Checkmate

Season 1 Episode 3

The Cyanide Touch

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Oct 01, 1960 on CBS
7.7
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The Cyanide Touch
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Two car thieves run down an innocent man and kill him. That man's best friend wants to find the thug behind the two thieves, extract a confession and then execute him by cyanide.

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  • Get your kicks...

    7.5
    Stockwell is very good in this Silliphant-penned episode with decidedly Route 66 overtones, but fortunately without all the beatnik appurtenances of dialogue (it even features a long and goofy car chase). And Henry Jones, who usually comes across like Paul Lynde's uncle, is bereft of his usual snideness for this one. The motivations of Stockwell's fratmates seem a little murky (they looked rather like changelings for a while), but it's all made clear at the end. Oh yes, and that end is rather an eyebrow-raising one; indeed, it comes across as downright Selbyesque (especially for a TV show). PopCult fans take note: Batgirl makes an appearance (albeit a brief one) here.moreless

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