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Playhouse 90: A Town Has Turned to Dust

After a lynching, a cloud of darkness settles over a town in the American Southwest.

Episode Info


Episode number: 2x39
Airdate: Thursday June 19th, 1958



Guest Stars
Fay SpainFay Spain
As Annamay Paul
Recurring
James GregoryJames Gregory
As Hennify
Recurring
Eugene IglesiasEugene Iglesias
As Pancho Rivera
Mario AlcaideMario Alcaide
As Ramon Rivera
Rod SteigerRod Steiger
As Sheriff Harvey Denton
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
As Jerry Paul
Episode Notes
The setting for this teleplay was supposed to have been the 1950's Deep South and the lynching victim was supposed to have been an Afro-American but sponsor pressure forced changes in the script.

An abbreviated version of this teleplay was later filmed as an episode of The Twilight Zone entitled I Am the Night, Color Me Black.

Rod Steiger would later win an Academy Award for Best Actor in the 1967 movie In the Heat of the Night.

William Shatner later went onto television immortality starring as Captain James T. Kirk on the 1966-69 NBC sci-fi drama Star Trek.



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