Checkmate (1960–1962)
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Dance of Death 


Paul Stewart


Robert Libott (teleplay) (as Robert Yale Libott)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Anthony George ... Don Corey
Doug McClure ... Jed Sills
Sebastian Cabot ... Dr. Carl Hyatt
Cyd Charisse ... Janine Caree
Ken Lynch ... Lt. Thomas Brand
Lillian Bronson ... Ninon Granville
Carlos Romero Carlos Romero ... Arturo Calderone
Donna Douglas ... Barbara Simmons
Addison Richards ... Mike Lambeth
Argentina Brunetti ... Berta
Peter Mamakos ... Gunman
Joey Faye Joey Faye ... Cleaner
Marc Wilder Marc Wilder ... Dancer
Lorrie Richards Lorrie Richards ... Ballerina
John Emery ... Stan Zobienski


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Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

22 April 1961 (USA) See more »

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Jamco Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dr. Carl Hyatt: You know what a memory is, Don; it's the one thing you never forget.
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A 4th version of the Falcon
1 March 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This case for Checkmate takes them into the world of ballet where prima ballerina is being threatened about a costume she danced in. It's no ordinary costume, it belonged to a prima ballerina of the Ballet Russe and it's studded with real emeralds. Cyd Charisse is the ballerina and she's being pursued the way Mary Astor was pursued in The Maltese Falcon by all kinds of characters. The Sydney Greenstreet of the story is played by John Emery.

When she comes to Checkmate, Charisse is told that for that evening all the Checkmate partners are otherwise engaged. So Anthony George calls in a retired cop buddy Addison Richards for a one day assignment. That gets Richards killed and Corey looking for the killer.

So if you've seen the famous Dashiell Hammett classic, any or all three of the big screen versions you know how this one comes out.

In fact this Checkmate story can be almost labeled a fourth version of the Falcon.

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