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H.G. Wells' Invisible Man: Odds Against Death

When Peter's colleague Professor Owens goes gambling, Peter assume that the man has developed a habit. However, when he finds Owens he discovers that a gangster is holding the professor's daughter hostage and forcing him to create a mathematical system to win at roulette, and agrees to help get her back.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x12
Airdate: Sunday December 07th, 1958

Alternate Airdates:

US (ABC) Sep 12, 1959

Guest Stars
Julia LockwoodJulia Lockwood
As Suzy Owens
Alan TilvernAlan Tilvern
As Caletta
Olaf PooleyOlaf Pooley
As Manager
Walter FitzgeraldWalter Fitzgerald
As Professor Owens

Ernest ClarkErnest Clark
As Sir Charles Anderson
Oliver ReedOliver Reed
As Man at Roulette Table
Main Cast
Tim TurnerTim Turner
As Peter Brady
Johnny ScrippsJohnny Scripps
As Invisible Man
Lisa DanielyLisa Daniely
As Diane Wilson


In Italy, Professor Owens and his daughter Suzy are preparing to leave on the cable car on the last day of the season when most of the guests have already left. Owens settles his bill with the clerk, Lucia, and turns to go. However, a gangster named Caletta has his man Bruno grab Owens and then tells the professor that everyone else has left and he’ll be staying for a long time. When Suzy tells Lucia to call the police, Lucia slaps her...

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Episode Quotes
Suzy Owens: Lucia, phone the police.
Caletta: Police is a dirty word.

Sir Charles Anderson: Well, I don't know what you're going to do about it, Brady. Unless of course you go out and bring him back.
Peter: That's just what I'm going to do.
Sir Charles Anderson: I rather thought you would.

Peter: Your luck's run out, the odds are against you, you spun the wheel just once too often.

Episode Goofs
Owens uses Diane's imaginary system of "Think of a number, double it, and add five." However, his previous bet was on 0.

His next bet is on 13. If he were using her system, his next bet would be on 5.

The entire time that Bruno is using an acetylene torch to cut through the cable of the cable car as it descends, the cable in front of him doesn't move.

Other Episode Crew

ProducerRalph Smart
EditorCarmen De Ossa
Director of PhotographyBert Mason
Production SupervisorAida Young
Based On The Works OfH.G. Wells
Sound SupervisorFred Turtle
Assistant DirectorPeter Crowhurst
Musical DirectorSydney John Kay
Casting DirectorHarry Fine
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