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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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Crisis See more »

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Roncom Films See more »
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Runtime:

(59 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Great guest stars in intriguing mysteries from producer Roy Huggins
20 August 2006 | by Cheyenne-BodieSee all my reviews

Roy Huggins ("Cheyenne","Maverick", "77 Sunset Strip", "The Rockford Files") was the uncredited executive producer of this entertaining hour-long anthology series from Universal.

The story editor was Anthony Boucher, who wrote the weekly Crime section of the Sunday New York Times Book Review.

The two-part opening episode was "The Case Against Paul Ryker". Lee Marvin played army Sgt. Paul Ryker, who was being court-martialed for treason during the Korean War. Vera Miles played his beautiful wife. Bradford Dillman was his JAG defense lawyer who has an intense flirtation with Miles. Peter Graves was the prosecuting attorney. The rest of the cast included Lloyd Nolan, Norman Fell, Murray Hamilton and Charles Aidman. Lee Marvin was the stand-out in this terrific cast. A fine legal drama/mystery that was later turned into a series called "Court Martial" with Dillman and Graves.

Another good episode (from a story by Robert Altman) had Mickey Rooney as a sadistic sheriff tracking down innocent fugitive James Caan with a pack of vicious dogs.

Jack Kelly ("Maverick") was a Las Vegas gambler trying to make a killing at the poker table in "The Name of the Game".

Cornel Wilde played a middle-aged man with amnesia in "Doesn't Anyone Know Who I Am?".

Jack Kelly played a man who hires an assassin to kill him so that a woman he has wronged will get the insurance money-but then changes his mind in "Kill Me On July 20th". (The story was by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne.)

"Rapture at Two-Forty" was the well produced pilot for "Run For Your Life", where Ben Gazzara played a lawyer with only one or two years left to live. The romantic interest was played by lovely young Katherine Crawford, who was Roy Huggins' daughter.

Herschel Bernardi played a small town lawyer who is dying of leukemia. Bernardi defends young Dean Stockwell, who is accused of murdering his wife. Stockwell doesn't want to live.

Jack Warden (without toupee) is superb as a Hemingway-like newspaperman/novelist who tells his New York psychoanlayst about his relationship with revolutionary/gangster Telly Savalas. This was an amazing pilot for a series with Warden. Sidney Pollack directed a script by David Rayfiel ("Three Days of the Condor"). The pilot was produced by Leslie Stevens ("Stoney Burke", "The Outer Limits") and Jack Laird ("Ben Casey", "Kojak"). Apparently the series would have been called "The Watchman".

Roy Huggins cast some of the stars of his Warner Brothers shows in "Kraft Suspense Theater": Clint Walker of "Cheyenne", Jack Kelly of "Maverick" and Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes of "77 Sunset Strip". Other former Warner Brothers contract players Huggins used in this series were Robert Conrad, Philip Carey, Peter Brown, Lee Patterson, Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Diane McBain and Julie Adams.

Other guest stars included Donnelly Rhodes, Gary Lockwood, Brian Keith, Richard Conte, Tippi Hedren, Jeffrey Hunter, Gig Young, Peter Lorre, Tina Louise, Richard Crenna, Tom Tryon, Jack Lord, Robert Ryan, Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Nancy Kovack, Anne Helm, and Ronald Reagan.

John Williams wrote the suspenseful theme music.


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