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CBS (ended 1961)




Episode Guide

    • Treasure Island
      Treasure Island
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      The adventures of a boy named Jim Hawkins after he discovers a map showing the way to buried treasure. His father is the landlord of the "Admiral Benbow" an inn where Billy Bones, a mysterious old seaman who once served under the pirate Captain Flint takes up lodgings. During their journey to recover the treasure, Long John Silver has plans for a mutiny.moreless
    • Hamlet
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Hamlet is a medieval Danish prince who's still melancholy over the sudden death of his father and the quick, subsequent remarriage of his mother, Queen Gertrude to his uncle, Claudius. Informed by the ghost of his father that Claudius murdered him, Hamlet schemes to take revenge.
    • The Prisoner of Zenda
      The Prisoner of Zenda
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Rudolph Rassendyll is a British tourist visiting the nation of Ruritania in the Balkans. A number of people comment upon Rassendyll's remarkable resemblance to Prince Rudolph, who in a matter of days is to be crowned the nation's new king, and the prince's staff even arranges a meeting between the two men.moreless
    • The Night of the Storm
      The Night of the Storm
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      After being caught in a storm 5 people end up trapped in a diner along a deserted highway.
    • Crescendo
      Season 1 - 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
    • Those Ragtime Years
      Those Ragtime Years
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Features Hoagy Carmichael with Mae Barnes, Eubie Blake, Minns and James, Robin Roberts, Ralph Sutton, Dick Wellstood, Dorothy Loudon, the Billy B. Quartet, the Wilbur de Paris Band, and the Clara Ward Singers. Presents in song and story the rise of the ragtime craze which revolutionized American popular music and paved the way for jazz. Wonderful homage to Ragtime.moreless
    • The Scarlet Pimpernel
      The Scarlet Pimpernel
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Sir Percy, a British aristocrat who rescues innocent victims of the French Revolution by disguising himself during the day as a foppish dandy.
    • The Lincoln Murder Case
      The Lincoln Murder Case
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      "The Lincoln Murder Case" follows the argument set out by Theodore Roscoe in his book The Web of Conspiracy, which put the finger on War Secretary Edwin M. Stanton as a master plotter who hired John Wilkes Booth to assassinate the President.
    • The Prince and the Pauper
      The Prince and the Pauper
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      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
    • The Fallen Idol
      The Fallen Idol
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      The hero-worship of a young boy for the kindly butler, in whose care he has been left, is damaged when he stumbles on the servant's adulterous affair. In spite of his disillusionment, he tries to protect the butler during a police investigation.
    • I, Don Quixote
      I, Don Quixote
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Driven by the vision of Dulcinea, the tarnished, yet inspired, Don Quixote begins his adventures with his trusty squire Sancho Panza in tow. His story becomes an inspiration to pursue our personal quests with unfailing dedication, unbridled optimism, unwavering courage, and unparallelled chivalry.
    • Oliver Twist
      Oliver Twist
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Oliver Twist spends his early childhood in an orphanage, then is apprenticed to a coffin maker. Discontented with his lot in life, the naive youngster sets out for London to make his fortune. Oliver is unaware that a sinister man named Monks is willing to pay a large sum of money to find him.moreless
    • Arrowsmith
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Martin Arrowsmith, an idealistic young doctor, who, after graduating from medical school, must forego a research position with Dr. Max Gottlieb due to his marriage to nurse Leora Tozer. He returns to her rural hometown and establishes a small practice, and in his spare time eventually develops a serum for a deadly cow disease.moreless
    • Ethan Frome
      Ethan Frome
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Through flashbacks, a stranger in a snowbound New England village is told the grim story of Ethan Frome. Some years earlier, Ethan's cheerless life was brightened by the arrival of pretty Mattie Silver. His nagging wife Zeena had sent for her cousin Mattie to come live with them and do the housework.moreless
    • Years Ago
      Years Ago
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Recreation of an actresses declining years and her infamity as a performer.
    • Men in White
      Men in White
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      A dynamic intern with plans to study in Vienna and is slated for a socially prestigious marriage to a socialite ends when his dedication to his work and affair with a nurse.
    • Heaven Can Wait
      Heaven Can Wait
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      On arrival in Hades, a playboy reports his pecadillos to Satan, who sends him upstairs.
    • Body and Soul
      Body and Soul
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      A former pugilist who looks back on his life in and out of the ring and realizes that self-respect is a more important prize than winning. Eager to take on all contenders, Davis eventually defeats the world champion, but winning has cost him more than he bargained for, he falls in with the mob and takes to a life of easy women and plentiful booze, winning easy bouts with second-rate opponents. It takes the tragic death of his best friend, indirectly caused by a beating from a mobster, for Davis to realize the error of his ways and try to make amends, returning to his mother and the artist girlfriend he left behind.moreless
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Billy Budd, the tale of a guileless, exuberant young sailor and the malevolent master-at-arms who deliberately sets out to bring about Budd's ruin.
    • The Browning Version
      The Browning Version
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Poor health forces Crocker-Harris to give up his teaching position after years of thankless service and scorn from his students and colleagues. His marriage to Millie is also in freefall, as his wife is openly having an affair with the school's chemistry teacher, Hunter.
    • The Red Mill
      The Red Mill
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Aladdin
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Aladdin trying to win the fair Princess Jasmines love. Wonderfully fun musical and Basil Rathbone is surprisingly musical!
    • The Bridge of San Luis Rey
      The Bridge of San Luis Rey
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      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
    • Junior Miss
      Junior Miss
      Season 1 - 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
    • Beyond This Place
      Beyond This Place
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      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.
    • Wuthering Heights
      Wuthering Heights
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      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
      The Member of the Wedding
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      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
    • Harvey
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      A local wealthy drunk whose sunny philosophy and inebriated antics are tolerated by most of the citizens. That is, until Elwood begins claiming that he sees a "pooka," (a mischievous Irish spirit) which has taken the form of a man-sized bunny named Harvey.
    • A Tale Of Two Cities
      A Tale Of Two Cities
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      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
    • What Every Woman Knows
      What Every Woman Knows
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Using her supposedly frail feminine wiles, she maneuvers her fatuous husband into a successful political career. He rises to a parliamentary seat, never quite realizing that he hasn't done it alone.
    • The Hasty Heart
      The Hasty Heart
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      An insufferable Scots soldier confined to a World War II military hospital, and an American soldier patient befriends the headstrong Scotsman. The compassionate nurse who tries gradually to get both patients friendly to each other and when it is learned that he is suffering from a fatal illness, everyone involved tries to keep his true condition a secret from him.moreless
    • The Winslow Boy
      The Winslow Boy
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Based on the infamous Archer-Shee case of 1912, The Winslow Boy is a 14-year-old accused of a petty theft, he is expelled from Naval College. His father, retired bank official, is prevented by existing British law to clear his son's name.
    • The Count of Monte Cristo
      The Count of Monte Cristo
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      When Count Edmond Dantes is stripped of his wealth and sent to prison for crimes he did not commit, he swears to get revenge against those who wronged him. With the help of Abbe, a fellow prisoner, the Count escapes and sets forth to see that justice is done.
    • The Human Comedy
      The Human Comedy
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      The delivery boy for the local telegraph office, keeps in close contact with virtually every family in town. His older brother is in uniform, off fighting World War II, his sister is the erstwhile sweetheart of telegraph-office supervisor. When his brother dies in battle, his best friend, parentless is more or less adopted by his family.moreless