Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • Port of Call
    Port of Call
    Episode 48
    8/29/52
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    Produced in Mexico City, Mexico, this story of love and intrigue involves a man who does a favor for a friend in exchange for a stolen camera. In the opening sketch, Irene Dunne plays a window-shopping housewife.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Trubble
    8/22/52
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    A husband and wife engage in a little amateur detective work and find themselves in the middle of a jewel heist.
  • Double Exposure
    Double Exposure
    Episode 46
    8/15/52
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    Solid detective work and a lucky coincidence help to unravel a murder plot in this mystery.
  • So Help Me
    So Help Me
    Episode 45
    8/8/52
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    In a modern-day Cinderella tale, a nightclub entertainer marries a handsome young millionaire.
  • Crossroads
    Crossroads
    Episode 44
    8/1/52
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    Hardwick stars in this story of a cunning character who gets caught in his own web during the French Revolution.
  • A Man's World
    A Man's World
    Episode 43
    7/25/52
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    A father has his hands full raising his brood of four sons. The current crisis in the household is caused by the shy son, Buddy, who's trying to get up the nerve to ask a girl out.
  • Early Space Conqueror
    7/18/52
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    A group of young scientists (kids in their early teens) construct a rocket to travel into space.
  • A Southern Lady
    A Southern Lady
    Episode 41
    7/11/52
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    A reculsive woman who hasn't left her Brooklyn apartment in years has her life disrupted by a visit from a greedy nephew.
  • The House of Death
    The House of Death
    Episode 40
    7/4/52
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    A rich, reclusive heiress becomes the target of mysterious death threats in foggy London.
  • The Von Linden File
    The Von Linden File
    Episode 39
    6/27/52
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    A smooth criminal runs a profitable racket of collecting insurance money from "lost" jewels. His downfall comes in the form of a private eye, his girl Friday, and a mysterious fur.
  • Say Hello to Pamela
    Say Hello to Pamela
    Episode 38
    6/20/52
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    Making a quick trip to Boston, a traveling salesman stops in to visit the girlfriend of a pal. In Irene Dunne's opening sketch, she portrays a salesperson who demonstrates that the customer is not always right.
  • Dress in the Window
    Dress in the Window
    Episode 37
    6/13/52
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    Based on an actual event from the life of Adele Rogers St. John, a newspaper writer helps a woman who's being held at hostage by her gunman boyfriend. In the opening prologue, Irene Dunn shows how the press deals with crime figures.
  • Souvenir from Singapore
    6/6/52
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    An unscrupulous adventurer acts as both an agent-at-large for the British police and works within the Chinese underworld.
  • A Quarter for Your Troubles
    5/30/52
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    Richard Haydn plays a milquetoast individual who acts as a skip-tracer for a department store. He finds himself a suspect in the murder of a young woman and seeks to solve the crime himself.
  • Love Came Late
    Love Came Late
    Episode 34
    5/23/52
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    Set in the post-war destruction of Vienna, Luise Ranier plays a chambermaid who's a refugee from Poland. The distraught woman, whose daughter is missing, receives a marriage proposal from an American businessman who feels sypmathy for her plight.
  • Autumn in New York
    Autumn in New York
    Episode 33
    5/16/52
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    The story of a dreamer and her more level-headed boyfriend is told in this musical romance.
  • Appointment With the Past
    5/9/52
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    An outlaw gets out of jail after five years and has some scores to settle.  He wants to get back his woman, and the child she was carrying when he was sent to prison. She's now married to his former best friend and that doesn't sit well with the gunslinger.

  • Doctors Should Never Marry
    5/2/52
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    An young doctor experiences numerous problems on the night he becomes engaged to a local socialite. A lovely nurse is a part of the complications.
  • Fear
    Fear
    Episode 30
    4/25/52
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    Geraldine Fitzgerald plays a frightened wife who's alone in her house while three convicts escape from a nearby prison. Her fear rises when they threaten harm to her husband.
  • Now's the Time
    Now's the Time
    Episode 29
    4/18/52
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    The owner of an Arizona resort hotel and his granddaughter play detective when two suspicious guests check in.
  • Four's a Family
    Four's a Family
    Episode 28
    4/11/52
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    In this comic episode, a young widow supports her family through her ceramic work and paintings. Soon, she has two suitors vying for her hand. One is a level-headed bank cashier and the other is an informal funster who's thought to be a truant officer. It's the widow's children who make the choice for her.moreless
  • Experiment
    Experiment
    Episode 27
    4/4/52
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    A doctor who lost her husband and son in the war in Korea devotes her energies to developing a serum to battle a disease sweeping through that country.
  • My Life's History
    My Life's History
    Episode 26
    3/28/52
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    Lillian Gish stars as the beloved painter Grandma Moses in this biography.
  • The Human Touch
    The Human Touch
    Episode 25
    3/21/52
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    A young pianist is asked to choose between her music career and love.
  • Make Way for Teddy
    Make Way for Teddy
    Episode 24
    3/14/52
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    Grandpa is the head of the family in this comedy set at the turn of the 20th century. A portrait of Teddy Roosevelt hangs in their home, serving as their inspiration. Eventually, they get to meet their much beloved Mr. Roosevelt.
  • The Haunted Heart
    The Haunted Heart
    Episode 23
    3/7/52
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    In the series' first musical comedy, a young musician is torn between his love of music and his love for a woman.
  • Apple of His Eyes
    Apple of His Eyes
    Episode 22
    2/29/52
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    A wealthy, widowed farmer falls in love with the much young woman he's hired.
  • World So Wide
    World So Wide
    Episode 21
    2/22/52
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    An architect settles in Italy to put his life back together following the death of his wife.
  • Fifty Grand
    Fifty Grand
    Episode 20
    2/15/52
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    A prize-fighter is forced to keep boxing because of his huge debts.
  • The Daughter
    The Daughter
    Episode 19
    2/8/52
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    This episode looks at the private life of the influential and troubled Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln.
  • Lady With a Will
    Lady With a Will
    Episode 18
    2/1/52
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    When a millionaire passes away, he leaves his riches to his spinster sister. The town's corrupt council members fight to gain control of the woman's estate.
  • P.G.
    P.G.
    Episode 17
    1/25/52
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    Five Americans are held as prisoners of war in Italy.
  • The Man that I Marry
    1/18/52
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    In this comedy, a wealthy young lady finds herself in an unusual spot: she's engaged to two quite suitable suitors at the same time.
  • Billy Budd
    Billy Budd
    Episode 15
    1/11/52
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    Set in 1797, a young man who's pure of heart is pressed into service aboard a Royal Naval vessel during the Napoleonic Wars. Loved by fellow crew members, he's tormented mercilessly by the ship's sadistic master-at-arms, Claggert. After Claggart makes false accusations of mutiny against Budd, Claggart is killed. This leads to a shipboard court-martial, with Billy on trial.moreless
  • Clean Sweep for Lavinia
    1/4/52
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    Hull plays the penny-pinching owner of an old hotel who is forced to play chambermaid at her own establishment.
  • Girl in a Million
    Girl in a Million
    Episode 13
    12/28/51
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    Nothing drives men crazier than women who won't stop talking, at least according to this comedy. A man marries a woman who can't speak, but after the nuptuals, her voice returns.
  • The Dark Fleece
    The Dark Fleece
    Episode 12
    12/21/51
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    A girl from one of Massachusetts' leading families causes a stir when she dates a boy from beneath her class. Years later, he returns from California flush with new wealth. When he begins dating a different girl from another high society family, he begins to plot her revenge.
  • Exit
    Exit
    Episode 11
    12/14/51
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    Based on the true story of Robert Holmi, a man makes his escape from behind the Iron Curtain whe he's been imprisoned as a spy for the United States.
  • The Nymph and the Lamp
    12/7/51
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    Set at a wireless station in remote Novia Scotia during the 1920s, the story concerns a woman's various romances on her path to self-discovery.
  • Two Living and One Dead
    11/30/51
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    A hold-up at a post office leaves two employees dead. One man who survives finds his reputation destroyed by the local newspaper which paints the dead as heroes and him as a coward.
  • One is a Lonesome Number
    11/23/51
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    An everyday man has but one wish: to write the Great American Novel. His life takes an unexpected turn when he's diagnosed with a fatal illness.
  • The Memories of Aimee Durant
    11/16/51
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    A foreign correspondent for a news service is assigned the job of ghost-writing the memoirs of Aimee, a woman with a colorful past out west.
  • Decision and Daniel Webster
    11/9/51
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    This drama tells of Daniel Webster who abandons his dream of the presidency to become secretary of state and his work to save the Whig party.
  • The Lucky Touch
    The Lucky Touch
    Episode 5
    11/2/51
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    An old lady with no money is ignored by the rest of her family--until she wins a bundle playing a crossword puzzle contest.
  • Still Life
    Still Life
    Episode 4
    10/26/51
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    At a train station, a young woman gets a cinder in her eye. A doctor steps up to offer his help and, through this odd chance encounter, the two fall in love.
  • Never Wave at a W.A.C.
    10/19/51
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    Film star Rosalind Russell makes her television debut in this comedy about a society woman from Washington, D.C. who joins the Woman's Army Corp.
  • The Name is Bellingham
    10/12/51
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    This episode is based on the real-life adventures of U. S. Customs Agent Mel Hanks. Hanks risks his life to break up a narcotics smuggling ring.
  • Not a Chance
    Not a Chance
    Episode 1
    10/5/51
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    An unmarried middle-aged woman strikes up a romance that spans two continents with a rich car-racing playboy.
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