The Guiding Light 1953. CBS Network. Soap opera sponsored by Crisco and Ivory Soap.

The Guiding Light 1953. CBS Network. Soap opera sponsored by Crisco and Ivory Soap.

The Guiding Light is a radio and television soap opera listed in Guinness World Records as the third longest-running drama on television. Guiding Light aired on CBS for 57 years. In this 1953 episode Papa’s son will not accept money to help his family, and Kathy is heard screaming from her hospital bed. Has she gone mad? The end credits list the full 1953 cast, although only six from the list appear on this show. From the end credits Susan Douglas as Kathy, Ellen Demming as Emma, Melville Ruick as Dr. Keeler, Herbert Nelson as Joe, Charita Bauer as Bert, Lyle Dudrow as Bill, James Lipton as Dick, Zolya Talma as Laura, Ed Prentiss as Richard, Theo Goetz as Papa, Ruth Warrick as Janet, and Pat Wheel as Peggy. Air Date May 22, 1953. Transferred from 16mm b-w kinescope film.

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