Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
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A police detective travels to Borneo looking for an American who murdered his wife for a huge insurance payoff. There are only three Americans there, all on a rubber plantation, but none ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Kinon

Writers:

Lawrence G. Blochman (story) (as L.G. Blochman), Oscar Millard (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
David Niven ... David
Stuart Whitman ... Fisher
Joseph Waring Joseph Waring ... Stevens
John Craven ... Morgan
John Banner ... Koert
Norbert Schiller ... Captain Schelle
Clarence Lung Clarence Lung ... 1st Native
Leon Lontoc ... 2nd Native
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A police detective travels to Borneo looking for an American who murdered his wife for a huge insurance payoff. There are only three Americans there, all on a rubber plantation, but none fits the physical description. Once his cover is blown, the detective comes clean and tells the men he thinks none of them are his man. But he knows the killer is a wine connoisseur and he uses that to set a trap. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1956 (USA) See more »

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Four Star Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A rare sub-par episode...
26 September 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

David Niven stars as a detective searching for a murderer in this episode of "Four Star Playhouse". The trail has led to a god-awful spot at the edge of civilization and begins with the detective introducing himself to the local official (John Banner--you know, Sergeant Schultz from "Hogan's Heroes"). He explains that a man has run from the law and is hiding somewhere nearby--but the man apparently is a master of disguise and it will be very difficult to determine WHICH American living in the area is the killer. So, instead of announcing his intentions to the suspects, Niven's character poses as stockholder in a rubber company. What's next never really comes as any surprise and you can watch this one if you want to. It really isn't bad but compared to the usual well-written episodes, it's clearly a disappointment because it's so dull and predictable.


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