A shot in a dark alley ruins an after work poker game for the Detectives. It's bad enough that Officer Forbes shoots a teenage boy, but trouble is really brewing when Captain Holbrook hears... See full summary »

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Lee Farr ...
Det. Lt. Jim Conway
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Carlos Lavelli (as Bart Bradley)
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A shot in a dark alley ruins an after work poker game for the Detectives. It's bad enough that Officer Forbes shoots a teenage boy, but trouble is really brewing when Captain Holbrook hears that the boy is living in the Latino and Italian quarters of the city. Emotions are boiling to the point of eruption and Matt and his men have all hands full to prevent the uniformed cops from becoming victims of a vendetta... Written by Anonymous

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23 October 1959 (USA)  »

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Soild crime TV
8 August 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Since it was Robert Taylor's birthday i thought i would dig something out with Bob in it. "A Shot in the Dark" is a 1959 episode of Taylor's "The Detectives" series that ran 1959-62. Two cops are out on late night patrol when they see a burglary in progress. They throw on the lights and the suspect hits the pavement and bolts down an alley. The prowl car stops, lets out one cop and then heads around the block. Just as the car pulls up at the other end of the alley a shot rings out. The cop jumps from the car and heads up the alley. There he finds his partner standing over a 14 year old kid lying in a pool of blood. Beside him is a toy cap gun. "I thought it was a real gun". The cop whispers. The detective squad headed by Robert Taylor is called in to see if it was a good shoot. The kid, Bart Bradley slowly recovers but refuses to help the detectives in their investigation. The boy's older brother stirs up the locals to the point it looks like a riot is going to break out. Several death threats are called in to the police and things are getting tense. Taylor grabs up the older brother, Michael Lord, and takes him to the hospital for a chat with his brother. The wounded boy breaks down and confesses it was his own fault he was shot and the situation is calmed.

A real quick paced and sharp looking half hour's worth of entertainment. The cast includes, Tige Andrews, Lee Farr, Lee Thorson and Lin McCarthy as the cop. The director was Arnold Laven who did, "Without Warning", "Vice Squad" and "Down 3 Dark Streets". The D of P was renowned noir cinematographer George Diskant. His work included, "Desperate", Riff Raff", "The Racket", "They Live by Night", "The Narrow Margin", "Port of New York", K.C. Confidential", "On Dangerous Ground". A nice time-waster!


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