CTVA US Anthology - "KraftTelevisionTheatre" (NBC) Season 1 (1947-48)

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 Season 1 (NBC) (1947-48)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


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NBS Wednesdays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern 

 1.01 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: DOUBLE DOOR
07May1947 NBC Wed
Adaptation by Edmund Rice
Adapted from a play by Elizabeth McFadden
Directors Fred Coe and Stanley Quinn
guest stars
John Baragrey
Valerie Cossart
John Stephen
Romola Robb
Eleanor Wilson
Synopsis:
A woman locks another woman in the family burial vault to prevent her from marrying her brother. [RF]

1.02 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: MERTON OF THE MOVIES
14May1947 NBC Wed
Teleplay by George Simon Kaufman and Marc Connelly
from the novel by Harry Leon Wilson
starring
Eddie Mayehoff ..... Merton Gill
Patricia Englund
Synopsis:
A young man with grandoise dreams of becoming a serious actor unintentionally becomes a comedian. [RF]

1.03 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF
21May1947 NBC Wed
starring
William H. Lynn
Synopsis:
A nobleman selects a suitor for his daughter whom she rejects. [RF]

1.04 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: HER MASTER'S VOICE
28May1947 NBC Wed
Synopsis:
A woman goes to live with her wealthy aunt after thinking her unemployed husband is no good, the aunt
has other ideas and hires the husband as a laborer on her vast estate. [RF]

1.05 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE BARKER
04Jun1947 NBC Wed
Synopsis:
A woman falls in love with a carnival barker. [RF]

1.06 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THERE'S ALWAYS JULIET
11Jun1947 NBC Wed
Adapted from a play by John Druten
Synopsis:
An American man and British woman fall in love at first sight. [RF]

1.07 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE DOLL'S HOUSE
18Jun1947 NBC Wed (Restaged April 5, 1950)
Adapted from a play by Henrik Ibsen
Synopsis:
A woman controlled by an overbearing husband leaves him to pursue her own dreams. [RF]

1.08 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: I LIKE IT HERE
25Jun1947 NBC Wed
Synopsis:
A professor hires a refugee as a houseman and finds that he enjoys interfering in other's lives. [RF]

1.09 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: YOU AND I
02Jul1947 NBC Wed

1.10 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: TO THE LADIES
09Jul1947 NBC Wed
starring
John Conway
Walter Armitage
Jay Meredith
Synopsis:
An intelligent wife tries to help her scatterbrained husband succeed in business.

1.11 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: CONSIDER LILY
16Jul1947 NBC Wed
starring
Ruth Yorke
Vaughan Taylor
Andrea Wallace

1.12 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: PAPA IS ALL
23Jul1947 NBC Wed
starring
Don Keefer
Inge Adams
Marie Kenney

1.13 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: INTERFERENCE
30Jul1947 NBC Wed

1.14 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE MAN WHO MARRIED A DUMB WIFE
06Aug1947 NBC Wed
starring
Mercer McLeod
Inge Adams

1.15 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: LABURNUM GROVE
13Aug1947
Based on a play by J.B. Priestley
Director Ernest Colling
starring
Vaughn Taylor
Synopsis:
A counterfeiter finds his family greedy for more than he can print.

1.16 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE FIRST YEAR
20Aug1947 NBC Wed
starring
Helen Parrish
Virginia Smith
Tommy Tucker

1.17 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: YES AND NO
27Aug1947 NBC Wed
starring
Warren Parker
Sylvia Davis
Richard Newton

1.18 [018] Kraft Television Theatre: MR. PIM PASSES BY
03Sep1947 NBC Wed
Based on a story by A.A. Milne
starring
Vaughn Taylor
Flora Campbell
Isham Constable
Judy Blake

1.19 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: CRAIG'S WIFE
10Sep1947 NBC Wed
starring
Joanne Dolan
Larry Kerry
Grace Keddy

1.20 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: MURDER WITHOUT CRIME
17Sep1947 NBC Wed
starring
Cathleen Cordell
Warren Parker
Guy Spaull
*Note: Pre-empted in New York City.

1.21 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: SUSPECT
24Sep1947 NBC Wed
starring
Philip Foster
Philippa Bevans
J.W. Austin

1.22 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: PAYMENT DEFERRED
01Oct1947 NBC Wed
Based on the play by Jeffrey Dell
starring
Mercer McLeod
Michael Blair
Synopsis:
A bank clerk who handles foreign exchange, is in debt and fears that he might lose his position at the bank. When an
invester approaches him about a quick fortune to be made and he decides to take matters into his own hands. [RF]

1.23 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: JANUARY THAW
08Oct1947 NBC Wed
Written by Edmund C. Rise & William Roos
Story by Bellamy Partridge
starring
Vaughn Taylor
Valerie Cossart
Virginia Sale
Synopsis:
After buying an old farmhouse a couple discover that the late owner's heirs have a right to live in the house. [RF]

1.24 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THERESE
15Oct1947 NBC Wed
starring
John Baragrey
Sydney Arnold
Thomas Palmer
Synopsis:
A married woman has an affair with one of her sick cousin's friends. [RF]

1.25 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE MAN WHO CHANGED HIS NAME
22Oct1947 NBC Wed
starring
Byron Russell
Patricia Jenkins
Claude Horton
Synopsis:
A woman thinks her husband is a serial killer.

1.26 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: BLIND ALLEY
29Oct1947 NBC Wed
starring
Gordon Mills
Robert Burr
Synopsis:
A college professor is being held hostage by a killer.

1.27 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: ON STAGE
05Nov1947 NBC Wed

1.28 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: LADIES IN RETIREMENT
12Nov1947 NBC Wed
starring
Eda Heinemann
Earl Hammond
Marjorie Maude

1.29 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: BUT NOT GOODBYE
19Nov1947 NBC Wed
starring
Hildy Parks
Charity Grace
Warren Parker

1.30 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE CURTAIN RISES
26Nov1947 NBC Wed
starring
John Stephen
Margaret Phillips

1.31 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: PARLOR STORY
03Dec1947 NBC Wed
starring
Don Keefer
Florence Campbell
Gene O'Donnell

1.32 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
10Dec1947 NBC Wed
Based on a play by Oscar Wilde
starring
John Stephen
Margaret Phillips
Romola Robb
Michael Blair
Sylvia Davis
Elliott Reid
Anna Russell
Guy Spaull

1.33 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: HOLIDAY
17Dec1947 NBC Wed
starring
Don Keefer
Patricia Jenkins
Walter Brooke
Synopsis:
On a post-war holiday in Europe a former soldier's wife learns the truth about her husband's days as a GI. [RF]

1.34 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: REVERIE, AND THE DESERT SHALL
24Dec1947 NBC Wed
This Christmas-themed installment features two stories: the dramatic one-act Reverie; and Finch's The Desert Shall Rejoice. [RF]

1.35 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: RESPECTIVELY YOURS
31Dec1947 NBC Wed
starring
Ralph Bunker
Grace Keddy
Nicholas Saunders

1.36 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE TRUTH ABOUT BLAYDS
07Jan1948 NBC Wed
Based on a story by A.A. Milne
starring
Vaughn Taylor
Naomi Campbell
Margaret Phillips
John Stephen
Guy Spaull

1.37 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: ALTERNATING CURRENT
14Jan1948 NBC Wed
Written by Jack Roche
Synopsis:
A man sentenced to death, gets a reprieve when there is a power outage.

1.38 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: ONLY THE HEART
21Jan1948 NBC Wed
Written by Horton Foote
(based on his 1943 play and Broadway debut)
starring
Robert Healy
Joan Stanley
Ruth Yorke
Synopsis:
Albert and Julia's marriage is failing miserably, although he loves her,he is unhappy. Together they try to work things out. [RF]

1.39 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: CRIMINAL CODE
28Jan1948 NBC Wed
starring
Don Keefer
Ellen Cobb Hill
Bram Nossem
Synopsis:
After being convicted of murder, an innocent man gets a second chance from the prison warden who was D.A. at the time.
He hires him as his daughter's chauffeur and is surprised when the two become romantically involved. [RF]

1.40 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: OUTWARD BOUND
04Feb1948 NBC Wed
starring
Ralph Nelson
Charity Grace
Vaughn Taylor
Synopsis:
An ocean liner gives passage to a small group of people who have no idea that they are dead and headed for judgement. [RF]

1.41 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: SPRING GREEN
11Feb1948 NBC Wed
Based on a story by Colin Clements and Florence Ryerson
starring
Margaret Phillips
Mel Brandt
Guy Spaull
John Stanton
Charity Grace
Katherine Meskill
Ralph Nelson
Synopsis:
An army officer and his son move to an apartment building. The shy boy makes it difficult for his father to begin a new relationship. [RF]

1.42 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: APPLE OF MY EYE
18Feb1948 NBC Wed

1.43 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: ALISON'S HOUSE
25Feb1948 NBC Wed
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning 1931 play by Susan Glaspell
starring
Edward Harvey
Grace Keddy
Marga Ann Deighton
Synopsis:
Alison Stanhope, a poet has been dead for eighteen years. Her spirit lives on in the hearts of her
family and friends who discover a portfolio filled with poems never before released. [RF]

1.44 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: COUNSELLOR-AT-LAW
03Mar1948 NBC Wed
starring
Pat Harrington Jr.
Adele Longmire
Virginia Robinson
Synopsis:
A successful lawyer's past comes back to haunt him. [RF]

1.45 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE WIND IS NINETY
10Mar1948 NBC Wed (Remade on June 28, 1950)
Written by Ralph Nelson
starring
Grant Calhoun
Grace Keddy
David Frank
Synopsis:
An Air Force captain is shot down over Germany during World War II, his spirit returns to comfort his grieving family. [RF]

1.46 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: NO WAY OUT
17Mar1948 NBC Wed
Adapted from a play by Owen Davis
guest stars
Eleanor Wilson
Muriel Hutchison
Paul Marlin
Andrea Wallace
Synopsis:
Suffering from dementia a family must place their beloved on in a special medical facility.

1.47 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: CAPTAIN APPLEJACK
24Mar1948 NBC Wed
Adapted from the play by Walter Hackett
guest stars
Wilma Drake
Leonard Elliott
Peggy Sanford
Synopsis:
Michael dreams he is a pirate sailing the Spanish Main and awake his filled with everyday mundaneness until he decides
to bring his dreams to life. Calling the butler "Lush", poor Aunt Agatha thinks he's lost his mind. [RF]
*First appeared in "Everybody's Magazine" on September 1922.

1.48 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
31Mar1948 NBC Wed
Story by Oliver Goldsmith
guest stars
Ralph Nelson ........ Charles
Margaret Phillips ... Kate
Mercer McLeod ....... Hardcastle
Katherine Meskill
Margaret Draper
Synopsis:
Mr. Hardcastle wants his daughter to marry Sir Charles Marlowe, a fellow who is fondest of girls who are less genteel.
The romance blossoms when Marlowe is deceived into thinking that Kate is a barmaid. [RF]

1.49 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: JUNE MOON
07Apr1948 NBC Wed
Based on a play by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman
starring
Claire Stuart
Nicholas Saunders
Joanne Dolan
Synopsis:
A Country bumpkin songwriter hits New York City and winds up with a domineering woman.

1.50 [-- Kraft Television Theatre: BARCHESTER TOWERS
14Apr1948 NBC Wed
Adapted by Thomas Job
From the work by Anthony Trollope
starring
Vaughn Taylor
Flora Campbell
Houseley Stevens
Synopsis:
After the death of the much-beloved Bishop, expectations are high that his son Archdeacon Grantly will take his place. [RF]

1.51 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE SILVER CORD
21Apr1948 NBC Wed
Adapted from a play by Sidney Coe Howard
guest stars
Nicolas Saunders
Grace Keddy
Linda Carlton Reid
Synopsis:
An obsessive mother cannot bear another woman to come between her and her sons. [RF]

1.52 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: LOUDER, PLEASE!
28Apr1948 NBC Wed
starring
Pat Harrington Jr.
Andrea Wallace
Virginia Gilmore

1.53 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE ROYAL FAMILY
05May1948 NBC Wed
Based on the play by George S. Kaufman
Directed by Harry Herrmann
guest stars
Ethel Owen
Bess Winburn
Hildy Parks
Synopsis:
A family of actors living under one roof make for an entertaining story. [RF]

1.54 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: BROKEN DISHES
12May1948 NBC Wed
starring
John Shellie
Katherine Hall
Bill Terry

1.55 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: MR. MINICK
19May1948 NBC Wed
Based on the play by George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber
Directed by Harry Herrmann
guest stars
Ralph Bunker ....... Fred Minick
Flora Campbell
Robert Allen
Janet Fox
Synopsis:
A old man moves to Chicago to live with his son and daughter-in-law, although his intentions are well meant,
the couple find him an irritation. He befriends a young orphan boy and the two soon bond which is not to the
liking of the boy's step-father. [RF]

1.56 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: RIDDLE ME THIS
26May1948 NBC Wed
starring
Richard Kiley
Kathleen Maguire
Frank M. Thomas

1.57 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE TORCHBEARERS
02Jun1948 NBC Wed
starring
Harold J. Stone
Maude Wallace
Klock Ryder

1.58 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE FOURTH WALL
09Jun1948 NBC Wed
Story by A.A. Milne
starring
Vaughan Taylor
Margaret Phillips
Ben Lackland
Leonard Trolley
J.W. Austin

1.59 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: APPLESAUCE
16Jun1948 NBC Wed
starring
Hildy Parks
Ty Perry
Myrtle Ferguson

[--] Kraft Television Theatre:
23Jun1948 NBC Wed
pre-empted for the Republican National Convention.


1.60 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: FOOLISH NOTION
30Jun1948 NBC Wed
starring
Katherine Meskill
Edith Bell
Bess Winburn

1.61 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE SHOW-OFF
07Jul1948 NBC Wed
starring
Nancy Sheridan
Earl Gilbert
Helen MacKellar

[--] Kraft Television Theatre: POOR AUBREY
14Jul1948 NBC Wed
pre-empted for the Democratic Convention.


1.62 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: BERKELEY SQUARE
21Jul1948 NBC Wed
starring
Margaret Phillips
Ralph Nelson
Joan Stanley

1.63 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: GREEN CARS GO EAST
28Jul1948 NBC Wed
starring
Peter Dane
Charles Dayton
G. Swayne Gordon

1.64 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THEATRE
04Aug1948 NBC Wed
starring
Sarah Burton
Lex Richards
Blaine Cordner

1.65 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE TENTH MAN
11Aug1948 NBC Wed
starring
Roy Irving
Margaret Phillips
John Stephen
Vaughan Taylor
Sydney Arnold

1.66 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE WHITE-HEADED BOY
18Aug1948 NBC Wed
starring
Michael Sadler
Andrea Wallace
Pat Harrington

1.67 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: POOR AUBREY
25Aug1948 NBC Wed

1.68 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: ICEBOUND
01Sep1948 NBC Wed

1.69 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: POOR LITTLE ME
08Sep1948 NBC Wed
starring
John Stephen
Katharine Meskill
Betty A. Nyman
Paul Marlin
Gloria Stroock
Henry Hart

1.70 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: LADY FREDERICK
15Sep1948 NBC Wed
Somerset Maugham
starring
Erin O'Brien Moore
Geoffrey Lumb
William Whitman
Oliver Thorndike
Louise Prussing
Richard Deane
Patricia Elliot
Lenore Geller

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