Hong Kong (1960–1961)

To Catch a Star 

Low-budget producer Ted Carson is a master of publicity. He has a production underway which will make him respectable if it succeeds. But he wants "a little insurance" in the form of free ... See full synopsis »

Director:

John Peyser

Writers:

Robert Buckner (creator), Sidney Ellis (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Rod Taylor ... Glenn Evans
Lloyd Bochner ... Chief Inspector Neil Campbell
Luciana Paluzzi ... Lisa Mario
Edward Andrews ... Ted Carson
Jack Kruschen ... Tully
H.M. Wynant ... Choy
John Newton John Newton ... Samuels
Robert Kino Robert Kino ... Kwan
Fuji Fuji ... Ruby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Derick Shimatsu ... (as Derrick Shimatsu)
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Storyline

Low-budget producer Ted Carson is a master of publicity. He has a production underway which will make him respectable if it succeeds. But he wants "a little insurance" in the form of free publicity for his company's arrival in Hong Kong. He arranges for their airliner to make an unnecessary emergency landing. Evans doesn't fall for the stunt but he likes Carson's new discovery, actress Lisa Mario. Carson has also arranged for her to disappear for a few days while a ransom note appears. He has even arranged for his financial backers to raise the hundred thousand dollars that the note demands, though Lisa is supposed to "escape" before the payoff is needed. Lisa cooperates with misgivings. The stunt goes over well with most of the press but Evans doesn't believe it. While he investigates, Lisa changes her mind. She wants to escape early. But Carson's local contact has movie ambitions of his own: using a hundred thousand dollars to bankroll a personal studio. Carson doesn't figure into ...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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