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Thriller: Guillotine

To save her husband from the guillotine, a woman decides to kill the executioner and take advantage of the law, which says his next victim cannot be executed by anyone else.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: 14153
Airdate: Tuesday September 26th, 1961



 
Guest Stars
Robert MiddletonRobert Middleton
As Monsieur deParis
Recurring
Robert MiddletonRobert Middleton
As Monsieur deParis
Recurring
Alejandro ReyAlejandro Rey
As Robert Lamont
Recurring
Danielle de MetzDanielle de Metz
As Babette Lamont
Danielle de MetzDanielle de Metz
As Babette Lamont

Co-Guest Stars
Peter BroccoPeter Brocco
As The Assistant Director
Recurring
Louis MercierLouis Mercier
As The Wall Guard
Recurring
Louis MercierLouis Mercier
As The Wall Guard
Recurring
Marcel HillaireMarcel Hillaire
As The Barber (M. Guillaume)
Marcel HillaireMarcel Hillaire
As The Barber (M. Guillaume)
Gaylord CavallaroGaylord Cavallaro
As The Cabbie (Francois Trintineaux)
Gaylord CavallaroGaylord Cavallaro
As The Cabbie (Francois Trintineaux)
Janine GrandelJanine Grandel
As Madame LaClerc
Janine GrandelJanine Grandel
As Madame LaClerc
Peter CamlinPeter Camlin
As Louis
Peter CamlinPeter Camlin
As Louis
Ted RoterTed Roter
As The Prisoner
Ted RoterTed Roter
As The Prisoner
Guy De VestelGuy De Vestel
As The Priest
Charles La TorreCharles La Torre
As The Doctor (Charles LaTorre)
Charles La TorreCharles La Torre
As The Doctor (Charles LaTorre)
Vance HowardVance Howard
As The Gendarme
Vance HowardVance Howard
As The Gendarme
Jacques VillonJacques Villon
As The Waiter
Main Cast

Recap

In France in 1875, a team of workers led by Monsieur de Paris prepare the guillotine for execution. The executioner confirms that it easily drops with the touch of a foot to the lever. Next they test its sharpness on a cabbage, cutting it clean through...

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Episode Quotes
Monsieur de Paris: And now, mademoiselle, if you will excuse me, I must not be late for dinner.
Babette Lamont: Your wife?
Monsieur de Paris: Oh much worse, mademoiselle: my housekeeper.

Babette Lamont: Oh, what a delicious smell.
Monsieur de Paris: How thoughtless of me. Please mademoiselle, do us the honor of remaining for dinner.
Babette Lamont: Are you sure it will please Madame de Clerc?
Monsieur de Paris: Madame de Clerc has not been pleased since the day she attended her husband's funeral.

Prison Director: Robert Lamont, it is my duty to inform you that your appeal has been refused. Be brave.
Robert Lamont: Why not? It costs no more.

The Barber: Bonjour, monsieur. Shave?
Robert Lamont: Go to blazes!
The Barber: Yes, I will, someday. But you, you will be there to have things all nice and cozy for me.



Cultural References
Host: Here is the condemned man, Robert Lamont, who desires to keep his head while others about him are losing theirs.

Karloff quotes from Rudyard Kipoling's poem "If--" (1895).



Other Episode Crew

ProducerWilliam Frye
Associate ProducerDouglas Benton
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron
Set DecoratorJulia Heron  |  John McCarthy, Jr.
Art DirectorHoward E. Johnson
GraphicsJerome Gould (1)
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Music ScoreJerry Goldsmith
Film EditorDanny B. Landres
SoundFrank H. Wilkinson
 
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