Celanese Theatre

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Celanese Theatre
Genre Anthology
Directed by Alex Segal
Composer(s) Bernard Green
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 20
Executive producer(s) Alex Segal
A. Burke Crotty
Running time 60 minutes (Oct-Dec 1951)/30 minutes (Jan-Jun 1952)
Original network ABC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release October 3, 1951 – June 25, 1952

Celanese Theatre is an anthology television series which aired from October 3, 1951 to June 25, 1952 on ABC. The show aired as a 60-minute program on Wednesdays at 10pm ET. Beginning on January 9, 1952, the show aired in a 30-minute version which ran from 10pm to 10:30pm ET. The series was produced by the Celanese Corporation and the William Morris Agency, and featured plays by Maxwell Anderson, Philip Barry, Rachel Crothers, Eugene O'Neill, S. N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, John Van Druten, Sidney Howard, Paul Osborn, and Robert E. Sherwood. It was nominated for two Primetime Emmy awards as best dramatic program and won the Peabody Award in 1952.

The show alternated with Pulitzer Prize Playhouse. For a short period beginning in October, Celanese Theatre alternated with a short-lived (5 episode) program King's Crossroads.

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