Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.
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David Lewis ...  Alan Brossanquet / ... 4 episodes, 1963-1965
Francis De Sales ...  President of Court Martial / ... 4 episodes, 1963-1965
Harry Townes ...  Richard / ... 4 episodes, 1963-1965
Jack Kelly ...  Charles Glenn / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1965
Katherine Crawford ...  Daphne Middleton / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1965
Warren Stevens ...  Alden Ritter / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1965
Malachi Throne ...  Dr. Ludwig Horning / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
Berkeley Harris Berkeley Harris ...  Pete Francis / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
Frank Maxwell ...  Albert Perkins / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1965
Norman Leavitt ...  Gotch / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1965
Val Avery ...  Sergeant / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Walter Brooke ...  Col. Arthur Merriam / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
Gilchrist Stuart Gilchrist Stuart ...  Sandy / ... 3 episodes, 1965
Joyce Meadows Joyce Meadows ...  Aline 3 episodes, 1963
James Whitmore ...  J. Marvin Bean / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Lee Marvin ...  Sgt. Paul Ryker 2 episodes, 1963
Steve Forrest ...  David Buchanan / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
John Forsythe ...  Jerry Wilson / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Leslie Nielsen ...  Dr. David Cord / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965
Gena Rowlands ...  Janet Cord / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965
John Gavin ...  Carlos / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Scott Marlowe ...  Johnny Baroja / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Jack Klugman ...  Ozzie Keefer / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Robert Loggia ...  Colonel Juano Chauvin / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Robert Webber ...  Anderson / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Telly Savalas ...  Beret / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Myrna Fahey ...  Honora Malone / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Martha Hyer ...  Caroline Glenn / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Charles McGraw ...  Harry Brockman / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Diane McBain ...  Diana Weston / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Pat O'Brien ...  Inspector Dan Zarilla / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Arch Johnson ...  Charlie Tully / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Jack Weston ...  Homer Fargis / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Julie Adams ...  Ellen Yarnell / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Nancy Malone ...  Nurse Linda Beaumont / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Peter Brown ...  Chris Forrester / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Philip Abbott ...  Major Charles Wheeler / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Peter Helm Peter Helm ...  Private Cutler / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Ron Hayes ...  Deputy Dave Willett / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Leonard Nimoy ...  Cowell / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Frank Silvera ...  Captain Santos / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Joan Staley ...  Beth / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Tol Avery ...  3rd Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
William Bramley William Bramley ...  District Attorney / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Ted Knight ...  Carl Lombardo / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Miguel Ángel Landa Miguel Ángel Landa ...  Henri / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Myron Healey ...  George Whitney / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Dan Barton Dan Barton ...  Freddie Sackheim / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Ed Prentiss ...  Franklin / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Richard X. Slattery ...  Lester / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Rusty Lane ...  Doc Stacey / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ...  Harry Grayson / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
S. John Launer ...  Dr. Manson / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Louis Mercier Louis Mercier ...  Mr. Salonnis / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Dee Carroll Dee Carroll ...  Mrs. Bosley / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Henry Hermann-Cattani Henry Hermann-Cattani ...  Karl Sturtz / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Don Collier ...  Detective Sgt. Newsome / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965
John A. Alonzo ...  Cpl. Jack Osante / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Dabney Coleman ...  Alvin Piper / ... 2 episodes, 1964
William Boyett ...  1st Detective / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Cal Bartlett ...  Barry / ... 2 episodes, 1963
Indus Arthur Indus Arthur ...  Elizabeth Pike / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
John Bleifer John Bleifer ...  Farmer / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Albert Carrier ...  Ambulance Attendant / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
John Crowther John Crowther ...  2nd Man / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Than Wyenn Than Wyenn ...  Prosecutor / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Thalmus Rasulala ...  Police Sergeant / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Ken Lynch ...  Larry Henderson / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Luis Delgado Luis Delgado ...  Bartender / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Ralph Thomas Ralph Thomas ...  French / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Jimmy Joyce Jimmy Joyce ...  2nd Newsman / ... 2 episodes, 1965
John Willis ...  Cogan / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Fred Holliday Fred Holliday ...  Deputy Rick Perry / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Argentina Brunetti ...  Mama Baroja / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Russ Bender Russ Bender ...  Sergeant Aikes / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Albert Szabo Albert Szabo ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 1965
Charles Alvin Bell Charles Alvin Bell ...  1st Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Ken Lowry Ken Lowry ...  Flight Attendant / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Don Kennedy Don Kennedy ...  Highway Patrolman / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Doris D. Edwards Doris D. Edwards ...  Nurse / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Louis Cavalier Louis Cavalier ...  Buzzy / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Susanne Cramer ...  Anna / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Ben Wright ...  Casino Manager / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965
Robert Ellenstein ...  Dendier / ... 2 episodes, 1964
I. Stanford Jolley ...  Felix / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Edwin Rochelle Edwin Rochelle ...  Clare Smith / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Charles Aidman ...  Maj. Kitchener 2 episodes, 1963
Bradford Dillman ...  Capt. David Young 2 episodes, 1963
Norman Fell ...  Sgt. Max Winkler 2 episodes, 1963
Peter Graves ...  Maj. Frank Whitaker 2 episodes, 1963
Murray Hamilton ...  Capt. Appleton 2 episodes, 1963
Don Marshall ...  Cpl Jenks / ... 2 episodes, 1963
Vera Miles ...  Ann Ryker 2 episodes, 1963
Lloyd Nolan ...  Gen. Amos Bailey 2 episodes, 1963
Richard Angarola Richard Angarola ...  Club Owner / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Jeff Cooper ...  Daniel 2 episodes, 1965
Will Corry Will Corry ...  Wally Pitt 2 episodes, 1965
Neil Hamilton ...  Mr. Harkin 2 episodes, 1965
Steve London ...  Bassett 2 episodes, 1965
Jan Merlin ...  Jon 2 episodes, 1965
Mort Mills ...  Victor Prelling 2 episodes, 1965
Eric Morris ...  Tippo 2 episodes, 1965
Byron Morrow ...  Leith Houser 2 episodes, 1965
Hugh O'Brian ...  Detective Matt Lacey 2 episodes, 1965
Frederick O'Neal Frederick O'Neal ...  Jacques Serac 2 episodes, 1965
Barbara Rush ...  Karen Lownes 2 episodes, 1965
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Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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Roncom Films See more »
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Runtime:

(59 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The Kraft Suspense Theatre,a brilliant anthology from the 1960's in color
24 August 2008 | by rcj5365See all my reviews

KRAFT SUSPENSE THEATRE was one of the great television anthology series that came out of the early 1960's. For the two seasons that it ran on NBC-TV,this was one of the few suspense programs that was produced in color,which the Peacock network's majority of shows were at the time. This was produced by the great Roy Huggins(whose name is uncredited here)who was behind some of the greatest shows ever produced for television("Cheyenne","Maverick", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Fugitive", "Run For Your Life", and "The Rockford Files") in arrangement with Roncom Films and Universal Studios. A total of 59 episodes were produced for NBC-TV from its premiere on October 10,1963 until July 1,1965. The theme music composed for this series was done by one of the greatest of all Hollywood composers to do scores for film and television......the maestro himself, John Williams.

And with other anthology series that were around during the 1960's,almost every program featured a self-contained episode with its own cast. Roy Huggins,also brought a wealth of talent to this series,including casting some of the stars from his Warner Brothers shows to be in some of the episodes for Kraft Suspense Theatre. Stars like Jack Kelly("Maverick"),Ebb Byrnes("77 Sunset Strip"), Ty Hardin("Bronco"), Clint Walker("Cheyenne"),Roger Smith("77 Sunset Strip"), Troy Donahue ("Surfside Six"),and Robert Conrad("Hawaiian Eye").

Several episodes from this series were brilliant including the premiere episode(which was a two-parter)titled "The Case Against Paul Ryker". The episode starred Lee Marvin as Paul Ryker,a soldier who is being court martialed for treason during the Korean War. Vera Miles played his wife,Bradford Dillman was his JAG defense lawyer who had an intense flirtation with Ryker's wife. Peter Graves was the prosecuting attorney. Marvin's performance in the role is astounding here. However,the 1968 theatrical film "Sergeant Ryker",starring Lee Marvin was actually a two-part made for TV film that first aired on Kraft Suspense Theatre is based on this episode,which Universal Pictures released as a theatrical feature with newly added scenes.

Some of Hollywood's greatest appeared in several episodes here:

Cornel Wilde("Doesn't Anyone Know Who I Am?")

Jack Kelly("Kill Me On July 20th")

Lloyd Bridges("A Hero For Our Times")

Leslie Nielsen("One Step Down",with Gena Rowlands, "The Green Felt Jungle")

Jack Lord("The Long Ravine")

Richard Crenna("The Long Lost Life of Edward Smalley",also starring James Whitmore and Phillip Abbott)

John Forsythe("The Kamchatka Incident","The Sweet Taste of Vengeance")

Brian Keith("The Cause of Anger")

Ronald Reagan("A Cruel and Unusual Night")

Ben Gazzara("Rapture at Forty Two",the pilot episode for the "Run For Your Life" TV series)

Telly Savalas("Watchman", "The Eye of the Tiger")

Philip Carey ("My Enemy,This Town")


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