Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
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.
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.
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.
A sleepy Western town is shocked when a young woman staggers into town claiming her wagon train was destroyed by Indians.
Want Ad Wedding
A stranger in a large city places a newspaper advertisement requesting guests at his wedding.
Life of Vernon Hathaway
A daydreaming man discovers that his imagined adventures are happening in real life.
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.
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.
Tom and Jerry
A priest tries to save a marriage that appears to be headed for the rocks in time for Christmas.
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.
Lincoln's Doctor's Dog
During the dark days of the Civil War, a doctor gives President Lincoln a puppy to buoy his spirits.
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.
The Titanic Incident
A gambler tries to fleece an wealthy traveler while sailing on the Titanic's fateful cruise.
After marrying the captain of a tramp steamer, a chorus girl falls in love with a harbor policeman.
It's Always Sunday
A pair of drifters are befriended by a minister.
No. 5 Checked Out
A young deaf women confronts desperate crooks who are using one of her remote resort cabins for a hideout.
A teenager with outstanding vocal talent would rather play baseball than develop his singing skills.
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.
Affair in Sumatra
A woman of mixed parentage must choose between her people and the man she loves.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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, ...
A young orphan boy who has always wanted to be a rodeo rider meets and befriends his idol, world champion rodeo rider Casey Tibbs.
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 ...
The Carroll Formula
A college professor accidentally comes across a formula that can reduce the size of anything.
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.
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. ...
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.
A father and his estranged son, both tunnel workers in New York City, are forced to deal with each other during a dangerous collapse.