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"Colonel March of Scotland Yard" Death and the Other Monkey (1956)

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John Dickson Carr (story)
Leslie Slote (writer)
Original Air Date:
27 June 1956 (Season 1, Episode 15)
A biologist is convinced that his test monkey was not only stolen but replaced. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Boris Karloff ... Col. Perceval March
Ewan Roberts ... Inspector Ames
Percy Marmont ... Sir George Watkins
Gudrun Ure ... Nell Lawrence (as Ann Gudrun)
Victor Platt ... Clarence Bartow
Richard Burrell ... Guy Wallingford

John Schlesinger ... Dutch Cook, Thornbull

Episode Crew
Directed by
Arthur Crabtree 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Dickson Carr  story
Leslie Slote  writer

Produced by
Hannah Weinstein .... producer

Series Crew
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Directed by
Cy Endfield (3 episodes) (as Cyril Endfield)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clive Midwinter .... assistant director
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Additional Details

26 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)


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Monkey business, 29 April 2013
Author: Paularoc from United States

A young man, Guy Wallingford, bursts into March's office and exclaims "They've stolen the monkey." Guy explains that he he had already talked to Inspector Ames and that Ames told him to go to March saying that March "handled the monkey business end of the profession." Guy is a brilliant but mentally unstable scientist who works at the lab of the eminent scientist, Sir George Watkins. Guy and two other researchers are doing cancer research using monkeys to test their theories. Guy insists one of the test monkeys has been substituted. Guy becomes increasingly distraught and when he later is found dead from gas, Ames readily believes it to have been suicide. There is a very clever solution to the mystery which March in his usual urbane manner sorts out. However, I believe even medical research experiments using animals is just plain wrong and so this episode was distasteful to me.

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