Kraft Television Theatre (1947)

Kraft Television Theatre (1947)

The first live drama series on television included live commercials for Kraft products. The show featured works by writers like Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) and playwright Tennessee Williams. The casts included actors like Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched), Beatrice Arthur (Golden Girls), Grace Kelly (many Hitchcock movies and future Princess of Monaco) and Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple) and James Dean (better known from movies like Rebel Without a Cause and Giant).

The show aired on NBC from 1947 to 1953. In 1953, Kraft launched another version of Kraft Television Theatre which aired on ABC.

Episode Info

Final: 11x51 -- Presumption of Innocence (Oct/01/1958)


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Executive Producer: David Susskind
Story Editor: Ed Rice

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Recurring Guests

E.G. Marshall as guest star (37 eps)
Vaughn Taylor as guest star (31 eps)
Valerie Cossart as guest star (28 eps)
Joe Maross as Don Birnham (27 eps)
John Newland as guest star (24 eps)
Harry Townes as guest star (23 eps)
Richard Kiley as guest star (23 eps)
Mercer McLeod as guest star (23 eps)
J. Pat O'Malley as guest star (21 eps)
James Daly as guest star (20 eps)

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