Late Date

Written by Donald S. Sanford, from a story by Cornell Woolrich
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Starring Edward Platt, Larry Pennell, and Steve Mitchell
Originally aired on April 4, 1961

A young man gets more than he bargained for when he helps his homicidal older brother dispose of the victim's body.

Edward Platt is famous for his later portrayal of The Chief in TV's Get Smart, and Larry Pennell is best known for his role as Dash Riprock, the Hollywood hunk who regularly courts Elly May Clampett, in TV's The Beverly Hillbillies. The episode's script is based on a story by Cornell Woolrich, a writer whose personal life was almost as bizarre as the situations he dreamed up for his fiction. Another Woolrich story, "It Had to Be Murder," was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Rear Window (1954).

 
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