The Black Book
Volume Number: 1

Episode Count: 6

Catalog # M-BBOK-1

The Black Book was a series where the "Teller of Tales" would recite a story from his giant collection of stories. Many of the tales centered around someone who was trying to commit the perfect murder, or was on the run after doing the deed. It seems to have evolved from an earlier concept called The Man In Black, which also starred Frees as the "Teller of Tales". Three audition shows using that title were produced, but when the series aired in the Spring of 1952 on CBS, it was called The Black Book . Perhaps there was concern about causing confusion with Suspense and the British version (Appointment With Fear) starring Valentine Dyall, since his character also went by the MIB name.