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‘Time Table’ races towards a frantic conclusion with twists and turns along the way

Time Table

Written by Eben Kandel

Directed by Mark Stevens

USA, 1956

The longevity of television’s Dexter speaks to audience interest in and creative potential of the premise in which an authoritative figure, a Bloodstain Pattern Analyst in the case of the Showtime drama, commits the very crimes he or she is specialized in thwarting. The morally ambiguous nature of said character, the possible venues to create tension, the commentary on institutions dedicated to crime investigation, and more are ripe for commentary. Films have also concerned themselves with the subject, such as the Italian psychological drama Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and the film under review this week, 1956’s Time Table, directed by and starring Mark Stevens.

On a train heading toward Phoenix, Arizona in the wee hours of the morning, Dr. Paul Brucker (Wesley Addy) is called into duty when someone is announced gravely ill in one of the nearby cabins.
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Jack Klugman obituary

Actor who won fame as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and crimesolving medical examiner Quincy

Television was the medium that conferred stardom on the actor Jack Klugman, who has died aged 90. In a long, distinguished career that also embraced theatre and film, he was principally identified with two television characters: Oscar Madison, the slovenly, down-to-earth, cigar-smoking flatmate of the neurotically neat Felix Unger (Tony Randall) in the long-running comedy series The Odd Couple (1970-75; in the play and film, Felix's surname was spelt Ungar), and Quincy in Quincy, Me (1976-83), a crime-solving medical examiner.

Born in a poor neighbourhood of Philadelphia, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Klugman had a tough childhood. His father, a house painter, died young, forcing his mother to make hats in her kitchen to buy food and clothing for her six children. Young Jack, who worked as a street peddler, later observed: "Poverty can teach lessons that privilege cannot.
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Jack Klugman obituary

Actor who won fame as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and crimesolving medical examiner Quincy

Television was the medium that conferred stardom on the actor Jack Klugman, who has died aged 90. In a long, distinguished career that also embraced theatre and film, he was principally identified with two television characters: Oscar Madison, the slovenly, down-to-earth, cigar-smoking flatmate of the neurotically neat Felix Unger (Tony Randall) in the long-running comedy series The Odd Couple (1970-75; in the play and film, Felix's surname was spelt Ungar), and Quincy in Quincy, Me (1976-83), a crime-solving medical examiner.

Born in a poor neighbourhood of Philadelphia, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Klugman had a tough childhood. His father, a house painter, died young, forcing his mother to make hats in her kitchen to buy food and clothing for her six children. Young Jack, who worked as a street peddler, later observed: "Poverty can teach lessons that privilege cannot.
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Jack Klugman Has Died

Jack Klugman Has Died
Jack Klugman, who became most famous for iconic telly medical examiner Quincy, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 90.Klugman, whose gruff voice and blunt mannerisms made him a star of the small screen – but who also scored a few memorable film roles – got his start in South Philadelphia in 1922.Though he attended Carnegie Mellon University, he was bitten quickly by the acting bug and moved to New York, where he shared a flat with Charles Bronson.He proved to be a versatile actor, bringing his talents first to the stage and then to the goggle box, appearing in, among others, The Twilight Zone, The Defenders, Studio One and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.Film work would have to wait until 1956, where he kicked off his big screen career with Timetable. But his most iconic appearance was as Juror Five in 12 Angry Men.His first huge TV success as on
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