An ex-schoolteacher is asked by the police to help locate a missing heiress. Eve Arden ... Hildegarde Withers James Gregory ... Oscar Piper Julie Newmar ... Aleatha Westering Ray Danton ... Capt. Westering Dennis Rucker ... Al Fister Pat Morita ... Delmar Faulkenstein Ezra Stone ... Judge Woodrow Parfrey ... Eberhardt Skye Aubrey ... Lenore Gregory Bob Hastings ... Malloy Robert Easton ... Onofre Sherry Bain ... Eve Granger Udana Power ... Mariette Dwan Smith ... Ora Linda Gillen ... Bernadine Toller (as Linda Gillin)
"A DEATH OF INNOCENCE"" Plot/Summary - A mother (Shelley Winters) travels to New York to see her daughter (Tisha Sterling) who is awaiting trial for murder. The mother is totally convinced of her daughter's Innocence and does all she can to help her. As the trial progresses however, the mother begins to have her doubts. Full cast starring, Shelley Winters, Arthur Kennedy, John Randolph, Harold Gould, Antoinette Bower, Peggy McCay, Richard Bright, Tony Young, Ann Sothern, Tisha Sterling, Don Keefer, Pilar Seurat, Doreen Lang, Regis Cordic, Marc Hannibal, and Barney Phillips. Directed by Paul Wendkos. Released November 26, 1971.
Mere glimpses of Eve Arden, Imogene Coca,Sid Caesar, Bob Cummings, among others. Eve gets a line but her mic was off.
Sharp-tongued school teacher Hildegarde Withers continues to stumble over corpses and solve murders in this third entry to the series. Please visit my blog at: http://comicsradio.blogspot.com
"An actress leaves a TV show to marry the sponsor, jeopardizing the careers of everyone on the show. The show's writer devises a plot for the show involving a kidnapping, then turns it from fiction to fact." (IMdB) This rare made-for-TV film was released in 1972 and stars Ted Bessell, Elizabeth Ashley, and John Cassidy. Director Allen Reisner also directed episodes of many famous TV shows, including the Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke, Green Hornet, Kung Fu, and Hawaii 5-0. This transfer is taken from the 1982 VHS release courtesy of Iver Film Services (England.)