Saturday, June 13, 2015

Boris Karloff's Thriller - season 1, episodes 19-27

Episode 19 - Choose a victim


Boris Karloff ... Himself
Larry Blyden ... Ralphie Teal
Susan Oliver ... Edith Landers
Guy Mitchell ... Detective Hazlett
Vaughn Taylor ... Uncle Philip Landers

Description: A beach bum locks onto a wealthy young woman whose sadness is as obvious as her flashy jewels and sports car. At first Ralphie Teal only desires a quick score, but when the comely Ms. Landers forgives his larceny in exchange for his serious attention, the heel sees a much bigger payoff looming, via her only relative, a harsh uncle who's loaded.

Episode 20 - Hay-fork and bill-hook


Boris Karloff ... Himself
Kenneth Haigh ... Detective Insp. Harry Roberts
Audrey Dalton ... Nesta Roberts
Alan Napier ... Constable Evans
Alan Caillou ... Sir Wilfred
Doris Lloyd ... Mother Evans

Description: On the Welsh Border, an old man suspected of witchcraft is gruesomely murdered with a hay-fork and bill-hook. The Scotland Yard inspector investigating has to wade through a morass of superstition to uncover the killer, but when his wife starts having visions of the Black Dog, harbinger of death, the locals focus their suspicions on her.

Episode 21 - The Merriweather file


Boris Karloff ... Himself
James Gregory ... Howard Yates
Bethel Leslie ... Ann Merriweather
Ross Elliott ... Charles Merriweather
Edward Binns ... Lt. Giddeon
K.T. Stevens ... Virginia Grant
Bernard Fein ... I.L. Gluckman

Description: After a mysterious intruder fails to kill Ann Merriweather in her home, her husband Charles is framed for murder, leaving their lawyer Howard Yates to unravel a twisted scheme of revenge.

Episode 22 - The fingers of fear


Boris Karloff ... Himself
Nehemiah Persoff ... Lt. Jim Wagner
Robert Middleton ... Ohrback
H.M. Wynant ... Sid
Kevin Hagen ... Sgt. Spivak
Dick Wessel ... Mr. Zimmer

Description: The police manhunt for a serial killer of children ends with the arrest of a mentally-challenged brute named Ohrback, but the detective in charge of the case begins to wonder if they have the wrong man.

Episode 23 - Well of doom


Boris Karloff ... Himself
Ronald Howard ... Robert Penrose
Henry Daniell ... Squire Moloch
Torin Thatcher ... Jeremy Teal
Fintan Meyler ... Laura Dunning
Richard Kiel ... Master Styx

Description: Fiendish Moloch and his huge creature Styx kill a chauffeur and kidnap his passengers, who are en route to a bachelor party. The two abductees (a bridegroom, who's heir to an English country estate, and the estate overseer), are forced to slog through foggy moors to an ancient Gothic fortress. As dawn approaches, the diabolic pair push their captives to speed up, because the demonic creatures fear the coming of light.

Episode 24 - The ordeal of Dr. Cordell


Boris Karloff ... Himself
Robert Vaughn ... Dr. Frank Cordell
Kathleen Crowley ... Dr. Lois Walker
Robert Ellenstein ... Dr. Brauner
Russ Conway ... Lt. Boutaric
Marlo Thomas ... Susan Baker

Description: In a lab mishap, chemist Dr. Frank Cordell is exposed to an experimental gas that causes him to turn into a homicidal maniac when he hears the sound of ringing bells.

Episode 25 - Trio for terror


Reginald Owen ... The Hussar ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
John Abbott ... Kriss Milo ('The Mask of Medusa')
Robin Hughes ... Collins ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
Michael Pate ... Shanner ('The Mask of Medusa')
Richard Lupino ... Simon ('The Extra Passenger')
Terence de Marney ... Uncle Julian ('The Extra Passenger')
Noel Drayton ... Superintendent ('The Mask of Medusa')
Peter Brocco ... Major Domo ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
Richard Peel ... Inspector ('The Mask of Medusa')
Richard Flato ... Croupier ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
Jacqueline Squire ... Old Woman ('A Terribly Strange Bed')
Iris Bristol ... Katie ('The Extra Passenger')

Description: 3 stories in this episode. First, a young man kills his uncle, not realizing that his uncle was a warlock. In the second tale, a man breaks the bank at a casino, but may not live through the night. In the third tale, a sculptor/artist shows off his "Chamber of Horrors" of killers, but are they actually sculptures?

Episode 26 - Papa Benjamin


Boris Karloff ... Himself
John Ireland ... Eddie Wilson
Jeanne Bal ... Judy Wilson
Robert H. Harris ... Jerry Roberts
Henry Scott ... Tommy Statts
Peter Forster ... Insp. Daniels
Jester Hairston ... Papa Benjamin

Description: A composer in need of inspiration turns to Voodoo melodies, but finds himself the victim of a Voodoo curse by Papa Benjamin.

Episode 27 - Late date


Boris Karloff ... Himself
Larry Pennell ... Larry Weeks
Edward Platt ... James Weeks
Jody Fair ... Helen Weeks
Chris Seitz ... Sid
Richard Reeves ... Truck Driver
Stuart Randall ... Sgt. Crowell

Description: A brother helps his brother cover up the murder of his philandering wife by framing her lover.

Extras for episodes from this post (promos not included in my source):

1x19 - Choose a victim (Episode Promo)
1x20 - Hay-fork and bill-hook (Isolated Music Score by Jerry Goldsmith)
1x21 - The Merriweather file (Episode Promo)
1x22 - The fingers of fear (Episode Promo)
1x23 - Well of doom (Audio Commentary by Gary Gerani and David Schow, Isolated Music Score by Jerry Goldsmith, Episode Promo)
1x24 - The ordeal of Dr. Cordell (Episode Promo)
1x25 - Trio for terror (Audio Commentary by Gary Gerani and David Schow, Episode Promo)
1x26 - Papa Benjamin (Audio Commentary by Steve Mitchell and Ted Post)
1x27 - Late date (Audio Commentary by Larry Blamire and David Schow, Isolated Music Score by Jerry Goldsmith)

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Where eagles dare (1968) - war movie based on Alistair MacLean book, starring Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton

Rating 7.7/10
Runtime: 155 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
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Richard Burton ... Maj. Smith
Clint Eastwood ... Schaffer
Mary Ure ... Mary Ellison
Patrick Wymark ... Col. Turner
Michael Hordern ... Adm. Rolland
Donald Houston ... Christiansen
Peter Barkworth ... Berkeley
William Squire ... Thomas
Robert Beatty ... Carnaby
Brook Williams ... Sgt. Harrod
Neil McCarthy ... Sgt. Jock MacPherson

Description: During WW2 a British aircraft is shot down and crashes in Nazi held territory. The Germans capture the only survivor, an American General, and take him to the nearest SS headquarters. Unknown to the Germans the General has full knowledge of the D-Day operation. The British decide that the General must not be allowed to divulge any details of the Normandy landing at all cost and order Major John Smith to lead a crack commando team to rescue him. Amongst the team is an American Ranger, Lieutenant Schaffer, who is puzzled by his inclusion in an all British operation. When one of the team dies after the parachute drop, Schaffer suspects that Smith's mission has a much more secret objective.






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