78 episodes produced 1959-1961. Finucane is a hard-nosed policeman with the San Diego, California Police Department while Ben Andrews is a reporter with the Chronicle newspaper. Both men ... See full summary »
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78 episodes produced 1959-1961. Finucane is a hard-nosed policeman with the San Diego, California Police Department while Ben Andrews is a reporter with the Chronicle newspaper. Both men worked well together while Finucane was assisted by young cops in 10 to 15 of the 78 episodes. The musical score was up-to-date jazz. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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Gritty, realistic series.
6 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Manhunt" was a half hour TV series that appeared in first run syndication during the 1959-1961 TV seasons. Unlike most detective series of the time which were set in either New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, "Manhunt" was set in San Diego and may well have been the first TV detective series to be set there (others have subsequently followed).

Veteran character actor Victor Jory starred as Lieutenant Howard Finucane of the San Diego Police Department and Patrick McVey (who had appeared the previous season in the western series "Boots and Saddles")appeared as police reporter Ben Andrews. Victor Jory was a tall, thin, craggy actor who always appeared to be much older than he probably actually was and generally played detestable "heavies" throughout most of his long, illustrious career. "Manhunt" was a welcome change and his Howard Finucane character was a "no-nonsense", tough, leathery character much like Jory's appearance on screen. Jory's presence and portrayal lent this series a gritty, realistic feel that set it apart from the many other detective/cop shows of the time.


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