Thriller (1960)/Guillotine

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Season 2, Episode 2
Airdate September 26, 1961
Teleplay by Charles Beaumont
Based on the short story by
Cornell Woolrich
Directed by Ida Lupino
Produced by William Frye
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Guillotine is the second episode of the second season of Thriller, and the thirty-ninth episode overall.

Starred: Robert Middleton (Monsieur DeParis), Danielle de Metz (Babette Lamont), Alejandro Rey (Robert Lamont)

with Marcel Hillaire (The Barber), Gaylord Cavallaro (The Cabbie), Janine Grandel (Madame LeClerc), Peter Brocco (The Assistant Director), Louis Mercier (The Wall Guard), Peter Camlin (Louis), Ted Roter (The Prisoner), Guy de Vestel (The Priest), David R. Cross (Guard 1), Charles LaTorre (The Doctor), Vance Howard (The Gendarme), Jacques Villon (The Waiter)

and Gregory Morton (The Prison Director)

Your Host: Boris Karloff


Plot Overview

1875 France: A condemned man learns of a legal loophole that he would be pardoned if the executioner dies before his execution. He then enlists his wife in a scheme to make sure that this improbable scenario comes to pass.



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