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The Halls of Ivy: Episodes 000 - 110

From June 22, 1949 through June 25, 1952:

There are two copies of the original audition episode. One dated June 22, 1949 and the other dated June 23. There is no evidence this audition was ever broadcast although it was recorded in front of a live audience and announced as an NBC production. There is a reference that the 2nd production was produced to circulate among prospective show sponsors. The lead actors of the audition show were Gale Gordon and Edna Best, replaced by Ronald Colman and his wife Benita Hume for the actual series.

The audition show of 6/23/49 using a partial script starts with a man talking to Don Quinn (show creator) about colleges for his son. This was a private performance, no live audience. It was used to present to potential buyers and sponsor candidates.

The premier show uses the same script as the audition shows but has Ronald Colman and his wife Benita Hume in the lead roles. Quote from the San Antonio Express, Friday, Jan 6, 1950:

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colman, appearing in their own network radio program for the first time, will be co-starred in "The Halls of Ivy," a new weekly situation comedy series which will begin on the NBC network Friday. Colman will play Dr. William Todhunter Hall, college president, and Mrs. Colman will be his vivacious wife, Victoria, a former English musical comedy star. WOAI – 7 p.m. CST.

DATE AIRED: 1949/06/22
EPISODE NUMBER: Aud1
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Audition Show
DESCRIPTION: Will Dr. Hall be re-appointed the head of Ivy College?
CREDITS: Gale Gordon, Edna Best, Herbert Rawlinson, Gloria Gordon, Herb Butterfield, Willard Waterman, Lee Millar, Norman Field, Leo Cleary, Don Quinn (creator), Nat Wolff (director), Henry Russell (music), Don Stanley (announcer)
FIRST LINE: Welcome to Ivy, the town of Ivy and Ivy College. It is co-educational and non-sectarian, and its age is indicated by the fact that, until recently, the curriculum required two years of Greek. Ivy is All American. Its student body is a pretty fair cross section of our country's youthful...
NOTES:
  1. Apparently two formats of an intro were aired. This, the first, emphasized the integrity of Ivy College and ultimately was selected. The same script was used for the first show of the series.
  2. End of Show: NBC Chimes
  3. Sponsored by: Not sponsored

DATE AIRED: 1949/06/23
EPISODE NUMBER: Aud2
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Private Audition Show
DESCRIPTION: The Board of Regents has gathered to discuss Dr. Hall's reappointment as president of Ivy College. Subplot tells how Dr. Hall met his future wife, an English actress.
CREDITS: Gale Gordon, Edna Best, Herbert Rawlinson, Gloria Gordon, Herb Butterfield, Willard Waterman, Lee Millar, Norman Field, Leo Cleary, Don Quinn (creator), Nat Wolff (director), Henry Russell (music), Don Stanley (announcer)
FIRST LINE: (Unidentified voice): “Hey Don! Don Quinn! Oh I'm sorry. I didn't know you were busy.” Chairman of the Board of Regents: “Gentlemen, I regret that this has been a rather long, drawn out session and your restlessness is certainly excusable.”
NOTES:
  1. This audition tape was supposedly prepared for distribution to potential sponsors and investors.
  2. End of Show: NBC Chimes
  3. Sponsored by: Not sponsored

DATE AIRED: 1950/01/06
EPISODE NUMBER: 001
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Reappointment
DESCRIPTION: Will Dr. Hall be re-appointed as head of Ivy College?
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Gloria Gordon, Herb Butterfield, Herbert Rawlinson, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lee Millar, Nat Wolff (director), Willard Waterman.
FIRST LINE: Ivy College is co-educational and non-sectarian, and its age is indicated by the fact that, until recently, the curriculum required two years of Greek. Ivy is All American. Its student body is a pretty fair cross section of our country's youthful...
NOTES:
  1. Premier Opening Show: Good evening, this is Ken Carpenter saying welcome to the world premier of a new Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colman show, “The Halls of Ivy.” Sponsored by Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co., the brewers of Schlitz, the beer that made Milwaukee famous.
  2. Same script as audition show, different cast.
  3. End of Show: Network promo for “We The People”, next.
  4. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1950/01/13
EPISODE NUMBER: 002
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Student Editorial
DESCRIPTION: Jared Buckley, an Ivy student, has written a libelous editorial concerning the Governor in the student newspaper that is most distressful to Mr. Wellman
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Gloria Gordon, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Herb Butterfield, Nat Wolff (director), Roland Morris, Walter Newman (writer).
FIRST LINE: We suppose most people regard a college president, when they happen to think of him at all, as a man concerned only with scholarly matters, such as a fat endowment or a new football stadium. This is a profound misconception. In most respects...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Network promo for “We The People”, next.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1950/01/20
EPISODE NUMBER: 003
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Gangster's Son
DESCRIPTION: Gangster Mike Millott asks Dr. Hall to allow him to purchase the gym for the school on the condition that his son, Eddie Gray can get into a College Fraternity.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Gloria Gordon, William Conrad, Gil Stratton, Jr. Ted Osbourne, Willard Waterman, Herbert Butterfield, Don Quinn (creator, co-writer), Walter Brown Newman (writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Nat Wolff(director) Ken Carpenter (announcer)
FIRST LINE: Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy College, has all the troubles common to college presidents. They consist mostly of fiscal matters, financial affairs, and money. As he's often been heard to say, a man in his position must be one...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Network promo for “We The People”, next.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Mike Millot

DATE AIRED: 1950/01/27
EPISODE NUMBER: 004
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Wellman's Nose – Charter Day Ceremonies
DESCRIPTION: On the eve of the Charter Day ceremony, Clarence Wellman suffers from stage jitters which have caused his nose to swell enormously.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Gloria Gordon, Peter Leeds, Herbert Butterfield, Henry Blair, Don Quinn (creator, writer) Henry Russell (Composer, conductor), Walter Brown Newman (writer), Nat Wolff(director) Ken Carpenter (announcer)
FIRST LINE: Dr. Hall, William Todhunter Hall, the president of Ivy, has problems, shared by Mrs. Hall, the former Victoria Cromwell of the London stage. Problems not entirely curricular. Their immediate worry concerns the sudden, and so far...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Network promo for “We The People”, next.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Wellman's Nose

DATE AIRED: 1950/02/03
EPISODE NUMBER: 005
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Dr Bromley, Shakespeare Expert
DESCRIPTION: Chester Bromley, the famed Shakespearean scholar, is coming to visit Ivy and perhaps to stay! Vicky helps unsnarl a campus crisis.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Gloria Gordon, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director), Walter Newman (writer), Willard Waterman, William Johnstone.
FIRST LINE: The last class of the day has been dismissed and both the students and faculty are relaxing. In the home of Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, and his wife, formerly a shining light of the London stage, Dr Hall is lying on the couch and Mrs....
NOTES:
  1. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1950/02/10
EPISODE NUMBER: 006
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Snowman
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall is disappointed when the night after the first snowfall occurs, and the students haven't built a snowman out on his front lawn.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Alan Reed, Gloria Gordon, Arthur Q. Bryan, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Walter Newman (writer), Nat Wolff (director), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Ken Carpenter (announcer),
FIRST LINE: Five people didn't go to bed at all last night here at Ivy. Grogan, the campus policeman who was making his rounds. Two sophomores and a freshman who were investigating certain mathematical phenomena, such as the odds of drawing to an inside...
NOTES:
  1. Repeated 51/12/19 as episode 083, The Snowman.
  2. End of Show: Ronald Colman presents a PSA on behalf of the Heart Association. Ken Carpenter announces Congratulations to Connecticut station WTIC, on their 25th Anniversary. Network promo for the following program “We The People.”
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1950/02/17
EPISODE NUMBER: 007
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Chinese Student
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall uses the opportunity of an address in the Ivy chapel to speak of tolerance and brotherhood, after a Chinese student leaves Ivy because of prejudice.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Barbara Jean Wong, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Gloria Gordon, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Herb Butterfield, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director), Walter Newman (writer), Willard Waterman
FIRST LINE: Dr. William Todhunter Hall, like any other college president or almost any kind of executive has to make certain concessions to his superior officers. For instance, he must on occasion have lunch with some of the members of the Board of Governors...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Network promo for the following program “We The People.”
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Substitute for Reverend Gilby
  4. AKA: Prejudice

DATE AIRED: 1950/02/24
EPISODE NUMBER: 008
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Student Thief
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall and "Doc" Fish, the Ivy barber, try to clear the name of Eddie Gray, a student suspected of stealing from the campus bookstore.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ben Wright, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Earle Ross, Gil Stratton, Gloria Gordon, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director).
FIRST LINE: Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, has been working in his study all morning, but he leaves it now to join his wife, the former Victoria Cromwell of the English musical comedy stage. As he enters the living room, Mrs. Hall...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Network promo for the following program “We The People.”
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Vindication for Eddie Grey;
  4. AKA: Is Eddie Grey a Thief?

DATE AIRED: 1950/03/03
EPISODE NUMBER: 009
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Merton Sevada's Crush
DESCRIPTION: Fifteen-year-old genius Merton Sevada is in love...with Mrs. Hall!
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Barney Phillips, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Gloria Gordon, Henry Blair, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director), Walter Newman (writer)
FIRST LINE: Spring came to Ivy a few days ago, and in spring, as we all know, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, just as it does in summer, and autumn, and in winter. Sometimes it doesn't turn lightly at all but with a resounding crash, and...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Network promo for the following program “We The People.”
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Merton Sevada's In Love
  4. AKA: 15 Year Old in Love with Vicki

DATE AIRED: 1950/03/10
EPISODE NUMBER: 010
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Victoria's New Review
DESCRIPTION: Mrs. Hall's old theatrical partner invites her to play the lead in a new Broadway production
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Joseph Kearns, Janet Waldo, Gloria Gordon, Walter Brown Neuman (writer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Nat Wolff (director), Henry Russell (composer, conductor)
FIRST LINE: It's a little past noon, and so far it's been an ordinary day. At the home of Ivy's president, Dr. William Todhunter Hall, and his wife, the former Victoria Cromwell of the English theater, Dr. Hall is just entering the living room where he meets...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Ronald Colman presents a PSA for the Red Cross.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Lead in New York Play

DATE AIRED: 1950/03/17
EPISODE NUMBER: 011
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Dirty Politics
DESCRIPTION: Is "Willow Walk" a lover's lane or a den of vice? Dr. Hall battles P. T. Grainger, a machine politician.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Edwin Max, Eleanor Audley, Herb Butterfield, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Walter Brown Neuman (writer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Nat Wolff (director)
FIRST LINE: Today is the windiest day of the windiest month of the year here at Ivy. It's also the day chosen by the members of Ivy's Board of Governors for their quarterly meeting. Let those that will make the most of this coincidence. Ivy's president,...
NOTES:
  1. Benita sneezes on cue in the script, but must have sprayed someone as the audience cracks up.
  2. End of Show: announcer "You're tuned for the stars on NBC"
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  4. AKA: Town Politics
  5. AKA: Mr. Granger vs. Dr. Hall

DATE AIRED: 1950/03/24
EPISODE NUMBER: 012
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Professor Gerhardt's Secret
DESCRIPTION: Mrs. Gerhardt comes to the Hall's home for advice because she sees evidence that her husband Egyptology and Archeology Professor Hans Gerhardt may be seeing another woman. William learns the address that Prof. Gerhardt has been going to, and goes to it. Hall learns that Professor Gerhardt has been visiting a crippled child named Christine Leslie, that's Gerhardt's secret. That he wishes to adopt as a surprise for his wife, and during his visits Uncle Hans has been playing wonderful imaginative games with her.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Nat Wolff (director), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Hans Conried, Richard LeGrand, Walter Brown Neuman (writer), Florence Wolcott, Anne Whitfield.
FIRST LINE: The President of Ivy College has a residence on the campus that is known to the student body naturally enough as "The Powerhouse." And here are the powers themselves, Dr. William Todhunter Hall and his wife Victoria, a former glittering...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Ronald and Benita Colman speak on behalf of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults and the Easter Seals Campaign.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Is Professor Gerhardt Cheating?

DATE AIRED: 1950/03/31
EPISODE NUMBER: 013
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Ivy Chamber Music and Knockwurst Society
DESCRIPTION: Will Dr. Hall be invited to join the "Ivy Chamber Music and Knockwurst Society" to play the Piffle flute?
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Alan Reed, Cliff Arquette, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Frank Martin (announcer), Gloria Gordon, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director), Walter Newman (writer)
FIRST LINE: Music, as we all know, has always played a large part in college life, and most college presidents enjoy it in all its forms, from the students Wiffenpoof Song, thru Beethoven's Ninth, right up to that most musical of all sounds, the rustle...
NOTES:
  1. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  2. AKA: Music and Knockwurst Society

DATE AIRED: 1950/04/07
EPISODE NUMBER: 014
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Toddy Plays Hooky
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall decides to play hooky and go on a picnic. This is not as easy as it seems.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Hy Averback (announcer), Gil Stratton, Frank Martin, Walter Newman (writer), Don Quinn (writer, creator), Nat Wolff.
FIRST LINE: A college president, as some of us may not know, leads a life of quiet desperation. You see, the more money the school needs, the harder he works. The harder he works, the more the school grows. The more it grows, the more it needs. And the more...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: announcer "Next is We The People at the Circus over NBC"
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Professor Hall Plays Sick

DATE AIRED: 1950/04/14
EPISODE NUMBER: 015
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Mrs. Foster's Lost Dog
DESCRIPTION: While on their way to Mrs. Foster's dinner party, the Hall's see a friendly lost dog, which follows them. Since they can't take a stray to the dinner party, they knock on every door in the neighborhood to locate the owner. By the time they meet Mr. Wellman, they are a half hour late, and Mrs. Foster has torn up her endowment check and retired to her room. Victoria reminds William about the time they were getting ready for the Embassy Ball, which leads to his flashback. On meeting Mrs. Foster, she reveals that she is upset not only because of the cancelled dinner party, but because her dog is lost. William explains that the lost dog is the reason that they are late, and whistles to it. Mrs. Foster increases her endowment to include the reward for finding her dog.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Herb Butterfield, Herb Vigran, Jack Kruschen, Jane Morgan, Janet Scott, Jerry Hausner, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director), Walter Newman (writer).
FIRST LINE: You know many people think of a college president who spends most of his time worrying about his school's financial situation. Now, this is a profound misconception. A college president does not worry about money most of the time. He worries...
NOTES:
  1. Published newspaper logs indicate the evening's plot concerns the discovery that Dr. Hall has been working on a manuscript for several years and then he discovers that one of the faculty has been working on the same project. This is an unresolved conflict.
  2. End of Show: announcer "Next is We The People over most of these NBC stations"
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  4. AKA: Lost Dog

DATE AIRED: 1950/04/21
EPISODE NUMBER: 016
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Traffic and Cocoanuts
DESCRIPTION: William has a cold, so Victoria orders him bed rest and leaves to go to the drugstore. William begins to worry when she doesn't return. Mr. Maryweather visits and plays a record of Victoria from the Jr. Talent Show that Mrs. Maryweather is extremely jealous of. As Mr. Maryweather talks, William has a flashback of eavesdropping on Ian as he gave Victoria unasked advice. Victoria breaks into his flashback while taking his temperature, and admits that she got by a traffic cop, which is what held her up. On explanation, she forgot to carry her driver's license, ran through a stop sign, sped, and hit a fire hydrant because she wanted to miss the bicycles in front of the drug store. After Mr. Maryweather leaves they have a laugh over the record that he left.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Eric Snowden, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director), Willard Waterman.
FIRST LINE: It's early in the evening with the spring dusk settling over the campus and the vespers stillness spinning its quiet web over the great oaks and maples of Faculty Row. At the home of Dr. William Todhunter Hall, Ivy's president and his English...
NOTES:
  1. Published newspaper logs indicate the evening's plot is about Dr. Hall getting a traffic ticket.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: To Drugstore for Thermometer
  4. AKA: Recording of Victoria Singing
  5. AKA: Mrs. Halls Traffic Tickets

DATE AIRED: 1950/04/28
EPISODE NUMBER: 017
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Scofield Prize
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall's newly finished biography has just won the $20,000 Scofield Prize...or has it?
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Bea Benaderet, Bob Sweeney, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director), Willard Waterman
FIRST LINE: As most of us know, teachers are intensely concerned with books. Many of them write books, too. Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, is one of these. He finished writing a book early this spring and with mounting anxiety has been...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Announcement: The Halls of Ivy will be heard on Wednesday instead of Friday.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1950/05/05
EPISODE NUMBER: 018
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Student Actress
DESCRIPTION: Dr. and Mrs. Hall are under attack because of a letter written by Mrs. Hall advocating a life in show business to a student's mother praising her daughter's acting skills. The mother contributed over $250,000 to the school, and she is Mr. Wellman's sister and, like him, disapproves of actresses.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Bea Benaderet, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Paula Winslow, Herb Butterfield, Gale Gordon, Jerry Hauser, Raymond Lawrence, Harry Martin, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lois Corbett, Lucille Norman, Nat Wolff (director), Willard Waterman.
FIRST LINE: It's that period of watchful waiting which happens every spring between Easter vacation and final exams. Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, spends his days now in careful consideration of possible results of year-end fatigue. His wife...
NOTES:
  1. The program's theme song is sung completely.
  2. End of Show: Ronald Colman & Benita Hume announce that Halls of Ivy will be heard on Wednesday instead of Friday.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  4. AKA: Mrs. Hall's Letter

Broadcast changes from Friday at 7:00 p.m. to Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.

DATE AIRED: 1950/05/10
EPISODE NUMBER: 019
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Mrs. Whitney's Statue
DESCRIPTION: Mrs. Whitney offers to pay for Ivy College's new gym, but displaying her heroic new sculpture is part of the deal.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jerry Hausner, Gale Gordon, Paula Winslowe, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Nat Wolff (director), Hector Chevigny (writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Herb Butterfield, Raymond Lawrence, Henry Martin.
FIRST LINE: It's an old American custom when an individual achieves pre-eminence in any particular field to ascribe to him a wisdom and clairvoyance embracing the entire field of human activity. Thus the millionaire bobby pin manufacturer becomes an...
NOTES:
  1. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1950/05/17
EPISODE NUMBER: 020
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Dr. Abel
DESCRIPTION: It's the end of the semester and Dr. and Mrs. Hall discuss their summer plans. Mike Kander arrives, and asks Dr. Hall about his father, who came to America from abroad. Mike would like to enroll his father as a freshman. After the prom, they bring Abel Kander home for a midnight snack. Abel seems somewhat upset by his son's offer to enroll him, and decides the next day, and Abel is not going to stand in his son's way. Dr. Hall informs Abel of how proud Mike is of his father, which enlightens Abel. Abel makes a speech at Mike's bachelor party. Dr. Hall gives Abel Kander an honorary degree as Doctor of Humanity.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Sam Hearn, Sam Edwards, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Nat Wolff (director).
FIRST LINE: The campus has taken on an air of serenity and peace. There are no whistling students nor singing co-eds on the streets. All is quiet because final exams are on and the college year is almost over. Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy,
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Promo for Ronald Colman's current movie, Champagne for Caesar, released May 11, 1950.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: 60 Year Old Goes to College

DATE AIRED: 1950/05/24
EPISODE NUMBER: 021
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Fighting Med Student
DESCRIPTION: Terry Ryan is a medical student that has a chance to become a professional prize fighter. To gently persuade Terry to finish school, Dr. Hall has Terry see Beans Philips, a former boxer cutting the hedge on his way to the medical building. This makes an impression on Terry, who decides to finish medical school.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Sheldon Leonard as Beans, Ken Christy, Stacy Harris, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Nat Wolff (producer, director), Henry Russell (composer, conductor)
FIRST LINE: When a college student with a flair for literature or economics graduates into a high salaried position which utilizes his natural talents, he's honored and acclaimed. But when a college athlete, endowed with swift coordination and physical...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: PSA for US Savings Bonds. Promo for Ronald Colman's current movie, Champagne for Caesar, released May 11, 1950.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Boxing vs. Medicine
  4. AKA: Boxing Promoter

DATE AIRED: 1950/05/31
EPISODE NUMBER: 022
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Sexton Award
DESCRIPTION: As Dr. Hall nervously prepares to attend a meeting in which he is to receive the George K. Sexton award ($250,000 for the medical dept. of the college), Mr. Maryweather stops in to relay a message. Clarence Wellman heard that Maryweather was visiting the Quinncannons (Mrs. Quincannon is pregnant), advises Dr. Hall not to be late for the Sexton award meeting. Victoria receives a phone call from Mrs. Quinncannon that she is in labor and needs Victoria to take her to the hospital, as her nurse was called to the Hospital on an emergency. With the Quinncannon boys loudly playing “Hopalong Cassidy,” Dr. Hall calls the hospital as a last resort to find a babysitter, but Dr. Brown can’t spare anyone. The boys pull out the telephone cord to use as a lasso. At the meeting, the men impatiently wait for D. Hall. Mr. Sexton is disappointed and ready to leave, but Mr. Wellman suggests that Mr. Sexton stay overnight at his house. Mr. Wellman and Mr. Maryweather discuss Dr. Hall, and whether he is the best person to receive this endowment. Victoria arrives, and sees the pulled out phone cord, and tells that Wellman was there earlier. Wellman was unsympathetic. Dr. Hall informs Victoria about reading A.A. Milne to the boys (to which the elder Quinncannon boy said “It stinks,”) he managed to put two of the Quinncannon boys to sleep with Aristophanes. The additional boy has stayed up unblinkingly staring and peering elfishly from behind a chair, finally climbing into Dr. Hall’s lap. Dr. Hall delivers his speech to Victoria, unaware that Mr. Sexton has arrived to pick up his small son, the one sleeping peacefully on Dr. Hall’s lap. He had left the boy with Mrs. Quinncannon and her nurse, unaware of the emergency that resulted. Mr. Sexton admits that he has spent a lot of money in the hopes that medical research will help his son one day. Little George is deaf.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Cameron Blake (writer), Charles Seel, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Willard Waterman, Herb Butterfield, Herb Vigran, Jean Vander Pyl, Jeffrey Silver, John McGovern, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director),.
FIRST LINE: This is a most important night for Ivy and few realize it more than its president Dr. William Todhunter Hall. In twenty minutes, Dr. Hall and his wife, the former Victoria Cromwell of the London stage, will leave for a meeting where he...
NOTES:
  1. Published newspaper logs indicate the evening's plot is about the board of governors needling Dr. Hall for more endowments.
  2. End of Show: Promo for Ronald Colman's current movie, Champagne for Caesar, released May 11, 1950.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  4. AKA: Babysitting
  5. AKA: $250,000 donation

DATE AIRED: 1950/06/07
EPISODE NUMBER: 023
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: D-Day
DESCRIPTION: Phillip Weatherby wants to be a farmer, and is being expelled from the school of law, despite his father's desire for him to be a lawyer.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Bill Thompson, Cameron Blake (writer), Conrad Binyon, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director).
FIRST LINE: It's an exceptionally warm, lazy, hazy, Saturday morning and most of the college staff members who live on Faculty Row are using the sun and their free time to excellent advantage. Professor Quincannon is trimming a hedge. Professor Warren is...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Look magazine promo for the article about The Halls of Ivy and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colman. (See Anthology for more)
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Philip Weatherby's Dad
  4. AKA: Philip Weatherby A Farmer?

DATE AIRED: 1950/06/14
EPISODE NUMBER: 024
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Stolen First Edition
DESCRIPTION: Story is about Vicky's purchase of a rare first edition of poetry mistakenly taken from the school library, for $0.50.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Willard Waterman, Herb Butterfield, Rolfe Sedan, Sidney Miller, William Tracey, Barbara and Milton Merlin (writer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director)
FIRST LINE: It's a quiet day, a day of contentment, if not fulfillment. Even the flies muffle their buzz in respect to the general repose. But judge not according to the appearance. In a dormitory, two students cramming for a final examination in calculus...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Promo for Ronald Colman's current movie, Champagne for Caesar, released May 11, 1950. Look magazine promo for the article about The Halls of Ivy and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colman: "Ronald Colman Becomes A College President." (See the Anthology doc for details.)
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Vicky Buys a Stolen Book

DATE AIRED: 1950/06/21
EPISODE NUMBER: 025
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Benthimers and the Census
DESCRIPTION: The strange Mr. Benthimer and his equally strange family have descended on Ivy College. To Dr. Hall is given the task of ejecting them.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Bob Sweeney, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Herb Butterfield, Jeffrey Silver, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Leonard St. Clair (writer), Nat Wolff (director), Virginia Gregg.
FIRST LINE: As it must to all men in these United States, the census taker has finally gotten around to that institution of learning presided over by Dr. William Todhunter Hall. At the moment, Dr. Hall and his wife, the former Victoria Cromwell of the London Stage…
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Be sure to see Ronald Colman's latest picture “Champagne for Ceasar”. We'll be seeing you next week at this time at The Halls of Ivy starring Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colman. Coming up is “The Falcon” on NBC.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1950/06/28
EPISODE NUMBER: 026
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Faculty Raffle
DESCRIPTION: The Senior Prom includes the Faculty Raffle, even though it's opposed by Mr. Wellman, the tradition of the use of a Faculty Member's car for the winner. Professor Warren, the original founder of the Raffle, announces his plans on retiring, to hide the fact that he will lose his vision unless he has an expensive operation.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Herbert Butterfield, Arthur Q. Bryan, Peter Leeds, Sheldon Leonard, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Cameron Blake (writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), (announcer), Nat Wolff (director)
FIRST LINE: It's graduation week at Ivy, and like every small college, it has its own traditions and customs which will be carried out by both students and faculty. With some, it's a time of gaiety and excitement, for others a time of tears and sadness, for...
NOTES:
  1. newspaper logs indicate the evening's plot is about Senior Prom time where faculty members must obey the graduates; also Dr. Hall uncovers a tragic problem.
  2. End of Show: Coming now is the dashing and daring “Falcon” on NBC. Promo for Ronald Colman's current movie, Ken Carpenter plugs Champagne For Caesar
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  4. AKA: Professor Warren is Going Blind

DATE AIRED: 1950/07/05
EPISODE NUMBER: 027
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Poetry Reading
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall plans to go to the annual Poetry Reading, but takes time to listen to the problems of “Moose” Karns. Dr. Hall explains to “Moose” that his wife always slips an encouraging note into his coat pocket, but discovers as he prepares for Poetry Reading that she has not done it this time.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Robert Easton, Alan Reed, Gloria MacMillan, Lois Corbett, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Jean Stone (writer), Jack Robinson (writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Nat Wolff(director), Ken Carpenter (announcer)
FIRST LINE: It's Saturday afternoon, and the Ivy campus has the deserted air of a United States destroyer when the crew is away on shore leave. But there too still on deck Commodore William Todhunter Hall, otherwise known as the president of Ivy, and his...
NOTES:
  1. newspaper logs indicate the evening's plot is about love blossoming over a Bunsen burner. (That is one of the lines in the show). Promo for Ronald Colman's current movie, Champagne for Caesar
  2. End of Show: promo for the following show, The Falcon.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1950/07/12
EPISODE NUMBER: 028
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Education of Annie Belle
DESCRIPTION: Annie Bell wants to attend Ivy College, but Annie's father wants to keep dogs out of the park.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Earle Ross, Herbert Rawlinson, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Nat Wolff (director).
FIRST LINE: Night has descended upon the Ivy Campus. The athletes have surreptitiously stubbed out their last illegal cigarettes of the day. The weary professors have settled down with their Restoration novels -- or gone to Western movies. The Kappas, and the...
NOTES:
  1. The last show of the season.
  2. End of Show: Dr. Hall and Vickie give thanks to the cast and crew and make some farewell remarks for the closing of the school for the summer.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1950/09/13
EPISODE NUMBER: 029
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: Ivy vs. the United Nations
DESCRIPTION: A dispute between two fraternities.
CREDITS:
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DATE AIRED: 1950/09/20
EPISODE NUMBER: 030
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: Mrs. Hall arbitrates a dispute over hazing.
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DATE AIRED: 1950/09/27
EPISODE NUMBER: 031
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Leslie Hoff Painting
DESCRIPTION: Subject matter is racial prejudice. Mrs. Wilma Marshall is planning to give the college a donation of $500,000. She wants to make the donation since one of the Ivy students, Leslie Hoff has done a painting of her son Gene who died during the war. There is just one condition to the gift that Dr. Hall can't overlook.
CREDITS: William Todhunter Hall: Ronald Colman, Victoria Cromwell Hall: Benita Hume, Mr. Crane: Jerry Hausner, Mr. Wellman: Herbert Butterfield. Mrs. Wilma Marshall: Lois Corbett, Leslie Hoff: James Edwards, Written by Cameron Blake and Don Quinn, Music composed and conducted by Henry Russell, Created by Don Quinn, Directed by Nat Wolfe, Announcer: Ken Carpenter.
FIRST LINE: When a student manages to distinguish himself in any field, usually one of the first persons contacted for a statement is the president of his college. That's because under normal conditions this learned head is supposed to know all about the...
NOTES:
  1. Stars James Edwards who also starred in the film Home Of The Brave, which also dwelt with racial prejudice. Colman is credited for this script. (unsubstantiated)
  2. End of Show: Announcement that Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. was sending 600,000 cans of beer to the soldiers in Korea. Next: The Great Gildersleeve
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1950/10/04
EPISODE NUMBER: 032
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The New English Teacher
DESCRIPTION: Professor Bentley Brook has come to Ivy College. He's quite good looking, and he's apparently fallen in love with Mrs. Hall, who, as Miss Cromwell, has accidentally enrolled in his modern literature class!
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Sandra Gould, Jerome Lawrence (writer), Robert E. Lee (writer), Ken Peters, Helen Crutchfield, Mary Alden, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Nat Wolff (director), Don Quinn (creator, writer)
FIRST LINE: Autumn days, filled with the excitement of the coming first snow, and football, and there's a zing in the air. But to Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, and his ex-actress wife Victoria, autumn means new students, a lot of new...
NOTES:
  1. newspaper logs indicate the evening's plot is about Mrs. Hall enrolling in the good looking professor's class.
  2. End of Show: announcer "Now enjoy the Great Gildersleeve then it's Groucho Marx on NBC"
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  4. AKA: Victoria's College Course In Literature
  5. AKA: Best Looking Instructor
  6. AKA: English Instructor

DATE AIRED: 1950/10/11
EPISODE NUMBER: 033
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Phone Problems
DESCRIPTION: While moving furniture, and dealing with the arguments of Mr. Merryweather and Mr. Wellman about structural problems at Emerson Hall, the Halls discover dry rot and termite damage while the Phone Man puts in an extension in their home. Is the President's house, and Emerson Hall, worth saving?
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Herbert Butterfield, Gale Gordon, Robert Easton, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer). Milton & Barbara Merlin (writers), Henry Russell (music), Nat Wolff (director)
FIRST LINE: The inimitable Dr. Johnson once observed that "there must be a time in which every man trifles, and the only choice that nature offers us to trifle in company or alone." Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, has made his choice. He prefers...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Congratulations to the Joseph Schlitz American Legion Post Rifle Team which yesterday won first place in the national competition and were in the audience and attending the Legionnaires National Convention held in Los Angeles. Promo for the following show, The Great Gildersleeve on NBC.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Moving Furniture
  4. AKA: The House is Falling Apart

DATE AIRED: 1950/10/18
EPISODE NUMBER: 034
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Scandal
DESCRIPTION: Gossip has been stirred about English Professor Huntley and a freshman named Linda Matthews, that his interest in her is more than academic. Dr. Hall has found an odd note while cleaning off his desk that appears to be a gambling tip: "Prince . in the 3rd".
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Herbert Butterfield, Gale Gordon, Barbara Whiting, Gloria McMillan, Earl Ross, Charles Davis, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer). Milton & Barbara Merlin (writers),Henry Russell (music),Nat Wolff (director)
FIRST LINE: To judge by the heap of unfinished business on the desk of Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, college is a going concern. Mrs. Hall, the former Miss Victoria Cromwell of the London stage tactfully interrupts him at his desk which is...
NOTES:
  1. The basic plot for this episode was adapted for the 1954 television series of The Halls of Ivy. Professor Huntley teaches English in the original, while for the later version, he is a married Frenchman, and a teacher of Latin.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Scandal of Professor Rousseau
  4. AKA: Scandal of Professor Huntley

DATE AIRED: 1950/10/25
EPISODE NUMBER: 035
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: President R. L. Hovde of Purdue University presents testimonial to Dr. Hall as president of Ivy College.
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DATE AIRED: 1950/11/01
EPISODE NUMBER: 036
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: A model co-ed tried to get herself expelled.
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DATE AIRED: 1950/11/08
EPISODE NUMBER: 037
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: A talented music student faces expulsion over non-payment of tuition.
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DATE AIRED: 1950/11/15
EPISODE NUMBER: 038
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: The glee club serenades Dr. and Mrs. Hall.
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DATE AIRED: 1950/11/22
EPISODE NUMBER: 039
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Jack Benny Visits Ivy
DESCRIPTION: Guest Jack Benny is to appear for a benefit at Ivy College.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jim Backus, Jack Benny, Don Quinn (creator)
FIRST LINE: For the past few days, Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy College, has been almost completely unaware of the undercover campus activities of his wife Victoria, former star of the English stage. In fact he betrays his...
NOTES:
  1. Newspaper logs indicate the evening's plot is about Jack Benny's campus visit
  2. End of Show: AFRS announcement
  3. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by AFRS]

DATE AIRED: 1950/11/29
EPISODE NUMBER: 040
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Honor Student
DESCRIPTION: A co-ed's conscience causes a confession that she used someone else's record to gain entrance. She's since become an honor student.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Jean Bates Arthur Q. Bryan Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Milton & Barbara Merlin (writers), Henry Russell (music), Nat Wolff (director)
FIRST LINE: For all the headaches of being the president of a college, Dr. William Todhunter Hall has achieved a full measure of contentment and peace. And now witness this peace and contentment this evening: Dr. Hall entranced by the fingers of flame in his...
NOTES:
  1. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1950/12/06
EPISODE NUMBER: 041
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: Brain vs. brawn in fight for endowment.
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DATE AIRED: 1950/12/13
EPISODE NUMBER: 042
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall uses the election of snow queen to resolve dating dilemma.
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DATE AIRED: 1950/12/20
EPISODE NUMBER: 043
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: The Gangster and the Christmas Tree
DESCRIPTION: Hoodlums try to kidnap student on Christmas eve.
CREDITS:
NOTES:
  1. AKA: Christmas Comes to Ivy

DATE AIRED: 1950/12/27
EPISODE NUMBER: 044
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: A proposed marriage relations course runs into trouble when a campus romance leads to a secret marriage.
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DATE AIRED: 1951/01/03
EPISODE NUMBER: 045
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Professor Barrette's Play
DESCRIPTION: Professor Barrett has taken 7 years to write a terrible play. How to tell him the truth, that it's really awful.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Elliott Lewis, Norman Field, Robert Sinclair (writer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Walter Brown Neuman (writer), Nat Wolff(director).
FIRST LINE: A vast silence has recently descended upon the campus, and midterm examinations will soon begin, and like most college presidents, Dr. William Todhunter Hall enjoys this terminal lull. It gives him the chance to lock himself in his study and...
NOTES:
  1. newspaper logs indicate the evening's plot is about an ambitious professor's bad play
  2. End of Show: announcer "Here comes the Great Gildersleeve then it's Groucho Marx on NBC"
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1951/01/10
EPISODE NUMBER: 046
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION:
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DATE AIRED: 1951/01/17
EPISODE NUMBER: 047
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: Toddy and Vicky uncover foibles of doctors of philosophy.
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DATE AIRED: 1951/01/24
EPISODE NUMBER: 048
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Goya Bequest
DESCRIPTION: The wife of a wealthy alumnus bequeaths a painting by Goya to Ivy. It may be worth $100,000!
CREDITS: Ronald Colman (performer, writer), Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator), Herb Butterfield, Ken Peters, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Nat Wolff (director).
FIRST LINE: It's morning in the household of the William Todhunter Halls, the doctor is sitting at his desk. His wife Victoria enters to overhear the muttering that invariably seem to accompany the president's perusal of the morning mail...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: NBC Chimes
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Ivy Willed a Masterpiece Painting

DATE AIRED: 1951/01/31
EPISODE NUMBER: 049
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Professor Warren's Retirement
DESCRIPTION: Professor Warren announces his retirement from Ivy College, his secret reason is his advancing blindness.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Arthur Q. Bryan, Cameron Blake (writer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Herb Butterfield, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff (director), Peter Leeds, Verna Felton, Sheldon Leonard.
FIRST LINE: It's one of those nights that makes home a real haven. Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy is thankful to be home at last after a dinner meeting with the board to don his dressing gown and slippers and join his wife Victoria before the...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Promo for Pulitizer Prize Playhouse on television on Friday nights.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1951/02/07
EPISODE NUMBER: 050
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: The astronomy professor faces the loss of his job.
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DATE AIRED: 1951/02/14
EPISODE NUMBER: 051
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: Dr. Hall Resigns
DESCRIPTION: Dr Hall's visit to a rival campus starts rumors and trouble.
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DATE AIRED: 1951/02/21
EPISODE NUMBER: 052
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Calhoun Gaddy
DESCRIPTION: A 38 year old freshman who spouts Shakespeare with a southern accent is upstaged by his wife, mother of five.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer).
FIRST LINE: It is spring. The flowers appear on the earth. The time for the singing of birds has come and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. Yes, music is in the air of Ivy too…
NOTES:
  1. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  2. AKA: The Older the Better

DATE AIRED: 1951/02/28
EPISODE NUMBER: 053
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The French Scholarship
DESCRIPTION: A campus snowball fight traps French visitors.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer).
FIRST LINE: Second perhaps on the list of well known presidents who play the piano is William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy College. He never was nor will be of concert caliber but his journeyman knowledge of Bach, Berlin, Brahms, Beethoven, and Jellyroll...
NOTES:
  1. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by AFRS]
  2. AKA: English Visitors

DATE AIRED: 1951/03/07
EPISODE NUMBER: 054
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Eddie Gray's Wedding
DESCRIPTION: The Colman's recommend marrying for love.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer).
FIRST LINE: The lull between Christmas and Easter, between the hibernation basketball and the awakening of baseball can be a period of acute concern to a college president. Thus the unnatural calm which pervades the Ivy campus is a matter of warped...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: announcer "Gildersleeve has a surprise for you, listen on NBC"
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Eddie Gray's Romance

DATE AIRED: 1951/03/14
EPISODE NUMBER: 055
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: His Fathers Image
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall consoles ex-athlete whose son doesn't follow his footsteps
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Barton Yarborough, Ed Begley, Dave Willick, Charles Smith, Dean Vanderpile, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Barbara & Milton Merlin (writers), Henry Russell (music), Nat Wolff (director)
FIRST LINE: Left to itself, memory can draw a glowing portrait of the past. But when one of the characters steps out of the frame into the present, well, that can spoil the whole picture. At the moment, Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, is...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: PSA for Easter Seals.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: The Wayward Son
  4. AKA: In His Image

DATE AIRED: 1951/03/21
EPISODE NUMBER: 056
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: Eccentric recluse gives college an ornate Chinese chair.
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DATE AIRED: 1951/03/28
EPISODE NUMBER: 057
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: Night Club Singer
DESCRIPTION: The Colman's find co-ed working as entertainer in night club. Lucille Norman, guest.
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DATE AIRED: 1951/04/04
EPISODE NUMBER: 058
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: Student Vandalism and the Draft
DESCRIPTION: Two students are disillusioned by the uncertainty of the draft and vandalize a store. They are arrested and released to Dr. Hall. Champ Waterford, a veteran of WWI just happens to be at the Hall's residence when the students are released by the police.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer).
NOTES:
  1. There are a few things that make this episode special:
  2. o It played a part in the series receiving the Peabody Award.
  3. o The plot about student vandalism drew so much attention that copies of the script were distributed to the public by NBC (see End of Show, 4/18/51).
  4. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  5. AKA: Champ Waterford

The troupe was invited to present the same show to the Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. a few weeks after the initial broadcast.

DATE AIRED: 1951/04/11
EPISODE NUMBER: 059
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: UNKNOWN
DESCRIPTION: Big city bans professor's book.
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DATE AIRED: 1951/04/18
EPISODE NUMBER: 060
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Romiette and Julio
DESCRIPTION: What are the dramatic plans of the Athenaeum Club? It's Romiette and Julio" (a slight switcheroo).
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Lionel Da Silva, Fay Wray (writer, billed as Fay Wray Riskin), Don Quinn (creator, writer).
FIRST LINE: The annual theatrical production of the Athenaeum is only a few weeks away. So far, against all tradition, there's been no announcement about what play they're doing. It's unthinkable, of course that they should not do "The Importance of Being...
NOTES:
  1. newspaper logs indicate the evening's plot is about how the Colman's resolve a problem about the school play, newspaper also warns of possible interruption to the broadcast because it is carrying some of the events of General Douglas MacArthur's return to San Francisco.
  2. End of Show: Dr. Lionel Da Silva of the California Teacher's Association presents a scroll to Ronald Colman for meritorious service to public education. PSA: An announcement is made that the script of the program of April 4, 1951 (about college boys and the draft) is available to listeners who write to The Halls of Ivy Script, NBC, Hollywood.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  4. AKA: School Play
  5. AKA: Athenaeum Club

DATE AIRED: 1951/04/25
EPISODE NUMBER: 061
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Note the Quote
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall competing with a hot-dog salesman on a radio quiz show
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Herbert Butterfield, Jim Backus, Ken Peters, Lee Milar, Henry Russell (music), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Lawrence N Lee (writer), Ken Carpenter (announcer).
FIRST LINE: William Todhunter Hall is an erudite man. Nobody's ever questioned that fact. He's always prided himself on the fact that most of the quotable quotes from the literature of the world are at his fingertips and on the tip of his tongue. On this...
NOTES:
  1. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

4/27/51, The Halls of Ivy received the Peabody Award.

The May 2nd, 1951 show is honored by and presented in front of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 39th national dinner meeting in Washington D.C.

DATE AIRED: 1951/05/02
EPISODE NUMBER: 062
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Champ Waterford
DESCRIPTION: Two students are disillusioned by the uncertainty of the draft and vandalize a store. They are arrested and released to Dr. Hall. Champ Waterford, a veteran of WWI just happens to be at the Halls residence when the students are released by the police.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer).
FIRST LINE: Like millions of other citizens, the president of Ivy, Dr. William Todhunter Hall, scans each morning paper for some little ray of hope that the world may be tottering on the brink of sanity. As he says to his wife Victoria, former reigning...
NOTES:
  1. newspaper logs confirm the evening's plot is a live restaging of 51/04/04 the episode about campus vandals and the uncertainty of the draft. This performance is played before the 39th dinner audience of the Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. The Chamber presents the cast with a Citation. The recorded acceptance of the citation is available in the Bonus Tracks folder.
  2. Special Show Opening: Ladies and gentlemen this is Ken Carpenter speaking from Washington, D.C. Last Thursday, (4/27/51) The Halls of Ivy was presented with the George Foster Peabody Award for the most outstanding dramatic achievement in radio and we are indeed grateful to you for your loyal support which has made this a possibility. Ladies and gentlemen, The Halls of Ivy.
  3. End of Show: Ken Carpenter, speaking from Washington, D.C., announces that last Thursday The Halls Of Ivy was presented with The Peabody Award. Ronald Colman announces that the cast is in Washington giving a repeat performance of their program from several weeks ago before the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. This is a repeat of 51/04/04, Student Vandalism and the Draft. Afterward, the Chamber of Commerce presents a citation of merit to the show.
  4. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  5. AKA: Student Vandalism and the Draft
  6. AKA: Campus Unrest and Draft

DATE AIRED: 1951/05/09
EPISODE NUMBER: 063
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Glory Golightly
DESCRIPTION: When an opera star cannot perform, “Gloria Golightly” is an unlikely substitute.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer).
FIRST LINE: It is spring. The flowers appear on the earth. The time of the singing of birds has come. And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. Yes, music is in the air of Ivy, too. Victoria Cromwell Hall has been spilling cadenzas like a bird over her...
NOTES:
  1. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1951/05/16
EPISODE NUMBER: 064
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: The Eleventh Commandment
DESCRIPTION: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colman will pay special tribute to the oldest college sorority in the world, Alpha Delta Pi, as Maxine Blake, national president, flies in from Seattle to appear on the show. (KFI at 6:30 PST)
CREDITS:
NOTES:

DATE AIRED: 1951/05/23
EPISODE NUMBER: 065
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Cook's Night Out
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall tries his hand at cooking a meal.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer).
FIRST LINE: William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, is no alarmist. But after his wife Victoria spent a couple of days living on aspirin and fruit juices and still felt the miseries, he called the doctor. The diagnosis was quick, if ambiguous, the prescription was illegible but impressive, and with the customary admonition to stay in bed and take it easy...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: An NBC promo to listen to The Great Gildersleeve.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1951/05/30
EPISODE NUMBER: 066
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Finals Day Award
DESCRIPTION: A bright student refuses to take elective courses that he must have in order to graduate and receive an impressive award.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Arthur Ross (writer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Herbert Butterfield, Gene Bates, Eddie Firestone
FIRST LINE: The Hounds of Spring are yapping merrily at Ivy's president, Dr. William Todhunter Hall. Their happy barking announces that summer, as Chaucer so quaintly put it, is "a-comin' in" and that the academic year is "a goin' out." Relishing the idea, Dr. Hall sits in the afternoon sun, perusing that handbook of the male species, a sporting goods catalog...
NOTES:
  1. Press release 5/31/51 indicates Schlitz has authorized another 36 broadcasts.
  2. End of Show: Ken Carpenter leads a PSA for all Americans to sacrifice and step up production in support of the war effort.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  4. AKA: Nobeling Dale Science Award

DATE AIRED: 1951/06/06
EPISODE NUMBER: 067
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: Vicky and the New Professor's Wife
DESCRIPTION: Toddy and Vicky unmask an imposter
CREDITS:
NOTES:

DATE AIRED: 1951/06/13
EPISODE NUMBER: 068
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Finals Season
DESCRIPTION: Final exams leave the Halls with no problems to solve. The school season is winding down and Dr. Hall has little to keep him occupied.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Arthur Q. Bryant.
FIRST LINE: With the student body and the faculty of Ivy College in the grip of final examinations, and the administrative chores of the academic year completed, Dr. William Todhunter Hall has found an idle hour or so to reacquaint himself with a small volume which is not included but should be in the Great Books Course. It's called a checkbook...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Ken Carpenter reminds listeners to watch Pulitzer Prize Playhouse on TV on Friday nights.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1951/06/20
EPISODE NUMBER: 069
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Pork Barrel Politics
DESCRIPTION: The mayor of Ivy wants to resurrect an old law to tax Ivy students to pay for new buildings, but the Halls block him
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Herbert Butterfield, Jim Backus, Cameron Blake (writer), Henry Russell (music).
FIRST LINE: Ivy's president, Dr. William Todhunter Hall, was a guest last night at a civic banquet. He went perforce and came home persuaded. As he tells his wife Victoria, former reigning beauty of the London stage, this morning...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Ken Carpenter reminds listeners to watch Pulitzer Prize Playhouse on TV on Friday nights.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

Press release in the Long Beach newspaper confirms the broadcast 6/27/51 is the last broadcast before the summer break.

DATE AIRED: 1951/06/27
EPISODE NUMBER: 070
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: Commencement
DESCRIPTION: A student sells exam questions, learns a lesson from Dr. Hall.
CREDITS:
NOTES:

DATE AIRED: 1951/09/26
EPISODE NUMBER: 071
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: INVALID EPISODE
DESCRIPTION: Some logs indicate a broadcast of episode 71 on this date. Evidence contradicts this assumption.
CREDITS:
NOTES:

Press release in the Long Beach newspaper announces the return from the summer break of The Halls of Ivy at 6:30 on KNX on Wednesday, 10/3/51. This raises a challenge to the show listed for the previous week. Additionally, the previous dated episode for 9/26/51 was not listed in the radio logs for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

DATE AIRED: 1951/10/03
EPISODE NUMBER: 072
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Adoption
DESCRIPTION: A student has an emotional reaction to an instructor's teaching.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Herbert Butterfield, Henry Russell (music).
FIRST LINE: ... which is still in the throes of settling down for the academic year. The professors are still scanning new faces for signs of concealed intelligence. The football coaches and the coeds are estimating the approximate number of attempted passes in the coming season. And the Board of Governors is rechecking its list of wealthy alumni. Object: sentimental extortion. As Ivy's president, Dr. William Todhunter Hall says to his wife, the former Victoria Cromwell of the London stage, "at this time of the year I feel like the director of the mint, taking in raw metal to be turned out as coin of the realm, stamped to a certain pattern, but put to a million various uses." At least that's what he intends to say, as soon as she gets off the telephone....
NOTES:
  1. Preamble: Ronald Colman welcomes listeners to the new semester.
  2. Wisconsin State Journal reports this show opens the third season. Commercial mentions the date of October, partially confirming the episode date.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1951/10/10
EPISODE NUMBER: 073
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Editorial in the Ivy Bull
DESCRIPTION: The Halls show the college can triumph over criticism after a critical article in the Ivy Bull causes disruption to the football team.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator, writer).
FIRST LINE: Autumn is a season beloved of poets, football coaches, painters, wholesalers of woolen goods, and at least one college president. Dr. William Todhunter Hall, of Ivy takes a moment from his multifarious duties to stand at the window of his living room with his wife Victoria...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Ronald and Benita make a PSA for all to donate blood for the Armed Forces.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1951/10/17
EPISODE NUMBER: 074
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Student Council Election
DESCRIPTION: The leading male candidate for Student Council President, who believes women should not hold high office, approaches Dr. Hall, who tries to stay out of the fray. When a plot surfaces to change the way ballots are counted, Dr. Hall becomes involved on the side of fairness with surprising results.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Herbert Butterfield (Mr. Wellman), Virginia Greg (Deborah Jameson), Sidney Miller (Elihugh Potter), Arthur Ross and Don Quinn (writers).
FIRST LINE: The fall semester being well under way, Ivy's president, Dr. William Todhunter Hall can steal a few moments now and then to dip into a magazine or scan a newspaper. With an educator, of course, who should maintain at least a nodding acquaintance with current affairs, this temporal theft is not subject to reproach. It's what might be termed “a stainless” steal....
NOTES:
  1. The writers use the plot to support the Community Chest Drive, in the same manner many regular sponsors did for their wares. There is a comment in the 10/24/51 Wisconsin State Journal that this show on 10/17 was pre-empted. Further confirmation is lacking.
  2. End of Show: Now, join the Great Gildersleeve on NBC.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  4. AKA: Student Presidential Election

DATE AIRED: 1951/10/24
EPISODE NUMBER: 075
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Mrs. Why?
DESCRIPTION: A Mr. Yeats visits Dr. Hall in an effort to stop his seventy-eight year old mother from attending Ivy. Dr. Hall meets with her and trades philosophies on time. Yeats gets board member Wellman to try to get Dr. Hall to drop Ms. Yeats as a student. Dr. Hall finds a solution that makes everyone happy.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Herbert Butterfield (Mr. Wellman), Jane Morgan, Joseph Kerns and Norman Fields; Barbara and Milton Merlin, Don Quinn (writers), Henry Russell (Music), Don Quinn (creator), Nat Wolff (director).
FIRST LINE: The first few weeks of every new college season more or less resemble a shake-down trip on a newly launched cruiser. Faculty and students must learn their battle stations. Also it's a good thing to know how to approach the big guns, and for the big guns to clear their sight. The biggest gun at Ivy College, Dr. William Todd Hunter Hall, President, is just finishing lunch at home with Victoria Hall, his wife, former ornament of the London stage....
NOTES:
  1. This broadcast was supposedly pre-empted last week, 51/10/17 and rescheduled for this date. A second source confirmation is not available.
  2. End of Show: Presented by The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company who invites you to join on television, The Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, with Helen Hayes, Margaret Sullivan, John Payne and more of the brightest names of Hollywood and Broadway. See your newspaper for time and channel.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  4. AKA: Grandmother Enrolls at Ivy

DATE AIRED: 1951/10/31
EPISODE NUMBER: 076
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Football Coach
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall refuses to listen to a recording of the coach's pre-game talk that was recorded without the coach's knowledge. Dr. Hall invites the coach to listen to the tape. The over-emphasis of football raises a problem.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Herbert Butterfield (Mr. Wellman), Gale Gordon, Allan Reid, Ken Christy, Henry Russell (music), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Nat Wolff (director).
FIRST LINE: In any well regulated college; the departments of science, medicine, mathematics, and philosophy are of top-drawer importance. But their special interests [caveat] the general. The one department which is all things to all students is the...
NOTES:
  1. Long Beach newspaper reports timeliness of tonight's themed episode discussing the over-emphasis of college football on the campus. A prop used on this episode is a tape recorder.
  2. End of Show: Presented by The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company who invites you to join on television, The Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, with Helen Hayes, Margaret Sullivan, John Payne and more of the brightest names of Hollywood and Broadway. See your newspaper for time and channel.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1951/11/07
EPISODE NUMBER: 077
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Halloween
DESCRIPTION: Mr. Meriwether, board member, reports to Dr. Hall that a ditch has been dug across Faculty Row Street right in front of another board member's home, Mr. Wellman, who is listed as authorizing the repair. The mystery of the ditch is that Mr. Wellman did not do so, and the company that dug the ditch does not exist. Dr. Hall discovers the practical joker.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman (writer, performer), Benita Hume, Willard Waterman, Herb Butterfield, Gloria Gordon, Hanley Stafford (John Smith Sr.), Gale Gordon (Mr. Meriwether), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Nat Wolff(director), Charles Smith (John Smith Jr.), Henry Russell (composer, conductor).
FIRST LINE: On Halloween, by old tradition, evil spirits are allowed to roam the earth after dark and hold high revel until the stroke of midnight when the chimes usher in the Christian festival of All Saints. As in most places, the inhabitants of Ivy are not all saints, nor very evil, but a varying blend of the two. On this fine November morning there is little evidence around the campus of Halloween jinks, high or low, as Victoria Hall returns from marketing to join her husband, William Todd Hunter Hall, President of Ivy College...
NOTES:
  1. Tonight's script is the second one penned by Mr. Colman based on his experiences as a young boy in England. Don Quinn tweaked the script to make sure continuity is maintained.
  2. End of Show: Presented by The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company who invites you to join on television, The Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, with Helen Hayes, Margaret Sullivan, John Payne and more of the brightest names of Hollywood and Broadway. See your newspaper for time and channel.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1951/11/14
EPISODE NUMBER: 078
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Late Student
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall and his wife, on an outing, have auto problems bring their car to a stop. A young man walking by helps them fix the car. The two are impressed with the young man's knowledge. Dr. Hall receives a letter from the young man's mother thanking him for all his kindness to her son. Dr. Hall then discovers the student is not a student. He then finds a way to recruit the young man.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Victor Perrin (Jeff Kimbel) with Paul Frees and Jerry Hausner; Barbara and Milton Merlin, Don Quinn (writers), Henry Russell (Music), Don Quinn (creator), Nat Wolff (director)
FIRST LINE: Some people can go out for an evening simply because they want to go out, and with no apologies to anyone. But Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, who takes his responsibilities and obligations quite seriously, feels that taking his wife for a drive in the country demands some kind of justification. He tries to expiate his sense of quilt with a little help from Walt Whitman....
NOTES:
  1. Mentions gasoline at 28 cents per gallon.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Car Trouble

DATE AIRED: 1951/11/21
EPISODE NUMBER: 079
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Minister's Son
DESCRIPTION: Reverend Franklin Jarvis asks Dr. Hall to help direct his son, Ben, into the ministry rather than the pop music for which he has a great interest and talent. Doctor and Mrs. Hall help the Reverend Jarvis accept his son's decision.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ted Osborne, Rye Billsbury, Eric Snowden, Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Thurl Ravenscroft (cast), Don Quinn (creator, writer) and Audrey Call (writer)
FIRST LINE: It might reasonably seem that after many years of experience the opportunities and the importunities of a college president's life, would have become so standardized and so repetitions that all problems could be settled by rule of thumb. The trouble of using rule of thumb is that it is all too frequently one knuckle short of adequacy. Dr. Hall, Ivy's President, says to his wife, Victoria Cromwell, of the English theatre…
NOTES:
  1. Introduces the song “When I Telephone Upstairs.” Long Beach newspaper places promo spot for this night's episode.
  2. End of Show: Complete version of “The Sacred Halls of Ivy” is sung, but cut short on this recording.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  4. AKA: Reverend Jarvis' Son
  5. AKA: Reverend Jarvis' Seeks Help

DATE AIRED: 1951/11/28
EPISODE NUMBER: 080
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Professor Warren's Romantic Folly
DESCRIPTION: Professor Warren, as the result of authoring a romantic novel, has met a lady who has come for a visit and has taken over running his life. William and Victoria Hall are concerned about the situation. Professor Warren comes to recognize the problems and brings about a solution.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Arthur Q. Brian (Prof. Warren) and Sarah Selby (Fern Winthrop); Barbara and Milton Merlin, Don Quinn (writers).
FIRST LINE: For many families, breakfast is a small pandemonium, filled with a clatter of cups, a confusion of tongues, desperate last gulps of scorching coffee and a mad dash for the bus station. But for Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, and his wife, Victoria, it's usually an unruffled few moments put aside for their private lives. This morning, for instance, Victoria is arranging a bowl of flowers on the table while Dr. Hall is thoughtfully staring at a spoon....
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Complete theme is sung by the chorus
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  3. AKA: Professor Warren's Girlfriend
  4. AKA: Dinner at Professor Warren's

DATE AIRED: 1951/12/05
EPISODE NUMBER: 081
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Calhoun Gaddy's Agricultural Development
DESCRIPTION: The new housekeeper mistakes a student bringing eggs, and friend of the Halls, Calhoun Gaddy, who announces to the Halls that in order to help his family and defray his college costs, starts a farm combine with other students who also need to defray costs. Professor Wellman complains to Dr. Hall about the students using University property for their project. It is discovered that Professor Wellman actually owns the property. Dr. Hall brings about a solution to the problem.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Barton Yarborough, Herb Butterfield, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator).
FIRST LINE: It's a well known fact that the residence of Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, and his wife Victoria, is always open house, the keeping of which is a minor miracle. Through circumstances beyond their control, the Halls lost their housekeeper, Penny, last year. So now it's with great relief that they have at last found a replacement, the highly recommended and notably efficient, Mrs. Louise Tate....
NOTES:
  1. Wisconsin State Journal reports this broadcast was originally scheduled for the previous week, 11/28/51. It was spoken in the program that this is a rebroadcast. A new housekeeper is introduced.
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  3. AKA: Agricultural Developments

DATE AIRED: 1951/12/12
EPISODE NUMBER: 082
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Professor Royce Returns
DESCRIPTION: A retired professor from Ivy College, Professor Royce, at age 80 is found to be wandering the campus of the college. Dr. Hall, wishing to help his mentor, finds a way without embarrassing the old professor.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Gale Gordon (Mr. Meriwether), Alan Reed (Professor Heathslip), William Johnstone (Professor Royce), Barbara and Milton Merlin, Don Quinn (writers), Henry Russell (Music), Don Quinn (creator), Milton Merlin (director)
FIRST LINE: At this time of the year, academic responsibilities are pushed around by social obligations. And while great public issues wait for action, momentous personal decisions must be made. For instance, er, what gifts to buy for Aunt Edith and Cousin Ted. Dr. William Todd Hunter Hall, President of Ivy, in common with most men, solve such major problems by leaving the Christmas shopping to his wife, Victoria, who at the moment comes in laden with packages....
NOTES:
  1. Long Beach newspaper notes tonight's episode plot. After some small alterations, this script was re-used for the TV series.
  2. End of Show: The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company who invites you to join on television, The Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, with Helen Hayes, Margaret Sullivan, Ronald Regan and more of the brightest names of Hollywood and Broadway. See your newspaper for time and channel.
  3. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1951/12/19
EPISODE NUMBER: 083
AVAILABLE: NO
TITLE: The Snowman
DESCRIPTION: A tradition at Ivey is for the students to build a snowman on the lawns of each faculty member following the first snowfall of the year – the size of the snowman is in proportion to the esteem with which the students hold the faculty member. Dr. Hall is dismayed to discover that no snowman has been built on his lawn this year and questions his role and continuance at Ivey.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Alan Reed, Gloria Gordon, Arthur Q. Bryan, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Walter Newman (writer), Nat Wolff (director), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Ken Carpenter (announcer).
NOTES:
  1. Wisconsin State Journal reports this broadcast is a repeat of the Christmas story, "The Snowman" about college tradition originally broadcast February 19, 1950 as episode 006.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1951/12/26
EPISODE NUMBER: 084
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Sweet Sorrow
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Hall becomes an actor during the rehearsal of the college's presentation of "Sweet Sorrow," a play in which Victoria was the lead in England.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Gloria McMillan, Le Millar, Ken Carpenter (Announcer), Music Composed and Conducted by Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Don Quinn (creator).
FIRST LINE: Presidents of colleges normally spend their days coping with complexities which would unseat the reason of lesser men. But, Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy College, is able to maintain his serenity because Number One Faculty...
NOTES:
  1. The copy used for this evaluation came from the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, and so it contained no sponsor mentions or credits. Listed credits were obtained by listening to cast.
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by AFRTS]
  3. AKA: Dramatic Club Try-Outs
  4. AKA: Drama Class Auditions

DATE AIRED: 1952/01/02
EPISODE NUMBER: 085
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Hell Week
DESCRIPTION: Fraternity hazing undergoes a change when Dr. Hall, as president of Ivy college, takes drastic action.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Herbert Butterfield, John McIntire, Lee Millar, Ken Carpenter (Announcer),Music composed and conducted by Henry Russell and His Orchestra, The script was written by Gene O'Brien and Don Quinn, Show created by Don Quinn and directed by Milton Merlin.
FIRST LINE: It's the postprandial period at Number One Faculty Row, postprandial being a euphemism for, "Oh let's let the dinner dishes go for a while." And Dr. William Todhunter Hall, Ivy's president, sinks happily into his big leather chair for a...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company who invites you to join on television, The Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, with Helen Hayes, Margaret Sullivan, Ronald Regan and more of the brightest names of Hollywood and Broadway. See your newspaper for time and channel.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1952/01/09
EPISODE NUMBER: 086
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Nelson Carter's Son
DESCRIPTION: A student named Jerry Carter is having trouble with his economics professor and decides to take the easy way out.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Lou Merrill, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Rye Billsbury (announcer), Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Don Quinn (writer) Written by C. W. Park, professor emeritus of English, University of Cincinnati.
FIRST LINE: Henry Ward Beecher once observed that nothing is orderly 'til man's taken a hold of it. Everything in creation lies around loose. For the president of any university there are many loose ends in any normal week. But Dr. William...
NOTES:
  1. Voice of America rebroadcast.
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  3. AKA: Professor Hamlin's Class
  4. AKA: Nelson Carter's Son

DATE AIRED: 1952/01/16
EPISODE NUMBER: 087
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Art Exhibit
DESCRIPTION: Controversy surrounds the college art show.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Herbert Butterfield, Paul Pries, Stanley Garrard, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Arthur Ross (writer).
FIRST LINE: ... the president of which, Dr. William Todhunter Hall, is engaged in one of America's favorite indoor sports. No, not table tennis. Not bridge. Not charades. Not putting golf balls into a paper cup. This pastime requires more accuracy and more...
NOTES:
  1. Voice of America rebroadcast
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  3. AKA: Art Society
  4. AKA: Art Show Judge

DATE AIRED: 1952/01/23
EPISODE NUMBER: 088
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Medal of Honor
DESCRIPTION: The operator of "A La Cart," the Ivy College hot dog stand, is honored for winning the Congressional Medal of Honor thirty years previously. Dr. Hall must deal with the co-ed who's ashamed of her father.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Gale Gordon, Alice Backus, Curt Martell, Jess Kirkpatrick, Ken Carpenter (Announcer),Music composed and conducted by Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Show created by Don Quinn and directed by Milton Merlin, Written by Don Quinn and John DiGratizo.
FIRST LINE: It's a problem with any good executive just how much authority to delegate. A top ranking official must constantly walk the tightrope of decision, strung between the posts of authority and delegation. Dr. William Todhunter Hall has solved the situation rather...
NOTES:
  1. Distributed overseas by The Voice of America. So no actual show credits.
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  3. AKA: Medal of Honor Winner
  4. AKA: Congressional Medal Winner
  5. AKA: Daughter of Medal of Honor Winner

DATE AIRED: 1952/01/30
EPISODE NUMBER: 089
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Track Star
DESCRIPTION: The strange problem of the track star at Ivy who quits the team to improve his studies. It brings the issue of academics vs. athletics to the fore.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator).
FIRST LINE: On almost any campus, Saturday morning is the occasion for late rising, eager preparation for various forms of violent relaxation, and assorted escapes from academic confinement. Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, also appreciates...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: PSA for March of Dimes to fight polio. Stay tuned for the Great Gildersleeve.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1952/02/06
EPISODE NUMBER: 090
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Glee Club Donation
DESCRIPTION: A mysterious donor sponsors the tour of the college glee club.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Arthur Q Bryan, Sam Edwards, Herbert Butterfield, Ken Carpenter (Announcer),Music composed and conducted by Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Show created by Don Quinn and directed by Milton Merlin.
FIRST LINE: Every college president to be successful must have some talent for improvisation. And all good improvising, being compounded of memory, inventiveness, and facility. The possession of these qualities makes Dr. William Todhunter Hall, Ivy's...
NOTES:
  1. Long Beach newspaper notes 7:00pm PST broadcast schedule. Distributed overseas by the Voice of America.
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]

DATE AIRED: 1952/02/13
EPISODE NUMBER: 091
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Dean Huxley
DESCRIPTION: The English professor and the dean of women tangle over President Hall.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Elizabeth Patterson, Alan Reed, Paula Winslowe, Ken Carpenter (Announcer),Music composed and conducted by Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Show created by Don Quinn and directed by Milton Merlin.
FIRST LINE: It's five o'clock on a dark winter's afternoon and the campus is in a soggy state. Trees are dripping, the ivy's drooping, and only the sturdier students are seen sloshing along in the mud-stained snow. All of which seems to have had no...
NOTES:
  1. Distributed overseas by The Voice of America
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]

DATE AIRED: 1952/02/20
EPISODE NUMBER: 092
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Voice of the Ivy Vine
DESCRIPTION: A mysterious female voice is broadcasting gossip over Ivy College's radio station.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Eleanor Tannin, Gale Gordon, Ken Carpenter (Announcer), Music composed and conducted by Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Show created by Don Quinn and directed by Milton Merlin.
FIRST LINE: If you lived in a small college town, and had an hour or two free in the evening, you might choose to spend it in the library, or the student's union, or you might drop in at the malt shop or just wander through the tree-lined pathways of the campus....
NOTES:
  1. Plot matches the Long Beach newspaper, on KFI at 7pm PST Distributed overseas by The Voice of America
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  3. AKA: Radio Gossip Show
  4. AKA: Ivy Vine Gossip Show

DATE AIRED: 1952/02/27
EPISODE NUMBER: 093
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Budget Problems
DESCRIPTION: Mr. Wellman loses the controversy over the library fund.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator).
FIRST LINE: When the endowments lag behind, boards of governors are quite justified in trimming their sails to the prevailing financial zephyrs, which is what Ivy's governing board did at a budget meeting last night. As a result of which, Dr. William...
NOTES:
  1. Reference episode clipped at the end. Commercials removed by Voice of America
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]

DATE AIRED: 1952/03/05
EPISODE NUMBER: 094
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Astronomy Exam
DESCRIPTION: The strange case of the student who refused to take an astronomy exam because it was too easy!
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Herb Butterfield, Elizabeth Patterson, Bruce Payne, Herb Ellis, Bob and Milton Merlin (writers), Don Quinn (creator), Henry Russell (music), Milton Merlin (Director)
FIRST LINE: It's been an eventful day on the campus. Not because of the usual activities of the faculty and student body, not because of what anybody did, but because of what one undergraduate refused to do. His action has thrown the college into an...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: Announces HOIV has been awarded Top Honors for 1951, by the National Association for Better Radio and Television. Commercial for Schlitz promotes the television show “The Schlitz Playhouse of Stars” with Ronald Regan and others of the brightest names of Hollywood and Broadway.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1952/03/12
EPISODE NUMBER: 095
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Lame Girl and the Hypochondriac
DESCRIPTION: A handicapped child gives a lesson to an overworked teacher.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Mary McGovern, Gale Gordon, John Brown, Ken Carpenter (Announcer),Music composed and conducted by Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Show created by Don Quinn and directed by Milton Merlin.
FIRST LINE: When one thinks of a college president, it's apt to be in terms of mortar board, academic gowns, and a portentous harried individual pouring over lists of wealthy alumni for some untapped vein of gold and endowments. This is a caricature...
NOTES:
  1. End of Show: PSA for Easter Seals presented by Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colman. Commercial for Schlitz promotes the television show “The Schlitz Playhouse of Stars” with Ronald Regan and others of the brightest names of Hollywood and Broadway.
  2. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  3. AKA: Sheila Quincannon

DATE AIRED: 1952/03/19
EPISODE NUMBER: 096
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Oldest Living Graduate
DESCRIPTION: President Hall's ability at calling square dances so impresses Ivy College's oldest alumnus that he deeds a valuable piece of property to the school.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator).
FIRST LINE: Most institutions such as Ivy seem quickly to acquire an atmosphere of age and permanence. So much so that it's hard to imagine the day when they were brash new infants in the field of education. But everything good has a beginning, and Ivy's...
NOTES:
  1. Voice of America rebroadcast
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  3. AKA: Founder's Day Celebration

DATE AIRED: 1952/03/26
EPISODE NUMBER: 097
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Stolen Money
DESCRIPTION: Eleanor Joyce plans to resign from The Student Judiciary Committee because of a missing $25.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator).
FIRST LINE: There's a contagious disease spreading around the college these days and you don't have to be a doctor to recognize the symptoms. A wandering eye, the listless manner, and the unwonted eagerness and rejoicing with which the dismissal bell is...
NOTES:
  1. Voice of America rebroadcast
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  3. AKA: Spring Fever
  4. AKA: Stolen $25

DATE AIRED: 1952/04/02
EPISODE NUMBER: 098
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Professor Grimes
DESCRIPTION: Mr. Wellman feels that Professor Grimes of the History Department is not a first rate scholar because he hasn't published any studies since 1947 and therefore must be dismissed.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator).
FIRST LINE: "Reading maketh a full man" said Francis Bacon many years ago, but it's a notorious fact that college presidents get very little time to read. Thus it's a rare and precious scene that we're permitted to view this evening as we look into...
NOTES:
  1. Long Beach newspaper tells of the Colmans trying to save the professor's job. On KFI at 7pm PST. Voice of America rebroadcast
  2. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  3. AKA: Professor Grimes Challenged
  4. AKA: Halls and Misunderstandings
  5. AKA: Misunderstanding Between Two Professors

DATE AIRED: 1952/04/09
EPISODE NUMBER: 099
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Faculty Marriage
DESCRIPTION: Two of the professors at Ivy College have secretly gotten married, and that's against the rules!
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator).
FIRST LINE: You know many a man takes his wife a box of candy or a bunch of flowers on occasion, but the occasion is usually a birthday or anniversary. It's a rare husband indeed who takes his wife a bunch of violets simply because it's spring and...
NOTES:
  1. Long Beach newspaper tells of the Colmans trying to resolve the problem. On KFI at 7pm PST. Voice of America rebroadcast.
  2. End of Show: "This production of The Halls of Ivy was broadcast with an actual audience present in the studio."
  3. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  4. AKA: Two Teachers to Marry
  5. AKA: Teachers Marry Against the Rules

DATE AIRED: 1952/04/16
EPISODE NUMBER: 100
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The French Exchange Student
DESCRIPTION: An exchange student's critical impressions are printed in the college paper. Nicknamed "Mademoiselle from Sorbonne," the girl brings freedom of speech turmoil to the campus until Dr. Hall steps in.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (Announcer), Herbert Butterfield, Gladys Holland, Dennis Fraser. Script by Barbara and Milton Merlin, Benita Colman and Don Quinn. Music composed and conducted by Henry Russell. Show created by Don Quinn and directed by Milton Merlin.
FIRST LINE: One of the most important qualifications of an executive is the ability to make decisions. This is not always easy, as Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy has just been reminded. So it was with a good deal of thought and consideration...
NOTES:
  1. Plot taken from Long Beach newspaper, this date.
  2. Special Show Opening: Ronald Colman makes an announcement before the show begins dedicating the show to Dr. E. Wilson Lyon, President of Pomona College, Claremont, CA
  3. End of Show: Commercial for Schlitz promotes the television show “The Schlitz Playhouse of Stars” with Ronald Regan and others of the brightest names of Hollywood and Broadway.
  4. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.

DATE AIRED: 1952/04/23
EPISODE NUMBER: 101
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Professor Walden's Son
DESCRIPTION: Matthew Walden feels that he's going to fail his course in Renaissance literature, even though the course is being taught by his father! Dr. Hall and Dante to the rescue!
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator), Elizabeth Patterson, Herbert Butterfield, Virginia Gregg and William Irwin. Script by Phillip Nelson and Don Quinn. Music composed and conducted by Henry Russell
FIRST LINE: As a highly competent administrator, a fast clearer-upper of disposable details, and a disciple of the clean desk, the president of Ivy College is not one to linger unnecessarily in his administration building's sanctum when his work is...
NOTES:
  1. Voice of America rebroadcast.
  2. End of Show: "This production of The Halls of Ivy was broadcast with an actual audience present in the studio."
  3. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]

DATE AIRED: 1952/04/30
EPISODE NUMBER: 102
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Faculty Follies Part 1
DESCRIPTION: Dr and Mrs. Hall perform in the Faculty Follies.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Arthur Q. Bryan, Sidney Miller, Ken Carpenter (Announcer),Music composed and conducted by Henry Russell and His Orchestra, Show Script by Don Quinn and Charles Henry, created by Don Quinn and directed by Milton Merlin.
FIRST LINE: Sadly enough there are people who make a dubious living from trumped-up lawsuits, professional litigants. There are also professional witnesses who, for $15 or so, will swear to the sun rising in the west. Professional bondsmen and other...
NOTES:
  1. Long Beach newspaper reports this is the 100th performance of the show. Note, it is episode 102. There have been 2 pre-emptions prior in the series.
  2. Special Show Opening: Ronald Coleman recognizes the 100th performance of The Halls of Ivy and dedicates the show to a college founded 100 years ago in 1852, Tufts College, Medford Mass and its president Leonard Carmichael.
  3. End of Show: Ken Carpenter reminds listeners to watch on television, The Schlitz Playhouse of Stars with Helen Hayes, Margaret Sullivan, Lillian Gish and more.
  4. Sponsored by: Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.
  5. AKA: Right against Might

DATE AIRED: 1952/05/07
EPISODE NUMBER: 103
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Faculty Follies Part 2
DESCRIPTION: Plans for "The Faculty Follies" proceed apace, despite the objections of Mr. Wellman's threats to cancel the performance.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Don Quinn (creator).
FIRST LINE: For the past week, administrative chores have been delegated as much as possible because President William Todhunter Hall and his wife Victoria have been and are deeply involved with a benefit theatrical production for the Undergraduate Ivy...
NOTES:
  1. Benita sings "Let's All Go To Alice's House." Ronald Colman recites Kipling's "Tale of the Three Blind Mice." Voice of America rebroadcast
  2. End of Show: Announced: "This production of The Halls of Ivy was broadcast with an actual audience in the studio."
  3. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]

DATE AIRED: 1952/05/14
EPISODE NUMBER: 104
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Student Singer
DESCRIPTION: Marion Colter, a talented Ivy music student and classical singer, plans to leave school because she's losing her hearing. Dr. Hall offers other alternatives.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Gale Gordon, Don Quinn (creator).
FIRST LINE: Running a college is a serious responsibility, entailing as it does the care and mental feeding of some hundreds of future citizens. It is therefore a happy and therapeutic event when its president, in this case Dr. William Todhunter...
NOTES:
  1. Voice of America rebroadcast
  2. End of Show: Ronald Colman salutes President E. B. Fred of the University of Wisconsin. Announced: "This production of The Halls of Ivy was broadcast with an actual audience in the studio."
  3. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  4. AKA: Singing Student's Hearing Loss
  5. AKA: Music Student to Drop Out

DATE AIRED: 1952/05/21
EPISODE NUMBER: 105
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Doctor Spatzen
DESCRIPTION: Mr. Wellman's protégé, Dr. Spatzen, isn't all he seems to be. In fact, he's a fraud! Dr. Hall unmasks the charming psychiatrist.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Barbara Merlin (writer), Milton Merlin (writer), Herb Butterfield, Fritz Feld.
FIRST LINE: This evening Dr. William Todhunter Hall is attending a Board of Governor's meeting leaving his wife Victoria to preside at Number One Faculty Row. It's still early and Mrs. Hall has found the right book and the right chair and is well prepared to...
NOTES:
  1. Voice of America rebroadcast
  2. End of Show: Announced: "This production of The Halls of Ivy was broadcast with an actual audience in the studio."
  3. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  4. AKA: Psychology Department Opening
  5. AKA: New Psychology Professor

DATE AIRED: 1950/05/28
EPISODE NUMBER: 106
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Mummynapper
DESCRIPTION: A replica of a mummy of King Tut-Ankh-Amen has been stolen from the Ivy College museum and found at the door of the college president's office. Tommy Spencer is obviously behind theft!
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Joseph Carbo, Sammie Hill, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Barbara Merlin (writer), Milton Merlin (writer).
FIRST LINE: Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, has more than ordinary fortitude and forbearance. But even he has moments when he gives way under the many disturbances inevitably encountered in any given day. At the moment he appears to be...
NOTES:
  1. Voice of America rebroadcast.
  2. End of Show: Announced: "This production of The Halls of Ivy was broadcast with an actual audience in the studio."
  3. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  4. AKA: Stolen Mummy

DATE AIRED: 1952/06/04
EPISODE NUMBER: 107
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Pregnant Student
DESCRIPTION: One of the Ivy students is about to have a baby...just before final exams!
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), James Gleason, Janet Warren, Jean Tatum, Barbara Merlin (writer), Milton Merlin (writer), Don Quinn (creator, writer).
FIRST LINE: Somebody once observed that a letter is an unannounced visitor and the Postman is thus the agent of impolite surprises. Well, it looks as though Dr. William Todhunter Hall is going to have a lot of epistolary company this morning when his wife...
NOTES:
  1. Voice of America rebroadcast.
  2. End of Show: Announced: "This production of The Halls of Ivy was broadcast with an actual audience in the studio."
  3. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  4. AKA: Campus Baby

DATE AIRED: 1952/06/11
EPISODE NUMBER: 108
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: The Wellman's Come to Dinner
DESCRIPTION: The Wellman's stop by the Hall residence for dinner, one week before they were expected!
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Gale Gordon, Sarah Selby, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Herb Butterfield, Elizabeth Patterson, Barbara Merlin (writer), Milton Merlin (writer), Don Quinn (creator, writer), Ken Carpenter (announcer).
FIRST LINE: The final weeks of any college semester are crowded ones, and Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy has just put in a strenuous day at his office and returns home to Number One Faculty Row, and his wife Victoria with gratitude and...
NOTES:
  1. Long Beach newspaper confirms plot. Voice of America rebroadcast.
  2. End of Show: Announced: "This production of The Halls of Ivy was broadcast with an actual audience in the studio."
  3. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  4. AKA: Wellman's Early For Dinner
  5. AKA: Dinner a Week Early
  6. AKA: Millionaire Alumni to Donate
  7. AKA: Professor Wellman Comes for Dinner

DATE AIRED: 1952/06/18
EPISODE NUMBER: 109
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Math Professor
DESCRIPTION: Professor Upshaw has been named the new head of the Mathematics Department, but David Upshaw is a woman!
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Herb Butterfield, William Erwin, Elizabeth Patterson, Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Virginia Gregg, Phillip Nelson (writer), Don Quinn (creator, writer)
FIRST LINE: As in thousands of such institutions across America, students have come here to prepare themselves for life in a rather uncertain world. A world where courage is needed and a strong belief in great and lasting truths. And most of these truths have been...
NOTES:
  1. Voice of America rebroadcast
  2. End of Show: Announcer: This production of The Halls of Ivy was broadcast with an actual audience present in the studio.
  3. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed by Voice of America]
  4. AKA: Woman Hired as Math Professor
  5. AKA: Female Instructor Hired
  6. AKA: Hires Female Math Instructor

DATE AIRED: 1952/06/25
EPISODE NUMBER: 110
AVAILABLE: YES
TITLE: Summer Vacation
DESCRIPTION: Ivy is closing for the summer, and the Halls are preparing for a vacation motor trip, but none of the students have stopped by to say goodbye. Dr. Hall recalls the time he and Victoria ran out of petrol in Devon. The program ends with an extended version of the " Ivy" Alma mater song, and the program's theme.
CREDITS: Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Don Quinn (creator, writer), Gil Stratton, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Lee Patrick.
FIRST LINE: Dr. William Todhunter Hall, president of Ivy, starts this week on his vacation, accompanied, need we say, by his charming wife Victoria. And here in his administration building office, metaphorically putting up the shutters, cutting off the...
NOTES:
  1. Voice of America rebroadcast
  2. End of Show: Announcer: This production of The Halls of Ivy was broadcast with an actual audience present in the studio.
  3. Sponsored by: [Commercials removed.]
  4. AKA: Ivy Is Closing For The Summer
  5. AKA: Closing for the Summer

The last show of the series. What's My Line takes over the time slot.


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