Rod Serling Archives

Television Scripts

This page contains brief descriptions of television scripts held by the Rod Serling Archives at Ithaca College.

Center Stage

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Leaves
01 The worthy opponent. 8-24-1954 n.d. 80 l.

Climax! Chrysler Theatre

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Notes Leaves
01 Champion. 3-31-1955 n.d. First revised. From the story by Ring Lardner. 54-27. 95 l.
02 To wake at midnight. 6-23-1955 n.d. Final revised. 89 l.
03 A portrait in celluloid. 11-24-1955 n.d.
81 l.

Danger

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Notes Leaves 
01 One for the angels. 9-14-1954 n.d. "Mimeo date: Wednesday, December 9th, 1954." 40 l.
02 Knife in the dark. 12-7-1954 11-23-1954 Based on a story by Evans Harrington. 39 l.

The Doctor

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Leaves
01 Those who wait. 10-19-1952 n.d. 31 l.

Fireside Theatre

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Leaves
01 The director. 9-13-1955 3-25-1954 33 l.

Ford Theater

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Notes Leaves
01 The summer memory. 11-18-1954 7-30-1954 Final draft. Dated 6-26-1954 with revisions dated 6-30, 7-26 and 7-30-1954. 43 l.

General Electric Theatre

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Notes Leaves
01 Man with a vengeance. 5-15-1955 5-10-1955 Dated 5-6-1955 with revisions dated 5-10-1955. 31 l.

Kaiser Aluminum Hour

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Leaves
01 Mr. Finchley versus the bomb. 9-25-1956 n.d. 116 l.

Medallion Theatre

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Notes Leaves
01 The quiet village. 8-22-1953 8-4-1953
35 l.
02 Twenty four men to a plane. 12-19-1953 12-8-1953 An original television play. 43 l.
03 They call them the meek. 12-26-1953 12-15-1953 An original television play. 33 l.

Motorola TV Hour

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Notes Leaves
01 At ease. 12-15-1953 n.d. Titled "Taps played on a bugle." No. 3. First draft. 84 l.
02 The Muldoon matter. 2-23-1954 n.d. No. 7. Final revision. 71 l.

NBC Matinee Theatre

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Leaves
01 O'Toole from Moscow. 12-12-1955 n.d. 78 l.

Phillip Morris Playhouse

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Notes Leaves
01 A walk in the night. 2-18-1954 n.d. Script #21. First draft. 56 l.

Pursuit

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Notes Leaves
01 The last night of August. 12-17-1958 10-28-1958
77 l.
01 The last night of August. 12-17-1958 n.d. Excerpt. Pages removed from 10-28-1958 mimeo, some with mss. notes. 26 l.
01 The last night of August. 12-17-1958 10-28-1958 Revised. 85 l.
01 The last night of August. 12-17-1958 11-19-1958 Air show #9. VT #11. Revised. 82 l.

Suspense

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Leaves
01 Nightmare at ground zero. 8-18-1953 7-20-1953 39 l.

United States Steel Hour

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Notes Leaves
01 The rack. 4-12-1955 2-11-1955 Revised first draft. 121 l.
02 Incident in an alley. 11-23-1955 11-23-1955
83 l.
03 Noon on doomsday. 4-25-1956 n.d.
104 l.
03 Noon on doomsday. 4-25-1956 1-26-1956 Second revise. 129 l.
03 Noon on doomsday. 4-25-1956 2-20-1956 Limited distribution. Fourth revise. 103 l.

Xerox Special

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Notes Leaves
01 A carol for another Christmas. 12-28-1964 n.d. Final draft. 74 l.

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