The Name of the Game/The White Birch

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The White Birch
Season 1, Episode 11
Airdate November 29, 1968
Written by Dean Hargrove, Luther Davis (teleplay), Robert Soderberg (story)
Directed by Lamont Johnson
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The White Birch is the eleventh episode of the first season of The Name of the Game.

Starring: Gene Barry (Glenn Howard)

Guest Starring: Jean-Pierre Aumont (Emile Furneaux), Pete Duel (Charny), Bethel Leslie, Roddy McDowall(Philip Saxon), Susan Oliver (Tatiana), Boris Karloff (Mikhail Orlov)

Co-Starring: Susan Saint James (Peggy Maxwell), Richard Jaeckel (Malchek), Louise Sorel (Marie), Lilia Skala (Madame Orlov), Malila Saint Duval (Hedrika Heldjob), Robert Wolders (Dubrek)


Plot Overview

In Czechoslovakia, Howard and several rival publishers from foreign countries vie for possession of an unpublished novel by a famous Czech author. The book is a history of the Czech Republic and is vital to freedom fighters, who wish to see it get into the proper hands for publication.


Arc Advancement





The Show

This was Boris Karloff's last performance. He died a few months later.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments