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Telephone Time

Telephone Time
Greer Garson and Florenz Ames in "Revenge", 1957.
Genre Anthology
Directed by Lewis Allen (director)
Laszlo Benedek
Robert Florey
Peter Godfrey (director)
Christian Nyby
Arthur Hiller
Don Taylor (American actor and director)
Peter Tewksbury
Presented by John Nesbitt (1956)
Frank C. Baxter (1957–1958)
Theme music composer Leon Klatzkin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 81
Executive producer(s) Jerry Stagg
Hal Roach Jr.
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 mins.
Original channel CBS (1956)
ABC (1957–1958)
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run April 8, 1956 (1956-04-08) – April 1, 1958 (1958-04-01)

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).[1]


  • Overview 1
  • Award nomination 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The program showcased the talents of actors and actresses such as Bette Davis, Greer Garson, Joseph Cotten, Claudette Colbert, Michael Landon, Cloris Leachman, Johnny Crawford, Katherine Warren, Lon Chaney Jr., Joel Grey, Fay Wray, Thomas Mitchell (actor), 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.


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External links

  • Telephone Time at the Internet Movie Database
  • at CVTA with episode listTelephone Time (TV series)
  • Telephone Time at
  • on the Internet ArchiveI Am Not AloneVideo of public domain episode
  • on the Internet ArchiveRecipe for SuccessVideo of public domain episode

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