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(1963–1965)

Episode List

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Season 1

24 Oct. 1963
The End of the World, Baby
The situation gets dangerously complicated when a money-challenged sculptor gets romantically involved with a wealthy married woman and her temperamental daughter who are vacationing in Italy.
 
31 Oct. 1963
A Hero for Our Times
A "happily married" and well thought of businessman witnesses a murder. Unfortunately, he is at his mistress' apartment when it happens. His dilemma about whether or not to report what he knows to the police is heightened further when a man he knows to be innocent of the crime is arrested.
 
7 Nov. 1963
Are There Any More Out There Like You?
Four college students rundown a pedestrian on Christmas Eve, but refuse to say who drove. The well-off father of 1 student arranges for preferential treatment for all, to spare his family's name, but the flippant attitude of the students tortures him, so he's torn about covering up for the driver, even if it is his only daughter.
 
14 Nov. 1963
One Step Down
A dead husband turns up in a motel room, but the stunning woman he was with vanishes, leaving no fingerprints. When police show scant interest in the case, the rich widow falls off the wagon and swears revenge. With $7 million all to herself, the widow expects to track the temptress down and make her suffer.
 
5 Dec. 1963
The Machine That Played God
A seemingly happy married couple have a fatal car crash. The husband dies and the surviving wife is suspected by the police of intentionally causing the accident. She tries to "prove" her innocence by taking two polygraph tests. The results confuse her and she comes to believe the "lie detector machines" know the real truth.
 
12 Dec. 1963
The Long, Lost Life of Edward Smalley
20 years after a WW II court-martial, a vet pulls a gun on the ruthless attorney who defended him, when the cynical mouthpiece, who doesn't even remember his former client, refuses to see him. So the shaken gunman recounts the story of accidentally fragging his commanding officer.
 
19 Dec. 1963
The Hunt
A "surfer bum","600 miles from a wave", is roaming the back-roads of the U.S. in his woody wagon when it breaks down. His "rescuers" include a small town sheriff who has a habit of his prisoners escaping and then being hunted down and murdered by his bloodhounds. When the surfer is seen as a threat to report the goings-on he is arrested and is next in line to "escape".
 
26 Dec. 1963
The Name of the Game
A professional craps player (who is habitually broke) is offered backing of up to $1,000,000 to play for a wealthy Southerner who has the goal of winning $200,000 from a Las Vegas casino. If successful they will split the winnings evenly. Complications include the craps players' love interest-and her boyfriend.
 
2 Jan. 1964
The Deep End
A woman enters a private estate which has access to a lake,strips down to a bathing suit and goes swimming. She is pulled underwater by a mysterious scuba diver and held until she drowns. The local police determine her death to be purely an accident but an investigator from out of town is not so sure about that.
 
9 Jan. 1964
A Truce to Terror
In Los Angeles,a wealthy man has a brief scuffle with a Spanish laborer and is accidentally hurt.Feeling the incident was actually a vicious attack,he vows to track down the Spaniard.He does find the man's daughter and by accident causes her to become hurt.Now the Spaniard becomes the hunter and is out for revenge.
 
16 Jan. 1964
Who Is Jennifer?
In Carmel,California the police arrest a vagrant young girl whose true name and age cannot be verified.She could be the long missing daughter of a wealthy widow. Hoping to finally solve the case,the police decide to test their theory and force a visitation between the two.There is a surprising twist at the very end.
 
30 Jan. 1964
Leviathan Five
Five men trapped in an underground Research Center determine that their oxygen will run out before they can be rescued They decide to have a "lottery" to choose who will have to die so the rest can live.After being saved,the four survivors are charged with murder and find the outcome could be fatal.
 
6 Feb. 1964
My Enemy, This Town
A young man returns to Santa Marta, California after seven years,having been paroled on a ten year term for raping a local girl.He finds resentment from his father and the townsfolk.What no one will believe is that he is innocent.His "plan" to clear himself runs into a problem-he is set up to take a fall again.
 
20 Feb. 1964
The Action of the Tiger
In 1943 a somewhat shell-shocked pilot is put back into action after being shot down for the second time in his total of four missions. However, he is shot down again and ends up in a German POW camp. He escapes to smuggle out intelligence information. On his way back to England he plays a game of cat-and-mouse with the Nazis.
 
27 Feb. 1964
Doesn't Anyone Know Who I Am?
An overly stressed, financially strapped, high powered businessman goes on a sales trip and wakes up suffering from amnesia after being assaulted. He settles in a small town, meets a nice girl and gets a simple satisfying job. Then his memory returns. He goes back to his old life and finds unhappiness. What will he do?
 
12 Mar. 1964
The Threatening Eye
In California,a young French-Canadian secretary relentlessly pursues marriage to a dull, married, middle-aged accountant. The man is flattered but mystified. What does the woman really want from him?
 
19 Mar. 1964
A Cause of Anger
An "overdeveloped genius" teenage boy has periodic fits of violent anger. Accompanied by a C.I.D. officer and a psychiatric nurse he is driven by car from his home in L.A. to a military installation in Kansas for diagnosis. During the journey several odd incidents occur and eventually the boy is missing. Is it kidnapping or foul play?
 
26 Mar. 1964
Knight's Gambit
In Majorca,Spain the U.S. Special Envoy is investigated for accepting bribes from organized crime while in his former position of D.A. The U.S. government uses an unlikely undercover operative - an international playboy worth 18 million dollars. The playboy begins the search for evidence by romancing the Special Envoy's secretary.
 
2 Apr. 1964
Once Upon a Savage Night
Police authorities in Chicago are seeking serial killer "Georgie Porgie." His M.O. is to murder blondes with a "cheap" reputation. He was thought to have "gone south for the winter" after a killing in Tennessee. But he has returned to Chicago and kills a woman in the middle of a strip club. Georgie Porgie is somewhere on the Illinois Tollway. However, the manhunt is complicated by a missile convoy moving through the Chicago area.
 
16 Apr. 1964
Portrait of an Unknown Man
A mysterious unfriendly man comes to a remote mountain town to buy supplies and causes the locals to wonder why he is there. He further puzzles them when he sets up a homestead next to a long played out mine and puts up a 'No Trespassing' sign. Meanwhile, the owner of the town's General Store and his daughter are battling their own demons.
 
23 Apr. 1964
Their Own Executioners
In Wickfield, Mass. (just outside Boston) a quiet clean-cut young man confesses to murdering his wife. A local attorney who is dying agrees to see the man and comes away feeling there is a more to the case than premeditated murder. He finds there are motives involving the man's "pure" mother and "tramp" wife. Helping this man brings peace to the dying attorney.
 
30 Apr. 1964
The Sweet Taste of Vengeance
A hustler seduces an entrancing rich woman in Rio de Janeiro, while a sch-lumpy mystery man tails both. Hairsprayed Linda Stevenson plays coy with the conman during Carnivale - while he's uncharacteristically candid. The young American girl in Ipanema remains masked, trying unsuccessfully to blend into the Brazilian stock scenery by changing Carnaby Street outfits constantly, wondering whether she should stay a tourist among the golden people - or chance North of the border romance with her charming fellow U.S. citizen.
 
7 May 1964
Charlie, He Couldn't Kill a Fly
An alcoholic, loudmouth, unemployed man on the verge of losing his wife and son is arrested for murder. He actually is a witness to who committed the crime but no one except a family friend believes him to be innocent. He becomes a hero to his neighbors as the murdered man was a drug dealer and begins to revel in the glory. When his friend finds the real killer it may be too late as the "hero" is now fully prepared to go to prison.
 
14 May 1964
The Watchman
A newspaper writer/novelist tells his analyst about his experiences with a man who was a once a rebel in Spain, a gangster in New York and is now back in Spain after U.S. authorities deported him. The writer also recalls his love for the man's girl and how revealing his feelings lead to an unhappy ending for all concerned.
 
28 May 1964
The Robrioz Ring
In the San Diego area (at Coronado) a family heirloom/good luck piece ring is sold by a man's mother to raise money. A spinsterish school teacher on vacation from Philadelphia buys the ring at a gift shop and the man, just too late to buy it back, decides to romance her to recover the good luck piece. As time passes the relationship becomes more important than the ring.
 
4 Jun. 1964
A Cruel and Unusual Night
A stern Lucas County, California "letter of the law" judge is kidnapped and "sentenced" to death by a man he once sentenced to death. The one-time Death Row prisoner recalls the agonies he went through as he awaited death by gas chamber. As his story is detailed tension builds and two questions remain to be answered-(1) "Will the judge crack?" and (2) "Will the execution be carried out?"
 

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