Thriller: Season 2, Episode 29

The Lethal Ladies (16 Apr. 1962)

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2 twisted tales of timid people hitting their breaking point. A philandering investor dreams of independence from his wife, a wealthy, bold geologist, but when his latest scheme plummets ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Myron Sills / Dr. Wilfred Bliss
Lavinia Sills / Alice Quimby
Pamela Curran ...
Gloria ('Murder on the Rocks')
Marjorie Bennett ...
Mercedes ('Murder on the Rocks')
Robert Carson ...
Albert White ('Murder on the Rocks')
Jackie Russell ...
Martha Foster ('Goodbye, Dr. Bliss')
Hank Brandt ...
Mr. Sutter ('Goodbye, Dr. Bliss') (as Henry Brandt)
Chet Stratton ...
Mr. Charles Delevant ('Goodbye, Dr. Bliss')
Ralph Moody ...
Mr. Jacobson ('Goodbye, Dr. Bliss')
William Remick ...
Mr. Dick Grant ('Goodbye, Dr. Bliss')
Jackie Joseph ...
Miss Martin ('Goodbye, Dr. Bliss')


2 twisted tales of timid people hitting their breaking point. A philandering investor dreams of independence from his wife, a wealthy, bold geologist, but when his latest scheme plummets down the big board, Myron plots murder. Alice Quimby's entire life is her work at a university library, but she's passed over to be chief librarian, in favor of Dr. Wilford Bliss, a martinet who's going to clean house, forcing her out before she can collect her pension. Written by David Stevens

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Dual showcase for Howard Morris and Rosemary Murphy
9 November 2008 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Episode 66 (out of 67) is the third and final multi-story entry, and the last for director Ida Lupino. A real acting tour-de-force for its two leads, Howard Morris (YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS) and Rosemary Murphy (1972's "You'll Like My Mother" and "Ben"), the first tale, "Murder on the Rocks," casts Morris as a cheating milquetoast husband who would like nothing more than to rid himself of his domineering wife (Harris) and live off of her money.Due to his wife's hobby of climbing mountains and collecting rock specimens, he sees an opportunity to set up a foolproof 'accidental' death for her, but all does not go according to plan (for either one of them). Better is the other story, "Goodbye, Dr. Bliss," which reverses the two actors' roles, with Harris as mild mannered campus librarian Miss Quimby, denied a promotion in favor of Doctor Wilfred Bliss (Morris), a no-nonsense, humorless type who wants to update everything and sack the entire staff. Bliss decides to replace the old-fashioned Miss Quimby at the end of school term, but, because her job is her life, the determined woman has other plans in store for her unsuspecting superior. An enjoyable crime entry which features a brief appearance from Jackie Joseph ("The Little Shop of Horrors") as a student in the second tale. Also seen in story two is a young Jackie Russell, still fetching in a bikini some 12 years later in the KOLCHAK episode "The Werewolf."

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