Cavalcade of America (1952-1957)
Cavalcade of America
Anthology / Drama
Cavalcade of America , was an anthology series that ran from 1952 – 1957. It was sponsored by the DuPont Company. The series documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.
The Blessed Midnight (12/18/1956)
Directed by Laslo Benedek
Cast: Maureen O'Sullivan, Danny Richards Jr. and David Saber
When a boy steals a cake for his beloved aunt on Christmas Eve, his young friend tries to set things straight.
Chicago 2-1-2 (04/30/1957)
A Chicago fire investigator attempts to apprehend the arsonist who has set a series of blazes in run-down buildings near the river . He suspects that the perpetrator might be part of the throng of on-lookers that gawk at the firefighters battling the blazes. When a deaf woman is seriously injured in one of the torched buildings, the inspector redoubles his efforts to arrest the firebug before one of his blazes results in death.