UCLA Film & Television Archive Will Stream “Enough Rope “(The Chevy Mystery Show) on April 1

The UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Virtual Screening Room will stream “Enough Rope,” an installment of The Chevy Mystery Show, on Thursday, April 1 at 7PM ET/4PM PT. The episode starred Bert Freed and is notable for marking the first appearance of the Lieutenant Columbo, created by Richard Levinson and William Link.

Years later, Peter Falk took over the role of Columbo in the 1968 made-for-TV movie Prescription: Murder. A traditional pilot telefilm followed in 1971. Falk starred in Columbo on NBC from 1971 to 1978. A series of made-for-TV movies aired on ABC from 1989 to 2003.

The Chevy Mystery Show ran for 18 episodes on NBC between May and September 1960. The dramatic anthology was a summer replacement for The Dinah Shore Chevy Show.

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3 Replies to “UCLA Film & Television Archive Will Stream “Enough Rope “(The Chevy Mystery Show) on April 1”

  1. are these materials old enough not to be restricted by copyrite issues?? hence their appearance on you tube would be just ok?? our television museum’s would be up on these things but only depend on donation/ not duplication………x—-chevrolet playhouse eluded scholar/authors as well…. LARRY GIANAKOS doesnt even incude the seris in their roster/ or outline charts!!

  2. Maybe the premiere episode of an obscure western series “Temple Houston” titled “The Twisted Rope” could be streamed by UCLA in the future.

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