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Four Star Playhouse

Season 1 1952 - 1953

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  • 1952-09-25T04:00:00Z on CBS
  • 25 mins
  • 7 hours, 55 mins (19 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama
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19 episodes

1x01 My Wife Geraldine

  • Series Premiere

    1952-09-25T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A man learns that he is suspected of murdering his wife, whom he now claims never existed.

1x02 Dante's Inferno

  • 1952-10-02T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dick Powell portrays the owner of a swank restaurant which offers gambling. Trouble arises when a beautiful woman patron insists that she is about to be murdered.

1x03 The Lost Silk Hat

  • 1952-10-23T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

After quarrelling with a woman a man loses his hat and winds up being accused of her murder.

1x04 Backstage

  • 1952-11-06T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An actor named Paul is out on an evening stroll when he sees a young woman attempting to jump off a bridge. After a struggle, he discovers her name is Amy and she is homeless. Paul believes $5 could mean the difference between decency & despair so he pays for Amy to stay in a hotel for the night, agreeing to meet her the next day. Amy is nowhere to be found when Paul returns. He worries and begins the search for this mysterious woman.

1x05 Welcome Home

  • 1952-11-20T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A fugitive from the police returns to his hometown after a 15-year absence.

1x06 The Island

  • 1952-12-04T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A doctor caring for natives on a tropical island is dismissed by the bully owner of the island who discovered a discrepancy in his medical past. Suddenly, the owner is struck with acute appendicitis and the just-fired doctor is called to perform emergency surgery.

1x07 The Officer and the Lady

  • 1952-12-18T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An incurably ill child's desire to see his father brings about a great transformation in the character of a knavish officer.

1x08 Knockout

  • 1953-01-01T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A young middleweight boxer finds at the height of his career that his championship fight has been fixed.

1x09 Man on a Train

  • 1953-01-15T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

On a train returning from India, William Langford meets a man who is carrying 75,000 English pounds in his briefcase. Murder becomes a possibility when the man and his money suddenly disappear.

1x10 Trail's End

  • 1953-01-29T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A famous marshal of Dodge City sets out in search of the murderous Sonoma Kid and runs into a tragedy of the desert.

1x11 Sound Off, My Love

  • 1953-02-12T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A wife finally goes to the doctor about her hearing loss and returns home in time to hear her husband plot her death.

1x12 The Man in the Box

  • 1953-02-26T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Theater-goers are surprised to see actor Victor Sherman at the play, considering what happened a year earlier. As the play proceeds, the man in the box imagines himself playing each of the characters in the drama being performed onstage.

1x13 No Identity

  • 1953-03-12T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A young boy fights to win his foster mother’s love.

1x14 The Man Who Walked Out On Himself

  • 1953-03-26T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

After separating from his wife, a wealthy clubman is about to marry a much young woman -- whereupon his mirror image walks out on him in disgust.

1x15 The Last Voyage

  • 1953-04-23T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A sea captain en route to the Orient discovers that a time bomb has been planted on his ship.

1x16 Night Ride

  • 1953-05-07T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Five people, one a murder, are trapped on a subway.

1x17 The Ladies On His Mind

  • 1953-05-21T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A psychiatrist listens to his female patients go on about their troubles. As they talk, he imagines himself within each of their stories.

1x19 Shadowed

  • 1953-06-18T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Burt Stroude is a virtual shoe-in to be nominate to the U.S. Senate. His future is threatened when an incident from his past comes to the public's attention.

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