Kraft Suspense Theatre: Season 2, Episode 15

Four into Zero (18 Feb. 1965)

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Four men with various motives plan to "make use of" printing plates recently made in Chicago for a South American country's currency.They will try to commit the crime while on the train ... See full summary »

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Charles Glenn
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Caroline Glenn
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Gary Kemp
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Frankie Shields
Jesse White ...
Emil Glueck
Sue Randall ...
Anne Crane
Ronnie Dapo ...
Ira / the Boy
Hollis Irving ...
The Mother
Bill Quinn ...
Cornwall
Murray Alper ...
The Conductor
Annazette Chase ...
The Maid (as Annazette)
Bobby Johnson ...
The Porter
Tim Graham ...
The Janitor
Don Kennedy ...
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Four men with various motives plan to "make use of" printing plates recently made in Chicago for a South American country's currency.They will try to commit the crime while on the train from Chicago to Los Angeles from which the plates are being shipped. An unexpected injury could "derail" their attempt. Written by dubchi

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A man would have to be cold sober to do anything as nutty as this...A drunk would know better.
24 January 2012 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** It's the well off Charles Glenn,Jack Kelly, who's wife Caroline,Martha Hyer, is worth tens of millions of dollars who came up with his hair brained, for him,idea of stealing the money engraving plates from this South American country. This all has to do with Glenn feeling inadequate as a husband in relying his rich wife Caroline to pay his bills. It's the crew that Glenn assembles that do need the money, $250,000.00 each, and are more then willing to pull off the "plate job" as well as willing to risk their lives doing it.

The crew consists of Florida part time beach boy and full time gigolo Gary Kemp played by the always tying to find a reason to pull off his shirt, and show off his tanned muscles,Robert Conrad. There's also expert engraver Emil Cloeck played by Jesse White the soon to become world famous TV Maytag repair man. And least but not least the guy who's to do all the heavy lifting ex circus acrobat and recovering alcoholic Frankie Shields, Joe Mantell. This caper is to all take place on a train going from Chicago to L.A with Shields using his acrobatic skills hopping from the passenger to the baggage car, where the plates are stored, and back without anybody seeing him.

Above average robbery caper movie with a twist or irony in the end when everything, despite all the obstacles against them, working out like clock-work. That's even when Shields broke his hand when a case of whiskey fell on it and had Glenn finish the job of car hopping for him. Gleen for his part almost gets himself killed when he almost fell off the speeding train after returning the plates before they were discovered missing.

***MAJOR SPOILERS*** It was both Glenn's wife Caroline and Kemp's fiancée Ann Crane, Sue Randall, who almost screwed everything up for the trio by flying to L.A, after Anne found a train ticket that Kemp left at her house, to see what their husband and fiancée , who said that they were going on a business trip, were really up to. The surprise ending made things all right for everyone involved,with them avoiding in committing a criminal act, except the South American dictator General Camillo who's picture was on the stolen engraving plates. By the time the plates were stolen used,printing up millions of dollars of Gen. Camillo's country's currency, and brought back to the baggage car Camillo was out of a job due to an assassins bullet!


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