The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
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The Rage of Silence 

A deaf-mute falls in love with a teacher.


Don Taylor


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Himself - Host
Peter Falk ... Martin
Carol Lynley ... Elise
Fred Beir ... Don (as Frederick Beir)
Monica Keating Monica Keating ... Mrs. Scott
Fred Essler Fred Essler ... Mr. Potovsky
Marjorie Bennett ... Landlady
Alan Carney ... Harry
Hazel Shermet Hazel Shermet ... Gert
Jean Hale ... First Girl
Marlene Willis ... Second Girl
Buddy Lewis Buddy Lewis ... Truck Driver
Harry Wilson ... Wino
Will J. White ... 1st Officer
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... 2nd Officer


A deaf-mute falls in love with a teacher.

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

29 January 1963 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Loneliness of the deaf mute, in a homage to Lon Chaney.
17 February 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Watch out for the outstanding Peter Falk performance as a poor lonely deaf mute guy secretly in love with his teacher, a beautiful blonde who is also deaf mute as he is. Useless to say that you watch here a moving story, poignant, maybe not so unusual after all, with a Falk's performance that could remind you Cliff Robertson's one in CHARLIE. Some painful scenes in this gripping tale, something that may fell hard to conceive but so close to the actual facts. I felt some ache in the belly seeing very carefully the absolutely terrific performance of Pete Falk in this role. A gruesome performance, I persist, insist. Don't miss this episode, at all cost. Among the highlights of the show, and there are so many. One more point: the absence of dialogue of course emphasizes on music score background, as it was during the silent era. And speaking of the silent era, Peter Falk's character and, I repeat, performance, makes every movie buff think of Lon Chaney's roles, back in the twenties, when he had such sad, desperate and forever unlucky characters. So, to summarize, this story is a great tribute to Lon Chaney. That's my own opinion.

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