The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
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A Time to Die 

A bizarre black comedy in which Burton Stevens, injured in a bad car crash, is told by mysterious people that he can select someone to die in his place.

Director:

Marc Daniels

Writer:

Aaron Spelling
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Himself - Host / Burton Stevens
June Allyson ... Julie Stevens
Edgar Bergen ... Dr. Samuels
John Saxon ... Nick Giller
Ernest Truex ... Dr. Davids
Tuesday Weld ... Leslie Clark
Andy Williams ... Mike Nelson
Dick Powell Jr. Dick Powell Jr. ... Chris (as Ricky Powell)
Pamela Powell Pamela Powell ... Pam
Donald Foster Donald Foster ... Dr. Norman
Monica Keating Monica Keating ... Nurse
Larry J. Blake ... Lou Kallen (as Larry Blake)
Lou Krugman Lou Krugman ... Moishi Abrams
Art Lewis ... Combo Drector
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A bizarre black comedy in which Burton Stevens, injured in a bad car crash, is told by mysterious people that he can select someone to die in his place.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1962 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Closing credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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A sweet matter of death
22 January 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

What a wonderful fantasy tale, this one showing Dick Powell, a big executive who, after a big car crash, is in waiting to die and realizes that he is in care of strange hosts. They propose him to make a choice, to go ahead and accomplish a task, save one out of three people about to die in L.A. So that his fate will be maybe different. You have understood that it's not a dark or depressing tale here, but rather a sort of comedy in the Preston Sturges or Ernst Lubitsch's films scheme. A show for the whole family at supper time. I know, the title suggests something else than this cool story. Not bad for me. Dick Powell has the main role here and is very good at it. Exquisite ending...


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