CTVA UK - "The Vise" (Danziger Photoplays UK) (1954-55) (UK anthology series) hosted by Ron Randell

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - UK


Danziger series
"Calling Scotland Yard" (UK) (1953-54) - aka - "Adventure Theater"(US)  (1956-57)
   
"The Vise"(anthology) (1954-55)   "The Vise:Mark Saber" (1955-57)  "Saber of London" (1957-59)
"Man from Interpol" (1959-60)  "The Cheaters" (1960-61)  "Richard the Lionheart" (1961-62)
Ron Randell series
"O.S.S." (1957-58) UK Word War II Adventures series starring Ron Randell
The Vise (1954-55)
(anthology series)

aka "The Pendulum" (1956 US syndicated title) (hosted by John Bentley)
aka "Uncovered" (US syndicated title)  aka "The Trap" (US syndicated title)
aka "Crooked Path" / "Tension" (UK titles)
Episode Guide compiled by  The Classic TV Archive
contributions by
Cindy Rumbold (California, USA)
D.W. McGregor (Sunderland, England)
*
David Moore, London, England

Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore's website)
Tom Alger, USA
Robin Cousins, UK (Eps. #4, #16 compilation )

Danziger Photoplays production
for
The American ABC Network [us](Fridays 9:30pm - 2 seasons)
Executive Producers
Edward J. Danziger and Harry Lee Danziger
Produced by Bob Breckner (to be verified)

UK anthology suspense series 1954-55 65 episodes x 30 min bw
1Oct54-5Jul57 (ABC [us]) (later became Mark Saber)
hosted by
Ron Randell  



This UK production features less known actors in filmed plays
showing people caught in "the Vise" of fate created by their own deeds.

As of Friday 23Dec 1955 'The Vise' was replaced on ABC by the spin-off
'Mark Saber, Private Investigator, with Donald Gray in the title role,
another Danziger production filmed in the UK.

NOTE: Paul Gerrard was a pseudonym used by Paul Dickson when he directed
"The Vise. When he directed an episode of "Colonel March of Scotland Yard"
and three episodes of the Edgar Lustgarten "Scotland Yard" theatrical
series he was billed as Paul Gherzo.

Ron Randell later starred in the UK World War II Adventure series  "O.S.S." (1957-58)

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THREE CORNERED FATE (75 min )(1954 compilation film)
(i) "Cruel Test" (ep #24)
(ii) "Death on the Boards" (ep #21)
(iii) "The Fair and the Fallen" (ep #9)

TRIPLE BLACKMAIL (76 min)(1955 compilation film)
(i) "Behind the Mask" (ep #22)
(ii) "The Deception" (ep #25)
(iii) "Broken Honeymoon" (ep #20)

YELLOW ROBE (51min) (1955 compilation film)
(i) "Set A murderer" (ep#2)
(ii) "Yellow Robe" (ep #12)

THE FINAL COLUMN (51 min) (1955 compilation film)
(i) The Final Column (ep.#16)
(ii) Dr Damon's Experiment (ep.# 4)

###### The Vise (UK title "Tension") #########
############## season 1 1954-55 ##############
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39 episodes
ABC Network, USA, Fridays 9:30pm Eastern
Directed by David Macdonald (35 episodes)
Directed by Paul Gerrard (4 episodes)

V1.01 [--] The Vise:(anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
ONE JUST MAN
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
01Oct54 [us] ABC Network,
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Alexander Knox

V1.02 [--] The Vise:(anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
SET A MURDERER
(featured in the compilation film "Yellow Robe")
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
08Oct54 [us] ABC Network
Script by James Eastwood
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Clifford Evans ....... David Harman
Honor Blackman ....... Paula Hickson
Martin Boddey ........ Sydney White
Billy Nagy ........... Hickson

V1.03 [--] The Vise:(anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
LET MURDER BE DONE
(see #1.28 - crossover information)
15Oct54 [us] ABC Network
Guest Cast:
Dennis Price
Avis Scott


V1.04 [--] The Vise:(anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
DR. DAMON'S EXPERIMENT
(featured in the compilation film "The Final Column")
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
22Oct54 [us] ABC
6May63 [uk] A-R London ("Tension" UK series title)
Story by Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Laurence Naismith .... Dr. Damon
Sandra Dorne ......... Anita Damon
Brian Worth .......... Charles
Robert Sansom ........ Dr. Hogarty
Dr. Damon is a psychiatrist. He can solve the mental problems
of others, but becomes trapped by his own.

V1.05 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
DEATH PAYS NO DIVIDENDS
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
29Oct54 [us] ABC Network
Script by James Eastwood
from an original story by James Eastwood and Kate Barlay
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
Eunice Gayson ........... Julia
Peter Reynolds .......... Tommy
John Warwick ............ Brent
A cosmopolitan playboy and his girl friend devise a scheme
to defraud an insurance company - with fatal results.

V1.06 [--] The Vise:(anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
GABRIEL'S CHOICE
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
5Nov54 [us] ABC Network
Script by Paul Tabori and Kate Barlay
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Clifford Evans ......... Dr Campbell
Lee Patterson .......... Gabriel
Mary Ward .............. Mrs. Campbell
Mary Parker ............ Marianne
A kindly doctor saves a young man from suicide and welcomes
him into his home only to find himself involved in a web of
treachery and intrigue.

V1.07 [--] The Vise (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE DIAMOND EXPERT
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
12Nov54 [us] ABC Network
Script: Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Paul Carpenter ......... John Phillips
Hugh Latimer ........... Delauney
Leslie Linder .......... Major Andrews
Frederick Schiler* ...... Gruyther
*spelling error on film - should be Frederick Schiller (born 1901)
John Phillips learns that his ship-board companion, Delauncey,
is a diamond expert on his way ro a new mine. Phillips kills
Delauncey and assumes his identity - only to find that he has
trapped himself.

V1.08 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE SECRET PLACE
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
19Nov54 [us] ABC Network
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Margaret Rawlings
John Stewart

V1.09 [--] The Vise:(anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE FAIR AND THE FALLEN
(featured in the compilation film "Three Cornered Fate")
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
26Nov54 [us] ABC Network
Script: James Eastwood and Kate Barlay
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Jean Aubrey ............. Ellen Thompson
Anthony Snell ........... Ralph Scott
Josephine Douglas ....... Constance Stafford
A schoolgirl in love with her music teacher hides in a
chest to be near him and is almost asphyxiated. The teacher
looks like taking the blame, until her diary is found.

V1.10 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE EAVESDROPPER
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
3Dec54 [us] ABC Network
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Frederick Leister
Terrence Brook
Neila Parely

V1.11 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE VERY SILENT TRAVELLER [verified on film - D.Moore]
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
10Dec54 ABC Network US, Friday
Script by Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
Denis Shaw ........... Gortz
Tony Quinn ........... Rusty
Ronan O’Casey ........ Dillon
Sam Kydd ............. Olsen
Bob O’Neill .......... Miller
Donald Masters (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A dead man plays a leading part in this crime adventure. The man, Brockley,
is murdered by Dick Miller. The body is found by Brockley's friends. In
order to pin the murder of Miller, they plant the body on board a train
in which Miller is travelling.

V1.12 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
YELLOW ROBE
(featured in the compilation film "Yellow Robe")
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
17Dec54 [us] ABC Network
Script by George St George
Directed by David Macdonald
Director of Photography: Jimmy Wilson
guest cast:
Robert Raglan .......... Inspector Mather
Tony Penderell ......... Frank Ballard
Iris Russell ........... Mary Ballard
Peter Neil ............. John Collins

V1.13 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
LUCKY MAN
24Dec54 [us] ABC Network
Story by Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
          Guest Cast: (verified on film)
Leslie Phillips ........ Hugh Lawrence
Ann Stephens ........... Lily Bayliss
Colin Gordon ........... (Professor) Theo Bayliss
Raymond Rollett ........ The General
Tony Quinn ............. Goodbody
Synopsis:
Hugh Lawrence's little risk to obtain Professor Bayliss's consent
to his daughter's marriage comes slightly unstuck when his uncle,
the General bursts in on their tete-a-tete.
(UK synd. repeat: 22Oct63 ITV A-R London, Tue 10:50 pm - series title "Tension")

V1.14 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE GAMBLER(S)
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
31Dec54 ABC
Original Story and Screenplay by Kate Barlay and Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
Thea Gregory ........... June
Martin Benson .......... Carlos
John Witty ............. Bob
Synopsis:
A young woman becomes involved with a gambler at Monte Carlo and
becomes his pawn in a new game. [RF]
(US Syndicated rerun on "The Trap" 13Jan58 Mon WPIX Ind. 11pm)

V1.15 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
COUNT OF TWELVE
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
7Jan55 [us] ABC Network
Script: Rex Rienits
Directed by Paul Gerrard (aka _Paul Dickson/ aka_Paul Gherzo)
guest cast:
John Longden ........... Simon Graves
Genine Graham .......... Julia Graves
Jill Adams ............. Wendy Graves
Gerrard Green .......... Harry Bancroft
Enid Lorimer ........... Mrs McPhail

V1.16 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE FINAL COLUMN
(featured in the compilation film "The Final Column")
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
14Jan55 [us] ABC Network
31Aug62 [uk] A-R London ("Tension" UK series title)
Story by Kate Barley
Screenplay by James Eastwood
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
John Longden ............ Albert Lake
Jeanette Sterke ......... Claire Lake
Kay Callard ............. Marie
Christopher Lee ......... Larry Spence
Ronnie Corbett (uncredited ?)
An ambitious young writer commits murder, then tries to frame
his publisher in a scheme to advance his career.

V1.17 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE BENEVOLENT BURGLAR
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
21Jan55 [us] ABC Network
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Peter Dyneley
James Hayter
Pauline Olson
Joan Drummond

V1.18 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
BLIND MAN'S BLUFF
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
28Jan55 [us] ABC Network
Script: Paul Tabori
Directed by Paul Gerrard (aka _Paul Dickson/ aka_Paul Gherzo)
Guest Cast:
Eunice Gayson ......... Valerie Dyson
John Bentley .......... Dr Lawrence
Leonard Sachs ......... Mark Dyson
Patrick Holt .......... Mario
A letter, carelessly enclosed in the wrong envelope, marks a
turning point in the life of Valerie Dyson, torn between love
for her husband and another man.

V1.19 [--] The Vise (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE EIGHTH WINDOW
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
4Feb55 [us] ABC Network
Story Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
Robert Arden ........... Victor Crane
Beverley Brooks ........ Diana
Guy Deghy .............. Dirkson
Michael McKeag ......... Jack
A Dutch diamond cutter and his secretary are kidnapped so that
a jewel thief may possess the most valuable diamond in the world.

V1.20 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
BROKEN HONEYMOON
(featured in the compilation film "Triple Blackmail")
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
11Feb55 [us] ABC Network
Story by Elizabeth Berridge and Reginald Moon
Directed by Paul Gerrard (aka _Paul Dickson/ aka_Paul Gherzo)
Guest Cast:
Adrienne Corri ....... Helen
Robert Ayres ......... Clive
Robert O'Neil ........ Denby
Nanette Newman ....... Isobel
Conrad Philips ....... Doctor
Synopsis 1:
A bigamist (Robert Ayres) is suspected of killing a blackmailing
detective hired by his wife.
Synopsis 2:
A young woman, after being disfigured by a tiger in the jungle is deserted
by her husband. She tries to trace him - and finds herself journeying along
a strange and sinister path. [DWMcG]

V1.21 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
DEATH ON THE BOARDS
(featured in the compilation film "Three Cornered Fate")
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
18Feb55 [us] ABC Network
Script: Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
Maureen Swanson ..... Maria
Derek Bond .......... Robert Parker
Joan Schofield ...... Audrey Parker
John Stuart ......... George Hilton
Phil Vickers ........ Dick Massey
A refugee dancer comes between a producer and her fianceé.
The fianceé tries to kill the ballerina, but the producer dies instead.

V1.22 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
BEHIND THE MASK
(featured in the compilation film "Triple Blackmail")
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
25Feb55 [us] ABC Network
Directed by Paul Gerrard (aka _Paul Dickson/ aka_Paul Gherzo)
Guest Cast:
Betta St. John
Philip Friend
A financier (Philip Friend) thinks his lovely young bride
is being blackmailed, but she and her lover are plotting
to kill him, which they do.

V1.23 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
DRESS REHEARSAL
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
4Mar55 [us] ABC Network
22Apr63 [uk] A-R London ("Tension" UK series title)
Story by James Eastwood
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
Sandra Dorne ......... Paula Canning
Patrick Holt ......... Bill Canning
Kay Callard .......... Betty
Andre van Gyseghem ... Gregg
Sickened by the taunts of his wife, Bill Canning resolves
to be rid of her. His attempt at murder, however, does
not go quite according to plan.

V1.24 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
CRUEL TEST
(featured in the compilation film "Three Cornered Fate")
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
11Mar55 [us] ABC Network
7Sep62 [uk] A-R London ("Tension" UK series title)
Story by Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Joyce Heron .......... Edna Hastings
Mark Digman .......... Clive Hastings
Ian Whittaker ........ Ted Hastings
John Tinn ............ Tuah Ohe
Sonia Hana........... Lanna
The cruel district commissioner of a remote jungle territory
refuses to let his wife work at the nearby hospital. However,
her interest in medicine, as well as her courage and
resourcefulness, proves to be of great value to him. But
when he and his son are poisoned by Malayan rebels, his
wife has only enough antodote for one.

V1.25 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE DECEPTION
(featured in the compilation film "Triple Blackmail")
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
18Mar55 [us] ABC Network
Produced by The Danzigers
Story by Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Marjorie Stewart ....... Gwen
Ann Stephens ........... Bess
Mary Parker ............ Dorothy
George Howe ............ Pops
Ronan O'Casey .......... Paul
Depressed because her younger sisters are getting married
Gwen (Marjorie Stewart) sends herself flowers and love letters
- which leads to a narrow escape from a blackmailer.

V1.26 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
WEEK-END GUEST
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
25Mar55 [us] ABC Network
24Aug62 [uk] A-R London ("Tension" UK series title)
Original Story by Kate Barley and James Eastwood
Screenplay by James Eastwood
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
Mary Hinton .......... Miss Elizabeth
Brenda Hogan ......... Mary
Kenneth Haigh ........ Johnson
Hamilton Keene ....... Blake
What is the mystery of the strange old house in Sussex?
A young reporter resolves to find out - and is helped in
his resolve by the owner's pretty neice.

V1.27 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE FAME AND THE FURY
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
1Apr55 [us] ABC Network
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Patrick Holt
Sandra Dorne
David Horne

V1.28 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
RING OF GREED (on film)
(see #1.03 - crossover information)
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
8Apr55 [us] ABC Network
From a play by Mabel Constanduros
Adapted for the screen by Frank Atkinson
Directed by David MacDonald
Director of photography, Jack Cox
Film Editor, Sid Stone
Music by Edwin Astley.
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
Megs Jenkins .......... Margaret Bellamy
Clifford Evans ........ Frank Bellamy
Betty Ann Davies ...... Mrs Brandt
(no Ed Mallin mentioned in listing)

V1.29 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE IMPERFECT GENTLEMEN
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
©1954 Copyright year on Film
15Apr55 [us] ABC Network
Original Story by James Eastwood
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
Jack Watling .......... Charles Crichton
June Rodney ........... Amelia Hassock
Tony Quinn ............ Peter Brewster
Hildy Christian ....... Denise Dubois
Synopsis:
A rich playboy returns from Africa to discover that he must marry within two
weeks or forfeit his fortune under the terms of his uncle's will. [D.W.McG]
Note:
A rare comedy for this series. Somebody must have been having an inside
joke when the called the main character Charles Chrichton. [D.W.McG]

V1.30 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE SCHEMER
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
22Apr55 [us] ABC Network
29Apr63 [uk] A-R London ("Tension" UK series title)
Story by Kate Barley
Screenplay by James Eastwood
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Linden Travers ...... Muriel Baxley
Brian Smith ......... Keith Bexley
Brian Worth ......... Burton
Donald Gray ......... Guy Roberts
The romance of an attractive and wealthy widow is upset
by the interference of her spolied son.

V1.31 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
DOUBLE PAY-OFF
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
29Apr55 [us] ABC Network
Story by Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Mary Scott .......... Francine
Howard Pays ......... Fred Curran
Robert Raikes ....... Eric Hallam
Denis Shaw .......... Mancini

V1.32 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
ACCOUNT CLOSED
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
6May55 [us] ABC Network
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Dennis Price

V1.33 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE SERPENT BENEATH (a.k.a. "The Serpent Below")
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
13May55 [us] ABC Network
Story by Kate Barclay
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
  Dennis Price ........ Peter Stanton
Zena Marshall ....... Audrey Lipton
Ronan O'Casey ....... Thompson
John Stuart ......... Walter Hayden
Jacqueline Ellis .... Lisa
Renowned playwright Peter Stanton has had a series of hits
starring a beautiful actress, but when he becomes stale and
unproductive he keeps persuading her from accepting other parts.
Finally he steals the play of an unknown author which becomes a
hit, but gets him involved in complications. [D.W.McG]

V1.34 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE PRICE OF VANITY
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
20May55 [us] ABC Network
8Apr63 [uk] A-R London, Mon 11:15 pm ("Tension" UK series title)
Story by John Wiles and Richard Wade
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Christopher Lee ....... Martell
Eric Lander ........... Wolff
Muriel Young .......... Maria
Lloyd Lamble .......... Henderson
A young artist who can fake Old Masters well enough to
deceive an art critic obviously has the key to a successful career.

V1.35 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
MAN IN DEMAND
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
27May55 [us] ABC Network
1Apr63 [uk] A-R London ("Tension" UK series title)
Story by E.C. Tubbs
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Dorothy Gordon ....... Carol
Enid Lorimer ......... Mrs. Steel
Brian Worth .......... John
Alastair Hunter ...... Dr. Sim
Jennifer Jayne ....... Ann
A young wife finds her marriage in danger of breaking up
because of her crippled mother-in-law's excessive demands on her son.

V1.36 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE HOMING CHINAMAN
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
3Jun55 [us] ABC Network
Script by Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Ronald Adam ........... Tan Lyn
Michael Kelly ......... Tan Pao
Chen Yu ............... Chen Li
Colin Tapley .......... Inspector Forbes
Sam Kydd .............. Simons

V1.37 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE RATTAN TRUNK
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
10Jun55 [us] ABC Network
Story by Kate Barlay and Paul Tabori
Directed by Francis Searle (on film)
Directed by David Macdonald (according to DWMc)
guest cast: (verified on film)
Jack Holden*
(*This is what the on screen title says, but in fact the part is played
by actress Jan Holden)

Peter Grant ........ Rick
Anne Valery ........ - Miller
Barry Keegan ....... Bert Edwards

V1.38 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
MURDER OF A HAM
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
17Jun55 [us] ABC Network
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Leslie Dwyer
April Olrich

V1.39 [--] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE BETTER CHANCE - or THE BETTER CHOICE
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
24Jun55 [us] ABC Network
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Kay Callard
Leslie Phillips

#### The Vise (UK title Crooked Path) ########
############## season 2 1955-56 ##############
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ABC network, Fridays 9:30pm Eastern
26 episodes (with Ron Randell)
Directed by David Macdonald (14 episodes)
Directed by Ernest Morris (12 episodes)

V2.01 [40] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
DIPLOMATIC ERROR
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
1Jul55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
25Jun60 [uk] Tyne-Tees
Story by Stanley Miller
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Sandra Dorne ........... Magda Raine
Patrick Holt ........... Andrew
Carl Jaffe ............. Gabriel
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...... Bob
Because her mother is missing behond the iron curtain, Magda
Raine, beautiful blonde wife of a British diplomat, is
considered easy prey by an international spy. Magda believing
she is about to receive word from her mother, is trapped into
slipping secret messages into her husband's brief case.

V2.02 [41] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
STRANGLEHOLD
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
8Jul55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by Ernest Morris
guest cast:
Maureen Swanson
John Bentley

V2.03 [42] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE CORPSE IN ROOM THIRTEEN
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
15Jul55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Phil Brown
Margaret Anderson
Raymond Hollet

V2.04 [43] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
DEATH WALKS BY NIGHT
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
22Jul55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
Nanette Newman
Michael Ashwin
Joy Adamson
Robert Perceval
Synopsis:
A shabby hotel in a run-down London suburb is the setting. A scream leads to the body of a murdered girl. Scotland Yard
have a choice of three suspects, the fiancé, a shady character caught burning papers shortly after the murder and a
cripple confined to a wheelchair. One of the witnesses is then murdered while telephoning the police.  

V2.05 [44] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell [verified on film - David Moore]
THE VERDICT
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
29Jul55 ABC Network US, Friday
Story by John Roeburt
      Directed by David Macdonald
Guest cast:
Adrienne Allen* .......... Julia Bneton
Fred Johnson ............ Harry Christie
Brian Smith ............. Robin Christie
Uncredited Cast:
John Baker .............. Mr. Stone (uncredited)
Mary Jones .............. Catherine (uncredited)
Donald Masters .......... Wilkie Baron (uncredited)
Michael Kent ............ Police Inspector (uncredited)
Frank Petit ............. Cameraman (uncredited)

Synopsis:
Harry Christie, jailed on perjured evidence for having set fire to
the store from which he had been dismissed, comes out of prison after
21 years with one object in view - to kill the judge who sentenced him.
[DWMcG]
* Note: Adrienne Allen once married to Raymond Massey, and the mother
of Daniel and Anna Massey.

V2.06 [45] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE BARGAIN
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
5Aug55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
John Loder
Eunice Gayson
Bryan Forbes
Joy Adamson

[--] 12Aug55 - no details

V2.07 [46] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
DEATH IN WHITE
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
19Aug55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Jill Clifford

V2.08 [47] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE BROKEN LINK
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
26Aug55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Peter Neil
Philip Friend

V2.09 [48] The Vise:(anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
NEVER LET ME DIE -or- NEVER LET ME DOWN
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
2Sept55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Kay Callard
Phil Brown
Gordon Tanner

V2.10 [49] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
BOND OF HATE
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
9Sep55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Written by Robert Barr/ Screenplay by Paul Tabori
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Kay Callard ......... Alice Bodmin
Lloyd Lamble ........ John Bodmin
Walter Hudd ......... Dr Holt
Pamela Abbot ........ Marjorie Holt
Rudolph Offenbach ... Herr Hofer

V2.11 [50] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
DEATH MASK
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
16Sep55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by Ernest Morris
Guest Cast:
Wanda Hudson
Richard Molinas
The setting is Montmartre, the Bohemian quarter of Paris.
Jerry, host of a masked fancy dress party, has promised an
important announcement at midnight, but three minutes before
zero, he is found dead, stabbed in the back.

V2.12 [51] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
SIDE ENTRANCE
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
23Sep55 ABC Network US, Fri
Script by Gib Howe
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
John Loder ........... Tom Walker
Thea Gregory ......... Claire Walker
Philip Friend ........ Barney Todd
Jack Melford ......... Merrick
Jennifer Jayne
Synopsis
It was not that Claire had fallen out of love with her husband that
annoyed him, it was the fact that she wouldn't help him clinch a big
business deal. Furthermore there was an attractive secretary on the scene.
The only way out seemed to be - murder!
 
V2.13 [52] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
THE SEARCH FOR MARTHA HARRIS [verified on film - David Moore]
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
30Sep55 ABC Network US, Friday
Story by Elizabeth Berridge and Reginald Moore
Directed by Ernest Morris
guest cast:
Jenny Laird ............ Martha Harris
John Horsley ........... Fred Harris
Lloyd Lamble ........... Inspector Ware
Stuart Saunders ........ Tom Seddon
Norah Gordon ........... Mrs Giffley

V2.14 [53] The Vise:(anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
MONEY TO BURN
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
7Oct55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Alan Tilvern
Brenda Hogan

V2.15 [54] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
TWO OF A KIND
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
14Oct55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Donald Wolfit
Aleta Morrison

V2.16 [55] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
CROSS CHANNEL
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
21Oct55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by Ernest Morris
guest cast:
Patrick Holt
Paula Bryne

V2.17 [56] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
DEATH TAKES NO HOLIDAY
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
28Oct55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by David Macdonald
guest cast:
Kay Callard
Dinah Ann Rogers
Alan Owens
Ted Babcock
Synopsis:
Two lovely American girls arrive in Paris to study French and are swept
into a series of events in which wealthy women tourists are stabbed
and robbed. [RF]
(US syndicated rerun: 26Oct1956 Fri WPIX Ind. New York City 8:30pm 30min)

V2.18 [57] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
DEAD MAN'S EVIDENCE
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
4Nov55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Story by Kent Taylor
Directed by Ernest Morris
guest cast:
John Stone ........... Rex
Honor Blackman ....... Helen
Brian Worth .......... Dick
Brenda Hogan ......... Julie
John Longden ......... Cox

V2.19 [58] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
STRANGER IN TOWN
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
11Nov55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
Shirley Lawrence
Neil Hallett
Barry Keegan
Although she was going out on a date with a man she'd never
met, Barbara Fuller felt no reason to worry. After all the
man was a business associate of her fiance Larry. Larry had
been called away and asked Barbara to stand in for him.
Barbara sets out in high spirit, but never returns.

V2.20 [59] The Vise: (anthology):
(No intro by Ron Randell on video!)
BY PERSONS UNKNOWN
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
(c) Copyright 1955

18Nov55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Ernest Morris
guest cast:
Laurence Naismith ........ Bob Craig
Catherine Finn ........... Celia Craig
John Warwick ............. Insp Harding
John Salew ............... Dr Warner
Brenda Hogan ............. Sally Wilson
Shipping agent Bob Craig wants to be rid of his wife Celia.
But were he to murder her, he would be the obvious suspect.
His answer - murder a whole series of women, including Celia,
at random, and the police will think that a "Jack the Ripper"
style killer is on the loose.
 
V2.21 [60] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
KILLER AT LARGE
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
25Nov55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Written by Roeburt
Directed by Ernest Morris
guest cast:
Ronan O'Casey ........... Archie
Mary Laura Woods ........ Madeleine
Lloyd Lamble ............ Insp. Wingate
Hal Ayres ............... Spilvaney
Elsie Wagstaff .......... Mrs. Styles
Inspector Wingate in charge of the investigation into an
apparently motiveless murder, decides that the evidence points
towards Archie, a night club musician who has spent some time
in a mental sanitorium ...
(05Mar60 Tyne-Tees UK - UK series title "Crooked Path")

V2.22 [61] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
WRONG TIME MURDER 
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
02Dec55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Directed by Ernest Morris
guest cast:
John Loder
Peter Reynolds
Jean Aubrey
Peter, assistant to the manager of a big West End store, has
money problems. His girlfriend Francine has expensive tastes,
and his modest salary is heavily overdawn. How to get more
money? Well the safe at work is stuffed full of cash and the
boss's petit secretary, Joan, has the keys. Why not make
yourself agreeable to her and help you to fake a robbery.

V2.23 [62] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
GIFT FROM HEAVEN 
Danziger prod. (c) Copyright 1955
(filmed in the UK)
09Dec55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Ernest Morris
guest cast:
Colin Craft ............. Bill Kent
Mary Laura Woods ........ Diana Kent
Patrick McGoohan ........ Tony Mason
Len Sharp ............... Sam 

V2.24 [63] The Vise: (anthology/detective):
(possibly hosted by Donald Gray as Mark Saber
on orignal airing to promote the forthcoming "Mark Saber" series)
(No intro by Ron Randell on video!)

SECOND SIGHT
Danziger prod. (c) Copyright 1955 (filmed in the UK)
16Dec55 [us] ABC Network, Fri
Written by Ken Taylor
Directed by Ernest Morris
guest cast:
Jack Watling .......... Frank Granger
Kenneth Edwards ....... Inspector Horton
Gene Anderson )........ Pat Crowley
        )......... Janet Crowley
Hugh Latimer ........... Vincent Brahmin
Granger is an author of unusual detective stories, but he
finds that crime is not so funny when he becomes involved
in a murder case himself - as a suspect.

Uncovered: SECOND SIGHT (syndicated repeat)
A writer of detective stories is forced to play detective to clear himself
of a murder charge.
Cast: Jack Watling, Donald Gray
(Local 8Mar57 broadcast WBRC-6, Birmingham, Alabama, Friday 10:30pm)

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V2.25 [64] The Vise: (anthology): hosted by Ron Randell
CODE NAME: MURDER
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
Unaired on ABC Network
originally scheduled for 4Nov55 on ABC [us]
Story by George Mikes
Directed by Ernest Morris
Guest Cast:
Isabel Dean .......... Sylvia Pemberton
Lee Patterson ........ Ronald Briggs
Jean Aubrey .......... Mrs Briggs
Uncredited Cast:
Maxwell Foster ....... Hewlett
John Phillips ........ Philip Twyford
Frederick Piper ...... Inspector Hilmore
John Stuart .......... Dr. Stewart
*
Director of Photography, Jimmy Wilson
Music by Edwin Astley
Editors, Cynthia Moody and Sid Stone
Makeup, Sid Turner
Art Director, Erik Blakemore
***** no synopsis available *******

V2.26 [65] The Vise: (anthology):
(No intro by Ron Randell on video!)
SNAPSHOT
Danziger production (filmed in the UK)
Unaired on ABC Network
originally scheduled for 16Dec55 on ABC [us]
Script by Ken Taylor
   Directed by Ernest Morris
Guest Cast:
Philip Friend ......... Martin Wallace
Dorothy Gordon ........ Stella Grant
John Harvey ........... Inspector Chester
Rosamund Waring ....... Janet Lake
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ..... Roger Lake
*
Director of Photography, Jimmy Wilson
Music by Edwin Astley
Editor, Jack Baldwin
Art Director, Erik Blakemore
Makeup, Sid Turner
Wardrobe, Renee Cole
***** no synopsis available *******

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 As of 23Dec55(in US) 'The Vise' was replaced by the spin-off
'Mark Saber, Private Investigator, with Donald Gray in the title role,
another Danziger production filmed in the UK.

[See Separate Episode Guide for "Mark Saber" and "Saber of London"]

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