Playwrights 56 - Season 1

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NBC (ended 1956)

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  • Honor
    Honor
    Episode 20
    6/19/56
    0.0
    A Southerner who has earned his wealth must choose his money or his honor. To save his beloved home and business, he agrees to compromises with Union soldiers during the Civil War.
  • Nick and Lettie
    Nick and Lettie
    Episode 19
    6/5/56
    0.0
    In this comedy, a nurse stationed aboard a World War II Army cargo ship detests being considere the "class clown". She teams up with an officer who suffers with the same problem.
  • Keyhole
    Keyhole
    Episode 18
    5/22/56
    0.0
    This courtroom drama centers on the 1889 British trial that lead to the passage of England's criminal defense act. This allowed an accused person to testify under oath in their own trial.
  • You Sometimes Get Rich
    5/8/56
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    Sgt. Barney Bender learns the down side of riches and fame after winning big on the TV quiz show The $74,000" Question. Suddenly he's a national celebrity thanks to his knowledge of an unlikely subject: women's fashion.
  • The Center of the Maze
    4/24/56
    0.0
    A self-styled champion of the underdog is very popular in society circles for her civic work. She's forced to "put her money where her mouth is" when her daughter wants to marry a lowly gardner.
  • You and Me—and the Gatepost
    4/10/56
    0.0
    In this satirical comedy skewering the theatre crowd, a wealthy woman decides to sponsor a playwright. Arlene Francis acts as the narrator.
  • The Undiscovered Country
    3/27/56
    0.0
    A contemptous Connecticut man finds himself all alone in his home. His daughter has left him, his dog has run away and his handyman has quit. Royce Thurmond's dislike of people is evident when, fulfilling the wishes of the town's bum, he's requested to deliver the eulogy. He can find nothing nice to say about the man.moreless
  • Adam and Evening
    Adam and Evening
    Episode 13
    3/13/56
    0.0
    Lonely widower Adam is the constant the butt of the jokes of his co-workers. He's so shy and withdrawn that his best friend is his pet cat.
  • Flight
    Flight
    Episode 12
    2/28/56
    0.0
    In this touching drama, parents try to convince their daughter that her first-love is not the man she should marry. As the story progresses, even the daughter begins to believe they may be right.
  • Return to Cassino
    Return to Cassino
    Episode 11
    2/14/56
    0.0
    A World War II Army veteran returns to the battlefield in Cassino, Italy where his brother had died ten years earlier. It is there he learns some important lessons about war and about himself.
  • This Business of Murder
    1/31/56
    0.0
    Six businessmen meet for a weekend of what they claim is relaxation. In actuality, they're plotting how to secure the account of a major food chain. By the time the weekend has ended, they've settled on a course of action that involves murder.
  • Lost
    Lost
    Episode 9
    1/17/56
    0.0
    A man finds himself in New York City with no idea who he is or why he is there. Through the device of a chorus made up of friends and relatives, viewers learn the answers to these questions, but the man himself must go through an agonizing period in the limbo of amnesia.moreless
  • The Day the Trains Stopped Running
    1/3/56
    0.0
    After spending his life working working on the railroad, Sam retires to enjoy his pension. Still, he finds he can't stay away, spending more time at the train yard than he did when he was working. Eventually, he's threatened with arrest for hanging around the depot.
  • The Waiting Place
    The Waiting Place
    Episode 7
    12/20/55
    0.0
    A lonely motherless 14-year-old girl is ignored by her grandmother and confusing to her father. She begins to learn about womanhood after inventing an imaginary friend, a young Gypsy boy.
  • The Sound And The Fury
    12/6/55
    0.0
    The disintegration of a once-great Southern family is detailed in this famous drama. Set in a small town in 1928, the Compsons were once wealthy land and slave owners. Now, only their Black housekeeper possesses any steadiness.
  • Daisy
    Daisy
    Episode 5
    11/22/55
    0.0
    A writer spends eight years writing his masterpiece just to have it turned down by his publisher. Angry, he cranks out a book in eight hours that he considers to nothing more than junk. After signing the phony name Daisy Smith to the manuscript, he submits it. The book becomes a runaway best seller.moreless
  • Snow Job
    Snow Job
    Episode 4
    11/8/55
    0.0
    A mother fears her 13-year-old boy is becoming a juvenile delinquent when he begins cutting classes and getting into fights. The problems are solved once the school's attendance officer becomes involved.
  • The Heart's a Forgotten Hotel
    10/25/55
    0.0
    This psychological drama focuses on the tragic relationship between a 14-year-old boy and his immature father. Despite financial hardship and intruding relatives, the two try to remain together.
  • The Battler
    The Battler
    Episode 2
    10/18/55
    0.0
    This drama is based on Ernest Hemmingway's story of the boxing business. After meeting a former champ who's now down on his luck, a young man planning on a fight career reconsiders.
  • The Answer
    The Answer
    Episode 1
    10/4/55
    0.0
    In this fantasy, an angel is critically injured by an atomic bomb test. The Army general of who's in charge of the test investigates to find out why the angel was in the test area to start with.
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