Medallion Theatre

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Chrysler Medallion Theatre
GenreAnthology series
No. of episodes30
Producer(s)William Spier
Running time30 minutes
Original networkCBS
Original releaseJuly 11, 1953 (1953-07-11) –
April 3, 1954 (1954-04-03)

Medallion Theatre, aka Chrysler Medallion Theatre, is a 30-minute American anthology series that aired on CBS from July 11, 1953 to April 3, 1954.[1] A total of thirty episodes aired live from New York. Henry Fonda (in the premiere telecast "The Decision of Arrowsmith"), Claude Rains, and Janet Gaynor made their major television dramatic debuts on this series in various 1953 episodes. Others guest stars included Helen Hayes, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan, Jack Lemmon, Rod Steiger, and Roddy McDowell. Among its writers were Rod Serling and Robert Anderson. Directors included Ralph Nelson, Don Medford, Robert Stevens, and Seymour Robbie. The producer was William Spier.[2]


  1. ^ Tim Brooks; Earle Marsh (2003). "Medallion Theater (Dramatic Anthology)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (Eighth ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 761. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0.
  2. ^ "The Man behind Medallion Theatre" (pdf). Radio-TV Mirror. 40 (6): 16. November 1953. Retrieved November 19, 2014.

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