Somerset Maugham TV Theatre - Season 2

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CBS (ended 1951)

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Episode Guide

  • A Woman of Fifty
    A Woman of Fifty
    Episode 15
    8/27/51
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    A son misreads the relationship between his father and his older american wife and takes murderous steps.
  • The Yellow Streak
    The Yellow Streak
    Episode 14
    8/20/51
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    A mining engineer faces the fears he feels about the danger involved in his work.
  • The Great Man
    The Great Man
    Episode 13
    8/13/51
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    After a man's playful wife gives their Peruvian host a harmless kiss, he finds himself challenged to a duel.
  • Bewitched
    Bewitched
    Episode 12
    8/6/51
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    A selfish woman refuses to grant a divorce to her husband. She takes a cruise where she meets an elderly man who finds himself in the same predicament as her husband.
  • The Ardent Bigamist
    The Ardent Bigamist
    Episode 11
    7/30/51
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    A young man shares the troubles of his love life with his elderly uncle, assuming the man is a life-long bachelor. He couldn't be more mistaken.
  • In Hiding
    In Hiding
    Episode 10
    7/23/51
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    A wife of a mild-mannered professor of Egyptology greatly exagerates stories about her husband's adventures. Her tales become so outrageous that he goes into hiding to avoid disappointing her.
  • The Promise
    The Promise
    Episode 9
    7/16/51
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    A romance develops between an actress and an engineer who's several years younger. The two promise that if either should fall in love with another, they will go their seperate ways.
  • The French Governor
    7/9/51
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    A shy, mild-mannered engineer is offered an incredible job in Africa. He is shocked to learn "the catch": he first must get married.
  • The Letter
    The Letter
    Episode 7
    6/25/51
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    A woman explains that she was justified in killing a man to protect her honor. Things aren't that simple; the two were having an affair, despite both being married to others.
  • The Narrow Corner
    The Narrow Corner
    Episode 6
    6/11/51
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    Several fugitive men are forced to take refuge on a small island, home to a mysterious and exotic young woman.
  • Cakes and Ale
    Cakes and Ale
    Episode 5
    5/28/51
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    An opportunistic writer is hired to write the biography of an acclaimed though recently deceased author. It's a question as to how much dirt he will include or gloss over.
  • The Facts of Life
    The Facts of Life
    Episode 4
    5/14/51
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    Despite his father's warnings about the dangers of women and gambling, a young man travels to Monte Carlo and gets entangled with both.
  • The Moon and Sixpence
    4/30/51
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    A middle-aged business man walks out on his wife and comfortable middle-class life to fulfill his dream of painting. He moves to Paris and takes over the studio and wife of a hack artist. In his single-minded pursuit of painting, he shows no regard for the wife he left behind, his new mistress (who commits suicide), or a friend he leaves bleeding in a dive bar. This obsession and sense of purpose makes everyone he meets his devoted disciple.moreless
  • Theatre
    Theatre
    Episode 2
    4/16/51
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    A stage actress can not accept that's she's no longer a sweet, young ingenue.
  • Of Human Bondage
    Of Human Bondage
    Episode 1
    4/2/51
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    The series kicks-off its run as an hour-long series on NBC with a dramatization of Maugham's most famous work. It tells the story of an orphaned boy with a clubbed foot who's raised by a stern uncle. His eventual travels take him to London and a destructive relationship with a waitress.moreless
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