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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.
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Cast

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself - Host / ... (156 episodes, 1953-1957)
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Series Directed by
Lance Comfort (19 episodes, 1953-1957)
Lawrence Huntington (18 episodes, 1953-1956)
Harold Huth (18 episodes, 1955-1956)
Leslie Arliss (15 episodes, 1953-1956)
Derek N. Twist (14 episodes, 1954-1957)
Arthur Crabtree (12 episodes, 1954-1956)
Michael McCarthy (11 episodes, 1954-1956)
Charles Saunders (9 episodes, 1953-1954)
Bernard Knowles (7 episodes, 1953-1956)
Roy Rich (6 episodes, 1955)
Terence Fisher (5 episodes, 1953-1955)
Dennis Vance (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
John Gilling (4 episodes, 1953-1955)
Charles Frank (3 episodes, 1953-1954)
Francis Searle (2 episodes, 1954-1956)
Daniel Birt (1 episode, 1953)
Anthony Young (1 episode, 1954)
Cy Roth (1 episode, 1956)
Barry Delmaine (1 episode, 1957)
David MacDonald (1 episode, 1957)

Harry Horner (unknown episodes)
Joseph Sterling (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Guy Morgan (11 episodes, 1953-1956)
Lawrence B. Marcus (10 episodes, 1953-1955)
Paul Vincent Carroll (7 episodes, 1953-1956)
Derry Quinn (7 episodes, 1953-1956)
Gabrielle Upton (7 episodes, 1953-1955)
Doreen Montgomery (7 episodes, 1953-1954)
Selwyn Jepson (6 episodes, 1953-1956)
Stanley Mann (6 episodes, 1954-1956)
Abby Mann (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
Robert Westerby (3 episodes, 1953-1954)
A.R. Rawlinson (3 episodes, 1954-1956)
Jerome Gruskin (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Michael McCarthy (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Leigh Vance (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Anne Howard Bailey (3 episodes, 1956)
John Sherman (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Kent Donne (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Joseph Schull (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
John Gilling (2 episodes, 1955)
Paul David (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Irving Rubine (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Leslie Arliss (2 episodes, 1956)

Series Produced by
Lance Comfort .... producer (76 episodes, 1954-1957)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. .... executive producer / producer (59 episodes, 1953-1957)
Harold Huth .... producer (15 episodes, 1955-1957)
 
Series Original Music by
Allan Gray (27 episodes, 1953-1954)
John Bath (8 episodes, 1954-1957)
Bretton Byrd (7 episodes, 1953-1954)
Robert Gill (3 episodes, 1954)
Cecil Milner (2 episodes, 1954-1956)
Alfred Ralston (2 episodes, 1954-1955)

Von Dexter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Cedric Williams (7 episodes, 1955-1957)
Eric Cross (5 episodes, 1953-1954)
James Wilson (5 episodes, 1953)
Brendan J. Stafford (4 episodes, 1953)
Kenneth Talbot (3 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Film Editing by
Peter Pitt (48 episodes, 1954-1957)
Sam Simmonds (6 episodes, 1953)
Francis Bieber (3 episodes, 1953)
Peter Taylor (3 episodes, 1953)
Tom Simpson (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Art Direction by
Duncan Sutherland (45 episodes, 1954-1957)
Norman G. Arnold (17 episodes, 1953)
Hans Berthel (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jim Hydes .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1956)
Eileen Warwick .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Production Management
Tom D. Connochie .... production supervisor (10 episodes, 1953)
Barry Delmaine .... production manager (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Herman Blaser .... executive in charge of production (3 episodes, 1953)
Donald Taylor .... executive in charge of production / production supervisor (2 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Percy Hermes .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Sound Department
Fred Turtle .... sound / sound recordist (4 episodes, 1953-1956)
Harry Benson .... sound (2 episodes, 1953)
Wally Milner .... sound (2 episodes, 1953)
Harry Booth .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1956)
Leonard Bulkley .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Cecil Cooney .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Editorial Department
Peter Pitt .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Music Department
Bretton Byrd .... composer: stock music / musical director / ... (17 episodes, 1955-1957)
John Bath .... composer: stock music (11 episodes, 1955-1956)
Alfred Ralston .... composer: stock music (8 episodes, 1955-1956)
Cecil Milner .... composer: stock music (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Leighton Lucas .... composer: stock music (4 episodes, 1955)
Robert Gill .... composer: stock music (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack Beaver .... composer: stock music (3 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Other crew
Lawrence B. Marcus .... story supervisor / script supervisor (5 episodes, 1953)
Guy Morgan .... story supervisor / script supervisor (5 episodes, 1954-1957)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
Germany:23 min | UK:30 min (156 episodes)
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Trivia:
From January 1953 to October 1955, this program was broadcast on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) on Wednesday evenings between 10:30 and 11:00 PM Eastern Time.See more »
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Edited into Thought to Kill (1954)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Flight one zero one, 24 January 2007
Author: mike-1828 from United Kingdom

I remember watching this when I would have been around 11 or 12. And I still remember how creepy it was. Brilliantly done with just 2 actors, George Coulouris and Patrick Barr. Just in case it is still around somewhere, I won't give details of the plot, but the fact that I remember it so clearly after 50 years must say something! I'd love to get hold of it. I assume I must have also watched other episodes, but I can't remember them. Douglas Fairbanks Junior's team was also behind the film 'Chase a crooked shadow' which is another apparently forgotten gem. That was the first 'grown-up' film I was taken by my parents to see!

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