Returning from an overseas assignment Lanyard is suspected of being involved in a gem smuggling operation. He is pursued by private investigators and law enforcement as he attempts to clear his name ...
Lanyard is recruited by the Govt. to find out where all the top criminals have been disappearing to. He is to contact an agent named Anson is New York. Upon contact Anson is killed and the only lead ...
Willie Dante carries his shady history, and old-time buddies Biff and Stewart, into the operation of his legit San Francisco nightclub. Neither the cops nor the bad guys really believe he's done with the underworld however. Much humor.
Richard Diamond is a suave private eye who, at first, walks the mean streets of New York, then later packs up and moves to Los Angeles, where he tools around in a convertible with a car ... See full summary »
The show is an interesting curio, and better than a lot of things being done now. Like many early TV shows, it has small casts, a sparse style, and simple sets, probably all forced upon it by small budgets. But like a good short story, the constraints do not hamper the dramatic effect, but help it. Louis Hayward is suave and sophisticated in the lead, and has the slight air of mystery that the character demands. Supporting casts are not filled with household names, but everybody is well up to the task. Ask any independent filmmaker - if you don't have huge casts, lavish sets, and dazzling special effects in your quiver, you have to rely on smaller things, like writing and acting, to get the job done. Well worth a look, and now being shown late night Saturdays and Sundays on American Life cable.
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