Thriller (1960–1962)
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The Mark of the Hand 

A young girl is accused of murder and refuses to speak to anyone ever again.


Paul Henreid


Charlotte Armstrong (novel), Eric Peters


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Episode cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Himself
Mona Freeman ... Sylvia Walsh
Jessie Royce Landis ... Mrs. Kilburn
Shepperd Strudwick ... Douglas Kilburn
Rachel Ames ... Betty Follett
Judson Pratt ... Lt. Bill Gordon
Berry Kroeger ... Paul Mowry
Terry Burnham Terry Burnham ... Tessa Kilburn
Jon Lormer ... Dr. Emil Berland
John Alvin ... Detective Joe


A young girl is accused of murder and refuses to speak to anyone ever again.

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Release Date:

4 October 1960 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The pistol shown/used in this episode is a Czechoslovakian made CZ model 27 (sometimes known as a CZ-27 or VZ-27) semi-automatic pistol, most likely in .32 ACP caliber. See more »


When Mrs. Kilburn (Jessie Royce Landis) is talking to Lt. Bill Gordon (Judson Pratt) in his office, one of the detectives calls him away. Outside his office, Gordon calls to talk to Douglas Kilburn (Shepperd Strudwick), and finding Douglas has gone shopping downtown, Gordon leaves the police station to find him. But in doing so, Gordon leaves Mrs. Kilburn completely alone in his office without dismissing her or letting her know he was going out. See more »

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Just Too Much to Swallow
7 November 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A man is killed, shot in the back. A little girl sits on a chair as the family arrives. She is holding a pistol, the murder weapon. We soon find out that this little girl has had a series of examples of anti-social behavior. Flattening a flower bed, playing with a gun before the one used in the crime. Soon she is the center of an investigation, but she decides to stop talking. A police detective must wade through a bunch of obstructionism by the family. One woman lies three times, saying she was only protecting the child. There is only one criticism but it is a big one. To orchestrate what happened in this setting would be beyond the pale. The convenience of the little girl clamming up, when she could have just told them what happened, is ludicrous. If I had never seen these shows when I was young, knowing that some are of high quality, I would have dropped out after this one. Just too high on the cheese factor.

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