Thriller (1960–1962)
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The Merriweather File 

After a mysterious intruder fails to kill Ann Merriweather in her home, her husband Charles is framed for murder, leaving their lawyer Howard Yates to unravel a twisted scheme of revenge.

Director:

John Brahm

Writers:

John Kneubuhl (adaptation), Lionel White (novel)
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Episode cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Himself
James Gregory ... Howard Yates
Bethel Leslie ... Ann Merriweather
Ross Elliott ... Charles Merriweather
Edward Binns ... Lt. Giddeon
K.T. Stevens ... Virginia Grant
Bernard Fein Bernard Fein ... I.L. Gluckman
Nesdon Booth Nesdon Booth ... Prosecuting Attorney
Richard Reeves ... Patrolman
Gil Perkins ... Mechanic
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After a mysterious intruder fails to kill Ann Merriweather in her home, her husband Charles is framed for murder, leaving their lawyer Howard Yates to unravel a twisted scheme of revenge.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Good Crime Drama with a Few Unanswered Questions
16 November 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is a tangled tale where a woman, who is submerged in guilt over accidentally backing over her little boy, is suddenly the object of an attempted murder. She is fragile and vulnerable, it would seem. The centerpiece in all this is her husband, who resents her for having killed the son, though it was indeed an accident. James Gregory is the next door neighbor attorney who has more than a casual interest in the beautiful woman. When a body is found in the husband's car, he is arrested and here is where things get serious. There are two thing that keep this from being a 10. The question of why, knowing there is a body in the trunk, would he stop a police care and seek help when he loses his key. Secondly, the courtroom scene is ridiculous. Also, the long explanation at the conclusion should have been done in flashback in a dramatic way. Still it packs a good punch.


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