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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • June 4, 1949
      June 4, 1949
      Episode 1
      6/4/49
      0.0
      Jack Carter is the host for the premiere episode of DuMont's variety series. Guests include Joan Edwards. With Sammy Spear and his orchestra.
    • June 11, 1949
      June 11, 1949
      Episode 2
      6/11/49
      0.0
      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include Ella Logan and Maurice Rocco.
    • June 18, 1949
      June 18, 1949
      Episode 3
      6/18/49
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      Jack Carter's guests include Marilyn Maxwell. With Sammy Spear and his orchestra,
    • June 25, 1949
      June 25, 1949
      Episode 4
      6/25/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include Mimi Benzell. With Sammy Spear and his orchestra.
    • July 2, 1949
      July 2, 1949
      Episode 5
      7/2/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include actress Vivian Blaine, Ronnie Lee, acrobat act Los Gottos, vaudeville comedian Al Trahan, and dance team Mata and Hari.
    • July 9, 1949
      July 9, 1949
      Episode 6
      7/9/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include Kay Starr, and ballroom dancers Fred and Susan Barry.
    • July 16, 1949
      July 16, 1949
      Episode 7
      7/16/49
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      Jack Carter'a scheduled guests include vocalist Pearl Bailey, Robert Weede, Peggy Taylor, trumpeter Vic Hyde, comic tumblers the Nonchalants, and Lawlor and Clarke.
    • July 23, 1949
      July 23, 1949
      Episode 8
      7/23/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include comedian Jackie Miles, singer Kitty Kallen, marionette puppeteers Martin Brothers, Trixie, dancers Andrew Twins, and the Four Step Brothers.
    • July 30, 1949
      July 30, 1949
      Episode 9
      7/30/49
      0.0
      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include comic pianist Victor Borge, jazz singer/actress Thelma Carpenter, comic acrobats/tumblers the Emerald Sisters, and the Beatrice Kraft Dancers.
    • August 6, 1949
      August 6, 1949
      Episode 10
      8/6/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include comedian Henny Youngman, Hammond organist Ethel Smith, vocalist Joan Merrill, dance duo Raye and Naldi, and Brazilian acrobatics Vic and Adio.
    • August 13, 1949
      August 13, 1949
      Episode 11
      8/13/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include Janet Blair, song and dance act the Blackburn Twins, bicycle trio the Shyrettos, singer/dancer Dorothy Jarnac, actor Zero Mostel and vocalist Carl Ravazza.
    • August 20, 1949
      August 20, 1949
      Episode 12
      8/20/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include opera singer Gladys Swarthout, dancers the Dunhills, Mimi Benzell and the Barry Sisters.
    • August 27, 1949
      August 27, 1949
      Episode 13
      8/27/49
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      Host Jack Carter's guests include Broadway and film actress/singer Vivian Blaine, singer Georgia Gibbs, acrobats/dancers the Winter Sisters, comic musicians the Pitchmen, dancer Kathryn Lee, comic Phil Foster and singers The Treniers.
    • September 3, 1949
      September 3, 1949
      Episode 14
      9/3/49
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      Host Jack Carter's scheduled guests include Luba Malina, the Golden Gate Quartet, Ray Malone, dance team Helen and Howard and puppeteer George Prentice.
    • September 10, 1949
      September 10, 1949
      Episode 15
      9/10/49
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      Host Jack Carter welcomes his scheduled guests ventriloquist Paul Winchell, Joan Edwards, singer Donald Richards, the Clark Brothers and acrobat act The Acromaniacs.
    • September 17, 1949
      September 17, 1949
      Episode 16
      9/17/49
      0.0
      Host Jack Carter welcomes his scheduled guests pianist Hazel Scott, comedian Jackie Miles, harmonica player Stan Fisher, Chinese acrobats the Canton Brothers, and balancing act The Fontaines.
    • September 24, 1949
      September 24, 1949
      Episode 17
      9/24/49
      0.0
      Host Jack Carter's scheduled guests include singer Connee Boswell, singer/actor Carlos Ramirez, the Lavernes, singer/dancer Evelyn Farney, and novelty roller skating act Earl, Jack and Betty.
    • October 1, 1949
      October 1, 1949
      Episode 18
      10/1/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include singer/personality Kitty Carlisle, guitarist Tito Guizar, Jean Carroll and dancers DeMarlos.
    • October 8, 1949
      October 8, 1949
      Episode 19
      10/8/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include singer/bandleader Cab Calloway, actress Marie MacDonald, acrobatic tap dancers the Martin Brothers, vocalists the Wayne Martin Trio, and comedian Gil Lamb.
    • October 15, 1949
      October 15, 1949
      Episode 20
      10/15/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include vocalist Carol Bruce, knockabout comics the Calgary Brothers, ballroom dance team Landre and Verna, singer Josh White, baton twirlers Ted and Flo Vallett and comic actress Alice Pierce.
    • October 22, 1949
      October 22, 1949
      Episode 21
      10/22/49
      0.0
      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include comedian Bert Lahr, Dorothy Claire, singers The Chords, comic-acrobat Walter Dale Wall, dancers Mata and Hari, and vocalists the DeCastro Sisters.
    • October 29, 1949
      October 29, 1949
      Episode 22
      10/29/46
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include comic performer Zero Mostel, actress/singer Vivian Blaine, comedienne Virginia Lee, the Richard Adair Dancers, and French opera star Louis Mariano in his American debut.
    • November 5, 1949
      November 5, 1949
      Episode 23
      11/5/49
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      Jack Carter guests include magician Galli-Galli, dancing comedian Willie Shore, trampoline acrobats Margo, Paul and Paulette Trio, singer Milton Douglas and dancers Laurette and Clymas.
    • November 12, 1949
      November 12, 1949
      Episode 24
      11/12/49
      0.0
      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include film comic Bert Wheeler, singer Kitty Kallen, vocalist Donald Richards, dancers The Spaulding Trio and juggler Rudy Cardenas.
    • November 19, 1949
      November 19, 1949
      Episode 25
      11/19/49
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      Jack Carter's singer/dancer Lina Romay, comic entertainer Jackie Coogan, acrobats The Harstons, tap dancer Hal LeRoy, East Indian dance team Copsey and Ayres, and comedy trio The Extremes.
    • November 26, 1949
      November 26, 1949
      Episode 26
      11/26/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include Ilona Massey, comedian Pinky Lee, Bill Graves, and singers (Josef) Marias and Miranda.
    • December 3, 1949
      December 3, 1949
      Episode 27
      12/3/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include vocalist Joan Merrill and ditzy film and radio comedienne Vera Vague.
    • December 10, 1949
      December 10, 1949
      Episode 28
      12/10/49
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      Jack Carter's guests include comic juggler and teeterboard performer Lee Marx, the DeMarco Sisters, and legendary vaudeville comedy team (Joe) Smith and (Charlie) Dale. The two perform their famous "Dr. Kronkheit" skit.
    • December 17, 1949
      December 17, 1949
      Episode 29
      12/17/49
      0.0
      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include singer/actress Monica Lewis, comic Jack Durant, old-time vaudeville pantomine act Willie, West and McGinty, Chinese dance team Toy and Wing, and teeter-board acrobats Yacopies. With Sammy Spear and his orchestra.
    • December 24, 1949
      December 24, 1949
      Episode 30
      12/24/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include ventriloquist Paul Winchell (with Jerry Mahoney), pianist Hazel Scott, singers The Melody Men, adagio dancers the Peggy Taylor Trio, and dance team The Debonaires.
    • December 31, 1949
      December 31, 1949
      Episode 31
      12/31/49
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include Latin dance team Antonio and Rosario (Antonio Ruiz and Rosario Perez), drummer David Powell, acrobats the Wong Sisters, and stand-up comedienne Jean Carroll.
    • January 7,1950
      January 7,1950
      Episode 32
      1/7/50
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include Chico Marx, tap dancer Johnny Mack, ballroom dancers Jayne and Adam DiGatano, and guitarists/vocalists the Alexander Brothers.
    • January 14, 1950
      January 14, 1950
      Episode 33
      1/14/50
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include vocalist Frances Langford, singer/film actor Jack Leonard, bicycle comedy act Bobby Whaling, dancers The Step Brothers, acrobatic comic Ladd Lyon.
    • January 21, 1950
      January 21, 1950
      Episode 34
      1/21/50
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include vocalist Mindy Carson, acrobatic act the Lane Brothers, vocal group the Deep River Boys, comedy ballroom dancers The Albins, and impressionist Leo De Lyon.
    • January 28, 1950
      January 28, 1950
      Episode 35
      1/28/50
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      Jack Carter's scheduled guests include baritone Robert Merrill of the Metropolitan Opera, singers/dancers the MelloLarks, acrobats Johnson and Owen, vocalist Jack Leonard, and the Richard Adair Dancers.
    • February 4, 1950
      February 4, 1950
      Episode 36
      2/4/50
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      Host Jack Carter's scheduled guests include Andy and Della Russell, ventriloquist Jay Marshall, ballerina Patricia Bowman from Radio City Music Hall, pianist Stan Freeman, and trampoline act Monroe and Grant.
    • February 11, 1950
      February 11, 1950
      Episode 37
      2/11/50
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      Host Jack Carter's scheduled guests include Broadway and film vocalist Jane Pickens, tap dancers Buck and Bubbles, the Hamilton Dancers, and the Great Barton.
    • February 18, 1950
      February 18, 1950
      Episode 38
      2/18/50
      0.0
      Film comic Bert Wheeler marks his return to performing by hosting this week's show. His scheduled guests include Joan Edwards, comics the Slate Brothers, and dancer Johnny Coy.
    • February 25, 1950
      February 25, 1950
      Episode 39
      2/25/50
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      Comedian Jackie Miles hosts this episode. His scheduled guests include caberet singer Gigi Durston, comic dancer Betty Bruce, acrobats The Vanderbilts, juggler Stan Kavanaugh, and Apache dancers The Appletons.
    • March 4, 1950
      March 4, 1950
      Episode 40
      3/4/50
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      Comedian Jerry Lester makes his debut as host of Cavalcade. His scheduled guests include Janis Paige, dancer Dorothy Jarnac, tap dancers the Mayo Brothers, the Irving Fields Trio and Metropolitan Opera baritone Salvatore Baccoloni.
    • March 11, 1950
      March 11, 1950
      Episode 41
      3/11/50
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      Jerry Lester's guests are singer Connie Haines, comic pianist Maurice Rocco, vocalist Bob Scheerer, the Chandra Kaly Dancers, and slapstick comedy acrobats The Four Fays.
    • March 18, 1950
      March 18, 1950
      Episode 42
      3/18/50
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      Jerry Lester's guests include Janet Blair, actor Lee Marks and Christina and Moll.
    • March 25, 1950
      March 25, 1950
      Episode 43
      3/25/50
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      Jerry Lester's guests include actor Chester Morris and Kyle MacDonnell.
    • April 1, 1950
      April 1, 1950
      Episode 44
      4/1/50
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      Jerry Lester's guests include Bert Gordon, John Loder and Gertrude Niesen.
    • April 8, 1950
      April 8, 1950
      Episode 45
      4/8/50
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      Jerry Lester's guests include comic Bert Wheeler, Jerry Wayne and Kyle MacDonnell.
    • April 15, 1950
      April 15, 1950
      Episode 46
      4/15/50
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      Jerry Lester's guests include actor J. Carrol Naish, harmonica player Leo Diamond, singer/impressionist Sonny Howard, and Carl Reiner and Louis Nye in uncredited bits. Naish makes his TV debut.
    • April 22, 1950
      April 22, 1950
      Episode 47
      4/22/50
      5.0
      Jerry Lester's scheduled cast include dancer Romona Lang, magician Galli-Galli, Kyle MacDonnell, acrobats the Schaller Brothers, and Jackie Robinson from the Brooklyn Dodgers.
      Segments include: Lester dressed as a clown, a take-off on Arthur Godfrey (called Arthur Clodfrey), magician Galli-Galli making baby chicks appear under cups, MacDonnell sings "The Boy Next Door", and Jackie Robinson appears in a maudlin sketch where he visits a kid in a wheelchair.moreless
    • April 29, 1950
      April 29, 1950
      Episode 48
      4/29/50
      0.0
      Jerry Lester's scheduled guests include comedian Sam Levenson, ballroom dancers Yvonne and Clavel, and comic musicians the Korn Kobblers.
    • May 6, 1950
      May 6, 1950
      Episode 49
      5/6/50
      1.9
      Jerry Lester's scheduled cast includes the Four Steps, vaudeville comedy team Smith and Dale, Leonard Sues, and opera singer Mimi Benzell.
    • May 13, 1950
      May 13, 1950
      Episode 50
      5/13/50
      0.0
      Jerry Lester's scheduled guests include comedians Jack Pearl (Baron Munchausen) and his straight man Cliff Hall, comedy team Elsa and Waldo, and the Kurt Jons Dancers.
    • May 20, 1950
      May 20, 1950
      Episode 51
      5/20/50
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      Host Jerry Lester's guests include baseball great Jackie Robinson of the Dodgers, singer Mindy Carson, dancers Lucienne and Ashour and English comedian Rex Raymer.
      In one sketch, Jackie Robinson and his son visit Lester and his son. Clips from the film The Jackie Robinson Story are shown.
    • May 27, 1950
      May 27, 1950
      Episode 52
      5/27/50
      0.0
      Jerry Lester's scheduleds guests are bandleader/singer Carl Ravazza, actor-turned-comic Keye Luke, tap dancer Ray Malone and singer Susan Miller.
    • June 3, 1950
      June 3, 1950
      Episode 53
      6/3/50
      0.0
      Jerry Lester hosts this episode celebrating the series' first anniversary. Guests include ventriloquist Paul Winchell and dummy Jerry Mahoney, Jane Pickens and the Escourtiers, rhumba dancers Horatio & Lana, actress Kim Stanley, and actor John Garfield.
      Winchell tries to get a reluctant Mahoney to go to sleep; when he does, the dummy dreams about the two trading places. Songs from Pickens and her Escourtiers include "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and "St. Louis Blues." Lester is a greedy contestant on the radio quiz show "Take It or Lump It." Garfield and Stanley perform a dramatic scene from Clifford Odets' Golden Boy. Lester juggles.moreless
    • June 10, 1950
      June 10, 1950
      Episode 54
      6/10/50
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      Jerry Lester's scheduled guests include comedian Larry Storch, harmonica player John Sebastian, ballroom dancers Mario and Floria, vocalist Kitty Kallen, and Hungarian music group Rudy Barron and the Gypsy Princesses.
    • June 17, 1950
      June 17, 1950
      Episode 55
      6/17/50
      0.0
      Jerry Lester hosts with scheduled guests comedian Jackie Miles, actress/singer Vivian Blaine, and Carlos Ramirez.
    • June 24, 1950
      June 24, 1950
      Episode 56
      6/24/50
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      Jerry Lester hosts with scheduled guests Anna Maria Alberghetti, singer Beatrice Kaye, singer/dancer Evelyn Farney, actor/trumpeter Leonard Sues, and Wally Brown.
    • July 1, 1950
      July 1, 1950
      Episode 57
      7/1/50
      0.0
      Jery Lester's scheduled guests include singer Georgia Gibbs, dance team The Three Rockets, singers The Continentals, and comic dancers Helene and Howard.
    • July 8, 1950
      July 8, 1950
      Episode 58
      7/8/50
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason debuts as the series' host this week. His scheduled guests include Rose Marie, Evelyn Farney and her Morrison Dancers; the DeCastro Sisters; and comic Hank Ladd.
    • July 15, 1950
      July 15, 1950
      Episode 59
      7/15/50
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      Jackie Gleason hosts his second episode. His scheduled guests include actress Gloria DeHaven, singer Eddie Fisher, Roger Ray, and comedy acrobats the Schaller Brothers.
      In one sketch, Art Carney plays a photographer hired to take photos of "The Man of Distinction", Reginald Van Gleason III, for a whiskey advertisement By the end of the shoot, they're both loaded from having tested the product a few too many times.moreless
    • July 22, 1950
      July 22, 1950
      Episode 60
      7/22/50
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      Host Jackie Gleason's scheduled guests include Ella Fitzgerald, Broadway actress/comedienne Kate Murtagh, and dance team (Mary) Ray and (Mario) Naldi.
    • July 29, 1950
      July 29, 1950
      Episode 61
      7/29/50
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      Jackie Gleason's scheduled guests include the Martin Brothers, the Modernaires, comic actress Ada Lynne, and tap dancer Evelyn Farney and the Carlos Morrison Dancers.
    • August 5, 1950
      August 5, 1950
      Episode 62
      8/5/50
      0.0
      Jackie Gleason's scheduled guests include Bert Wheeler, Billy Daniels, ballroom dance duo Cabot and Dresden, vocalist Dorothy Claire and acrobats the Kanazawa Trio.
    • August 12, 1950
      August 12, 1950
      Episode 63
      8/12/50
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      Jackie Gleason's scheduled guests include music performers Andy and Della Russell, comedian Clarence Stroud, and acrobatic team Los Gatos.
    • August 19, 1950
      August 19, 1950
      Episode 64
      8/19/50
      0.0
      Gleason's guests include Victor Borge, Frances Langford, singer Donald Richards, Gloria Gilbert, and Son and Sonny. Borge performs a bit at the piano showing how the great composers created their famous melodies. Richards sings "Tenement Symphony" and "Maybe I’m in Love With You." Langford joins town marshal Gleason in an old west sketch set at the Last Chance saloon.moreless
    • August 26, 1950
      August 26, 1950
      Episode 65
      8/26/50
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      Star Jackie Gleason welcomes his scheduled guests Richard Tucker from the Met, instrumental trio the Three Suns, comic dancers, the Appletons, and comedienne Ann Anderson.
    • September 2, 1950
      September 2, 1950
      Episode 66
      9/2/50
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      Jackie Gleason's scheduled guests include vaudeville comedy team Smith and Dale, singer Gracie Barrie and the Beachcombers. Homeowner Carney panics during a blaze as firemen Smith and Dale play cards. The June Taylor Dancers perform to "Just One of Those Things".
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