Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The scene is a lavish dinner party, overseen by a Woollcott-like gameplayer. After dinner, the guests indulge in the usual Charades and Twenty Questions. Then the host proposes that each guest make a statement justifying his or her existence. The catch: all but two of the participants will be rendered nonexistent by the rest of the guests. The yakety-yakety Survival has an excellent cast (Barry Sullivan, Anne Francis, Chuck McCann, Sheree North, Otis Young), and you'll be able to guess which actors were hired by the day and which by the week as they begin to die off.
plane-crash, survivor, charade, dinner-party, games, justification, life