Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »
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 Neil Brock (26 episodes, 1963-1964)
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 Frieda Hechlinger (26 episodes, 1963-1964)
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 Jane Foster (25 episodes, 1963-1964)
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child abuse, drug abuse, rip-offs of the welfare system, crime, etc., i.e., all of the problems of the inner city. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.co>

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Gritty,on location of New York
1 December 2001 | by (Philadelphia,Pa.) – See all my reviews

Great series with George C Scott at his usual best! Gritty black and white, ahead of its time. On location on streets of the Big Apple just made it that much more realistic, like Naked City was! Can not believe it lasted only one season. Just goes to show you how stupid the bean counters on the networks are!


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