Telephone Time

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1956
Telephone Time is an American anthology drama series that aired on CBS in 1956, and on ABC from 1957 to 1958. The series features plays by John Nesbitt who hosted the first season. Frank C. Baxter hosted the 1957 and 1958 seasons. read more

Telephone Time is an American anthology drama series that aired on CBS in 1956, and on ABC from 1957 to 1958. The series features plays by John Nesbitt who hosted the first season. Frank C. Baxter hosted the 1957 and 1958 seasons. The program was directed by Arthur Hiller, Robert Florey, and Lewis Allen (director). A total of 81 episodes aired from April 1956 to March 1957 on CBS and from April 1957 to April 1958 on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).

Original Release

04/08/1956 on CBS

US Release

04/08/1956

Cast

John Nesbitt Self - Host
Frank Baxter Self - Host
Basil Howes George Coe
Robert Lowell (as Mark Lowell)
Richard Karlan Friday
Jean Byron Miss Morton
Leonard Mudie 2nd Official
Herbert Anderson Nathaniel Bowditch
Peter Miller Reporter
Edgar Buchanan Horace Greeley
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Revenge Tuesday, 10 September 1957
2 Here Lies Francois Gold Tuesday, 17 September 1957
3 Campaign for Marriage Tuesday, 24 September 1957
4 The Gadfly Tuesday, 01 October 1957
5 Hole in the Wall Tuesday, 08 October 1957
6 The Man the Navy Couldn't Sink Tuesday, 15 October 1957
7 Under Seventeen Tuesday, 22 October 1957
8 The Other Van Gogh Tuesday, 29 October 1957
9 Arithmetic Sailor Tuesday, 05 November 1957
10 I Get Along Without You Very Well Tuesday, 12 November 1957
11 Alice's Wedding Gown Tuesday, 19 November 1957
12 The Rescue Tuesday, 26 November 1957
13 Novel Appeal Tuesday, 03 December 1957
14 Sam Houston's Decision Tuesday, 10 December 1957
15 The Frying Pan Tuesday, 17 December 1957
16 A Picture of the Magi Tuesday, 24 December 1957
17 Death of a Nobody Tuesday, 31 December 1957
18 Abby, Julia and the Seven Pet Cows Tuesday, 07 January 1958
19 Cavalry Surgeon Tuesday, 14 January 1958
20 A Stubborn Fool Tuesday, 21 January 1958
21 Flight for Life Tuesday, 28 January 1958
22 The Immortal Eye Tuesday, 04 February 1958
23 Recipe for Success Tuesday, 11 February 1958
24 The Checkered Flag Tuesday, 18 February 1958
25 The Vestris Tuesday, 25 February 1958
26 War Against War Tuesday, 04 March 1958
27 The Quality of Mercy Tuesday, 11 March 1958
28 Man of Principle Tuesday, 25 March 1958
29 Trail Blazer Tuesday, 01 April 1958
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Directors

Erle C. Kenton, Lewis Allen, Robert B. Sinclair, Allen H. Miner, Roy Kellino, Owen Crump, Arthur Hiller, Don Taylor, George Waggner, Justus Addiss, Hugo Haas, Laslo Benedek, Eugene Lourie, Robert Florey, Christian Nyby, James Mason, Norman Z. McLeod, Felix E. Feist, Arnold Laven, Peter Godfrey, Abby Berlin, Rod Amateau, Peter Tewksbury, Richard Kinon, Gilbert Kay, Wilhelm Thiele

Writers

John Nesbitt, Donald S. Sanford, László Vadnay, David Evans, Norman Lessing, Joseph Landon, Maxine Rasco, Palmer Thompson, Jerry D. Lewis, Herbert Ellis, Marina Koshetz, Oliver Crawford, David Duncan, Frank L. Moss, D.D. Beauchamp, Zoe Akins, Marion Hargrove, John H. Kafka, John T. Kelley, James Thurber, Milton Geiger, Peter Packer, William P. Rousseau, Clifford E. Barry Nobles, Howard R. Evans, Paul Rink, William Harmon, A.M. Brown, Joseph Calvelli, Daniel V. Gallery, C.M. Nelson, Z. Stypulkowski, Sims Carter, Leonard St. Clair, Jack Bennett, Henry F. Greenberg

Cast

John Nesbitt Self - Host
Frank Baxter Self - Host
Basil Howes George Coe
Robert Lowell (as Mark Lowell)
Richard Karlan Friday
Jean Byron Miss Morton
Leonard Mudie 2nd Official
Herbert Anderson Nathaniel Bowditch
Peter Miller Reporter
Edgar Buchanan Horace Greeley
Sean McClory Officer McTeague
Addison Richards Col. Lugenbeel
Byron Foulger Mr. Purdy
Bob Okazaki Cha Hak Do
Bob Okazaki Pit-a-Pit's father
Robert Barrat Dr. Otto Graff
Ned Wever Judge
Roberto Contreras Mexican Spy
Jessica Tandy Bertha Kinsky
Paul Birch President

Producers

Editors

Charles L. Freeman, Bruce Schoengarth, Newell P. Kimlin, Fred Maguire, George E. Luckenbacher

1957 Emmy Best Teleplay Writing - Half Hour or Less Nominated
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