Thriller: Season 2, Episode 3

The Premature Burial (2 Oct. 1961)

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An aging millionaire survives being buried alive, but his devilish fiancée plans to take advantage of his next cataleptic seizure, by marrying him and then making sure he stays in his grave... See full summary »

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Himself - Host / Dr. Thorne
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Edward Stapleton
Scott Marlowe ...
Julian Boucher
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Victorine Lafourcade
William D. Gordon ...
Doctor March
Richard Flato ...
The Friar
Lillian O'Malley ...
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An aging millionaire survives being buried alive, but his devilish fiancée plans to take advantage of his next cataleptic seizure, by marrying him and then making sure he stays in his grave. Then the gorgeous Victorine will inherit his estate, and run off with her young lover, a painter. But the cataleptic millionaire and his loyal physician Dr. Thorn take every possible measure to allow him to survive another mistaken entombment. Written by David Stevens

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Julian Boucher: He can't be alive!
Himself - Host: Medically, that is inexact.
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Do Not Bury Me
31 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Sydney Blackmer stars as Edward Stapleton, a wealthy man who has a morbid fear of being buried alive, and after a near-fatal close call with this dreadful fate, goes to great lengths to ensure that premature burial will not happen again, since he is cataleptic. His fiancée Victorine(played by Patricia Medina) plots to kill him with her young lover Julian(played by Scott Marlowe) on their honeymoon, but the carefully prepared plan does not go as they expect... Boris Karloff and William Gordon costar as Doctor friends of Edward's who seek to protect him. Good performances and atmosphere in reasonably effective adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story. No real surprises, but nicely done.


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