Kraft Television Theatre - Season 5

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Episode Guide

  • Background
    Background
    Episode 53
    9/24/52
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    After 16 years of marriage, a couple chooses to divorce. Though they decide to conduct themselves in a "civilized" manner, they were clueless about the impact it would have on their three children.
  • The Grass Harp
    The Grass Harp
    Episode 52
    9/17/52
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    An orphaned boy, his elderly aunt amd her servant go into the woods to collect herbs for a secret cure called Gypsy Queen Dropsy Cure. Irritated that a doctor wants to mass market the concoction, the old lady climbs into a tree and refuses tocome down.
  • Letters to Lucerne
    Letters to Lucerne
    Episode 51
    9/10/52
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    World War II has an impact on the children of various nationalities who attend a quiet school in Switzerland.
  • Mr. Barry's Etchings
    9/3/52
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    Mr. Barry is a sweet old engraver who makes sizable donations to charities with his home-printed money.
  • The Small Hours
    The Small Hours
    Episode 49
    8/27/52
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    A shy woman with low self-esteem is married to a prominent husband. She is intimidated by his powerful friends and the social pressures that come with success. She does manage to find her inner strength and a new set of priorities.
  • Indian Summer
    Indian Summer
    Episode 48
    8/20/52
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    The Endicotts' only daughter is about to be married, but the happy occasion is marred by scandal when Mr. Endicott is served with divorce papers.
  • Lace on Her Petticoat
    8/13/52
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    Two young girls from different social classes become close friends during the summer. When the daughter of a marquis has a party and wants to invite her new friend, her parents deem her "not good enough" to attend. The "rich" girl is so distraught she almost commits suicide.
  • Six by Six
    Six by Six
    Episode 46
    8/6/52
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    Behind enemy lines during World War II, a group of American soldiers are trapped in a small concrete bunker.
  • The Music Master
    The Music Master
    Episode 45
    7/30/52
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    Sixteen years after his wife took his daughter and left, a talented musicial sacrifices his career to search for his family.
  • The Great Big Doorstep
    7/16/52
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    The Crochets, a Cajun family of eight who live in the Louisiana bayou, are proud of the steps that they have salvaged from the river for their two-room shack. "The Commodore" is a lazy man, who presumably earns his living as a ditchdigger. Mrs. Crochet raises lilies in the swamp, hoping she will someday be able to sell them. They learn of the possibility of getting a larger home, one that will match their steps, if they can raise $60. Saving the day is a florist from New Orleans who buys all of Mrs. Crochet's lilies, 7,000 at 2 cents each.moreless
  • A Time for Turning
    A Time for Turning
    Episode 43
    7/2/52
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    Totally devoted to her younger sister, a concert pianist, the woman's possessive nature causes family friction.
  • Thorn in the Flesh
    Thorn in the Flesh
    Episode 42
    6/25/52
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    A woman who once had a career she was devoted to, she now she fights her boredom with alcohol.
  • The Death of Kid Slawson
    6/18/52
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    A young criminal escapes from a police lieutenant and eventually is adopted by a doctor. In fact, he becomes a physician himself. Many years later, he's recognized by the policeman who then begins an attack against the reformed man.
  • The Cricket on the Hearth
    6/11/52
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    In this adaptation of the Dickens' classic, a wife helps a friend find happiness but almost loses hers in the process.
  • At Mrs. Beam's
    At Mrs. Beam's
    Episode 39
    6/4/52
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    A mysterious man and woman check into a boarding house, arousing the attention of the old ladies who live there. They begin gossiping and convince themselves that the new boarder is the horrible "bluebeard" murderer who has killed numerous women.
  • The Third Visitor
    The Third Visitor
    Episode 38
    5/28/52
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    Sometimes you can die twice. After the body of a man is found beaten to death, police discover the "dead" man is alive and well. He had disguised the corpse to look like him and his wife gave a false alibi. Though alive, he may not stay that way for long.moreless
  • Prologue to Glory
    Prologue to Glory
    Episode 37
    5/21/52
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    This sentimental biography of the young Abe Lincoln takes place long before his fame and influence. He's keeping store in New Salem, Illinois, courting Ann Rutledge, and just begining his political activities.
  • The Inn
    The Inn
    Episode 36
    5/14/52
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    A young traveling salesman isn't expecting to be accused of murder.
  • She Stoops to Conquer
    5/7/52
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    In this classic comedy, Charles Marlow is being pressured to marry Kate Hardcastle, a woman she has not met. Enroute to her family's home with his friend George, they meet Kate's brother Tony who decides to make them the victims of a practical joke. The episode re-enacts the scene that took place between author Goldsmith, James Boswell and Samuel Johnson on the plays opening night in 1773.moreless
  • The Man in Half Moon Street
    4/30/52
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    A scientist well over 100-years-old has found a medical way to keep himself eternally young. Though he has now found love, he's also learned that he needs new glands to stay alive.
  • The Summit
    The Summit
    Episode 33
    4/23/52
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  • Green Cars Go East
    Green Cars Go East
    Episode 32
    4/16/52
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    In this sequel to the 3/26/1952 episode The Rugged Path, feuding families in mountains of Ireland put aside their differences to follow the law.
  • The Last Mile
    The Last Mile
    Episode 31
    4/9/52
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    A man is condemned to die for a murder he says he didn't commit. While his friends on the outside work to find evidence to prove him innocent, he becomes involved in a prison riot.
  • That Ryan Girl
    That Ryan Girl
    Episode 30
    4/2/52
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    A woman, known as the nightclub entertainer "That Ryan Girl" is forced to choose between her husband and her son. The father plans to trade on their reputations to clear himself of a murder rap.
  • The Rugged Path
    The Rugged Path
    Episode 29
    3/26/52
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    Two families feud, and murder, in this story of the new Irish Republic.
  • The Bride the Sun Shines On
  • The Thief
    The Thief
    Episode 27
    3/12/52
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  • What Anne Brought Home
    3/5/52
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    In this comedy, a man with a fondness for fish becomes obsessed with opening a hatchery.
  • September Tide
    September Tide
    Episode 25
    2/27/52
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    In post-war England, a young woman brings home her new husband, a rather bohemian and talented artist. Her widowed mother falls deeply in love with her daughter's new husband who begins to feel the same way as he paints her portrait.
  • The Mollusc
    The Mollusc
    Episode 24
    2/20/52
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    In this comedy, a self-centered "lady of leisure" languidly lies on her chaise lounge and runs the lives of her husband and the other household members. Her dynamic brother arrives and is determined to make her do something--anything-- with her life. The more he bullies, the more she finds ingenious ways to do absolutely nothing with her time.moreless
  • The Skin Game
    The Skin Game
    Episode 23
    2/13/52
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    Sir John Hillcrest has trouble with gout and the changing times. Conflict arises between British aristocrats and middle class business men at the start of the 20th century.
  • Follow the Dream
    Follow the Dream
    Episode 22
    2/6/52
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    A young woman can't make up her mind about who she wants to marry. She puts off the decision until her wedding day.
  • Mrs. O'Brien Entertains
    1/30/52
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    A woman and her father live along the New York waterfront in 1848
  • The Peaceful Warrior
  • The Round Table
    The Round Table
    Episode 19
    1/16/52
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    A young woman's life is so monopolized by her family duties that she can't marry the man whom she loves.
  • Philip Goes Forth
    Philip Goes Forth
    Episode 18
    1/9/52
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    A young man moves from his small hometown to the big city to make it as a playwright.
  • The New Gossoon
    The New Gossoon
    Episode 17
    1/2/52
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  • The Nantucket Legend
    12/26/51
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    A New England sea captain, determined to die, changes the life of the people of his community.
  • Incident on Fifth Avenue
    12/19/51
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    In this holiday fantasy, an invisible elfen creature, a troll, teaches a hardened New Yorker about Christmas.
  • The Golden State
    The Golden State
    Episode 14
    12/12/51
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    In this comedy, a man discovers gold buried in his front yard.
  • Loyalties
    Loyalties
    Episode 13
    12/5/51
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    A man places great value on the concept of one's honor.
  • The Fair-Haired Boy
    The Fair-Haired Boy
    Episode 12
    11/28/51
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    A college football star gets a dose of reality when he fails a course--even after cheating on an exam.
  • Dear Brutus
    Dear Brutus
    Episode 11
    11/21/51
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    A man invites a several people to his house for an unusual get-together. Each will have a chance to relive a part of their life. He learns that it's not quite as amusing as he thought it would be.
  • Never Be the Same
    Never Be the Same
    Episode 10
    11/14/51
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    This comedy involves a family known in the area as "those crazy neighbors". The grandma tries to stop her grandchild from marrying the son of a bank president.
  • Justice
    Justice
    Episode 9
    11/7/51
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    A man who admits to forging a check asks the court for leniency because he did it to help a broke friend. Another man, however, is determined that he be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
  • Hour of Crisis
    Hour of Crisis
    Episode 8
    10/31/51
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    A small-town Vermont girl wins a beauty contest and is quickly "discovered" by a movie studio. They change her name, publicize her as the daughter of a rich gentleman farmer, and groom her for stardom. She hits it big and is seems a sure bet to win an Academy Award. When her rustic father, a justice of the peace, arrives for a Hollywood visit, a gossip columnist catches wind and threatens to expose the woman's phoney high society background.moreless
  • Interference
    Interference
    Episode 7
    10/24/51
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    In this murder/mystery, a "widow" remarries, only to discover that her supposedly dead first husband is anything but. She ends up being charged with the murder of a woman who knew all about husband number one.
  • Moon Over Mulberry Street
    10/17/51
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    A poverty-stricken family struggles to improve their station in life.
  • Seen But Not Heard
    Seen But Not Heard
    Episode 5
    10/10/51
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    Children should be seen and not heard, especially when they discover that an "accident" was really a murder.
  • Irish Eyes
    Irish Eyes
    Episode 4
    10/3/51
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  • The Climax
    The Climax
    Episode 3
    9/26/51
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  • The Wren
    The Wren
    Episode 2
    9/19/51
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    A city woman wants to get away from the rat race so she spends her summer at a New England boarding house. It's there she becomes fascinated with a young artist.
  • The Tale of the Wolf
    9/12/51
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    A lawyer gets it in his head that his wife is still in love with her childhood sweetheart. It takes losing $1,000,000 for him to learn otherwise.
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