Run for Your Life
Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told in the first episode is told by his doctor that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The program becomes a series of plays in which he meets a wide variety of people from bums riding the rails, to gigolos, to orphans and becomes a man who has little fear of death and everything but time.
An epic production based on the bestselling novel by James Michener. Set in the fictional town of Centennial, Colorado, it chronicles the settlement and history of the town from 1795 to the 1970's.
Cavalcade of America
Cavalcade Of America was one of the most prestigious dramatic shows of network radio, sponsored for 18 years (1935-1953) by DuPont as a means of enhancing the company's image and bringing great events in American History to an audience of millions. In 1952 DuPont brought the Cavalcade to TV, and the same meticulously accurate stories of American heroes both famous and infamous as well as obscure, in historical periods ranging from colonial days to the Revolution to the early 1900's. In 1955, the format was modified to include contemporary stories of overcoming adversity and showing courage. For the first season the program was seen every two weeks, alternating with Scott Music Hall.
Willie Dante is a former underworld character trying to go straight running a legitimate nightclub. Only the police don't believe he's completely legitimate and some of his former underworld pals keep trying to lure him back into his former illicit activities. Howard Duff starred in the title role in this Blake Edwards created series which lasted only one season on NBC.
The adventures of Hec Ramsey, a turn-of-the-20th-century detective who prefers to use his brains instead of his guns.
The Mickey Rooney Show
The misadventures of an eager but somewhat bumbling young actor who gets a job as a page at a television studio in Hollywood while trying to break into show business.
Peter Christopher has a problem. He works for a company that sells baby food and his boss feels married men are better candidates for promotion. Anxious for a promotion but not marriage, he asks his friend and upstairs neighbor, Greta Patterson, to pose as his wife at company functions. Unfortunately, fellow employees drop by unexpectedly and Peter has to dash up the fire escape from his 7th floor apartment to Greta's 9th floor apartment, so their plot won't be uncovered. The mad dashes between the apartments is a source of entertainment for the man who occupies the apartment on the 8th floor.
Outlaws, debuting on September 29, 1960, was a unique Western in that the stories were told with a dark edge from the point of view of the criminal. The audience was given the rare opportunity to see how the outlaws thought, how and why they plotted their crime, and their perspective on being caught. The show was also more historically accurate than most Westerns of the time, featuring actual outlaws such as The Dalton Gang, Bill Doolin, and Sam Bass. The first season of Outlaws starred Barton McLane as Chief United States Marshal Frank Caine, Don Collier as Deputy Marshal Will Foreman, and Jock Gaynor as Will's nephew, Deputy Marsall Heck Martin. Deputy Martin disappered after the 9th episode (with no explanation) and Will's new partner was Deputy Steve Corbie, played by Wynn Pearce. The second season of Outlaws brought many changes.
The Bob Cummings Show
The romantic misadventures of Bob Collins, a suave, sophisticated bachelor and photographer operating in Hollywood, California. The show centers around his womanizing ways with his models, and his sister's attempts to make him settle down.
Ford Theatre: All Star Theatre
The most ambitious and acclaimed of all the anthology series', Playhouse 90 was in a league of its own. "Requiem of a Heavyweight," written by Rod Serling, garnered numerous Emmys and remains one...