An Army officer working in the Pentagon becomes convinced that defects in a new type of United States bomber were the result of sabotage by Soviet agents and that the Soviets are planning a nuclear attack. Unfortunately, he can't get any of the military brass to listen.
After his crooked manager sells him out, a boxer quits the ring and struggles to find meaning in his life. An understanding employment counselor tries to help him.
The son of a New York City dressmaker returns from the service with new social and political ideals which disrupt the happy working atmosphere at the factory when he tries implementing them.
The strange death of a young man's fiancee who was killed while waiting for him on a street corner sets off a series of seemingly unrelated homicides in a city.
After a close brush with death, a man experiences a mid-life crisis that includes having an affair with the family baby sitter.
A vaudeville comic becomes a silent movie star but instead of finding happiness he finds tragedy and heartbreak.
A cold-blooded industrial tycoon discovers that his two sons have no interest in taking over his business and that his ruthless sales manager will try anything to takeover.
A six year old girl, who lives in a luxury hotel with her nursemaid, decides to play matchmaker.
A reporter assigned to do a series of articles on a newly deceased civic leader uncovers the man's role in a public swindle.
A couple gets into an argument returning home from a cocktail party that leads to their separation. They then become romantically involved with other people.
The young protege of a mill owner tries to convince him not to sell out to a large corporation that plans to demolish the mill.
A couple who are unable to have children of their own end up adopting 12 children of mixed ancestry.
A self-serving Army colonel forces unarmed Cheyenne into an unprotected region known as Sand Creek and then gives the order to fire on them. But a young lieutenant refuses to obey his command.
Two horsetrack bettors hatch a wild scheme to have a mesmerist hypnotize a horse they've bet on to win every race.
In a post-apocalyptic community, a young man wants to leave and find other survivors of the third world war but the group elders decree that he must stay and marry the group's only young woman.
An unemployed actor is hired to kill a girl before she turns 25 years old. Curious as to why she must die, the actor begins investigating the girl and her friends.
An inventor uses a time machine to travel back with a childhood friend to the idealistic days of their youth.
A wealthy widow who's dying decides to change her will to leave everything to the child she abandoned years before. When the woman dies before signing the will a lawsuit breaks out between the man claiming to be her son and Harvard University to whom she'd originally left the money.
The Keller family sends away to the Perkins Institute for help with their young daughter, Helen, who has been blind, deaf,and mute since infancy. The Institute sends Annie Sullivan to work with Helen.
An egomaniacal TV comedian threatens to fire his head writer unless he comes up with some exceptionally funny and clever material for the upcoming show.
A widow on a trip to Europe begins a romance with a French painter.
Biographical drama about the numerous obstacles faced by Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman licensed to practice medicine in the United State.
Townspeople deputize a gunman to deal with a troublesome returning Civil War veteran but the gunman proves to be a handful himself.
The head of a floundering movie studio spends a fortune trying to turn its latest film into a smash hit but his decisions are challenged by the studio's financial expert.
A dramatization based on the life of famed Washington DC hostess and socialite Perle Mesta.
An Oxford student is persuaded to put on a dress and impersonate the aunt of a fellow student at a dinner party. He does his job so well that he attracts two marriage proposals.
A hard-boiled clipper ship captain discovers that he has two special passengers on his latest voyage: the comely widow of the ship's owner and a political prisoner whom he's transporting to his doom.
The fiancee of a college professor disappears after discovering that he was only marrying her as a step in his plan to become university president.
Erwin Trowbridge has an uncanny knack for picking winning horses at the racetrack although he never places a bet on any of his picks. He ends up being kidnapped by three characters who have learned of his talent and want him to pick winners for them.
Four nuns journeying across the desert from Santa Fe to Tucson have to depend upon a fleeing outlaw for survival when their horse is stolen.
The daughter of a convict leading a prison uprising tries to persuade her father not to kill the guards he's holding hostage.
Returning home from the service after World War II, a fighter pilot discovers that his wife has adopted a war orphan. He soon comes to resent the child because the boy reminds him all to well of his ordeals in the war.
Dramatization based on the life of troubled songstress Helen Morgan.
A successful young man has just announced his engagement to a sensible, conservative woman when the rich girl whom he's loved for many years suddenly re-appears in his life.
A wife of a theatrical agent begins to suspect that her husband was having an affair with a client who just recently perished in a plane crash.
In the days of the Old West, the captain of a U.S. Cavalry unit rescues two wives of slain traders who were being held hostage by hostile Native Americans but then is faced with a mutiny among his own men.
The unhappy wife of a California fisherman finds herself attracted to his best friend.
Behind enemy lines during World War II, an American officer embarks upon a dangerous mission to rescue two of his men who have been wounded and taken prisoner.
Dramatization based on events in the life of Robert Briscoe, an Irish rebel/patriot who later became Lord Mayor of Dublin.
A dead matador's manager blames a young bullfighter for his death and years later, after the younger man has become famous, plays a part in the latter's own death in the bullring.
During the 1956 Hungarian revolt against Soviet occupation, a Soviet colonel learns that his troops have captured a group of revolutionaries who were responsible for the death of his son.
A teacher at a small French private school gets fired for refusing to raise the grades of a student soon finds another job working for a corrupt politician.
In a futuristic totalitarian society where possession of unauthorized reading material is banned, a young police officer catches a librarian in possession of a banned book. She then insists that he read it too.
Three siblings, all of whom are prominent, return home for the announcement that their mother has won an award from a national magazine.
For this show, Playhouse 90 suspended its usual dramatic format to telecast a remote from Madison Square Garden where movie producer Michael Todd was throwing a big party for some 18,000 guests to celebrate the first anniversary of the Broadway opening of his film "Around the World in 80 Days."
A young medical student falls in love with the ward of his professor, gets expelled from school for stealing from patients in the university infirmary, and ends up on the end of a hangman's noose for poisoning a friend.
A successful but unscrupulous defense attorney defends the brother-in-law of his fiancee on a murder charge.
A young stranger with a remarkable resemblance to a dead heir lays claim to an English fortune by saying he's the deceased's twin brother.
The Pentagon calls in a renowned psychiatrist to treat an atomic physicist who believes that he lives part of his life on another planet--and has the maps and charts of the place to prove it.
An outspoken editor of a campus newspaper is beaten to death after he gets into an argument with some fellow students about one of his editorials.
The investigation into a plane crash reveals that either the dead pilot or the surviving co-pilot was the person at fault.
A Confederate captain being held in a POW camp swears vengeance against the Union commandant who had his brother executed for attacking a guard.
An acting couple agrees to perform in a play together after a long marital and professional separation. Many of their old problems still remain.
The marriage plans of a young Czech refugee and a young man on the staff of a relocation camp are threatened by the bureaucratic red tape involved in bringing a foreign bride into the United States.
A trading post owner in 1830's Colorado Territory seeks to have the marriage of his brother and a Cheyenne woman annulled.
A World War II vet, now a successful attorney, hosts a reunion party for three of his former comrades in arms. At the party each of the four reveals a secret about his life that's unknown to any of the others.
A man schemes to destroy a town because its citizens refused to help when his wife was dying.
The stock market crash of 1929 causes the business of a former football hero to fail. Meanwhile, his wife finds a job at a fashion magazine and is a huge success. Marital discore ensues.
While performing an emergency operation on a death row convict, the surgeon becomes convinced by the patient's mumbling's under anesthesia that he's innocent.
Everyone mistakenly thinks that a dress manufacturer is having an affair with his attractive designer.
On the Riviera, a young marquise finds herself attracted to the owner of a photography shop.
En route from Miami to New York a plane develops electrical troubles and the passengers' friends and relatives on the ground react in different ways to their possible fate.
An executive in line for a promotion to vice-president in his firm goes on a business trip to his hometown. Re-visiting the scenes of his boyhood and meeting several old friends causes him to re-think his goals and attitudes toward life.
Donald Bashor is a handsome, clean cut young man with a respectable job who leads an apparently exemplary life. But there's also a dark side to Donald that includes both robbery and murder.
A noted attorney comes out of retirement to defend his lawyer son in a disbarment proceeding on grounds that the son withheld evidence in order to get his client acquitted of a murder charge.
A college English professor defies the attack of trustees on academic freedom at his university at the same time his wife's old flame returns to town for a big football game.
A Hollywood talent agent is torn between ambition and friendship when he learns that the loyalty of a good friend and fellow agent is being questioned by the head of the agency.
During World War II, an Army Air Corps private is transferred from an outpost in India to remote duty station in China on the other side of the Himalayas. He hatches a plan to return to his girlfriend in Calcutta despite the fact that his commanding officer is having him shadowed.
A wealthy sadist named Emery Ganun is intently following the trial of one Karl Ohringer who is charged with a killing. When the jury rules that the killing was accidental, Ganun decides to mete out his own brand of justice.
When the notorious James brothers are framed for a bank heist, the banker's daughter comes forward with evidence of their innocence.
When a woman is charged with poisoning her son in order to keep him from receiving a substantial inheritance, three jurors selected for the trial bring their own particular prejudices to the case.
During World War II, an American pilot volunteers for a dangerous mission knowing that if he survives he'll be sent stateside and thus be able to renew his romance with a USO entertainer with whom he's fallen in love.
In 1939, a German agent posing as an escaped Polish patriot arrives in London and is later offered a job as a radio commentator for the BBC.
Scientists on an atoll 20 miles away from the site of the first hydrogen bomb test discover that the bomb is much more powerful than they had originally calculated.
During World War II, a hard as nails C.O. of an American bomber wing publicly accuses a young flier of cowardice on a mission in which one of the unit's best pilots was shot down.
A Civil War veteran returns to his home in Natchez, Mississippi only to learn that his planter father is considered a traitor because he refused to burn his crops like other planters. This causes a rift between the two and the young man takes a job working on a riverboat where he soon falls for the owner's wife.
An elderly invalid's housekeeper gets suspicious of his much younger new bride especially when a young man keeps calling on her.
After a lynching, a cloud of darkness settles over a town in the American Southwest.
In this adaptation of Fitzgerald's classic novel, a mysterious millionaire attempts to win back an old love who's now married to someone else.
During his later years, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin grows more and more paranoid and begins planning one last purge that includes members of his inner circle. Sensing this, some members of the inner circle begin a plot of their own.
A once successful couple has seen their lives and marriage disintegrate because of their alcoholism. At an AA meeting, the husband recounts how it all began for them.
This teleplay centers on a motley collection of people who frequent a San Francisco dive known as Nick's Pacific Street Saloon. Chief among these patrons is a philosophical gent named Joe.
A hard-nosed Marine colonel orders a reserve unit called to active duty during the Korean War to undergo a 36 mile march back to the base following a rigorous battle exercise.
An immigrant toy manufacturer retires to a small Vermont town but finds that the native townies virtually ignore him.
When a courier for the Dutch underground in World War II is captured by the Germans and taken to Gestapo headquarters she desperately tries to concoct a story that will protect the agent she was unable to contact.
A seaman named Marlow journeys into the heart of deepest Africa to find Kurtz, the man who raised him.
In 1927, a Mississippi penal farm releases some convicts to fight a flood. One sees it as an opportunity to escape while another decides to stay and help the efforts.
Retired politico Ansel Gibbs decides to accept a Cabinet position in Washington D.C. and has to undergo unwanted scrutiny about his past public and private life.
At a summer camp, several groups of parents each pressure their child to win the annual Best All-Around Camper award.
Dramatization of the events leading up to the bloody St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929 Chicago.
In this special Christmas episode, the New York City ballet, choreographed by George Balanchine, presents the tale of a little girl, who has a nutcracker shaped soldier, fall asleep and dream she is a princess taken on a series of adventures by her nutcracker soldier prince.
While a prosecuting attorney is summing up his case for a jury, flashbacks depict an event several that occurred months earlier where he stood by helplessly while a young girl drowned.
A wealthy woman allows her young niece to move into her London home but demands that she renounce her shiftless father and poor but honest boyfriend.
A veteran police detective is busted in the ranks and put on trial for dereliction of duty after he refuses to arrest a youth accused of petty theft.
A stuggling writer learns that one of his scripts has sold to "Playhouse 90" so he prepares to fly to Hollywood where he thinks the hard times are behind him forever. However, things don't exactly unfold as planned.
Five wealthy men, who have participated in a weekly poker game for years, become bored with the game and devise a more exciting way to gamble, aiming for the highest stakes possible.
A woman returning to Spain to fight the Franco regime abandons her young son in Vichy Marseilles where he searches for a family and a home to call his own.
The first female barrister in a prestigious British law firm is allowed to prove herself by handling a difficult murder case.
With a proxy fight against a large corporation looming, the chairman of a company's board considers giving up the fight until the tactics of his rival convince him otherwise.
A domineering husband sees dollar signs when his wife is offered a movie contract but she would prefer to stay home and take care of their children.
Despite being engaged to a girl back home, a young soldier in postwar Japan begins a romantic relationship with a Japanese woman.
An American fighting on the Loyalist side in the Spanish Civil War joins up with a band of partisans and falls in love with a female guerilla fighter.
American Robert Jordan, who is fighting with a band of Loyalist guerillas during the Spanish Civil War,helps plan the destruction of a strategic bridge.
A troubled teenaged boy, lonely and depressed since the death of his father, meets a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who introduces him to a group of delinquents with whom she hangs out.
A woman who runs a home for unwed mothers tries to help a teacher's pregnant teenaged daughter decide whether to keep her baby or put the child up for adoption.
A Union soldier begins to feel sickened of war after his scouting patrol kills a man and his son who are guarding a plantation.
A respected American judge is sent to Nuremberg after World War II to preside over the trial of four Nazi judges accused of war crimes.
After her close friend's death, a domineering woman becomes the guardian of her deceased friend's daughter only to have the girl become attracted to her husband.
During the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, a military doctor takes over an ancient monastery and tries to turn it into a temporary hospital.
A young student nurse tries to help a patient who's panicked and refuses to cooperate with his doctors.
Two lonely people, who got married shortly after meeting through a lonely hearts club, begin to have second thoughts about their future together.
Testifying before a Senate committee, a labor union leader recalls his rise to prominence.
In the final days of World War II, former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is captured by partisans and prepares to meet his fate.
Several military personnel and civilians, all with high I.Q.'s, are selected by scientists hoping to create an electronic device that will duplicate human thought. The machine is patterned after the brain of a brilliant scientist who's dying of a terminal illness.
A British lawyer standing for a seat in Parliament faces all kinds of problems. His American wife is preparing to leave him and a gossip columnist is blackmailing him.
On the eve of his marriage, a man recalls his college days and a meeting that changed his life.
Three Revolutionaries in a Latin American country are given the task of assassinating its president.
When a wealthy man is kidnapped the story is told from his viewpoint as well as those of the kidnappers, his family, and the FBI.
An airplane pilot, his passenger, and a militant socialist all enter the lives of an English country gentleman and his family.
A gubernatorial election campaign is disrupted by newspaper reports digging into the relationship between a political boss and an influential businessman.
In Australia, a man is charged with murder despite the absence of a corpse.
A Union officer devises a plan to end a Civil War battle quickly by tunneling under Confederate forces and filling the tunnel with dynamite.
A man claiming to be 77 years old but looking much younger arrives at a Florida retirement home. He promises to make all the residents there feel years younger and begins by blowing a silver whistle.
A State Department press secretary receives secret orders to release a confidential memo which might lead to an international crisis.
An AWOL British officer in Paris during World War I meets an American nurse and is disturbed by her romantic attitude towards the war.
In Algeria, a French army captain is faced with having to use torture to obtain information about the rebel guerillas who slaughtered an Algerian family.
A laconic and solitary farmer encounters a pregnant young girl, cares for her, and when she dies in childbirth raises the son she delivers. Then, years later, the woman's relatives come to claim the child.
Two downed British airmen are kept prisoners in a cellar for seven years by a German shopkeeper who keeps informing them of the latest Third Reich victories in what he claims is still an on-going war.
In a state mental hospital, a psychiatrist brings together six patients for group therapy.
A man living in a small Florida town is warned by his brother that nuclear war is only hours away.
in 1893, author Mark Twain embarks upon an around the world lecture tour in order to pay off his debts and escape bankruptcy.
During World War II, in Warsaw's Jewish ghetto, a rabbi struggles to hold his flock together and communicate to them his own courage and faith.