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Season 3 (NBC) (1949-50)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
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########## Kraft Television Theatre ##########
############## season 3 1949-50 ##############
NBC Wednesdays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern
3.01  Kraft Television Theatre: THE MAN IN HALF MOON STREET
Adapted from the play by Barre Lyndon
A group of medical students are performing highly questionable
in an attempt to find eternal youth.
3.02  Kraft Television Theatre: THE CLIMAX
Based on the story by Jacques Deval
A married couple encounter problems when a third party enters the scene.
3.03  Kraft Television Theatre: APPLE OF HIS EYE
prod. no. 49-1673
Written by Kenyon Nicholson & Charles Robinson
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
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  Kraft Television Theatre: YOUR FRIENDLY NABORS
Story by Joseph Bates Smith
3.05  Kraft Television Theatre: ACCIDENTALLY YOURS
A young wife with her child-like behavior frustrates her family.
3.06  Kraft Television Theatre: TO DREAM AGAIN
Janet De Gore
3.07  Kraft Television Theatre: WHISTLING IN THE DARK
Based on the 1949 play by E.C. Carpenter & Lawrence Gross
3.08  Kraft Television Theatre: HAPPY ENDING
A man learns that success begins at home as he deals with his failing career.
3.09  Kraft Television Theatre: THE HAPPIEST YEARS
Based on the play written by William Roerick
& Thomas Coley
The Graves home in a small mid-western college town becomes
the best time for a young man with ideas of grandeur.
3.10  Kraft Television Theatre: IN LOVE WITH LOVE
3.11  Kraft Television Theatre: SEEN BUT NOT HEARD
Based on a play by Marie Baumer & Martin Berkeley
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  Kraft Television Theatre: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Based on a play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Stanley Quinn
A man searches for his twin children when he is almost ready to give up on life.
3.13  Kraft Television Theatre: THE NANTUCKET LEGEND
Written by George Lefferts
3.14  Kraft Television Theatre: THE GLOVE
3.15  Kraft Television Theatre: NEW BROOMS
Based on the play by Frank Craven
Thomas Bates Sr. tries to get his idle son Tom Jr. interested in his broom
business and puts him in charge of the business for one year.
3.16  Kraft Television Theatre: THE NABORLY FEELING
Note: This episode is the sequel to the
episode "Your Friendly Nabors" from October 12, 1949.
3.17  Kraft Television Theatre: AS HUSBANDS GO
11Jan1950 (restaged from 06Apr49)
Based on the play by Rachel Crothers
Mary Alice Moore
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
3.18  Kraft Television Theatre: THE VINEGAR TREE
Based on a play by Paul Osborn
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  Kraft Television Theatre: KELLY
written by Eric Hatch
George Reeves ..... Sergeant Stivers
Marilyn Miller, Evelyn Rosselli
Phyllis Cambell, Jack Ewing
Cliff Dunstan, Tommy Gillen
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  Kraft Television Theatre: THE OLD LADIES
Based on a play by Rodney Ackland
Adapted from a novel by Hugh Walpole
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
woman Agatha, who says she can help them for a price.
3.21  Kraft Television Theatre: THE DARK TOWER
Based on the play by George S. Kaufman & Alexander Woollcott
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  Kraft Television Theatre: THE SILENT ROOM
3.23  Kraft Television Theatre: VALLEY FORGE
Based on a play by Maxwell Anderson
Historical story of George Washington's winter with the Continental Army.
3.24  Kraft Television Theatre: MRS. MOONLIGHT
Based on a play by Benn W. Levy
Mrs. Moonlight's perpetual youthful appearance has
people talking until the truth is
3.25  Kraft Television Theatre: THE NINETEENTH HOLE
Based on a short story by Frank Craven
A wife is fed up with her husbands obsession
3.26  Kraft Television Theatre: LADIES IN RETIREMENT
Story by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
Marga Ann Deighton
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  Kraft Television Theatre: THE QUEEN'S HUSBAND
Based on Robert Emmet Sherwood's story (1928)
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  Kraft Television Theatre: THE COPPERHEAD
3.29  Kraft Television Theatre: A DOLL'S HOUSE
prod no. 50-563
written by Edmund Rice
Felicia Montealegre ....... Nora
Theodore Newton ....... Torvald
John Newland ....... Krogatad
Joan Wetmore ....... Christina
Geoffrey Lumb ....... Dr. Rank
Alice Yourman ....... Ellen
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  Kraft Television Theatre: THE LUCKY FINGER
3.31  Kraft Television Theatre: MAKE WAY FOR LUCIA
3.32  Kraft Television Theatre: BLACK SHEEP
3.33  Kraft Television Theatre: THE FOURTH STEP
3.34  Kraft Television Theatre: MACBETH
Based on the play by Shakespeare
Directed by Stanley Quinn
E.G. Marshall ...... Macbeth
Uta Hagen .......... Lady Macbeth
Chester Stratton ... Macduff
Philip Huston ...... Banquo
Philip Faversham ... Marshall
Macbeth is one of King Duncan's greatest war captains. Returning from
battle with his comrade-in-arms Banquo, Macbeth encounters
plot made by three witches who make a prophecy.
3.35  Kraft Television Theatre: STORM IN A TEACUP
3.36  Kraft Television Theatre: THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
3.37  Kraft Television Theatre: THE LUCK OF GULDEFORD
3.38  Kraft Television Theatre: THE DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF
3.39  Kraft Television Theatre: GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
3.40  Kraft Television Theatre: NOAH
3.41  Kraft Television Theatre: THE WIND IS NINETY
prod. no. 50-2046
written by Ralph Nelson
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
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.
3.42  Kraft Television Theatre: JEANNINE
3.43  Kraft Television Theatre: MURDER ON THE NILE
adapted from the Agatha Christie play
3.44  Kraft Television Theatre: ACCENT ON YOUTH
3.45  Kraft Television Theatre: MR. BARRY'S ETCHINGS
3.46  Kraft Television Theatre: JANUARY THAW
prod. no. 50-2282
written by William Roos
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
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.
3.47  Kraft Television Theatre: FEATHERS IN A GALE
3.48  Kraft Television Theatre: SEPTEMBER TIDE
adapted from the Daphne du Maurier story
3.49  Kraft Television Theatre: THE FIRST MRS. FRASER
adapted from the John G. St. Ervine play.
3.50  Kraft Television Theatre: THE DETOUR
3.51  Kraft Television Theatre: THE LAST TRUMP
3.52  Kraft Television Theatre: THE GREAT BIG DOORSTEP
3.53  Kraft Television Theatre: THE LAST STOP
story by Irving Kaye Davis
########## Kraft Television Theatre
############## end of season 3 ###############
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