Kraft Theatre

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1947
Kraft Television Theatre is an American drama/anthology television series that began May 7, 1947, on NBC, airing at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings until December of that year. It first promoted MacLaren's Imperial Cheese, which was advertised nowhere else. read more

Kraft Television Theatre is an American drama/anthology television series that began May 7, 1947, on NBC, airing at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings until December of that year. It first promoted MacLaren's Imperial Cheese, which was advertised nowhere else. In January 1948, it moved to 9pm on Wednesdays, continuing in that timeslot until 1958. Initially produced by the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, the live hour-long series offered television plays with new stories and new characters each week, in addition to adaptations of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Alice in Wonderland. The program was broadcast live from Studio 8-H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, currently the home of Saturday Night Live.

Original Release

05/07/1947 on NBC

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 Vengeance Wednesday, 25 September 1957
2 Barefoot Soldier Wednesday, 02 October 1957
3 Smart Boy Wednesday, 09 October 1957
4 A Cook for Mr. General Wednesday, 16 October 1957
5 Man in a Trance Wednesday, 23 October 1957
6 Gun at a Fair One Wednesday, 30 October 1957
7 The Category Is Murder Wednesday, 06 November 1957
8 The Big Heist Wednesday, 13 November 1957
9 The Sound of Trouble Wednesday, 20 November 1957
10 Come to Me Wednesday, 04 December 1957
11 Heroes Walk on Sand Wednesday, 11 December 1957
12 Polka Wednesday, 18 December 1957
13 The Other Wise Man Wednesday, 25 December 1957
14 The Battle for Wednesday Night Wednesday, 01 January 1958
15 The Velvet Trap Wednesday, 08 January 1958
16 Code of the Corner Wednesday, 15 January 1958
17 Eddie Wednesday, 22 January 1958
18 Run, Joe, Run Wednesday, 29 January 1958
19 The Spell of the Tigress Wednesday, 05 February 1958
20 Material Witness Wednesday, 19 February 1958
21 The Woman at High Hollow Wednesday, 26 February 1958
22 Dog in a Bus Tunnel Wednesday, 05 March 1958
23 The Sea Is Boiling Hot Wednesday, 12 March 1958
24 Look What's Going On Wednesday, 19 March 1958
25 Angry Angel Wednesday, 26 March 1958
26 The Man in Authority Wednesday, 02 April 1958
27 Three Plays by Tennessee Williams: Moony's Kid Don't Cry/The Last of My Solid Gold Watches/This Property Is Condemned Wednesday, 16 April 1958
28 Angry Harvest Wednesday, 23 April 1958
29 Fifty Grand Wednesday, 30 April 1958
30 The Outcasts of Poker Flat Wednesday, 07 May 1958
31 All the King's Men: Part 1 Wednesday, 14 May 1958
32 All the King's Men: Part 2 Wednesday, 21 May 1958
33 A Boy Called Ciske Wednesday, 28 May 1958
34 The Last of the Belles Wednesday, 04 June 1958
35 Killer's Choice Wednesday, 11 June 1958
36 Now Will You Try for Murder? Wednesday, 18 June 1958
37 The Eighty Seventh Precinct Wednesday, 25 June 1958
38 Next Door to Death Wednesday, 02 July 1958
39 Cop Killer Wednesday, 09 July 1958
40 The Man Who Didn't Fly Wednesday, 16 July 1958
41 Focus on Murder Wednesday, 23 July 1958
42 Death Wears Many Faces Wednesday, 30 July 1958
43 Death for Sale Wednesday, 06 August 1958
44 Night Cry Wednesday, 13 August 1958
45 We Haven't Seen Her Lately Wednesday, 20 August 1958
46 Web of Guilt Wednesday, 27 August 1958
47 Back Track Wednesday, 03 September 1958
48 Trick or Treat Wednesday, 10 September 1958
49 A Cup of Kindness Wednesday, 17 September 1958
50 Riddle of a Lady Wednesday, 24 September 1958
51 Presumption of Innocence Wednesday, 01 October 1958
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Directors

William A. Graham, Harry Herrmann, Richard Dunlap, Maury Holland, Stanley Quinn, Fielder Cook, Paul Bogart, Sidney Lumet, Norman Morgan, George Roy Hill, Frank Pacelli, Frank Telford, William Corrigan, Michael Dreyfuss, Marc Daniels, Lew Brown, Don Medford, William O. Harbach, John Boulting, Fred Coe, David Greene, Daniel Petrie, Roy Boulting, Alex Segal, Jack Klugman, Ernest Colling, Richard Goode, Fred Carney, Robert Dunlap, Murray Golden, Don Richardson, David Orrick McDearmon, Edward V. Padula, Paul Stanley, David Alexander, George Weber, Robert Foster

Writers

Robert Howard Lindsay, A.A. Milne, Dale Wasserman, Jacqueline Babbin, Rod Serling, Audrey Maas, George S. Kaufman, George Faulkner, Mel Goldberg, George Lowther, Robert J. Crean, Wendell Mayes, Kathleen Lindsey, John Whedon, James Lee Barrett, Michael Dyne, John Galsworthy, Will Lorin, Florence Ryerson, William Shakespeare, Eric Hatch, Louis Pelletier, George Roy Hill, Arthur Cavanaugh, Kenyon Nicholson, Jack Roche, Colin Clements, Henrik Ibsen, John Van Druten, Nicholas E. Baehr, Ben Radin, Carl Allensworth, Charles Robinson, Roger Garis, Dana Lee Thomas, Aimée Stuart, Arthur Heinemann, David Davidson, Paul Crabtree, Washington Irving, Bret Harte, Edna Ferber, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Victor Wolfson, Edward Percy, Reginald Denham, Ferenc Molnár, William Roos, Arthur Hailey, Harry Julian Fink, Charles Mergendahl, Susan Glaspell, Calvin Tomkins, Helen Cotton, Jerome Coopersmith, Robert Penn Warren, DeWitt Copp, Sam Elkin, Rachel Crothers, Joseph Bates Smith, Vance Bourjaily, Bellamy Partridge, Gertrude Schweitzer, Walt Anderson, Edmund Rice, George Harmon Coxe, William Noble, Francois Rabelais, Oliver Goldsmith, George Shiels, William Iverson, Ralph Nelson, Jack Klugman, Robert Morley, Larry Cohen, Paul Monash, Frank Craven, Eugene O'Neill, Horton Foote, Robert Van Scoyk, Evan Hunter, Robert J. Shaw, Don Mankiewicz, George Lefferts, Anatole France, Daphne Du Maurier, Sumner Locke Elliott, Marc Brandel, Jeffrey Dell, John Gay, Oliver Crawford, Truman Capote, Carey Wilber, James Costigan, Alvin Boretz, Barré Lyndon, Tennessee Williams, David Karp, John Cecil Holm, Owen Davis, Eric Ambler, Rodney Ackland, W. Somerset Maugham, Ernest Hemingway, A.E. Hotchner, Roland Pertwee , Hugh Walpole, Henry James, Burton Benjamin, Victor Rietti, Alexander Woollcott, Meade Roberts, Margaret Mayo, O. Henry, Harry Leon Wilson, Henry Denker, Harold Gast, Jerry de Bono, Anthony Spinner, Oscar Wilde, Emily Brontë, Raphael Hayes, Bayard Veiller, Vera Caspary, W.R. Burnett, Edgar Wallace, James Leo Herlihy, Frank D. Gilroy, Jane Austen, Martin Berkeley, Shimon Wincelberg, Thomas Job, Steve Gethers, Don Ettlinger, Art Wallace, Clemence Dane, Richard De Roy, Jacques Deval, Maxwell Anderson, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, S.N. Behrman, Sheridan Gibney, Harry W. Junkin, Walter Macken, Arnold Schulman, Bruno Frank, Guy Bolton, Mary Hayley Bell, Gerald Savory, Norman Katkov, Albert G. Miller, Cy Chermak, James P. Cavanagh, Samson Raphaelson, Robert E. Sherwood, Agatha Christie, Robert Emmett, Leslie Stevens, Marc Connelly, Harry Beresford, J.B. Priestley, Martine Bartlett, William Roerick, Richard Berg, David Davidson, Henry Garson, Edmund Beloin, Peter Lind Hayes, Lewis Carroll, Norman Krasna, Fielder Cook, Richard Carlson, John F. Kennedy, Ivor Novello, Peter Donat, William Cotton, Seymour Vall, Ray Allister, Edith Grafton, Grace Garment, Max Rosenfeld, George Salverson, Lester Powell, Bruce Bassett, Rufus Henry, Kieran Tunney, Simon Wardell, Hermann H. Field, Stanislaw Mierzenski, Harry Olesker, Doris Miles Disney, Pamela Hansford Johnson, Giovacchino Forzano, Mildred Walker, Stanley Kauffman, Alfred Golden, Harry Thurschwell, Raymond Van Sickle, Jean Lee Latham, Fred Edge, Anthony Trollope, Howard Cordery, Edmund C. Rise, William Mourne, Elizabeth McFadden, Samuel Grafton, Peggy Lamson, E.B. Ginty, E.P. Conkle, Laurence Gross, Harold Flender, Harvey J. O'Higgins, Sam Dann, William Chapman White, Helen Eustis, Lois Landauer, William Brandon, Harry Miles Muheim, Katrina Ettlinger, Margaret Manners, Reginald Lawrence, Charles R. Jackson, Terrence Kilpatrick, Cynthia Asquith, James Elward, Kay Arthur, A.B. Shiffrin, Aurand Harris, Michele Cousin, Mac Shoub, J.C. Squire, Charlotte Brontë, Clare Kummer, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, John L. Balderston, Doug Taylor, Paul Osborn, Alexandre Dumas fils, Ring Lardner, Norman Thaddeus Vane, Cyril Hume, Fritz Rotter, Henry Kane, Winchell Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sidney Howard, Allen Boretz, Richard Wendley, Aleen Leslie, J.M. Barrie, Charlotte Armstrong, Walter C. Hackett, Benn W. Levy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Lord, Samuel Spewack, Vicki Baum, Lennox Robinson, Czenzi Ormonde, J.P. Miller, Piet Bakker, Jack Paritz, John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins, Leo Lieberman, Palmer Thompson, Nelson Bond, Joseph Cochran, James Benjamin, George Middleton, Irving Kaye Davis, Alfred Brenner, Patterson Greene, William L. Stuart, Edward DeBlasio, Edward Mabley, Vincent McConnor, Philip H. Reisman Jr., Newton Meltzer, Robert Howard, Henry van Dyke, Pamela Barrington, Peter Barry, Jack Larric, Mary Chamberlain, Harriet Ford, Charles Morgan, John Murray, Henry Arthur Jones, Philip Stuart, Patricia McGerr, Benjamin M. Kaye, Anthony Gilbert, Helen Jerome, George Kelly, Robert E. Carson, John Howard Lindsay, Herbert A. Francis, Olive Burt, Betty Jeffries, William Mowne, Morton Braun, Albert Halper, Julian Maxwell, Jess Gregg, Narda Stokes, Pauline Williams Snapp, E.C. Carpenter, Thomas Coley, R.H. Benson, Hans Bartsch, E.P. O'Donnell, Larry E. Johnson, Edwin Bronner, Allen Vincent, M.V. Heberden, Thomas C. Murray, John William Rogers, Randolph Carter, William Hodapp, Marjorie Faulkner, Frank Kulla, Frances O'Neil, Christine Amothy, John J. Morrin, Junius Eddy, George E. Dyslin, E.X. Ferrars, George Bagby, Margot Bennett

Cast

Producers

1957 Emmy Best Single Program of the Year Nominated
1957 Emmy Best Teleplay Writing - One Hour or More Nominated
1957 Emmy Best Direction - One Hour or More Nominated
1957 Emmy Best Art Direction - One Hour or More Nominated
1957 Emmy Best Live Camera Work Won
1956 Emmy Best Actor - Single Performance Nominated
1956 Emmy Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1956 Emmy Best Original Teleplay Writing Won
1954 Emmy Best Dramatic Program Nominated
1953 Emmy Best Dramatic Program Nominated
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