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The Convict's Piano 

Ricky Frost has been wrongly convicted of murder and sent to prison, but his musical talent might see him free if he continues to play a certain piano.

Director:

Thomas J. Wright

Writers:

Rod Serling (created by), Patrice Messina (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Joe Penny ... Ricky Frost
Norman Fell ... Eddie O'Hara
Tom O'Brien ... Mickey Shaughnessy
John Hancock ... Dr. Puckett
Sam Scarber ... Max
Cristen Kauffman Cristen Kauffman ... Ellen
Anthony De Longis ... Thompson (as Tony de Longis)
Burton Collins Burton Collins ... Shorty
Raymond O'Keefe Raymond O'Keefe ... Guard
Ezekiel Moss ... 1st Prisoner
James McIntire James McIntire ... 2nd Prisoner
Chad Krentzman Chad Krentzman ... Soldier
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Ricky Frost has been wrongly convicted of murder and sent to prison, but his musical talent might see him free if he continues to play a certain piano.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1986 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place in 1986, 1899, 1917 and 1928. See more »

Goofs

Ricky's hands never move in musical motion any of the times that he plays the piano. See more »

Soundtracks

Maple Leaf Rag
Written by Scott Joplin
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It Pays to Practice!
30 June 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is a decent episode involving a prisoner who is a skilled pianist. He isn't fitting in very well, partly because he was falsely convicted. Piano is his life and one day an older prisoner shows him a dilapidated old piano that had been in the prison for decades. When he starts to play it, he goes back to the Twenties. There is a connection here with the Al Capone era and an event that occurred back then. He is also able to pay back a man who gave him a break.


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