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 Season 10 (NBC) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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########## Kraft Television Theatre ##########
############## season 10 1956-57 ##############
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NBS Wednesdays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern
 

10.01 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  OUT TO KILL

19Sep1956

written by William Mourne

directed by William A. Graham

guest stars

James Whitmore

George Peppard

 

10.02 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE PLUNGE

26Sep1956

written by Grace Garment

directed by Richard Dunlap

guest stars

Henry Jones

Norman Lloyd

Robert Emhardt

Lois Wheeler

Menasha Skulnik

 

10.03 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE LIFE OF MICKEY MANTLE

03Oct1956

written by Nicholas E. Baehr

directed by Harry Herrmann

guest stars

James Olson

Loretta Leversee

Harry Townes

Kevin Coughlin

Appearing: Mickey Mantle,

Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto,

Mel Allen, Red Barber.

Synopsis:
Portrait of Baseball's slugging triple-crown hero as a sullen, uncommunicative

kid may upset his fans, but judging from clubhouse scuttlebutt, it's an accurate

picture of the "Pheenom" during his first big-league years. [RF]

 

10.04 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  MURDER OF A SAND FLEA

10Oct1956

prod #56-2340

written by James Lee Barrett

directed by William A. Graham

guest stars

Rip Torn

Warren Oates

Lin McCarthy

Joe Maross

Paul Mazursky

Synopsis:
A young Marine recruit undergoes rigorous combat training at a Marine boot camp. [RF]

 

10.05 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:

 I AM FIFTEEN AND I DON'T WANT TO DIE

17Oct1956

story by Christine Arnothy

written by Victor Wolfson & Arthur Heinemann

directed by Richard Dunlap

guest stars

Bennye Gatteys ....... Christine Anthony

Grant Williams ....... Pista

Nehemiah Persoff ....... Mr. Anthony

Russell Collins ........ Mr. Posanyi

Richard Morse ......... Gabriel

Paul Tripp ......... Radnai

Synopsis:
The true story of a young girl's experiences and reactions during the long

 Russian siege of Nazi-held Budapest during World War II. [RF]

 

10.06 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: TEN GRAPEFRUIT TO LISBON

24Oct1956

prod # 56-2441

written by Frank D. Gilroy

directed by Harry Herrmann

guest stars

Eva Gabor ........... Irene
Russell Hardie ...... Mr. Summers
Grace Carney ........ Mrs. Summers
Barbara Barrie ...... Hazel
William Lee ......... Captain
Ruggero Roman ....... Santo
Karl Swenson ........ First Mate
Michael Ingram ...... Pursuer
Synopsis:
Passengers on a freighter headed toward Lisbon find that each of their lives

 is subtly changed by a schoolteacher aboard the ship. [RF]
 

10.07 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  HIT AND RUN

31Oct1956

prod #56-2489

story by Gertrude Schweitzer

directed by William A. Graham

guest stars

Louise Platt .......... Kate Lawrence
Conrad Nagel ......... Mr. Randall
Burt Brinckerhoff ......... Paul Randall
Synopsis:
A juvenile delinquent gives the wife of his father's boss a ride home.
Enroute, he gets into a race with another boy, and accidentally runs
over a woman. Members of his gang threaten his passenger to keep her
from telling police what she knows about the accident. [RF]

 

10.08 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  SHADOW OF SUSPICION

07Nov1956

written by Arthur Hailey

directed by Richard Dunlap

guest stars

Philip Abbott

Audra Lindley

Russell Collins

Pernell Roberts

Jane Sutherland

Robert Lansing

 

10.09 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

14Nov1956

 Adapted from a short story by Gertrude Schweitzer

Directed by Harry Herrmann

Host Helen Hayes

guest stars

Biff McGuire

Phyllis Newman

Wallace Rooney

Warren Oates

Charles Aidman

Synopsis:
A wife leaves her husband, taking their small daughter with her. She stops at a

roadside restaurant and the child disappears. The distraught husband, hearing a report

that a small child has been bitten by a rabid dog, begins a desperate search. [RF]

 

10.10 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE DAY OF THE HUNTER

21Nov1956

Adapted by Nicholas E. Baehr
Based on a short story by John & Ward Hawkins
Directed by William A. Graham
guest stars
Joe Mantell ....... Sam Abbott
Clay Hall ......... Andy Abbott
Val Avery ......... Mauck
Don Hanmer ........ Henson
Lois Nettleton .... Millie
Synopsis:
A father takes his son on a hunting trip, hoping to establish a closer

 relationship with the boy. A hunting incident convinces him that he not

only has failed but has made matters worse. [RF]
 

10.11 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  TIME LOCK

28Nov1956

written by Arthur Hailey

directed by Harry Herrmann

guest stars

Chester Morris ....... Dawson
Peter Lazer .......... Steven
Victor Thorley ....... Jarvis
Grace Carney ......... Evelyn
Synopsis:
The son of a bank teller is accidentally locked in the bank vault

at closing time on Friday. The lock is mechanically set to open in 63 hours.

His distraught father and bank officials try desperately to get the youngster

out before his supply of air runs out. [RF]
 

10.12 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE NINTH HOUR

05Dec1956

written by Will Lorin

directed by Frank Telford

guest stars

Harry Landers

Jack Klugman

 

10.13 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  TEDDY BEAR

12Dec1956

written by James Lee Barrett

directed by William A. Graham

guest stars

Michael Tolan ........ Nate
Tom Carlin ........... Ted
Marion Brash ......... Peg
Brett Somers ......... Jonnie
John Shellie ......... Tramp
Synopsis:
Nate, an ex-Marine has been hunting for the man who betrayed his buddy Ham Burns

 in a Korean prisoner-of-war camp. Ham planned an escape and would have made it if the

news had not leaked to the prison officials. Nate finds the man in a small-town diner,

and hatches an intricate plot for revenge. [RF]
 

10.14 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE WONDERFUL GIFT

19Dec1956

written by Bob Crean

directed by Alan Anderson

guest stars

Mildred Dunnock

Conrad Nagel

Ruth McDevitt

Valerie Cossart

 

10.15 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE JUST AND UNJUST

26Dec1956

written by Don & Katrina Ettlinger

directed by Frank Telford

guest stars

J. Pat O'Malley

June Dayton

Richard Kiley

 

10.16 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  HANG UP MY GUNS

02Jan1957

written by Wendell Mayes

guest stars

Bruce Gordon ...... Putnam Cox

Harry Townes ....... Pat Tinsley

Bob Shawley ...... Odie

John Shellie ...... Jim Renny

Synopsis:
In the Kentucky Hills in 1920's legends have grown about the Coxes,

the surviving family of an old mountain feud. One day their self-imposed

isolation is rudely threatened by the arrest of the son on a charge of murder. [RF]

*Note: This was a live repeat of the drama done on "Pond's Theatre" in April 1955,

with tonight's performance using the original cast.

 

10.17 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  SIX HOURS OF TERROR

09Jan1957

written by John Whedon

directed by Paul Bogart

guest stars

Theodore Bikel

Katherine Sergava

Carlos Montalban

Charles Aidman

 

10.18 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  NO WARNING

16Jan1957

written by Junius Eddy

directed by Frank Pacelli

guest stars

Pat Hingle

Alexander Scourby

Mike Kellin

James Broderick

Joseph Campanella

 

10.19 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  MOST BLESSED WOMAN

23Jan1957

written by Wendell Mayes

guest stars

Betsy Von Furstenberg

Albert Salmi

Paul Hartman

John McGiver

Jane Rose

 

10.20 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE SINGIN' IDOL

30Jan1957

written by Paul Monash

directed by Paul Bogart

guest stars

Tommy Sands

Fred Clark

Jamie Smith

*Note: The featured song in this episode "Teenage Crush" went on to

become a million selling record.

 

10.21 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE DISCOVERERS

06Feb1957

guest stars

William Shatner

Richard Kiley

Joe Maross

 

10.22 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE MAN WHO COULDN'T SAY NO

13Feb1957

guest stars

Barbara Cook

Robert Culp

 

10.23 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  GIVE ME THE COURAGE

20Feb1957

written by Frances O'Neil

guest stars

Gene Lyons

Louise Horton

 

10.24 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  A TRAVEL FROM BRUSSELS

27Feb1957

adapted by Joel Ross

guest stars

Orson Bean as George Sanford

Hiram Sherman

Synopsis:
George Sanford, an American salesman is about to return home from Brussels

after an unsuccessful business trip. As he prepares to leave, a stranger offers him

a large sum of money if he'll smuggle diamonds to the U.S. for him. [RF]

 

10.25 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE DUEL

06Mar1957

written by Leslie Stevens

directed by William A. Graham

guest stars

E.G. Marshall

Dan O'Herlihy

Doreen Lang

Elizabeth Montgomery

Conrad Nagel

Roland Winters

Synopsis:
The story of the bitter rivalry and personal animosity between Alexander

 Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The conflict between the two men led eventually to

the now famous duel at Weehawken, N.J. when Hamilton was mortally wounded.

The play begins on the dueling field, then flashes back to a period some years earlier.

Aaron Burr has been elected U.S. Senator from New York, having defeated Philip Schuyler,

Hamilton's father-in-law, and Burr envisions a brilliant political career for himself. Hamilton

considers Burr an unprincipled opportunist, and determines to halt his political career.

Burr then goes after the nomination for governor of the state of New York, and has a

good chance of succeeding until Hamilton, in a desperate last-minute maneuver, swings

 the nomination to John Jay. Burr withdraws from the race because of Jay's popularity, but

Hamilton's move is the first step toward a permanent feud between himself and Burr. [RF]

 

10.26 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  COLLISION

13Mar1957
written by Norman Vane

Synopsis:
On a foggy night in the Atlantic Ocean, two passenger ships collide. In the rescue, one life is lost.

During the Coast Guard investigation which follows, it turns out that Captain Sorrenson of the

S.S. Wingate served under Captain Trawley of the S.S. Red Star for many years. There also

appears to be some personal conflict between the two men. [RF]

 

10.27 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  NIGHT OF THE PLAGUE

20Mar1957

written by Lester Powell

directed by Fred Carney

guest stars

Edward Mulhare

Barry Jones

Maggie Smith

 

10.28 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  SHERIFF'S MAN

27Mar1957

guest stars

Peter Mark Richman

Paul Hartman

 

10.29 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE MEDALLION

03Apr1957

written by Dale Wasserman

guest stars

Kevin McCarthy ....... John Hunter
Leora Dana ....... Marion Hunter
Lorne Greene ....... Colonel Matthews
David J. Stewart ....... Radenkov
Christopher Snell ....... Geoffrey Hunter
Synopsis:
A European child of American foster parents is kidnapped and flown to the

Russian-controlled sector of Vienna. The Communists believe that the boy

is a descendant of the dead Czar Nicholas. (color) [RF]
 

 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  Unknown

10Apr1957

 

10.30 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  A MATTER OF LIFE

17Apr1957

written by Oliver Crawford

guest stars

Robert Pastene

Raymond Massey

 

10.31 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  A NIGHT OF RAIN

24Apr1957

guest stars

Nina Foch

Roddy McDowall

Harry Townes

 

10.32 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  DRUMMER MAN

01May1957

written by Mel Goldberg

guest stars

Sal Mineo

*Note: Sal Mineo introduced his biggest hit "Start Movin'".

 

10.33 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  FLESH AND BLOOD

08May1957

written by Anthony Spinner

guest stars

Tommy Sands ...... Vito Serrano
Victor Jory ...... Frankie Serrano
Ian Wolfe ........ Giuseppe
Cavada Humphrey .. Maria
Synopsis:
Vito lives with his grandparents in Italy, although he desires to go to the U.S.

where his gangster father resides, he is surprised when his dad comes to Italy instead. [RF]
 

10.34 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE GLASS WALL

15May1957

guest stars

Mary Fickett

Richard Kiley

Jack Klugman

Kim Stanley

 

10.35 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  MAN OF PREY

22May1957

guest stars

Bruce Gordon

Georgann Johnson

Chester Morris

 

10.36 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS

29May1957

written by Richard de Roy

guest stars

Betsy Palmer

Neva Patterson

Robert Webber

 

10.37 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE ROARING TWENTIES

05Jun1957

written by Caltvin Tomkins

guest stars

Wally Cox

Dennis Patrick

Roland Winters

Mary Jo Curtis

Robert Emhardt

 

10.38 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  FIRE AND ICE

12Jun1957

guest stars

Henry Jones

Dan O'Herlihy

Geraldine Page

Frank McHugh

 

10.39 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  NOTHING PERSONAL

19Jun1957

written by John Whedon

guest stars

Nina Foch

Robert Preston

 

10.40 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE CURLY HEADED KID

29Jun1957

written by David Davidson

guest stars

Raymond Massey ......... Paul Hardwick
Warren Beatty ......... Roy Nicholas
Nancy Malone ......... Vinnie
Leslie Barrett ......... Joe Link
Bill Zuckert .........Mike
Dan Morgan ......... Bill
Wallace Rooney .......... Bailiff
Synopsis:
A young hitchhiker is picked up in a small town on suspicion of robbery and murder.

He has no alibi, and witnesses identify him, claiming they remember his curly hair. [RF]

 

10.41 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE LONG FLIGHT

03Jul1957

written by De Witt Copp

directed by Robert Foster

guest stars

James Gregory

George Peppard

Patricia Bosworth

Loren Tindall

 

10.42 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE FIRST AND THE LAST

10Jul1957

guest stars

Edward Mulhare

Geoffrey Toone

Frank Conroy

 

10.43 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE BIG BREAK

17Jul1957

written by Jack Klugman

directed by Paul Bogart

guest stars

James Barton

Cliff Robertson

Alexander Scourby

Patsy Kelly

Kathleen Maguire

Joseph Sweeney

Frank McHugh

 

10.44 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  WELCOME TO A STRANGER

24Jul1957

written by Burton and James Benjamin

guest stars

Martin Newman ......... Manuel
Jose Perez ......... Jose
David J. Stewart ......... Frank
Jane White ......... Maria
Jimmy Gavin
Maria Reid
Synopsis:
A 15-year old Puerto Rican boy arrives in New York to live with his sister.

He is caught up in the turmoil of the streets and soon faces a choice between going to school,

and being bullied by the neighborhood toughs into joining a gang. [RF]

 

10.45 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  SUCCESS!

31Jul1957

guest stars

Eileen Heckart

Everett Sloane

Ann Rutherford

Kent Smith

 

10.46 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  SEXTUPLETS

07Aug1957

written by John J. Morrin

directed by William A. Graham

guest stars

Tammy Grimes

Fred Gwynne

Ferlin Husky

William Redfield

 

10.47 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  CIRCLE OF FEAR

14Aug1957

guest stars

Lee Remick

Farley Granger

Don Dubbins

Sylvia Sidney

 

10.48 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  RIDE INTO DANGER

21Aug1957

written by Fred Edge & Bob Van Scoyk

guest stars

Victor Jory

Dick York

 

10.49 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  SING A SONG

28Aug1957

guest stars

Jean-Pierre Aumont

Patty McCormack

Jules Munshin

 

10.50 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  TRIUMPH

04Sep1957

guest stars

Ralph Bellamy

Henry Jones

Murray Matheson

David White

Betty Field

Robert Pastene

 

10.51 [--] Kraft Television Theatre: THE OLD TICKET [IMDB info]

11Sep1957

written by John Whedon

guest stars

Larry Blyden

Glenda Farrell

Sam Levene

Eddie Bracken

Paul Hartman

 

10.xx [--] Kraft Television Theatre: CANDID PROFILE, INC. [TV Guide]

11Sep1957 NBC Wed

guest stars

June Havoc

Synopsis:

The wife of a scandal-magazine publisher tries to maintain her social position

in a small residential community, despite the scorn her husband's

magazine provokes. To build circulation, the husband decides to

print a scandalous story about one of his wife's friends. [RF]

 

10.52 [--] Kraft Television Theatre:  THE KILLER INSTINCT

18Sep1957

guest stars

Peggy Ann Garner

Rip Torn

Ruth White

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