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Episode List


Season 1

15 Sep. 1954
The Royal Family
An eminent, slightly eccentric theatrical clan are as flamboyant offstage as they are on. Real-life family drama occurs when the grand matriarch learns that her daughter and granddaughter may both be giving up the stage for marriage.
13 Oct. 1954
The Man Who Came to Dinner
When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.
8 Dec. 1954
The Philadelphia Story
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
5 Jan. 1955
Arsenic and Old Lace
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
2 Feb. 1955
The Show-Off
Lowly clerk Aubrey Piper has a fondness for exaggerating about himself to impress people. His fantastic tales of visiting China and working as a manager at his place of employment charm his blind date, quiet and lovely Amy Fisher. His false bragging and nearly burning down the Fisher home gets him in bad standing with Amy's family. But Amy is smitten and gladly accepts Aubrey's marriage proposal. Soon, Aubrey's spendthrift ways and show-off manners soon land the couple in financial and legal hot water.
2 Mar. 1955
The Guardsman
A Vienna based acting couple make magic when they perform together on stage. Unknown to the theater going public and despite being married for only six months, that magic seems no longer to translate to their personal life, where they are constantly arguing, even under their breaths during on-stage curtain calls. These arguments stem from the actress' moody behavior, which the actor believes means that she no longer loves him and that she is looking for another man to replace him in her personal life. He believes she even scans the audience for potential suitors, ...
6 Apr. 1955
Stage Door
A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments.
4 May 1955
A naive young dancer in a Broadway show innocently gets involved in backstage bootlegging and murder.

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