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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
Adventure | War | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In the spring of 1942, the New Zealand government presents the U.S. a 70-year-old wooden twin-masted schooner. The US military decides to use the ship to place spies ashore behind Japanese ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Warden, Gary Collins, Mike Kellin
Ripcord (TV Series 1961)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Operating their skydiving service company "Ripcord", Jim Buckley and Ted McKeever are able to get to places that others can't and get there much faster. This leads them on many exciting ... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher
Johnny Ringo (1959–1960)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ex-gunfighter Johnny Ringo is now the sheriff of a small Western town, and attempts to keep the peace with the aid of his deputy, Cully, and his girl, Laura Thomas.

Stars: Don Durant, Mark Goddard, Karen Sharpe
Jigsaw John (TV Series 1976)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The cases of Special Investigator "Jigsaw" John St. John of the LAPD.

Stars: Jack Warden, Alan Feinstein, Pippa Scott
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Marshal Earp keeps the law, first in Kansas and later in Arizona, using his over-sized pistols and a variety of sidekicks. Most of the saga is based loosely on fact, with historical badguys... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw
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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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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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