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Telephone Time (1956-1958)



Telephone Time

(1956 - 1958)

Anthology / Drama

30 minutes

Hosted by John Nesbitt

Between 1956 and September 1957 this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the program.  Starting in September 1957 plays by other authors were also presented. 


Abe Lincoln and His Stepmother (05/13/1956)

Following the death of his wife, Tom Lincoln brings home a new wife.  Young Abe resents his new stepmother, but she slowly wins him over with her kindness.


Grandpa Changes the World (07/22/1956)

Alexander Hamilton, attorney to William Penn and the only colonial admitted to the English bar, comes out of retirement to defend a printer accused of libel. 


Again the Stars (07/29/1956)

The story of Doctor Phillipe Pinnell, who is put in charge of an insane asylum during the French Revolution.


Alice's Wedding Gown (11/19/1957)

Alice Martin, a shy and reserved girl, is given a job at a local diner in order to see how she adjusts to the outside world before her final parole from a prison school.  After working for a few weeks, she returns to the school to tell the other girls she is going to be married.



A Picture of the Magi
(12/24/1957)

Directed by Robert B. Sinclair

Cast: Frank Baxter, Walter Coy and Lawrence Dobkin

In 1956, a Hungarian family whose son is a prominent revolutionary leader, must flee their country during their abortive revolt against the Soviet Union before the Russians can capture them and use them as hostages to force the son to surrender.  The daughter stumbles across a group of smugglers who she confuses with the three Magi of the Bible and enlists their help in their race to the Austrian border. 

 




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