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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Terry Burnham who plays Tessa previously acted with Shepperd Strudwick in The Twilight Zone: Nightmare as a Child (1960). 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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Probably the best on disc one....not that this is a glowing endorsement.
16 December 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I love TV anthology shows--especially the ones from the 1950s and 60s. I have watched quite a few of these lately--all either from DVDs from Netflix or from However, after seeing disc one of "Thriller", I am apprehensive to get another. While you MIGHT think the shows are about the supernatural and are very similar to "The Twilight Zone", they are nothing like that--at least in the early episodes. I've read from one reviewer that the show DID later become like that--but I am not sure I have the patience to wade through any more mediocre shows like I just watched on disc one.

Of the five episodes on disc one, "The Mark of the Hand" might be the best...though this isn't exactly a glowing endorsement. It's interesting, though also rather predictable.

The show begins with a murder--and it appears as if a cute little girl did it. However, the family tries to stop or at least slow down the investigation by the police--and the police are not about to ignore a shooting just because a little kid might have done it.

As you watch this show, the viewer is led right to the plot twist--and you see it coming and can predict what will occur. This is very, very weak and despite some good performances, I can't see this as anything more than a time passer.

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