The DuPont Show with June Allyson

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The DuPont Show with June Allyson
Chuck Connors and Pippa Scott in the 1960 presentation Trial By Fear.
Also known asThe June Allyson Show
Directed by
Presented byJune Allyson
ComposerHerschel Burke Gilbert
Country of originUSA
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes57
  • Peter Kortner
  • Stephen Lord
Running time25 mins. (approx)
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 21, 1959 (1959-09-21) –
June 12, 1961 (1961-06-12)

The DuPont Show with June Allyson (also known as The June Allyson Show) is an American anthology drama series which aired on CBS from September 21, 1959, to April 3, 1961, with rebroadcasts continuing until June 12, 1961.

The series was hosted by actress June Allyson[1] and was a Four Star-Pamric Production.[citation needed] Allyson sometimes starred in episodes, one of which ("A Summer's Ending") was her first appearance on TV with her husband, Dick Powell.[2]

Aaron Spelling was the producer.[2] Paul Henreid, James Neilson, and Jack Smight were directors.[3] Richard Levinson and William Link were writers for the program.[4]

Allyson took offense when critics dismissed the program with comments that included comparing its episodes to contents of women's fiction magazines. "Any show that stars a woman just naturally seems to be called a soap opera, whether it is or not", she said.[5]


Season 1 (1959–1960)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateGuest stars
11"Ruth and Naomi"September 21, 1959 (1959-09-21)Peter Mark Richman and Ann Harding
22"Dark Morning"September 28, 1959 (1959-09-28)Bette Davis and Leif Erickson
33"The Opening Door"October 5, 1959 (1959-10-05)Virginia Christine and Irene Dunne
44"A Summer's Ending"October 12, 1959 (1959-10-12)Dick Powell
55"The Tender Shoot"October 19, 1959 (1959-10-19)Ginger Rogers
66"The Pledge"October 26, 1959 (1959-10-26)Mona Freeman and Don Keefer
77"Love Is a Headache"November 2, 1959 (1959-11-02)Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez and Rodolfo Hoyos Jr.
88"Child Lost"November 16, 1959 (1959-11-16)Steve Brodie and Ron Howard
99"Night Out"November 23, 1959 (1959-11-23)Pat Carroll and Ann Sothern
1010"The Girl"November 30, 1959 (1959-11-30)James Coburn, Ellen Corby and Jane Powell
1111"The Wall Between"December 7, 1959 (1959-12-07)Kevin McCarthy
1212"The Crossing"December 14, 1959 (1959-12-14)Dolores Hart and Howard Petrie
1313"No Place to Hide"December 21, 1959 (1959-12-21)Robert Horton, Debra Paget and Don Rickles
1414"Suspected"December 28, 1959 (1959-12-28)Marjorie Bennett, Ann Blyth, and Gerald Mohr
1515"Edge of Fury"January 4, 1960 (1960-01-04)Dan O'Herlihy
1616"The Trench Coat"January 11, 1960 (1960-01-11)Phyllis Coates, David Niven, Ann McCrea, and Lyle Talbot
1717"The Way Home"January 18, 1960 (1960-01-18)Ronald Reagan
1818"Moment of Fear"January 25, 1960 (1960-01-25)Edgar Bergen and Stephen McNally
1919"So Dim the Light"February 1, 1960 (1960-02-01)Robert Culp and Ray Boyle
2020"Trial by Fear"February 8, 1960 (1960-02-08)Chuck Connors
2121"Threat of Evil"February 15, 1960 (1960-02-15)Pat Crowley
2222"Escape"February 22, 1960 (1960-02-22)Brian Donlevy, Frank Lovejoy, Margaret O'Brien, and Sylvia Sidney
2323"Piano Man"February 29, 1960 (1960-02-29)Vic Damone and Keenan Wynn
2424"Sister Mary Slugger"March 14, 1960 (1960-03-14)Rich Correll
2525"The Blue Goose"March 21, 1960 (1960-03-21)Joseph Cotten and Susan Oliver
2626"Once Upon a Knight"March 28, 1960 (1960-03-28)Jean Hagen and James Mason
2727"Slip of the Tongue"April 11, 1960 (1960-04-11)Virginia Grey and William Schallert
2828"Surprise Party"April 18, 1960 (1960-04-18)Mark Goddard and Myrna Loy
2929"The Doctor and the Redhead"April 25, 1960 (1960-04-25)Felicia Farr, Regis Toomey, and Mary Treen
3030"Intermission"May 2, 1960 (1960-05-02)Russell Johnson

Season 2 (1960–1961)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateGuest stars
311"The Lie"September 29, 1960 (1960-09-29)Mark Damon
322"The Dance Man"October 6, 1960 (1960-10-06)Anne Baxter and Dean Stockwell
333"Dark Fear"October 13, 1960 (1960-10-13)Joseph Cotten and Juanita Moore
344"The Test"October 20, 1960 (1960-10-20)Eduard Franz and Robert Knapp
355"Play Acting"October 27, 1960 (1960-10-27)Steve Allen and Rhys Williams
366"The Women Who"November 3, 1960 (1960-11-03)Van Johnson
277"I Hit and Ran"November 10, 1960 (1960-11-10)Stephen Talbot
388"Love on Credit"November 17, 1960 (1960-11-17)James Best and Carolyn Jones
399"The Visitor"November 24, 1960 (1960-11-24)Harry Townes
4010"A Thief or Two"December 1, 1960 (1960-12-01)Lew Ayres and David White
4111"Emergency"December 8, 1960 (1960-12-08)Robert Vaughn
4212"The Desperate Challenge"December 15, 1960 (1960-12-15)Russell Johnson
4313"A Silent Panic"December 22, 1960 (1960-12-22)Harpo Marx, Ernest Truex
4414"End of a Mission"January 2, 1961 (1961-01-02)Steve Forrest
4515"The Defense Is Restless"January 9, 1961 (1961-01-09)John Lasell
4616"The Guilty Heart"January 16, 1961 (1961-01-16)James Franciscus and Susan Kohner
4717"An Affair in Athens"January 23, 1961 (1961-01-23)Michael Davis
4818"School of the Soldier"January 30, 1961 (1961-01-30)Lee J. Cobb, Robert Easton, and Dick York
4919"Without Fear"February 6, 1961 (1961-02-06)Edward Binns
5020"A Great Day for a Scoundrel"February 13, 1961 (1961-02-13)John Abbot and Hans Conried
5121"The Old-Fashioned Way"February 20, 1961 (1961-02-20)Charles Lane, Dick Shawn, Rebecca Welles
5222"The Moth"February 27, 1961 (1961-02-27)Joe Maross
5323"The Haven"March 6, 1961 (1961-03-06)Ralph Bellamy and Patricia Breslin
5424"The Man Who Wanted Everything Perfect"March 13, 1961 (1961-03-13)Russell Nype
5525"The Country Mouse"
"The Secret Life of James Thurber"
March 20, 1961 (1961-03-20)Orson Bean and Adolphe Menjou
5626"Our Man in Rome"March 27, 1961 (1961-03-27)Rossano Brazzi and Eugenie Leontovich
5727"Death of the Temple Bay"April 3, 1961 (1961-04-03)Lloyd Bridges


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  2. ^ a b Spelling, Aaron; Graham, Jefferson (2002). Aaron Spelling: A Prime-Time Life. Macmillan. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-312-31344-9. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  3. ^ Television Series and Specials Scripts, 1946-1992: A Catalog of the American Radio Archives Collection. McFarland. 21 October 2009. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-7864-5437-2. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  4. ^ Marc, David; Thompson, Robert J. (1995). Prime Time, Prime Movers: From I Love Lucy to L.A. Law—America's Greatest TV Shows and the People Who Created Them. Syracuse University Press. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-8156-0311-5. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  5. ^ Becker, Christine (2008). It's the Pictures That Got Small: Hollywood Film Stars on 1950s Television. Wesleyan University Press. pp. 116–117. ISBN 978-0-8195-6894-6. Retrieved February 23, 2022.

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