Kraft Television Theatre (1953) - Season 1

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  • Professor Jones and the Missing Link
    9/23/54
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    In this comedy, a scientist successfully finds the "missing link" between fish and mammals. His discovery makes the unknown professor an overnight sensation, leading to complications in his plans to marry.
  • Guest in the House
    Guest in the House
    Episode 49
    9/16/54
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    A husband and wife befriend a scheming and pathological teenager who brings havoc to their household.
  • Albert
    Albert
    Episode 48
    9/9/54
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    Captured American soldiers held in a German prioner of war camp use "Albert" to make their escape. Once a week, their German captors allow them outside the fence to take a bath. One makes a run for freedom with Albert, a literal dummy, standing-in for him at roll call.
  • Philip Goes Forth
    Philip Goes Forth
    Episode 47
    9/2/54
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    A young man uninterested in joining his father's business moves to New York to make his mark as a playwright. He learns a hard lesson about writing.
  • Uncle Harry
    Uncle Harry
    Episode 46
    8/26/54
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    Uncle Harry, a timid and milquetoast individual, is pushed into committing the "perfect murder" by his two domineering spinster sisters.
  • The Shining Hour
    The Shining Hour
    Episode 45
    8/19/54
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    Conflict arises in an English family when the wife of one brother suddenly falls in love with another married brother.
  • The Bishop Misbehaves
    8/12/54
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    In this comedy, a British mystery-writing bishop get to play real-life detective as he tries to solve a jewel robbery.
  • Nothing Personal
    Nothing Personal
    Episode 43
    8/5/54
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    A couple having an unhappy marriage learn a lesson when they witness newlyweds experience their first fight.
  • The Dashing White Sergeant
    7/29/54
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    A teenage girl grows up fast when the responsibility for her family lands on her shoulders.
  • Forty Weeks of Uncle Tom
    7/22/54
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    An actor accustomed to playing Shakespeare forces his family of non-actors to tour with him for 40 weeks doing Uncle Tom's Cabin.
  • Petticoat Fever
    Petticoat Fever
    Episode 40
    7/15/54
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    In this romantic comedy, a wireless radio operator in the wilds of Labrador falls for one of his visitors: a lovely young woman whose plane has crashed nearby.
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    A man is knocked on the head and dreams that he's in medieval times and sets about modernizing the court of the famed King Arthur.
  • Mr. Simmons
    Mr. Simmons
    Episode 38
    7/1/54
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    A wonderful husband deals with a middle-aged crisis as his wife, who fears growing older, becomes involed with a philanderer who's 11 years her junior.
  • See You on Sunday
    See You on Sunday
    Episode 37
    6/24/54
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    A young woman's chance at a happy marriage is being threatened by all the attention her parents are giving her husband.
  • Deliver Me from Evil
    6/17/54
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    A lawyer with a sincere love for the law in placed in a tough spot. When his spoiled son breaks the law, he's torn between his urge to protect his child and his desire to uphold justice.
  • Blind Alley
    Blind Alley
    Episode 35
    6/10/54
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    A gangster takes a college psychology professor hostage. The trapped man uses the time to analyze the killer as he would a patient and talk him out of his murderous ways.
  • The House on Wildwood Lane
    6/3/54
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    The family breadwinner with a secure position wants to risk it all go out on his own in business. His family goes through many anxious moments.
  • Dodsworth
    Dodsworth
    Episode 33
    5/27/54
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    In this adaptation of the Sinclair Lewis novel, a rich Midwestern car manufacturer contends with his flighty middle-aged wife who craves a life of romance and culture.
  • All Our Yesterdays
    All Our Yesterdays
    Episode 32
    5/20/54
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    A young girl is controlled by a manipulative aunt who threatens to put her drunken dad in a mental home.
  • The Worried Songbirds
    5/13/54
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    Two Kentucky gospel-singing sisters set out for the big city in this comedy. Soon enough, they become the darlings of show business.
  • Arrowsmith
    Arrowsmith
    Episode 30
    5/6/54
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    This adaptation of the classic Sinclair Lewis book focuses on the young Arrowsmith when he's a young college student and dramatizes his earliest interest in science and medicine.
  • Unequal Contest
    Unequal Contest
    Episode 29
    4/29/54
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    Set in an English village in 1782, an American captain causes problems by making a wager about the prim and proper schoolmistress.
  • Spring 1600
    Spring 1600
    Episode 28
    4/22/54
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    Set in Elizabethan England, a Shakespearean actor is involved in a triangle with his wife and a young woman.
  • A Marriage Made in Heaven
    4/15/54
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    In this comedy, a middle-aged couple are sick of their 30-year-old single daughter living with them. This leads the mother to try and marry the daughter off to a rich man at a summer resort. Unfortunately, he's not nearly as wealthy as the woman believes.
  • The Old Maid
    The Old Maid
    Episode 26
    4/8/54
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    The daughter of an unmarried woman is raised by the married sister. As time goes by, the three share a home together with the daughter still unaware that the "spinster aunt" is actually her mother.
  • Glorious Morning
    Glorious Morning
    Episode 25
    4/1/54
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    A peasant girl has a spiritual vision which inspires her family, despite living in a country where religion is illegal.
  • Angel Street
    Angel Street
    Episode 24
    3/25/54
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    In Victorian London, a woman and her cruel husband move into the abandoned townhouse of her murdered aunt. Her unease and anxiety grow as her sinister husband attempts to drive her to madness.
  • Home at Seven
    Home at Seven
    Episode 23
    3/18/54
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    An English bank employee suffered a 24-hour stretch of amnesia. During that time a murder took place and he feels that somehow he is responsible.
  • Dark Victory
    Dark Victory
    Episode 22
    3/11/54
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    A woman is diagnosed with a brain tumor and only has months to live. It is up to her to decide to "go out" with dignity.
  • Delicate Story
    Delicate Story
    Episode 21
    3/4/54
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    Set in Switzerland, a young woman declares that she's in love with two different men.
  • Night Must Fall
    Night Must Fall
    Episode 20
    2/25/54
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    A crotchety old woman who considers herself a good judge of character hires a charming young man to be her live-in companion. The woman's niece, who lives with her, thinks somethings amiss about the man, especially after a local murder.
  • Ice Water, Please
    Ice Water, Please
    Episode 19
    2/18/54
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    A woman who's managed a Manhattan boarding house for forty years is willing to give up everything so her daughter can get married to a wealthy man.
  • The Thinking Heart--A Lincoln Biography
    This overview of the life of Lincoln uses the works of writers such as Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg to paint a portrait of the leader.
  • Elisha and the Long Knives
    2/4/54
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    Three hunters become caretakers for a small boy who survived a massacre. A well-meaning missionary wonders who should actually have custody of the child.
  • The Shining Palace
    The Shining Palace
    Episode 16
    1/28/54
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    An advertising man and his wife, an ex-actress, retire to a home in the Florida Keys, but a TV program tempts her out of retirement.
  • Wednesday's Child
    Wednesday's Child
    Episode 15
    1/21/54
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    An 11-year-old boy's parents plan divorce.
  • Burlesque
    Burlesque
    Episode 14
    1/14/54
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    A comedian allows success to separate him from his wife.
  • Babylon Revisited
    Babylon Revisited
    Episode 13
    1/7/54
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    Because of his alleged wild living, a man's daughter has been taken away from him. He struggles to regain her custody.
  • Candlelight
    Candlelight
    Episode 12
    12/31/53
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    Set in Vienna around 1900, a valet changes places with his boss, Prince Rudolph, and has a chambermaid portray his mistress.
  • A Christmas Carol
    A Christmas Carol
    Episode 11
    12/24/53
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    Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve in this retelling of the Dickens' classic.
  • Smilin' Through
    Smilin' Through
    Episode 10
    12/17/53
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    Kenneth and Kathleen are madly in love and want to marry, but her uncle refuses to allow it because of an unpleasant experience in his own love life. Kenneth is the son of the jealous man who killed the uncle's fiance.
  • The Amazing Mr. Gladstone
    12/10/53
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    When a highly sucessful garment maker decides to retire, he passes the business on to his son. It doesn't take long for the old man to become bored with relaxation and he re-enters the business. Soon, he's his son's biggest competitor.
  • The Patsy
    The Patsy
    Episode 8
    12/3/53
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    A kid sister is trying to catch the eye of her older sister's boyfriend. Through her scheming, she manages to get him to help.
  • The White Carnation
    11/26/53
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    In this supernatural comedy, a stockbroker who's been dead for seven years refuses to admit deceased and still lives in his old house.
  • The Apple Tree
    The Apple Tree
    Episode 6
    11/19/53
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    A man returns, with his wife in tow, to his boyhood hometown. It's here that he learns the sweetheart he had as a youth died of a broken heart and is buried under the old tree.
  • The Bitter Wind
    The Bitter Wind
    Episode 5
    11/12/53
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    The romance between a doctor and his fiancee is derailed when they blame themselves for the death of a patient.
  • Next Year
    Next Year
    Episode 4
    11/5/53
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    Learning that he has just six months to live, a sucessful lawyer re-examines how he regards his family.
  • The Barretts of Wimpole Street
    10/29/53
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    This is the famous love story between fellow Victorian poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. They first meet in the Barrett home on Wimpole Street where the bed-ridden Elizabeth is domineered by a father who runs the house with an iron hand.
  • Alias Jimmy Valentine
    10/22/53
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    Valentine is a smooth and gifted young safecracker who can break into vaults using only the touch of his magic fingers.
  • Johnny Came Home
    Johnny Came Home
    Episode 1
    10/15/53
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    In the series premiere, a boy has run away from home after beating up an old man. When he finally returns, he's a war hero. It's just a matter of time before he's in trouble again.
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