A group of tough convicts volunteer for a cancer experiment to avoid their harsh sentences.


Roy Fowler


Sam Locke (adaptation), Theodore Bawer (teleplay) (as Dr. Theodore Bawer)


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Episode credited cast:
Ruth Ford ... Julia
Richard Kiley ... Joe
Harold J. Stone ... Willie (as Harold Stone)
Robert H. Harris ... Seven
Harry Davis Harry Davis ... Gino
John Marriott ... Preacher
Millicent Brower Millicent Brower ... Nurse
Cliff Hall Cliff Hall ... Politician
Emory Richardson Emory Richardson ... Preacher's Father
Claire Crawford Claire Crawford ... Gino's Wife
David Downing David Downing ... Preacher's Son
Maurice Wells Maurice Wells ... Warden
Tom Gorman Tom Gorman ... Guard
Jack O'Brian Jack O'Brian ... Reporter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Branson Paul Branson ... Announcer (voice)


A group of tough convicts volunteer for a cancer experiment to avoid their harsh sentences.

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Release Date:

10 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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CBS Television Network See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Courtesy for Jack O'Brian as Reporter (Through the courtesy of the New York Journal American) See more »


Introduction from "Le Coq d' Or"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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A highly unusual plot makes this worth seeing.
10 December 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I will freely admit that this episode of "Studio One" has a horrible organ accompaniment that is both distracting and which announces bad turns of events. However, despite this, the show is one of the better ones I've seen because the plot is so highly original and engaging. The story is a strange one--one about a group of prisoners who volunteer to participate in a cancer study. It seems that the men are to be implanted with cancer cells to determine if there is some family resistance to the disease. The main focus of the men is played by Richard Kiley--a man who ACTS cynical and unconcerned but whose actions show otherwise. As for the others, all but one are relatively noble men--one is just an evil jerk. What comes of all this? Well, I could tell you....but you should just see it yourself.

Good acting and good writing make this one worth your time. It might not be brilliant but it's highly original.

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