Thriller (1960–1962)
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The Devil's Ticket 

An artist "pawns" his soul to the devil and must retrieve it by painting a portrait of another person whose soul will be exchanged for his.


Jules Bricken


Robert Bloch (adaptation), Robert Bloch (story)


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Episode cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Himself
Macdonald Carey ... Hector Vane
Patricia Medina ... Nadja
Joan Tetzel ... Marie Vane
John Emery ... The Pawnbroker
Robert Cornthwaite ... Mr. Spengler
Hayden Rorke ... Dr. Frank
Bartlett Robinson ... Art Critic
Audrey Swanson Audrey Swanson ... The Nurse


An artist "pawns" his soul to the devil and must retrieve it by painting a portrait of another person whose soul will be exchanged for his.

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Release Date:

18 April 1961 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hector Vane's pawn ticket is redeemable at sundown on 5th April. The writer of the screenplay Robert Bloch's birthday was 5th April. See more »

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The devil you say
10 December 2012 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

As a child, I watched Thriller mainly to see the legendary Boris Karloff introduce each episode. The episodes themselves were like little plays and adult-oriented, so I was less interested in the show itself. As n adult, I am watching episodes on youtube, and appreciating them for what they are. Some are crime stories and some are supernatural in nature. All episodes star one or two name actors of the era. This creepy episode features MacDonald Carey as a starving artist who makes a deal with the Devil (John Emery). It is fairly easy to guess where it is headed, but there is a novel twist at the very last minute that was harder to predict. The captivating Patricia Medina plays Carey's mistress. Robert Bloch wrote both the story and teleplay. I must say Emery hams it up beautifully as the Devil.

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