I Led 3 Lives: Season 3, Episode 25

Commie Photo (1956)

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Jeff Alexander ...
Arthur Collins
Pandora Bronson ...
Comrade Louise
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Herbert A. Philbrick
Ralph Clanton ...
Comrade Marvin Tanner
Kay Cousins Johnson ...
Comrade Anna
Gerald Marshall ...
Comrade Alfred Embers
Robert Stevenson ...
Comrade Gregor
John Zaremba ...
Special Agent Jerry Dressler
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Commie Scare TV
19 June 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is an episode of the ZIV series, "I Led 3 Lives", that ran for 117 episodes from 1953 to 56.

This series, made during the height of the RED SCARE era, was about a man, played by Richard Carlson, who infiltrated various communist groups for the F.B.I.

Each episode starts with Carlson saying, "This is the fantastic true story of Herbert A Philbrick, who for 9 frightening years led 3 lives. That of an average citizen, a high level communist party member and a counter-spy for the FBI." In this episode, Carlson attends a party meeting where he is assigned to help two new members in from Russia. The two, Kay Cousins and Robert Stevenson are here to "take care" of a loose security detail. The cell leader, Ralph Clanton, tells Carlson that he believes there is a leak inside the cell.

Carlson is told to set up a meeting with the loose end, Gerald Marshall. He is to take Cousins and Stevenson to Marshall's place later that night. The meeting breaks up and Carlson heads off to meet his FBI contact.

He tells his FBI handler, John Zaremba, about the hit on Marshall. Zaremba informs Carlson that Marshall is indeed an info source. Carlson tells Zaremba that there is something very familiar about the woman Cousins.

The FBI check their files and discover that Cousins is really a wanted Nazi war criminal. Apparently she was a death camp guard known as the "witch of Dachau." She had disappeared after the war.

Carlson contacts his commie cell leader, Clanton, and tells him that he recalled who Cousins was from his days in the Army. There had been posters of her plastered in every barracks. Clanton decides that if Carlson could remember her from a poster maybe a cop or citizen could. It would not be good for the party to have an agent captured. The hit is cancelled and Cousins and Stevenson are shipped out of the country. The FBI grab up Marshall and sprint him off to safety.

The rest of the cast includes, Jeff Alexander, Bob Forrest and Pandora Bronson.

The director is vet TV man, Henry Kesler. He worked on various series like LOCK-UP, HIGHWAY PATROL and CORONADO NINE. The d of p was Monroe Askins. His resume is more or less the same as Kesler's.

Low rent series that is better than i expected.


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