Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

Season 1

Meet the Governor

Meet the Governor

A backwoods lawyer's race for the governor's office is thwarted by mainstream opponents who dig up dirt from his past.

TV Episode 1
Day Is Done

Day Is Done

During the 1951 rout of the American army in Korea, a battle-hardened sergeant tries to reinvigorate his men with a bugle picked up by the side of the road.

TV Episode 2
A Midsummer Daydream

A Midsummer Daydream

A man meets the girl of his dreams in a marriage license bureau, but his love life is derailed when his beloved falls for a slick gambler instead.

TV Episode 3
Arroyo

Arroyo

A sleepy Western town is shocked when a young woman staggers into town claiming her wagon train was destroyed by Indians.

TV Episode 4
Want Ad Wedding

Want Ad Wedding

A stranger in a large city places a newspaper advertisement requesting guests at his wedding.

TV Episode 5
Life of Vernon Hathaway

Life of Vernon Hathaway

A daydreaming man discovers that his imagined adventures are happening in real life.

TV Episode 6
The Final Tribute

The Final Tribute

The town's new cold-hearted doctor's demeanor is the complete reversal of their beloved old physician and his nurse attempts to teach the new man proper bedside manners.

TV Episode 7
The Brush Roper

The Brush Roper

An old man, a spinner of tall western tales of his former daring-do, decides to capture a dangerous bull single handed.

TV Episode 8
Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry

A priest tries to save a marriage that appears to be headed for the rocks in time for Christmas.

TV Episode 9
Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the Year

A small town sportswriter attending the World Series recognizes a young ballplayer as the son of former baseball hero who was banned for throwing a game.

TV Episode 10
Lincoln's Doctor's Dog

Lincoln's Doctor's Dog

During the dark days of the Civil War, a doctor gives President Lincoln a puppy to buoy his spirits.

TV Episode 11
The Silent Partner

The Silent Partner

When a great film star accepts an academy award, he reflects on a comedian he worked with in the early film days, owing his success to him, not realizing that man is now destitute, watching the show on TV from a barstool.

TV Episode 12
The Titanic Incident

The Titanic Incident

A gambler tries to fleece an wealthy traveler while sailing on the Titanic's fateful cruise.

TV Episode 13
Hot Cargo

Hot Cargo

After marrying the captain of a tramp steamer, a chorus girl falls in love with a harbor policeman.

TV Episode 14
It's Always Sunday

It's Always Sunday

A pair of drifters are befriended by a minister.

TV Episode 15
No. 5 Checked Out

No. 5 Checked Out

A young deaf women confronts desperate crooks who are using one of her remote resort cabins for a hideout.

TV Episode 16
Prima Donna

Prima Donna

A teenager with outstanding vocal talent would rather play baseball than develop his singing skills.

TV Episode 17
Cry Justice

Cry Justice

Rather than allow his partner to marry the woman he loves, a man fakes his own murder and frames his partner for the supposed crime. When the partner is released from prison ten years later, he plots revenge.

TV Episode 18
Affair in Sumatra

Affair in Sumatra

A woman of mixed parentage must choose between her people and the man she loves.

TV Episode 19
One Against Many

One Against Many

A scientist is faced with a difficult decision. A man devoted to saving lives, he may be forced to kill in order to prevent a state-wide livestock epidemic.

TV Episode 20
It's a Most Unusual Day

It's a Most Unusual Day

A married couple take in a night club show starring Jimmy McHugh, and are prompted by his melodies to relive their past.

TV Episode 21
The Sword of Villon

The Sword of Villon

Dashing French adventurer Francois Villon learns of a plot to assassinate the king, and gathers his followers to stop the plot and save the king's life.

TV Episode 22
Markheim

Markheim

A narrator (Ray Milland) says that years before writing "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a story about good and evil at war within a man. On Christmas Eve, the ...

TV Episode 23
Claire

Claire

A doctor's second wife is tormented by the presence of his pet cat, which reminds her of the fact that she was involved in her husband's first wife's drowning.

TV Episode 24
A Ticket for Thaddeus

A Ticket for Thaddeus

A Polish refugee and new citizen gets involved in a slight car accident, but he doesn't fully understand American life, and believes he will be sent to a concentration camp.

TV Episode 25
The Dream

The Dream

In 1887 France, a mother is starting to become worried about her young son. He has a recurring dream in which he looks for his dead father. His mother gets worried even more when he tells ...

TV Episode 26
What Day Is It?

What Day Is It?

A husband-and-wife dance team works smoothly onstage, but backstage it's one long fight because the wife is observing a "special date", and the husband can't remember what it is.

TV Episode 27
Every Man Has Two Wives

Every Man Has Two Wives

In the spring, when one gentleman's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of a former love, his wife decides to take drastic action. She and hubby make a trip back to the old home town, ...

TV Episode 28
Partners

Partners

A young orphan boy who has always wanted to be a rodeo rider meets and befriends his idol, world champion rodeo rider Casey Tibbs.

TV Episode 29
White Corridors

White Corridors

As her friend suffers from a violent appendicitis attack, Ellen takes her to a London hospital in the dead of night. Despite the night nurse's reticence, her friend is taken into care. Two ...

TV Episode 30
The Carroll Formula

The Carroll Formula

A college professor accidentally comes across a formula that can reduce the size of anything.

TV Episode 31
Apples on the Lilac Tree

Apples on the Lilac Tree

A married couple's living arrangement has the town abuzz--he prefers to stay at home and do the housework, while she's out spending the day at her job.

TV Episode 32
The Bitter Waters

The Bitter Waters

At the beginning of the 20th century, a rich American boy touring Europe with his uncle stops at a trendy German resort and meets a pretty young girl who is there with her mother, a widow. ...

TV Episode 33
The Day I Met Caruso

The Day I Met Caruso

A ten-year-old girl meets famed opera singer Enrico Caruso on a train between Boston and New York. She admonishes him for his extravagant lifestyle, but she is softened up somewhat when Caruso begins to sing arias from her favorite operas.

TV Episode 34
High Air

High Air

A father and his estranged son, both tunnel workers in New York City, are forced to deal with each other during a dangerous collapse.

TV Episode 35