Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kraft Suspense Theatre; Museum TV; Once Upon a Savage Night

Commenter Nick Hall of the Zoom Boom has alerted us to the availability of Once Upon a Savage Night (# 1.21) on

Museum TV features four episodes of KST. There appears to be an intention for more episodes to appear in the future. You will have to look at the archive/search page to see what I mean.

The episodes appear in black and white (or possibly very faded color) for reasons that I do not know. The black and white appearance gives the episodes an air of more advanced age than the other episodes.

The episodes use the original Kraft Suspense Theatre title instead of the syndicated "Crisis" title that appears today on RTV and was used in the 1970's. The episodes appear with the original Kraft food commercials.

The episodes are even downloadable using RealPlayer or a similar program.

I have already fully reviewed three of the four episodes that appear at I provided only a speculative review of Once Upon a Savage Night because I had never seen it before. I will update that review shortly.

Museum TV features many other programs, including news and documentaries, that aired in past decades. There seems to be an emphasis on Chicago based programming.


  1. This is for all of you Antenna TV Network fans. Kraft Suspense Theater will return to that network on January 15th at 3:00am. Enjoy!

  2. "KRAFT SUSPENSE THEATRE" appeared on NBC's Thursday night schedule at 10pm(et) from 1963 through '65, alternating with Perry Como's monthly "KRAFT MUSIC HALL" specials (as part of the deal for Perry to continue his series, his production company, Roncom Films [named for his son, Ronnie], produced "SUSPENSE THEATRE", with MCA/Universal). Ed Herlihy, long associated with Kraft since their "TELEVISION THEATRE" in the late '40s, continued to be their announcer and spokesman in their "receipe" commercials during the show.
    In syndicated repeats, the episodes were shown under the "SUSPENSE THEATRE" title, as well as the more familiar "CRISIS" reissue title (those are currently seen on Antenna TV).

  3. Kid Kraft
    Major thanks for the article.Thanks Again. Keep writing.