Family Theater

Family Theater
Family Theater was a program created to promote family unity and each week saw a drama illustrating the importance of family life and prayer. The main reason for the success of this series was undoubtedly due to the numerous Hollywood stars that participated. 
 
Cast: Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Shirley Temple
Director: Fred MacKaye, Dave Young, Joseph Mansfield, Richard Sanville, Jaime del Valle, Mel Williamson, Robert O’Sullivan, John Kelley
Producer: Father Patrick Peyton, Bob Longenecker
Host: Father Patrick Peyton
Writer: True Boardman , Father Patrick Peyton
Announcer: Tony LaFrano
 

 

 

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The Future Is Yours

Grace is an average American mother who likes to think of herself as up-to-date. She has kept in touch with some of the latest styles when they could afford it, did a little reading once in a while and felt that the easiest thing in the world was to bring up their children on the simple principle that right is right and wrong is wrong. She never dreamed that a day was to come when she’d be put to a severe test...Tap Here

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God And A Red Scooter

A grape grower worries about his first harvest. Failure teaches him that there are more important harvests to be gathered and that prayer might help. [Tap Here]

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Juggler of Our Lady

A poor juggler of old France gives the mother of Christ the only present he can. With John Charles Thomas baritone and celebrated story teller John Nesbit collaborating in words and music, they present a story which has become a traditional part of the Christmas season in America. [Tap Here]

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The First Morning

It started very slowly, very naturally, as you would expect when you're waiting after midnight for a son or daughter who is out too late. At first, they are just overdue. Then after an hour or so, when they really are late, you start making mental lectures to them, until the second hour, and then the third has passed. Then, all very slowly, very naturally, you discover you have stopped making mental lectures, because you aren't peeved or impatient any longer. You're just scared...[Tap Here]

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Me For You

Carol has been badgering Phil to ask his boss, Mr Green, for a raise at work. However, Phil is less keen to rock the boat, since he knows that if Mr Green says no, he will have no choice but to quit, since how can he stay, if Mr Green doesn't feel he's worth as much as he thinks. It's not a huge raise - just $10 a week, but it will help to stop the engaged couple beginning married life in debt...[Tap Here]

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Thinking Makes It So

Since the day John Bender inherited five million dollars from an uncle who he had never even met, he's become convinced that he's been cursed. Since he received the money five days ago, he's wrecked his car, his late uncle's housekeeper is trying to get him committed to an asylum, he stepped in front of a motorcycle policeman and was run over, and this morning his house caught on fire. It's a remarkable series of coincidences! [Tap]

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The Perfect Wife

Emily Turner is a perfect wife to her husband Harry and her house is always in a model state Emily takes so much pride in cooking and cleaning. When Margaret Brandon comes to work with Harry Turner Emily finally comes to realize that she has lost her perspective on life. She comes to understand that her chores are just a means to making her family comfortable and happy and not an end to themselves. [Tap Here]

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First Law Of The Jungle

Frank Gibbons has been a cop for eight years, and Bill Tyler has been a cop for just over two months, and so when Frank accepts a bribe from a man who is speeding, rather than giving him a ticket, Bill is really torn about the morality of the situation...[Tap Here]

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The McCoy

Before going out to dinner, US newspaper man, Paul left word with the concierge that if Alfred Spencer called, he could be reached at the Parisian restaurant any time before 9:30pm, or back at his rooms any time after that. Eleven years had passed since the two had seen one another, and in his heart, Paul was hoping that Spencer wouldn't call at all. But Spencer wanted to sell Paul a painting, and it's a painting that Paul wanted very much...[Tap Here]

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Integrity

Jerry Keith has gone and made it. He really does have it all - a nine-room ranch-style house up in the hills with a patio and a pool, a beautiful wife, Gloria, and security too - 39 half hour TV films in the can, plus a renewal option for many more. And in the past two quick years of success, Jerry has learned and put into practice the hardest lesson show business has to teach - the exact price of everything...[Tap Here]

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Slap In The Face

At the central high school, Mrs Wiley, with tears of anger welling in her eyes, stands outside the classroom the well-built boy of fifteen years old, Jack Terry, has just stormed from, holding his hand to his face. He runs along the corridor and down the stairs, heading to the glass-enclosed offices at the front of the school building, where he intends to put in a complaint about Mrs Wiley to the principal, for allegedly assaulting him...[Tap Here]

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Ladies Man

Jim is the only man in his family, and feels like he's just surrounded by women all the time. All he wants to do is go fishing, and he even cancels the holiday his wife and two daughters have been looking forward to in Mexico. However, instead of the reaction he's expecting, they wish him a great time fishing, and are even waving and smiling when he leaves - so now he feels guilty. [Tap Here]

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Hound Of Heaven

Broadcast: October 2, 1947

Francis Thompson was a writer who fell upon hard times. Then through the kindness of a complete stranger, an outcast much like himself, the healing of Francis Thompson began. To him, this girl gave up the little she had; food, clothing and encouragement, but more than that, an ease from loneliness. To her, he gave things unknown in her life; tenderness and reverence and respect. Then at last, Francis Thompson began to write. [Tap Here]

Six Of One

Broadcast: August 1, 1956

Uncle Harley has finally retired from the mail service, and is leaving to go fishing at Eagle Lake shortly. However, his good friend, George, has got him a deal he's not sure he can refuse. He wants Harley to invest $125 in some priceless oriental rugs, which George bought for $250 in an auction. He's going to spread word around that they're worth $500 each, and he's expecting the phone to start ringing off the hook from folks wanting to buy them. Harley's job is to answer those calls, and take the best offer... (Tap Here)

Sylvia

Greg has a new project breaking at the office, and they have hired a new copywriter called Sylvia Manners. She appears to be almost too good to be true, and at the first mention of her name, Greg's wife feels a strange uneasiness...Tap Here