Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Season 3

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  • Delay at Fort Bliss
    Delay at Fort Bliss
    Episode 53
    9/3/54
    0.0
    An Army major at a frontier fort leads the government's fight against the warring Apache tribes. A group of renegade Indians manage to kidnap seven Army wives and hold them ransom, offering to exchange the women for ammunition.
  • Hemmed In
    Hemmed In
    Episode 52
    8/27/54
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    A man who borders on being a recluse trusts no one but himself--not even his long-suffering secretary. Because of his secretiveness, he becomes entrapped in an elevator by a criminal and no one knows to look for him.
  • Captain in Command
    Captain in Command
    Episode 51
    8/20/54
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    A pilot is hired by a small airline and had to contend with a "backseat driver", a stewardess who is also the boss' sister.
  • Gift of the Devil
    Gift of the Devil
    Episode 50
    8/13/54
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    In the Old West, a man counts on a psychic woman to help him make his fortune playing cards.
  • The Roman and the Renegade
    8/6/54
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    The camp of the great general Hannibal is infiltrated by a gorgeous Roman spy.
  • By-Line
    By-Line
    Episode 48
    7/30/54
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    A reporter's girlfriend advises him to avoid a trap being set by his scheming editor. He forges ahead anyway and goes undercover in a jail to investigate charges of police brutality. He ends up being charged with a murder.
  • The General's Boots
    The General's Boots
    Episode 47
    7/23/54
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    Shot down from the skies, a general is adrift at sea in a lifeboat with two thirst-crazed passengers. Despite his precarious situation, the general will not acknowledge defeat.
  • Showdown at Sunset
    Showdown at Sunset
    Episode 46
    7/16/54
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    Out West, a man refuses all offers for a piece of land he's planning to give to his son when he turns eighteen. When his child turns of age, he discovers how much the land is worth--his son's life.
  • Rabbit's Foot
    Rabbit's Foot
    Episode 45
    7/9/54
    6.0

    Following the murder of a small town cop, a big city detective shows up saying he's shot and killed the culprit in the local swamp. The lawman claims it was former Major League pitcher Frank Dyson, an athlete known for being superstitious and relying on his lucky rabbit's foot.

  • How the Brigadier Won His Medal
    7/2/54
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    Napoleon's courier sucessfully navigates his way through numerous dangers to win the prestigious Cross of Honor and the heart of a Prussian countess.
  • The Man Who Escaped from Devil's Island
    The setting is the infamous French Guiana penal colony from which, it is said, there is no escape. Nevertheless, two prisioners spend four years fashioning a raft and revolver for their attempt to get off the island. When they attempt their getaway, one is shot down while the other goes ahead alone and encouters the police commissioner.moreless
  • The Black Mate
    The Black Mate
    Episode 42
    6/18/54
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    A sailor known as the "Black Mate" because of the color of his hair and beard has both turn white overnight during a vicious storm.
  • The Treasure of Santo Domingo
    6/11/54
    0.0
    A bookeeper matches his wits against those of an escaped convict while on a vacation.
  • The Whale on the Beach
    6/4/54
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    An ill-tempered, crusty old sea captain must deal with a whale that washes up on his doorstep during a storm.
  • Little War in San Dede
    5/28/54
    0.0
    In a small foreign country, three jailed men escape during a prision uprising. The authorities want the ring-leader; if he doesn't step forward, they plan to kill the whole group. The escapees draw straws to determine which one will confess.
  • Blizzard Bound
    Blizzard Bound
    Episode 38
    5/21/54
    0.0
    A blizzard strands a fur trapper, his boss's son, and a young woman in the Canadian wilderness. Things become even more dangerous when a small plane crashes and adds a criminal to their little group.
  • The Pearl Street Incident
    5/14/54
    0.0
    Life turns ugly when the operator of a beauty parlor finds herself in the path of escaping criminals.
  • Prisoner in the Town
    5/7/54
    0.0
    A deputy brings in a good-looking young woman as a suspect in the murder of her guardian. The deputy continually promotes her innocence and it costs him dearly.
  • Decision at Sea
    Decision at Sea
    Episode 35
    4/30/54
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    In this drama based on real-life experiences, Dr. Soames is treating a Marine sergent on a present-day medical ship. The wounded Sgt. Langdon blames himself for the loss of his men and has lost the will to live. This is when the doctor relates the story of Admiral Marc Mitscher and the decisions he made during the "Marianas Turkey Shoot", the largest naval-aircraft battle of World War II.moreless
  • Dawn at Damascus
    Dawn at Damascus
    Episode 34
    4/23/54
    0.0
    Mark Alexander, lonely engineer in an oil camp in Arabia, longs for the company of fellow Americans. That's why he's delighted by the arrival of an investor and his gorgeous wife. The two end up complicating his life by talking him into investing $5,000 in an dry oil well.
  • Something Wonderful
    Something Wonderful
    Episode 33
    4/16/54
    0.0
    A theatre producer longs to discover the next great stage actress.
  • The Plugged Nickel
    The Plugged Nickel
    Episode 32
    4/9/54
    0.0
    A man leaves behind his wallet and is later picked up and jailed as a suspicious character because of his innocent involvement with a murderer. He could have cleared up all of this trouble if he only had a nickel.
  • Tapu
    Tapu
    Episode 31
    4/2/54
    0.0
    A man returns to his island home to claim his bride and dig for the treasure he'd buried there.
  • The Edge of Battle
    The Edge of Battle
    Episode 30
    3/26/54
    0.0
    Lieutenant Random and three soldiers are taking shelter in a home during the Battle of the Bulge. Random sends two out to scout information while he stays with the injured Burnett. Bitter at offficers in general and Random in particular, the injured man attacks the lieutenant, planning to kill him and then assume his identity.moreless
  • Her Kind of Honor
    Her Kind of Honor
    Episode 29
    3/19/54
    0.0
    One of Napoleon's corporals is alleged to have had an affair with Josephine. His life hangs in the balance.
  • Groundloop
    Groundloop
    Episode 28
    3/12/54
    0.0
    A former pilot misses the excitement of combat flying during the Korean War.
  • The Great Lady
    The Great Lady
    Episode 27
    3/5/54
    0.0
    A wealthy woman, Julia Courtney, lives in a theatrical boarding house to be near the performers she so loves. When one of the young actresses is murdered in the house, all of the residents are considered suspects. Using her theatrical training in character development, Ms. Courtney deduces who the killer is.moreless
  • Night Ride to Butte
    Night Ride to Butte
    Episode 26
    2/26/54
    0.0
    A young woman sheltering a wounded man asks a pair of friends to escort them to Butte to find a doctor. On the way, they the encounter an angry vigilante mob that recognizes the injured man as a stage coach robber.
  • The Jungle Trap
    The Jungle Trap
    Episode 25
    2/19/54
    0.0
    Big game hunter Steve Davis harbors hatred for the judge who incorrectly sentenced his innocent brother to death. When Judge Bryant conviently turns up on a jungle safari that Steve is on, he decides the judge should have a hunting "accident". Wanting to join in the plot is the judge's philandering wife.moreless
  • Man from Outside
    Man from Outside
    Episode 24
    2/12/54
    0.0
    While doing time in the pen, a police lieutenant tries to gather information to clear a man set for execution.
  • Four Things He'd Do
    Four Things He'd Do
    Episode 23
    2/5/54
    0.0
    In this comedy, Tim Leary heads out to the Wild West to make his riches mining gold. He's quickly suckered into a crooked card game and taken for everything he's worth. Leary finally strikes it rich and fulfills his promise to rid the town of these shady characters. He also finds time to woo the town's prettiest woman and have a gun fright with the sheriff.moreless
  • Give the Guy a Break
    1/29/54
    0.0
    Bad timing: On the eve of his marriage and a promotion, a police officer receives a distress call from a friend who says he killed a man in self-defense. He's torn between arresting the man (his duty to the police department) or helping an old friend who's facing a murder charge.moreless
  • At the Natchez Inn
    At the Natchez Inn
    Episode 21
    1/22/54
    0.0
    It's a case of a man who could be king--of France. In Louisiana during the 1800s, a man is mistaken for the "Lost Dauphin", heir to the French throne. If he accepts the title, it would allow the Royalists to overthrow Napoleon.
  • Pearl Handled Guns
    Pearl Handled Guns
    Episode 20
    1/15/54
    0.0
    A young boy idolizes a flashy outlaw before he learns that a "straight shooter" is very different from a guy with guns.
  • Rim of Violence
    Rim of Violence
    Episode 19
    1/8/54
    0.0
    A young policeman has already encountered so much ugliness and unhappiness that he's lost his faith in humanity.
  • Go Away a Winner
    Go Away a Winner
    Episode 18
    1/1/54
    0.0
    While serving a jail sentence, a man is divorced by his wife. He vows vengeance once his sentence has been served.
  • The Baker of Barnbury
    12/25/53
    0.0
    A lonely baker and a female friend decide to skip celebrating Christmas together and end up very happy.
  • Part of the Game
    Part of the Game
    Episode 16
    12/18/53
    0.0
    A boxer is tormented by the thought that he caused an opponent to go blind during a fight.
  • No Compromise
    No Compromise
    Episode 15
    12/11/53
    0.0
    A Texas Ranger is assigned the job of bringing in a murderer to face justice. The two men were childhood friends.
  • Storm Swept
    Storm Swept
    Episode 14
    12/4/53
    0.0
    A wife travels to a remote island to stay with her father-in-law. She's being used as bait by the police to capture her husband, the leading suspect in a New Zealand diamond theft.
  • The Closed Door
    The Closed Door
    Episode 13
    11/27/53
    0.0
    A ruthless businessman is unable to open the door leading out of his private library even though no one else has trouble with it. He refuses all offers of help and stubbornly refuses to leave the library until he can open the door himself.
  • Fresh Start
    Fresh Start
    Episode 12
    11/20/53
    0.0
    A woman plan to kill herself is interrupted by a man who breaks into her apartment after committing his first robbery.
  • Lucky Thirteen
    Lucky Thirteen
    Episode 11
    11/13/53
    0.0
    The owner of a general store in a Mexican border town mediates an argument between two shady horse traders.
  • Lineman's Luck
    Lineman's Luck
    Episode 10
    11/6/53
    0.0
    Two brothers compete for the love of the same woman.
  • The Soil
    The Soil
    Episode 9
    10/30/53
    0.0
    A farm boy yearns to leave the country life behind--until a sudden event makes him appreciate his rural environment.
  • Second Sight
    Second Sight
    Episode 8
    10/23/53
    0.0
    A man who was blinded regains his vision just as he's about to be paid his insurance money for the accident.
  • In the Pincers
    In the Pincers
    Episode 7
    10/16/53
    0.0
    A couple at the turn-of-the-century fear their reputation will be tarnished by a letter documenting a long-ago crime.
  • The Long Shot
    The Long Shot
    Episode 6
    10/9/53
    0.0
    An Air Force captain flying a cargo plane is radioed with the news that there's a hidden bomb aboard. The race is on to find the explosive before it detonates.
  • The Prize
    The Prize
    Episode 5
    10/2/53
    0.0
    A glamorous farmer devotes a great deal of time to raising her prize bull. This, however, does not impress the professor of animal husbandry whom she wants to strike up a romance.
  • Desert Tragedy
    Desert Tragedy
    Episode 4
    9/25/53
    0.0
    A gunman from Chicago, crazed by greed, travels west to search for gold. He partners with a couple of prospectors who claim to know where the treasure lies and heads with them into the desert.
  • Boomerang
    Boomerang
    Episode 3
    9/18/53
    0.0
    A young man who goes to school during the day and works as as a night watchman at a jewelry company has been studying crime. Putting his studies to use, he thinks he's come up with the "perfect" crime.
  • Lost and Found
    Lost and Found
    Episode 2
    9/11/53
    0.0
    A man fears for his life when a former employee--one that he helped send to jail--is set free.
  • The Perfect Secretary
    9/4/53
    0.0
    At an office party, an architect finds love can cause problems for a great working relationship.
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