A bookworm uses his good imagination and some storylines from Poe to dispose of his cheating wife's paramours.



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Episode cast overview:
Frank Logan
Louise Chase Logan
George Parker
William Allyn ...
Randy Hagen
Joe Thorp
Britt Lomond ...
Arnold Chase
Celia Perry
Jim Bannon ...
Indian (scenes deleted)


Bookstore owner Frank Logan has a problem with his wife, Louise, and her numerous marital flings. Fortunately, Frank believes he's found the perfect solution to his problem. His beloved collection of books give him ideas on how to take care of Louise and her paramours for good. Written by uber_geek

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2 May 1961 (USA)  »

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The murderer, a book dealer, is seen reading several books that have connections to the plot. They are: "Crime and Punishment," "Lady Chatterley's Lover," "An American Tragedy," and a book of stories by Edgar Allan Poe. See more »

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An imaginative "thriller"
26 July 2008 | by (NYC suburbs) – See all my reviews

Bookseller Frank Logan, inspired by reading the classics, starts using them to resolve the personal problems in his life. While devouring "Lady Chatterly's Lover" and "Crime And Punishment", he murders his unfaithful wife's lover with a medieval mace then cryptically taunts her with what he's done. Alarmed at what her husband is hinting at, she confides in her brother who, in turn, enlists the aid of a private detective. Engrossed in "An American Tragedy", Frank kills both men and makes it look like a boating accident but in the meantime, his promiscuous spouse has taken up with a young stud as Frank begins perusing Edgar Alan Poe's "The Black Cat"...

Over-the-top classic TV episode that goes THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR one better. The Robert Bloch story, directed by John "The Lodger" Brahm, is amusingly macabre with a decent body count and an ironic comeuppance; Edward Andrews as Frank is both funny and chilling.

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