The Crisis (TV series)

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This article is about the 1949 television series. For the 2014 television series, see Crisis (TV series). For the 1963–65 television series, see Kraft Suspense Theatre.
The Crisis (TV series)
Presented by Adrian Spies
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel NBC
Picture format Black-and-white
Original run October 5, 1949 – December 28, 1949

The Crisis is an American television series that aired live on NBC from October 5, 1949 to December 28, 1949.


The series featured a guest describing events leading up to a critical moment in their life. At the major turning point in the story, the guest's story was stopped, and professional actors who did not know the outcome of the event, would act out the rest of the guest's story as they imagined it might have been resolved. The actors worked unrehearsed and without scripts. After the scene was acted out, the guest would return to explain what actually happened.