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)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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NBS Wednesdays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern 

1.01 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: DOUBLE DOOR

07May1947

Based on a play by Elizabeth McFadden
guest stars

John Baragrey

Synopsis:
A woman locks another woman in the family burial vault

 to prevent her from marrying her brother.

 

1.02 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: MERTON OF THE MOVIES

14May1947

           Teleplay by George Simon Kaufman and Marc Connelly

           from the novel by Harry Leon Wilson

Synopsis:
A young man with grandiose dreams of becoming a serious actor

unintentionally becomes a comedian.

 

1.22 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: PAYMENT DEFERRED
01Oct1947
Based on the play by Jeffrey Dell

Synopsis:
A bank clerk who handles foreign exchange, is in debt and fears that he

might lose his position at the bank. When an investor approaches him about

 a quick fortune to be made and he decides to take matters into his own hands.

1.23 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: JANUARY THAW
08Oct1947
written by Edmund C. Rise & William Roos
story by Bellamy Partridge

Synopsis:
After buying an old farmhouse a couple discover that the

 late owner's heirs have a right to live in the house.

1.37 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: ALTERNATING CURRENT
14Jan1948
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
written by Horton Foote

(Based on his 1943 play and Broadway debut)

Synopsis:

Albert and Julia's marriage is failing miserably, although he loves her,

he is unhappy. Together they try to work things out.

 

1.43 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: ALISON'S HOUSE
25Feb1948
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning 1931 play by Susan Glaspell

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.

1.45 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE WIND IS NINETY
10Mar1948
Written by Ralph Nelson

Synopsis:

An Air Force captain is shot down over Germany during World War II,

his spirit returns to comfort his grieving family.

*Note Remade on June 28, 1950.

 

1.46 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: NO WAY OUT
17Mar1948
Adapted from a play by Owen Davis
guest stars
Eleanor Wilson

Muriel Hutchison
Paul Marlin

Synopsis:
Suffering from dementia a family must place their

 beloved one in a special medical facility.

1.47 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: CAPTAIN APPLEJACK
24Mar1948
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 boredom until he decides to bring his dreams to life.

Calling the butler "Lush" with poor Aunt Agatha thinking he's lost his mind.

*Note: First appeared in "Everybody's Magazine" on September 1922.

1.48 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
31Mar1948
Based on a story by Oliver Goldsmith
guest stars
Ralph Nelson ........ Charles
Margaret Phillips ... Kate
Mercer McLeod ....... Hardcastle

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.

1.50 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: BARCHESTER TOWERS
14Apr1948
Adapted by Thomas Job
From the work by Anthony Trollope

Synopsis:
After the death of the much-beloved Bishop, expectations are high

 that his son Archdeacon Grantly will take his place.

 

1.51 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE SILVER CORD
21Apr1948
Adapted from a play by Sidney 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.

1.53 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE ROYAL FAMILY
05May1948
story 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.

1.55 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: MINICK

19May1948
Based on the 1924 play by George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber

Short story by Edna Ferber

Directed by Harry Herrmann
guest stars
Ralph Bunker ....... Fred Minick
Robert Allen
Flora Campbell

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]

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