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Redfield, William (Actor)
(1927 -1976)

William Redfield was in the original Broadway production of Our Town. He was diagnosed with leukemia while working on the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Date Episode Title Plot
1974-01-22 0017 Very Old Man (A) A wizened man has clairvoyance abilities and even relieve physical suffering with a simple touch
1974-01-23 0018 And Nothing but the Truth A young investigator guesses at the facts of a hit-and-run case and believes the convict to be a willing victim in lieu of...
1974-02-02 0028 Ghostly Game of Death (A) A prospective buyer for an ancient dwelling recruits the services of a ghost hunter to get rid of the spirit of the wife of...
1974-02-05 0031 Lady Was a Tiger (The) A femme fatale double agent frames an unemployed reporter for homicide in Paris.
1974-02-10 0035 Dead Man's Mountain An architect with a strange passion to create a cursed mountain. Any who attempt to climb it lose their beloved
1974-02-14 0038 Under Grave Suspicion A bitter fight between a couple. A sea side cottage. And turbulent weather that threatens to turn into a hurricane.
1974-02-19 0042 Sea Fever A fearsome captain of the seas inflicts the ultimate punishment for people who even dare to look at his wife. But some...
1974-02-24 0045 Horse That Wasn't for Sale (The) Hereditary equestrian passion notwithstanding, a woman has to put up her horses for sale after her father's death. All...
1974-03-03 0049 Prognosis Negative A mentally disturbed soldier is recruited by a fake medium to take her game to the next level. The military conducts a...
1974-03-19 0059 Frankenstein Revisited The 400th anniversary coverage of Baron Von Frankenstein might just be a bad idea for a news item. Especially since the good...
1974-03-25 0062 Diary of a Madman (The) This namesake of the famous Nikolai Gogol story deals with the confession of a magistrate to multiple arbitrary homicides.
1974-04-03 0068 Die! You're on Magic Camera A young photographer discovers a strange camera that can photograph incidents yet to happen. But he is persuaded by its...
1974-04-10 0072 Out of Focus An advertising professional makes futile attempts to take the pictures of a beautiful model as all her photos turn out...
1974-04-25 0081 Sunset to Sunrise A daughter remembers how her mother turned into a vampire.
1974-05-01 0084 Death Bell (The) Family genealogy research gets a man into trouble with the IRA who believe he is from the police.
1974-05-15 0092 Forever Man (The) A luckless man is offered every material comfort in the world through free cars, houses and monetary wealth by a...
1974-05-27 0097 Mirror for Murder A bored wife is tired of her menagerie chores and her husband's job priorities. She starts to believe her mirror reflection...
1974-06-04 0101 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge To escape an appointment with the gallows at Owl Creek Bridge, a confederate spy embarks on a dangerous journey through...
1974-06-17 0106 Three Times Dead A store-keeper shows his gratitude to the police officer that saves them by giving his wife a magical figurine able to grant...
1974-07-15 0118 Canterville Ghost (The) In this classic tale by Oscar Wilde, a spirit repeatedly attempts to drive away the new owners of his castle and instead,...
1974-07-23 0122 Adam's Astral Self The ability to project his spiritual self to other places while asleep annoys Adam Farr's wife to no end. When she finally...
1974-08-19 0135 Hands of Mrs. Mallory (The) Shortly after the death of her husband, Mrs. Mallory loses control of both her hands mysteriously. She meets a woman in...
1974-09-03 0143 Imp in the Bottle (The) A man buys an amulet that can make his wishes come true. But in order to salvage his soul, he must dispose of it before he...
1974-10-21 0163 Mind Over Matthew A middle-aged man marries a young girl he begins to believe might be a sorceress. He enlists the aid of his physician to get...
1974-11-06 0170 Terror on the Heath A young man thinks he is the incarnation of serial killer who was hanged for a series of murders in the 1800s. He finds an...
1974-11-28 0180 Aaron Burr Murder Case (The) In a re-enactment of a famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The actor portraying Hamilton is killed by...
1974-12-16 0187 Stephanie's Room A married woman moves back to her birthplace in New York when her husband is posted there for work. She visits the house she...
1975-01-05 0196 Many Names of Death (The) A trust officer in a bank hires a sexy secretary. She charms him to take a few rash steps and walk the wilder side of...
1975-01-16 0206 Death of Kings (A) A genius but modest scientist takes in a student. He ends up losing his wife to him, his skills and aptitudes too.
1975-01-27 0213 Coffin for the Devil (A) A man gathers a group of specialists along with the famous E. G. Marshall and reads them a very old letter written by one of...
1975-02-06 0219 Sire De Maletroit's Door (The) This is a retelling of a Robert Louis Stevenson tale set in 16th century France. Two friends flee for their lives. One gets...
1975-02-24 0228 Hell Hath No Fury An actor conspires to kill his rich wife, but her sister, being a modern witch, is keeping abreast and schemes against him.
1975-02-28 0231 An Identical Murder Two identical twin brothers are in love with the same woman, but she cares for just one. One brother dies in an accident,...
1975-06-23 0296 Mills of the Gods (The) An American tourist becomes enamored of a Parisian while traveling through Europe. What she doesn't know is that the...
1975-07-02 0301 Come Back with Me A hard up businessman goes back in time to his favorite hangout to relive his glory days. He encounters old friends at the...
1975-07-21 0312 Fateful Reunion After successfully developing a highly advanced computer that can predict future events, a scientist and his fiance use it...
1975-07-24 0314 Appointment in Uganda After obsessively preparing himself for the afterlife, a man is declared clinically dead for a few minutes due to a heart...
1975-08-01 0319 Onyx Eye (The) After purchasing a strange curio at an antique store, a man and his wife are immediately blessed with good fortune. However,...
1975-08-08 0323 Grey Ghost (The) Overcome by grief at the death of her race car driver father, a woman abandons her husband and loses herself in Italy. While...
1975-08-18 0328 Help Somebody The desires of a nomadic writer seem to materialize all at the same time. His novel is a smash hit, he inherits a fortune...
1975-08-29 0335 Murder by Proxy Finally released from prison, Tim Cohain is out for revenge against the jury foreman that put him there in the first place-...
1975-09-22 0348 Solid Gold Soldiers During the civil unrest, two double agents working against the Confederacy engage in a battle of wits despite playing for...
1975-09-26 0352 Assassination in Time A time traveling pair are tormented by their decision to save Abraham Lincoln from certain death; thereby changing history...
1975-10-09 0360 They Shall Stone Them with Stones A husband and wife team are hired to do a Vaudeville act. Trouble finds them when the woman accidentally reads the mind of a...
1975-10-24 0367 Summer People (The) In search of a quiet place to work and improve on their respective crafts over the summer, an artistically gifted couple...
1975-11-07 0375 Killing Valley In order to exact revenge against the people that ruined her father's life, a famous writer goes back to the place of her...
1975-11-13 0378 Home Is Where the Ghost Is In the midst of aiding a colleague in his desire to abandon his post, a scientist is haunted by the ghost of his dead wife.
1975-11-14 0379 Money Makers (The) When a couple of counterfeiters set up their operation in an abandoned house, they are unaware that a spirit haunts the...
1975-11-25 0385 Lap of the Gods (The) After an accident lands a modern man in the hospital, his spirit travels back in time into the body of a sea captain in the...
1975-12-01 0388 With Malice Aforethought A victim of the prejudice of the times, an African American cop is tried for the murder of an allegedly unarmed Caucasian...
1975-12-08 0392 How Quiet the Night After learning that his former flame is pregnant with his child, a man resorts to violence in order to safeguard his current...
1975-12-15 0396 Burn, Witch, Burn A woman is sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft. However, Judge Cotton Mather, a notorious Puritan attempts to save...
1975-12-22 0400 Image (The) A self-absorbed author forces his will upon his wife and compatriots in an attempt to bolster his image.
1975-12-24 0402 Christmas Carol (A) E.G. Marshall spotlights as Scrooge in this dramatic retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale. A tightfisted old man is...
1976-01-12 0415 What the Shepherd Saw After seeing the brutal slaying of his master's beloved wife, a young shepherd must do everything in his power to prove he...
1976-01-21 0419 Lady of the Mist (The) It is said that the pool in which the Lady of the Mist waterfall cascades into reviles all who attempt to usurp the place of...
1976-01-30 0423 Castle Kerfol On a tour of a British castle, an American tourist is suddenly attacked by a pack of dogs. She is sheltered by a neighbor...
1976-02-03 0425 Dead Deserve to Rest (The) Distraught and grieving, a widow falls prey to an unscrupulous occultist who swindles her into believing he can help her...
1976-02-11 0429 You Owe Me a Death Haunted by dreams and visions of the untimely death of her deceased twin, a woman desires to put the voices to rest. In...
1976-03-05 0443 Infernal Triangle (The) Finally free from her sister's shadow, Ann Fairchild has found happiness in the arms of her husband-to-be, Hugh Denning. A...
1976-03-16 0449 Crime Casts a Shadow Desperately in need of cash, Gay Armstrong tries to sell her late mother's pearl necklace and is disturbed to find out that...
1976-03-19 0451 Matter of Love and Death (A) Having grown weary over sharing him with crazed fans, the wife of a legendary football player walks into a police precinct...
1976-03-26 0456 Extortion The past catches up to her when the wife of a prominent politician is forced to submit to blackmail for a previous crime.
1976-04-06 0463 Boy Wonder (The) On a quest to find a missing child named Buchanan, his team slowly disappears one after another. It's no coincidence that...
1976-04-07 0464 Paradise Caf (The) In a desperate bid to exorcise the demons of his past, a mafia boss makes a shocking confession to his psychiatrist....
1976-04-12 0467 Safe Judge (The) When the son of the city's most fearsome gangsters pulls strings to get his son of drug possession charges, an upstanding...
1976-04-19 0470 Murder Most Foul In this Shakespearean drama of arrogance and blind ambition, a nobleman falls victim to a chilling prophecy.
1976-04-29 0478 Two Plus Two Equals Death A young architect is pulled into the maddening rush of the circus when he falls for an enchanting dancer. His troubles begin...
1976-05-10 0481 Ghost of San Juan Hill (The) Chaos ensues with the resurrection from the dead of the bride's deceased husband who had supposedly perished in the...
1976-05-13 0482 Secret Sharer (The) A modern take on Joseph Conrad's tale of a fugitive and his alter ego-- and the ship captain who harbors them.
1976-06-07 0489 Corpse that Would Not Die (The) To marry his lover, a man kills her husband despite being his best friend. Soon the weight of both their sins begins to...
1976-06-17 0492 Pension Plan On the eve of retirement, a purchasing manager discovers he is penniless and that an entire life of being honest and...
1976-07-12 0497 Blood Red Roses When his son is brutally murdered by the mafia, a father's beliefs are shaken. He meets the mastermind behind the crime and...
1976-07-19 0499 Future Eye An investigator is sent back in time with a critical mission-- to secure a microchip which has a complete account of the...
1976-08-09 0505 Overnight to Freedom During WWII an American POW from a German prison camp and with the help of some friendly advice, makes his attempt at...
1976-08-19 0508 Golden People (The) Richard Paradon has it all, looks, brains, charm, talent, and the ability to make money -- or should I say the ability to...
1976-08-26 0510 Man Who Could Work Miracles (The) As 1899 comes to a close, in the Bowery section of lower Manhattan, George comes to the realization that he can alter events...
1976-09-10 0516 Magical Place (A) Elinor and Timothy Elkins, a middle-aged couple, revisit a house they rented as newlyweds to see if they can rekindle their...
1976-09-14 0518 Journey to Jerusalem A man longs to be young again so he can live his life differently. A strange woman says she can make it happen.
1976-10-07 0531 Pool of Fear A spoiled rich, Beth, feels her step-mother is trying to replace her mother. She befriends ex-con Matt and has him pose as...

2 Responses to Redfield, William


Mr Redfield is a personal hero of mine. His minor role in Death Wish, his significant role in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, and his work on CBS Radio Mystery Theater were all performed in his final years. If he were diagnosed with leukemia at that time, does that mean he was in great pain at the end? He stood at the microphone like a trooper and gave us performances that we will all love. As I said, he is a personal hero of mine.

Mr Redfield was very talented and he has a wonderful voice for comedy as well as drama. He's great at playing very sharp tongued, intelligent characters. I've been hearing his voice for many years on many different radio shows, but I only recently thought to look him up. He has TV appearances worth checking out (A great episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents called "The Manacled" for example) and I've been greatly enjoying the book he wrote about his experiences performing with Richard Burton in John Gielgud's production of Hamlet in 1964. Well worth reading if you can find it. "Letters from an Actor"

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