Thriller: Season 2, Episode 2

Guillotine (26 Sep. 1961)

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France, 1875. A condemned man learns of a legal loophole that he would be pardoned if the executioner dies before his execution. He then enlists his wife in a scheme to make sure that this improbable scenario comes to pass.

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself
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Monsieur de Paris
Danielle De Metz ...
Babette Lamont
Alejandro Rey ...
Robert Lamont
Gregory Morton ...
The Prison Director
Marcel Hillaire ...
Gaylord Cavallaro ...
The Cabbie, Francois Trintineaux
Janine Grandel ...
Madame LeClerc
Peter Brocco ...
The Assistant Director
Louis Mercier ...
The Wall Guard
Peter Camlin ...
Louis
Peter Balakoff ...
The Prisoner (as Ted Roter)
Guy De Vestel ...
The Priest
David Cross ...
Guard 1 (as David R. Cross)
Charles La Torre ...
The Doctor
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France, 1875. A condemned man learns of a legal loophole that he would be pardoned if the executioner dies before his execution. He then enlists his wife in a scheme to make sure that this improbable scenario comes to pass.

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"Monsieur de Paris", the name by which the Robert Middleton character is addressed, was the unofficial title of France's sole headsman after 1870, when the declining frequency of executions forced the retirement of the various provincial headsmen. See more »

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The Executioner
31 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Set in 1875 France, this episode deals with a condemned man(played by Alejandro Rey) awaiting execution on the guillotine who learns of a legal loophole that if his appointed executioner dies before sentence is carried out, he will receive a full pardon. He then enlists the aid of his wife Babette(played by Danielle DeMetz) to insinuate herself into the life of the executioner(played by Robert Middleton) by whatever means necessary, and poison him, which does succeed, but that in no way means that the condemned will be spared... Stylish episode has fine direction and period flavor, even if the fate of the characters isn't terribly compelling, though the ending is most ironic.


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