Checkmate (1960–1962)
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A Slight Touch of Venom 



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Episode complete credited cast:
Anthony George ... Don Corey
Doug McClure ... Jed Sills
Sebastian Cabot ... Dr. Carl Hyatt
Keenan Wynn ... Big Bill Venable
Susan Cummings ... Countess Johanna
John Fiedler ... Mr. Mitchie
Forrest Compton Forrest Compton ... Bernard Milroy
Rand Brooks ... Edgar Drummond
Pat McCaffrie Pat McCaffrie ... Novelty Store Manager
Barbara Morrison ... Mrs. Grayson
Gilbert Reade Gilbert Reade ... Doctor
Scott Sloane Scott Sloane ... Pete the Gate Guard
Barry Brooks Barry Brooks ... Bartender


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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

17 June 1961 (USA) See more »

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Jamco Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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The money, but not the polish
15 February 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Keenan Wynn is Checkmate's client in this episode, a nouveau riche millionaire from the east now moved to San Francisco and living in the rich part of town. He may have the money, but not the polish. Wynn made his money in the construction and elegant manners and breeding don't go with hard hats. He's having a hard time crashing society, but there's person out there who wants to kill him. Wynn maybe rough around more than the edges, but that's not a reason to kill him.

The method chosen for execution makes it obvious from the beginning who the culprit is so I dare not mention the exotic method of execution chosen or all would be revealed. But Keenan Wynn gives a magnificent performance as the crass millionaire in the Born Yesterday tradition.

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