Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
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Kill Me on July 20th 

A racer who blames himself for his brother's death contracts for his own murder and then changes his mind.

Director:

Robert Douglas

Writers:

George Kirgo (teleplay), Joan Didion (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Kelly ... Tony Camion
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ... Terry Camion
Joan Staley ... Marla
Stefan Arngrim ... Nick Camion
William Mims William Mims ... Tim Brenner
Sheldon Allman Sheldon Allman ... Buddy Stipp
Frank Wilcox ... Lassiter
William Fawcett ... Mr. Robinson
John Crowther John Crowther ... 2nd Man
George Kirgo George Kirgo ... Killer
Don Collier ... Luke Adams
Fred Draper ... Mark's Father
Craig Huxley ... Mark (as Craig Hundley)
Rory Stevens Rory Stevens ... Jeff
Gilchrist Stuart Gilchrist Stuart ... 1st Man (as Gil Stuart)
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A racer who blames himself for his brother's death contracts for his own murder and then changes his mind.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1965 (USA) See more »

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Roncom Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (as color by Pathé)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Reckless Driving
2 May 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

After his racecar driving brother crashes, manager Jack Kelly (as Tony Camion) wonders if he's jinxed. A prior incident ended his career as a racer. Devastated sister-in-law Kathryn Hays (as Terry) blames Mr. Kelly for her husband's tragic ending, which leaves little Stefan Arngrim (as Nick) without a father. The boy naturally warms up to Uncle Kelly as a father figure, but Ms. Hays bitterly throws a wet towel on the relationship. Racked with guilt, Kelly gets himself a life insurance policy and hires a hit-man to "Kill Me on July 20th". After the killing is arranged, Kelly has second thoughts...

This one's interesting to watch, albeit highly predictable. The story could have been improved by making Kelly's character the reluctant party in the father/son bonding process; by seeking a relationship with young Arngrim, he's setting the boy up for more sorrow, which does not really fit the writers' intentions for the character.

***** Kill Me on July 20th (6/17/65) Robert Douglas ~ Jack Kelly, Kathryn Hays, Stefan Arngrim, Joan Staley


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