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Episode Guide

  • Season 7
    • A Man is Ten Feet Tall
      10/2/55
      0.0
      An AWOL soldier befriends a black waterfront worker, and together they battle hatred and oppression.
    • The Outsiders
      The Outsiders
      Episode 27
      9/18/55
      0.0
      Upset that outsiders are upseting their traditional ways, a group of South American peasants vandalize the work of U.S. engineers.
    • The Miss America Story
      9/4/55
      0.0
      The Philco Corporation and ABC network televised the first live Miss America broadcast on Saturday September 11, 1954. Twenty seven million viewers from coast to coast shared the thrills of the Boardwalk Hall audience as they watched from their own homes as California's Lee Meriwether captured the title for 1955. Bob Russell was the emcee. For the first time, the pageant also featured it's first "Illuminated Night Parade" down the Boardwalk.moreless
    • Gretel
      Gretel
      Episode 25
      8/21/55
      0.0
      Two men fight for the affections of the fickle Gretel, who pits friend against friend.
    • A Room in Paris
      A Room in Paris
      Episode 24
      8/7/55
      0.0
      An American ventures to Paris for artistic inspiration and gets caught up with a deceitful woman bent on destruction.
    • The Death of Billy the Kid
      7/24/55
      9.5
      Billy the Kid worked as a ranch hand for John Tunstall who befriended Billy and was a surrogate father figure. Things changed when a sheriff's posse ambushed and murdered Tunstall which set the Kid off on a path of revenge. Billy the Kid cheated death more than once until confronted by his friend Sheriff Pat Garrett.moreless
    • Incident in July
      Incident in July
      Episode 22
      7/10/55
      0.0
      A camp director is furious when he learns that one of his counselors is infatuated with his 19-year-old office worker.
    • Black Frost
      Black Frost
      Episode 21
      6/26/55
      0.0
      A greedy skipper wants to make a big catch despite ice freezing on the ship threatening to capsize it.
    • Total Recall
      Total Recall
      Episode 20
      6/12/55
      0.0
      A man who's stopped before committing suicide says he can remember nothing of his past. A police check reveals that he has a wife.
    • The Ghost Writer
      The Ghost Writer
      Episode 19
      5/29/55
      0.0
      A former actor's manager is now running for Congress and wants to exploit the fact that the opposition candidate's daughter is working on their campaign.
    • The Pardon-Me Boy
      The Pardon-Me Boy
      Episode 18
      5/15/55
      0.0
      A young man is a juror in the murder trial of a gangland boss. When the trial is over the son reveals that he held out for the acquittal of the defendant.
    • Letter of Recommendation
      5/1/55
      0.0
      A young man falls in love with the Governess his family has hired.
    • The Bold and the Brave
      4/17/55
      0.0
      The commander of a military prep school brings near-disaster to himself and his son, a pupil at the school, by his demanding and staunch efforts for perfection.
    • Watch Me Die
      Watch Me Die
      Episode 15
      4/3/55
      0.0
      He can't simply divorce his wife to marry a young starlet since he wants her money, too. So he begins his search for the ideal way to kill his unsuspecting spouse.
    • Shadow of the Champ
      3/20/55
      0.0
      During a transatlantic voyage, the bored sister of a sportswriter and meets up with a school friend obsessed with a boxing champ. She slowly draws him away from his lifelong shadow-like attachment to the champ.
    • Play Me Hearts and Flowers
      3/6/55
      0.0
      A singer who has teamed up with a comedian realizes that he has become the comic's "straight man" both on and off the stage, and that somehow he must reassert his individuality.
    • The Assassin
      The Assassin
      Episode 12
      2/20/55
      0.0
      The story of Jacques Mornard, the Russian secret police agent who buried a pickaxe in the skull of the fiery anti-Stalinist Leon Trotsky.
    • A Sense of Justice
      A Sense of Justice
      Episode 11
      2/6/55
      0.0
      A young man determines to rid a Western town of its domineering political boss.
    • Anatomy of Fear
      Anatomy of Fear
      Episode 10
      1/23/55
      0.0
      A man is implicated in a murder while vacationing with his wife at a summer resort. The man recognizes a murdered woman as the one in love with his business partner. He hides her purse in order to delay identification but his wife threatens to expose him.
    • Walk Into the Night
      1/9/55
      0.0
      A messenger misplaces a briefcase containing $60,000.
    • Run, Girl, Run
      Run, Girl, Run
      Episode 8
      12/26/54
      0.0
      An aspiring young actress loses her big chance on Broadway and returns home. Her mother shows why she may have failed and inspires her to try again.
    • Catch My Boy on Sunday
      12/12/54
      0.0
      A frustrated mother is disappointed with her marriage and pushes her ten year old son into acting career.
    • Beg, Borrow or Steal
      11/28/54
      0.0
      The story of a man who embezzles $18,000 from an estate in order to live up to the standards he likes and of the trap he finds himself in when another lawyer takes over the estate.
    • Crime Without Motive
      11/14/54
      0.0
      The story of teenage violence and vandalism and the family problems that lead the culprits into their vicious acts.
    • Time of Delivery
      Time of Delivery
      Episode 4
      10/31/54
      0.0
      A 24-hour delay in mail delivery violently changes three lives. A postman collapses on his daily route and the delivery of his sack of mail is delayed for a day. In three dramatic situations which develop, a young man faces execution by gangsters unless money to pay off gambling debts arrives; a soldier cancels his marriage plans but his fiancee remains unaware during his final leave before shipment overseas; and a college professor sends a poison-pen letter and tries desperately to retrieve it.moreless
    • Man on the Mountain
      10/17/54
      10
      Horace Mann Borden was a famous child prodigy, but he hasn't accomplished any of the momentous things expected of him. He spends his days going to endless movies and scrupulously avoiding human contact. Until Gerta Blake moves next door to Horace, she's determined to get through to this strange, lonely man.moreless
    • Time Bomb
      Time Bomb
      Episode 2
      10/3/54
      0.0
      A couple deeply in love find things changing when a third woman enters the picture and then it becomes a case of attempted murder.
    • Middle of the Night
      9/19/54
      0.0
      A middle-aged Jewish garment manufacturer falls in love with a young divorced woman who works for him. The unhappy young girl marries the man old enough to be her father.
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  • Season 3
  • Season 2
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