The Philco Television Playhouse - Season 3

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  • A Requiem for a Model A
    10/7/51
    0.0
    After buying a very used car, a writer uncovers some very unusual items under one of the seat cushions. The story of the vehicle's former owners is told via flashbacks.
  • By-Line for Murder
    By-Line for Murder
    Episode 55
    9/30/51
    0.0
    A bitter assistant foreign editor of a London newspaper commits murder in the newspaper office after being passed over yet again for a promotion.
  • The Spur
    The Spur
    Episode 54
    9/23/51
    0.0
    After the assasination of President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth leapt to the stage below, his spur became entangled in the American flag draping the balcony causing Booth to break his leg. The story unfolds to the events leading up to his madness and ultimate betrayal to his country.
  • The Wayward Season
    The Wayward Season
    Episode 53
    9/16/51
    0.0
    A composer's reaction to his daughter's marriage to a middle-aged man brings changes in his own life.
  • Women of Intrigue
    Women of Intrigue
    Episode 52
    9/9/51
    0.0
    In this tale of Communist intrigue set in England, a man who works for the foreign office disappears.
  • This Time, Next Year
    9/2/51
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    Every year the ghost of Ulysses S. Grant appears at Grant's Tomb.
  • Night at the Vulcan
    Night at the Vulcan
    Episode 50
    8/26/51
    0.0
    When an actor is murdered backstage, the cast of the production become the suspects, seems the actor had plenty of enemies.
  • Come Alive
    Come Alive
    Episode 49
    8/19/51
    0.0
    An arrogant woman whose self-centered tactics cause endless grief for her secretary, husband, sister and anyone who comes into contact with her.
  • Ephraim Tutt's Clean Hands
    8/12/51
    0.0
    Lawyer Tutt refuses to cross the street for a $5 million account, but goes clear to Pottsville to draw up a will for Jim Lawton, staying there until he successfully contests a claim to a woman's farm, proving to his assistant that more is gained through the reading of law books than from beating up the opposition.moreless
  • The Return
    The Return
    Episode 47
    8/5/51
    0.0
    An amnesia victim is told by his alleged stepfather that he is heir to a fortune. When his so-called family greet him with reserve, however he gets busy to iron out the unreal problem.
  • Television Story
    Television Story
    Episode 46
    7/29/51
    0.0
    A covetous young actress' career means more to her than marriage to a middle-aged actor who turns to TV after a successful career in other facets of show business only to find that his wife influences his work there.
  • Pretend I Am A Stranger
    7/22/51
    0.0
    The story of a British soldier and his buddy's widow as the two grow closer in their grief.
  • I Want to March
    I Want to March
    Episode 44
    7/15/51
    0.0
    The year is 1915 and the suffragettes cause a stir in the home of a zoology professor as his wife takes up the banner of "women's rights".
  • Case History
    Case History
    Episode 43
    7/8/51
    0.0
    A sleuthing psychiatrist probes a murder in his fiancee's home and stirs up a hornet's nest with his future in-laws.
  • The Plot
    The Plot
    Episode 42
    7/1/51
    0.0
    An old recluse retires after three decades of a successful writing career to live an isolated and luxurious existence.
  • Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal
    6/24/51
    0.0
    Widower Dr. Hudson lives with his daughter and housekeeper and keeps his medical practice success by using the Good book as guidance.
  • Operation: Airlift
    Operation: Airlift
    Episode 40
    6/17/51
    0.0
    The story of the Berlin airlift, when the Western Allies organized the Berlin Airlift to carry supplies to the people in West Berlin. The success of the airlift humilated the Soviets claiming that such a thing would never work.
  • The Fast Dollar
    The Fast Dollar
    Episode 39
    6/10/51
    0.0
    A humorous tale of life in a small town and its impact on a would-be confidence man.
  • The Adventures of Hiram Holliday
    6/3/51
    0.0
    Hiram Holliday is a copy-writer for a major newspaper. One day, he saves his paper a fortune in a libel case, because of his meticulous work.
  • Rescue
    Rescue
    Episode 37
    5/27/51
    0.0
    The grim and true story taken from the pages of the Louisville Courier-Journal is told. The story goes that Collins had entered the sandstone cavern in Cave City, Kentucky in an attempt to find another entrance to the famed Mammoth Cave. A six-ton rock fell on his leg, trapping him in the sand 120 feet undergroun. Miller was assigned to cover the rescue. Miller risked his life man times to reach the man who died before rescue could come.moreless
  • Justice and Mr. Pleznik
    5/20/51
    0.0
    The story of a naturalized immigrant's first experience with jury duty.
  • The Visitors
    The Visitors
    Episode 35
    5/13/51
    0.0
    A young boy's disappearance when his mother remarries leads to a mystery when he is found and has forgotten who he is.
  • A Secret Island
    A Secret Island
    Episode 34
    5/6/51
    0.0
    A vicious woman is determined to see her niece wed for money and social position instead of for love.
  • Mr. Arcularis
    Mr. Arcularis
    Episode 33
    4/29/51
    0.0
    Mr. Arcularis' life hangs in the balance on the operating table and while he is unconscious, he dreams that he has recovered and gone on a sea voyage to regain his health. However Death follows him in a recurrent dream in which he takes a journey through the heavens. The dream obsesses him, but Clarice, a pretty woman with whom he falls in love, forces him back to reality.moreless
  • The Birth of the Movies
    4/22/51
    0.0
    Drama on the career of D.W. Griffith. Producer Fred Coe briefly talks with Lillian Gish before and following the drama.
  • Hour of Destiny
    Hour of Destiny
    Episode 31
    4/15/51
    0.0
    The story of Jean Z. Owen, tells about the accident and then flashes back to show the true character of each woman.
  • Routine Assignment
    Routine Assignment
    Episode 30
    4/8/51
    0.0
    A reporter gets a confession of robbery from a man only to have the man then deny his guilt in a complex twist of events.
  • Parnassus on Wheels
    Parnassus on Wheels
    Episode 29
    4/1/51
    0.0
    Parnassus is a sprite like figure who moves through the New England countryside with his traveling book wagon.
  • Bulletin 120
    Bulletin 120
    Episode 28
    3/25/51
    0.0
    Dr. Joseph Goldberger works with a test group of convicts and discovers that pellagra is caused by a dietary deficiency and not infection.
  • The Dark Corridor
    The Dark Corridor
    Episode 27
    3/18/51
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    The story of the Marr family which is made up of a dominant mother who bates everyone, the vacillating son, his wife and their blind son. Things are upset even moe when a new maid arrives, a miad who has served a term in prison as an accessory to a murder.moreless
  • No Medals on Pop
    No Medals on Pop
    Episode 26
    3/11/51
    0.0
    A young boy believes his father deserves a medal for being in the war and is heartbroken when he finds out the truth and how his father disgraced the family.
  • The Man Who Bought a Town
    2/25/51
    0.0
    A butcher purchases the town he calls home to preserve its quiet lifestyle.
  • Let Them Be Sea Captains!
    2/18/51
    0.0
    Horace Greeley is a volatile editor of The New York Tribune, and Margaret Fuller is a mid-19th century femninist and the first woman employed on the newspaper's staff. Together they lock horns at every turn but come together when it involves a cover-up at Whig headquarters.
  • Kitty Doone
    Kitty Doone
    Episode 23
    2/11/51
    0.0
    A faded movie star schemes to keep her career at all costs.
  • A Matter of Life and Death
    2/4/51
    0.0
    An investigative reporter is killed by a gangster who marries a naive waitress who could testify against him having witnessed the crime.
  • The Great Escape
    The Great Escape
    Episode 21
    1/28/51
    9.5
    The story of the escape of 76 British and American prisoners from the infamous German prison camp, Stalag Luft 17.
  • Confession
    Confession
    Episode 20
    1/21/51
    0.0
    A man sets out to give a false confession to a crime committed by someone else.
  • The Lost Diplomat
    The Lost Diplomat
    Episode 19
    1/14/51
    0.0
  • The Symbol: Jefferson Davis
    1/7/51
    0.0
    After the fall of the Confederate capital Richmond, Virginia, Jefferson Davis and his small group of government officials and followers fled the state in a hope to continue the struggle for the South, it was a symbol of the lost cause.
  • Leaf out of a Book
    Leaf out of a Book
    Episode 17
    12/31/50
    0.0
    A drama about working career women and the challenges they meet and must overcome in a male dominated business.
  • The Pupil
    The Pupil
    Episode 16
    12/24/50
    0.0
  • Decoy
    Decoy
    Episode 15
    12/17/50
    0.0
  • Bonanza
    Bonanza
    Episode 14
    12/10/50
    8.8
    A ghost town forgotten in the march of progress tries to make a comeback from the dead with the fighting spirit of the past and present.
  • Wacky, the Small Boy
    12/3/50
    0.0
    Wacky can't help but find himself in all kinds of trouble, his poor parents are at their wits end with his shenanigans.
  • Torch for a Dark Journey
    11/26/50
    0.0
    A Czech scientist escapes from Prague with the aid of an American industrialist, who wants to hire him for his personal benefit. The scientist is followed by a former student, now a fanatic Communist, who insists that the scientist must return to his own country to work for the People's Republic. The scientist must decide whether to return or abandon his countrymen and accept personal freedom in America.moreless
  • I Am Still Alive
    I Am Still Alive
    Episode 11
    11/19/50
    0.0
    A writer is trying to live like his fictional hero he created in a lurid newspaper serial.
  • The Man Who Got Away With It
    11/12/50
    0.0
    A man believes he has gotten away with a crime he committed a long time ago.
  • The Power Devil
    The Power Devil
    Episode 9
    11/5/50
    0.0
    A lawyer builds his career on dishonesty and alienates his wife thru patent opportunism.
  • The Gambler
    The Gambler
    Episode 8
    10/29/50
    0.0
    A scathing denunciation of gambling and feudal aristocrats of the 19th-century, this story relates how Philip, a young medical student, bargains away his career for the unsure success of high gambling stakes. His caution turns to uncontrollable greed when he learns that money can buy women and quick fame. His destiny is bound to Theresa's, a beautiful young woman who has been mortgaged in marriage for her stepfather's debt, and to her wealthy grandmother's, who chooses to gamble away her fortune so there will be no inheritors.moreless
  • Portrait in Smoke
    Portrait in Smoke
    Episode 7
    10/22/50
    0.0
    Rising out of the shabbiness of the Lower East Side, Kathy ruthlessly climbs the social and financial ladder by using and then abandoning a series of gullible older men.
  • A Husband for Mama
    A Husband for Mama
    Episode 6
    10/15/50
    0.0
    After a family loses their father, they decide to find Mama a new husband.
  • The Vine That Grew on Fiftieth Street
    Three unusual seeds planted in a patch of soil in Manhattan grow with incredible speed, soon overtaking the lives of several nearby residents.
  • The Touch of a Stranger
    10/1/50
    0.0
    A scientist whose life has been destroyed by another man's greed takes out his anger on three innocent strangers, implicating them in his own death.
  • Dear Guest and Ghost
    9/24/50
    0.0
    A Victorian house on Staten Island is haunted by a ghost more charming than macabre. The spirit plays hob with the live of the otherwise conventional and unsuspecting inhabitants.
  • The Long Run
    The Long Run
    Episode 2
    9/17/50
    0.0
    Murder brings about a reunion of a lot of people that had motive for the killing.
  • High Tor
    High Tor
    Episode 1
    9/10/50
    0.0
    Van Dorn owns the mountain known as "High Tor", he's under pressure to sell his mountain by his fiancee and the realtors. A rock slide traps Van Dorn and the realtors as he sets out to search for help he meets the spirit of a Dutch girl named Lisa. Lisa and the spirits of Dutch sailors have inhabited "High Tor" for over 300 years since their own deaths.moreless
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