Hosted by Boris Karloff
Guest Stars: Everett Sloane, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Silvera, John Marley, Anne Barton
Directed by Jules Bricken
(actor & director credits courtesy IMDB.com)
An Italian immigrant becomes a titan of organized crime, but when he tries to phase out his illegitimate businesses, one of his partners aims to get rid of him.
Although not a bad mobster tale, and featuring some fine actors in the guest cast, this episode suffers a bit without any real mystery or suspense, which were supposed to be the series' hallmarks. Sloane and Flippen both give good performances, but Silvera's characterization borders a bit on caricature. I can see why the story appealed to the show's producers, structured like a Greek tragedy with a "violence begets violence" plotline, but it doesn't seem to mesh with the rest of the season's installments.