With J. Walter Thompson Agency (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 81

2. Ponds Theater (1953– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Valerie Cossart, Harry Townes, Mildred Dunnock, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 30

3. Leaving Home (2012)

1 min | Short, Family

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Director: Joey Julius | Star: Stuart Ablaza

4. Ponds Theater (1953– )
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1953)

60 min | Drama

3.3
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Stars: Noel Leslie, Melville Cooper, Valerie Cossart, Denis Greene

Votes: 9

5. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Emma (1954)

60 min | Drama

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Emma is a beautiful and highly intelligent heiress who cares for her elderly father. In desperate need of diversion, she makes it her business to become involved in the romances and affairs of her friends.

Stars: Martine Bartlett, Peter Cookson, Stafford Dickens, Peter Donat

6. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1952)

60 min | Drama

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An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Stars: Eric Berry, Phillip Brady, Eva Condon, Melville Cooper

7. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Christmas Dinner (1955)

60 min | Drama

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A homeless man (Barton) and his friend are wandering down Park Avenue on Christmas Day when they encounter a dog. Barton takes the dog in tow and tries to talk the owner of a nearby diner (... See full synopsis »

Stars: James Barton, Ian Turner

8. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Cook for Mr. General (1957)

60 min | Drama

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As a chef, a GI is a whiz in the kitchen. As a soldier, he's undisciplined and is constantly getting into trouble. His shenanigans bring a gruff general down with him.

Stars: William Redfield, Bill Travers, Roland Winters

9. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Cup of Kindness (1953)

60 min | Drama

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A grandmother brings in male boarders because she's looking for a man to marry her eldest daughter's daughter. The daughter, however, is very happy being a career woman. A battle between the old world ways and modern goals follows.

Stars: James Costigan, Constance Ford, Mark Roberts, Lilia Skala

10. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Doll's House (1950)

60 min | Drama

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Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Lumb, Felicia Montealegre, John Newland, Theodore Newton

11. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Hat for Winter (1954)

60 min | Drama

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After getting married, a jazz musician gets a "real" job in a department store. His true love, his music, continues to call to him.

Stars: Bart Burns, Mary Fickett, Bert Thorn

12. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Kiss for Cinderella (1952)

60 min | Drama

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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.

Stars: Melville Cooper, Leslie Nielsen, Mary Kay Stearns

13. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Long Night in Forty Miles (1952)

60 min | Drama

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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 ... See full summary »

Stars: John Baragrey, Hildy Parks, Fred Stewart

14. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Long Time Till Dawn (1953)

60 min | Drama

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Just out of prison Joe Harris looks to restart his life. His wife Barbie has moved and the one man who can tell him where refuses to do so. Enraged, Joe beats the old man senseless and runs... See full summary »

Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Robert Cass, James Dean, Pud Flanagan, Billy M. Greene

Votes: 63

15. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Matter of Life (1957)

60 min | Drama

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A man visiting the United States contracts a deadly blood disease that is curable only by a rare drug; there is only one dose of the drug remaining in the world and it's being rushed to the... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Massey, Robert Pastene

16. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Night of Rain (1957)

60 min | Drama

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A young man comes into the life of a childless married couple, functioning in many ways as a son. Trouble begins when he and the wife fall in love and begin plotting the death of the clueless husband.

Stars: Nina Foch, Roddy McDowall, Harry Townes

17. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Night to Remember (1956)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Sandy Ackland, Millette Alexander, Tirrell Barbery, William Becker

Votes: 15

18. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Night to Remember (1956)

60 min | Drama

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On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Millette Alexander, Jonathan Anderson, Eddie Applegate, Patricia Bosworth

19. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Nugget from the Sunrise (1955)

60 min | Drama

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A young woman finds it hard to find a husband in a ghost town. She becomes friends with a grizzled old gold prospector who's being driven crazy by his nagging wife.

Stars: Henry Jones, John McGiver, Jane Rose, Elizabeth Ross

20. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Play for Mary (1951)

60 min | Drama

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This comic tale is a parody of life backstage at a Broadway show.

Stars: James Daly, Bramwell Fletcher, Cloris Leachman

21. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Profile in Courage (1956)

60 min | Drama

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Thaddeus Stevens, the powerful leader of the Radical Republicans in the House of Representatives, wishes to punish the South following the American Civil War. First it was President Abraham... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Robert H. Harris, Victor Jory, John F. Kennedy, James Whitmore

22. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Room and a Half (1953)

60 min | Drama

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On their first wedding anniversary, a young couple finds their marriage in trouble. Having their respective families on hand leads for the celebratory dinner only reignites old jealousy.

Stars: Joe Maross, Jack Pearl, Patricia Smith

23. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Seacoast in Bohemia (1951)

60 min | Drama

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A story about the university career of a young writing genius and the difficulties he has with his teachers and fellow students.

Director: Stanley Quinn | Stars: Olga Baclanova, Roger Boxhill, Philip Coolidge, Lili Darvas

24. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Seacoast in Bohemia (1955)

60 min | Drama

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This psychological drama centers on the problems of a college student who's a gifted, though unhappy, writer. He life reaches a turning point when he has an argument with a malevolent professor.

Stars: Theodore Bikel, George Macready, Ray Rhodes, Lilia Skala

25. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Simple Matter (1954)

60 min | Drama

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Joe is accused by a powerful local figure of drunk driving. He brings a defamation of character lawsuit against the man but runs into problems with the lawyer he's hired. The attorney is ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Hanmer, Audra Lindley, Joe Maross, Ruth Matteson

26. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Square Peg (1953)

60 min | Drama

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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 ... See full summary »

Stars: Loïs Bolton, Frank M. Thomas, Evelyn Varden, Irene Vernon

27. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Time for Turning (1952)

60 min | Drama

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Totally devoted to her younger sister, a concert pianist, a woman's possessive nature causes family friction.

Star: Gaby Rodgers

28. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Touch of Summer (1954)

60 min | Drama

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An actor gets his long-sought "big break" playing Henry V at a sea-side theatre outside New York City. While there, his daughter falls in love with one of his fellow actors.

Stars: Jerome Cowan, William Duell, Ruth Matteson, Cora Witherspoon

29. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Traveler from Brussels (1957)

60 min | Drama

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An American salesman who is about to return home from Brussels after an unsuccessful business trip is offered $10,000 to smuggle diamonds to the U.S. He agrees and promptly has the gems ... See full summary »

Stars: Orson Bean, Hiram Sherman

30. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Woman for Tony (1955)

60 min | Drama

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A widow dreads the thought of losing her son to his prospective bride.

Stars: James Daly, Catherine McLeod, Marian Seldes, Zolya Talma

31. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: A Young Man's Fancy (1949)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Walter Butterworth, Lee Carney, Jason Evers, Richard Leone

32. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Accent on Youth (1950)

60 min | Drama

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Problems arise when a young secretary sets her sights on her successful, middle-aged playwright boss. By the time that he comes around to her advances, she's moved on to a man closer her age.

Stars: Marilyn Erskine, Ed Herlihy, Mel Ruick

33. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Accidentally Yours (1949)

60 min | Drama

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Rather than causing frustration, a child-like wife endears herself to others.

Stars: Valerie Cossart, Cloris Leachman, Mercer McLeod

34. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Account Rendered (1954)

60 min | Drama

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A man is accused of embezzling but, in the process of being acquitted, he destroys the reputation of the key witness. His wife then discovers evidence that proves her spouse actually did commit the crime.

Stars: Craig Kelly, Richard Kendrick, Jessie Royce Landis

35. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Adam and Eva (1949)

60 min | Drama

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Daddy can't make money fast enough to keep up with Eva's spending, so he hires Adam to slow down her shopping by telling her that he's broke.

Stars: Patricia Barry, Carl Benton Reid, Mark Roberts

36. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Alice in Wonderland (1954)

60 min | Drama

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Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.

Director: Maury Holland | Stars: Grace Dorian, Marilyn Delaney, Bobra Harris, Carl White

Votes: 8

37. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: All Those Beautiful Girls (1957)

60 min | Drama

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A high fashion photographer of beautiful models has serious problems with his life and career, leading him to turn to drink. The faith of a young woman allows him to salvage both.

Stars: Betsy Palmer, Neva Patterson, Robert Webber

38. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: An American Lyric (1954)

60 min | Drama

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An Italian immigrant has a strong desire to return to his hometown, but faces great opposition from his fellow émigrés.

Stars: Carlo D'Angelo, Gloria Marlowe, Felice Orlandi, Maureen Stapleton

39. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Angry Angel (1958)

60 min | Drama

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A disturbed young girl is in a school that is set up to turn troubled kids into well-adjusted, respectable citizens. However, she finds herself locking horns with some adults at the school she is convinced are against her.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Audra Lindley, Lynn Loring, Helen Stenborg, Laurence Weber

40. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Anna Santonello (1956)

60 min | Drama

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Anna has been held under the thumb of her invalid father, being a virtual slave to his demands, for her whole life. With his death, she only sees more of the same from her three domineering... See full summary »

Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Joseph Campanella, James Gregory, Eileen Heckart, Will Kuluva

41. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Apple of His Eye (1949)

60 min | Drama

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An elderly man who is in love with a young woman discovers that too many people are interested in his romance. The love affair is the immediate concern of the middle-aged widower's ... See full summary »

Stars: Myrtle Ferguson, Lawrence Fletcher, Dorrit Kelton, Norma Jane Marlow

42. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: As Husbands Go (1949)

60 min | Drama

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A middle-aged Iowa housewife finds romance with a poet in Europe. She decides to be "good" and returns home to her husband, only to have her almost-lover appear stateside.

Stars: Lawrence Fletcher, Ruth Matteson, Betty Ann Nyman, Tonio Selwart

43. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: As Husbands Go (1950)

60 min | Drama

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A middle-aged Iowa housewife finds romance with a poet in Europe. She decides to be "good" and returns home to her husband, only to have her almost-lover appear stateside.

Stars: Donald Briggs, Mary Alice Moore

44. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Ashes in the Wind (1951)

60 min | Drama

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An old woman's family is torn apart by her lingering death--and its expenses.

Director: Stanley Quinn | Stars: Jack Arthur, Jack Ewing, George Hill, Mary James

45. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: At Mrs. Beam's (1952)

60 min | Drama

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A mysterious man and woman check into a boarding house, arousing the attention of the old ladies who live there. They begin gossiping and convince themselves that the new boarder is the ... See full summary »

Stars: Lisa Ferraday, Phoebe Mackay

46. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Autumn Fire (1949)

60 min | Drama

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A headstrong widower marries a young woman. His adult son and daughter must adjust to their father having another wife other than their mother.

Stars: Frank Baxter, Martin Lewis, Helen Stenborg, Andrea Wallace

47. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Autumn Story (1953)

60 min | Drama

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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.

Stars: Alan Bruce, Perry Wilson

48. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Babies for Sale (1956)

60 min | Drama

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A broken-hearted woman who lost her child at birth desperately wants another child. She and her husband turn to the black market to adopt an infant because the legal route is so cumbersome ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Anderson | Stars: Leora Dana, Paul Langton, Kathleen Murray

49. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Baby Mine (1949)

60 min | Drama

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In this slapstick farce, a husband, fed up with his wife's chronic lying, moves out. To get him back, she procures a child and sends word that the kid is theirs.

Stars: Natalie Core, Kyle MacDonald, Gordon Mills, Warren Parker

50. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Background (1952)

60 min | Drama

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After 16 years of marriage, a couple chooses to divorce. Though they decide to conduct themselves in a "civilized" manner, they were clueless about the impact it would have on their three children.

Stars: Joseph Anthony, Katharine Bard, Donald Briggs, Patricia Bruder


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