Crossroads (1955)

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  • Season 2
    • A Green Hill Far Away
      6/28/57
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      A young boy is being held by a gang of tough criminals and an Episcopal minister fights to free him.
    • Patchwork Family
      Patchwork Family
      Episode 38
      6/21/57
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      Rev. and Bernice Slone, an Illinois minister and his wife, take homeless children into their parish.
    • Deadline
      Deadline
      Episode 37
      6/14/57
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      A rabbi saves a young heiress from an elopement which would result in her death.
    • The Miracle of Faith
      6/7/57
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      Dr. Large helps with the healing of a paralyzed woman and salvaging her son's marriage.
    • Coney Island Wedding
      5/31/57
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      Father Joseph Brophy is the priest who builds the first Catholic Church in the New York resort when it was still a rowdy carnival town in the early 1900s.
    • 9:30 Action
      9:30 Action
      Episode 34
      5/24/57
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      A clergyman/college president in Los Angeles saves a former co-ed from destroying her marriage. She's been contacted by a former boyfriend-turned-gunman who tries to force her into crime. Tipped off by the girl, the reverend contacts the police to set up a trap.
    • Half Mile Down
      Half Mile Down
      Episode 33
      5/17/57
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      Following a preventable catastrophe, hostile miners in West Virginia opposes a Presbyterian minister's safety measures.
    • Convict 1321, Age 12
      5/10/57
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      Father Edward Flanagan of Boys Town fame fights for the freedom of a young boy sentenced to life in prison.
    • The Wreath
      The Wreath
      Episode 31
      5/3/57
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      A Methodist minister performing the burial service of a supposed "bum" reveals the man's true story. For years, he had been the secret donor of Christmas gifts for children living in a frontier town in Idaho.
    • Jhonakebenhunga - Called Jim
      4/26/57
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      Rev. Jacob Stucki spent almost 50 years ministering to the Winnebego tribe of Wisconsin. He translated the Bible into their language and established the Winnebago Indian Mission during the 1880s. A young Winnebago convert, John, works with the minister to restore tribal lands back to the group.
    • Benediction of Blood
      4/19/57
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      A Catholic priest who acts as chaplain at the Colorado State Prison Penitentiary at Canyon City risks his life to save others during a violent revolt by the prisoners.
    • Big Sombrero
      Big Sombrero
      Episode 28
      4/12/57
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      The Congregational minister in California is mystified by the large donation his small church receives from a mysterious rancher.
    • The Light
      The Light
      Episode 27
      4/5/57
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      This is the second of two episodes spotlighting the life of the U. S. Army's most decorated chaplain, Lt. Col. Francis L. Sampson, and the paratroopers he served with. In this segment, he's trapped with soldiers, caught in the crossfire between American and German soldiers.
    • Paratroop Padre
      Paratroop Padre
      Episode 26
      3/29/57
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      This is the first of two episodes spotlighting the life of the U. S. Army's most decorated chaplain, Lt. Col. Francis L. Sampson, and the paratroopers he served with. Part one looks at the training he underwent with 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Benning, Georgia and Camp McCall, North Carolina prior to shipping out to Europe and D-Day.moreless
    • The Last Strand
      The Last Strand
      Episode 25
      3/22/57
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      A hospital chaplain tries to untangle the story of a young woman's suicide attempt. He learns the seriously injured girl was suffering from a romance that ended.
    • Lone Star Preacher
      Lone Star Preacher
      Episode 24
      3/15/57
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      The man who brought religion to Texas cow towns almost loses his faith when he accidentally kills a friend in a hunting accident.
    • Ice Cathedral
      Ice Cathedral
      Episode 23
      3/8/57
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      Father Menster was chaplain to the 2000 men on five ships that made up Admiral Byrd's expedition to Antarctica during 1946-47. Leaving from the Brooklyn Naval Yard, trip takes the expedition through ice packs to the Ross Ice Shelf where they battle the elements the elements to build a base. The chaplain had to contend with superstitious sailors who become upset when a scientist kills an albatross.moreless
    • Call For Help
      Call For Help
      Episode 22
      3/1/57
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      Rev. William Wendt, a priest in New York City's lower east side, becomes friends with neighborhood hoodlums and works to reform them.
    • Boom Town Padre
      Boom Town Padre
      Episode 21
      2/22/57
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      The setting is a Nevada gold town near the end of the Civil War. A Catholic priest tries to quell the violence between Union and Confederate war veterans.
    • In God We Trust
      In God We Trust
      Episode 20
      2/15/57
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      A Pennsylvania minister goes to Washington to get the government to acknowledge its faith. He begins a campaign to establish "In God We Trust" as the United States' motto.
    • Barbed Wire Preacher
      2/8/57
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      William Rittenhouse was a bomber pilot shot down during World War II. After recovering from the machine gun injuries he suffered while parachuting from the plane, his fellow POW's talk him into being chaplain at their Nazi prison camp. Rittenhouse, son of a minister, had earlier considered, but rejected, becoming a pastor. His work helped prevent disheartened soldiers from taking their lives.moreless
    • The Happy Gift
      The Happy Gift
      Episode 18
      2/1/57
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      A young girl, feeling hopeless at a welfare school begins hanging with a group of juvenile delinquents. Rabbi Avraham Soltes takes an interest in the girl and works to give her hope.
    • God of Kandikur
      God of Kandikur
      Episode 17
      1/25/57
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      In the jungles of India, an American medical missionary and his wife face life-threatening danger working with worshippers of a huge cobra. This is based on the memoirs of Rev. Jacob Chambers of the Reformed Church of America.
    • The Patton Prayer
      The Patton Prayer
      Episode 16
      1/18/57
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      This episode is based on the true events involving the Battle of the Bulge. General George Patton's Army became bogged down in the French mud during the fall of 1944. He directs Chief Chaplain O'Neill to lead the men in a mass prayer asking for a break in the weather.
    • Weekend Minister
      Weekend Minister
      Episode 15
      1/11/57
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      A church pator brings together two feuding fathers so that their kids can get married.
    • The Man Who Walked On Water
      1/4/57
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      Rev. David Day, a Lutheran missionary in Liberia, Africa, shows the locals a painting of Americans ice skating. They call him a liar since people can not "walk on water" and the witch doctor declares him off limits. To convince the natives, Day gives a demonstration of frozen water. Meanwhile, his wife is dying of anemia.moreless
    • The Kid Has A Gun
      The Kid Has A Gun
      Episode 13
      12/28/56
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      Father George Ford promises a dying man he'll keep an eye on his son who's about to be released from prison. Former associates of the ex-con have other ideas and kidnap the priest and the former criminal, wanting to get at money he supposedly stole and hid.
    • Our First Chrismas Tree
      12/21/56
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      This is the true story of the first Christmas tree in an American church. Rev. Henry Schwan, just arrived from Europe, was the pastor at Cleveland's Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. He overcame the objections of parents who considered a tree a pagan worship symbol by telling them the evergreen was a sign of God's eternal love. A spruce was brought in for the kids and adults to decorate with signs of the season.moreless
    • Tenement Saint
      Tenement Saint
      Episode 11
      12/14/56
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      An elderly woman confined to a wheelchair acts as friend and adviser to the other residents in a city apartment building. She moves to a rest home after her daughter and son-in-law move in with her and make hurtful remarks. A minister convinces her that she's needed in her building.
    • The Lamp of Father Cataldo
      12/7/56
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      This is the story of a rugged Jesuit priest during the early days of Idaho. In a chance encounter, Father Joseph Cataldo meets gold prospector Bart Alden. The two become close friends, having experienced many of the same struggles on the frontier.
    • God's Healing
      God's Healing
      Episode 9
      11/30/56
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      An Episcopal minister helps bridge the gap between an estranged mother and daughter.
    • Thanksgiving Prayer
      11/23/56
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      A pastor reunites a father and his spoiled son.
    • Timberland Preacher
      11/16/56
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      A preacher goes to the woods to be a lumberjack and ends up ministering to the other lumbermen.
    • With Charity For All
      11/9/56
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      Rabbi Arnold Fischel appealed all the up way to Abraham Lincoln to become named the United States Army's first Jewish chaplain.
    • Sky Pilot Of The Cumberlands
      11/2/56
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      A Methodist minister brings peace to two feuding families in the isolated mountains of Kentucky.
    • The Pure White Orchid
      10/26/56
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      A young Methodist minister in Texas is settling in at his first church. He begins on the wrong foot by indirectly accusing the small town's "first lady" of entering someone else's orchid in the flower show. He attempts to bring unity and understanding to the divided congregation.
    • Ringside Padre
      Ringside Padre
      Episode 3
      10/19/56
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      Monseigneur Harold Engle, the director of the Catholic Youth Organization of New York, wants a law to forbid fighters from going pro before they turn eighteen.
    • Circus Priest
      Circus Priest
      Episode 2
      10/12/56
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      Father Sullivan travels with and ministers to circus people around the world. In one incident, he foils a plan by a trapeze artist to "accidentally" kill a man.
    • The Comeback
      The Comeback
      Episode 1
      10/5/56
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      This episode is based on real-life baseball player Lou Brissie who returned to the major leagues after being seriously injured during WWII.
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