Cosmopolitan Theatre

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Cosmopolitan Theatre
Genre Anthology
Directed by David Pressman
Louis G. Cowan
David Crandall
Albert McCleery
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Producer(s) Louis G. Cowan
Sherman Marks
Albert McCleery
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) DuMont Television Network
Louis G. Cowan Productions
Original network DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release October 2 (1951-10-02) – December 25, 1951 (1951-12-25)

Cosmopolitan Theatre is an American anthology series which aired on the DuMont Television Network Tuesdays at 9pm ET from October 2, 1951 to December 25, 1951.


The series consisted of live presentations of stories written for Cosmopolitan magazine, and was one of many TV series airing "tele-plays" at the time.[1]

Episode status[edit]

Certain episodes exist within private collections. Precisely how many episodes exist remains unknown.


Episode # Episode title Original airdate Guest star(s)
1-1 "The Secret Front" October 2, 1951 Marsha Hunt, Kurt Katch, and Lee Tracy
1-2 "Be Just and Fear Not" October 9, 1951 Joseph Schildkraut and June Walker
1-3 "Incident in the Blizzard" October 16, 1951 Betty Field and E. G. Marshall
1-4 "Reward, One Million" October 23, 1951 Dennis Hoey and Beatrice Straight
1-5 "Mr. Pratt and the Triple Horror Bill " October 30, 1951 Constance Dowling and Tom Ewell
1-6 "Last Concerto" November 6, 1951 Lon Chaney, Jr., Susan Douglas, and Ruth McDevitt
1-7 "I'll Be Right Home, Ma" November 13, 1951 Charles Nolte
1-8 "The Tourist" November 20, 1951 Peggy Allenby, John Boruff, and John Hoyt
1-9 "Time to Kill" November 27, 1951 John Forsythe, Phyllis Love, and Torin Thatcher
1-10 "The Beautiful Time" December 4, 1951 Joseph Buloff and Lili Darvas
1-11 "Mr. Whittle and the Morning Star" December 11, 1951 Peggy Conklin and Bramwell Fletcher
1-12 "The Sighing Sounds" December 18, 1951 Bethel Leslie and Gordon Mills
1-13 "One Red Rose for Christmas" December 25, 1951 Jo Van Fleet

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.


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