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Four Star Playhouse

All Episodes 1952 - 1956

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  • Ended
  • CBS
  • 1952-09-25T04:00:00Z
  • 25 mins
  • 2 days, 6 hours, 10 mins (130 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama
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Four Star Playhouse had four rotating actors they were, Dick Powell, David Niven, Charles Boyer and Ida Lupino. Originally it was to be Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Joel McCrea and Rosalind Russell, but that never happened. In its first year Four Star was on every other week sharing its spot with Amos 'N Andy show. Into the second season Four Star became weekly. Dick Powell played a character named Willie Dante who ran Dante's Nightclub. This character was shown in several episodes. The photo is from the episode 'Go Ahead and Jump' with Dick Powell as Eddie the cabdriver. The format of the episodes varied from comedy to drama.
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130 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.

2x01 Finale

  • Season Premiere

    1953-09-24T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

An aspiring actor finds his career thwarted by his resemblance to his already successful cousin.

2x02 The Squeeze

  • 1953-10-01T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Another of the great Willie Dante stories. Stan, the son of the DA, is a secret gambler. He loses big in Willie's joint and pays by check. Stan's pretty sister shows up to ask Willie's help. Deras, a gangster up before the Grand Jury, wants to get hold of Stan's check to blackmail the DA. He shows up at Dante's and Willie turns over the check at gunpoint. Never to be out-witted, Willie has Lt. Waldo waiting in the wings to get the checks back, have Deras arrested, and win Stan's sister.

2x03 A Place Of His Own

  • 1953-10-08T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

The Commander, a mildly brain injured war hero, lives with his greedy family. All he wants is his own house, while all they want is to preserve their failing wealth, at all costs. When Frank, his younger brother, kills a man over a gambling debt, the family convinces Claude that he is the one that did it. He takes the blame, but instead of being arrested, he is given a $10,000 reward because the dead man was a most wanted criminal.

2x04 Love At Sea

  • 1953-10-15T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A journalist's wife who, while alone on a sea voyage, becomes the center of male attention.

2x05 The Witness

  • 1953-10-22T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A suave attorney is hired to defend a man on trial for robbery and murder. The attorney finds the real culprit and solves the mystery in the courtroom.

2x06 A Matter Of Advice

  • 1953-10-29T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A pediatrician who advises mothers on raising their children finds himself in difficulties with his own brood.

2x07 Out of the Night

  • 1953-11-05T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Randy Stone, a reporter becomes very curious when a beautiful woman hires a diver to recover her purse from the bottom of the river.

2x08 Moorings

  • 1953-11-12T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An overworked shipping magnate is ordered by his doctor to take a vacation. While at the resort, he falls in love with a blind woman.

2x10 For Art`s Sake

  • 1953-11-26T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A playboy decides that the way to get a pretty young painter to concentrate on him is to discourage her interest in art.

2x11 The Girl On The Park Bench

  • 1953-12-03T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A beautiful, intelligent, and politically savvy young woman takes up residency in the city park to protest the Mayor's decision to end rent control on apartments. The comically ornery mayor seems to have met his match! Sparks fly as the Mayor dispatches the city's handsome attorney in an attempt to oust the young woman, who gives her a friendly warning that she will get evicted and lose in court. The tables get turned as the woman proves she is also good at law, but after some very interesting negotiations, all's well that ends well.

2x12 The Room

  • 1953-12-10T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A doctor encounters suspicion and a dark secret when he rents a house in Cuba.

2x13 A Man Of The World

  • 1953-12-17T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A bored husband looks for romance with a girl he meets on a train.

2x14 The Gift

  • 1953-12-24T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A businessman becomes moody and antagonistic each year at Christmas because it reminds him of his estranged son, who chose to become a geologist instead of following in his father's footsteps.

2x15 House For Sale

  • 1953-12-31T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A woman visits an isolated house expecting to meet with the realtor. Instead, she encounters a murderer who's escaped from a mental hospital. When a couple drops in to tour the home, she tries to escape with them, but they refuse to believe her story of a killer with a body in the fireplace.

2x16 The Test

  • 1954-01-07T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

One important day in the life of a test pilot. He must take a jet plane up and test it after learning that his daughter may have polio.

2x17 The Bad Streak

  • 1954-01-14T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An honest professional casino owner runs into bad luck with impending insolvency or sale of his property. He also runs into his ""long-lost"" never forgotten misdirected son who is obsessed to better his hated father at gambling for having abandoned (rejected) him in infancy when it was all the doing of his guardian, one-time socialite, protective maternal grandmother who has fallen from her lofty position as well. Honor, love and pride play their roles.

2x18 A String of Beads

  • 1954-01-21T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Joan Robinson works as a governess for a wealthy family. She attends a party thrown by her employer and, although she is an attractive young woman, she is completely ignored until one of the guests, Count Borselli, appraises the beads she is wearing as a valuable string of pearls. She proteststo no avail, knowing they are imitations. Her whole life changes. She is invited to parties, and wooed by a fortune hunter. When it's finally learned that the beads are worthless, she is fired and her suitor loses interest. The count admits that, provoked by the snobbish socialites, he deliberatly lied about the beads. In the end, he and the governess fall in love.

2x19 Indian Taker

  • 1954-01-28T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A society girl becomes involved with jewel thieves.

2x20 Second Dawn

  • 1954-02-04T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A man born without sight is told that an operation may give him vision. He hesitates, fearing that the world he has created in his imagination may be false.

2x21 The Gun

  • 1954-02-11T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A police detective, (Dick Powell), returns home to his family after a rough night on the job, only to have his meal interrupted by a constant stream of people: the milkman, his wife, his kids, the neighbor, the postman, the grocery boy, and a salesman. Afterwards, he finds that his gun is missing. In a panic that slowly turns to paranoia, he realizes that each of the visitors had said something that makes them a suspect.

2x22 The Bomb

  • 1954-02-18T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Three members of a romantic triangle are trapped in a cellar with an unexploded bomb.

2x23 Meet McGraw: Long Count

  • 1954-02-25T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

McGraw, a private eye, is hired by Lila Lamont to protect her from her threatening husband Louis.

2x24 Detective`s Holiday

  • 1954-03-04T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A detective (Dick Powel) takes a trip to a cabin in the woods to get away from it all. A man, his wife, and his two kids entertain him. When one of the kids let's it slip that their step-mother just got her blond hair, the detective predicts she is running from the law and decides to check it out.

2x25 Operation In Money

  • 1954-03-11T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A bank teller has his application for a raise refused. To press his point he robs the bank and arranges a parley.

2x26 Lady of the Orchids

  • 1954-03-18T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An architect's wife endangers his career when she is involved in a car accident. While on a ride to a roadhouse, she accidentally spills brandy on the driver, with whom she has been flirting. The driver is assumed to be responsible for the fatal crash, and only the wife's testimony can save him.

2x27 The Book

  • 1954-04-01T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An author whose curiosity about a piece of paper found in a library book leads him to a gang of spies.

2x28 A Study In Panic

  • 1954-04-08T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Wise-guy newspaperman Fred Jordan writes a column making fun of "normal" men who panic during a fire. Soon afterward he gets a letter from a deranged man who promises Jordan that he will soon know the "real" meaning of the word "panic"--because within 24 hours, the man is going to kill Jordan.

2x29 Masquerade

  • 1954-04-15T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Kit and her fiancé are hosting a Mardi Gras costume party at her huge mansion when frightening news arrives. Her ex-husband, a crazed murderer, has just escaped from prison and is believed to be costumed as the corpse-like character from Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death."

2x30 Village In The City

  • 1954-04-22T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An artist turns detective to find out who murdered his favorite model and left the body in his studio.

2x31 The Doctor And The Countess

  • 1954-04-29T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A plastic surgeon helps an Italian count.

3x01 Man in the Cellar

  • Season Premiere

    1954-09-30T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

In the season premiere, a psychiatrist learns that a man he's had committed to an asylum for his homicidal tendencies has escaped.

3x02 Never Explain

  • 1954-10-07T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A widower refuses to send his two children to school. A female psychologist is sent by Social Welfare Department to reform him, but is hindered in her job by personal feelings.

3x03 Interlude

  • 1954-10-14T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A young woman from a wealthy family is graduating from an exclusive school with neither her parents nor close friends attending. In her lonliness, she becomes infatuated with an older man, a divorced newspaper reporter.

3x04 The Wallet

  • 1954-10-21T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Andre, a headwaiter, finds a customer's wallet containing a large sum of money.

3x05 The Adolescent

  • 1954-10-28T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A school teacher (Ida Lupino) on the disciplinery board, finds herself investigating her nephew's misconduct.

3x06 The Contest

  • 1954-11-04T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

When a police detective investigates the murder of a playwright, his investigation leads him to two possible culprits - his brother and his fiancée.

3x07 Vote Of Confidence

  • 1954-11-11T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A con man, recently released from prison, attempts to recoup his fortunes by convincing an heiress' secretary that he needs funds to run an orphanage.

3x08 My Own Dear Dragon

  • 1954-11-18T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A successful playwright does his best to avoid reading the script written by his young new wife. She can't understand why he refuses to encourage her. At a party celebrating his 25th year in the theatre, he reveals the incident from his past that causes him to discourage her writing.

3x09 Marked Down

  • 1954-11-25T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Evelyn gets a job in an exclusive dress shop as part of a plan to marry a wealthy man.

3x10 Meet A Lonely Man

  • 1954-12-02T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A lonely hotel clerk is mistaken for a rich Texas oilman and suddenly begins an exciting new life. The masquerade leads to complications, however, when a beautiful girl appears on the scene.

3x11 Bourbon Street

  • 1954-12-09T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A musician returns to New Orleans after breaking into the bigtime. Though his ex-wife deserted him, he is bent on revenge after receiving an anonymous letter telling him she committed suicide after being mistreated by her lover.

3x12 A Championship Affair

  • 1954-12-16T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A renowned professional bridge champion (Boyer) returns to (openly) woo his long lost, but married, love (Miles). In circuitous fashion, his unselfish love leads him to (secretly) help her bridge-addicted husband (Ross Elliott) choose to finally gain success in life.

3x13 The Answer

  • 1954-12-23T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A cynical Hollywood writer returns to his hometown. At a bar he meets a drunken, disillusioned playwright. The writer challenges the playwright to relate his play, which he does, holding the audience rapt in his gripping recital.

3x14 Go Ahead And Jump

  • 1954-12-30T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Eddie, a cab driver, picks up a sad looking fare and brings him to a hotel where he witnesses the man being humiliated by his ex-wife. When the man asks to be taken to the middle of the biggest bridge, Eddie uses some every day, hard-nosed psychology, and a little lie, to make the man see that life is worth living.

3x15 A Bag Of Oranges

  • 1955-01-06T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Believing her husband innocent of the crime he is to be executed for, his wife takes up a vigil the night of the scheduled execution at a nearby café. A curious reporter wonders about the bag of oranges she carries with her.

3x16 Stuffed Shirt

  • 1955-01-11T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A seemingly cuckolded working-class husband (Boyer), in tropical setting, must resort to a life-risking ruse (in court) to rid himself of his bigamous, greedy and potentially blackmailing wife who would not otherwise reveal her own lack of virtuosity.

3x17 Breakfast in Bed

  • 1955-01-20T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A successful commercial artist is happy with his life until a beautiful model insists he should be painting “great works.”

3x18 The Good Sister

  • 1955-01-27T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An American nun in Germany plays Cupid for a Czech orphan girl and an American soldier.

3x19 A Kiss for Mr. Lincoln

  • 1955-02-03T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A young woman teaches her timid husband some things about love when he tries to show her the importance of supporting Abraham Lincoln for the Presidency.

3x20 Fair Trial

  • 1955-02-10T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A TV Newsman goes to a small town to cover a lynching. He has anything but an open mind about the details of the story until he meets a girl who tries to explain things to him.

3x21 The Wild Bunch

  • 1955-02-17T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

After a charmer sweeps a pretty widow off her feet and marries her in haste, she confesses that she has money and three children. He has no problem with the money, but the thought of instant fatherhood gives him pause.

3x22 Tusitala

  • 1955-02-24T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

The true story of Robert Louis Stevenson's stay on the island of Tahiti. The islanders have come to revere him as Tusitala-Teller of Tales. They believe he is magical and powerful. When the two opposing chiefs of the island plan war against one another out of petty jealousy, Tusitala uses his wits to convince both chiefs to make peace and save the tranquility of the island.

3x23 The Returning

  • 1955-03-03T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A tragic story of an English professor at a college in Japan who falls in love with an outcast Eurasian woman. His colleagues advise him to end the relationship lest he be outcast himself. He refuses, is forced to resign his position, and proceeds with his plans to marry the girl. He leaves for the USA to get a new job and find an apartment. On the day of his departure back to Japan, he is shocked to learn that his flight has been canceled because Japan has just bombed Pearl Harbor. He finally does return to Japan...but as a bombardier on a mission to bomb Tokyo.

3x24 Eddie`s Place

  • 1955-03-10T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Ida Lupino stars as a parolee, Ellen, whose efforts to keep out of trouble only involve her in a murder.

3x25 Henry And The Psychopathic Horse

  • 1955-03-17T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

While visiting a western ranch, a psychiatrist tries to use applied psychology to break a wild horse.

3x26 Night At Lark Cottage

  • 1955-03-24T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A mysterious stranger comes to the home of a young woman whose husband has just escaped from prison.

3x27 The Girl On The Bridge

  • 1955-03-31T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

n artist searches for a beautiful girl he sketched during a chance meeting.

3x28 The Collar

  • 1955-04-07T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

During the Indian wars of the 1870’s, a priest is captured by the Indians. After two years of torturous captivity, he is put to the test: can he forgive his tormentors?

3x29 Madeira, Madeira

  • 1955-04-14T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

The untimely death of his artist friend causes a failing writer to visit the widow to pay his condolences and pursue suspicions about her. When he arrives, the cheerful widow presents him with an offer he finds both puzzling and attractive. His acceptance leads him to the discovery of the fate of his friend.

3x30 With All My Heart

  • 1955-04-21T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An overweight woman watches her doctor boyfriend marry someone else.

3x31 The House Always Wins

  • 1955-04-28T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Willie Dante, the tough but suave owner of a nightclub and illegal back room casino. One evening, Willie sees an old flame with a man and another couple, The woman, still caring for Willie, tells him that the people she's with are planning to rob his casino. Willie outwits them and keeps his former love from being arrested.

3x32 Uncle Fred Flits By

  • 1955-05-05T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

An erratic practical joker pays a visit to his childhood home in London. He encounters a straitlaced family that is trying to put an end to the daughter’s engagement to a man they consider beneath their position.

3x33 Alias Mr. Hepp

  • 1955-05-12T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A suave, sophisticated confidence man whose romantic charm makes women easy prey for his outlandish but profitable schemes.

3x34 Trudy

  • 1955-05-26T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A young woman is planning her wedding to a groom whom no one believes exists outside her own wishful dreams.

3x35 Broken Journey

  • 1955-06-02T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A sharp-witted safecracker is placed in a small-town jail for temporary confinement. While his captors are absent, he devises a unique method of escape.

3x36 The Executioner

  • 1955-06-09T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

An army major in the service of a totalitarian government is ordered to assassinate an American physician.

3x37 The Frightened Woman

  • 1955-06-23T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A woman's loneliness leads her to re-experience her long repressed (20-year old) pain-associated memories (albeit benign themselves). The mystery: is she (Oberon) insane (hallucinations or phantasms?), will her busy businessman husband (Stevens) rediscover his more nurturing side (in other words will he ever finally land the account), and will a therapist (Beaumont) help bring it all together for the better and for us to make good sense of it?

3x38 Award

  • 1955-06-30T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A ruthless Hollywood actress flops miserably in the only stage play she ever attempted. She asks her director to teach her to become an actress.

4x01 The Firing Squad

  • Season Premiere

    1955-10-06T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A WWII captain must oversee an execution he doesn't want to happen.

4x02 The Face of Danger

  • 1955-10-13T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A 100-year-old woman who recalls her romance with a desperado during the days of the old West.

4x03 Let the Chips Fall

  • 1955-10-20T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Members of a private club suspect one of their members of cheating at cards. They hire a crooked card player to ferret out the guilty party.

4x04 Full Circle

  • 1955-10-27T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A drama critic writes that he was unconvinced by an actress’s performance. The irate miss pays a visit to his home, armed with a gun.

4x05 A Spray of Bullets

  • 1955-11-03T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A sheriff tries to keep his failing eyesight a secret, but a vicious outlaw learns the truth and challenges the lawman to a gun battle..

4x06 The Devil to Pay

  • 1955-11-10T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A successful businessman accepts a deal with the devil to modernize the administration of hell. Methods prove too efficient for his own good.

4x07 Here Comes the Suit

  • 1955-11-17T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Because of his thrift, a very conservative and proper young man finds himself forced into wearing a rather garish suit. As a result, his personality undergoes a remarkable change.

4x08 Looking Glass House

  • 1955-11-24T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A woman is surprised when her fiancé turns out to have been married before.

4x09 The Thin Red Line

  • 1955-12-01T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A former jazz great is released from a mental hospital where he has been treated for amnesia...and for the attempted murder of his wife, and attempted suicide. Upon returning to his home and wife, a series of events leads up to the startling discovery of what really happened the night of the attempted murder/suicide.

4x10 A Place Full of Strangers

  • 1955-12-08T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Industrialist Fleet Mason, a workaholic who doesn't realize how many lives he effects with his stressed-out working habits. When he thinks his loving wife has hung up on him in disgust, he re-evaluates his life by taking an imaginary bus trip to Meadville"". The trip is to nowhere and is full of psychological imagery. In a smoke shrouded bus terminal he meets all the people in his life as total strangers. When he meets his wife and realizes she doesn't recognize him, he becomes despondent. Only when his father appears and guides him to the exit does he realize how he must alter his life.

4x11 One Way Out

  • 1955-12-15T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A wealthy woman separates from her fortune-hunting husband. She rents a swanky New York penthouse in a building so new that she is the only one living there. When she awakens from a nap, she finds herself trapped in the apartment. Her estranged husband and his girlfriend are after her money and are hoping this will drive her crazy.

4x12 Dark Meeting

  • 1956-01-05T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

When her long-time pin-boy retires, bowling proprietress hires the one guy who answers her want-ad right away. He turns out to be an escaped committed psychotic who, lonely and always lacking in the social skills, never received the nurturing of a friend [you think]. We know it but it takes some time before she becomes aware. While waiting for the police to come to apprehend him, she lets him walk her home through the park while lending him her sympathetic ear. Dealing with a psychotic might take some finesse. How will HE take it? And how will he take IT?

4x13 Magic Night

  • 1956-01-12T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Disappointed that his 25 years’ service with one firm has gone unnoticed, a mild and meek bookkeeper embarks on a mad whirl to forget his sorrows.

4x14 Tunnel of Fear

  • 1956-01-19T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

After 20 years in prison, an ex-convict has only one purpose in mind: revenge on his former business partner.

4x15 High Stakes

  • 1956-01-26T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An employee catches attractive Mrs. Raymond making a pass at Willie, then Mr. Raymond comes to the club with a gun to get even. Willie shoots him in self defense, but Willie is framed when Mr. Raymond's gun disappears.

4x16 The Listener

  • 1956-02-02T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A woman plots to murder her husband in order to collect his insurance. Her plans are overheard by her father-in-law.

4x17 Safe Keeping

  • 1956-02-09T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An American newspaperman is given an important letter to smuggle out of a foreign country. He then becomes involved romantically with a beautiful spy who also wants the letter.

4x18 No Limit

  • 1956-02-16T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Suave restaurateur-gambler Willie Dante rebuffs the attempt of racketeers to cash in on his gambling activities. He appears to change his mind, however, due to the influence of a beautiful woman.

4x19 Command

  • 1956-02-26T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

The first mate on a merchant ship has been waiting for years to take command of the ship. When the elderly captain makes a mistake at a time when the ship is in danger the first mate sees his chance.

4x20 Once to Every Woman

  • 1956-03-01T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A lonely spinster falls in love for the first time in her life. But unknown to her, the man is married.

4x21 Red Wine

  • 1956-03-08T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A detective follows his quarry into the jungles of Batavia. Three men answer the description of the murderer he seeks.

4x22 To Die at Midnight

  • 1956-03-15T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

The conflict of a prison warden who discovers exculpatory evidence on the eve of an execution.

4x23 Desert Encounter

  • 1956-03-22T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A famous author gets embroiled in an unusual situation when he offers to drive a young Mexican girl to her ranch.

4x24 The Case of Emily Cameron

  • 1956-03-29T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A man devotes his life to caring for his bedridden wife, but there is more to the situation than meets the eye.

4x25 The Rites of Spring

  • 1956-04-05T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A jealous husband devises an unusual method of learning whether or not his wife has been faithful. He believes she has not told him the truth about some flowers she received.

4x26 Autumn Carousel

  • 1956-04-12T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A TV writer finds inspiration from a little girl travelling to Los Angeles.

4x27 Wall of Bamboo

  • 1956-04-19T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

An American intelligence officer falls into the brutal hands of a derelict white man now risen to power in Red China.

4x28 Touch and Go

  • 1956-04-26T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A scuffle between two friends brings sudden and accidental death to one of them. The survivor, believing he will be accused of murder, has only four hours to find the only person who can testify that the death was accidental-the dead man’s fiancée.

4x29 A Long Way From Texas

  • 1956-05-03T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Willie Dante proprietor of Dante’s Inferno, sends home a young bride who wants to learn how to gamble. She claims she wants to take more of an interest in her bridegroom’s activities!

4x30 That Woman

  • 1956-05-10T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

After the death of her husband, a bewildered city girl is forced to make her home on a farm with her brother-in-law’s family. The narrow-minded brother resents the young widow, who scandalizes the countryside by using nail polish and makeup.

4x31 The Other Room

  • 1956-05-17T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A professor agrees to a strange bargain. He consents to marry a girl he does not know and then to disappear.

4x32 One Forty-Two

  • 1956-05-24T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A priest is called in to stand by a tyrant dictator threatened with assassination. The entire population of his small country, through mass “thought transmission,” wills his death.

4x33 Beneath the Surface

  • 1956-05-31T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

In an effort to escape her past, a woman takes a job in a plant.

4x34 Watch the Sunset

  • 1956-06-07T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

After five years in a mental institution, a man’s wife returns home to resume a normal life. His problem is complicated by the fact that he has fallen in love with his secretary.

4x35 Second Chance

  • 1956-06-14T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A Hollywood screenwriter, in love with an ambitious actress, finds she is using him to further her career.

4x36 Woman Afraid

  • 1956-06-21T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A wealthy woman spoiled by her husband’s attentions, unwillingly goes with him on a second honeymoon to the farm where he spent his childhood. After her husband breaks his leg horseback riding, she finds herself face to face with an escaped murderer in the lonely old house.

4x37 The Stacked Deck

  • 1956-06-28T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Willie Dante, owner of a gaming house, is threatened by blackmailers. They want to use his place for a payoff.

4x38 Distinguished Service

  • 1956-07-05T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

The same day a prominent doctor is to receive a coveted award for his word, his wife learns of a hidden secret that could destroy his career.

4x39 Yellowbelly

  • 1956-07-12T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

After serving and being wounded in World War 2, a captain is recalled to duty in Korea. Because of his resentment, he is branded a coward by his company and faces removal from his command.

4x40 The Stand-In

  • 1956-07-19T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

An aspiring actress has spent 20 years in Hollywood, not gaining fame as she had hoped, but as a stand-in for a well-known actress. Her ambition turns to despair, and her affection to bitterness.

4x41 Success Story

  • 1956-07-26T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A man is assigned to force a small-town newspaper out of existence.

4x42 Something Very Special

  • 1956-08-02T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alan moves to America when his wife dies, leaving his young daughter with her grandmother in Paris. When he returns after five years, his daughter has difficulty believing that he loves her.

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