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McCarthy, Kevin (Actor)
(1914 - 2010)

Kevin McCarthy starred in the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Date Episode Title Plot
1974-03-14 0057 Fall of the House of Usher (The) The evergreen horror tale by Edgar Allan Poe tells the story of a heir driven insane by the ancient house of Usher, which he...
1974-06-18 0107 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde An unforeseen accident gives birth to the evil alter ego of the doctor in charge of the experiment.
1974-07-18 0120 Dream Woman (The) Convinced that a woman he met at the local bar is his soul mate, a man abandons his faithful and loyal wife in order to...
1975-05-07 0269 Transformation (The) A young man wastes both his inherited fortune and the love of a beautiful woman. He finally makes a deal for three days...
1975-05-23 0279 Markheim: Man or Monster? Karl Markheim is the ultimate anti-hero as he manipulates and swindles everyone around him to get his ends. He is left out...
1975-07-16 0309 Goodbye, Karl Erich After taking in a shell-shocked casualty of war, a German doctor teaches the young orphan to speak again and face the...
1976-01-08 0411 Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (A) In an attempt to free himself, a Nineteenth Century factory owner exploits his knowledge of history when he wakes up from a...
1976-04-19 0470 Murder Most Foul In this Shakespearean drama of arrogance and blind ambition, a nobleman falls victim to a chilling prophecy.
1976-04-25 0476 Serpent of the Nile (The) A classic rendition of Shakespeare's "Anthony and Cleopatra." It tells of their tempestuous relationship and equally tragic...
1977-03-01 0609 Hound of the Baskervilles (The) In this classic tale of mystery and terror, the notorious sleuthing duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the...
1977-03-08 0613 Sign of Four (The) This classic tale of theft and betrayal hurtles the legendary Sherlock Holmes into the midst of a secret society.  The...
1977-03-25 0623 Study in Scarlet (A) A sealed room mystery that launched the careers of the legendary Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. A strange death, a valuable...
1977-04-26 0641 Adventure of the Red-Headed League (The) Sherlock Holmes helps a friend who has been swindled by a group of red-headed men. He uncovers a much larger scheme.
1977-05-31 0657 Boscombe Pool Mystery (The) Sherlock Holmes solves the murder mystery of a young man who is accused of murdering his father. The evidence seems...
1977-06-28 0673 Adventure of the Speckled Band (The) Sherlock Holmes is hired by a young heiress to find out who killed her sister in a sealed room murder.
1977-07-11 0680 Scandal in Bohemia (A) The king of a Bohemian nation employs Sherlock Holmes to retrieve a scandulous photo from an old fling. Holmes finally meets...
1977-07-25 0688 Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (The) The gift of a Christmas goose with a valuable jewel inside and an old hat send Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on the hunt...
1977-10-07 0721 Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (The) The classic Sherlock Holmes tale of a financier father apparently apprehending his son while trying to steal valuable gems...
1977-11-14 0740 Gloria Scott (The) The evergreen Sherlock Holmes tale of unravelling a case around a mutiny aboard the ship Gloria Scott with the help of a...
1978-01-24 0770 Ranee of Rajputana (The) A small copper figurine of the Indian queen of thieves traps an deceitful and mischievous stockbroker into a dangerous but...
1978-06-23 0854 Black Door (The) A 21 year old man is made to stay in an ancient mansion in order to procure his inheritance. The key apparently is behind a...
1978-09-01 0887 Flash Point A photographer has an assignment at a steel mill but starts a passionate affair with the wife of a worker at the factory....
1979-06-20 0990 Spaces on the Wall (The) An art broker hires a private investigator to look into the case of an associate that fell victim to vicious a scam.
1980-03-26 1071 Conspiracy A classic narration of the secret plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet by conspirators John Wilkes Booth and...
1980-07-14 1102 Nightmare in Gillette Castle When a couple on tour visit the home of the biggest actor to portray the legendary Sherlock Holmes on the big screen, they...

6 Responses to McCarthy, Kevin


Though no one compares to Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, Kevin McCarthy fills the role very well on Radio Mystery Theater.

I always looked forward to McCarthy's turns as the Great Detective .... totally agree with earlier commentor.

I don't think anyone ever played Sherlock Holmes better than did Kevin McCarthy including Basil Rathbone!!!!!!

My brother met McCarthy in the Atlanta airport back in the '80s and still talks about how nice and kind he was. Rick didn't want to bother him, so he confirmed the actor's identity by speaking to his wife when McCarthy went to the snack bar. "Oh, he loves being recognized!," she said, "Ask him for his autograph!" Rick waited until the man had eaten, then walked back over to where he and his wife were seated, and McCarthy smiled up at him while he approached, and treated him beautifully. If only all celebrities were like that!

I grew up listening every night. I have tried to get my little ones to listen. They just tell me that they are too scary.

I enjoy McCarthy's take on the character of Sherlock Holmes. He gives a sharp, crisp performance imbued with instances of warm sympathy towards the people he is helping, a characteristic I've never seen or heard in any other actors' performances.

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