Thriller: Season 1, Episode 22

The Fingers of Fear (21 Feb. 1961)

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The police manhunt for a serial killer of children ends with the arrest of a mentally-challenged brute named Ohrback, but the detective in charge of the case begins to wonder if they have the wrong man.

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Lt. Jim Wagner
Robert Middleton ...
Ohrback
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Sid
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Sgt. Spivak
Dick Wessel ...
Mr. Zimmer
Thayer Roberts ...
Mr. Merriman
Robert Stevenson ...
Dr. Lascoe (as Robert J. Stevenson)
Sam Gilman ...
Officer Pat Dutton
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Commissioner Putnam
Richard Travis ...
Mr. Carter
Jan Brooks ...
Mary Wagner
Lucy Prentis ...
Saleswoman
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Mr. Martinez (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
Angela Greene ...
Mrs. Carlisle
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The police manhunt for a serial killer of children ends with the arrest of a mentally-challenged brute named Ohrback, but the detective in charge of the case begins to wonder if they have the wrong man.

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Worst Of All Killers
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Nehemiah Persoff plays police Lt. Jim Wagner, who is investigating a most unpleasant series of murders involving young girls found in a park. One man named Ohrback(played by Robert Middleton) fits the description of the suspect, and as he too is mentally challenged, starts acting in a most suspicious way that brings him to police attention, where he is arrested and charged for the crime, but a key piece of evidence seems to exonerate him, and so Lt Wagner concludes that the killer must still be out there... Effective episode blurs the line between crime and horror, with the reveal of the deranged killer being a most chilling person indeed.


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