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Telephone Time

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Genre  Anthology
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons  3
Final episode date  1 April 1958
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Theme music composer  Leon Klatzkin
Original language(s)  English
First episode date  8 April 1956
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Directed by  Lewis Allen (director) Laszlo Benedek Robert Florey Peter Godfrey (director) Christian Nyby Arthur Hiller Don Taylor (American actor and director) Peter Tewksbury
Cast  John Nesbitt, Frank C. Baxter
Networks  CBS, American Broadcasting Company
Presented by  John Nesbitt (1956), Frank C. Baxter (1957–1958)
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Telephone Time is an American anthology drama series that aired on CBS in 1956, and on ABC from 1957 to 1958. The series features plays by John Nesbitt who hosted the first season. Frank C. Baxter hosted the 1957 and 1958 seasons. The program was directed by Arthur Hiller, Robert Florey, and Lewis Allen (director). A total of 81 episodes aired from April 1956 to March 1957 on CBS and from April 1957 to April 1958 on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).

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Overview

The program showcased the talents of actors and actresses such as Bette Davis, Florenz Ames, Greer Garson, Joseph Cotten, Claudette Colbert, Michael Landon, Cloris Leachman, Johnny Crawford, Katherine Warren, Joel Grey, Fay Wray, Thomas Mitchell, Vivi Janiss, Wright King, Strother Martin, Lon Chaney, Jr., Boris Karloff, John Carradine, Helen Wallace, and Michael Winkelman. Famed circus performer Emmett Kelly made his dramatic debut in the presentation Captain from Kopenick. Famed radio star Michael Raffetto appeared in the "Vicksburg, 5:35 PM" episode as Joe Palermo (1956).

Award nomination

John Nesbitt was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1957 for Best Teleplay Writing - Half Hour or Less.

References

Telephone Time Wikipedia


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