Checkmate: Season 1, Episode 1

Death Runs Wild (17 Sep. 1960)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 12 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot



(teleplay), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in

Related Items

Search for "Death Runs Wild" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Death Runs Wild (17 Sep 1960)

Death Runs Wild (17 Sep 1960) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Checkmate.
1 of 70 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode complete credited cast:
Anthony George ...
Beatrice Martin Kipp
Myron Healey ...
Charlie Barron
James Bell ...
Old Ben
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Fred aka Sonny


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama




Release Date:

17 September 1960 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Anne pulls out the stops
6 February 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The debut episode of Checkmate has Anne Baxter hiring the Checkmate Agency trio of Anthony George, Doug McClure, and Sebastian Cabot to protect her from an attempt on her life. At the beginning of the show a bullet is fired into a tree near her and she deduces that someone is trying to kill her. She says to the trio that there have been other incidents, but this one seems real enough to warrant some protection.

Baxter is one imperious woman who rides roughshod over all the male help around her. She married money and when her husband died she remained and made a go of the horse farm he had. This woman is used to getting her own way. She specifically wants Anthony George at her side and is disappointed when Doug McClure is sent instead.

As you can gather she's not all she seems, but there is reason in all that she does.

This debut episode is dominated by Anne Baxter in a role where she can pull out all the stops and does.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Checkmate DVDs SFkidjj-1
Is Checkmate in the Public Domain? redstabby
Entire Series Available on Amazon on 6/22/2010 bps62
Mexican tittle for Checkmate tmike37
Episode ID johnnyelizabethton
Checkmate denver-11
Discuss Death Runs Wild (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: