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Hosted by Boris Karloff
 Season 1 (NBC) (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  James Beer, Tom Alger, Rina Fox, James Beer
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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Hosted by Boris Karloff

NBC Tuesdays 9:00 PM Eastern

 

1.01 [--] Thriller: THE TWISTED IMAGE

13-Sep-60 NBC Tue

Written by James P. Cavanagh; Story by  William O'Farrell

Directed by Arthur Hiller

guest stars

Constance Ford ......... Louise

Leslie Nielsen ......... Alan Patterson

with

George Grizzard ........ Merle Jenkins

Natalie Trundy ......... Lily Hampton

Dianne Foster .......... Mrs. Patterson

Virginia Christine ..... Maude

Victor Sen Yung ..... Houseman

Synopsis:

A disturbed man is consumed with wanting his bosses life and an equally

disturbed young woman is obsessed with the same man. [RF]

 

1.02 [--] Thriller: CHILD'S PLAY

20-Sep-60  NBC Tue

Written by Robert Dozier

Directed by Arthur Hiller

guest stars

Frank Overton ......... Bart Hattering

Bethel Leslie ......... Gale Hattering

with

Tommy Nolan ........... Hank Hattering

Parley Baer ........... Fisherman

George Werier ......... Fisherman

Synopsis 1:

A young boy gets dangerously involved with his over-active imagination. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Gail Hattering is familiar with her nine-year-old son's fertile imagination.

So she's unconcerned when little Hank announces he's being pursued by

 the villainous "Black Bart" during a family camping trip. [RF]

 

1.03 [--] Thriller: WORSE THAN MURDER

27-Sep-60  NBC Tue

Written by Mel Goldberg;  Story by  Evelyn Beckman

Directed by Mitchell Leisen

guest stars

Christine White ....... Anne

Constance Ford ........ Connie Walworth

with

Harriet MacGibbon ..... Myra Walworth

John Baragrey ......... Dr. Ralph Mitchell

Dan Tobin ......... Ray, the Landlord

Jay Jostyn ........... Mr. Sinclair

Jocelyn Brando ........ Mrs. Sinclair

Russ Bender ........... Arresting Officer

Mary Young .......... Nurse

Erma Robinson ........... Maid

 

1.04 [--] Thriller: THE MARK OF THE HAND

04-Oct-60  NBC Tue

Written by Maxwell Shane; Story by  Charlotte Armstrong

Directed by Maxwell Shane & Paul Henreid

director of photography John F. Warren

guest stars

Jesse Royce Landis .... Mrs. Kilburn

Judson Pratt .......... Lieutenant Bill Gordon

with

Mona Freeman .......... Sylvia Walsh

Rachel Ames ........... Betty Follett

Shepperd Strudwick .... Doug Kilburn

Terry Burnham ......... Tessa To

Jon Lormer

John Alvin

Woody Strode

 

1.05 [--] Thriller: ROSE'S LAST SUMMER

11-Oct-60  NBC Tue (rebroadcast 01Aug61)

Written by Marie Baumer

Directed by Arthur Hiller

director of photography John L. Russell

guest stars

Mary Astor ............ Rose French

Lin McCarthy .......... Frank Clyde

with

Dorothy Green ......... Ethel Goodfield

Jack Livesy ........... Haley Dalloway

Lois E. Gridge ........ Mrs. Cushman

Percy Helton ......... Charley

Robert Osterloh ........ Captain Green

Helen Quintal ......... Annie

Hardie Albright ....... Willet Goodfield

George Neise .......... Police Officer
Richard Reeves ........ Truck Driver

Synopsis:

Rose French's career in the movies has waned, and she's happy to accept a job with an

out-of-town family. A few days later, the papers carry an account of her sudden death. [RF]

 

1.06 [--] Thriller: THE GUILTY MEN

18-Oct-60  NBC Tue

Written by John Vlahos

Directed by Jules Bricken

director of photography John L. Russell

guest stars

Everett Sloane ........ Lou Adams

Jay C. Flippen ........ Harry Ganns

Frank Silvera ......... Cesare Romano/Charlie Roman

Anne Barton ........... Martha Adams

John Marley ........... Dr. Tony Romano

Frank Dane ........... Mr. Chase

Argentina Brunetti .... Mrs. Romano
Ralph Neff ............ Hood
Tony Caruso ........... Hood

 

1.07 [--] Thriller: THE PURPLE ROOM

25-Oct-60 NBC Tue

Written by Douglas Heyes

Directed by Douglas Heyes

director of photography Bud Thackery, A.S.C.

music by Pete Rugolo

guest stars

Rip Torn .............. Duncan Corey

Patricia Barry ........ Rachel Judson

Richard Anderson ...... Oliver Judson

with

Alan Napier ........... Ridgewater, the Lawyer

Joanna Heyes .......... Caroline Ransom

Ray Teal .............. Wiley

Synopsis:

Duncan Corey inherits a haunted house from his brother.

There's one proviso: he's got to sleep there for a night. [RF]

 

1.08 [--] Thriller: THE WATCHER

01-Nov-60  NBC Tue

Written by Donald S. Sanford; Story by  Dolores Hitchens

Directed by John Brahm

guest stars

Olive Sturgess ........ Bess

Richard Chamberlain ... Larry

with

Stuart Erwin .......... Uncle Florian

Martin Gabel .......... Freitag

Alan Baxter ........... Sheriff Archer

Irene Hervey .......... Mrs. Pettit

James Westerfield ..... Matthews

Synopsis:
A schoolteacher named Freitag is the only one who knows Susan Tomlinson's drowning wasn't accidental. [RF]

 

1.09 [--] Thriller: GIRL WITH A SECRET

15-Nov-60  NBC Tue

Written by Charles Beaumont; Story by  Charlotte Armstrong

Directed by Mitchell Leisen

guest stars

Cloris Leachman ....... Beatrice Stafford

Fay Bainter ........... Geraldine Redfern

Paul Hartman .......... George Stafford

James Seay ............ Herb Innes

Victor Buono .......... Carolik

with

Rhodes Reason ......... Tony Page

Myrna Fahey ........... Alice Page

Anne Seymour .......... Hortense

Ellen Corby ........... Mrs. Peel

Rex Holman ............ Evil Face

Esther Dale ........... Ellen

Harry Ellerbe ......... Walter Devon

 

1.10 [--] Thriller: THE PREDICTION

22-Nov-60  NBC Tue

Written by Donald S. Sanford

Directed by John Brahm

director of photography John L. Russell, A.S.C.

guest stars

Boris Karloff ......... Clay Mace

Audrey Dalton ......... Noreen Burton

Alex Davion ........... Grant Dudley

with

Abraham Sofaer ........ Gus Kostopulas

Alan Caillou .......... Roscoe Burton

Murvyn Vye ............ 'Gunner' Gogan
Richard Peel
Seymour Green
Keith McConnell
Barbara Kelley
Michael Gibson
Michael St. Clair
Iris Bristol
The Carlssons

 

1.11 [--] Thriller: THE FATAL IMPULSE

29-Nov-60  NBC Tue

Written by Philip MacDonald; Story by  John D. MacDonald

Directed by Gerald Mayer

guest stars

Robert Lansing ........ Lieutenant Brian Rome

Whitney Blake ......... Jane Kimball

Lance Fuller .......... Robert Larrimore

Elisha Cook ........... Harry Elser

Steve Brodie .......... George Dumont

with

Conrad Nagel .......... Walker Wylie

Alice Backes .......... Carolyn

Harry Bartell ......... Mr. Dalquiss

Elaine Edwards ........ Marjorie Dalquiss

Ed Nelson ............. Bernie

Mary Tyler Moore ...... Miss Snyder

Cynthia Pepper ........ The Receptionist

Anthony Carbone
Ernestine Barrier
Lila Ethridge
Fred Graham

 

1.12 [--] Thriller: THE BIG BLACKOUT

06-Dec-60 NBC Tue

Written by Oscar Millard; Story by  Don Tracy

Directed by Maury Geraghty

guest stars

Jack Carson ........... Burt Lewis

Nan Leslie ............ Midge Lewis

Jeanne Cooper ......... Ethel

George Mitchell ....... Doc Malloy

with

Jean Engstrom ......... Sue

Robert Carricart ...... Fisher
Paul Newlan ........... Paul Hawkins
Gil Perkins ........... Eddie
James Cavanaugh
Charles McGraw
Don Wilbanks
Saul Gorss
Ron Harper
Raoul DeLeon

 

1.13 [--] Thriller: KNOCK THREE-ONE-TWO

13-Dec-60  NBC Tue

Written by John Kneubuhl; Story by  Fredric Brown

Directed by Herman Hoffman

guest stars

Joe Maross ............ Ray Kenton

Beverly Garland ....... Ruth Kenton

Charles Aidman ........ George Milkos

Warren Oates .......... Benny

with

Norman Leavitt ........ Charlie

Meade Martin .......... Young Man

David Alpert .......... Hoodlum

Murray Alper .......... Bartender

Clancy Cooper
Linda Piazza
Will J. White
Bunny Bishop

 

1.14 [--] Thriller: MAN IN THE MIDDLE  [verified]

20-Dec-60 NBC Tue

Written by Howard Rodman;  Story by  Charlotte Armstrong

Directed by Fletcher Markle

guest stars

Mort Sahl ............ Sam Lynch

Sue Randall .......... Kay Salisbury

Fred Beir ............ Alan Dulane

Frank Albertson ...... Mr. Salisbury

Werner Klemperer ..... Mr. Clark

with

Julian Burton ........ Kauffman

Grace Albertson  ..... Mrs. Salisbury

Anthony Jochim ....... Dr. Barrish

Bert Remsen .......... Eddie, Reporter

Fred Sherman ......... Bud TV Writer

Ashley Cowan ......... Larry TV Writer

Gordon Richards ...... Basil the Butler

Pitt Herbert ......... Fred the Bartender

Jack Mann ............ Policeman

*

director of photography .... John L. Russell A.S.C.

film editor .... Danny B Landres A.C.E.

art director .... Howard E. Johnson

assistant director .... Charles S. Gould

editorial supervisor .... David J. O'Connell

musical supervision .... Stanley Wilson

sound .... Victor Appell

graphic arts .... Jerome Gould

set decorators .... John McCarthy & Julia Heron

costume supervisor .... Vincent Dee

makeup .... Jack Barron

hair stylist .... Florence Bush

*

Synopsis:

TV writer Sam Lynch overhears a plot to kidnap socialite Kay Salisbury.

Sam tries to assure the plotters that he won't interfere,

but just to make sure they give him a good working over. [RF]

 

1.15 [--] Thriller: THE CHEATERS

27-Dec-60  NBC Tue

Written by Donald S. Sanford; Story by  Robert Bloch

Directed by John Brahm

guest stars

Paul Newlan .......... Joe Henshaw

Mildred Dunnock ...... Miriam Olcott

Jack Weston .......... Edward Dean

with

Harry Townes ......... Sebastian Grimm

Henry Daniell ........ Van Prinn

Linda Watkins ........ Maggie Henshaw

Dayton Lummis ........ Clarence

Ed Nelson ............ Joey

Barbara Eiler ........ Beth

Grandon Rhodes ....... Judge Pfluger

Ralph Clanton ........ Thorgenson

John Mitchum ......... Policeman

Joan Tompkins ........ Ellen Grimm

Molly Glessing ....... Mrs. Ames

Audrey Swanson ....... Salesgirl

 Synopsis:
A man invents a pair of glasses that see the truth in oneself and others, and that leads to murders, suicides,
and other tragedies. [JB]

 

1.16 [--] Thriller: THE HUNGRY GLASS

03-Jan-61  NBC Tue

Written by Douglas Heyes; Story by  Robert Bloch

Directed by Douglas Heyes

guest stars

William Shatner ...... Gil Trasker

Elizabeth Allen ...... Liz Talmadge

Russell Johnson ...... Adam Talmadge

with

Joanna Heyes ......... Marcia Trasker

Donna Douglas ........ Laura Bellman, the girl in the mirror

Ottoloa Nesmith ...... Old Laura Bellman

Clem Bevans .......... Obed

Pitt Herbert ......... Storekeeper

Duane Grey ........... Beared Man

Synopsis:

A couple sees the dead in an old house's mirrors. [RF]

 

1.17 [--] Thriller: THE POISONER

10-Jan-61  NBC Tue

Thriller In The Poisoner -  2  -  3  -  4  -  5

Written by Robert Hardy Andrews

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

director of photography Benjamin H. Kline A.S.C.

guest stars

Murray Matheson ....... Thomas Edward Griffith

Sarah Marshall ........ Frances Abercrombie Griffith

Maurice Dallimore ..... George Griffith

David Frankham ........ Proctor

with

Brenda Forbes ......... Mrs. Abercrombie

Jennifer Raine ........ Helen Abercrombie

Richard Peel .......... Justin

Maurice Dallimore ..... George Griffith

Seymour Green ......... Sir John Herbert

Sam Edwards ........... Charles Larrimore  

Keith Hitchcock ....... Lord Danforth

Donald P. Journeaux .......... Vendor

Nelson Welch ......... Doctor

 

1.18 [--] Thriller: MAN IN A CAGE

17-Jan-61  NBC Tue
produced by Maxwell Shane

teleplay by Maxwell Shane and Stuart Jerome; based on a Story by  John Holbrook Vance

Directed by Gerald Mayer

director of photography John L. Russell

guest stars

Philip Carey .......... Darrell Hutson

Barry Gordon .... Boy

Diana Millay .......... Ellen McKinstry

Guy Stockwell ......... Noel Hutson

Eduardo Cianelli ...... Inspector

with

Theodore Marcuse ...... Arthur Upshaw

Al Ruscio ............. Allah El Kazim

Danielle Aubrey

Than Wyenn

Jonathan Kidd

Pat Sexton

Booth Colman ...... Hotel Desk Clerk

Lilyan Chauvin

Naji Gabbay

Russ Bender

Robert Stevenson

Arlette Clark

Pedro Regas

Joe Abdullah

Synopsis:

Darrell Hutson comes to Morocco to look for his brother Noel who

disappeared while working for a smuggling ring. Darrell meets

Ellen McKinstry and her Uncle Arthur Upshaw. They're also looking for

Noel - Upshaw is leader of the smugglers. [RF]

 

1.19 [--] Thriller: CHOOSE A VICTIM

24-Jan-61  NBC Tue

Written by George Bellak

Directed by Richard Carlson

guest stars

Larry Blyden .......... Ralphie Teal

Susan Oliver .......... Edith Landis

Vaughn Taylor ......... Uncle Phil Landis

with

Guy Mitchell .......... Hazlett

Tracey Roberts ........ Fay

Henry Corden .......... Sid Banajain

Billy Barty ........... Sam

Synopsis:
Beach bum Ralph Teal meets socialite Edith Landis and falls for her - money.

 He cultivates her friendship, then tries to burglarize her home. [RF]

 

1.20 [--] Thriller: HAY-FORK AND BILL-HOOK

07-Feb-61  NBC Tue

Written by Alan Caillou

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

guest stars

Kenneth Haigh ......... Harry Roberts

Audrey Dalton ......... Nesta Roberts

with

Alan Caillou .......... Sir Wilfrid

Alan Napier ........... Constable Evans

Doris Lloyd ........... Mrs. Evans

J. Pat O'Malley
Synopsis:
In a small English village, a hedge-cutter named Watson is murdered with a pitchfork and scythe.
The death follows the sacrificial rites of the ancient druids of the area. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun KOOL-10 (CBS) Phoenix, AZ Sat 16Feb 63 10 p.m. MST)
(Synd. Rerun WKY-4 (NBC) Oklahoma City, OK Sat 20Apr63 12 a.m. CST)

 

1.21 [--] Thriller: THE MERRIWEATHER FILE

14-Feb-61  NBC Tue

Written by John Kneubuhl; Story by  Lionel White

Directed by John Brahm

guest stars

James Gregory ......... Howard Yates

Bethel Leslie ......... Ann Merriweather

Ross Elliott .......... Charles Merriweather

with

Edward Binns .......... Lieutenant Giddeon

K.T. Stevens .......... Virginia Grant

Richard Reeves .......... Patrolman

Nesdon Booth ....... Groundskeeper

 

1.22 [--] Thriller: THE FINGERS OF FEAR

21-Feb-61  NBC Tue

Written by Robert Hardy Andrews

Directed by Jules Bricken

guest stars

Robert Middleton ....... Ohrbach

Nehemiah Persoff ....... Lieutenant Wagner

H.M. Wynant ............ Sid

with

Kevin Hagen ............ Spivak

Thayer Roberts ......... Merriman

Dick Wessel ............ Zimmer

Robert J. Stevenson .... Dr. Lascoe

Sam Gilman ............. Officer Dutton

Ted de Corsia

Angela Greene

Kevin Hagen

Rodolfo Hoyos

Robert J. Sherman

Richard Travis

Nina Varela

Synopsis:
Headlines attack the psychopathic child-killer who's running amuk in the city

 - a man Detective Wagner would dearly love to trap. A reader of the headlines

is a brutish-looking cook fry named Ohrback who angrily slashes at the newspapers. [RF]

 

1.23 [--] Thriller: WELL OF DOOM

28-Feb-61  NBC Tue

Written by Donald S. Sanford; Story by  John Clemons 

Directed by John Brahm

guest stars

Henry Daniell .......... Squire Muloch

Torin Thatcher ......... Jeremy Teal

with

Ronald Howard .......... Robert Penrose

Fintan Meyler .......... Laura Dunning

Richard Keil ........... Styx

Billy Beck ......... Cyril

Mollie Glessing ...... Maid

Synopsis:

A bachelor party turns into a night of terror for a soon-to-be-wed couple. [RF]

 

1.24 [--] Thriller: THE ORDEAL OF DR. CORDELL

07-Mar-61  NBC Tue (rerun 27Jun61)

Written by Donald S. Sanford

Directed by Lazlo Benedek

guest stars

Robert Vaughn .......... Dr. Frank Cordell

Kathleen Crowley ....... Dr. Lois Walker

Russ Conway ............ Lieutenant Boutaric

with

Robert Ellenstein ...... Dr. Brauner

Marlo Thomas ........... Susan Baker

Aron Kincaid .......... Norm Williams

Helen Brown ......... Mrs. Heath

Lorrie Richards .......... Secretary

Synopsis:

Cordell, a young scientist, is trying to develop an antidote for nerve gas.

Assisting him is his fiancee, Dr. Lois Walker. An explosion in the laboratory

injures Cordell - and the after-effects linger on. [RF]

 

1.25 [--] Thriller: TRIO FOR TERROR

14-Mar-61  NBC Tue

Written by Barre Lyndon

stories by August Derleth and Wilkie Collins and Nelson Bond

Directed by Ida Lupino

director of photography Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.

Cast of Act I
Richard Lupino ......... Simon
Terrence de Marney ..... Uncle Julian
Iris Bristol ........... Katie
Cast of Act II
Reginald Owen .......... The Hussar
Robin Hughes ........... Collins
Cast of Act III
John Abbott ............ Kris Milo
Michael Pate ........... Shanner

with

Richard Peel ........... Inspector

Noel Drayton ........... Superintendent

Richard Plato ......... Croupier

Jacqueline Squire ...... Old Woman

Peter Brocco ........... Major Domo

Gil Stuart ............. Train Guard

Nelson Welch ........... Doctor

Francis Bethencourt

George Pelling

Synopsis 1:

Three separate tales by a man murders his uncle for the inheritance, but the uncle

is no ordinary man; a man wins a fortune gambling, but may not live to enjoy it;

 a serial killer meets an odd fate. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In Act I, Simon tells his girl Katie he'll soon inherit his wealthy uncle's

estate - then decides to make sure of it.
In Act II, An old woman approaches a pair of adventuresome guardsmen who show

a fondness for gambling. She tells them about an ancient castle which has

been converted into a gambling establishment.
In Act III, Police trail a desperate strangler named Shanner, who slips into

a nearby wax museum and becomes part of the exhibit. [RF]

 

1.26 [--] Thriller: PAPA BENJAMIN

21-Mar-61 NBC Tue (rerun 25Jul61)

Written by John Kneubuhl ; Story by  Cornell Woolrich

Directed by Ted Post

guest stars

John Ireland ........... Eddie Wilson

Jeanne Bal ............. Judy Wilson

Jester Harrison ........ Papa Benjamin

with

Henry Scott ............ Tommy Stats

Robert H. Harris ....... Jerry Roberts

Peter Foster ........... Inspector Daniels

Alex Finlayson

Cora Lang

Caleb Peterson

Synopsis 1:

Musician Eddie Wilson staggers out of the Caribbean jungle with gun in

hand, and tells police he has killed a man. Eddie insists he killed

only to stop his victim from murdering him by black magic.

Syndicated rerun, Sunday Dec4 66, 3:00 p.m., KMSP-9, Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN [JBeer]
 

1.27 [--] Thriller: LATE DATE

04-Apr-61 NBC Tue

Written by Donald S. Sanford; Story by  Cornell Woolrich

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

guest stars

Larry Pennell .......... Larry Weeks

Edward Platt ........... Jim Weeks

Jody Fair .............. Helen Weeks

Chris Seitz ............ Gordon

with

Stuffy Singer .......... Art Brinkerhoff

Steve Mitchell ......... Sid

Stuart Randall ......... Deputy Crowell

Richard Reeves ......... Truck Driver

Ruth Warren ........ Waitress

Synopsis:
Jim Weeks works in New York City and travels home on
weekends. Only this week he comes home early to murder his wife. [TA]

 

1.28 [--] Thriller: YOURS TRULY, JACK THE RIPPER

11-Apr-61 NBC Tue

Written by Barre Lyndon; Story by  Robert Bloch

Directed by Ray Milland

director of photography Kenneth D. Peach A.S.C.

guest stars

John Williams ........... Sir Guy

Donald Woods ............ John Carmody

Edmon Ryan ............. Capt. Pete Jago

Adam Williams ........... Hymie

with

Nancy Valentine ......... Arlene

Gloria Blondell  .... Diane

Beverly Hills .............. Herself

Ransom Sherman ..... Stage Manager

Sam Gilman ...... Policeman
Pamela Curran ..... Dancer
Jill Livesey ...... Dancer
Johnny Melfi ..... Bartender
J. Pat O'Malley .... Street Singer
Ralph Clanton .... Gerald Keller
Ottola Nesmith ..... Old Woman
Art Lewis

Synopsis 1:

A series of brutal murders in the modern-day U.S. mirror those of Jack the Ripper. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Jack the Ripper, or a wandering modern-day version of him, has left a murder trail through

several countries. A British Embassy official predicts the U.S. is next. [RF]

 

1.29 [--] Thriller: THE DEVIL'S TICKET

18-Apr-61 NBC Tue

teleplay by Robert Bloch; Story by  Robert Bloch

Directed by Jules Bricken

director of photography John L. Russell, A.S.C.

guest stars

MacDonald Carey .......... Hector Vane

Patricia Medina .......... Nadja

John Emery ............... The Devil

Joan Tetzel .............. Marie Vane

with

Hayden Rorke ............. Dr. Frank

Robert Cornthwaite ....... Mr. Spengler

Bartlett Robinson ........ Art Critic

Audrey Swanson ........... Nurse

Synopsis:
Artist Hector Vane has neither success nor money, and he's forced to

pawn one of his paintings. But the pawnbroker offers a better deal - success in

exchange for a specified painting, the subject of which he will reveal to Vane later. [RF]

 

1.30 [--] Thriller: PARASITE MANSION

25-Apr-61 NBC Tue

Written by Donald S. Sanford;  Story by  Mary Elizabeth Counselman

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

director of photography John L. Russell, A.S.C.

guest stars

Pippa Scott .............. Marcia Elizabeth Hunter

Jeanette Nolan ........... Granny Harrod

with

James Griffith ........... Victor Harrod

Beverly Washburn ......... Lolly Harrod

Tommy Nolan .............. Renny Harrod

Synopsis:
A gunshot startles schoolteacher Marcia Hunter into losing control

of the car while driving on the old Harrod estate. When Marcia awakens,

she finds she has been taken prisoner by the strange owners of the place. [RF]

 

1.31 [--] Thriller: A GOOD IMAGINATION

02-May-61 NBC Tue

teleplay by Robert Bloch; Story by  Robert Bloch

Directed by John Brahm

director of photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.

guest stars

Edward Andrews ........... Frank Logan

Patricia Barry ........... Louise Logan

Ed Nelson ................ George Parker

William Allyn ............ Randy Hagen

with

Ken Lynch ................ Joe Thorp

Mary Grace Canfield ...... Celia Perry

Britt Lomond ............. Arnold Chase

Glenn Strange ............ Indian

Jim Bannon ............... Sheriff

 

1.32 [--] Thriller: MR. GEORGE

09-May-61 NBC Tue

Written by Donald S. Sanford; from a short Story by  Stephen Grendon (confirmed on film)

Directed by Ida Lupino

director of photography, John F. Warren, A.S.C.

guest stars

Gina Gillespie ........... Priscilla

Virginia Gregg ........... Edna Leggett

Lillian Bronson .......... Adelaide Leggett

Howard Freeman ........... Jarrett Leggett

with

Joan Tompkins ............ Laura Craig

John Qualen ......... Mr. George

Ruth Perrot .............. Mrs. Newman

Synopsis:
With the death of her parents, young Priscilla has inherited a large estate.

The child's guardians, Edna, Jared and Adelaide, aware that the property could be

theirs if Priscilla were out of the way, decide to protect the girl from the anxieties of

adulthood - by killing her now. [RF]

 

1.33 [--] Thriller: TERROR IN TEAKWOOD

16-May-61 NBC Tue

teleplay by Alan Caillou;  from a short Story by  Harold Lawlor

Directed by Paul Henreid

director of photography John F. Warren, A.S.C.

guest stars

Guy Rolfe ................ Vladimir Vicek

Hazel Court .............. Leoni

Charles Aidman ........... Jerry Welsh

with

Vladimir Sokoloff ........ Glocky

Reggie Nalder ............ Gafke

Linda Watkins ............ Sylvia Slattery

Bernard Fein ............. Stage Manager

George Kane .............. Photographer

John Craven ..... Butler

Monica Henreid ..... Miss Curtis

Synopsis:
Vladimir Vicek will be the greatest living pianist

- now that he has his late rival's talented hands. [RF]

 

1.34 [--] Thriller: THE PRISONER IN THE MIRROR

23-May-61 NBC Tue

Written by Robert Arthur

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

director of photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.

Original music by Morton Stevens

guest stars

Lloyd Bochner ............ Harry Langton

Erika Peters ............. Marie Blanchard

Marion Ross .............. Kay Forrest

Jack Mullaney ............ Fred Forrest

Henry Daniell ............ Count Alexander Cagliostro

with

Patricia Michon .......... Yvette Dulane

David Frankham ........... Marquis de Chantenay

Peter Brocco ............. Professor Thibaut

Walter Reed ..... Police Sergeant Burke

Pamela Curran ..... Laura

Frieda Inescourt ......... Marquis de Chantenay's Mother

Louis Mercier ...... Butler

Synopsis:
A student of the occult discovers a mirror that has powers over life and death. [RF]

 

1.35 [--] Thriller: DARK LEGACY

30-May-61 NBC Tue

Written by John Tomerlin

Directed by John Brahm

director of photography John F. Warren, A.S.C.

guest stars

Harry Townes ............. Mario Asparos

Ilka Windish ............. Monica Asparos

Henry Silva .............. Toby Wolfe

with

Richard Hale ............. Lars Eisenhart

Doris Lloyd .............. Edith Pringle

Alan Napier .............. The Attorney

Ned Glass ................ Vince Fennaday

Milton Parsons ........... Butler

Synopsis 1:

Magician Asparos has made an unnatural deal with the long dead

magician Caliastro to become him at all costs. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Apparently sleight of hand artist Mario Asparos only needs one thing to make his

night-club act a success - talent. Occult forces come into play when Mario's sorcerer

uncle Radan dies and Mario inherits a backlog of black secrets. [RF]

 

1.36 [--] Thriller: PIGEONS FROM HELL

06-Jun-61 NBC Tue

Teleplay by John Kneubuhl;  from the Short Story by  Robert E. Howard

Directed by John Newland

director of photography Lionel Lindon, A.S.C.

guest stars

Brandon de Wilde ......... Timonthy Brown

Crahan Denton ............ Sheriff Buckner

David Walsh .............. John Brown

Ken Renard ............... Jacob Blount

Guy Wilkerson ............ Howard

David Whorf .............. John Branner

Ottola Nesmith ..... The Zuvembie

Synopsis:

When the Branner brothers' car breaks down, they seek shelter in an old house.

The place seems to be uninhabited - except for a large

and inhospitable flock of pigeons. [RF]

 

1.37 [--] Thriller: THE GRIM REAPER

13-Jun-61 NBC Tue

Boris Karloff's THRILLER with WILLIAM SHATNER "The Grim Reaper" Part 1/5 - 2/5 - 3/5 4/5  -  5/5

Written by Robert Bloch;  Story by  Harold Lawlor

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

guest stars

William Shatner .......... Paul Graves

Elizabeth Allen .......... Dorothy Lyndon

Natalie Schafer .......... Beatrice Graves

Scott Merrill ............ Gerald Kellar

Henry Daniell ............ Pierre Radin

with

Fifi D'Orsay ............. Toinette

Paul Newlan .............. Sergeant Bernstein

Robert Cornthwaite ....... Phillips

Synopsis:

Mystery writer Beatrice Graves may not know much about art values, but she

knows a lot about getting publicity. She buys a strange painting that has brought

violent death to 15 of its previous owners. [RF]

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