Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
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Charlie, He Couldn't Kill a Fly 

An alcoholic, loudmouth, unemployed man on the verge of losing his wife and son is arrested for murder. He actually is a witness to who committed the crime but no one except a family friend... See full summary »

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(as Irving Pearlberg)
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... Charlie Kling
... JoAnne Kling
... Lou Franklin
... Frankie Kling
Berkeley Harris ... Pete Francis
... Lt. Bill Thaler
... Beth / prostitute addict
Noam Pitlik ... Benny Galati
... Spinner / addict in bar
... Piano Player
Darryl Richard ... Ralph
Elaine Earl ... Nan
Frank Evans ... Joe
Joseph Mell ... Harry
Tony Franke ... Jonesy
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An alcoholic, loudmouth, unemployed man on the verge of losing his wife and son is arrested for murder. He actually is a witness to who committed the crime but no one except a family friend believes him to be innocent. He becomes a hero to his neighbors as the murdered man was a drug dealer and begins to revel in the glory. When his friend finds the real killer it may be too late as the "hero" is now fully prepared to go to prison. Written by dubchi

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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7 May 1964 (USA)  »

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(Pathé)

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1.33 : 1
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Keenan Wynn gave a fine performance in the "Charlie, He Couldn't Kill a Fly" ep of "Kraft Suspense Theatre"
14 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Charlie Kling (Keenan Wynn) is a drunk filled with dreams who no one respects which include his wife, JoAnne (Beverly Garland), and son, Frankie (Michael Burns). In fact, JoAnne has fallen for her boss, Lou Franklin (Richard Kiley) and is going to tell Charlie about her leaving him. But on his way home, Charlie stumbles into a murder of a drug dealer moments after it happened and since the knife is wiped clean of fingerprints, he's the leading suspect. I'll stop there and just say that this was a very compelling ep of "Kraft Suspense Theatre" with Wynn especially in good form with the way his character goes through several changes in his personality with the flip of the coin. He's the main reason to watch with the others also almost as good. So on that note, "Charlie, He Couldn't Kill a Fly" is a highly recommend ep of "Kraft Suspense Theatre".


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