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"The Secret Of Brynmar Hall"
Original NBC Broadcast - 1 April 1964
Revue Studio Productions
Executive Producer Frank Price
Produced By Don Ingalls
Written By Herman Groves
Directed By Robert Totten
(Shown on ride-in)
Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth (not in this episode)
Doug McClure as Trampas (not in this episode)
Gary Clarke as Steve Hill (not in this episode)
James Drury as The Virginian
Jane Wyatt as Sarah Brynmar
Full ending credits:
Roberta Shore as Betsy Garth
Randy Boone as Randy
Brooke Bundy as Jenny
Virginia Gregg as Mrs. Tyson
Mark Goddard as Richard
Tom Skerritt as Paul
Victor French as Michael
Ed Platt as Stuart Brynmar
Director of Photography
John F. Warren A.S.C.
Art Director . . . George Patrick
Film Editor . . . Edward Biery
Assistant Director . . . Donald Baer
Set Decorators . . . John McCarthy and Perry Murdoch
Sound . . . Robert Bertrand
Color Consultant . . . Alex Quiroga
Color by Pathé
Editorial Dept. Head . . . David J. O'Connell
Musical Supervision . . . Stanley Wilson
Costume Supervisor . . . Vincent Dee
Makeup . . . Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist . . . Larry Germain
The title "The Virginian"
by permission of EMKA, LTD.
Series regular characters appearing in this episode:
Betsy, Randy, The Virginian
"The Secret of Brynmar Hall"
Betsy and three other friends, Jenny, Richard, and Paul, are invited by
Sarah Brynmar to spend the night in her home, Brynmar Hall, two years to the
day after a fire claimed the life of her daughter Mildred.
. Throughout a long night of unexplained
occurrences~the chandelier falling from the ceiling with no apparent reason
and the music box that once belonged to Mildred and was given to Jenny
begins playing throughout the house~ Betsy goes to speak to Mrs. Brynmar
who has been accusing them of causing her daughter's death.
While speaking to Betsy, Mrs. Brynmar, with a glazen and distant look in her
eyes, lapses back to that fateful night she found out Mildred was planning
on running away with one of her friends who was over. Believing she must
stop her, she looked straight through Betsy, her mind still in the
past and still unable to come to terms with what she had done. Turning her
attention back to Betsy, she speaks to her believing she is Mildred and says
strange things to her.
When Betsy tries to tell her she isn't Mildred, Mrs. Brynmar approaches
her. Screaming and frightened, Betsy runs downstairs to the cellar. Mrs.
Brynmar, unable to accept the reality that it was she who caused the fire
that took the life of her daughter, follows, telling Betsy she can't leave
her to run away,
that she must teach her a lesson. Mrs. Brynmar lifts her lantern and throws it
down causing a fire, only this time it is her dress that catches
on fire and it is she who is burned to death. [arl]
Jane Wyatt was also in episode 9.09 "The Price Of The Hanging"
Tom Skerritt can also be seen in 1.08 "Impasse", 3.29 "Showdown",
6.22 "The Crooked Path", 7.01 "The Saddle Warmer", 9.14 "Nan Allen"
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Main Contributor for this episode: Andrea Lopez [arl]