Four Star Playhouse - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • Shadowed
    Shadowed
    Episode 19
    6/18/53
    8.0

    Burt Stroude is a virtual shoe-in to be the party's nominee to the U.S. Senate. His future is threatened when an old flame from his youth contacts him.  She wants to see him before she dies; the problem is that she was married when they had their fling.

  • To Whom It May Concern
    6/4/53
    9.0

    A seemingly honest bank employee decides to commit suicide after mailing a letter to his boss confessing to embezzling $7000. He includes in the envelope the stocks he bought with the stolen money. Then he sees in the newspaper that those stocks have skyrocketed. He goes on a frantic chase to retrieve the letter before it makes it to the bank president's desk.

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  • The Ladies On His Mind
    5/21/53
    6.0

    The mind of a respected psychiatrist tends to wander during sessions. As each of his patients tell him their stories, he imagines how he would respond in those situations.

  • Night Ride
    Night Ride
    Episode 16
    5/7/53
    0.0
    Five people spend a frightening evening trapped in a subway train with a dangerous maniac.
  • The Last Voyage
    The Last Voyage
    Episode 15
    4/23/53
    0.0
    Heading to Japan with a cargo of explosives, a ship's captain learns that there's a bomb onboard, set to explode and destroy the dock when they reach port. With the bomber still on the ship the captain refuses to dock, thinking the bomber will reveal the bomb's location rather than dying in the explosion.moreless
  • The Man Who Walked Out On Himself
  • No Identity
    No Identity
    Episode 13
    3/12/53
    0.0

    A man who was adopted as a child does the same for a boy from the local orphanage. His wife gives the child the cold shoulder, wanting them to make a family of their own birth children. Little Tommy wins his new Mom over when he comes through in a pinch.

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  • The Man in the Box
    The Man in the Box
    Episode 12
    2/26/53
    8.0

    Actor Victor Sherman is spotted in a theatre box, watching a drama about a heartless dictator who's about to be overthrown by the unhappy citizens.  As the play proceeds, Sherman imagines himself performing each of the main roles.  Theatre-goers are surprised to see the actor in attendance.

  • Sound Off, My Love
    Sound Off, My Love
    Episode 11
    2/12/53
    0.0
    A wife finally goes to the doctor about her hearing loss and returns home in time to hear her husband plot her death.
  • Trail's End
    Trail's End
    Episode 10
    1/29/53
    0.0
    A marshal from Dodge City sets out in search of the murderous Sonoma Kid. On the way, he encounters Dana Wheeler and his wife, and an old desert rat named Pop. The marshal comes to believe that Wheeler is the Sonoma Kid and sends Pop to fetch help from Santa Fe. Pop doesn't get very far thanks to the killer's bullets.moreless
  • Man on the Train
    Man on the Train
    Episode 9
    1/15/53
    0.0
    On a train returning from India, William Langford meets a man who is carrying 75,000 English pounds in his briefcase. Murder becomes a possibility when the man and his money suddenly disappear.
  • Knockout
    Knockout
    Episode 8
    1/1/53
    0.0
    A young middleweight boxer finds at the height of his career that his championship fight has been fixed.
  • The Officer and the Lady
    12/18/52
    0.0
    A gravely ill child wants to see his irresponsible father one last time.
  • The Island
    The Island
    Episode 6
    12/4/52
    4.0

    David Niven portrays a well-liked physician on a small South Pacific island. He's unceremoniously fired when the heartless owner of the island digs up dirt on the doctor's past. Before the bully boss can leave on his yacht, he's stricken by appendicitis and need emergency surgery. The just-canned doctor must perform the operation.

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  • Welcome Home
    Welcome Home
    Episode 5
    11/20/52
    0.0
    Near the end of his crime career, a killer running from the police returns to his his hometown after 15 years away. Wanting one last look at where he grew up, the fugitive realizes that the power and money he sought as a youth has gotten him nothing of value.
  • Backstage
    Backstage
    Episode 4
    11/6/52
    0.0
    An actor named Paul is out on an evening stroll when he sees a young woman attempting to jump off a bridge. After a struggle, he discovers her name is Amy and she is homeless. Paul believes $5 could mean the difference between decency & despair so he pays for Amy to stay in a hotel for the night, agreeing to meet her the next day. Amy is nowhere to be found when Paul returns. He worries and begins the search for this mysterious woman.moreless
  • The Lost Silk Hat
    The Lost Silk Hat
    Episode 3
    10/23/52
    8.0

    After quarreling with a woman a man leaves his hat behind at her home.  Unwilling to re-enter, he tries to talk passersby to go and retrieve it.

  • Dante's Inferno
    Dante's Inferno
    Episode 2
    10/9/52
    0.0
    Willie Dante owner of a gambling establishment becomes entangled in a beautiful woman's claim that someone is out to kill her.
  • My Wife Geraldine
    My Wife Geraldine
    Episode 1
    9/25/52
    5.0
    A down on his luck bachelor learns that to land the job of a lifetime, he must be married. He solves this problem by simply making up a spouse, Geraldine, whom he quickly discards after getting hired. His co-workers soon become suspicious because of the feeble excuses he gives for having never met her. In short order they've decided that he must have murdered the poor woman.moreless
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