Forbidden Area

Forbidden Area is a 1956 Cold War thriller novel by Pat Frank.wikipedia
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Manulis says he attracted top line talent by giving them an opportunity to play different kinds of roles, like Tab Hunter, who was cast as the villain.
Hunter received strong critical acclaim for a performance he gave on TV in "Forbidden Area", the debut show of Playhouse 90, written by Rod Serling and directed by John Frankenheimer.

Requiem for a Heavyweight

The adaptation was done by Rod Serling who later did Requiem for a Heavyweight for Playhouse 90.

Playhouse 90

Rod Serling adapted it for the debut episode of the American television anthology series Playhouse 90, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Charlton Heston, Diana Lynn, Vincent Price, Victor Jory and Charles Bickford.
With Alex North's opening theme music, the series debuted October 4, 1956 with Rod Serling's adaptation of Pat Frank's novel Forbidden Area starring Charlton Heston.

Martin Manulis

TV rights were bought by Martin Manulis.
Forbidden Area directed by John Frankenheimer, adapted by Rod Serling and starring Charlton Heston (Episode 1, October 4, 1956);

Diana Lynn

Rod Serling adapted it for the debut episode of the American television anthology series Playhouse 90, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Charlton Heston, Diana Lynn, Vincent Price, Victor Jory and Charles Bickford.

Vincent Price

Rod Serling adapted it for the debut episode of the American television anthology series Playhouse 90, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Charlton Heston, Diana Lynn, Vincent Price, Victor Jory and Charles Bickford.

Victor Jory

Rod Serling adapted it for the debut episode of the American television anthology series Playhouse 90, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Charlton Heston, Diana Lynn, Vincent Price, Victor Jory and Charles Bickford.

Charles Bickford

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Rod Serling adapted it for the debut episode of the American television anthology series Playhouse 90, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Charlton Heston, Diana Lynn, Vincent Price, Victor Jory and Charles Bickford.

Rod Serling

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The adaptation was done by Rod Serling who later did Requiem for a Heavyweight for Playhouse 90. Rod Serling adapted it for the debut episode of the American television anthology series Playhouse 90, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Charlton Heston, Diana Lynn, Vincent Price, Victor Jory and Charles Bickford.

John Frankenheimer

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Rod Serling adapted it for the debut episode of the American television anthology series Playhouse 90, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Charlton Heston, Diana Lynn, Vincent Price, Victor Jory and Charles Bickford.

Charlton Heston

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Rod Serling adapted it for the debut episode of the American television anthology series Playhouse 90, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Charlton Heston, Diana Lynn, Vincent Price, Victor Jory and Charles Bickford.

Irving Asher

In 1963 it was announced Irving Asher and Ely Landau would turn the novel into a film, but this did not eventuate.

Ely Landau

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In 1963 it was announced Irving Asher and Ely Landau would turn the novel into a film, but this did not eventuate.

IMDb

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1956 TV adaptation at IMDB

Pat Frank

Forbidden Area is a 1956 Cold War thriller novel by Pat Frank.
His other books include Mr. Adam, Hold Back the Night, and Forbidden Area.

Brainwashing

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Forbidden Area told the story of Soviet secret agents who had been brainwashed through classical conditioning by their own government so they wouldn't reveal their identities.