“Kraft Television Theatre” Films, 1957-1958


Summary Information
Title: “Kraft Television Theatre” Films
Inclusive Dates: 1957-1958

Call Number: see list below

Quantity: 51 film reels

Repository:
Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Contact Information

Archival Location:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Abstract:
Twenty-one episodes of Kraft Television Theatre, an hour-long dramatic anthology series that ran from 1947 to 1958. The series aired on NBC except for the period between Oct. 15, 1953 and Jan. 6, 1955, when it aired on ABC. The name of the series was changed from Kraft Television Theatre to Kraft Theatre in April 1958 and to Kraft Mystery Theatre in June 1958. The executive producer was David Susskind. All the films are 16 mm kinescopes in black and white with sound and include commercials for Kraft products.

Note:

There is a restriction on access to and use of this material; see the Administrative/Restriction Information portion of this finding aid for details.



Language: English

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Administrative/Restriction Information
Acquisition Information

Presented by the David Susskind Estate in 1991 as part of the David Susskind Papers. Accession Number: M91-034


Access Restrictions

These films may be viewed on the Steenbeck only.


Use Restrictions

No duplication or public screening without consent of copyright holder.


Contents List
DE 456-457
POLKA, 12/18/1957
Note: Fiedler Cook's Production
Adapted by Lee Pogostin
Cast: Shelley Winters, Glenda Farrell, James Gregory, Phyllis Love, Torin Thatcher

DE 444-445
ANGRY HARVEST, 4/23/1958
Note: From the novel by Hermann Field and Stanislaw Mierzenski
Director: Alex Segal
Producer: Robert Herridge
Cast: Theodore Bikel, Ina Balin, George Voskovec, Ludwig Donath, Elliott Sullivan, Margot Lassner, John Van Dreelen, Ted Gunther

DE 476-478
THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT, 5/7/1958
Note: From the short story by Bret Harte
Adapted by Phil Reisman, Jr.
Producer: Robert Herridge
Director: Paul Stanley
Cast: George C. Scott, Ruth White, Janet Ward, Larry Hagman, Lane Bradley, Ford Rainey, Burton Mallory, Ramsey Williams, John Kellogg

DE 458-459
ALL THE KING'S MEN [PART I], 5/14/1958
Note: From the novel by Robert Penn Warren
Adapted by Don Mankiewicz
Producer: Robert Herridge
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Neville Brand, William Prince, Frank Conroy, Robert Emhardt, Fred J. Scollay, Maureen Stapleton

DE 460-461
ALL THE KING'S MEN [PART II], 5/21/1958
Note: From the novel by Robert Penn Warren
Adapted by Don Mankiewicz
Producer: Robert Herridge
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Neville Brand, William Prince, Frank Conroy, Robert Emhardt, Fred J. Scollay, Maureen Stapleton

DE 478-479
LAST OF THE BELLES, 6/4/1958
Note: From the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Adapted by James P. Cavanagh
Producer: Alex March
Director: Daniel Petrie
Cast: Jody McCrea, Ann Williams, Al Morgenstern, Nicholas Pryor, Joan Wetmore, Neil Vipond, Henry Sutton, Freeman Hammond, Mark Weston, Morris Rixon, Pat Patterson

DE 419-420; DE 646-647
KILLER'S CHOICE, 6/11/1958
Note: From the novel by Evan Hunter
Adapted by Alvin Boretz
Producer: Alex March
Director: Paul Bogart
Cast: Michael Higgins, Staats Cotsworth, Joanne Linville, Martin Rudy, Joan Copeland
DE 419-420 is a user copy

DE 381-382
NOW, WILL YOU PLAY FOR MURDER, 6/18/1958
Note: Adapted from the novel by Harry Olesker
Director: Frank Pacelli
Producer: Alex March
Cast: Lois Nettleton, Al Morgenstern, Fred J. Scollay, Thomas Carlin, Carl Frank, David Bauer, Doreen Lang, Rebecca Sand, John Fiedler

DE 345-346; DE 377-378
87TH PRECINCT, 6/25/1958
Note: Writer: Larry Cohen
Based on the characters created by Evan Hunter
Director: Paul Bogart
Producer: Alex March
Cast: Robert Bray, Martin Rudy, Joseph Sullivan, Joan Copeland, Pat Henning
DE 377-378 is a user copy without commercials

DE 464-465
NEXT DOOR TO DEATH, 7/2/1958
Note: Writer: Michael Dyne
Based on the short story by Charlotte Armstrong
Producer: Alex March
Director: David Greene
Cast: Patrick Macnee, Abigail Kellogg, Leora Dana, David Hurst, Martin Kosleck, Rex O'Malley

DE 437-438; FF 987
COP KILLER, 7/9/1958
Note: Adapted by Art Wallace from the novel by George Bagby
Producer: Alex March
Director: William A. Graham
Cast: Edward Binns, Fred J. Scollay, Martin Brooks, Paul Hartman, Rudy Bond, Richard Bright, Harold Gary, John McQuade, Anne Meara, Fred Kareman, Frank Downing, Gino Ardito, Peter Turgeon, Robert Sinclair
FF 987 is a user copy without commercials

DE 470-471; DE 640-641
THE MAN WHO DIDN'T FLY, 7/16/1958
Note: Writer: Jerome Coopersmith
Based on a novel by Margot Bennet
Producer: Alex March
Director: Michael Dreyfuss
Cast: William Shatner, Patricia Bosworth, Walter Brooke, Jonathan Harris, Louis Hector, Patricia Wheel, Milton Seltzer, Charles Mendick, Paul Mazursky, Robert Fitzsimmons
DE 470-471 is a user copy

DE 450-451; DE 644-645
FOCUS ON MURDER, 7/23/1958
Note: Writer: Mel Goldberg
Based on the novel by George Harmon Coxe
Producer: Alex March
Director: William Corrigan
Cast: Simon Oakland, Phyllis Hill, Olive Deering, Bill Zuckert, Roy Poole, Val Avery, Therese Hunter, Joey Walsh, James Bender, Ferdi Hoffman, Norman Shelly
DE 450-451 is a user copy

DE 466-467
DEATH WEARS MANY FACES, 7/30/1958
Note: Writer: Doug Taylor
Producer: Alex March
Director: Paul Bogart
Cast: Mark Richman, Warren Berlinger, Robert Emhardt, Milton Selzer, Crahan Denton, Jane McArthur, Donald May, Martin Brooks, Clifton James, Paul Tremaine, Patty Duke

DE 468-469
WE HAVEN'T SEEN HER LATELY, 8/20/1958
Note: Writer: Sumner Locke Elliott
Based on the novel by E. X. Ferrars
Producer: Alex March
Director: Paul Bogart
Cast: George C. Scott, Angela Thornton, Mary Finney, Myra Carter, Louis Edmonds, Patrick Horgan, Carolyn Brenner, Sasha Von Scherler, Stafford Dickens

DE 439-440
WEB OF GUILT, 8/27/1958
Note: Writer: Mel Goldberg
Producer: Alex March
Director: William Corrigan
Cast: Simon Oakland, Fred J. Scollay, Michael Higgins, Lois Wheeler, Ann Hilany, Jane Rose, Frank Thomas, David Bauer, Jay Barney, Tony Mitchell, James Dukas

DE 411-412
BACK TRACK, 9/3/1958
Note: Writer: Sam Elkin
Producer: Alex March
Director: Murray Golden
Cast: John Baragrey, Victor Thorley, Phyllis Hill, Lawrence Weber, Ward Costello, Martin B. Rudy, Dan Morgan, Pat Henning

DE 347-348
A CUP OF KINDNESS, 9/17/1958
Note: Writer: Alvin Boretz
From a story by William Iverson
Producer: Alex March
Director: William A. Graham
Cast: Philip Bourneuf, Norman Crane, Leo Penn, John McQuade, Read Morgan, Jane Moultrie, W. W. Post, Freeman Hammond

DE 386-387
TRICK OR TREAT, 9/10/1958
Note: Adapted for television by M. L. Davenport
Based on the novel by Doris Miles Disney
Producer: Alex March
Director: David Greene
Cast: Robert Pastene, Will Kuluva, Robert Mandan, Mary Finney, Perry Wilson, Ellen McRae [Burstyn], Ken Harvey, Joseph Campanella, Alfred Sandor, Effie Afton, Anne Draper

DE 454-455
RIDDLE OF A LADY, 9/24/1958
Note: Writer: Jerome Coopersmith
Based on the novel by Anthony Gilbert
Producer: Alex March
Director: Jack Klugman
Cast: David White, David Hurst, Nancy Marchand, Clarice Blackburn, Lee Richardson, Joe Silver, Lisa Daniels, Myra Carter, Robert Eckles, Jeremiah Morris

DE 388-389
PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE, 10/1/1958
Note: Writer: Harry Julian Fink
Producer: Alex March
Director: Michael Dreyfuss
Cast: Philip Abbott, Colleen Dewhurst, Martin B. Rudy, Michael Wager, Val Avery, Lois Nettleton