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Checkmate Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

36 Episodes 1960 - 1961

Episode 1

Death Runs Wild

Sat, Sep 17, 1960 60 mins

A wealthy race-horse owner claims that attempts are being made on her life and insists that Corey take the case. Beatrice: Anne Baxter. Charlie: Myron Healey. Sills: Doug McClure. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Ben: James Bell. Elmer: Kenneth MacDonald. Fred: Frankie Darro.

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Episode 2

Interrupted Honeymoon AKA The Bridegroom Who Wasn't There

Sat, Sep 24, 1960 60 mins

A young bride asks Corey to investigate her husband's disappearance. Corey: Tony George. Benson: Robert Vaughn. Frank: Robert Clarke. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Sills: Doug McClure.

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Episode 3

The Cyanide Touch

Sat, Oct 1, 1960 60 mins

Roddy Stevenson is out to avenge his fraternity brother's death. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Forbes: Henry Jones. Ann: Yvonne Craig. Corey: Tony George. Tumbler: Steven Terrell.

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Episode 4

Lady on the Brink

Sat, Oct 15, 1960 60 mins

A crook tries to discredit the testimony of a murder witness by making it appear that she is losing her mind. Joslin: Robert Carricart. Selby: Robert Osterloh. Haskell: Arthur Franz. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Baylor: Henry Rowland.

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Episode 5

Face in the Window

Sat, Oct 22, 1960 60 mins

Janet Evans' fiancé becomes very disturbed at the sight of an old acquaintance---but won't say why. Janet: Julie Adams. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Roche: John Hoyt. Simpson: Simon Scott. Helen: Doris Dowling. Mr. Lu: Philip Ahn.

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Episode 6

Runaway

Sat, Oct 29, 1960 60 mins

Trudy Lombard comes to Checkmate for help: she's certain that someone wants to kill her. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Belner: Murray Matheson. Morkins: Milton Parsons. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Lydia: Isobel Elsom.

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Episode 7

Target: Tycoon

Sat, Nov 5, 1960 60 mins

Unscrupulous businessman Whitney Thorne is sure that his latest victim is out to kill him. Scott: Robert J. Wilke. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Irene: Madlyn Rhue. David: John Lupton. Perkins: George Mitchell. Boyson: John Hubbard. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot.

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Episode 8

The Deadly Shadow

Sat, Nov 12, 1960 60 mins

Why would a prowler steal Angela Kendricks' only photograph of her dead husband and her only letter from him? Angela: Margaret O'Brien. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Smith: Richard Le Pore. Mrs. Nelson: Katherine Warren.

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Episode 9

The Dark Divide

Sat, Nov 19, 1960 60 mins

Margaret Russell is the victim of threatening phone calls. Margaret: Barbara Rush. Edith: Irene Tedrow. Corey: Tony George. Vince: Phillip Pine. Venner: John Beradino. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Sills: Doug McClure.

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Episode 10

Moment of Truth

Sat, Nov 26, 1960 60 mins

Jed Sills is the prime suspect in the murder of a beautiful young Mexican woman. Alvarez: Richard Conte. Corey: Tony George. Diaz: Martin Landau. Teresa: Ilka Windish. Rita: Lisa Gaye. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot.

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Episode 11

The Mask of Vengeance

Sat, Dec 3, 1960 60 mins

A diplomat's daughter escapes punishment for killing a little boy with her car---so the child's family threatens revenge. Corey: Tony George. Marilyn: Cloris Leachman. Paul: Tony Monaco. Bill: Ron Foster. Sills: Doug McClure. Nardos: Ben Astar. Mrs. Tsong: Jane Chang. Harris: Tod Andrews. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot.

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Episode 12

The Murder Game

Sat, Dec 17, 1960 60 mins

Attorney Emory Olivant invites Corey, Hyatt and five other guests to his home to play a novel parlor game---murder. Corey: Tony George. Fell: Joe Mantell. Millie: Joyce Jameson. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Cora: Elizabeth Allen. Victor: Richard Anderson. Jed: Doug McClure.

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Episode 13

The Princess in the Tower

Sat, Dec 31, 1960 60 mins

A housekeeper calls on Jed Sills for help when she overhears a plot to murder her wealthy mistress (Terry Moore). Sills: Doug McClure. Frank: Philip Ober. Dorothy: Shirley Ballard. Alex: John Lasell. Corey: Tony George. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot.

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Episode 14

The Terror from the East

Sat, Jan 7, 1961 60 mins

The Rev. Dr. Wister asks Corey to find Tom Lo, whose life is in great danger for helping Chinese escape from the Communists. Corey: Tony George. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Wei-Ling: Lisa Lu. Chang: Weaver Levy. General Wu: Dale Ishimoto. Mrs. Chang: Pilar Seurat. Sills: Doug McClure. Han: Victor Sen Yung.

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Episode 15

The Human Touch

Sat, Jan 14, 1961 60 mins

Hyatt had Alonzo Pace-Graham jailed 15 years ago. Now the brilliant criminal is free---and out for revenge. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Corey: Tony George. Helena: June Vincent. Fay: Rebecca Welles. Bruno: Ronald Long. Brand: Ken Lynch. Jed: Doug McClure.

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Episode 16

Hour of Execution

Sat, Jan 21, 1961 60 mins

Judge Addison receives letters threatening his life for having sentenced Johnny Messico (Larry Kert) to death. Abbie: Norma Crane. Ethyl: Virginia Gregg. Paul: David Garcia. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot.

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Episode 17

Don't Believe A Word She Says

Sat, Jan 28, 1961 60 mins

An anonymous caller summons Sills and Hyatt to the Royden estate to "protect someone from some danger." Felice: Mona Freeman. Sills: Doug McClure. Carol: Judy Sanford. Corey: Tony George. Nora: Reta Shaw. Kittering: Russell Collins.

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Episode 18

Laugh 'til I Die

Sat, Feb 4, 1961 60 mins

TV personality Danny Whitman endangers his life when he begins a verbal attack on racketeer Frank Marsdon (Robert Emhardt). Mona: Joanne Linville. Corey: Tony George. Corrine: Jennifer Howard. Jane: Ellen Willard. Sills: Doug McClure. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Victor: Stewart Bradley.

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Episode 19

Between Two Guns

Sat, Feb 11, 1961 60 mins

A gangster and his henchmen hold Sills and Hyatt hostage to force Corey to help them leave the country. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Jean: Beverly Garland. Trenner: Donald Randolph. Carson: Ed Nelson.

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Episode 20

A Matter of Conscience

Sat, Feb 18, 1961 60 mins

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Episode 21

Melody for Murder

Sat, Feb 25, 1961 60 mins

Singer Buddy Robbins has been receiving menacing phone calls. Arnell: Everett Sloane. Thomas: George O'Hanlon. Corey: Tony George. Myra: Claire Griswold. Jed: Doug McClure. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Matt: Harry Lauter.

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Episode 22

Phantom Lover

Sat, Mar 4, 1961 60 mins

Barry Sironde tells his wife that he has killed her best friend---and that she will be the next victim. Bess: Bethel Leslie. Corey: Tony George. Devers: John Bryant. Mildred: Mary-Robin Redd. Sills: Doug McClure. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Miss Marx: Jeanne Bates. Ling: William Yip.

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Episode 23

The Gift

Sat, Mar 11, 1961 60 mins

Checkmate, Inc. is hired to protect temperamental opera star Lola Tuscany. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Miklos: Stephen Bekassy. Diana: Dorothy Green. Zingari: Abraham Sofaer.

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Episode 24

One for the Book

Sat, Mar 18, 1961 60 mins

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Episode 25

The Paper Killer

Sat, Mar 25, 1961 60 mins

Cartoonist Steve Margate thinks that O'Hara, the character he created, is out to kill him. Andy: William Schallert. Corey: Tony George. Edna: Dianne Foster. Sills: Doug McClure. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Taggett: Dennis Patrick. Barbara: Donna Douglas. O'Hara: Allen Pinson.

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Episode 26

Jungle Castle

Sat, Apr 1, 1961 60 mins

After two attempts are made on his life, wealthy Lee Tabor invites Dr. Hyatt and three suspects to his home in the Malayan jungle. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Kay: Patricia Donahue. Marylu: Myrna Fahey. Keyes: Raymond Greenleaf. Jed: Doug McClure. Adams: Denver Pyle.

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Episode 27

The Deadly Silence

Sat, Apr 8, 1961 60 mins

A deaf woman endangers her life when she reads the lips of three hoodlums. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Harris: Parley Baer. Barbara: Donna Douglas. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Tommy: Dennis Rush. Ox: Clegg Hoyt.

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Episode 28

Goodbye, Griff

Sat, Apr 15, 1961 60 mins

Ex-convict Griff Nolan is insanely jealous of his wife and her boss (Simon Oakland). Libby: Julie London. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Marje: Lynn Bari. Joan: Maggie Pierce.

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Episode 29

Dance of Death

Sat, Apr 22, 1961 60 mins

Ballerina Janine Caree is pursued by a persistent stage-door Johnny---who threatens her with death. Arturo: Carlos Romero. Corey: Tony George. Mike: Addison Richards. Zobienski: John Emery. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Sills: Doug McClure.

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Episode 30

A Voyage into Fear

Sat, May 6, 1961 60 mins

Karen Lawson thinks that a hired killer will be accompanying her on a cruise---and that she'll be his victim. Taggert: Scott Brady. Corey: Tony George. Mrs. Stinson: Grace Field. Archer: Robert Webber. Sills: Doug McClure. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot.

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Episode 31

Tight as a Drum

Sat, May 13, 1961 60 mins

Dan Duryea stars as an irascible---and possibly homicidal---instructor at a boys' military academy. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Billy: Peter Lazer. Blaisden: Dennis Rush. Creasy: Dabbs Greer. Jasmine: Tita Marsell.

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Episode 32

Death by Design

Sat, May 20, 1961 60 mins

Dress designer Gloria Golden calls in Checkmate to investigate an attempt on her life. Bill: Patric Knowles. Corey: Tony George. Sills: Doug McClure. Winters: Larry Gates. Sheila: Janet Lake.

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Episode 33

The Thrill-Seeker

Sat, May 27, 1961 60 mins

Philip Kenyon dies while skydiving. His mother holds his wife responsible and vows revenge. Gloria: Susan Oliver. Mrs. Kenyon: Esther Dale. Sills: Doug McClure. Nielson: Paul Hartman. Corey: Tony George. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot. Tucker: David White.

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Episode 34

Hot Wind in a Cold Town

Sat, Jun 10, 1961 60 mins

Stuntman Joe Martinez is almost killed in a fall when a net is "accidentally" moved out of place. Corey: Tony George. Mal: Jerome Thor. Shep: Norman Fell. Tina: Pamela Curran. Sara: Betty Garde. Sills: Doug McClure.

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Episode 35

A Slight Touch of Venom

Sat, Jun 17, 1961 60 mins

Wealthy contractor Bill Venable receives a death warning in the mail. Corey: Tony George. Mitchie: John Fiedler. Johanna: Susan Cummings. Sills: Doug McClure. Drummond: Rand Brooks. Milroy: Forrest Compton. Hyatt: Sebastian Cabot.

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Episode 36

State of Shock

Sat, Jun 24, 1961 60 mins

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