The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
7.0/10
19
2 user

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.

Writer:

(as Frank Gilroy)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself - Host / Inspector Amos Burke
...
George Townsend
...
Judge Hansen
...
Dr. Coombs
...
Joe Montana
...
Fairchild
...
Julie Greer
...
Rex Kent
...
Mike Zampini
Kay Thompson ...
Mrs. Pierce
...
Detective Phil Winslow
...
Detective Joe Nolan
Will J. White ...
Langsner
John Damler ...
Lester Hart
Elaine Devry ...
Miss Lawrence
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 1961 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When this first episode was turned into the popular "Burke's Law" series two years later, there were a few changes made, although Leon Lontoc retained his role as Henry, the chauffeur. Amos Burke, an inspector in this story, was promoted to captain for the series (making it unlikely that he would be involved in hands-on murder investigations, rather than administration), whilst Detective Les Hart, a very minor figure here, became a regular sidekick as well as a much older man. Most noticeable as a difference is that, in this original Amos Burke story, Burke has no philosophical apothegms to utter, and never uses the phrase, "Burke's Law!". See more »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?