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The Man on the Monkey Board 

Tod and Buz take labor jobs on a Louisiana offshore oil rig. Tod immediately finds the behavior of a seemingly out-of-place older worker to be odd. As Tod continues to watch the man he ... See full summary »

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Roger Kay
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Lew Ayres ... Frank Bartlett
Martin Milner ... Tod Stiles
George Maharis ... Buz Murdock
Alfred Ryder ... Palmer
Frank Overton ... Hanson
Fred J. Scollay ... Thompson
Michael Conrad ... Al Jenkins
Roger C. Carmel ... Man in the Shower
Barnard Hughes ... Doctor (as Bernard Hughes)
Bruce Dern ... Albert
Edward Asner ... Second Man
Jack Arthur Jack Arthur ... Cook
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Tod and Buz take labor jobs on a Louisiana offshore oil rig. Tod immediately finds the behavior of a seemingly out-of-place older worker to be odd. As Tod continues to watch the man he finds the strange behavior has a sane purpose-the man is a Nazi hunter who is closing in on his prey. Written by dubchi

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Country:

USA

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English | German

Release Date:

28 October 1960 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Denage, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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This one marks the first credited appearance for both Bruce Dern and Roger C. Carmel in TV or film. See more »

Quotes

Otto Reinitz: You needed an x-ray to uncover me. I saw through you at once. Your kind give off a smell - a smell of fear, subservience.
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Special Guest Star Lew Ayres was credited first before series regulars Martin Milner and George Maharis. See more »

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Tense and Exciting
19 May 2008 | by rwint1611See all my reviews

Tense and exciting episode featuring Ayres as a undercover Nazi hunter getting a job on a offshore oil rig in order to try and weed out a fugitive member of the German Nzi party who is hiding out as one of the rig's crew members.

What makes this episode so intriguing is the fact that neither Ayres nor the viewer has any idea which one of the crew members it is until the very end. This creates some great tension and mystery as Ayres orchestrates a lot of elaborate tactics to get the culprit to expose himself.

This episode is also good as it gives a very rare and vivid glimpse of just what it is like to work on an oil rig. The excellent camera work and direction make you feel like you are right there. There is also some really good (and dangerous) stunt work and as usual episode writer Silliphant comes up with some very profound and memorable lines of dialogue.

Grade: A


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