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The Veil (1958)
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


Hal Roach Studios

for

First Run Syndication

Creator Frank P. Bibas

Executive Producer Hal Roach Jr.

  Hosted by Boris Karloff

 

Opening Narration:

"Good evening. Tonight I'm going to tell you another strange and unusual story of the unexplainable which lies behind The Veil"

Video - This Is Your Life - Boris Karloff (3pt)  20-Nov-1957 NBC

 

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########### The Veil ###########

####### season 1 1958 #######

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1.01 [--] The Veil: VISION OF CRIME

(copyright MCMLVIII 1958 by Hal Roach Studios)

Hal Roach Productions

 Produced by Frank P. Bibas
Written by Fred Schiller
Directed by Herbert L. Strock
Associate Producer Sidney Morse
starring
Boris Karloff ........... Sgt. Chester Willmore
Robert Hardy ............ George Bosworth
Jennifer Raine .......... Julie Wescott
Patrick MacNee .......... Constable Hawton
Betty Fairfax ........... Bertha Clink
Terrence de Marney ...... Albert Ketch
Donald Lawton ........... The Captain
Kendrick Huxham ......... The Scotsman
Connie Van .............. Second Woman on Stoop
*
Director of photography.. Howard Schwartz
Production Coordinator .. William Sterling
Production Manager ...... D'Estell Iszard
Assistant Director ...... James W. Lane
Film Editor ............. Otho Lovering A.C.E.
Art Director ............ McClure Capps
Photographic Effects .... Jack R. Glass
Set Decorations ......... Rudy Butler
Music ................... Leon Klatzkin
Sound ................... William Russell & Joel Moss
Casting ................. Ruth Burch
Costumer ................ John Zacha
Makeup .................. Sid Perell
Hair Stylist ............ Margit McEllroy

Synopsis:

When Hart Bosworth is killed in his apothecary shop, bumbling

constables Boris Karloff and Patrick MacNee ("The Avengers")

quickly pin the murder on creepy Albert Ketch. But Hart's brother,

George, aboard a ship 150 miles away, "sees" the

murder in a vision that swirls around in a bowl of water and knows

that Albert most definitely isn't the killer. What he doesn't know

is that his beloved Fiancé is ... [DM]

 

1.02 [--] The Veil: GIRL ON THE ROAD

(copyright MCMLVIII 1958 by Hal Roach Studios)

 Video -  The Veil - Girl On The Road - (3pt)

 Hal Roach Productions
Produced by Frank P. Bibas
Written & Directed by George Waggner

starring

Boris Karloff ........ Morgan Debs

Tod Andrews ......... John Prescott

Eve Brent ......... Lila Kirby

Claudia Bryar ......... Mrs. Kirby

Rusty Lane ........ Sheriff

Kelly Thordsen ...... Chauffeur

Pitt Herbert ...... Garage Attendant

Jack Lomas ....... Bartender

Synopsis:

John Prescott stops to help pretty Lila Kirby

whose sports car has run out of gas at the side of a road.      

After drinks at a local cocktail lounge are spoiled by a jittery

bartender, unnerved by Lila's presence, they rendezvous later

that evening in the woods. Unfortunately, the infatuated John is

startled by Lila's sudden disappearance moments after her invalid

uncle, Morgan Debs, solemnly arrives to tell John

that he must he ever met the young woman. Why? According the Morgan,

Lila died in a car crash three years earlier ... [DM]

 

1.03 [--] The Veil: FOOD ON THE TABLE

(copyright MCMLVIII 1958 by Hal Roach Studios)
Hal Roach Productions

 Produced by Frank P. Bibas
Written by Jack Jacobs

Directed by Frank P. Bibas

starring

Boris Karloff .......... Captain John Elwood

Kay Stewart ......... Ruth Elwood

Tudor Owen .......... Captain Barney

Russ Bender ......... Calvin Logan

Eleanor Luckey .......... Bessie

Synopsis:

After a long sea voyage Captain John Elwood's (Boris Karloff)

celebration at a 19th century Mariner's Club is cut short when

his wife jealously yanks the food off the banquet

table. Feigning forgiveness the Captain, lets his wife accompany

him on his next ocean journey. Though she believes her husband

wants to patch up their failed marriage, he slowly poisons her

to death instead. Pretending to be in mourning and spending time

in the company of a wealthy widow. The Captain pays another

visit to the Mariner's Club only to find that the vengeful spirit

of his wife once again play havoc with a banquet in his honor ... [DM]

 

1.04 [--] The Veil: THE DOCTORS

(copyright MCMLVIII 1958 by Hal Roach Studios)
Hal Roach Productions

 Video - The Veil - EP The Doctors (4pt)

 Produced by Frank P. Bibas
Written by David Evans

Directed by George Waggner

starring

Boris Karloff .......... Dr. Carlo Marcabienti

Anthony Travis ........... Dr. Angelo Marcabienti

Laura Perreau .............. Francesca Bianchi

Argentina Brunetti .......... Maria

Elvira Curci ........... Mother Bianchi

Ernest Sarracino ............. Father Bianchi

Bruno Della Santina .......... Guiseppe

Domenick Delgarde ........ Tony

Inez Palange ............ Grandmother

Domenica Hauser .......... Neighbor

Synopsis:

In a small Italian village, a dying young girl quickly needs

a doctor. But since Dr Marcabienti (Boris Karloff) is off treating

an old lady, his visiting son Angelo, a surgeon at a "big city

hospital", goes in his place. Not knowing who Angelo is, the little

girl's family refuses to allow him to operate on the girl. "We'll

wait for the doctor!" Fortunately an oddly silent Dr. Marcabienti

finally arrives and, though he doesn't speak his mere presence lets

Angelo perform the operation. Except that Dr. Marcabienti was home

sound asleep the entire time ... [DM]

 

1.05 [--] The Veil: THE CRYSTAL BALL

(copyright MCMLVIII 1958 by Hal Roach Studios)
Hal Roach Productions

 Video - The Veil - The Crystal Ball (3pt)

 Produced by Frank P. Bibas
Written by Robert Joseph

Directed by Herbert Strock

starring

Boris Karloff .......... Andre Giraud

Booth Colman ........... Edmond Vallier

Roxane Berard .......... Marie

Leonard Penn ............ Charles Montcour

Albert Carrier ........ Philippe Jussard

Synopsis:

When Edmond Vallier's girlfriend, Marie, dumps him to marry

someone rich, she gives him a crystal ball as a "going away present".

Andre Giraud, Edmond's dapper uncle (Boris Karloff), offers to lend

Edmond his "little black book", but Edmond would rather stare into

the crystal ball and watch Marie cheat on her husband with a Parisian artist ... [DM]

 

1.06 [--] The Veil: GENESIS

(copyright MCMLVIII 1958 by Hal Roach Studios)
Hal Roach Productions

 Produced by Frank P. Bibas
Directed by George Waggner

starring

Boris Karloff .......... Jonas Atterbury

Katherine Squire ........... Emma Haney

Peter Miller ........ James Haney

Lee Far .......... John Haney Jr.

Charles Meredith .......... John Haney Sr.

Thomas Browne Henry ......... Blue

Morris Ankrum .......... Judge Davis

Synopsis:

After a ten year absence, sleazeball son Jamie returns home to the

family farm just in time to see his dad die. At a reading of the

will, lawyer Jonas Atterbury (Boris Karloff) informs the family

that everything was left to the eldest son, John. But Jamie also

has a will that leaves everything to him, and hr promptly kicks

John off the property and plans on selling the farm and dumping

Ma in an old folks home. The Lawyer and John try to break the will

in court. But its the dead dad himself who sets things straight

by appearing to John and telling him to "Look in Genesis: 27 ..."  [DM]

 

1.07 [--] The Veil: DESTINATION NIGHTMARE

(copyright MCMLVIII 1958 by Hal Roach Studios)
Hal Roach Productions

Video - The Veil (EP - Destination Nightmare) (4pt)

 Produced by Frank P. Bibas
Directed by Paul Landres

starring

Boris Karloff ........ Peter Wade Sr.

Myron Healey ......... Bill Tighe

Ron Hagerthy ......... Peter Wade Jr.

Roy Engel ....... Wally

Synopsis:

While piloting a plane Peter Wade, Jr, sees the  ghostly face of a

man floating in the clouds who keeps repeating, "Look at me ...

Follow me ... 1,3,5 ..." The same man who died in World War II also

invades Peter Wade, Sr's dreams: "Wally! We're

hit! Jump! Bail out! Bail out! Bail out! ..." [DM]

 

1.08 [--] The Veil: SUMMER HEAT

(copyright MCMLVIII 1958 by Hal Roach Studios)

 Produced by Frank P. Bibas
Teleplay by Rik Vollaerts
Directed by George Waggner
starring
Boris Karloff ............ Dr. Francis Mason
Harry Bartell ............ Edward Paige
Paul Bryar ............... Police Lieutenant Davis
Ray Montgomery ........... Sgt. Fenton
Gene Collins ............. Ralph Kerwin
Vici Raaf ................ Blonde Woman
Gretchen Thomas .......... Elizabeth Foley
Connie Van ............... Mrs. Rebus
Robert Griffin ........... Dr. Dragstedt
*
Production Supervisor .... E.H. Goldstein
Director of photography .. Howard Schwartz
Production Coordinator ... William Sterling
Production Manager ....... D'Estell Iszard
Assistant Director ....... James W. Lane
Film Editor .............. Otho Lovering A.C.E.
Art Director ............. McClure Capps
Photographic Effects ..... Jack R. Glass
Set Decorations .......... Rudy Butler
Music .................... Leon Klatzkin
Sound .................... William Russell & Joel Moss
Casting .................. Ruth Burch
Costumer ................. John Zacha
Makeup ................... Sid Perell
Hair Stylist ............. Margit McEllroy

Synopsis:

During a heat wave in New York, meek Mr. Paige looks out his

kitchen window and witnesses a murder in an apartment across the

street. Trouble is the murder hasn't happened yet, and Mr. Paige

is sent to Bellevue Hospital, where he's treated by Dr. Francis

Mason. [DM]

 

1.09 [--] The Veil: THE RETURN OF MADAME VERNOY

(copyright MCMLVIII 1958 by Hal Roach Studios)
Hal Roach Productions

 Produced by Frank P. Bibas
Directed by Herbert L. Strock

starring

Boris Karloff ......... Charles Goncourt

Lee Torrance ........ Santha Naidu

George Hamilton ........... Krishna Vernoy

Jean Del Val ........ Armand Vernoy

Iphigenie Castiglioni ........ Madame Naidu

Julius Johnson .......... Rama Mukerjee

Synopsis:

In India, a young man is startled to find his girlfriend, Santha

Naidu, won't marry him because she's still in love with her former

husband from a former life. In fact she changes her name back to

Madame Vernoy, and wishes to return to the much older man, in order

to resume their marriage. Her "son" is the same age as Santha ... [DM]

 

1.10 [--] The Veil: JACK THE RIPPER

(copyright MCMLVIII 1958 by Hal Roach Studios)
Hal Roach Productions

Video  -  The Veil - Jack The Ripper (3pt)

 Produced by Frank P. Bibas
Directed by David MacDonald

Filmed in the UK

starring

Niall MacGinnis ......... Walter Durst

Dorothy Alison ........ Judith

Clifford Evans .............. Inspector

Synopsis:

Clairvoyant, Walter Durst is plagued by visions

in which he "sees" the infamous White Chapel murders of women "of     

unfortunate reputations". Suspected by Scotland Yard of being

the ripper himself, he leads Inspector McWilliams (Clifford Evans) 

to the home of a wealthy, but very sadistic surgeon ... [DM]

 

################## The Veil ##################

############ Compilation TV Movies  ##########

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1970's Compilation TV Movies:

Compilation Producer Hal Roach, Jr. (in 1970's)

 

 [TVM-1] THE VEIL

features 3 episodes:

Vision In Crime (USA)

The Doctors (USA)

The Crystal Ball (USA)

 

 [TVM-2] JACK THE RIPPER

features 4 episodes:

Jack The Ripper (UK)

Food on the Table (USA)

Genesis (USA)

Summer Heat (USA)

 

 [TVM-3] DESTINATION NIGHTMARE

features 3 episodes:

Destination Nightmare (USA)

Girl On The Road (USA)

The Return of Madame Vernoy (USA)

 

 

THE VEIL (TVM - compilation)

 

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification 

Boris Karloff ....  Sergeant Chester Willmore (ep "Visions in Crime")

Boris Karloff ....  Dr. Carlo Marcabienti (ep "The Doctors")

Boris Karloff ....  Andre Giraud (ep "The Crystal Ball")

#

Robert Hardy ....  George Bosworth (ep "Vision of Crime") 

Jennifer Raine ....  Julie Westcott (ep "Vision of Crime")

Patrick Macnee ....  Constable Hawton (ep "Vision of Crime") 

#

Booth Colman ....  Edmond Vallier (ep "The Crystal Ball")

Roxanne Berard ....  Marie Montcourt  (ep "The Crystal Ball") 

Leonard Penn ....  Charles Montcourt  (ep "The Crystal Ball")

#

Tony Travis (II) ....  Dr. Angelo Marcabienti  (ep "The Doctors")

Argentina Brunetti ....  Maria, the housekeeper (ep "The Doctors") 

Elvira Curci ....  Mama Bianchi 

Ernest Sarracino ....  Papa Bianchi 

Domenick Delgarde ....  Tony Bianchi 

Laurie Perreau ....  Francesca Bianchi 

Bruno Della Santina ....  Giuseppe, the gardener

 

Albert Carrier ....  Philippe Jussard 

Inez Palange ....  Grandmother 

Dominica Hauser ....  Neighbor 

Harry Bartell ....  Edward Paige 

Paul Bryar ....  Detectieve Lieutenant Davis 

Ray Montgomery (I) ....  Police Sergeant Fenton 

Gretchen Thomas (I) ....  Elizabeth Foley 

Gene Collins ....  Kerwin, the killer 

Vicki Raaf ....  Murder Victim 

Robert Griffin (I) ....  Coroner 

Connie Van ....  Second Woman On Stoop 

Betty Fairfax ....  Bertha Clink 

Terence DeMarney ....  Albert Ketch 

Donald Lawton ....  Ship's Captain 

Kendrick Huxham ....  Alfie Clink

 

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DESTINATION NIGHTMARE (TVM - compilation)

  Cast   

Boris Karloff ....  Morgan Debs (ep "Girl on the Road")

Boris Karloff ....  Prof. Charles Goncourt ("The Return of Madame Vernoy")

Boris Karloff ....  Pete Wade, Sr./Ira? ("Destination Nightmare")

 

Myron Healey ....  Bill Tighe (ep "Destination Nightmare)

Ron Hagerthy ....  Pete Wade, Jr. (ep "Destination Nightmare)  

Roy Engel ....  Wally  (ep "Destination Nightmare) 

 

Tod Andrews ....  John Prescott (ep "Girl on the Road")

Eve Brent ....  Lila Kirby (ep "Girl on the Road") 

Claudia Bryar ....  Mrs. Kirby  (ep "Girl on the Road")

Jack Lomas ....  Bartender  (ep "Girl on the Road")

 

George Hamilton ....  Krishna Vernoy (ep "The Return of Madame Vernoy")

Lee Torrance ....  Santha Naidu (ep "The Return of Madame Vernoy")

Iphigenie Castiglioni ....  Madame Naidu (ep "The Return of Madame Vernoy") 

Jean Del Val ....  Armand Vernoy (ep "The Return of Madame Vernoy")

 

rest of cast listed alphabetically 

Denise Alexander

Whit Bissell ....  Dr. Will Madison 

Olive Blakeney  

Pitt Herbert ....  Garage Attendant 

Julius Johnson ....  Rama Mukerjee 

Rusty Lane ....  Sheriff 

Shirley Mitchell  

Frances O'Farrell  

Kelly Thordsen .

 

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JACK THE RIPPER (TVM -  compilation)

Cast (in credits order)  

Boris Karloff ....  Captain John Elwood (ep "Food on the Table")

Boris Karloff ....  Jonas Atterbury (ep "Genesis")

Boris Karloff ....  Dr. Francis Mason (ep "Summer Heat")

 

rest of cast listed alphabetically 

 

Niall MacGinnis ....  Walter (ep "Jack the Ripper") 

Clifford Evans ....  Inspector (ep "Jack the Ripper") 

 

Peter Miller  ....  James 'Jamie' Haney (ep "Genesis")

Lee Farr ....  John Haney, Jr. (ep "Genesis")

Katherine Squire ....  Emma Haney (ep "Genesis")

Morris Ankrum ....  Judge Davis (ep "Genesis")

Thomas Browne Henry ....  Blue (as Thomas Henry) (ep "Genesis")

Charles Meredith  ....  John Haney, Sr. (ep "Genesis") 

 

Paul Bryar ....  Police Lieutenant Davis  (ep "Summer Heat")

Harry Bartell ....  Edward Paige  (ep "Summer Heat)

 

Kay Stewart ....  Ruth Elwood (ep "Food on the Table") 

Tudor Owen ....  Captain Barney (ep "Food on the Table")

Russ Bender ....  Calvin Logan (ep "Food on the Table")

 

Mae Bacon ....  Fat Woman 

Robert Brown  ....  Constable 

Dorothy Alison ....  Judith 

Charles Carson ....  Dr. Hatherley 

Gene Collins ....  Ralph Kerwin 

Robert Griffin  ....  Dr. Dragstedt 

Eleanor Lucky ....  Bessie 

 

Ray Montgomery (I) ....  Police Sergeant Fenton 

Vicki Raaf ....  Blonde Woman 

Nora Swinburne ....  Mrs. Willowden 

Gretchen Thomas ....  Elizabeth Foley 

Robert Brookes Turner ....  Warden 

Connie Van ....  Mrs. Rebus 

 

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