Amos Burke is an L.A. cop who's inherited millions and usually arrives at crime scenes in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce. Investigating the death of actress Julie Greer, he finds lots of suspects - but the killer's identity surprises him.

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(as Frank Gilroy)
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Himself - Host / Inspector Amos Burke
Nick Adams ...
George Townsend
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Judge Hansen
Edgar Bergen ...
Dr. Coombs
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Joe Montana
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Fairchild
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Julie Greer
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Rex Kent
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Mike Zampini
Kay Thompson ...
Mrs. Pierce
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Detective Phil Winslow
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Detective Joe Nolan
Will J. White ...
Langsner
John Damler ...
Lester Hart
Elaine Devry ...
Miss Lawrence
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Amos Burke is an L.A. cop who's inherited millions and usually arrives at crime scenes in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce. Investigating the death of actress Julie Greer, he finds lots of suspects - but the killer's identity surprises him.

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Comedy | Drama

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26 September 1961 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The pilot for Burke's Law (1963). However, by the time the show started regular production, Dick Powell had died and the role of Amos Burke went to Gene Barry. See more »

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Version of Burke's Law (1963) See more »

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A very unusual cop story

You have already read the topic line I presume, so I won't add much to that summary. Dick Powell is exquisite in this cop character. The kind I have never seen before in a series or a movie. But beware, this kind of tale can not only be seen as a sort of comedy. It's an offbeat crime routine scheme. No matter the investigation, at least for me, only the characterization is important. Just appreciate this pure delightful episode. And I don't speak of Ronnie Reagan's, Mickey Rooney's or Lloyd Bridges' presence. But I still don't believe in this billionaire cop's character, no, I don't believe it. An unforgettable episode, I assure. Directed by Robert Ellis Miller


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