The Detectives: Season 2, Episode 2

Longshot (23 Sep. 1960)

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The Mob makes a Play
20 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

THE DETECTIVES – Longshot - 1960

This one is episode 35 of the 97 episode run of, THE DETECTIVES. This series starred Robert Taylor and ran between 1959 and 1962. The first two seasons ran at a half hour and the last season had a runtime of an hour. The series followed the detective squad in a big city precinct. Cast regulars included, Mark Goddard, Russell Thorson, Tige Andrews, Lee Farr and Adam West. Robert Taylor headlines as Police Captain, Matt Holbrook.

The Mob has decided to expand onto the local horse racing track. They are less than subtle about the move. They grab up various jockeys and trainers and give them a solid roughing up. They go too far on one of the jockey types and kill the man.

The Police are called in and Detective Captain Robert Taylor and Detective Mark Goddard pay a visit to the track. The head of security, Lou Krugman has no new info but figures that it is the Mob making a move. The Mob boss, Alan Baxter, is an old time hoodlum with no sense of humor. Violence has always been his way.

Jack Grimes, one of the better riders at the track, gets a phone call "suggesting" that he play ball with the mob. They want him to throw an upcoming stakes race. The Police assign Detective Goddard to stay close. They also have Detective Tige Andrews keep an eye on Grimes wife, Aneta Corsaut.

When the Mob boss, Baxter, calls again, the boys in blue listen in. They have Grimes agree to throw the race, but he wants some cash up front. Needless to say the cops pounce when the Mob try a fast one and attempt to kidnap the wife, Corsaut.

Mobster Baxter is also tumbled by the Police when he makes a personal attempt to impress on Grimes that he "must" do the Mob bidding. Of course Baxter is reluctant to come quietly. This forces a foot chase through the racetrack grounds with lead flying both ways. Baxter is soon in cuffs and tossed in the back of a prowl car. The Stakes race goes off without a hitch with Grimes riding the winner.

This one is a very interesting episode that was written by Oscar winner, Borden Chase. Chase won the Oscar for his work on RED RIVER.


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