Leslie Bevis (Miss Smith)Merritt Butrick (Raymond Maston)Nancy Cartwright (Marge)John Hostetter (Lieutenant Harris)Mary Page Keller (Janet Coulter)Ian McShane (The Messenger of Death)Sam Melville (Tom)Bruce Newbold (Cop)Mark Phelan (Lieutenant Miller)William Prince (Matthew Barwood)Margot Rose (Lois)Edgar Small (Sammy Corwin)Tom Spackman (Patrolman)Mike Tino (Nick)Granville Van Dusen (John Hastings)Parker Whitman (Man in Crowd)
Thomas J. Wright
In this unsold pilot, The Messenger of Death has an interesting way of getting victims. His assistant, Miss Smith, would write a letter where recipients would be told to pass it along. The person that failed in doing so would meet misfortune (mostly death). The Messenger of Death and Miss Smith would watch the person that broke the chain on a television monitor. After the victim's demise, The Messenger of Death would go back to his desk, and say to his assistant, "Take a letter, Miss Smith".