With General Television Enterprises (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

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An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

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2. The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (1955 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Alan Smithee | Stars: George Brent, Angela Lansbury, William Lundigan, Martha Vickers

3. The Assassin (1949)

Short, Drama

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The people of a South American country finally rise up and overthrow a brutal dictator. He makes arrangements for his escape, but his penchant for treachery leads to even more trouble.

Director: John Reinhardt

4. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1951)

30 min | Drama

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An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Gordon Duff | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Arthur Treacher, Melville Cooper, Norman Barrs

5. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: A Dream for Jimmy (1955)

30 min | Drama

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The scene: Hollywood. Jimmy's walking on air because he's got a date with the prettiest girl in school, a movie actress. His false pride almost ruins things.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Hugh Sanders, Robert Crosson, Fran Bennett, Marian Holmes

6. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Afraid to Live (1954)

30 min | Drama

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A wise old man having achieved, on an island in the Fiji group, the inner peace and contentment, is called upon for advice.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Charles Drake, Robin Hughes, Dorothy Malone, Robert McNeilly

7. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Andy's Old Man (1950)

30 min | Drama

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The nine-year-old son of a pretty young widow attempts to find himself a father.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Cynthia Corley, Kathleen Freeman, Trudy Marshall

8. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Another Harvest (1952)

30 min | Drama

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The honest young wife of a fugitive crook plans to pay off his creditors.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Russ Conway, Harvey B. Dunn, Kathleen Freeman, Phillip Reed

9. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Appointment with Death (1953)

30 min | Drama

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A hunting guide, cleared of homicide in the fatal shooting of a friend, still suffers feelings of guilt. He returns to the isolated forest scene of the accident and finds a disturbed young woman wandering there.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Steven Clark, George Eldredge, Roy Engel, Robert Foulk

10. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Back to Zero (1951)

30 min | Drama

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After fleeing from the police, a girl marries a man who takes her into hiding in the jungle.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Reed De Rouen, Anne Farrer, Bernard Miles, June Rodney

11. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Beyond the Cross (1954)

30 min | Drama

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An ex-pilot vacationing in France meets a man, apparently the victim of amnesia, who resembles in every way a flier friend killed during the war.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Adrienne D'Ambricourt, Suzanne Dalbert, Peter Graves, John Hudson

12. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Bitter Grapes (1955)

30 min | Drama

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Tragedy threatens when an older man discovers that he is in love with the girl whom he raised as a foster daughter. She feels duty-bound to marry him.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: John Banner, Peter Graves, Kurt Katch, Jody Lawrance

13. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Black Savannah (1951)

30 min | Drama

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The mysterious death of her husband puts young Ilse in charge of his Dutch East Indies mine.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Dabbs Greer, Joan Leslie, Bruce Lester, Lester Matthews

14. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Boys Will Be Men (1950)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Kenneth Harvey, Stephen Salina

15. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Bread Upon the Waters (1954)

30 min | Drama

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A young woman faces a snag in her wedding plans when tradition rules that her older sister must marry first.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Rudolph Anders, John Banner, Peter Graves, Carol Grel

16. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Brian (1955)

30 min | Drama

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A wife is deeply upset by her second husband's attempt to mold his stepson in the image of his dead child.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: G. Pat Collins, Edith Evanson, John Howard, Kenneth MacDonald

17. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Cheese Champion (1955)

30 min | Drama

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A former fighter, on the skids for many years, is making an attempt at a new life. A belligerent young fighter seems determined to thwart the older man's efforts.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Mushy Callahan, Constance Dowling, Eddie Foster, Don Haggerty

18. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Child in the House (1951)

30 min | Drama

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A young mother withdraws from life after the death of her son.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Dorothy Bruce, Frances Dee, Gary Lee Jackson, Gordon Nelson

19. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Close Shave (1951)

30 min | Drama

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Returning home after serving in the military, a soldier finds his family embroiled in a feud.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: James Anderson, Jimmie Dodd, Bill Fletcher, Francis Ford

20. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Comes the Day (1951)

30 min | Drama

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A businessman retires so that he can enjoy his life with his second wife, who is much too active and busy for him.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Sheila Bromley, Paul Maxey, Eve McVeagh, Tom Powers

21. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Copy Boy (1951)

30 min | Drama

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A newspaper copy boy receives his big break from his editor. Unfortunately, he discovers that the editor is a murderer.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Gordon Barnes, David Bruce, Clark Burroughs, Jack Daly

22. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Crusade Without Conscience (1954)

30 min | Drama

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The nephews of a judge are held hostage by members of the Communist Party in an effort to force the court to acquit a "fellow traveller."

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Walter Coy, Ross Elliott, Effie Laird, Tom Powers

23. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Deadline (1952)

30 min | Drama

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A newspaperman is writing a series of stories on the exploits of a killer who is loose in his community.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Chuck Courtney, John Eldredge, Jack Holliday, Douglas Kennedy

24. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Domestic Tranquility (1953)

30 min | Drama

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A destitute widow sets up a noisy concession next to the Four Greeks restaurant.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: David Bair, Sheila Bromley, Peggie Castle, George Conrad

25. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Dr. Mac (1951)

30 min | Drama

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A country doctor's unselfish efforts to get funds for a new hospital reveal the secret of his part.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Dorothy Bruce, Tom Dillon, Jimmie Dodd, Margaret Field

26. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Drums in the Night (1951)

30 min | Drama

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A man's past catches up with him on the Gold Coast of Africa.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Don Blackman, Morris Buchanan, Betty Harford, Malcolm Keen

27. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Fight Night (1954)

30 min | Drama

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A detective, watching a fight on TV, sees a murderer whom he's been hunting for months.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Hugh Beaumont, Norman Bishop, Mushy Callahan, Jack Daly

28. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Flight Thirteen (1951)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Edgar Barrier, Dorothy Bruce, Walter Coy, Jack Daly

29. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Friend of the Family (1949)

30 min | Drama

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A daughter mourns the death of her perfect mother.

Stars: Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, Virginia Gilmore, Raimonda Orselli

30. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Full Portrait (1953)

30 min | Drama

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A journalist probes the past of a woman who died in his arms.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Lillian Culver, Anna Dewey, Jean Howell, Harry Landers

31. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Going Home (1951)

30 min | Drama

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A man faced with many demons finds it difficult to confront those around him.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Bill Erwin, Virginia Farmer, Dabbs Greer, Nolan Leary

32. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Grey Gardens (1953)

30 min | Drama

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A secret service agent who escaped from an Asian prison seeks peace of mind in the South.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: David Bruce, Howard Cushman, George Eldredge, Arthur Franz

33. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Hired Girl (1950)

30 min | Drama

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Complications arise when a widower fires his hired girl.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: James Anderson, Clifford Brooke, Dick Elliott, Edna Holland

34. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: His Father's Keeper (1954)

30 min | Drama

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A teenage boy has to grow up fast and take care of his drunken father.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Richard Karlan, Paul Kelly, Stan Malotte

35. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: His Name Is Jason (1953)

30 min | Drama

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An illiterate woman finds an unusual way to express devotion to her husband, an alcoholic.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Lester Dorr, Claire Du Brey, Everett Glass, Karolyn Grimes

36. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Homer Takes a Bride (1951)

30 min | Drama

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A comedy of errors about a shy bridegroom and an Irish police chief's daughter.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Jan Arvan, Claire Carleton, Evelyn Eaton, Everett Glass

37. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Hope Chest (1950)

30 min | Drama

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A beautiful girl with a possessive mother meets an unexpected "knight in shining armour."

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Ross Elliott, Virginia Farmer, Everett Glass, Frieda Inescort

38. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Hot Spot (1951)

30 min | Drama

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A decent woman flees her racketeering husband and goes to the desert.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Clark Howat, Sherry Jackson, Nolan Leary, William F. Leicester

39. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Hottest Day of the Year (1951)

30 min | Drama

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Death visits the desert when a young woman marries a stranger.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: James Anderson, Robert Blunt, Carlos Conte, Charlene Hardey

40. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: In the Carquinez Woods (1953)

30 min | Drama

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A white girl is raised by an old Natvie American woman and is badgered by the townspeople. Angry, she wrecks the store of her worst persecutor.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Jim Davis, Andrea King, Madge Meredith, Emile Meyer

41. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Incident in the Rain (1950)

30 min | Drama

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A story about a murder epidemic.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Warren Douglas, Irene Vernon, Frances Williams, Walter McGrail

42. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Invitation to Marriage (1954)

30 min | Drama

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A bachelor who deplores career women falls in love with one.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Lola Albright, John Call, Eve McVeagh, Gene Raymond

43. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Judas (1950)

30 min | Drama

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The girlfriend of a young man honorably discharged from the French Navy plots to have him branded a resistance-movement fugitive.

Stars: Jay Barney, Robert Cavendish, Jimmie Dodd, Gertrude Michael

44. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Looking Through (1951)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Edgar Barrier, Helena Dare, Kathleen Freeman, Gertrude Graner

45. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Love of Mike (1950)

60 min | Drama

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A hot-tempered vine grower's mother tries to marry him off.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Mimi Aguglia, Anthony Caruso, Tom Dillon, Charlene Hardey

46. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Luxurious Ladies (1955)

30 min | Drama

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A handsome European is on a trial assignment as manager of a hotel for wealthy elderly women. He must call upon his whole store of continental tact and charm if he is to turn the stint into a permanent position.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Stephen Bekassy, Marjorie Bennett, Hillary Brooke, Kathryn Card

47. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Man Without a Country (1950)

30 min | Drama

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Charged with treason for conspiring with Aaron Burr to start a new country, Lt. Philip Nolan shouts that he never wants to see or hear of America again. He is thusly sentenced to a life aboard U.S. ships at sea.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: John Warburton, June Lang, Ralph Byrd, Harry Lauter

48. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Marked for Death (1955)

30 min | Drama

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An ex-army officer spends ten years pursuing the former commandant of a Nazi concentration camp.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: John Banner, Alma Beltran, Marjorie Bennett, Edward Colmans

49. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Member of the Jury (1954)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: John Banner, Ralph Brooks, John Close, James Dobson

50. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)
Episode: Miggles (1950)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Edgar Barrier, Grant Calhoun, Charlene Hardey, Clark Howat


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