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Run for Doom 

A young doctor continues to date a beautiful showgirl in spite of warnings that her 3 previous marriages ended badly for her past husbands.


Bernard Girard


James Bridges (teleplay), Henry Kane (novel)


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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
John Gavin ... Dr. Don Reed
Diana Dors ... Nickie Carole
Scott Brady ... Bill Floyd
Carl Benton Reid ... Horace Reed
Tom Skerritt ... Dr. Frank Farmer
Lew Brown Lew Brown ... David Carson
Robert Carson ... Mulloy
Gail Bonney ... Sarah
Jackie Russell ... The Waitress
Jon Shepodd Jon Shepodd ... Curtis Cane
Barry Cahill Barry Cahill ... The Chief Petty Officer
Patricia Crest Patricia Crest ... The Teller (as Patricia Krest)
Audrey Swanson Audrey Swanson ... The Nurse
Cathie Taylor Cathie Taylor ... The Singer


Young Dr. Reed, falls hard and fast for lounge singer, Nickie. Her menacing combo leader, Floyd warns the physician it's best for him to back off, telling him hrs his "boomerang baby" returning after each of 3 brief marriages, but the jilted pianist is hard to back off. Written by David Stevens

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17 May 1963 (USA) See more »

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Shamley Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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During the opening song in the lounge, the band calls themselves a "trio", and only three musicians are visible (piano, sax, bass), but you can clearly hear drums in the song being played (although no drummer is present). See more »


Just One Of Those Things
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Diana Dors
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A Dors Showcase
3 April 2015 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

A respectable doctor falls for a man-eating torch singer. Complications follow.

Half the attraction of this 60-minutes is waiting to see the trollopy Nickie (Dors) get what she deserves after treating men like scuffed shoe dirt. But then she never lacks for more victims given that sensational gowned figure. Actually, the episode amounts to a Dors showcase since the camera seldom leaves her. And surprise, surprise, I guess that's her real singing voice (IMDB), which is pretty good for a glamour girl. On the other hand, Gavin looks appropriately respectable as a fall guy doctor, while burly Scott Brady dons sunglasses as a cool cat band player. And catch that barely disguised innuendo while the doc's courting Nickie. There's enough load there to give 60's-style censors all night fits. No, it's not front-rank Hitchcock, with more Dors than plot; plus an ending that's a stretch, as others point out. Nonetheless, the scariest thing may be imagining what it was like for Dors growing up with her real name, which sure ain't "Dors" (IMDB).

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