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Moment Of Fear (1960)(1964)(1965)
  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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MOMENT OF FEAR
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Jul 1960 to Sep 1960 NBC Fri 10:00-11:00
May 1964 to Sep 1964 NBC Tue 8:30-9:00
May 1965 to Aug 1965 NBC Tue 8:30-9:00

US Anthology series  Summer 1960  10 New Episodes x 30min (live dramas)

The 1960 version of Moment of Fear consisted of live dramas.
The 1964 & 1965 version consisted of filmed reruns of episodes from other anthology series.
In 1964 reruns were from "
General Electric Theater", "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars", "Lux Video Playhouse", &  "Studio57"  
In 1965 they were the same as above plus "
Pepsi-Cola Playhouse".

Premise:
An anthology of original thrillers broadcast live on NBC from July to September 1960.
`Moment of Fear' resurfaced during the summers of 1964 and '65, and consisted of repeats from other series,
 
"Moment Of Fear" theme music by Vic Mizzy

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NBC Fridays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern (Jul 1960 to Sep 1960) (live dramas)

[01] Moment of Fear: THE GOLDEN DEED
01Jul1960 NBC Fri [rerun 02Sep60]
Teleplay by Mel Goldberg
Based on a novel by Andrew Garve
starring
Macdonald Carey .... Jim Mellanby
Nina Foch ................. Sally Mellanby
Robert Redford ........ Stranger
Peter Lazer
Synopsis:
A man saves a child's life and later becomes a menace to the family. [RF]

[02] Moment of Fear: CONJURE WIFE
08Jul1960 NBC Fri
Based on a novel by Fritz Leiber Jr.
starring
Janice Rule ......... Tansy Saylor
Larry Blyden
Edith King
Joseph Sweeney
Ruth Hammond
Nicholas Hyams
John McGiver
Synopsis:
A young college teacher discovers that his wife is practicing witchcraft. [RF]

[--] Moment of Fear:
15Jul1960 NBC Fri
pre-empted for the Final Session of the Convention.

[03] Moment of Fear: TOTAL RECALL (live)
22Jul1960 NBC Fri
written by David Shaw
starring
Inger Stevens ......... Nancy Derringer
Leslie Nielsen ........ Norman Derringer
Neva Patterson ...... Olivia Fairchild
Robert F. Simon
Synopsis:
First the drugs, then the carbon monoxide fumes, Nancy Derringer has disposed of her husband very neatly, or so she
thinks. Calmly she leaves the scene of the crime and goes to her sister's to await the call from the police. The call
comes, but the news shatters her complacency: Norman Derringer has survived the murder attempt. [RF]

[04] Moment of Fear: A TOUCH OF GUILT
29Jul1960 NBC Fri
Teleplay by David Davidson
Based on Eric Ambler's novel "Judgment on Deltchev".
starring
William Shatner
Murray Matheson
Elisa Loti
Signe Hasso
Carlos Montalban
Robert H. Harris
Synopsis:
An American reporter in a Latin-American country endangers his life by attempting to give honest reports of
rigged trials. [RF]

[--] Moment of Fear:
05Aug1960 NBC Fri
pre-empted for a special "The Jazz Age".

[05] Moment of Fear: THE THIRD PARTY
12Aug1960 NBC Fri
Produced & directed by Robert Stevens
Written by James Yaffe
starring
E.G. Marshall .......... B.J. Benedict
James Gregory ...... Sam Phillips
Nancy Marchand
Sheppard Strudwick
Synopsis:
A Presidential candidate dies on the eve of the election. [RF]

[06] Moment of Fear: FINGER OF DEATH
19Aug1960 NBC Fri
starring
Robert Loggia
Diana Van Der Vlis
Nan Martin
Michael Strong
Milton Seltzer
Robert Drysdale
Peggy Fury
Synopsis:
Murder for hire [RF]

[07] Moment of Fear: THE ACCOMPLICE
26Aug1960 NBC Fri
Written by Ernest Kinoy
starring
Nehemiah Persoff
Geoffrey Horne
Will Kuluva
Lilia Skala
Robert Dowdell

[--] Moment of Fear: The Golden Deed
02Sep1960 NBC Fri [rerun from 01Jul60]

[08] Moment of Fear: CAGE OF AIR
09Sep1960 NBC Fri
starring
Laraine Day
Robert Lansing
Meg Mundy
Synopsis:
A wealthy woman is accused of murdering her husband. [RF]

[09] Moment of Fear: IF I SHOULD DIE
16Sep1960 NBC Fri
starring
Donald Harron
Olive Deering
Scott McKay
Tim O'Connor
Kathleen Maguire
Synopsis:
A reporter addicted to alcohol is given another chance for rehabilitation. [RF]

[10] Moment of Fear: FIRE BY NIGHT  *Last new show of the series.
23Sep1960 NBC Fri
Teleplay by David Davidson; Story by Cornell Woolrich
starring
Fay Spain
Peter Mark Richman
Phyllis Hill
Synopsis:
The story of a pyromaniac. [RF]
*Last new show of the series.

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NBC Tuesdays 8:30-9:00pm Eastern (May 1964 to Sep 1964)

In 1964 reruns were from "
General Electric Theater", "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars", "Lux Video Playhouse"
and  "Studio57".

[--] Moment of Fear: GOD IS MY JUDGE
19May1964 NBC Tue [repeat]
Revue Productions no. 1110A
starring
Nina Foch .......... Ellen Townsend
Gary Merrill ......... McMasters
Dean Stockwell ........ Private John Townsend
Russell Collins ........ Fremont
Synopsis:
When her daughter marries and goes to England, a widow decides that the time has come to set her life straight.
She returns to the town where she lived when she was young and confesses to the murder of her husband, who had
died there years before. [RF]
Synopsis:
Many years after the crime a widow confesses she murdered her husband. [RF]
*Note: Originally aired on "General Electric Theater" 20-Apr-1958

[--] Moment of Fear: LAST REUNION
26May1964 NBC Tue [repeat]
Revue prod. no. TP13102
directed by John Brahm
starring
Lee Marvin ........... Joe Kittridge
Kevin Hagen ......... Harry Pell
Patricia Donahue .......... Lorry Connors
Simon Scott ......... Paul Stylos
Synopsis:
A newscaster evolves an unusual plan to capture a murderer by using a decoy to pull in an escaped convict. [RF]
*Note: Originally aired on "General Electric Theater" 27-Sep-59

[--] Moment of Fear: SURVIVAL
02Jun1964 NBC Tue [repeat]
Revue prod. no. TP13113
adapted from the Paul Horgan story
starring
Jose Ferrer ............. Joe Garvey
Martin Landau ......... Apache Indian
Synopsis:
Two men who hate each other are trapped in the desert. [RF]
*Note: Originally aired on "General Electric Theater" 15-Nov-1959

[--] Moment of Fear: THE MARTYR
09Jun1964 NBC Tue [repeat]
Revue Productions
Executive producer Mort Abrahams
Producer Wayne Z. Griffin
Teleplay by Leo Davis
Based on the story by Frank O'Connor
on the 1922 Irish Civil War.
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Director of photography John L. Russell
Editor Edward A. Biery
Editing Supervisor Richard G. Wray
Art Director Martin Obzina
Set Decorator Armor E. Goetten
Wardrobe Supervisor Vincent Dee
Music Supervisor Stanley Wilson
Sound Stanley F. Cooley
starring
Brian Aherne .......... Colonel Tafferty
J.M. Kerrigan ......... Jimmy
Lee Marvin ............ Captain Morrissey
Ronald Reagan ......... Hartnell
Noel Drayton .......... Captain Kilpatrick
James McCallion ....... Mickey Morgan
Noel Drayton
J. Pat O'Malley
Synopsis:
During the Irish rebellion of 1922, an Irish patriot turns informer to save his life from a military
firing squad. [SC]
Synopsis:
Drama of the Irish Rebellion. [RF]
*Note: Originally aired on "General Electric Theater" 23-Jan-1955

[--] Moment of Fear: FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE
16Jun1964 NBC Tue [repeat]
Revue prod. no. 129A (copyright date 22Mar57)
Directed by John Brahm
starring
Bette Davis
Anne Baxter
John Williams
Synopsis:
A former actress has a difficult time convincing persons she is innocent of a hit-and-run charge. [RF]
*Note: Originally aired on "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" 22-Mar-1957

[--] Moment of Fear: NIGHT OF THE STRANGER
23-Jun-1964 NBC Tue [repeat]
Revue prod. no. 163A
Produced by Frank P. Rosenberg
Directed by John Brahm
Written by Clock Dailey
starring
George Sanders ..... John York
Valentina Cortesa
Mike Lane
Synopsis:
An unknown assailant in an automobile attempts to run down a woman on her way home one evening. She takes refuge
in a house occupied by an elderly man, and tells him that she's a psychiatrist and about her ordeal. She believes
the person trying to kill her is one of her patients. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
After the death of his wife, John York decides to take a trip to help overcome his grief. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A woman psychiatrist fears one of her patients. [RF]
*Note: Originally aired on "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" 07-Mar-1958

[--] Moment of Fear: A VOICE ON THE PHONE
30Jun1964 NBC Tue [repeat]
Revue Studios
starring
Nick Adams ......... Paul Madsen
Elinor Donahue ......... Carol Madsen
Elisha Cook Jr. ......... Lloyd Harwell
Milton Selzer ......... George Goss
Jesse White ......... Joe Maskowitz
Synopsis:
Newlyweds Paul and Carol Madsen have scarcely settled in their new apartment when the phone begins ringing.
The caller is a psychotic crank who drives Carol to near hysteria. [TA]
Synopsis:
A newlywed couple receive mysterious threats against their lives. [RF]
*Note: Originally aired on "General Electric Theater" 19-Nov-1961

[--] Moment of Fear:
07Jul1964 NBC Tue
pre-empted for special Political program from Governor Scranton of Pennsylvania.

[--] Moment of Fear:
14Jul1964 NBC Tue
pre-empted for the Republican Convention.

[--] Moment of Fear: GETAWAY CAR
21Jul1964 NBC Tue [repeat]
Teleply by Frederic Brady; Story by John D. MacDonald
Directed by Earl Bellamy
starring
Mike Connors ........ Patrolman Jeff Saunders
John McIntire ........ Sheriff Sternweister
Wallace Ford ....... Sheriff George Thomas
Rick Vallin ............ Williams
Irene James ........ Female Robber
Olan Soule .......... Bank Teller
Joseph Sargent .. Male Robber
Richard Collier .... Bald Man
Jim Hayward ....... Henry Willows
Dorothea Lord .... Motorist
Anthony Jochim .. Motorist
Joe McGuinn ...... Motorist
Ken Christy ........ Bartender
Jason Johnson .. Caretaker
John Merrick ...... Bit Role
Synopsis:
Story of a motorcycle patrolman who takes on bank robbers on a lonely stretch of highway.
*Note: Originally aired on Studio 57 on March 29, 1958.

[--] Moment of Fear: VARIOUS TEMPTATIONS
28Jul1964 NBC Tue [repeat]
Produced & directed by Jules Bricken
Teleplay by James P. Cavanagh
Story by William Sanson
starring
Ida Lupino ............. Clara Brown
Hurd Hatfield ......... Ron Abbott
Patricia Cutts
Noel Drayton
Tita Purdon
Cyril Delevanti
Jennifer Raine
John Trayne
Synopsis:
A woman becomes involved with a character of dubious virtue. [RF]
*Note: Originally aired on Lux Playhouse February 20, 1959.

[--] Moment of Fear:
04Aug1964 NBC Tue  - no details

[--] Moment of Fear: LONG DISTANCE
11Aug1964 NBC Tue
starring
Jessica Tandy
Synopsis:
Convicted of a crime, a man's innocence is proven by a letter received by his wife. [RF]
*Note: Originally aired on Schlitz Playhouse on June 13, 1958.

[--] Moment of Fear:
18Aug1964 NBC Tue
pre-empted for the Political debate

[--] Moment of Fear:
25Aug1964 NBC Tue
pre-empted for the Democratic Convention


[--] Moment of Fear: TRY TO REMEMBER
01Sep1964 NBC Tue [repeat]
starring
Kim Hunter .............. Mary Murphy
Ronald Reagan ...... Detective Dan 'Irish' Murphy
Chuck Webster ...... Detective Harris
Raymond Bailey ..... Richards
Whit Bissell ............ Dolph
Angie Dickinson .... Shaw
Barry Kelley ........... Jack
Dorothy Bernard .... O'Kelley
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ... Mrs. Brack
Synopsis:
A policeman's wife is accused of murder. [RF]
*Note: Originally aired on General Electric Theater on February 26, 1956.

[--] Moment of Fear: AND PRACTICALLY STRANGERS
08Sep1964 [repeat]
starring
Richard Carlson ..... Alan Mitchell
John Dall ................ Hugh Mitchell
Herbert Anderson .. Healy
Paula Raymond ...... Kathleen
Ivan Triesault .......... Dr. Colman
John Eldredge ........ Tyman
Vincent G. Perry ..... Army Colonel
Synopsis:
Family quarrel interferes with the work of brothers who are scientists. [RF]
*Note: Originally aired on Schlitz Playhouse January 30, 1959.

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NBC Tuesdays 8:30-9:00pm Eastern (May 1965 to Aug 1965)

In 1965 reruns were from "
General Electric Theater", "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars", "Lux Video Playhouse"
"Studio57",  plus "Pepsi-Cola Playhouse".

[--] Moment of Fear: CAT IN THE CRADLE
25May1965 [repeat]
starring
John Saxon ........... Martin Glass
Elsa Lanchester .... Hanna Winters
Lola Albright .......... Cathy Armstrong
Ray Montgomery ... Ross Armstrong
*Note: Originally aired on General Electric Theater on October 1, 1961.

[--] Moment of Fear: A LITTLE WHITE LYE
01Jun1965 [repeat]
starring
Dorothy Malone ..... Ellen Rogers
Michael Pate .......... Dick Rogers
Dorothy Neumann.. Mrs. Wilton
Pitt Herbert ............ Realtor
John Gabriel .......... Policeman
*Note: Originally aired on General Electric Theater on February 5, 1961.

[--] Moment of Fear:
08Jun1965
pre-empted for a special hosted by Charle Boyer called "The Louvre".

[--] Moment of Fear: THE BLUE WALL
15Jun1965 [repeat]
starring
Ralph Meeker ......... Ranson
Rusty Lane ............. McCloud
James Nolan ......... Fuller
George Mathews
Vic Perrin
Ken Lynch
Anthony Lawrence
Norman Leavitt
*Note: Originally aired on Studio 57 on December 4, 1956.

[--] Moment of Fear: CASE OF THE TWO SISTERS
22Jun1965 [repeat]
starring
Michael Wilding ..... Stephen MacIllroy
Fred Clark .............. Charles Dobbs
Phyllis Coates ........ Ellen Packer
Mari Aldon .............. Donna
*Note: Originally aired on Lux Playhouse on May 1, 1959.

[--] Moment of Fear: MR. CINDERELLA
29Jun1965 [repeat]
starring
Phyllis Thaxter ...... April Taylor
Rex Evans ............ John
Charles Tingwell ... Alan Caldwell
Isobel Elsom
*Note: Originally aired on Studio 57 November 25, 1956.

[--] Moment of Fear: THE SECRET DARKNESS
06Jul1965 [repeat]
starring
Vincent Price
Bethel Leslie
Jack Mullaney
*Note: Originally aired on Studio 57 November 22, 1957.

[--] Moment of Fear:
13Jul1965
pre-empted for "Is There Life on Mars?" Special

[--] Moment of Fear: A FAREWELL PERFORMANCE
20Jul1965 [repeat]
starring
John Hoyt
Joan Shawlee
Alan Napier
Leslie Bradley
Reginald Sheffield
*Note: Originally aired on Pepsi Cola Playhouse on January 22, 1954.

[--] Moment of Fear: PAYOFF
27Jul1965 [repeat]
starring
Ralph Bellamy........ Joe McQuade
Marianne Stewart .. Mary
Robert Bice .......... Frank
Lewis Charles ...... Henry
Nat Pendleton ...... Otto 'Bitsy' Lamb
Harry Tyler ............. Augie
*Note: Originally aired on Schlitz Playhouse on December 28, 1956 as The Big Payoff.

[--] Moment of Fear: SECRETS OF OLD BAILEY
03Aug1965 [repeat]
starring
Tom Helmore ........ Detective Superintendent Tom Reid
Naomi Chance ...... Jennie Elson
Brian McDermott .. Leo Willis
Hugh Stribling ....... Richard Caldiwitt
Anthony Sheppard ... P.C. Swopes
Edward Cast ........ George Chappel
John Gill ............... Mr. Willis
Synopsis:
A hunt for a murderer of a blackmail victim.
*Note: Originally aired on Schlitz Playhouse on April 11, 1958.

[--] Moment of Fear: DEED OF MERCY
10Aug1965 [repeat]
starring
Ronald Reagan ..... Mike Hackett
Carol Lynley .......... Barbara Clark
Agnes Moorehead ... Ana Konrad Bethlen
John Beradino ....... Capt. Ehrhardt
Carl Esmond ......... Nikolas Bethlen
Mike Ragan ........... Sergeant
Jeanne Bates ....... Nurse
Synopsis:
A publicity-hungry girl jeopardizes a scientist's career.
*Note: Originally aired on General Electric Theater on March 1, 1959.

Film program of the series movies replace it.

17Aug1965
Movie "Never So Few".

24Aug1965
Movie "Designing Woman".

31Aug1965
Movie "Li'l Abner"


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