Title: THREE MEN FROM TOMORROW
Original Air Date: January 2, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director: John Newland
Writer: Robert J. Shaw
Cast: Jack Mullaney; Bill Daniels; Tom Ellis; Lee Remick
Notes: Subject - tennagers


Title: THE END OF THE TETHER
Original Air Date: January 9, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director: James Yarbrough
Writer: Abby Mann
Cast: Barry Jones; Richard Newton; Jack Livesey; Maureen Hurley
Notes: Adapted from the 1902 novel by Joseph Conrad; subject - ship's captain, integrity.


Title: THE TYRANT
Original Air Date: January 16, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director: Perry Lafferty
Writer: Franklin Barton
Cast: June Havoc; Ray Bramley; Eric Sinclair; Gale Page
Notes: Subject - newspaper publishing


Title: AFTERMATH
Original Air Date: January 23, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director: John Newland
Writer: Merwin Gerard
Cast: Charles Drake; Martin Ritt; Olive Deering; Judith Braun
Notes: Subject - mystery


Title: MR. TUTT BAITS THE HOOK
Original Air Date: January 30, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director: James Yarbrough
Writer: Murray Bennett
Cast: Parker Fennelly (Mr. Ephraim Tutt); Hal Cooper; Delores Mann; Tom Middleton; Ian
Martin; Karl Webber
Notes: Based on the series of Saturday Evening Post stories Tutt and Mr. Tutt by Arthur
Train; subject - courtroom drama.


Title: GOOD FRIDAY
Original Air Date: Febrary 6, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director: Perry Lafferty
Writer: John Lewellen
Cast: Michael Allen; William A. Lee; Charles Aidman; John Griggs; Anne Seymour;
Walter Kinsella
Notes: Suggested by William A. Ferguson autogiography I Saw Booth Shoot Lincoln; subject -
Lincoln's assasination as seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy


Title: THE MAN WHO VANISHED
Original Air Date: February 13, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director: John Newland
Writer: John McPhee
Cast: Gene Rayburn; Augusta Dabney; Loraine Grover; Sam Gray; Robert Carroll; Frederic
Worlock; Henry Sharp; Jack Manning; Martine Bartlett; Catherine Payne; Louis Sorin; Mary
Jackson; Leslie Barrett; Ben Yaffee; Fay Sappington
Notes: Synopsis: This fantasy centers around a middle-aged businessman who comes the
conclusion that the freedom of his youth was worth more than the success and security he
now enjoys. But his mental retreat into the past has a startling physical effect. As he dreams
of happier days, he becomes dimmer and dimmer--actually begins to fade--in the eyes of the
people he knows. ---- Adapted from a story in
The New Yorker magazine by Robert M. Coates.


Title: AN EXCUSE FOR SHARKS
Original Air Date: February 20, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director:
Writer:
Gilbert S. Faust
Cast: William Redfield
Notes:


Title:
END OF MORNING
Original Air Date: February 27, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
William Kendall Clarke
Cast: Jackie Cooper (Willy Benton); Joan Lorring (Harriet Benton); Katherine Squire (Mrs.
Shelby); Jan Miner (Irene); William A. Lee (Doc); Joseph Boland (Mr. Benton); Peter Lazer
(Richie)
Notes: Synopsis: A school bus is hit by a railroad train and several children are killed. The
bus driver is faced with the dreadful responsibility for this tragic accident.


Title: ADAM'S SON
Original Air Date: March 5, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director:
Writer:
Mathilde and Theodore Ferro
Cast: Raymond Massey
Notes:


Title:
THE BRIEFCASE
Original Air Date: March 12, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
J. Harvey Howells
Cast: Gloria DeHaven; John Hudson; Edmon Ryan
Notes:


Title:
THE SECRET
Original Air Date: March 19, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director:
Writer:
Milton Gelman
Cast: Nita Talbot; Don Gordon; Edward Holmes
Notes:


Title:
THE LONG WAY HOME
Original Air Date: March 26, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director: John Newland
Writer: Burton J. Rowles and Robert Wallace
Cast: John Beal (the Commuter); Betty Low (Margaret); Rosemary Murphy (Chorny); Alfred
Ryder (the Detective); Mike Keene (Dr. Jack); Catherine Payne (the Woman on the Train);
Fred Herrick (the Brakeman); Humphrey Davis (the Conductor); Ray Boyle (the Policeman);
Gaye Jordan (the Nurse); Ernest Parmentier (the Technician)
Notes: Subject - heart disease


Title: DEATH INSURANCE
Original Air Date: April 2, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director:
Writer:
Martha Wilkerson
Cast: Henry Jones
Notes:


Title:
PISTOLERO
Original Air Date: April 9, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
John Viahos
Cast: Farley Granger (Fred); Sue Ellen Blake (Lucy); Luis Van Rooten (Juan); Alfred Ryder
(Henry); Martin Rudy (Doc)
Notes: Synopsis: An ex-GI returns to his home in the southwest and opens a gas station. He
soon learns that the town is under the control of a crooked politician and decides to do
something about it.


Title: PORTRAIT OF A MAN
Original Air Date: April 16, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director: Perry Lafferty
Writer: William Kendall Clarke
Cast: Robert Ellenstein; Nina Hansen; Peter von Zerneck; Eva Stern; Beverly Lunsford; Ray
Boyle
Notes: Subject - Albert Einstein


Title: THE BAOBAB TREE
Original Air Date: April 23, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
Doria Folliott
Cast: Elizabeth Montgomery; Charles Drake; Martha Scott
Notes:


Title:
DON'T DO ME ANY FAVORS
Original Air Date: April 30, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Robert J. Shaw
Cast: Betty Von Furstenberg; Katherine Meskill; Johnny Desmond; Joe De Santis
Notes:


Title:
JACK BE NIMBLE
Original Air Date: May 7, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
Doria Folliott
Cast: John Newland; June Lockhart; Augusta Dabney
Notes:


Title:
THE RIGHT THING
Original Air Date: May 14, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director:
Writer:
Elliott Baker
Cast: Forrest Tucker
Notes:


Title:
ALL EXPENSES PAID
Original Air Date: May 21, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
Robert J. Shaw
Cast: Lee Bowman; Gale Page; Lee Remick
Notes: It was this program that brought Lee Remick to the attention of Elia Kazan who cast
her in her first film role in
A Face in the Crowd (1957).


Title: WHO?
Original Air Date: May 28, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Robert Wallace
Cast: Tom Poston
Notes:


Title:
HONORED GUEST
Original Air Date: June 4, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director: Perry Lafferty
Writer: William Kendall Clarke
Cast: Walter Slezak (Krisons Ringo); Lilia Skala; Henry Garrard; Raymond Bramley; William A.
Lee; Joe Boland; Jay Barney; Stephen Ellsworth; Hugh Simpson; Frank Blair; Joe Leberman;
Virginia Chew; Audrey Erhardt; Sally Singer; Nancy Devlin
Notes: Synopsis: Walter Slezak stars as Krisons Ringo, a recent immigrant to this country,
who settles in a small Long Island town. Though he taught in the old country, he cannot get a
certificate here, so he takes a job as a school janitor.


Title: STORM OVER SWAN LAKE
Original Air Date: June 11, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
Kevin McKay
Cast: Haila Stoddard; John Shellie; Jan Miner; Frederic Tozere
Notes:


Title:
THE SOLDIER ROOM
Original Air Date: June 18, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
Milton Gelman
Cast: John Newland; Diedre Owens
Notes: Adapted from the novel by Anne Chamberlain.


Title: AN ELEPHANT FOR PEANUTS
Original Air Date: June 25, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director:
Writer:
Stanley G. Brown
Cast: Lin McCarthy; Lesley Woods; Glenn Walken
Notes:



SUMMER STOCK:

Title:
DREAM NO MORE
Original Air Date: July 2, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
Milton Gelman
Cast: Elizabeth Montgomery; Charles Drake; Jan Miner; Tom Middleton; John Gibson; Mary K.
Wells
Notes:


Title:
A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE
Original Air Date: July 9, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director:
Writer:
Mathilde and Theodore Ferro
Cast: Charles Drake; Jan Miner; Mary K. Wells
Notes:


Title:
DAY OF GRACE
Original Air Date: July 16, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
Doria Folliott
Cast: Charles Drake; Jan Miner; Mary K. Wells
Notes:


Title:
CATCH A FALLING STAR
Original Air Date: July 23, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director:
Writer:
David Levy
Cast: Elizabeth Montgomery; Charles Drake; Mary K. Wells; Jan Miner; John Gibson
Notes: Synopsis: Drama of a once-famous Hollywood star who has lost his box office appeal
and must adjust to a new status.


Title: SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
Original Air Date: July 30, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Doria Folliott
Cast: Elizabeth Montgomery; Charles Drake; Jan Miner; John Gibson; Mary K. Wells
Notes: Adapted from the Broadway play by Owen Criemps. Comedy.


Title: MAYBE TOMORROW
Original Air Date: August 6, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director: William Hamilton
Writer: Sandra Michael
Cast: Mary Pickett; Charles Drake, Jan Miner; John Gibson; Mary K. Wells
Notes: Subject - mothers and daughters


Title: THE COMPANY WIFE
Original Air Date: August 27, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director: Ira Cirker
Writer: Martha Wilkerson
Cast: Charles Drake; Mary K. Wells; Jan Miner; John Gibson; Elizabeth Montgomery;
Raymond Bramley
Notes: Synopsis: When a new executive comes to a closely-knit company, much speculation
is made. Such is the case with Carl Philips who, with his wife Melinda, arouses the envy and
fright.


Title: MR. PARKER'S RHUBARB
Original Air Date: September 3, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery; Charles Drake; John Gibson; Tom Middleton; Jan Miner
Notes:



SEASON EIGHT:

Title:
SOLDIER FROM THE WARS RETURNING
Original Air Date: September 10, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director: Perry Lafferty
Writer: Robert Wallace
Cast: James Cagney (George Bridgman); George Matthews; Muriel Kirkland; Audra Lindley;
Frank Schofield; Heywood Hale Broun
Notes: Synopsis: Army sergeant George Bridgman escorts the body of a fellow soldier home
from the Korean War.


Title: ONIONS IN THE STEW
Original Air Date: September 17, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Doria Folliott
Cast: Constance Bennett
Notes: Adapted from the novel by Betty MacDonald.


Title: AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
Original Air Date: September 24, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
Robert J. Shaw
Cast: Claudette Colbert; Staats Cotsworth; David DeHaven; Leona Powers
Notes:


Title:
THE LAST TRIP OF THE HINDENBURG
Original Air Date: October 1, 1956
Sponsor: Johnson's Wax
Director:
Writer:
Burton and James Benjamin
Cast: Robert Montgomery (narrator); Gale Page
Notes: Synopsis: Documentary-style retelling of the last trip of the doomed German
passenger zeppelin. -- This episode was re-broadcast on June 10, 1957.


Title: SEPTEMBER AFFAIR
Original Air Date: October 8, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
Mathilde and Theodore Ferro
Cast: Alexis Smith; John Newland; Clarice Blackburn
Notes:


Title:
PILGRIMAGE
Original Air Date: October 15, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Mathilde and Theodore Ferro
Cast: John Hudson; Joyce Holden; John Griggs; Theo Goetz; Betty Lou Keim
Notes:


Title:
GOODBYE, GREY FLANNEL
Original Air Date: October 22, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director:
Writer:
J. Harvey Howells
Cast: Lee Bowman; Diana Douglas
Notes:


Title:
ONE BRIGHT DAY
Original Air Date: October 29, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Doria Folliott
Cast: Sidney Blackmer; House Jameson
Notes: Adapted from the play by Sigmund Miller.


Title: MR. TUTT GOES WEST
Original Air Date: November 5, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Murray Burnett
Cast: Parker Fennelly (Mr. Ephraim Tutt); Lenka Peterson
Notes: Based on the series of Saturday Evening Post stories Tutt and Mr. Tutt by Arthur
Train; subject - courtroom drama.


Title: THE MISFORTUNES OF MR. MINIHAN
Original Air Date: November 19, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Martha Wilkerson
Cast: William Bendix; Horace MacMahon
Notes: Synopsis: Mr. Minihan's misfortunes all stem from the fact that, through no fault of his
own, he spreads unhappiness and trouble wherever he goes. In other words, Mr. Minihan is a
jinx, and no matter how much his friends love him, they can't afford to spend too much time in
his company. Thus they are forced to devise schemes to send Mr. M. far, far away.


Title: PLAINFIELD TEACHERS COLLEGE
Original Air Date: November 26, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
James Beach
Cast: Jerry Lester
Notes:


Title:
SUNSET BOULEVARD
Original Air Date: December 3, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Doria Folliott
Cast: Mary Astor (Norma Desmond); Darren McGavin (Joe Gillis)
Notes: Adapted from the 1950 feature film scenario.


Title: THE YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL
Original Air Date: December 10, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Sally Benson
Cast: Lee Remick; Geoffrey Horne; Douglas Watson; Terry O'Sullivan; Leslie Woods; Barry
McGuire; Fran Carlon
Notes:


Title:
MIRACLE AT LENSHAM
Original Air Date: December 17, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Cast:
Elsa Lanchester; Barry Jones
Notes: Adapted from the British short story.


Title: AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
Original Air Date: December 24, 1956
Sponsor:
Director:
Writer:
Cast:
Kirk Jordan; Rosemary Kuhlmann; Andrew McKinley; David Acken; Leon Lishner;
Francis Monachino
Notes: Adapted from the 1951 Christmas opera by Gian Carlo Menotti which was written
directly for television.


Title: MUSIC FOR YOUR NEW YEAR'S EVE
Original Air Date: December 31, 1956
Sponsor: Schick
Director: Perry Lafferty
Writer: Perry Lafferty
Cast: (Performers) Dorothy Olsen; The Night Caps; Eddie Heywood; Henry Levine; Teddi
King; Ann Gilbert; Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra
Notes: Subject - musical variety
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