Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
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A doctor opens an office in a small Cuban village, but he finds out that doctors are not allowed, according to the decree of a vengeful 200-year-old unseen tyrant.

Director:

Roy Kellino

Writers:

Lawrence B. Marcus (original story) (as Larry Marcus), Lawrence B. Marcus (screenplay) (as Larry Marcus)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dick Powell ... Graham
Raymond Burr ... Gonzales
Jay Novello ... Fredrico
Charlita Charlita ... Sarina
Carlos Vera Carlos Vera ... Jaime
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Emello (as Rudolfo Hoyos)
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A doctor opens an office in a small Cuban village, but he finds out that doctors are not allowed, according to the decree of a vengeful 200-year-old unseen tyrant.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1953 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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More "Twilight Zone"-like than you'd expect from the show.
25 January 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Normally, "Four Star Playhouse" episodes are straight dramas. They are rarely fantasy or supernatural pieces. However, this one surely is and plays like a bad episode of "The Twilight Zone" and is disappointing.

Dick Powell plays an American doctor who inexplicably wants to move to a poor town near Havana. You learn it's because of the very high death rate there--much, much higher than the rest of the country. However, he soon learns that the town hates doctors...and apparently it's because it's a superstitious place and some 200 year-old guy doesn't like doctors!! No one has seen him but everyone knows that horrors will befall them if they allow a doctor in town. But, the town already is crappy...so, so much for logic. The conclusion to all this is pretty obvious and it's a rather dopey and disappointing show with little to commend it. Oh well....at least you get to see Dick Powell shoot a couple people...too bad one wasn't the guy who wrote the script!


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