The Armstrong Circle Theatre - Season 5

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  • The Use of Dignity
    The Use of Dignity
    Episode 38
    5/25/54
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    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
  • Breakdown
    Breakdown
    Episode 37
    5/18/54
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    Newly released from a hospital after a nervous breakdown, a former patient tries to make his way in the world.
  • Man Talk
    Man Talk
    Episode 36
    5/11/54
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    A timid seamstress sets her mind on finding the right man. Then, she tackles the problem of getting him to propose.
  • The Hand of the Hunter
    5/4/54
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    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
  • Gang-Up
    Gang-Up
    Episode 34
    4/27/54
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    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.
  • Treasure Trove
    Treasure Trove
    Episode 33
    4/20/54
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    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
  • The Three Tasks
    The Three Tasks
    Episode 32
    4/13/54
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    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.
  • My Client, McDuff
    My Client, McDuff
    Episode 31
    4/6/54
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    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
    Episode 30
    3/30/54
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    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
    Episode 29
    3/23/54
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    A widow and a younger man conduct a shipboard romance while he is enroute to meet his fiance.
  • The Fugitive
    The Fugitive
    Episode 28
    3/16/54
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    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
    Episode 27
    3/9/54
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    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.
  • Evening Star
    Evening Star
    Episode 26
    2/23/54
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    An over-the-hill opera diva makes her first nerve-wracking television appearance.
  • Run to the Magic
    Run to the Magic
    Episode 25
    2/16/54
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  • The Flight
    The Flight
    Episode 24
    2/9/54
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    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.
  • The Pride of Jonathan Craig
    2/2/54
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    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 Old Man's Gold
    The Old Man's Gold
    Episode 22
    1/26/54
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    One young boy with a secret foils three greedy adults.
  • The Millstone
    The Millstone
    Episode 21
    1/19/54
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    Discontented with her failing marriage, a wife decides that the key to happiness is to be found in her husband's love.
  • The Piano Tuner
    The Piano Tuner
    Episode 20
    1/12/54
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    After a thirty year absence, a man returns to the family he abandoned.
  • For Ever and Ever
    For Ever and Ever
    Episode 19
    1/5/54
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    Having lost their son in a car accident, a couple seek to adopt an orphan they've come to love.
  • Return to Ballygally
    12/29/53
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    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.
  • The Tree in the Empty Room
    12/22/53
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    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
  • The Debt
    The Debt
    Episode 16
    12/15/53
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    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 Marshal of Misery Gulch
    12/8/53
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    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.
  • A Little Morning to Sell
    12/1/53
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    A big Hollywood star celebrates his greatest achievement away from the cameras.
  • The Beard
    The Beard
    Episode 13
    11/24/53
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    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.
  • The Bells of Cockaigne
    11/17/53
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    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 Right Approach
    The Right Approach
    Episode 11
    11/10/53
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    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 Honor of Littorno
    11/3/53
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    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
  • Julie's Castle
    Julie's Castle
    Episode 9
    10/27/53
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    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.
  • Herman
    Herman
    Episode 8
    10/20/53
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    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
    Episode 7
    10/13/53
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    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
    Episode 6
    10/6/53
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    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
  • A Time to Live
    A Time to Live
    Episode 5
    9/29/53
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    A woman who lost her spouse during World War II visits his grave in France to improve her marriage with her present husband.
  • The Last Tour
    The Last Tour
    Episode 4
    9/22/53
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    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 Story to Whisper
    A Story to Whisper
    Episode 3
    9/15/53
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    A society matron in staid Boston becomes a social pariah when the inspiration for her popular comic strip character is revealed.
  • Two Prisoners
    Two Prisoners
    Episode 2
    9/8/53
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  • Judgment
    Judgment
    Episode 1
    9/1/53
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    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
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