Checkmate (1960–1962)

TV Series   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

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  • Mona Freeman in Checkmate (1960)
  • Audrey Meadows in Checkmate (1960)
  • Charles Laughton in Checkmate (1960)
  • Joanne Linville and Dick Shawn in Checkmate (1960)
  • Brad Weston in Checkmate (1960)
  • Lee Marvin and Sebastian Cabot in Checkmate (1960)

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Eric Ambler

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5 April 2005 | coop-16
the show with the surreal opening credits..
I was three years old, and I watched this show a lot..what seems to have made an impression, from what I remember, was the opening credits, on a background that looked like a Jackson Pollock painting..of course, I had no idea who Jackson Pollock was, or what the word "Checkmate" meant...its fascinating that 1. this show starred Sebastian Cabot..who later played the Butler, Mr. French in the inane, A Family Affair and 2. It was created by Eric Ambler.. Why hasn't it been re-run? I must say, however, that I just remembered another reason it was so featured one of the few TV guest appearances by Charles Laughton. In fact, it may have have been his last bit of acting, anywhere. It was called "Wind From the East",and it starred Laughton as a Chinese master-spy, a sort of cross between Fu Manchu and Wo Fat..

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