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, Robert Florey, and Lewis Allen (director). A total of 81 episodes aired from April 1956 to March 1957 on CBS and from April 1957 to April 1958 on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).
|Directed by||Lewis Allen (director)|
Peter Godfrey (director)
Don Taylor (American actor and director)
|Presented by||John Nesbitt (1956)|
Frank C. Baxter (1957–1958)
|Theme music composer||Leon Klatzkin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||81|
|Executive producer(s)||Jerry Stagg|
Hal Roach Jr.
|Running time||25 mins.|
|Original network||CBS (1956)|
|Original release||April 8, 1956 –|
April 1, 1958
The program showcased the talents of actors and actresses such as Bette Davis, Florenz Ames, Greer Garson, Dennis Morgan, Joseph Cotten, Claudette Colbert, Michael Landon, Cloris Leachman, Johnny Crawford, Katherine Warren, Joel Grey, Fay Wray, Thomas Mitchell, Vivi Janiss, Wright King, Strother Martin, Lon Chaney, Jr., Boris Karloff, 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).
John Nesbitt was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1957 for Best Teleplay Writing - Half Hour or Less.
- Telephone Time on IMDb
- Telephone Time (TV series) at CVTA with episode list
- Telephone Time at TV.com
- Video of public domain episode I Am Not Alone on the Internet Archive
- Video of public domain episode Recipe for Success on the Internet Archive