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(1955–1957)

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1956

19 Feb. 1956
Tragedy in a Temporary Town
Fifteen-year-old girl Dotty Fisher is assaulted at a construction camp. In the wake of this incident, the construction workers form a vigilante group led by the hot-headed Frank Doran in order to find the person responsible for the attack. After the group erroneously assume that innocent Puerto Rican Raphael Infante is guilty of the crime, only one lone man named Alec Beggs dares to stand up to the angry mob.
 
18 Mar. 1956
Doll Face
An aging beauty queen discovers that her fading looks no longer charm her husband's bosses and friends. Her daughter tries to tell her that she is making a public spectacle of herself, but the former "doll face" cannot part with the image of herself as a young and attractive girl.
 
13 May 1956
The President
Paul Westman, a candidate for president of the United States, is faced with an ethical tug-of-war over whether to offer a patronage job to a party boss in return for votes assuring the nomination. Westman grows more and more entangled in compromise until he defends an aide charged with having Communist sympathies.
 
24 Jun. 1956
The Archangel Harrigan
A young man in rural Kentucky claims that he can fly--not as in flying a plane, but that he himself can fly.
 
30 Sep. 1956
The Big Wave
A wise old Japanese man teaches a young boy who has lost his family because of a tidal wave, how to move forward in life.
 
14 Oct. 1956
Key Largo
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.
 
4 Nov. 1956
Morning's at Seven
In a small Midwestern town the lives of four sisters are turned upside down when one sister's son brings his fiancée home to meet his eccentric family for the first time.
 
23 Dec. 1956
The Stingiest Man in Town
This is a musical version of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol". Ebenzer Scrooge, is given a chance to reform and save his soul. He is visited by 4 ghosts and is shown visions of his past life and the consequences of his life on others.
 

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