The Loretta Young Show Season 1
The Loretta Young Show Season 1
First Air Date: September 20, 1953
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1x36 Lady in Wet Paint (May 30, 1954)
A new teacher in a remote Native American community struggles to get children out of work and into school, and she ends up instigating a strike against the local farmer who employs most of the natives.
1x35 Something Always Happens (May 23, 1954)
A young widow's beau won't marry her until he establishes some financial capital, so she deceives him into believing he won a $5000 raffle.
1x34 Dear Midge (May 16, 1954)
Midge is an unmarried social worker with an overactive imagination, including having a curmudgeonly fairy to guide her. Her fairy gets her into sticky situations, and she is afraid of making a poor impression on her attractive neighbor.
1x33 Oh, My Aching Heart (May 09, 1954)
Nora is hired as a secretary under the condition that she disguise herself to be old and unattractive, so as not to distract her boss. When her boss has need to drop in to Nora's home, he is taken with the young lady he finds there, who claims to be Nora's sister.
1x32 The Judgment (May 02, 1954)
A woman is plagued by guilt when her politician husband killed a pedestrian in a car accident. Instead of taking responsibility, he was elated to see someone else arrested and blamed for it.
1x31 The Enchanted Schoolteacher (April 25, 1954)
A near-sighted, reclusive teacher is romanced by the father of her shyest pupil and discovers what she's been missing.
1x30 Forest Ranger (April 18, 1954)
A forest ranger's wife unknowing allows into her house an escaped convict who seeks revenge on her husband.
1x29 Man's Estate (April 11, 1954)
Profile of a teenager who wants to be treated as an adult.
1x28 The First Man to Ask Her (April 04, 1954)
Offbeat comic tale of a sheltered young woman whose house is turned upside down by an eccentric lady, her cowboy son -- and his horse. Jock Mahoney makes the first of his many appearances in the series, playing nephew "Andy" to Frances Bavier, who would ironically play Aunt Bee to Andy Griffith less than a decade later.
1x27 Son, This is Your Father (March 28, 1954)
Flashbacks tell the story of a charming but irresponsible ex-husband who re-enters the lives of his wife and son. The father/son relationship is similar to that of Gloria's son and her first husband on the series, "Modern Family." In this episode, Young's character's name is "Ginger," a decade before her co-star, Alan Hale Jr., addressed Tina Louise by the name on "Gilligan's Island."
1x26 The Clara Schumann Story (March 21, 1954)
The great composer and his concert pianist wife, whose seemingly idyllic marriage descends into mental breakdown.
1x25 The Count of Ten (March 14, 1954)
Tiger Tipton retired from a successful boxing career at his wife's insistence. Now broke from her expensive medical care, he arranges one last fight with the champ, but he can't let his wife find out.
1x24 Nobody's Boy (March 07, 1954)
Fictionalized story of a Chicago juvenile delinquent who meets Jack Robbins, founder of the BBR, a boy's club that still exists today. A familiar face in one scene is the ubiquitous Argentina Brunetti, to whom Dean Martin sang "That's Amore" in "The Caddy." At the end of the story, Young introduces actor Chick Chandler and the real-life Jack Robbins.
1x23 The New York Story (February 28, 1954)
A glamorous mother and wife who dallies with other men's attention takes her own husband and son for granted. Clever opening schoolroom sequence in which the moms comment in theirs heads about each other. The climax in which the woman's mind races with impending terror about her son's lateness might seem melodramatic, but it's all too real for many of us who worry about loved ones. Mabel Albertson of "Bewitched" and so many other series plays the PTA spokesperson.
1x22 Act of Faith (February 14, 1954)
Eddie Albert plays a mild-mannered soul whose happy marriage to an earthy woman seems to be coming to an end.
1x21 A Family Out of Us (February 07, 1954)
The son of an affluent couple, whose father has little time for him, joins the Cub Scouts.
1x20 The Hollywood Story (January 31, 1954)
Madge Mason based on her prowess as a local actress in a small Iowa town goes to Hollywood and meets with only modest success but when it appears she is on verge of major success she has second thoughts about the price of fame.
1x19 Big Little Lie (January 24, 1954)
Beverly Washburn plays a lonely schoolgirl whose decision to start a rumor about her mother turns into classroom blackmail. Jeannette Nolan portrays her stern Aunt.
1x18 Secret Answer (January 17, 1954)
A spirited wife challenges the stodgy attitudes of researcher husband by refusing to respond to one of his survey questions: "If you had it to do all over again, would you marry the same person?"
1x17 Lady Killer (January 10, 1954)
A mystery writer discovers she is marked for death.
1x16 Inga (January 03, 1954)
Indomitable Inga Helborg convinces a bank president to conditionally reverse the foreclosure of the family farm and takes labor from the prison farm by which both actions she successfully demonstrates her resolute and trusting nature.
1x15 Hotel Irritant (December 27, 1953)
Corporate hotel snoop Sally Webster creates unpleasant situations in a hotel to test its operation while becoming impressed with the character and ambition of hotel clerk Newton Ralston.
1x14 The Night My Father Came Home (December 20, 1953)
Charming holiday story about a small boy who frequents a postal station, chatting incessantly with a disillusioned laborer.
1x13 The Faith of Chata (December 13, 1953)
A little girl in a Mexican village falls desperately ill and places her faith in God through her patron saint, regardless of whether she survives or not.
1x12 Laughing Boy (December 06, 1953)
Glass-jawed Walter Stone attempts to rescue Kay Coughlin from a purse snatcher, but he gets hurt instead. Kay nurses him back to health and asks Walter to help her get her boyfriend jealous to goad him into proposing.
1x11 Love Story (November 29, 1953)
An aspiring actress falls in love with a clown and marries him, but then she's ashamed to be publicly associated with him.
1x10 Thanksgiving in Beaver Run (November 22, 1953)
The kidnapping of a boy by young toughs takes an unexpected turn when one of the hoodlums befriends the boy.
1x09 The Bronte Story (November 15, 1953)
Charlotte Bronte struggles to cope with her controlling and oppressive father even as it interferes with her courtship with and marriage to Arthur Nicholls.
1x08 Kid Stuff (November 08, 1953)
Two widowed parents fall in love but feel their relationship might be hampered by their lively young children.
1x07 The One That Got Away (November 01, 1953)
The glowing, tiresome reminisces of a wife and mother about her now-famous former beau and his devotion to her comes to a head.
1x06 Earthquake (October 25, 1953)
A man using an iron lung who has lost hope regains his will through the efforts of his wife to keep him breathing when an earthquake causes a power failure.
1x05 Turn of the Card (October 18, 1953)
A shipboard con artist falls for his mark.
1x04 Girl on a Flagpole (October 11, 1953)
A teacher publicly opposes a candidate, only to be romanced by him, much to the chagrin of her boyfriend.
1x03 Prisoner at One O'Clock (October 04, 1953)
A young man is accused of murder in a small Western town, but the sheriff's wife believes him innocent, while the townspeople form a mob to storm the jail.
1x02 The Mirror (September 27, 1953)
A spoiled and selfish woman goes without her husband to a vacation home and is tormented by a woman escaped from a mental institution which makes her confront her own mental challenges.
1x01 Trial Run (September 20, 1953)
The first episode of the series, explaining the letter anthology format. A shop girl is courted by a man whose family looks down upon her, so she feigns crassness to teach them a lesson. One of a few episodes with a laugh track.