Playhouse 90 Season 2

Season 2

Playhouse 90 Season 2

First Air Date: September 12, 1957

First Aired on    :   1957
Episodes    :   40 episodes



Episodes

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2x40 Bitter Heritage (August 07, 1958)


The James boys, being framed for a bank heist, are saved by the banker's daughter.


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2x39 The Great Gatsby (June 26, 1958)


A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his wealthy neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.


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2x38 A Town Has Turned to Dust (June 19, 1958)


A weakling sheriff is unable to prevent a lynching. Can he redeem himself by preventing a second one?


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2x37 The Innocent Sleep (June 05, 1958)


When a rich man marries a much younger wife and his ailing health gets rather worse, the housekeeper suspects a murder attempt is looming.


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2x36 Natchez (May 29, 1958)


A Civil War veteran returns home to find his father has become a social pariah.


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2x35 Bomber's Moon (May 22, 1958)


A hard-hearted Colonel loses many men in his group's bombing missions over World War II Germany, but keeps on going and won't tolerate a young lieutenant losing his nerve under the strain, who refuses to continue.


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2x34 Nightmare at Ground Zero (May 15, 1958)


After the first atom bomb test, scientists realize the bomb was more powerful than they expected - which may have terrible results.


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2x33 Not the Glory (May 08, 1958)



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2x32 Rumors of Evening (May 01, 1958)



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2x31 Verdict of Three (April 24, 1958)


A murder trial is followed through different jurors and their reactions.


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2x30 The Dungeon (April 17, 1958)



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2x29 Turn Left at Mount Everest (April 03, 1958)



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2x28 The Right Hand Man (March 20, 1958)



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2x27 The Male Animal (March 13, 1958)


The trustees of Midwestern University have forced three teachers out of their jobs for being suspected communists. Trustee Ed Keller has also threatened mild mannered English Professor Tommy Turner, because he plans to read a controversial piece of prose in class.


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2x26 The Last Clear Chance (March 06, 1958)


A veteran lawyer must defend his own son when the latter is threatened with disbarment.


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2x25 Portrait of a Murderer (February 27, 1958)


Based on a true story, Donald Bashor robs and bludgeons two women to their deaths. While committing the crimes he maintains a normal existence with his girlfriend Florry.


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2x24 Point of No Return (February 20, 1958)


Waiting to find out if he's obtained a valuable promotion, a banker returns to the small town he grew up in.


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2x23 No Time at All (February 13, 1958)


An airliner flying nonstop at night from Miami to New York fails to check in, then disappears from radar. We see how its disappearance affects people on the ground.


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2x22 The Violent Heart (February 06, 1958)


Photographer Paul is invited to a French estate to take pictures but a romance develops with the lady of the house. A sudden death creates a suspicion of murder.


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2x21 The Gentleman from Seventh Avenue (January 30, 1958)


Mr. Golden wonders if he has wasted his life; but the news that he is to become a grandfather cheers him.


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2x20 Before I Die (January 23, 1958)


An innocent man, doomed to die for the murder of a cop that he didn't commit, is rushed from prison to the county hospital for an emergency operation. The surgeon becomes convinced of the man's innocence when he mumbles a girl's name under anesthesia. The surgeon seeks the help of a psychiatrist to penetrate his patient's subconscious.


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2x19 The 80 Yard Run (January 16, 1958)


Long ago, Christian made a run of 80 yards to make the winning touchdown in a football game. It was the greatest moment of his life. Or was it the beginning of his decline?


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2x18 The Last Man (January 09, 1958)



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2x17 Reunion (January 02, 1958)


A reunion party for old army buddies turns inexorably into something darker and more sinister.


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2x16 The Lone Woman (December 26, 1957)



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2x15 For I Have Loved Strangers (December 19, 1957)



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2x14 The Thundering Wave (December 12, 1957)


Middle-aged actress Victoria Maxwell comes to terms with her destructive lifestyle as she struggles with the lead role in a Broadway-bound play. Matters are complicated by the fact that she is co-starring opposite her estranged husband, Allen Grant, whom she never stopped loving.


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2x13 Galvanized Yankee (December 05, 1957)


In a Northern prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War, a crippled Yankee commander has a rebellious Rebel executed. The dead man's brother, also a prisoner, vows vengeance. He volunteers to accompany the commander on a mission, planning to murder him along the way but changes his mind and escapes instead, deciding the commander is "already dead." The commander, a changed man, covers up for the escapees and himself faces court martial.


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2x12 Panic Button (November 28, 1957)


A Civil Aeronautics Board investigation determines that the reason a plane crashed, killing all aboard except one of the pilots, is that either the dead pilot or the survivor became panic-stricken and pushed the wrong button, but the investigators aren't sure which one was at fault.


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2x11 The Troublemakers (November 21, 1957)



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2x10 The Jet-Propelled Couch (November 14, 1957)


Based on a case history in psychologist Dr. Robert Linder's book "The 50-Minute Hour." Unbeknownst to his friends and colleagues, the outwardly sane and secure atomic physicist Dr. Kirk Allen has for many years been embarking upon imaginary visits to another planet. At first this mental abnormality harms no one, but when Allen begins acting strangely on the job, the Pentagon begins to suspect that he is a security risk. Under psychological counseling, Allen reveals his "secret life" and provides surprisingly accurate extraterrestrial charts as "proof" that he is truly out of this world.


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2x09 The Clouded Image (November 07, 1957)



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2x08 The Edge of Innocence (October 31, 1957)


A lawyer's new brother-in-law disapproves of his specialty of defending murderers. But when he finds himself accused of murder, he asks for his help.


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2x07 The Mystery of Thirteen (October 24, 1957)


The story of William Palmer, one of the most notorious poisoners in Victorian England - or was he?


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2x06 Around the World in 90 Minutes (October 17, 1957)


October 17, 1957, the CBS Television Network diverted from its typical format of live dramatic presentations for "Playhouse 90" to cover Michael Todd's gigantic party commemorating the one-year anniversary of the release of his film "Around The World In 80 Days". Todd invited 18-thousand people to the gala in New York City's Madison Square Garden though the number probably was far greater because of party-crashers. Walter Cronkite hosted the coverage with future ABC Sports ace Jim McKay and news veteran Bill Leonard handling the interviewing of numerous celebrity party guests. During the broadcast, Garry Moore hosted occasional comedy vignettes of how Todd came to create his Academy award-winning movie.


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2x05 The Playroom (October 10, 1957)


When a mother wins an award, she finds out a few things about her three grown-up children.


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2x04 A Sound of Different Drummers (October 03, 1957)


In a dystopian society, reading is forbidden.


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2x03 Topaze (September 26, 1957)


A mild-mannered schoolteacher gradually abandons all his principles - and finds the success which has always hitherto eluded him.


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2x02 The Dark Side of the Earth (September 19, 1957)


A drama set in 1956, during the unsuccessful Hungarian uprising against the Russians


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2x01 The Death of Manolete (September 12, 1957)


The last hours in the life of Spain's most celebrated matador.