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Episode List



30 Jan. 1958
The Gentleman from Seventh Avenue
Mr. Golden wonders if he has wasted his life; but the news that he is to become a grandfather cheers him.
6 Feb. 1958
The Violent Heart
Photographer Paul is invited to a French estate to take pictures but a romance develops with the lady of the house. A sudden death creates a suspicion of murder.
13 Feb. 1958
No Time at All
An airliner flying nonstop at night from Miami to New York fails to check in, then disappears from radar. We see how its disappearance affects people on the ground.
20 Feb. 1958
Point of No Return
Waiting to find out if he's obtained a valuable promotion, a banker returns to the small town he grew up in.
6 Mar. 1958
The Last Clear Chance
A veteran lawyer must defend his own son when the latter is threatened with disbarment.
13 Mar. 1958
The Male Animal
The trustees of Midwestern University have forced three teachers out of their jobs for being suspected communists. Trustee Ed Keller has also threatened mild mannered English Professor Tommy Turner, because he plans to read a controversial piece of prose in class. Tommy is upset that his wife Ellen also suggested he not read the passage. Meanwhile, Ellen's old boyfriend, the football player Joe Ferguson, comes to visit for the homecoming weekend. He takes Ellen out dancing after the football rally, causing Tommy to worry that he will lose her to Joe.
15 May 1958
Nightmare at Ground Zero
After the first atom bomb test, scientists realize the bomb was more powerful than they expected - which may have terrible results.
22 May 1958
Bomber's Moon
A hard-hearted Colonel loses many men in his group's bombing missions over World War Two Germany, but keeps on going and won't tolerate lightly a young Major losing his nerve under the strain,who refuses to continue.
29 May 1958
A Civil War veteran returns home to find his father has become a social pariah.
5 Jun. 1958
The Innocent Sleep
When a rich man marries a much younger wife and his ailing health gets rather worse, the housekeeper suspects a murder attempt is looming.
19 Jun. 1958
A Town Has Turned to Dust
A weakling sheriff is unable to prevent a lynching. Can he redeem himself by preventing a second one?
28 Jun. 1958
The Great Gatsby
A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his wealthy neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.
25 Sep. 1958
The Plot to Kill Stalin
In late 1952, an aging and increasingly paranoid Stalin puts in motion a purge against his doctors, with antisemitic overtones. His lackeys, including Khrushchev, Molotov and Beria, fear it will spread to the Politburo, and plan to strike first.
2 Oct. 1958
Days of Wine and Roses
An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
9 Oct. 1958
The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and each other's lives, giving voice to Saroyan's philosophies as they randomly comment about the impending world war, the beauty of art, and traditional notions of good and evil. At least one of the relationships stands a chance of enduring: a brawny innocent named Tom is falling in love with a vulnerable young prostitute named Kitty.
23 Oct. 1958
Shadows Tremble
An elderly immigrant tries to buy an old house in New England and is opposed by snobbish locals.
30 Oct. 1958
Word from a Sealed-Off Box
A courier for the Dutch Resistance is captured by the Nazis.
6 Nov. 1958
Heart of Darkness
A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
20 Nov. 1958
Old Man
In the South, convicts get a temporary release to help during a flood.
27 Nov. 1958
The Return of Ansel Gibbs
After years in retirement, Ansel Gibbs is asked to return to government service.
11 Dec. 1958
Seven Against the Wall
The story of the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929.
25 Dec. 1958
The Nutcracker
This telecast of George Balanchine's famous production was broadcast only four years after it was premiered by the New York City Ballet.

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