McGovern ... Harry Crummit
Dorothy Sands ... Mrs. Crummit

Jessica Tandy ... Olivia Crummit

Season 1, Episode 18: The Magic Horn

10 June 1956

Ruby Braff ... Spencer Lee
Vic Dickenson ... Stromberg Harris
Buzzy Drootin ... Bide-o-wee Smith

Bert Freed ... Manager
Milt Hinton ... Woosh Johnson
Peanuts Hucko ... The Greek
Jimmy McPartland ... Jambo Reader

Ralph Meeker ... Billy Hepburn

Sal Mineo ... Tommy Angelo

Season 1, Episode 19: The Archangel Harrigan

24 June 1956
A young man in rural Kentucky claims that he can fly--not as in flying a plane, but that he himself can fly.

Darren McGavin ... Harrigan

Janice Rule ... Rosie McLeod

Frank Aletter ... Tommy Sanford
Walter Burke ... Sam Adams
Ann Dere ... Mae Jenks

Pat Hingle ... Red
John Shellie ... Jud
Frank Tweddell ... Charlie Jenks

Season 1, Episode 20: The Piper of St. James

8 July 1956

Brenda Forbes ... Jenkins
William Hansen ... R.B. Angus

Pat Harrington Jr. ... Bartender

Barry Jones ... Hamish

Patrick Macnee ... Charlie
Peggy Maurer ... Julia

Patrick O'Neal ... Jamie

Season 1, Episode 21: Sister

22 July 1956


Gladys Cooper ... Aunt Pauline
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Angelica

Vincent Price ... Alvanley

Season 1, Episode 22: Kiss and Tell

5 August 1956

Warren Berlinger ... Dexter Franklin
Loïs Bolton (as Lois Bolton)
Stephen Chase ... Uncle George (as Steven Chase)

John Connell ... Lenny Archer
Jerome Cowan ... Harry Archer
Florida Friebus ... Mrs. Franklin
Robin Morgan ... Corliss Archer
Marion Randall ... Mildred Pringle
Polly Rowles ... Janet Archer
Howard St. John ... Mr. Pringle

Season 1, Episode 23: The Big Vote

19 August 1956

Jay Barney ... Hofmeyer

Ed Begley ... Michael Francis Dixon
Walter Burke ... Devlin
Robert Emhardt ... Teddy Harrison
William Harrigan ... Emil Drucker
Hanna Landy ... Vera
Kathleen Maguire ... Eileen Dixon

Walter Matthau ... Bill Egan
Luis Van Rooten ... Bernstein

Season 1, Episode 24: The Girl in Chapter One

2 September 1956


James Daly ... Vernon Elder

Madge Evans ... Agnes Spencer
Warren Parker
Wallace Rooney

Anne Seymour ... Mary Elder

Joanne Woodward ... Margaret Spencer

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Flight into Danger

16 September 1956


Patricia Barry ... Stewardess
Macdonald Carey ... George Spencer
Felix Deebank ... Pilot
John Drainie ... Harry Burdick
Robert Dryden ... Co-pilot

Geoffrey Horne ... Treleaven
Liam Redmond ... Dr. Baird

Season 2, Episode 2: The Big Wave

30 September 1956
A wise old Japanese man teaches a young boy who has lost his family because of a tidal wave, how to move forward in life.
Joseph Anthony ... Farmer Father

Hume Cronyn ... Wise Gentleman

Carol Lynley ... Setsu

Robert Morse ... Jiya
Vivian Nathan ... Farmer Mother
Milton Selzer ... Fisherman Father

Rip Torn ... Kino

Season 2, Episode 3: Key Largo

14 October 1956
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

Anne Bancroft ... Alegre
Alfred Drake ... King

Lorne Greene ... Sheriff Gash

Victor Jory ... D'Alcala

John Marley ... Corky
J. Carrol Naish ... Murillo

Season 2, Episode 4: Morning's at Seven

4 November 1956
In a small Midwestern town the lives of four sisters are turned upside down when one sister's son brings his fiancée home to meet his eccentric family for the first time.

Season 2, Episode 5: Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter

2 December 1956

Patricia Benoit ... Polly (as Pat Benoit)

Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. Gillyard
Dennis King ... George Baxter

John McGiver ... Mr. Bernhard
Jimmy Rogers ... Bobby
Cornelia Otis Skinner ... Susan Baxter

Season 2, Episode 6: Adventure in Diamonds

9 December 1956

Robert Flemyng ... Major
Maureen Hurley ... Julia

Viveca Lindfors ... Anna

Gary Merrill ... Walter Keyser
Cameron Prud'Homme ... Peter
Geoffrey Toone ... Leeds

Season 2, Episode 7: The Stingiest Man in Town

23 December 1956

Season 2, Episode 8: A Double Life

6 January 1957
Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, it's terrible to be around him. That's the reason why his wife Brita divorced him; although she still loves him and works with him, she couldn't stand living with him anymore. So when Anthony accepts to play Othello, he devotes himself entirely to the part, but it soon overwhelms him and with each day his mind gets filled more and more with Othello's murderous jealousy.

Season 2, Episode 9: Ride the Wild Mare

20 January 1957


Edward Andrews ... George

Lloyd Bridges ... Danny Mayo
Kevin Coughlin ... Fred
Betty Field ... Marge Mayo

John Marley ... Vick
Murvyn Vye ... Gus

Season 2, Episode 10: No License to Kill

3 February 1957

Carl Betz ... Howard Miller

Edward Binns ... Lieutenant Marchese
Maureen Cassidy ... Dorothy Grimes

Hume Cronyn ... Ralph Grimes

Eileen Heckart ... Vi Miller

Jack Klugman ... Tyler
Victor Riesel ... Narrator
Jack Rylander
Helen Wallace ... Mrs. Miller

Season 2, Episode 11: The Animal Kingdom

17 February 1957
Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy, but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks, it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and the obligations of his life. He publishes books that will sell, not books that he wants to write. Even worse, he has his old friend working as a butler and Cecelia wants him fired. When Tom tries to get back together with Daisy to renew the feelings that he once felt, Daisy turns the tables on him and leaves to protect both of them.

Alan Hale Jr. ... Red Regan

Joanne Linville ... Daisy Sage
Paul McGrath ... Rufus Collier
Meg Mundy ... Cecelia Henry

Robert Preston ... Tom Collier
Mary Welch ... Franc

Season 2, Episode 12: The Last Train to Pusan

3 March 1957

Philip Ahn ... Major Pak
Erlinda Cortes ... Lee Su Im
Virginia Kaye ... Sister Maria

Gary Merrill ... Johnny Davis

Season 2, Episode 13: The Original Miss Chase

17 March 1957

Season 2, Episode 14: The Big Build-Up

31 March 1957

Diane Gentner ... Isabel

E.G. Marshall ... Herman Magnus

George Peppard ... Eddie Pierce

Jason Robards ... Bert Palmer (as Jason Robards Jr.)
Robert F. Simon ... Mr. Price

Season 2, Episode 15: Nothing to Lose

14 April 1957


Ralph Bellamy ... Dutch Scranton
Harry Bellaver ... Williams
Frank Blair ... TV Reporter
George Ebeling ... Chaplain
Robert Emhardt ... Doc Jones
Mike Kellin ... Ernest 'Chowder' Waybel
Edmon Ryan ... Assistant Warden

Frank Sutton ... Radcliffe

James Whitmore ... Warden Lightfoot

Season 2, Episode 16: Mechanical Manhunt

28 April 1957

Robert Arden ... Jerome
Loïs Bolton ... Agnes (as Lois Bolton)
Sally Brophy ... Susan (as Sallie Brophy)
Ward Costello ... Charlie

Richard Kiley ... Peter Melnecke
Parker McCormick ... Landlady
Victor Thorley ... Malotte

Season 2, Episode 17: Protege

19 May 1957

Skip Homeier ... Dick Carr

Lee Meriwether ... Girl in the Sketch

Betsy Palmer ... Ann Fenn
Evelyn Varden ... Clara Carr

David White ... Bixby

Ed Wynn ... Billy Bishop

Season 2, Episode 18: Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper

9 June 1957

Kathleen Comegys ... Mrs. Millie Roos

Helen Hayes ... Mrs. Gilling
Halliwell Hobbes ... Doorman

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Gordon

Jack Klugman ... George
Leueen MacGrath ... Pauline
Joanna Roos ... Francine
Katherine Squire ... Annie

Season 2, Episode 19: Awake with Fear

23 June 1957

Loïs Bolton ... Bernice Schmidt (as Lois Bolton)

Eddie Bracken ... Charlie Joyce
Emily Horsley ... Matron

Henry Jones ... Ed Krieber
Virginia Kaye ... Dorothy Parsons
Dennis Kohler ... Buster Joyce

Audra Lindley ... Ruth Joyce

Season 2, Episode 21: Hostages to Fortune

7 July 1957


Anne Bancroft ... Giselle
Charles Cooper ... Lieutenant Garhardt
Joe De Santis ... Dr. Hartman
Charles Korvin ... Von Zimmer

Rip Torn ... Pierre
Harold Vermilyea ... Grandfather

Season 2, Episode 22: He's for Me

21 July 1957

Larry Blyden ... Ralph
Joan Hovis ... Pat

Roddy McDowall ... Max

Elaine Stritch ... Laura

Season 2, Episode 23: Weekend in Vermont

4 August 1957


Patricia Barry ... Grace Barre
Howard Lindsay ... Mr. Barre
Aina Niemela ... Jean

Tony Randall ... Stan Kasper
Dorothy Stickney ... Mrs. Barre
William Traylor ... Warren

Season 2, Episode 24: The Trouble with Women

11 August 1957

Audrey Christie ... Marcia Barry
Jeff Harris ... Artie

Walter Matthau ... George Barry
Hiram Sherman ... Porky
Shirley Standlee ... Debbie

Season 2, Episode 25: The Littlest Little Leaguer

25 August 1957

Jacob Kalich ... Grandfather (as Jacob Kallsch)
Peter Lazer ... Benjamin 'Benjie' Hauptmann
Sal Maglie ... Himself
Vivian Nathan ... Marretta Hauptmann

Nehemiah Persoff ... Willie Hauptmann
Tommy White ... Neighbor Boy

Season 2, Episode 26: No License to Kill (II)

1 September 1956


Eddie Albert ... Ralph Grimes
Louis Badolati ... Pollard
Stephen Chase ... Burou
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Mrs. Miller Sr.

Frank Overton ... Tyler
Hugh Reilly ... Howard Miller
Abraham E. Ribicoff ... Narrator
Frederick Rolf ... Dr. Lane

Maureen Stapleton ... Vi Miller

Robert Strauss ... Lieutenant Marchesse

Michael Strong ... Resident Doctor
Norman Twain ... Kirkland

Season 2, Episode 27: 15 October 1864

15 September 1957


Clu Gulager ... James Wesley
Allan Nixon ... Lieutenant Benett Young (as Alan Nixon)
James Pritchett ... Philip Cullen
Olive Sturgess ... Hannah
Paul Tripp ... Roger Harrison

Season 2, Episode 28: Night

22 September 1957

Amy Freeman ... Riga
William Hansen ... Santa

E.G. Marshall ... Shorty
Addison Powell ... Dr. Chula

Jason Robards ... Jayson (as Jason Robards Jr.)

Franchot Tone ... Prince
Virginia Vincent ... Cleo
Bill Zuckert ... Brophy

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