Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

The Mystery of Thirteen 

The story of William Palmer, one of the most notorious poisoners in Victorian England - or was he?

Director:

Robert Mulligan

Writers:

Robert Graves (story: They Hanged My Saintly Billy), David Shaw (adaptation)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
John Baragrey ... John Parsons Cook
Romney Brent ... Professor
Gladys Cooper ... Mrs. Palmer
Henry Jones ... Walter Palmer
Jack Lemmon ... Dr. Billy Palmer
Herbert Marshall ... Dr. Knight
Margaret O'Brien ... Annie Brookes
Vincent Price ... Himself - Host
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The story of William Palmer, one of the most notorious poisoners in Victorian England - or was he?

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1957 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An adaptation of Robert Graves's then-recent non-fiction book, "They Hanged My Saintly Billy", a biography of William Palmer. Graves's book had caused a minor sensation on publication by insisting that Palmer, hanged for murder in the mid-19th century following a hugely notorious poisoning case, was, in fact, innocent. This view is still not generally held to be likely. See more »

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