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Sting of Death DVD
Sting of Death

Sting of Death

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Horror legend Boris Karloff stars in this rarely-seen mystery tale, directed by Daniel Petrie (A Raisin in the Sun, Sybil) . Sidney Silchester, a college professor, is enjoying a summer holiday in a quiet English village. His peaceful vacation turns intoa nightmare when the town is invaded by a swarm of killer bees. One of the few to escape, Silchester finds refuge with an elderly recluse, "Mr. Mycroft". With the old man's help, the academic discovers that the bees were let loose by a mad killer. As thetwo men close in on the lunatic, Silchester realizes that Mycroft is no ordinary retiree, and in fact may be the greatest detective of them all... Sherlock Holmes.Originally airing on February 12, 1955, Sting of Death was the highest-rated episode ofThe Elgin Hour, a weekly anthology series that broadcast live from New York City for one season on ABC (1954-1955). Boris Karloff was so enamored of "Mr. Mycroft" that he asked writer Robert Bloch (Psycho) to turn Sting of Death into a feature-length screenplay. Bloch then constructed a script that would star not only Karloff, but also fellow horror icon Christopher Lee as Sidney Silchester. Amicus Productions balked at paying both actors' salaries, and enlisted playwright Anthony Marriott to rewrite Bloch's script without the Mycroft and Silchester characters. This drastically-altered version was released in theaters as The Deadly Bees (1966). The live television broadcast, never rerun after its initial airing, is therefore our only hint of the film that might have been.PLUS: THRILLER "The Return Of Andrew Bentley" (BW, 1961): Boris Karloff was the host of the horror anthology series Thriller, which aired on NBC from 1960 to 1962. In this episode, aging mystic Amos Wilder will bequeath his fortu
Title: Sting of Death
Genre: TV Crime
Starring: Boris Karloff
Director: Daniel Petrie
Studio: Alpha Video
Attributes: Manufactured on Demand
Release Date: 9/1/2015
Original Year: 1955
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 089218769091
Item #: 1533579X

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