Rebecca Welles Actor

Rebecca Welles (born February 5, 1928) is an American television and film actress. Born as Reba Tassell, Welles is sister of fashion designer Gustave Tassell. Her first TV appearance was in the episode "A Chill on the Wind" on Studio One in 1951, where she was credited under her birth name, but subsequently worked under the surname "Welles". Active from 1951 to 1964, Welles made appearances on about fifty TV shows, including 77 Sunset Strip, Boots and Saddles, Bat Masterson, Alcoa Theatre, four episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and five of Perry Mason. In addition, Welles appeared in four feature films, including Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955) and Desire Under the Elms (1958). She made her last onscreeen appearance in a 1964 episodes of Arrest and Trial. Welles was married to television director Don Weis.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 5th, 1928
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Siblings
Spouse
Children

Movie performances

1. Juvenile Jungle (1958)

Action, Adventure, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
68.0

Juvenile Jungle is a film directed by William Witney released on Apr 24, 1958.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Desire Under the Elms (1958)

Drama, Romance
played Lucinda Cabot
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
Don Hartman
10 Show list

Desire Under the Elms is a 1958 American film version of the 1924 play Desire Under the Elms written by Eugene O'Neill. The film was directed by Delbert Mann from a screenplay by O'Neill and Irwin Shaw. The cast included Sophia Loren as Abbie, Anthony Perkins as Eben, Burl Ives as Ephraim, Frank Overton as Simeon and Pernell Roberts as Peter. The film was nominated for Best Black and White Cinematography at the Academy Awards and Laurel Awards in 1959. It was also entered into the 1958 Cannes Film Festival.

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Eben Cabot
Eben Cabot
Old Farmer
Simeon Cabot
Anna Cabot
Eben's mother
Florence Cabot
Peter Cabot
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Desire Under the Elms
English
United States of America

3. The Brass Legend (1956)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
79.0
1 Show list

An honest sheriff attempts to save an 11-year-old boy who helped him capture a notorious killer.

Awards

Top cast

Tris Hatten
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

26 Men

Program genre

Western

External resources

26 Men is a syndicated American western television series about the Arizona Rangers, an elite group commissioned in 1901 by the legislature of the Arizona Territory and limited, for financial reasons, to twenty-six active members. Russell Hayden was the producer of the series and the co-composer of the theme song. The series aired between October 15, 1957 and June 30, 1959, for a total of 78 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E08 November 25th, 1958

77 Sunset Strip

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes. Each episode was one hour long.nThe show was the subject of an ownership battle between Roy Huggins and Warner Brothers, which was the proximate cause of Huggins' departure from the studio. The series was based on novels and short stories written by Huggins prior to his arrival at Warner, but, as a matter of legal record, derived from a brief Caribbean theatrical release of its pilot, Girl on the Run. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E35 May 12th, 1961

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond

Program genre

Science Fiction
Horror
Drama
Anthology
Fantasy
Mystery

External resources

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond is an American anthology series created by Merwin Gerard. The original series ran for three seasons on ABC from January 1959 to July 1961.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E39 June 21st, 1960

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Program genre

Drama
Suspense
Anthology
Horror
Mystery
Crime Fiction
Anthology series

External resources

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the time the show premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents one of The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E18 January 31st, 1960
S02-E33 May 12th, 1957
S02-E37 June 9th, 1957

Arrest and Trial

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Legal
Drama

External resources

Arrest and Trial is a 90-minute American crime/legal drama series that ran during the 1963-1964 season on ABC, airing Sundays from 8:30-10 p.m. Eastern.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E30 April 19th, 1964
John McGreevey

Bat Masterson

Program genre

Western

External resources

Bat Masterson is an American Western television series which showed a fictionalized account of the life of real-life marshal/gambler/dandy Bat Masterson. The title character was played by Gene Barry and the half-hour black-and-white shows ran on NBC from 1958 to 1961. The series was produced by Ziv Television Productions, the company responsible for such hit series as Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E24 April 1st, 1959

Bronco

Program genre

Western

External resources

Bronco is a Western series on ABC from 1958 through 1962. It was shown by the BBC in the United Kingdom. The program starred Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne, a former Confederate officer who wandered the Old West, meeting such well-known individuals as Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Theodore Roosevelt, Belle Starr, Cole Younger, and John Wesley Hardin.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E18 May 19th, 1959

Burke's Law

Program genre

Action
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Crime Fiction

External resources

Burke's Law is an American detective series that ran on ABC from 1963 to 1965 and was revived on CBS in the 1990s. The show starred Gene Barry as Amos Burke, millionaire captain of Los Angeles police homicide division, who was chauffeured around to solve crimes in his Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II. Though the original series was converted from a detective show to a spy drama in its third and final season, the revived series was again a cop show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 October 18th, 1963

Checkmate

Program genre

Detective fiction
Crime Fiction
Mystery

External resources

Checkmate is an American detective television series starring Anthony George, Sebastian Cabot, and Doug McClure. The show aired on CBS Television from 1960 to 1962 for a total of 70 episodes and was produced by Jack Benny's production company, JaMco Productions in co-operation with Revue Studios.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 January 14th, 1961
James Gunn

Gunsmoke

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.nThe radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E33 May 11th, 1957

Hawaiian Eye

Program genre

Action
Crime Fiction
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Drama

External resources

Hawaiian Eye is an American television series that ran from October 1959 to September 1963 on the American Broadcasting Company television network.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E27 March 15th, 1961

Lights Out

External resources

Lights Out is an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum. Versions of Lights Out aired on different networks, at various times, from January 1934 to the summer of 1947 and the series eventually made the transition to television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E31 March 26th, 1951

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Mystery
Drama

External resources

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer is the title used for two syndicated television series that followed the adventures of fictional private detective Mike Hammer. The gritty, crime fighting detective—created by American crime author Mickey Spillane—has also inspired several feature films and television films.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E11 March 28th, 1958

NBC Matinee Theater

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology
Drama

External resources

Matinee Theater is an American anthology series that aired on NBC during the Golden Age of Television, from 1955 to 1958. The series, which ran daily in the afternoon, was frequently live. It was produced by Albert McCleery, Darrell Ross, George Cahan and Frank Price with executive producer George Lowther. McCleery had previously produced the live series Cameo Theatre which introduced to television the concept of theater-in-the-round, TV plays staged with minimal sets.nJim Buckley of the Pewter Plough Playhouse recalled:nWhen Al McCleery got back to the States, he originated a most ambitious theatrical TV series for NBC called Matinee Theater: to televise five different stage plays per week live, airing around noon in order to promote color TV to the American housewife as she labored over her ironing. Al was the producer. He hired five directors and five art directors. Richard Bennett, one of our first early presidents of the Pewter Plough Corporation, was one of the directors and I was one of the art directors and, as soon as we were through televising one play, we had lunch and then met to plan next week’s show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E25 December 5th, 1955

Perry Mason

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction
Legal
Legal drama

External resources

Perry Mason is an American dramatized court show produced by Paisano Productions that ran from September 1957 to May 1966 on CBS. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner, others are based on characters created by him. At one time, the show was television's most successful and longest-running lawyer series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E25 April 9th, 1964
S04-E16 February 4th, 1961
S03-E12 January 9th, 1960
Arthur Marks
S02-E20 March 14th, 1959
S01-E10 November 23rd, 1957

Philip Marlowe

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Philip Marlowe is a 1959-1960 half-hour ABC crime series, featuring Philip Carey as Marlowe, the fictional detective originally created by Raymond Chandler.nThe private detective Marlowe of Carey, departed very much from the original character.nThe show first aired October 6, 1959 with the episode: The Ugly Duckling with Virginia Gregg and Rhys Williams.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E18 February 2nd, 1960

Robert Montgomery Presents

Program genre

Anthology
Drama

External resources

Robert Montgomery Presents is an American dramatic television series which was produced by NBC from January 30, 1950 until June 24, 1957. The live show had several sponsors during its seven-year run, and the title was altered to feature the sponsor, usually Lucky Strike cigarettes, for example, Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theater, ....The Johnson's Wax Program, and so on.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E13 November 23rd, 1953

State Trooper

Program genre

Drama
Action/Adventure
Police procedural
Western

External resources

State Trooper is an American crime drama set in the 1950s American West, starring Rod Cameron as Rod Blake, an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The series aired 104 episodes in syndication from September 25, 1956, to June 25, 1959.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E26

Studio One

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama
Anthology

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Studio One is an American radio–television anthology series, created in 1947 by Canadian director Fletcher Markle, who came to CBS from the CBC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E29 March 12th, 1951 ,

Suspense

Program genre

Drama
Anthology series

External resources

Suspense is an American television anthology series that ran on CBS Television from 1949 to 1954. It was adapted from the radio program of the same name which ran from 1942 to 1962. Like many early television programs, the show was broadcast live from New York City. It was sponsored by the Auto-Lite corporation, and each episode was introduced by host Rex Marshall, who promoted Auto-Lite spark plugs, car batteries, headlights, and other car parts.nSome of the early scripts were adapted from Suspense radio scripts, while others were original for television. Like the radio program, many scripts were adaptations of literary classics by well-known authors. Classic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, and Charles Dickens all had stories adapted for the series, while contemporary authors such as Roald Dahl and Gore Vidal also contributed. Many notable actors appeared on the program, including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Franchot Tone, Robert Emhardt, Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges, and many more.nThe program was a live television series, but most episodes were recorded on kinescope. However, only about 90 of the 260 episodes survive today.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E38 May 15th, 1951

Tales of Tomorrow

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series
Science Fiction

External resources

Tales of Tomorrow is an American anthology science fiction series that was performed and broadcast live on ABC from 1951 to 1953. The series covered such stories as Frankenstein, starring Lon Chaney, Jr., 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring Thomas Mitchell as Captain Nemo, and many others featuring such performers as Boris Karloff, Brian Keith, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Bruce Cabot, Franchot Tone, Gene Lockhart, Walter Abel, Leslie Nielsen, and Paul Newman. The series had many similarities to the later Twilight Zone which also covered one of the same stories, What You Need. In total it ran for eighty-five 30-minute episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E24 January 30th, 1953

The DuPont Show with June Allyson

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

The DuPont Show with June Allyson is an American anthology drama series which aired on CBS from September 21, 1959 to April 3, 1961 with rebroadcasts continuing until June 12, 1961. The series was hosted by actress June Allyson.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E21 February 20th, 1961

The Lawless Years

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

The Lawless Years is an American crime drama series that aired on NBC from April 16, 1959, to September 22, 1961. The series is the first of its kind set during the Roaring 20s, having predated ABC's far more successful The Untouchables by six months. The series stars James Gregory and Robert Karnes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 August 20th, 1959
Allen H. Miner
S01-E03 April 30th, 1959
Allen H. Miner

The Millionaire

Program genre

Anthology series
Drama

External resources

The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from January 19, 1955, to June 8, 1960, originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive. The series explored the ways sudden and unexpected wealth changed life for better or for worse and became a five-season hit during the Golden Age of Television. It told the stories of people who were given one million dollars from a benefactor who insisted they never know him, with one exception. The series was known in syndication by two titles—The Millionaire, and as If You Had a Million.nThe 1932 film If I Had A Million had a similar plot to this TV show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E19 January 29th, 1958

The New Breed

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural

External resources

The New Breed is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from October 3, 1961 to June 5, 1962, with thirty-six episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E16 January 16th, 1962
Allen H. Miner

The Thin Man

Program genre

Adventure Film
Sitcom
Action/Adventure
Action
Crime Fiction
Drama

External resources

The Thin Man is a half-hour weekly television series based on the mystery novel The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett. The 72 episodes were produced by MGM Television and shown on NBC for two seasons from 1957–1959 on Friday evening.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E11 January 2nd, 1959

The Untouchables

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural

External resources

The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions. Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, it fictionalized Ness' experiences as a Prohibition agent, fighting crime in Chicago in the 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their courage, moral character and incorruptibility, nicknamed the Untouchables. The book was later made into a film in 1987 by Brian De Palma, with a script by David Mamet, and a second less successful TV series in 1993.nA powerful, hard-hitting crime drama, and a landmark police series, The Untouchables won series star Robert Stack an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1960.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E17 February 9th, 1961

Tightrope

Program genre

Crime Fiction

External resources

Tightrope is an American crime drama series that aired on CBS from September 1959 to September 1960, under the alternate sponsorship of the J.B. Williams Company, and American Tobacco. Produced by Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene in association with Screen Gems, the series stars Mike Connors as an undercover agent named Nick who was assigned to infiltrate criminal gangs. The show was to have originally been titled Undercover Man but it was changed before going to air.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E29 April 5th, 1960

Trackdown

Program genre

Western
Action

External resources

Trackdown is an American western television series starring Robert Culp that aired more than seventy episodes on CBS between 1957 and 1959. The series was produced by Dick Powell's Four Star Television and filmed at the Desilu-Culver Studio. Trackdown was a spin-off of Powell's anthology series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E22 May 16th, 1958

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

External resources

Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from January 1963 to September 1965. The show debuted at #15 in the Nielsen ratings, rose to #2 in the next three seasons, and peaked at #1 in the 1961–62 television season. After moving to ABC in the autumn of 1962, the ratings began to decline, and Wagon Train did not again make the Top 20 listing.nThe series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series.nThe series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond, and harkens back to the early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail starring John Wayne and featuring Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E15 January 14th, 1959
Allen H. Miner

Wire Service

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Wire Service is an American drama series that aired on ABC as part of its 1956-57 season lineup.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E24 April 1st, 1957

Zorro

Program genre

Drama
Comedy
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action

Official site

External resources

Zorro is an American action-adventure western drama series produced by Walt Disney Productions. Based on the well-known Zorro character, the series premiered on October 10, 1957 on ABC. The final network broadcast was July 2, 1959. Seventy-eight episodes were produced, and 4 hour-long specials were aired on the Walt Disney anthology series between October 30, 1960 and April 2, 1961.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E15 January 15th, 1959

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