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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
A poor boy and a prince exchange identities and lives while the villainous Captain of the Guard plots to take advantage of this.

Season 1, Episode 3: Beyond This Place

25 November 1957
A young man returns to his birthplace for the first time since childhood and learns that the father he had believed dead is still alive - and in prison for murder.

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
In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.

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

Sal Mineo ... Aladdin

Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Princess Ming Chou
Dennis King ... Astrologer

Basil Rathbone ... Emperor

Howard Morris ... Wu Fang

Una Merkel ... Aladdin's Mother
Cyril Ritchard ... Sui-Janel (Sorcerer)
George Hall ... Chamberlain

Geoffrey Holder ... Genie
Alec Clarke ... Prime Minister (as Alexander Clarke)

Akim Tamiroff ... Governor (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: A Tale of Two Cities

27 March 1958
A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution.

Season 1, Episode 8: The Red Mill

19 April 1958
In the small Dutch village of Kattwyk-am-Zee, Mayor Van Borkem bemoans the fate of the town. Once a mecca for tourists because of the Red Mill, a landmark, the town now is neglected. The mayor informs Bertha, who operates a local inn, and her pretty niece Gretchen, that he has an offer from the Brussels World's Fair to buy the mill. Meanwhile, in a expensive car on route to the Brussels World's Fair, Hollywood movie stars Rod and Candy Carter and their friend and "producer" Johnny Shaw arrive and take an interest in the Mill.

Season 1, Episode 9: Wuthering Heights

9 May 1958
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 10: The Member of the Wedding

12 June 1958
In a small Georgia town, twelve year old tomboy Frankie Addams feels unconnected to the world, a fact troubling to her. Her unconventional views for a twelve year old girl make her an outcast among her peers, which she in turn blames for her situation rather than anything of her own doing. Her only real friend is John Henry, her younger next door neighbor, although she doesn't see him as a friend since she doesn't consider him a peer. As her widowed father is all consumed with running his small business, Frankie is largely left to the care of their housekeeper, Berenice. Berenice tries to provide as much true guidance to Frankie and what Frankie considers her problems, although Berenice has her own troubles looking after her wild foster brother, Honey Camden, her only surviving family. In addition, Frankie largely sees Berenice's advice as the rantings of a large, crazy black woman. Frankie believes that she has finally found her place in life upon the return to town and announcement by her older enlisted brother Jarvis that he is getting married to a woman named Janice. Immediately upon seeing Jarvis and Janice together, she falls in love with "them", believing she can be a "member" of "them" by leaving town with them immediately following the wedding. Frankie even wants to change her name to Jasmine to feel more connected to them as they will all then have a name "Ja__". Two negative situations following the wedding - one in reaction to her finding out that she can't go with Jarvis and Janice - may however put Frankie in the right direction to truly finding her place in life.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Harvey

22 September 1958
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.
Larry Blyden ... Dr. Sanderson
Raymond Bramley ... Judge Gaffney (as Ray Bramley)

Art Carney ... Elwood P. Dowd

Fred Gwynne ... E.J. Loffgrin

Marion Lorne ... Veta Louise Simmons

Elizabeth Montgomery ... Miss Kelly

Charlotte Rae ... Myrtle May
Loring Smith ... Dr. Chumley

Jack Weston ... Wilson

Ruth White ... Mrs. Chumley

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
n pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

Season 2, Episode 4: The Hasty Heart

18 December 1958
In Burma on the penultimate day of World War II, Cameron Highlander Lachlan 'Lachie' MacLachlan is seriously wounded and transported to a local military hospital. He seems to have recovered from his wounds but appearances can be deceiving. The hospital commander asks nursing Sister Margaret Parker and the five remaining soldiers in her ward to befriend Lachie as he is dying and has only a few weeks to live. Lachie, who is not aware of his prognosis, is a proud man who wants no help from anyone. Slowly however, relationships are formed and Lachie begins to appreciate friendship, something he has never had with anyone.

Season 2, Episode 5: What Every Woman Knows

28 January 1959
The story takes place in Scotland, where plain Maggie Wylie's family, fearing she may become a spinster, finances young John Shand's studies in return for his agreement to marry her in five years. Recognizing his ambitions, Maggie helps to guide his career without his realizing it. He honors his commitment, even though he does not feel real love for her as she does for him. Will he succumb to the wiles of young aristocratic beauty Sybil, or learn to appreciate Maggie's true worth? m>

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
Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family, while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Season 2, Episode 8: The Browning Version

23 April 1959
Forced to retire from an English public school. a disliked professor must confront his utter failures as a teacher, a husband, and a man.

Season 2, Episode 9: Billy Budd

25 May 1959
Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Body and Soul

28 September 1959
A boxer struggles against ruthless gangsters.

Season 3, Episode 2: The Fallen Idol

14 October 1959
A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.

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
Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket and he joins a household of young boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Season 3, Episode 5: Arrowsmith

17 January 1960
A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.

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
Because of the wife's chronic illness, a farm couple need an extra hand to help around the house. The beautiful, spirited young woman joins them creates emotional conflicts that have devastating consequences.

Season 3, Episode 7: Treasure Island

5 March 1960

Season 3, Episode 8: Years Ago

21 April 1960
Despite being raised in a financially strapped family, a young woman tries to make her dream of being a respected actress come true.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Men in White

30 September 1960
An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.

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
A debauched man arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.

Season 4, Episode 4: The Scarlet Pimpernel

18 December 1960
During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while posing as the foppish Sir Percy Blakeney in society. Percy falls for and marries the beautiful actress Marguerite St. Just, but she is involved with Chauvelin and Robespierre, and Percy's marriage to her may endanger the Pimpernel's plans to save the little Dauphin.

Season 4, Episode 5: The Prisoner of Zenda

18 January 1961
An Englishman vacationing in a Ruritarian kingdom is recruited to impersonate his cousin, the soon-to-be-crowned king when the monarch is drugged and kidnapped.

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
Humphrey Davis ... Dr. Terry
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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