Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
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Once Upon a Savage Night 

Police authorities in Chicago are seeking serial killer "Georgie Porgie." His M.O. is to murder blondes with a "cheap" reputation. He was thought to have "gone south for the winter" after a... See full summary »

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Harry Brockman
Robert Ridgely ...
Dan McVeay
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Carl Lombardo
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Myron Ellis
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Bernadette
Charlene Lee ...
Wynnette
Douglas A. Alleman ...
Ralph
Arlene Kieta ...
The Blond
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Officer Miller
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Officer Newman (as Robert Harris)
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Police authorities in Chicago are seeking serial killer "Georgie Porgie." His M.O. is to murder blondes with a "cheap" reputation. He was thought to have "gone south for the winter" after a killing in Tennessee. But he has returned to Chicago and kills a woman in the middle of a strip club. Georgie Porgie is somewhere on the Illinois Tollway. However, the manhunt is complicated by a missile convoy moving through the Chicago area. Written by Bill Koenig

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2 April 1964 (USA)  »

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A very early show about serial killers.
13 October 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the 1960s, TV and movies rarely talked about serial killers-- though they are pretty common fair today. It seems that a murderer nicknamed by the press 'Georgie Porgy' is out murdering blondes-- especially those who have a particular 'cheap' look. He was apparently in Chicago and moved south...but now he's back in Chicago and doing what serial killers do best. Can the cops (led by Charles McGraw and Ted Knight) stop this maniac? And, how is this all complicated a missile convoy coming through town?

The look and feel for this episode is quite different from the other shows from "Kraft Suspense Theatre". Producer/director Robert Altman took the show on the road and filmed it on location--and it looks a lot more real than the usual episodes. It also was incredibly brutal--especially for 1960s television. Overall, it's a very tense and well done episode--and actually ages pretty well.

By the way, these shows were broadcast in color but the episode I found on YouTube was in black & white--and of very dubious quality. Also, it was funny to see that the killer was played by Philip Abbott--a guy who played a government agent for years on "The FBI"!


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