The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
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Who Killed Julie Greer? 

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
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George Townsend
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Judge Hansen
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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
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Lester Hart
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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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John Damler plays the character Regis Toomey played in the subsequent "Burke's Law" TV series spun off from this segment. 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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