Checkmate

Season 1 Episode 1

Death Runs Wild

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Sep 17, 1960 on CBS
7.8
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Death Runs Wild
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The Checkmate Detective Agency is hired by the rich owner of a horse farm, after what appear to be bogus attempts on her life. This all happens after her husband is found guilty of murder and receives the death penalty.

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  • Intriguing kickoff

    7.5
    Baxter is quite cool throughout (and even from the start they are landing major players for their casts!), but the story is a bit threadbare and perhaps not quite as clever as it thinks it is, especially to kick off a whole series. George and McClure are already at work establishing their Grim Cop/Grin Cop roles, while Cabot lends an avuncular smile over everybody's shoulder. Also to be seen are a number of "lazy" edits/fades, which were also characteristic of the show as a whole. A series of establishing shots early on introduce us to Checkmate Inc...a practice which seems to have been abandoned later on in the series. Oddly, the 3 principals seem more at home with each other here than they often do in later episodes, though perhaps this is a bit of an illusion caused by the fact that they are mostly acting in separate scenes throughout this one.moreless
Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter

Beatrice Martin Kipp

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Myron Healey

Myron Healey

Charlie Barron

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James Bell

James Bell

Old Ben

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