The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
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The Old Man and the City 

A ruthless millionaire threatens the future of a township.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Herself - Host
Judge Fairbrother (as Charlie Ruggles)
Nancy Miller
Big Jake Hollander
Deke Barron
John Larkin ...
Joe Dominic
Dr. Clay Maitland
Ben Solomon
Burke O'Hara
(as Pauline Myers)
Lyle Sudrow


A ruthless millionaire threatens the future of a township.

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Comedy | Drama




Release Date:

23 April 1963 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Family business drama
18 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

A typical family drama taking place in a one hundred thousand souls city where a big executive - played by Charles Bickford - whose the father, sixty years ago, built a school which collapsed, killing many children, decides to get revenge on the city who later destroyed his father. Bickford is particularly convincing in this ruthless executive character. Bruce Dern is the District Attorney assistant trying to nail him, preventing him to do more harm to the city. A topic so perfect for a big screen movie, a scheme so familiar to film buffs. Nothing special here, except this offbeat character scheme, with the Young DA assistant whose the grand father uses his grand son getting revenge of what the Bickford's father did to the city. Note that it was the last episode of the series, presented by June Allyson, Dick Powell's widow, so poignant in her voice, still plenty of sadness and grief so short after her husband death, the initial and former host of the show.

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