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  • Season 1
    • High Air
      High Air
      Episode 35
      9/12/56
      0.0
      Long separated, a river-tunnel foreman and his son come face to face during an under-river disaster which almost takes their lives.
    • The Day I met Caruso
      9/5/56
      0.0
      On a train between Boston and New York, a ten-year-old Quaker girl meets Enrico Caruso. She takes him to task for his worldliness and extravagances, but is eventually won over by his voice, as he sings arias from Aida, La Boheme, Tosca, and Pagliacci, as well as the World War I tune "Over There."moreless
    • Bitter Waters
      Bitter Waters
      Episode 33
      8/1/56
      0.0
      In a fashionable German resort at the turn of the century, a wealthy young American touring Europe with his uncle meets a woman and her widowed mother. A romance develops between the young couple, until the society matron mother brings her own past to bear on their relationship.
    • Apples on the Lilac Tree
      7/25/56
      0.0
      A couple's peculiar marital arrangement is the talk of the town. It seems that the husband loves to do the housework, while his wife spends the day at the office.
    • The Carroll Formula
      7/18/56
      0.0
      A college professor stumbled across a fantastic formula for reducing the size of things in the unpublished mathematical works of C.L. Dodgson, who, as Lewis Carroll, wrote Alice in Wonderland.
    • White Corridors
      White Corridors
      Episode 30
      7/11/56
      0.0
      An American tourist in London accompanies a friend to the hospital for an emergency operation. At the hospital, she claims she has witnessed a murder, but the doctors think she is imagining things.
    • Partners
      Partners
      Episode 29
      7/4/56
      0.0
      A rodeo star befriends an orphan boy who yearns to compete.
    • Every Man Had Two Wives
      6/13/56
      0.0
      In the spring, when one gentleman's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of a former love, his wife decides to take drastic action. She and hubby make a trip back to the old home town, determined to come face to face with his childhood sweetheart.
    • What Day is it?
      What Day is it?
      Episode 27
      6/6/56
      0.0
      A husband and wife dance team bicker backstage when the husband can't remember what special date his wife is observing. Between song and dance numbers, the arguments escalate until a singing telegram arrives. Music by Leon Klatzkin. Songs: Yankee doodle boy, Mary's a grand old name by George M. Cohan; When you're a clown by Jeff Bailey, Jack Latimer; arrangements by Walter Sheets, Russell Garciamoreless
    • Dream
      Dream
      Episode 26
      5/16/56
      0.0
      In France in 1887 an impressionable youth gives his mother cause for alarm. The young man has a recurrent dream in which he searches for his dead father. The mother is further upset when the boy tells her of meeting a baron who offers to take him aboard ship for a journey to the West Indies.moreless
    • A Ticket For Thaddeus
      5/9/56
      0.0
      A humble refugee from war-torn Poland has never been able to shed his fear of anyone in uniform. When the immigrant is involved in a minor traffic altercation, he tries to prove to the police he was at fault even though he wasn't.
    • Claire
      Claire
      Episode 24
      4/25/56
      0.0
      A young doctor brings his second wife to his lakeside home to live. She is taunted by the presence of his pet cat, which serves to remind her that because she couldn't swim, she stood helplessly by while the first wife drowned.
    • Markheim
      Markheim
      Episode 23
      4/11/56
      0.0
      A man who's forced to sell his belongings to pay off debts is pushed into violence by a rude shopkeeper.
    • The Sword Of Villon
    • It`s a Most Unusual Day
      3/14/56
      0.0
      A married couple take in a show at Ciro's night club starring songwriter Jimmy McHugh. They're prompted by his melodies to relive their past. McHugh plays "I'm in the Mood for Love", "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby", "Sunny Side of the Street" and "It's a Most Unusual Day". Vocalists are Darla Hood, Diane Jergens, Jana Lund, Peggy Dietrick and Karen Vonne.moreless
    • One Against Many
      One Against Many
      Episode 20
      3/7/56
      0.0
      A scientist devoted to saving lives is faced with a difficult decision: he may be forced to kill in order to prevent a state-wide livestock epidemic.
    • Affair in Sumatra
      Affair in Sumatra
      Episode 19
      2/22/56
      8.0
      A beautiful half-caste girl is torn between love for her people and love for a man.
    • Cry Justice
      Cry Justice
      Episode 18
      2/15/56
      0.0
      Bitter because his law partner married the woman he loved, a man plots his own disappearance, making it appear he has been murdered by his partner. Ten years later, the partner is released from prison and seeks revenge.
    • Prima Donna
      Prima Donna
      Episode 17
      2/1/56
      8.0
      A philanthropic concert artist takes an interest in a 13-year-old newsboy with an outstanding singing voice. She runs into difficulties when the boy also shows a marked preference for baseball.
    • Number Five Checked Out
      1/18/56
      0.0
      A young deaf woman is left alone to look after the resort cabins owned by her father. Two dangerous bank robbers move in, using the secluded spot as a temporary hideout.
    • It`s Always Sunday
      It`s Always Sunday
      Episode 15
      1/11/56
      0.0
      A kindly minister who believes in doing good for the unfortunate befriends a pair of itinerants who arrive in town.
    • Hot Cargo
      Hot Cargo
      Episode 14
      1/4/56
      0.0
      A chorus girl, stranded in a waterfront town in the Orient, is befriended by the skipper of a freighter. She marries the skipper and then meets a good-looking young harbor policeman who falls in love with her.
    • Titanic Incident
      Titanic Incident
      Episode 13
      12/28/55
      10
      A cardsharp and his wife aboard the Titanic on its fateful last voyage pick a wealthy Britisher as their pigeon. The cardsharp sets up the Britisher for a climactic card session, but the tables seem to turn as the ship goes down.
    • The Silent Partner
      The Silent Partner
      Episode 12
      12/21/55
      0.0
      Watching the TV broadcast of the Academy Awards presentation, a faded actress realizes that the patron at another table in the restaurant was once a well-known comic. Her happy discovery is marred, however, by a man who calls both of them has-beens.
    • Lincoln`s Doctor`s Dog
      12/14/55
      0.0
      Discouraged and saddened by the War Between the States, President Lincoln is cheered by the gift of a puppy from his physician.
    • Rookie of the Year
      Rookie of the Year
      Episode 10
      12/7/55
      2.5
      A small-town newspaper sports writer harbors an ambition to work for a big city daily. He sees his chance to achieve his goal while attending the World Series: one of the rookies shows a style reminiscent of a former all-time great banned from baseball for accepting a bribe.
    • Tom and Jerry
      Tom and Jerry
      Episode 9
      11/30/55
      0.0
      It's Christmas Eve at the Macy house. Tom Macy plays Santa for he and wife Jerry's little boy, Tommy. It is obvious that Jerry is not happy with her husband Tom. Jerry knows Tom has a woman on the side named Lola. Their dear friends, Father O'Dowd and attorney Mr. Garrity coax Tom and Jerry into seeing sense and save the couple's marriage.moreless
    • The Bush Roper
      The Bush Roper
      Episode 8
      11/23/55
      0.0
      Grandpa Atkins tries to live up to his tales of former glory as a cowpoke. He learns a dangerous bull is at large in the brush, saddles up, and goes after him with his rope.
    • The Final Tribute
      11/16/55
      0.0
      A nurse in a small-town doctor's office protests the attitude of the new young physician. His cold, impersonal treatment of patients is exactly opposite that of the kindly and gentle elderly doctor he will someday replace.
    • The Life of Vernon Hathaway
      11/9/55
      0.0
      A meek little watch repairman daydreams himself into exciting adventures. When his alter ego takes over, he begins living his dreams in real life.
    • Want ad Wedding
      Want ad Wedding
      Episode 5
      11/2/55
      0.0
      A young naval officer, alone in a strange city, is planning to be married. Having no friends in town, he places an ad in the newspaper advertising for wedding guests.
    • Arroyo
      Arroyo
      Episode 4
      10/26/55
      0.0
      A small New Mexican town enjoys a reasonably peaceful existence under the rule of self-appointed judge Lamar Kendall. This state of affairs is disrupted by the appearance of a wounded young woman, who reports that an Indian raid has wiped out her wagon train.
    • Midsummer Daydream
      10/19/55
      0.0
      A young man who wants desperately to get married finds "The" girl in, of all places, a marriage license bureau. But the happy ending is threatened by the appearance of a suave, smooth, sophisticated gambling man.
    • Day is Done
      Day is Done
      Episode 2
      10/12/55
      0.0
      During the catastrophic 1951 retreat of American troops in Korea, a recruit finds a Chinese bugle. His sargeant then attempts to use it to instill the fighting spirit in his men.
    • Meet The Governor
      10/5/55
      0.0
      A "bumpkin-type" lawyer runs for governor until the opposition digs into his past.
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