This is the first episode, about a young widow and her mother in law, also a widow. They are named Ruth and Naomi, as in the woman and her mother in law in the Bible, of the famous "wither thou goest, I will goest, and where thou lodgest I will lodge and thy people will be my people." Similarly, this is about family love and how there are some in laws who are very loving. Allyson is afraid to get remarried and her mother in law encourages her to follow her heart. Allyson gives a nice performance, but the really stand out one is given by Harding, in particular her later scene on the stairs talking about love. A very touching performance and a typical one of this actress in the fifties on TV. She got (or maybe was willing to take) some very age appropriate roles and just offered some lovely, very positive performances in these little half hour playlets.
Harding was a very famous actress in the early thirties in Hollywood and played in a few movies we have heard of today (Holiday, When Ladies Meet, and The Animal Kingdom, all of which were remade in either the same or the next decade). By the late thirties she was in England making movies and by the early forties was in character roles (she tested for The Yearling and Mrs. Miniver but was cast in neither). She is very older lady looking in these fifties roles and that was rather amazing in Hollywood, an actress playing her age. But the roles are all lovely and her performances are really good in them. She acted much more at the time than many of her more famous contemporaries and the roles really hold up very nicely.