Thriller: Season 1, Episode 26

Papa Benjamin (21 Mar. 1961)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Horror
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A composer in need of inspiration turns to Voodoo melodies, but finds himself the victim of a Voodoo curse by Papa Benjamin.



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Episode cast overview:
Eddie Wilson
Robert H. Harris ...
Jerry Roberts
Henry Scott ...
Tommy Statts
Peter Forster ...
Insp. Daniels
Jester Hairston ...
Papa Benjamin
Alex Finlayson ...
Doctor with Nurse
Caleb Peterson ...
First Doctor
Cora Lang ...
Nurse (as Cora C. Lang)
Alibe Coppaga ...
Voodoo Dancer (as Alibe Copage)


A composer in need of inspiration turns to Voodoo melodies, but finds himself the victim of a Voodoo curse by Papa Benjamin.

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21 March 1961 (USA)  »

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Don't Fool With Voodoo
30 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

John Ireland plays successful composer named Eddie Wilson, who also plays his music in a popular nightclub band. One day, he overhears one of the band members humming some unusual music that intrigues him, so he later follows the man to a voodoo ceremony where he is discovered, and forced to join the group, and if he betrays it, will die horribly. Of course, Eddie doesn't listen, and when he plays the forbidden music in public, brings the wrathful curse down on his head, forcing him to take drastic action... Disappointing tale is utterly predictable and trite, falling short despite the best efforts of the actors and director Ted Post.

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