Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

Stay On, Stranger 

Not Rated | | Drama | Episode aired 3 May 1955
Alice Lloyd relocates from Boston to Caney Creek KY to begin schooling the local children, despite opposition from Zeke Wells.


Wilhelm Thiele (as William Thiele)


Jack Bennett (teleplay), William S. Dutton (book)


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Episode cast overview:
Peggy Converse Peggy Converse ... Mrs. Alice Lloyd
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Zeke Wells (as Lon Chaney)
Sally Brophy Sally Brophy ... Alice Stone (as Sallie Brophy)
Edgar Buchanan ... Doc Mathew
Adrienne Marden Adrienne Marden ... Mrs. Leander Stone
Louise Lorimer ... Mrs. Asa Anthony Bacon
Florence Shaen Florence Shaen ... Bertha Stone
James Griffith ... Clay Doggett
Steven Clark Steven Clark ... Denzil Barker
Jeannine Ducasse Jeannine Ducasse ... Bertha Stone as a child
Bobby Diamond ... Denzil Barker as a child
Martin Dean Martin Dean ... Tipp Doggett
Susan Odin Susan Odin ... Clary Wells


Alice Lloyd relocates from Boston to Caney Creek KY to begin schooling the local children, despite opposition from Zeke Wells.

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3 May 1955 (USA) See more »

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Flying 'A' Productions See more »
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Peggy Converse and Lon Chaney
23 November 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

CAVALCADE OF America was a half hour TV series adapted from DuPont's long running radio series just wrapping up six months after the debut of its TV cousin. Depicting the achievements of little known figures in American history, 132 episodes were produced over five seasons, first on NBC, then ABC. This entry logically follows up the previous season's "Moonlight School," centering on teacher Cora Wilson Stewart (Emlen Davies), by bringing back veteran heavy Lon Chaney in the same type of role, a Kentucky mountain man objecting to education for his people. The subject of "Stay On, Stranger" is Alice Lloyd (Peggy Converse), the still living founder of Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky, and her efforts to educate the children of tiny Caney Creek, despite opposition from the bitter Zeke Wells (Chaney), who blames schooling for the mysterious disappearance of his beloved daughter Lorna. Chaney's limited screen time belies his second billing, here reunited with Edgar Buchanan, his co-star from "The Silver Star." Lead Peggy Converse was married to actor Don Porter, and remembered by horror fans for her roles in 1946's "The Brute Man" and 1958's "The Thing That Couldn't Die."

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