Thriller (1960–1962)
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Knock Three-One-Two 

A man in need of money enlists the help of a serial killer to get the money from his wife.


Herman Hoffman


Fredric Brown (story), John Kneubuhl (adaptation)


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Episode cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Himself
Joe Maross ... Ray Kenton
Beverly Garland ... Ruth Kenton
Charles Aidman ... George Mikos
Warren Oates ... Benny
David Alpert David Alpert ... Joe Bedell
Murray Alper ... Older Bartender
Norman Leavitt ... Charlie
Meade Martin Meade Martin ... Silk Stocking Strangler
Clancy Cooper ... Police Captain
Lida Piazza Lida Piazza ... First Waitress
Will J. White ... Lt. Tracy
Bunny Bishop Bunny Bishop ... Second Waitress
Lillian O'Malley Lillian O'Malley ... Landlady


A man in need of money enlists the help of a serial killer to get the money from his wife.

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Release Date:

13 December 1960 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Pete Rugolo's score uses the 3-1-2 rhythm as a motif. See more »


Ray was at the bar talking to the strangler at a time approaching midnight, but the next scene where George drops off Ruth at her apartment, it appears to be daylight. See more »


Version of The Red Ibis (1975) See more »

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Don't Open The Door
29 October 2014 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Joe Maross plays perennial gambler Ray Kenton, who finds himself once again deep in debt to gangsters, who this time threaten to kill him if he doesn't pay in full. Broke and desperate, he tries and fails to get his wife Ruth(played by Beverly Garland) to loan him the money from her savings. Ray then befriends a disturbed young man named Benny(played by Warren Oates) who insists he is a killer, and there is indeed a serial killer on the loose. Though Benny isn't responsible, Ray decides to use slow-witted Benny in an elaborate murder scheme involving that killer and his wife... Contrived though reasonably interesting effort has a good cast at least, and a most ironic ending.

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