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Schlitz Playhouse of Stars - Season 5

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CBS (ended 1959)

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Episode Guide

  • Top Secret
    Top Secret
    Episode 52
    9/21/56
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    A diplomat's daughter is kidnapped by Communists when he goes abroad on a secret mission.
  • Midnight Kill
    Midnight Kill
    Episode 51
    9/14/56
    0.0
    An cop-turned-lawyer politican hopes to erase objections from the parents of his high-society fiance. The couple team up to bring a cop-killer to justice.
  • The Press Agent
    The Press Agent
    Episode 50
    9/7/56
    0.0
    Show biz agent Danny Scott is trying to take a cut of the profits for a film his client is writing. His plan: make the writer a producer.
  • I'll Wait for You
    I'll Wait for You
    Episode 49
    8/31/56
    0.0
    An adopted boy returns from a year in prison, full of hate and contempt for those who had taken him in.
  • Strange Defense
    Strange Defense
    Episode 48
    8/24/56
    0.0
    A widower continues to grieve over his late wife who died four years earlier. To add to his problems, the woman being held for her murder now claims that she's his wife and it was her twin sister who died.
  • Boiling Point
    Boiling Point
    Episode 47
    8/17/56
    0.0
    The wife of a gas station owner wants to be a movie star.
  • Repercussions
    Repercussions
    Episode 46
    8/10/56
    0.0
    Dan Duryea portrays a tough crime reporter who uncovers a story right at home: his wife used to work for a gambling ring.
  • Flowers for Jenny
    Flowers for Jenny
    Episode 45
    8/3/56
    0.0
    Jenny promises a man that she'll marry him if he proves he cares more for her than he does for fighting. On his way to pick up the wedding bouquet, he unfortunately crosses paths with train robbers.
  • Dara
    Dara
    Episode 44
    7/27/56
    0.0
    A supposedly grieving widow is confronted by her "dead" husband who went down in an ocean plane crash. He charges her with attempted homicide in a scheme that involves his business partner.
  • The Bankmouse
    The Bankmouse
    Episode 43
    7/20/56
    0.0
    A Scottish woman takes a job at a California bank and sets her site on the president's son. Her rival is the man's nasty fiance.
  • The Happy Sun
    The Happy Sun
    Episode 42
    7/13/56
    0.0
    A lonely old Finnish lumberjack who lost his family in an accident gives his entire devotion to the horse who caused the mishap.
  • The Mechanical Cook
    The Mechanical Cook
    Episode 41
    7/6/56
    4.0

    In this comedy, Sgt. Childs is the hangar chief, but his dream is to be a cook. He gets himself assigned to a general's flight so he can show off his culinary skills, but theofficer'sdietician gets in his way. Luckily, she becomes ill when they hit some turbulence.

  • Weapon of Courage
    Weapon of Courage
    Episode 40
    6/29/56
    0.0
    A physically handicapped bank teller becomes a hero when he foils a bank robber's heist.
  • Witness to Condemn
    Witness to Condemn
    Episode 39
    6/22/56
    0.0
    A woman who was the sole witness to a murder loses her sight when the killers assault her. As she fights to regain her vision, she's cautioned to be careful because she's the only person who can identify the murderers and they could come back for her.
  • Pattern for Pursuit
    Pattern for Pursuit
    Episode 38
    6/15/56
    0.0
    A Canadian Mountie is attacked by a mountain lion on his hunt for the murderer of a Cannuck guide. While being nursed back to health by a local woman, the trail of the killer goes cold.
  • The Roustabout
    The Roustabout
    Episode 37
    6/8/56
    0.0
    A drifter is oddly reluctant to become involved in a war between ranchers and squatters.
  • Date for Tomorrow
    Date for Tomorrow
    Episode 35
    5/25/56
    0.0
    An escaped convict's plan to use a woman as a decoy runs into unforseen problems; he falls in love with her.
  • Officer Needs Help
    Officer Needs Help
    Episode 34
    5/18/56
    0.0
    When a cop takes the job as a small town police chief on a 90 day trial, he finds it harder than he expected to whip the inept force into shape.
  • Plague Ship
    Plague Ship
    Episode 33
    5/11/56
    0.0
    A sea captain is trying to teach his third mate to be a good seaman when the ship is threatened by the bubonic plague.
  • Formosa Patrol
    Formosa Patrol
    Episode 32
    5/4/56
    0.0
    A gunner's mate on a routine training mission aboard a destroyer finds unexpected action when the ship stumbles upon an enemy submarine.
  • Step Right Up and Die
    4/27/56
    0.0
    A corpse is found in an amusement park funhouse. The owner, an ex-con, is afraid police will accuse him of murder so he disposes of the dead body.
  • The Mysterious Cargo
    4/20/56
    0.0
    After being knocked out and robbed, Mr. Gallup misses his boat to America. After catching another ship, he discovers that its cargo doesn't match its manifest.
  • The Bitter Land
    The Bitter Land
    Episode 29
    4/13/56
    0.0
    A city "dude" from back East traves to the Wild West to track down his son's murderer. The father is put in the awkward position of protecting the murderer's own son when the father turns on his boy.
  • Angels in the Sky
    Angels in the Sky
    Episode 28
    4/6/56
    0.0
    An Army transport pilot and nurse are flying injured soldiers from Manus Island to Guadualcanal. When their plane encounters dangerous weather, the pilot wants to land and wait out the storm, but the nurse objects, fearing some patients won't survive the delay.
  • The Finger of God
    The Finger of God
    Episode 27
    3/30/56
    0.0
    An escaping prisioner during the Boer War breaks into a house he believes is uninhabited, but learns it's home to a starving widow and her son.
  • The Waiting House
    The Waiting House
    Episode 26
    3/23/56
    0.0
    A couple has chosen a house for their Bermuda honeymoon. The home has a long history of accidents that injured its previous tenants.
  • The Young and the Brave
    3/16/56
    0.0
    Eddie Younger, a gunner's mate, has lost interest in Navy duty. During the excitement a battle, however, he regains his spark.
  • Web of Circumstance
    Web of Circumstance
    Episode 24
    3/9/56
    0.0
    A husband has been hording away a dollar where he could, swiping cash from his wife's grocery money, and generally pinching pennies so he could escape his awful wife. Just as he's making his break, he's arrested for a murder he didn't commit.
  • Showdown at Painted Rock
    3/2/56
    0.0
    In gold-strike country, the prospectors think nothing of killing another man for his loot. That's why a sheriff is taking his life in his own hands by proceeding with the hanging of a murderer.
  • Ordeal
    Ordeal
    Episode 22
    2/24/56
    0.0
    A man who witnesses a murder can't convince anyone he saw a homicide take place--except for the murderer.
  • On a Dark Night
    On a Dark Night
    Episode 21
    2/17/56
    0.0
    A college professor who comes to the rescue of a woman in danger learns she's a mobster's girlfriend.
  • Top Man
    Top Man
    Episode 20
    2/10/56
    0.0
    Supplies are running low on a mountain climbing expedition in the Himalayas. The dangerous peak has already taken the life of one man's best friend, making him even more determined to meet the challenge.
  • The Gentle Stranger
    The Gentle Stranger
    Episode 19
    2/3/56
    0.0
    A mail-order bride from Boston, out of place on the frontier, learns what it means to be a mate when a range war breaks out.
  • The Day I Died
    The Day I Died
    Episode 18
    1/27/56
    0.0
    On the eve of a big merger, a self-centered aircraft tycoon is raced to the hospital for emergency surgery. Almost losing his life leaves him a changed man.
  • The Big Payday
    The Big Payday
    Episode 17
    1/20/56
    0.0
    An fighter-turned-manager has a boxer with a real chance at winning the heavyweight title, something he never achieved in his career. Gamblers intervene and they have different plans.
  • Dealer's Choice
    Dealer's Choice
    Episode 16
    1/13/56
    0.0
    The owner of a pearling ship loses his vessel in a fixed poker game. He signs up with the new owner to go on a yovage to the South Seas, suspecting that he'll soon be happy to sell the boat back to him.
  • Foolproof
    Foolproof
    Episode 15
    1/6/56
    0.0
    A woman is kidnapped by criminals, blindfolded, and told she's hospitalized after an accident. Her experience with teaching blind children comes in handy for her escape.
  • Well of Anger
    Well of Anger
    Episode 14
    12/30/55
    0.0
    Ed Sawyer is setting up a small homestead in the Old West. A larger nearby rancher is uses violence to keep him from sharing in the water supply.
  • Christmas Guest
    Christmas Guest
    Episode 13
    12/23/55
    0.0
    A professor of modest financial means welcomes his wife's brother to their home during the holidays. He's a wealthy bachelor and comes bearing expensive Christmas gifts, leading to a bitter argument about the meaning of Christmas.
  • The Baited Hook
    The Baited Hook
    Episode 12
    12/16/55
    0.0
    A sheriff on a small salary debates on whether to bring in a wanted criminal or accept a $25,000 bribe to forget all about his duty.
  • On the Nose
    On the Nose
    Episode 11
    12/9/55
    0.0
    A seasoned pilot and an inexperienced navigator take to the skies on a secret war mission in the South Pacific.
  • Moment of Triumph
    Moment of Triumph
    Episode 10
    12/2/55
    0.0
    When he refuses to award a passing grade to a wealthy man's son, a science professor is unfairly fired.
  • The Careless Cadet
    The Careless Cadet
    Episode 9
    11/25/55
    0.0
    A solider is promoted to West Point for his bravery on the Korean battlefield. He finds it tough going, however, because he's taking orders from his juniors.
  • Night in the Big Swamp
    11/18/55
    0.0
    Reno Cromwell, a hunting guide, is asked to help cops track down a killer hiding in a swamp. Reno's girlfriend is still in love with the killer and begs him not to help. When her pleas fail, she sets off alone to warn the wanted man.
  • No Trial by Jury
    No Trial by Jury
    Episode 7
    11/11/55
    0.0
    When a valuable horse drowns in a man's open well, the homesteader finds himself facing an angry mob. He agrees to pay for the animal but, as he pulls it from the well, he makes a surprising discovery.
  • A Gift of Life
    A Gift of Life
    Episode 6
    11/4/55
    0.0
    A hard-charging salesman learns there's more to life than budgets and quotas when, after collapsing in a small town, strangers donate blood to save his life.
  • Nothing to Do Until Next Fall
    10/28/55
    0.0
    A college football coach's contract is on the line. He's expected to produce a win for the big homecoming game, but his star player has injured his knee. The coach needs him for a victory, but putting him in the game could make the injury worse.
  • The Girl Who Scared Men Off
    10/21/55
    0.0
    An unfriendly small-town school marm is jealous of the town's new teacher-a tweed-wearing, pipe-smoking Brit. A fire at the school picnic finally brings about a truce.
  • Two-Bit Gangster
    Two-Bit Gangster
    Episode 3
    10/14/55
    0.0
    When a former gangster gives his life to save a bystander during a bank robbery, a reporter smells a big story.
  • Bandit's Hideout
    Bandit's Hideout
    Episode 2
    10/7/55
    0.0
    The wife of a quiet Spanish shephard despises their boring life. Returning home one day, he discovers his wife and his flock are gone. His bandit cousin made off with both, and soon finds out that the husband is not as easygoing as he seems.
  • The Last Man Out
    The Last Man Out
    Episode 1
    9/30/55
    0.0
    A one-time ball player, sidelined by a leg injury, is now the groundskeepers for a Class C team. The players all ask for his advice, causing the team's manager to become jealous of his baseball skills.
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