A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.
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John Conte ...  Himself - Host / ... 569 episodes, 1955-1958
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

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Some stories were produced more than once. For instance, there were two versions of "Wuthering Heights" (both live), and two versions of "From the Desk of Margaret Tydings" (one live, one filmed). See more »

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One of the great TV shows of the Fifties
29 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

When I was a teenager, I used to watch Matinée Theater almost every day during summer vacation on KPRC-TV in Houston Texas. The quality of the show was amazing, considering that NBC produced a live one hour drama every day, and it was in color! Like most families in the fifties, we couldn't afford a color TV set, but I could walk down to the local Joske's department store and see it on a color TV set. Even though I was only a kid, I could tell that these shows were outstanding, and they often featured well known stars. It is unfortunate that many of those live shows were not preserved, especially the early color productions.


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