Playhouse 90 Season 3

Season 3

Playhouse 90 Season 3

First Air Date: September 25, 1958

First Aired on    :   1958
Episodes    :   38 episodes



Episodes

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3x38 The Second Happiest Day (June 25, 1959)


A man about to be married recalls the day his life changed permanently.


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3x37 Dark as the Night (June 18, 1959)


A British politician finds himself open to blackmail because of the indiscretion of his American wife.


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3x36 Project Immortality (June 11, 1959)


Key defense scientist Doner has cancer. Schramm is assigned to code Doner's thinking into a computer. He gets to know him as a friend, a husband and father. The project is successful, but he now knows identity is not programmable.


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3x35 The Killers of Mussolini (June 04, 1959)


As the Salo Republic crumbles around him, Mussolini, along with his mistress and several of his ministers flee with retreating Nazi soldiers, but are caught at the town of Dongo by red partisans. All are brutally executed without trial.


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3x34 The Rank and File (May 28, 1959)


A powerful union leader is interrogated by a Senate committee.


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3x33 Out of Dust (May 21, 1959)


On a cattle drive across the prairie, the sons of a wealthy cattle baron plot his death.


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3x32 A Marriage of Strangers (May 14, 1959)


Marry in haste, repent at leisure? Well, maybe.


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3x31 Diary of a Nurse (May 07, 1959)


The daily emergencies and stresses of a major city's hospital ward as seen through the eyes of nurse Gail Lucas.


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3x30 Dark December (April 30, 1959)


During World War II, an army doctor struggles to convert a Franciscan monastery into a field hospital.


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3x29 A Corner of the Garden (April 23, 1959)



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3x28 Judgment at Nuremberg (April 16, 1959)


In the later stages of the Nuremberg Trials, four German judges are accused of perverting the course of justice.


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3x27 The Day Before Atlanta (April 09, 1959)



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3x26 In Lonely Expectation (April 02, 1959)



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3x25 A Trip to Paradise (March 26, 1959)



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3x24 For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2 (March 19, 1959)


The completion of the mission has tragic consequences.


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3x23 For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1 (March 12, 1959)


During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.


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3x22 Made in Japan (March 05, 1959)


A young soldier in occupied Japan after World War II falls in love with a lovely Japanese girl, but is horrified about what his prejudiced family in Philadelphia will think if he takes her home with him.


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3x21 The Ding-A-Ling Girl (February 26, 1959)


A housewife is offered a Hollywood contract. She'd rather stay home, but her husband has ambitions for her.


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3x20 The Raider (February 19, 1959)


A corporate raider plans a hostile takeover. To stall him, pressure is put on a scientist to rush through a new type of engine before all necessary tests have been completed.


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3x19 The Second Man (February 12, 1959)



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3x18 Child of Our Time (February 05, 1959)


War deprives Tanguy of his childhood. When his mother returns to Spain to oppose the Franco regime, he is left in Nazi-occupied Marseilles, France.


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3x17 A Quiet Game of Cards (January 29, 1959)


A few friends meet each weekend for a quiet game of cards. But they're bored with poker and, in trying to find another diversion, gradually find themselves plotting a hypothetical murder. It is hypothetical, isn't it?


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3x16 The Velvet Alley (January 22, 1959)


Ernie Pandish has tried to be a writer for years and has never made much money out of it. But now he seems likely to hit the big-time.


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3x15 The Blue Men (January 15, 1959)



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3x14 The Wings of the Dove (January 08, 1959)


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.


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3x13 Face of a Hero (January 01, 1959)



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3x12 The Nutcracker (December 25, 1958)


This telecast of George Balanchine's famous production was broadcast only four years after it was premiered by the New York City Ballet. This was the only episode of the series televised in color.


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3x11 Seven Against the Wall (December 11, 1958)


The story of the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929.


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3x10 Free Weekend (December 04, 1958)



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3x09 The Return of Ansel Gibbs (November 27, 1958)


After years in retirement, Ansel Gibbs is asked to return to government service.


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3x08 Old Man (November 20, 1958)


To fight a Mississippi flood in 1927, a prison farm releases some convicts.


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3x07 Heart of Darkness (November 06, 1958)


A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.


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3x06 Word from a Sealed-Off Box (October 30, 1958)


A courier for the Dutch Resistance is captured by the Nazis.


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3x05 Shadows Tremble (October 23, 1958)


An elderly immigrant tries to buy an old house in New England and is opposed by snobbish locals.


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3x04 The Long March (October 16, 1958)



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3x03 The Time of Your Life (October 09, 1958)


William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and each other's lives, giving voice to Saroyan's philosophies as they randomly comment about the impending world war, the beauty of art, and traditional notions of good and evil.


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3x02 Days of Wine and Roses (October 02, 1958)


An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.


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3x01 The Plot to Kill Stalin (September 25, 1958)


In late 1952, an aging and increasingly paranoid Stalin puts in motion a purge against his doctors, with anti-Semitic overtones. His lackeys, including Khrushchev, Molotov and Beria, fear it will spread to the Politburo, and plan to strike first.