"Studio 57" aired on the DuMont Television Network from Sept. 21, 1954, to September 6,
1955, making it one of the last regularly scheduled series ever carried on the
long-defunct DuMont network.
This half-hour anthology series was also known as "Heinz Studio 57" and
"Heinz 57 Playhouse."
DuMont did not have the big budgets of other networks and relied on using
then-unknown actors. Rod Taylor appeared in three of the "Studio 57"
"The Black Sheep's Daughter"
Episode 1.32 (April 26, 1955)
Rodney Taylor played Tommy Scarbrough in this episode. The cast also
featured Philip Ober, Carolyn Jones, Marcia Patrick, Frances Mercer and Tom Dugan.
Synopsis from TV.com: The daughter of an American rogue tries to hide her
past from her future stiff English in-laws.
"The Last Day on Earth"
Episode 1.34 (May 10, 1955)
Rod Taylor played Dr. Don Dolby. Walter Coy had the lead
role as Dr. Robert Carlyle, a research scientist experimenting with a new wonder drug.
inadvertently injects himself with a serum that has proved fatal on animals.
With one day to live, he decides to devote his remaining hours to his previously
neglected family. Jean Byron played his wife, Mary Carlyle.
Episode 1.38 (June 7, 1955)
Synopsis from TV.com: The crew of a whaling boat think a woman
onboard is bad luck especially when a wave of mishaps hits their vessel.
Rod Taylor plays a New Englander. Other cast: Jean Howell, Claude Akins, Roy Roberts.