Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
1 Oct. 1952Michael and Mary
After being deserted by her husband, Mary falls in love with Michael. After a few years, they marry, raise a son, and Michael becomes a successful writer. However, her first husband returns with plans of blackmail.
8 Oct. 1952The New Tenant
An old woman is suspicious of the new neighbor, a woman who turns out to be her son's first wife. The new tenant has intentions of blackmail and this leads to a murder.
15 Oct. 1952A Kiss for Cinderella
A cleaning woman who works in an artist's apartment has a vivid imagination. After running into some minor trouble with a young policeman, she has quite a romantic dream.
22 Oct. 1952A Long Night in Forty Miles
During the fading days of the Klondike gold rush, a man loses all of his money to a gambler. Desperately wanting to impress his wife with his success, he steals a couple of bags of the ore from two miners. His expecting wife arrives and almost immediately goes into labor. A veterinarian steps up and helps save the woman's life.
29 Oct. 1952The Divine Drudge
A wife has assisted her doctor husband for many years in his medical experiments, but grows weary of the work and runs away with a man who wrecked outside of their home.
12 Nov. 1952Hilda McKay
The wife of a university professor gets into a fight with the man who got a bigger promotion than her husband.
19 Nov. 1952The Quiet Wedding
The impending nuptials of a young couple prove dangerous to their relationship. The preparations for their wedding prove so stressful that the future bride displays a side of her personality that neither she nor her fiancé has ever seen before.
26 Nov. 1952Mr. Lazarus
Mr. Lazarus appears at the boarding house of the Sylvesters and claims that he is John Molloy, Mrs. Sylvester's first husband. He proves Dr. Sylvester to be a fraud and helps Pat, Mrs. Sylvester's daughter, and Booth, her fiancé, on the road to the altar. Mr. Lazarus suddenly leaves, but the family is undecided as to who he really is.
3 Dec. 1952The Iron Gate
A heavy-handed father is determined to keep his family under his grip. When one of the daughters falls in love with an Army captain, another of the siblings becomes filled with jealousy.
10 Dec. 1952The Intimate Strangers
A young woman catches a husband by pretending that she's a good deal older than she is.
17 Dec. 1952The Guest
A spinster aunt causes problems for a newlywed couple. The niece wants to put her relative in a comfortable apartment, but the old lady would rather live with them. The niece's new husband, however, will not go along with that idea.
24 Dec. 1952A Christmas Carol
An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
7 Jan. 1953The Fire Below and the Devil Above
Eben Stone, mate on the brig Ellen B, takes over as master after the first mate is murdered and Captain Brewster dies. The Reverend Obadiah Harkness and his daughter Tabby are passengers, and Eben falls in love with her, and she with him. When Bluey leads the crew to mutiny and a fire breaks out in the hold, Eben says he must deal with a fire below and the Devil above and he goes into the hold to save the ship. Bluey tries to gain control of the ship, but The Reverend Harkness and Tabby, with the faithful Chips, the ship's carpenter, save both Eben and the ship.
14 Jan. 1953Zone Four
A former naval intelligence officer, now a college professor, is offered a job by a group of European socialists. He is forced to confront the changes in life since the start of the Cold War.
21 Jan. 1953A Square Peg
With no outlet in her community to lavish her energy, a take-charge woman so dominates her family that she begins to tear it apart. Her son, finally free of her iron hand, runs wild at college. After having broken up her daughter's romance, the girl causes a scandal by eloping.
28 Jan. 1953Duet
Two pianists seek the opinion of a respected music critic regarding their talents. He advises both to give up music immediately. One decides the critic is wrong, goes ahead with his career, and becomes very successful. The one who follows the critic's advice and quits ends up miserable.
4 Feb. 1953The Chess Game
John Green, a young delinquent fearing he is suspected of murder, takes refuge in the home of John Graham, a cynical, atheistic drunk. Graham, with the help of the theological student Glen Polk, his wife, and mother-in-law, create a new identity for John Green as Johnny Graham. In the mental chess game of trying to evade the law, Johnny is helped by John Graham, who confesses to the crime in order to save the young man's life. Graham's good deed is rewarded when Lt. Finney reveals that the murderer has been found.
11 Feb. 1953Right You Are!
A mother refuses to come to terms with the fact that her daughter died in an earthquake.
18 Feb. 1953Snooksie
A newspaper's star reporter is irritated when his editor assigns him the trivial job of tracking down his spoiled kid's missing teddy bear. He's so chagrined by being assigned such a petty job, he barely notices a murder he witnesses and the kidnapping of a child actor.
25 Feb. 1953Star Bright
An actress' career has been held back by her close resemblance to a big star. However, when the celebrity dies, she ends up replacing the deceased woman.
4 Mar. 1953My Brother's Keeper
After piloting planes during World War II, a Marine is recalled to serve in Korea. A number of the veterans begin to rebel against the marine squadron commander who's taking too long to train their replacements. They suspect it's because one of the fresh soldiers is the commander's brother.
11 Mar. 1953So Very Young
A 17-year-old girl inherits several hundred dollars and uses it to buy a bull. She falls in love with the animal's former owner and soon they are making plans to marry. Her father, believing that she is too young to wed, is totally against the idea.
18 Mar. 1953Autumn Story
An spinster became caretaker of an orphan girl when she was a small child. The girl develops into a young adult and falls in love. The spinster offers useful insight for the lovebirds and rediscovers her own youth thanks to their romance.
25 Mar. 1953Miss Mabel
A sweet little old lady forges her sister's will so that the whole town can share in her wealth. Then, there's also the tiny matter of a murder.
1 Apr. 1953The Summer Place
A famous and selfish actress believes her son, a playwright, is jealous of her success so she hires an unscrupulous novelist to write a new play for her. Not only does the writer steal her son's idea for a production, but also takes his girlfriend.
8 Apr. 1953Next of Kin
The traumatic effect of getting a "missing in action" telegram from the Korean front is dramatized. The stories of three different families that receive this unwelcome news are told: one is a bookie father; another, a wealthy man who distrusts his daughter-in-law; and the brother of a missing soldier.
15 Apr. 1953Rain No More
After a long period of hatred with his father, a young man returns home and makes a desperate effort to end the unpleasantness.
22 Apr. 1953The New Servant
After murdering his sister, a man desperately tries to justify his motives.
29 Apr. 1953Hoodlums with a Halo
A former convict writes a hit novel about prison life and quickly decides that fame is even worse than a jail cell.
13 May 1953Final Edition
A reporter becomes the story when he turns criminal and murders his newspaper's publisher. Another reporter finds out that he committed the crime.
20 May 1953One Left Over
A man's wife and two sons are killed in an automobile accident, and he is left alone with his daughter.
27 May 1953The Twilight Rounds
A has-been boxer is in love with a selfish woman. Because of her urging, and out of a sense of responsibility to his manager, he agrees to fight one last bout.
10 Jun. 1953The Ascent of P.J. O'Hara
A lonely old man becomes fast friends with a six-year-old boy. When the boy's parents decide to have the man committed to a sanitarium, he risks his health to join the boy on a trip to the Moon. Their "spaceship" is made from an old tub, a blanket, broomstick and umbrella.
17 Jun. 1953Boy of Mine
A couple are afraid of losing their adopted teenage son to his heartless mother.
24 Jun. 1953The Rainy Day
A father has been saving money his whole life in case of an emergency. His oldest son, back from Korea, has a chance to buy a small publishing business for $5000. The father is unsure whether to loan his son the money since it would wipe out most of his life's savings.
1 Jul. 1953The Diehard
A man's perfectionism, originally an asset, is now a liability. He wants to personally double-check everything that before it goes out to clients, making his desk a huge bottle-neck.
8 Jul. 1953The House Beautiful
A stockbroker with integrity struggles on his modest wages rather than cheat investors with the worthless oil stock sold by his company. His neighbor with few standards, however, soon becomes rich. Later in life, the stockbroker's son finds himself at an ethical crossroads and decides to take the high road as his father did.
15 Jul. 1953The Blind Spot
A psychiatrist has a breach of ethics when she falls in love with one of her patients. She eventually realizes that marriage would bring nothing but unhappiness to each of their lives.
22 Jul. 1953The Adventures of the Kind Mr. Smith
A high-spirited old Frenchman is dismissed from his teaching job at a stuffy British school because of the racy stories he tells the students. Being mistaken for an art dealer who deals in forgeries, he's kidnapped and taken to a country estate. His captors expect him to swindle a rich young man, but the old teacher may not cooperate.
29 Jul. 1953The Intruder
Alison is resentful of her father's new wife, a beautiful though fragile woman who is still recovering from the loss of both of her parents in a car accident. She uses this knowledge as she schemes against her new stepmother.
5 Aug. 1953Old Macdonald Had a Curve
67-year-old ex-major league player "Lefty" MacDonald regales fellow residents at the rest home with stories of his glory days in baseball. After injuring his arm throwing a horseshoe, "Lefty" finds he can now throw a freakish curve ball. He approaches the manager of his old team, the floundering Brooklyn Dodgers. The team is doing so poorly, the manager gives the old timer a spot on the roster.
12 Aug. 1953Day of the Vision
A supernatural vision appears to a woman and a group of children, vowing to return to them in 20 years. Although it doesn't reappear on schedule, the life problems of all the group members are solved.
19 Aug. 1953In Albert's Room
A college professor is about to be fired because few students are signing up for his advanced maths courses. Putting his knowledge of numbers to work, he cleans out the wallets of students by playing crap games. It isn't long before racketeers move in to take advantage of the benefits of higher maths.