CLIMAX! - RARE TV SERIES - 9 DVDS - 18 RARE EPISODES

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CLIMAX! a dramatic anthology series hosted by William Lundigan and co-hosted by Mary Costa, brought such introductions as James Bond in Casino Royale, Philip Marlowe in The Long Goodbye Leona Stevenson in Sorry, Wrong Number and Dr. Jekyll and Mr.ƒ More Hyde to the small screen. Also known as Mystery Theatre, once a month from September 30, 1954 to April 17, 1958 Shower of Stars, a variety program aired in the Climax! timespot also hosted by William Lundigan then Jack Benny. Of special note, eleven of the Climax! scripts were sold to the movies. And each episode cost upward of $40,000. Climax! was first done live then film and later taped productions.

1955 EMMY nominations
Best Actress: Ethel Barrymore (nominated)"The Thirteenth Chair".
Best Actress: Dorothy McGuire (nominated)"The Gioconda Smile".
Best Art Direction: James Dowell Vance (nominated)
Best Written Dramatic: David Dortort (nominated)"An Error In Chemistry".

1956 EMMY nominations
Best Producer: Martin Manulis (nominated)
Best Director: John Frankenheimer (nominated)"Portrait in Celluloid". Best Dramatic Series: (nominated)
Best Camerawork: A.J. Cunningham (nominated)
Best Art Direction: James Dowell Vance (nominated)
Best Television Adaptation: Rod Serling (nominated)"The Champion".

1957 EMMY nominations
Best Series: - one hour or more (nominated)

disc 1:

AN ERROR IN CHEMISTRY - Starring Edmond O?Brien A carnvial confidence man journeys to Yoknapatawpha

County and mistakenly winds up in the trap he has set for his prey.

THE VOLCANO SEAT - Michael Wilding, This true story involving the crew of an in-air refueling operation

for Air Force bombers who take a training team on a dangerous mission.

disc 2:

THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN starring Thomas Mitchell & John Carridine. Huck and Jim once again

embark on their adventure-filled trek down the Mississippi.

PUBLIC PIGEON NUMBER ONE Starring Red Skelton & Ann Rutherford. Cafeteria worker Rusty is cheated by

stock swindlers and winds up in jail, but the crooks have to break him out in order to recover the loot

stashed in Rusty's safety deposit box.

disc 3:

DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE Starring Michael Rennie & Sir Cedrick Hardwicke in the classic Stevenson tale of a

scientist whose experiments into the duality of man transform him into the misshapen, murderous Mr. Hyde.

A PROMISE TO MURDER stars Louis Hayward & Peter Lorre from a story by Oscar Wilde. At his wealthy aunt's

insistence, a rising young London barrister submits to having his palm read. The prophecies come true

with alarming accuracy!

disc 4:

TRAIL OF TERROR - starring Robert Preston as a homicide detective and a vengeful woman track a killer in

a deadly race against crime and terror as he prowls the city.

TRIAL BY FIRE stars Linda Darnell & Forrest Tucker. Linda Darnell made her tv debut in this drama about a

forest fire going out of control.

disc 5:

FOUR HOURS IN WHITE starring Dan Duryea, Ann Rutherford & Steve Mcqueen - trapped in a crossfire of human

emotions, a hospital chief surgeon fights his own conscience to decide the fate of two men. He must weigh

the possible sacrifice of one life for another. Drawing on years of experience, he defies the pressures

of time and personal fear to face one crucial moment of judgment.

SCREAM SILENCE starring Anne Francis, Skip Homeier and Sydney Blackmer - A women is desperate because

there are 10 terrifying seconds she can not account for. When a man tries to turn back the clock she

finds a violence in her past.

disc 6:

THE LOU GEHRIG STORY starring Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen, Harry Carey & James Gregory - Baseball's "Iron

Horse," whose brilliant career was ended by a terminal illness, and who struggled valiantly against

adversity.

STRANGE SANCTUARY starring Michael Rennie, Ceasar Romero & Noah Berry Jr - A convict hides in sanctuary

in a nuns convent.

disc 7:

CASINO ROYALE stars Barry Nelson as James Bond in the very first appearance of box offices longest

running franchise.

WILD STALLION stars Paul Henreid, Mary Astor & Richard Long in a story by William Faulkner about a

handsome, devil-may-care fortune hunter [from South America] makes his home with a well-to-do Southern

family. He is attracted at first to the daughter, until he discovers the mother is the one who holds the

key to the family fortune.

disc 8:

JACOB AND THE ANGEL with Gig Young, June Lockhart, Eva Gabor, Otto Kruger & Keye Luke A lawyer finds

himself defending a boy charged with murder. He finds later that his own guilty conscience is on trial.

KEEP ME IN MIND starring Johnny Desmond, James Dunn & Jackie Coogan a tale of fear and pursuit in the

glamour of 1957 Las Vegas.

disc 9:

NIGHT OF EXECUTION starring Vincent Price & Nina Foch. A mother watches her cruel and destructive

husband continually expose their young son to all kinds of violence. Finally she feels she must take

steps to save her son from this sinister influence.

THE FIFTH WHEEL stars Peter Lorre, Arthur Treacher & James Gleason in a fun story about two sports-minded

priests, off for a fishing holiday, become involved with thieves, a stolen car and stolen money!

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