Tuesday, October 18, 2016

"The Frightened Witness" (1957).

Dan Duryea, ca. 1946
In this Dupont Cavalcade Theatre episode, Dan Duryea stars as a butcher who witnesses the murder of an anti-corruption advocate and is threatened by the perpetrators. Harold J. Stone and Barbara Billingsley co-star.

The episode is based on "The Frightened Witness" (Saturday Evening Post, Aug 1952) by Mildred Cram (best known for Love Affair, aka An Affair to Remember). Read her wry article "Author in Hollywood": "I recognized only one contribution of mine, a two-minute scene. To this end I had labored eight weeks."

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