Starlight Theatre (1950–1951)

Act of God Nonwithstanding 

Disaster looms in the threat of a power plant failure.


Martin Ritt


Lawrence Hazard (adaptation), Leonard Lee (short story)


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Episode cast overview:
Chester Morris ... Ed Kennedy
Olive Deering ... Jane Kennedy
John McGovern John McGovern ... Charlie Wilson
Michael Higgins ... Jimmy Willard
Bert Conway Bert Conway ... Gansby
Jock McGraw Jock McGraw ... Mac Vickar
Joe Mantell ... Steve
Ray Danton ... Coles
Gorday Clifton Gorday Clifton ... Skag
Somar Alberg Somar Alberg ... Dr. Connors (as Somer Alberg)
Ellen Davey Ellen Davey ... Nurse
Doris Roberts ... Operator


Ed Kennedy and his men face the formidable task of keeping the electricity on during a blizzard. Trapped in the power plant for two days already, they're exhausted when their equipment begins to fail. This is just as the local doctor is performing emergency surgery. Ed doesn't know it, but the procedure is to deliver his new daughter by Caesarean section. Written by Jay Phelps <>

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6 September 1951 (USA) See more »

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