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 Season 3 (CBS) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
contributions by: Rina Fox, Jim Brent, Professor Mike Nevins (MN)
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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  CBS Thursdays 8:30-9:30pm Eastern (60 min)
 Shared this time slot approx every 4 weeks with  Chrysler: Shower Of Stars (CBS) (1954-58) (Music Variety Specials)

 

3.01 [--] Climax!: BURY ME LATER

06Sep56

Teleplay by Jean Holloway & John McGreevey
Based on H.F.M. Prescott's novel DEAD AND NOT BURIED

 (Constable 1938, Dodd Mead 1938) (aka Hilda Francis Margaret Prescott)

starring

Angela Lansbury ..... Justina

Boris Karloff .... Vicar

Torin Thatcher .... John Philippson

Sean McClory .... Mark Yorke

Synopsis:
The police suspect that an elderly farmer who vanished was murdered

by an artist who was painting a portrait of the farmer's attractive young wife,

and who is suffering from a lapse of memory and has no alibi. [MN]

 

3.02 [--] Climax!: BURST OF VIOLENCE

13Sep56

Written by Fred Freiburger & Richard Landau

starring

Eddie Albert .... Gabe Douglas

Betsy Palmer .... Elizabeth

John Baragrey .... Floyd

Malcolm Brodrick .... Andy

Synopsis:
A Texas rancher whose opposition to slavery led him to fight for the

Union in the Civil War returns home to find himself despised

 for betraying the South even by his family. [MN]

 

3.03 [--] Climax!: THE GARSTEN CASE

20Sep56

Teleplay by Oliver Crawford
Based on Gordon Gaskill's short story "The Garsten Case"

(Womanís Home Companion, October 1956)
starring

Everett Sloane ... Dr. Emil Garsten

Judith Evelyn .... Susan Garsten

Audrey Totter .... Dr. Helen Koenig

Warner Anderson .... Fleet

Synopsis:
Two nuclear scientists married to each other are working on a top-secret

experiment when the woman is accidentally exposed to atomic radiation.

With only a week to live, she and her husband decide to perform a series

 of usually fatal experiments in the name of science, with her as the subject. [MN]

 

3.04 [--] Climax!: THE FOG

27Sep56

written by Dale Wasserman

starring

Ralph Bellamy .... Hap Kennelly
Mona Freeman ..... Helen
James Whitmore ... Stash Prohaska
Wallace Ford ..... Dr. Karl Wendig
Hurd Hatfield .... Paul Randolph
Beverly Garland .. Shirley Connors
John Qualen ...... Geist
Synopsis:
A strange, poisonous fog envelops a small town. The only doctor within reach

 is an eccentric recluse. In the struggle against death in the mysterious fog,

several people re-evaluate their lives and those of others close to them. [RF]

*Note: Geist is the German word for ghost.

 

3.05 [--] Climax!: ISLAND IN THE CITY

04Oct56

Written by Adrian Spies

starring

Ricardo Montalban ....... Joe Bermudes

Doris Dowling ....... Alicia

James Gregory ....... Dr. Froelich

Eduardo Ciannelli ....... Martinez

Murvyn Vye ....... Willy Martinez

Sal Mineo ....... Miguel

Synopsis:
A Puerto Rican detective in the big city tries to keep a

 youngster from getting into trouble but is suspended from

the force for alleged brutality to the boy. [MN]

 

3.06 [--] Climax!: JOURNEY INTO FEAR

11Oct56

Teleplay by James P. Cavanagh

Based on a novel by Eric Ambler

Directed by Jack Smight

starring

John Forsythe ....... Graham Johnson

Eva Gabor ....... Josette

Arnold Moss ....... Haller

Anthony Dexter ....... Jose

Leon Askin
Abraham Sofaer

Synopsis 1:

A munitions expert goes on an arms smuggling mission to Istanbul

and becomes a target for Nazi agents. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
An American engineer has just completed secret ordinance work in Turkey.

As he prepares to leave for home, he discovers a group of murderers is after him.

He tries to elude them by taking passage on a small boat to Genoa. [RF]

 

3.07 [--] Climax!: THE MIDAS TOUCH

18Oct56

starring

Anna Navarro .... Teresa

Robert Preston  .... Cleve Gordon

Margaret Hayes .... Sylvia

Walter Abel .... Stewart

George Dolenz .... Cortino

Synopsis:
The owner of a mine comes to a small South American town

 to investigate the cave-in which caused his brother's death

but the townspeople refuse to co-operate. [MN]

 

3.08 [--] Climax!: NIGHT OF THE HEAT WAVE

25Oct56

Written by Lowell Barrington

starring

Darren McGavin ......... Walter

Kurt Kasznar ........ Karfas

Phyllis Thaxter ...... Mary

Edward Andrews ...... Arnold

Synopsis:

After serving a six-year sentence for jewel robbery, a man is released from prison.

He and his wife are threatened by characters from the underworld who believe

the ex-convict knows where a missing $150,000 star-brilliant is hidden. Even

the man's brother tries to make a "deal" for the valuable gem. [RF]

 

[--] preempted for Shower of Stars  -  1Nov56

 

3.09 [--] Climax!: FLIGHT TO TOMORROW

08Nov56

Written by Al C. Ward

starring

Terry Moore ........ Chris

Dale Robertson

Steve Forrest ....... Ben

Sir Cedric Hardwicke ....... Danielson

Richard Arlen ....... Nevers

Yma Sumac ...... Maria Sanchez

Rex Ingram ....... Petraca

Synopsis:
One of the partners in a Tangier air charter service masterminds a plot

to steal the receipts of a gambling casino by faking a plane crash. [MN]

 

3.10 [--] Climax!: NIGHT SHRIEK

15Nov56

Written by Hagar Wilde

starring

Joanne Dru  .......... Nancy
Brian Aherne ........ David
Isobel Elsom ........ Lady Grey
Edward Ashley ....... John Fenton
Synopsis:
The young bride of a Jamaica plantation owner is frightened by her husband's

violent outbursts of rage. She begins to believe the rumors that he was responsible

 for the death of his first wife, whose body was never found. [RF]
 

3.11 [--] Climax!: THE CHINESE GAME

22Nov56

Written by Charles Larson
starring

Macdonald Carey ... Harry Belgard
Rita Moreno ....... Irene
Constance Ford .... Helen
Harry Townes ...... Arthur Cook
Anna May Wong ..... Clerk
Synopsis:
A newspaper columnist buys an unusual Chinese game at a curio shop.

As he plays this game, he sees himself murdering his wife for another woman. [RF]
 

3.12 [--] Climax!: THE SECRET THREAD

29Nov56

Script by Ethel Vance

Based on Ethel Vance's novel THE SECRET THREAD (Harper, 1948)
starring

Richard Carlson ........ Cass Terhgune

Anna Maria Alberghetti ........... Edna

Elisha Cook ......... Pop

John Barrymore, Jr. ......... Matt

Jan Merlin ......... Gus

Synopsis:
On a visit to his childhood home, a man discovers a cache of stolen goods

 in the attic. He is injured by falling crates, and unable to leave finds himself at the

 mercy of the leader of the gang that stole the goods. [RF]

 

3.13 [--] Climax!: SAVAGE PORTRAIT

06Dec56

Written by Robert Bloomfield

starring

Joanne Woodward  ...... Katherine
John Cassavetes ...... Abel Wintery
Raymond Burr ......... Sergeant Ben Gurnick
Marie Windsor ........ Vivian Cummings
Synopsis:
After the loss of his patron and the failure of his one-man show,

an artist decides that the only way he can acquire money is to steal it. [MN]

 

[--] preempted for Shower of Stars  - 13Dec56

 

3.14 [--] Climax!: STRANGE HOSTAGE

20Dec56

Written by Whitfield Cook

starring

Raymond Massey .... Doc Woodward

Richard Eyer .... Muldoon

Lori Nelson ... Mary

Vic Morrow ... Ted

Synopsis:
The kidnapping of a retired doctor whom the criminals mistakenly believe

to be wealthy is witnessed by a young boy whose story no one believes. [MN]

 

3.15 [--] Climax!: TEN MINUTES TO CURFEW

27Dec56

Based on a story by William Fay

starring

Dewey Martin

Susan Kohner

Neville Brand

Synopsis:
A paroled convict and a hoodlum are both in love with the same girl.

The hoodlum tries to provoke the ex-convict into a violation of his parole. [RF]

 

3.16 [--] Climax!: CARNIVAL AT MIDNIGHT

03Jan57

Written by Leo Lieberman

starring

Buddy Ebsen ....... Ben

Debra Paget ....... Natalie

Oscar Homolka ....... Christy Christakos

Peter Graves ....... Stanley

Synopsis:

The elderly owner of a carnival is infatuated with the bareback

rider he discovered. She rejects his love and his jealousy

drives him to plot murder. [RF]

 

[--] preempted for Shower of Stars  -  10Jan57

 

3.17 [--] Climax!: THE GOLD DRESS

17Jan57

Teleplay by Robert Tallman
Based on Stephen Vincent Benetís short story The Gold Dress

(???; collected in THE LAST CIRCLE, Farrar Straus 1946)

starring

Sylvia Sidney ....... Louella Wheedron

Leif Erickson ........ Richard Carmichael

June Lockhart ....... Jean Patterson

Cameron Prud'Homme ...... Judge Marshall

Synopsis:
A wealthy newspaper publisher dies in an accident but comes

 back to haunt the man who spurned her love. [MN]

 

3.18 [--] Climax!: CIRCLE OF DESTRUCTION

24Jan57

Written by James P. Cavanaugh

starring

Dale Robertson ........ Nicky Jordan

Beulah Bondi ....... Mrs. Jordan

Skip Homeier ...... Tim

Joe Mantell ...... Chet Martin

Karen Steele ...... Lee Rogers

Peggy Mauer ...... Kathy O'Conner

Synopsis:
A ruthless convict breaks out of prison and intimidates

his family into helping him stay free. [MN]

 

3.19 [--] Climax!: THE TROUBLE AT NUMBER 5

31Jan57

Written by Charles Larson

Based on Shelley Smith's novel THE PARTY AT NO. 5

(Collins 1954, U.S. title THE CELLAR AT NO. 5, Harper 1954)
starring

Ann Harding ...... Mrs. Roach

Patricia Collinge ...... Mrs. Rampage

Jacques Sernas ...... Martin

Reginald Owen ...... Doctor

Lisa Daniels ...... Celia Martin

Synopsis:
A middle-aged woman takes a job as a wealthy old lady's housekeeper

 and, in an attempt to gain the security she longs for,

plots to dispose of her employer. [MN]

 

3.20 [--] Climax!: THE STALKER

07Feb57

Written by Elizabeth McCoy

starring

James Whitmore ....... Tom Miller

Marilyn Erskine ....... Ann Miller

Jay C. Flippen ....... Ed Bagley

Synopsis:
A businessman testifies against a gangster learns

 that the criminal is now out of jail. [MN]

 

3.21 [--] Climax!: STAIN OF HONOR

14Feb57

Written by Adrian Spies

starring

Lee Marvin ...... 'Little Man' Brush

Don Taylor ...... Julian Coates

Betsy Palmer ...... Fran Coates

Wallace Ford ...... Samuel Cramer

Synopsis:
The son of a former governor who was assassinated is himself running

for the same office when the son of the killer, who was shot while trying to escape,

arrives in town under an alias. The candidate confronts the newcomer and makes

 it clear he plans to use the assassination to further his own career. [MN]

 

3.22 [--] Climax!: THE LONG COUNT

21Feb57

Written by John McGreevey

starring

Viveca Lindfors ....... Solange Tanbeau

John Ericson ....... Lindy Jackson

Jacques Bergerac ...... Guy Pirard

Paul Stewart ...... Dave Henessey

Helmut Dantine ...... Daniel

Synopsis:
After a cocky American boxer on a European tour is defeated by

a French fighter, he is befriended by a beautiful cafe owner who

tries to rouse him from the depression that threatens his career. [MN]

 

3.23 [--] Climax!: AND DON'T EVER COME BACK

28Feb57

Written by Dick Stenger

starring

Richard Boone ....... Jarech

Everett Sloane ....... Dave Dixon

Gene Lockhart ....... Henry Anderson

Kathleen Crowley ....... Sally

Elizabeth Patterson ....... Nellie Eldredge

Synopsis:
A man wrongly accused of murder is released from prison only after the guilty man

confesses to the crime on his deathbed. A newspaper reporter seeks to learn if the

townspeople will accept the ex-convict in their midst now that it has been proved

he was innocent of the crime. [RF]

 

3.24 [--] Climax!: NINE-DAY WONDER

(aka Night of a Rebel)

07Mar57

written by Victor Wolfson

starring

John Kerr ........ Poggi

Margaret O'Brien ......... Chip

Harry Townes ........ Mr. Stagg

Eduardo Ciannelli ........ Mr. Brenero

Sterling Holloway ........ Tobias

Benay Venuta ........ Mrs. Stagg

Synopsis:

A young boy is ashamed of his father's bootlegging activities.

When the parents of his girlfriend refuse to let her see him,

he decides to run away to the big city to become a success. [RF]

 

[--] preempted for Shower of Stars  -  14Mar57

 

3.25 [--] Climax!: LET IT BE ME

21Mar57

Written by Eileen and Robert Mason Pollock

starring

Eddie Albert ....... Barney Kanda

Steve Forrest ...... Pete Mayer

Maureen O'Sullivan ....... Miriam

Charles Ruggles ........ Dan Genessen

Jill Corey ........ Linda Wallis

Synopsis:
Corruption in the recording industry plays out just as the music plays in. [MN]

*NOTE: Title song "Let It Be Me" is sung by Jill Corey

 

3.26 [109] Climax!: STRANGE SANCTUARY [verified-RF]
28Mar57 CBS Thurs
Producer Edgar Peterson
Written by Ellis Kadison
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Host Bill Lundigan
starring
Michael Rennie ........ 'Irish' Sean Dillon
Cesar Romero ......... Miguel
Rita Moreno .............. Maria
Noah Beery Jr. ......... Sheriff Russell
Osa Massen ............. Sister Veronica
James Westerfield .. Dr. Smith
Stacy Harris .............. Winkler
Mack Williams ........... Ira Bates
Fred Graham ............ Yank
Jim Hayward ............. John
Alan Roberts ............. Jose
*
Technical director ..... A.J. Cunningham
Lighting director ........ Edwin S. Hill
Set decoration ........... George R. Nelson
Production supervisor .. William Larsen
Art director .... Richard Haman
Assistant to the producer ... Anthony Barr
Associate director ... Robert Butler
Script editor ... Alice Young
Synopsis:
Two Western bank robbers, one of them wounded, flee into California and seek refuge at an isolated convent. [RF/MN]

 

3.27 [--] Climax!: DON'T TOUCH ME

04Apr57

Written by Jerome Gruskin

starring

Shelley Winters ...... Carol

Mildred Dunnock ....... Aunt Ida

Henry Silva ....... Marc

Warren Stevens ...... Phil

Synopsis:
A successful woman designer returns to her small home town

in an attempt to ward off an emotional breakdown. She is still tormented

by the memory of a murder she witnessed as a child. [MN]

 

[--] preempted for Shower of Stars  -  11Apr57

 

3.28 [--] Climax!: THE MAD BOMBER

18Apr57

Written by Adrian Spies

starring

Anne Bancroft ...... Elena

Dane Clark ...... Detective Nick Vallejo

Theodore Bikel ...... Martin Humphries

Jim Backus ...... Detective Herman

Estelle Winwood ..... Mrs. Humphries

Synopsis:
Months after the arrest of New York's notorious mad bomber,

new bomb threats terrorize the city. A detective who suspects the

 bombs are meant for him begins a slow painstaking search through

newspaper files in an effort to find a letter with handwriting matching

that of the threatening notes he's received. [MN]

 

3.29 [--] Climax!: AVALANCHE AT DEVIL'S PASS

25Apr57

Written by Eileen & Robert Mason Pollock

guest stars

Vincent Price ..... Dr. Farrin

Wanda Hendrix ...... Maggie

John Ireland ...... Greg

Edgar Buchanan ..... Spencer

Judith Evelyn ...... Lydia

Synopsis:
Among the passengers on a train trapped by an avalanche in a mountain

pass are a possessive woman, the irresponsible playboy she's been following,

a man hunting for a drug addict, and a conductor awaiting

news of the birth of his first child. [MN]

 

3.30 [--] Climax!: STRANGE DEATHS AT BURNLEIGH

02May57

Written by Charles Larson

starring

Sir Cedric Hardwicke ....... Dr. Martin Crandall

Joan Tetzel ..... Ann Laird

Michael Rennie ...... James MacLennan

Synopsis:
At the turn of the century, Scotland Yard receives letters accusing a village

doctor of killing some of his patients. The detective sent to investigate is

opposed by the townspeople and the doctor's attractive young niece. [MN]

 

[--] preempted for Shower of Stars  - 9May57

 

3.31 [--] Climax!: BAIT FOR THE TIGER

16May57

Teleplay by Whitfield Cook

Based on Nicholas Monsarrat's novel "Castle Garac".

starring

Carl Esmond ...... Paul Ehrenhardt

Otto Waldis ...... Manfred

Peter Lawford ...... Tom Welles

Anna Maria Alberghetti ........ Angele Corton

Corinne Calvet ....... Anna

Synopsis:
Two swindlers in Italy hire a hungry novelist to find a woman who will pose

 as a missing countess entitled to an inheritance. Their plans go haywire

when one conspirator is driven to murder. [MN]

 

3.32 [--] Climax!: HAND OF EVIL

23May57

Teleplay by Leo Lieberman

Based on an original story by Jhan & June Robbins
starring

Vera Miles ....... Sally Jordan

John Forsythe ....... Tommy Jordan

Mary Anderson ......... Nora

Synopsis:
Poison pen letters threaten the career of a brilliant young college instructor

whose pregnant wife has just inherited half a million dollars. [MN]

 

3.33 [--] Climax!: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF AMANDA HALE

30May57

Written by Katherina and Dale Eunson

starring

Miriam Hopkins ....... Amanda Hale

Lloyd Bridges ...... Jay Brackett

Carolyn Jones ....... Helen

Alexander Scourby ....... Frank Martin

John Larch ....... Cab Driver

Douglas Odney ....... Leading Man

Verna Felton ..... Nurse

Synopsis:
An actress plagued with dread before opening night becomes

 terrorized when an unflattering picture of her is published in the morning

paper, her leading man suddenly falls ill, a man follows her on her way

to the theater, and she narrowly escapes injury from a falling sandbag. [MN]

 

3.34 [--] Climax!: MR. RUNYON OF BROADWAY

06Jun57

Written by Leonard Spigelgass

starring

Jack Lord ....... Charlie Mullaney

Ralph Bellamy ...... Damon Runyon

Joi Lansing ...... Lucy

Jay C. Flippen ...... Happy

Jesse White ...... Philly

Leo Fuchs ...... Moe

Synopsis:
New York sportswriter Damon Runyon becomes interested

 in a young boxer and backs him in an upcoming bout which gamblers

 try to make him throw by involving his wife in a rigged crap game. [MN]

 

3.35 [--] Climax!: THE MAN WHO STOLE THE BIBLE

13Jun57

Written by Gwen Bagni & Irwin Gielgud

starring

Guy Madison

Sally Forrest

Synopsis:
At carnival time in Havana an American salesman rescues

an attractive woman from revelers, spends some time with her,

and finds his hotel room ransacked when he returns. [MN]

 

3.36 [--] Climax!: A TASTE FOR CRIME

20Jun57

Teleplay by Ellis St. Joseph

starring

Michael Rennie ..... Dr. Fitzroy

Marsha Hunt ...... Ann Williams

Beverly Garland ...... Daisy

Peter Lorre ..... Benny Kellerman

Synopsis:
To prove his connection between body chemistry and the

criminal mind, a wealthy society doctor secretly joins

forces with a hunted fugitive. [MN]

 

3.37 [--] Climax!: THE TRIAL OF CAPTAIN WIRZ

27Jun57

Producer Ralph Nelson

Written by Saul Levitt

Directed by Don Medford

starring

Charlton Heston ...... Chipman

Everett Sloane ..... Captain Wirz

Harry Townes ...... Baker

William Schallert ..... Davis

Synopsis:

During the Civil War, thousands of captured Union soldiers were confined in the

Andersonville stockade in Georgia. Conditions there were so bad that over 12,000

prisoners died and the infamous reputation of the Andersonville stockade spread.

When the war ended, steps were taken to bring to justice those responsible. Tonight's

 60-minute drama re-creates the trial of Captain Henry Wirz, commandant of the

Andersonville prison. The charge--conspiracy to commit atrocities and murder among

the prisoners. The Union prosecutor is determined to prove that Wirz himself

shot down one of the prisoners. [RF]

 

3.38 [--] Climax!: LOCKED IN FEAR

(aka False Witness)

04Jul57

Teleplay by John McGreevey

Based on the drama "The Little Brown Jug" by Marie Baumer

Directed by Ralph Nelson
starring

Agnes Moorehead .......... Irene

Eddie Bracken ......... Ira

Dean Harens ......... Michael

Gloria Talbott ......... Carol

John Baragrey ......... Norman

Synopsis:
A man dies in an unfortunate accident at an remote hunting lodge.

A passing bum who saw the accident threatens to testify

 that the death was no accident-- unless the widow

and her mother give him cash and a home. [MN]

 

3.39 [--] Climax!: PAYMENT FOR JUDAS

11Jul57

Written by Oliver Crawford

Directed by Ralph Nelson
starring

Cameron Mitchell

Phyllis Thaxter

Synopsis:
When one of the ranchers who are resisting an unscrupulous

railroad agent's efforts to buy them out breaks ranks and decides to sell,

the other ranchers turn against him, his wife scorns

him and her brother is murdered. [MN]

 

3.40 [--] Climax!: WALK A TIGHTROPE

18Jul57

Written by Mann Rubin

Directed by Ralph Nelson
starring

Laraine Day .... Ellen Parker

Leif Erickson .... Doug Randell

Neville Brand .... Killer

Synopsis:
A man arrested for a murder that was committed for no

apparent reason claims he was hired by the victim's wife. [MN]

 

3.41 [--] Climax!: THE HIGH JUNGLE

25Jul57

Written by Sheldon Stark

starring

Charles Brickford ....... Martin Seaford

Mary Astor ........ Clarissa Bowman

Alexander Scourby ....... David Potter

Barry Atwater ........ Ralph Greeves

Synopsis:
A steel tycoon finds that his company is threatened by a younger man who is trying to

gain control through the proxy votes of the shareholders. The older man approaches his

late partner's widow in an effort to gain her support, but learns that she has already

promised to help the young man. [RF]

 

3.42 [--] Climax!: THE GIANT KILLER

01Aug57

Written by Mann Rubin
Directed by Ralph Nelson
starring

Inger Stevens ...... Marge

Dane Clark ...... Harry Harper

Jerry Colonna ....... Stan

Shepperd Strudwick ...... Bert

Synopsis:
A short man who's sensitive about his height picks a fight

on the job over the issue. Then his wife gives him a pair

of shoes designed to make him look taller. [MN]

 

3.43 [--] Climax!: TRAIL OF TERROR [verified - RF]
08Aug57 CBS Thur
Produced by Ralph Nelson
Written by Seelag Lester
Directed by Paul Nickell
Hosted by William Lundigan
Co-hostess Mary Costa
Announcer Art Gilmore
starring
Robert Preston ....... Lieutenant Hogue
Diana Lynn .............. Julie Morton
Kurt Kasznar ........... Jean Duclerc
Arthur Hanson ......... Sergeant Russell
Katherine Warren .... Miss Nolan
Walter Reed ............ Dr. Frank Morton
James McCallion ..... Kielty
Claire DuBrey ........... Landlady
Ben Wright ................ Dr. Billings
Kay E. Kuter .............. Pharmacist
Maurice Solomon ...... Coroner
Paul Siemion ............. Bonaventure
Perry Ivins .................. Bartender
Barbara Bell Wright ... Nurse
Patrick Sexton ............ Intern
*
Technical director .... Richard Hall
Lighting director ....... Tom D. Schamp
Set Decorator ........... Anthony Mondell
Production Supervisor ... William Larsen
Art Director ................ Walter Herndon
Mary Costa's Gown ... Alvena Tomin
Assistant to the Producer ... Anthony Barr
Associate Director ... Jack Orbison
Story Editor ............... Joyce Cook
Music Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith
Sponsored by the Plymouth
Synopsis:
A police detective investigating the apparently motiveless murder of a young doctor learns that the victim had been
trying to contact the relatives of a patient who had died of a rare disease. [MN]

 

3.44 [--] Climax!: MURDER IS A WITCH

15Aug57

Teleplay by James P. Cavanagh

Based on John Bingham's novel THE THIRD SKIN (Gollancz 1954, Dodd Mead 1954)
Directed by Ralph Nelson
starring

Dean Stockwell .... Les Marshall

Nancy Kelly .... Irene Marshall

Mona Freeman .... Sylvia Marshall

Synopsis:
After meeting a woman who tells him she desperately needs money

for an operation for her mother, a young man agrees to go along with

a friend planning a robbery. When the other robber beats up the victim,

the young man confesses to his mother, who promises to protect him. [MN]

 

3.45 [--] Climax!: THE STRANGER WITHIN

22Aug57

Teleplay by Charles Larson

from a story by M. L. Vallons

starring

George Nader .... Harry Parker

Rita Moreno .... Denis Cardoza

Charles Korvin .... Dr. Andre Demerre

Kathleen Crowley .... Jeanne Warren

Regis Toomey .... Fred Warren

Synopsis:
A young man is visiting the sister of a friend who was killed in

South America when the woman claims she's being poisoned by

her doctor stepfather and begs the young man to help her. [MN]

 

3.46 [--] Climax!: DEADLY CLIMATE

29Aug57

Teleplay by Russell S. Hughes

from a story by Ursula Curtiss

starring

Nina Foch .... Caroline Emmet

Kevin McCarthy .... Hal Carmichael

Warren Stevens ..... Henry Oliver

Estelle Winwood .... Mrs. Oliver

Edgar Buchanan .... Grandpa

Synopsis:
A woman vacationing on an island off the New England coast reports

that she witnessed a murder while walking in the woods, but no one

 in the small island town believes her except a reporter who finds

a shoe at the scene of the alleged crime. [MN]

 

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