Markham: Season 1, Episode 5

The Human Factor (30 May 1959)

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Episode cast overview:
Alexander Scourby ...
Bernard Frazer
Ben Wright ...
Jacque Reynaud
Roxane Berard ...
Larry Kerr ...
Fred Young (as Lorence Kerr)
J. Edward McKinley ...
Ernest Bormann
David Garcia ...
Leon LeCleau
Jonathan Hole ...
the Chef
Thano Rama ...
Paul - Young Witness
George Pierrone ...
(as George Pirrone)
William Kirschner


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30 May 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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OK P.I. tale
21 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this series, Ray Milland is a lawyer who sidelines as a private investigator.

Milland is hired by a mining company to help out one of the company managers. The man, Alexander Scourby, is working in Quebec City, Canada, and is in a bit of trouble. He has been arrested and charged with beating a woman.

Milland grabs a plane and is soon on the job. As it so happens, Milland knows the Chief of the local Police. He talks the man, Ben Wright, into holding off on formal charges till he has had a chance to snoop around.

Wright gives Milland 24 hours to investigate the matter. Milland checks out Scourby's alibi and discovers that Scourby is being less than truthful. Scourby admits that he was stepping out with the woman, Roxane Berard, but he never beat her. He asks Milland to keep the matter to himself since he "is" a married man.

Milland now questions Berard about the matter. The bruised and battered Berard, caves, and admits that it was her cousin, David Garcia, who had knocked her around. It was all a scam to get Scourby in trouble. A rival mining company was bidding on the same contract. They figured that trouble with the law would influence the mine owners to avoid Scourby's company's bid.

The bad guys are quickly rounded up after a round of flying fists and several gun shots. Milland is soon back on the plane and back home.

An OK time-waster. The directing chores were handled by long time television man, Don Weis.

The d of p was Oscar winner, Lionel Lindon. His work includes films such as, THE BLUE DAHLIA, OSS, MY FAVOURITE BRUNETTE, ALIAS NICK BEAL, QUICKSAND, DESTINATION MOON, ONLY THE VALIANT and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. (b/w)

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