Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE: Stranger In The Desert

Hosted by Truman Bradley
Guest Stars:  Marshall Thompson, Gene Evans, Lowell Gilmore, John Mitchum, Ralph Bennett
Directed by Henry S. Kesler
(actor & director credits courtesy IMDB.com)

A pair of men hunting for uranium ore find a giant lode of radioactivity near a mysterious old man's shack.

A middling entry in the series which could have been better off with more fantasy or some special effects, the episode nonetheless features fine performances by the principals, particularly Gilmore as the enigmatic stranger.  I understand the limitations of the series' budget and appreciate the talents on display, but can't help wanting more than the producers and directors are able to deliver.

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