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P.J. Detweiler
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William Orbison
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Maureen Preble
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Waterpark
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Billings-Browne
Jason Evers ...
Jason Grenoble
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Betty Orbison
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Linette Orbison
Severn Darden ...
Shelton Quell
Jane Van Duser ...
Elinor Silene (as H. Jane Van Duser)
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Sonny Silene
Barbara Dana ...
Lita
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Charlie (as Herbert Edelman)
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Poppa Gonowski
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Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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P.J. is a hundred minutes of murders, brawls, broads and sizzling acting. See more »

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Action | Drama | Mystery

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18 January 1968 (Sweden)  »

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Criss Cross  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Susan Saint James' movie debut. See more »

Goofs

In the film's original opening credit sequence, when Thorson (Ken Lynch) and his two henchmen approach a hotel room from the outside, the doorknob is on the left side. In a close-up shot when the door is being smashed down, the doorknob on the right side. See more »

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Referenced in Otley (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Welcome to St. Crispin
Music by Percy Faith
Lyrics by Philip H. Reisman Jr. (as Philip Reisman Jr.)
Sung by King Charles MacNiles
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An interesting PI film set in 1968 NYC well acted by Peppart and Burr.
19 July 2003 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

This Private Eye drama, set mostly in New York City in 1968, is an above-average film which is largely (and unfortunately) passed over by both network television and the movie rental industry. The low-key acting by Mr. Peppard is superb; indeed, he is probably at his best in this gritty PI flick which takes one from the dark subway stations of 1968 New York, to the glamour of a Carribean island, and back again. All the while, there is fantastic music, from the opening score to the recurring theme of "P.J." Raymond Burr is interesting and convincing as William Orbison, a rich, arrogant, scheming tycoon who hires P.J. Detweiler (Peppard) to protect his mistress Maureen Preble (Gayle Hunnicutt), but whom we always suspect of having other, darker motives. Coleen Grey, in a somewhat lesser role, is excellent as Orbison's bitter, scornful wife. Overall a very good, well acted drama, with plot twists, catchy music, and of course, a bit of Peppard's trademark dry humour.


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