Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
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The Frozen Sound 

Government agents attempt to rescue a kidnapped research scientist.


Leigh Jason


Norman Jolley (from a story by), Norman Jolley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Truman Bradley ... Host / Narrator
Marshall Thompson ... Dr. David J. Masters
Marilyn Erskine ... Linda Otis
Ray Collins ... Dr. Milton Otis
Elizabeth Patterson ... Hannah
Michael Fox ... Dr. Gordine


The scientific director of a government project is under suspicion of espionage after top secret information is leaked from his office. A search uncovers a strange bottle made of crystal. Tests show the rock records sound, reproducing the private conversations that happen in the director's office. Written by Jay Phelps <>

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Drama | Sci-Fi





Release Date:

30 July 1955 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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If I Could Keep Sound in a Bottle
12 July 2013 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This effort is about a federal investigation into the leaking of the details of a very important meeting. An FBI agent comes to check on a man (Ray Collins--Lieutenant Tragg of Perry Mason fame) who has always been above reproach. He has done incredible service for the government, but now falls under scrutiny. He has an incredibly tiresome blonde daughter who fills up way too much screen time. She starts to fawn all over the live-in agent who turns out to be a pretty good guy. The focus turns out to be on the ability of crystals to absorb sound and act like primitive tape recorders. This is real Cold War stuff as are many of the SFT productions. Still, I saw this when I was a teenager and was quite taken with the concept. I really wished it was possible.

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