Thriller (1960–1962)
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The Fatal Impulse 

A man fleeing from an attempt to assassinate a political candidate puts a small bomb in the bag of a woman in an elevator. The police spend the evening looking for the mystery girl and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Mayer

Writers:

John D. MacDonald (story), Philip MacDonald (adaptation)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Karloff ... Himself
Robert Lansing ... Lieutenant Brian Rome
Whitney Blake ... Jane Kimball
Conrad Nagel ... Mayor Walker Wylie
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Harry Elser
Steve Brodie ... Sgt. George Dumont
Elaine Edwards ... Marjorie Dalquiss
Lance Fuller ... Robert Larrimore
Harry Bartell ... Mr. Dalquiss
Alice Backes Alice Backes ... Carolyn
Antony Carbone ... Bernie
Mary Tyler Moore ... Mary Snyder
Ed Nelson ... Brundage
Cynthia Pepper ... Receptionist
Ernestine Barrier Ernestine Barrier ... Agnes Kimball
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A man fleeing from an attempt to assassinate a political candidate puts a small bomb in the bag of a woman in an elevator. The police spend the evening looking for the mystery girl and the bomb. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1960 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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In his spoken introduction, _Boris Karloff_ (qv.) gives the episode title as "The Impulse." See more »

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Who Has The Bomb?
29 October 2014 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Elisha Cook Jr. plays a disturbed man who threatens the life of a political candidate by phone, then tells the newspapers, who make it front page headlines, bringing on the attentions of police Lt. Brian Rome(played by Robert Lansing) who discovers the true identity of the would-be-assassin, who is killed in a street accident, but not before informing Rome that he planted a bomb in the purse of an unsuspecting woman in the elevator, and now it is a race against time to find that woman, and destroy the bomb before it goes off. Good cast here, who do their best to bring oddly structured story to life with mostly successful results.


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