Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
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The End of the World, Baby 

The situation gets dangerously complicated when a money-challenged sculptor gets romantically involved with a wealthy married woman and her temperamental daughter who are vacationing in Italy.

Director:

Irvin Kershner

Writers:

Luther Davis (teleplay), John Philip Cohane (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Gig Young ... Hugo Myrich
Nina Foch ... Sarah Middleton
Katherine Crawford ... Daphne Middleton
Peter Lorre ... Frederick Bergen
Lou Krugman Lou Krugman ... Chief of Police
Peter Brooks ... Freddie
Ben Wright ... Casino Manager
Joseph Gallison Joseph Gallison ... Page Boy
Jan Arvan ... Museum Guard
Danielle Aubry Danielle Aubry ... Cigarette Girl
John Goulet John Goulet ... Italian Waiter
John Siegfried John Siegfried ... Austrian Youth
Michael Romanoff ... Himself
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Storyline

Along the plush Italian Riviera in San Remo,Italy an internationally known sculptor/Lothario becomes involved with a wealthy on the prowl married American lady.When he also at the same time begins an affair with her daughter,things become complicated.The end-up features both tragedy and twisted "justice". Written by dubchi

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1963 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roncom Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (as color by Pathé)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cinematic
3 March 2013 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

The best that can be said for this episode from the old Kraft Suspense Theatre anthology series is that it plays like a theatrical release rather than a cheap TV concoction. Beautifully photographed, making good use of the Universal back lot and stock footage of Italy, with a surprisingly good musical score and excellent sound quality. An American expatriate (Young) who is a penniless sculptor takes up with a wealthy married American (Foch) on holiday and her young, spoiled daughter (Crawford, a Tippi Hedrin lookalike and the producer's daughter). Tragedy predictably ensues, and the ending has a nice twist. Peter Lorre, who died shortly after filming this, plays the sculptor's roommate. This was made around the same time Lorre starred in Roger Corman's "The Raven." Not much suspense, but a Hitchcockian feel should keep up your interest. And be sure to check out the ladies' various costumes, hairdos, headgear and bathing apparel. They're to die for. Die laughing, that is.


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