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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 | Russell Hicks as General Riller | Truman Smith as Press Secretary | Conrad Nagel as President | Albert Dekker as Major Tobey | Walter Abel as Dr. Harmon | Nina Foch as Mrs. Scott
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: Ben Miller (4) as Tough | Bill McLean as Jailor | Irving Mitchell as Breakman | Richard Collier (1) as Truck Driver | Marty Green as Counterman | Frederick O'Neal as Bugs | Dewey Martin as Nick Adams | Paul Newman as Ad Francis | Phyllis Kirk as Girlfriend
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: Arleen Whelan as Shirl | Clifford Tatum as Allie | Paul Hartman as Mac | Sylvia Sidney as Sophie | Edmond O'Brien as Sidney

4 :01x04 - Snow Job

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

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 Moultrie as Rosy Sedgewick | Agnes Doyle as Mrs. Mays | Edith Meiser as Mother-in-Law | Lou Vernon as Smith | Al Checco as Trigger Fogel | James Reese as Adrian Terhune | Tom Ewell as William Bingham | Jane Wyatt as Glenda Bingham

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: Elsa Clark as Luster | Valerie Bettis as Candace | Steven Hill (1) as Stobin | Lillian Gish as Mrs. Compson | Ethel Waters as Dilsey | Janice Rule as Quentin Compson | Franchot Tone as Jason Compson

7 :01x07 - The Waiting Place

A girl meets a young gypsy boy and begins having fantasies about the lad.
Guest Stars: Dorrit Kelton as Mama Page | Louise Platt as Eva | Louis Jean Heydt as Malcolm | Jack Mullaney as Cougar | Kim Stanley as Abby
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: George Ebeling as Taxi Driver | Joanne Douglas as Woman | Dan Frazer as Sailor | Cliff Hall as Mac | Mary Welch as Thelma | Karl Swenson as Cy Crandell | Frank Overton as Will Thompson | Elizabeth Patterson as Matty Rascher | Joseph Sweeney as Sam Rascher

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: Sada Thompson as Nurse | Frank London as Johnny | Frank Campanella as Taxi Driver | Katherine Squire as Rita | Vivian Nathan as Mildred | Sally Gracie as Arlene | Steven Hill (1) as Walter Uhlan
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: David White (1) as Clarence | Henry Jones (1) as Oliver | Warren Stevens as Elliot | Thomas Gomez as Ivan | E.G. Marshall as Saul | James Whitmore as David

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: Silvio Minciotti as Hotel Manager | Danny Dennis as Mark Neville | James Lacirignnola as Rudd Gershon | Dina Merrill as Mrs. Neville | Kurt Kasznar as Professor Gershon | John Forsythe as Joe Neville
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: Alonzo Bosan as Porter | Evelyn Ellis as Bessie | Barbara Barrie as Verna Anderson | Albert Dekker as Anderson | Ruth Hussey as Mrs. Anderson | Kim Stanley as Martha Anderson | Alice Ghostley as Mrs. Hope
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: Johanna Douglas as Mother | Ian Tucker as Boy | John C. Becher as Salisbury | Allen Leaf as Ben | Sidney Armus as Mike | Rudy Bond as Jerry | Lori March as Girl | Estelle Winwood as Mrs. Coleman | Nehemiah Persoff as Adam
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: Arthur Malet as Preacher | Frederick O'Neal as Boots | J. Pat O'Malley as Doc Phelps | Charlotte Knight as Mother Gubbage | George Chandler as Lou Berg | Tommy Cook as Frank Gubbage | Vivi Janiss as Annie Gubbage | Nina Foch as Belle Thurmond | Cyril Ritchard as Royce Thurmond
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: Paula Lawrence as Jane Widdy | John Emory as Binky Waldron | Patricia Smith (1) as Marie | George Grizzard as Brad Taylor | Mary Astor as Georgina
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: Gene Saks as Doctor | Gina Petrushka as Jarey | William Hansen (1) as Parker | J. Pat O'Malley as MacLeod | Peter Mark Richman as Jim | Ann Harding as Augusta | Dina Merrill as Sarah
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: Gene Saks as Emcee | Joe Silver as Berway | Bert Remsen as Hank | Tom Poston as Fletcher | Larry Blyden as Sgt. Barney Bender

18 :01x18 - Keyhole

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

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: Tony Travis as Singer | Joyce Smight as Sally | Sidney Armus as Rister | Jack Weston as Pearlman | Norman Fell as Nick Zervas | Mary Fickett as Ernestine Grant | Nancy Walker (1) as Letty Bern | Robert Culp as Clint

20 :01x20 - Honor

A man is faced with making a difficult choice between honor and money.
Guest Stars: Carol Goodner as Mrs. Blair | Michael Strong (1) as Colonel | Paul McGrath as Sudleigh | Glenn Cannon as Aaron | Frieda Holloway as Amelia | Katherine Squire as Minna | Dick York as Grayson | Ralph Bellamy as John Hinks | 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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