Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
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Killer Tree 

A scientist investigates claims that a tree kills passersby by emitting a deadly gas.


Eddie Davis


Robert Smith (story) (as Robert E. Smith), Lou Huston (screenplay)


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Episode cast overview:
Truman Bradley ... Host / Narrator
Bill Williams ... Prof. Paul Cameron
Bonita Granville ... Barbara Cameron
Keith Richards ... Clyde Bishop
Hank Patterson ... Skinner
Terry Frost ... Deputy Terry


A scientist investigates claims that a tree kills passersby by emitting a deadly gas.

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Hooray for the Oil Companies!
24 July 2013 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A trio of insufferable scientific investigators go to the desert. They have some excuse for being there. In their hunting around, they are warned about a killer tree that has caused the deaths of people. The woman in the group talks them into investigating the tree and in the process, almost gets them killed. There is an old desert rat who has a fixation on this tree and he tries to file a claim on the property. You see, at night, methane begins to escape, nearly asphyxiating one of them (who lay down with a cigarette next to the natural gas leak). Anyway, it doesn't take long for the petroleum industry to head in to take the land away from the old guy. He forgot to properly file a claim anyway so it doesn't matter. Generally pretty dull stuff.

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4 January 1957 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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