TV Reader's Digest - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • The Baron and His Uranium Killing
    7/11/55
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    A rich French baron and his wife are swindled out of money in an uranium scam.
  • Six Hours of Surgery
    7/4/55
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    The personal problems in the lives of the surgeon and his assistants are revealed under the stress and strain of a delicate heart operation on a 16-year-old boy.
  • Comrade Lindemann's Conscience
    6/27/55
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    The methods he's used to send innocent people to prison begins to bother an assistant state's attorney in Communist East Germany.
  • My First Bullfight
    My First Bullfight
    Episode 23
    6/20/55
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    An American artist is drawing bullfighting posters in Mexico City. After a little too much tequiila, he feels he has what it takes to battle a bull.
  • Mr. Pak Takes Over
    Mr. Pak Takes Over
    Episode 22
    6/13/55
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    A native interpreter is assigned to an American officer during the Korean War.
  • Human Nature Through a Rear View Mirror
    Because he takes an interest in his passengers' lives, cabbie Joey White becomes involved in a maternity case and a kidnapping.
  • The Anatomy of a Graft
    5/30/55
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    A naive attorney enters politics, intending to practice clean government. Unfortunately, others in positions of power do not share his idealism.
  • Around the Horn to Matrimony
    5/23/55
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    A man arranges for a boatload of women to travel from New York to the wild frontier town of Seattle. The purpose of the voyage was simple: women were needed for marriage.
  • France's Greatest Detective
    5/16/55
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    Alphonse Bertillon revolutionized the French Police's investigations by implementing scientific methods. His measuring and studying of bones and body features is credited with convicting over seven thousand criminals. His institution of fingerprinting was even more successful at capturing criminals.
  • Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts
    5/9/55
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    The life of composer Stephen Foster is told, from his days as a bookkeeper though his early success and tragic death.
  • A Million Dollar Story
    5/2/55
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    This episode dramatizizes the true story of Captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen and “The Flying Enterprise.” In 1952, the freighter encountered rough seas out of England, causing the ship to list severely. With their lifeboats lost, the captain refuses to leave until all the passengers and crew have been rescued.
  • The Great Armored Car Robbery
    4/25/55
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    The man who master-minded a crime finds that "going straight" can be harmful to your health.
  • Honeymoon in Mexico
    Honeymoon in Mexico
    Episode 14
    4/18/55
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    A Texas man and his bride from Boston celebrate their honeymoon by moving to a small Mexican to paint. Their effort to help an injured kid results in them becoming the child's parents. Before they know what's happened, they've become mother and father to ten orphaned children. Based on a true story.

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  • How Charlie Faust Won a Pennant for the Giants
    In 1911, gamblers kidnap New York Yankee's picher Charlie Faust, the man responsible for their winning streak, to keep him from playing.
  • Incident on the China Coast
    4/4/55
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    A passenger plane on a flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong is shot down. The survivors fight for their lives while floating in the China Sea in a lifeboat. This episode is a dramatization of a true story.
  • The Manufactured Clue
    3/28/55
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    A private eye uses some unusual techniques to track down a girl's murderer; he's hired to manufacture clues.
  • America's First Great Lady
    3/21/55
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    Pocahontas is the "great lady"in this story of the two men she loved: tobacco planter John Rolfe and Captain John Smith.
  • The American Master Counterfeiters
    3/14/55
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    At the start of the twentieth century, detective William Burns helps the Secret Service find the counterfeiters of hundred-dollar bills that look just a little too good.
  • The End of Blackbeard the Pirate
    3/7/55
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    The infamous Blackbeard the Pirate meets his demise at the hands of Lt. Robert Maynard in a 1718 battle off the coast of North Carolina.
  • A Matter of Life and Death
    2/28/55
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    A young boy considers the tradition of old Southern feuds to be distasteful. As an adult and a brain surgeon, he performs a serious operation on the grandson of his childhood enemy.
  • Top Secret
    Top Secret
    Episode 6
    2/21/55
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    Louie Meyer has his beloved bus declared state property by the East German police. This prompts his attempted escape from the country.
  • I'll Pick More Daisies
    2/14/55
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    A middle-aged man, believing himself to be a failure, reviews three crucial moments from his past.
  • How Chance Made Lincoln President
    2/7/55
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    This episode looks at five events which resulted in Abraham Lincoln's sucessful election.
  • Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson
    1/31/55
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    Author Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife search for a healthy environment as she battles tuberculosis.
  • Trouble on the Double
    1/24/55
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    A soon-to-deliver woman needs a doctor, but a bad storm and a train wreck conspire to keep him away. The father improvises a solution.
  • The Last of the Old Time Shooting Sheriffs
    This episode is based on the true story of the "Shooting Sheriff", Jim Roberts, who comes out of retirement to investigate a string of bank robberies.