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Herbert H. Margolis (story) and
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Release Date:
20 April 1951 (USA) See more »
Warning! When you deal with these dames you're in the DANGER ZONE See more »
Claire Underwood hires San Francisco private-detective Dennis O'Brien to purchase a saxophone case at an auction... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Hugh Beaumont ... Dennis O'Brien

Edward Brophy ... Prof. Frederick Simpson Schicker

Richard Travis ... Police Lt. Bruger

Tom Neal ... Edgar Spadely (2nd Episode)

Pamela Blake ... Vicki Jason (2nd Episode)

Virginia Dale ... Claire Underwood (1st Episode)

Ralph Sanford ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tiny Jones ... Woman at Auction (1st Episode) (uncredited)

Directed by
William Berke 
Writing credits
Herbert H. Margolis (story) (as Herbert Margolis) and
Lou Morheim (story) (as Louis Morheim)

Julian Harmon (screenplay)

Produced by
William Berke .... producer
Jack Leewood .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bert Shefter 
Cinematography by
Jack Greenhalgh 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson 
Harry Reynolds 
Art Direction by
Frank Paul Sylos  (as F. Paul Sylos)
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
Makeup Department
Paul Stanhope .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Francis Murphy .... assistant director (as J. Francis Murphy)
Art Department
Leigh Carson .... property master
Tom Kemp .... construction supervisor
Sound Department
Glen Glenn .... sound
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alfred Berke .... wardrobe (as Al Berke)
Other crew
Diane .... handknits and fashions
Stanley Price .... dialogue coach

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Also Known As:
"Pier of Peril" - USA (TV title)
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USA:56 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Virtually identical plot used on 6/26/1947 "Johnny Madero, Pier 23" radio show episode entitled "Fatal Auction." Johnny Madero was a wise-cracking, sardonic PI played by Jack Webb.See more »


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Complete with Raymond Chandler patter, 2 October 2014
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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