Checkmate

Season 1 Episode 35

A Slight Touch of Venom

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Jun 17, 1961 on CBS
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A Slight Touch of Venom
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Status-seeking retired contractor Ernie Venable gets Dr. Hyatt's seal of approval for a new security system, but that doesn't stop someone from throwing a poisonous snake on his property in an effort to scare him, or kill him. The Checkmate team must contend with Ernie's coarse manners while they try to keep from getting pneumonia from staying in his frigid home to find who's responsible and protect him from the snake.

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  • Gettin' downright ophidious

    7.5
    Once again a fun cast is able to percolate the campiness in this one, although here the comedic elements (or attempts thereof anyway) are more overt. Keenan Wynn is a delight as a diamond (or rhinestone) in the rough, making the refined Dr Hyatt raise more than one eyebrow throughout the show. And John Fiedler plays his trademark nagging fussbudget to a tee. The countess is also a lot of fun. One parenthetical note: not quite sure how the snake survived for so long...but anyway, it's doubtless best not to let such considerations interfere with one's enjoyment.moreless
Keenan Wynn

Keenan Wynn

Ernie Venable

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Susan Cummings

Susan Cummings

Countess Johanna

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John Fiedler

John Fiedler

Mr. Mitchie

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