Screen Director's Playhouse Season 1

Season 1

Screen Director's Playhouse Season 1

First Air Date: October 05, 1955

First Aired on    :   1955
Episodes    :   35 episodes



Episodes

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1x35 High Air (September 12, 1956)


Long separated, a river-tunnel foreman and his son come face to face during an under-river disaster which almost takes their lives.


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1x34 The Day I met Caruso (September 05, 1956)


On a train between Boston and New York, a ten-year-old Quaker girl meets Enrico Caruso. She takes him to task for his worldliness and extravagances, but is eventually won over by his voice, as he sings arias from Aida, La Boheme, Tosca, and Pagliacci, as well as the World War I tune ""Over There.""


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1x33 Bitter Waters (August 01, 1956)


In a fashionable German resort at the turn of the century, a wealthy young American touring Europe with his uncle meets a woman and her widowed mother. A romance develops between the young couple, until the society matron mother brings her own past to bear on their relationship.


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1x32 Apples on the Lilac Tree (July 25, 1956)


A couple's peculiar marital arrangement is the talk of the town. It seems that the husband loves to do the housework, while his wife spends the day at the office.


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1x31 The Carroll Formula (July 18, 1956)


A college professor stumbled across a fantastic formula for reducing the size of things in the unpublished mathematical works of C.L. Dodgson, who, as Lewis Carroll, wrote Alice in Wonderland.


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1x30 White Corridors (July 11, 1956)


An American tourist in London accompanies a friend to the hospital for an emergency operation. At the hospital, she claims she has witnessed a murder, but the doctors think she is imagining things.


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1x29 Partners (July 04, 1956)


A rodeo star befriends an orphan boy who yearns to compete.


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1x28 Every Man Had Two Wives (June 13, 1956)


In the spring, when one gentleman's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of a former love, his wife decides to take drastic action. She and hubby make a trip back to the old home town, determined to come face to face with his childhood sweetheart.


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1x27 What Day is it? (June 06, 1956)


A husband and wife dance team bicker backstage when the husband can't remember what special date his wife is observing. Between song and dance numbers, the arguments escalate until a singing telegram arrives. Music by Leon Klatzkin. Songs: Yankee doodle boy, Mary's a grand old name by George M. Cohan; When you're a clown by Jeff Bailey, Jack Latimer; arrangements by Walter Sheets, Russell Garcia


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1x26 The Dream (May 16, 1956)


In France in 1887 an impressionable youth gives his mother cause for alarm. The young man has a recurrent dream in which he searches for his dead father. The mother is further upset when the boy tells her of meeting a baron who offers to take him aboard ship for a journey to the West Indies.


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1x25 A Ticket For Thaddeus (May 09, 1956)


A humble refugee from war-torn Poland has never been able to shed his fear of anyone in uniform. When the immigrant is involved in a minor traffic altercation, he tries to prove to the police he was at fault even though he wasn't.


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1x24 Claire (April 25, 1956)


A young doctor brings his second wife to his lakeside home to live. She is taunted by the presence of his pet cat, which serves to remind her that because she couldn't swim, she stood helplessly by while the first wife drowned.


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1x23 Markheim (April 11, 1956)



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1x22 The Sword Of Villon (April 04, 1956)



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1x21 It`s a Most Unusual Day (March 14, 1956)


A married couple take in a night club show starring Jimmy McHugh, and are prompted by his melodies to relive their past.


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1x20 One Against Many (March 07, 1956)


A scientist devoted to saving lives is faced with a difficult decision: he may be forced to kill in order to prevent a state-wide livestock epidemic.


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1x19 Affair in Sumatra (February 22, 1956)


A beautiful half-caste girl is torn between love for her people and love for a man.


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1x18 Cry Justice (February 15, 1956)


Bitter because his law partner married the woman he loved, a man plots his own disappearance, making it appear he has been murdered by his partner. Ten years later, the partner is released from prison and seeks revenge.


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1x17 Prima Donna (February 01, 1956)


A philanthropic concert artist takes an interest in a 13-year-old newsboy with an outstanding singing voice. She runs into difficulties when the boy also shows a marked preference for baseball.


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1x16 Number Five Checked Out (January 18, 1956)


A young deaf woman is left alone to look after the resort cabins owned by her father. Two dangerous bank robbers move in, using the secluded spot as a temporary hideout.


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1x15 It`s Always Sunday (January 11, 1956)


A kindly minister who believes in doing good for the unfortunate befriends a pair of itinerants who arrive in town.


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1x14 Hot Cargo (January 04, 1956)


A chorus girl, stranded in a waterfront town in the Orient, is befriended by the skipper of a freighter. She marries the skipper and then meets a good-looking young harbor policeman who falls in love with her.


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1x13 Titanic Incident (December 28, 1955)


A cardsharp and his wife aboard the Titanic on its fateful last voyage pick a wealthy Britisher as their pigeon. The cardsharp sets up the Britisher for a climactic card session, but the tables seem to turn as the ship goes down.


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1x12 The Silent Partner (December 21, 1955)


Watching the TV broadcast of the Academy Awards presentation, a faded actress realizes that the patron at another table in the restaurant was once a well-known comic. Her happy discovery is marred, however, by a man who calls both of them has-beens.


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1x11 Lincoln's Doctor's Dog (December 14, 1955)


Discouraged and saddened by the War Between the States, President Lincoln is cheered by the gift of a puppy from his physician.


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1x10 Rookie of the Year (December 07, 1955)


A small-town newspaper sports writer harbors an ambition to work for a big city daily. He sees his chance to achieve his goal while attending the World Series: one of the rookies shows a style reminiscent of a former all-time great banned from baseball for accepting a bribe.


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1x09 Tom and Jerry (November 30, 1955)


It's Christmas Eve at the Macy house. Tom Macy plays Santa for he and wife Jerry's little boy, Tommy. It is obvious that Jerry is not happy with her husband Tom. Jerry knows Tom has a woman on the side named Lola. Their dear friends, Father O'Dowd and attorney Mr. Garrity coax Tom and Jerry into seeing sense and save the couple's marriage.


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1x08 The Bush Roper (November 23, 1955)


Grandpa Atkins tries to live up to his tales of former glory as a cowpoke. He learns a dangerous bull is at large in the brush, saddles up, and goes after him with his rope.


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1x07 The Final Tribute (November 16, 1955)


A nurse in a small-town doctor's office protests the attitude of the new young physician. His cold, impersonal treatment of patients is exactly opposite that of the kindly and gentle elderly doctor he will someday replace.


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1x06 The Life of Vernon Hathaway (November 09, 1955)


A meek little watch repairman daydreams himself into exciting adventures. When his alter ego takes over, he begins living his dreams in real life.


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1x05 Want ad Wedding (November 02, 1955)


A young naval officer, alone in a strange city, is planning to be married. Having no friends in town, he places an ad in the newspaper advertising for wedding guests.


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1x04 Arroyo (October 26, 1955)


A small New Mexican town enjoys a reasonably peaceful existence under the rule of self-appointed judge Lamar Kendall. This state of affairs is disrupted by the appearance of a wounded young woman, who reports that an Indian raid has wiped out her wagon train.


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1x03 Midsummer Daydream (October 19, 1955)


A young man who wants desperately to get married finds ""The"" girl in, of all places, a marriage license bureau. But the happy ending is threatened by the appearance of a suave, smooth, sophisticated gambling man.


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1x02 Day is Done (October 12, 1955)


During the catastrophic 1951 retreat of American troops in Korea, a recruit finds a Chinese bugle. His sargeant then attempts to use it to instill the fighting spirit in his men.


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1x01 Meet The Governor (October 05, 1955)


A ""bumpkin-type"" lawyer runs for governor until the opposition digs into his past.




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