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Fame Is the Name of the Game (1966)

An investigative reporter looks into the murder of a call girl. His investigation unearths her diary, with the names of many prominent people in it. He sets out to find her killer from ... See full summary »

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An investigative reporter looks into the murder of a call girl. His investigation unearths her diary, with the names of many prominent people in it. He sets out to find her killer from among the names contained in it. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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26 November 1966 (USA)  »

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Ensi-ilta: Kiristysleikki  »

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Produced by Universal for NBC-TV, the same entities that pioneered the made-for-TV movie (with 1964's See How They Run (1964), the first full-length film produced especially for home television), this TV-movie was the first tele-film produced as a pilot that was picked up for a regular TV series (becoming The Name of the Game (1968). See more »

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Version of Chicago Deadline (1949) See more »

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Good detective story

Tony Franciosa plays here in HARPER - Paul Newman - mode in this solid TV detective yarn. Typical of the sixties, with the jazzy sweet atmosphere. Don't get a headache to fully understand the story, as many private eyes tales. Focus instead on performances and - I know I repeat

  • the atmosphere. Looks like a CHICAGO DEADLINE remake, with so many


supporting but all known actors with the likes of Jay C Flippen, George MacReady, Nicolas Colosanto, Robert Duvall...I am surprised that no one has commented it yet. Maybe it is hard to find. actually Tony Franciosa is a reporter here, instead a gumshoe, but what's the difference?

One good Stuart Rosenberg early piece of work. Good performances and good cast too.


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