Telephone Time

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Telephone Time
Greer Garson Florenz Ames Telephone Time 1957.jpg
Greer Garson and Florenz Ames in "Revenge", 1957.
Genre Anthology
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Presented by John Nesbitt (1956)
Frank C. Baxter (1957–1958)
Theme music composer Leon Klatzkin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 29
Executive producer(s) Jerry Stagg
Hal Roach Jr.
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 24 mins.
Original channel CBS (1956)
ABC (1957–1958)
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run April 8, 1956 (1956-04-08)  – April 1, 1958 (1958-04-01)

Telephone Time is an American anthology drama series that aired on CBS in 1956, and on ABC from 1957 to 1958. The series features plays by John Nesbitt who hosted the first season. Frank C. Baxter hosted the 1957 and 1958 seasons. The program was directed by Arthur Hiller.


The program showcased the talents of actors and actresses such as Joseph Cotten, Michael Landon, Johnny Crawford, Katherine Warren, Lon Chaney Jr., Pamela Baird, Claudette Colbert, Wright King, Strother Martin, Judy Morris, Ahna Capri, John Carradine, Helen Wallace, and Michael Winkelman. Famed circus performer Emmett Kelly made his dramatic debut in the presentation Captain from Kopenick. Famed radio star Michael Raffetto appeared in the "Vicksburg, 5:35 PM" episode as Joe Palermo (1956).

Award nomination[edit]

John Nesbitt was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1957 for Best Teleplay Writing - Half Hour or Less.

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