Matinee Theatre Poster

(1955–1958)

Episode List

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Season 1

17 Nov. 1955
The Aspern Papers
An publisher insinuates himself into the mouldering mansion of the centenarian lover of a renowned but long-dead poet in order to find his lost love letters.
 
23 Nov. 1955
The Courtship of Miles Standish
A dramatization of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish,' this is the story of the Pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England and came to America aboard the Mayflower. John Alden, after numerous adventures at sea and with Indians on land, is asked by his friend Myles Standish to seek for him the romantic favor of his secret beloved, Priscilla Mullens. But Priscilla has eyes for another--John Alden.
 
30 Nov. 1955
Wuthering Heights
Mistreated foundling Heathcliff and his stepsister Catherine fall in love, but when she marries a wealthy man, he becomes obsessed with getting revenge, even well into the next generation.
 
5 Dec. 1955
Arrowsmith
Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.
 
11 Jan. 1956
All the Trees in the Field
An old rancher tries to save his orange grove from real estate interests.
 
16 Jan. 1956
The Old Maid
The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever.