Ernie Bates takes over his elderly father's hardware store with his new wife attending to the old man and a batty aunt who lives upsatirs. When the bride's father-in-law catches her in an intimate kiss with another man, she decides he has to go. She breaks out the rat poison.
An ambitious politician who wants to run for Governor, is determined that nothing shall stand in the way of his nomination. When his wife says she's going to leave him, he warns her that she had better stay at his side until after the political campaign. Arriving home for dinner one evening, he finds his wife struggling with an intruder and he himself is struck on the head. When he regains consciousness, his wife has been murdered.moreless
Locals don't like a loud-mouthed ex-football player they believe married his wife for her money. When her body washes up on a deserted beach, he is arrested and charged with murder. He insists he's innocent yet refuses to hire a competent lawyer.
Aunt Violet, who was afraid of a greedy heir, disappears shortly after hiring a new gardener. Relatives and neighbors suspect foul play, so her niece Helen searches throughout the English countryside for the old dowager.
A tough hardworking police officer, passed over for promotion, is assigned to a homicide case by his newly appointed superior. Though cautioned against using brutal methods, the officer shakes off his partner on the case and pays a visit to the suspect alone.
A rich publisher is regretting his hasty marriage to a woman with a roving eye. He encounters a writer whose job is to get rid of unwanted business rivals--or spouses. He hires the assassin to kill his wife, but changes his mind at the last minute.
Two young men hitchhiking their way back to college get caught in a nasty storm while passing through a small town. The boys become victims of circumstannce when they take shelter for the night in farmer Ferguson's barn. The next day they hear on the radio that farmer's daughter has been murdered and police are looking for two suspects that fit their description. A local mob forms to take the law into its own hands.moreless
When a Pulitizer Prize-winning reporter from a big city newspaper is murdered, a fellow journalist begins investigating. He discovers the dead man was a blackmailer and comes up with several suspects who would have liked to see him dead.
Three men charter a private flight and fly to Liverpool for business. The plane crashes, killing the two passengers and the pilot. Noticing that the third passenger never boarded, police believe he was planning on using the crash to fake his death.
A policeman is killed in the line of duty, reportedly while breaking up a craps game. The precinct captain wants to charge the first suspect they encounter, but an inspector is determined to conduct a complete investigation. That's when they learn the slain officer was a rogue cop.
There are plenty of suspects as a teenager solves a murder whodunit. The girl, who wants to be a writer, visits her playboy uncle on the French Riviera and starts asking questions about a seven-year-old killing. The suspects include a perky butler and a scheming cop.
Tracing the killer of Annie Boone, two detectives question her family and acquaintances in an attempt to learn what kind of person the victim was. They are given drastically conflicting descriptions of Annie. Her mother calls her dumb, her husband says she was brilliant. One man describes her as wild and tempestuous, another as shy and retiring.moreless
Despite being courted by four World War I Army officers, a lovely southern belle can not decide who or what she wants. Love eventually does develop between the young woman and an officer who's stationed there in Georgia.
Willie Stark's power continues to rise as he runs for the U.S. Senate. The politician becomes fearless, so much so that he doesn't hesitate to brige an impeachment-minded legislature. His destruction is inevitable. Second of two parts.
Obscure, bumbling country lawyer William Stark eventually rises to occupy the governor's office in a Southern state. Now a powerful politician, he hires a newspaperman, Jack Burden, to protect him against his political enemies. First of two parts.
An aging boxer who knows he's hit the end of his career is talked into the ring for a farewell fight. Big money from racketeers lures him back, but there's one string attached: they expect him to throw the match.
Two men, Hermann Field and Stanislaw Mierzanski, are held by the Communists for five years in a Warsaw prison. The pair never went to trial or learned what the so-called "crimes" were that they supposedly committed. They spent that time writing a book about their experiences, which are dramatized in this episode.moreless
This episode presents three one-act plays written by Tennessee Williams: #1/This Property Is Condemned-- A young man meets a teen-aged girl in a long party dress while walking the railroad tracks. He learns that Willie's parents are dead and she lives in a shack that's posted as being condemned; #2/The Last of My Solid Gold Watches-- Traveling salesman Charlie Cotton visits a small Southern town and is surprised that most of his old friends are now dead; #3/Moony's Kid Don't Cry--Leaving his life as a lumberjack, Moony comes to the city, marries a woman from a dance hall, and becomes a father. Mooney misses the outdoors and tries to convince his wife to move to the woods.moreless
This whodunit full of plot twists centers on a Scotland Yard inspector who's assigned the jobe of investigating his own crime. Having killed his daughter's fiance, his digging leads him into international danger.
In this two-man drama, an American soldier bails out of his plane and lands on a tiny Pacific island. Stationed there is one Japanese soldier who possesses a knife, the only weapon on the island so he holds the power. With a language barrier and deep suspicion of the other, the bitter enemies attempt to survive.moreless
A nagging wife accuses her shiftless husband of having married her for her money and threatens to kill him. The husband disappears, an unidentifiable body is found, and she's convicted of murder and executed. Several months later, the husband reappears.
A beautiful woman, staying at an inn, plots the murder of the wife of the man she is in love with. A young girl, also a guest, learns of her plan, but is so fascinated with the older woman that she keeps the deadly secret.
After confessing to the police his role in a narcotics gang, Joe flees from the wrath of the mob. He finally comes to a small town where he is convinced the gang will never find him. But after checking into the town's one hotel, he receives a phone call from the gang and realizes there is no hiding place. Joe goes to an all-night diner in an attempt to keep watch for the killers.moreless
The networks' battle for ratings causes headaches for TV star Bill Brogan. For seven seasons, his variety hour has been a success. Now's he's getting competition from a new young singer airing opposite him on another network. He's forced to jump into publicity fray to keep the upstart from stealing his audience.moreless
This is the story Ariaban, a fourth priest who also saw the star over Bethlehem. He sold all of his belongings to buy gifts for the Christ, but was detained from joining the other wise men because he wanted to care for a dying man. After years of searching, he finally finds his King--dying on the cross.moreless
The Polish-American father of three daughters takes great pride in entering the annual polka contest each year with one of the girls. Last year, when his oldest daughter married, the second daughter Theckla danced and won the contest with Papa. But this year Theckla is in love, and she refuses to put on the old-country costume and dance.moreless
Sometimes heroes happen by accident. In an Iron Curtain country, a non-political engineer accidental falls into a gutter during a rally. This unplanned mistake leads to him being declared a hero by the underground.
A traveling family of country music performers, the Singing Canfields, face a crisis. Daughter Marietta has fallen for a farm boy and wants to settle down and get married. Papa Canfield will not stand for this; not only will he lose his best singer, but also his guitarist. Musician Troy, sure Marietta would one day marry him, decides to take action with his gun.moreless
Effie's the owner of a dive diner who constantly reminisces about her late, great husband Rocco: a gangster sentenced to the chair. Danny's a small-time pickpocket from the old days she's kept on as cook. He's madly in love with Effie and wants to impress her by doing something big. Danny picks the keys off a dining bank truck guard so he can heist the vehicle and its loot once its filled with cash.moreless
The two contestants on The Million Dollar Quiz are placed in their isolation booths, ready to compete for $120,000. As the host prepares to ask the big-money question (about murder), he falls over dead, poisoned during the show.
In this unusual episode, hypnotism is shown to be used for both good and evil.
Also, Dr. Lewis R. Wolbert, professor of psychiatry at the New York Medical College, will demonstrate the process of comedian Bert Lahr.
A jobless combat veteran who desires some publicity stages a phony hold-up. Instead of a gun, he uses a pencil and then turns himself into police. For his effort, he's offered a job by his unharmed victim.