Route 66 (1960–1964)
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Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing 

Tod and Buz are working as Guest Liaisons at a motel just outside of Chicago. Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Peter Lorre meet there to discuss whether the old monster costumes they used ... See full summary »

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Robert Gist
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Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Milner ... Tod Stiles
George Maharis ... Buz Murdock
Peter Lorre ... Peter Lorre
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Lon Chaney (as Lon Chaney)
Martita Hunt ... Mrs. Baxter
Boris Karloff ... Boris Karloff
Conrad Nagel ... Mr. Paris
Sally Gracie Sally Gracie ... Beth Traymore
William Berger ... Mr. Charles Stevenson (as Bill Berger)
Jeannine Riley ... Molly Cross
Ralph Stantley Ralph Stantley ... Lt. Collins
Betsy Jones-Moreland Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Lila Bain
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Tod and Buz are working as Guest Liaisons at a motel just outside of Chicago. Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Peter Lorre meet there to discuss whether the old monster costumes they used in films will still scare a TV audience today. A group of Executive Secretaries meeting at the motel provide a handy "test group". Written by dubchi

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wolfman costume | coffin | See All (2) »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1962 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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This is Lon Chaney Jr.'s last appearance in the Wolfman makeup. It also had Lon Chaney Jr. as the Hunchback of Notre Dame, a role made famous by his father Lon Chaney in the classic silent version of the movie. See more »

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Molly Cross: [He walks over and picks her up in her arms] Mr. Stevenson, what are doing?
Mr. Charles Stevenson: I'm taking you to the Justice of the Peace. Molly, you're marrying me today!
Molly Cross: But you're engaged!
Mr. Charles Stevenson: I can always get another fiancée, but I'll never get another secretary like you.
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Fat City for Old Movie Fans
28 October 2017 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

It's fat city for horror movie fans, especially those of us who hide under beds. Icons of the past, Karloff, Chaney Jr., and Lorre are together at last. Truth be told, my feelings are sort of mixed seeing them playing themselves and spoofing their monster roles. I guess I want fantasy, not reality. Catch that great opening hook when I thought a boyish nightmare was coming true. The plot's something about our scary trio wanting to produce modern horror features, but do the old tricks still work. They disagree, but who's correct—it's Frankenstein Karloff versus Madman Lorre and Wolfman Chaney.

Okay, the story's just an excuse to get three movie icons on screen together. But what's with the Molly (Riley) bit. It looks like she's practicing for Queen of Coy, especially in that one lengthy close- up scene that almost comes across as padding. Nonetheless, she is endearing even if excessive. And, oh yes, there's a ton of fashionable girls (executive secretaries) for Buz and Tod to ogle, (and me too). Also shouldn't overlook two supporting old timers, Hunt and Nagel, who lend waspish class. All in all, the hour's as much a treat now as it was then. My only complaint is that the icons should have been favored with a curtain-call bow; somehow that seems appropriate even now.


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