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Season 3

5 Oct. 1964
Return of Verge Likens
After his father is murdered by a politician who gets away with it, a young man becomes determined to get revenge.
 
12 Oct. 1964
Change of Address
A older husband becomes very disenchanted with his wife at their new beach house, and has a devious plan for her.
 
19 Oct. 1964
Water's Edge
Rusty Connors is a prison cellmate with Mike Krause, who tells Rusty all about his girlfriend Helen. Mike becomes ill with pneumonia, and reveals to Rusty on his deathbed that a stash of $56,000 is with his dead accomplice, Pete Taylor. When he is released, Rusty goes to Hanesville and courts Helen, while attempting with her help to find the loot. They finally go to a boat house on a lake, populated by rats. Rusty finds Pete's skeleton, and the money, in a crawl space above the ceiling. Rusty tries to grab a rock to do Helen in, but Helen beats him to the punch, ...
 
26 Oct. 1964
The Life Work of Juan Diaz
A dishonest graveyard owner exhumes body of a poor Mexican woman's husband, but she makes it work to her children's benefit.
 
9 Nov. 1964
See the Monkey Dance
During a brief train stop, George disembarks to call a wife and arrange a two-day rendezvous. When he returns to his booth, a stranger provokes him into conversation. George reveals where he lives, but the stranger claims to reside at the same location. After George gets home, the stranger arrives and begins to dig a grave. The stranger leads George to believe that the grave is for him, because George has been cheating with his wife. The stranger shows George a letter signed by George that was in the wife's possession. George demonstrates that it was not his ...
 
16 Nov. 1964
Lonely Place
A poor, loving, farmer's wife discovers just how evil a hired drifter is, and how much of a coward her husband is too.
 
23 Nov. 1964
The McGregor Affair
Edinburgh, Scotland, March 1827: John McGregor works all day to support his wife, Aggie, a fat drunk who sleeps incessantly, snoring, and has not left their cottage in two years. He does a lot of hauling for Hare, whom he suspects of being a resurrectionist, who digs up bodies to supply to medical schools. McGregor notes that some people who enter Hare's hotel never walk out again. McGregor is unhappy, and imagines killing his wife via bashing her head with a stone, drowning, and hanging, but realizes that none of those routes would be successful. One day he picks up ...
 
7 Dec. 1964
Misadventure
A wife awaiting the arrival of her lover is visited by a bizarre meter reader who jams on the gas in her basement, then cons her into letting him shower by faking a malaria attack. What's behind his strange behavior: blackmail, insanity, romantic obsession or something else?
 
14 Dec. 1964
Triumph
Two new missionaries, the Spragues, arrive at the Fitzgibbons' medical mission in the Indian jungle. John Sprague is a physician and Lucy a nurse. Mary Fitzgibbons suspects that they were sent to check up on them, and that they want the mission for themselves. Thomas Fitzgibbons is not medically competent, and Mary must perform difficult procedures for him. When John leaves to attend to a cholera outbreak, Thomas takes Lucy for an evening canoe ride on the river. They discuss philosophy and her beauty. Mary sees them together, and becomes jealous. Early in the morning...
 
21 Dec. 1964
Memo from Purgatory
The teleplay was adapted by Harlan Ellison from his autobiographical story "The Gang", which appears in his book "Memos from Purgatory". Fresh college graduate and wannabee writer Jay Shaw moves to early 1950's New York and decides that if he's going to write fiction about juvenile delinquent gangs, he'd better learn what they are really like. Becoming tough-guy Phil Beldone, he moves to a rough section of Brooklyn and seeks to join the Barons, a violent youth gang led by Tiger. During his three-step initiation into the gang, he gains Tiger's trust and respect and ...
 
28 Dec. 1964
Consider Her Ways
Dr. Jane Waterleigh wakes to find herself in an obese body, having just given birth to her fourth baby, and is called "Mother Orchis" and "Mother 417" by an all-female medical staff. The other Mothers, all of whom are corpulent and much larger than their helpers, the Servitors, tell Jane that there are no men, their only responsibility is to give birth, and Mothers neither read nor write. Jane, however, remembers her past life as a physician and wife, so two policewomen try to arrest her for "reactionism." The Doctors refuse to surrender her, and send her to sick bay,...
 
4 Jan. 1965
Crimson Witness
When an embezzling engineer is demoted and his brother takes over his former position, he makes plans to kill him.
 
11 Jan. 1965
Where the Woodbine Twineth
After Eva Snyder becomes an orphan, she comes to live with the elderly Mississippi riverboat Captain King Snyder and his old maid daughter Nell. While the Captain is piloting his boat, Nell finds it difficult to govern Eva, who constantly talks to imaginary friends whom Eva believes are real, including Mingo and her father Mr. Peppercorn. When the Captain returns, he presents Eva with a gift--a black doll named Numa. Nell hears Eva chatting and playing with Numa, but suspects that it is a child from the neighborhood. Eva warns that if Nell takes Numa away, Eva will ...
 
18 Jan. 1965
Final Performance
Cliff is driving down a country road when a young girl, Rosie, flags him down and asks for a ride to Rawlins. He tells her that he is going to Hollywood, and she wants to go all the way. Then they are stopped by a sheriff, who throws the book at Cliff. Cliff cannot restart his car, so it is towed to Mr. Davis' repair shop. Cliff takes a room at the nearby hotel and diner, run by Rudolph Bitzner, while he waits for his car. Rudolph shows his home to Cliff, which is filled with photographs from his career in vaudeville. Rudolph's only employee is Rosie, who pleads with ...
 
1 Feb. 1965
Thanatos Palace Hotel
Norman Manners is suicidal, and is saved by a fire company when he jumps from a building. While recuperating, he is visited by Mr. J. Smith, who invites him to a recreational resort for those who wish to die, the Thanatos Palace Hotel. Borchter, the proprietor, tells Mr. Manners that he can stay for as long as it takes to become comfortably ready for death. He meets a beautiful guest, Ariane Shaw, who has resided at the hotel for six months, providing services for her room and board. Her service is the romancing of male guests in preparation for their deaths. With ...
 
8 Feb. 1965
One of the Family
A man and his wife hire his childhood nanny to care for their baby son. After they hear of the arsenic murder of another baby, the mother becomes suspicious, but the father thinks she's overreacting.
 
15 Feb. 1965
An Unlocked Window
A serial killer is in the area where some private nurses have locked themselves in a large house, except for one basement window.
 
22 Feb. 1965
The Trap
Toy manufacturer's assistant has an affair with the child-like toy-man's enchanting young wife. After enduring an humiliating interview the bright, college grad aide proves valuable to the middle-aged manufacturer through his hard work. But the young man is impatient for advancement.
 
1 Mar. 1965
Wally the Beard
After work, Lucy, a keypunch operator, meets Walter, a short, balding, bespectacled computer technician who is her supervisor. She tells him that he is a forgettable bore, and hands back her ring, breaking their six-week engagement. Walter walks past a custom wig shop, and enters. Soon he is persuaded to buy a $250 human hair toupee and beard. He stops at a bar and overhears Noreen and Curly talking about sailing. He tells them that he is Philip Marshall, an expert yachtsman who has sailed the Caribbean and around the world several times. Noreen tells Curly that it is...
 
8 Mar. 1965
Death Scene
When an auto mechanic named Leo Manfred fixes a limousine owned by Gavin Revere, a famed but over-the-hill Hollywood director, he is invited to join the family for a couple of days. It is here that Leo meets Nicky, Gavin's beautiful daughter and the two youths fall in love. But when Gavin learns about their marriage plans, he fears Leo wanting only her money, and nothing more. To convince the director of his true intentions, Leo takes out a life-insurance policy for fifty thousand dollars, with the payoff going to Nicky. Gavin agrees and the marriage plans continue. ...
 
15 Mar. 1965
The Photographer and the Undertaker
Two professional killers with the same employer find out that each has the other as his next target.
 
22 Mar. 1965
Thou Still Unravished Bride
Tommy Bonn returns to London amidst a pleasure cruise, during which he met his American fiancée, Sally Benner. On the Soho riverfront, his Scotland Yard colleague, Stephen, shows him the latest victim in a series of four silk stocking strangulations, all of whom were thirtyish women roaming the streets alone. The wedding guests begin to arrive, beginning with the Setlins, shipboard acquaintances of the Benners, including Elliot Benner, the best man. Although matrimony is only four hours away, Sally insists upon taking a walk to assuage her premarital jitters. First ...
 
29 Mar. 1965
Completely Foolproof
Joe Brisson tries to make a political payoff to Baines in a parking lot, but spots an observer, private detective Foyle. Foyle says he was hired by Joe's wife Lisa. Joe visits his girlfriend Anna, and discovers a bug in her telephone, and that their love letters were seized. Lisa wants a divorce, but also wants a disproportionate settlement, including 75% of the Brisson Land Development Company. Lisa's young boyfriend, racetrack gambler Bobby Davenport, will lose his inherited property if Joe calls in Bobby's debt. Joe couldn't hire Foyle to murder his wife, but he ...
 
5 Apr. 1965
Power of Attorney
A clever con man makes living preying on women by having them invest their life savings into non existent stocks.
 
12 Apr. 1965
The World's Oldest Motive
A philandering husband decides to improve his situation by having his overweight and frumpy wife killed. When he tells his girlfriend about the plan, she is outraged, and he desperately tries to stop the murder.
 
19 Apr. 1965
The Monkey's Paw--A Retelling
A desperate businessman tests the power of a gypsy woman's monkey paw charm which is said to grant three wishes. His son suffers the consequences.
 
26 Apr. 1965
The Second Wife
A mail order-bride begins to believe her husband killed his first wife and wants to kill her as well.
 
3 May 1965
Night Fever
A handsome, young defendant severely wounded by police in a robbery which left a rookie cop dead, is hospitalized under tight guard. When older, plain Nurse Hatch (4 time Emmy winner Colleen Dewhurst, twice married to George C. Scott) takes charge of his care, he sincerely maintains his innocence and paints the police as victimizing him, pleading he won't make it to trial alive. Her no-nonsense patient care demeanor backs off the police, and the young man builds a personal relationship with her. As she melts, the strengthening prisoner works to gain her help in ...
 
10 May 1965
Off Season
A trigger happy ex-cop gets a job as an unarmed deputy, but still has some very violent tendencies.
 

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