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Checkmate is an American detective television series created by Eric Ambler, starring Anthony George, Sebastian Cabot, and Doug McClure. The show aired on CBS Television from 1960 to 1962 for a total of 70 episodes. It was produced by Jack Benny's... read more

Checkmate is an American detective television series created by Eric Ambler, starring Anthony George, Sebastian Cabot, and Doug McClure. The show aired on CBS Television from 1960 to 1962 for a total of 70 episodes. It was produced by Jack Benny's production company, "JaMco Productions" in co-operation with Revue Studios. Guest stars included Charles Laughton, Peter Lorre, Lee Marvin, Mickey Rooney and many other prominent performers.

Original Release

09/17/1960 on CBS

US Release

09/17/1960

Cast

Sebastian Cabot Dr. Carl Hyatt
Doug McClure Jed Sills
Anthony George Don Corey
Ken Lynch Lt. Thomas Brand
Jack Betts Chris Devlin
Donna Douglas Barbara Simmons
David McMahon Bartender
Joyce Van Patten Marcia James
Leo Penn Allen
Robert Burton Theodore Walters
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Portrait of a Man Running Wednesday, 04 October 1961
2 The Button Down Break Wednesday, 11 October 1961
3 The Heat of Passion Wednesday, 18 October 1961
4 Waiting for Jocko Wednesday, 25 October 1961
5 Through a Dark Glass Wednesday, 01 November 1961
6 Juan Moreno's Body Wednesday, 08 November 1961
7 Kill the Sound Wednesday, 15 November 1961
8 The Crimson Pool Wednesday, 22 November 1961
9 The Two of Us Wednesday, 29 November 1961
10 Nice Guys Finish Last Wednesday, 13 December 1961
11 To the Best of My Recollection Wednesday, 27 December 1961
12 A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Game Wednesday, 03 January 1962
13 The Star System Wednesday, 10 January 1962
14 The Renaissance of Gussie Hill Wednesday, 17 January 1962
15 A Very Rough Sketch Wednesday, 24 January 1962
16 The Yacht-Club Gang Tuesday, 30 January 1962
17 Death Beyond Recall Wednesday, 07 February 1962
18 The Sound of Nervous Laughter Wednesday, 14 February 1962
19 An Assassin Arrives, Andante Wednesday, 21 February 1962
20 Remembrance of Crimes Past Wednesday, 28 February 1962
21 The Heart Is a Handout Wednesday, 07 March 1962
22 Brooding Fixation Wednesday, 14 March 1962
23 A Chant of Silence Wednesday, 21 March 1962
24 Trial by Midnight Wednesday, 28 March 1962
25 Ride a Wild Horse Wednesday, 04 April 1962
26 So Beats My Plastic Heart Wednesday, 11 April 1962
27 In a Foreign Quarter Wednesday, 18 April 1962
28 Referendum on Murder Wednesday, 25 April 1962
29 The Someday Man Wednesday, 02 May 1962
30 Rendezvous in Washington Wednesday, 09 May 1962
31 The Bold and the Tough Wednesday, 16 May 1962
32 Will the Real Killer Please Stand Up? Wednesday, 23 May 1962
33 Down the Gardenia Path Wednesday, 06 June 1962
34 Side by Side Wednesday, 20 June 1962
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Directors

Don Weis, Paul Stewart, Don Taylor, Robert Ellis Miller, Herschel Daugherty, Ron Winston, William A. Graham, Tom Gries, Jules Bricken, John English, Frank Arrigo, James Wong Howe, Alan Crosland Jr., Alexander Singer, Ted Post, Robert Florey, Elliot Silverstein, Sidney Lanfield, Lewis Allen, Earl Bellamy, Don Medford, Jules Munshin, Walter Doniger, John Newland, Allen H. Miner, Douglas Heyes, Bernard Girard, Richard Irving, Herman Hoffman, Ralph Senensky, Byron Paul

Writers

Mark Rodgers, Harold Clements, Robert C. Dennis, James Gunn, Richard De Roy, Robert Libott, Dick Nelson, Sy Salkowitz, Stuart Jerome, Lewis Reed, Edmund Morris, Robert J. Shaw, Jonathan Latimer, Sheldon Stark, Berne Giler, Mann Rubin, Laurence Heath, Richard Fielder, Anthony Spinner, Larry Cohen, William Shatner, Stirling Silliphant, Don Taylor, Reuben Bercovitch, Robert Blees, Peter Mamakos, Steve Fisher, Douglas Heyes, John McGreevey, Wanda Duncan, William P. McGivern, Raphael Hayes, Harold Jack Bloom, Edwin Blum, Howard Browne, Oliver Crawford, Ken Pettus, James Lee Barrett, Richard Berg, John Kneubuhl, John Mantley, Betty Ulius, Leigh Brackett, Max Ehrlich, Curtis Kenyon, Gwen Bagni, Jameson Brewer, William Templeton, Alfred Brenner, Sonya Roberts, Richard McCracken, Leslie Edgley, Warner Law, Hendrik Vollaerts, Halsey Melone, John Falvo, Juarez Roberts, Dorothy Hechtlinger, Oliver Gard, Irwin Gielgud, Helen Nielsen, Finlay McDermid, Joel Murcott, William Lindsay Gresham, Bob Duncan, Michael Morris

Creators

Eric Ambler

Cast

Sebastian Cabot Dr. Carl Hyatt
Doug McClure Jed Sills
Anthony George Don Corey
Ken Lynch Lt. Thomas Brand
Jack Betts Chris Devlin
Donna Douglas Barbara Simmons
David McMahon Bartender
Joyce Van Patten Marcia James
Leo Penn Allen
Robert Burton Theodore Walters
Jeffrey Hunter Edward 'Jocko' Townsend
Susan Cummings Countess Johanna
James Griffith Harley 'Steamer' Russell
Robert Clarke Frank Lyons
William Schallert Andy Winston
Roy Engel The Deputy
Sean McClory Stamper
Vera Miles Zoe Kamens
Addison Richards Mike Lambeth
Addison Richards Sgt. Handler

Producers

Editors

Howard Epstein, Tony Martinelli, Milton Shifman, Lee Huntington, Richard Belding, Irving M. Schoenberg, John Blunk, George Jay Nicholson

1961EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Art Direction and Scenic Design Won
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