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Episode Guide

    • Secret Document X256
      Secret Document X256
      Season 14 - Episode 19
      A secret government document that was supposed to have been destroyed by burning turns up in a photo taken in a beer hall. Though it's an obsolete book of plans and operations, it would still be of use in unfriendly persons. The Air Force's Special Investigating Office travels to the West German air base to determine which member of the burning detail swiped the document.moreless
    • Assignment: Teen-Age Junkies
      Assignment: Teen-Age Junkies
      Season 13 - Episode 10
      There are approximately 4000 drugs addicts in New York City under 21-years-old. This episode follows three reporters from the New York Journal American newspapers as they gather information on the subject. Shown is how teenagers are drawn into narcotics addiction by pushers.
    • Thunder Over Berlin
      Thunder Over Berlin
      Season 10 - Episode 14
      This is a dramatization of a recent event that raised tension between the U.S. and the Russians. An American convoy was stopped for a routine cargo inspection and the American government considered a challenge. Secretary of the Army Wither M. Brucker appears as a guest.
    • The Contender
      The Contender
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      On the eve of a major fight, boxer Jimmy Polo says he's through with the ring. A chance encounter with a punch-drunk boxer he'd fought convinces him that he's got to leave the sport before he, too, becomes brain damaged.
    • Raid in Beatnik Village
      Raid in Beatnik Village
      Season 11 - Episode 9
      The episode with a comic tone tells of an actual police raid in New York City's beatnik neighborhood, Greenwich Village. The cops of Inspector Edward Carey's narcotics squad go undercover and pose as bearded and groovy beatniks, hanging out in their "pads" and coffee houses, playing bongos and writing poetry. Their goal: to haul in the drug dealers corrupting the innocent.moreless
    • Fred Allen's Sketchbook
      Fred Allen's Sketchbook
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      Comedian Fred Allen introduces and stars in three short, humorous sketches: In The Hour of Letdown, a bartender deals with a customer and his booze-swilling talking computer; The Private Life of Mr. Bidwell has a man irritating his wife at a cocktail party by doing nothing; In Twenty Horses, a boss fires a stenographer for wasting time asking riddles, but then frantically searches for her to get the answer to one of them.moreless
    • Buckskin
      Season 6 - Episode 29
      Clay Cochran is known as a gun-slinger, but when he's hired by Wells Fargo to work in Meade City, Kansas, everyone notices he doesn't have a gun.
    • The Honorable Mrs. Jones
      The Honorable Mrs. Jones
      Season 6 - Episode 39
      A Congresswoman deals with two crises--one marital, one political.
    • I Found 60 Million Dollars
      I Found 60 Million Dollars
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      In 1952, geologist and prospector Charles Steen triggered a "urnaium rush" in the American southwest with his discovery of a massive uranium vein in Utah. His true rags-to-riches story is dramatized.
    • Ladder of Lies
      Ladder of Lies
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      A hard-luck boyfriend spins a web of lies to impress his potential father-in-law. He soon becomes tangled in his own stories.
    • Stay Away Stranger
      Stay Away Stranger
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      The stage is set for a showdown between Old World tradition and freedom of choice. A young woman in a Portugese-American fishing village is expected to marry the son of a family friend. She prefers the American student types with trouble erupting when she accepts the fraternity pin of a college boy.moreless
    • Crack-Up
      Season 6 - Episode 26
      A one-time comedy headliner who's just been fired from his nightclub gig makes news headlines, giving his career a whole new beginning.
    • Perilous Night
      Perilous Night
      Season 6 - Episode 37
      A man spends the night in the hospital with his very ill wife who's about to have their child.
    • East of Nowhere
      East of Nowhere
      Season 6 - Episode 35
      The aloof captain of the Finnish vessel Finlandia, hold loaded with jet fuel, takes his young wife on a mysterious voyage to an undivulged port. The wife suspects that it's being delivered to the Chinese for an assault on the islands off their coast. Once the crew realizes the cargo is intended for the Communists, they rebel against their captain.moreless
    • Crisis (AKA Jet Pilot)
      Crisis (AKA Jet Pilot)
      Season 6 - Episode 33
      Lt. Bill Leete is set to resign his position as a pilot, feeling that his job has become little more than another part on a plane. Before he quits, he's sent on a dangerous assignment to check out an unknown aircraft. Encountering a ferocious storm and relying solely on his instruments, he realizes how important a pilot is in the cockpit.moreless
    • The Judged
      The Judged
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      The discipline at a boys' military school is intense and rentless. This poses a problem for the school's commandant when he has to punish his own son.
    • Hero at Home
      Hero at Home
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      After saving a couple of kids from a burning building, the new hero is loving all the adoration that's coming his way. Though doctors find he suffered only minor injuries in the rescue, he claims he no longer can walk.
    • Time for Love
      Time for Love
      Season 6 - Episode 40
      Engaged to the local bully, a sweet farm girl meets a handsome and much nicer man at the country fair.
    • Fight for Tomorrow
      Fight for Tomorrow
      Season 6 - Episode 32
      At first, she believed memories of his husband's first wife were ruining their marriage. She eventually learns there's another issue at work.
    • The Secret of Emily Du Vane
      The Secret of Emily Du Vane
      Season 6 - Episode 31
      Emily has been brow-beaten by her domineering husband for many years. She recalls the days when she was single and in love with an artist who painted her. An art collector arrives and "discovers" the late painter's works.
    • Hit a Blue Note
      Hit a Blue Note
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      A talented jazz trumpeter hopes to return to the top of his field.
    • Half a Hero
      Half a Hero
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      A cab driver gets a chance to prove to his girlfriend that he is not a "chicken".
    • The First Born
      The First Born
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      Getting a child from an illegal adoption ring is never a good idea, as a family soon learns.
    • Solid Citizen
      Solid Citizen
      Season 6 - Episode 8
    • Brink of Disaster
      Brink of Disaster
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      A husband has reached his breaking point in dealing with his inmature wife and her condescending family.
    • Slow Assassination: Perón Vs. La Prensa
      This drama tells the real life story of an independent newspaper's fight against Argentina's dictator Juan Perón. Dr. Alberto Gainza Paz, owner and publisher of the newspaper La prensa, was forced to close down his publication. He found refuge abroad where he continued working until Perón's downfall. At that time he returned to Argentina and reestablished La prensa and freedom of the press.moreless
    • S.O.S. from the Andrea Doria
      S.O.S. from the Andrea Doria
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      Film clips and re-enactments dramatize this story of the July 1956 sinking of the luxury liner Andrea Doria after colliding with the Stockholm. The events of that evening are told though the experiences of three real-life passengers: Dr. Thure C. Peterson, returning from a European vacation with his wife who died in the wreckage; Lillyana Dooner, a young bride who jumped 100 feet into the ocean to save her three-year old; and Giovanni Rovelli, a stewart aboard the ship who was saving to send his son to school.moreless
    • Night Court
      Night Court
      Season 8 - Episode 15
      This fact-based drama highlights a "typical" night at New York's famous Night Court. At the City Magistrate's Court, minor crimes and issues are taken care of.
    • Day of Disaster: Riker's Island
      Day of Disaster: Riker's Island
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      This episode dramatizes the events of February 1, 1957 when an airliner crashed just outside of Riker's Island Penitentiary in New York City. The inmates who helped in the rescue efforts faced many temptations and many displayed heroism.
    • The Bystander
      The Bystander
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      In the season premiere, a photographer finds himself involved in a rescue mission after witnessing an abduction in East Germany.
    • Arson: File #732
      Arson: File #732
      Season 8 - Episode 13
      This is a drama based on the work of the Fire Marshal's Office of Nassau County, Long Island, New York. A case history is presented about the solution of an arson for profit case, which goes into all the details of the fire and investigations to the apprehension of the "torch."moreless
    • Flare Up
      Flare Up
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      The true story of a polio outbreak in Chicago is dramatized in this episode. The president of the Chicago Board of Health, Dr. Herman Bundesen, makes the risky decision to administer shots during the outbreak. One early victim is young Miguel Rico, who dies after receiving only one of the three required Salk vaccine shots. His father, Tomas, is sure he got the disease from the vaccine and warns other parents not to allow the vaccinations. Eventually, Tomas' wife convinces him that Miguel died because he had received only one of the shots and they have finally have their daughter vaccinated.moreless
    • Divorcées Anonymous
      Divorcées Anonymous
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      A drama of a woman on the verge of divorce and how Divorcees Anonymous, a Chicago organization, deals with such cases. The organization tries along with two divorced women to make the woman on the verge of divorce realize how much better it is to stay married. With the aid of Sam Starr, a Chicago attorney, they bring about a reconciliation. At the conclusion, Sam Starr speaks briefly about the pressing problem of divorce today.moreless
    • The Freedom Fighters of Hungary
      The Freedom Fighters of Hungary
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      Dramatization of how three strangers, Anna Percelz, Sandor Fisvek and Ferenc Lukacs, become part of a force fighting a common enemy. The drama traces the heroic and tragic paths each follows until they meet to stand against the overwhelming power of the invading Soviet forces.
    • Search, Seizure and Arrest
      Search, Seizure and Arrest
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      A dramatization of the actual operations of a customs enforcement squad on a ship as it tracks down a man trying to smuggle drugs into the U.S. Inspector Michaels boards a ship from Morocco and leads his squad in searching out the narcotics. They find some in the coat of a crew member named Alvin and hidden in various places on the ship. Michaels turns over the case to the Customs agents.moreless
    • Error in Judgment: The Case of Prisoner #16688
      True-life drama of a young lawyer's untiring efforts to free a man he believes was unjustly convicted. The lawyer, Bob Gorman, examines the file of Roy Eaton, who has been serving time since 1940 in Joliet, Illinois for armed robbery. Eaton, bitter over the system which he feels discriminates against the poor and illiterate, is distrustful of the lawyer's efforts to prove there is equal justice under the law. The date for a re-trial is long since past and the State of Illinois must give a waiver. Barney Moran is responsible for this decision and he grants it. The evidence is submitted to the judge and Eaton is proclaimed innocent. At the end, Gorman speaks briefly on the fact that convicted people have rights and they must not be abrogated.moreless
    • The Trial of Poznan
      The Trial of Poznan
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      Three participants in the anti-Communist riots held in Poznan, Poland are placed on trial. The resulting spectacle lead to the condemnation of the crooked regime ruling the city.
    • Flight #387 from Budapest
      Flight #387 from Budapest
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      A group of Hungarians attempt to escape to West Germany in this dramatization of a true story. Polyak assembles a group that wants to leave, with the plan of commandeering a plane to take them to freedom. The man who's supposed to bring the gun doesn't show up, but they decide to take over the plane anyway and fly to West Germany.moreless
    • Operation Deep Freeze: Crash of the Otter
      Operation Deep Freeze was the largest expedition yet to the Antarctic. Part of that team were the seven men of the Otter, a plane that crashed on the continent during a blizzard. In this dramatization of actual events, Lt. Comm. Glen H. Lathrop, Jr. and his men fight the cold and scarcity of food to stay alive until a rescue team arrives. Produced with help from the Department of Defense and the Navy.moreless
    • Four Homes for Danny
      Four Homes for Danny
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      This is the story of an unloved and misunderstood child, Danny, and the homes in which he lives and tries to find himself. He begins to be difficult at home and in class, but his nagging parents never think they might be partly responsible. He is sent to the New England Home for Little Wanderers, where friendly teachers and psychiatrists study but do not change youngsters' behavior. A temporary foster home is arranged for Danny. With the help of case workers, his parents change their feelings about their responsibilities to Danny and when he returns, he feels he will stay.moreless
    • The Vanished
      The Vanished
      Season 9 - Episode 15
      The real-life American, John Nobel, was unjustly imprisoned by the Russians and sent to a slave-labor camp in bleak Vorkuta. He was assigned such back-breaking tasks as mining coal with his bare hands. Eventually he does make it out alive as the story builds to a climax.
    • Three Cents Worth of Fear
      Three Cents Worth of Fear
      Season 8 - Episode 17
      United States postal inspectors search for the writer of numerous threatening letters. Along the way, they solve a robbery and a lost-and-found issue.
    • The Mummy Complex
      The Mummy Complex
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      Based on a true story, a Brooklyn museum curator runs into comical problems as he tries to get rid of a 1600-year-old mummy he no longer needs.
    • U.F.O.: The Enigma of the Skies
      U.F.O.: The Enigma of the Skies
      Season 9 - Episode 9
      Douglas Edwards narrates this filmed examination of the UFO phenomenon with eyewitnesses who have reported seeing the mysterious craft interviewed. A military official tells how the Air Force investigates the reports and how they've concluded most are misidentified weather balloons, jets and simple mirages. The episode wraps with the opinions of scientists, some of whom believe we are being visited by beings from outer space.moreless
    • The New Class: The Book Heard Round the World
      This episode analyzes the current best-selling book "The New Class". It looks at how the present Communist state has devolved from a grandiose principle into a power-hungry bureaucracy.
    • Money for Sale
      Money for Sale
      Season 10 - Episode 3
      The real work of the Secret Service is presented in this dramatization. When a section of the country is flooded with phony $10 bills, the agents begin work tracking down the counterfeits. One government agent goes undercover as a gangster to infiltrate the ring and bust up their gang.
    • Thirty Days to Reconsider
      Thirty Days to Reconsider
      Season 9 - Episode 12
      This semi-documentary shows the efforts of social workers in the court of conciliation, part of the Los Angeles superior court. Under the court's supervision, workers try to save shaky marriages before they end up in divorce court.
    • The Meanest Crime in the World
      The Meanest Crime in the World
      Season 9 - Episode 13
      A quack physician claims to be able to help cancer patients, which keeps them from seeking the proper medical care they actually need. He also claims to cure others of the dread disease, even though they never had cancer in the first place.
    • The Trusted Thief
      The Trusted Thief
      Season 9 - Episode 14
      Needing cash to keep up with his expenses, and seeing his bonus cut, an office manager begins secretly borrowing money from the company. He begins with just $500, but before it's over, he's dipped into the company for $75,000.
    • The Shepherd of Paris
      The Shepherd of Paris
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      During the coldest winter on record, French preist Abbe Pierre goes to work to house the homeless, poor and refugeed in post-war Paris. His petition to Parliament for one billion franks to build emergency holes finally proves successful when they grant him ten billion.
    • Thief of Diamonds
      Thief of Diamonds
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      A smooth criminal sets up a jewel heist at a Las Vegas hotel and then catches a plane to New York to await the arrival of the gems.
    • Counterfeit, Inc.
      Counterfeit, Inc.
      Season 8 - Episode 18
      The art of counterfeiting, and of the Secret Service that captures those who do, is dramatized. The story follows the path of funny money, from the "manufacturer" through the "passer", the "distributor", and the "banker" who runs the operation.
    • The Hunted: The Eva Soreny Story
      The Hunted: The Eva Soreny Story
      Season 8 - Episode 19
      Eva Soreny is considered Hungary's greatest actress. This is the true story of her escape from the Russians following last November's Hungarian revolt.
      Eva is preparing Othello at the Budapest National Theater when the rebellion begins. (She has been secretly working with members of the revolution.) Following the invasion, a Soviet officer arranges a meeting with star; the Russians would love to have her as part of their propaganda effort. That's when Eva and her husband decide to escape the country with their children.moreless
    • Buried 2000 Years: The Dead Sea Scrolls
      In the season premiere, Israeli actor Joseph Yadin portrays his father, archaeologist Eleazer Skulnik, in this factual story about the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Skulnik came into possession of several of the scrolls and was one of the first to realize their significance. Eventually, the documents are returned to Israel on the same day the United Nations declared the country free.moreless
    • Crisis on Tangier Island
      Crisis on Tangier Island
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      A minister attempts to recruit a physician for his small Chesapeake Bay fishing village off the Maryland coast. After three years of efforts, he finally succeeds.
    • Assignment: Junkies' Alley
      Assignment: Junkies' Alley
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      A policewoman in Philadelphia is sent undercover to pose as a drug addict. She buys "horse" and has dealings with thieves, pushers, prostitutes and the like before the police come in to make arrests.
    • John Doe #154
      John Doe #154
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      A man wakes up in a Detroit bus station with no idea how he got there or who he is.
    • Have Jacket Will Travel
      Have Jacket Will Travel
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      American families enter into the process of adopting European and Asian war orphans. One particular child lives in Korea and is shunned by his people because of his American soldier father and his "fallen woman" mother.
    • H.R. 8438: The Story of a Lost Boy
      H.R. 8438: The Story of a Lost Boy
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      This drama is the true story of Anton Steigerwald, a war orphan who's believed to be the child of an American who served in Yugoslavia during the war. Elizabeth Steigerwald, now living in Philadelphia, has her daughter, Maria, bring her son Johann back to America. Maria, instead, brings Anton, fully aware that he is not Johannn. Anton's sister contacts Mrs. Steigerwald and tells her the truth, though she has known it all along. U.S. authorities bring the real Johann over and, as of this episode's airing, Anton was awaiting the passage of bill H.R. 3438 to stay in America.moreless
    • The Second Family
      The Second Family
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      This drama is based on actual events at an "average" American high school in Eastchester, New York. Gordon Lacklin, the school's top teacher, is offered a higher paying job and must choose between staying or going. Douglas MacDonald, the principal, considers dismissing a teacher who can't control her classroom.
    • No Room to Breathe
      No Room to Breathe
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      Though they seem to have nothing in common, an introverted librarian and a homeless man forge a friendship on winter's day at the library.
    • Sudden Disaster
      Sudden Disaster
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      Two strangers discover they have something in common: both women are waiting for the same man who's missing in an accident at sea.
    • Trapped
      Season 6 - Episode 27
      A bitter "old maid" sister lives in fear that her brother will fall in love and leave her side.
    • TV or Not TV
      TV or Not TV
      Season 6 - Episode 28
      George, Harvey and Donald, three neighbors who commute to work together, band together to fight the one common enemy in each of their homes: the omnipresent television set.
    • Leap for Freedom
      Leap for Freedom
      Season 6 - Episode 30
      In Vermont for a skiing competion, a contender from behind the iron curtain is confined to bed with an injury. He's also ordered not to speak to the family in whose house his team is staying.
    • The Hallelujah Corner
      The Hallelujah Corner
      Season 6 - Episode 34
      A wildly sucessful author has received praise from all corners, save the one she really wants it from: her mother. An aloof country woman from the Kentucky hills shows, she shows no warmth towards her daughter nor pride in her work.
    • The Narrow Man
      The Narrow Man
      Season 6 - Episode 36
      A college president is presented with a test of his integrity. A donation that could keep the university open comes with dubious strings attached.
    • Thunder in the House
      Thunder in the House
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      On the day of his retirement, a man is slapped in the face by the reality that his children are total strangers.
    • The Fatal Trap
      The Fatal Trap
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      A gold-digging mother schemes to marry her daughter into society and wealth, but her plan runs into obstacles.
    • The Runaway
      The Runaway
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      An adult lawyer runs away from his life and returns to his boyhood home and the aunt and uncle who raised him.
    • Lie Detector
      Lie Detector
      Season 6 - Episode 7
    • Flare-Up
      Season 6 - Episode 10
    • H for Hurricane
      H for Hurricane
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      A hurricane traps a woman in her New York apartment. Without power or phone, she must find help for her very sick child.
    • Ring Twice for Christmas
      Ring Twice for Christmas
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      A couple of thieves come up with an ingenious holdiday scam: as Santa Claus and his helper Whizzo, the magician, the two will attend a party at an affluent home and make off with bags full of valuables.
    • The Invisible Handcuffs
      The Invisible Handcuffs
      Season 6 - Episode 16
    • Save Me from Treason
      Save Me from Treason
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      An American soldier being held as a prisoner of war in Korea decides to turn traitor to spite his cold-hearted father.
    • Turning Point
      Turning Point
      Season 6 - Episode 38
    • The Moment of Truth
      The Moment of Truth
      Season 6 - Episode 41
      A ten-year-old tells his dad that his football was stolen by the son of his father's boss. The father then is forced to choose between taking the word of his son or that of his employer.
    • Terror at My Heels
      Terror at My Heels
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      The true story of American pilot Lt. Melvin Shadduck, who was captured during the Korean War. Housed in a tent with four other Americans, he finds them suffering from inadequate food and medical care. Shadduck spends time foraging for food, virtually ignored by his Chinese guards. Eventually he escapes and meets a Chinese boy who contacts American authorities. Shadduck's heroism continues as he refuses hospital care until his fellow prisoners are saved.moreless
    • Man in Shadow
      Man in Shadow
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      Paul Foster gave up his engineering career to take over his Dad's insurance business. Unfortunately, he's not cut out for the job and soon he, and the business, are failing. After hitting his secretary and accusing her of spying, a psychiatrist diagnoses Paul as having had a mental breakdown, coupled with paranoia. His wife, Ruth, has him committed to a hospital and eventually treatment and the prescription of new drugs allows him to cope with his problems and return to his life.moreless
    • Five Who Shook the Mighty
      Five Who Shook the Mighty
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      This episode dramatizes the true story of five Romanian patriots who, in February 1955, took over the Communist Romanian Legation in Berne, Switzerland. Their purpose was to protest the treatment of their fellow Romanians. During the 48 hours they hold the Legation, they release a secret Communist code to the press, striking a huge blow to Russia's spy effort. The five agree to surrender only after being assured that they will be tried in Switzerland and not sent back to Romania. At this show's airing, the five were awaiting trial in Berne.moreless
    • A Baby Named X
      A Baby Named X
      Season 7 - Episode 14
      Three couples are hoping for a new child in this episode set at the real Spence-Chapin Adoption Service of New York. After a woman arrives to put her newborn up for adoption, a case worker determines the fitness of each of the couples to become parents. One couple changes their minds, one is found unfit and the third takes "Baby X" into their home and their hearts.moreless
    • The Case of Colonel Petrov
      The Case of Colonel Petrov
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      This is the true story of Colonel Vladimir Petrov, the chief of the Russian Secret Police. Petrov wants to defect, but his wife is a firm believer in communism. He befriends Dr. Michael Bialoguski of Australian Intelligence who helps him get away and arranges for Petrov's wife to be flown "Down Under" on the pretext that her husband was killed by Australian authorities. The couple is successfully reunited and the colonel provides many useful details on the Soviet's spy efforts in Australia.moreless
    • Seventy-Three Seconds Into Space
      Seventy-Three Seconds Into Space
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      This episode tells the true events surrounding the development of the Viking rocket and it's use in the conquest of space.
    • Devil at the Door
      Devil at the Door
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      The true story of American soldier Richard Tenneson is dramatized in this episode. Tenneson was captured by the Communists during the Korean war and refused repatriation after fighting ended. His mother, Portia Howe, makes a trip to Tokyo, working through red tape in an effort to visit her son in Korea.moreless
    • The Third Ear
      The Third Ear
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      A writer invades a family's privacy when he uses wiretapping to get information about a man's business practices.
    • Ward Three: Four P.M. to Midnight: The St. Luke's Hospital Story
      This drama, presented documentary-style, gives a "day in the life" view of Ward Three, the Women's Ward, of Luke's Hospital in New York City. Night head nurse Sally Lacey leads this shift. Amoung the patients seen: Miss Mickler, an unpleasant woman who makes life difficult for the nurses; a young Puerto Rican woman, Elena Ampuero, who's suffering from malnutrition; and Mrs. Kafka, a mother who is more interested in the health of her two children at home than she is about her hepatitis.moreless
    • The Strange War of Sergeant Kreuzer
      In the season premiere, an Army sergeant is sent to Korea to work at the United Nations Civil Assistance Command. His job is to collect orphans wandering about Seoul and bring them into the safety of orphanages. The sergeant encounters problems with one particular twelve-year-old gang leader.
    • Lost: $2,000,000,000: The Diary of 'Diane'
      This episode follows the destruction and mayhem caused by Hurricane Diane. The story follows the National Weather Bureau's chief forecaster, Reinhardt Schmidt, as he tracks the storm. Interwoven is the story of immigrants Josephina and her brother Sebastiano who ride out the storm in Connecticut. Throughout, the "voice" of Diane describes her devastation.moreless
    • Minding Our Own Business
      Minding Our Own Business
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      After losing his job when a Chicago newspaper closes, a man and his wife decide to fulfill their life-long ambition by moving to a small town and publishing a local newspaper. The town's residents seem disinterested in the family and their publication until their son comes down with polio.
    • Saturday Visit
      Saturday Visit
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      This episode is a composite of true-life stories from the Family Service Association of America. A failed businessman leaves, vowing not to return home until he can adequately provide for his family.
    • The Town that Refused to Die
      The Town that Refused to Die
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      The town of Sanford, Maine faced a bleak future when its biggest employer, a textile mill, closed its doors. State Senator Carl Broggi quit his government job to help the locals attract additional industry to the town.
    • I Was Accused: The George Voskovec Story
      Television actor George Voskovec portrays himself in this story from his life. He spent ten months on Ellis Island after he was accused of being a Communist by a fellow Czechslovakian. He was finally allowed to re-enter the country when he was able to clear his name.
    • Nightmare in Red
      Nightmare in Red
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      Russia during the first half of the 20th Century is profiled using newsreel clips, scenes from feature films, and never-before seen footage smuggled out from behind the Iron Curtain. Among the historical figures featured are Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Vishinsky, Molotov, and the Czar.
    • Accused of Murder
      Accused of Murder
      Season 9 - Episode 16
      An innocent man practically has his life destroyed by circumstantial evidence. Police use systematic mental torture to get a murder confession out of this man, though he was in no way involved.
    • Kidnap Story: Hold for Release!
      Kidnap Story: Hold for Release!
      Season 9 - Episode 17
      A successful real estate kingpin is kidnapped and held for ransom. His family is ordered not to take the story to the press, so they're afraid to contact the police. But, they don't know how they're going to raise the amount the kidnappers are demanding.
    • Twelve Cases of Murder
      Twelve Cases of Murder
      Season 9 - Episode 18
      Guns being shipped via train are missing, though the car carrying them shows no signs of entry. There's a break in the case when one of the firearms shows up in a pawnshop.
    • Merchants of Evil
      Merchants of Evil
      Season 13 - Episode 12
      Three narcotics agents hunting down couriers working for an internationl heroin-smuggling cartel begin to suspect a purser at an airline and a respected French doll maker. It turns out their man is an ambassador whith diplomatic immunity. This forces the agents to use an ingenious method to capture the carrier.
    • Patterns of Hope
      Patterns of Hope
      Season 13 - Episode 13
      This episode focuses on the latest development in the battle against cancer and features many medical experts appearing as themselves. The drama focuses on a young doctor, Kenneth Wiley, who accepts an assistant residency at a hospital specializing in cancer research.
    • Black Bird of Space: Story of the X-15
      This episode dramatizes the work of aeronautical engineers and pilots who developed and flew the X-15, the nation's most powerful research plane. The frustrations and excitement experienced by the team are depicted, as well as the sacrifices made by test pilot Scott Crossfield in getting the aircraft up in the air and back safely.moreless
    • Anatomy of Betrayal: Dateline Cuba
      Anatomy of Betrayal: Dateline Cuba
      Season 13 - Episode 15
      In this docu-drama, Cubans who went into exile during the Batista regime returned following Castro's revolution to find just another repressive dictator. The story is told through the eyes of a disillusioned Cuban newspaper journalist who was betrayed by the promise of freedom.
    • The Secret Crime
      The Secret Crime
      Season 13 - Episode 16
      A factory owner, Harry Becker, commits forgery to get cash he desperately needs for his business. His long-time secretary knows what he did and uses the information to blackmail her boss. Though he's guilt-ridden over his crime, he has no choice but to meet her outrageous demands.
    • Journey to Oblivion
      Journey to Oblivion
      Season 13 - Episode 17
      The season wraps with a story of addiction. Sandy Hayward is a socially prominent woman who refuses to deal with her alcoholism. Her brother Steve, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, tries to convince her she needs help.
    • The Cross and the Dragon
      The Cross and the Dragon
      Season 14 - Episode 1
      In the season premiere, the true story of Catholic Bishop James Edward Walsh is dramatized. The story begins with his arrival in China in 1918 through to his arrest in 1960. As of this episode's airing, he is the last American preist remaining alive in China, and is serving a 20 year prison sentence.moreless
    • Smash-Up
      Season 14 - Episode 2
      Two cars collide on a deserted highway; the passengers of one of the vehicles claim to be injured. Are they telling the truth or pulling a scam? This program looks at the big-money racket of phony insurance claims.
    • The Friendly Thieves
      The Friendly Thieves
      Season 14 - Episode 3
      Confidence men employ shady tactics to fleece the public of millions of dollars each year. Wanting to learn the business, a young man named Harvey goes to Bruno the Asprin Kid, an old pro, for tutoring.
    • The Man Who Refused to Die
      The Man Who Refused to Die
      Season 13 - Episode 11
      Abraham Rothstein is one of many crammed into a train car and being transported to the Treblinka death camp in Poland. A fellow prisoner discovers a pipe on the freight car floor. Abraham uses it to break a window and jump from the train. The real Abraham Rothstein and his sister Faye are inverviewed about their experiences following the dramatization.moreless
    • Runaway Road: Story of a Missing Person
      New York City's missing persons bureau is busy. With 200,000 reported missing each year, some 10,000 of them are from rural areas surrounding the city. This episode looks at some of the cases the bureau has worked on, including a young boy who ran away from home, a groom who disappears just days after his wedding, and the hunt for relatives of a drowned man.moreless
    • Parole Granted
      Parole Granted
      Season 12 - Episode 16
      Danny Leeds is now on parole after having served half of his sentence. His parole officer works to help him readjust to life on the outside and keep on the right track. At first, Danny is hostile to all the rules and regulations he must follow, but soon realizes they are all for his benefit.moreless
    • The Dedicated American: The Story of Dr. Gordon Seagrave
      Dr. Gordon Seagrave, known as the "Burma Surgeon", has practiced medicine in Namkham, Northern Burma, for 38 years. After beginning his practice with practically nothing, he now serves villiagers and peasants in the 250-bed hospital he now runs. In this documentary filmed on location, Dr. Seagrave discusses his World War II experiences, his teaching of Burmese nurses to carry on his work, and his opinions on medical aid in developing nations.moreless
    • Legend of Murder: The Untold Story of Lizzie Borden
      In the season premiere, the infamous axe murders of Lizzy Borden's father and stepmother is dramatized. Their grizzly deaths committed in their Fall River, Massachusetts home in 1892 resulted in Lizzy being charged with the crimes. The jury found her not guilty and the murders remain unsolved.
    • A Chapter on Tyranny: Dateline Berlin
      Peter Halber is allowed to pass freely from his home in West Berlin to his job in East Berlin. He's content with his life, but his aunt and uncle aren't. They want Franz to carry them across the border before it's sealed off.
    • The Thief of Charity
      The Thief of Charity
      Season 13 - Episode 3
      Shady fund-raisers drain off money that supposed to go to legitimate charities.
    • Track of an Unknown: The Story of North American Air Defense
      This dramatized documentary shows the work of the North American Air Defence Command (NORAD) in protecting the United States and Canada. This episode is based on an an actual event from the preceeding year, it shows what would happen if an ICBM attack was started, and how the moon would would play an important part.moreless
    • Spin a Crooked Record
      Spin a Crooked Record
      Season 13 - Episode 5
      This expose looks at the illegal practice of copying legitimate record albums and selling them to the public. Mindy Carson plays Fran Carmen, a singer who puts on one of her phonograph albums and decides it sounds odd. It turns out she's listening to a poorly made counterfeit copy.
    • The Battle of Hearts
      The Battle of Hearts
      Season 13 - Episode 6
      After 12 years together, George and Lela Davis face the break-up of their marriage. The effect their problems are having on their children are shown. The couple turns to a marriage counselor to help save their relationship.
    • Securities for Suckers
      Securities for Suckers
      Season 13 - Episode 8
      It's not just cash that gets counterfeited; a crime syndicate prints fake stock certificates and bonds and sells them to unsuspecting businessmen. This episode follows the trail of a set of phony bonds from the time they're printed until they are sold.
    • Tunnel to Freedom
      Tunnel to Freedom
      Season 14 - Episode 4
      Eleven elderly East Berliners can no longer tolerate Communist oppression. Lead by an 81-year-old who lives with his wife in a house by the Berlin Wall, the group works for 16 days to dig and claw a 100 foot tunnel into West Berlin and freedom.
    • A City Betrayed
      A City Betrayed
      Season 14 - Episode 5
      A Denver police scandal from 1960 is dramatized. Making his nightly rounds, patrolman Rymark catches a fellow officer committing a burglary. When he tries to report the crime, he's told to keep quiet. It turns out that several officers had banded together to perpetrate a safe-cracking ring.
    • Aggressor Force
      Aggressor Force
      Season 14 - Episode 17
      A fictional enemy nation is concocted to give a sense of realism to U.S. troops during peacetime training maneuvers. This episode dramatizes one of these exercises at Fort Riley, Kansas where soliders are exposed to a different language, monetary system, local history--all to give them the sense of being in unfamiliar surroundings.moreless
    • Swindler in Paradise
      Swindler in Paradise
      Season 14 - Episode 18
      Sleazy real estate salesmen buy worthless chunks of land out West and then use deceptive advertising and fraudulent practices to sell them, mainly to senior couples.
    • The Bald Spot
      The Bald Spot
      Season 1 - Episode 7
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    • The Rocking Horse
      The Rocking Horse
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      This is the tender story of a woman who is reunited with her son.
    • Ring Around My Finger
      Ring Around My Finger
      Season 1 - Episode 11
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    • The Oldest Song
      The Oldest Song
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      This is a story of young love and an old violin.
    • Time of Their Lives
      Time of Their Lives
      Season 2 - Episode 10
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    • On the Beat
      On the Beat
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      A musical accompanist must choose between a policeman and a tenor, both of whom love her. Appearing together in the same show, the tenor seems to have the inside track until his massive star-ego becomes obvious. Meanwhile, the cop who works outside the theater woos Martha during her breaks.
    • Prescription: Hypnosis
      Prescription: Hypnosis
      Season 10 - Episode 15
      Douglas Edwards hosts this dramitization of three case histories where phychiatrists have used hypnosis to treat patients. Discussing the topic will be Dr. Harold Rosen, member of the Council of Mental Health of the American Medical Association.
    • A Square Mile of Hope
      A Square Mile of Hope
      Season 14 - Episode 16
      Eight men of the clergy representing various denominations join together to improve life in one of New York City's worst slum areas. Their Protestant Parish House of East Harlem fights against the demoralizing social and living conditions, crime, and delinquency that infest and contaminate their neighborhood.
    • The Embezzler
      The Embezzler
      Season 14 - Episode 15
      Small town bank president Arthur Vernon has unsupervised authority over his bank's five millions dollars worth of assets. Manipulated by a domineering aunt, he begins to play around with various accounts, but not for personal gain. His reason is to make a loan to a newcomer who wants to build an electronics plant in the community.moreless
    • The Assassin
      The Assassin
      Season 14 - Episode 6
      On the day before the building of the Berlin Wall, a former Russian secret agent defects to the west. He confesses to having killed two anti-Communist emigres in West Germany. His espionage career is depicted, beginning with training where he is converted into a killing machine. In his personal life, he courts and marries a German woman but, not surprisingly, it ends in tragedy. He eventually becomes disillusioned and defects.moreless
    • Escape to Nowhere
      Escape to Nowhere
      Season 14 - Episode 7
      Three inmates accomplish the impossible: they escape from Alcatraz prison in this fact-based drama about the famous June 1962 operation. Their patience in preparing for the break-out using only spoons to chip away at the concrete is detailed. The fate of the group remains unknown as they disappear into the dark waters surrounding the island.moreless
    • Invitation to Treason
      Invitation to Treason
      Season 14 - Episode 8
      A law student finds it odd that he's asked to lunch by a Russian United Nations delegate. After all, they'd only been introduced once before at a party. The student notifies the U.S. Attorney's office to make sure he's not getting into a dangerous situation.
    • The Journey of Poh Lin
      The Journey of Poh Lin
      Season 14 - Episode 9
      Poh Lin, a young woman from Singapore, has been deaf and blind since she contracted meningitis at eleven years of age. In her story of courage and triumph, she becomes the first foreign student to finish the course at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA.
    • The Counterfeit League
      The Counterfeit League
      Season 14 - Episode 10
      Just south of the border, Arthur Moline and his gang of counterfeiters set up shop and start printing their own U.S. Treasury checks. For the T-men to find the group's leader, one of the agents goes undercover and joins the criminal enterprise.
    • Ordeal by Fire
      Ordeal by Fire
      Season 14 - Episode 11
      Meek Tom Finley has a drinking session with a young man. The next thing he knows, an eyewitness is accusing him of setting fire to a tenement building resulting in severe injury to one woman. Tom protests that he's completely innocent; his employers believe him and hire a private investigator to uncover who's actually behind the blaze.moreless
    • Project: Pied Piper
      Project: Pied Piper
      Season 14 - Episode 12
      Former Nazi officer Hermann Gmeiner is distressed by the number of orphaned children left to fend for themselves following World War II. His idea is to set up "homes" for these kids modeled on families, with the children being brothers and sisters and the household headed by a "mother." He establishes the first of these in his hometown in Austria. Today, Gmeiner is the president of the International SOS Children's Village Federation.moreless
    • Five Kilos of Junk
      Five Kilos of Junk
      Season 14 - Episode 13
      In this docu-drama, two undercover agents for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics break a drug-smuggling ring. Agents Roselli and Zurlo arrange for a shipment of "linen".
    • The Health Fraud
      The Health Fraud
      Season 14 - Episode 14
      Dr. Dil writes a weight loss book, but his publisher says it needs a few revisions before going to press. His re-write man: a science fiction author. This docu-drama demonstrates how an eager public easily falls for phony "quick fix" miracle cures and the latest fad diet to be promoted.
    • Days of Confusion: The Story of College Admissions
      The problems and stress confronting young people seeking admission to college are examined. Jack Median is the typical American teenager who waits to hear if he's been accepted at the school of his choice, or whether he's turned down because of overcrowding.
    • Moment of Panic
      Moment of Panic
      Season 12 - Episode 14
      Neil Draper, a respeced sales manager for a printing firm, accidentally runs over a young girl. In a panic, he makes the wrong decision and flees the scene. Despite his best efforts to forget about his hit-and-run, his conscience forces him to confess his crime.
    • Briefing in Room 103
      Briefing in Room 103
      Season 12 - Episode 13
      A group of adults and children live in an underground shelter--the type that would be used during a nuclear war--as part of an experiment. This real-life investigation studied the reactions of the participants to being locked-down in a stressful situation. Their stories are dramatized in this episode. Frank Ellis, director of the Office of Civil Defense Mobilization, and other OCDM members discuss American's civil preparedness.moreless
    • Trail of Diamonds
      Trail of Diamonds
      Season 10 - Episode 12
      Based on a true story, U. S. Customs agents work to bust an international diamond smuggling ring. Based in Paris, the head of the syndicate sends stolen jewels to his confederate operting in New York. Though the agents learn the names of both men, they must intercept the carrier.
    • The Sound of Violence: The Jukebox Rackets
      Threats of violence from organized crime are forcing independent jukebox operators into collusion with the mobsters. Their goal: controlling all the jukeboxes in a city. Douglas Edwards chats with Senator John McClellan who was chairman of the Senate subcommittee that investigated the jukebox racket.
    • The Monkey Ride
      The Monkey Ride
      Season 10 - Episode 16
      Set against the background of the jazz music world in Boston, the perils of drug adiction is dramatized. A young couple is addicted to benzedrine which, according to this show, progresses on to barbituates, marijuana and then heroin. The beatniks befriend an undercover narcotics inspector who betrays their trust to break up the narcotics ring.moreless
    • The Zone of Silence
      The Zone of Silence
      Season 10 - Episode 17
      This drama profiles the methods used by St. Joseph's School for the Deaf in Bronx, New York to help children with hearing problems communicate. Their parents, as the program demonstrates, often need more help as their kids. Genevieve Ryan, the actual superintendent of St. Joseph's, makes an appearance.
    • The Jailbreak
      The Jailbreak
      Season 11 - Episode 1
      Six prisoners attempt a break from Massachusetts State Prison at Walpole. In this dramatization of actual events from the past March, they threatened to use guards and other prisoners as human torches unless their demands were met. The Massachusetts Commissioner of Correction, George McGrath, appears.
    • 35 Rue du Marche
      35 Rue du Marche
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      This episode chronicles the work of 1958 Nobel Peace Prize winner Rev. Dominique Georges Henri Pire. Father Pire, a Dominican preist and teacher of philosophy at a Belgian monistary, organized villages for Eastern European refugees forgotten after World War II. Lester B. Pearson, former Canadian Secretary of State and 1957 Nobel Prize will appear with Douglas Edwards.moreless
    • Security Risk
      Security Risk
      Season 11 - Episode 3
      Before Dr. Larvik can work on a secret project for the defense department, he must first clear a security check. All appears fine, until the doctor and the Army start receiving letters saying he's a Communist.
    • Operation Moonshine
      Operation Moonshine
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      All moonshine doesn't come from back in the hills. This docudrama shows the extensive work the U.S. Treasury Department makes in tracking down the big-city makers of illegal hooch and the dangers the agents face.
    • The Boy on Page One
      The Boy on Page One
      Season 11 - Episode 5
      This heartwarming story details a new Canadian method of placing older orphaned children into homes: via newspaper advertisements. The stories of two children are told from the beginning of their adoption proceedings through to their happy endings. One child was abandonded by his mother; the other, of Iroquois descent, is brought into a town fearful of outsiders.moreless
    • The Innocent Killer
      The Innocent Killer
      Season 10 - Episode 11
      Based on an actual episode from the New York City Department of public Health, medical detectives are in search of an unknown carrier of smallpox. The dress buyer from Rio de Janeiro arrives by plane, unknowingly infecting several people with the dangerous disease. Authorities are desperate to prevent an epidemic.
    • Case of a White Collar Bandit
      Case of a White Collar Bandit
      Season 10 - Episode 10
      The work of the Better Business Bureau in protecting the public from con men is dramatized. A young man has chosen fleecing as a career and uses many methods to take the money of the unsuspecting.
    • Case for Room 310
      Case for Room 310
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      In the season premiere, this drama is set at the actual guidance clinic at New York's Morris High School. Their goal is to deal with troubled kids and hopefully put them back on the right path.
    • A Beautiful Friendship
      A Beautiful Friendship
      Season 2 - Episode 49
    • The Nautilus
      The Nautilus
      Season 10 - Episode 4
      The atomic submarine the Nautilus was forced to abandon an attempt at reaching the North Pole in September, 1957. The true story of what went wrong, and what was learned about traveling in Arctic waters, is dramatized. The real Commander William Anderson is interviewed by Douglas Edwards.
    • The Invisible Mark
      The Invisible Mark
      Season 10 - Episode 5
      The work of Dr. Albert Sasser at the Glenwood State School for the Mentally Retarded in Iowa is dramatized. After taking over the school, he instituted training and testing, with several of the residents case histories being profiled. Dr. Sasser appears at the end of the telecast to discuss the benefits to society gained by a more understanding attitude by the public.moreless
    • A Picture of Christmas
      A Picture of Christmas
      Season 10 - Episode 5
      This celebration of Christmas features numerous segments: Actor Victor Jory will read stories from Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers, along with passages from the Bible, "Our Lady Juggler", and "The Night Before Christmas"; Dick Van Dyke delivers a comic lecture about the wassail bowl and tries to decorate a tree; folk singer Katie Lee performs three holiday ballads; The St. Paul's Choristers of Brooklyn sing carols; a UPA cartoon about The 12 Days of Christmas is played. Douglas Edwards narrates the telecast.moreless
    • And Bring Home a Baby
      And Bring Home a Baby
      Season 10 - Episode 6
      The problems involved in adopting a child abroad are dramatized. In this true story, American Philip C. Clark, general editor for Newsweek magazine, has just weeks to complete a European adoption. He encounters an endless maze of legal and immigration red tape.
    • The Man With a Thousand Names
      The Man With a Thousand Names
      Season 10 - Episode 7
      After 12 years of dogged work, a detective for the Indiana State Police finally captures a master check-forger. In this true story, the little old man who wrote himself a $300,000 fortune is confronted by the cop in a run down shack in California.
    • Miracle at Springhill Mine
      Miracle at Springhill Mine
      Season 10 - Episode 8
      This episode dramatizes the October 23, 1958 disater at Springhill mine in Nova Scotia. Following an explosion, teams worked for two weeks to rescue survivors. Radio news reporter Gene Kirby speaks at the close of the show.
    • House of Cards
      House of Cards
      Season 10 - Episode 9
      A man's life begins to fall apart because of his compulsive gambing problem. A friendly game of cards has a much greater meaning as the psychological issues behind his addition are examined.
    • Full Disclosure
      Full Disclosure
      Season 11 - Episode 6
      A shady salesman uses the high-pressure tactic to sell his company's stocks. A wary investor asks his broker to look into the questionable stock.
    • Ghost Bomber: The Lady Be Good
      Ghost Bomber: The Lady Be Good
      Season 11 - Episode 7
      Douglas Edwards narrates the film clips in this documentary about one of the great mysteries of World War II. In 1943, a B-24 bomber returning to Africa from a bombing run in Italy disappeared just a few moments from it's scheduled landing. A search for the missing plane was eventually called off when no evidence of it crashing could be found. Last year, it was finally discovered in the Libyan desert, 400 miles from its intended destination. The radio was still workable, the coffee drinkable, but no evidence of its crew could be found.moreless
    • The Hidden World
      The Hidden World
      Season 12 - Episode 3
      Douglas Edwards narrates this story about the new techniques used to help emotionally disturbed children at the Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago. The dramatization focuses on a girl whose excessive fears force her into silence, and a boy who, though almost a genius, can't write or read.
    • The Memory of Murder
      The Memory of Murder
      Season 12 - Episode 4
      Long-delayed justice comes to a small Florida town circa 1940 in this episode based on a true story. Sixteen years after the murder of his father, a young man sells the family business and gets himself elected sheriff. His goal is to use his position to track down the man who killed his dad.moreless
    • The Immortal Piano
      The Immortal Piano
      Season 12 - Episode 5
      In this true story, Israeli piano tuner Avner Carmi spends years and treks thousands of miles in search of the legendary "immortal piano". The instrument's sounding board is said to have been carved from two pillars of King Soloman's temple. Built in 1800, it was given in 1868 to Prince Humbert as a wedding gift and seems to have disappeared after that. A search of the Tel Aviv Library archive gave him proof of its existence and whereabouts: it was in war-torn Italy. Famed pianist Ivan Davis performs on the "immortal piano" at the end of the program.moreless
    • Black Market Babies
      Black Market Babies
      Season 12 - Episode 6
      Laura has been turned down for a child by an adoption agency. Single Joanna is expecting but doesn't want to raise the child. The two end up connecting on the black market.
    • The Medicine Man
      The Medicine Man
      Season 12 - Episode 7
      This episode looks at the people who manufacture and sell useless medical devices to the tune of a half a billion dollars a year. A smooth-talking con man who passes himself off as a doctor at religious meetings connects with an inventor to build an electrical device that promises to end arthritis pain.moreless
    • The Spy Next Door
      The Spy Next Door
      Season 12 - Episode 8
      This docudrama looks at syping by the Soviet Union in the United States. A Russian agent gathers information on top secret coding machines used by the American government.
    • The Fortune Tellers
      The Fortune Tellers
      Season 12 - Episode 10
      Phony fortune tellers and fake swamis, astrologers and palm readers take advantage of people craving answers. This episode focuses on a family of gypsies who set up business in a cheap store front and proceed to take money from their victims.
    • Minerva's Children
      Minerva's Children
      Season 12 - Episode 11
      The work of the City and Country School of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, which educates gifted students, is dramatized. Scenes show the problems faced by the parents of the students, how children are chosen for admission, and the conferences held by teachers when developing programs.
    • Crime Without a Country
      Crime Without a Country
      Season 12 - Episode 12
      An American buys opium in Turkey. Interpol, which connects several countries in the investigation of international crimes, becomes involved in the case.
    • The Antique Swindle
      The Antique Swindle
      Season 12 - Episode 2
      The deceptive practices of unethical individuals in the world of antiques are demonstrated in this episode. A supposed 18th century Chippendale highboy, one with artifical worm holes added by electric drill, is followed has it changes hands several times before turning up in a high-end auction. Also examined are a counterfieted painting and a not very antique vase.moreless
    • Engineer of Death: The Eichmann Story
      This docudrama presents the story of the mass-murderer Adolph Eichmann, the evil exterminator responsible for the deaths of six million during Hitler's rule. He lived under various aliases for 15 years following his escape from Germany before being captured and brought to justice. Eichmann goes on trial before a three judge panel for "crimes against humanity", "war crimes", and "crimes against the Jewish people."moreless
    • Iron City Justice
      Iron City Justice
      Season 11 - Episode 8
      This docudrama looks at the unusual and humane methods used by the city of Pittsburgh in dealing with juvenile offenders. Based on a composite of cases that have come before the Juvenile Court, a 14-year-old boy with is brought in for carrying a handgun. He's placed in a detention home until his case come up while a probation officer investigates possible gang activity.moreless
    • The Desperate Season
      The Desperate Season
      Season 11 - Episode 10
      A college professor attempts to take his life in this story about what leads one to attempt suicide. Despite awards and respect from his colleagues, he feels rejected, disappointed and useless. His symptoms of suicide are not detected by his wife or co-workers until he's tried to end his life. A member of the National Save-A-Life League offers advice.moreless
    • Trial by Fury
      Trial by Fury
      Season 11 - Episode 11
      This topical drama tells the story of newspaper reporter James Buchanan who was jailed while visiting Cuba. He was charged with supposedly helping another American, pilot Austin Young, smuggle anti-Castro protesters out of the country. Cuban judges give Buchanan a choice: leave the island within 24 hours or spend 14 years in prison.moreless
    • The Numbers Racket
      The Numbers Racket
      Season 11 - Episode 12
      A hood moves to a midwestern city and, using a dry goods store as his front, begins a big-time numbers game. Bribing city officials and crooked cops allows his illegal business to thrive, until he encounters one honest policeman who refuses to look the other way.
    • Dishonor System
      Dishonor System
      Season 11 - Episode 13
      Issues that colleges generally sweep under the rug are examined in this live drama from New York. Set at a Midwest university, a shady racket provides students with stand-ins to take their exams and ghost writers who pen their term papers and doctor's theses. A free lance writer comes across this underground business and alerts the district attorney. As he moves up in the racket, he continually turns over evidence to the authorities.moreless
    • Separate Parents
      Separate Parents
      Season 11 - Episode 14
      A divorced woman with a nine-year-old son is lonely but afraid of what she minght find if she joins the dating world. To the rescue comes a woman who invites her to a Parents Without Partners meeting.
    • Positive Identification
      Positive Identification
      Season 11 - Episode 15
      This docudrama profiles the work of the Legal Aid Society, a charitable group that supplies lawyers to those who can't afford legal help. In this story, a man positively identified by the victim as the one who held him up at knifepoint seems destined for a prison term. The Legal Aid lawyers do further investigation in the case and uncover evidence that clears the suspect.moreless
    • Illegal Entry
      Illegal Entry
      Season 11 - Episode 16
      U.S. Immigration agents learn that four Italians are about to be smuggled into New York City from Genoa. The work of the department to control illegal entry into the country is dramatized in this episode.
    • The Prison Professor
      The Prison Professor
      Season 11 - Episode 17
      School teacher Herbert Holland serves six months in prison for possession of narcotics. While in jail, he notices that the youthful offenders have no outlet for their energies. That's when he sets up a school inside the prison. Based on actual events.
    • The House of Flying Objects
      The House of Flying Objects
      Season 10 - Episode 2
      Beginning in February of 1958, the Long Island home of the James Herrmann family became famous for unusual poltergeist activity. The husband, wife and their two children continue to live there, despite items regularly falling off of shelves, bottles being opened and spilled, and other objects being thrown and smashed against the walls.moreless
    • Explosion
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      A pair of brothers display very different attitudes regarding personal responsibility in this tale of a mining disaster.
    • The Younger Generation
      The Younger Generation
      Season 2 - Episode 22
    • Those Wonderful People
      Those Wonderful People
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      A father's plan to send his children to college is derailed by a lack of money. As he's about to tell his kids that higher education is not in their future, financing arrives from an unusual source.
    • Twenty-One Days
      Twenty-One Days
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      A hotel bellhop is drafted. He decides to spend is final civilian days living it up as a guest in the same hotel that he worked.
    • Flame-Out
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      A jet pilot must deal with his fear of dying in a crash after witnessing another pilot's death.
    • Danny's Tune
      Danny's Tune
      Season 3 - Episode 2
    • The Runaway Heart
      The Runaway Heart
      Season 3 - Episode 3
    • Commandant's Clock
      Commandant's Clock
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      In this comedy, a pair of cadets at a military prep school directly disobey an order from superior and then spend 24-hours trying to avoid their discipline.
    • The Lost and Found
      The Lost and Found
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      A young Australian woman fell in love with an American serviceman during the war. She experiences many adventures when she comes to America to find him.
    • The Long View
      The Long View
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      A philosophy professor who has been passed over as head of the department learns to see his life in relation to the entire college and to his students.
    • The Vote Getter
      The Vote Getter
      Season 2 - Episode 40
      A Congressman realizes that he's gotten caught up in Washington politcs and lost sight of why he ran for office.
    • The Sky Rocket
      The Sky Rocket
      Season 1 - Episode 5
    • The Rookie
      The Rookie
      Season 2 - Episode 43
      An over-zealous young cop is assigned to patrol his old childhood neighborhood. The residents are up in arms as he arrests everyone in sight for even the smallest of infractions.
    • The Magnificent Gesture
      The Magnificent Gesture
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      A judged gives $500 to a woman who appears in his court. This gesture makes his wife suspicious of his intentions and the town rises up in protest.
    • The Man in the Bookshop
      The Man in the Bookshop
      Season 2 - Episode 50
    • The Mistake
      The Mistake
      Season 2 - Episode 51
      A housewife hires an ex-convict to do her household chores.
    • The Moment of Decision
      The Moment of Decision
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      A tough Army officer makes it his business to stay out of the personal lives of his men. He faces a dilemma when he's asked to meet with the wife of one of his men who's on leave.
    • The Open Heart
      The Open Heart
      Season 2 - Episode 38
    • The Other Woman
      The Other Woman
      Season 2 - Episode 5
    • The Partnership
      The Partnership
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      A physician who believes that prayer has no place in his work butts heads with an old woman with a strong faith in God.
    • The Patcher-Upper
      The Patcher-Upper
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      A chronic busybody adds matchmaker to their resume.
    • The Perfect Type
      The Perfect Type
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      In this comic episode, a couple perform with a local theater group. Show business brings out the ham in the husband and jealousy in the wife.
    • Night Song
      Night Song
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      A young poet composes gorgeous verse and a literary critic falls in love with her.
    • Fog Station
      Fog Station
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      The wife of a lighthouse keeper is planning on leaving her husband because of the lonely life they live on an island.
    • Image
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      A mother tries to teach her young son that his father, who had deserted them, was actually a man of some virtues.
    • Ten Yards of Poetry
      Ten Yards of Poetry
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      In this folksy comedy, two fathers fret over their children who plan to get married despite having any means of support. The youngsters are able to quell their fathers' concern by turning their love of poetry into income.
    • The Hat from Hangtown
      The Hat from Hangtown
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      A small western town, circa 1910, welcomes a rich man back home. They're surprised he's returned from the big city without a wife.
    • Mr. Bemiss Takes a Trip
      Mr. Bemiss Takes a Trip
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      A music store employee is too timid to ask his boss for a vacation. The shy clerk is spurred into action by his woman.
    • Domenico
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      In this folksy comedy, Domenico is an elderly Italian-American fisherman who, at his advancing age, decides he wants to learn to read and write. When he attends school, he is told he is too late, so he returns the next morning even earlier.
    • The Man in 308
      The Man in 308
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      The man in 308 claims to be an amnesia victim, but a nurse believes he's a dangerous criminal hiding out.
    • The Shoes That Laughed
      The Shoes That Laughed
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      Ballerinas from the Dimitri Romanoff company are featured in this story of heartbreak set behind the scenes of a ballet company.
    • High Ground
      High Ground
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      With their huge home facing destruction from massive flood waters, Gail Hartnett and her father turn to a stranger (a taxi driver) for help.
    • Way of Courage
      Way of Courage
      Season 3 - Episode 29
      Facing just three months to live, a man begins to get his house in order to take care of his family.
    • Yesterday's Magic
      Yesterday's Magic
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      A retired actress is enjoying her current role as a housewife until her famous former co-star visits her hometown. Memories of her days in the spotlight come flooding back.
    • Price Tag
      Price Tag
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      A timid file clerk is shopping for a dress for her first big date when another bargain hunter grabs her first choice. A kind-hearted stock boy intervenes to help the woman get her the dress she desires.
    • It Takes All Kinds
      It Takes All Kinds
      Season 3 - Episode 18
    • Day Dreams
      Day Dreams
      Season 3 - Episode 9
    • The Oldster
      The Oldster
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Henry Hull plays an old raiilroad man who has vivid memories of the good old days of Casey Jones. His attachment to the past makes it hard for him to accept modern-day innovations.
    • Brand from the Burning
      Brand from the Burning
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Concerned that a young minister is too concerned with material things, his superiors assign him to an impoverished church.
    • Airtight Case
      Airtight Case
      Season 3 - Episode 12
    • Marionettes
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      The Bill Baird Marionettes perform in this story of a lonely girl who seeks refuge in a theater that performs marionette shows.
    • Disaster
      Season 3 - Episode 14
    • Enter Rosalind
      Enter Rosalind
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      In this comedy, a high school drama coach attempts to teach a group of tempermental students.
    • The Snow Deer
      The Snow Deer
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      A couple, whose marriage is on the rocks, learn a lesson about love when they're forced to find refuge from a blizzard in a snow-covered cottage.
    • Pandora's Box
      Pandora's Box
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      A bargain almost costs a person their happiness.
    • The Hero
      The Hero
      Season 2 - Episode 31
    • The Happy Ending
      The Happy Ending
      Season 2 - Episode 16
    • Give and Take
      Give and Take
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      The Martins and the Stones have been neighbors and friends for many years--until a dispute over property lines causes tempers to flare. A surveyor comes in to measure and brings peace back to the neighborhood.
    • Green Eyes
      Green Eyes
      Season 2 - Episode 17
    • Honor Student
      Honor Student
      Season 2 - Episode 35
    • It's Only a Game
      It's Only a Game
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      A college math instructor should fail one of his students. His dilemma arises because the student is the captain and star player on the school's football team.
    • Jackpot
      Season 1 - Episode 2
    • Johnny Pickup
      Johnny Pickup
      Season 2 - Episode 52
      Two down-on-their-luck souls seek another chance at happiness.
    • Jury Duty
      Jury Duty
      Season 2 - Episode 39
      A man who believes that most jury verdicts are incorrect is called for jury duty. His response is the same as most people: he tries his best to get out serving.
    • Last Chance
      Last Chance
      Season 2 - Episode 48
      A father reaches his wit's end with spoiled, selfish son.
    • Leave It to Mother
      Leave It to Mother
      Season 2 - Episode 46
      A scatter-brained mother becomes involved in planning her daughter's wedding. Though she means well, mom has quite a gift for disorganizing.
    • Ghost Town
      Ghost Town
      Season 2 - Episode 34
    • Double Exposure
      Double Exposure
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      In this comedy, a wife becomes frustrated with her husband's obsession with his photography hobby.
    • Close Harmony
      Close Harmony
      Season 2 - Episode 44
      A timid small town banker tries to overcome his fear and join a barbershop quartet.
    • A Different World
      A Different World
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      Now that the wedding is over, a young bride finds it tough adjusting to married life.
    • Anything But Love
      Anything But Love
      Season 2 - Episode 15
    • Backstage
      Season 2 - Episode 36
    • Best Trip Ever
      Best Trip Ever
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      A pair of elderly women, one with only a few months to live, win a trip to Florida in a contest. They're excited to win but wary of taking the vacation considering the one friend's poor health.
    • Blaze of Glory
      Blaze of Glory
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      A professional football player is past his prime in the sport. His wife helps him realize that he is still a big man.
    • Bone of Contention
      Bone of Contention
      Season 2 - Episode 51
    • Buckaroo
      Season 2 - Episode 45
      In this romance, a championship-winning bronco buster falls in love.
    • By the Book
      By the Book
      Season 2 - Episode 53
      A couple believes that maritial sucess can be achieved by approaching their relationship scientifically.
    • Christopher Beach
      Christopher Beach
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Local gossips cause problems in a small town.
    • Local Stop
      Local Stop
      Season 1 - Episode 6
    • Lover's Leap
      Lover's Leap
      Season 2 - Episode 42
    • Table for Two
      Table for Two
      Season 2 - Episode 47
      A gourmet's search for delicious cuisine leads him to a romantic adventure.
    • That Man Is Mine
      That Man Is Mine
      Season 2 - Episode 20
    • That Simmons Girl
      That Simmons Girl
      Season 2 - Episode 27
    • The Big Day
      The Big Day
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      A father of three can't share the news of his important job promotion because his wife and kids are so preoccupied with their own exploits.
    • The Big Rainbow
      The Big Rainbow
      Season 2 - Episode 37
      In this comedy, the opening of trout fishing season spells trouble for a married couple.
    • The Chair
      The Chair
      Season 1 - Episode 4
    • The Diet
      The Diet
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Confusion results in a middle-aged man embarking on a diet.
    • The Elopement
      The Elopement
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      A pair of teenaged sweethearts are determined to marry, with or without parental approval.
    • The First Formal
      The First Formal
      Season 2 - Episode 3
    • Super Highway
      Super Highway
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      A foreman who's worked building roads for three decades hires his son as his assistant. It soon becomes clear that the son is better at the foreman's job that the father.
    • Sleight of Hand
      Sleight of Hand
      Season 2 - Episode 54
    • Silver Service
      Silver Service
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      A young woman with extreme insecurities puts excessive importance on possessions in this story involving a certain silver service.
    • Man and Wife
      Man and Wife
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      A factory worker learns a valuable lesson on sucessfully managing people because of troubles he's having with his wife.
    • Man of Action
      Man of Action
      Season 1 - Episode 10
    • Mountain Song
      Mountain Song
      Season 2 - Episode 50
      A hillbilly balladeer is offered a big job in a big city.
    • Only This Night
      Only This Night
      Season 1 - Episode 3
    • Over the Fence
      Over the Fence
      Season 2 - Episode 41
      A pair of meddlers play Cupid for an unmarried couple.
    • Person to Person
      Person to Person
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      A mistakenly dialed number leads to comedy and love when a woman attempts to call her grocer but ends up talking with a actor instead.
    • Remember, Remember?
      Remember, Remember?
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Problems arise for a couple because of the absent-minded husband.
    • Rooftop
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      A woman finds herself in the enviable position of having to choose between two boyfriends.
    • Round-Up
      Season 2 - Episode 7
    • Troubled Sands
      Troubled Sands
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      A young wife struggles to hold on to her husband while hiding a secret about the death of her first husband. An ex-brother-in-law attempts to use this withheld information to make some money.
    • The Darkroom
      The Darkroom
      Season 3 - Episode 31
      Plans are thrown into disarray by the appearance of a childhood sweetheart just before a marriage ceremony.
    • Julie's Castle
      Julie's Castle
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      A young woman is desperate to leave the dirty, smoke-filled milltown she calls home, but she must first break the ties that hold her there.
    • The Honor of Littorno
      The Honor of Littorno
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      An ex-Italian soldier, Pierto Battaglia, returns home to his country for revenge against the traitor who informed on his brother, a member of the underground; this lead to his execution at the hands of the Germans during World War II. The locals and his brother's ex-sweetheart try to dissuade Pierto as they know the sad truth about his late brother's activities.moreless
    • The Right Approach
      The Right Approach
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      In this comedy, parents want to deal with the younger generation using "the right approach", so they follow the advice of a "how-to" book. While the parents are truly against their childrens' desire to get married, the feign a more nonchalant attitude. The young lovers mistake this to mean their parents want to get rid of them, so they go ahead with their own plans without consultation.moreless
    • The Bells of Cockaigne
      The Bells of Cockaigne
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      James Dean plays Joey Frasier, a man who barely gets by working at a warehouse and supporting a family. A friend at the warehouse desperately wants to win a newspaper lottery so he can take a trip back to Ireland. Joey badly needs money for medicine for his sick child, but loses his paycheck gambling. When his co-worker actually wins the lottery, he gives his winnings to Joey and his wife.moreless
    • The Beard
      The Beard
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      A college student returns home for a holiday sporting the sign of his new independence: a beard. The father's demands to shave fall on the student's deaf ears, so his mother goes to see the college dean for his help. Mom is in for a surprise.
    • A Little Morning to Sell
      A Little Morning to Sell
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      A big Hollywood star celebrates his greatest achievement away from the cameras.
    • The Marshal of Misery Gulch
      The Marshal of Misery Gulch
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      In a spoof of the typical Hollywood western, an unsuspecting man wanders into a wild west town and accidentally becomes a hero. Naturally, he falls in love and becomes suspected of being a wanter killer.
    • The Debt
      The Debt
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      John Van Owen owes much to his friend George who saved his life during WWII. After the war the two ex-GI's go into business, but due to George's mistakes, the company goes bankrupt and John is left to pay off the debts. George finally imposes once to often when he asks John to supply him with a false alibi to avoid a jail term.moreless
    • The Tree in the Empty Room
      The Tree in the Empty Room
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      Joe Wilson and his family live in a large house inherited from his wife's family. The once opulent home is now bare as Joe has never been able to keep his head above water. Unable to buy a tree for Christmas, he heads to the woods to cut one down himself, but is caught by a park ranger.moreless
    • Herman
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      In this comedy, a taxi driver is so endeared to his new wife that he has her ride along with him on his shift, much to the irritation of his fellow cabbies.
    • The Free Choice
      The Free Choice
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      The daughter of a minister learns just how much her father loves her when she falls in love with a musician.
    • Tour of Duty
      Tour of Duty
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      At the end of his tour of duty, a medical officer who's been serving in the Near East asks to be sent home to see his wife and two-year old child, whom he's never met. As the only doctor in this isolated region, his services have been keep to keeping the locals supporting the democratic government.moreless
    • Sunday Storm
      Sunday Storm
      Season 4 - Episode 28
      A father who never admits to a mistake is surprised when his adult children mount a rebellion.
    • Candle in a Bottle
      Candle in a Bottle
      Season 4 - Episode 29
      In this comic drama, a woman who's worked hard her whole life butts heads with a young man who's never worked a day in his life.
    • A Matter of Opinion
      A Matter of Opinion
      Season 4 - Episode 30
      Two men give very different opinions of marriage when they're asked by a newspaper photographer. The henpecked man domineered by a shrewish wife raves about how wonderful the institution is. The loutish one who constantly fights with his wife has nothing good to say about the ordeal. The newspaper mistakenly credits the wrong man with the wrong quote, leading to new problem in their home lives.moreless
    • The Middle Son
      The Middle Son
      Season 4 - Episode 31
      After Larry's stint in the Korean War, he returns home determined to no longer be in his older brother Fred's shadow. Mom informs Larry of all the sacrifices Fred has made for the family.
    • Judgment
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      In the season opener, college student Bob Douglass returns home to find his parents disconnected from each other. His father Charles is constantly traveling for business and his mother Nancy is keeping very late hours with her "girlfriends". Bob becomes suspicious of his mother's activities and follows her to the apartment of another man.moreless
    • Two Prisoners
      Two Prisoners
      Season 5 - Episode 2
    • A Story to Whisper
      A Story to Whisper
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      A society matron in staid Boston becomes a social pariah when the inspiration for her popular comic strip character is revealed.
    • The Last Tour
      The Last Tour
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Julia Fremont, great actress of the stage, realizes that she's not the beautiful ingenue of her youth. Desperate, she plots to win back and re-marry her ex-husband. She could care less that he's now engaged to the woman who stood by him when Julia dumped him for her theater career.
    • A Time to Live
      A Time to Live
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      A woman who lost her spouse during World War II visits his grave in France to improve her marriage with her present husband.
    • Return to Ballygally
      Return to Ballygally
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      An Irish lass, after five years of waiting, has given up on the return of her lover. Just days before her marriage to another man, the missing boyfriend returns.
    • For Ever and Ever
      For Ever and Ever
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      Having lost their son in a car accident, a couple seek to adopt an orphan they've come to love.
    • The Three Tasks
      The Three Tasks
      Season 5 - Episode 32
      A grieving father copes with the death of his wife in this Easter story. He must also convince his young daughter that her strong believe in fairy tales cannot make the impossible happen.
    • Treasure Trove
      Treasure Trove
      Season 5 - Episode 33
      Jubel Corbett has developed a reputation as a local kook because of his obsession with finding gold on his land. He's allowed his farm and his home to fall apart in his quest. With his home about to be forclosed upon, he digs one last time. That's when his shovel strikes a buried wooden box.moreless
    • Gang-Up
      Season 5 - Episode 34
      Parents of a criminal learn that their son and his gang are plotting a robbery of a jewelry store. The couple tips-off the police and prevents the break-in, but angry gang members soon figure out where the "leak" came from.
    • The Hand of the Hunter
      The Hand of the Hunter
      Season 5 - Episode 35
      Joseph Mayerhoff lost his wife and child in the Dachau concentration camp during WWII. He vows revenge on Krueger, the man responsible for their deaths. Years pass and Krueger finds out that he is, indeed, being hunted by Mayerhoff. He becomes so frightened for his life that he deserts his wife and child and goes on the run with Mayerhoff in pursuit.moreless
    • Man Talk
      Man Talk
      Season 5 - Episode 36
      A timid seamstress sets her mind on finding the right man. Then, she tackles the problem of getting him to propose.
    • Breakdown
      Season 5 - Episode 37
      Newly released from a hospital after a nervous breakdown, a former patient tries to make his way in the world.
    • The Use of Dignity
      The Use of Dignity
      Season 5 - Episode 38
      Since the death of his son, the hiring boss on the New York City waterfront has degenerated into an alcoholic wreck. This has made him an easy mark for the dock racketters who force him to do their bidding. The boss reclaims his spirit with the help of a longshoreman who's ready to push back against the mob.moreless
    • The Beautiful Wife
      The Beautiful Wife
      Season 6 - Episode 1

      A housewife enters in the Mrs. Universe beauty pageant.

    • Judy and Me
      Judy and Me
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      A widowed father is doing his best raising his nine-year-old daughter. He tries to convince the young girl not to spend her allowance money on a hat that is just "too adult".
    • My Client, McDuff
      My Client, McDuff
      Season 5 - Episode 31
      Young Scottish Jeanie McTavish comes to New York to show her champion Scottie at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. A young man who works for his father's detective agency is hired to guard the dog from any foul play, however, he considers the pooch a pest for his love life. Just hours before the show he goes to check on the dog and finds that it's been "dog-napped".moreless
    • The Military Heart
      The Military Heart
      Season 5 - Episode 30
      An Army colonel orders a friend, Captain Davis, to disarm a bomb planted near a packed hospital. His friend refuses because his tour of duty is officially over and he's simply awating his return to the U.S.
    • So Close the Stars
      So Close the Stars
      Season 5 - Episode 29
      A widow and a younger man conduct a shipboard romance while he is enroute to meet his fiance.
    • The Piano Tuner
      The Piano Tuner
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      After a thirty year absence, a man returns to the family he abandoned.
    • The Millstone
      The Millstone
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      Discontented with her failing marriage, a wife decides that the key to happiness is to be found in her husband's love.
    • The Old Man's Gold
      The Old Man's Gold
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      One young boy with a secret foils three greedy adults.
    • The Pride of Jonathan Craig
      The Pride of Jonathan Craig
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      A formerly successful businessman who's now down on his luck reluctantly takes a job as a store salesman to support his family. When a friend claims to have seen him working there, out of embarrassment he claims that she was mistaken. The charade proves to be a turning point in his life.moreless
    • The Flight
      The Flight
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      A youth counselor and boxing instructor attempts to help a depressed, belligerent youth. The teenager continues to rebel by announcing that he's a Communist.
    • Run to the Magic
      Run to the Magic
      Season 5 - Episode 25
    • Evening Star
      Evening Star
      Season 5 - Episode 26
      An over-the-hill opera diva makes her first nerve-wracking television appearance.
    • The Fugitive
      The Fugitive
      Season 5 - Episode 28
      Philippe is a man falsely acused of robbery and murder. He seeks asylum from Sister Madeline in the orphanage where he was raised. While hiding, a young orphan slips on a catwalk and only Philippe can save him. Doing this, however, would allow police to discover him.
    • Tam O'Shanter
      Tam O'Shanter
      Season 5 - Episode 27
      In this comedy, Tam O'Shanter is an experimental hen who has been "coaxed" into laying more eggs. She may be the key to ending egg rationing in England.
    • Judy and the Brain
      Judy and the Brain
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      A good-looking teenager fixes up a gawky guy with her drab cousin. She's surprised when the two actually hit it off, proving that brains can be as attractive as beauty.
    • The Straight and Narrow
      The Straight and Narrow
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      A 20-year marriage begins to deteriorate as the wife approaches middle age but wants desperately to remain young. Her husband doesn't seem concerned until she makes a date with the bookie who rents from them. He considers Serena beautiful and taken for granted.
    • The Vase
      The Vase
      Season 3 - Episode 44
      A clumsy husband absentmindedly tosses a gum wrapper into a valuable antique vase at an Italian museum. His snooty wife is horrified when, trying to retrieve it, he accidentally gets his hand stuck in the expensive piece of art.
    • Return the Favor
      Return the Favor
      Season 3 - Episode 45
      A actor who finds his career over becomes a sucessful author. His motivation: to show up the man who he blames for his first failure.
    • A Man and His Conscience
      A Man and His Conscience
      Season 3 - Episode 46
      A stranger in a small town nurses a young girl back to health. Her recovery is labeled a miracle, but the unwanted attention discloses a secret from his past: he had been an accomplice in a crime. The locals' faith in him gives him the strength to do the right thing.moreless
    • Round Robin
      Round Robin
      Season 3 - Episode 47
      A teen meets his idol--and promptly falls in love with the man's wife. It takes some clever thinking on the woman's part to gently resolve the situation.
    • Recapture
      Season 3 - Episode 48
      Audrey and Dennis met in Italy during World War II and made a date to meet five years later in San Francisco. Audrey's fiance doesn't want her to keep the date, so she sends her friend Susan to meet Dennis and explain the situation. Dennis think's Susan is Audrey, so she plays along with the charadeIt's just as well since "Dennis" isn't actually Dennis either.moreless
    • Caprice
      Season 3 - Episode 49
      A concert violinist finds herself at a crossroads; she must choose between success in her music career or the love of a man.
    • The Thirteenth
      The Thirteenth
      Season 3 - Episode 50
      A young woman's haughty, wealthy parents are vehemently against her plans to marry an struggling artist. The family is in for a shock when Grandma comes out in favor of the relationship and starts spilling the beans on how the family actually made its fortune.
    • Red Tape
      Red Tape
      Season 3 - Episode 51
      The need for a new tire on a school bus leads a mother on a comic crusade.
    • Remembrance Island
      Remembrance Island
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      A young girl who's confined to a wheelchair feels she must carry the burden of her mother's unhappy life. She is saved from reliving her mother's tragic existence by a devoted fiance.
    • Changing Dream
      Changing Dream
      Season 3 - Episode 43
      A high school teacher sacrifices a long-held dream to help a deserving student.
    • For Worse
      For Worse
      Season 3 - Episode 42
      In this comic episode, a babysitter becomes disillusioned with marriage after witnessing the cranky behavior of a child's father.
    • City Editor
      City Editor
      Season 3 - Episode 41
      A newspaper man is faced with a choice: he can accept an offer from a big city paper or remain at the local daily where his work contributes greatly to the community.
    • The Wedding Day
      The Wedding Day
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      After 60 years and twelve children together, a couple learns that they aren't actually married. Mother wants to make their would-be marriage legal, but first she demands to be properly "courted".
    • The Sergeant
      The Sergeant
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      A sergeant suffering a head wound is brought into the same hospital ward as four injured soldiers from his platoon; those four are the only survivors from a platoon of 40 men. The men blame the deaths on the sergeant's poor leadership in battle. When the sergeant undergoes dangerous surgery, a doctor reveals information to the soldiers that changes their opinion of their platoon leader.moreless
    • The Lucky Suit
      The Lucky Suit
      Season 3 - Episode 34
      In this comedy, Daniel Harris tries to recover a threadbare suit he considers lucky but his wife has thrown out. The suit eventually reappears, worn by a man who comes to Harris' office seeking a job.
    • Dismal Swamp
      Dismal Swamp
      Season 3 - Episode 35
      A fisherman believes that one of three friends are trying to seduce his wife. He takes the three deep into the swamps for a weekend trip, hoping to find out who the homewrecking Romeo might be.
    • Portrait
      Season 3 - Episode 36
      A struggling artist benefits from the help and attention of a sucessful woman who has fallen for him. Their relationship becomes complicated with the artist becomes enchanted with the woman's niece.
    • Breakaway
      Season 3 - Episode 37
      A forest ranger and his former fiance battle for their lives when they're trapped by a wildfire.
    • Fairy Tale
      Fairy Tale
      Season 3 - Episode 38
      A fanciful young woman hopes to meet her Price Charming before realizing he's already there, in the form of a dear friend.
    • Situation Normal
      Situation Normal
      Season 3 - Episode 39
    • Cappie's Candles
      Cappie's Candles
      Season 3 - Episode 40
      A former Army physician, haunted by an unsuccessful operation he performed in the war, buys a tiny islad to escape. It is there that he meets a young local woman who's gravely ill father needs surgery. The doctor struggles with the memory of his previous failure to save the man's life.moreless
    • Betrayal
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      A teacher, left heartbroken by her former boyfriend, is suspicious of his current activities. She believes that he and his new wife are working as Communist agents.
    • The Gentle Rain
      The Gentle Rain
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      During a severe drought, a modern farmer hires a rainmaker who uses science to cause a storm. The rainmaker succeeds--in bring rain to a neighbor's farm. Desperate, he employs an Indian to bring down the rain.
    • The Marmalade Scandal
      The Marmalade Scandal
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      In this comedy, Mrs. Macready is an independent Scottish widow who derives her income from selling her tasty marmalade. She meets a man who wishes to marry her, but expects her to give up the marmalade-making business. He had no idea that her retirement would have the entire up in arms.moreless
    • Recording Date
      Recording Date
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      A concert performer, once very popular, is returned to the spotlight thanks to the efforts of a recording studio chief.
    • The Anchorage
      The Anchorage
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      Four old sea captains retire to "The Anchorage", a house they've bought to enjoy their leisure years. Their peace is threatned when a rich widow, Agatha Crandall, sets her sights on one of the old sea dogs, Captain Elijah Whittaker. The other three are well aware that she's quite domineering, so they arrange for Elijah to join her for a cruise on her boat. He quickly realizes that she is used to always giving orders, on land and sea.moreless
    • The Twenty-Ninth Theme
      The Twenty-Ninth Theme
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      A college professor is perplexed; his creative writing class has 28 students but he always receives a 29th paper with no name on it. Curious, he narrows down his suspects to three young, intelligent women in the class. He sets a well-designed trap to capture the mysterious writer whom he's become strangely attracted to.moreless
    • House of Tears
      House of Tears
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      With the death of her dauther, a young mother in India becomes embittered against her country. Her anger threatens the future hapiness of the entire family.
    • The Checkerboard Heart
      The Checkerboard Heart
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      Effie Carr has a lot to learn when it comes to manners and style. A classy older man, Curtis Jackson, wants to marry her and class her up a bit, but she sees no reason to change. On the other hand, Roy Mitchell loves her just as she is and she does love him. She just wants to change Roy into a gentleman like Curtis, who also refuses to change.moreless
    • The Parrot
      The Parrot
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      In this original opera composed for television, an eccentric old woman dies and leaves her entire fortune toward the care of her pet parrot, Benjamin. Her children are horrified because they won't get their hands on her estate until the bird dies a natural death. To their dismay, parrots can live to be 150-years-old.moreless
    • Transfusion
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      A tough solider in the Korean war lands in an Army hospital and receives a blood transfusion that saves his life. His spirit, however, is damaged and he sees no reason to live. A nurse on her first overseas tour breaks rules and risks a court martial to prove to him he's wrong.moreless
    • A Slight Case of April
      A Slight Case of April
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      Blanche is fired from her secretarial job because she pays more attention to the geranium growing on the window sill than to work. Taking the subway home, she borrows the shoulder of a stranger and falls asleep, dreaming of a tranquil farm upstate. Awakening, Blanche discovers a wallet loaded with cash; it's the answer to all of her dreams.moreless
    • Pilgrimage
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      A man leaves behind his hometown girlfriend to see the world. He becomes a successful and beloved writer and marries an Italian countess. Following his death, the two women finally meet at his home, which has since become a museum.
    • Black Wedding
      Black Wedding
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      Two mothers, one of a boy and one of a girl, are in conflict with their ancient Gypsy law that pledged their two infants to marry later in their lives.
    • Before Breakfast
      Before Breakfast
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      A low-pressure real estate agent learns from his new wife that a "get tough" approach can work wonders for his business.
    • A Godmother for Amy
      A Godmother for Amy
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      A young girl with a vivid imagination finds her world of dreams shattered.
    • A Volcano is Dancing Here
      A Volcano is Dancing Here
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Two women find they're each in love with the same man. The solution to their dilemma comes from a more experienced older man.
    • The Fable of Honest Harry
      The Fable of Honest Harry
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Harry Parker was once the king of the carnival con men, but time has turned him into a softie. Running a shell game, he cons a young man out of the money he was going to use for his honeymoon. The young man's fiance, Nora, lectures Harry; during the course of the conversation, he realizes the girl's grandmother is his long lost love. Harry lets Nora "win" their money back and goes in search of the grandmother.moreless
    • The Lights Are Bright
      The Lights Are Bright
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Andy Jones, a 17-year-old, is lured to the sea by his desire to face and overcome fear. On the other hand, he's pulled by his love for his beautiful girlfriend, Diana.
    • The Nothing Kid
      The Nothing Kid
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      A Broadway agent recounts to train passengers the odd story of his great idea--and how it backfired.
    • The Visitor
      The Visitor
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      A weathy, sophisticated has their home decked out in all the trappings of Christmas, yet they don't feel the yultide spirit. It takes a little boy to bring the joy of the season to their home.
    • Billy Adams, American
      Billy Adams, American
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      A German immigrant, with just a few months to live, is desperate to get his son into the United States. He turns out to be a poor smuggler, but big-hearted Americans come to his rescue.
    • The Thirty-Eighth President
      The Thirty-Eighth President
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      A 38-year-old banker decides that he will be ready to become President of the United States when he's fifty. As he works to this goal, the people around him begin to question his mental state.
    • Ski Story
      Ski Story
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      As a prerequisite to marriage, a man requires that his fiance know how to ski. Nina Foch plays the woman who's trying to learn the skill.
    • Window on the West
      Window on the West
      Season 13 - Episode 7
      The efforts of Radio Free Europe are dramatized in this "day in the life" docu-drama. Portions of a speech delivered by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson on Russian/Chinese Imperialism open each segment. One portion highlights Jara Kohout, the "Bob Hope of Czechoslovakia", a performer who's been on RFE since his escape from his homeland. Also, in an unusual live segment, Ron Cochran discusses the impact of Radio Free Europe with exiles from five satellite countries.moreless