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Season 1

1 :01x01 - The Answer

An Army general is assigned to investigate an accident that occurred at a testing area for atomic bombs.
Guest Stars: Paul Douglas as General Marcus Scott | Nina Foch as Mrs. Scott | Walter Abel as Dr. Harmon | Albert Dekker as Major Tobey | Conrad Nagel as President | Truman Smith as Press Secretary | Russell Hicks as General Riller
Director: Delbert Mann

2 :01x02 - The Battler

A young man traveling by freight train gets kicked off by a train crewmember but then encounters a former well-known boxer with problems of his own.
Guest Stars: Phyllis Kirk as Girlfriend | Paul Newman as Ad Francis | Dewey Martin as Nick Adams | Frederick O'Neal as Bugs | Marty Green as Counterman | Richard Collier (1) as Truck Driver | Irving Mitchell as Breakman | Bill McLean as Jailor | Ben Miller (4) as Tough
Director: Arthur Penn

3 :01x03 - The Heart's a Forgotten Hotel

The strained relationship between a father and his 14 year old son comes to a head.
Guest Stars: Edmond O'Brien as Sidney | Sylvia Sidney as Sophie | Paul Hartman as Mac | Clifford Tatum as Allie | Arleen Whelan as Shirl

4 :01x04 - Snow Job

The personal life of the wife of a New York doorman is beset with problems.
Guest Stars: James Gregory as Father | Joan Blondell as Mother | Charles Taylor (1) as Richard | Gene Saks as Baumgarten | Jane Hoffman as Gert | Meg Mundy as Miss Stroud | Robert Gibbons as Cop | James Reese as Dr. Jones | Chris Barbery as Bertram | Arthur Sussman as Gabriel Moriarty

5 :01x05 - Daisy! Daisy!

A rejected author pens a book in only eight hours and signs the manuscript Daisy Smith. Much to his surprise the book is accepted for publication and hits the best seller list.
Guest Stars: Jane Wyatt as Glenda Bingham | Tom Ewell as William Bingham | James Reese as Adrian Terhune | Al Checco as Trigger Fogel | Lou Vernon as Smith | Edith Meiser as Mother-in-Law | Agnes Doyle as Mrs. Mays | Jane Moultrie as Rosy Sedgewick

6 :01x06 - The Sound and the Fury

Faulkner's classic novel about a once wealthy Mississippi family that has come upon hard times.
Guest Stars: Franchot Tone as Jason Compson | Janice Rule as Quentin Compson | Ethel Waters as Dilsey | Lillian Gish as Mrs. Compson | Steven Hill (1) as Stobin | Valerie Bettis as Candace | Elsa Clark as Luster

7 :01x07 - The Waiting Place

A girl meets a young gypsy boy and begins having fantasies about the lad.
Guest Stars: Kim Stanley as Abby | Jack Mullaney as Cougar | Louis Jean Heydt as Malcolm | Louise Platt as Eva | Dorrit Kelton as Mama Page
Director: Arthur Penn
Writer: Tad Mosel

8 :01x08 - The Day the Trains Stopped Running

A railroad worker flunks his retirment by constantly threatening to disrupt train service.
Guest Stars: Joseph Sweeney as Sam Rascher | Elizabeth Patterson as Matty Rascher | Frank Overton as Will Thompson | Karl Swenson as Cy Crandell | Mary Welch as Thelma | Cliff Hall as Mac | Dan Frazer as Sailor | Joanne Douglas as Woman | George Ebeling as Taxi Driver

9 :01x09 - Lost

A man finds himself in New York with no idea of his identity of how he got to the Big Apple.
Guest Stars: Steven Hill (1) as Walter Uhlan | Sally Gracie as Arlene | Vivian Nathan as Mildred | Katherine Squire as Rita | Frank Campanella as Taxi Driver | Frank London as Johnny | Sada Thompson as Nurse
Director: Arthur Penn

10 :01x10 - This Business of Murder

Violence erupts when the head of a supermarket chain invites competitors for his business to a meeting at his home.
Guest Stars: James Whitmore as David | E.G. Marshall as Saul | Thomas Gomez as Ivan | Warren Stevens as Elliot | Henry Jones (1) as Oliver | David White (1) as Clarence

11 :01x11 - Return to Cassino

A fromer GI brings his family to the site of the bloody World War II Battle of Cassino where his brother was killed.
Guest Stars: John Forsythe as Joe Neville | Kurt Kasznar as Professor Gershon | Dina Merrill as Mrs. Neville | James Lacirignnola as Rudd Gershon | Danny Dennis as Mark Neville | Silvio Minciotti as Hotel Manager
Writer: Mann Rubin

12 :01x12 - Flight

A Texas family's inner tensions and conflicts are brought to the surface by the decision of the eldest daughter to marry a man of whom her father disapproves.
Guest Stars: Alice Ghostley as Mrs. Hope | Kim Stanley as Martha Anderson | Ruth Hussey as Mrs. Anderson | Albert Dekker as Anderson | Barbara Barrie as Verna Anderson | Evelyn Ellis as Bessie | Alonzo Bosan as Porter
Writer: Horton Foote

13 :01x13 - Adam and Evening

A widower has withdrawn from society so completely that his only remaining friend is his pet feline.
Guest Stars: Nehemiah Persoff as Adam | Estelle Winwood as Mrs. Coleman | Lori March as Girl | Rudy Bond as Jerry | Sidney Armus as Mike | Allen Leaf as Ben | John C. Becher as Salisbury | Ian Tucker as Boy | Johanna Douglas as Mother
Director: Arthur Penn

14 :01x14 - The Undiscovered Country

Everyone abandons a gentleman farmer when he's directed to tell the truth by the will of the town ne'er-do-well.
Guest Stars: Cyril Ritchard as Royce Thurmond | Nina Foch as Belle Thurmond | Vivi Janiss as Annie Gubbage | Tommy Cook as Frank Gubbage | George Chandler as Lou Berg | Charlotte Knight as Mother Gubbage | J. Pat O'Malley as Doc Phelps | Frederick O'Neal as Boots | Arthur Malet as Preacher
Writer: J.P. Miller

15 :01x15 - You and Me and the Gatepost

A wealthy widow makes a habit of befriending artists who can't make a living from their craft.
Guest Stars: Mary Astor as Georgina | George Grizzard as Brad Taylor | Patricia Smith (1) as Marie | John Emory as Binky Waldron | Paula Lawrence as Jane Widdy
Director: Delbert Mann

16 :01x16 - The Center of the Maze

The daughter of a society woman stuns mumsie when she announces she wants to marry a gardener.
Guest Stars: Dina Merrill as Sarah | Ann Harding as Augusta | Peter Mark Richman as Jim | J. Pat O'Malley as MacLeod | William Hansen (1) as Parker | Gina Petrushka as Jarey | Gene Saks as Doctor
Writer: Sam Hall

17 :01x17 - You Sometimes Get Rich

When an Army sergeant wins a pile of change on a television quiz show, he soon learns the downside of riches and fame.
Guest Stars: Larry Blyden as Sgt. Barney Bender | Tom Poston as Fletcher | Bert Remsen as Hank | Joe Silver as Berway | Gene Saks as Emcee

18 :01x18 - Keyhole

A defendant on trial must testify under oath in his own behalf.
Guest Stars: Lee Grant as Helen Cartwright | Patrick Macnee as Guy Cartwright | E.G. Marshall as Mr. X | Meg Mundy as Louise Lang | Geoffrey Toone as Robert Cartwright | Maureen Hurley as Ivy Rumble | John Sutton as Black | Norman Barrs as White | Harry McNaughton (1) as Judge | Marie Paxton as Nurse Potts

19 :01x19 - Nick and Letty

A nurse stationed aboard an Army cargo ship during World War II teams up with an officer who's a social outcast.
Guest Stars: Robert Culp as Clint | Nancy Walker (1) as Letty Bern | Mary Fickett as Ernestine Grant | Norman Fell as Nick Zervas | Jack Weston as Pearlman | Sidney Armus as Rister | Joyce Smight as Sally | Tony Travis as Singer

20 :01x20 - Honor

A man is faced with making a difficult choice between honor and money.
Guest Stars: Ralph Bellamy as John Hinks | Dick York as Grayson | Katherine Squire as Minna | Frieda Holloway as Amelia | Glenn Cannon as Aaron | Paul McGrath as Sudleigh | Michael Strong (1) as Colonel | Carol Goodner as Mrs. Blair | Joseph Sullivan as Sergeant
Writer: Gore Vidal
Warning: Playwrights '56 guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Anthology
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 04, 1955
Ended: June 19, 1956
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