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Released: 07 October 1954 Ended
Producted By: CBS
Country: United States of America
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Climax! is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era to be broadcast in color. Many of the episodes were performed and broadcast live.


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Climax! Audience Reviews

Karry Best movie of this year hands down!
Wordiezett So much average
Roxie The thing I enjoyed most about the film is the fact that it doesn't shy away from being a super-sized-cliche;
Staci Frederick Blistering performances.
celticwanderer I often think about this show. It was an amazing show and sometimes for an eight year old it was pretty scary. I remember one show where someone was walking through an alley and you just knew something bad was going to happen. I walked through an alley like that on my way home from school. After seeing that showed I walked through it really fast. I wish these shows were on DVD. I would love to see the episodes again.
GUENOT PHILIPPE OK, I totally agree when the other users say that CLIMAX was a great TV show. And so rare too. I don't think that any one would be able to get all the 166 episodes !!!I have already watched some of them. Some are actually amazing, such this one starring Vincent Price, as a very bad husband and father - NIGHT HUNT or NIGHT KILL, something like that...A great episode with a twist ending in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents manner. That's exactly what I love in this kind of TV series. But what I quite don't understand about CLIMAX is WHY making episodes that are the perfect copycats of great classics such as HUCKLEBERRY FINN or DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE...WHY THE HELL ????What's the use to show the audiences the exact story of films every one has already seen?CLIMAX was not the only show to do this. I watched some others which did the same thing. LAURA, KISS OF DEATH, and many more classics made again for TV shows...I hate that. I only look for short stories in the AH Presents manner. Nothing else.
mpgmpg123 I have only seen a few of these shows, they are pretty rare to see. One of them was "Trail of Terror" with Robert Preston and Diana Lynn in 1957. It was a live tv production, about the murder of a Dr., Lynn's husband. Preston was great in this as the police detective, and Lynn gave one of her typically latter day great tv performances. She acted on television from 1950 to 1965 and really expanded her range of acting; this was a typical great one as the grieving wife who almost goes against her values but is able to right her mistake at the last minute. Another excellent episode of Climax, and they are basically one hour long live films, was Katherine Ann Porter's "Pale Horse, Pale Rider." It starred Dorothy McGuire and John Forsythe, the second of their live television performances (they had earlier starred in a 1951 live remake of Dark Victory). Pale Horse, Pale Rider was a beautiful love story set in 1918, with the backdrop of WWI and the Spanish Flu, from which more Americans died than did American soldiers in WWI. This was one of the last, really, of McGuire's romantic roles and she is typically beautiful, charming, and lovely in it. It is one of her best television roles and she is very moving as the girl who falls in love only once. All in all, Climax was a great show from the ones I have seen and I wish I could see more!
Randy H. Farb The director could not yell, "Cut!", so, when Peter Lorre's character dies, he lies there briefly. When he thinks the show is over, he gets up and walks off the set! He probably thought he was playing Rasputin. This is a prime example of the pitfalls of live television.