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(1947–1958)

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27 Sep. 1950
The Green Pack
Three men are dispatched to west Africa on a search for diamonds. After finding a rich mine, they learn that the man who hired them plans on cheating them out of their share. To preserve their stake on the diamonds, the three draw to determine who will kill their boss.
 
4 Oct. 1950
I Like It Here
Willie is a refugee who works as a houseman at a professor's home. He's a lovable character who enjoys interfering in other people's lives.
 
11 Oct. 1950
The Great Broxopp
Mr. Broxopp has become fabulously wealthy making Broxopp Beans for Babies, the most popular brand in England. Despite his riches, he is shunned by the "better people" of society. When his son becomes engaged to a wealthy, young society woman, the boy wants to change his name to something more dignified. Mr. Broxopp is pushed too far when he's asked to change his name to Sir Chillingham.
 
25 Oct. 1950
Truant in Park Lane
Because of a mistake at a seance, the mind and soul of a woman's late husband is transferred into the body of an English innkeeper. The woman is quite surprised when her "husband" comes to call.
 
1 Nov. 1950
Dolphin's Reach
A Nazi commando attempts to kidnap an important British statesman.
 
8 Nov. 1950
Sixteen
A young girl struggles to grow up and understand the world around her.
 
15 Nov. 1950
The Romantic Age
A young woman is awaiting a Prince Charming, just like in the fairy tales.
 
22 Nov. 1950
The Romantic Young Lady
A hat comes flying through a young woman's window, followed quickly by its owner. The man is an author who's looking to hire a secretary. She's gets the job and soon is trying to transform his fiction into reality.
 
29 Nov. 1950
Windows
A father-son team of writers decide to do a good deed and hire an ex-con as their maid. Everyone is pleased, except for the mother who catches her son kissing the former convict.
 
6 Dec. 1950
Short Story
While on a cruise, an author becomes acquainted with a lovely young woman. Although nothing happens between them, the writer pens a story about their nonexistent romantic escapade. Upon reading the story, the woman believes that the author is married to an invalid wife and wishes to be rescued from his horrible life. She's more than happy to do that for him.
 
13 Dec. 1950
Michael and Mary
A young woman, Mary, is about to take her life at a British museum. Michael enters, talks her out of it and the two fall in love. Sixteen happy years later, the couple face a murder rap thanks to a blackmailer who's suddenly appeared.
 
20 Dec. 1950
The Village Green
Outside of his always unsuccessful campaigns for the Senate, Judge Homer Peabody lives a quiet life in small-town New Hampshire. That changes when an artist paints a mural at city hall that includes a woman wearing very little. The judge comes to the artist's assistance, defending him against the upset locals. Funny thing about the woman in the painting: she bears a striking resemblance to the judge's daughter.
 
27 Dec. 1950
Rip Van Winkle
Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls. He drinks some of their mysterious brew and passes out. When he wakes up under a tree he is astonished to find that 20 years have passed and things are a lot different. This is a charming story about how America changed due to the revolutionary war, only in a different and more subtle way than ever told before.
 
3 Jan. 1951
Paper Moon
Husband and wife writers in Hollywood have professional differences. His writing is unsuccessful but she sells everything that she pens. Eventually, the husband wants a divorce but he must put his plans on hold when a French orphan arrives at their home.
 
10 Jan. 1951
Kelly
During World War II, an American G.I., who went overseas and fell in love with a French girl, returns to Kansas and a job at a filling station, all the while never forgetting his French love. When he learns that she is coming to New York, he and his pals go to meet her. In New York, he and the French girl are suspected of illegal activities concerning some jewels picked up in the war and the story of their romance in France is told in flashback.
 
17 Jan. 1951
The Best Years
A young girl has been made a virtual slave to her hypochondriac mother, forced to give up all of her friends to care for the domineering parent.
 
7 Feb. 1951
The Glass Mountain
A young woman tries to break free of the smothering rules that accompany her position in society.
 
14 Feb. 1951
Enraged
In the upper middle class of England, a young man named Cheviot Hills is caught in a tangle of three engagements and several other promises of marriage.
 
28 Feb. 1951
Jane Eyre
A meek governess and her mysterious employer strike up a romantic relationship.
 
14 Mar. 1951
On Stage
A playwright dreams that he's the star of one of his own plays when thing take an unexpected turn. The character come to life, stop following the script, and begin ad libbing their own lines.
 
21 Mar. 1951
Of Famous Memory
This episode highlights the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth, from her early twenties though old age as she built England into a great world power.
 
28 Mar. 1951
The Silent Room
A man who hates social contact is forced to meet with a woman who is involved in a murder.
 
4 Apr. 1951
Yours Truly
A young actress has three suitors and must choose one from the crowed field.
 
11 Apr. 1951
Mrs. Dane's Defense
The plans of a young widow to remarry are in jeopardy because of rumors about her past. Mrs. Dane denies that she is the same woman who was involved in an scandal with a married man. She has plausible evidence to support her claim and she almost convinces everyone of her identity.
 
18 Apr. 1951
Mr. Mergenthwirker's Lobblies
Lobblies, little invisible creatures, are seen only by Mr. Mergenthwirker, a sweet little man who's pure of heart. The Lobblies insist on doing kind things for him like bringing him his slippers; those not of "pure heart" see only the slippers floating mid-air. Friends that he tells of the Lobblies insist he see a psychiatrist.
 
25 Apr. 1951
Brief Music
This comedy revolves around three co-eds who room together.
 
2 May 1951
Brief Candle
An elderly New England spinster tries to convince her great-nephew that he should get married and move into her museum of a house.
 
16 May 1951
The Intimate Strangers
A man and woman spend a night stranded in a railway station. In this comedy, the man ends up wooing the spinster.
 
23 May 1951
A Play for Mary
This comic tale is a parody of life backstage at a Broadway show.
 
30 May 1951
Ben Franklin
This comedy tells the story of the ambassador Benjamin Franklin's visit to Paris from 1776 to 1777.
 
6 Jun. 1951
A Seacoast in Bohemia
A story about the university career of a young writing genius and the difficulties he has with his teachers and fellow students.
 
13 Jun. 1951
Stranglehold
An author can only stand by and watch as his first novel bombs.
 
20 Jun. 1951
Only the Heart
A shrewish, domineering mother forces her daughter to marry a "proper" young man and then proceeds to try and rule over their lives.
 
27 Jun. 1951
Merry Madness
The family patriarch, a tyrannical old hothead, becomes convinced that he will die if he ever loses his temper again. He attempts to keep a demeanor of peaceful serenity.
 
4 Jul. 1951
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Misadventures of a mischievous boy in 1850 Missouri.
 
11 Jul. 1951
Vienna Dateline
At work behind the Iron Curtain, an American newspaper reporter tries to free a United States citizen who's been captured by the Russians.
 
18 Jul. 1951
Zone Four
A college professor becomes involved in matters of naval intelligence.
 
25 Jul. 1951
Bright Shadow
An elderly man believes that his late daughter is still alive.
 
1 Aug. 1951
Hilda McKay
The wife of a college professor has grandiose dreams for her husband. She has plans for him to be come the head of his department, but instead, her ex-fiance gets the position. This leads her to get rid of the ex because he's now blocking her husband's career.
 
8 Aug. 1951
Old Doc
An older doctor is saddened that his son won't be joining with him in practice. His hopes for a father-son team seem unlikely until the son joins Old Doc on a serious case.
 
15 Aug. 1951
John Wilkes Booth
This unusual episode attempts to provide some insight into the president's assassin, written and performed in blank verse. The ghost of Lincoln appears to confront his murderer.
 
22 Aug. 1951
Pigs
22-year-old Tommy Atkins who has a great fondness for pigs, the young woman he's in love with, and the father who doubts his ability to earn a living.
 
29 Aug. 1951
Ashes in the Wind
An old woman's family is torn apart by her lingering death--and its expenses.
 
5 Sep. 1951
The Easy Mark
The attitude of a young farmer in the Midwest is that you can make money by doing nothing. This makes him an easy mark for a pair of con men selling oil property.
 

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