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Plot:
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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Actor Darren McGavin Dies at 83
 (From WENN. 27 February 2006)

Actor Darren McGavin Dies at 83
 (From WENN. 24 February 2006)

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great show, but often not New York City See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Darren McGavin ... Mike Hammer (79 episodes, 1958-1959)
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Series Directed by
Boris Sagal (25 episodes, 1958-1959)
William Witney (13 episodes, 1959)
Richard Irving (11 episodes, 1958-1959)
John English (5 episodes, 1958)
Ray Nazarro (4 episodes, 1959)
Earl Bellamy (3 episodes, 1959)
Edward Ludlum (3 episodes, 1959)
Sidney Salkow (3 episodes, 1959)
Lawrence Dobkin (2 episodes, 1958)
Sherman Marks (2 episodes, 1958)
Frank Arrigo (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Writing credits
Mickey Spillane (78 episodes, 1958-1959)
Frank Kane (24 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ken Pettus (19 episodes, 1958-1959)
Bill S. Ballinger (11 episodes, 1959)
Fenton Earnshaw (7 episodes, 1958)
Lawrence Kimble (7 episodes, 1958)
Robert Turner (4 episodes, 1959)
Barry Shipman (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Curtis Cluff (2 episodes, 1958)
Richard Ellington (2 episodes, 1958)
Evan Hunter (2 episodes, 1958)

Series Cinematography by
Jack MacKenzie (43 episodes, 1958-1959)
John F. Warren (5 episodes, 1959)
John L. Russell (4 episodes, 1959)
Ray Rennahan (3 episodes, 1959)
William A. Sickner (3 episodes, 1959)
Bud Thackery (3 episodes, 1959)
William Bradford (2 episodes, 1958)
Ray Cory (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert Seiter (16 episodes, 1958-1959)
Buddy Small (10 episodes, 1958-1959)
Dick Connors (6 episodes, 1958)
Victor Lewis (4 episodes, 1958)
William W. Moore (3 episodes, 1959)
Milton Shifman (2 episodes, 1959)

Sam E. Waxman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Don Ament (32 episodes, 1958)
Frank Arrigo (23 episodes, 1958-1959)
John Meehan (4 episodes, 1959)
Loyd S. Papez (3 episodes, 1959)
Raymond Beal (2 episodes, 1959)
Arthur Lonergan (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Set Decoration by
James M. Walters Sr. (29 episodes, 1958-1959)
George Sawley (22 episodes, 1958)
William Stevens (9 episodes, 1958)
Ralph Sylos (3 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (59 episodes, 1958-1959)
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (35 episodes, 1958-1959)
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1958-1959)
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Hogan .... assistant director (32 episodes, 1958-1959)
Edward O. Denault .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1958)
Will Sheldon .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1959)
Kenneth Walters .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1958)
Ben Bishop .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1959)
Edward K. Dodds .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1959)
Frank Fox .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Sound Department
Francis J. Scheid .... sound (24 episodes, 1958)
John C. Grubb .... sound (9 episodes, 1958-1959)
Harold Hanks .... sound (9 episodes, 1958)
William H. Lynch .... sound (5 episodes, 1959)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Stephen Bass .... sound (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (3 episodes, 1959)
William Russell .... sound (3 episodes, 1959)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Crockett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hal Needham .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ed Parker .... stunts (unknown episodes)
George Robotham .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Joe Yrigoyen .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James V. King .... camera operator (40 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (36 episodes, 1958-1959)
Irving Levitt .... costume supervisor / costumer (31 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor (36 episodes, 1958-1959)
Buddy Small .... supervising film editor / editorial supervisor / ... (29 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Music Department
Maury Leaf .... music supervisor / music editor (33 episodes, 1958-1959)
Harold V. Johnson .... music supervisor (14 episodes, 1959)
Frederick Herbert .... music supervisor (8 episodes, 1959)
Joseph E. Romero .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1959)

Paul Dunlap .... composer: themes (unknown episodes)
Dave Kahn .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
30 min (78 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #1.1" (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Riff BluesSee more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
great show, but often not New York City, 28 February 2008
Author: austinink from Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

I really like the show and the virile "manliness" and cool humor exhibited by Darren Gavin. I'm sorry he has passed on. Some feminists might find the humor demeaning, but we have to remember it was mid-60s. My only criticism is that it was mainly filmed in Hollywood except for a very few exterior shots of New York. It is very Californiaish, particularly in some outdoors shots which are definitely not New York countryside. That's a failing if you really want authenticity about a New York detective, particularly when you compare it to "Naked City" which was filmed on the streets of the city. Luckily some of the episodes are now on DVD. (I wish there would be more of these classic series on TV.)

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