Playhouse 90 Season 1

Season 1

Playhouse 90 Season 1

First Air Date: October 04, 1956

First Aired on    :   1956
Episodes    :   39 episodes



Episodes

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1x39 The Fabulous Irishman (June 27, 1957)


Romanticized life story of Robert Briscoe, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin.


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1x38 Ain't No Time for Glory (June 20, 1957)


American soldiers must use stealth to take over a German command post in Normandy.


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1x37 Clash by Night (June 13, 1957)


Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.


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1x36 Without Incident (June 06, 1957)


Captain Russell Bidlack, commander of a U.S. Cavalry unit in 1870, determines to complete a rescue mission through dangerous Indian territory. In the course of the mission, he rescues the wives of two slain traders and captures the Indian chief accused of the murders. When he returns to the fort, he's faced with a revolt among his own men.


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1x35 Circle of the Day (May 30, 1957)


On her tenth wedding anniversary (which is also her daughter's birthday), a wife begins to suspect her husband of unfaithfulness.


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1x34 Winter Dreams (May 23, 1957)



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1x33 The Helen Morgan Story (May 16, 1957)


Broadway legend Helen Morgan 's life as told by her mother, from her early start in second rate speakeasies to star of top rated shows and owning her own club. Also seen is her poor choices, such as her affair with a married man, her short marriage to a much younger man, a court fight over an adopted baby and her fatal descent into booze addiction.


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1x32 Homeward Borne (May 09, 1957)


Just after World War Two ends, an American woman takes in a Polish war orphan boy, a concentration camp survivor. But conflict arises when her husband, a returning Air Force bomber pilot, hates the boy and his psychological baggage.


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1x31 Child of Trouble (May 02, 1957)



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1x30 Four Women in Black (April 25, 1957)


Four nuns, led by Sister Teresa, begin a treacherous journey across the Arizona desert in 1870. Their faith enables them to deal with the challenges of nature and the hostility of their fellow mankind.


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1x29 Three Men on a Horse (April 18, 1957)


A meek salesman with an uncanny ability to pick horses is virtually kidnapped by a trio of gamblers.


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1x28 If You Knew Elizabeth (April 11, 1957)



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1x27 Clipper Ship (April 04, 1957)


A romance on the high seas revolving around the comely widow of a shipping magnate, and her growing love for a handsome young political prisoner who was scheduled to be put to death when the vessel reached its destination. Though unyielding at first, the ship's stern captain eventually helped the woman to make a clean getaway, with the condemned man in tow.


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1x26 Where's Charley? (March 28, 1957)


Lord Fancourt Babberley is forced to disguise himself as a woman - his aunt from Brazil, "where the nuts come from".


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1x25 The Hostess with the Mostes' (March 21, 1957)


The story of Perle Mesta, who became, first, a renowned society hostess, and then an ambassadress.


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1x24 The Last Tycoon (March 14, 1957)


A movie producer is slowly working himself to death.


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1x23 Invitation to a Gunfighter (March 07, 1957)


A gunfighter is terrorizing a small western town. The townspeople finally pool their money to a hire another gunfighter to drive him out of town. The townsfolk thought they had it bad until they handed the reigns over to the new terror. Pooling their money again, this time to hire Jeffers to get rid of Dancer.


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1x22 The Blackwell Story (February 28, 1957)


In the 19th century, Elizabeth Blackwell determines to become a doctor.


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1x21 One Coat of White (February 21, 1957)


A newly-widowed woman goes on a trip to Europe and meets a French artist.


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1x20 The Comedian (February 14, 1957)


Sammy Hogarth, a vaudeville comedian who now has his own TV show, is a ruthless egomaniac who demands instant obedience from his staff and heaps abuse on those in lesser positions than his. His most vituperative behavior, however, is reserved for his weak-willed brother, Lester, whom Sammy has hired as his assistant but whom he really uses as his whipping boy.


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1x19 The Miracle Worker (February 07, 1957)


The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.


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1x18 The Greer Case (January 31, 1957)


When a rich woman dies without signing her new will, all kinds of problems ensue.


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1x17 The Star Wagon (January 24, 1957)


An inventor, pondering on how he might differently have arranged his life, invents a time machine and decides to make a few changes.


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1x16 So Soon to Die (January 17, 1957)


Down on his luck, war hero Lionel Amblin contemplates committing a murder.


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1x15 The Ninth Day (January 10, 1957)


Events in the aftermath of World War Three.


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1x14 Snowshoes: A Comedy of People and Horses (January 03, 1957)


Some racetrack Johnnies are talking between races when one wonders if you can hypnotize a horse into thinking it's a champion. The idea sets in motion a series of hilarious events.


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1x13 Massacre at Sand Creek (December 27, 1956)


An investigation into a massacre of Native Americans.


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1x12 The Family Nobody Wanted (December 20, 1956)


A true story, it follows a pastor and his wife through forties beginning with one biological child, Donny. But the upheaval of the war years results in a number of mixed raced children that the Doss family adopt until they have 12 children.


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1x11 Sincerely, Willis Wade (December 13, 1956)


A wealthy mill owner finances the education of a clever, but poor, young man.


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1x10 Made in Heaven (December 06, 1956)


When Zachary and Elsa separate, each seems tempted to start a new love affair.


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1x09 Confession (November 29, 1956)


When a much-admired community leader dies, a journalist starts to investigate his life - and finds he was not the man he seemed.


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1x08 Eloise (November 22, 1956)


It's not so much that Eloise is a mischievous child, but the darnedest things do happen when she's around.


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1x07 Heritage of Anger (November 15, 1956)


A wealthy industrialist has trouble with his sons.


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1x06 The Big Slide (November 08, 1956)


A vaudeville comic becomes a silent film star.


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1x05 The Country Husband (November 01, 1956)


After a near-death experience, a businessman starts to re-think his life, and wonders about leaving his wife.


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1x04 Rendezvous in Black (October 25, 1956)


A woman is inexplicably killed on a street-corner. What has this to do with other deaths around the city?


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1x03 Sizeman and Son (October 18, 1956)


The happy atmosphere in Mr. Sizeman's factory is disrupted by an argumentative newcomer - his son.


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1x02 Requiem for a Heavyweight (October 11, 1956)


An over-the-hill heavyweight boxing champion who suffers from the ravages of years of head trauma is exploited by his manager, despite the efforts of a compassionate young woman who tries to help him recover his self-respect.


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1x01 Forbidden Area (October 04, 1956)


Why are so many B-99 bombers from Hibiscus Air Base crashing or simply disappearing? Colonel Price comes up with a terrifying explanation, but will anyone believe him?