Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
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The Open Cell 

Sheriff Morgan Winter decides to give a young man involved in a shooting another chance by taking him into his custody for a year. But the rest of the town, including Winter's deputy, just ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Florey

Writer:

Barney Slater
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Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Sheriff Morgan Winter
Marshall Thompson ... Eli Hendericks
Steven Terrell Steven Terrell ... Jess Bolin (as Steve Terrell)
Frances Robinson ... Eleanor Winter
Maurice Manson Maurice Manson ... Ben McCready
Brett King Brett King ... Sam Butler
Thomas Wilde Thomas Wilde ... Business Man (as Thos. Wilde)
Robert Sherman Robert Sherman ... Doctor
John Mitchum ... Cowhand
Gail Ganley Gail Ganley ... Sarah McCready
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Sheriff Morgan Winter decides to give a young man involved in a shooting another chance by taking him into his custody for a year. But the rest of the town, including Winter's deputy, just wants to see the boy fail and get sent up to prison. Written by rbecker28

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1957 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Work Release
20 January 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Dick Powell himself starred in this episode of Zane Grey Theater from his Four Star Production Company. In it he plays a sheriff who decides to use young Steve Terrell as an experiment in an early form of work release.

That does not sit well with the town folks especially Deputy Marshall Thompson. It's a sad state of affairs all around.

I'm in agreement with the other reviewer. I'm not sure why Powell decided that young Terrell was a worthy choice for an experiment. There seems nothing in the kid's character to warrant Powell wasting his time.

Usually Dick reserved some good Zane Grey Theater stories for himself. He came up short here.


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