The Loretta Young Show Season 2

Season 2

The Loretta Young Show Season 2

First Air Date: August 29, 1954

First Aired on    :   1954
Episodes    :   35 episodes



Episodes

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2x35 I Remember the Rani (May 01, 1955)


A British writer recalls the captivating Maharani with whom he fell in love while on assignment in India.


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2x34 The Little Teacher (April 24, 1955)


A man is plagued by guilt and worry when his daughter breaks a finger after he spanks her in anger.


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2x33 Feeling No Pain (April 17, 1955)


In a memorable episode that showcases Ms. Young's comic timing and dancing talent, she plays a passive secretary who cuts loose after a visit to the dentist and the lingering effects of laughing gas. In the scene in which she makes a grand entrance, bellowing "Anita, DAH-ling!" it strongly resembles the first appearance of Cruella DeVil in Disney's animated "101 Dalmatians."


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2x32 He Always Comes Home (April 10, 1955)


An aging man is unfaithful to his wife and negligent to his daughter.


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2x31 Let Columbus Discover You (April 03, 1955)


Craig Stevens plays the head of a modeling agency who likes to discover his clients in ordinary walks of life, prompting an earnest hopeful to pose as an auto mechanic to catch his attention.


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2x30 Mink Coat (March 27, 1955)


Series favorites Jock Mahoney, Ann Doran and Casey Adams (Max Showalter) reunite with Ms. Young in an amusing "Fisherman and His Wife/If You Give a Mouse A Cookie"-like fable about the effects an unexpected mink coat has on a two suburban couples.


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2x29 Inga II (March 20, 1955)


Dennis Hopper was only nineteen when he appeared in this episode as a privileged young man who is sent to work on a farm to build his character.


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2x28 Dateline - Korea (March 13, 1955)


The plight of poverty-stricken war orphans forces a hard-nosed war correspondent to face the flesh-and-blood effects of her cynical editorials.


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2x27 Case Book (March 06, 1955)


Only a few years after "Spellbound," but before "Vertigo" and "The Three Faces of Eve," this episode uses extended two-actor scenes in its thoughtful exploration of claustrophobia and the benefits of therapy - as well as forgiveness of others and oneself.


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2x26 Tale of a Cayuse (February 27, 1955)


A western drifter retrieves a beloved horse to court a maiden settler.


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2x25 Option on a Wife (February 20, 1955)


The Hollywood success of a New York writer takes up so much of his time and attention that it threatens his marriage.


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2x24 Dickie (February 13, 1955)


True story of a Depression-era mother's efforts to redirect her talented little boy's creative projects to more practical pursuits -- and who this boy turns out to be is the twist, as Ms. Young introduces the real-life man and his mom at the end of the episode.


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2x23 The Case of Mrs. Bannister (February 06, 1955)


A little girl's stories about her seemingly imaginary friend, "Mrs. Bannister," begin to foreshadow real events and imminent danger.


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2x22 600 Seconds (January 30, 1955)


A successful Art Director lets her imagination run away with her when a young female business associate of her husband's wants to talk to her about something "personal."


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2x21 The Refinement of Ab (January 23, 1955)


Hugh Beaumont plays the dad in one of two suburban families that allow the childish teasing between their sons escalate into a serious social and business conflicts.


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2x20 Decision (January 16, 1955)


The wife of a pilot runs the gamut of emotions and memories while awaiting the return of her husband, whose plane has lost an engine in a storm.


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2x19 The Flood (January 09, 1955)


A man whose experience as a prisoner of war has caused him to be alcoholic and homeless stumbles into a situation in which he must use his army medical training and receives advice and support from a nurse and a doctor to change his life.


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2x18 The Girl Who Knew (January 02, 1955)


Familiar TV faces abound in this fanciful dramedy about a woman's ability to know the time without a watch challenged by a watch company's efforts to use a conceited employee's charms to discredit her.


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2x17 Three Minutes Too Late (December 26, 1954)


A financially strapped New York cab driver becomes desperate for cash when his wife goes into labor.


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2x16 Time and Yuletide (December 19, 1954)


At a hospital and nursing home, everyone wants to stage Christmas parties for the sick children, but the event coordinator connives to get a party for the elderly residents.


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2x15 Evil for Evil (December 12, 1954)


An embittered man takes revenge on a beloved doctor who lost his wife on the operating table, leading to vigilantism. Among the cast is Oscar-winner Jane Darwell ("The Grapes of Wrath," "Mary Poppins"). The theme of friendly neighbors transformed into a hideous mob would be echoed in Twilight Zone episodes "The Shelter" and "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street."


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2x14 Big Jim (December 05, 1954)


A young man attempts to reform his delinquent mother when she stops in town to see him.


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2x13 Our Sacred Honor (November 28, 1954)


Like Spielberg's "Lincoln," which celebrated the little-known people who made a difference as well as high-profile leaders, this episode focuses on one of the lesser-known signers of the Declaration of Independence, John Hart.


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2x12 Something About Love (November 21, 1954)


A dancer's resolution to go on with her life as a singer inspires an architect who had become embittered after his hands were injured in the Korean war. Sally Field's mother Margaret (wife of Loretta Young show favorite Jock Mahoney) co-stars as Gene Barry's fiancée.


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2x11 It's a Man's Game (November 14, 1954)


Pushy history teacher nags her math teacher-coach boyfriend to have more ambition and winds up coaching the football team in his place.


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2x10 No Help Wanted (November 07, 1954)


Former stuntman and TV's "Range Rider" and "Yancy Derringer," Jock Mahoney, returns to this series, this time playing the owner of a small diner who is taken with a lost soul seemingly left alone in the rain.


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2x09 The Girl Scout Story (October 31, 1954)


A girl scout is left alone with an escaped convict.


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2x08 On Your Honor, Your Honor (October 17, 1954)


An idealistic widow, whose last name is that same to that of a candidate, allows two slick politicians to add her name to a small town mayoral ballot.


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2x07 For Father Darling (October 10, 1954)


Clever "amateur sleuth" tale with a sharp Catholic priest who helps a family escape from a smooth con man. Very "Columbo"-like.


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2x06 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (October 03, 1954)


This familiar plot of a lone holdout juror benefits from extreme unusual close-ups, montages and double-exposures to "open up" the drama beyond the single room setting.


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2x05 You're Driving Me Crazy (September 26, 1954)


A couple finds themselves terrorized by a disturbed man who rear ends their car. There is some genuine suspense in this episode and warrants attention in that it comes years before Alfred Hitchcock Presents and other such anthologies.


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2x04 The Lamp (September 19, 1954)


What seems to be Aladdin's Lamp also seems to be fulfilling the fondest wishes of a young couple.


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2x03 Double Trouble (September 12, 1954)


Granite jawed Hugh O'Brien, clearly enjoying a change of pace from his usual rugged roles, plays a shy cartoonist whose heroism is awakened by a fraud scandal involving a woman and a his exact double.


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2x02 Dr. Juliet (September 05, 1954)


A doctor unravels the mysterious circumstances and suspects surrounding the near-death of a young heiress.


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2x01 Guest in the Night (August 29, 1954)


Duke and Rita visit a remote mountain cabin for a romantic getaway. During a fierce snowstorm, a young boy with pneumonia shows up at their door. Duke won't call for help because he is wanted for robbery, but Rita uses a ham radio to ask for medical help.