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Incident on a Dark Street (1973)

A small-time hood is murdered just as he is about to blow the whistle on an organized crime ring.

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Joe Dubbs
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Peter Gallagher
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Paul Hamilton Jr
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Frank Romeo
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Deaver G. Wallace
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Edmund Schilling
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Dominic Leopold
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Luke Burgess
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Arthur Lloyd Trenier
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Louise Trenier (as Kathy Lloyd)
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Gallagher - Trenier's Lawyer
Marlene Clark ...
Rose
Jerome Thor ...
Abe Hirsch
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Ernesto De La Pina (as Valentine De Vargas)
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Monica Forbes
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A small-time hood is murdered just as he is about to blow the whistle on an organized crime ring.

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The streets just got a little darker ...

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13 January 1973 (USA)  »

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Incidente en una calle oscura  »

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Frank Romeo refers to the theft of a 1957 Edsel. Edsels were made only between 1958 and 1960. See more »

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Abe Hirsch: I know you've worked and waited a long time to get Leopold, that's common knowledge.
Joe Dubbs: I'm not so sure a man like Leopold or what he represents is common knowledge, Abe, I'm not sure at all. Oh you think you know, the man in the street thinks he knows, but what is Leopold? A racketeer, a part of organized crime? Those are only labels, he's more than that and what he does is more dangerous, more subtle, more deadly. He's got money, it's easy for him to corrupt a public official like Deaver Wallace...
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Closing the Case on The Prosecutors
29 August 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"When a small town (sic) hood is murdered, two fresh-out-of-law-school-grads set out to find out the culprit and link the incident to organized crime. David Canary and Robert Pine star as the law grads, whose task gets more complicated (and more dangerous) when their efforts connect a narcotics operation to City Hall and corrupt city politicians. James Olsen stars as their attorney boss, and Elmer Bernstein contributes a moody, suspenseful score. William Shatner appears as 'Deaver Wallace'."

This "NBC Saturday Night Movie" was the pilot for E. Jack Neuman's lawyer series "The Prosecutors".

The DVD sleeve description probably meant "small time hood" as "Incident on a Dark Street" is clearly shot in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Also, the synopsis (quoted above) is slightly inaccurate. Mr. Pine (as Paul Hamilton Jr.) is the lone rookie, handling a subplot instead of the film's major story. The main plot is handled by Mr. Canary (as Peter "Pete" Gallagher). Canary, who made strong impressions with stints on "Peyton Place" and "Bonanza", must have been a leading candidate for his own nighttime series. His twin characterizations on the daytime series "All My Children" are uncommonly strong.

The likewise hard-working Pine and an accomplished Mr. Olson ("Don't call me sir!") round out the cast. The three are fine individual actors, but don't "click" as a team. Wearing thick hair and moustache, Mr. Shatner obviously takes charge of the guest cast list. Silent film veteran Gilbert Roland (as Dominic Leopold), Richard S. Castellano (as Frank Romeo), and Murray Hamilton (Edmund "Ed" Schilling) lend their support. Director Buzz Kulik was best known for "Brian's Song".

**** Incident on a Dark Street (1/13/73) Buzz Kulik ~ David Canary, Robert Pine, James Olson, William Shatner


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