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CBS Playhouse (Feb 25, 1969)
"The Experiment"

Michael Douglas' career certainly got a boost with the opportunity to co-star with Tisha in "The Experiment," his very first credited appearance, just as he would have the chance to share billing with Meg Foster the following year in Adam at 6 A.M. They're both very 60-ish films, with Douglas playing the character of an idealistic young intellectual.

TV critic Frank Judge described this CBS Playhouse episode thus:

Tisha has been cast as Tess Hayes, playing opposite Mike, who portrays Wilson Evans, a young scientist, who wears a beard and long hair in one part of the drama and is more of a conformist in another. "The Experiment," written by Ellen M. Violett, focuses on him and his head-on collision with the morals of the so-called "Establishment."

Joining Tisha and Michael Douglas in "The Experiment" were Barry Sullivan, Rosemary Murphy, and John Astin, along with Susan Strasberg, with whom Tisha had co-starred a year earlier in The Name of the Gams Is Kill.

Adam at 6 A.M. has developed a reputation as something of a minor cult classic, aided by its availability on VHS. Unfortunately, "The Experiment" hasn't had such good fortune and seems to have become another of those "lost" films like A Death of Innocence and The Space Watch Murders.

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