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Studio One is an American anthology drama television series that was adapted to from a radio series. It was created in 1947 by Canadian director Fletcher Markle for CBS. It premiered on November 7, 1948, and ended on September 29, 1958, with a total of 467 episodes over the course of 10 seasons.

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
120November 7, 1948 (1948-11-07)June 29, 1949 (1949-06-29)
242September 12, 1949 (1949-09-12)June 26, 1950 (1950-06-26)
355August 28, 1950 (1950-08-28)September 10, 1951 (1951-09-10)
451September 17, 1951 (1951-09-17)September 15, 1952 (1952-09-15)
550September 22, 1952 (1952-09-22)September 14, 1953 (1953-09-14)
6521953 (1953)September 13, 1954 (1954-09-13)
752September 20, 1954 (1954-09-20)1955 (1955)
8501955 (1955)1956 (1956)
9471956 (1956)1957 (1957)
1048September 9, 1957 (1957-09-09)September 29, 1958 (1958-09-29)


Season 1 (1948–49)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Storm"Worthington MinerStory by : McNight Malmar
Teleplay by : Worthington Miner
November 7, 1948 (1948-11-07)
A woman spends a dark and stormy night alone in a country house where she finds a dead body in the basement and is terrorized by an intruder.
22"Let Me Do the Talking"Paul NickellStory by : Richard Mealand
Teleplay by : Worthington Miner
November 26, 1948 (1948-11-26)
A young publishing agent faces the consequences of stepping on a few too many toes on his way up the business ladder.
33"The Medium"Paul NickellStory by : Gian Carlo Menotti
Teleplay by : Worthington Miner
December 12, 1948 (1948-12-12)
A phony medium feels a pair of hands around her neck during one of her seances.
44"Not So Long Ago"Worthington MinerStory by : Joseph Liss
Teleplay by : Worthington Miner
December 26, 1948 (1948-12-26)
An old woman remembers a time in her youth when two men competed for her affections.
55"The Outward Room"Worthington MinerStory by : Millen Brand
Teleplay by : Joseph Liss
January 9, 1949 (1949-01-09)
A woman struggles to overcome her agoraphobia.
66"Blind Alley"Paul NickellTeleplay by : Worthington Miner
Based on a play by : James Warwick
January 30, 1949 (1949-01-30)
A noted psychiatrist tries to help a killer who escaped from prison.
77"Holiday"Worthington MinerTeleplay by : Worthington Miner
Based on a play by : Philip Barry
February 20, 1949 (1949-02-20)
A self-made man proposes to the daughter of a wealthy industrialist.
88"Julius Caesar"Paul NickellTeleplay by : Worthington Miner
Based on the play by : William Shakespeare
March 6, 1949 (1949-03-06)
In an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, the Roman emperor is plotted against by conspiring senators.
99"Berkeley Square"Worthington MinerAdapted by : John L. Balderston & J.C. Squire
From a story by : Henry James
March 20, 1949 (1949-03-20)
A young American goes back in time to the Revolutionary War and meets his ancestors.
1010"Redemption"Paul NickellAdapted by : Sylvia Berger
From a story by : Leo Tolstoy
March 21, 1949 (1949-03-21)
A man's fiancée leaves him for another man, who falls for a gypsy girl.
1111"Moment of Truth"Worthington MinerStory by : Margaret Storm Jameson
Teleplay by : Joseph Liss
April 17, 1949 (1949-04-17)
Five British refugees fight over a seat on a plane to escape from Communist occupation.
1212"Julius Caesar"Paul NickellTeleplay by : Worthington Miner
Based on the play by : William Shakespeare
May 1, 1949 (1949-05-01)
Rebroadcast. In an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, the Roman emperor is plotted against by conspiring senators.
1313"The Glass Key"George ZacharyAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Dashiell Hammett
May 11, 1949 (1949-05-11)
A corrupt politician is framed for murder, so his employee dodges advances from his boss's fiancee and attacks from gangsters to find the real killer.
1414"Shadow and Substance"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Paul Vincent Carroll
May 18, 1949 (1949-05-18)
A true believer uses the purity and simplicity of her faith to bring others back to first principles.
1515"Flowers from a Stranger"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Dorothee Carousso
May 25, 1949 (1949-05-25)
A psychiatrist's wife suffers an emotional breakdown when a stranger sends her a box of flowers.
1616"The Dybbuk"Paul NickellAdapted by : Joseph Liss
From a play by : Sholom Ansky
June 1, 1949 (1949-06-01)
A woman is possessed by the spirit of a dead man she pledged to marry.
1717"Boy Meets Girl"George ZacharyStory by : Walter Hart
Teleplay by : Sam Spewack & Bella Spewack
June 8, 1949 (1949-06-08)
Two screenwriters try to come up with a comeback for a fading cowboy star.
1818"Smoke"Paul NickellAdapted by : Edward Mabley and Worthington Miner
From a story by : Ivan Turgenev
June 15, 1949 (1949-06-15)
A pair of Russian individuals have opposing philosophies in their changing community.
1919"June Moon"Walter HartAdapted by : Gerald Goode
From a story by : George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner
June 22, 1949 (1949-06-22)
A shipping clerk from Schenectady with dreams of being a lyricist comes to Manhattan, where he befriends a one-hit wonder and finds his dream girl.
2020"The Shadowy Third"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Ellen Glasgow
June 29, 1949 (1949-06-29)
A doctor becomes an object of affection for all his female patients.

Season 2 (1949–50)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
211"Kyra Zelas"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Stanley G. Weinbaum
September 12, 1949 (1949-09-12)
Kyra Zelas surprises everyone when a doctor gives her an injection that miraculously cures her tuberculosis.
222"The Rival Dummy"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner and David Opatoshu
From a story by : Ben Hecht
September 19, 1949 (1949-09-19)
A ventriloquist's dummy comes to life when he refuses to perform at an old vaudeville theater.
233"The Outward Room"Paul NickellAdapted by : Joseph Liss
From a story by : Millen Brand
September 26, 1949 (1949-09-26)
Rebroadcast. A mentally disturbed woman struggles to live a normal life.
244"Mrs. Moonlight"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : William Jayme
From a story by : Benn W. Levy
October 3, 1949 (1949-10-03)
A newlywed bride's wish to never grow old becomes a curse as everything and everyone around her ages while she stays young.
255"The Light That Failed"Paul NickellAdapted by : Joseph Liss
From a story by : Rudyard Kipling
October 10, 1949 (1949-10-10)
A war artist follows the British into battle and experiences their internal struggles as he provides them with incredible descriptions of warfare in the desert.
266"The Storm"Yul BrynnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : McNight Malmar
October 17, 1949 (1949-10-17)
Rebroadcast. On a dark and stormy night, a young woman living alone in a country house is terrorized by an intruder and discovers a dead body in her basement.
277"Battleship Bismarck"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Maurice Valency
October 24, 1949 (1949-10-24)
Two weeks after its maiden voyage, the Battleship Bismarck is sunk by the British.
288"Concerning a Woman of Sin"Yul BrynnerAdapted by : Gerald Goode
From a story by : Ben Hecht
October 31, 1949 (1949-10-31)
A literary agent wishes to represent the writer of a brilliant new screenplay, who turns out to be nine years old.
299"The Husband"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Natalie Anderson
November 7, 1949 (1949-11-07)
A woman believes her deceased husband is haunting her.
3010"Two Sharp Knives"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Carl Bixby
From a story by : Dashiell Hammett
November 14, 1949 (1949-11-14)
A small-town police chief searches for the murderer of an innocent man he arrested for murder.
3111"Of Human Bondage"Paul NickellAdapted by : Sumner Locke Elliott
From the novel by : W. Somerset Maugham
November 21, 1949 (1949-11-21)
A crippled medical student courts a heartless waitress.
3212"At Mrs. Beam's"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Charles Monroe
From the play by : C.K. Munro
November 28, 1949 (1949-11-28)
During the Bluebeard panic, a mysterious young couple from Paris create fear at a London boarding house.
3313"Henry IV"Paul NickellAdapted by : Maurice Valency
From the play by : Luigi Pirandello
December 5, 1949 (1949-12-05)
An eccentric Italian thinks he's Henry IV.
3414"Jane Eyre"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Sumner Locke Elliott
From the novel by : Charlotte Brontë
December 12, 1949 (1949-12-12)
Nineteen-year-old Jane Eyre, whose life has been full of turmoil, falls for a man of higher social status.
3515"Mary Poppins"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From the books of : P.L. Travers
December 19, 1949 (1949-12-19)
An old-fashioned London banker hires a nanny of special talents to take care of his naughty children.
3616"The Inner Light"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Joseph Liss
From a story by : Hugo Csergo
December 26, 1949 (1949-12-26)
A scientist visits an English home for the blind claiming to have discovered a cure for blindness.
3717"Riviera"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Ferenc Molnár
January 2, 1950 (1950-01-02)
The daughter of a wealthy Parisian sets off a romantic love triangle when she vacations at the French Riviera.
3818"Beyond Reason"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From the radio play by : Devery Freeman
January 9, 1950 (1950-01-09)
A young woman is convinced that her husband is plotting to kill her.
3919"Give Us Our Dream"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Artemise Goertz
January 16, 1950 (1950-01-16)
A widow living in an apartment complex pries into her neighbors' personal affairs.
4020"The Rockingham Tea Set"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Matthew E. Harlib and Worthington Miner
From a story by : Virginia Douglas Dawson
January 23, 1950 (1950-01-23)
A young nurse begins a romance with a spirit.
4121"Father and the Angels"Paul NickellAdapted by : David Shaw
From a story by : William Manners
January 30, 1950 (1950-01-30)
A minister decides to build a new church when his is sandwiched between a firehouse and a brewery.
4222"The Loud Red Patrick"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Ruth McKenney
February 6, 1950 (1950-02-06)
A widower is forced to deal with her daughters' rebellion.
4323"Flowers from a Stranger"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Dorothee Carousso
February 13, 1950 (1950-02-13)
Rebroadcast. A psychiatrist's wife struggles to fight her emotional state when a stranger sends her a box of flowers.
4424"The Wisdom Tooth"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Marc Connelly
February 20, 1950 (1950-02-20)
A shy clerk's inner child encourages him to stand up to his boss and propose to his girlfriend.
4525"The Willow Cabin"Paul NickellAdapted by : Sumner Locke Elliott
From a story by : Pamela Frankau
February 27, 1950 (1950-02-27)
A British actress falls for a married American surgeon.
4626"The Dreams of Jasper Hornby"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Kevin Mullen
March 6, 1950 (1950-03-06)
A gang of robbers search for stolen money left to Jasper Hornby by one of the robboers who died from a gunshot wound.
4727"The Dusty Godmother"Paul NickellAdapted by : Thomas Sugrue
From a story by : Michael Foster
March 13, 1950 (1950-03-13)
When a newspaper editor and his wife get a divorce, the wife is granted full custody of their child.
4828"The Survivors"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner and Milton Wayne
From a story by : Irwin Shaw & Peter Viertel
March 20, 1950 (1950-03-20)
A man returns from the Civil War with the intention of settling a score with his neighbor in a gunfight, but the two soon realize that the laws of the Old West are changing.
4929"Passenger to Bali"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Ellis St. Joseph
March 27, 1950 (1950-03-27)
A freighter captain discovers that the passenger he agreed to look after is not as innocent as he looks.
5030"The Scarlet Letter"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Joseph Liss
From the novel by : Nathaniel Hawthorne
April 3, 1950 (1950-04-03)
In 1642 Boston, a woman is found guilty of adultery and sentenced to wear a scarlet "A" in shame.
5131"Walk the Dark Streets"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : William Krasner
April 10, 1950 (1950-04-10)
An aging actress is found stabbed to death naked in her hotel room.
5232"Torrents of Spring"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Joseph Liss
From a story by : Ivan Turgenev
April 17, 1950 (1950-04-17)
A man abandons his sweetheart in order to court another woman, only to realize his mistake.
5333"The Horse's Mouth"Paul NickellAdapted by : H.R. Hays
From a story by : Joyce Cary
April 24, 1950 (1950-04-24)
An antisocial painter recently released from prison asks to be paid for his paintings.
5434"Miracle in the Rain"Franklin J. SchaffnerStory by : Ben Hecht
Teleplay by : David Shaw
May 1, 1950 (1950-05-01)
A lonely woman falls for a soldier back from World War II.
5535"A Wreath of Roses"Paul NickellAdapted by : Charles Monroe
From a story by : Elizabeth Taylor
May 8, 1950 (1950-05-08)
A woman steps into a dangerous affair when her husband seems more interested in painting.
5636"The Ambassadors"Franklin J. SchaffnerStory by : Henry James
Teleplay by : Howard Merrill
May 15, 1950 (1950-05-15)
A man finds himself changed by Paris when he goes there to pick up a woman's son.
5737"The Room Upstairs"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Mildred Davis
May 22, 1950 (1950-05-22)
A detective investigates a possible connection between an auto accident involving a prominent citizen's daughter and the body of a young girl found in the river.
5838"The Man Who Had Influence"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Don Mankiewicz
May 29, 1950 (1950-05-29)
A politician's spoiled son is accused of murder.
5939"The Taming of the Shrew"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From the play by : William Shakespeare
June 5, 1950 (1950-06-05)
In an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew, the gentleman Petruchio does everything to make the shrew Katherina his bride.
6040"Zone Four"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Fielder Cook
June 12, 1950 (1950-06-12)
A former OSS officer, now a university teacher, is asked to rejoin when his services are needed in "zone four".
6141"There Was a Crooked Man"Paul NickellAdapted by : Charles Monroe
From a story by : Kelley Roos
June 19, 1950 (1950-06-19)
A fat, jolly, crippled boarding house lodger is found murdered.
6242"My Granny Van"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Loren Disney
From a story by : George Sessions Perry and Loren Disney
June 26, 1950 (1950-06-26)
One of twelve siblings is inspired by their grandmother's spirit to become a writer of those less fortunate.

Season 3 (1950–51)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
631"Zone Four"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Fielder Cook
August 28, 1950 (1950-08-28)
A former OSS officer, Chris Jackson, is now teaching at a small university. Just as he's named head of the history department, an OSS agent asks him to rejoin. His services are needed by the government in "zone four."
642"Look Homeward, Hayseed"Paul NickellAdapted by : Elizabeth Hart & Worthington Miner
From a story by : John Ed Pierce
September 4, 1950 (1950-09-04)
A city-bred radio announcer thinks that he's the best thing that happened to the rural broadcasting station where he is now working until he gets a rude country style awakening.
653"Mist with the Tamara Geba"John PeyserAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Rita Weiman
September 11, 1950 (1950-09-11)
A young couple out for a romantic evening find themselves caught up in a mysterious encounter leading to murder.
664"Trilby"Paul NickellAdapted by : Joseph Liss
From a story by : George L. Du Maurier
September 18, 1950 (1950-09-18)
The story of a young woman Trilby who is hypnotized by Svengali into becoming a great singer.
675"Away from It All"John PeyserAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Val Gielgud
September 25, 1950 (1950-09-25)
A Navy Lieutenant pilot and a Sergeant crash land on an island and stumble upon a lavish estate where a group of wealthy people all thought to have died now live.
686"The Passionate Pilgrim"Paul NickellTeleplay by : Sumner Locke Elliott
From a story by : Henry James & Charles Terrot
October 2, 1950 (1950-10-02)
The story of Sister Elizabeth Wheeler, who accompanied Florence Nightingale to Crimea to help the British wounded. Dismissed for speaking out against the atrocities, she was later honored by Robert E. Lee for her service to the Confederate Army.
697"Spectre of Alexander Wolff"Carl FrankAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Gaito Gazdanov
October 9, 1950 (1950-10-09)
A French newsman returns to Marseilles to relive his killing of a suspected Gestapo agent when he was a member of the French Underground.
708"Good for Thirty Days"Paul NickellAdapted by : Charles O'Neil
From a story by : Richard Stern
October 16, 1950 (1950-10-16)
An innocent gets caught up in a plot involving kidnapping, bribery and skulduggery.
719"The Road to Jericho"Carl FrankAdapted by : Loren Disney & Worthington Miner
From a story by : Elmer Davis
October 23, 1950 (1950-10-23)
A woman has a clandestine meeting with a man, other than her husband and uncovers some murder evidence that will prevent an innocent man from going to prison. The woman's husband is the assistant district attorney who is trying to send the innocent man to prison.
7210"Wuthering Heights"Paul NickellAdapted by : Lois Jacoby
From a story by : Emily Brontë
October 30, 1950 (1950-10-30)
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.
7311"The Blonde Comes First"Lela SwiftAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Aben Kandel
November 6, 1950 (1950-11-06)
An arrogant conman who sells a fraudulent household cleaner takes a young woman under his wing without realizing she's a reporter.
7412"The Last Cruise"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : William J. Lederer
November 13, 1950 (1950-11-13)
The story is based on the armed forces and dedicated to the crews of the USS Cochino and USS Tusk submarines.
7513"The Floor of Heaven"Lela SwiftStory by : Sylvia Chatfield Bates
Adapted by : Joseph Liss
November 20, 1950 (1950-11-20)
The story of young love and family pride.
7614"The Shadow of a Man"Paul NickellStory by : May Sarton
Adapted by : Sumner Locke Elliott
November 27, 1950 (1950-11-27)
After the death of Persis Bradford, both her son Francis and her second husband Alan are left with the cold empty life which leaves them to deal with their grief in an even colder atmosphere.
7715"Letter from Cairo"Lela SwiftUnknownDecember 4, 1950 (1950-12-04)
Two members of the U. S. Intelligence Service become involved with Czechoslovakian patriots in exile in Austria. Their journey with this underground group takes them from the dungeons of Vienna to the high society world of New York City.
7816"Mary Lou"Paul NickellStory by : Mildred Cramin
Adapted by : Catherine Turney
December 11, 1950 (1950-12-11)
A rich old woman is determined to give her eight-year-old granddaughter a happy childhood.
7917"Little Women: Meg's Story"Paul NickellAdapted by : Sumner Locke Elliott
From the novel by : Louisa May Alcott
December 18, 1950 (1950-12-18)
Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken women for her time. The story tells of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.
8018"Little Women: Jo's Story"Lela SwiftAdapted by : Sumner Locke Elliott
From the novel by : Louisa May Alcott
December 25, 1950 (1950-12-25)
Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken women for her time. The story tells of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.
8119"Collector's Item"Leonard ValentaUnknownJanuary 1, 1951 (1951-01-01)
An antiques dealer makes his own rare items when he cannot find them.
8220"England Made Me"Lela SwiftStory by : Graham GreeneJanuary 8, 1951 (1951-01-08)
Kate persuades her brother Anthony, who has lied to get jobs, borrows things and then leaves in a hurry, to be her boyfriend's bodyguard, a powerful Swedish financier.
8321"Track of the Cat"Ralph NelsonStory by : Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Teleplay by : Betty Loring
January 15, 1951 (1951-01-15)
While Curt Bridges tracks down the panther that killed his brother Arthur, his family argues and bickers over whether younger brother Harold should marry a much-despised neighbor girl.
8422"The Trial of John Peter Zenger"Paul NickellIrve TunickJanuary 22, 1951 (1951-01-22)
In 1735 a German-born printer in New York named John Peter Zenger was thrown in prison and charged with libel and sedition after publishing a scathing pamphlet criticizing the corruption of the administration of Governor William Cosby. The court was rigged by Gov. Cosby to convict Zenger, but he was ultimately acquitted. The Zenger case would later become the basis for the First Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing Freedom of the Press.
8523"Public Servant"Ralph NelsonHugh PentecostJanuary 29, 1951 (1951-01-29)
Pops Thatcher, an elderly resident of a rundown county poor farm, is appointed to the town council. His battle to save the farm exposes the corruption on the council and breaths new life into the local newspaper.
8624"The Target"UnknownUnknownFebruary 5, 1951 (1951-02-05)
A strained marriage is brought to the breaking point when the wife's former lover arrives and a target shooting incident ends in tragedy.
8725"None But My Foe"UnknownAdapted by : Worthington MinerFebruary 12, 1951 (1951-02-12)
A man writes an anonymous letter claiming he is going to poison a town's water supply, setting off a panic.
8826"The Way Things Are"UnknownUnknownFebruary 19, 1951 (1951-02-19)
When Lucy and Barkley Cooper summon their grown children to announce that the bank has foreclosed the mortgage on their house, they are sure the children will provide a remedy.
8927"The Ambassadors"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Lois Jacoby & Worthington Miner
From the novel by : Henry James
February 26, 1951 (1951-02-26)
A man sent to Paris to retrieve a woman's son from his corrupt life there is profoundly changed by the city.
9028"One Pair of Hands"UnknownUnknownMarch 5, 1951 (1951-03-05)
A bored debutante decides to become a cook, because she once took a French cuisine class. What ensues is a comedic "Upstairs, Downstairs" tale between the wealthy upper class and the servants.
9129"A Chill on the Wind"Ralph NelsonAdapted by : Edward Gibbons & Worthington MinerMarch 12, 1951 (1951-03-12)
A couple encounter troubles aroused by selfish love and deceit.
9230"Hangman's House"Paul NickellTeleplay by : Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Adapted by : Joseph Liss
March 19, 1951 (1951-03-19)
In 1911, two young Irishmen compete for the hand of the daughter of Ireland's Chief Justice.
9331"The Case of Karen Smith"Lela SwiftStory by : Viola Brothers Shore
Adapted by : Mona Kent
March 26, 1951 (1951-03-26)
A detective investigates the murder of a millionaire, which was witnessed by a femme fatale.
9432"Wintertime"Paul NickellStory by : Jan Valtin
Adapted by : Robert Anderson
April 2, 1951 (1951-04-02)
A sea captain returns home to post-war Germany to find it in ruins, his shell-shocked fiancee missing a leg. When a lovely Latvian refugee stows away on his ship, he decides to help her.
9533"Shake the Stars Down"UnknownUnknownApril 9, 1951 (1951-04-09)
A beautiful housewife turns career girl to help her husband but he doesn't want her help and trouble starts.
9634"The Straight and Narrow"Paul NickellUnknownApril 16, 1951 (1951-04-16)
A young barrister forsakes his love to marry success but later discovers his former sweetheart has become a most influential figure, more powerful than his own father-in-law.
9735"The Happy Housewife"Lela SwiftTeleplay by : Hedda RostenApril 23, 1951 (1951-04-23)
A comedy about the hidden hazards in the separate careers of a husband and wife conflicting with their everyday life.
9836"Portrait by Rembrandt"Paul NickellIrve TunickApril 30, 1951 (1951-04-30)
The struggling years of the great artist Rembrandt's career are dramatized.
9937"No Tears for Hilda"Lela SwiftStory by : Andrew Garve
Adapted by : David Swift
May 7, 1951 (1951-05-07)
A major in the Armed Forces attempts to clear his pal who is accused of murdering his wife.
9938"The Old Foolishness"Paul NickellUnknownMay 14, 1951 (1951-05-14)
Maeve McHugh is loved by three brothers. They are a farmer, a scholar and a Communist fighter respectively. She finds herself unable to belong exclusively to any of them, but always wedded in part, if not in the flesh, to a mystical spirit
10039"A Chance for Happiness"UnknownUnknownMay 21, 1951 (1951-05-21)
A middle-aged British traveling salesman befriends and eventually marries a displace Pole who is hiding from Russians.
10140"Here Is My Life"Paul NickellUnknownMay 28, 1951 (1951-05-28)
A young wife becomes infatuated with another man while her husband is overseas and her father tries to save her by bringing her supposedly dead mother out of obscurity.
10241"Shield for Murder"UnknownStory by : William P. McGivern
Teleplay by : Irve Tunick
June 4, 1951 (1951-06-04)
A detective's investigation into a bookie's death and the missing $25,000 in cash, leads him to a corrupt cop thanks to a witness.
10342"Coriolanus"Paul NickellBased on a play by : William ShakespeareJune 11, 1951 (1951-06-11)
A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.
10443"Screwball"UnknownMel GoldbergJune 18, 1951 (1951-06-18)
Despite age and limited skills, a garage mechanic pursues his dream of being a major league player.
10544"Lonely Boy"UnknownUnknownJune 25, 1951 (1951-06-25)
A grieving father must try and get his son over his wife's death. He swears that he talks to his mother all the time.
10645"The Swan"Walter HartBased on a play by : Ferenc MolnárJuly 2, 1951 (1951-07-02)
A man is employed to tutor the children of an aristocratic family and has an affair with the lady of the house.
10746"Nightfall"John PeyserTeleplay by : Max Ehrlich
From the novel by : David Goodis
July 9, 1951 (1951-07-09)
The cops, his girlfriend and his gang members are wondering why Vanning won't leave his room, especially since he's sitting on $300,000.
10847"The Apple Tree"Walter HartStory by : John Galsworthy
Teleplay by : David Shaw
July 16, 1951 (1951-07-16)
On their silver wedding day, Ashurst and his wife are on their way to Torquay for the festival when they stop at the moor where they had first met.
10948"Tremolo"UnknownMel GoldbergJuly 23, 1951 (1951-07-23)
A jazz musician realizes that he is doing exactly what he wanted to avoid at all costs, making an impact with his music.
11049"At Mrs. Beam's"Walter HartUnknownJuly 30, 1951 (1951-07-30)
When a mysterious pair from Paris arrive at the boardinghouse, gossip and wild events take place.
11150"The Pink Hussar"Martin MagnerStory by : Ben Hecht
Teleplay by : Doris Frankel
August 6, 1951 (1951-08-06)
A Hollywood producer tries to get $200,000 to finance his new play. Unfortunately, he finds that there are strings attached.
11251"The Rabbit"John PeyserStory by : Morton Grant
Adapted by : Philo Higley
August 13, 1951 (1951-08-13)
A meek bank clerk suffers a blow on the head during a robbery and begins to show significant changes in his mode of life and personality.
11352"Run from the Sun"UnknownMel Goldberg & William KrasnerAugust 20, 1951 (1951-08-20)
A World War II veteran is framed for his wife's murder.
11453"Summer Had Better Be Good"John PeyserStory by : Ruth McKenney
Adapted by : Alvin Sapinsley
August 27, 1951 (1951-08-27)
A young couple are dealing with life's ups and downs when they move from the city and settle in the country.
11554"Mr. Mummery's Suspicion"Martin MagnerTeleplay by : Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted by : Alvin Sapinsley
September 3, 1951 (1951-09-03)
A female cook is known to have been poisoning her patrons, and Mr. Mummery, an elderly man who doesn't quite trust his young wife, begins to suspect that she has jut hired the killer chef. He finds an open can of arsenic in the garden shed and convinces himself that the cook and his wife are in fact tampering with his tea in a plot to kill him. What he doesn't know is that, in actuality, the situation is much more serious than even he suspects it is.
11655"The Guinea Pigs"Roy FowlerTeleplay by : Dr. Theodore Bawer
Adapted by : Sam Locke
September 10, 1951 (1951-09-10)
A group of tough convicts volunteer for a cancer experiment to avoid their harsh sentences.

Season 4 (1951–52)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1171"The Angelic Avengers"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a Story by : Karen Blixen
September 17, 1951 (1951-09-17)
Two sisters move to a remote village in France to work for a retired English clergyman and his wife. They soon discover that there is an evil that pervades the home and attempt to overcome the evil that faces them.
1182"The Little Black Bag"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Lois Jacoby & Paul Peters
From a Story by : Samuel R. Golding
September 24, 1951 (1951-09-24)
The story deals with the heroic efforts of nearly 40 years ago of Charles Seymour Whitman, New York County district attorney, to suppress attempts by gambling elements to gain control of city government. Whitman's prosecution of Police Lt. Becker after the officer was found to be implicated in the 1913 assassination of gambling boss Herman Rosenthal.
1193"The Idol of San Vittore"Paul NickellUnknownOctober 1, 1951 (1951-10-01)
The story of General Andreas della Rovere who was imprisoned by the Nazis and inspired fellow prisoners, despite the fact that he never existed.
1204"Mighty Like a Rogue"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Lou Meltzer
From a Story by : Day Keene
October 8, 1951 (1951-10-08)
A western comedy about the dingy wife of an outlaw who takes the rap for him and goes to prison, coming home with some new ideas.
1215"Colonel Judas"Paul NickellUnknownOctober 15, 1951 (1951-10-15)
A Czech ballerina, whose family is still trapped behind the Iron Curtain, is blackmailed into trapping a British spy for the Russians, but the spy is really a double agent.
1226"Macbeth"Franklin J. SchaffnerTeleplay by : Worthington Miner
Based on the play by : William Shakespeare
October 22, 1951 (1951-10-22)
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
1237"They Serve the Muses"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Elizabeth Hart
From a Story by : Kressmann Taylor
October 29, 1951 (1951-10-29)
1248"The Hero"Franklin J. SchaffnerIrwin LewisNovember 5, 1951 (1951-11-05)
1259"A Bolt of Lightning"Paul NickellIrve TunickNovember 12, 1951 (1951-11-12)
The story of James Otis, a Boston attorney and American patriot who contested the right of British troops to search colonists' homes during the American Revolutionary War.
12610"The King in Yellow"Franklin J. SchaffnerStory by : Raymond Chandler
Teleplay by : Betty Loring
November 19, 1951 (1951-11-19)
A seedy glimpse at Los Angeles, complete with crooked cops, double-crossing dames, and greedy opportunists.
12711"The Dangerous Years"Paul NickellUnknownNovember 26, 1951 (1951-11-26)
The contrast of 1950s parents raised in the Roaring Twenties with their children of the Atomic Age comes with new challenges.
12812"Mutiny on the Nicolette"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Joseph Liss
From a Story by : James Norman
December 3, 1951 (1951-12-03)
A man discovers that the good ship Nicolette is carrying weapons as cargo, and in order to prevent a war, he stages a mutiny with the crew against the Captain.
12913"The Legend of Jenny Lind"Paul NickellIrve TunickDecember 10, 1951 (1951-12-10)
P.T. Barnum hires the Swedish nightingale Jenny Lind to perform her music as part of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
13014"The Innocence of Pastor Muller"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a Story by : Carlo Beuf
December 17, 1951 (1951-12-17)
The friend of a pleasant minister has invented a camera that takes a strange kind of photo, and with it, he plans to put Germany in a position to rule the world.
13115"Sara Crewe"Paul NickellUnknownDecember 24, 1951 (1951-12-24)
When Sara's father goes off to fight in the First World War, she is sent to Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, an expensive and elite school. However, when her father is feared dead, she is relegated to menial duties.
13216"The Paris Feeling"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownDecember 31, 1951 (1951-12-31)
In post-World War II Paris, a GI meets a girl in a hotel elevator and falls in love.
13317"The Devil in Velvet"Paul NickellAdapted by : Sumner Locke Elliott
From a story by : John Dickson Carr
January 7, 1952 (1952-01-07)
A professor goes back in time to the 17th century to save a woman from poisoning.
13418"Waterfront Boss"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Joseph Liss
From a Story by : Edward D. Radin
January 14, 1952 (1952-01-14)
The story of the infamous John M. Dunn's rise and fall as a notorious gangster on New York's Waterfront from 1934 to 1949.
13519"The Other Father"Paul NickellUnknownJanuary 21, 1952 (1952-01-21)
13620"Burden of Guilt"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a Story by : John Hawkins & Ward Hawkins
January 28, 1952 (1952-01-28)
The turf wars of crooked politicians and rival gangs of mobsters.
13721"A Candle for St. Jude"Paul NickellUnknownFebruary 4, 1952 (1952-02-04)
The story of young, talented ballet dancers.
13822"Pagoda"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Joseph Liss
From a Story by : James Atlee Phillips
February 11, 1952 (1952-02-11)
The owner of a charter airline must cope with disease and betrayal in war-torn Burma.
13923"Success Story"Paul NickellUnknownFebruary 18, 1952 (1952-02-18)
Novelist Horatio Alger's life is full of accomplishments and huge disappointments as he reassesses his "rags to riches" life.
14024"Letter from an Unknown Woman"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a Story by : Stefan Zweig
February 25, 1952 (1952-02-25)
A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.
14125"Ten Thousand Horses Singing"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a Story by : Robert Carson
March 3, 1952 (1952-03-03)
James Dean and John Forsythe star in this story of a wealthy orphan who meets a shy airline owner aboard a plane and later discovers that a corpse has been stowed there.
14226"The Wings of the Dove"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Howard Merrill
From the novel by : Henry James
March 10, 1952 (1952-03-10)
An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.
14327"The Vintage Years"Paul NickellUnknownMarch 17, 1952 (1952-03-17)
A baker retires at the insistence of his two successful sons.
14428"Miss Hargreaves"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Sumner Locke Elliott
From a story by : Frank Baker
March 24, 1952 (1952-03-24)
Miss Constance Hargreaves is an imaginary woman, invented and documented by two young men during a holiday in Ireland.
14529"The Story of Meg Mallory"Paul NickellAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a Story by : William Dozier
March 31, 1952 (1952-03-31)
The mayor's daughter is kidnapped but soon falls in love with one of her captors. When it is revealed that the Mayor is on the take, Meg is devastated to learn the truth about her father.
14630"Pontius Pilate"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a Story by : Michael Dyne
April 7, 1952 (1952-04-07)
The story is set 15 years after the crucifixion of the Roman governor Pontius Pilate, who is depicted as a victim of circumstances.
14731"Hold Back the Night"Paul NickellAdapted by : Mel Goldberg
From a novel by : Pat Frank
April 14, 1952 (1952-04-14)
GIs retreating during a cold Korean night hate their captain.
14832"Lilly, the Queen of the Movies"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Alvin Sapinsley
From a Story by : Paul Gallico
April 21, 1952 (1952-04-21)
Lily's electrician boyfriend sees red when Lily is pursued by a wealthy suitor.
14933"The Deep Dark"Paul NickellMel GoldbergApril 28, 1952 (1952-04-28)
A terrible disaster at a coal mine devastates the community.
15034"Treasure Island"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Donald Davis
From a novel by : Robert Louis Stevenson
May 5, 1952 (1952-05-05)
The search is on for the pirate Flint's buried treasure on the treacherous ship of Long John Silver.
15135"They Came to Baghdad"Paul NickellStory by : Agatha ChristieMay 12, 1952 (1952-05-12)
In the Middle East, Victoria Jones, a girl with a yearning for adventure, gets more than she bargains for when a wounded agent dies in her hotel room during an important conference, which an underground organization is planning to sabotage.
15236"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Alvin Sapinsley
From a Novel by : Samuel Clemens
May 19, 1952 (1952-05-19)
A modern New England man travels back to the days of King Arthur and battles Merlin the Magician.
15337"Abraham Lincoln"Paul NickellTeleplay by : David Shaw
From a story by : John Drinkwater
May 26, 1952 (1952-05-26)
The story of court-martialed Union soldier William Scott, who is slated for execution for sleeping on duty after he was sent for by Abraham Lincoln.
15438"Captain-General of the Armies"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : James Costigan
From a Story by : Robert Sherman Townes
June 2, 1952 (1952-06-02)
A maladjusted child is threatened by an invasion of his hometown by a racketeer.
15539"Lovers and Friends"Paul NickellUnknownJune 9, 1952 (1952-06-09)
A man jeopardizes his marriage by wanting to marry another woman. When he changes his mind, it's too late because now his wife wants to marry another man.
15640"International Incident"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Whitfield Cook
From a Novel by : S.B. Hough
June 16, 1952 (1952-06-16)
15741"There Was a Crooked Man"Martin MagnerUnknownJune 23, 1952 (1952-06-23)
When Mr. Otis is found murdered, everyone in the boarding house becomes a suspect.
15842"The Blonde Comes First"Matt HarlibAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a story by : Aben Kandel
June 30, 1952 (1952-06-30)
An arrogant conman who sells a fraudulent household cleaner takes a young woman under his wing without realizing she's a reporter.
15943"The Rockingham Tea Set"Lela SwiftAdapted by : Worthington Miner & Matt Harlib
From a story by : Virginia Douglas Dawson
July 14, 1952 (1952-07-14)
To keep her former fiancé from leaving her, a beautiful but neurotic young woman fakes a riding accident, and feigns paralysis of her lower body. When her nurse discovers her treachery, she resorts to a final desperate act of revenge.
16044"The Last Thing I Do"UnknownUnknownJuly 28, 1952 (1952-07-28)
An irascible curator of a rare book collection plans the destruction of a rival professor whose research had discredited some of his most cherished theories 20 years before.
16145"Jane Eyre"Jack GageAdapted by : James P. Cavanagh
From a Novel by : Charlotte Brontë
August 4, 1952 (1952-08-04)
After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter.
16146"The Man They Acquitted"Andrew McCulloughTeleplay by : Reginald Denham & Mary OrrAugust 11, 1952 (1952-08-11)
After a doctor is acquitted of poisoning his evil, invalid wife, he runs into complications in his attempt at a new life in Ireland.
16247"One in a Million"UnknownUnknownAugust 18, 1952 (1952-08-18)
A bizarre plot falls apart at the seams because of a trip through a subway. Seems that the plotters are riding on the 1,000,000th car to drive through the tunnel and thus their plot is uncovered as officials seek to honor them.
16348"The Good Companions"UnknownStory by : J.B. PriestleyAugust 25, 1952 (1952-08-25)
A touring concert party named "The Dinky Doos" are stranded in Rawsley because their manager has absconded with the funds and the lady pianist.
16449"Stan, the Killer"Paul NickellStory by : Georges Simenon
Teleplay by : Paul Monash
September 1, 1952 (1952-09-01)
The police close in on a notorious assassin.
16550"The Happy Housewife"David Lowell RichUnknownSeptember 8, 1952 (1952-09-08)
The story of the problems incurred by a couple when two careers become important instead of just one.
16651"The Shadowy Third"UnknownAdapted by : Worthington Miner
From a Story by : Ellen Glasgow
September 15, 1952 (1952-09-15)
The tale of a nurse who is hired by a surgeon to care for his mentally unbalanced wife and dead child.

Season 5 (1952–53)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1671"The Kill"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Reginald Rose
From a novel by : Cameron Owen
September 22, 1952 (1952-09-22)
A woman is wrongly accused of murder. Her husband is being blackmailed by an ex-girlfriend who is still in love with him and has the motive to set-up his wife.
1682"The Square Peg"Paul NickellAdapted by : Alvin Sapinsley
From a Story by : George Malcolm-Smith
September 29, 1952 (1952-09-29)
A gangster hires a psychologist to evaluate the aptitude of his crew.
1693"The Doctor's Wife"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : David Shaw
From a Story by : Nelia Gardner White
October 6, 1952 (1952-10-06)
A doctor's wife suffers after he marries her as he's not yet over his previous love.
1704"Little Man, Big World"Paul NickellAdapted by : Reginald Rose
From a story by : W.R. Burnett
October 13, 1952 (1952-10-13)
A group of gangsters from a mid-sized city are getting squeezed out by their big city counterparts.
1715"The Great Conspiracy"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownOctober 20, 1952 (1952-10-20)
The dictator of an unnamed European country is unaware that his advisers are plotting to assassinate him.
1726"The Love Letter"Paul NickellUnknownOctober 27, 1952 (1952-10-27)
Professor White teaches at a provincial university who has lost his enjoyment of teaching. His hatred of youth and all it embellishes has destroyed his faith.
1737"The Incredible Mr. Glencannon"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Alvin Sapinsley
From a Story by : Guy Gilpatric
November 10, 1952 (1952-11-10)
An adventurous sea captain, Mr. Glencannon, is a master at uncovering evil deeds.
1748"Plan for Escape"Paul NickellAdapted by : Sam Elkin & Raphael Hayes
From a Story by : Violet Wolfson
November 17, 1952 (1952-11-17)
A crooked club owner's wife witnesses his murder, and has to flee from gangsters.
1759"The Formula"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Reginald Rose
From a story by : Gordon Sager
November 24, 1952 (1952-11-24)
An American spy and his wife, with the help of the widow of a Swiss scientist, compete with enemy agents to find the scientist's hidden formula for a psycho-active gas that erases the will to resist.
17610"I Am Jonathan Scrivener"Paul NickellUnknownDecember 1, 1952 (1952-12-01)
The story of Jonathan Scrivener is told through his conversations with his secretary and his colleagues.
17711"The Hospital"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : A.J. Russell
From a story by : Kenneth Fearing
December 8, 1952 (1952-12-08)
A hospital kitchen employee gets drunk and shuts off the main power, throwing the hospital into darkness and total chaos and disarray.
17812"The Great Lady"Paul NickellUnknownDecember 15, 1952 (1952-12-15)
A man travels to France on business and meets a beautiful but married woman whom he falls in love with. They plan to marry once she divorces, but her soon-to-be ex-husband attempts suicide, feeling there is no hope for them she stays with her husband.
17913"The Play of the Nativity of the Child Jesus"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownDecember 22, 1952 (1952-12-22)
The birth of Jesus and the serene Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem.
18014"Young Man Adam"Paul NickellUnknownDecember 29, 1952 (1952-12-29)
A young singer is striving for success in her career. She also pushes for success in her boyfriend's.
18115"Black Rain"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Gerald Savory
From a novel by : Georges Simenon
January 5, 1953 (1953-01-05)
A happy but impoverished family has to decide on continuing their present happiness or having a secure financial future when their rich yet troublesome aunt comes to live with them.
18216"The Trial of John Peter Zenger"Paul NickellTeleplay by : Irve TunickJanuary 12, 1953 (1953-01-12)
The story of John Peter Zenger who fought British rule in the American colonies and printed materials against King George III. This case is important to American historians and champions of the First Amendment because it represented a strong repudiation of British libel law and also marked an important fissure in the relationship between the American colonies and the mother country.
18317"Signal Thirty-Two"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Stanley Niss
From a story by : MacKinlay Kantor
January 19, 1953 (1953-01-19)
The story of two rookie cops, one keeping to the straight and narrow and the other turning crooked.
18418"To a Moment of Triumph"Paul NickellUnknownJanuary 26, 1953 (1953-01-26)
A young man on parole after seven years in Sing Sing tries to start his life with a clean slate. While his mother and his girlfriend are glad to see him, his brother is less than warm.
18519"Mark of Cain"Franklin J. SchaffnerTeleplay by : Stanley NissFebruary 2, 1953 (1953-02-02)
18620"The River Garden"Paul NickellUnknownFebruary 9, 1953 (1953-02-09)
In China in 1944, a missionary teacher called "Teacher Jane," is recovering from an injury during a bombing in Chun King.
18721"The Walsh Girls"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : A.J. Russell
From a story by : Elizabeth Janeway
February 16, 1953 (1953-02-16)
Two New England sisters reunite after the German husband of one of them dies in a concentration camp.
18822"The Show Piece"Paul NickellUnknownFebruary 23, 1953 (1953-02-23)
An egotistical boy's father tries to teach his son the blessings of life and good community spirit.
18923"My Beloved Husband"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdapted by : Robert Wallstens
From a story by : Philip Loraine
March 2, 1953 (1953-03-02)
An aging, lonely widow buys a young man's love. When she is found dead, questions are asked. Is it an accident, suicide or murder?
19024"The Garretson Chronicle"Paul NickellUnknownMarch 9, 1953 (1953-03-09)
The story of three generations of a Massachusetts family through conflicts, desires and triumphs and failures.
19125"A Breath of Air"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownMarch 16, 1953 (1953-03-16)
After being thrown off course and landing on the island of Terraqueous, a man falls in love with the island's magical qualities as well as the people that inhabit the place.
19226"The Edge of Evil"Paul NickellAdapted by : Don MankiewiczMarch 23, 1953 (1953-03-23)
A woman sets out to fathom the mystery of her sister's "suicide" and nearly loses her own life to a killer.
19327"At Midnight on the Thirty-first of March"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownMarch 30, 1953 (1953-03-30)
A small town is cut off from the rest of the world to lead their own solitary existence.
19428"Shadow of the Devil"Paul NickellUnknownApril 6, 1953 (1953-04-06)
Julia Winston is left penniless and in debt in Rome when her young artist husband is killed in an accident. Desperate, she allows herself to be influenced by an evil woman.
19529"The Magic Lantern"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownApril 13, 1953 (1953-04-13)
A theatrical family heads out to Hollywood as the motion picture industry begins.
19630"The Fathers"Paul NickellTeleplay by : Henry KaneApril 20, 1953 (1953-04-20)
An innocent family is brought near tragedy through the sin of a kinsman.
19731"Along Came a Spider"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownApril 27, 1953 (1953-04-27)
A petroleum engineer is sought by the police to testify in a law case.
19832"Birthright"Paul NickellAdapted by : Emerson Crocker
From a novel by : Claude Houghton
May 4, 1953 (1953-05-04)
A young man is stunned to learn of his connection with a sensational murder case as he prepares to accept his inheritance.
19933"King Coffin"Franklin J. SchaffnerFrom a novel by : Conrad AikenMay 11, 1953 (1953-05-11)
A psychopathic writer bent on killing a stranger but winding up using a gun on himself.
20034"The Laugh Maker"Paul NickellTeleplay by : A.J. RussellMay 18, 1953 (1953-05-18)
A magazine writer is sent to Los Angeles to do a feature story on a comedian who is an overnight sensation. He soon discovers that the man who provides such happiness to his viewers is really a braggart, a louse and a heel.
20135"Fly with the Hawk"Franklin J. SchaffnerTeleplay by : Stanley NissMay 24, 1953 (1953-05-24)
A young woman's car breaks down in front of an abandoned garage which is used as headquarters for a band of crooks. Her sudden appearance on the scene causes some unforeseen complications in the gang's plans and she unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a planned robbery.
20236"Rendezvous"Paul NickellTeleplay by : Robert Wallsten
Based on a play by : Vincent McConnor
June 1, 1953 (1953-06-01)
A retired conductor of an American symphony orchestra arrives in France with his young composer protégé and meets a woman whom he had known many years before.
20337"Conflict"Franklin J. SchaffnerTeleplay by : A.J. RussellJune 8, 1953 (1953-06-08)
A prisoner of war returns home after being declared dead and finds that his money and property have been left by his father to his childhood sweetheart, who refuses to return it.
20438"The Paris Feeling"Matt HarlibUnknownJune 22, 1953 (1953-06-22)
In post-World War II Paris, a GI meets a girl in a hotel elevator and falls in love.
20539"Greed"UnknownUnknownJune 29, 1953 (1953-06-29)
An avaricious youth's inheritance from his grandfather lies behind a vault rigged up either to blow up when opened or not.
20640"Beyond Reason"UnknownUnknownJuly 6, 1953 (1953-07-06)
A young wife is confronted with circumstantial evidence that her husband is trying to kill her.
20741"End of the Honeymoon"UnknownTeleplay by : Raphael Hayes
From a story by : Marie Belloc Lowndes
July 13, 1953 (1953-07-13)
An English girl is devastated by the disappearance of her husband on their Paris honeymoon trip.
20842"The Shadow of a Man"James SheldonAdapted by : Sumner Locke Elliott
From a novel by : May Sarton
July 20, 1953 (1953-07-20)
After the death of his mother, a young man begins his journey to maturity. His grief opens his eyes not only to himself but to his stepfather whom he's always disliked.
20943"The King in Yellow"James SheldonTeleplay by : Betty Loring
From a story by : Raymond Chandler
July 27, 1953 (1953-07-27)
A house detective for a fancy hotel has the misfortune to find a murdered famous jazz trumpeter, King Leopardi, in his bed wearing his trademark yellow silk pyjamas.
21044"The Roman Kid"Judd WhitingTeleplay by : Reginald Rose
From a story by : Paul Gallico
August 3, 1953 (1953-08-03)
Tommy Thompson, a streetwise New York sportswriter, falls in love with beautiful, demure Carla, a receptionist and tour guide at a museum in Rome. Carla's father, the museum's curator, and her fiance, his associate, both oppose Tommy's attentions to Carla. Although the odds are against him, Tommy wins the girl by saving Carla's father from disgrace and ruin.
21145"Flowers from a Stranger"UnknownUnknownAugust 10, 1953 (1953-08-10)
A psychiatrist's wife battles her own deteriorating emotional state when she receives a box of flowers from a stranger.
21246"Sentence of Death"Matt HarlibTeleplay by : Adrian Spies
From a story by : Thomas Walsh
August 17, 1953 (1953-08-17)
A woman witnesses a murder during a store robbery but claims the accused man is not the killer. After he is convicted and weeks away from his execution date, she sees the real killer, but the police are reluctant to reopen the case.
21347"The Gathering Night"James SheldonTeleplay by : Raphael Hayes
From a story by : Rudyard Kipling
August 24, 1953 (1953-08-24)
21448"Letter from Cairo"Matt HarlibAdapted by : Reginald Rose
From a story by : James Robbins Miller
August 31, 1953 (1953-08-31)
The mysterious disappearance of intelligence officer Steve Spence, after writing a letter to his wife in New York asking for a divorce comes under suspicion from his wife. She doesn't believe that he wrote the letter and a search for the agent is started
21549"Look Homeward, Hayseed"UnknownUnknownSeptember 4, 1953 (1953-09-04)
A city-bred radio announcer begins to believe his own publicity when he finds himself a success as a crack-of-dawn rural broadcaster. He gets a rude awakening, but not from a mere rooster.
21650"The Storm"Matt HarlibStory by : MacIntoch Malmar
Adaptation : Worthington Miner
September 14, 1953 (1953-09-14) (September 14, 1953 (1953-09-14))

Terrorized by an intruder, a woman alone discovers a dead body.

Guest stars: Martin E. Brooks, Betty Furness, and Laurence Hugo.

Season 6 (1953–54)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
2171"1984"Paul NickellWritten for television by: Worthington Miner
Novel: George Orwell
September 21, 1953 (1953-09-21)
2182"Hound-Dog Man"Franklin J. SchaffnerWriter: Mel Goldberg
Novel: Fred Gipson
September 28, 1953 (1953-09-28)
2193"Silent the Song"Paul NickellStory by : Faith Baldwin
Teleplay by : Tad Mosel
October 5, 1953 (1953-10-05)
2204"Music and Mrs. Pratt"Franklin J. SchaffnerWritten by : Harry W. JunkinOctober 12, 1953 (1953-10-12)
2215"Letter of Love"Paul NickellWritten by : Sylvia BergerOctober 19, 1953 (1953-10-19)
2226"Another Caesar"Franklin J. SchaffnerAdaptation: Michael Dyne
Play: Rodolfo Usigli
October 26, 1953 (1953-10-26)
2237"Crime at Blossom's"Paul NickellWritten by : Jerome RossNovember 2, 1953 (1953-11-02)
2248"Camille"Franklin J. SchaffnerStory: Alexandre Dumas
Teleplay: Thomas Phipps
November 9, 1953 (1953-11-09)
2259"A Bargain with God"Paul NickellStory: Thomas Savage
Teleplay: Howard Rodman
November 16, 1953 (1953-11-16)
22610"Buffalo Bill Is Dead"Franklin J. SchaffnerWriter: Rod SerlingNovember 23, 1953 (1953-11-23)
22711"Confessions of a Nervous Man"Paul NickellWriter: George AxelrodNovember 30, 1953 (1953-11-30)
22812"Dry Run"Franklin J. SchaffnerStory: Robert I. Olsen
Adaptation: David Shaw
December 7, 1953 (1953-12-07)
22913"All My Love"Paul NickellWriter: Mel GoldbergDecember 14, 1953 (1953-12-14)
23014"Cinderella '53"Franklin J. SchaffnerTeleplay: Arnold SchulmanDecember 21, 1953 (1953-12-21)
23115"Master of the Rose"Paul NickellWritten by : Michael DyneDecember 28, 1953 (1953-12-28)
23216"The Runaway"Franklin J. SchaffnerWritten by : A.J. RussellJanuary 4, 1954 (1954-01-04)
23317"The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners"Paul NickellWriter: Reginald RoseJanuary 11, 1954 (1954-01-11)
23418"A Criminal Design"Franklin J. SchaffnerStory: William Jerome Fay (story "Murder in the Backroom")
Teleplay: A.J. Russell
January 18, 1954 (1954-01-18)
23519"A Favor for a Friend"Paul NickellUnknownJanuary 25, 1954 (1954-01-25)
23620"Herman, Come by Bomber"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownFebruary 1, 1954 (1954-02-01)
23721"Man of Extinction"Paul NickellUnknownFebruary 8, 1954 (1954-02-08)
23822"Dark Possession"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownFebruary 15, 1954 (1954-02-15)
23923"The Role of a Lover"Paul NickellUnknownFebruary 22, 1954 (1954-02-22)
24024"Side Street"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownMarch 1, 1954 (1954-03-01)
24125"Beyond a Reasonable Doubt"Paul NickellUnknownMarch 8, 1954 (1954-03-08)
24226"Thunder on Sycamore Street"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownMarch 15, 1954 (1954-03-15)
24327"The Expendables"Paul NickellUnknownMarch 22, 1954 (1954-03-22)
24428"Paul's Apartment"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownMarch 29, 1954 (1954-03-29)
24529"Stir Mugs"Paul NickellUnknownApril 5, 1954 (1954-04-05)
24630"Jack Sperling, Forty-six"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownApril 12, 1954 (1954-04-12)
24731"A Handful of Diamonds"Paul NickellUnknownApril 19, 1954 (1954-04-19)
24832"Romney"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownApril 26, 1954 (1954-04-26)
24933"Cardinal Mindszenty"Paul NickellUnknownMay 3, 1954 (1954-05-03)
25034"Fear Is No Stranger"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownMay 10, 1954 (1954-05-10)
25135"Castle in Spain"Paul NickellUnknownMay 17, 1954 (1954-05-17)
25236"A Man and Two Gods"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownMay 24, 1954 (1954-05-24)
25337"The Life and Death of Larry Benson"Paul NickellUnknownMay 31, 1954 (1954-05-31)
25438"The Strike"Franklin J. SchaffnerUnknownJune 7, 1954 (1954-06-07)
25539"A Letter to Mr. Gubbins"Paul NickellUnknownJune 14, 1954 (1954-06-14)
25640"Fandango at War Bonnet"Allen ReisnerUnknownJune 21, 1954 (1954-06-21)
25741"Screwball"Byron KellyUnknownJune 28, 1954 (1954-06-28)
25842"The Small Door"Mel FerberUnknownJuly 5, 1954 (1954-07-05)
25943"A Guest at the Embassy"Allen ReisnerUnknownJuly 12, 1954 (1954-07-12)
26044"Home Again, Home Again"Allen ReisnerUnknownJuly 19, 1954 (1954-07-19)
26145"The Hero"George GouldEdgar MarvinJuly 26, 1954 (1954-07-26)
26246"The Magic Monday"Allen ReisnerHarry W. JunkinAugust 2, 1954 (1954-08-02)
26347"Sue Ellen"Mel FerberCarey WilberAugust 9, 1954 (1954-08-09)
26448"The House of Gair"Allen ReisnerMichael Dyne, Eric LinklaterAugust 16, 1954 (1954-08-16)
26549"Experiment Perilous"Mel FerberMel GoldbergAugust 23, 1954 (1954-08-23)
26650"The Secret Self"Allen ReisnerMichael DyneAugust 30, 1954 (1954-08-30)
26751"U.F.O."Mel FerberRod SerlingSeptember 6, 1954 (1954-09-06) (September 6, 1954 (1954-09-06))
26852"The Cliff"Allen ReisnerMichael DyneSeptember 13, 1954 (1954-09-13) (September 13, 1954 (1954-09-13))

After the death of a loved one, someone returns from South America to investigate.

Guest stars: Martin E. Brooks, Marjorie Eaton, and Betty Furness.

Season 7 (1954–55)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
2691"Twelve Angry Men"Franklin J. SchaffnerReginald RoseSeptember 20, 1954 (1954-09-20)
Behind close doors view of a jury deciding a defendant's fate. The 1957 Sidney Lumet film 12 Angry Men was based on this teleplay.
31244"A Terrible Day"Seymour RobbieCarey WilberJuly 18, 1955 (1955-07-18)

A ruthless landowner is terrorizing a small Western town, aided by his hired killers and the cowardice of the local gentry.

Guest stars: Jack Klugman, Royal Beal, Bruce Gordon and Arthur O'Connell.
31951"Mama's Boy"Tom DonovanMel GoldbergSeptember 5, 1955 (1955-09-05) (September 5, 1955 (1955-09-05))

A possessive mother controls her two sons.

Guest stars: Martin E. Brooks, Betty Furness, and Alfred Ryder.
32052TBATBDTBD1955 (1955)

Season 8 (1955–56)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
3211TBATBDTBD1955 (1955)
3288"Shakedown Cruise"Franklin J. SchaffnerLoring MandelNovember 7, 1955 (1955-11-07) (November 7, 1955 (1955-11-07))

A Navy crew must organize themselves before the crippled submarine sits on the ocean floor.

Guest stars: Martin E. Brooks, Betty Furness, and Don Hastings.
34929"The Arena"Franklin J. SchaffnerRod SerlingApril 9, 1956 (1956-04-09)
A newly appointed junior senator defends his father, a former senator voted out of office, from accusations by a senior senator. When the junior senator learns evidence to ruin the senior senator's reputation, he faces a dilemma as to whether to divulge the evidence. Guest stars : Wendell Corey, Chester Morris, Leora Dana and Frances Sternhagen.[1]
35333"The Drop of a Hat"Franklin J. SchaffnerRichard BergMay 7, 1956 (1956-05-07)

The offices of Mode, a glossy women's magazine, is thrown into chaos when the owner suddenly shows up. The editor fears for her job--but who in the office might replace her?

Guest stars: Valerie Bettis, Jayne Meadows, Elizabeth Montgomery, Nina Foch, and George Voskovec.
35737"The Power"William H. Brown Jr.UnknownJune 4, 1956 (1956-06-04)
An adaptation of Frank M. Robinson's novel The Power.
37050TBATBDTBD1956 (1956)

Season 9 (1956–57)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
3711TBATBDTBD1956 (1956)
41747TBATBDTBD1957 (1957)

Season 10 (1957–58)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
4181"The Night America Trembled"Tom DonovanNelson BondSeptember 9, 1957 (September 9, 1957)
4192"First Prize for Murder"Louis G. CowanStory by : John D. MacDonald
Teleplay by : Phil Reisman Jr.
September 16, 1957 (September 16, 1957)
4203"Mutiny on the Shark Part 1"Tom DonovanMax EhrlichSeptember 23, 1957 (September 23, 1957)
4214"Mutiny on the Shark Part 2"Tom DonovanMax EhrlichSeptember 30, 1957 (September 30, 1957)
4225"The Morning Face"UnknownTad MoselOctober 7, 1957 (October 7, 1957)
4236"Act of Mercy"Tom DonovanJerome RossOctober 14, 1957 (October 14, 1957)
4247"The Deaf Heart"Sidney LumetMayo SimonOctober 21, 1957 (October 21, 1957)
4258"The Bend in the Road"UnknownJohn VlahosNovember 4, 1957 (November 4, 1957)
4269"Twenty-Four Hours Til Dawn"David GreenePatrick AlexanderNovember 11, 1957 (November 11, 1957)
42710"Please Report Any Odd Character"Norman FeltonJerome RossNovember 18, 1957 (November 18, 1957)
42811"Escape Route"Fielder CookWilliam MourneDecember 2, 1957 (December 2, 1957)
42912"No Deadly Medicine Part 1"UnknownArthur HaileyDecember 9, 1957 (December 9, 1957)
43013"No Deadly Medicine Part 2"UnknownArthur HaileyDecember 15, 1957 (December 15, 1957)
43114"The Brotherhood of the Bell"UnknownStory by : David Karp
Teleplay by : Dale Wasserman
January 6, 1958 (January 6, 1958)
43215"The Other Place"UnknownStory by : J.B. Priestley
Teleplay by : Theodore Apstein
January 13, 1958 (January 13, 1958)
43316"Trail by Slander"UnknownRoger O. HirsonJanuary 20, 1958 (January 20, 1958)
43417"Balance of Terror"UnknownStory by : Peter Shaffner
Teleplay by : Max Ehrlich
January 27, 1958 (January 27, 1958)
43518"The Laughing Willow"UnknownSumner Locke ElliottFebruary 3, 1958 (February 3, 1958)
43619"Presence of the Enemy"Jack SmightTad MoselFebruary 10, 1958 (February 10, 1958)
43720"Tide of Corruption"UnknownMarc BrandelFebruary 17, 1958 (February 17, 1958)
43821"The Lonely Stage"Tom DonovanRobert DozierFebruary 24, 1958 (February 24, 1958)
43922"The Fair-Haired Boy"UnknownHerman RaucherMarch 3, 1958 (March 3, 1958)
44023"A Dead Ringer"Robert StevensJames Hadley Chase, Henry Misrock, Madeline MisrockMarch 10, 1958 (1958-03-10)
A man that looks exactly like him might be able to provide the alibi he needs to eliminate his wife.
44124"Tongues of Angels"Herbert HirschmanJohn VlahosMarch 17, 1958 (March 17, 1958)
44225"The Award Winner"David GreeneJerry Davis & Tom AugustMarch 24, 1958 (March 24, 1958)
44326"The Shadow of a Genius"Ralph NelsonJerome RossMarch 31, 1958 (March 31, 1958)
44427"Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris"David GreeneStory by : Paul Gallico
Teleplay by : Michael Dyne
April 14, 1958 (April 14, 1958)
44528"The Desperate Age"Herbert HirschmanAbby MannApril 21, 1958 (April 21, 1958)
44629"The Edge of Truth"David GreeneAdrian SpiesApril 28, 1958 (April 28, 1958)
44730"The Mctaggert Succession"Ted PostJohn McGreeveyMay 5, 1958 (May 5, 1958)
44831"Kurishiki Incident"Tom DonovanRoger O. HirsonMay 12, 1958 (May 12, 1958)
44932"A Funny-Looking Kid"Ralph NelsonBen StarrMay 19, 1958 (May 19, 1958)
45033"The Enemy Within"Herbert HirschmanRichard DeRoyMay 26, 1958 (May 26, 1958)
45134"Ticket to Tahiti"David GreeneRobert BassingJune 2, 1958 (1958-06-02)
A widower's dreams of escaping his job and family with a trip to the South Seas fall through when his spoiled irresponsible son asks him for a large sum of money. Bill Gibson (Franchot Tone), Jim Gibson (James MacArthur), Maggie Church (Kim Hunter), Shirley Gibson (Olive Sturgess).
45235"The Strong Man"Lamont JohnsonHarold Jack BloomJune 9, 1958 (June 9, 1958)
45336"The Left-Handed Welcome"Ron WinstonStory by : John D. Weaver
Teleplay by : Robert Presnell Jr.
June 16, 1958 (June 16, 1958)
45437"The Man Who Asked for a Funeral"Tom DonovanJerome RossJune 23, 1958 (June 23, 1958)
45538"The Undiscovered"James ClarkJoseph LandonJune 30, 1958 (June 30, 1958)
45639"Man Under Glass"Ron WinstonRichard BergJuly 14, 1958 (July 14, 1958)
Tension inside the television director's control booth mounts to a breaking point when the television drama spills over into life and death reality. Starring Albert Salmi (Lenny Shank), Jason Robards Sr. (Walter Osgood), Patrick Macnee (Bill Cheever). Includes young Michael Landon (Augie Barone).
45740"A Delicate Affair"UnknownJerome GruskinJuly 28, 1958 (July 28, 1958)
45841"The Last Summer"John FrankenheimerFrank D. GilroyAugust 4, 1958 (August 4, 1958)
45942"Tag-Along"Jim ClarkStory by : Talmadge Oliver Bartley
Teleplay by : Ernest Kinoy
August 11, 1958 (August 11, 1958)
46043"Birthday Present"Don TaylorJack RocheAugust 18, 1958 (August 18, 1958)
46144"Bellingham"Russell StonehamStory by : Elliott West
Teleplay by : A.J. Carothers & Elliott West
August 25, 1958 (August 25, 1958)
46245"The Lady Died at Midnight"Paul NickellCharles LarsonSeptember 1, 1958 (September 1, 1958)
46346"Music U.S.A."Norman AbbottCy HowardSeptember 9, 1958 (September 9, 1958)
46447"No Place to Run"James ClarkStory by : Nathaniel Benchley
Teleplay by : James P. Cavanagh
September 15, 1958 (September 15, 1958)
46548"Image of Fear"Buzz KulikStory by : Leslie Stevens
Teleplay by : James P. Cavanagh
September 29, 1958 (September 29, 1958)


  1. ^ An Evening in the Zone: Three Teleplays by Twilight Zone Creator Rod Serling dvd, S'More Entertainment, catalog no. SMO-7172 (2009).