Thriller (1960–1962)
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Portrait Without a Face 

Six months after an artist is mysteriously murdered, a blank canvas in his studio begins filling itself in, portraying the crime and building up to the revelation of the killer's identity.

Director:

John Newland

Writer:

Jason Wingreen
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Himself
Jane Greer ... Ann Moffat
Robert Webber ... Arthur Henshaw
Katherine Squire Katherine Squire ... Agatha Moffat
George Mitchell ... Sheriff Pete Browning
Brian Gaffikin Brian Gaffikin ... Nat Fairchild
John Banner ... Prof. Martin Vander Hoven
Gage Clarke ... Dr. Josiah Grant
Alberta Nelson Alberta Nelson ... Marie Browning
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Six months after an artist is mysteriously murdered, a blank canvas in his studio begins filling itself in, portraying the crime and building up to the revelation of the killer's identity.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1961 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This is one of four episodes directed by John Newland, who also makes an uncredited cameo as the artist Robertson Moffat. This episode aired on 25 December 1961, exactly two weeks after Thriller: The Return of Andrew Bentley (1961). which he both directed and starred in. See more »

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Teeters between horror and crime
20 May 2009 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Intriguing entry starts off with an unbilled John Newland (previously in "The Return of Andrew Bentley") playing an obnoxious artist who gets murdered with an arrow through the head. Six months later, the murder still unsolved, strange apparitions appear on a blank canvas, depicting the scene of the crime in the exact same style as the corpse. Is there something supernatural going on or what? As the investigating sheriff, George Mitchell had previously appeared in "The Big Blackout." Jane Greer began her Hollywood career under the auspices of Howard Hughes, to her later regret. Other familiar faces in the cast include Robert Webber, Gage Clarke and John Banner (HOGAN'S HEROES). Actor Jason Wingreen was a TV veteran from 1955 who also dabbled in scripting, as his credit here attests, the first of five TV episodes he wrote (for 5 different programs).


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