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Year: 1957 | 1958 | 1959 | 1960 | 1961


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Crescendo

29 September 1957
"My Fair Lady" star Rex Harrison portrays a visiting Englishman who takes a dim view of American culture. To overcome his skepticism, he is introduced to a wide variety of American musical styles. Highlights: Play it cool--dancers; The Mary had a little lamb cha-cha-cha--Channing; Go west, young man--Arnold, singers, dancers; Shine on, harvest moon, Baby bumblebee, Silvery moon--singers, dancers; Streets of Laredo--singers, dancers; Basin Street blues, Trouble I've seen--Armstrong; Blues in the night--Lee; Sit down, you're rockin' the boat--Kaye; Didn't it rain--Jackson; Bill Bailey--Miles, Murphy; The birth of the blues--Washington; blues sequence--Goodman, Carroll; jazz sequence--Goodmann, Armstrong.

Julie Andrews ... Herself

Louis Armstrong ... Himself

Eddy Arnold ... Himself

Diahann Carroll ... Herself

Carol Channing ... Herself

Benny Goodman ... Himself

Rex Harrison ... Mr. Sir

Stanley Holloway ... Himself

Mahalia Jackson ... Herself
Sonny James ... Himself
Stubby Kaye ... Himself

Peggy Lee ... Herself
Matt Mattox ... Himself

Ethel Merman ... Herself
Lizzie Miles ... Herself
Turk Murphy ... Himself
The Norman Luboff Choir ... Themselves
Dinah Washington ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 2: The Prince and the Pauper

28 October 1957

Season 1, Episode 3: Beyond This Place

25 November 1957

Max Adrian ... Sir Matthew Sprott
Russell Collins

Brian Donlevy ... Constable Dale

Eduard Franz ... Dunn
Peggy Ann Garner ... Lena Anderson

Farley Granger ... Paul Burgess
Hurd Hatfield ... Oswald

Arthur O'Connell
Farrell Pelly ... Mr. Prusty
Torin Thatcher ... Rees Mathry

Fritz Weaver ... Charlie Castle

Ruth White ... Mrs. Burgess

Shelley Winters ... Louisa Burt

Season 1, Episode 4: Junior Miss

20 December 1957
A musical version of the hit play.

Don Ameche ... Harry Graves

Joan Bennett ... Grace Graves

Paul Ford ... J.B. Curtis

Carol Lynley ... Judy Graves

Diana Lynn ... Ellen Curtis
Susanne Sidney ... Fluffy Adams (as Susanne Sydney)

Jill St. John ... Lois Graves

David Wayne ... Willis Reynolds

Season 1, Episode 5: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

21 January 1958

Season 1, Episode 6: Cole Porter's 'Aladdin'

21 February 1958
Cole Porter's version of the story of Aladdin--his only musical written especially for television
Dennis King ... Astrologer

Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Princess
Alec Clarke ... Prime Minister
George Hall ... Chamberlain

Geoffrey Holder ... Genie
Una Merkel ... Aladdin's Mother

Sal Mineo ... Aladdin

Howard Morris ... Wu Fang

Basil Rathbone ... Emperor
Cyril Ritchard ... Sui-Janel

Akim Tamiroff ... Undetermined role

Season 1, Episode 7: A Tale of Two Cities

27 March 1958

Season 1, Episode 8: The Red Mill

19 April 1958


Edward Andrews ... Mayor Jan Van Borkem

Shirley Jones ... Gretchen Van Damm

Harpo Marx ... Narrator

Elaine May ... Candy Carter

Mike Nichols ... Rod Carter

Donald O'Connor ... Johnny Shaw
Evelyn Rudie ... Narrator

Elaine Stritch ... Aunt Bertha

Season 1, Episode 9: Wuthering Heights

9 May 1958

Season 1, Episode 10: The Member of the Wedding

12 June 1958


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Harvey

22 September 1958

Season 2, Episode 2: The Count of Monte Cristo

28 October 1958
An early TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.

Season 2, Episode 3: The Winslow Boy

13 November 1958

Season 2, Episode 4: The Hasty Heart

18 December 1958

Season 2, Episode 5: What Every Woman Knows

28 January 1959

Season 2, Episode 6: Hamlet

24 February 1959
An Old Vic production of Shakespeare's immortal play, brought to television directly after a limited run on Broadway with the same cast.

Season 2, Episode 7: The Human Comedy

28 March 1959

Season 2, Episode 8: The Browning Version

23 April 1959

Season 2, Episode 9: Billy Budd

25 May 1959


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Body and Soul

28 September 1959

Season 3, Episode 2: The Fallen Idol

14 October 1959

Season 3, Episode 3: I, Don Quixote

9 November 1959
The original TV play which evolved into the hit musical, "Man of La Mancha".

Season 3, Episode 4: Oliver Twist

4 December 1959

Season 3, Episode 5: Arrowsmith

17 January 1960


Diane Baker ... Nurse Leora Tozer
Royal Beal

Ellen Burstyn (as Ellen McRae)

Ivan Dixon
Robert Dryden
Robert Emhardt

Farley Granger ... Dr. Martin Arrowsmith
Oskar Homolka ... Dr. Max Gottlieb

Francis Lederer
Bernard West (as Bernie West)

Season 3, Episode 6: Ethan Frome

18 February 1960

Season 3, Episode 7: Treasure Island

5 March 1960

Season 3, Episode 8: Years Ago

21 April 1960


Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Men in White

30 September 1960


Richard Basehart ... Dr. George Ferguson

Dina Merrill ... Laura Hudson

Lois Smith ... Barbara Dennin

Lee J. Cobb ... Dr. Hochberg
Peggy Feury ... Nurse Ryan (as Peg Feury)

Dick Van Patten ... Dr. Michaelson

Season 4, Episode 2: Those Ragtime Years

18 October 1960

Mae Barnes ... Herself
The Billy B. Quartet ... Themselves
Eubie Blake ... Himself

Hoagy Carmichael ... Narrator
Wilbur De Paris ... Band Leader (as The Wilbur de Pais Band)
Dorothy Loudon ... Herself
Minns and James ... Themselves
Robin Roberts ... Robin Roberts
Ralph Sutton ... Himself

Clara Ward ... Chorus Leader (as The Clara Ward Singers)
Dick Wellstod ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 3: Heaven Can Wait

16 November 1960

Season 4, Episode 4: The Scarlet Pimpernel

18 December 1960

Season 4, Episode 5: The Prisoner of Zenda

18 January 1961

Season 4, Episode 6: The Lincoln Murder Case

18 February 1961

Season 4, Episode 7: The Night of the Storm

21 March 1961

Marc Connelly ... Mr. Davis
Harrison Dowd ... Mr. Charles

Mildred Dunnock ... Grandma Robedaux
Henderson Forsythe ... Terrence

Julie Harris ... Julia
Benedict Herrman ... Horace, Jr. (as Brad Herrman)
Arthur Hughes ... Mr. Ritter
Burton Mallory ... Mr. Verna

E.G. Marshall ... Jim Howard
Dianne Ramey ... Beth Ruth

Jo Van Fleet ... Callie

Fritz Weaver ... Horace, Sr.
Nydia Westman ... Mrs. Pendleton

Charles White ... Mr. Speed
Barbara Winchester ... Miss Lucy

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