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(1956–1961)

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Season 3

25 Sep. 1958
The Plot to Kill Stalin
In late 1952, an aging and increasingly paranoid Stalin puts in motion a purge against his doctors, with antisemitic overtones. His lackeys, including Khrushchev, Molotov and Beria, fear it will spread to the Politburo, and plan to strike first.
 
2 Oct. 1958
Days of Wine and Roses
An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
 
9 Oct. 1958
The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and each other's lives, giving voice to Saroyan's philosophies as they randomly comment about the impending world war, the beauty of art, and traditional notions of good and evil. At least one of the relationships stands a chance of enduring: a brawny innocent named Tom is falling in love with a vulnerable young prostitute named Kitty.
 
23 Oct. 1958
Shadows Tremble
An elderly immigrant tries to buy an old house in New England and is opposed by snobbish locals.
 
30 Oct. 1958
Word from a Sealed-Off Box
A courier for the Dutch Resistance is captured by the Nazis.
 
6 Nov. 1958
Heart of Darkness
A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
 
20 Nov. 1958
Old Man
In the South, convicts get a temporary release to help during a flood.
 
27 Nov. 1958
The Return of Ansel Gibbs
After years in retirement, Ansel Gibbs is asked to return to government service.
 
11 Dec. 1958
Seven Against the Wall
The story of the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929.
 
25 Dec. 1958
The Nutcracker
This telecast of George Balanchine's famous production was broadcast only four years after it was premiered by the New York City Ballet.
 
8 Jan. 1959
The Wings of the Dove
An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.
 
22 Jan. 1959
The Velvet Alley
Ernie Pandish has tried to be a writer for years and has never made much money out of it. But now he seems likely to hit the big-time.
 
29 Jan. 1959
A Quiet Game of Cards
A few friends meet each weekend for a quiet game of cards. But they're bored with poker and, in trying to find another diversion, gradually find themselves plotting a hypothetical murder. It is hypothetical, isn't it?
 
5 Feb. 1959
Child of Our Time
Tanguy is a child of Europe in the 1930s - a time of tyranny, cruelty and war.
 
19 Feb. 1959
The Raider
A corporate raider plans a hostile takeover. To stall him, pressure is put on a scientist to rush through a new type of engine before all necessary tests have been completed.
 
26 Feb. 1959
The Ding-A-Ling Girl
A housewife is offered a Hollywood contract. She'd rather stay home, but her husband has ambitions for her.
 
12 Mar. 1959
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
 
19 Mar. 1959
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2
The completion of the mission has tragic consequences.
 
16 Apr. 1959
Judgment at Nuremberg
In the later stages of the Nuremberg Trials, four German judges are accused of perverting the course of justice.
 
30 Apr. 1959
Dark December
During World War II, an army doctor struggles to convert a Franciscan monastery into a field hospital.
 
7 May 1959
Diary of a Nurse
The daily emergencies and stresses of a major city's hospital ward as seen through the eyes of nurse Gail Lucas.
 
14 May 1959
A Marriage of Strangers
Marry in haste, repent at leisure? Well, maybe.
 
21 May 1959
Out of Dust
On a cattle drive across the prairie, the sons of a wealthy cattle baron plot his death.
 
28 May 1959
The Rank and File
A powerful union leader is interrogated by a Senate committee.
 
4 Jun. 1959
The Killers of Mussolini
As the Salo Republic crumbles around him, Mussolini, along with his mistress and several of his ministers flee with retreating Nazi soldiers, but are caught at the town of Dongo by red partisans. All are brutally executed without trial.
 
11 Jun. 1959
Project Immortality
Key defense scientist Doner has cancer. Schramm is assigned to code Doner's thinking into a computer. He gets to know him as a friend, a husband and father. The project is successful, but he now knows identity is not programmable.
 
18 Jun. 1959
Dark as the Night
A British politician finds himself open to blackmail because of the indiscretion of his American wife.
 
25 Jun. 1959
The Second Happiest Day
A man about to be married recalls the day his life changed permanently.
 

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