Classic TV: The 40s : My Odd Anthology List

My Odd Anthology List

Well, as I've done for the past few years, I'm re-posting my list of the B&W era (roughly 1945-1965) anthologies that were quirky, creepy, suspenseful, or had Sci-Fi/fantasy/supernatural themes. My list appears on every one of the boards for the shows listed below, however, the list gets hidden rather quickly on boards which have lots of traffic. Most of the regulars have seen this before, but some newer members might find it interesting. If you are on this board, you might just be curious about some of these other series. Anyway, enjoy.

Title-----------------------------1st telecast..........Seasons.......# episodes.......Host (network)

Lights Out (Local NYC run)----------June 30, 1946..........1....................4...............Bill Woodson (NBC)
Suspense--------------------------March 1, 1949..........6....................260...........Rex Marshall (CBS)
Lights Out-------------------------July 19, 1949............3...................157...........Jack LaRue/Frank Gallup (NBC)
Hands of Murder--------------------Aug. 31, 1949..........3...................101...........Unknown(DuMont)
Danger-----------------------------Sept 19, 1950.........5....................240...........Richard Stark CBS)
Tales of Tomorrow------------------Aug. 1, 1951............2....................85.............Roger De Kovan (ABC)
Out There--------------------------Oct 28, 1951...........1....................12.............None? (CBS)
Inner Sanctum---------------------Jan. 1, 1954.............1....................39............Paul McGarth (Synd)
Science Fiction Theatre-------------April 1, 1955............2....................78............Truman Bradley (Synd)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents-----------Oct 2, 1955.............7....................268..........Alfred Hitchcock (CBS/NBC)
Panic------------------------------Mar 5 1957...............1...................18.............Westbrook Van Voorhis (NBC)
Suspicion--------------------------Sept 30, 1957...........1....................42............Dennis OÂ’keefe/Walter Able (NBC)
No Warning------------------------Apr 6 1958................1...................13.............Westbrook Van Voorhis (NBC)
One Step Beyond-------------------Jan. 20, 1959...........3...................98.............John Newland (ABC)
The Veil---------------------------1958.......................N/A................10.............Boris Karloff (Unsold)
The Twilight Zone------------------Oct. 1, 1959.............5...................156...........Rod Serling (CBS)
13 Demon St.-----------------------1960.......................N/A...............13.............Lon Chaney Jr. (Unsold)
Thriller-----------------------------Sep. 1, 1960............2...................67.............Boris Karloff (NBC)
Way Out---------------------------Mar. 31, 1961...........1...................14.............Roald Dahl (CBS)
Great Ghost Tales------------------July 6, 1961..............1...................12.............Frank Gallup (CBS)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour----------Sep. 1, 1962.............3...................93.............Alfred Hitchcock (CBS/NBC)
The Outer Limits-------------------Sep. 1, 1963.............2...................49.............Vic Perrin (ABC)

All were 30 min except Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Outer Limits, Suspicion & season 4 of The Twilight Zone. Also all were B&W Except season 1 of Science fiction Theatre and possibly Great Ghost Tales (not sure). Some Host information may be incomplete.

Hands of Murder had title changes to Hands of Mystery & Hands of Destiny.

According to some sites Panic & No Warning are really the same show (Titled Panic the first season & No Warning the second).

At least some episodes from all of these exist with the possible exception of Hands of Murder, Out There & Great Ghost Tales. (It seems episodes of Great Ghost Tales does exist, though not available at present)

Note: Many of the older "Live" series (especially before 1955) have a quaint look to them and may not appeal to all tastes.

Also note: I will try to keep this list updated as more facts become available. I try to use multiple sources to keep the info on this list accurate. It is, however, possible for minor errors to slip though.
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