Thriller: Season 1, Episode 12

The Big Blackout (6 Dec. 1960)

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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 ...
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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When Burt opens the box holding the pistol, the grip points to the right, but in close up the grip points to the left. See more »

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18 January 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Okay, okay, this is as most other people here have described it - a fairly lame episode. I won't argue...apart from the fact that everyone has apparently missed the brilliance of the episode's fight scene.

Now let me explain: I have a complete Bruce Lee collection including every one of his Green Hornet episodes, and I own over 60 of Jackie Chan's movies, and I regard the fight scene in the Big Blackout to be HIGHLY IMPRESSIVE!! It is clumsy and realistic, making it the most authentic scene in the episode, but most importantly - and amazingly - it was done in one shot! I can't think of another fight scene that was done without at least a couple of breaks in the film, so this one stands on its own.

The episode itself might be lame, but this is one of the most important episodes in the Thriller series for me simply because of the fight scene. You won't get any Chan or Lee style high kicks, but I'm sure both of those guys would have appreciated the achievement of completing the whole fight sequence without needing a cut in the film. Watch it!!

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