8 user 1 critic

Run for Doom 

A young doctor continues to date a beautiful showgirl in spite of warnings that her 3 previous marriages ended badly for her past husbands.


Bernard Girard


James Bridges (teleplay), Henry Kane (novel)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
John Gavin ... Dr. Don Reed
Diana Dors ... Nickie Carole
Scott Brady ... Bill Floyd
Carl Benton Reid ... Horace Reed
Tom Skerritt ... Dr. Frank Farmer
Lew Brown Lew Brown ... David Carson
Robert Carson ... Mulloy
Gail Bonney ... Sarah
Jackie Russell ... The Waitress
Jon Shepodd Jon Shepodd ... Curtis Cane
Barry Cahill Barry Cahill ... The Chief Petty Officer
Patricia Crest Patricia Crest ... The Teller (as Patricia Krest)
Audrey Swanson Audrey Swanson ... The Nurse
Cathie Taylor Cathie Taylor ... The Singer


Young Dr. Reed, falls hard and fast for lounge singer, Nickie. Her menacing combo leader, Floyd warns the physician it's best for him to back off, telling him hrs his "boomerang baby" returning after each of 3 brief marriages, but the jilted pianist is hard to back off. Written by David Stevens

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis






Release Date:

17 May 1963 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shamley Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


During the opening song in the lounge, the band calls themselves a "trio", and only three musicians are visible (piano, sax, bass), but you can clearly hear drums in the song being played (although no drummer is present). See more »


How Long Has This Been Going On?
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Diana Dors
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pretty bad, really bad by this shows standards
17 June 2013 | by HEFILMSee all my reviews

John Gavin tries hard to be a sort of nebbishy leading man. He's not really very good but it is interesting to see him try.

The trouble here is 90 percent of this show is totally predictable and cliché in every aspect. 3 different "song" scenes just seem like padding and or some attempt to make this episode sort of "musical". The characters are totally stock and all are played pretty flatly. None have any depth to them to involve you in the story. Scott Brady has some fun as a hustling piano player but his whole "You'll come back to be baby." dialog is pretty lame as is all of it. Cardboard characters acted by cardboard actors just can't keep your interested for a hour show.

I recall writer James Bridges in an interview saying he talked to Hitchcock about why he couldn't write a feature film for him and Hitchcock said we don't use our TV writers for features. This may have been a polite way of saying, you're not good enough to write features. I have not seen all of his episodes for Hitch yet, but the few I've seen have been really poorly structured and heavily padded. I'm not knocking his emmy nominated THE JAR episode or AN OPEN WINDOW but some of these others.... Not good.

You really get the set up quickly and then wait forever for anything to happen. There is a nicely staged--mostly with the real actors--fight scene and a few nice dolly shots from director Girard.

Finally there are a few twists in the story in the last few minutes, but one is kind of preposterous and the other just turns the whole thing into a very safe TV show.

I guess if you're a Diana Dors fan you might put up with this more than I could. Sometimes she looks good here sometimes kind of bloated and comes off as a second rate Monroe wanna' be here but that's about all the character calls for anyway.

6 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed