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Danger Zone (1951)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 20 April 1951 (USA)
Claire Underwood hires San Francisco private-detective Dennis O'Brien to purchase a saxophone case at an auction, and O'Brien is promptly slugged and the case is stolen by Larry Dunlap. ... See full summary »

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Prof. Frederick Simpson Schicker
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Edgar Spadely (2nd Episode)
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Vicki Jason (2nd Episode)
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Claire Underwood (1st Episode)
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Larry Dunlap (1st Episode)
Paula Drew ...
Sheila Jason (2nd Episode)
Jack Reitzen ...
Cole - the Auctioneer (1st Episode)
Edward Clark ...
Elderly Man at Auction (1st Episode)
Richard Monahan ...
Henry - the Bartender (1st Episode)
Don Garner ...
Bud Becker (1st Episode)
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Claire Underwood hires San Francisco private-detective Dennis O'Brien to purchase a saxophone case at an auction, and O'Brien is promptly slugged and the case is stolen by Larry Dunlap. O'Brien snoops around and learns that Claire and Dunlap are rivals in a smuggling racket, and he seizes Claire just as she is about to leave the country with the case and its stolen jewels. O'Brien then gets involved with the murder of Vicki Jason's husband and gets slugged again and framed. With the aid of "Professor" Schickler, he proves his innocence when Vicki kills her co-conspirator lover, Edgar Spadely---another private-detective who had gotten O'Brien involved to begin with---and Vicki admits her own guilt in the murder of her husband. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Warning! When you deal with these dames you're in the DANGER ZONE See more »


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Edited down to each of its two segments, each of them re-titled, this was sold to television in the early 1950s as two parts of a syndicated half-hour mystery show. See more »

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Complete with Raymond Chandler patter
2 October 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Long before he was Beaver Cleaver's father, Hugh Beaumont had an earlier television series in TV's infancy where he played a private detective complete with Raymond Chandler patter. Lippert managed to get three feature films from this series by stringing two of the half hour episodes together.

Beaumont works out of San Francisco where he lives on his charter boat when he's not sleuthing for a fee. This episode concerns him getting in trouble twice because a woman asked him for a favor. The man is not Sam Spade he's more like Miles Archer.

Favor one is Virginia Dale who asks him to bid on a suitcase at a public auction. That gets him involved with a smuggling racket and a saxophone. Favor two is when another private eye Tom Neal gets him to 'escort' a young lady to a private party on a boat. That gets him involved with a murder and a divorce. Is anyone sensing a pattern here?

Nothing special here though Beaumont is good in a part that's a quantum leap from Ward Cleaver.


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