The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
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The Fifth Caller 

A nurse, Anna Bardessy, is found with her wrists cut (but still alive) under a pier in an English coastal town. Her employer, the eccentric Dr. Whitehall, has been murdered in London and Inspector Marshall of Scotland Yard investigates.

Director:

Robert Butler

Writers:

Helen Nielsen (teleplay), Helen Nielsen (from her novel)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Michael Rennie ... Inspector Marshall
Eva Gabor ... Anna Bardessy
Elsa Lanchester ... Naomi Griswald
George Macready ... Dr. Huntziger
Mabel Albertson ... Dr. Whitehall
Tom Conway ... Byron Davies
James Wixted James Wixted ... Timothy Waters
Laurie Main ... Harold Elrod
Francis Bethencourt Francis Bethencourt ... Paul Kramer
Brendan Dillon ... Mr. Granger (as Brendan Thomas Dillon)
Sean McClory ... Sgt. Lansing
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A nurse, Anna Bardessy, is found with her wrists cut (but still alive) under a pier in an English coastal town. Her employer, the eccentric Dr. Whitehall, has been murdered in London and Inspector Marshall of Scotland Yard investigates.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1961 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Closing credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: BOURNEMOUTH ENGLAND See more »

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Routine mystery
21 March 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

A woman is found unconscious on a beach, on the British shore, by a walker with his dog. It appears that she was the secretary of a doctor who was found dead, murdered. The woman in question had her wrists cut with razor blades. Her behaviour is weird and she is rapidly suspected to have committed the crime. This story is built on the flashback scheme and I felt a little bored, I admit. This kind of stuff is really not my cup of tea. But the performances are fine, nothing to argue about it.

Michael Rennie is perfect in this tale. We find here some kind of a British touch. Maybe because it takes place in UK.


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