In tiny Cedar Bay a tightly wound,much decorated Korean War veteran has plans to establish a para-military organization called the U.S. Vigilance Committee. Local teenagers show the man no ... See full summary »

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Major Will Stanton
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Eddie Riccio
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Charlie Tully
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Deputy Dave Willett
Linda Leighton ...
Peggy Stanton
Michael Bregan ...
John Lillard
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Denny Wentworth
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Victor Palchek
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Marion
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Shirley
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In tiny Cedar Bay a tightly wound,much decorated Korean War veteran has plans to establish a para-military organization called the U.S. Vigilance Committee. Local teenagers show the man no respect and later decide to play a Halloween "prank" on him.The prank causes the re-awakening of a bad experience the man suffered during the war-and may lead to death. Written by dubchi

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22 October 1964 (USA)  »

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Attack of the 27 year-old teenagers!
14 October 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When "A Lion Amongst Men" begins, you see retired Major Stanton (James Whitmore) on maneuvers with some weird paramilitary group he's founded. The guy envisions himself as the next Patton and he lives for this sort of life. At the same time, local high schoolers* make fun of the Major. After all, he is a bit of a blood and guts kook. One of the teens, Riccio (Tommy Sands) really has it out for the Major and he leads a group of his friends in committing some vandalism at the Major's house. However, the firecrackers trigger some serious PTSD in the Major and he takes Riccio prisoner- -and wavers in and out of reality. And, he seems like me might just kill the kid to teach him a lesson!

This is a fair episode. Not bad but also one that propagates the crazy old ex-soldier notion--which can be true but often isn't. Exciting.

*I have no idea why, but in so many TV shows and movies of the day, the teens were actually much older and looked it. Sands is 27 and looks 27--and having him called a teen is a bit silly.


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