The story is not, but it's a good device to include seven top stars—Barbara Stanwyck. Mickey Rooney, June Allyson, Jackie Cooper, Edgar Bergen, Lloyd Nolan and Dick Powell— for an auspicious premiere. Powell plays an attorney, ordered by a dying millionaire to decide which of his "friends," played by the other six stars, deserve to share his fortune.
The outsider is young Peter Lazer who excellently portrays a young Jewish boy living with his older brother after his mother's death. He has a rebellious attitude and breaks entirely with his brother, blaming him for his mother's death, and asking if he can live with his sister. Unfortunately, his sister's husband vetoes the idea
Fabian and Tuesday Weld star in "Run Till It's Dark." A farmboy tries lo halt a thrill-crazy girl's drive toward self-destruction.
This one is for viewers who don't get enough illness on
the shows that specialize in disease. Dick Powell plays one of three convicts who volunteer for a potentially
fatal hepatitis experiment. Peter Falk plays the prison
Carolyn Jones puts her acquired medical knowledge to good stead. In this episode, she saves a heart attack victim's life and then finds out her patient is the one witness able to clear her of a murder charge.
This one is all Curt Jurgens, and he gives a wonderful performance as a master magician in a somewhat transparent thriller hoked up by some chatter about nuclear fission. Dana Wynter, ordinarily a very fine actress, is on hand, but she's strictly around for decorative purposes here.
Story of a Latin dictator who finds his life in danger when he falls in love and begins to speak on such things as justice and free elections in "Day of Glory".
Drama about a father whose apparently calm reaction to his wife's death results in the loss of his son's affection.
John Payne and Hazel Court star in this drama about a drifter who is torn between the demands of his reform-minded girl friend and his happy-go-lucky and often illegal life in Mexico.
Theodore Bikel is so good as an itinerant peddlar, he overcomes a faltering script and some obvious budget production values. He plays a man who refuses to be intimidated, and who rallies a neighborhood which has been in the clutches of an avaricious alderman into standing up for their rights.
A young Hollywood writer becomes romantically involved with his boss' wife.
A man prepares to celebrate his 25 years with one firm -- but is fired.
For the second straight week, there's a prison background to THE DICK POWELL SHOW. This time, Henry Fonda is a plastic surgeon who gets roped into helping rehabilitate prisoners by fixing up their faces. His big challenge is Polly Bergen, who comes equipped for this show with fearful scars on the left side of her lovely face. They have scarred her soul, of course, as well as her face. The problem is for the two main figures to help each other—he with her deformity, she with his aloofness. Gloria Vanderbilt is Fonda's girl friend.
Dr. Victor Fallon's talents as a plastic surgeon are spent catering to the whims of society ladies and movie stars. Dr Bert Jacobson, an old classmate of Fallon's, draws his patients from another social level.
Jacobson is conducting experiments at a women's prison to see if correcting facial deformities can speed up the rehabilitation of the inmates—and he'd like Fallon's help.
Marc Daniels directed from a script by Tony Barrett. Dean Martin is host for the hour film.
Lee Marvin and Ricardo Montalban star as a defense attorney and his wartime buddy turned psychotic killer.