Thriller (1960–1962)
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Dialogues with Death 

Two tales of terror centering on communicating with the dead. In the first, an elderly morgue attendant can speak to the cadavers in his charge and he learns the identity of the gunman who ... See full summary »

Director:

Herschel Daugherty

Writers:

Robert Arthur (adaptation), Robert Arthur (stories)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Himself / Pop Jenkins / Col. Jackson Beauregard Finchess
Norma Crane ... Nell Le Jean ('Welcome Home')
Ed Nelson ... Tom Ellison / Daniel Le Jean
Estelle Winwood ... Aunt Emily Finchess ('Welcome Home')
William Schallert ... Prof. John MacFarland ('Friend of the Dead')
George Kane George Kane ... Harry Jervis ('Friend of the Dead')
Jimmy Joyce Jimmy Joyce ... Burt ('Friend of the Dead')
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Two tales of terror centering on communicating with the dead. In the first, an elderly morgue attendant can speak to the cadavers in his charge and he learns the identity of the gunman who killed a noted racketeer. In the second story, a greedy nephew returns to his family home in the Lousiana bayou to claim his inheritance but why does his dotty old aunt insist that he is dead? Written by P. Silvestro

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1961 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the second story, there is mention of poison in the elderberry wine. This is the central plot device in the play "Arsenic and Old Lace", which famously starred Boris Karloff on Broadway. See more »

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Tom Ellison drives a 1957 Ford off the road, but the car that we see after it comes to rest is a 1956 Ford. See more »

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Duo For Doom
1 November 2014 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Boris Karloff does a double turn as actor in this two-part tale:

'Friend Of The Dead' - Boris stars as Pop Jenkins, a 40-year morgue attendant who can talk with the dead in his charge, though two newspapermen(played by Ed Nelson and Ben Hammer) make unauthorized use of information learned from a murder victim, much to their regret... Karloff is superb here, and fine segment is eerie and well-scored.

'Welcome Home' - Ed Nelson and Norma Crane play two married fugitives who visit the decaying southern mansion of Col. Jackson(Boris Karloff) and his sister Emily(Estelle Winwood) to collect an inheritance, but go to perilously extreme lengths to collect the money... Equally memorable tale is partly a dark comedy with a grim(if inevitable) resolution.


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