ITV Play of the Week: Season 5, Episode 44

The Shrike (28 Jun. 1960)

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A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him.

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
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Margaret Johnston ...
Ann Downs
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Baird ...
Major
Loretta Baker ...
Miss Hansen
Patience Collier ...
Dr. Barrow
James Dyrenforth ...
Patient
Peter Madden ...
Schloss
Paul Maxwell ...
Don Gregory
Daniel Moynihan ...
Grosberg
Stuart Nichol ...
Dr. Kramer
John Steed ...
O'Brien
Sean Sullivan ...
Dr. Bellman
Alister Williamson ...
Harry Downs
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A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young actress named Charlotte, are waiting to see him.

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The original Broadway production of "The Shrike" by Joseph A. Kramm opened on January 15, 1952 at the Cort Theater, ran for 161 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1952. See more »

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Version of The Shrike (1955) See more »

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