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1 9 5 8 (USA)
41 x 30 minute episodes

Premiering in March 1958, this anthology series featured stories of horror and suspense in which some ruthless force pursued its target – a man, a family, a place – In one story, a helpless invalid became the target of a “mercy killer;” in another, a respected man was the target of a mining swindle.

Adolphe Menjou, who had earlier presided over the somewhat gentler Favorite Story anthology series, was the host and frequently starred in the episodes.

Others appearing included Angie Dickinson, Leonard Nimoy, Gene Barry, Dyan Cannon, Cesar Romero, John Le Mesurier, Macdonald Carey, Adrienne Corri, Lee Van Cleef, Ted Knight, Stuart Whitman, Joan Greenwood, Sam Kydd and Lon Chaney Jr.

Adolphe Menjou


Breaking Point | Police Doctor | Turn of the Tide | Payment in Full | Edge of Terror | Five Hours to Live | The Last Stop | Man on a Bike | The Tattoo Artist | Bandit’s Cave | Backfire Rate | Assassin | Deadly Deception | Taps for the General | Retribution | Murder Is a Bottomless Well | So Deathly Quiet | Winner Loses All | Once Too Often | Grudge Fight | Fateful Decision | Night Without Morning |  Unreasonable Doubt |  Death Has Many Faces | Turmoil | Death by the Clock | The Clean Kill | The Unknown | Piano to Thunder Springs | Death Makes a Phone Call | Temporary Escape | On Cue | Four Against Three Million | The Thirteenth Juror | Lost Identity | Money Go Round | Counterfeit Coin | The Jewel Thief | I Owe You | Storm of Violence