Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
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Once Upon a Savage Night 

Police authorities in Chicago are seeking serial killer "Georgie Porgie." His M.O. is to murder blondes with a "cheap" reputation. He was thought to have "gone south for the winter" after a... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Altman

Writers:

David Moessinger (teleplay), William P. McGivern (story)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Charles McGraw ... Harry Brockman
Robert Ridgely ... Dan McVeay
Ted Knight ... Carl Lombardo
Philip Abbott ... Myron Ellis
Barbara Turner ... Bernadette
Charlene Lee Charlene Lee ... Wynnette
Douglas A. Alleman Douglas A. Alleman ... Ralph
Arlene Kieta Arlene Kieta ... The Blond
John A. Alonzo ... Officer Miller
Robert H. Harris ... Officer Newman (as Robert Harris)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Frann Mary Frann ... Annette
Jan Marsh Jan Marsh ... Dancer
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Police authorities in Chicago are seeking serial killer "Georgie Porgie." His M.O. is to murder blondes with a "cheap" reputation. He was thought to have "gone south for the winter" after a killing in Tennessee. But he has returned to Chicago and kills a woman in the middle of a strip club. Georgie Porgie is somewhere on the Illinois Tollway. However, the manhunt is complicated by a missile convoy moving through the Chicago area. Written by Bill Koenig

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1964 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Production Co:

Roncom Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathé)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not to disagree…
16 September 2013 | by irearlySee all my reviews

with my esteemed predecessor but this is one of Altman's most interesting films combining his industrial background and his use of cutting-edge technology (location filming with lenses and faster color film stock in this instance)and anticipating both the serial-killer phenomenon and such oddball affects as David Lynch's Blue Velvet. It's a weirdly creepy experience and covered more extensively on IMDb under it's other name: Nightmare In Chicago. I especially like the strip club scene and the scenes set in and around Chicago's freeways and the traveler's oasis where Georgie has a strange little conversation with a waitress right out of Ben's place. It's a gas man!


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