Thriller: Season 1, Episode 12

The Big Blackout (6 Dec. 1960)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Horror
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A recovering alcoholic who can not remember his past finds himself confronted by criminals and killers looking for a man who may or may not be him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Lewis
Sheriff Cliff Wrights
Nan Leslie ...
Midge Lewis
Ethel Bankstrom
George Mitchell ...
Doc Mulloy
Paul Newlan ...
Paul Hawkins
Jean Engstrom ...
Nurse Sue
Don Wilbanks ...
Deputy Broot
Robert Carricart ...
Nick Fisher
Chubby Johnson ...
Charlie Pringle
Younger Thug
Steve Darrell ...
George Adams
Raoul De Leon ...
Louie Ramirez (as Raoul DeLeon)
James Cavanaugh ...
Bartender (as Jimmy Cavanaugh)


A recovering alcoholic who can not remember his past finds himself confronted by criminals and killers looking for a man who may or may not be him.

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Jack Carson and Charles McGraw
17 October 2008 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

A rather dull Maxwell Shane entry featuring Jack Carson as former alcoholic Burt Lewis, who fears he may have been responsible for a murder during one of his blackouts. When several characters turn up looking for a drug smuggler named Bill Logan, he begins to wonder if he and Logan are one and the same person. Alas, audiences will no doubt give up long before the complications get sorted out. The local sheriff is played by gravel voiced Charles McGraw, who did many such roles, while the equally gruff Paul Newlan makes his series debut, returning in "The Cheaters," "The Grim Reaper," and "The Remarkable Mrs. Hawk." This would be one of Jack Carson's last appearances as he died of stomach cancer little more than 2 years later.

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