Hallmark Hall Of Fame - Season 2

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  • The Mercer Girls
    The Mercer Girls
    Episode 38
    6/28/53
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    In the 1860's Asa Shinn Mercer who lived in Seattle, during the time of the booming timber and fishing industries. There was a scarcity of women so Mercer decided to import them from the East Coast to the West.
  • Man Against Pain
    Man Against Pain
    Episode 37
    6/21/53
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    The story of Boston dentist William Thomas Green Morton, who developed the use of ether as an anesthetic.
  • Scott's Castle
    Scott's Castle
    Episode 36
    6/14/53
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    The life of Sir Walter Scott, including family, literary career, bankruptcy, and the death of his wife.
  • The Clay of Kings
    The Clay of Kings
    Episode 35
    6/7/53
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    The story of Josiah Wedgwood, an English potter who industrialized the manufacturing of pottery. British nobility including Queen Charlotte ordered his line of pottery and the Wedgwood name would become world renowned. He was a prominent slavery abolitionist who created the medallion "Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" as part of the anti-slavery campaign by Wedgwood in 1787.moreless
  • Spark of Genius
    Spark of Genius
    Episode 34
    5/31/53
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    The early life of Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the wireless is dramatized. The Italian inventor sent and received his first radio signal in Italy in 1895 and by 1899 he sent the first wireless signal across the English Channel and two years later received the letter "S", telegraphed from England to Newfoundland. This was the first successful transatlantic radio-telegraph message.moreless
  • Proudly I Love
    Proudly I Love
    Episode 33
    5/24/53
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    Sarah Bernhardt gives up her love to continue her acting career.
  • Soldier of Peace
    Soldier of Peace
    Episode 32
    5/17/53
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    General Robert E. Lee after the Civil War ended spent the rest of his life as President of Washington College, a post he occupied until his death on October 1870.
  • The Lady of Liberty
    The Lady of Liberty
    Episode 31
    5/10/53
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    Story of Frederick Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty, from the time the sculptor received the commission in 1774 until Pulitzer provided funding for the base ten years later.
  • No Man Is an Island
    No Man Is an Island
    Episode 30
    5/3/53
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    The story of poet and minister John Donne, and his relationship with his wife and her father, Sir George Moore.
  • Hamlet
    Hamlet
    Episode 29
    4/26/53
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    A modern dress of Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" about the tragic Danish prince who becomes enmeshed in the machinations of his uncle Claudius now his step-father. Hamlet filled with grief and despair leads Claudius to call upon Hamlet's friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to spy on him.
  • The World on a Wire
    The World on a Wire
    Episode 28
    4/19/53
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    The story of Samuel Morse and the use of the telegraph.
  • Skipper of the Skies
    4/12/53
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    A true chronicle of the early 19th century mariner Nathaniel Bowditch who believed that the sea could be turned from a treacherous wilderness into a well-charted highway that men could sail in safely. The story of how his discoveries made the American Navy great, after many trials, he published his tables in a book called, The New American Practival Navigator". This definitive work is still being published by the U.S. Hydrographic Office in Washington as the standard U.S. navigational textbook.moreless
  • The Other Wise Man
    The Other Wise Man
    Episode 26
    4/5/53
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    A fourth wiseman set out to find the Christ child after seeing the Star of Bethlehem. He sold all of his earthly belongings to buy three jewels to give to the newborn. On the way, he stops to offer consolement to a dying man. Later, he sells the jewels to free a woman from bondage and save the life of a child. Much later in life, he finally meets Christ and learns that his gifts were definitely received.moreless
  • A Queen Is Born
    A Queen Is Born
    Episode 25
    3/29/53
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    The story of Queen Elizabeth I's ascendance to the throne.
  • Photograph by Brady
    Photograph by Brady
    Episode 24
    3/22/53
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    Mathew Brady's Civil War photography.
  • The Harp of Erin
    The Harp of Erin
    Episode 23
    3/15/53
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    The story of poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852).
  • Horace Mann's Miracle
    3/8/53
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    This episode dramatizes events from the life of Horace Mann who worked tirelessly promoting education for all. A former Congressman and well-known educator, he surprised many when he and his wife left New England in 1853 to become president of rural Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. His accomplishments there under less than ideal circumstances acted as inspiration to those devoted to learning.moreless
  • The Accused
    The Accused
    Episode 21
    3/1/53
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    Mercy Disborough's efforts to end American witchhunts; set in Fairfield County, Connecticut in 1692.
  • Dinner for the General
    2/22/53
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    Incident from the life of General George Washington, in which Phoebe Fraunces, daughter of Fraunces Tavern's proprietor, showed her loyalty to Washington and his cause. Phoebe was in love with a member of Washington's personal staff who was involved in a plot to kill him.
  • Crown of Wings
    Crown of Wings
    Episode 19
    2/15/53
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    An incident in the life of naturalist artist John James Audubon; set in New Orleans in 1824.
  • Lincoln's Little Correspondent
    2/8/53
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    The story surrounding 11-year-old Grace Bedell's letter to Abraham Lincoln suggesting that he grow a beard.
  • To My Valentine
    To My Valentine
    Episode 17
    2/1/53
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    A musical celebration of the traditions of Valentine's Day.
  • Socrates' Wife
    Socrates' Wife
    Episode 16
    1/25/53
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    When Socrates is imprisoned because of his teachings, his wife pleads for his release and helps to plan his escape.
  • The General's Bible
    The General's Bible
    Episode 15
    1/18/53
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    The story of how the Bible used by President Washington was borrowed from a Masonic lodge and watched over by a small boy who delivered it to the ceremony of Washington's inauguration.
  • Span Through Time
    Span Through Time
    Episode 14
    1/11/53
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    The story of John and Washington Roebling, designers of the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Home is the Sailor
    Home is the Sailor
    Episode 13
    1/4/53
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    The story of Fanny Stevenson, the wife of author Robert Louis Stevenson, who spent years, single-handedly working for the comfort and life of her ill husband.
  • Father Time
    Father Time
    Episode 12
    12/28/52
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    The story of blacksmith Daniel Jean Richard, founder of the watch industry in the Neuch|catel district of Switzerland.
  • The Small One
    The Small One
    Episode 11
    12/21/52
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    Kate Smith narrates a Christmas story "The Small One" about an unwanted donkey and sings "Silent Night" at the end of the program.
  • The Hills are Green
    The Hills are Green
    Episode 10
    12/14/52
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    A whimsical tale of Norman Rockwell's tribulations upon his move to a small town in Vermont. At the end of the program, Sarah Churchill, on behalf of Hallmark, presents a medallion to Mr. Rockwell.
  • Joan of Arc
    Joan of Arc
    Episode 9
    12/7/52
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    The story of Joan of Arc, a peasant girl who led the French army to several victories during the Hundred Years' War claiming that divine guidance from God led her and ultimately she was condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake.
  • Ten Thousand Words
    Ten Thousand Words
    Episode 8
    11/30/52
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    The story of how Nathaniel Currier achieved an international reputation as a pictorial reporter and how he started his own lithographic business in 1835. In 1850 James Ives came to work for Currier's firm as a bookkeeper and his skills and company growth evolved into the partnership of "Currier & Ives".moreless
  • Mrs. Thanksgiving
    Mrs. Thanksgiving
    Episode 7
    11/23/52
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    The story of Sarah Hale, the first woman editor of Godey's Ladies Book who worked for the proclamation of a national holiday called - Thanksgiving.
  • The Blue and White Lamp
    11/16/52
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    The story of Judge Bryan Mullanphy who founded the Travelers Aid Society is told. Judge Mullanphy's generosity toward travelers on the way to settle the west formed the beginning of the society over 100 years ago.
  • Bread of Freedom
    Bread of Freedom
    Episode 5
    11/9/52
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    The story of Christopher Ludwick, philanthropist and superintendent of bakers in the Continental Army.
  • Line of Duty
    Line of Duty
    Episode 4
    11/2/52
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    A Communist colonel changes when he realizes the brutality being carried on in lesser ranks by younger colleagues and is indicted for crimes of treason.
  • The Secret Vote
    The Secret Vote
    Episode 3
    10/26/52
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    The history of the exercise of the voting privilege thru the ages is told, from Russia, Germany, England and as far back as 404 B.C.
  • Faith Is a Nine-Letter Word
    10/19/52
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    Distressed by the state of world affairs and fearing her boyfriend will be sent off to war, a young woman refuses to marry until a friend convinces her to have faith in democracy.
  • The Bachelor and the Ballot
    10/12/52
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    A young suffragist tries to gain the support of a lawyer in charge of the polls, while he tries on a bet to romance her.
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