Kraft Suspense Theatre

Season 1 Episode 12

A Truce to Terror

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 09, 1964 on NBC

Episode Recap

Late one evening in Los Angeles, David Buchanan and Carlos Portay accidentally bump into each other while rounding a corner one evening after having a little too much to drink. A brief argument ensues in which Carlos shoves Buchanan causing him to fall and strike his head on a fire hydrant. When Carlos tries to help Buchanan a woman screams for the police. The accidental slight of bumping into each other turns into a news paper report of a criminal mugging. When the police don't find Carlos, Buchanan begins his own search for his alleged assailant. During his search for Carlos, Buchanan accidentally causes Carlos's daughter to run from him straight into the path of an on coming truck. Now Carlos has a gun and he begins looking for Buchanan. Eventually the two find each other and a gun fight erupts in the dark corners where they first met. The battle leaves each bloodied and facing one another to resolve their differences. The scene ends with Buchanan and Carlos gripping hands together on the ground with police sirens in the distance as these words appear on screen. "We must call a truce to terror. We must invoke the blessings of peace."

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