The DuPont Show Of The Month

CBS (ended 1961)




Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Crescendo
      Episode 1
      A visiting Englishman who takes a dim view of American culture. To overcome his skepticism, he is introduced to a wide variety of American musical styles and artists. During his tour he runs into Julie Andrews, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Diahann Carroll, Peggy Lee, Eddy Arnold, Mahalia Jackson, Sonny James, Dinah Washington, Stubby Kaye, Stanley Holloway, Turk Murphy, Lizzie Miles, and The Norman Luboff Choir.moreless
    • The Prince and the Pauper
      This classic tells a fabled story of Prince Edward (later King Edward VI) and a poor boy who is a dead ringer for the young royal. After the two children trade places, the pauper finds himself confused by the goings-on at court while the prince happily traipses about in the guise of the little rogue. Now all they have to do is find a way to switch back again.moreless
    • Beyond This Place
      On a visit to London, an American discovers that his father is very much alive, serving a life sentence for murder. He inaugurates his own investigation, retraces the trail of circumstantial evidence, and unearths the real culprit.
    • Junior Miss
      Junior Miss
      Episode 4
      A troublesome teenager means well, but can't help meddling in the affairs of her widowed father and other unsuspecting grownups. Her matchmaking habits drive everyone crazy and she pairs up her uncle with the daughter of her father's employer, which nearly loses dad his job. The mess sorts itself out, when she promises to mind her own business...until next time.moreless
    • The Bridge of San Luis Rey
      On July 20, 1714, "the finest bridge in all Peru" collapses and five people die. Brother Juniper, a Franciscan missionary, happens to witness the tragedy, and as a result, he asks the central question: "Why did this happen to those five?" He sets out to explore the lives of the five victims, and to understand why they died.moreless
    • Aladdin
      Episode 6
      Aladdin trying to win the fair Princess Jasmines love. Wonderfully fun musical and Basil Rathbone is surprisingly musical!
    • A Tale Of Two Cities
      The scene is Paris on the eve of the French Revolution. Lucie Manette has come from her home in England to be taken to her aged father, recently escaped from the Bastille. He is being harbored in the wine shop of Defarge and his wife, a woman who pursues her knitting with sinister purpose. Another visitor from England is Charles Darnay, summoned by his uncle, the Marquis St. Evremonde, a nobleman despised alike by his nephew and the suffering people of Paris. Before long all these figures are caught up together in this tale of love, intrigue and political terror.moreless
    • The Red Mill
      The Red Mill
      Episode 8
      Musical comedy about a small Dutch town's legend of "The Red Mill," and its effect on the local inn-keepers and the American actors passing through the town.
    • Wuthering Heights
      The foolishly headstrong aristocrat Cathy and her rough-hewn gypsy sweetheart Heathcliff, choosing to marry the feckless Edgar Linton for wealth and prestige, Cathy cannot control her love for Heathcliff. Nor can he satiate his thirst for revenge, manifested through his own loveless marriage to Edgar's sister Isabella.
    • The Member of the Wedding
      Frankie Addams, a bored twelve-year-old madly jealous of her brother's impending marriage. Frankie was afraid of the dark and envious of the older girls. But as F. Jasmine, in a pink dress, she looked sixteen. No longer a child, she accepted a date with a red-haired soldier and purchased a sophisticated gown for the wedding.moreless
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4