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 Season 1 (NBC) (1963-64)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox, Tom Alger
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)

 

#########  Kraft Suspense Theatre ############

############# season 1 1963-64 ###############

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     NBC Thursdays 10:00 pm Eastern

   "Kraft Music Hall" starring Perry Como  aired every fourth week

 

[--] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show
03-Oct-1963 NBC Thur
 

 

1.01/1.02 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE CASE AGAINST PAUL RYKER pts. 1 &2

          Prod. no. LP29836 & LP29837
10Oct63 NBC Thur / 17Oct63 NBC Thur

        (compilation movie released 02Mar68)        

          a.k.a. "Torn Between Two Values" 

          (pilot for the UK film series "Court Martial")

Produced by Frank Telford

Directed by Buzz Kulik

         Written by Seeleg Lester and William D Gordon

                 Director of photography Walter Strenge

         Music by John Williams

 starring

Lee Marvin ......... Sgt Paul Ryker

Vera Miles ........ Ann Ryker

Lloyd Nolan ....... General Amos Bailey

Bradford Dillman ...... Captain David Young, (also in "Court Martial" series)

Peter Graves .......... Major Frank Whitaker (also in "Court Martial" series)

Norman Fell ........ Sgt Max Winkler

Murray Hamilton ........ Captain Appleton

Walter Brooke ......... Col. Arthur Merriam

Don Marshall ........ Corporal Jenks

Charles Aidman ......... Major Kitchener

Francis de Sales ......... President of Court Martial

Synopsis 1:

This story chronicles the court martial of a Korean War sergeant accused

of treason. He is found guilty and sentenced to die, but his wife refuses

to accept that her husband is a traitor and so persuades a prosecuting

attorney to reopen the case and investigate further. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A U.S. Army court-martial hands down a death sentence in the trial

of a GI accused of treason in Korea. [RF]

Part 2 Synopsis:
Sergeant Ryker is sentenced to death for treason, but prosecuting

officer David Young asks for another hearing on the grounds that Ryker wasn't

 properly defended. The request is granted, but Young is

ordered to handle the defense this time. [RF]

 

1.03 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE END OF THE WORLD, BABY

Prod. no. LP29838
24Oct63 NBC Thur

Teleplay by Luther Davis / Story by John Philip Cohane
Directed by Irving Kirshner
Director of photography Lionel Lindon
Editor Robert Watts
starring

Peter Lorre  ......... Frederick Bergen
Gig Young ........... Hugo Myrich
Nina Foch ........... Sarah Middleton
Katherine Crawford... Daphne Middleton
Lou Krugman ......... Chief of Police
Peter Brooks ........ Freddie
Ben Wright .......... Casino Manager
Joseph Gallison ..... Page
Jan Arvan ........... Museum Guard
Danielle Aubry ...... Cigarette Girl
John Goulet ......... Italian Waiter
John Siegfried ...... Austrian Youth
Michael Romanoff .... Himself
Synopsis:
An artist romances both a mother and her daughter. Things get complicated when

 the mother wants to divorce her husband to marry the artist. The daughter

acts to protect her father and ends up in trouble. [RF]
 

1.04 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: A HERO OF OUR TIMES

Prod. no. LP29839
31Oct63 NBC Thur

Directed by Ralph Senesky
starring

Lloyd Bridges ....... Mace Ethridge

Geraldine Brooks ....... Doris Ethridge

Dabbs Greer ...... Reade

John Ireland ....... Scotty

Sandra Church ....... Ruth

Warren Parker ........ Judge
Synopsis:
Business executive Mace Ethridge is reluctant to admit that he witnessed

 a murder - even after an innocent man is charged with the crime. [RF]

 

1.05 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: ARE THERE ANY MORE OUT THERE LIKE YOU?

Prod. no. LP29840

07Nov63 NBC Thur

Teleplay by Luther Davis; Based on story by George Cuomo
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
starring

Robert Ryan ....... Tom Bollington

Katherine Ross ........ Janet Bollington (TV debut)

Sharon Farrell ....... Althea Winton

Peter Helm ...... Willis Maudry
Adam Roarke ....... Paul Durbin

Synopsis:

A spoiled teenager is implicated in a fatal auto accident. [RF]

 

1.06 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: ONE STEP DOWN

Prod. no. LP29841
14Nov63 NBC Thur

Teleplay by William D. Gordon and Barry Trivers / Story by Alec Coppel

Directed by Bernard Girard

starring

Leslie Nielsen  ....... Dr. David Cord
Gena Rowlands ........ Janet Cord
Ida Lupino ........... Harriet Whitney
Jack Weston .......... Homer Fargis
Don Collier .......... Det. Sgt. Newsome
Phillip Pine ......... Ellis
Myron Healey ......... George Whitney
Naomi Stevens ........ Norma
Tom Symonds .......... Ambulance Attendant
Robert Kline ......... Policeman

Synopsis:
After the body of a married man is found in a motel room where he went

 for a romantic but illicit rendezvous, his widow sets out to find and destroy

the woman who shared is last living moments. [RF]


[--] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
21-Nov-1963 NBC Thur

 

[--] 28-Nov-63 NBC Thur - no details

 

1.07 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE MACHINE THAT PLAYED GOD

Prod. no. LP29842
05Dec63 NBC Thur

Teleplay by Robert Guy Barrows / Story by Judith Barrows & Robert Guy Barrows

Directed by Paul Wendkos

starring

Anne Francis  ......... Peggy Merritt
Gary Merrill ......... Mark Jordan
Josephine Hutchinson.. Mrs. Blanchard
Malachi Throne ....... L.J. West
Edmon Ryan ........... Dr. Davis
Morgan Mason ......... Andy Merritt
Mary Wickes .......... Mrs. Mike
Tol Avery ............ 3rd Judge
Robert Brubaker ...... 2nd Detective
William Boyett ....... 1st Detective
Dan Frazer ........... Mr. Chilton
Davis Roberts ........ Police Expert
Herb Armstrong ....... Doctor
Peter Adams .......... Mike Merritt
Bill Kendis .......... Phillip Conyers
C. Alvin Bell ........ 1st Judge
Louise Lorimer ....... 2nd Judge
Laurence Haddon ...... Investigator
Gerard Campeau ....... Assistant
Russ Bender .......... Sergeant Aikes
Joe Bassett .......... Prowl Car Cop
Pauline Drake ........ Police Woman
Edmund Williams ...... Baliff
Barney Biro .......... Minister
Doris D. Edwards ..... Nurse
Synopsis:
A woman is driving the car when an accident occurs killing her husband.

Taunted by her mother-in-law who seeks custody of their son, she volunteers

to take a polygraph test. The test indicates her guilt and convinces

her she may have wished his death. [RF]
 

1.08 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE LONG, LOST LIFE OF EDWARD SMALLEY

Prod. no. LP29843
12Dec63 NBC Thur

Teleplay by David Moessinger / Story by Robert Altman
Directed by Robert Altman
Editor Danford B. Greene
starring

James Whitmore ........ J. Marvin Bean

Richard Crenna ...... Edward Smalley

Arch Johnson ........ Sergeant Myron Bender

Philip Abbott ......... Major Charles Wheeler
Chana Eden .......... Madelon Bauvais
Ron Hayes ........ Luther Hobbs

Nancy Jeris .......... Miss Mannis
John Alonzo .......... Cpl. Jack Osante
Bernard Kates ........ Army Chaplain
Charlotte Lavande .... Chanteuse
Francoise Ruggieri ... B-Girl
Synopsis:

Wielding a gun, Edward Smalley invades the office of attorney J. Marvin

Bean. The attorney has no idea what this is all about until forced to

remember an incident in World War II when Smalley had been accused of

treason, and Bean was his court-appointed military attorney. The trial

was cancelled before Smalley was given a chance to exonerate himself; the

 charges were dropped, but the accused man feels that he has never truly been cleared. [RF]

 

1.09 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE HUNT

Prod. no. LP29844
19Dec63 NBC Thur

Producer Luther Davis
Teleplay by Ed Waters / Story by John D.F. Black & Robert Altman and Ed Waters
Directed by Wiliam Graham
Director of photography Lionel Lindon
Editor Carl Pingitore
starring

Mickey Rooney ........ Sheriff Williams
James Caan ........... Rick Peterson
Bruce Dern ........... Maynard
Harry Townes ......... Felix Potter
Kelly Thordsen ....... Dick
Logan Field .......... Prosecutor
William Challee ...... Old Man
Keith Taylor ......... Boy
Peggy Rea ............ Telephone Operator
Opal Euard ........... Farmer's Wife
Synopsis:
Sheriff Williams has a sadistic hobby. He lets his prisoners escape, then hunts them down. [RF]
 

1.10 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE NAME OF THE GAME

Prod. no. LP29845
26Dec63 NBC Thur

Teleplay by Frank Penton / Story by Frank Finkelhoffe

starring

Jack Kelly  ........... Pete Braven
Pat Hingle ........... Ed Caldwell
Nancy Kovack ......... Melinda Davis
Barry Atwater ........ Karl Hagen
Monica Lewis ......... Mrs. Caldwell
Steve Ihnat .......... Pit Boss
Synopsis:
In Las Vegas for his annual fling, oilman Ed Caldwell offers to back

gambler Pete Braven with $10 million in a break-the-bank plan. [RF]
 

1.11 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE DEEP END

Prod. no. LP29846
02Jan64 NBC Thur

Teleplay by Jonathan Hughes / Story by John D. MacDonald

Directed by Francis P. Lyon

Director of photography John F. Warren
Editor Danford B. Greene
starring

Aldo Ray ............. Sam Kimber
Ellen Burstyn......... Barbara Sherwood/Lucille Benton (as Ellen McRae)
Clu Gulager .......... Dan Walsh
Tina Louise .......... Angela Powell
Whit Bissell ......... Gus Hickman
Paul Langton ......... Sheriff Johnny Kyle
Dan Barton ........... Nico Benton
Rusty Lane ........... Doc Stacey
Doris Edwards ........ Waitress
Synopsis:
A detective is investigating the death by drowning of a woman at the

request of the dead woman's sister who believes it was no accident. [RF]
 

1.12 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: A TRUCE TO TERROR

Prod. no. LP29847
09Jan64 NBC Thur

Written by William P. McGivern

Directed by Robert Sparr

starring

John Gavin ........... Charles Portay
Michael Ansara ....... Morgan
Lyle Bettger ......... Ted Johnson
Steve Forrest ........ David Buchanan
Frank Silvera ........ Sgt. Terrell
Anna Navarro ......... Maria
Alberto Morin ........ Lawton
Adelina Pedroza ...... Encarna
Joseph Abdullah ...... Manny Simes
Jack Halliday ........ Waters
Natividad Vacio ...... Newsie
Danny Bravo .......... Juan
Raoul DeLeon ......... Latin Man
Rockne Tarkington .... Henry
Maye Henderson ....... Janitress
Edmund Vargas ........ Miguel
Pilar Arcos .......... Grandmother
David Cadiente ....... Leon Bulchand
Synopsis:
An executive seeks revenge for a beating he received at the hands

 of a Mexican laborer. The executive accidentally meets a stranger

who he thinks will help him but propels him into a world full of terror.
 

1.13 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: WHO IS JENNIFER?
Prod. no. LP29848
16-Jan-1964 NBC Thur
Written by George Slavin and Paul Tuckahoe
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
starring
Gloria Swanson ....... Charlotte Heaton
Dan Duryea .............. Det. Sam Manners
Brenda Scott ............ Judy Harper
David Brian ............... Mark Nelson
John Dennis ............. Booking Sergeant
Jan Shepard ............. Police woman
Morris Ankrum .......... Chief Austin
Vince Townsend Jr .. Employee
Erin O'Donnell .......... Farm girl
Louise Arthur ............ Saleswoman
Billy M. Greene ........ Duty Sergeant
Bill Cord ................... Police Officer
Gene Roth ............... 1st Policewoman
Synopsis:
A teenager discovers that an old woman may actually be her long-lost mother. [RF]
Synopsis 2: [Press-Telegram]
A delinquent teenager might prove to be the long-missing daughter of an eccentric wealthy recluse who is accused of
murder, until her motives for "reappearing" are suspected. [RF]
Synopsis 3: [San Antonio Light]
Eccentric widow Charlotte Heaton whose six-year-old daughter, Jennifer disappeared under mysterious circumstances
10 years prior to her encounter with Judy Harper, a transient teenager. Detective Sam Manners convinces Judy,
a burglary suspect, to move into the Heaton mansion in hopes of entangling two conflicting series of clues:
One indicating that Judy is really Jennifer Heaton and two that the long-missing Heaton child had been murdered
by her mother. [RF]

 

[--] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from DALLAS, TEXAS
23-Jan-1964 NBC Thur

 

1.14 [14] Kraft Suspense Theatre: LEVIATHAN FIVE

 Prod. no. LP29849
30Jan64 NBC Thur

Teleplay by Berne Giler & David Giler
Directed by David Lowell Rich
starring

Andrew Duggan ........ Dr. Adam Winters

Arthur Kennedy ........ Dr. Walter Taylor

Frank Maxwell ....... Arthur Jensen

Harold Stone ...... Dr. Nat Kaufman

John Van Dreelen ....... Dr. Eduardo Lenzi

John Newton .......... Murphy
Frank Overton ...... Bill

Judson Laire ........ Judge Thomas Calvin
Shirley Ballard ...... Mrs. Sarah Jensen
Audrey Swanson ....... Mrs. Beemer
Vince Williams .... Baliff

Synopsis:

 Four Scientists and a Guard are trapped by an underground lab explosion.

Air is calculated to last until rescue - but for only four. The episode

depicts the desperate struggle  for life before rescue arrives. [ta]

Synopsis 2:
Five men trapped underground following an explosion in an experimental lab.

 Knowing there's only enough oxygen for four to live until rescued they conduct

a lottery allowing the "loser" to kill either himself or a trapped colleague of his choosing. [RF]

 

1.15 [15] Kraft Suspense Theatre: MY ENEMY, THIS TOWN

Prod. no. LP29850
06Feb64 NBC Thur

Producer Robert Blees
Teleplay by Frank Fenton / Story by John Whittier
Directed by Richard L. Bare
Director of photography Robert Tobey
Editor Carl Pingitore
Music Pete Rugolo

starring

Scott Marlowe ........ Johnny Bareja
Diane McBain ......... Mary Jorgenson
Philip Carey ......... Edgar Martin
Barbara Nichols ...... Ann Hilts
R.G. Armstrong ....... Sheriff Harder
William Smith ........ Deputy Raynor
Adam Williams ........ Ben Jorgenson
Rod Lauren ........... Arturo Bareja
George Neise ......... Ted Bausfield
Louise Glenn ......... Edna Jeffries
John Zaremba ......... Charles Raven
Martin Garralaga ..... Papa Baroja
Argentina Brunetti ... Mama Baroja
Bartlett Robinson .... Prosecutor
Hardie Albright ...... Judge
Synopsis:
A young man from the wrong side of the tracks is released from prison after

serving seven years on an assault charge and steps into the social circle of his

female accuser because of his artistic talent. He sets out to destroy the woman's reputation.


[--] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from BURBANK, CALIFORNIA
13-Feb-1964 NBC Thur

 

1.16 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE ACTION OF THE TIGER

Prod. no. LP29851
20Feb64 NBC Thur

Producer Frank Telford
Written by Sam Dann
Directed by Richard Irving
Director of photography John F. Warren
Editor Danford B. Greene
Music John Williams
starring

Telly Savalas ........ Beret
Peter Brown .......... Lt. Ben Hollister
Stephen McNally ...... Major Sanford
Ulla Jacobsson ....... Ursula
Oscar Beregi ......... Schneider
Horst Ebersberg ...... Reggie
Edward Kemmer ........ Stewart
Albert Carrier ....... Frenchie
Robert Patten ........ Slade
Reggie Nalder ........ 1st SS Agent
Paul Comi ............ Donnelly
Synopsis 1:
After flying several missions, Lt. Ben Hollister is shot down and held prisoner in a German stalag.
Synopsis 2:
Imprisoned in Nazi-occupied France, an American pilot is the only POW

who has a good chance of escaping with some vital information. [ta]
 

1.17 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: DOESN'T ANYONE KNOW WHO I AM?

Prod. no. LP29852
27Feb64 NBC Thur

starring

Cornel Wilde ......... Eric Blaine
Martha Hyer .......... Helen Blaine
Kathryn Grant ........ Ann Smith
Paul Newlan .......... Doc Pierson
Barney Phillips ...... C.A. Thompson
I. Stanford Jolley ... Felix
Synopsis:
Ambitious domineering Helen Blaine sends her spouse off on a business trip

which ends when he winds up with amnesia after being slugged by a hitchhiker. [RF]


[--] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
05Mar1964 NBC Thur

 

1.18 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE THREATENING EYE

Prod. no. LP29853
12Mar64 NBC Thur

Directed by Ida Lupino

Director of photography Jack Marquette
Editor Robert Watts
Music John Williams
starring

Jack Klugman .......... Steve Zaro

Pat O'Brien ............ Lieutenant John Curwood

Colleen Gray ............ Dorothy Nehf

Dabney Coleman ......... William Gunther

Phyllis Thaxter ........ Mildred

Barbara Bell Wright ........ Agnes Miller
Robert Clarke ....... Adam Conway

Annie Farge .......... Yvette Duval
Will J. White ........ Jerry
Luis Delgado ......... Sgt. Paine
Bunny Nash ........... Karen Nehf
Dale Van Sickel ...... Abner Wright
Synopsis:
A beautiful young office worker unaccountably tries to attract an ordinary fellow who's already married. [RF]

 

1.19 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: A CAUSE OF ANGER

Prod. no. LP29854
19Mar64 NBC Thur

Teleplay by William D. Gordon / Story by Richard Wormser

Directed by Richard L. Bare

starring

Brian Keith  .......... Andy Bastian
Nancy Malone ......... Linda Beaumont
Anthony Caruso ....... Cuero
Audrey Totter ........ Myra Moran
Robert Crawford JR ... Ralph Harrow
Robert Foulk ......... Walker
Kevin Hagen .......... Nilsen
Douglas Henderson .... Skippy
Judee Morton ......... Elizabeth
Linda Dangcil ........ Peggy Sue
Charles Irving ....... Nehemoff
Oliver McGowan ....... Dr. Martin
Norman Leavitt ....... Gotch
Ed Gilbert ........... Inspector
Len Hendry ........... Sidney Harrow
Synopsis:
The mentally disturbed son of a wealthy man is kidnapped from the detective hired to escort the boy to an out-of-town clinic. [RF]
 

1.20 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: KNIGHT'S GAMBIT

   (a.k.a. "His Excellency, the Exile")

Prod. no. LP29855
26Mar64 NBC Thur

Producer Robert Blees
Teleplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr, Halsted Welles and Jonathan Hughes / Story by Robert Blees
Directed by Walter E. Grauman
Director of photography Walter Strenge
Editor Carl Pingitore
Music John Williams
starring

Roger Smith  .......... Anthony Griswold Knight
Eleanor Parker ....... Dorian Smith
Chester Morris ....... Blaine Davis
Murray Matheson ...... Douglas Henderson
H.M. Wynant .......... Escobar
Erika Peters ......... Bijou
Vito Scotti .......... Tout
Louis Mercier ........ Mr. Salonnis
Ted de Corsia ........ Mike Serra
Synopsis:
A plot unfolds as a crooked politician's girl hooks up with a playboy. They plot

to blackmail him buy drugging him when things go terribly wrong. [RF]
 

1.21 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: ONCE UPON A SAVAGE NIGHT

  (aka A Walk in the Night)

Prod. no. LP29856
02Apr64 NBC Thur

Teleplay by Donald Moessinger

Based on the story by William P. McGivern (novel "Death on the Turnpike")

Directed by Robert Altman
Director of photography Bud Thackery
starring

Carroll O'Connor ..... James Van Ducci
Andrew Duggan ........ Owen Kerr
Michael Murphy ....... William Smith
Albert Paulsen ....... Linde
Gunnar Helstrom ...... Granstrom
Karl Swenson ......... Erickson
Jacqueline Betton .... Ellie Van Ducci
Linda Wallenberg ..... Kathryn
Jim Lantz ............ McGrago
Ron Masak ............ Sergeant Ford

Mary Frann ........... Annette
Charles McGraw ....... Harry Brockman
Ted Knight ........... Carl Lombardo
Robert Ridgely ....... Dan McVeay
Phillip Abbott ....... Myron Ellis
Barbara Turner ....... Hildegard
Jan Marsh ............ Dancer
Arlene Kieta ......... Woman
Charlene Lee ......... Oriental Girl
John A. Alonzo ....... Dockworker
Synopsis:
The arrival of a Swedish freighter at a Chicago pier sets off a frantic interstate search.

 A crew man has jumped ship - unaware that his suitcase hides a bomb

 set to go off in a matter of hours. [RF]  

*Note: Made into TV movie and renamed "Nightmare in Chicago".

*Syndication airing on Suspense Playhouse as "A Walk in the Night" 21Jun71.

 

[--] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from MINNESOTA
09-Apr-1964 NBC Thur

 

1.22 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: PORTRAIT OF AN UNKNOWN MAN

Prod. no. LP29857
16Apr64 NBC Thur

Producer Joel Rogosin
Written by Robert Guy Barrows
Directed by Alan Crosland Jr.
Director of photography Bud Thackery
Editor Robert Watts
starring

Clint Walker ...... David Wolfe
Robert Duvall ..... Harvey Farnsworth
Mala Powers ....... Ellen Ramsey
Jay C. Flippen .... Hugh Ramsey
Ron Foster ........ Reverend Larson
George Chandler ... Doc Baines
Rico Alaniz .......... Juan Vallejo
E.J. Andre ........... Cob Wiley
House Peters Jr. ..... Sheriff Willard
Synopsis:
David Wolfe has been living as a hermit in the hills near a quiet mining town,

but he arouses fear and suspicion among the villagers when he rejects

 their friendly efforts to get acquainted. [RF]

 

1.23 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THEIR OWN EXECUTIONERS

 Prod. no. LP29858
23Apr64 NBC Thur

Producer Luther Davis
Teleplay by Luther Davis / Story by Robert Cenedella
Directed by Walter E. Grauman
Director of photography Bud Thackery
Editor George J. Nicholson
starring

Dean Stockwell  ....... Martin Rosetti
Herschel Bernardi .... Joe Monti
Lilia Skala .......... Lina Rosetti
Virginia Vincent ..... Carlotta
Dan Barton ........... Freddie Sackheim
Pamela Curran ........ Grace Welch
Robert Fortier ....... Paul Welch
Dabney Coleman ....... Alvin
Daniel Kulick ........ Billy
Dorothy Konrad ....... Maid
Bill Erwin ........... Father Daley
Malcolm Atterbury .... Dr. Gregory
Synopsis:
Intense drama unfolds as a murder trial with an attorney who seems to look

for death as a release and his youthful client who sees it as the only solution. [RF]
 

1.24 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE SWEET TASTE OF VENGEANCE

 Prod. no. LP29931
30Apr64 NBC Thur

Producer Thomas Fitzroy
Teleplay by Frank Fenton / Story by John Francis O'Mara
Directed by Roy Huggins
Director of photography Lionel Linden
Editor Carl Pingitore
starring

Diana Hyland .......... Linda Stevenson

John Forsythe .......... Jerry Wilson
Jack Weston ............ Juan Esposa
Russ Bender ........... Sergeant Pingitore
Robert Ellenstein ......... Raskob
Ricky Vera ........... Playboy
Ed Prentiss ...... Judge
Luis Delgado ......... Bartender

William Bakewell ..... Erkle
Synopsis:
A divorcee who skips the country and heads to Brazil, her ex-husband would

normally be happy to see the back of her; unfortunately she took $2 million

of his money before leaving. A Private eye is hired to bring her back.

And just to keep him honest, a second private eye is engaged to bring him back. [RF]

 

1.25 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: CHARLIE, HE COULDN'T KILL A FLY

Prod. no. LP29930
07May64

Producer Robert Blees
Written by Irving Pearlberg
Directed by Bernard Girard
Director of photography John F. Warren
Editor Robert Watts
starring
Keenan Wynn ......... Charlie Kling
Beverly Garland ..... JoAnne Kling
Richard Kiley ....... Lou Miller
Michael Burns ....... Frankie Kling
Berkeley Harris ..... Pete Francis
Myron Healey ........ Lt. Thaler
Joan Staley ......... Beth
Noam Pitlik ......... Benny Galati
Roy Glenn ........... Piano Player
Dennis Rush ......... Billy
Darryl Richard ...... Ralph
Elaine Earl ......... Nan
Frank Evans ......... Joe
Joseph Mell ......... Harry
Tony Franke ......... Jonesy
Joe Conley .......... Dom
Synopsis:
Charlie Kling is just an innocent nobody charged with murder on circumstantial

evidence. But the murder charge makes Charlie a somebody in the eyes of

 his neighbors, so he confesses to the crime. [RF]
 

1.26 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE WATCHMAN

           (TV movie release as "Fanfare for a Death Scene")

Prod. no. LP29859
14May64 NBC Thur

Producer Jack Laird
Written by David Rayfiel
Directed by Sidney Pollack
Director of photography Fleet Southcott
Editor Richard Belding
Music Lalo Schifrin
Art Director Frank Arrigo
Set Decorator Glen L. Daniels
starring

Telly Savalas ....... Roman Castillo

Victoria Shaw ......... Helena

Jack Warden ......... Jack Fleming

Edy Williams ......... Enes

Frank de Kova ........ Edward

Lawrence Dobkin ........ Doctor

Tol Avery ..... Publisher

Al Hirt ......... Himself

Carlos Rivas ........ Irregular
Arthur Batanides .... First Detective
Sam Gilman .......... The Man
Synopsis:

An American secret agent, on the trail of a vanished scientist, must recover the

 scientist's revolutionary secret formula before the Enemy catches up with his quarry first. [RF]

Note:

Musician Al Hirt, a hot property in 1964 thanks to his recording of "Java",provides the jazz background score.

 

1.27 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: THE ROBRIOZ RING

 Prod. no. LP29860
28May64 NBC Thur

Producer David Lowell Rich
Teleplay by James Gunn / Story by Patrick Quentin
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of photography Bud Thackery
Editor Carl Pingitore
Music John Williams
starring
Julie Harris ........ Lucy Bram
Robert Loggia ....... Mario Robrioz
Julie Adams ......... Ellen Yarnell
Virginia Gregg ...... Kate Taylor
Miriam Goldina ...... Mario's Mother
Dee Carroll ......... Saleswoman
Synopsis:
A spinster finds love only to learn that she is the object of a murder scheme for her money. [RF]

 

[--] Kraft Music Hall: The Perry Como Show: from CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
21-May-1964 NBC Thur

 

1.28 [--] Kraft Suspense Theatre: A CRUEL AND UNUSUAL NIGHT

Prod. no. LP29861
04Jun64 NBC Thur

Written by David Moessinger

Directed by Leslie H. Martinson

starring

Ronald Reagan  ....... Judge Howard R. Stimming
Anne Helm ........... Avis Tyler
Scott Marlowe ....... Sherm Tyler
Wright King ......... Chaplain
Clancy Cooper ....... Sgt. Kelly
Rusty Lane .......... Warden
James Chandler ...... Doctor
Don Diamond ......... Paco
Bill Walker ......... Trustee
Robert Whitsell ..... Carl Hixon
Synopsis:
A former death row inmate, now escaped convict, kidnaps the judge who sentenced him. [RF]

 

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