Playhouse 90: Season 1, Episode 16

So Soon to Die (17 Jan. 1957)

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Down on his luck, war hero Lionel Amblin contemplates committing a murder.

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Richard Joy ...
Himself - Announcer (as Dick Joy)
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Lionel Amblin
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Isobel Waring
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Blaize
Torin Thatcher ...
Inspector Galloway
Lester Matthews ...
Colonel McKinley
Joy Lafleur ...
Jane Lovett (as Victoria Ward)
Barbara Morrison ...
Mrs. Trabert
Ben Wright ...
Harold Bond
Larry Gelbman ...
Sam (as Larry Gelbmann)
Tita Purdom ...
Grace Pell
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Down on his luck, war hero Lionel Amblin contemplates committing a murder.

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What a wonderful surprise this terrific episode directed by the Hollywood vet John Brahm. Richard Basehart plays here an ex soldier who, after becoming a hired killer, is required, in London, on a contract: wasting a beautiful young woman: Ann Bancroft. And this for unexplained reasons. The man who hired Basehart is the always exquisite Sebastian Cabot. Basehart's character reminds me Alain Delon's one in Jean-Pierre Melville's LE SAMOURAI. A lonely professional killer who lives in a small room with a cage and a parrot - instead a bird in Melville's film, I admit - in it... Tense, taut, breathtaking pace, I highly recommend this TV movie, presented as a common episode. Highlight performances here too. An outstanding suspense feature indeed.

I won't spoil any further this awesome time waster.


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