TV Reader's Digest
|TV Reader's Digest|
|Directed by||William Beaudine|
Peter Godfrey (director)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||39|
|Executive producer(s)||Harry Joe Brown|
|Production location(s)||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Picture format||1.33:1 monochrome|
|Original release||January 17, 1955 –|
July 9, 1956
Based on articles that appeared in Reader's Digest magazine, the episodes based on true stories which were varied in their themes, plots and content. Themes included crime, heroism, mystery, romance, and human interest. Episode writers included Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Cleveland Amory, and Frank Gruber.
Some of the actors who were cast in the episodes included: Claude Akins, Leon Askin, Jean Byron, Chuck Connors, Peter Graves, Tod Griffin, John Howard, Vivi Janiss (as Mary Todd Lincoln in "How Chance Made Lincoln President"), Lee Marvin, Francis McDonald, Martin Milner, Jerry Paris, Gene Raymond, Max Showalter, and Michael Winkelman. Clint Eastwood made his first Western appearance as Lt. Wilson in the episode "Cochise, Greatest of the Apaches" which aired January 30, 1956.
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