Playhouse 90

CBS (ended 1960)




Episode Guide

    • Eloise
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      A threatened divorce by Eloise's parents, causes the little mischievous imp to act out and spy on her tutor who is having a romance with the chambermaid. Eloise who lives in the Plaza Hotel in New York causes all kinds of uproar without really meaning to.
    • Project Immortality
      Project Immortality
      Season 3 - Episode 36
      Dr. Lawrence Doner has been diagnosed as having a fatal form of leukemia. The Space agency people are concerned, and they dispatch Martin Schramm to Dr. Doner to convince him to submit to the process of answering questions designed to probe his thought processes for the remainder of his life. The object of this knowledge is to build a mechanical brain that thinks like Dr. Lawerence Doner. Doner is reluctant to do this, because he wants to be with his family. A compromise is reached when it is agreed that Schramm will live in the Doner household. There is an excellent scene for the punsters of the world when Schramm arrives with Doner to meet Mrs. Doner. Mrs. Doner points out a tear on Doner's coat. Mrs. Doner responds with, "Whatsoever shall ye rip, so shall I sew". Dr. Doner comes back with, "Man does not live by thread alone" . Now we know how much they care for each other. We feel better knowing also that they are well rounded thoughtful intelligent people. Schramm is totally dedicated to probing Doner's mind and learning all about his thought process. Doner grows weary especially after his son shows some need for fatherly attention. There is an exchange, and Schramm agrees to back off. Dr. Doner is called to Cape Canaveral by the scientists who have a problem with how to proceed. Doner and Schramm travel by train to the meeting. Along the way, Doner notes that the Platka cabbage farmer has never varied his crops on the land, and he wonders if the farmer knows something that he does not know about farming. They arrive and all of the scientists give their presentation to Doner one-by-one. You know that this has taken more than eight hours, because Doner looks tired. The leukemia is taking a toll. Doner goes to the board, writes an equation, and explains to the people there that they have to use this formula. It is impressive to see this kind of brain power at work. The rest of the show is spent in a time lapse kind of motion where family and Schramm are sharing a dying man's fleeting time. The last inevitable congress is convened in a hospital room where goodbyes are said. The final scene shows the Computer designed by Schramm being tested. The results are verified and the world has the use of Doner's virtual mind and all is right with the world.moreless
    • The Tunnel
      The Tunnel
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      During the Civil War, Lt. Col. Henry Pleasants hits upon a scheme which could bring the war to a quick and victorious conclusion for the Union Army. Pleasants' plan is to dig a tunnel under the Confederate forces and fill the hole with dynamite. One blast would cripple the southern troops.moreless
    • The Family Nobody Wanted
      The Family Nobody Wanted
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      A Methodist Minister, Carl Doss and his wife Helen, unable to have their own children, are told that they are not financially secure enough to raise a child. The solution offered to them is to adopt several children of mixed race, otherwise known as unwanted. Instead of adopting one misfit, they wind up adopting a total of twelve children.moreless
    • The Long March
      The Long March
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      In the Marines, Culver is the capable assistant to his good friend, Capt. Al Mannix, a fellow reservist and the company commander. Mannix's commander -- and nemesis -- is Col. Rocky Templeton, who has ordered the Marine trainees on a rigorous battle exercise that's to be followed by a 36-mile march back to the base.moreless
    • Invitation to a Gunfighter
      Invitation to a Gunfighter
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      A gunfighter is terrorizing a small western town. The townspeople finally pool their money to a hire another gunfighter to drive him out of town. The townsfolk thought they had it bad until they handed the reigns over to the new terror. Pooling their money again, this time to hire Jeffers to get rid of Dancer.moreless
    • The Ninth Day
      The Ninth Day
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      After World War III a small group of people live in the desert. A young man rebels against the group and tries to run away, hoping to find other communities of survivors, but is told by the elders that he must stay and marry the group's only young woman.
    • The Comedian
      The Comedian
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      Sammy Hogarth has reached the top of his profession as a TV comedian. But though his audience loves him, his co-workers hate him. They know him as an egotistical, petty tyrant. What keeps them from quitting is money--his salaries are the best in the business. Hogarth's head writer is Al Preston, and Al is in a jam. He has run out of ideas, can't think up anything Sammy will accept for the next show. In fact, Sammy threatens to fire Al unless he comes up with some especially clever and unusual material for that show.moreless
    • The Miracle Worker
      The Miracle Worker
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      The episode retells the first encounter of Annie Sullivan and young Helen Keller, unable to hear or see since the age of two. It was later remade for theatrical release.
    • The Hostess with the Mostest
      The Hostess with the Mostest
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      True story about the wife of prominent steel manufacturer and political adviser George Mesta of Washington, D.C. Perle Mesta's legendary lavish parties turned the political world upside down.
    • A Town Has Turned to Dust
      A Town Has Turned to Dust
      Season 2 - Episode 39
      An innocent Mexican boy is sacrificed to a lynching mob by an ineffectual sheriff. The slaughter leads to a brooding darkness involving the remorseful relatives of the Mexican youngster and the sullen townspeople. Almost by a chain reaction there is established a second set of circumstances inviting a lynching of the Mexican's brother. Only this time the sheriff recaptures a shred of human dignity and saves the brother, if not the town.moreless
    • No Time At All
      No Time At All
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      On a night flight from Miami, Fla. to New York, an airliner develops electrical trouble. In cameo portrayals we see the reactions of friends and families to the possible fate of the plane passengers.
    • Winter Dreams
      Winter Dreams
      Season 1 - Episode 34
      A successful young man has just announced his engagement to a good sensible women when the sudden reappearance of the rich girl he has dreamed of and loved for years leads him to rethink his life.
    • The Shape of the River
      The Shape of the River
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      In 1893 Samuel Clemens better known as American author Mark Twain sets out on a round the world lecture tour to payoff his $100,000 debt. The story unfolds as his daughter Susy dies in 1896, tragedy after tragedy his strength to go on after the passing of his wife in 1904 and then his last daughter Jean.moreless
    • The Plot to Kill Stalin
      The Plot to Kill Stalin
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      It is reported that in his last years Stalin grew more and more feverishly suspicious of the men around him. Tonight's play opens in the fall of 1952, six months before the Soviet premier's death. On the eve of the 19th Communist Party congress, Stalin confides to his personal secretary Poskrebyshev his plan to centralize power even more completely in his own hands. He will abolish the Politburo, and replace it with a Presidium. This will be of such cumbersome dimensions that it will be virtually ineffectual. Then Stalin takes a further step to insure his control, he secretly records the conversations of his lieutenants. Beria, who eventually was executed by Stalin's successors, receives the first hint of his fall from favor when his portrait at the party congress is moved further down from its original position. Before long, others begin to realize that they too are being watched.moreless
    • Panic Button
      Panic Button
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      A Civil Aeronautics Board investigation determines that the reason a plane crashed, killing all aboard except one of the pilots, is that either the dead pilot or the survivor became panic-stricken and pushed the wrong button, but the investigators aren't sure which one was at fault.
    • The Great Gatsby
      The Great Gatsby
      Season 2 - Episode 40
      The time is World War I. Jimmy Gatz, ambitious North Dakota farm boy, enlists in the Army and succeeds in earning a commission. In New York he becomes fascinated with the social whirl and the life of the very rich. In particular, he becomes fascinated with Daisy, the lovely young daughter of a prominent family. But though a romance begins, Daisy's family and the Army intervene. Gatz, who has changed his name to Jay Gatsby, is sent overseas, and the forlorn Daisy is persuaded to marry wealthy Tom Buchanan. Several years later, Gatsby, now a rich man himself, hatches an elaborate scheme to rekindle the romance.moreless
    • Alas, Babylon
      Alas, Babylon
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      A grim vision of nuclear Armageddon replete with mobs ravaging supermarkets for what little food remained.
    • The Last Tycoon
      The Last Tycoon
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      Monroe Stahr heads a movie studio apparently headed for financial trouble. He is under pressure from the stockholders to produce a box-office hit. While he turns his attention to their latest film, he finds that financial expert Lou Myrick will play a crucial role in his business as well as in his personal life.moreless
    • Portrait of a Murderer
      Portrait of a Murderer
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      Donald Bashor, leads an exemplary life during the day, and is a respected member of the community. But at night a change comes over him and he frequents bars in another neighborhood. After committing a robbery, he is apprehended by police who do not suspect that he may also be connected with two recent murders.moreless
    • Requiem For A Heavyweight
      Requiem For A Heavyweight
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      A professional heavyweight boxer is burned out after fourteen years in the ring. When during his last fight he is sold out by his devious manager, he struggles to find new meaning in his life.
    • The Helen Morgan Story
      The Helen Morgan Story
      Season 1 - Episode 33
      Torch singer Helen Morgan did not only sing about the blues she lived them. Finding out her beloved father was still alive and a drunk finds that life is full of disappointments and men who lie.
    • The Velvet Alley
      The Velvet Alley
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      Ernie Pandish's literary efforts have carried him to middle age without ever giving him a decent living. He and his wife Pat live in a New York tenement while he still tries to sell his work. When the big break finally comes, it comes from "Playhouse 90." Ernie's agent brings him the good news. Heeding the producer's wishes, Ernie prepares to fly to Hollywood with Pat, and leave poverty behind them forever.moreless
    • Charley's Aunt
      Charley's Aunt
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      Fancourt must pose as the elderly aunt of his roommate Charley Wyckeham so that Charley and his friend Jack Chesney will have a proper escort for their two dates. This of course causes problems when the real Auntie shows up.
    • A Sound of Different Drummers
      A Sound of Different Drummers
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      A young man defies the totalitarian existence in his state by refusing to relinquish his right to read.
    • The Days of Wine and Roses
      The Days of Wine and Roses
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Joe Clay, a once successful businessman, and his wife have become alcoholics. In an effort to get help and to save his marriage, Joe goes to a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Here he is asked to recount how he became an alcoholic. Ten years earlier, Joe recalls he met pretty Kirsten Arnesen at a party. Attracted to each other they left the party, taking a bottle of liquor with them.moreless
    • The Playroom
      The Playroom
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      When three siblings---a prominent criminal lawyer, an Oscar-winning actress and the founder of a college---return home for the announcement that their mother has won an award from a national magazine, the older woman makes an ususal discovery about her children.
    • So Soon To Die
      So Soon To Die
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      An unemployed actor is hired to kill a young girl and becomes curious why someone would want her dead.
    • Clipper Ship
      Clipper Ship
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      A romance on the high seas revolving around the comely widow of a shpping magnate, and her growing love for a handsome young political prisoner who was scheduled to be put to death when the vessel reached its destination. Though unyielding at first, the ship's stern captain eventually helped the woman to make a clean getaway, with the condemned man in tow.moreless
    • Heart of Darkness
      Heart of Darkness
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      A sailor searches for a man who befriended him when he was a young boy.
    • Forbidden Area
      Forbidden Area
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      The Russians sabotage the Air Force's bombers and all of them are grounded until an investigation can be made. This leaves the field clear for the Russians to make a sneak attack on the U.S.A. and drop some atom bombs. The Pentagon's top-secret Intentions of the Enemy Group is put on the job of finding out what the enemy is planning and how they infiltrated the secret air base.moreless
    • In the Presence of Mine Enemies
      In the Presence of Mine Enemies
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      Rabbi Heller is the spiritual leader of a tenement in the Warsaw Ghetto. And his children, a son who had escaped from a labor camp and a daughter who was ravished by a Nazi captain also reside. It is in the conflict between the elderly man's reliance on his faith and his son's eagerness for active resistance and revenge that unfolds as they try to the most difficult circumstances conceivable.moreless
    • The Blackwell Story
      The Blackwell Story
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      A drama about the numerous obstacles faced by a young student who is intent on becoming the first woman doctor in the United States. Set in the late 1830's, the program examined her dedication, her love interests, and her efforts to modernize antiquated O.R. procedures which she feels are life-threatening.
    • Around the World in 90 Minutes
      Around the World in 90 Minutes
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      For this week only, Playhouse 90 suspends its usual dramatic format to telecast a remote from Madison Square Garden. There producer Michael Todd is throwing a big party for some 18,000 guests to celebrate the first anniversary of the Broadway opening of his film Around the world in 80 days. Elizabeth Taylor (Mrs. Todd) is hostess. Many celebrities are invited, and some entertainers will perform.moreless
    • For Whom the Bell Tolls (Part Two)
      For Whom the Bell Tolls (Part Two)
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      A band of enemy soldiers approaches as Jordan and the guerrillas plan the destruction of the bridge.
    • Made in Japan
      Made in Japan
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      A GI in postwar Japan is engaged to a girl back home, but begins to see a Japanese woman, who breaks her engagement to be with him, expects him to do the same.
    • A Dream of Treason
      A Dream of Treason
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      A State Department press secretary is embarrassed because his wife is a heavy drinker, receives secret orders to release a confidential memorandum which could cause an international crisis.
    • To the Sound of Trumpets
      To the Sound of Trumpets
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      A British officer who deserted during World War I because he couldn't stand to see his comrades die meets an American nurse near Paris and, though attracted to her, is disturbed by her romantic attitude toward the war.
    • The Edge of Innocence
      The Edge of Innocence
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      An unscrupulous criminal lawyer falls in love with a wealthy widow becomes involved with her brother's disappearance and murder.
    • Point of No Return
      Point of No Return
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      Charles Gray has devoted his life to assuring his success as a businessman in a New York Bank. His wife Nancy has aided him in his financial and social careers. Gray is being considered for a promotion to vice-president when he is sent on a business trip to his home town in New England. As he revisits the scenes of his boyhood, and sees his old friends and his first love, Gray begins to reevaluate his aims and attitudes in life.moreless
    • The Silver Whistle
      The Silver Whistle
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      It's Christmas time, but life at the old folk's home in Florida couldn't be drearier. Then Oliver T. Erwenter comes to the home. He claims he's 77 but looks half that age and is full of vitality. He promises to make all of the inmates feel years younger.
    • The Last Clear Chance
      The Last Clear Chance
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      The day after he succeeds in gaining an acquittal for his client in a murder trial, young Scott Arlen turns over to the court additional evidence pertaining to the case - evidence he claims has just been discovered. District Attorney Forrest Garvin accuses Arlen of deliberately withholding the evidence till after the trial. Then he institutes disbarment proceedings, and Arlen calls in a more experienced lawyer to defend him - his father, the distinguished and respected Sam Arlen.moreless
    • The Male Animal
      The Male Animal
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      An English professor finds himself in trouble as he defies the attacks of college trustees on academic freedom.
    • Turn Left at Mount Everest
      Turn Left at Mount Everest
      Season 2 - Episode 29

      Trouble comes when Powell is transferred across the Himalayas to China. He is determined to get back to his girlfriend in Calcutta, regardless of obstacles like the Himalaya mountains and like the man ordered by the colonel of the post to shadow Powell.

    • Face of a Hero
      Face of a Hero
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      An attorney in a Southern town tells a jury to concentrate on the facts which lead to a girl drowning.
    • The Violent Heart
      The Violent Heart
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      On the Riviera, a young marquise and her daughter and friend, searching for a camera, buy one from a photographer who is drawn to the marquise's beauty. Returning to the hotel, the marquise learns that her husband must leave for Paris. The young wife goes for a walk and suddenly finds herself in the photographer's shop.moreless
    • Dark December
      Dark December
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      During the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 a military doctor with a handful of untrained men takes over an ancient Franciscan monastery and tries to turn it into a hospital.
    • Heritage of Anger
      Heritage of Anger
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Industrial mogul Eddie Hanneman finds that his two sons are uninterested in taking over the family business though they want the rewards.
    • Made in Heaven
      Made in Heaven
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      A married couple get into a petty quarrel that leads to their separation, after which the wife entertains a handsome European from the cocktail party and the husband begins to fall for an attractive stranger.
    • Tomorrow
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      The quiet, somber story follows a solitary backcountry farmer who encounters a pregnant young girl, cares for her, and then loses her soon after her child is delivered and their marriage. After years of caring for the boy, he again faces a wrenching loss when the woman's kin come for the child.moreless
    • The Raider
      The Raider
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      Bob Castillo is a member of the board of directors of the Harman Corp., a company that's the target of a corporate raider. He's one of the players in a high-stakes game between the raider, David Ringler and the chairman of the board, Arthur Hennicut. But Castillo is different from the other businessmen on the board, he is also a brilliant engineer from the research and development department. As the power struggle mounts, Castillo is pressured to rush an experimental engine through to production and a desperate move by Hennicut to shore up the board's stockholder support.moreless
    • The Cruel Day
      The Cruel Day
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Violence and brutality greet a French Army captain when he arrives in Algeria to assume command of a remote outpost. He is appalled by the savage massacre of an Algerian family by the Rebels. When the French take a prisoner who knows the names of Rebel leaders, the captain is told that torture is the only way to make him talk. Then the captain meets the prisoner - a handsome, intelligent teenage boy.moreless
    • The Innocent Sleep
      The Innocent Sleep
      Season 2 - Episode 38
      A wealthy invalid marries a much younger woman who then insists on taking care of him alone, his housekeeper becomes suspicious---especially when a young man begins to call at the house frequently.
    • The Right-Hand Man
      The Right-Hand Man
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      A Hollywood talent agent is torn between ambition and friendship when he learns that the loyalty of his good friend and fellow agent is being questioned by his boss.
    • Before I Die
      Before I Die
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      An innocent man, doomed to die for the murder of a cop that he didn't commit, is rushed from prison to the county hospital for an emergency operation. The surgeon becomes convinced of the man's innocence when he mumbles a girl's name under anesthesia. The surgeon seeks the help of a psychiatrist to penetrate his patient's subconscious.moreless
    • The Sounds of Eden
      The Sounds of Eden
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      The kidnaping of a rich man as seen from the viewpoint of the victim, his family, the FBI and the kidnappers.
    • Not the Glory
      Not the Glory
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      In 1939 a Nazi agent posing as a captured and escaped Polish patriot comes to London, becomes attracted to a noblewoman volunteering at a hospital, and is soon offered a job as radio commentator for the BBC.
    • Nightmare at Ground Zero
      Nightmare at Ground Zero
      Season 2 - Episode 35
      In 1954, at the site of the first hydrogen-bomb test, scientists discover that the bomb is much more destructive than they had calculated.
    • The Hidden Image
      The Hidden Image
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      When a newspaper reporter hints at corruption during a gubernatorial election campaign, he not only endangers himself but his family.
    • A Corner of the Garden
      A Corner of the Garden
      Season 3 - Episode 29
      A teenage girl moves to a small town after her mother's death and, while living in the home of her mother's domineering best friend, becomes attracted to her middle-aged husband.
    • The Nutcracker
      The Nutcracker
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      In Tchaikovsky's ballet as choreographed by George Balanchine, a little girl who has a nutcracker shaped like a little soldier fall asleep and dreams that she is a princess taken on a series of magical adventures by her little soldier prince.
    • The Wings of the Dove
      The Wings of the Dove
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      The scene is London in the first decade of the century. Kate Croy moves into the London home of her wealthy Aunt Maude, but Maude makes two demands of Kate. She must renounce her ne'er-do-well father. Aunt Maude feels he never provided adequately for Kate's mother. And Kate is not to think of marrying Miles Denshaw, a young writer lacking both money and family connections. All the same, Kate schemes to marry Miles. The arrival of Milly Theale, a well-to-do young American, gives Kate the opportunity she seeks.moreless
    • The Blue Men
      The Blue Men
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      A veteran police detective is relegate to the rank of patrolman and put on trial after refusing to arrest a youth accused of theft.
    • Judgment at Nuremberg
      Judgment at Nuremberg
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      During the war crimes trials in Nuremberg, Germany, after World War II, Judge Ben Heywood is selected to preside at the trial of four men. To Heywood the integrity of the judiciary is above reproach.
    • The Day Before Atlanta
      The Day Before Atlanta
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      In Atlanta in 1864, a Union scouting party comes upon a plantation guarded only by a man and his teenage son. Both are shot and killed by the Union troops. Within the mansion the soldiers find a young girl hiding. One of the Northerners, sickened by the war, feels great compassion for this girl who is supposed to be his enemy.moreless
    • A Quiet Game of Cards
      A Quiet Game of Cards
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      Five wealthy and powerful men play poker once a week for years and become bored with the game and devise a more exciting way to gamble, aiming for the highest stakes possible.
    • The Dingaling Girl
      The Dingaling Girl
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      When a movie contract is offered to a woman with acting ability who prefers to stay home and take care of her children, her domineering husband sees a chance to further his ambitions by exploiting her talent and makes the family relocate to Hollywood, where his wife finds sudden stardom.
    • In Lonely Expectation
      In Lonely Expectation
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      A woman tries to help a schoolteacher's pregnant teenage daughter decide whether to keep her child or consent to its adopotion.
    • Diary of a Nurse
      Diary of a Nurse
      Season 3 - Episode 31
      A student nurse at a large hospital tries to help a patient, scheduled to undergo cancer surgery, who refuses to cooperate with his doctors.
    • Seven Against the Wall
      Seven Against the Wall
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      The story of the St. Valentine's Massacre when George "Bugs" Moran and his lieutenants are taken down a notch by one of Al Capone's hit squads.
    • A Trip to Paradise
      A Trip to Paradise
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      Teenager Raymond Austin, lonely and troubled since the death of his father, meets a pretty teenage girl named Ellie.
    • The Second Happiest Day
      The Second Happiest Day
      Season 3 - Episode 38
      On the eve of his marriage to a lovely young socialite, the editor of a fashion magazine recalls his law-school days and the meeting that changed his life.
    • Dark as the Night
      Dark as the Night
      Season 3 - Episode 37
      An English lawyer running for Parliament learns that his American wife is about to leave him and that a London gossip columnist is threatening him with blackmail.
    • Shadows Tremble
      Shadows Tremble
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Oscar Bromek decides to buy the historic New England Tyburn home which he has been renting regularly every summer. Bromek, who came to this country as an immigrant, has built a successful toy-manufacturing firm and now, because of a heart condition, he plans to retire to this small Vermont town. But the tradition bound natives do not take kindly to Bromek and he finds himself virtually ignored by them.moreless
    • Words from a Sealed-Off Box
      Words from a Sealed-Off Box
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      In 1944 a courier for the Dutch underground is captured by the Germans and taken to Gestapo headquarters, where she desperately tries to concoct a story that will protect the agent she was to contact.
    • The Killers of Mussolini
      The Killers of Mussolini
      Season 3 - Episode 35
      In April 1945, as American forces close in on Milan, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini tries to decide whether to surrender or flee.
    • Out of Dust
      Out of Dust
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      A tyrannical cattle baron and his three sons, are jealous of each other and resentful toward their father.
    • A Marriage of Strangers
      A Marriage of Strangers
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      A shy and lonely man and woman get married soon after meeting and begin to feel apprehensive about their future together.
    • For Whom the Bell Tolls (Part One)
      For Whom the Bell Tolls (Part One)
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      An American fighting on the Loyalist side in the Spanish Civil War is sent behind Fascist lines to blow up a strategic bridge. He makes contact with a guerrilla band led by an opportunistic braggart and his fiercely patriotic wife and falls in love with a young woman who was gang-raped by enemy soldiers.moreless
    • Natchez
      Season 2 - Episode 37
      A Civil War POW returns to the South to find his father is considered a traitor for refusing to burn his crops along with the other scorched-earth adherents. He goes to work for and falls in love with the wife of a riverboat entrepreneur. He finds something to live for when his father is killed standing up to the entrepreneur and he gets the wife.moreless
    • The Return of Ansel Gibbs
      The Return of Ansel Gibbs
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Ansel Gibbs is asked to return to a high government service position after years of retirement.
    • Snowshoes. A Comedy of People and Horses.
      Two scam artists try everything in the book to fill their pockets with other people's money.
    • The Grey Nurse Said Nothing
      The Grey Nurse Said Nothing
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      After being accused of murdering his boatman, an Australian landowner protests since no body has been found.
    • Verdict of Three
      Verdict of Three
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      Marina Arkwright is accused of poisoning her young son and is brought to trial. After her husband's death, Marina turned the boy over to his grandparents in return for a financial settlement. When the grandfather died and the boy was due to come into a sizable inheritance, Marina returned to her child. Three of the jurors selected for the trial bring their own prejudices to the case.moreless
    • Massacre at Sand Creek
      Massacre at Sand Creek
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      A drama set in 1860s Colorado about the tragically manipulative ways of a U.S. Army colonel who forces the Cheyenne to fight a battle they want to avoid. Seeking fame and the rank of a general, the self-serving colonel drives the Cheyenne warriors into an unprotectable region known as Sand Creek. Despite the efforts of a young U.S. soldier intent on saving them, the Indians were massacred.moreless
    • Target for Three
      Target for Three
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Three young revolutionaries in a South American country are assigned to assassinate its president.
    • One Coat of White
      One Coat of White
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      After the death of her husband Betsy goes on a trip to Europe where she meets a charming French artist.
    • The Time of Your Life
      The Time of Your Life
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      The scene is a San Francisco dive known as Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, Restaurant, and Entertainment Palace. Strolling in and out, and revealing details of their lives and loves, is a motley collection of people. Some are nice, some are not; some are down on their luck, but not on their cheerfulness. At the center of the action that begins to evolve is a philosophical gent named Joe.moreless
    • Free Weekend
      Free Weekend
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      After placing their children in a summer camp, several sets of parents pressure their children to win the annual Best All-Around Camper cup.
    • Child of our Time
      Child of our Time
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      War deprives Tanguy of his childhood. When his mother returns to Spain to oppose the Franco regime, he is left in Nazi-occupied Marseilles, France.
    • Journey to the Day
      Journey to the Day
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      In a state mental hospital, six patients are brought together for group psychotherapy.
    • Misalliance
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      An English country squire and his family have an unexpected intrusion into their lives with a pilot, a socialist and a passenger.
    • The Big Slide
      The Big Slide
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      When a second-rate vaudeville comic becomes a silent movie star, the conflict between his love for an actress and the demands of his career brings tragedy and heartbreak to the clown.
    • The Country Husband
      The Country Husband
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      After a close brush with death, a businessman intends to live each and every day to the fullest without regard to his wife and child. When he falls for the babysitter he considers running off with her but returns after a lot of soul-searching to his wife who forgives him.
    • Bitter Heritage
      Bitter Heritage
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      The James boys, being framed for a bank heist, are saved by the banker's daughter.
    • The Dungeon
      The Dungeon
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      After a young man is acquitted of murder on the grounds that the killing was accidental, a wealthy sadist who has been following the trial decides to mete out his own brand of justice.
    • Sincerely, Willis Wade
      Sincerely, Willis Wade
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Wealthy mill owner, Henry Harcourt, finances the college education of a poor but ambitious boy, Willis Wayde. The young man is in love with Bess, Harcourt's daughter.
    • Rumors Of Evening
      Rumors Of Evening
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      Captain Neil Dameron, young American pilot, is stationed at an air base in England during World War II. An entertainment group appears at the base and Dameron is attracted to one of the girls. Though she rebuffs his overtures, Dameron is determined to see her again. He then learns that a dangerous mission is scheduled and though he is due to return to the States on leave, he feels it is his duty to stay. Besides, he'll be able to see the girl again.moreless
    • The Gentleman from Seventh Avenue
      The Gentleman from Seventh Avenue
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Mr. Golden talks with Nathan in the Turkish bath, lamenting that perhaps life has passed him by. He then returns home to his wife and finds out that he is to become a grandfather.
    • The Second Man
      The Second Man
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      A British law firm has the first female barrister and she wants to prove her ability by handling a difficult murder case.
    • The 80 Yard Run
      The 80 Yard Run
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      A college freshman who at his first football practice broke loose for an 80-yard touchdown run. His teammates look at him with awe. His coach says, "You're going to have some future around here, young man!" His girlfriend awards him with a kiss after the practice and he leaves the field with the feeling that life is completely satisfying and rewarding. An injury interrupts his playing and his football career falters. His marriage to his college sweetheart sours and his business fails. Realizing that they are two good people who are totally wrong for each other.moreless
    • Rendezvous In Black
      Rendezvous In Black
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      The unexplainable death of a young man's fiancee while waiting for him on a street corner sets off a series of seemingly unrelated murders in the city.
    • Confession
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      After the death of a wealthy community leader, a reporter is preparing a series on his life. When he interviews the deceased´s son and daughter, they are withholding information from him. Investigations get dangerous when attempts on his life are made. The deceased´s valet reveals that a letter was left which contains evidence of the politician´s participation in a public swindle.moreless
    • Sizeman and Son
      Sizeman and Son
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Sizeman owns a dress-manufacturing business in New York City. When his son was born, he addded the words "and Son" to the name of the company, hoping that they would work together some day. Then the son returns from the Korean War a changed man. Regarding himself as a savior of the common man from the greed of the bosses, he disrupts the happy working atmosphere at Sizeman and Son´s.moreless
    • The Star Wagon
      The Star Wagon
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      Story about a timid inventor who works for an exploitive boss and spends company time collaborating with his boyhood friend on a time machine. When the boss fires the inventor and orders the machine destroyed, the two friends decide to go back in the machine to 1926 when they were young and full of dreams.moreless
    • The Dark Side of the Earth
      The Dark Side of the Earth
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Set in Hungary during the uprising against Soviet forces, the unsuccessful sacrifices marked by the revolt of the Freedom Fighters. And the torment of a Soviet colonel, and a craven collaborationist embroiled in anger and courage.
    • Bomber's Moon
      Bomber's Moon
      Season 2 - Episode 36
      An American bomber wing stationed in England in 1943 has flown many dangerous missions. The fliers regard their commander, Col. Culver, as a man devoid of any human emotion or understanding. After a mission in which one of Culver's best pilots was shot down, the overwrought colonel singles out a young flier and publicly accuses him of cowardice. This accusation brings the conflict between the two men into the open.moreless
    • The Rank and File
      The Rank and File
      Season 3 - Episode 34
      Testifying before a Senate committee, William Kilcoyne tells the story of his career. He began as a factory worker and his shrewdness and ambition carried him up through the ranks to his present position as head of a large union.
    • The Troublemakers
      The Troublemakers
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      After beating an outspoken college journalist to death, a group of students struggle with their conscience over how to handle the situation.
    • The Jet Propelled Couch
      The Jet Propelled Couch
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Based on a case history in psychologist Dr. Robert Linder's book "The 50-Minute Hour." Unbeknownst to his friends and colleagues, the outwardly sane and secure atomic physicist Dr. Kirk Allen has for many years been embarking upon imaginary visits to another planet. At first this mental abnormality harms no one, but when Allen begins acting strangely on the job, the Pentagon begins to suspect that he is a security risk. Under psychological counseling, Allen reveals his "secret life"—and provides surprisingly accurate extraterrestrial charts as "proof" that he is truly out of this world.moreless
    • The Clouded Image
      The Clouded Image
      Season 2 - Episode 9

      A young man of adventure is induced to pose as the long-lost twin brother of the heir to a large fortune, to whom he bears a striking resemblance. After thorough coaching by a friend of the family who hopes to profit by the hoax, the imposter is accepted by everyone but his alleged twin, whose hostility and suspicions toward the new-found brother continue to grow.

    • The Mystery of Thirteen
      The Mystery of Thirteen
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      A medical student steals from the patients, has an affair with the ward of his professor and is hung for poisoning his mother-in-law.
    • Galvanized Yankee
      Galvanized Yankee
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      In a Northern prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War, a crippled Yankee commander has a rebellious Rebel executed. The dead man's brother, also a prisoner, vows vengeance. He volunteers to accompany the commander on a mission, planning to murder him along the way but changes his mind and escapes instead, deciding the commander is "already dead." The commander, a changed man, covers up for the escapees and himself faces court martial.moreless
    • The Thundering Wave
      The Thundering Wave
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      After a long marital and professional separation, an acting couple are asked to do a play together with the husband cast as the wife's father.
    • For I Have Loved Strangers
      For I Have Loved Strangers
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      A young American in need of a job finds a position on the staff of a displaced persons camp in Italy. He falls in love with a young girl refugee from Czechoslovakia. But when the young lovers plan to marry, they don't foresee the problems involved in bringing the bride to America.moreless
    • Old Man
      Old Man
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      To fight a Mississippi flood in 1927, a prison farm releases some convicts.
    • The Last Man
      The Last Man
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      An offbeat hero who schemes to destroy a town because its citizens refused to help when his wife was dying. Now consumed with guilt, the townspeople offer him the job of deputy sheriff. Killing the sheriff and then claiming that his death was the result of an ambush, he takes over the town's top law enforcement job.moreless
    • Reunion
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      A World War II veteran, hosts a reunion party for three wartime comrades. At the party each of the four reveals a secret about his life.
    • The Lone Woman
      The Lone Woman
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      The owner of trading post seeks the annulment of the marriage between his brother and business partner and a beautiful Cheyenne woman.
    • The Greer Case
      The Greer Case
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      An elderly rich widow dies without signing her new will, leaving behind a struggle for money she begun over 60 years ago.
    • Topaze
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Monsieur Topaze loses his teaching position at a small provincial French private school when he refuses to give a passing grade to an undeserving pupil. Not realizing that the affluent young lady has a protector who has turned the tables on Topaze.
    • Child of Trouble
      Child of Trouble
      Season 1 - Episode 31
      The teenage daughter of a convict comes home from school to hear the news reports of a prison uprising led by her father, who has threatened to kill he guards.
    • Four Women in Black
      Four Women in Black
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      A true story of four nuns who journeyed to a mission hospital and become stranded until gunslinger Carbine Webb shows them the way.
    • Three Men on a Horse
      Three Men on a Horse
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      Poor Erwin Trowbridge becomes entangled in horse-betting to escape his nag of a wife and ends up with a different kind of nag.
    • If You Knew Elizabeth
      If You Knew Elizabeth
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      College professor Walter Hubbard searches for his missing fiancee after she learns of his true purpose in wanting to marry her.
    • Homeward Borne
      Homeward Borne
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      A drama of a refugee orphan, who was both wanted and unwanted in the family of a returning war hero. The wife fought against her own happiness to take in the orphan. To the orphan, the husband is a killer of his people and resentment burns deep. The husband is equally inflamed against the orphan and is determined he must go. It becomes a family divided, but ends when scorn turns to love.moreless
    • Circle of the Day
      Circle of the Day
      Season 1 - Episode 35
      A woman celebrating her 10th wedding anniversary and her daughter's eighth birthday, is led to believe that her seemingly devoted husband is being unfaithful. Her later contacts with various associates tends to verify charges of the husband's infidelity.
    • Without Incident
      Without Incident
      Season 1 - Episode 36
      Captain Russell Bidlack, commander of a U.S. Cavalry unit in 1870, determines to complete a rescue mission through dangerous Indian territory. In the course of the mission, he rescues the wives of two slain traders and captures the Indian chief accused of the murders. When he returns to the fort, he's faced with a revolt among his own men.moreless
    • The Death of Manolete
      The Death of Manolete
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Bullfighter Manolete is accused of being responsible for the death of a torredero that he has now replaced. And now later in life he finds himself in the same position.
    • The Fabulous Irishman
      The Fabulous Irishman
      Season 1 - Episode 39
      In 1918, at the age of 23, Briscoe is swept up in the fever of the Irish rebellion against Britain. He joins the Irish Republican Army and becomes a follower of Eamon de Valera and a member of the Sinn Fein, an Irish nationalist movement working to establish home rule for Ireland. Briscoe carries out man secret assignments for the cause of freedom.moreless
    • Ain't No Time for Glory
      Ain't No Time for Glory
      Season 1 - Episode 38
      A World War II drama about a self-styled American C.O. and his dedicated troops, who used their minds, rather than their weapons, to take over a strategic Nazi outpost at Normandy.
    • Clash by Night
      Clash by Night
      Season 1 - Episode 37
      An unhappy woman returns to her coastal California hometown and marries a local fisherman, only to find herself attracted to his best friend.
    • The Hiding Place
      The Hiding Place
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Seven years after the end of World War II, two British fliers are kept prisoners in a German subcellar by a Nazi who keeps them informed of the latest German victories in what he claims is the still ongoing war.