Dr. Fu Manchu, evil genius and possessor of seemingly unlimited financial resources, has pledged to bring about the downfall of western civilization to avenge unknown wrongs of the past. ... See full summary »
Geroge Raft plays a NYPD detective in a gritty, shot-on-location crime series which apparently spawned Naked City, Cagney & Lacy and NYPD Blue among many other series. This is New York City in the early 50s and apparently crime was the same then as today. Raft as usual is a joy to watch. Unfortunately, I have only seen one episode in which a chemist for a cosmetic company is secretly importing drugs disguised in cosmetic samples from France. The script is above average and maintains interest without resorting to banality or contrived situations. This series only survived for 26 episodes and unfortunately has fallen into oblivion without VHS or DVD release unless you know differently. Cosman Productions and Television Corporation of America produced such during 1952-53.
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