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(1955–1958)

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2 Sep. 1957
The Jewel Box
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3 Sep. 1957
Molly Morgan
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4 Sep. 1957
Woman Alone
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5 Sep. 1957
Among Strangers
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6 Sep. 1957
The Broom and the Groom
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10 Sep. 1957
Freedom Comes Later
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13 Sep. 1957
Hand-Me-Down
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16 Sep. 1957
Emma
In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman.
 
30 Oct. 1957
Nine-Finger Jack
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18 Sep. 1957
Night Cry
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19 Sep. 1957
Mysterious Disapperance
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20 Sep. 1957
The Impersonal Touch
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23 Sep. 1957
The Story of Sarah
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24 Sep. 1957
The Waiting Swan
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25 Sep. 1957
One Mummy Too Many
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26 Sep. 1957
Hearthstones
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27 Sep. 1957
The Reluctant Heiress
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15 Oct. 1957
Father Came Home
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17 Oct. 1957
The Tone of Time
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21 Oct. 1957
Sing for Me
The story of a laundress who gains fame as a radio singer.
 
22 Oct. 1957
Run for the Money
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23 Oct. 1957
Crusade for Freedom
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24 Oct. 1957
The Glass Hill
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25 Oct. 1957
Out of the Frying Pan
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.
 
28 Oct. 1957
The Last Stop
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29 Oct. 1957
The Weak and the Strong
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31 Oct. 1957
Elementals
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1 Nov. 1957
A Plumber in Paradise
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3 Dec. 1957
Out of My Darkness
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7 Nov. 1957
Return in Winter
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11 Nov. 1957
Aesop and Rhodope
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12 Nov. 1957
All Over the World
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14 Nov. 1957
Iris
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15 Nov. 1957
Remember Me Kindly
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18 Nov. 1957
Embassy House
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19 Nov. 1957
Witness to Murder
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17 Dec. 1957
No Time for Comedy
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.
 
22 Nov. 1957
The Tender Leaves
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25 Nov. 1957
Cadenza
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26 Nov. 1957
Green Shores
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2 Dec. 1957
The Conversation Table
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4 Dec. 1957
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
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.
 
6 Dec. 1957
A Cloud for Jeni
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9 Dec. 1957
The Consul
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10 Dec. 1957
The Old Friend
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11 Dec. 1957
Give Me a Wand
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6 Jan. 1958
The Europeans
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 ...
 
13 Dec. 1957
Dark of the Moon
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16 Dec. 1957
The Gift and the Giver
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18 Dec. 1957
A Gentleman of Fortune
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19 Dec. 1957
The Gentleman Caller
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24 Dec. 1957
Sara Crewe
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26 Dec. 1957
The Little Minister
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.
 
31 Dec. 1957
Daughter of Kings
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2 Jan. 1958
Survival Kit
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27 Jan. 1958
Soldier's Boy
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.
 
10 Jan. 1958
A Chance to Die
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13 Jan. 1958
Home on the Range
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14 Jan. 1958
The Makropoulos Incident
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3 Feb. 1958
Cave-In
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17 Jan. 1958
The Thunderbolt
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20 Jan. 1958
Daisy Mayme
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22 Jan. 1958
The Golden Fleecing
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23 Jan. 1958
Forever and Ever
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24 Jan. 1958
Decision
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18 Feb. 1958
The 10th Muse
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31 Jan. 1958
Love Out of Town
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4 Feb. 1958
The Iceman
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5 Feb. 1958
The Long, Long Laugh
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11 Feb. 1958
Monsieur Beaucaire
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.
 
25 Feb. 1958
The Suicide Club
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13 Feb. 1958
Without Fear or Favor
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14 Feb. 1958
The Third Person
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17 Feb. 1958
Eden End
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.
 
20 Feb. 1958
Goodbye on Thursday
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.
 
24 Feb. 1958
Marriage of Convenience
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26 Feb. 1958
The Sixty-Fifth Floor
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27 Feb. 1958
The Hickory Heart
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28 Feb. 1958
The Devil's Violin
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5 Mar. 1958
The Prophet Hosea
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4 Mar. 1958
The Vigilante
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5 Mar. 1958
Wednesday's Child
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7 Mar. 1958
Mrs. Moonlight
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10 Mar. 1958
The Mask of Venus
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11 Mar. 1958
With Love We Live
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13 Mar. 1958
Career Angel
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14 Mar. 1958
The Contingent Fee
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24 Mar. 1958
End of the Robe
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19 Mar. 1958
On Approval
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20 Mar. 1958
Dandy Dick
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.
 
21 Mar. 1958
Hush, Mahala, Hush
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25 Mar. 1958
O'Rourke's House
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26 Mar. 1958
The Alleyway
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27 Mar. 1958
The Vagabond
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28 Mar. 1958
The Silver Spider
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1 Apr. 1958
Design for Glory
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2 Apr. 1958
The Inspector General
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3 Apr. 1958
The Two Mrs. Carrolls
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.
 
4 Apr. 1958
The Velvet Glove
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8 Apr. 1958
Death Takes a Holiday
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.
 
9 Apr. 1958
Man of the House
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10 Apr. 1958
A Case of Fear
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11 Apr. 1958
Walk the Sky
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15 Apr. 1958
The Canterville Ghost
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?
 
17 Apr. 1958
Found Money
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22 Apr. 1958
A Boy Grows Up
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23 Apr. 1958
The Phony Venus
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24 Apr. 1958
Some Blessed People
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25 Apr. 1958
The Quiet Street
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29 Apr. 1958
Great Big Guy
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30 Apr. 1958
It Came from Out of Town
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1 May 1958
Prosper's Old Mother
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2 May 1958
End of a Sentence
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6 May 1958
Top Platter
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7 May 1958
The Quest of Quesnay
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8 May 1958
Good Housekeeping
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12 May 1958
The Cause
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9 May 1958
Angel Street
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.
 
22 May 1958
Day of Discoveries
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23 May 1958
The Young and the Fair
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28 May 1958
The Gardenia Bush
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29 May 1958
Button, Button
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30 May 1958
Hands
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20 May 1958
Much Ado About Nothing: Part 1
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.
 
5 Jun. 1958
The Road to Recovery
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6 Jun. 1958
The Nightbird Crying
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11 Jun. 1958
Town in Turmoil
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12 Jun. 1958
Washington Square
A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.
 
13 Jun. 1958
Course for Collision
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27 Jun. 1958
End of the Rope
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