Thriller (1960–1962)
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A Wig for Miss Devore 

An aging actress tries for a comeback in a film about a witch hanged for murder. As a stunt she insists on wearing the historical woman's wig, which turns out to be cursed, changing her into a literal man-killer.

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Himself
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Sheila Devore
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George Machik
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Herbert Bleake
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Max Quinke
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Arabella Foote
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Betty
Bernard Fein ...
Lester Clyne
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Chester #2
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Meg Peyton
Maurice Dallimore ...
Bokor #1
Barry Bernard ...
Chester #1
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Bishop
Jonathan Morris ...
Bokor # 2
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An aging actress tries for a comeback in a film about a witch hanged for murder. As a stunt she insists on wearing the historical woman's wig, which turns out to be cursed, changing her into a literal man-killer.

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29 January 1962 (USA)  »

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The execution with which the story begins, supposedly in eighteenth-century England, employs the "long drop" method of hanging which did not appear until after the 1868 reforms which ended public executions and thus did not encourage protracted suffering. See more »

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It Will Flip Your Lid
8 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, an aging actress is living in the past. Her accountant is in love with her, but he is a plain little man. He does have a talent though. He has been able to look into the accounts of her previous producers and directors and has dirt on them. He extorts them, allowing her to restart her career. About this time a part is available. It involves a witch who wore a wig which made her beautiful. She was hanged. When the wig fell off, she became a hag. Miss Devore (the actress) wants her role to be authentic, so she asks to use the wig. As it turns out, it makes her beautiful, but the cost is her turning into an ugly crone. She is able to kill off a couple men who used her in the past. They made money off them. She is able to exact revenge and build up a fortune. Of course, the wig must never come off. There is a great concluding scene. One of the better Thriller episodes.


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