CLIMAX!: DEAL A BLOW (TV)

Summary

One in this dramatic anthology series. In this episode, sixteen-year-old Hal Ditmar attempts to prove to his father that he is not a juvenile delinquent after he is arrested for punching an adult. Hal causes a disturbance during a movie and is ejected from the theater. When the manager and a doorman scuffle with him on the way out, Hal punches the manager in self-defense. The manager concocts a different version of events for the police, however, but agrees to drop any charges after Hal's father, a powerful movie producer, influences the theater chain owner. Convinced that Hal is to blame for the incident, Mr. Ditmar refuses to listen to his son's side of the story. Hal's frustration mounts until he returns to the theater and confronts the theater manager, hoping to get him him to admit the truth. Includes promos.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: August 25, 1955 Thursday 8:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:49:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:31379
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama; Juvenile delinquency
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1954-1958
  • COMMERCIALS:
    • TV - Promos - "Climax!: Public Pigeon No. 1"

CREDITS

  • Martin Manulis … Producer
  • John Frankenheimer … Director
  • Robert Dozier … Writer
  • Art Gilmore … Host
  • MacDonald Carey … Cast, Tom Ditmar
  • Margaret Hayes … Cast, Helen Ditmar
  • Edward Arnold … Cast, Lt. Shipley
  • MacArthur James … Cast, Hal Ditmar
  • Whit Bissell … Cast, Mr. Grubbs
  • Jeff Silver … Cast, Jerry
  • Byron Foulger … Cast, the Man in the Theater
  • Steve Terrell … Cast, Lynn Spears
  • Gil Frye … Cast, the Police Clerk
  • William Hughes … Cast, the Doorman
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