Checkmate (1960–1962)
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A woman hired Checkmate to prevent the murder of her father, an oil magnate. He suspects his assailant is an ex-partner and wants a private showdown with his nemesis.

Director:

Frank Arrigo

Writers:

Jonathan Latimer (story), Robert Libott (teleplay) (as Robert Yale Libott)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Anthony George ... Don Corey
Doug McClure ... Jed Sills
Sebastian Cabot ... Dr. Carl Hyatt
Charles Bickford ... Whitney P. Thorne
Madlyn Rhue ... Irene Thorne
George Mitchell ... Perkins
John Hubbard ... Gregory
Robert J. Wilke ... Edward Scott (as Robert Wilke)
John Lupton ... David Thorne
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Storyline

A woman hired Checkmate to prevent the murder of her father, an oil magnate. He suspects his assailant is an ex-partner and wants a private showdown with his nemesis.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1960 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jamco Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Charles Bickford and Doug McClure would team up together in 1966 when Bickford, as John Grainger, took over the ownership of Shiloh Ranch on the western series "The Virginian". See more »

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Assassins everywhere
23 February 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Madelyn Rhue daughter of oilman Charles Bickford brings in Checkmate to prevent her father's killing. Bickford most reluctantly accepts their help as he's a rough guy and used to taking care of himself. As he says oil is a rough business and one makes a lot of enemies along the way. He has a lot of people looking to kill him, most of all an ex-partner whom he brushed aside after a big strike played by Robert Wilke. His kids, Rhue and John Lupton aren't crazy about the old man either.

A few more suspects might have made this episode a bit better. Not like a Perry Mason story where the greatest strength of the series was the number of suspects and you had to figure out who with a lot of possibilities.

Still Bickford is his usual rugged self and that's always good.


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