Season 1, Episode 1: Crescendo29 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.
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.
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.
20 December 1957
A musical version of the hit play.
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.
21 February 1958
Cole Porter's version of the story of Aladdin--his only musical written especially for television
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.
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.
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.
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, Episode 1: Harvey22 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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Hamlet24 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.
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.
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 Budd25 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.
28 September 1959
A boxer struggles against ruthless gangsters.
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.
9 November 1959
The original TV play which evolved into the hit musical, "Man of La Mancha".
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: Arrowsmith17 January 1960
A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.
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.
5 March 1960
Season 3, Episode 8: Years Ago21 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.
30 September 1960
An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.
18 October 1960
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.
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.
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.
18 February 1961
21 March 1961
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