Schlitz Playhouse: O'CONNOR AND THE BLUE-EYED FELONS

Everybody knows Chuck Connors for his role as Lucas McCain in "The Rifleman." He also did so many other things. He was good at no matter what he did! Besides The Rifleman what else have you enjoyed seeing Chuck in?
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Schlitz Playhouse: O'CONNOR AND THE BLUE-EYED FELONS

Post by cowgirl » Mon May 15, 2017 1:52 pm

cowgirl:52329 wrote:Have any of you seen Schlitz Playhouse: O'CONNOR AND THE BLUE-EYED FELONS?

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Season 4 - Episode 40 - Schlitz Playhouse: O'CONNOR AND THE BLUE-EYED FELONS
10-Jun-1955 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Thomas Nord Riley
Directed by Justus Addiss
Director of photography George T. Clemens
Editor Joseph Gluck
Host Robert Paige

Starring
Chuck Connors ........ Stanley O'Connor
Diana Lynn .............. Bonnie Brewster
Donald Murphy ........ Benjamin Walters
Charles Evans ........ George Brewster
Herbert Heyes ........ Homer Matson
Elaine Edwards ....... Clarissa Matson
Bob Nichols ............. Lester Doyle

Synopsis:
A guest finally finds her way to O'Connor's insolvent fishing lodge in the High Sierras. But her car is flashy, her purse empty and her only luggage a revolver.
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Post by cowgirl » Mon May 15, 2017 1:52 pm

cowgirl:52330 wrote:Here is another one.....

Have any of you seen General Electric Theater: THE ROAD TO EDINBURGH?

31Oct54
Producer William Frye
Directed by Rod Amateu, Anthony Barr
Written by Gavin Lambert
Story by John Whiting
starring
Joan Crawford  ......... Mary Andrews
Chuck Connors ......... Soldier
Christopher Cook ...... Boy
John Sutton ........... Man
John Raine ............ Policeman

This is from the G.E. Theater Anthology series. It ran 200 episodes between 1953 and 62.

Chuck has a small bit as an American soldier on leave.

Crawford is an American news reporter working in the UK. She gets an assignment to cover an event in Edinburgh.

Crawford takes her car and sets off the next morning. Half way there she blows a tire. While looking at the flat, a man, John Sutton, walks up and offers to help.

Crawford of course says yes. Sutton sets his suitcase and jacket on Crawford's back seat. While Sutton is busy with the tire, Crawford notices an old newspaper dated 1937 sticking out of Sutton's jacket.

After Sutton finishes with the tire, Crawford offers him a ride. The two are driving along when Crawford asks Sutton about the old newspaper. "It is from the day i went to prison 17 years ago". Sutton answers. "I was released today." After Crawford takes in that shocker, she asks why he was in prison.

"Murder, I killed my wife's aunt for money. I was in love, and so was my wife, but her love was cash. I blindly did as she wanted." Sutton calmly tells her. "I got 17 years and the wife 10. She was then killed during the London Blitz by German bombs".

At this time a news flash comes over the radio. A murderer has just escaped from prison. The description matches Sutton. Is it Sutton that they are looking for Crawford thinks to herself.

Crawford sees a petrol station ahead and pulls in. The only person there is teen-aged boy, Christopher Cook. His father is out with the Police looking for the escaped murderer.

She tries to call the Police but is put on hold. She hangs up when Sutton joins her inside. Back in the car and on the road again they go.

Crawford is just too frightened of Sutton to ask him to get out. Suddenly a Police car comes out of a side road with siren wailing. Crawford slams on the brakes and pulls over. She leaps from the auto and runs over to the Police car.

She points at her car and screams, "It is the killer! There inside my car" The cop, Jack Raine, looks at Crawford like she is a raving loony. "We caught the escapee several hours ago." The pair are joined by Sutton who shows Raine his papers. Raine has a quick look and returns them. He then hands a speeding ticket to Crawford and leaves.

Sutton looks at Crawford for a moment, then returns to the car for his case and jacket. He starts off walking again. Crawford just stands there, looking and feeling the bloody fool.

You can watch this online.....

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This is in two parts.
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Re: Schlitz Playhouse: O'CONNOR AND THE BLUE-EYED FELONS

Post by cowgirl » Mon May 15, 2017 1:54 pm

TVFan:52422 wrote:Chuck was great as sweet square Stanley.  I liked how Diana Lynn would always climb up on something to give him a kiss.
"Keep your 'sites' on The Rifleman"
"The Rifleman hits the 'Mark' every week on abc."
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