Crossroads (1955) - Season 1

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  • False Prophet
    False Prophet
    Episode 39
    6/29/56
    0.0
    A fake psychic medium who preys on sad, lonely women is put out of business by a Methodist minister.
  • A Holiday For Father Jim
    6/22/56
    0.0
    A priest risks being shot by a cornered fugitive to keep him from killing his hostages.
  • The Singing Preacher
    6/15/56
    0.0
    An Episcopal chaplain armed with a banjo and a song attempts to establish a church in a gang-controlled waterfront neighborhood. His ballads help reunite a father and daughter, helps and old man, and brings about a wedding.
  • The Rabbi Davis Story
    6/8/56
    0.0
    A young rabbi goes to battle against corrupt officials to help the neglected patients of a county home and mental hospital.
  • The Man On The Totem Pole
    6/1/56
    0.0
    A Presbyterian missionary to the Alaskan Eskimos in the 1880s stages his own arrest to shame government officials into action. The wholesale slaughter of seals and walruses by illegal hunting will bring about starvation of the people unless something is done.
  • Soldiers Of Salvation
    5/25/56
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    Recalling the words of a Salvation Army member prevents a veteran from committing two homicides.
  • The Judge
    The Judge
    Episode 33
    5/18/56
    0.0
    A Presbyterian minister takes over as municipal judge when the previous man quits in disgust. He discovers that their Kentucky town has no civic pride and that, in turn, attracts trouble-makers. His solution: appoint the town's roughest hooligan as the town's marshall.
  • The Lifeline
    The Lifeline
    Episode 32
    5/11/56
    7.0
    Jane Sherman was working at a dance hall when wealthy Ted Diamond whisked her off her feet. As she began falling for him, she realize he's a kingpin in the illegal gambling trade. Soon, he's made her a casino hostess, then forced her to hire other girls. As it becomes clear she can't escape Ted's clutches, she turns in desperation to Father Grumm for help.moreless
  • Home is the Sailor
    Home is the Sailor
    Episode 31
    5/4/56
    0.0
    Merchant salior Jim Bennett is award $25,000 for a heroic act he performs at sea. That's when a woman from his past, Betty, comes forward and claims that she is his legal wife, not Evelyn, whom he's married to. Dockside preacher Orin Dice plays detective to solve this dispute while Jim recovers in the hospital.moreless
  • The White Carnation
    The White Carnation
    Episode 30
    4/27/56
    0.0
    A priest works with a man to improve his spirit following the death of his son during war maneuvers. The two are making progress when another tragedy occurs--his daughter has also died.
  • Anatole Of The Bayous
    4/20/56
    0.0
    Rev. Martin dedicated himself to spreading God's word to the residents of the Louisiana bayous. His task at hand is to bring peace between two feuding fishing villages.
  • Deadly Fear
    Deadly Fear
    Episode 28
    4/13/56
    0.0
    A preacher helps a brilliant young singer hold onto his sanity and the vocalist's sick mother's hold on to her life.
  • Two-Fisted Saint
    Two-Fisted Saint
    Episode 27
    4/6/56
    0.0
    Father Timothy Dempsey risks his life to avert a gang war and save a young man charged with murder.
  • Dig or Die, Brother Hyde
    3/30/56
    0.0
    In the Dakota Territory of the 1880s, a prarie preacher instills hope and the will to live in an ill little girl and her widowed mother.
  • Bowery Bishop
    Bowery Bishop
    Episode 25
    3/23/56
    0.0
    The bishop who operates a mission in the Bowery district feels he's failed in his mission to convert the fallen.
  • The Sacred Trust
    The Sacred Trust
    Episode 24
    3/16/56
    0.0
    This courtroom episode dramatizes the 1813 legal decision in New york which upheld the sacred trust of religious confessionals.
  • Mother O'Brien
    Mother O'Brien
    Episode 23
    3/9/56
    0.0
    A police detective enlists a parish priest in trying to stop his younger brother's drug use and contact with a bad crowd. The officer hopes they can achieve success without getting his mother involved.
  • The Rebel
    The Rebel
    Episode 22
    3/2/56
    0.0
    During the Revolutionary War, Rabbi Seisax flees from his New York synagogue when the British take over the city. A Hessian major heads him off and brings him across enemy lines to preside at the officer's wedding.
  • The Pavement Pastor
    The Pavement Pastor
    Episode 21
    2/24/56
    0.0
    A young clergyman, disillusioned by tough times and the injury of a friend, takes out his anger against the military and is jailed for draft evasion.
  • The Strange Bequest
    The Strange Bequest
    Episode 20
    2/17/56
    0.0
    Father Boyle has devoted his life's work to helping the down-and-out and criminals of Reno, Nevada get on the right path. Even a career killer and gangster, Truck Adams, turns to the compassionate Father for guidance.
  • The Little Herald
    The Little Herald
    Episode 19
    2/10/56
    0.0
    Rev. Rodger Perkins lobbies for an aircraft so he can bring the Word and medical treatments to the natives living deep in the Brazilian jungles.
  • The Inner Light
    The Inner Light
    Episode 18
    2/3/56
    4.0
    Po Ling, a young man of 20, looses his sight in a fireworks explosion and wishes to die. Father Raymond, a Jesuit medical missionary working in rural China, will not let him take his own life. The clergyman suggests he take a job where he will certainly be killed by the Communists, as a smuggler bringing ceremonial wine to the people of his village.moreless
  • St. George And The Dragon
    1/27/56
    0.0
    Father Slee's good insight into the minds of youth allows him to bring a gang of teenagers back from the world of crime.
  • The Mountain Angel
    The Mountain Angel
    Episode 16
    1/20/56
    0.0
    A Methodist minister attempts to bring the miracles of modern medicine to the backwoods of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. While trying to help these people, he must constantly fight their unbending superstitions.
  • Cavalry in China
    Cavalry in China
    Episode 15
    1/13/56
    0.0
    Father Robert W. Greene, a Catholic missionary in China, has his mission school and hospital destroyed by the Communists in 1949. He's then imprisoned and sentenced to death after they convict him of spying in a phony trial.
  • Through the Window
    Through the Window
    Episode 14
    1/6/56
    0.0
    Reverend Zaccara befriends an insecure and lonely ex-convict.
  • A Bell For O'Donnell
    12/30/55
    0.0
    A minister is the mark for a con man who talks him into giving the church's money to a phony charity organization.
  • Vivi Shine Bright
    Vivi Shine Bright
    Episode 12
    12/23/55
    0.0
    A marriage is saved by a Lutheran minister who shows a straying husband and his lover the consequences that their behavior will have.
  • Chinese Checkers
    Chinese Checkers
    Episode 11
    12/16/55
    0.0
    A gutsy New York City minister brings about the fall of a group of racketeers.
  • The Gambler
    The Gambler
    Episode 10
    12/9/55
    0.0
    A man loses his eye in an accident and is unable to find work. Down on his luck, he moves in with his unsympathetic, rich brother in-law. Desperate, he turns to gambling and mounts up a huge debt. Considering suicide, he seeks help from Rev. Donald Runyon.
  • Mightier Than The Sword
    12/2/55
    0.0
    A baptist minister makes it his job to print copies of the Bible and then smuggle them into countries behind the iron curtain.
  • The Good Thief
    The Good Thief
    Episode 8
    11/25/55
    0.0
    Father Emil Kapaul, a U.S. Army Chaplain, was held in a Chinese prison camp. He endured the horrors of torture and brainwashing before finally being killed by his captors. His bravery through his ordeal provided inspiration to the other prisoners.
  • Mr. Liberty Bell
    Mr. Liberty Bell
    Episode 7
    11/18/55
    0.0
    Dr. Roy Bell leads a group of Filipino and American guerrillas in war against the Japanese during their takeover of the island during World War II.
  • Broadway Trust
    Broadway Trust
    Episode 6
    11/11/55
    0.0
    A bank teller has embezzled money and he asks a priest to help him quickly return the funds before a bank inspector arrives.
  • The Hostage
    The Hostage
    Episode 5
    11/4/55
    0.0
    In this prison drama, three convicts attempt an escape and take a guard hostage. A young priest faces death when he volunteers to change places with the guard.
  • With All My Love
    With All My Love
    Episode 4
    10/28/55
    0.0
    A mission is undertaken to rescue an American planter and a female missionary from the Philippines during the Japanese occupation. The planter almost unwittingly gives away their escape plan.
  • Unholy Trio
    Unholy Trio
    Episode 3
    10/21/55
    0.0
    A rabbi offers spiritual support and guidance to a congregation member whose son has been convicted of murder. The mother believes her child is innocent, though he's slated for execution.
  • Clean-up
    Clean-up
    Episode 2
    10/14/55
    0.0
    Vincent Price portrays a Protestant minister waging a one-man war against local corruption and vice.
  • The Shadow of God
    The Shadow of God
    Episode 1
    10/7/55
    0.0
    In the series debut, Father Riggs, a Catholic priest and college professor, reaches out to a former student. The young man's accused of setting a bomb which killed someone.
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