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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • People Need People
      10/10/61
      7.0
      Dr. Harry Wilmer has just 10 days to prove that his radical method of treating violent war veterans will work.
    • The Fugitive Eye
      The Fugitive Eye
      Episode 2
      10/17/61
      10
      Paul Malone wakes up in a forest to find an empty limousine, a dead chauffeur and three unsavory characters staring at him.
    • The Fortress
      The Fortress
      Episode 3
      10/24/61
      7.5
      Shotdown during the Korean War, Lt. Brown is held captive in a basement where the light is never turned off. His captors will not treat his mangled leg unless he signs a confession.
    • Moment of Decision
      11/7/61
      8.0
      Hugh Lozier asks for help from a mysterious man to deal with his obnoxious neighbors.
    • Family Outting
      Family Outting
      Episode 5
      11/14/61
      7.0
      Six astronauts have been trained for the first one-man space flight and the day of the final choice has arrived.
    • The Witch Next Door
      11/28/61
      7.0
      The Collins family has a mysterious new next-door neighbor and she seems to have cast a spell on young Julie Collins.
    • The Breaking Point
      12/5/61
      7.0
      An ex-convict seems to be guilty of murder until a cop realizes that only the victim's wife profits from his death.
    • Delbert, Texas
      Delbert, Texas
      Episode 8
      12/12/61
      7.0
      Frank and Ruth Willoughby are determined to find out why their son's college grades have suddenly dropped.
    • End of a World
      End of a World
      Episode 9
      12/19/61
      8.0
      The events leading to the Sarajevo assassination in 1914 of Archduke Ferdinand, which triggered World War I are seen through the eyes of three men.
    • The Cake Baker
      The Cake Baker
      Episode 10
      12/26/61
      7.0
      A housewife is always daydreaming even on the night her young daughter runs away from home.
    • Pattern of Guilt
      Pattern of Guilt
      Episode 11
      1/9/62
      8.0
      A reporter covers a series of murders, all perpetrated against spinsters.
    • The Hour of the Bath
      1/16/62
      7.0
      American agricultural expert Henry Detweiler is a prisoner in Vietnam under sentence of death.
    • The Jail
      The Jail
      Episode 13
      2/6/62
      7.0
      In this future time a young man was charged with an offense against the state and marshaled into a huge building crammed with banks and banks of computers. These computers would absorb and assess the evidence, circumstances and facts in his case. All of them were operated by one master button-puncher.moreless
    • Mr. Easy
      Mr. Easy
      Episode 14
      2/13/62
      7.0
      Andrew Whitbeck is bored with his successful business and decides to chuck it all and simply "enjoy himself."
    • The Man With A Shine On His Shoes
      2/20/62
      7.0
      An elderly drifter tries to get work on the town newspaper because he thinks he's the greatest typesetter in the world.
    • The Doctor
      The Doctor
      Episode 16
      2/27/62
      6.0
      An esteemed doctor deals with personal problems which endangers his patients.
    • Of This Time, Of This Place
      3/6/62
      7.0
      A college teacher's new job is made difficult by a brilliant, but uncompromising, student.
    • Second Chance
      Second Chance
      Episode 18
      3/13/62
      7.0
      One-time bronc-rider Hoby Dunlap has served his sentence for defecting during the Korean War. But when he tries to return to the rodeo circuit, he finds that his reputation has preceded him.
    • The Tiger
      The Tiger
      Episode 19
      3/20/62
      8.0
      Someone is trying to kill Jim Hunter and it may be one of his daughter's boy friends.
    • It Takes A Thief
      It Takes A Thief
      Episode 20
      3/27/62
      8.0
      It's tit for tat when a thief's apartment is robbed and one particularly "hot" item is missing.
    • Seven Against the Sea
      4/3/62
      7.0
      A dramatic tale of PT Captain and his crew. World War Two drama about a resourceful group of stranded American PT boat crewmen hiding out on a South Pacific island controlled by the Japanese Navy.
    • A Very Custom Special
      4/10/62
      7.0
      J.B. Marshall is wiped out by the 1929 stock-market crash on the night of his daughter's debutante party.
    • All My Clients Are Innocent
      4/17/62
      7.0
      Criminal lawyer Max McIntire tries to stop his partner's marriage. He's convinced a wife can ruin a career.
    • Rules of the Game
      Rules of the Game
      Episode 24
      5/1/62
      7.0
      Years ago, a newspaper editor helped to send Owen Miller to the electric chair and now he learns that Miller was innocent.
    • Cry Out in Silence
      Cry Out in Silence
      Episode 25
      5/15/62
      7.0
      Actress Laura Bennett must undergo a serious throat operation that may end her career.
    • A Place to Hide
      A Place to Hide
      Episode 26
      5/22/62
      7.0
      Sue Wilson, a young woman has answered an ad for a job as housekeeper but her nervousness arouses suspicions.
    • The Boy Who Wasn't Wanted
      6/5/62
      7.0
      Detective Pat Barrat arrests a burglar and feels responsible for the welfare of the robber's little boy.
    • The Time of the Tonsils
      6/26/62
      7.0
      An orphanage director takes two children to have their tonsils out, only to discover that his must go too.
  • Season 2