Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
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Charlie, He Couldn't Kill a Fly 

An alcoholic, loudmouth, unemployed man on the verge of losing his wife and son is arrested for murder. He actually is a witness to who committed the crime but no one except a family friend... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard Girard

Writer:

Irv Pearlberg (as Irving Pearlberg)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Keenan Wynn ... Charlie Kling
Beverly Garland ... JoAnne Kling
Richard Kiley ... Lou Franklin
Michael Burns ... Frankie Kling
Berkeley Harris Berkeley Harris ... Pete Francis
Myron Healey ... Lt. Bill Thaler
Joan Staley ... Beth / prostitute addict
Noam Pitlik ... Benny Galati
Walter Brooke ... Spinner / addict in bar
Roy Glenn ... Piano Player
Darryl Richard Darryl Richard ... Ralph
Elaine Earl Elaine Earl ... Nan
Frank Evans ... Joe
Joseph Mell Joseph Mell ... Harry
Tony Franke Tony Franke ... Jonesy
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An alcoholic, loudmouth, unemployed man on the verge of losing his wife and son is arrested for murder. He actually is a witness to who committed the crime but no one except a family friend believes him to be innocent. He becomes a hero to his neighbors as the murdered man was a drug dealer and begins to revel in the glory. When his friend finds the real killer it may be too late as the "hero" is now fully prepared to go to prison. Written by dubchi

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1964 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roncom Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathé)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Keenan Wynn gave a fine performance in the "Charlie, He Couldn't Kill a Fly" ep of "Kraft Suspense Theatre"
14 August 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Charlie Kling (Keenan Wynn) is a drunk filled with dreams who no one respects which include his wife, JoAnne (Beverly Garland), and son, Frankie (Michael Burns). In fact, JoAnne has fallen for her boss, Lou Franklin (Richard Kiley) and is going to tell Charlie about her leaving him. But on his way home, Charlie stumbles into a murder of a drug dealer moments after it happened and since the knife is wiped clean of fingerprints, he's the leading suspect. I'll stop there and just say that this was a very compelling ep of "Kraft Suspense Theatre" with Wynn especially in good form with the way his character goes through several changes in his personality with the flip of the coin. He's the main reason to watch with the others also almost as good. So on that note, "Charlie, He Couldn't Kill a Fly" is a highly recommend ep of "Kraft Suspense Theatre".


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