Climax!: Journey Into Fear (1956)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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First filmed under the supervision of Orson Welles in 1942, Eric Ambler's espionage thriller Journey Into Fear was effectively adapted to an hour-long format fourteen years later by by the CBS dramatic anthology Climax. John Forsythe stars as Graham Johnson, an American engineer working on a secret project in Turkey. For reasons that he cannot quite fathom, Johnson has been targetted for death by a group of sinister foreign spies. The local Turkish police arrange for Johnson to be quietly shipped to safety on a tramp steamer, which is already bearing a number of other passengers--most of whom look like they'd cut Johnson's throat for the fun of it. Climax was originally telecast live from New York City.