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The Face of Fear

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(CBS, 10/8/1971, 90 mins). A young Iowa schoolteacher (Elizabeth Ashley) thinks she is dying of leukemia, goes to San Francisco where she hires a syndicate killer to take her life, then changes her mind and tries to cancel the contract with the help of the local police. Based on the 1967 novel “Sally” by E.V. Cunningham (actually black-listed writer Howard Fast).

Production Company Quinn Martin Productions. Director George McCowan. Executive Producer Quinn Martin. Producers Adrian Samish, Arthur Fellows. Teleplay Edward Hume. Based on a Novel by E.V. Cunningham. Photography Ben Colman. Music Morton Stevens. Editor Marston Fay. Art Director William Craig Smith.

Cast Ricardo Montalban (Sgt. Frank Ortega), Jack Warden (Lt. George Coye), Elizabeth Ashley (Sally Dillman), Dane Clark (Tamworth), Roy Poole (Glenn Kennedy), Charles Dierkop (Patsy Fain), Burr DeBenning (Peter Sargent Fennington), Regis J. Cordic (Dr. Landsteiner), Shirley O’Hara (Nurse), Fred Sadoff, Brooke Mills, Dallas Mitchell, Joel Lawrence, John Yates.

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