Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
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A Lion Amongst Men 

In tiny Cedar Bay a tightly wound,much decorated Korean War veteran has plans to establish a para-military organization called the U.S. Vigilance Committee. Local teenagers show the man no ... See full summary »

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Jack Smight

Writer:

Antony Ellis
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Whitmore ... Major Will Stanton
Tommy Sands ... Eddie Riccio
Arch Johnson ... Charlie Tully
Ron Hayes ... Deputy Dave Willett
Linda Leighton ... Peggy Stanton
Michael Bregan Michael Bregan ... John Lillard
Robert Pine ... Denny Wentworth
Peter Duryea ... Victor Palchek
Dee Carroll Dee Carroll ... Mrs. Bosley
Mimsy Farmer ... Joan
Quinn O'Hara ... Billie
Judy Parker Judy Parker ... Marion
Keva Page Keva Page ... Shirley
Fred Holliday Fred Holliday ... Deputy Rick Perry
John Reilly John Reilly ... 1st Child / Trick or Treater
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In tiny Cedar Bay a tightly wound,much decorated Korean War veteran has plans to establish a para-military organization called the U.S. Vigilance Committee. Local teenagers show the man no respect and later decide to play a Halloween "prank" on him.The prank causes the re-awakening of a bad experience the man suffered during the war-and may lead to death. Written by dubchi

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roncom Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathé)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Television debut of Robert Pine. See more »

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The story of a troubled man after the Korean War
17 August 2017 | by bellino-angelo2014See all my reviews

James Whitmore it's the star of this ''Kraft Suspense Theatre'' episode, as Will Stanton, a military man that acts like in the army, and has plans to create a new army group with him as the commander. Some teenagers that arrive at Cedar Bay don't care of him and even his wife can't believe of his plans.

One night the teen group comes at the Major's garden for making some pranks and the Major makes Eddie Riccio, one of the teenagers (played by Tommy Sands), prisoner at his home, depriving him of water and trying to make him into a real man like the ones he was with in the Army.

In this part we discover that the major went with his men in Korea, against his men, in a Communist Chinese ambush were all his men were wiped out! So, in the USA, he try to correct his experiences. And it's all revealed when Eddie escapes from him and the police arrives, and notices that Stanton is sick and, in his mind, surrendered. And he needs help to forget his war nightmares.

This is one of the best episodes of Kraft Suspense Theatre, well acted by Tommy Sands (in one of his few roles) as the innocent victim of a war-crazed man; and James Whitmore in the fine performance of a man full of problems and nightmares about his Korean War experiences. Also a young Robert Pine in one of his first roles. It's worth-watching!


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