Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
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An engaged couple and the woman's former suitor take shelter in an abandoned house, too late to notice an unexploded bomb. Their retreat is cut off by a cave-in, and they must defuse the bomb with instructions delivered over a phone line.

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Blake Edwards

Writers:

Blake Edwards (screenplay), Ben Perry (story) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview:
David Niven ... Richard Lilliam
Margaret Sheridan ... Janet
John Dehner ... Charles Quine
Philip Tonge ... Colonel Briggs
Patrick O'Moore ... Police Sergeant
Barry Curtis ... First Boy
Gregory Marshall Gregory Marshall ... Second Boy
Robin Hughes ... Army Sergeant
Anthony Marsh Anthony Marsh ... Army Corporal
Vernon Downing Vernon Downing ... Father
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An engaged couple and the woman's former suitor take shelter in an abandoned house, too late to notice an unexploded bomb. Their retreat is cut off by a cave-in, and they must defuse the bomb with instructions delivered over a phone line.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Despite the sloppy use of stunt doubles, a very dandy episode.
22 February 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Bomb" is one of the better episodes of "Four Star Playhouse" I have seen and is well worth seeing. It's like a mini-movie crammed into a 30-minute time slot and it's amazing they got so much into the show.

The show begins with Janet and Charles (John Dehner) announcing to Richard (David Niven) that they are getting married. This is a HUGE shock, as Janet and Richard had been dating for some time. They thought Richard would blow his top but, oddly, he doesn't. Apart from stealing part of Charles' car, he acts rather gentlemanly about it. However, later the three of them are in for a fright when they find themselves trapped in a house with an unexploded bomb from WWII! While the plot is a bit contrived, the show is wonderful because of HOW the people react in this stressful and dangerous situation. This makes this show well worth seeing and has some wonderful acting. The only problem, and it's minor, is that the stunt doubles were OBVIOUS...very, very obvious.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1954 (USA) See more »

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Four Star Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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