Blake investigates when a compulsive practical joker is found dead at a resort.


Lawrence Dobkin


Barry Shipman


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Episode cast overview:
Rod Cameron ... Lt. Rod Blake
Robert Armstrong ... Sheriff Andy Anderson
Whit Bissell ... Charles Bowman
Eleanore Tanin Eleanore Tanin ... Esther Milford
John Stephenson ... Paul Stagg
Karl 'Killer' Davis ... Big Mike George
Kasey Rogers ... Molly Crane
Marian Collier ... Spa Woman


When a practical joker is found murdered in a guest ranch's exercise room, Lt. Blake and Sheriff Anderson investigate and discover a cloud of suspects, ranging from a dazed former wrestler once tried for manslaughter, a small town businessman being blackmailed by the murdered man and the dead man's wife, a criminal living under an assumed name. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

14 July 1958 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Lt. Rod Blake: Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. Sometimes cases take nothing but paperwork and hours spent at a desk. Then there are times when a night's sleep is something to look forward to like next summer's vacation. Now keeping fit is part of every law officer's job. I spent some time recently in a modern, fully-equiped gymnasium. I got lots of exercise, but it wasn't to keep me in shape - it was to save a life. That life happened to be my own. ...
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