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 Season 11 (NBC) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
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########## Kraft Theatre (New Title) ##########
############## season 11 1957-58 ##############
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NBS Wednesdays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern

*Final season and name changes to Kraft Theatre.

 

11.01 [--] Kraft Theatre: VENGEANCE

25Sep1957

written by Joseph Cochran

guest stars

Cliff Robertson

Ward Costello

Richard Shepard

 

11.02 [--] Kraft Theatre: BAREFOOT SOLDIER

02Oct1957

written by Bruce Bassett

directed by William A. Graham

guest stars

Sal Mineo

Nancy Marchand

Collin Wilcox

 

11.03 [--] Kraft Theatre: SMART BOY

09Oct1957

written by Harry W. Junkin

guest stars

Ed Begley

Loretta Leversee

Skip Homeier

 

11.04 [--] Kraft Theatre: A COOK FOR MR. GENERAL

16Oct1957

guest stars

Roland Winters

Bill Travers

William Redfield

 

11.05 [--] Kraft Theatre: MAN IN A TRANCE

23Oct1957

directed by Norman Morgan

guest stars

Farley Granger

Nehemiah Persoff

 

11.06 [--] Kraft Theatre: GUN AT A FAIR ONE

30Oct1957

guest stars

Nancy Malone

Ben Piazza

Burt Brinckerhoff

 

11.07 [--] Kraft Theatre: THE CATEGORY IS MURDER

06Nov1957

written by George Harmon Coxe

guest stars

Betsy Palmer

Gene Lyons

 

11.08 [--] Kraft Theatre: THE BIG HEIST

13Nov1957

written by Newton Meltzer

directed by David Alexander

guest stars

Bert Lahr

Mildred Natwick

Fred Gwynne

Patty Duke

Synopsis:
A low man on the totem pole of crime is joined by another aging

 juvenile delinquent to rob an armored car of $1,000,000 just to impress a lady. [RF]

 

11.09 [--] Kraft Theatre: THE SOUND OF TROUBLE

20Nov1957

written by Jack Paritz

guest stars

Mildred Dunnock

James Westerfield

Jill Corey

Synopsis:
Huber Canfield, owner of a traveling country music troupe, rules the lives

 of his performers as well as his own family. He tries to force a marriage between

a young and very popular guitar player and his daughter, who is in love with a farm boy. [RF]

 

[--] Kraft Theatre: no details

27Nov1957

 

11.10 [--] Kraft Theatre: COME TO ME

04Dec1957

written by Peter Lind Hayes & Robert J. Crean

guest stars

Farley Granger

Margaret O'Brien

J. Pat O'Malley

Steve Dunne

Julie Wilson

 

11.11 [--] Kraft Theatre: HEROES WALK ON SAND

11Dec1957

written by George E. Dyslin

guest stars

Basil Rathbone ......... General Zomback

Ann Harding

Gene Rayburn

Walter Abel

Elliott Nugent

 

11.12 [--] Kraft Theatre: POLKA

18Dec1957

written by Robert J. Crean

directed by Fielder Cook

guest stars

Shelley Winters .......... Helen

Glenda Farrell .......... Momma

James Gregory .......... Steve

Phyllis Love .......... Theckla

Torin Thatcher .......... Papa

Clay Hall .......... Harris Miller

Kimetha Laurie .......... Jennie

Synopsis:
The Polish-American father of three daughters takes great pride in entering the annual

polka contest each year with one of the girls. Last year, when his oldest daughter married,

the second daughter Theckla danced and won the contest with Papa. But this year Theckla

is in love, and she refuses to put on the old-country costume and dance. [RF]

 

11.13 [--] Kraft Theatre: THE STORY OF THE OTHER WISE MAN

25Dec1957

written by Robert J. Crean

directed by Norman Morgan

guest stars

Richard Kiley

Alexander Scourby

Robert Pastene

Noel Leslie

Alan Shayne

Dolores Vitina

 

11.14 [--] Kraft Theatre: THE BATTLE FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT

01Jan1958

Written by Bob Van Scoyk

Directed by William A. Graham

guest stars

Jack Oakie

Rudy Vallee

Virginia Gibson

J. Pat O'Malley

Synopsis:
A veteran TV comedian's ratings are threatened by a newcomer. [RF]

 

11.15 [--] Kraft Theatre: THE VELVET TRAP

08Jan1958

written by David Davidson

directed by Don Medford

guest stars

Alexander Scourby

William Shatner

Thomas Mitchell

Peggy Ann Garner

Russell Collins

 

11.16 [--] Kraft Theatre: CODE OF THE CORNER

15Jan1958

written by Jack Klugman

directed by Richard Goode

guest stars

Walter Matthau ..... Harry
Nancy Walker ....... Teresa
Howard Morris ...... Pigeon
Robert Middleton ... Primo
Nancy Gates ........ Ellen
Barton MacLane ..... Potter
Irene Papas ........ Woman
Synopsis:
A respectable businessman, now living in the Midwest, returns to his

childhood haunts in New York when he learns that his brother has been killed

by a gang of hoodlums. After his arrival, he finds himself slipping back into

 the life he had struggled so desperately to escape. [RF]

 

11.17 [--] Kraft Theatre: EDDIE

22Jan1958

written by Sam Dann

directed by William A. Graham

guest stars

Pat O'Brien

Fay Wray

Rip Torn

Dick Van Patten

Joseph Campanella

Ruth White

 

11.18 [--] Kraft Theatre: RUN JOE RUN!  (live)(color)

29Jan1958 NBC Wed 9:00 PM EST


Written by James Lee Barrett

Directed by David Orrick McDearmon

guest stars

Jan Sterling ....... Jackie

Alex Nicol ....... Joe

Paul Hartman ....... Roger
Special Guest Star:

Neville Brand ....... Carl
Harry Guardino ....... Holly
Synopsis:
After confessing to the police his role in a narcotics gang, Joe flees from the

wrath of the mob. He finally comes to a small town where he is convinced the gang

will never find him. But after checking into the town's one hotel, he receives a phone

call from the gang and realizes there is no hiding place. Joe goes to an all-night

 diner in an attempt to keep watch for the killers. [TA]
 

11.19 [--] Kraft Theatre: THE SPELL OF THE TIGRESS

05Feb1958

Adapted by Michael Dyne

Based on a story by Lady Cynthia Asquith

Directed by Frank Pacelli

guest stars

Viveca Lindfors .......... Gabrielle Delbos
Patty McCormack .......... Jeannie
Ilka Chase .......... Ellen
Sally Chamberlin
Henry Daniell
Synopsis:
A beautiful woman, staying at an inn, plots the murder of the wife of the man she is in love with.

A young girl, also a guest, learns of her plan, but is so fascinated with the

older woman that she keeps the deadly secret. [RF]

 

[--] Kraft Theatre: no details

12Feb1958

 

11.20 [--] Kraft Theatre: MATERIAL WITNESS

19Feb1958

Written by Henry Denker

Directed by Don Medford

guest stars

Milton Berle

Tim Hovey

Nancy Marchand

Richard Kiley

 

11.21 [--] Kraft Theatre: THE WOMAN AT HIGH HOLLOW

26Feb1958

Adapted by Edward Mabley

Based on a story by Margaret Manners

Directed by William A. Graham

guest stars

Skip Homeier ........ Bill Raymond
Gene Nelson ......... Tom
Susan Oliver ........ Pamela
Estelle Winwood ..... Mrs. Carnby
Synopsis:
A woman continually nags her husband and accuses him of marrying

 her for her money. A neighbor overhears one of the quarrels between the

 husband and wife and is shocked when the woman threatens to kill her husband. [RF]
 

11.22 [--] Kraft Theatre: DOG IN A BUS TUNNEL

05Mar1958

written by James Lee Barrett

directed by Sidney Lumet

guest stars

Cameron Mitchell

Gloria Vanderbilt

Martin Balsam

Barry Jones

Frank McHugh

 

11.23 [--] Kraft Theatre: THE SEA IS BOILING HOT

12Mar1958

written by Shimon Wincelberg

directed by William A. Graham

guest stars

Earl Holliman

Sessue Hayakawa

 

11.24 [--] Kraft Theatre: LOOK WHAT'S GOING ON

19Mar1958

written by Dale Wasserman & Rufus Henry

directed by Fielder Cook

guest stars

Ed Begley

Neville Brand

Lee Grant

Harry Townes

Edward Asner

 

11.25 [--] Kraft Theatre:  ANGRY ANGEL

26Mar1958

written by Alfred Brenner

directed by Paul Bogart

guest stars

Lynn Loring

Audra Lindley

Lawrence Weber

Helen Stenborg

 

11.26 [--] Kraft Theatre:  MAN IN AUTHORITY

02Apr1958

written by Marc Brandel

directed by Fielder Cook

guest stars

Barry Jones

Rosemary Harris

Max Adrian

John Abbott

Florence Reed

Henry Jones

William Redfield

 

 [--] Kraft Theatre:  no details

09Apr1958

 

11.27 [--] Kraft Theatre: THREE PLAYS BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

prod #58-535

16Apr1958

Produced by Robert Herridge

Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Sidney Lumet

guest stars

Ben Gazzara

Lee Grant

Gene Saks

Thomas Chalmers

Alonso Bozan

Zina Bethune

Martin Hutson
Note: The three plays are, 'Mooney's Kids Don't Cry',

'The Last of My Solid Gold Watches', and 'This Property Is Condemned'.

 

11.28 [--] Kraft Theatre: ANGRY HARVEST

prod #58-573

23Apr1958

Produced by Robert Herridge

Adapted by David Davidson

Based on a novel by Hermann Field & Stanislaw Mierzenski

Directed by Alex Segal

guest stars

Theodore Bikel

Ina Balin

George Voskovec

Ludwig Donath

 

11.29 [--] Kraft Theatre: FIFTY GRAND

prod #58-609

30Apr1958

Adapted by A.E. Hotchner

Based on a story by Ernest Hemingway

Directed by Sidney Lumet

guest stars

Ralph Meeker ...... Jack Brennan

Ralph Dunn

Rudy Bond as Soldier Bartlett

Janet Ward

Fred J. Scollay

 

11.30 [--] Kraft Theatre: THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT

prod #58-651

07May1958

Produced by Robert Herridge

Executive producer, David Susskind

Adapted by Phil Reisman Jr.

Based on a story by Bret Harte

Directed by Paul Stanley

guest stars

George C. Scott

Ruth White

Larry Hagman

Janet Ward

Barbara Lord

Burton Mallory

 

11.31 [--] Kraft Theatre: ALL THE KING'S MEN (Part 1)

prod #58-690

14May1958

Produced by Robert Herridge

Executive producer David Susskind

Adapted by Don Mankiewicz

Based on a novel by Robert Penn Warren

Directed by Sidney Lumet

Guest stars

Neville Brand .......... Willie Stark

Maureen Stapleton .......... Sadie Burke

Fred J. Scollay .......... Jack Burden

Nancy Marchand ......... Ann

Richard Kiley

Frank Conroy

Robert Emhardt

William Prince

Tim Hovey
Synopsis:
Willie Stark an obscure lawyer became governor of a Southern state

and hired Jack Burden, a newspaperman to protect him against his

political enemies. [RF]

 

11.32 [--] Kraft Theatre: ALL THE KING'S MEN (Part 2)

prod #58-690

21May1958

Produced by Robert Herridge

Adapted by Don Mankiewicz

Based on a novel by Robert Penn Warren

Directed by Sidney Lumet

guest stars

Neville Brand .......... Willie Stark

Maureen Stapleton .......... Sadie Burke

Fred J. Scollay .......... Jack Burden

Nancy Marchand ......... Ann

Richard Kiley

Frank Conroy

Robert Emhardt

William Prince

Tim Hovey
Synopsis:
Governor Stark decides to run for the US Senate. His secretary,

Sadie Burke and Jack Burden advise him against the move, but Stark

refuses to listen. [RF]

 

11.33 [--] Kraft Theatre: A BOY CALLED CISKE

prod #58-772

28May1958

written by J.P. Miller

directed by William Corrigan

guest stars

Peter Cookson

Peter Lazer

Sally Gracie

Patty Duke

**Kraft Theatre changed its series title from

June to October 1958 to : Kraft Mystery Theatre.

(Another series titled Kraft Mystery Theater aired from June 1961 to Sept. 1963)

 

########## Kraft Theatre (New Title) ##########
############## end of season 11 ###############
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