Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)
12 Sep. 1955Woman in the Window
A reserved college professor is fascinated by the portrait of a woman that hangs near his mens' club. While admiring the picture one day, he happens to meet its gorgeous blonde subject. This leads to an invite to her apartment, some champagne, and a murder.
19 Sep. 1955Mr. & Mrs. Monroe
On his own while his wife's away in Europe, henpecked Mr. Monroe decides he'll be the suave and adventurous man of his imagination. In his fantasies, he captures a diamond smuggler and a dangerous escaped convict.
26 Sep. 1955Along Came Jones
A soft-spoken cowboy shows up in a small western town looking for work. The locals mistakenly assume he's a murderous troublemaker, causing great tension when he starts dating the real killer's girlfriend.
3 Oct. 1955The Stranger
Authorities hope that their release a low-level war criminal will lead them to a Nazi Germany leader who "disappeared" after World War II. Following the released man, they're led to a small Connecticut town and a respected professor.
10 Oct. 1955Paper Town
A family is at odds when the father, successful in the lumber business, insists his son take over the company. The son, married and expecting a child soon, wants to finish law school instead.
24 Oct. 1955Man Lost
A Navy man loses his will to live following the death of his wife. He witnesses an A-bomb test in the Pacific and then goes "on leave" in Hawaii where he makes positive discoveries about himself.
31 Oct. 1955In a Foreign City
The truth eventually catches up with a sad man when his life is revealed to have been nothing but lies.
7 Nov. 1955The World to Nothing
Being an incredible actor is not enough as a performer feels nothing but loneliness even though he has a wife and daughter.
14 Nov. 1955Cry Silence
When a farmer's young wife dies in an "accident", the local police have doubts about how accidental her death actually was.
21 Nov. 1955Isobel
The successful writer of detective stories is the last person to see a young woman alive. The girl, Isobel, also shares the name of the heroine in one of the author's novels.
28 Nov. 1955End of the Rainbow
The heads of two immigrant families feud constantly, even though they are are neighbors and work at the same factory. It's practically inevitable that two of their youngsters would fall in love.
5 Dec. 1955Lucifer
A publishing manager who has caused a great deal of unhappiness throughout his career gets his turn in the hot seat.
12 Dec. 1955See the Man
A young mechanic hides a shameful secret-- he's unable to read, having left school early because of poverty. He believe his illiteracy is standing in the way of his success.
19 Dec. 1955Quality Town
A man who climbed the ladder from wildcatter to oil tycoon spoils his daughter with the material things he never had.
26 Dec. 1955The Second Day of Christmas
This is the story of the young Hans Christian Anderson's love for singer Jenny Lind and her refusal to give up her singing career.
2 Jan. 1956Three Men from Tomorrow
Three individual one-act stories are told, each involving young men facing moral or ethical decisions which will have profound effects on their futures. Act one profiles a high school student who's planning to elope with his girlfriend; Act two looks at a young man who's asked to deal drugs; Act three is the story of a college fraternity president who's supposed to expel one of the brothers.
9 Jan. 1956The End of the Tether
An elderly mariner is making his final voyage as the captain of a non-seaworthy boat owned by shady characters. Determined to retire with his dignity, the captain takes the ragged ship out to sea with the intention of wrecking the wreck.
16 Jan. 1956The Tyrant
A small town newspaper editor takes a stand against a powerful local citizen who acts with dictatorial rule.
23 Jan. 1956Aftermath
A lawyer who finds himself at a murder scene quickly leaves town, fearing that the crime will be pinned on him. He returns five years later with a shocking revelation.
30 Jan. 1956Mr. Tutt Baits a Hook
Eccentric lawyer Ephriam Tutt puts his unconventional methods to use to help a young man charged with murder.
6 Feb. 1956Good Friday, 1865
A teen-aged boy gets a bit part in a play so he can meet his idol, Abraham Lincoln. Instead, he ends up witnessing the assassination of the president at the Ford Theater.
13 Feb. 1956The Man Who Vanished
A middle-aged man decides that the joys of youth were preferable to the success he now enjoys in business. As he retreats into the dreams of his carefree youth, he physically begins to fade away before the eyes of his friends and associates.
20 Feb. 1956An Excuse for Shanks
A shy, young man in a small town has been disliked by people his whole life. He makes his first real friend, the wife of the local pool hall owner, and falls madly in love with her. Shanks unwittingly becomes a factor is his own downfall.
27 Feb. 1956End of Morning
A school bus driver steers his vehicle into the path of an on-coming train and four children are killed. As a man who once believed he had all of life's answers finds himself struggling to make sense of anything.
5 Mar. 1956Adam's Son
A judge's campaign for the governorship has his son feeling that he can never live up to his father's achievements. At least that's the case until the judge makes a serious mistake.
12 Mar. 1956The Briefcase
A young couple's marriage is on the rocks because of the husband's failure to get ahead at work. He encounters obstacles from an underhanded office worker in the grocery business.
19 Mar. 1956The Secret
A lumberjack actively guards a mysterious black box in his possession. This piques the curiosity of the others in the logging camp. Everyone has a theory about its contents, ranging from love letters to evidence of a murder.
26 Mar. 1956The Long Way Home
A commuter suffers a heart attack in Grand Central Station as he's heading home to Connecticut.
2 Apr. 1956Death Insurance
An auto mechanic unhappy with his lot in life plans to kill his wife and collect on the insurance policy he just opened on her. When the "accident" he arranged for her fizzles, he cancels the policy. As luck would have it, his wife becomes seriously injured in a real accident. Now he's fighting to keep her alive because her recently deceased father left her a small fortune that goes to charity if she dies.
9 Apr. 1956Pistolero
A gas station owner in a small prairie town decides to expose the local political boss as the evil that he is. The angry strongman responds by hiring a hit man to kill the troublemaker.
16 Apr. 1956Portrait of a Man
The life of the genius Albert Einstein is highlighted in this biography. His early years in Prague, when he proposed his famed Theory of Relativity, are presented. The show then focuses on his later life when he lived modestly among the people of Princeton, New Jersey.
23 Apr. 1956The Baobab Tree
A South African plantation is home to a baobab tree, a large native plant which is said to kill all other life near it. The action centers on a woman who flirts shamelessly and the price she pays for her actions.
30 Apr. 1956Don't Do Me Any Favors
A singer discovers that success can carry a high price when he gets swept up by fast-talking con men. As he rises to the top, he finds the people around him are more interested in a piece of his income than in his welfare. Johnny Desmond sings "Please Don't Forget Me, Dear."
7 May 1956Jack Be Nimble
A bigamist has two different wives in two different cities that he travels between for business. Neither knows about the other, until one fateful day. Unable to justify his behavior to either woman, he commits a crime he never thought he would have.
14 May 1956The Right Thing
Following the death of a girl in a car accident, Bob Slater is tortured by the idea that he was somehow negligent in his driving that day.
21 May 1956All Expenses Paid
A naive salesclerk is named "Miss Courtesy" by her store and is awarded an all-expenses paid trip to Nassau. While vacationing at the exotic locale, she falls under the spell of a suave and sophisticated man of the world.
28 May 1956Who?
In this unusual drama, seven actors portray the same character as he's seen through the eyes of different people. The "Standard Who" is how the man sees himself, along with the "Ineffectual Who", the "Solid Who", the "Slob Who", the "Satyr Who", the "Nasty Who" and the "Godlike Who".
4 Jun. 1956Honored Guest
Krisons Rigo, a recent immigrant, settles in a small Long Island town. Though he taught in the old country, he cannot get a certificate here, so he takes a job as a school janitor.
11 Jun. 1956Storm Over Swan Lake
A teacher's opposition to dismissal by a tyrannical school superintendent throws a small town into turmoil.
18 Jun. 1956The Soldier Room
An unhappy wife is forbidden by her psychotic husband to even have friends. he's a man who retired early to play with his toy soldier collection. When she falls in love with another, she see the chance to leave this unhappy life behind. She's torn, however, because she knows her husband would be lost without her.
25 Jun. 1956An Elephant for Peanuts
A young boy nicknamed Peanuts desperately wants an elephant for a pet. He steals a purchase order from his father's work and buys a baby pachyderm that he hides in their garage.
2 Jul. 1956Dream No More
A college professor is obsessed with getting a piece of property owned by the mother of one of his students. He tries to charm the the property from her, before attempting to destroy the woman. The mother gets the last word, but pays a big price for it.
9 Jul. 1956A Matter of Conscience
A husband and wife have begun to drift apart after nine years of marriage. The husband spends more and more time at his law office, convincing his spouse that he's having an affair. She confronts him with her belief.
16 Jul. 1956Day of Grace
A meek editor at a religious publishing house believes that only a large sum of money could give him the life he wants and the nerve to propose to the woman he loves. Upon discovering the next day's newspaper at his doorstep, he becomes bold and aggressive trying to capitalize on the stock market and race track results the magic newspaper contains.
23 Jul. 1956Catch a Falling Star
Ken Reed, once a big name actor in Hollywood, refuses to accept that he's no longer the star he thinks he is. Even though he hasn't had a film role in two years, he continues to live lavishly, even refusing a supporting part on Broadway because it's beneath him. He is given one last chance at career redemption, and it hinges on a successful test for television.
30 Jul. 1956Southern Exposure
In this comedy set in Mississippi, an aging Southern belle grudgingly opens her mansion to tacky Yankee tourists during the annual azalea festival. Needing the money to keep the bank from foreclosing on her home, she also takes in a boarder, a young man who's written a popular but critical book about the Natchez way of life.
6 Aug. 1956Maybe Tomorrow
Bernice has spent her whole life working in her father's store and being dominated by her beautiful mother. When she finally finds love in the form of a salesman, her mother disapproves. Bernice is forced to choose between the man of her dreams and her controlling parent.
27 Aug. 1956The Company Wife
An accountant who's a rabid baseball fan is chosen to umpire the game between his office and their biggest competitor. When he makes a close call against his company's team, he finds himself a shunned outcast.