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Cafe Istanbul

Premiere Episode: 1952-01-06
Final Episode: 1952-12-28

Genre(s):
Adventure

Broadcast History:

Dates: 1/6/1952 - 4/6/1952
Network: ABC
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 9:15PM
Sponsor: Sustaining
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 4/17/1952 - 7/3/1952
Network: ABC
Days: Thursday
Starting time: 8:00PM
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 10/12/1952 - 12/28/1952
Network: ABC
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 8:30PM
Sponsor: Buick Motor Company
Length of show: 30 minutes

Series Synopsis: Cafe Instanbul was another of the adventure shows peopled by high-profile Hollywood film stars that dotted the network schedules in the medium's last decade. Dietrich talks a lot to an endless stream of appealing men, and sings at least one foreign flavored ballad each week. The cafe was at a crossroads of intrigue. -------------------------------------------------- Format one: The story of Mlle. Madou, a sultry cabaret performer in the Far East, and her involvement with international spies, murderers, and the Secret Police. Format two: The story of Mlle. Madou, a sultry song siren and owner of a night club in San Francisco, who weaves dramatic tales of love, adventure, and intrigue.
Creator: ***  
Cast: Keene Crockett(Sound Effects)
Marlene Dietrich(Madame Madou)
Kenneth 'Ken' 'Kenny' Lynch(Christopher Gard and Steve Lacey)
Arnold Moss(Col. Maurice Lesko)
Ralph Norman(Music)
   
Director: Murray Burnett