Whispering Smith: Season 1, Episode 12

The Mortal Coil (24 Jul. 1961)

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Smith suspects an influential businessman of murdering his brother when he announces he has an iron-clad alibi without being asked. Over the objections of Police Chief Richards, Smith ... See full summary »

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Episode complete credited cast:
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Tom 'Whispering' Smith
Guy Mitchell ...
George Romack
Sam Buffington ...
John Richards
John Beradino ...
Claude Denton (as John Berardino)
Marianne Stewart ...
Sarah Denton
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Rex Denton / J. Burton Hamilton
Hugh Sanders ...
Mayor Dan Adams
Dennis Moore ...
Clay Goodnight
Willard W. Willingham ...
Billy Wilson (as Willard Willingham)
Cecil Elliott ...
Hannah
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Smith suspects an influential businessman of murdering his brother when he announces he has an iron-clad alibi without being asked. Over the objections of Police Chief Richards, Smith focuses his investigation on proving that the grieving relative was not in bed in Leadville at the time of the murder in Denver. Written by David Bassler

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24 July 1961 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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John Richards: You're as stubborn as a mule, aren't you?
Whispering Smith: I don't mean to be, Chief, but Claude Denton did benefit by his brother's death and he did come up with that big alibi unasked and he did have a key to that house.
John Richards: And he was in Leadville at the time of the murder! Smitty, he's got an air-tight alibi. At least a dozen people in Leadville saw him have his supper, go up to his room and come down for breakfast the next morning.
Whispering Smith: Yeah - and come down to breakfast ten hours later.
John Richards: Are you trying to tell me ...
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Camptown Races
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Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Guy Mitchell
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