Newspaper reporter turned novelist Dan Holiday is kidnapped, framed for murder, and held in an asylum before he escapes and proves his innocence.

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Dan Holiday
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Dr. Cordell
Virginia Gibson ...
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Lt. King
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Paul Wells
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Clarice
Frank Gerstle
John Veitch
Gene Reynolds
Billy Wayne
Fenton Jones
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Newspaper reporter turned novelist Dan Holiday is kidnapped, framed for murder, and held in an asylum before he escapes and proves his innocence.

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5 December 1954 (USA)  »

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This episode is based on the "Daytime Nightmare" episode from Alan Ladd's 1948-49 radio series, "Box 13", and was a pilot for a TV version of the series to star Ladd. It wasn't picked up. See more »

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Just the sort of thing you might expect from Alan Ladd.
6 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This action-packed episode of "General Electric Theater" is just the sort of thing you'd expect from Alan Ladd--and I mean this in the best possible way.

Ladd plays a reporter/writer named Dan Holiday. Dan is a bit of a nut in that he doesn't want to research for his next book--he wants to experience it himself. However, when this opportunity is thrust upon him, maybe it's far more than he ever wanted. It seems that an evil wife and her equally evil lover have killed her husband and to hide it, they've picked some similar looking schnook (Holiday) and had him committed to a mental institution. When he protests that he's NOT her husband, the psychiatrist explains that it's all part of his psychosis. This is because this evil rat is ALSO in on the scheme--and it looks like no matter what Holiday says, no one will believe him. And so it's all up to the pugilistic Holiday to make sure folks know...with his fists!

This is a very taut 30 minute show with some wonderful twists and is very well written and acted. Excellent in every way.


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