Checkmate (1960–1962)
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A Matter of Conscience 


Richard Irving


Laurence Heath (story) (as Leonard Heideman), Edmund Morris (teleplay)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Anthony George ... Don Corey
Doug McClure ... Jed Sills
Sebastian Cabot ... Dr. Carl Hyatt
Gary Merrill ... Ernie Stone
Bruce Gordon ... Bill Stevens
Josephine Hutchinson ... Mrs. Stone
Ronald Nicholas Ronald Nicholas ... Chuck Ellis (as Ron Nicholas)
Edmund Hashim ... Steve Krell
Joan Staley ... Gloria
Addison Richards ... Sgt. Handler
Joseph Hamilton ... Jim Benson
Anthony Jochim Anthony Jochim ... Max Lister
John Carlyle John Carlyle ... Sid
Maurice Kelly Maurice Kelly ... Prison Guard (as Maurice E. Kelly)


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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

18 February 1961 (USA) See more »

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Jamco Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Double the price
26 February 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Away from Checkmate Sebastian Cabot as a noted criminologist has all kinds of other activities in the criminal justice field. Among them is evaluating potential parolees and he's convinced and convinces the parole board that life sentence convict Gary Merrill is worthy of a second chance. Merrill as a young and stupid kid participated in a robbery where a store owner is killed and another man wounded and left a paraplegic.

But there are a few people out there with grudges against Merrill and Cabot brings in his colleagues to see that no harm befalls him. Bruce Gordon and Josephine Hutchinson play Merrill's long estranged brother and mother.

As for who is trying to do Merrill in, all I will say is there's someone who believes in the old adage that if you're a thief you think everyone else steals. Merill's paid more than his due in fact he's paid double the price to earn his freedom.

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