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

US Release

05/07/1947

Cast

Ed Herlihy Announcer
Ed Herlihy Self - Announcer
Charles Stark Self - Announcer
Patricia Smith (as Pat Smith)
Chet Stratton (as Chester Stratton)
Joseph Walsh (as Joey Walsh)
Judy Parrish (as Judith Parrish)
Michael Dreyfuss (as Michael Dreyfus)
Patricia Bruder (as Patsy Bruder)
Lexford Richards (as Lex Richards)
(see additional cast & crew)
# 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, Richard Dunlap, Harry Herrmann, Maury Holland, Paul Bogart, Fielder Cook, Stanley Quinn, Sidney Lumet, Norman Morgan, George Roy Hill, Frank Telford, Alan Anderson, Frank Pacelli, Marc Daniels, Michael Dreyfuss, William Corrigan, Richard Goode, Lew Brown, Don Medford, Fred Coe, William O. Harbach, John Boulting, David Greene, Daniel Petrie, Roy Boulting, Jack Klugman, Alex Segal, Fred Carney, Edward V. Padula, George Weber, Robert Foster, Paul Stanley, David Alexander, Ernest Colling, David Orrick McDearmon, Murray Golden, Don Richardson

Writers

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

Cast

Ed Herlihy Announcer
Ed Herlihy Self - Announcer
Charles Stark Self - Announcer
Patricia Smith (as Pat Smith)
Chet Stratton (as Chester Stratton)
Joseph Walsh (as Joey Walsh)
Judy Parrish (as Judith Parrish)
Michael Dreyfuss (as Michael Dreyfus)
Patricia Bruder (as Patsy Bruder)
Lexford Richards (as Lex Richards)
Pat Kirkland (as Patricia Kirkland)
Neville Brand Willie Stark
E.G. Marshall Colonel Hodges
Maureen Stapleton Sadie Burke
Mark Roberts Kelly
Nancy Marchand Ann
Joan Copeland Louise Carella
Frederick Worlock (as Frederic Worlock)
Vaughn Taylor Mr. Mergenthwirker
Hanna Landy Dolores

Producers

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