The Philco Television Playhouse - Season 2

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  • The Tentacles
    The Tentacles
    Episode 45
    7/9/50
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    A father attempts to regain domination over his son at any cost, even if it means eliminating his son's wife.
  • The Reluctant Landlord
    7/2/50
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    An aspiring writer buys an apartment house and unfortunately the everyday problems and troubles from the tenants make it almost impossible for him to write.
  • Hear My Heart Speak
    Hear My Heart Speak
    Episode 43
    6/25/50
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    After returning home from War, a farmer carries on a successful career even after losing his voice and sweetheart.
  • Anything Can Happen
    Anything Can Happen
    Episode 42
    6/18/50
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    Georgi, a kindly and honest immigrant from the Georgian area of Russia, experiences many difficulties as he tries to adapt to his adopted country. He works hard to make a place for himself in America, all the while fighting with the English language and the strange customs of an alien people.moreless
  • The Bump on Brannigan's Head
    6/11/50
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    When Mr. Brannigan gets a bump on his head he turns into the nicest friendliest man you could ever meet, but that's not the real Brassy Brannigan. Brannigan encounters a crooked newspaper publisher who wants a highway built to his home, and Brannigan gets his with a blackjack and thus wins an election in this comedy of errors.moreless
  • Sense and Sensibility
    6/4/50
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    The story of the Dashwood sisters quest to find suitable husbands after the loss of their family estate.
  • Semmelweis
    Semmelweis
    Episode 39
    5/28/50
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    Story of the great physician who saved millions of lives due to his discovery of the cause of childbed fever (puerperal fever) and eliminated its danger by prescribing the absolute sterlization of all instruments and the cleanliness of all persons coming in contact with the mother.
  • The Charmed Circle
    The Charmed Circle
    Episode 38
    5/21/50
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    A poverty-ridden student feels out-of-place among his wealthy fraternity brothers and finally falls in love with a rich girl, and leads a revolt against the President of the Fraternity house.
  • Brat Farrar
    Brat Farrar
    Episode 37
    5/14/50
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    Tale concerns identical twins and an attempt at fraud to collect some insurance and a nice big fortune.
  • The Feast
    The Feast
    Episode 36
    5/7/50
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    A seaside resort hotel brings together an odd assortment of people. A frustrated married couple, four young lovers, children and an grouchy old miser.
  • The American
    The American
    Episode 35
    4/30/50
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    An American traveling in Europe finds clashes between the two cultures. The American culture born with intellect and drive versus the aristocratic Parisian society of laid back snobbery.
  • The Man in the Black Hat
    4/23/50
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    A gambler has nothing too lose as his shady past with women and cards catches up to him.
  • The End is Known
    The End is Known
    Episode 33
    4/16/50
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    A department store tycoon comes home and is nearly hit by a falling body. He then learns the suicide jumped from his apartment.
  • Dirty Eddie
    Dirty Eddie
    Episode 32
    4/9/50
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    Dirty Eddie is a sleek black pig with a fat movie contract, and Hollywood isnt too happy about it.
  • Nocturne
    Nocturne
    Episode 31
    4/2/50
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    In 1910 London, two sisters, Jenny and Emmy Blanchard, must support and care for their widowed, invalid father. Jenny, the younger, pretty sister, seeks to escape from the depressing reality of her poverty-stricken home, while Emmy, the older, plain sister, finds comfort and eventual happiness by serving their ailing father. At the end, both are engaged; Jenny will marry Keith Reddington and Emmy will wed Alf Rylett.moreless
  • The Second Oldest Profession
    3/26/50
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    An idealistic newspaper editor battles with his stubborn publisher.
  • The Trial of Steven Kent
    3/19/50
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    A jury foreman seeks to wreak personal vengeance on the murder defendant.
  • The Uncertain Molly Collicutt
    3/12/50
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    A flirt has a difficult time settling down to her marriage responsibilities.
  • The Life of Vincent Van Gogh
    3/5/50
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    A portrait the tortured life of painter Vincent Van Gogh, his relationship with his troubled brother, Theo, and his struggle with painter Paul Gauguin.
  • Hometown
    Hometown
    Episode 26
    2/26/50
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    Mitchell Hickok, an author from the country, comes to New York for a publicity build-up for his book. He meets a glamorous woman, who introduces him to the nightlife of Manhattan. He soon tires of cafes, cocktail parties, and publicity gags, and returns to his simple way of living in the country and Eileen, his childhood sweetheart.moreless
  • A Letter to Mr. Priest
    2/19/50
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    The life of a lawyer voted "most likely to succeed" by his college class is dramatized.
  • Ann Rutledge
    Ann Rutledge
    Episode 24
    2/12/50
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    Ann Rutledge was engaged to John MacNamara, an unsavory character who left for New York and promised to marry her upon his return. Things changed when Ann Rutledge met and fell in love with Abraham Lincoln. When typhoid fever struck, Ann died at a very young age.
  • The Sudden Guest
    The Sudden Guest
    Episode 23
    2/5/50
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    A New England spinster disregards her neighbors cry for help and assistance during a hurricane. Miss Leckton resents the intrusion, especially if the intruders happen to be Jews.
  • Uncle Dynamite
    Uncle Dynamite
    Episode 22
    1/29/50
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    Uncle Fred wants Pongo to marry Sally Painter, an unsuccessful American sculptor. They had been engaged but she broke it off when Pongo refused to smuggle jewellry into America for a friend of hers.
  • The Marriages
    The Marriages
    Episode 21
    1/22/50
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    In 1890's England, Colonel Chart, a widower with four children, falls in love with a charming, wealthy American widow, Mrs. Churchley, but his 27-year-old spinster daughter Adela contrives to ruin the relationship. She also turns two of the other three children against their intended stepmother and spoils the widow's plans to help Adela's brother Godfrey out of an unpleasant situation.moreless
  • Murder at the Stork Club
    1/15/50
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    A wealthy elderly matron is murdered at the Stork Club and the suspects are many, seems they all wanted her money.
  • Bethel Merriday
    Bethel Merriday
    Episode 19
    1/8/50
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    A naive small-town girl is determined to become an actress at all costs.
  • Little Boy Lost
    Little Boy Lost
    Episode 18
    1/1/50
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    A British poet searches for the child he's never seen. The boy vanished after his foster mother was taken away by the German Gestapo.
  • In Beauty Like the Night
    12/25/49
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    A British flyer who lost his sight during the war deals with the problems caused by the injury.
  • The Strange Christmas Dinner
    12/18/49
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    A modern-day Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to close his store on Christmas day.
  • The Beautiful Bequest
    12/11/49
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    The story of a spoiled and jilted young novelist of intellectual pretensions who is freshened up and made marketable and happy again by design of his sporting publisher.
  • Mist on the Waters
    Mist on the Waters
    Episode 14
    12/4/49
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    Blackmail terrorizes a couple because of an accident which was the result of a terrible tragedy.
  • The Wonderful Mrs. Ingram
    11/27/49
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    A female psychiatrist visits the home of a famous woman novelist and discovers unhappiness aplenty. She learns the novelist's ambitions and vanity are causes of the trouble.
  • Medical Meeting
    Medical Meeting
    Episode 12
    11/20/49
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    A deathly ill woman falls for her doctor.
  • The Promise
    The Promise
    Episode 11
    11/13/49
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    A husband and wife are drifting apart due to different goals in their individual careers.
  • The House of Seven Gables
    11/6/49
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    With the ownership of Seven Gables, the opulent family estate, at stake, a man frames his brother for murder.
  • Damion's Daughter
    Damion's Daughter
    Episode 9
    10/30/49
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    A theater manager's daughter causes jealousy and turmoil on and off the stage.
  • Because of the Lockwoods
    10/23/49
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    The Lockwoods' are patronising toward their former neighbors, the Hunters who are now living in the poorer district in town. The Hunters are saved from despair from the help of a young junk dealer named Oliver Read, who teaches the Lockwoods' a lesson in humanity.
  • The Last Tycoon
    The Last Tycoon
    Episode 7
    10/16/49
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    A 1930's brilliant and efficient movie mogul and the story behind the Hollywood Dream Factory.
  • Something's Got to Give
    10/9/49
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    Two men abandon the high-pressure world of radio and advertising, moving their families to the country for some quiet. Their plans to be freelance writers gets side-tracked by a radio show concocted by their wives.
  • The Queen Bee
    The Queen Bee
    Episode 5
    10/2/49
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    A conniving and devious Southern socialite who manipulates the lives of those around her with tragic results.
  • The Lonely
    The Lonely
    Episode 4
    9/25/49
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    An engaged Air Force lieutenant goes on a ten-day furlough to Scotland. Their understanding is that the trip will be purely platonic; instead, they fall maly in love. At his first opportunity, the lieutenant flies back to America to break the news to his fiance and family.
  • The Little Sister
    The Little Sister
    Episode 3
    9/18/49
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    A woman from Kansas comes to Marlowe to help find her missing brother, who has lost his way in the City.
  • Pride's Castle
    Pride's Castle
    Episode 2
    9/11/49
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    Pride Dawson is a "Robber Baron", who started out his life in rags and turned it into riches with plenty of women. His contempt for human decency or moral restraint left him ruthless and corrupt. Until he falls for Sharon O'Neill who is a woman filled with so much goodness in her soul, as much as he has evil in his.moreless
  • What Every Woman Knows
    9/4/49
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    A Victorian Scotswoman of far-reaching ambition. 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.
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