Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

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This was one of the programs that Bobby Rupp and murder victims Herbert, Nancy and Kenyon Clutter watched the evening that they were killed by Richard Eugene Hickcok and Perry Edward Smith (November 15th, 1959). Bobby Rupp was Nancy Clutter's boyfriend and went home before the killers arrived. See more »

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Referenced in The Hebrew Hammer (2003) See more »

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Riff Blues
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Written by Dave Kahn
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McGavin's Mike Hammer was / is cool!
7 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If TV had a "film-noir", McGavin's Mike Hammer would be it-the cool character on the coolest show on black and white TV in my prepubescent TV world; he seemed so worldly yet down to earth and always had the lady's eye (there was always some eye candy in the show, even if it was the 1950's)..guys were still guys..and all detective magazines had the formula "skirt" in the plot. This show was ahead of its time in some respects.. You might even arguably boast that he (McGavin) paved the way and even foreshadowed Mr Bond..a good 6 years before "Dr. No" hit the drive-in movies in the summer of '62. And then completely switching character to play the riverboat captain in my father's favorite show a few years later on "Riverboat".

I hope TVLand can bring him back so my sons can enjoy. (My boys love Gunsmoke and McGyver and Maverick and Sandford (RedFoxx), etc). McGavin is right up there with my other TV idol, Robert Conrad-of "WildWildWest" and "Baa Baa BlackSheep" (Boyington)fame.


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