In 1965 an intelligence agent is assigned to discover how national secrets are being stolen from a high security plant.

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In the future world of 1965 Security Agent Larry Calhoun is assigned to discover how national secrets are being stolen in a high security plant. He is aided by scientist Dr. Chappell and his beautiful daughter Irene, who have developed what would seem to be the perfect lie detector device. However, after they catch a foreign agent red-handed, he is still able to beat the "foolproof" test although no one can quite figure out how. Written by (duke1029@aol.com)

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15 February 1952 (USA)  »

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Dr. Chappell: The day is coming when we won't need policemen or detectives or criminologists because there won't be any more criminals.
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Dennis Patrick Looks for Liars
7 January 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In the future year of 1965, U.S. Bureau of Scientific Investigation officer Dennis Patrick (as Larry Calhoun) is sent to investigate the leaking of national security secrets from a San Jose, California plant. Mr. Patrick is assisted by scientist John McGovern (as Dr. Chappell), who has developed an infallible lie detector testing machine. The doctor's pretty daughter Phyllis Kirk (as Irene) adds feminine beauty to the cast. Assured that the criminal activity is an inside job, Patrick is startled when everyone at the plant passes Mr. McGovern's lie detector test. Well, everyone except security officer Don Briggs (as Herbert Rand) who refuses to take the test, on principle. As Patrick prepares to force Mr. Briggs to take the test, another suspect becomes known...

But, when the man is finally caught, he passes the test, and is freed!

Back in Washington, Patrick learns a rash of otherwise clearly guilty suspects are being released, after passing lie detector tests. If he can't solve the mystery, we will enter a dangerous new "Age of Peril"… Although this interesting drama did not accurately predict the future regarding lie detector tests, it foresaw problems with them. The episode's medium may be crude but the mystery is fairly played, and not that easy to solve. Despite the billing, the star is Dennis Harrison, aka Dennis Patrick after dropping the Harrison. Mr. Patrick is probably best known for his appearances on the supernatural serial "Dark Shadows" (1967-1970).

***** Age of Peril (2/15/52) Don Medford ~ Dennis Patrick, Phyllis Kirk, Donald Briggs, John McGovern


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