The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

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Series cast summary:
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 Bill Adams / ... (10 episodes, 1953-1957)
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 Arthur Collins / ... (7 episodes, 1953-1957)
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 Ann Crawford / ... (7 episodes, 1952-1957)
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 Elmo / ... (6 episodes, 1954-1957)
Richard Denning ...
 Barney Maddock / ... (6 episodes, 1953-1957)
Helen Wallace ...
 Miss Ames / ... (6 episodes, 1952-1957)
Virginia Field ...
 Alexandra Wrenn / ... (6 episodes, 1952-1956)
Hank Patterson ...
 Conductor / ... (5 episodes, 1952-1957)
Horace McMahon ...
 Benny Grew / ... (5 episodes, 1952-1956)
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 Alison Stevens / ... (5 episodes, 1953-1957)
Larry Parks ...
 Dr. Lancaster / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1957)
Lawrence Dobkin ...
 Inspector Briand / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1956)
William Leslie ...
 Geoffrey Davis / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1957)
Ray Walker ...
 Mousie Todd / ... (5 episodes, 1952-1955)
Katherine Warren ...
 Mrs. Corey / ... (5 episodes, 1952-1957)
Scott Brady ...
 Bob Hutchinson / ... (5 episodes, 1953-1956)
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 Claire / ... (5 episodes, 1953-1957)
Lucy Marlow ...
 Carol Farley / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1957)
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 Ann Clark / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1957)
Robert Foulk ...
 Ben / ... (5 episodes, 1953-1956)
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 Christabel / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
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2 October 1952 (USA)  »

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All-Star Theatre  »

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(195 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(1954-1956)|

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1.33 : 1
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Represented the first production of Columbia Pictures' new Screen Gems subsidiary. The movie studio's willingness to enter into TV production flew in the face of prevailing industry attitudes. See more »

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Referenced in Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Look Back (2005) See more »

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