TV Reader's Digest - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • The Smuggler
    The Smuggler
    Episode 39
    7/9/56
    0.0
    An oriential drug ring demands a Norwegian sailor help smuggle opium into the United States.
  • The Only Way Out
    The Only Way Out
    Episode 38
    7/2/56
    0.0
    An painter being held as an East German political prisoner plans an escape from a Communist prision, and his guard chooses to flee with him.
  • Family Reunion USA
    Family Reunion USA
    Episode 37
    6/25/56
    0.0
    A Greek janitor struggles to raise money so his family can join him in America. His co-workers at a U.S. Naval depot come to his aid.
  • Go Fight City Hall
    Go Fight City Hall
    Episode 36
    6/18/56
    0.0
    A broken water pipe is the straw that breaks the camel's back for an New York taxpayer. He forms a citizens' committee and takes on corrupt officials in the local government.
  • The Gigantic Bank Note Swindle
    6/11/56
    0.0
    Based on a true story, a smooth-talking con man buys and operates the Bank of Portugal using five million dollars in counterfeit currency.
  • The General's Escape
    6/4/56
    0.0
    French General Henri Giraund plans a daring escape from a Nazi prision in this dramatization of a true story.
  • The Man Who Dreamt Winners
    5/28/56
    0.0
    A Harvard grad student's dreams reveal the winning horses in upcoming races. He fights the overpowering urge to sell this skill for riches.
  • Down on the Tennessee
    5/21/56
    0.0
    A young first mate on a Tennessee riverboat deals with an unweildly crew of oddballs and misfits.
  • Britain's Most Baffling Murder
    5/14/56
    7.0
    Despite having an air-tight alibi, William Wallace, a sheepish husband, is brought to trial for the murder of his shrewish wife. When Wallace's union is asked for financial help, they first stage a mock trial before deciding to back him. The real-life jury, however, is not so easily convinced.
  • The Old, Old Story
    The Old, Old Story
    Episode 30
    5/7/56
    0.0
    Two teen-aged lovers announce their plans to marry and immediately face opposition from their parents.
  • Miss Victoria
    Miss Victoria
    Episode 29
    4/30/56
    0.0
    Based on a true story, a British woman acts heroically on a cargo ship during World War II.
  • Uncle Sam's C Men
    Uncle Sam's C Men
    Episode 28
    4/23/56
    0.0
    The work of the Department of Commerce's Office of International Trade Enforcement is profiled.
  • The Woman Who Changed Her Mind
    4/16/56
    0.0
    A movie producer marries a gorgeous but dumb showgirl. Their relationship runs into trouble when she belatedly decides to get an education.
  • Courage
    Courage
    Episode 26
    4/9/56
    0.0
    A man protects a German-born shopkeeper from a crazed mob during the height of anti-German bigotry during World War I.
  • The Secret Weapon of Joe Smith
    4/2/56
    0.0
    Joe Smith, a newspaper reporter hired to cover the United Nations, decides to work over a rude Russian delegate using kindness.
  • The Trigger Finger Clue
    3/26/56
    0.0
    The FBI is relentless in pursuing the robbers who committed a $250,000 heist.
  • No Horse, No Wife, No Mustache
    3/19/56
    0.0
    A West Point enrollee faces punishment for breaking the one of the Academy's more important rules.
  • Night Court
    Night Court
    Episode 22
    3/12/56
    0.0
    A night court judge uses compassion in making decisions on the varied people who parade through his courtroom.
  • Lost, Strayed, and Lonely
    3/5/56
    0.0
    After an argument with his studious father, a sensitive 10-year-old boy feels unwanted and unloved and runs away from home.
  • The Case of the Uncertain Hand
    2/27/56
    0.0
    A woman private detective, employed to defend a couple accused of grand larceny, tries to prove that the handwriting on a bank deposit slip is not that of the accused wife.
  • Return from Oblivion
    2/20/56
    0.0
    A businessman begins to crack from the pressure of running his construction business. He becomes unjustifiably suspicious of his partner.
  • Texas in New York
    Texas in New York
    Episode 18
    2/13/56
    0.0
    A new teacher gets her first job in New York City and finds a classroom full of thugs and hoodlums. She moves away to return 29 years later and finds that very little has changed.
  • The Mystery of Minnie
    2/6/56
    0.0
    A woman's bequest continues to benefit the residents of her hometown years after her death.
  • Cochise, Greatest of the Apaches
    1/30/56
    0.0
    Former Civil War leader General Oliver Otis Howard is sent by President Grant to meet with the Chief of the Apaches, Cochise, and end a 12-year war.
  • A Bell for Okinawa
    A Bell for Okinawa
    Episode 15
    1/23/56
    0.0
    Dr. Van Scorebrand searches the world over for a bell that will bring faith and hope to the patients at a leprosy hospital in Okinawa.
  • The Man Who Beat Death
    1/16/56
    0.0
    The true story of tennis star Billy Talbert's battle with diabetes is dramatized.
  • Why the Choir Was Late
    1/9/56
    0.0
    Each member of the choir of a small town Nebraska church were running late for practice. It proved a Divine case of multiple tardiness since the church was destroyed by a twister five minutes before practice time.
  • In the Eye of a Hurricane
    1/2/56
    0.0
    A cargo vessel sets out from Florida, heading into the eye of a hurricane.
  • Ordeal at Yuba Gap
    Ordeal at Yuba Gap
    Episode 11
    12/26/55
    0.0
    Based on actual events from December 1952, massive snowstorms trap the locomotive "City of San Francisco" and its passengers in the infamous Donner Pass.
  • When the Wise Men Appeared
    12/19/55
    0.0
    A young boy, dressed as one of the Three Wise Men, is being taken to school for a Christmas pageant. When the car dies, he head out on foot. Singing "Come All Ye Faithful" and dressed in a robe and crown, he brings about some small miracles along the way.
  • Emergency Case
    Emergency Case
    Episode 9
    12/12/55
    0.0
    The real life adventures of a young intern who spends a day working on a big city ambulance.
  • The Sad Death of a Hero
    12/5/55
    0.0
    This is a dramatization of the famous "Scope Monkey Trial", complete with the cross examination of William Jennings Bryan by Clarence Darrow. The man who's actually on trial is reduced to that of a bystander by the two preening lawyers.
  • If I Were Rich
    If I Were Rich
    Episode 7
    11/28/55
    0.0
    A clerk wins a $100,000 sweepstakes jackpot and begins spending money hand-over-fist. He and his wife get a wake-up call when an IRS agent comes by to collect the government's share.
  • The Voyage of Captain Tom Jones, Pirate
    The true story of how a pirate forced the Pilgrims to land at Plymouth is dramatized.
  • The Making of a Submarine
    11/14/55
    0.0
    Young men wanting to serve in the U. S. Submarine Serivce endure a rigid program of training and discipline.
  • The Brainwashing of John Hayes
    11/7/55
    4.0
    The Communist Chinese government in Beijing arrests and imprisons American English teacher/Presbyterian missionary John Hayes, claiming he is a spy. They attempt to break his spirit through starvation, solitary confinement, and sleep deprivation. When facing the so-called court headed by a supposed friend, he warns that they too will be betrayed by the Communist leaders they're now serving.moreless
  • The Archer-Shee Case
    10/31/55
    0.0
    A 17-year-old cadet at the Royal Naval College is discharged for stealing in the dramatization of a famous British court case.
  • Old Master Detective
    10/24/55
    0.0
    A Hollywood producer who's in need of cash is collecting insurance money on his forged collection of great artwork.
  • Child Pioneer
    Child Pioneer
    Episode 1
    10/17/55
    0.0
    Traveling westward in a covered wagon train, the parents of six children meet their death. Their 13-year-old son is now head of the family and leads his siblings on the rest of the journey.
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