Journey to the Unknown: Season 1, Episode 12

The Killing Bottle (23 Jan. 1969)

TV Episode  -   -  Mystery | Thriller | Sci-Fi
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 8 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Killing Bottle (23 Jan 1969)

The Killing Bottle (23 Jan 1969) on IMDb 6.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Journey to the Unknown.
« Previous Episode | 12 of 17 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Rollo Verdew
Ingrid Boulting ...
Vera Verdew (as Ingrid Brett)
Barry Evans ...
William Marlowe ...
Randolph Verdew
John Rudling ...
Hodgson
Eddie Byrne ...
Policeman
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

23 January 1969 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hopefully A One Off Duff Episode
5 July 2011 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Jimmy Rintoul hopes to be a famous composer . His manager Rollo Verdew has cash flow problems so uses a plan using his brother Randolph to kill Jimmy

After seeing the excellent Girl Of My Dreams I recently looked forward to seeing any episode from Journey To The Unknown . Even a substandard was going to be more enjoyable than the rubbish TV companies churn out these days . One thing is certain and that is The Killing Bottle is a very substandard episode from the series

First of all it differs from how my memory interpreted the show . It's set in ( I think ) Canada or more accurately a stately home in Canada since a policeman turning up to investigate a crime wears a Canadia police uniform and speaks in a Canadian accent . Strangely everyone else seems to speak with an English accent including Randolph who is native to the location

But you'll instantly forget about the location of the setting when you see Roddy McDowall's performance as Rollo Verdew since he's so over the top he's gone out of orbit and is located halfway between the Moon and Mars . Try and imagine a camp pantomime dame trying to play a charismatic hetrosexual pop guru , kind of like Simon Cowell played by Quinten Crisp and who have a rough idea of how bad it may be

But at least McDowall is entertaining in its most vague sense . The rest of the cast are painfully wooden . Barry Evans as Jimmy kept reminding me of Adric from DOCTOR WHO and thought perhaps Rollo's plan to kill Jimmy might be a blessing for humanity . You can see the headlines " Jimmy Rintoul found dead from axe wounds . Splinters found everywhere "


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Journey to the Unknown kuanyin
The sickest episode kamikaze-4
journey to the unknown on dvd valenciavin
The Best episodes kamikaze-4
After all these years!! mike-travis-1
Need Confirmation. therese_callahan2002
Discuss The Killing Bottle (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?