Climax!: Promise to Murder (1977)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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"Promise to Murder" is a 60-minute TV play adapted from the Oscar Wilde short story "Lord Arthur Saville's Crime." Louis Hayward stars as a moderately successful London barrister who, at the insistence of his aristocratic aunt, agrees to have his palm read by a fortune teller (Peter Lorre). Rather disturbingly, within the next few weeks several of the palmist's prophecies come true. What really bothers the nervous barrister is that one, final prediction--that he would end up committing murder. Previously dramatized as a segment of the 1943 omnibus feature film Flesh and Fantasy, "Promise to Murder" was originally broadcast live as part of the CBS anthology Climax!