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Kraft Suspense Theatre

The Machine That Played God (Season 1, Episode 7)
TV Episode | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A seemingly happy married couple have a fatal car crash. The husband dies and the surviving wife is suspected by the police of intentionally causing the accident. She tries to "prove" her innocence by taking two polygraph tests. The ...See moreA seemingly happy married couple have a fatal car crash. The husband dies and the surviving wife is suspected by the police of intentionally causing the accident. She tries to "prove" her innocence by taking two polygraph tests. The results confuse her and she comes to believe the "lie detector machines" know the real truth. Written by dubchi See less
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Writers
Robert Guy Barrows (teleplay) (story) | Judith Barrows (story)
Composer
John Williams (as Johnny Williams)
Cinematographer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 5, 1963

Release date
Dec 5, 1963 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Anne Francis
Peggy Merritt Peggy Merritt   See fewer
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Gary Merrill
Mark Jordan Mark Jordan   See fewer
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Josephine Hutchinson
Mrs. Blanchard Mrs. Blanchard   See fewer
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Malachi Throne
L. J. West L. J. West   See fewer
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Edmon Ryan
Dr. Davis Dr. Davis   See fewer
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Mary Wickes
Mrs. Pike Mrs. Pike   See fewer
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Tol Avery
3rd Judge 3rd Judge   See fewer
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Robert Brubaker
2nd Detective 2nd Detective   See fewer
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William Boyett
1st Detective 1st Detective   See fewer
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Dan Frazer
Mr. Chilton Mr. Chilton   See fewer
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Davis Roberts
Police Polygraph Expert Police Polygraph Expert   See fewer
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Peter Adams
Mike Merritt Mike Merritt   See fewer
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William Kendis
Phillip Conyers (as Bill Kendis) Phillip Conyers (as Bill Kendis)   See fewer
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Charles Alvin Bell
1st Judge (as C. Alvin Bell) 1st Judge (as C. Alvin Bell)   See fewer
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Louise Lorimer
2nd Judge 2nd Judge   See fewer
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Laurence Haddon
Investigator Investigator   See fewer
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Morgan Mason
Andy Merritt Andy Merritt   See fewer
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Jerry Campeau
Assistant (as Gerard Campeau) Assistant (as Gerard Campeau)   See fewer
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Russ Bender
Sergeant Aikes Sergeant Aikes   See fewer
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Joe Bassett
Prowl Car Cop Prowl Car Cop   See fewer
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Pauline Drake
Police Woman Police Woman   See fewer
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Edmund Williams
Bailiff Bailiff   See fewer
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Frank Biro
Minister (as Barney Biro) Minister (as Barney Biro)   See fewer
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Cecil Combs
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmie Horan
Trial Spectator (uncredited) Trial Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.2 / 10 | 33 votes