The Philco Television Playhouse - Season 5

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Episode Guide

  • Holiday Song
    Holiday Song
    Episode 26
    9/20/53
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    An elderly cantor becomes disillusioned by all the misery he sees, he loses faith and cannot conduct the upcoming Rosh Hashonah services. While traveling to consult a rabbi, he encounters two strangers in the subway who restore his faith.
  • Othello
    Othello
    Episode 25
    9/6/53
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    In the classic Shakespeare story, the Moor Othello is driven by the ambitious and jealous Iago to believe that his wife Desdemona is guilty of adultery. Othello becomes mad with despair and jealousy and slays her, only to learn afterward that Iago's accusations are false and that she has never been unfaithful to him.moreless
  • Hollywood Tandem
    Hollywood Tandem
    Episode 24
    8/23/53
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    Hedda Hopper portrays herself in two short plays for Philco Television Playhouse "Hollywood Tandem. The first play is "Fade Out" with Jessie Royce Landis and Sydney Blackmer. The story is about two old Hollywood stars and their tragic attempt to hold on to their fame. The second play is "The New Process" a farce based on 3-D films starring Walter Matthau, Ernest Truex and Geoffrey Lumb.moreless
  • Ernie Barger is 50
    Ernie Barger is 50
    Episode 23
    8/9/53
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    Ernie Barger, has a startling revelation when he turns 50. The discovery that he is no longer needed by anyone sends him over the edge.
  • The Young and the Fair
    7/26/53
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    The graduate of a junior college returns after many years to teach.
  • Her Prince Charming
    Her Prince Charming
    Episode 21
    6/14/53
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    Martha Willis' hobby, attending TV quiz shows, lands her on Duchess For a Weekend. Her prize is two nights on-the-town with has-been movie idol Terrance McClain. Pocketing $100 for his effort, it's McClain's first show biz job in 25 years. Martha finds him a delightful old charmer and the actor finds himself rejuvenated.moreless
  • Before I Wake
    Before I Wake
    Episode 20
    5/31/53
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    A girl is crushed by the death of her lover but recovers with the help of her late sweetheart's wife and friends.
  • The Oil Well
    The Oil Well
    Episode 19
    5/17/53
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    A farmer lets his land grow poor with neglect as he tries to find oil beneath it only to meet failure.
  • The Accident
    The Accident
    Episode 18
    5/3/53
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    A boy lives with his grandmother following his mother's suicide and father's remarriage. When the elderly woman is too ill to care for the youngster, he's adopted by his mother's sister and her husband. Despite the best efforts of the Warriners to make him feel loved, Harry is hardly a happy boy.moreless
  • The Long Way Home
    The Long Way Home
    Episode 17
    4/19/53
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    A German born artist jumps at the chance to go "home" but discovers that he really belongs in this country after all.
  • A Young Lady of Property
    4/5/53
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    Wilma a 15-year-old girl has dreams of becoming a movie star but after her mother's death she is sent to live with her aunt, her father is too weak and unreliable. She wishes to be back at her home with her father but is upset when he remarries and crushes her dreams.moreless
  • The Velvet Mitten
    The Velvet Mitten
    Episode 15
    3/22/53
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    A man becomes entangled with a flighty woman during a convention.
  • The Rumor
    The Rumor
    Episode 14
    3/8/53
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    A young woman is being held in connection with a triple killing. Her fiance stands by her but his mother tries to break up the pair.
  • Wings on My Feet
    Wings on My Feet
    Episode 13
    2/22/53
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    A dancer becomes so eager for success that her ambition nearly ruins her career.
  • The Reluctant Citizen
    2/8/53
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    A 67-year-old refugee deals with his fears and conflicted feelings as he's about to become an American citizen.
  • Elegy
    Elegy
    Episode 11
    1/25/53
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    A young writer hears that his friend has died so he writes an "Elegy - A Tribute to Larry" that brings him fame and fortune. A year later his friend turns up very much alive and with plans for blackmail.
  • Pride's Way
    Pride's Way
    Episode 10
    1/11/53
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    The story from incidents in the life of Benedict Arnold and how Arnold's family suffers by his traitorous acts against his country.
  • Double Jeopardy
    Double Jeopardy
    Episode 9
    1/4/53
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    A jury finds a woman not guilty of the murder of her husband, but some still believe her to be guilty of the crime.
  • Magic Morning
    Magic Morning
    Episode 8
    12/28/52
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    A woman seeks success in her marriage as she had gained in her career.
  • Tempest of Tick Creek
    12/14/52
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    The story of two brothers and a missing uncle who returns suddenly bringing with him a chest which the brothers assume contains gold. The brothers want their share but so does the uncle's jilted bride and son.
  • The Gift
    The Gift
    Episode 6
    11/30/52
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    A child has been given an exceptional gift by her fairy godmother, the gift of finding lost articles.
  • Parole Chief
    Parole Chief
    Episode 5
    11/16/52
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    The case histories of several parolees and events that shaped the career of the parole director is told.
  • The Winter of the Dog
    11/2/52
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    This episode revolves around American troops stationed in China after WWII.
  • Uncertain Heritage
    Uncertain Heritage
    Episode 3
    10/19/52
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    The story of a young man struggling against his father's domination after his father has been dead for several years.
  • The Black Sheep
    The Black Sheep
    Episode 2
    10/5/52
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    A reformed playboy has quite a time explaining his escapades to the mother of the girl he decides to marry.
  • The Thin Air
    The Thin Air
    Episode 1
    9/21/52
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    A young girl's disappearance on the night of her engagement party leads investigators and her fiancee on a long perplexing case that ends in a London pub 24 years later.
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