Keeping the spoilers to a minimum, taken from Telegonus' IMDB review:
A Cruel And Unusual Night is yet another winner from the old Kraft suspense series, a tale told partly in flashbacks of a young man who, having been saved from death in the gas chamber twice, kidnaps the judge who sentenced him and puts him through the same ordeal he went through, which is waiting for certain death over an extended period, overnight rather than several weeks, holding him at gunpoint the whole time, making him wear a white shirt, just as he did; and at the appointed hour he promises to kill him.
This is the second-to-last credited acting performance by Ronald Reagan before he entered politics (Don Siegel's reimagining of THE KILLERS is the last). He's well matched against Scott Marlowe, with Anne Helm as Marlowe's conflicted spouse. Prolific TV director Leslie Martinson brings his "A" game for this one.