The Frank Sinatra Show - Season 1

ABC (ended 1958)




Episode Guide

  • A Gun At His Back
    A Gun At His Back
    Episode 36
    A New York cabbie is not satisfied with the progress made by the police department in locating his stolen cab. He decides to take matters into his own hands.
  • The Feeling is Mutual
  • Take Me to Hollywood
  • A Gun at His Back
    A Gun at His Back
    Episode 33
    A New York cabbie is not satisfied with the progress made by the police department in locating his stolen cab. He decides to take matters into his own hands.
  • The Seedling Doubt
    The Seedling Doubt
    Episode 32
    After three months of treatment in a mental hospital, Jean Armstrong returns to her home and husband. She has been home only a short time when she begins questioning not only her sanity but the identity of her own husband.
  • A Face of Fear
    A Face of Fear
    Episode 31
    Christine Nolan is hired by Paul Dupree as governess for his young son Claude. She finds the boy in a state of shock from fear.
  • Natalie Wood & Pat Suzuki
    Music on this episode includes: Night and Day - Sinatra / Lonely Town - Sinatra / I Believe - Sinatra / Them There Eyes - Sinatra & Wood / How Are Ya Fixed For Love? - Sinatra / Put Your Dreams Away - Sinatra.
  • The Green Grass of St. Theresa
    Young Father Dvorak returns as a parish priest to the church of his childhood. St. Theresa's is now old and neglected and he tries to convince the bishop that even though the church is in a neighborhood that is now almost completely industrialized, it is worth renovating. Father Dvorak tries to stir up some interest in his campaign by attempting to grow grass in the sooty barren plot of ground in front of the church.moreless
  • Ella Fitzgerald
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Episode 28
    Ella joins Frank for thirty minutes of great music on this installment of Sinatra's short-lived Friday night series. She sings "April In Paris," "Angel Eyes," and "When You're Smiling." Sinatra offers "Jeepers Creepers," "On the Road to Mandalay," and "We'll Be Together Again." Together they sing "Moonlight in Vermont" and a swingin' version of "I May Be Wrong."moreless
  • Ethel Merman
    Ethel Merman
    Episode 27
    This episode's special guest is Ethel Merman. She and Sinatra trade jokes and act together in a sketch about a married star couple surprised at home by the cameras, who have to cover up their disaster of an apartment. And Jesse White gets a rise out of Sinatra in his regular role of Clifford the heckler. Songs included: Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart - Merman / You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me - Sinatra / You're The Top -Sinatra & Merman / I'm Always Chasing Rainbows - Merman / I Get A Kick Out of You - Sinatra / Just One of Those Things - Sinatra.moreless
  • The Brownstone Incident
    A sweltering heat wave triggers an emotional crisis in the Manhattan apartment of Al and Helen Wesson. The married couple feel tension mounting between them because the wife is anxious to move from their city apartment to the suburbs. But her husband has lived all his life in their present neighborhood, and refuses to leave.moreless
  • Spike Jones
    Spike Jones
    Episode 25
    Spike Jones, his band and his vocalist wife Helen Grayco guest along with Jesse White. Songs included: You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me - Sinatra / Baby, Won't You Please Come Home? - Sinatra / Too Marvelous For Words - Sinatra / Put Your Dreams Away - Sinatra / Makin' Whoppee - Sinatra & Grayco / Chloe - Sinatra / Fascination,All The Way,Tammy,By The Light Of The Silvery Moon - Jones & Band.moreless
  • Eddie Fisher
    Eddie Fisher
    Episode 24
    Songs included: A Foggy Day - Sinatra / Taking A Chance On Love - Sinatra / Time After Time - Sinatra / Medley: All The Way, Learnin' The Blues, Young At Heart - Sinatra / It's Nice To Go Trav'ling - Sinatra & Fisher / Put Your Dreams Away - Sinatra.moreless
  • The Man on the Stairs
    A young woman who lives in a New York apartment is attracted to a temperamental painter who lives in the same building. She tries to draw him out of the depression which seems to prevent him from painting.
  • Eydie Gorme & Joey Bishop
    Songstress Eydie Gorme and comedian Joey Bishop are Frank's guests on this episode. Bishop plays a entertainment executive who has some unique ideas for improving the show. Songs included: Where Are You? - Sinatra / How About You - Sinatra / When Your Lover Has Gone - Gorme / Gypsy in My Soul - Gorme / Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week - Sinatra & Gorme / It Happened in Monterey - Sinatra / Moonlight in Vermont - Sinatra / The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - Sinatra / Nature Boy - Sinatra & Bishop / Put Your Dreams Away - Sinatra.moreless
  • Edie Adams & Stan Freberg
    Songs included: I'm Gonna Live Till I Die - Sinatra / This Can't Be Love - Sinatra / All Of Me - Sinatra / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter - Sinatra & Freberg / One For My Baby - Sinatra.
  • Van Johnson
    Van Johnson
    Episode 20
    Van Johnson guest stars in this episode and he joins Sinatra in a sketch aimed at fulfilling one of his lifelong ambitions-to forsake playing the All American Boy in favor of playing a genuine heel. Songs included: Come Fly With Me - Sinatra / There's No You - Sinatra / I Could Write A Book - Sinatra / Something In Common - Sinatra & Johnson / At Long Last Love - Sinatra / Put Your Dreams Away - Sinatra.moreless
  • A Time to Cry
    A Time to Cry
    Episode 19
    A gunman holds a woman captive in a deserted frontier cabin while her husband lies dying from a bullet wound in the next room.
  • Shirley Jones
    Shirley Jones
    Episode 18
    Songs included: I Love You - Sinatra / P.S. I Love You - Sinatra / If I Loved You - Sinatra & Jones / My Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra to daughter Nancy.
  • Jeannie Carson
    Jeannie Carson
    Episode 17
    In this episode Sinatra opens singing "South of the Border" to a group of admiring showgirls. Later, he's joined by English singer Jeannie Carson in a record shop sketch, where she and regular heckler Clifford (Jesse White) compete to get Sinatra's autograph, and he agrees to teach her how to sing like him and sound American. Meanwhile, Clifford keeps bothering Sinatra, mistaking him for "Sol Mineo." Sinatra sings Cole Porter's "From This Moment On" in an outstanding rendition, as well as "Witchcraft" and "Wishing On a Star." Jeannie Carson learns how to pronounce words American-style ("mudda, fodda etc.") and sings "Them There Eyes." Other songs included: They Can't Take That Away From Me - Sinatra / Put Your Dreams Away - Sinatra.moreless
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
    Sammy Davis, Jr.
    Episode 16
    Songs included: Isle of Capri - Sinatra / You Make Me Feel So Young - Sinatra / Tell Her You Love Her - Sinatra / Me and My Shadow - Sinatra & Davis / I've Got You Under My Skin - Sinatra.
  • Jo Stafford
    Jo Stafford
    Episode 15
    Sinatra and Stafford reminisce about their days as singers with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.Songs included: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams - Sinatra / This Love Of Mine - Sinatra / I'll Never Smile Again - Sinatra / These Foolish Things - Sinatra / Medley: Street Of Dreams,Violets For Your Furs,The One I Love,Yes Indeed! - Sinatra & Stafford / Our Love Is Here To Stay - Sinatra / Put Your Dreams Away - Sinatra.moreless
  • Louis Prima & Keely Smith
    Songs included: I'm An Old Cowhand - Sinatra / The Birth Of The Blues - Sinatra & Smith / Bewitched - Sinatra / I Can't Believe You're in Love with Me - Sinatra, Prima & Smith.
  • Robert Mitchum
    Robert Mitchum
    Episode 13
    Guest Robert Mitchum talks Frank into making an appearance at his son's school, even though the youngster was hoping to have a rock 'n' roll singer. Songs included: I Won't Dance - Sinatra / All The Way - Sinatra / Witchcraft - Sinatra / Hey! Jealous Lover - Sinatra / If You Are But A Dream - Sinatra / Put Your Dreams Away - Sinatra.moreless
  • Dinah Shore
    Dinah Shore
    Episode 12
    A musical trip around the world with Frank & Dinah. Songs included: Come Fly With Me - Sinatra / Road To Mandalay - Sinatra / London By Night - Sinatra / April In Paris - Sinatra / It's Nice To Go Trav'ling - Sinatra & Shore / Autumn In New York - Sinatra & Shore.moreless
  • The Feeling is Mutual
    A frozen-food salesman who wants to be a writer, and a secretary who yearns to be an artist, meet while both are feeding pidgeons in Central Park. Soon they are consoling each other.
  • Bing Crosby
    Bing Crosby
    Episode 10
    Sinatra's Christmas show with (who else?) Bing Crosby. Songs included: Mistletoe And Holly - Sinatra / Jingle Bells - Sinatra & Crosby / Happy Holidays - Sinatra & Crosby / Medley: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/Away In A Manger/O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Sinatra / Medley: Deck The Halls/God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Adeste Fideles - Sinatra, Crosby & Chorus / Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Sinatra / Medley: The Christmas Song/White Christmas - Sinatra & Crosby.moreless
  • Take Me To Hollywood
    Frank stars in a drama, "Take Me to Hollywood." A talent scout is handed an urgent assignment by the head of the studio. A young actress who was given a million-dollar buildup for a costly picture now in production has disappeared, and the scout must find her.
  • Dean Martin
    Dean Martin
    Episode 8
    Musical selections included: Night and Day - Sinatra / Old Devil Moon - Sinatra / Medley: On a Slow Boat to China,Saturday Night(is the Loneliest Night of the Week),Memories are Made of This,The Girl That I Marry,Innamorata,I've Got a Crush on You,Oh Marie,Don't Cry Joe(Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go) - Sinatra & Martin / The House I Live In - Sinatra.moreless
  • A Gun at His Back
    A Gun at His Back
    Episode 7
    A New York cabbie is not satisfied with the progress made by the police department in locating his stolen cab. He decides to take matters into his own hands.
  • Erin O'Brien
    Erin O'Brien
    Episode 6
    Songs included: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams - Sinatra / I Get Along Without You Very Well - Sinatra / I'm Glad There Is You - O'Brien / Let's Get Away From It All - Sinatra & O'Brien / My Funny Valentine - Sinatra / I Wish I Were In Love Again - Sinatra / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - Sinatra / One For My Baby - Sinatra / Everything Happens To Me - Sinatra.moreless
  • McGuire Sisters
    McGuire Sisters
    Episode 5
    Songs included: Something's Gotta Give - Sinatra & McGuire Sisters / Them There Eyes - McGuire Sisters / From This Moment On - Sinatra.
  • Peggy Lee
    Peggy Lee
    Episode 4
    Songs included: Pennies From Heaven - Sinatra / Autumn Leaves - Sinatra / Nice Work if You Can Get It - Sinatra & Lee / You Brought A New Kind of Love to Me - Sinatra / Our Love is Here to Stay - Sinatra & Lee / I Thought About You - Sinatra / I'll Be Seeing You - Sinatra / Old Devil Moon - Lee / That's All - Lee.moreless
  • Nancy Sinatra
    Nancy Sinatra
    Episode 3
    Songs included: You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Sinatra / The Girl Next Door - Sinatra / I've Got You Under My Skin - Sinatra / Side By Side - Sinatra & Tri-Tones / Exactly Like You - Sinatra & Tri-Tones / All The Way - Sinatra / Violets For Your Furs - Sinatra / The Lonesome Road - Sinatra.moreless
  • That Hogan Man
    That Hogan Man
    Episode 2
    Sinatra starred in the first dramatic episode of the series as a New York cab driver who is raising a pair adopted war orphans. His neighbors, his friends and even the children themselves think Hogan should find a wife. The youngsters arrange a date for Hogan with their pretty teacher, Miss Douglas, and then some of his cabbie friends try to pair him up with a real "doll".moreless
  • Bob Hope, Kim Novak & Peggy Lee
    Songs included: The Lonesome Road - Sinatra / I Could Write A Book - Sinatra / Autumn Leaves - Sinatra / Bewitched - Sinatra / Listen To The Rocking Bird - Lee / He's My Guy - Lee / All The Way - Sinatra / I Get A Kick Out Of You - Sinatra.moreless