Gerry Williams returns to his New York apartment to discover that an assassin called Smith has been sent by his young and faithless wife Ellen to kill him. Staring down the barrel of a gun ... See full summary »

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Godfrey Talbot ...
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Gerry Williams returns to his New York apartment to discover that an assassin called Smith has been sent by his young and faithless wife Ellen to kill him. Staring down the barrel of a gun allows Gerry to think fast, very fast, and he tells the young killer that he has a fortune stashed away in the safe hidden behind a picture on the wall. Can he divert the gun-man's attention for long enough to gain the upper hand? Written by don @ minifie-1

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10 May 1981 (UK)  »

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An intriguing double hander.
13 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Gerry Williams returns home and discovers a man sat opposite him holding a gun, the man, Mr Smith, is an assassin, hired by Gerry's beautiful younger wife Ellen. Gerry has to think fast, he has a very short time to keep his life. Smith is an unusual killer, handsome, smart, intelligent, not what a killer should be. Gerry tries bargaining, offering artwork and money, but has an ulterior motive.

After the hideously unwatchable last episode 'A Woman's help,' Shatterproof comes as a welcome return to form (somehwat that is.) The production values aren't too bad, I can't decide if it's fifties or sixties set, but it looks rather good.

Anthony Shaw's (Smith) only acting credit, which I find hard to believe. The utterly wonderful Eli Wallach is just wonderful, a legend, he did a cracking job. Caroline Langrishe, only gets a small part, such a beautiful woman.

A cracking episode, one I think could be expanded and work beautifully well as a stage play, the story would lend itself very well. A bit similar to Dial M for Murder, and a Perfect Murder.

Familiar plot, but who cares, very good episode, I just wish the ending was a little different. 7/10


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