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Bad Medicine 

A Native American legend materializes in Chicago, and Carl discovers it when he investigates the mysterious deaths of two wealthy society matrons who possessed priceless jewels. When the ... See full summary »

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Alexander Grasshoff (as Alex Grasshoff)

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Jeffrey Grant Rice (created by) (as Jeff Rice), L. Ford Neale | 1 more credit »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Darren McGavin ... Carl Kolchak
Simon Oakland ... Tony Vincenzo
Ramon Bieri ... Captain Joe Baker
Richard Kiel ... The Diablero
Alice Ghostley ... Dr. Agnes Temple
Victor Jory ... Charles Rolling Thunder
Jack Grinnage ... Ron Updyke
David Lewis ... Auctioneer
Marvin Kaplan ... Delgado
Ruth McDevitt ... Emily Cowles
James Griffith ... Schwartz
Dennis McCarthy Dennis McCarthy ... Ballistics Man
Morris Buchanan ... Guard
Keith Walker Keith Walker ... 1st Reporter
Marilyn Clarke Marilyn Clarke ... Hostess (as Madilyn Clark)
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A Native American legend materializes in Chicago, and Carl discovers it when he investigates the mysterious deaths of two wealthy society matrons who possessed priceless jewels. When the murders increase, Kolchak learns that the force at work is know as The Diablero, a being cursed to roam the Earth in search of valuable gems. Written by acidxian

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USA

Language:

English

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29 November 1974 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Producers like Richard Kiel's performance as Diablero so much they asked him to portray the Paramafait (Cajun bogeyman) in "The Spanish Moss Murders" the very next week. See more »

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It's supposed to be early winter in Chicago (mid-November) yet no one is dressed for the weather. See more »

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Carl Kolchak: F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, "The rich are different than you and me." They sure are. They got more money. But there wasn't enough money in the world to save some of the members of Chicago's upper crust from a fiendish force so dark, it can only be called diabolic.
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Richard Kiel!
19 June 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A Native American legend materializes in Chicago, and Carl (Darren McGavin) discovers it when he investigates the mysterious deaths of two wealthy society matrons who possessed priceless jewels. When the murders increase, Kolchak learns that the force at work is know as the Diablero (Richard Kiel), a being cursed to roam the Earth in search of valuable gems.

While the demon in this episode is almost surely made up and not some traditional native spirit (unfortunately), thy still had a fun time creating it and bringing it to life. I mean, heck, Richard Kiel! What a great actor to play a giant, lumbering villain!


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