Incident on a Dark Street (1973)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  13 January 1973 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Dubbs
Peter Gallagher
Paul Hamilton Jr
Frank Romeo
Deaver G. Wallace
Edmund Schilling
Dominic Leopold
Luke Burgess
James Davidson ...
Arthur Lloyd Trenier
Kathleen Lloyd ...
Louise Trenier (as Kathy Lloyd)
Gallagher - Trenier's Lawyer
Marlene Clark ...
Jerome Thor ...
Abe Hirsch
Valentin de Vargas ...
Ernesto De La Pina (as Valentine De Vargas)
Monica Forbes


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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Release Date:

13 January 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Incidente en una calle oscura  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Frank Romeo refers to the theft of a 1957 Edsel. Edsels were made only between 1958 and 1960. See more »


Joe Dubbs: Now you're the bad guy, the defendant's the good guy, he always is, he looks like a good guy: played ball once, clean cut, looks you right in the eye, his wife and kid are there, they look nice, great, kid's cute, wife's as pretty as your sister, she looks you right in the eye too. Everybody looks you in the eye and feels sorry for him, the judge, clerk, jury, press, every one of them, you're a bum, he's a hero, the whole thing's a mistake. But there you are, you've got the indictment right in ...
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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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