Telephone Time Season 1

Season 1

Telephone Time Season 1

First Air Date: April 08, 1956

First Aired on    :   1956
Episodes    :   17 episodes



Episodes

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1x17 Again the Stars (July 29, 1956)



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1x16 Grandpa Changes the World (July 22, 1956)


Far more than courtroom drama, this TRUE STORY about how Alexander Hamilton, attorney to William Penn and the only colonial admitted to the English Bar, came out of retirement to defend a printer accused of libelling the Governor by printing the truth in his newspaper about his corrupt activities. The principals established in this case, as so eloquently argued by Hamilton, had a profound influence on the drafting of the Bill of Rights several years latter. ""Gentlemen, with an impartial, uncorrupted verdict we assure ourselves, our posterity, the right, the liberty of speaking and writing the truth."" As author and host, John Nesbitt says at the conclusion of this drama, ""The great footnote to this story, of course, lies in the Bill of Rights. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Old Andrew Hamilton that day in court was not so much defending his client with law that was already in existence, but was actually creating law that would not be clearly written down for generations to


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1x15 The Key (July 15, 1956)



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1x14 Joyful Lunatic (July 08, 1956)



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1x13 The Gingerbread Man (July 01, 1956)



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1x12 Smith of Ecuador (June 24, 1956)



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1x11 Felix the Fourth (June 17, 1956)



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1x10 Harry in Search of Himself (June 10, 1956)



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1x09 The Man Who Believed in Fairy Tales (June 03, 1956)



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1x08 Emperor Norton's Bridge (May 27, 1956)



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1x07 Time Bomb (May 20, 1956)



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1x06 The Stepmother (May 13, 1956)



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1x05 The Mystery of Caspar Hauser (May 06, 1956)



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1x04 Borders Away (April 29, 1956)


The WW2 story of Captain Dan Gallery. He convinced his superiors he could capture a German U-boat. See the top secret preparation, the planning for booby traps, and the actual boarding and capturing of the U-505 German submarine. This harrowing feat led to the capture of the German code books which helped shorten the war.


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1x03 Captain from Kopenick (April 22, 1956)


Based on a real scandal where a cobbler posing as a captain absconded with the treasury of a Berlin suburb in 1906.


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1x02 Man with a Beard (April 15, 1956)



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1x01 The Golden Junkman (April 08, 1956)


True story of an Armenian immigrant who overcomes all odds to become a wealthy and educated man: after his wife's death, he rears his beloved sons in old-world simplicity, only to have them turn on him and call him an ignorant peddler. Hurt, but not discouraged, he begins to educate himself by studying the encyclopedia and ultimately returns to college to earn his degree and the respect of his children. A hardworking, old-world immigrant raises two sons by himself while becoming very succesfull in the junkyard business. His sons attend the best college, but to the father's dismay, they resent and are embarrassed by his crude style and mannerisms. Undaunted, the man sends himself to college and proves to be a brilliant student with an enclyclopedic mind. The family is lovingly reunited when the boys see their father for the kind, loving, generous, happy, well-liked man that he has become.




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