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Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen
87th Precinct (1961–1962)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott
Frontier Circus (1961–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A one-ring circus travels through the American West in the 1880's.

Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel
The Detectives (1959–1962)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Taylor, Tige Andrews, Russell Thorson
Lock Up (1959–1961)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Cases taken from the files and case histories of renowned Philadelphia defense attorney Herbert L. Maris.

Stars: Macdonald Carey, John Doucette, Joan Granville
The Investigators (TV Series 1961)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Russ Andrews, Steve Banks and Bill Davis are investigators working for a very successful detective agency in New York City. Their cases are all tied to very large insurance claims. Maggie ... See full summary »

Stars: James Franciscus, James Philbrook, Mario Alcalde
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 Matt Gower (13 episodes, 1961)
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 Gus Honochek / ... (13 episodes, 1961)
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 Danny Keller (13 episodes, 1961)
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2 April 1961 (USA)  »

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Asphaltdschungel  »

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Jack Warden, who stars as Matt Gower on the series, had a bit role in the 1950 film of the same title. See more »

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Edited into The Lawbreakers (1961) See more »

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From the Golden Age of TV cop shows
17 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Remember Robert Lansing in 87th Precinct, or Lee Marvin in M-Squad?? Golden Age indeed..!

Even though it's called "The Asphalt Jungle" this series had nothing to do with W.R. Burnett's noir classic novel (which was made into a movie starring Sterling Hayden, James Whitmore, John McIntire and Sam Jaffee)...

This is one of the first 60 minute cop shows I recall (along with 87th Pct and the later episodes of Naked City) and it certainly didn't feature any pretty faces considering Jack Warden and Arch Johnson were the leads along with a young George Kennedy putting in a few appearances... But I recall it as a good, well-written, adult drama, along much the same lines as Naked City...

The real mystery is why this only lasted for 13 episodes...(?)


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