1 9 5 4 – 1 9 5 5 (USA)
15 minute episodes
This short-lived NBC soap opera starred 22-year-old Leila Martin as Juliet Goodwin, a girl who had led a sheltered life on Capstan Island off the Maine coast until she left her hometown to pursue a singing career in New York City.
Her move appalled her foster father Charles (Eric Dressler) and her boyfriend John Brandon (Grant Sullivan), both of whom wanted her back on the Maine coast, but she did not care, as she found a new love interest in bitter young cynic Tom Anderson (Herbert Patterson).
Unfortunately for her, Tom faced indictment for a crime, and she and her father could be charged as accomplices.
As for Juliet’s ex-fiancé John, he partied with his new girlfriend and later bride Ann Summers (Sonny Adams), even having his mother Ruth (Harriet MacGibbon) throw them a bash at Ruth’s residence, Gray Gables.
As 1955 began, Tom had been sentenced, but Juliet vowed to clear his name and, with the help of Carl Grant (Joe De Santis), found the real criminal, a man named Fred Stanton. Tom celebrated his release from jail by behaving badly toward Juliet – he accepted a job with an oil firm which took him away from Gotham.
To add to Juliet’s woes, Charles suddenly became ill and she had to care for him in New York. Carl Grant and his fellow conspirator Otto (Martin Kosleck) also decided to do a little more dirty work by kidnapping Juliet.
Luckily, she had a new love interest in Dr Paul Anderson (Philip Pine), who confessed his amour for her in time for her to be saved from Carl and Otto. Unfortunately for them all, it was also just in time for the series to be cancelled.
Joe De Santis
Dr Paul Anderson