Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In the early- to mid-1960s, the University of Michigan shipped out several half-hour TV series to local stations. The best of these included The Plays of Shakespeare, The Inquiring Mind and a group of programs spotlighting the Interlochen Youth Camp. Likewise well produced (and well received) was American Story Classics, in which famous short stories were dramatized, then analyzed. Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask of Amontillado, a chilling tale of infidelity, drunkenness, and "premature burial", was one such story. In its own humble way, this adaptation of Cask is every bit as entertaining as the one incorporated into Roger Corman's 1962 omnibus theatrical feature Tales of Terror.
premature-burial, revenge, scheme