WAY OUT {'WAY OUT}: DEATH WISH (TV)

Summary

One in this fantasy/science fiction anthology series, hosted by Roald Dahl. In this episode, a man decides to murder his overbearing couch potato wife and meets an undertaker who is only too glad to help. George Atterbury has had it with his wife Hazel, whose existence revolves around her favorite television shows, about which she constantly chatters. When he and Hazel attend a funeral, George gets a knowing nod from Mr. Petard, the undertaker, who seems to have read his murderous thoughts. Later, George meets with Petard, whose funeral home offers a truly full-service plan -- including the death itself. Includes commercials and promos.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: June 9, 1961 Friday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:27:57
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T86:0329
  • GENRE: Drama, fantasy/science fiction
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama, fantasy/science fiction
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1961
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - L&M cigarettes^TV - Promos - "The Ed Sullivan Show"^TV - Promos - "The Twilight Zone" (voice-over only)

CREDITS

    • David Susskind … Executive Producer
    • Jacqueline Babbin … Producer
    • Fred Wardenburg … Associate Producer
    • Boris Sagal … Director
    • Irving Gaynor Neiman … Writer
    • Robert Cobert … Music by
    • Luening, Ussachevsky, Dockstader … Music by
    • Roald Dahl … Host
    • Don Keefer … Cast, George Atterbury
    • Charlotte Rae … Cast, Hazel Atterbury
    • Heywood Hale Broun … Cast, Mr. Petard
    • Chuck Morgan … Cast, Charon