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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Beginning Now

31 October 1955

Season 1, Episode 2: The Make Believe Mother

1 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 3: The Persistent Image

2 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 4: I'm Straight with the World

3 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 5: Progress Jr. and Minnie Sweeney

4 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 6: The House on Wildwood Lane

7 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 7: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

8 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 8: One for the Road

9 November 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host

John Abbott ... Jasper Purdy
Peter Hanson ... Fred Purdy
Mary Scott ... Virginia
Ben Welden ... Boss
Michael Winkelman ... Jonathan (as Mike Winkleman)
Wendy Winkelman ... Pamela (as Wendy Winkleman)

Season 1, Episode 9: An Apple for Miss Myrtle

10 November 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Geraldine Page ... Miss Myrtle

Season 1, Episode 10: Man Without a Country

11 November 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Peter Hanson ... Philip Nolan

Season 1, Episode 11: Jigsaw

14 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 12: She's the One with the Funny Face

15 November 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Judy Canova

Season 1, Episode 13: All the Hoffmeyers in the World

16 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 14: The Aspern Papers

17 November 1955
An publisher insinuates himself into the mouldering mansion of the centenarian lover of a renowned but long-dead poet in order to find his lost love letters.

Season 1, Episode 15: Roman Fever

18 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 16: Midsummer

21 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 17: The Lady Chooses

22 November 1955

Season 1, Episode 18: The Courtship of Miles Standish

23 November 1955
A dramatization of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish,' this is the story of the Pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England and came to America aboard the Mayflower. John Alden, after numerous adventures at sea and with Indians on land, is asked by his friend Myles Standish to seek for him the romantic favor of his secret beloved, Priscilla Mullens. But Priscilla has eyes for another--John Alden.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

John Dehner ... Captain Miles Standish
Val Dufour
Tudor Owen
Olive Sturgess ... Priscilla Mullins

Season 1, Episode 19: The Dispossessed

25 November 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Robert Stevenson (as Robert Forrest)
Amzie Strickland
Helen Wallace

Season 1, Episode 20: One for the Road (II)

28 November 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host

John Abbott ... Jasper Purdy
Peter Hanson ... Fred Purdy
Mary Scott ... Virginia
Michael Winkelman ... Jonathan
Wendy Winkelman ... Pamela
Ben Welden ... Boss

Season 1, Episode 21: The Touchstone

29 November 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Donald Briggs ... Stephen (as Don Briggs)
Anthony Eustrel ... Dexter
Frances Robinson ... Alexa
Victoria Ward

Season 1, Episode 22: Wuthering Heights

30 November 1955
Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his step sister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.

Season 1, Episode 23: The Brass Ring

1 December 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 24: Jason

2 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 25: Arrowsmith

5 December 1955
Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Gregory Gaye
Maudie Prickett
Rebecca Welles (as Reba Tassell)

Grant Williams ... Dr. Martin Arrowsmith

Season 1, Episode 26: Passing Strange

6 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 27: For These Services

7 December 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Richard Jaeckel

Season 1, Episode 28: Cordially - with Bombs

8 December 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Arthur O'Connell

Season 1, Episode 29: The White-Oaks

9 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 30: O'Toole from Moscow

12 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 31: The Milwaukee Rocket

13 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 32: This One Is Different

14 December 1955

John Conte ... Tom Loring
Marcia Henderson ... Linda Gresham

Season 1, Episode 33: The Sins of the Fathers

15 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 34: See You on Sunday

16 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 35: Coming of Age

19 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 36: Technique

20 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 37: Gallin, All-American

21 December 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Douglas Kennedy

Season 1, Episode 38: The Unwelcomed

23 December 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 39: Santa is no Saint

22 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 40: The Red Sanders Story

26 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 41: Elisha and the Long Knives

27 December 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Harry Carey Jr.

Season 1, Episode 42: Horns of Dilemma

28 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 43: It Sometimes Happens Twice

29 December 1955

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 44: The Shot

30 December 1955

Season 1, Episode 45: Mr. Krane

3 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Peter Hansen ... Will

Cedric Hardwicke ... Mr. Krane

John Hoyt ... Harry
Mary LaRoche ... Elaine

Season 1, Episode 46: Yesterday Is Gone

4 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 47: Double Door

5 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 48: The Happy Rest

6 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 49: Dracula

6 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

John Carradine ... Dracula
Lisa Daniels ... Lucy Weston

Season 1, Episode 50: One Left Over

10 January 1956

Season 1, Episode 51: All the Trees in the Field

11 January 1956
An old rancher tries to save his orange grove from real estate interests.
John Conte ... Himself - Host
James Bell ... Rancher
Carolyn Craig ... Cousin
Robert Karnes ... Son
Adrienne Marden ... Mother
Melinda Plowman ... Granddaughter
Amzie Strickland ... Daughter-in-law
Sammee Tong ... Nurseryman

Season 1, Episode 52: The Century Plant

12 January 1956

Season 1, Episode 54: Friday the 13th

13 January 1956

Season 1, Episode 55: The Old Maid

16 January 1956
The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever.

Season 1, Episode 56: Mother Was a Bachelor

17 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Billie Burke ... Aunt

Season 1, Episode 57: Company Manners

19 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 58: The Carefree Tree

30 April 1956

Season 1, Episode 59: The Big Box

23 January 1956

Season 1, Episode 60: Sincerely Yours, Charlie Fisher

24 January 1956

Season 1, Episode 61: Doc

25 January 1956

Season 1, Episode 62: The Amateur

26 January 1956
A young garment worker wants to be an actor.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Bea Benaderet ... Edna
Paul Gilbert ... Bernie
Adrienne Marden ... Sara

Season 1, Episode 63: Light and Shadow

27 January 1956

Season 1, Episode 64: Romney

30 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Peter J. Votrian

Season 1, Episode 65: O Promise Me

31 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Dick Elliott ... Dr. Lamarr Grimp
Cheerio Meredith ... Ola Jean Darter
Joan Sudlow ... Sofan Vestal
Robert Sampson ... Buford

Season 1, Episode 66: Hold My Hand and Run

1 February 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Claire Luce ... Jean Blake
Lowell Gilmore ... Bill Blake

Season 1, Episode 68: Dark Posession

2 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 69: Susan and God

6 February 1956
Susan Trexel is a wealthy socialite, who while vacationing in Europe undergoes a religious transformation. On her return to America, Susan takes on the task of spreading her new found religious experience with her closest friends - only to drive them crazy. Meanwhile, her husband Barrie, and daughter Blossom yearn for a stable family life. Barrie will even become sober, hoping that Susan will heed her own advice, and save their marriage and family.
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Sarah Churchill ... Susan
Walter Coy ... Barrie

Elinor Donahue
Cathy Downs ... Charlotte

Season 1, Episode 70: As Young as You Feel

7 February 1956
A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement.
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Ann Harding

Season 1, Episode 71: The White Knight

8 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 72: The Anxious Years

9 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 73: The Heart of Mary Lincoln

10 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 74: The Middle Son

13 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 75: Valentine's Day

14 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 76: Summer Cannot Last

15 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 77: The Last Battlefield

16 February 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Joseph Walsh

Season 1, Episode 78: The Catbird Seat

17 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 79: Dream House

20 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 80: The Runaways

21 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 81: The Ledger

22 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 82: When the Bough Breaks

23 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 83: I Want to March

24 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 84: Skylark

27 February 1956
As her fifth wedding anniversary approaches, a woman realizes that she is fed up with always coming in second to her husband's advertising business. Just at the moment when she is trying to decide what to do, she meets a handsome attorney, and their innocent flirtation begins to turn into something a bit more serious.

Season 1, Episode 85: Tall, Dark Stranger

28 February 1956

Season 1, Episode 86: Anything But Love

29 February 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Diana Lynn

Season 1, Episode 87: Robin Daw

1 March 1956

Season 1, Episode 88: Letter to a Stranger

2 March 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Jeff Morrow ... Beaumont Marshall

Susan Kohner ... Joanna Marshall
Margaret Hayes ... Eve Endicott
Ernestine Barrier
Mark Damon
William E. Green
Phillip Reed

Season 1, Episode 89: Dinner at Antoine's

5 March 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Tod Andrews
Vinton Hayworth ... Foxworth

Jean Parker ... Amelie

Season 1, Episode 90: The Mating of Watkins Tottle

6 March 1956

Season 1, Episode 92: The Shining Palace

8 March 1956

Season 1, Episode 93: The Odd Ones

9 March 1956

Olive Blakeney ... Mrs. Mann
Stephen Coit ... Philip Field
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Marilyn Erskine ... Judith Mann
Opal Euard ... Janitor
Ron Foster ... Jerry

Darryl Hickman ... Ben de Franco
Walter Kelley ... Howie Mann

Season 1, Episode 94: A Cowboy for Chris

12 March 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Ray Montgomery

Season 1, Episode 95: The Rocking Chair

13 March 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Lamont Johnson ... Steve
Addison Richards ... Frank

Karen Sharpe ... Diane

Season 1, Episode 96: The Big Guy

14 March 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Alan Hale Jr. ... Duke
Toni Gerry ... Susan Wilson

William Schallert ... Henry

Season 1, Episode 97: Statute of Limitations

15 March 1956

Mary Adams ... Mom
Herbert Anderson ... Professor Finch
Sally Brophy ... Mona
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Richard Crane ... Joe
Joe Devlin ... Mervin

Season 1, Episode 98: The Baron and the Banshees

16 March 1956

Season 1, Episode 99: Notebook Warrior

19 March 1956

Season 1, Episode 100: Temptation for a King

20 March 1956

Season 1, Episode 101: The Antidote

21 March 1956

Season 1, Episode 102: Shadows

22 March 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Debra Paget ... Ruth Brand
Joe Kirkwood Jr. ... Chris Brand
Josanne Berenger

Season 1, Episode 103: 'M' Is for the Many...

23 March 1956

Season 1, Episode 104: Silent Partner

26 March 1956

Season 1, Episode 105: Winter in April

27 March 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Margaret O'Brien

Season 1, Episode 106: Bread Upon the Waters

28 March 1956

Season 1, Episode 107: The Giant Killer

29 March 1956

Season 1, Episode 108: The Book of Ruth

30 March 1956

Fay Bainter ... Ruth
Sarah Churchill ... Ruth
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Lamont Johnson ... Narrator
Katherine Warren ... Naomi

Season 1, Episode 109: Singer in the Valley

2 April 1956

Season 1, Episode 110: Heart of a Husband

3 April 1956

Season 1, Episode 111: From the Desk of Margaret Tydings

4 April 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Virginia Chapman ... Betty (as Virginia Arness)

Johnny Crawford ... Jimmy
Margaret Hayes ... Margaret Tydings
Anna Karen ... Doctor Irene Glenn

DeForest Kelley ... Alan Brecker

Peggy McCay
Donald Murphy ... Jim Tydings

Maidie Norman ... Rose
Virginia Stefan ... Edith Martin

Season 1, Episode 112: But You Look Like Sisters

5 April 1956

Season 1, Episode 113: The House of the Seven Gables

6 April 1956
Fighting over an inheritance, one Pyncheon brother frames the other for murder.

Season 1, Episode 114: Fiddlin' Man

9 April 1956

Season 1, Episode 115: The Hollow Woman

10 April 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Jess Barker ... Charles

Ellen Corby ... Cissie
Sara Haden ... Charlotte

Diana Lynn ... Laura
Ottola Nesmith ... Anna
Robert Patten ... Spencer

Season 1, Episode 116: People in Glass

11 April 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Virginia Bruce ... Margaret Ames
Robert Karnes

John Qualen

Season 1, Episode 117: One of the Family

12 April 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Kathy Garver ... Sally
Peter Hanson ... Jim Thatcher
Vinton Hayworth ... Robert Masters
Frances Helm ... Olivia Dunne
Herbert Rudley ... Walter Grimm

Irene Ryan ... Ray Moore

Season 1, Episode 118: Young Hands, Young Feet

13 April 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Regis Toomey ... Phil Gordon
Irene Hervey ... Myra Gordon

Ellen Corby ... Louise
John Eldredge ... Frank Ross
Sally Fraser ... Diane
Jess Kirkpatrick ... Eddie
Ann Seaton ... Jeannie
Margaret Brayton ... Mrs. Patterson

Season 1, Episode 119: The Lark Shall Sing

16 April 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 120: The Doctor's Wife

17 April 1956

Season 1, Episode 121: In Dread of Winter

18 April 1956

Season 1, Episode 122: The Babylonian Heart

19 April 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Herschel Bernardi ... M. Plevian

Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Jessica Winslow
Dorothy Green ... Elizabeth
Phillip Reed ... Charles Winslow

Season 1, Episode 123: Ask Me No Questions

20 April 1956

Season 1, Episode 124: Whom Death Has Joined Together

23 April 1956

Season 1, Episode 125: Tin Wedding

24 April 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 126: The Reckoning

25 April 1956

Season 1, Episode 127: A Woman Named Ruby

26 April 1956

Season 1, Episode 128: The Bright Boy

27 April 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 130: Greybeards and Witches

1 May 1956
A mother tries to protect her mentally ill son from the consequences of his behavior.
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Louis Lettieri ... Billy

Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Barnes
Judy Nugent ... Emma

Cathy O'Donnell ... Velna

Season 1, Episode 131: The Legend of Jenny Lind

2 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 132: Daughter of the Seventh

3 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 133: Night Must Fall

4 May 1956
When a rich woman on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives.

Season 1, Episode 134: The 25th Hour

7 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 135: A Man and a Maid

8 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 136: Perspective

9 May 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Phyllis Avery

Season 1, Episode 137: The Catamaran

10 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 138: Johnny Came Marching Home

11 May 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Richard Davalos ... Johnny

Season 1, Episode 139: A Family Affair

14 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 140: Blind Date

16 May 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 141: To Have and to Hold

17 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 142: Edwina Black

18 May 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Signe Hasso ... Lisa
Lowell Gilmore

Season 1, Episode 143: The Spare Room

21 May 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Lurene Tuttle

Season 1, Episode 144: The Bottle Imp

22 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 145: Brief Music

23 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 146: The Girl from Boro Park

24 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 147: To Whom It May Concern

25 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 148: Bachelor Buttons

28 May 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 149: The Children of Papa Juan

29 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 151: Three for the Money

31 May 1956

Season 1, Episode 152: Taxi to the Moon

1 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 153: The Good-Time Boys

4 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 154: The American

5 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 156: Fight the Whole World

7 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 158: George Has a Birthday

11 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 159: The Serpent's Tooth

12 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 160: Crime at Blossom's

13 June 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Nydia Westman

Season 1, Episode 161: Cause for Suspicion

14 June 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 162: Alison's House

15 June 1956
The house of Alison Stanhope, the country's foremost poet who's been dead for 18 years, must now be sold. But it may hold secrets that could harm those she loved. Based upon Susan Glaspell's Pulitzer Prize winning play inspired by the life of Emily Dickinson.

Season 1, Episode 163: A Safe Place

18 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 164: The Guest Cottage

19 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 165: Forsaking All Others

20 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 166: Love, Honor and O'Day

21 June 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 167: The Damask Cheek

22 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 168: The Lighted Window

25 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 169: But Fear Itself

26 June 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 170: The Birthday Present

27 June 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 171: The Ghost of Greenwich Village

28 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 172: The Young and the Damned

29 June 1956

Season 1, Episode 173: There's Always Juliet

2 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Joan Elan

Season 1, Episode 174: Seasoned Timber

3 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

James Whitmore

Season 1, Episode 175: The Declaration

4 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Victor Jory

Season 1, Episode 176: High Places

5 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 177: Black Chiffon

6 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 178: Class of '58

9 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Dean Stockwell

Season 1, Episode 180: Backfire

12 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 181: The Bishop Misbehaves

13 July 1956
On a walking tour of English cathedrals, Donald Meadows meets Hester Granthem in church. Hearing he is from that hot-bed of crime, Chicago, Hester asks Donald to help her in a robbery she has planned. Thinking it a joke, he plays along; but Hester is serious, and hearing that she plans to rob Mr. Waller, the man who has cheated her father out of thousands of pounds, Donald agrees. A robbery at a pub is arranged, but the Bishop of Broadminster, an avid mystery fan, and his sister stumble into it. Playing detective the Bishop complicates matters and each side, the Bishop, the unscrupulous Waller, the gang Hester hires, and Hester and Donald, each get the upper hand along the way.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 182: The Remittance Man

16 July 1956

Season 1, Episode 183: Beg, Borrow or Steal

17 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Regis Toomey

Season 1, Episode 184: Summer Pavilion

18 July 1956

Season 1, Episode 185: The Feast

19 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Joan Elan

Season 1, Episode 186: The Rich Full Life

20 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Judith Evelyn

Season 1, Episode 188: Woman at the Window

24 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Cloris Leachman

Season 1, Episode 189: Another Sky

25 July 1956

Season 1, Episode 190: Letter of Introduction

26 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Audrey Totter

Season 1, Episode 191: Home at Seven

27 July 1956

Season 1, Episode 192: The Cypress Tree

30 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 193: Belong to Me

31 July 1956

Judith Braun ... Liss Hale
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Ann B. Davis ... Peg Miller
Sandy Descher ... Maidy
Lisa Golm ... Landlady

David Janssen ... Paul Merrick
Helen Westcott ... Victoria

Season 1, Episode 194: Pygmalion Jones

1 August 1956
An accidental photograph catapults an obscure young woman from school teacher to pin-up girl and playgirl.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 195: Gretel

2 August 1956

Season 1, Episode 196: Some Man Will Want You

3 August 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

John Banner

Season 1, Episode 197: The Fall of the House of Usher

6 August 1956
A traveler arrives at the Usher mansion to visit his old friend, Roderick Usher. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Roderick and his sister, Madeline, have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick's senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become nearly catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane and died horrible deaths. As the days wear on, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Tom Tryon ... Roderick

Marshall Thompson ... David
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Doctor
Joan Elan ... Madeline
Helen Wallace ... Della
Allen Kramer ... Constable (as Alan Kramer)

Season 1, Episode 198: Cupid Rode a Horse

7 August 1956

Season 1, Episode 199: The Old Payola

8 August 1956

Season 1, Episode 200: Perfect Alibi

10 August 1956


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The House on 5th Avenue

28 August 1956

Season 2, Episode 2: Yankee Doodler

29 August 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Kurt Kasznar

Season 2, Episode 3: The Pink Hippopotamus

30 August 1956

Season 2, Episode 4: September Tide

31 August 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 5: Are You Listening?

3 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Conrad Janis

Jack Nicholson ... Musician's Son

Season 2, Episode 6: The Lady's Maid's Bell

4 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Maureen O'Sullivan

Season 2, Episode 7: One Hundred Red Convertibles

5 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
John Baragrey

Season 2, Episode 8: The Ivy Curtain

6 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Josephine Hutchinson ... Agnes Harper
Gene Raymond ... Conley
Addison Richards ... Simons

Season 2, Episode 9: Gramercy Ghost

7 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Sarah Churchill

Season 2, Episode 10: The Lovers

10 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Mary Astor

Season 2, Episode 11: Reach for the Stars

11 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 12: I Like It Here

12 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
William Allyn ... David
Steven Geray ... Willy

John Hoyt ... Sebastian
Joel Marston ... Brad

June Vincent ... Matilda

Season 2, Episode 13: A Question of Balance

13 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Willis Bouchey ... Robertson

Paul Langton ... Paul McLean
Helen Westcott ... Kay

Season 2, Episode 14: Marriage Royal

14 September 1956

Season 2, Episode 15: Mad Money

19 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 16: A Letter from Johnny Brack

20 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 17: Uncle Harry

21 September 1956
A pleasant man plans to do away with his two spinster sisters.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 18: At Mrs. Leland's

24 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 19: The House Next Door

25 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 20: The Alumni Reunion

26 September 1956

Season 2, Episode 21: Pride and Prejudice

1 October 1956
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. But pride, prejudice, and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult.

Season 2, Episode 22: Late Date

28 September 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 24: Pearls of Sheba

2 October 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Eva Gabor

Season 2, Episode 25: The Stamp Caddy

15 October 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Anita Louise

Season 2, Episode 27: The Egoist

16 October 1956


Patrick Macnee ... Sir Willoughby Patterne
Joan Elan ... Clara Middleton
Isobel Elsom

Edward Everett Horton
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 28: Sight Unseen

18 October 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 29: Eye of the Storm

19 October 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Ray Danton ... Ben
Barbara Drew ... Bess Carlson
Ron Greenway ... Harper
Robert Karnes ... Frank Wilson

Peggy McCay ... Jane Wilson

Robert Morse ... Larry
Theodore Newton ... Mr. Wallace

Marian Seldes ... Stella
Gloria Talbott
Will J. White ... Attendant

Season 2, Episode 30: Man in Seven League Boots

22 October 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Lillian Roth

Season 2, Episode 31: Woman Across the Hall

23 October 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 32: And Then There Were Three

24 October 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 33: Shake the Stars Down

29 October 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 34: Horsepower

30 October 1956
The patriarch of a Scandinavian immigrant family resists change, even down to keeping a gramophone for entertainment and horse team to plow his field. When he dies, his son becomes just as rigid and tries to continue on with the old ways.

Season 2, Episode 35: Without Sanction

31 October 1956

Season 2, Episode 36: The Outing

2 November 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Ann Doran ... Bess
Robert Karnes ... Matt

Tommy Kirk ... Walter
Lydia Reed ... Ruthie
Amzie Strickland ... Sarah

Season 2, Episode 37: Thank You, Edmondo

5 November 1956

Season 2, Episode 38: The Tell-Tale Heart

6 November 1956
In this classic Edgar Allan Poe story, a man commits a murder, but afterward the victim's beating heart torments the murderer's mind.

Season 2, Episode 39: Strangers on a Honeymoon

7 November 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 40: A Dram of Poison

8 November 1956

Season 2, Episode 43: Step Into Darkness

13 November 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 44: A Candle in the Dark

14 November 1956

Season 2, Episode 46: A Table Set at Night

16 November 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 47: Madame de Treymes

19 November 1956

Season 2, Episode 48: The People vs. John Tarr

20 November 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 49: The Shining Hour

9 November 1956
A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.

Season 2, Episode 50: Love, Marriage & Five Thousand Dollars

12 November 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Bart Burns ... Dave
Joe Di Reda ... Harry
Paul Lambert ... Joe
Rolfe Sedan ... Gorsky
Virginia Vincent ... Mim

Season 2, Episode 52: The Empty Nest

27 November 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 53: Savrola

15 November 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Sarah Churchill ... Lucile
Lamont Johnson ... Savrola

Victor Jory ... Molara
Geoffrey Toone

Season 2, Episode 54: The Last Leaf

30 November 1956

Season 2, Episode 55: Therese

3 December 1956

Season 2, Episode 56: The House of Mirth

4 December 1956
A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 57: Julie

5 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Dean Stockwell

Season 2, Episode 58: Dracula

6 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

John Carradine ... Dracula
Lisa Daniels ... Lucy Weston

Season 2, Episode 59: Jenny Kissed Me

7 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Rudy Vallee ... Father Moynihan

Season 2, Episode 60: Miracle at Carville

10 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 61: The Upper Hand

11 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 62: Love Is a Locksmith

12 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 63: Captain Brassbound's Conversion

13 December 1956

Season 2, Episode 64: The Wisp End

14 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Jean Hayworth
Will Hutchins ... Robert
Gene Raymond ... Edward

Karen Sharpe

Season 2, Episode 65: Prominent Citizens

17 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 66: Head of the Family

18 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 67: The Password

19 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 68: Late Love

20 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 69: Eugenie Grandet

21 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Peggy McCay ... Eugenie Grandet
Dayton Lummis ... Cesar Grandet
Val Dufour ... Charles

Season 2, Episode 70: Cold Christmas

24 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 71: Little Women

25 December 1956
Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother - a very outspoken women for her time. The story is of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.

Season 2, Episode 72: Sweetheart, Wife or Mother

26 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 73: Smilin' Thru

27 December 1956

Season 2, Episode 74: Strong Medicine

28 December 1956

Season 2, Episode 75: Everything Is Relative

31 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 76: Miss Morissa

2 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 77: The Scandalous Priest

3 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 78: Dark Victory

4 January 1957
A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether she'll meet her final days with dignity.

Season 2, Episode 79: The Lonely Look

7 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 80: The Sudden Truth

8 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 81: The Man in Half-Moon Street

9 January 1957
A scientist who has found a way to prolong life (he is 120 years old) finds himself in a dilemma: he has fallen in love, and he has also discovered that if he doesn't get new glands, he will die.
John Conte ... Himself - Host
John Baragrey

Season 2, Episode 82: The Hex

10 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 83: If This Be Error

11 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 84: On the Trail of the Klingsfeld

14 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 85: Here We Are

15 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 86: Arms and the Man

16 January 1957
1865: Swiss captain Bluntschli fights as mercenary in the war between Bulgaria and Serbia. When his group's attacked by a few Bulgarian troopers, he learns that he's got the wrong ammunition for his cannon and has to flee. His flight leads him right into the bedroom of his enemy's fiancée.

Season 2, Episode 87: Home Is the Hunter

17 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 88: Madam Ava

18 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 89: The Cutting

21 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 90: Night Train to Chicago

22 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Myrna Fahey

Season 2, Episode 91: This Language of Love

23 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 92: The Thirteenth Crypt

24 January 1957

Season 2, Episode 93: Mr. Pim Passes By

25 January 1957
When a woman's 'dead' husband returns she refuses to remarry her second until he consents to her niece's wedding.

Season 2, Episode 94: Anything for a Laugh

29 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 95: The Realms of Gold

30 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 96: Deacon of Oak Ridge

31 January 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 97: Accent on Youth

1 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 98: Three Kids

4 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Julius LaRosa ... Singer / His Lookalike

Season 2, Episode 99: Frankenstein

5 February 1957
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Primo Carnera ... The Monster

Season 2, Episode 100: The Most Dangerous Man

6 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 101: One

7 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 102: The Importance of Being Earnest

8 February 1957
The formidable Lady Bracknell is quite willing that Algernon shall marry Cecily and her fortune. Jack, however, as Cecily's guardian, refuses his consent unless Lady Bracknell permits his marriage to Gwendolyn.

Season 2, Episode 103: The Brat's House

11 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 104: The Mysterious Mr. Todd

12 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 105: A Case of Pure Fiction

13 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 106: The Master Builder

14 February 1957
A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.

Season 2, Episode 107: The Others

15 February 1957
A governess battles to save two children from an evil supernatural force.

Season 2, Episode 108: The Remarkable Mr. Jerome

19 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 109: Bobbie

20 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 110: The Hickory Limb

21 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 111: The Bridge

22 February 1957

Season 2, Episode 113: Voyage to Mandok

26 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 114: The Day Before the Wedding

27 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Frank McHugh

Season 2, Episode 115: Queen of Spades

28 February 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 116: Shadow and Substance

1 March 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Cedric Hardwicke ... Canon Skerritt (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)

Season 2, Episode 117: From the Desk of Margaret Tydings

18 February 1957
Margaret, a pushy, quick-tempered lady executive, manages to make enemies at the office and a stranger out of her husband and son. When she keeps fainting and feeling ill, her doctor reveals she's being slowly poisoned.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Johnny Crawford ... Son
Margaret Hayes ... Margaret Tydings

Peggy McCay
Donald Murphy ... Jim Tydings

Season 2, Episode 118: The Hemlock Cup

5 March 1957

Season 2, Episode 119: Papa's Wife

6 March 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 120: The Prizewinner

7 March 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Mona Freeman

Season 2, Episode 121: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

8 March 1957
Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that changes him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Season 2, Episode 122: Yesterday's Magic

14 March 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 123: A Tongue of Silver

15 March 1957

Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Mappin
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Juney Ellis ... Miss Prynn
William Fawcett ... Willy Figg
Marcia Henderson ... Miss Miller

Robert Horton ... The Traveller
J.M. Kerrigan ... Farmer Finney
Beryl Machin ... Lady Malmoney
Claire Meade ... Mother Sixpence

Season 2, Episode 124: The Peaceable Kingdom

18 March 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Victor Jory ... Edward Hicks

Season 2, Episode 125: The Nineteenth Hole

19 March 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Wally Cox ... Vernon Chase

John Craven ... Trumbull
Tommy Farrell ... George Hill

Betty Lynn ... Emmy Chase

Season 2, Episode 126: Wedding of the Family

20 March 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 127: You Touched Me

4 March 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

John Drew Barrymore ... Hadrian
Oskar Homolka ... Capt. Cornelius Rockney
Joan Tetzel ... Emmie

Season 2, Episode 128: Journey into Darkness

26 March 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Skip Homeier ... Mitchell Dayton

Strother Martin ... Phil

Peggy McCay ... Irene Dayton
Peter Whitney ... Lt. Burroughs

Season 2, Episode 129: Barricade on the Big Black

27 March 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Richard Crenna ... James

Andrew Duggan ... the Major
George Gilbreth ... Egan
Mary LaRoche

Season 2, Episode 130: The Vicarious Years

28 March 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Roddy McDowall

Season 2, Episode 131: The First Year

29 March 1957

Season 2, Episode 133: We Won't Be Any Trouble

2 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Patty McCormack (as Patty McCormick)

Season 2, Episode 134: The Daughter of Mata Hari

3 April 1957

Season 2, Episode 135: Talk You of Killing?

4 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Roddy McDowall

Season 2, Episode 136: The Pursuit of Happiness

5 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 137: Wuthering Heights

8 April 1957
Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his step sister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.

Season 2, Episode 138: The Long Distance

9 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 139: Point of Clearing

10 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 140: The Sport

11 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 141: The Flashing Stream

12 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 142: Thread That Runs So True

15 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

George Peppard ... Jesse Stuart

Season 2, Episode 143: Jamie Picks a Wife

16 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 144: Blind Man's Bluff

17 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 145: The Story of Joseph

19 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Brett Halsey ... Joseph
Forrest Taylor ... Jacob

Season 2, Episode 146: The Pushover

24 April 1957

Season 2, Episode 147: Ashes in the Wind

25 April 1957

Season 2, Episode 148: A Hat, a Coat, a Glove

26 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 149: The Professional

29 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 150: Guardians of the Temple

30 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 151: The Short Safari of B'wana Ben

1 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 152: Church on Monday

2 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 153: The Gioconda Smile

3 May 1957

Season 2, Episode 154: Show of Strength

6 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Kerwin Mathews

Season 2, Episode 155: Make-Believe Affair

7 May 1957

Season 2, Episode 156: Hymn to the Dedicated

8 May 1957

Season 2, Episode 157: Thursday's Child

9 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 158: Big Hearted Herbert

10 April 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 159: Embattled Maiden

13 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 160: The Middle-Aged Freshman

14 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Will Rogers Jr.

Season 2, Episode 161: The Best Friend in Town

15 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 163: The Starmaster

17 May 1957

Season 2, Episode 164: Aftermath

20 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

George Peppard

Season 2, Episode 165: A Guest at the Embassy

21 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 166: Second Hand Lover

22 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 167: Avenging of Anne Leete

23 May 1957
An old man reminisces about his romance with a young woman named Anne Leete. One day many years ago, she did not appear for their usual rendezvous, and disappeared. Her broken-hearted sweetheart claims he saw her ghost six months later, and he resolves to secure a confession from the man he believes killed her.

Season 2, Episode 168: Lonesome Husband

24 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 169: Puzzle in the Stars

27 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Johnny Crawford

Season 2, Episode 170: The Gwendolen Harleth Story

28 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Lisa Daniely ... Gwendolen
Geoffrey Toone ... Daniel
Donald Buka ... Henleigh

Season 2, Episode 171: Three Girls Names Almayna

29 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 172: The Dream That Was Fixed

30 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 173: A Growing Wonder

31 May 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 174: Bachelor Father

3 June 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 175: The Golden Door

4 June 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 176: Rain in the Morning

5 June 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Barbara Drew ... Bess Carlson

Peggy McCay ... Jane Wilson

Roddy McDowall

Robert Morse ... Frank Wilson
Theodore Newton ... Wallace
Will J. White ... Attendant

Season 2, Episode 177: Rich Man, Poor Man

10 June 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 178: The Party Dress

11 June 1957

Season 2, Episode 179: White-Headed Boy

12 June 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Roddy McDowall

Season 2, Episode 180: Jane Eyre

16 May 1957
After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.

Season 2, Episode 181: The Man with the Pointed Toes

17 June 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Vanessa Brown ... Pamela Wright

Earl Holliman ... Tom Cotterell
Joan Tabor

Season 2, Episode 183: The Heart's Desire

19 June 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Leon Askin ... General Rabat
Lisa Montell ... Yasmin

Pernell Roberts ... Hassan
Kuldip Singh ... Omar

Season 2, Episode 184: The Man Without a Country

20 June 1957

Season 2, Episode 185: Mr. Windigo

21 June 1957

Season 2, Episode 186: Stopover

24 June 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 187: A Light in the Sky

25 June 1957

Season 2, Episode 188: The Charmer

26 June 1957

Season 2, Episode 189: Brief Candle

26 June 1957

Season 2, Episode 191: But When She Was Bad

11 July 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 192: The Fable of Harry

12 July 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 193: The Cask of Amontillado

16 July 1957
Deep beneath the streets of Italy lie the catacombs of the Montresors, filled with barrels of wine and the bones of the dead. One evening, friends Fortunado and Montresor venture below the city with promises of the rare vintage wine Amontillado. Based on the short story by Edgar Allen Poe, Fortunado and Montresor find themselves in a web of betray and revenge, changing their friendship forever.

Season 2, Episode 195: The First Captain

22 July 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 196: The Shuttered Heart

24 July 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 197: One for All

25 July 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Ben Holt

Season 2, Episode 198: Call It a Day

26 July 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 199: Ann Veronica

29 July 1957

Season 2, Episode 200: Boys Will Be Men

30 July 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 201: The Forbidden Search

31 July 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 202: The Fawn

1 August 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 203: Sunday in Sonora

2 August 1957

Season 2, Episode 204: The Rose Bush

5 August 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 205: Finley's Fan Club

6 August 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 207: The Invisible Man

8 August 1957
A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Terence de Marney ... Teddy
Molly Roden ... Mrs. Bunting
Chet Stratton ... Griffin
Angela Thornton ... Addy
Geoffrey Toone ... Dr. Howard Kemp

Season 2, Episode 209: First Love

13 August 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 210: The Lost Survivors

14 August 1957

Season 2, Episode 211: Time for Action

15 August 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 212: Haven's End

20 August 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 213: Heed the Falling Sparrow

21 August 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 214: The President's Child Bride

22 August 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 215: The Last Voyage

4 July 1957

Season 2, Episode 216: The Awakening

27 August 1957

Season 2, Episode 217: Angel Face

28 August 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 218: The Star Sapphire

29 August 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 219: Women Have Ways

30 August 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 223: The Richest Man in the World

17 July 1957
A young girl's boy friend is appalled at the way she plays on people's emotions for monetary rewards. She tries to make him understand that her meager salary will not support her aunt, her uncle and herself. When a rich old man comes to their small village, the girl goes immediately to strike up another friendship.

Season 2, Episode 238: Laugh a Little Tear

7 August 1957

Season 2, Episode 263: In the Fog

11 September 1957


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: The Jewel Box

2 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Stephen Dunne (as Steve Dunne)
John Emery

Season 3, Episode 2: Molly Morgan

3 September 1957

Season 3, Episode 3: Woman Alone

4 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Miriam Hopkins

Season 3, Episode 4: Among Strangers

5 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 5: The Broom and the Groom

6 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 6: The Adjustable Mr. Willing

9 September 1957

Season 3, Episode 7: Freedom Comes Later

10 September 1957

Season 3, Episode 9: Son of Thirty-Seven Fathers

12 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 10: Hand-Me-Down

13 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 11: Emma

16 September 1957
In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman.

Season 3, Episode 12: Nine-Finger Jack

30 October 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Eva Gabor ... Hester

Patrick Macnee ... John Smith

Season 3, Episode 13: Night Cry

18 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 14: Mysterious Disapperance

19 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 15: The Impersonal Touch

20 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 16: The Story of Sarah

23 September 1957

Season 3, Episode 17: The Waiting Swan

24 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 18: One Mummy Too Many

25 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 19: Hearthstones

26 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 20: The Reluctant Heiress

27 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 21: Father Came Home

15 October 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Cesar Romero

Season 3, Episode 22: The Ransom of Sigmund Freud

13 November 1957

Season 3, Episode 23: The Tone of Time

17 October 1957

Season 3, Episode 24: Daniel Webster and the Sea Serpent

29 November 1957

Season 3, Episode 25: Sing for Me

21 October 1957
The story of a laundress who gains fame as a radio singer.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Ethel Waters

Season 3, Episode 26: Run for the Money

22 October 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 27: Crusade for Freedom

23 October 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 28: The Glass Hill

24 October 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 29: Out of the Frying Pan

25 October 1957
Well known actors and actresses children played the roles of the stagestruck youngsters who drive a Broadway producer crazy trying to get parts in his new production.

Season 3, Episode 30: The Last Stop

28 October 1957

Season 3, Episode 31: The Weak and the Strong

29 October 1957

Season 3, Episode 33: Elementals

31 October 1957

Season 3, Episode 34: A Plumber in Paradise

1 November 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Keefe Brasselle

Season 3, Episode 35: Out of My Darkness

3 December 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Jan Merlin

Season 3, Episode 36: Return in Winter

7 November 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 37: Grandmama and the Grandfather Clock

8 November 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 38: Aesop and Rhodope

11 November 1957

Season 3, Episode 39: All Over the World

12 November 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Margaret O'Brien

Season 3, Episode 41: Iris

14 November 1957

Season 3, Episode 42: Remember Me Kindly

15 November 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 43: Embassy House

18 November 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 44: Witness to Murder

19 November 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 45: No Time for Comedy

17 December 1957
Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the arts convinces Esterbrook to forget about comedy and concentrate on writing a tragedy. The end result nearly destroys his career and his marriage.

Season 3, Episode 47: The Tender Leaves

22 November 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 48: Cadenza

25 November 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 49: Green Shores

26 November 1957

Season 3, Episode 52: The Conversation Table

2 December 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 53: The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

4 December 1957
A mysterious stranger descends on the small town of Hadleyburg to teach its deceitful residents a lesson. Inspired by writer Mark Twain's short story.

Season 3, Episode 54: A Cloud for Jeni

6 December 1957

Season 3, Episode 55: The Consul

9 December 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 56: The Old Friend

10 December 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 57: Give Me a Wand

11 December 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 58: The Europeans

6 January 1958
It's the fall of 1850, a few miles outside Boston. The household of the dour Mr. Wentworth receives two unannounced visitors from Europe, Eugenia and Felix, the daughter and son of his half sister. Gertrude, one of Wentworth's two daughters, is instantly infatuated with her cousins, thinking them sophisticated and worldly. She turns her back on the local Unitarian minister, Mr. Brand, who has been calling on her, to delight in the pleasure and amusement Felix offers. Another wealthy neighbor, Mr. Acton, is attracted to Eugenia, who is going through a divorce with a European aristocrat. Are the Americans being used by the penniless Europeans? Or is there real affection?
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Peter Cookson ... James

Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Eugenia
Nico Minardos ... Felix

Season 3, Episode 59: Dark of the Moon

13 December 1957


Tom Tryon ... John
Gloria Talbott ... Barbara Allen
Peg Hillias ... Mrs. Allen
James Westerfield ... Justice Haggler
Mike Bradford ... Marvin Hudgens
Robert Williams ... Mr. Allen (as Robert B. Williams)
Georgia Simmons ... Conjur Woman
Virginia Lee ... Fair Witch

Yvette Vickers ... Dark Witch
James Parnell ... Uncle Smelique
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 60: The Gift and the Giver

16 December 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 62: A Gentleman of Fortune

18 December 1957

Season 3, Episode 63: The Gentleman Caller

19 December 1957

Season 3, Episode 64: In Twenty-Five Words or Less

23 December 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 65: Sara Crewe

24 December 1957

Season 3, Episode 66: Something Stolen, Something Blue

16 January 1958

Season 3, Episode 67: The Little Minister

26 December 1957
In rural 1840's Scotland, Gavin Dishart arrives to become the new "little minister" of Thrums's Auld Licht church. He meets a mysterious young gypsy girl in the dens and to his horror Babbie draws him into her escape from the soldiers after she incites a Luddite riot. But unknown to Gavin, Babbie is more than she seems. And they must overcome her secret, the villagers' fears of her, and worst of all, Gavin's devotion to his mother's sensibilities, before they can openly declare their love.

Season 3, Episode 68: Daughter of Kings

31 December 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 69: Survival Kit

2 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 70: A House with Golden Streets

3 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 72: The Collected Letters of Mr. Sage

7 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 73: Soldier's Boy

27 January 1958
Gen. Stanton Brisk, on the day of his retirement from the Army, visits his wife Edith in a sanitarium. Ever since the day their son Edward was killed in the war, she has blocked off her mind to 24 years of married life and returned to the time when Edward was 12 and her husband was just a captain.
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Adrienne Marden ... Edith Brisk

Everett Sloane ... Gen. Stanton Brisk

Season 3, Episode 74: The Great Obstacle Courtship

9 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 75: A Chance to Die

10 January 1958

Season 3, Episode 76: Home on the Range

13 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 77: The Makropoulos Incident

14 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Sarah Churchill ... Emilia Marty

Season 3, Episode 78: Cave-In

3 February 1958

Season 3, Episode 80: The Thunderbolt

17 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 81: Daisy Mayme

20 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Paul Hartman

Season 3, Episode 82: The Man Who Wanted to Hate

21 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 83: The Golden Fleecing

22 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Ruth McDevitt

Season 3, Episode 84: Forever and Ever

23 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Johnny Crawford

Season 3, Episode 85: Decision

24 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 87: The 10th Muse

18 February 1958

Season 3, Episode 88: Love Out of Town

31 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Richard Anderson ... Alec
Sarah Churchill ... Peggy

Dennis Patrick ... Ward
Jean Carson ... Agnes
Joel Marston ... Morton
Ralph Gamble ... David
William Keene ... Frederic

Season 3, Episode 90: The Iceman

4 February 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Jackie Coogan ... Brother-in-Law

Johnny Crawford ... Leo - Orphan Boy

Andrew Duggan ... Clyde 'The Iceman' Grannick

Peggy McCay ... Louise Grannick

Season 3, Episode 91: The Long, Long Laugh

5 February 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Russell Arms ... Ernie Barton

June Lockhart ... Connie

Season 3, Episode 93: Monsieur Beaucaire

11 February 1958
When M. Beaucaire, a handsome barber, catches the Duke of Winterset cheating at gambling, Beaucaire exacts Winterset's cooperation in sneaking Beaucaire into a great ball, disguised as the Duke de Chartres, and to introduce him to the beautiful Lady Mary. The disguised barber successfully pulls off the masquerade and is soon the toast of society. But Winterset is embittered at having been blackmailed so, and he sets out to destroy Beaucaire if he can do so without revealing his own duplicity.
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Patricia Cutts ... Lady Mary Carlisle

Peter Hansen ... Beaucaire

Patrick Macnee ... Winterset

Season 3, Episode 94: The Suicide Club

25 February 1958

Season 3, Episode 95: Without Fear or Favor

13 February 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 96: The Third Person

14 February 1958

Judith Evelyn ... Miss Susan
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Harry Ellerbe ... Mr. Patten
Muriel Kirkland ... Miss Amy

Season 3, Episode 97: Eden End

17 February 1958
With the return of young Wilfred Kirby from his job in British West Africa, the Kirby family is still not completely reunited. Stella, who left nine years ago for a career in the theater, still remains out of the family fold.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Wendy Hiller

Season 3, Episode 98: Goodbye on Thursday

20 February 1958
A girl who lives on a boat with her father and brother feels that a newspaper editor's attentions toward her are a means of getting her father to stay in town and to continue his job as a linotype operator with the newspaper.
John Conte ... Himself - Host
Betty Lou Keim

Season 3, Episode 99: Marriage of Convenience

24 February 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 101: The Sixty-Fifth Floor

26 February 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Patricia Barry ... Sally Collier

Hugh Marlowe ... Gene Collier
Hal Riddle
Alix Talton ... Christine Hughes

Season 3, Episode 102: The Hickory Heart

27 February 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 103: The Devil's Violin

28 February 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Patty McCormack ... Lucy Smith

Season 3, Episode 104: The Prophet Hosea

5 March 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Roberta Haynes ... Gomer

Robert Loggia ... Dagnon
Nestor Paiva ... Caleb

Joseph Wiseman ... Hosea

Season 3, Episode 105: The Vigilante

4 March 1958

Season 3, Episode 106: Wednesday's Child

5 March 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Jan Clayton

Season 3, Episode 107: Mrs. Moonlight

7 March 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 108: The Mask of Venus

10 March 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 109: With Love We Live

11 March 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 111: Career Angel

13 March 1958

Season 3, Episode 112: The Contingent Fee

14 March 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 113: End of the Robe

24 March 1958

Season 3, Episode 114: On Approval

19 March 1958

Season 3, Episode 115: Dandy Dick

20 March 1958
A church vicar tries to come up with the money to fix the church's crooked steeple by betting his life savings on Dandy Dick, a nag running at the local racetrack at a 10-to-1 shot.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 116: Hush, Mahala, Hush

21 March 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 117: O'Rourke's House

25 March 1958

Season 3, Episode 118: The Alleyway

26 March 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 119: The Vagabond

27 March 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Jacques Bergerac ... Max

Eva Gabor ... Renee Nero

Season 3, Episode 120: The Silver Spider

28 March 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 121: Design for Glory

1 April 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 122: The Inspector General

2 April 1958

Season 3, Episode 123: The Two Mrs. Carrolls

3 April 1958
Struggling artist Geoffrey Carroll meets Sally whilst on holiday in the country. A romance develops but he doesn't tell her he's already married. Suffering from mental illness, Geoffrey returns home where he paints an impression of his wife as the angel of death and then promptly poisons her. He marries Sally but after a while he finds a strange urge to paint her as the angel of death too and history seems about to repeat itself.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Sally Carroll

Season 3, Episode 124: The Velvet Glove

4 April 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Mother Hildebrand

John Hoyt ... the Bishop
Mona Washbourne
Mary LaRoche

Season 3, Episode 126: Death Takes a Holiday

8 April 1958
Death decides to take a holiday from his usual business to see what it is like to be a mortal. Posing as Prince Sirki, he spends 3 days with Duke Lambert and his guests at his estate. Several of the women are attracted to the mysterious prince, but shy away from him when they sense his true nature. But Grazia, the beautiful young woman whom the Duke thought was to marry his son, loves him even when she knows who he is.
John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 127: Man of the House

9 April 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 128: A Case of Fear

10 April 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 129: Walk the Sky

11 April 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 130: The Canterville Ghost

15 April 1958
In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ghost until one of his descendants performs a brave deed. Simon believes he may be saved when he meets Cuffy Williams, an American kinsman stationed with a troop of soldiers at the castle in 1943. Will this blood relative save the family honor, or will his blood be as yellow as the rest of the Cantervilles?

Season 3, Episode 131: Found Money

17 April 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 132: Washington Whispers Murder

18 April 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 133: A Boy Grows Up

22 April 1958

Season 3, Episode 134: The Phony Venus

23 April 1958

Season 3, Episode 135: Some Blessed People

24 April 1958

Season 3, Episode 136: The Quiet Street

25 April 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Suzanne Pleshette ... Debby Lowell

Rip Torn

Season 3, Episode 137: Great Big Guy

29 April 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 138: It Came from Out of Town

30 April 1958

Season 3, Episode 139: Prosper's Old Mother

1 May 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 140: End of a Sentence

2 May 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 141: Top Platter

6 May 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Stephen Dunne (as Steve Dunne)

Max Showalter (as Casey Adams)

Season 3, Episode 142: The Quest of Quesnay

7 May 1958

Season 3, Episode 143: Good Housekeeping

8 May 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 145: The Cause

12 May 1958

Season 3, Episode 147: Angel Street

9 May 1958
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if means driving his wife insane.

Season 3, Episode 148: Day of Discoveries

22 May 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 149: The Young and the Fair

23 May 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 150: The Riddle of Mary Murray

27 May 1958

Season 3, Episode 151: The Gardenia Bush

28 May 1958

Season 3, Episode 152: Button, Button

29 May 1958

Season 3, Episode 153: Hands

30 May 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 154: Much Ado About Nothing: Part 1

20 May 1958
The Shakespeare classic, done live for this daytime color series, the first time a two part story was offered. It tells of a woman, a rich merchant's daughter about to be married to a man she loves, but a devious rival to the groom sets up an incident to fool him into thinking she's been sleeping around just before the wedding day.

Season 3, Episode 155: Much Ado About Nothing: Part 2

21 May 1958

Season 3, Episode 156: The Road to Recovery

5 June 1958

Season 3, Episode 157: The Nightbird Crying

6 June 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Season 3, Episode 158: The Story of Marcia Gordon

10 June 1958

Season 3, Episode 159: Town in Turmoil

11 June 1958

Season 3, Episode 160: Washington Square

12 June 1958
A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Season 3, Episode 161: Course for Collision

13 June 1958

Season 3, Episode 181: End of the Rope

27 June 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Parley Baer ... Oldham

John Drew Barrymore (as John Barrymore Jr.)
Norma Moore

Susan Oliver

George Peppard ... Kincaid

Unknown Season


Almost Any Man Will Do

18 October 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Amahl and the Night Visitors

25 December 1957
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.

Anxious Night

18 March 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Autumn Crocus

8 June 1956

Black Sheep Run

12 December 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Bottom of the River

18 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Charcoal Pink

10 February 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Her Son's Wife

7 March 1956

Herself Alone

30 May 1956

Life Upon a Wicked Stage

12 February 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Look Out for John Tucker

4 June 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Tommy Kirk ... John Tucker

Marriage by the Millions

11 July 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

More Than a Man

15 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Something About a Dollar

4 November 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Sound of Fear

13 June 1957

Spare Your Pity

28 November 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

The Child and the Muse

20 January 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host
Frances Robinson

The Diamond

3 February 1956

The End of the Season

3 June 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

The Johnson House

20 November 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

The Location of Roycemore College

21 November 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

The Luck of Amos Currie

6 June 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Charles Ruggles ... Amos Currie

The Personal Equation

17 September 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

The Refugee

6 December 1956

John Conte ... Himself - Host

The Reverberator

23 July 1956

Two-Picture Deal

8 January 1958

John Conte ... Himself - Host

Villa of the Angels

16 October 1957

John Conte ... Himself - Host

You and I

12 March 1958


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