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Stephen Dunne ...
Mark Roberts ...
Bill Brannagan
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Murietta
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Howie
Buzz Martin ...
Pinky
Judy Nugent ...
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Katherine Warren ...
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Holed up in a Mine
27 March 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

THE BROTHERS BRANNAGAN – Mantrap - 1961

This series, which ran during 1960 to 1961, stars Stephen Dunne and Mark Roberts as a pair of brothers who are private investigators. The two are based in Phoenix, Arizona. The series ran for a total of 39 episodes. This is the 14th episode in the series.

Private investigator Mark Roberts is driving back to Phoenix for a meeting with his brother, Stephen Dunne. He sees a car broken down on the side of road with a pretty young girl, Marian Collier, standing beside said auto. Being ever the so gallant man, Roberts pulls over to offer a hand. This idea goes south rather quickly when a gun pops out of the car window. The gun is held by Buzz Martin.

Martin and Collier are a pair of regular, Bonnie and Clyde types. They had pulled a bank job in Phoenix and made off with 50 large in cash. Their car had given up the ghost and they needed another car. Roberts had been the first idiot to come along. They force Roberts into the car and drive off. The girl, Collier, knows of an old mine just off the road a piece. They can "drop" Roberts off there and then continue their getaway.

This idea also goes south as there is an older woman there prospecting for gold. The kid, Martin foolishly fire off the gun and brings down the unstable mine down trapping all inside. They start with the shovel and pick action to try and exit themselves from the mess.

Meanwhile, brother, Dunne has gotten concerned with Roberts' lack of arrival at the office. He decides to drive out over the route Roberts would have taken. He comes up on a mob of Police going over the car used in the bank hold-up. At the location is Dunne's pal, Police Lt Paul Bryar. They quickly decide that the criminal types must have grabbed Roberts as well as his car. They send out the old all points to all the roadblocks.

A quick look on some of the side roads soon discovers Roberts' auto. Dunne and the Police can hear someone digging inside. They just need to wait for everyone to dig their way out. So much for Martin and Colliers new found life of crime.

This is a fun episode that just zips along, with more than a few snappy lines between the crooks and Roberts.


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