Burt Brinckerhoff Alan and Joel Crothers as Robert
Long before handsome Joel Crothers who played Dr. Miles Cavanaugh (1977-84) on The Edge of Night murder-mystery serial, Joel played Robert, an intern and son of a doctor, in Alfred Hitchcock Presents' Beta Delta Gamma written by Calvin Clements.
The Storyline: At a frat party (early 1960s) in a beach house on a Southern California beach, smart-ass top of the class perfectionist Alan (Burt Brinckerhoff) accepts a challenge to down a full pitcher of beer since Alan never loses at anything, then fights with challenger Mark (Duke Howard) who declines a beer drinking bout against Alan after all.
After a pissed and intoxicated Alan passes out, the mischievous mates decide to stage a mock violent murder scene to pull the wool over unsuspecting Alan's eyes by placing a poker in Alan's hand and Mark made up as a corpse.
Preparing the prank with Mark (Duke Howard) knocked out..
In "The Edge of Night's" Joel Crothers played the role of Dr. Miles Cavanaugh with jayne Bentzen as Nicole Travis and Holland Taylor as Miles's evil jealous wife Denise Cavanaugh who plotted to frame Miles after his affair with Nicole for Denise's own murder.