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(1954–1958)

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Season 1

7 Oct. 1954
The Long Goodbye
Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
 
14 Oct. 1954
The Thirteenth Chair
A TV version of the Bayard Viellet play about a séance held to trap a murderer among the attendees.
 
21 Oct. 1954
Casino Royale
American spy James Bond must outsmart card wiz and crime boss LeChiffre while monitoring his actions.
 
4 Nov. 1954
Sorry, Wrong Number
While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a plot to murder her.
 
2 Dec. 1954
An Error in Chemistry
A carnival huckster ingratiates himself with an elderly farmer and his naïve daughter; she soon falls for her new suitor and marries him, only to wind up dead shortly afterwards, the husband quick to confess.
 
9 Dec. 1954
Epitaph for a Spy
An unsuspecting Iron Curtain refugee is used as a pawn by two French traitors while he is at a resort in France.
 
31 Mar. 1955
The Champion
A ruthless professional boxer, Midge Kelly (Rory Calhoun), tramples anyone he can to get to the top, including his loyal brother Connie (Tommy Cook). This is a TV version (adapted by Rod Serling) of the Ring Lardner story, filmed in 1949 as Champion, with Kirk Douglas as Midge, Arthur Kennedy as Connie.
 
7 Apr. 1955
Private Worlds
TV version of the ahead-of-its-time film Private Worlds (1935), starring 'Claudette Colbert' repeating her role as a very caring psychiatrist facing discrimination in a mental hospital because she's female. Also has a much more progressive view of mental illness than usual in the era. Based on a story by the novelist Phyllis Bottome (_Mortal Storm, The (1940)_.
 
28 Apr. 1955
The First and the Last
Keith Dorrant realizes his dream when offered the appointment as chief prosecutor for the Crown but his brother Larry is involved with a murder and creates a threat to the family name.
 
26 May 1955
A Farewell to Arms
An affair between an English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I.
 
7 Jul. 1955
Wild Stallion
A rich southern widow's daughter has an older man engaged to marry her, a distinguished Argentine ex-officer. But he's actually a money seeking gigolo who sneaks out to see another girl every night.When he realizes the mother controls the wealth, he starts romancing her. The outraged son plots a murderous revenge against him.
 
18 Aug. 1955
Fear Strikes Out
A young major league baseball player, Jimmy Piersall (Tab Hunter), battles mental illness and a harsh upbringing to succeed as a Boston Red Sox outfielder. Based on the memoir of the same title by Piersall. Made into a movie in 1957 starring Anthony Perkins as Piersall.
 
25 Aug. 1955
Deal a Blow
When a 16-year-old, neglected by his movie producer father, gets in trouble, his father doesn't believe his claim of self-defense.
 

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