Matinee Theater

October 22, 1944 to April 8, 1945
25 episodes known to exist
Matinee Theater is an American anthology series that aired on NBC during the Golden Age of Television, from 1955 to 1958. The series, which ran daily in the afternoon, was frequently live. It was produced by Albert McCleery, Darrell Ross, George Cahan and Frank Price with executive producer George Lowther. McCleery had previously produced the live series Cameo Theatre which introduced to television the concept of theater-in-the-round, TV plays staged with minimal sets. More on Wikipedia
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October 22, 1944 - April 8, 1945
Matinee Theater
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Matinee Theater
October 22, 1944 - April 8, 1945
25 episodes known to exist
Stars: Victor Jory Evolved from "DANGEROUSLY YOURS"
Director: Richard Sanville PRODUCER
Writer: Jean Holloway MUSIC
Host: Martin Gabel
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October 22, 1944 
Wuthering Heights 
Gertrude Warner 
29:58 

 
October 29, 1944 
Beloved Enemy 
Gertrude Warner 
29:57 

 
November 5, 1944 
My Favorite Wife 
Betty Winkler, Martha Sleeper, John Gibson 
29:47 

 
November 12, 1944 
Penny Serenade 
Betty Winkler, Martin Gabel 
29:54 

 
November 19, 1944 
Scarlet Pimpernel 
Gertrude Warner, Jackson Beck, Martin Gabel 
29:41 

 
November 26, 1944 
Mr. and Mrs. Smith 
Betty Winkler, Martin Gabel 
29:58 

 
December 3, 1944 
Jane Eyre 
Gertrude Warner, Martin Gabel, Herbert Little Jr 
29:29 

 
December 10, 1944 
Hold Back the Dawn 
Jackson Beck, Betty Winkler 
29:55 

 
December 17, 1944 
Elizabeth the Queen 
Judith Evelyn. Disc noise. 
29:58 

 
10 
December 24, 1944 
A Stable in Bethleham, Pennsylvania 
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM Jackson Beck, Martin Gabel, John Brown 
30:10 

 
11 
December 31, 1944 
No Time For Love 
 
29:40 

 
12 
January 7, 1945 
Random Harvest 
Gertrude Warner, Martin Gabel 
29:58 

 
13 
January 14, 1945 
Smilin' Through 
Janice Gilbert, Claire Niesen, Karl Swenson 
29:44 

 
14 
January 21, 1945 
Rebecca 
Martin Gabel, Gertrude Warner, Blanche Yurka 
29:45 

 
15 
January 28, 1945 
Beautiful Dreamer 
The Story of Stephen Foster. Betty Winkler, Martin Gabel 
29:52 

 
16 
February 4, 1945 
A Stable in Bethleham, U.S.A. 
Gertrude Warner 
29:40 

 
17 
February 11, 1945 
Reap the Wild Wind 
Helen Claire 
29:57 

 
18 
February 18, 1945 
Intermezzo 
Gertrude Warner, Martin Gabel 
29:57 

 
19 
February 25, 1945 
The Highwayman 
Gertrude Warner, Alfred Shirley, Phillip Clarke, Guy Spaull, Burford Hampden 
29:57 

 
20 
March 4, 1945 
Night Bus 
Gertrude Warner 
29:40 

 
21 
March 11, 1945 
Rendevous At Mayerling 
Claire Niesen 
29:46 

 
22 
March 18, 1945 
The Pirate of Orleans 
Janice Gilbert, Jackson Beck. Very heavy disc noise in parts. 
29:55 

 
23 
March 25, 1945 
Till We Meet Again 
Gertrude Warner, Martin Gabel, Kermit Murdock 
29:31 

 
24 
April 1, 1945 
Love Story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning 
Gertrude Warner, Martin Gabel 
29:51 

 
25 
April 8, 1945 
A Man Named Jones 
Inge Adams, Arnold Moss, Martin Gabel 
29:52 

 
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