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Hosted by Boris Karloff
 Season 2 (NBC) (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  James Beer, Tom Alger, Rina Fox
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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NBC Mondays 10:00 pm EST

Hosted by Boris Karloff

 

2.01 [--] Thriller: WHAT BECKONING GHOST?

18-Sep-61 NBC Mon

Written by Donald S. Sanford; Story by Harold Lawlor

Directed by Ida Lupino

guest stars

Judith Evelyn ............ Mildred Beaumont

Tom Helmore .............. Eric Beaumont

with

Adele Mara ............... Lydia Adler

Frank Wilcox ............. The Detective

Synopsis:

Mildred Beaumont returns home to convalesce after a siege in the hospital with a heart ailment.

 Her husband Eric and sister Lydia do everything to make her comfortable. [RF]

 

2.02 [--] Thriller: GUILLOTINE

26-Sep-61  NBC Mon

Written by Charles Beaumont; Story by Cornell Woolrich

Directed by Ida Lupino

guest stars

Alejandro Rey ............ Robert Lamont

Danielle de Metz ......... Babette Lamont

Robert Middleton ......... Mansieur De Paris

Gregory Morton ........... Prison Director

Synopsis:

Robert Lamont has been sentenced to death, and his last change hangs on the unwritten

law that a convict is pardoned if the executioner dies on the eve of the execution. [RF]

 

2.03 [--] Thriller: THE PREMATURE BURIAL

02-Oct-61  NBC Mon

Written by William D. Gordon; Story by Edgar Allan Poe

Directed by Douglas Heyes

guest stars

Patricia Medina .......... Victorine

Boris Karloff ............ Doctor Thorne

Sidney Blackmer .......... Edward Stapleton

with

Scott Marlowe ............ Julian Boucher

William Gordon ........... Doctor March

 

[--] Thriller: preempted by Westinghouse Presents "The Sound of the Sixties" Special.

09-Oct-1961 NBC Mon

 

2.04 [--] Thriller: THE WEIRD TAILOR

16-Oct-61  NBC Mon

Written by Robert Bloch; Story by Robert Bloch

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

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

guest stars

Henry Jones .............. Erik Borg

George Macready .......... Mr. Smith

with

Abraham Sofaer ........... Nicolai

Sondra Kerr .............. Anna Borg

Iphigenie Castiglioni .... Madame Roberti

Stanley Adams ............ Mr. Schwenk

Gary Clarke ........ Arthur Smith

 

2.05 [--] Thriller: GOD GRANT THAT SHE LYE STILLE

23-Oct-61  NBC Mon

Written by Robert Hardy Andrews; Story by Lady Cynthia Asquith

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

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

guest stars

Sarah Marshall ........... Lady Margaret Clewer

Ronald Howard ............ Dr. Edward Stone

Henry Daniell ............ Vicar Weatherford

with

Victor Buono ............. Dr. Van de Velde

Madeleine Holmes ......... Sarah

Avis Scott ............... Nurse Emmons

Synopsis:

Lady Margaret returns to the ancient manse where her ancestor Elspeth was

burned at the stake three hundred years ago. [RF]

 

2.06 [--] Thriller: MASQUERADE

30-Oct-61  NBC Mon

Written by Donald S. Sanford; Story by Henry Kuttner

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

guest stars

Elizabeth Montgomery ..... Rosamond 'Ros' Denham

Tom Poston ............... Charlie Denham

John Carradine ........... Jed Carta

with

Jack Lambert ............. Len Carta

Dorothy Neumann .......... Ruthie Carta

Synopsis:

A bright young couple named Charlie and Rosamond Denham are caught in a rainstorm

and find themselves in front of a decaying Southern mansion. It looks like the kind of house

where there would be a half-crazed old man and a lot of talk about vampires and that's

 just the kind of house it is. [RF]

 

2.07 [--] Thriller: THE LAST OF THE SOMMERVILLES

06-Nov-61  NBC Mon

Written by Ida Lupino and R.M.H. Lupino

Directed by Ida Lupino

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

guest stars

Phyllis Thaxter .......... Ursula Sommerville

Boris Karloff ............ Doctor Farnham

with

Martita Hunt ............. Celia Sommerville

Peter Walker ............. Rutherford Sommerville

Chet Stratton ............ Harvey Parchester

*

art director ...... Howard E. Johnson

editorial dept. head ...... David J. O'Connell

film editor ..... Danford B. Greene

musical supervision ..... Stanley Wilson

set decorators ...... John McCarthy and Julia Heron

graphic arts ...... Jerome Gould

associate producer ..... Doug Benton

assistant director ...... Ben Bishop

sound ...... David H. Moriarty

costume supervisor ..... Vincent Dee

makeup ........ Jack Barron

hair stylist ...... Florence Bush

 

2.08 [--] Thriller: LETTER TO A LOVER

13-Nov-61  NBC Mon

Written by Donald S. Sanford; Story by Sheridan Gibney

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

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

guest stars

Ann Todd ................. Sylvia Lawrence

Murray Matheson .......... Andrew Lawrence

with

Felix Deebank ............ Donald Carver

Avis Scott ............... Estelle Webber

Jack Greening ............ Inspector Rogers

Brendon Dillon ........ Coggins

Richard Peel ........ Sergeant Lathrop

*

art director ...... Howard E. Johnson

editorial dept. head ...... David J. O'Connell

film editor ..... Danford B. Greene

musical supervision ..... Stanley Wilson

set decorators ...... John McCarthy and Julia Heron

graphic arts ...... Jerome Gould

associate producer ..... Doug Benton

assistant director ...... James H. Brown

sound ...... John W. Rixey

costume supervisor ..... Vincent Dee

makeup ........ Jack Barron

hair stylist ...... Florence Bush

 

2.09 [--] Thriller: A THIRD FOR PINOCHLE

20-Nov-61 NBC Mon

Written by Mark Hanna and Boris Sobelman

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

guest stars

Edward Andrews ........... Maynard Thispin

Doro Merande ............. Melba Pennaroyd

Ann Shoemaker ............ Mrs. Thispin

with

June Walker .............. Diedre Pennaroyd

Burt Mustin .............. The Redcap

Tommy Farrell ............ Messenger
Ken Lynch ................ Lieutenant
Barbara Perry ............ Babs

 

2.10 [--] Thriller: THE CLOSED CABINET

27-Nov-61 NBC Mon

Written by Kay Lenard and Jess Carneol

Directed by Ida Lupino

guest stars

Olive Sturgess ........... Evie Bishop

David Frankham ........... Alan Mervyn

Jennifer Raine ........... Lucy Mervyn

Peter Forster ............ George Mervyn

with

Doris Lloyd ..... Dame Alice

Patricia Manning ......... Lady Beatrice

Isobel Elsom ............. Mrs. Purdy

Myra Carter ....... Maid

Kendrick Huxham ...... Andrews

Molly Glessing ...... Agnes

*

art director ...... Howard E. Johnson

editorial dept. head ...... David J. O'Connell

film editor ..... Danford B. Greene

musical supervision ..... Stanley Wilson

set decorators ...... John McCarthy and Julia Heron

graphic arts ...... Jerome Gould

associate producer ..... Doug Benton

assistant director ...... John Clarke Bowman

sound ...... John W. Rixey

costume supervisor ..... Vincent Dee

makeup ........ Jack Barron

hair stylist ...... Florence Bush

Synopsis:

American Evie Bishop is traveling across England to visit her cousin Lucy.

On the train, Evie tells a woman passenger about cousin Lucy, Lucy's husband

George and their family mansion, Mervyn Castle. [RF]

 

2.11 [--] Thriller: DIALOGUES WITH DEATH

04-Dec-61  NBC Mon

Written by Robert Arthur; Story by Robert Arthur

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

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

guest stars

Boris Karloff ....... Pop Jenkins/Colonel Jackson Beauregard LeJean

Norma Crane ........ Nell LeJean

Ed Nelson ........ Tom Ellison/Daniel LeJean

with

Estelle Winwood ....... Aunt Emily LeJean

William Schallert ....... Professor MacFarland

Ben Hammer ........... Dan

George Kane ....... Harry Jarvis

Jimmy Joyce ........ Ambulance Attendant

*

art director ...... Howard E. Johnson

editorial dept. head ...... David J. O'Connell

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

musical supervision ..... Stanley Wilson

set decorators ...... John McCarthy and Julia Heron

graphic arts ...... Jerome Gould

associate producer ..... Doug Benton

assistant director ...... Ronnie Rondell

sound ...... Earl Crain, Sr.

costume supervisor ..... Vincent Dee

makeup ........ Jack Barron

hair stylist ...... Florence Bush

 

2.12 [--] Thriller: THE RETURN OF ANDREW BENTLEY

11-Dec-61  NBC Mon

Thriller Series - The Return Of Andrew Bentley (1/5) - (2/5)  - (3/5)  -  (4/5)  -  (5/5)

Written by Richard Matheson; Story by August Derleth and Mark Schorer

Directed by John Newland

guest stars

John Newland ............. Ellis Corbett

Antoinette Bower ......... Sheila Corbett

with

Philip Bourneuf .......... Dr. Weatherbee

Terence de Marney ........ Amos Wilder

Reggie Nalder ............ Andrew Bentley

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

Tom Hennesey ............. Familiar

Oscar Beregi, Jr. ........ Father Burkhardt

 

2.13 [--] Thriller: THE REMARKABLE MRS. HAWK

18-Dec-61 NBC Mon

Written by Donald S. Sanford; Story by Margaret St. Clair

Directed by John Brahm

guest stars

Jo Van Fleet ............ Mrs. Hawk

John Carradine .......... Jason Longfellow

with

Paul Newlan ............. Tom Willetts

Hal Baylor .............. Pete Grogan

Bruce Dern .............. Johnny

James Parnell ........... Al
Martin Eric ............. Larkin
Donald Elson ............ Clemins
Raymond Cavaleri ........ Billy

Synopsis:

Mrs. Hawk has a remarkable talent for raising prize hogs,

but the secret of her success is more sinister than anyone could imagine. [RF]

 

2.14 [--] Thriller: PORTRAIT WITHOUT A FACE

25-Dec-61  NBC Mon

Written by Jason Wingreen

Directed by John Newland

guest stars

Jane Greer .............. Ann Moffat

John Newland ............ Robertson Moffat

John Banner ............. Professor Martin Vander Hoven

with

Robert Webber ........... Arthur Henshaw

Katherine Squire ........ Agatha Moffat

George Mitchell ......... Sheriff Pete Browning

Brian Gaffikin .......... Nat Fairchild

Gage Clarke ............. Dr. Josiah Grant

Alberta Nelson .......... Marie Browning

Synopsis:

Artist Robertson Moffat met his death when someone using a medieval crossbow fired

at him through the skylight of his studio. [RF]

 

2.15 [--] Thriller: AN ATTRACTIVE FAMILY

01-Jan-62  NBC Mon

Written by Robert Arthur; Story by Robert Arthur

Directed by John Brahm

guest stars

Joyce Bulifant .......... Virginia 'Jinny' Wells

Richard Long ............ Dick Farrington

with

Joan Tetzel ............. Marian Farrington

Otto Kruger ............. Bert Farrington

Leo G. Carroll .......... Major Downey

Will Wright ............. Constable Walker

William Mims ............ George Drake

Paul Barselow ........... Mr. Lamb

 

2.16 [--] Thriller: WAXWORKS

08-Jan-62  NBC Mon

Written by Robert Bloch;  Story by Robert Bloch

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

guest stars

Oscar Homolka ........... Pierre Jacquelin

Antoinette Bower ........ Annette Jacquelin

with

Ron Ely ................. Detective Hudson

Alan Baxter ............. Sergeant Dane

Booth Colman ............ Lieutenant Bailey

Martin Kosleck .......... Colonel Bertroux

Amy Fields .............. Irene
J. Pat O'Malley ......... Morgue Attendant
June Kenney ............. Girl
George Spicer ........... Young Man

 

2.17 [--] Thriller: LA STREGA

15-Jan-62  NBC Mon

Written by Alan Caillou

Directed by Ida Lupino

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

guest stars

Ursula Andress .......... Luana

Alejandro Rey ........... Tonio Bellini

Jeanette Nolan .......... La Strega

with

Ramon Novarro ........... Maestro Giuliano

Frank DeKova ............ Lieutenant Vincoli

Ernest Sarracino ........ Padre Lupari

Rita Conde .............. Woman

*

art director ...... Howard E. Johnson

editorial dept. head ...... David J. O'Connell

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

musical supervision ..... Stanley Wilson

set decorators ...... John McCarthy and Julia Heron

graphic arts ...... Jerome Gould

associate producer ..... Doug Benton

assistant director ...... Donald Barr

sound ...... Earl Crain, Jr.

costume supervisor ..... Vincent Dee

makeup ........ Jack Barron

hair stylist ...... Florence Bush

 

2.18 [--] Thriller: THE STORM

22-Jan-62  NBC Mon

Written by William D. Gordon; Story by McKnight Malmar

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

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

guest stars

Nancy Kelly ............. Janet Willsom

David McLean ............ Ben Willsom

James Griffith .......... Ed Brandies

David Janssen ........... Man
Jean Carroll ............ Woman

*

art director ...... Frank Arrigo

editorial dept. head ...... David J. O'Connell

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

musical supervision ..... Stanley Wilson

set decorators ...... John McCarthy and Julia Heron

graphic arts ...... Jerome Gould

associate producer ..... Doug Benton

assistant director ...... Edward K. Dodds

sound ...... William Russell

costume supervisor ..... Vincent Dee

makeup ........ Jack Barron

hair stylist ...... Florence Bush

 

2.19 [--] Thriller: A WIG FOR MISS DEVORE

29-Jan-62  NBC Mon

Written by Donald S. Sanford, August Derleth; Story by August Derleth

Directed by John Brahm

director of photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.
guest stars
Patricia Barry .......... Sheila Devore
John Baragrey ........... George Machik
John Fiedler ............ Herbert Bleake
Herbert Rudley .......... Max Quinke
Linda Watkins ........... Arabella Foote
with
Ina Victor .............. Betty
Bernard Fein ............ Lester Clyne
Pamela Searle ........... Meg Peyton
William O'Connell ....... Chester #2
Maurice Dallimore ....... Baker #1
Barry Bernard ........... Chester #1
Kendrick Huxham ......... Bishop
Jonathan Morris ......... Baker #2

 

2.20 [--] Thriller: THE HOLLOW WATCHER

12-Feb-62  NBC Mon 

Written by William F. Claxton

Directed by Jan Sims

director of photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.
music score by Sidney Fine & William Lava

guest stars

Audrey Dalton ........... Meg O'Danagh Wheeler

Sean McClory ............ Sean O'Danagh

Warren Oates ............ Hugo Wheeler

Walter Burke ............ Croxton

with

Denver Pyle ............. Ortho Wheeler

Mary Grace Canfield ..... Ally Rose

Norman Leavit ........... Hendricks
Lane Bradford ........... Boles
Eve McVeagh ............. Mrs. Curtis

 

2.21 [--] Thriller: COUSIN TUNDIFER

19-Feb-62  NBC Mon

Written by Boris Sobelman

Directed by John Brahm

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

guest stars

Edward Andrews .......... Miles Tundifer

Sue Ane Langdon ......... Queenie De Lyte

Vaughn Taylor ........... Pontifex Tundifer

with

Howard McNear ........... Jack Passasstroy

Dayton Lummis ........... Millard Braystone

Chet Stratton ........... Alfred Marvin

Jim Bannon .............. Lieutenant

Cyril Delevanti ......... Old Man

Hallene Hill ............ Old Woman

Bart Patton ............. Young Workman
Clem Bevans ............. Old Gaffer
Edgar Dearing ........... Police Sergeant

 

2.22 [--] Thriller: THE INCREDIBLE DOKTOR MARKESAN

26-Feb-62  NBC Mon

Boris Karloff's 'Thriller' - Doktor Markesan - Pt.1/5 Pt. 2/5  -  Pt. 3/5  -  Pt. 4/5  -  Pt. 5/5

Written by Donald S. Sanford

Story by August Derleth and Mark Schorer

Directed by Robert Florey

director of photography Benjamin H. Kline, A.S.C.
music Morton Stevens

guest stars

Dick York ............... Fred Bancroft

Carolyn Kearney ......... Molly Bancroft

Boris Karloff ........... Doktor Konrad Markesan

with

Henry Hunter ............ Professor Angus Holden

Richard Hale ............ Professor Latimer

Basil Howes ............. Professor Charing

Billy Beck .............. Grant

 

2.23 [--] Thriller: FLOWERS OF EVIL

05-Mar-62  NBC Mon

Written by Barre Lyndon; Story by Hugh Walpole

Directed by John Brahm

guest stars

Luciana Paluzzi ......... Madalena

Kevin Hagen ............. Arno Lunt

Jack Weston ............. Maruice Reynard

with

Vladimir Sokoloff ....... The Janitor

Gregory Gaye ............ President

David Garcia ............ 1st Student
David Whorf ............. 2nd Student

 

2.24 [--] Thriller: 'TIL DEATH DO US PART

12-Mar-62  NBC Mon

Written by Robert Bloch; Story by Robert Bloch

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

guest stars

Henry Jones ............. Carl Somers

Reta Shaw ............... Celia Hooper

Edgar Buchanan .......... Dr. 'Doc' O'Connor

Frances Morris ................ Abbie

with

Philip Ober ............. Elmer Hooper

Jocelyn Brando .......... Myrtle Hooper

Jim Davis ............... The Marshal

Eve McVeagh ................... Bonnie

Phil Arnold ............. Curly
Walker Edmiston ......... Jerry
Delores Wells ........... Flo

Synopsis:
Undertaker Carl Somers' wife Abbie discovers that her husband has been

carrying on an amorous mail correspondence with another woman. When she threatens

 to make his life miserable because of it, Carl decides to put in a little overtime. [RF]

 

2.25 [--] Thriller: THE BRIDE WHO DIED TWICE

19-Mar-62  NBC Mon

Written by Robert Hardy Andrews

Directed by Ida Lupino

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

guest stars

Mala Powers ............. Consuelo

Joe De Santis ........... Colonel Sangriento

Eduardo Cianelli ........ General De La Varra

with

Robert Colbert .......... Captain Antonio Fernandez

Carl Don ................ Sergeant Vibora

Peter Brocco ............ Padre Herrera
Alex Montoya ............ Custodian of the Cemetery
Pepe Hern ............... Lt. Contreras
Marya Stevens ........... Proprietor's Wife
Franco Corsaro .......... Monsignor
Natividad Vacio ......... Cantina Proprietor
Alberto Monte ........... 1st Guerilla
Robert Contreras ........ 2nd Guerilla

Synopsis:

Consuelo and Antonio are madly in love and want to marry, against her father's

wishes Consuelo plans to elope when she is captured by the cruel Colonel

who has his own designs on the lovely Consuelo prompting her to fake her death. [RF]

 

2.26 [--] Thriller: KILL MY LOVE

26-Mar-62  NBC Mon

Written by Donald S. Sanford; Story by Kyle Hunt

Directed by Herschel Daugherty

guest stars

Richard Carlson ......... Guy Guthrie

K.T. Stevens ............ Olive Guthrie

with

Patricia Breslan ........ Dinah Duffay

Kasey Rogers ............ Anthea Jason

David Kent .............. Julian Guthrie

Amy Douglass ............. Mrs. Carson
Raymond Greenleaf ....... Harold Carson
Larry J. Blake .......... Bartender

Synopsis:
Anthea Jason thinks she has been the "other woman" in Guy Guthrie's

 life long enough, and she demands that he tell his wife he wants a divorce. [RF]

 

2.27 [--] Thriller: MAN OF MYSTERY

02-Apr-62  NBC Mon

Written by Robert Bloch; Story by Robert Bloch

Directed by John Newland

guest stars

Mary Tyler Moore ........ Sherry Smith

John van Dreelen ........ Joel Stone

William Windom .......... Lou Waters

with

Walter Burke ............ Lucas

Robert Sampson .......... Reporter

Mercedes Shirley ........ Jill Naylor

William Phillips ........ Harry Laxer

Ken Lynch ............... Rudolph

Ralph Clanton ........... Dr. Grail

Willis Bouchey .......... Police Lt. Farnham
Robert Sampson .......... Reporter
Yuki Shimoda ............ Aide

 

2.28 [--] Thriller: THE INNOCENT BYSTANDERS

09-Apr-62  NBC Mon

Written by Robert Hardy Andrews

Directed by John English

guest stars

John Anderson ........... Jacob Grant

George Kennedy .......... John Paterson

Jean Engstrom ........... Anne Grant

with

Janet Lake .............. Elsie Evans

Steve Terrell ........... Bruce Evans

Gale Robbins ............ Mary Jerold

Carl Benton Reid ........ Dr. Marcus Graham

Than Wyenn .............. Vane

Clancy Cooper ........... Chief Constable
Clegg Hoyt .............. Kyle
Anthony Jochim .......... Beggar
Diki Lerner ............. Little Jamie

 

2.29 [--] Thriller: THE LETHAL LADIES

16-Apr-62  NBC Mon

Written by Boris Sobelman; Story by Joseph Payne Brennan

Directed by Ida Lupino

guest stars

Howard Morris ........... Myron Sills/Doctor Bliss

Rosemary Murphy ......... Lavinia Sills/Alice Quimby

with

Pamela Curran ........... Gloria

Ralph Moody ............. Mr. Jacobson

Marjorie Bennett ........ Mercedes

Chet Stratton ........... Mr. Delevant

Jackie Joseph ........... Miss Martin

Jackie Russell .......... Martha Foster

Henry Brandt ............ Mr. Sutter

William Remick .......... Dick Grant

 

2.30 [--] Thriller: THE SPECIALISTS  [Final Episode]

30-Apr-62  NBC Mon

Written by John Kneubuhl; Story by Gordon Ash

Directed by Ted Post

guest stars

Lin McCarthy ............ Peter Duncan

Suzanne Lloyd ........... Helen Coleman

with

Ronald Howard ........... Martin Gresham

Sean McClory ............ Galt

David Frankham .......... Carter

Robert Douglas .......... Mr. Swinburne

Doris Lloyd ............. Landlady

Alan Caillou ............ Police Superintendent

Lauren Gilbert .......... Tracy

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

Paddy Edwards ........... Nurse
Jack Greening ........... Specialist
Hedley Mattingly ........ Canadian Man
Richard Peel ............ London Bobby

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