Joseph Schildkraut Presents

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Joseph Schildkraut Presents
Genre Anthology
Directed by Barry Shear
David Lowe
Frank Telford
Starring Joseph Schildkraut (host and performer)
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 13
Producer(s) Ray Benson
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run October 28, 1953 – January 21, 1954

Joseph Schildkraut Presents was an anthology television series on the DuMont Television Network starring stage and screen actor Joseph Schildkraut.

Broadcast history[edit]

The series aired from October 28, 1953 to January 21, 1954. The series originally aired Wednesdays at 8:30pm ET, and moved to Thursdays at 8pm ET for the last three airdates, January 7, 14, and 21.[1][2] The original contract with DuMont called for 26 episodes, with Schildkraut hosting all 26, and acting in 14 episodes. The series was cancelled after 13 episodes had aired.[3]

This series is often confused with Personal Appearance Theatre which aired on ABC in the 1951-52 season and on which Schildkraut was also featured. The UCLA Film and Television Archive has some episodes of this earlier series.

Episode status[edit]

The UCLA Film and Television Archive lists seven episodes in its collection. However, only one (November 18, 1953) is from the DuMont series. The others are from the earlier ABC series Personal Appearance Theatre (1951-52), which also starred Schildkraut, and which may have also aired on DuMont stations.

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