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1962

2 Jan. 1962
The Silk Petticoat
In 1817 London, a silk petticoat belonging to the first wife of a newly remarried husband, reveals him to be a very evil man.
 
9 Jan. 1962
Bad Actor
Bart Collins is a frustrated actor who hasn't had much success in landing roles lately. He's in line for a part in a play but Bart parties hard and shows up late for his audition. He finds he's in competition with another actor, Jerry Lane and in a rage, strangles Jerry in his apartment. Before he can dispose of the body he is visited by a detective looking into Jerry's disappearance. Bart's odd behavior however, gives him away.
 
16 Jan. 1962
The Door Without a Key
A man walks into a police station with no memory of who he is. He is soon followed by young Mickey Hollins, who was inadvertently left behind by his father at a gas station. Through talking to the boy and the police officer, the man gradually remembers bits and pieces of memory, until he finally remembers who he is and why he's in his current predicament. Similarly, the boy also reveals the truth about himself.
 
23 Jan. 1962
The Case of M.J.H.
Jimmy French is a ne'er-do-well who happens to meet the shy but attractive Maude Sheridan in a diner. Maude tells him she is a secretary to Dr. Cooper, a well-known psychotherapist, and he manages to track her down and ask her out on a date. They begin seeing each other regularly and she is obviously attracted to him but one evening he drops a bomb on her: he can't keep a regular job and is heavily in debt. His solution is for Maude to lend him some of her employer's confidential files so he can find a suitable patient to blackmail. At first she refuses to help him, ...
 
30 Jan. 1962
The Faith of Aaron Menefee
Garage mechanic Aaron Menafee suffers from an ulcer but is apparently cured by a faith healer, the Rev. Otis "Healer" Jones. Jones asks Aaron if he would be his chauffeur and out of gratitude, he accepts even though he has to return half his salary as a faith offering. Problems arise for Aaron when he becomes attracted to Rev. Jones' daughter Emily, who is constantly teasing and flirting with him. When they decide to get married, Jones does not approve and the young couple decide to stay true to one another. When Aaron returns to his hometown, he's confronted by a ...
 
6 Feb. 1962
The Woman Who Wanted to Live
When a woman is forced by a murderer to drive him to safety, she deliberately passes up chances to escape.
 
13 Feb. 1962
Strange Miracle
A man dares to try and fake a miracle, after pretending to be paralyzed to get insurance money.
 
20 Feb. 1962
The Test
Vernon Wedge is a hot shot lawyer who agrees to defend 17-year old Benjy Marino who is accused of murder. Benjy swears he's innocent but Wedge isn't buying it and feels he should plead guilty. He nonetheless decides to defend him and at the trial tries a chemical test to determine if blood is present on the knife, but the DA objects and Wedge uses the refusal to undertake the test to get Benjy off. But would the test have revealed?
 
27 Feb. 1962
Burglar Proof
A paroled safe cracker is hired by a safe company to try and break open one of their safes publicly, and get the 50,000 dollar reward inside.
 
6 Mar. 1962
The Big Score
While Dora's babysitting, her boyfriend and two of his pals show up. They clearly intend to rob the house but are caught in the act when the owner returns home unexpectedly. They steal a large sum of money but one of the young hoods, Gino, stabs the owner and Dora offers to call the police with a good story. Gino agrees but is worried that they not give themselves away but soon realizes that one of his gang has already fenced a lighter stolen from the house. Turns out the homeowner had a reason for having a large sum of money on hand.
 
13 Mar. 1962
Profit-Sharing Plan
It's Miles Cheever's last day at work as he is retiring after 20 years of service. His boss and colleagues throw a little farewell party for him at the office and give him his going away present, a plain pen and pencil set. At home with his wife, they review his plans to empty the vault at work, which he manages to do without difficulty. It seems Cheever is leading a double life however and plans on running off with his girlfriend. When their airplane is delayed because of a bomb threat, they face the risk of being discovered.
 
20 Mar. 1962
Apex
Claude is a successful business executive whose wife, Clara, owns the company he heads. He is also having a affair with his attractive neighbour, Margo. Claude's wife suspects her husband of having an affair and has made it quite clear that he would get nothing in a divorce settlement. Claude had every intention of killing his wife but when it comes time, he simply can't do it and suggests they hire a hit man to do the deed. Margo decides to take charge of the situation, however. Unfortunately, they find themselves working at cross purposes with not unexpected results.
 
27 Mar. 1962
The Last Remains
Amos Duff is a mortician whose business if failing. The bills are piling up and Amos laments the fact that he has never sold his top of the line class A funeral. He does finally get a client when Marvin Foley makes arrangements for his business partner's funeral. Supposedly, the partner was killed in a car accident but Amos discovers a bullet wound. Foley agrees to buy the class A funeral provided Amos cremates the body but after several months has yet to settle his final account for the funeral. With the body cremated Foley refuses to pay but Amos reports the case to...
 
3 Apr. 1962
Ten O'Clock Tiger
A boxing manager risks his fighter's health by increasing the dosage of a secret energy formula he has been injecting him with.
 
10 Apr. 1962
Act of Faith
Ralston Temple is a successful novelist who receives a letter from struggling writer Alan Chatterton asking him for comments on the first three chapters of his book. Temple invites him to his apartment and Chatterton asks him for a loan of $40 per week for six months to allow him to finish his novel. Over time, the loans grow larger and Temple has yet to see anything of the novel. At a restaurant one evening, Temple sees Chatterton entertaining a group of friends and learns that he is a regular patron. Thinking he has been swindled, Temple throws him out. Only later ...
 
17 Apr. 1962
The Kerry Blue
A man suspects that his wife buried his collapsed kerry-blue species dog alive, and now he wants to kill her.
 
24 Apr. 1962
The Matched Pearl
Laurent Dubois is a jeweler who manages to sell a magnificent black pearl for $5000. Turns out the buyer's wife doesn't know what to do with only one pearl and insists that they find another. Dubois returns to the pearl's original owner, Captain McCabe, to see if he can find another. McCabe feels that he was cheated on the first deal and he refuses Dubois' offer to double the original price if he can find a second pearl. Dubois eventually gets the pearl and a bit of a surprise as well.
 
1 May 1962
What Frightened You, Fred?
Fred Riordan is an ex-con who is re-arrested less than 48 hours after his release on parole. He served four years for robbery and on his release, seems like a mild mannered man who is intent on making a go of it. He recounts to the warden and prison psychiatrist the events during his two days of freedom as they try to determine what may have caused him to get drunk and break up a bar in his old neighborhood. The psychiatrist is convinced that something in the outside world frightened him and probes to determine exactly what that was. Little do they know that there is ...
 
8 May 1962
Most Likely to Succeed
Dave Sumner drops in on his old college friend Stanley Towers, whom he hasn't seen for 20 years. Dave has fallen on hard times and actually never amounted to much, even though he was president of his class and had been voted 'most likely to succeed'. Towers on the other hand made his first million by age 32 and is very well off. As a favor, Towers offers Dave a job doing different tasks around the house, serving drinks at parties and so on. Mrs. Towers is also unhappy and confides in Dave that her husband is a workaholic and is involved in unethical deals like ...
 
15 May 1962
Victim Four
A man searches for his brain injured wife who has to walk home from work nightly, in the midst of a serial killer.
 
22 May 1962
The Opportunity
Paul Devore is an unhappily married department store manager who hatches a scheme to avoid sharing any community property with his wife, who loathes him. He blackmails a thirty-something shoplifter into coming to his house the following Sunday evening. Assuming he was going to force her to have sex, she is surprised to find the master bedroom ransacked and all of the valuables missing. She realizes Devore has staged a robbery and all he wants the shoplifter to do is tie him to the bed to make it look like a robbery. But what will Mrs. Devore say when she gets home and...
 
29 May 1962
The Twelve Hour Caper
Herbert Wiggam has been the assistant cashier at his securities trading firm for 11 years. He has always been a loyal employee but things may be changing. He's advised by his boss that he will not be getting the head cashier position as that will going to another employee, who just happens to be his wife's favorite nephew. Wiggam goes ahead with an elaborate plan to steal $500,000 in bearer bonds that are scheduled for delivery late on a Friday afternoon. He's planned everything down to the minute - but has he forgotten one important factor?
 
5 Jun. 1962
The Children of Alda Nuova
Frankie Fane is an American who has been in Rome for about six weeks and is starting to get bored. He hasn't picked up much of the language and has visited most of the tourist sites in Rome itself. A fellow Amrecian suggests that he rent a car and visit some old ruins just a short drive from the city. When he gets there he finds the villagers unfriendly and a large group of teenagers that constantly follow him around. He quickly realizes that he may be in trouble, but it may also be the case that he gets what he deserves.
 
12 Jun. 1962
First Class Honeymoon
Edward Gibson is newly divorced and a very happy man. He's less happy when he learns that his ex-wife Gloria commissioned a portrait of herself for $2500. He refuses to pay and asks his friend Carl, who's now seeing his ex-wife, to buy the painting. Carl has something else in mind: he offers to marry Gloria, for a price, thus saving his friend alimony payments. Edward accepts his friend's offer and gives him $5000. Only problem is that Carl has a somewhat different plan in mind.
 
19 Jun. 1962
The Big Kick
Ken is a square university professor who likes hanging around with a group of beatniks. At a party he meets Judy who is down and out and can't buy food, let alone pay the rent. Urged on by her boyfriend Mitch, Judy agrees to go out on a date with Ken in the hopes of getting some money out of him. When the professor gives her an expensive bracelet, Mitch tries to hawk it with interesting results. Ken is obviously one step ahead of them and little do they realize what is in store.
 
26 Jun. 1962
Where Beauty Lies
Caroline Hardy lives with her handsome brother Collin. She is in her 30's, is unmarried and thinks of herself as ugly and unattractive. She thinks the world of Collin, a well-known stage actor and keeps house for him. She sees them drifting apart however, particularly as Collin seems ever closer to his girlfriend Joan. Caroline hatches a plot to ensure that Collin will forever be dependent on her and will shun all outside contact.
 
1962
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
A magician takes a simple-minded runaway under his wing. But the magician's wife has a sinister idea for the easily manipulated young man.
 

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