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 Season 6 (NBC) (1952-53)
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


########## Kraft Television Theatre ##########
############## season 6 1952-53 ##############
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NBS Wednesdays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern

6.01 [281] Kraft Television Theatre: MICHAEL AND MARY

01Oct1952

adapted from the A.A. Milne play

restaged from show telecast on 13Dec1950

guest stars

Scott Forbes ....... Michael

Maria Riva ....... Mary

 

6.02 [282] Kraft Television Theatre: THE NEW TENANT

08Oct1952

guest stars

Katherine Meskill

Alan Bunce

Blanche Yurka

 

6.03 [283] Kraft Television Theatre: A KISS FOR CINDERELLA

15Oct1952

guest stars

Mary Kay Stearns ....... Cinderella

Leslie Nielsen ....... Prince Charming

Melville Cooper

 

6.04 [284] Kraft Television Theatre: A LONG NIGHT IN FORTY MILES

22Oct1952

guest stars

John Baragrey

Hildy Parks

Fred Stewart

 

6.05 [285] Kraft Television Theatre: THE DIVINE DRUDGE

29Oct1952

guest stars

Harry Townes

Robert Pastene

 

6.06 [286] Kraft Television Theatre: MELODY JONES

05Nov1952

guest stars

Patsy Bruder

 

6.07 [287] Kraft Television Theatre: HILDA MCKAY

12Nov1952

guest stars

Shepperd Strudwick

Haila Stoddard

 

6.08 [288] Kraft Television Theatre: THE QUIET WEDDING

19Nov1952

guest stars

Alan Haines

 

6.09 [289] Kraft Television Theatre: MR. LAZARUS

26Nov1952

story by Harvey O'Higgins & Harriet Ford

guest stars

E.G. Marshall ....... Mr. Lazarus

Don Murray ....... Booth

Dorotha Duckworth ....... Mrs. Sylvester

Joan Gray ....... Pat Molloy

Barry Kroeger ....... Dr. Sylvester

Synopsis:

The story of Mr. Lazarus, who appears at the boardinghouse of the Sylvesters.

He claims that he knew Mrs. Sylvester years ago and then claims he is

John Molloy, her first husband. He proves Dr. Sylvester to be a fraud and

helps Pat, Mrs. Sylvester's daughter, and Booth, her fiance, on the road

to the altar. Mr. Lazarus suddenly leaves, but the family is undecided

as to whether he is John Molloy or John Lazarus. [RF]

 

6.10 [290] Kraft Television Theatre: THE IRON GATE

03Dec1952

guest stars

Beatrice Straight

Henry Daniell

Patricia Breslin

Margaret Phillips

 

6.11 [291] Kraft Television Theatre: THE INTIMATE STRANGERS

10Dec1952

guest stars

Nelson Olmsted

Peggy Conklin

Isabel Price

 

6.12 [292] Kraft Television Theatre: THE GUEST

17Dec1952

guest stars

Judy Parrish

Ethel Remey

Gene Lyons

 

6.13 [293] Kraft Television Theatre: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

24Dec1952

Teleplay by Robert Howard Lindsay
Based on the classic novel "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
Directed by
Makeup Dick Smith
guest stars
Malcolm Keen ....... Ebenezer Scrooge
Harry Townes ....... Bob Cratchit
Valerie Cossart .... Mrs. Cratchit
Glenn Walken ....... Tiny Tim (aka Christopher Walken)
Veronica Dangel .... Edith
Buzzy Martin ....... Peter
Norma Jean Marlowe.. Belinda
Noel Leslie ........ Ghost of Christmas Past
Melville Cooper .... Ghost of Christmas Present
George Spelvin ..... Ghost of Christmas Future
Richard Purdy ...... Jacob Marley
Richard Newton
Naomi Riordan
Eric Sinclair
Biff McGuire
Ken Walken
Geoffrey Lumb
Geoffrey Lumb Jr.
Douglas Wood
Rex O'Malley
Eric Berry
Eva Condon
Philip Brady
Synopsis:

Charles Dickens's classic tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge.
Christmas Carols (background music) sung by

The Saint Ignatius Boy's Choir under the direction of Dr. Reginald Silby.
 

6.14 [294] Kraft Television Theatre: PAPER MOON

31Dec1952 (restaged from 03Jan51)

adapted by Robert Howard Lindsay

guest stars

Ruth Matteson

Richard Kiley

Amy Douglass

Caren Preiss

Ruth Chatterton

6.15 [295] Kraft Television Theatre:

THE FIRE BELOW AND THE DEVIL ABOVE

07Jan1953

written by Carey Wilber

prod. no. 53-80

guest stars

Tom Coley ....... Eben Stone

Bethel Leslie ....... Tabby

Richard Newton ....... Bluey

William A. Lee ....... Capt. Brewster

James Gregory ....... Bos'un

Whit Bissell ....... Chips

Vaughn Taylor ....... Rev. Obadiah Harkness
Synopsis:
The story of Eben Stone, mate on the brig Ellen B. He takes over as

master after the first mate is murdered and Captain Brewster dies.

The Rev. Obadiah Harkness and his daughter Tabby are passengers,

and Eben falls in love with her, and she with him. The cred led by

Bluey mutiny, and Eben says he must deal with a fire below and the

Devil above. A fire breaks out in the hold, and he goes into the hold

 to save the ship. Bluey tries to gain control of the ship, but the

Reverend Harkness and Tabby with the faithful Chips, the ship's

 carpenter, save both Eben and the ship.

 

6.16 [296] Kraft Television Theatre: ZONE FOUR

14Jan1953

guest stars

Richard Kiley

Mary Fickett

John Newland

Lauren Gilbert

 

6.17 [297] Kraft Television Theatre: A SQUARE PEG

21Jan1953

guest stars

Evelyn Varden

Lois Bolton

Irene Vernon

Frank M. Thomas

 

6.18 [298] Kraft Television Theatre: DUET

28Jan1953

written by Robert Noah

guest stars

Jack Lemmon

Ray Rizzo

Sallie Brophy

Anatole Winogradoff

 

6.19 [299] Kraft Television Theatre: THE CHESS GAME

04Feb1953

written by Robert Howard Lindsay

directed by Maurice Holland

prod. no. 53-494

guest stars

Russell Collins ....... Graham

Joey Walsh ....... Johnny

Robert Carroll ....... Glen Polk

Sally Chamberlin ....... Helen Polk

Nana Bryant ....... Mrs. Lucas

Gene O'Donnell ....... Lt. Finney

Nell Harrison ....... Miss Spinner
Synopsis:
John Green, a young delinquent fearing he is suspected of murder,

takes refuge in the home of John Graham, a cynical, atheistic drunk.

 Graham, with the help of the theological student Glen Polk, his wife,

and mother-in-law, create a new identity for John Green as Johnny

Graham. In the mental chess game of trying to evade the law,

Johnny is helped by John Graham, who confesses to the crime in

order to save the young man's life. Graham's good deed is rewarded

when Lt. Finney reveals that the murderer has been found. [RF]

 

6.20 [300] Kraft Television Theatre: RIGHT YOU ARE!

11Feb1953

guest stars

Tom Helmore

Olive Blakeney

 

6.21 [301] Kraft Television Theatre: SNOOKSIE

18Feb1953

adapted by Carey Wilbur

guest stars

Jack Lemmon

J. Pat O'Malley

Andree Wallace

Jack Warden

Vinton Hayworth

 

6.22 [302] Kraft Television Theatre: STAR BRIGHT

25Feb1953

guest stars

William Roerick

Georgann Johnson

 

6.23 [303] Kraft Television Theatre: MY BROTHER'S KEEPER

04Mar1953

written by George Roy Hill

guest stars

Rod Steiger

James Gregory

George Roy Hill

John Connell

 

6.24 [304] Kraft Television Theatre: SO VERY YOUNG

11Mar1953

guest stars

Henry Jones

 

6.25 [305] Kraft Television Theatre: AUTUMN STORY

18Mar1953

guest stars

Alan Bruce

Perry Wilson

 

6.26 [306] Kraft Television Theatre: MISS MABEL

25Mar1953

guest stars

Estelle Winwood

Frederic Worlock

Malcolm Keen

 

6.27 [307] Kraft Television Theatre: THE SUMMER PLACE

01Apr1953

guest stars

John Newland

Blanche Yurka

 

6.28 [308] Kraft Television Theatre: NEXT OF KIN

08Apr1953

written by Rod Serling

directed by Stanley Quinn

guest stars

Frederic Tozere

Patricia Ferris

Jack Arthur

Gene Lyons

James Daly

 

6.29 [309] Kraft Television Theatre: RAIN NO MORE

15Apr1953

written by James Costigan

directed by Maury Holland

guest stars

James Costigan

Edward Binns

Murray Hamilton

Penny Santon

Una O'Connor

 

6.30 [310] Kraft Television Theatre: THE NEW SERVANT

22Apr1953

guest stars

Wright King

John Seymour

Katherine Meskill

 

6.31 [311] Kraft Television Theatre: HOODLUMS WITH A HALO

29Apr1953

guest stars

Frank Albertson

Constance Ford

Joe Maross

 

6.32 [312] Kraft Television Theatre: SIXTH ANNIVERSARY

06May1953

guest stars

Nancy Marchand

Leslie Nielsen

Rod Steiger

George Roy Hill

John Baragrey


*Note Features excerpts from past Kraft programs:

Of Famous Memory (first aired 3/21/51) -- January Thaw (first aired 10/47)

-- Wuthering Heights (first aired 11/17/48) -- My Brother's Keeper (first aired 3/4/53).

 

6.33 [313] Kraft Television Theatre: FINAL EDITION

13May1953

guest stars

Chester Morris

 

6.34 [314] Kraft Television Theatre: ONE LEFT OVER

20May1953

guest stars

Harry Townes

Patricia Wheel

Isobel Price

 

6.35 [315] Kraft Television Theatre: THE TWILIGHT ROUNDS

27May1953

written by Rod Serling

guest stars

Frank Maxwell

Pat O'Malley

Barbara Baxley

Tony Canzoneri

 

[--] Kraft Television Theatre: no details

03Jun1953

 

6.36 [316] Kraft Television Theatre: THE ASCENT OF P.J. O'HARA

10Jun1953

guest stars

Florida Friebus

Cliff Hall

 

6.37 [317] Kraft Television Theatre: BOY OF MINE

17Jun1953

written by Dana Thomas

guest stars

Henry Jones

Grace Keddy

Martin Newman
Synopsis:
Story concerns the grief of a couple who are afraid of losing their

 adopted teenage son to his heartless mother. [JB]

*Note: Not Grace Kelly but Grace Keddy according to TVGuide 1953 issue.

 

6.38 [318] Kraft Television Theatre: THE RAINY DAY

24Jun1953

guest stars

Joe Maross

Ernest Truex

Joey Walsh

Sylvia Fields
Synopsis:
A father is willing to sacrifice his lifetime's savings in order to assure

a brighter future for his son. [RF]

 

6.39 [319] Kraft Television Theatre: THE DIEHARD

01Jul1953

guest stars

Jackie Cooper

 

6.40 [320] Kraft Television Theatre: THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

08Jul1953

guest stars

Harry Townes

Beverly Whitney

Perry Wilson
Synopsis:

A house is kept beautiful by the spirit of the people in it rather than

by the interior decorator. [JB]

 

6.41 [321] Kraft Television Theatre: THE BLIND SPOT

15Jul1953

guest stars

John Baragrey

Ruth Matteson

Richard Waring

 

6.42 [322] Kraft Television Theatre:

THE ADVENTURES OF THE KIND MR. SMITH

22Jul1953

written by Kathleen and Robert Howard Lindsay

guest stars

Rene Paul

Martyn Green

Marcel Hillaire

 

6.43 [323] Kraft Television Theatre: THE INTRUDER

29Jul1953

guest stars

John Beal

Patsy Bruder

Kathleen Comegys

Valerie Cossart

 

6.44 [324] Kraft Television Theatre: OLD MACDONALD HAD A CURVE

05Aug1953

written by Rod Serling

directed by Harry Hermann

guest stars

Olin Howlin

Jack Warden

Cameron Prud'homme
Synopsis:
The story of a 67-year-old ex-major leaguer rejoining his former team

after developing a freakish curve ball. [RF]

 

6.45 [325] Kraft Television Theatre: DAY OF THE VISION

12Aug1953

guest stars

Ilka Chase

Harry Townes

John McGovern

 

6.46 [326] Kraft Television Theatre: IN ALBERT'S ROOM

19Aug1953

guest stars

Joe Maross

Tony Randall

 

6.47 [327] Kraft Television Theatre: THE BLUES FOR JOEY MENOTTI

26Aug1953

written by Rod Serling

guest stars

Dan Morgan

Constance Ford

########## Kraft Television Theatre ##########
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