Checkmate (1960–1962)
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Remembrance of Crimes Past 

Checkmate tries to prevent a woman who was convicted and jailed for treason from returning to her former crimes.

Director:

William A. Graham

Writers:

Eric Ambler (creator), Richard De Roy (teleplay) (as Richard DeRoy)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Anthony George ... Don Corey
Doug McClure ... Jed Sills
Sebastian Cabot ... Dr. Carl Hyatt
Angie Dickinson ... Karen Vale
Anne Seymour ... Mrs. Creighton
Joyce Van Patten ... Marcia James
Warren Stevens ... Eric Williams
Stuart Nisbet ... Vesey
Mary Gregory Mary Gregory ... Hattie
Ben Wright ... Dietz
Ruth Wilhan Ruth Wilhan ... The Waitress
Marshall Reed ... Neighbor
Ann Atmar Ann Atmar ... Jane
George Dockstader George Dockstader ... The Roughneck
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Checkmate tries to prevent a woman who was convicted and jailed for treason from returning to her former crimes.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1962 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Jamco Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Celebrity client
17 February 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Checkmate's client in this story is Anne Seymour widow of a U.S. Senator who runs a halfway for newly released women prisoners. But it's on behalf of a new client of her's that Checkmate is engaged.

Seymour's client is Angie Dickinson who served five years for espionage. When she comes out of prison she's greeted with picket lines who follow her to Seymour's halfway house.

She's in real danger all right. Her fellow spies want to see if Angie had done some talking to get her sentence cut so short. They even send Warren Stevens in to do some romancing and Joyce Van Patten as another halfway house client to keep an eye on her.

Dickinson's performance was one of the best of her's I've seen ranking up there with some of her most notable big screen roles. She was just a girl in love with a man who was a spy who used her in all kinds of ways. It's a role that shows toughness and an interesting vulnerability than Anthony George picks up on.

Definitely a must for Angie Dickinson's fans.


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