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 Season 3 (NBC) (1949-50)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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########## Kraft Television Theatre ##########
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NBS Wednesdays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern 

3.01 [124] Kraft Television Theatre: THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET
21Sep1949
Adapted from the play by Barre Lyndon
guest stars
John Newland
Mercer McLeod
Anne Jackson

Lewis Martin
Will Hare
John McQuade
Anthony Rivers
Synopsis:
A group of medical students are performing highly questionable

 experiments in an attempt to find eternal youth.

3.02 [125] Kraft Television Theatre: THE CLIMAX
28Sep1949
Based on the story by Jacques Deval
guest stars
Jack Arthur
Felicia Montealegre
Oliver Thorndike

Synopsis:
A married couple encounter problems when a third party enters the scene.

3.03 [126] Kraft Television Theatre: APPLE OF HIS EYE
prod. no. 49-1673

05Oct1949
Written by Kenyon Nicholson & Charles Robinson

guest stars
Lawrence Fletcher ....... Sam
Pamela Rivers ....... Lily
Vaughn Taylor ....... Tude
Helen Stenborg ......... Nina
Dorrit Kelton ....... Nettie
Myrtle Ferguson ....... Stella
Richard Shankland ........ Ott
Norma Jane Marlowe ........ Carol Ann

Synopsis:
The story of an elderly man in love with a young girl. He discovers

that too many people are interested in his romance. The love affair is

the immediate concern of the middle-aged widower's daughter-in-law,

his housekeeper, and the neighbors. Their interference almost deprives

him of years of happiness. [RF]

 

3.04 [127] Kraft Television Theatre: YOUR FRIENDLY NABORS
12Oct1949
Story by Joseph Bates Smith
guest stars
Valerie Cossart
Lawrence Fletcher
Enid Markey
Warren Parker

Gene Fuller
Philip Sterling
Nancy Ross

3.05 [128] Kraft Television Theatre: ACCIDENTALLY YOURS
19Oct1949
guest stars
Valerie Cossart
Cloris Leachman
Mercer McLeod

Synopsis:
A young wife with her child-like behavior frustrates her family.

3.06 [129] Kraft Television Theatre: TO DREAM AGAIN
26Oct1949
guest stars
Janet De Gore
Lauren Gilbert

Robert Craven
Leon Shaw
Velma Royton

3.07 [130] Kraft Television Theatre: WHISTLING IN THE DARK
02Nov1949
Based on the 1949 play by E.C. Carpenter & Lawrence Gross
guest stars
Donald Briggs
Jack Lemmon
Rosemary Rice

3.08 [131] Kraft Television Theatre: HAPPY ENDING
09Nov1949
guest stars
June Dayton
Isobel Price

Jim Davidson
Florence Robinson
Synopsis:
A man learns that success begins at home as he deals with his failing career.

3.09 [132] Kraft Television Theatre: THE HAPPIEST YEARS
16Nov1949

Based on the play written by William Roerick & Thomas Coley
guest stars
James Daly
Lewis Martin
Ethel Owen
Hildy Parks
Alan Bunce

Synopsis:

The Graves home in a small mid-western college town becomes

the best time for a young man with ideas of grandeur.

3.10 [133] Kraft Television Theatre: IN LOVE WITH LOVE
23Nov1949
guest stars
Anne Francis
Maury Hill

3.11 [134] Kraft Television Theatre: SEEN BUT NOT HEARD
30Nov1949
Based on a play by Marie Baumer & Martin Berkeley

guest stars
Jackie Collins
Kathleen Maguire
Warren Parker
George Reeves
Tommy Rettig

Lawrence Fletcher
Tony Halloran
Synopsis:
One after the other the parents try to squelch the children every

time they are in a position to reveal important evidence as to

who killed Aunt Helen and Uncle John.

3.12 [135] Kraft Television Theatre: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
07Dec1949
Based on a play by William Shakespeare

Directed by Stanley Quinn
guest stars
James Daly
Stewart Bradley
Harry Townes
Kurt Richards

Synopsis:
A man searches for his twin children when he is almost ready to give up on life.

3.13 [136] Kraft Television Theatre: THE NANTUCKET LEGEND
14Dec1949
Written by George Lefferts
guest stars
Vaughn Taylor
Philip Faversham
Edith Gresnam
Myrtle Ferguson

3.14 [137] Kraft Television Theatre: THE GLOVE
21Dec1949
guest stars
Dennis Harrison
Margaret Phillips

3.15 [138] Kraft Television Theatre: NEW BROOMS
28Dec1949
Based on the play by Frank Craven
guest stars
June Dayton
Will Hare

Frances Waller
William Lee

Synopsis:
Thomas Bates Sr. tries to get his idle son Tom Jr. interested in his broom

 manufacturing business and puts him in charge of the business for one year.

3.16 [139] Kraft Television Theatre: THE NABORLY FEELING
04Jan1950
guest stars
Valerie Cossart
Enid Markey
Warren Parker

Note: This episode is the sequel to the episode "Your Friendly Nabors" from October 12, 1949.

3.17 [140] Kraft Television Theatre: AS HUSBANDS GO
11Jan1950 (restaged from 06Apr49)
Based on the play by Rachel Crothers
guest stars
Donald Briggs
Mary Alice Moore

Synopsis:
Lucile Lingard has found romance with a young English poet while visiting Europe.

The problem is her husband and Miss Crothers. But when Lucile, and later the poet,

return to the solidarity of the homeland, and when Lucile's husband so patently

demonstrates his "great, selfless love," the affair subsides.

3.18 [141] Kraft Television Theatre: THE VINEGAR TREE
18Jan1950
Based on a play by Paul Osborn
guest stars
Raymond Bramley
Edmon Ryan

Bess Winburn
Synopsis:
An unhappily married couple are distraught when their daughter throws

herself at an older man after being rejected by her true love for

being unsophisticated and inexperienced.

3.19 [142] Kraft Television Theatre: KELLY
25Jan1950
written by Eric Hatch
guest stars
Anne Francis
E.G. Marshall
George Reeves ..... Sergeant Stivers
Olive Deering
Mark Roberts
Yvonne Rudie
Manuel Aparicio
Treva Frazee
Lawrence Fletcher
Lilyan Chauvin
Katherine Crozier
Marilyn Miller, Evelyn Rosselli
Phyllis Cambell, Jack Ewing
Cliff Dunstan, Tommy Gillen
William Skilling
Synopsis:
Story of a G.I. who went overseas in World War II and fell in love with

a French girl, then returned to Kansas and a job at a filling station,

 all the while never forgetting his French love. When he learns that she

 is coming to New York, he and his pals go to meet her. In New York,

 he and the French girl are suspected of illegal activities concerning

some jewels picked up in the war and the story of their romance

 in France is told in flashback. [RF]

*Note This episode was restaged several times throughout the series.

3.20 [143] Kraft Television Theatre: THE OLD LADIES
01Feb1950
Based on a play by Rodney Ackland
Adapted from a novel by Hugh Walpole
guest stars
Katherine Meskill
Mildred Natwick
Doris Rich

Synopsis:
The newest tenant of the Polchester residence is May Beringer who is befriended

by another resident Lucy Amorest, together they meet the strange and mysterious

 gypsy woman Agatha, who says she can help them for a price.

3.21 [144] Kraft Television Theatre: THE DARK TOWER
08Feb1950
Based on the play by George S. Kaufman & Alexander Woollcott
guest stars
E.G. Marshall

Flora Campbell
John Newland

Synopsis:
When theatrical manager Dawson Wells fails to buy off Stanley Vance

who has an unholy hold over his beloved sister Jessica, he plots revenge.

*The play was made into the 1934 motion picture "The Man With Two Faces"

starring Edward G. Robinson as theatrical manager Dawson Wells.

3.22 [145] Kraft Television Theatre: THE SILENT ROOM
15Feb1950
guest stars
Thomas Nello
Neva Patterson

3.23 [146] Kraft Television Theatre: VALLEY FORGE

22Feb1950
Based on a play by Maxwell Anderson
guest stars
Judson Laire
E.G. Marshall
Vaughn Taylor

Synopsis:
Historical story of George Washington's winter with the Continental Army.

3.24 [147] Kraft Television Theatre: MRS. MOONLIGHT
01Mar1950
Based on a play by Benn W. Levy
guest stars
E.G. Marshall
Mary Sinclair
Ethel Remey

Synopsis:

Mrs. Moonlight's perpetual youthful appearance has

 people talking until the truth is revealed.

3.25 [148] Kraft Television Theatre: THE NINETEENTH HOLE
08Mar1950
Based on a short story by Frank Craven

guest stars
Enid Markey
Alan Stevenson
Hildy Parks

Synopsis:

A wife is fed up with her husbands obsession with golf.

3.26 [149] Kraft Television Theatre: LADIES IN RETIREMENT
15Mar1950
Story by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
guest stars
Marga Ann Deighton
Mildred Natwick
Richard Newton

Synopsis:
Leonora Fiske a former actress lives with her companion

Ellen Green on a remote marsh. When Ellen's two eccentric sisters

visit, mysterious events take place.

3.27 [150] Kraft Television Theatre: THE QUEEN'S HUSBAND
22Mar1950

Based on Robert Emmet Sherwood's story (1928)
guest stars
Mercer McLeod
Katherine Meskill
Richard Purdy

Synopsis:
A constitutional monarch outwitted a domineering wife and a dictatorial prime

minister by uniting with a Communist-Labor coalition. [RF]
*Note: Kraft Television Theater celebrated its 150th performance. [TIME magazine 03Apr50]

3.28 [151] Kraft Television Theatre: THE COPPERHEAD
29Mar1950
guest stars
Flora Campbell
Doris Rich

3.29 [152] Kraft Television Theatre: A DOLL'S HOUSE
prod no. 50-563

05Apr1950
written by Edmund Rice

guest stars
Felicia Montealegre ....... Nora
Theodore Newton ....... Torvald
John Newland ....... Krogatad
Joan Wetmore ....... Christina
Geoffrey Lumb ....... Dr. Rank
Alice Yourman ....... Ellen
Synopsis:
The story of Nora, who is a wife and mother and rebels against being

treated as a mere plaything by her husband Torvald. She wants to be

a companion in the union of marriage rather than just someone to be

protected. When the crucial test of their marriage is brought about by

the expose of a bit of blackmailing, her husband thinks more of his

honor than of his wife. Nora leaves Torvald and her home to lead a

life as an individual rather than that of a wife. [RF]

 

3.30 [153] Kraft Television Theatre: THE LUCKY FINGER

12Apr1950
guest stars
Lois Holmes
Dan Morgan
Eleanor Wilson
Claude Horton

3.31 [154] Kraft Television Theatre: MAKE WAY FOR LUCIA
19Apr1950
guest stars
Geoffrey Lumb

3.32 [155] Kraft Television Theatre: BLACK SHEEP
26Apr1950
guest stars
Anne Francis
Eileen Heckart
Richard McMurray

3.33 [156] Kraft Television Theatre: THE FOURTH STEP
03May1950
guest stars
Leslie Nielsen
Augusta Dabney

3.34 [157] Kraft Television Theatre: MACBETH
10May1950
Based on the play by Shakespeare
Directed by Stanley Quinn
guest stars
E.G. Marshall ...... Macbeth
Uta Hagen .......... Lady Macbeth
Chester Stratton ... Macduff
Philip Huston ...... Banquo
Philip Faversham ... Marshall
Synopsis:
Macbeth is one of King Duncan's greatest war captains. Returning from

 battle with his comrade-in-arms Banquo, Macbeth encounters

 a plot made by three witches who make a prophecy.

3.35 [158] Kraft Television Theatre: STORM IN A TEACUP
17May1950
guest stars
George Reeves
Andrea Wallace
Ivan Simpson
Doris Rich

3.36 [159] Kraft Television Theatre: THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
24May1950
guest stars
Valerie Cossart
Warren Parker
Dudley Sadler

3.37 [160] Kraft Television Theatre: THE LUCK OF GULDEFORD
31May1950
guest stars
Leslie Nielsen

3.38 [161] Kraft Television Theatre: THE DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF
07Jun1950
guest stars
Robert Chisholm
George Englund
Flora Campbell

3.39 [162] Kraft Television Theatre: GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
14Jun1950
guest stars
Anne Francis
Nelson Olmstead

3.40 [163] Kraft Television Theatre: NOAH

21Jun1950
guest stars
Vaughn Taylor
Doris Rich
Stewart Bradley

3.41 [164] Kraft Television Theatre: THE WIND IS NINETY
prod. no. 50-2046

28Jun1950
written by Ralph Nelson

guest stars
George Reeves ....... Don Richie
Kathleen Comegys ....... Nana
Nancy Coleman ......... Jean, Don's wife
Donald Duerr ....... Jimmy
Herbie Walsh ....... Bert
Keith Russell ....... Tommy
Richard Wigginton ....... Don at 8 yrs old
Harry Townes ....... the Unknown Soldier
Synopsis:
The story of Don Richie, an Air Force captain who is shot down over

Germany during World War II. Anxious to comfort his grieving family,

he "returns" in spirit form accompanied by the spirit of the Unknown

Soldier. Richie discovers that his wife, mother, father, and son remember

him in different ways. At first, he is unable to "get through" to them.

Although the Unknown Soldier explains to him that it will take time for

them to realize that his spirit will remain, Richie is ready to give up

when he receives a surprise. The family is led to believe that whenever

"the wind is ninety" or from the East, Don will be with them in spirit. [RF]

3.42 [165] Kraft Television Theatre: JEANNINE
05Jul1950
guest stars
Mercer McLeod
Elizabeth Ross

3.43 [166] Kraft Television Theatre: MURDER ON THE NILE
12Jul1950
adapted from the Agatha Christie play
guest stars
Lex Richards
Patricia Wheel
Guy Spaull

3.44 [167] Kraft Television Theatre: ACCENT ON YOUTH
19Jul1950
guest stars
Marilyn Erskine
Melville Ruick

 3.45 [168] Kraft Television Theatre: MR. BARRY'S ETCHINGS
26Jul1950

3.46 [169] Kraft Television Theatre: JANUARY THAW
prod. no. 50-2282

02Aug1950
written by William Roos

guest stars
Valerie Cossart ....... Marge
Nelson Olmstead ....... Herbert
Vaughn Taylor ...... Jonathan
Leona Powers ..... Mathilda
Robert Burr ...... Matt
Barbara Ruick ...... Barbara
Susan Harris ...... Sarah
Don Murray ...... George
John Stephen ...... Mr. Loomis
Synopsis:
The story of Herbert and Marge Gage and the confusion that results

when they buy an old-fashioned farmhouse in Connecticut and then

discover that two of the late owner's heirs have a legal right to live in

the house. Soon after the Gages and their two daughters move in, the

Jonathan Rockwoods arrive to take advantage of their relative's will.

The inevitable difficulties arise when two families live under one roof.

A message is received that a neighbor is expecting a child and has

no one to attend to her needs. Mathilda Rockwood and Barbara Gage

 are the only available people, and they slip away and take over until

the following morning when a nurse arrives. This incident leads to all

the differences between the two families being ironed out. [RF]

3.47 [170] Kraft Television Theatre: FEATHERS IN A GALE
09Aug1950
guest stars
E.G. Marshall
George Reeves
Kyle MacDonnell

3.48 [171] Kraft Television Theatre: SEPTEMBER TIDE
16Aug1950
adapted from the Daphne du Maurier story
guest stars
Patricia Breslin
Robert Pastene
Ruth Matteson

3.49 [172] Kraft Television Theatre: THE FIRST MRS. FRASER
23Aug1950
adapted from the John G. St. Ervine play.
guest stars
Lex Richards
Evan Thomas
Dorothy Peterson
E.G. Marshall

3.50 [173] Kraft Television Theatre: THE DETOUR
30Aug1950
guest stars
James Coates
Ethel Remey
Blair Davies

3.51 [174] Kraft Television Theatre: THE LAST TRUMP
06Sep1950
guest stars
Mercer McLeod
Richard Purdy

3.52 [175] Kraft Television Theatre: THE GREAT BIG DOORSTEP
13Sep1950
guest stars
Florida Friebus
Robert Chisholm
Philip Tonge

3.53 [176] Kraft Television Theatre: THE LAST STOP
20Sep1950
story by Irving Kaye Davis
guest stars
Mildred Dunnock
Isobel Price
Vaughn Taylor
Enid Markey

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