Thriller: Season 1, Episode 4

The Mark of the Hand (4 Oct. 1960)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Horror
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A young girl is accused of murder and refuses to speak to anyone ever again.



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Episode cast overview:
Mona Freeman ...
Sylvia Walsh
Mrs. Kilburn
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Douglas Kilburn
Rachel Ames ...
Betty Follett
Judson Pratt ...
Berry Kroeger ...
Paul Mowry
Terry Burnham ...
Tessa Kilburn
Jon Lormer ...
Dr. Emil Berland (replaced by Marc Lawrence) (scenes deleted)


A young girl is accused of murder and refuses to speak to anyone ever again.

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4 October 1960 (USA)  »

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When Mrs. Kilburn (Jessie Royce Landis) is talking to Lt. Bill Gordon (Judson Pratt) in his office, one of the detectives calls him away. Outside his office, Gordon calls to talk to Douglas Kilburn (Shepperd Strudwick), and finding Douglas has gone shopping downtown, Gordon leaves the police station to find him. But in doing so, Gordon leaves Mrs. Kilburn completely alone in his office without dismissing her or letting her know he was going out. See more »

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Too predictable
15 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Hand" is one of the lesser crime-oriented Thriller episodes. A little girl is accused of murder, but refuses to say anything. The entire drama is played out in what we used to call a drawing room mystery, and thus resembles a stage play. Two recognizable actors, Shepherd Strudwick and Jessie Royce Landis, give it there best, but the whole enterprise falls flat. The little girl strongly resembles the little girl from "The Bad Seed," which I suppose could be coincidental. She also looks like the Wonderbread girl. The ending is way too obvious. Truth is, I frankly prefer the supernatural episodes over these old-fashioned crime dramas. Paul Henreid directed this as if it were shot in the 1930s.

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