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 Season 2 (NBC) (Summer 1962)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

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   NBC (Wednesdays 9:00pm EST)(16 episodes)(13Jun62-26Sep62)
Desilu Studios, Hollywood,USA
(some originals, others previously aired on
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958-60)

Summer Replacement for "The Perry Como Show"

2.01 [17] Kraft Mystery Theatre: IN CLOSE PURSUIT
13Jun1962 NBC Wed
Producer Elliott Lewis
Teleplay by Norman Shields
Story by A.A. Roberts
Directed by Robert Altman
starring
Beverly Garland
William Windom
Jan Sterling

Dan Tobin
Maxine Stuart
Emile Meyer
John Milford
George Kennedy
Calvin Quillet
Synopsis:
A murderess of an alcoholic husband skillfully shifts the blame to the waitress he'd been secretyly meeting. [RF]
*NOTE: The premiere film drama of the 16-full hour dramas that will replace Perry Como during the summer and runs
until October 3rd.

2.02 [18] Kraft Mystery Theatre: DEATH OF A DREAM
20Jun1962 NBC Wed
Written by Paul Savage
story by N.Z. Shield
Directed by Robert Altman
starring
Robert Vaughn ..... Bill Gardner
Dianne Foster ..... Marge
Sherwood Price
Synopsis:
Marge Gardner and her little girl Ann have waited for her runaway husband, Bill only to learn on his return, that
he had become a thief. Criminals arrive and terrorize the family while searching for $120,000 in stolen money. [RF]

2.03 [19] Mystery Theater: PERILOUS
27Jun1962 NBC Wed  (first aired on Desilu Playhouse #1.23 22Jun59)
Adapted by William Templeton
Story by William C. White
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Director of photography Robert De Grasse
Editor Edward A. Biery
starring
Joan Fontaine ...... Margaret Lewis
Maximilian Schell .. Hans
John Williams ...... Harry
Edit Angold ........ Frau Froelich
Fred Nurney ........ Dr. Brunner
Norbert Schiller ... Froelich
John Mylong
Mark Dana
Rudolph Anders
Charles deVries
James Forrest
Jennifer Raine
Henry Rowland
Synopsis:
The story is about a librarian whose job is a cover for activities in the anti-Nazi underground in Berlin. [RF]
 
2.04 [20] Kraft Mystery Theatre: DEAD ON NINE
04Jul1962 NBC Wed
Teleplay by William Templeton
Story by Jack Popplewell
Directed by William F. Claxton
starring
Louis Hayward
Signe Hasso
Audrey Dalton
Leo G. Carroll

Synopsis:
A couple who have tired of their marriage, have decided that murder is the quickest way to freedom. The man
shows his secretary how to use a gun. [RF]

2.05 [21] Kraft Mystery Theatre: TWO COUNTS OF MURDER
11Jul1962 NBC Wed  (first aired on Desilu Playhouse #1.25 10Aug59)
Producer Devery Freeman
Written by Henry Keukel
Directed by Robert Ellis Miller
starring
Raymond Massey .... Amos Claypool
David Janssen ..... Ross Ingraham
Whitney Blake ..... Amy Claypool
Robert Emhardt .... Ed Hoxey
William Allyn ..... Phillip Claypool
Lawrence Dobkin ... Dave Harris
James Bell ........ Alex
Irma Hurley ....... Sarah Vance
George Mitchell ... Charlie Vance
Cindy Robbins ..... Sally Ann Reed
Ray Teal .......... Sheriff Blaney
Synopsis:
A DA's political career is placed in jeopardy after the grandson of a wealthy influential Southern family
is arrested and charged with murder. The DA's is being forced to suppress evidence and bribed with a
future governorship. [RF]
 
2.06 [22] Kraft Mystery Theatre: NIGHT PANIC
18Jul1962 NBC Wed
Written by A.A. Roberts
Directed by Richard Kinon
starring
Cloris Leachman .. Joan Lindsay
John Ericson ..... Dick
Gordon Jones ..... Tucker
Marion Ross ...... Elaine
S. John Launer ... Underhill
Synopsis:
A woman is driven to hysteria by threats from an anonymous telephone caller. [RF]
*Originally aired on Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse.

2.07 [23] Kraft Mystery Theatre: MURDER IS A PRIVATE AFFAIR
25Jul1962 NBC Wed (first aired on Desilu Playhouse #2.16 10Jun60)
Directed by Earl Bellamy
starring
Dina Merrill ..... Aline Lincoln
David Brian ...... Bleeck
Adam West ........ Johnny Cinderella
Peter Adams ...... Bannister
Hal Baylor ....... Hinkle
Myrna Hansen ..... Ingrid
Kam Tong ......... Jung Lu
Jack Weston ...... Trumpet Player
Synopsis:
A gambler goes straight in an effort to help the threatened daughter of an old friend. [RF]
 
2.08 [24] Kraft Mystery Theatre: SOUND OF MURDER
01Aug1962 NBC Wed
Written by William Templeton
Directed by Robert Altman
starring
Ronald Long
Antoinette Bower
Liam Redmond
Alexander Davion

Synopsis:
Blackmail threatens a young student's brilliant future when he resorts to violence to win a highly prized scholarship. [RF]

2.09 [25] Kraft Mystery Theatre: CHEZ ROUGE
08Aug1962 NBC Wed  (first aired on Desilu Playhouse #1.14 10Feb59)
Directed by Allen Reisner
starring
Janis Paige ....... The Redhead
Ray Danton ........ Robert Mason
Harry Guardino .... Paul Conrad
Kurt Kasznar ...... Captain Martinez
Herbert Berghof ... Hallas
Dan Blocker ....... Duke
Abel Fernandez .... The Spaniard
Synopsis:
The proprietor of a Panama City cafe known as the redhead has troubles when her ex-husband tries to blackmail her. [RF]
 
2.10 [26] Kraft Mystery Theatre: CRY RUIN
15Aug1962 NBC Wed
Written by John Kneubuhl & John Mantley
Directed by Paul Stanley
starring
Richard Anderson
 Ellen McRae  -aka-  Ellen Burstyn
Keir Dullea
Denver Pyle

Leonard Stone
Robert F. Simon
Larry Gates
Synopsis:
A powerful politician's neglect of his son leads the boy to violence. [RF]

2.11 [27] Kraft Mystery Theatre: THUNDER IN THE NIGHT
22Aug1962 NBC Wed (first aired on Desilu Playhouse #2.12 19Feb60)
Written and Directed by Sheldon Reynolds
starring
Desi Arnaz ......... Chris Hunter
Akim Tamiroff ...... Captain Farago
Rod Taylor ......... Bob Carter
George Macready .... Paul Reuter
Marion Marshall .... Ronnie Portman
Massimo Serato ..... Wilnow
Sidney Clute ....... Mike
Eugene Deckers ..... Nico
Alex Revides ....... Billy
Philo Hauser ....... Old Man
Tito Vosberg ....... Killer
Tiberio Mitri ...... Chang
Michael Medwin ..... Handsome
Graeme Bruce ....... Hanley
Abramov ............ Balalaika
Synopsis:
The owner of a North African gambling casino refused to help in breaking up a passport counterfeit ring. [RF]
 
2.12 [28] Kraft Mystery Theatre: THE PROBLEM IN CELL BLOCK 13
29Aug1962 NBC Wed
Written by Arthur A. Ross
Directed by Richard Kinon
starring
Everett Sloane
Claude Dauphin
Phillip Pine

Joseph Ruskin
June Walker
Synopsis:
A scientist bets a prison warden that he can escape from a maximum security prison within five days. [RF]

2.13 [29] Kraft Mystery Theatre: THE NIGHT THE PHONE RANG
05Sep1962 NBC Wed (first aired on Desilu Playhouse #1.8 15Dec58)
Written by Aaron Spelling
Directed by Allen H. Miner
starring
Eddie Albert ....... Joe Minelli
Margo .............. Celia Minelli
Paul Dubov ......... Samuel Manheim
Sidney Blackmer .... Woodson
Ross Elliott ....... Lieutenant White
Abe Lax ............ Dave Sperling
Victor Millan ...... Priest
House Peters Jr .... Association Man
Orville Sherman .... Derelict
Cindy Ames ......... Secretary
Synopsis:
An average citizen faces death unless he commits a murder for a crime syndicate.[RF]

2.14 [30] Kraft Mystery Theatre: CHANGE OF HEART
prod #5147-8
12Sep1962 NBC Wed
executive producer, Warren Lewis
producer, Elliott Lewis
written by David J. Goodman
directed by Richard Kinon
starring
Robert Middleton
Donald May
Russ Conway

Evans Evans
Dick Sargent
Allison Hayes
Karl Swenson
Synopsis:
A blind detective solves a series of mysteries by offering himself as the next victim. [RF]

2.15 [31] Kraft Mystery Theatre: MURDER IN GRATITUDE
19Sep1962 NBC Wed  (first aired on Desilu Playhouse #2.9 11Dec59)
Written by William Templeton
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
starring
Trevor Howard ...... Dr. Derek Lester
Michael Pate ....... Howard
Robin Hughes ....... Gerald Lester
Robert Coote ....... Terry
Lisa Montell ....... Simone
Patricia Driscoll .. Lillian
Alberto Morin ...... Police Inspector
Synopsis:
A former Royal Air Force bomber pilot is murdered in a small French Village he helped to rebuild.[RF]
 
2.16 [32] Kraft Mystery Theatre: CIRCLE OF EVIL  (final episode of season 2)
26Sep1962 NBC Wed (first aired on Desilu Playhouse #2.13 18Mar60)
written by Robert Blees
directed by Jerry Thorpe
starring
Hugh O'Brian ....... Murray Kirk
Felicia Farr ....... Ruth Vincent
Robert Clarke ...... Wiley Carson
Joe De Santis ...... La Scalzo
Ken Clark .......... Lundeen
Curtis Cooksey ..... Conmy
Mickey Simpson ..... Turkey Watson
O.Z. Whitehead ..... Charley Welsh
Mason Curry ........ Storekeeper
Synopsis:
A private investigator falls in love with his client's girlfriend and finds himself trying to prove
the man's guilt. [RF] 

 

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