Checkmate (1960–1962)
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The Deadly Silence 

Gangsters chase a deaf schoolteacher who has read their lips and so learned of their plan to bring fellow mobster Antonio Lucas into the country from Cuba.

Director:

Paul Stewart

Writers:

Harold Clements (teleplay), Hendrik Vollaerts (story) (as Rik Vollaerts)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony George ... Don Corey
Doug McClure ... Jed Sills
Sebastian Cabot ... Dr. Carl Hyatt
Diana Lynn ... Joan Emerson
Ken Lynch ... Lt. Thomas Brand
Parley Baer ... Harris
Donna Douglas ... Barbara Simmons
Jeanne Bates ... Mrs. Lasko
Leonard Bremen ... Argosy Repair Man (as Lennie Bremen)
Ted Stanhope ... Man with Glasses
Percy Helton ... Steam Room Attendant
Dennis Rush Dennis Rush ... Tommy Lako
Clegg Hoyt Clegg Hoyt ... Ox
Mike Mahoney Mike Mahoney ... Michaels
Allen Pinson Allen Pinson ... Sam Dooley
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Gangsters chase a deaf schoolteacher who has read their lips and so learned of their plan to bring fellow mobster Antonio Lucas into the country from Cuba.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1961 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Jamco Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Paranoia does them in
29 February 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

An old friend of Sebastian Cabot comes racing into Checkmate's office/living quarters with three men with guns on her heels. They're a paranoid bunch who think they may have accidentally spilled some criminal plans. Fortunately Anthony George is at home and awake. It's only when Cabot arrives on the scene that they can 'talk' to her. Lynn is not only deaf, she's a teacher of deaf kids.

As it turns out she does read lips fluently and did catch some words while at a coffee shop with these three gorillas. Cabot who is fluent in sign gets some of those words from her. He puts them down on a black board and tries to figure out their meaning in a scene reminiscent of the later The List Of Adrian Messenger with George C. Scott figuring out what the Adrian Messenger character was saying in his dying words.

Paranoia is what does these three in. Had they just ignored her, their nefarious scheme would not have come to light. What was their scheme. Not saying more, but think about the plot premise of Key Largo.

Diana Lynn is quite good as the deaf mute teacher.


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