The show consisted of forty episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears ... See full summary »
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In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Himself - Host 5 episodes, 1957-1958
Cris Roberts ...  Waitress 4 episodes, 1958
...  Angie / ... 4 episodes, 1957-1958
David Armstrong ...  Policeman / ... 3 episodes, 1957-1958
...  Kelly Pomeroy 3 episodes, 1958
...  Matron Henderson 3 episodes, 1957-1958
...  Steven 3 episodes, 1958
...  Jason 3 episodes, 1957-1958
...  Mr. Foster / ... 2 episodes, 1958
...  Capt. Crane / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
...  Ben Silcox / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
Jim Johnson ...  Delivery Boy 2 episodes, 1958
Tita Purdom ...  Lady Flora / ... 2 episodes, 1958
...  Pierre / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
Juney Ellis ...  Mother / ... 2 episodes, 1957
...  Lady Clementina / ... 2 episodes, 1958
...  Count Rouvaloff / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
...  Captain 2 episodes, 1958
...  Police Lt. Benson / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
George Pelling ...  Mail Clerk 2 episodes, 1957-1958
Marcel De la Brosse 2 episodes, 1958
Tharon Crigler 2 episodes, 1958
...  Walker 2 episodes, 1958
Ken Hooker ...  Cab Driver / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
Howard Wendell ...  L.M. Tucker / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
...  Ben Forbes / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
...  Flora 2 episodes, 1957-1958
2 episodes, 1958
...  Miguel Del Sequiras / ... 2 episodes, 1957
Dorothea Lord 2 episodes, 1958
...  Cop delivering food to Janice Rule 2 episodes, 1958
James Congdon ...  Christopher Van Houten / ... 2 episodes, 1958
2 episodes, 1958
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The show consisted of forty episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and suspicions. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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(31 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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A Nice Little Series
8 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have only seen a few episodes of this series and I like it. I own the story A Voice in th Night and it is truly a suspenseful and scary story with a lot of subtle horror. The stories and the writing I have seen from just a few episodes is crisp and tight in the telling of very good and entertaining stories. Seriously, this needs to be on DVD like another series Bus Stop almost from the same era. As it is, this series stand alone on the strength of just the few stories I have seen. I seriously hope I can find more of this long forgotten and little known gem. If you can get copies or even few them, you will not be disappointed. At least not from the few I have seen.


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