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Cool and Lam (1958)

TV Movie  |   |  Mystery  |  1958 (USA)
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Light-hearted pilot for a proposed CBS detective series featuring character created by Erle Stanley Gardner (under the pseudonym of A.A. Fair). Penny-pinching, rotund Bertha Cool runs a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Billy Pearson ...
Donald Lam
Benay Venuta ...
Bertha Cool
Maurice Manson ...
Dr. Lintig
Margaret Field ...
Marion Dunton (as Maggie Mahoney)
Judith Bess Jones ...
Elsie Brand
Sheila Bromley ...
Flo Mortonson
Don Megowan ...
John Harbet
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Carmen
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Evaline Dell (as Alison Hayes)
John Mitchum ...
Bartender
Tristram Coffin ...
Thatcher
Alex Sharp ...
Plainclothesman (as Alex Sharpe)
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Light-hearted pilot for a proposed CBS detective series featuring character created by Erle Stanley Gardner (under the pseudonym of A.A. Fair). Penny-pinching, rotund Bertha Cool runs a detective agency while her dimunitive junior partner Donald Lam provides the legs and padded expense account. In the pilot, Lam's investigation of infidelity leads to murder. Written by Anonymous

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Creator Erle Stanley Gardner introduces the Cool & Lam pilot episode on the Perry Mason office set. He wrote a total of 29 Cool & Lam novels under the name A. A. Fair. The pilot is based on his 1940 book "Turn on the Heat". See more »

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[first lines]
Thatcher: Mr. Lam...
Donald Lam: Yes?
Thatcher: Remember me, Conway Thatcher? Two years ago, my partner disappeared. I was accused of murder.
Donald Lam: Of course! Your partner was Frazier Dunlap. I found him in Bakersfield and brought him back. How's everything now?
Thatcher: Oh, he ran off again - with my wife and all my money. Thanks for bringing him back.
[Thatcher slugs Lam in the jaw knocking Lam against Bertha's secretary's desk]
Elsie Brand: Are you all right, Mr. Lam?
Donald Lam: Yeah... if you like starting your day with a punch in the jaw.
Elsie Brand: At least...
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