The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
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The Sound of the Trumpets of Conscience Falls Deafly on a Brain That Holds Its Ears... 

Rob struggles between his civic duty and fear for his family's safety when he believes he can identify the two robbers in a jewelry store holdup.

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Ritchie Petrie
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Bernie Hamilton ...
Patrolman Nelson
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Lt. Yarnell
Edward Holmes ...
Second Witness
Alan Dexter ...
Hoodlum
Ray Kellogg ...
Police Officer
Frank Adamo ...
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Storyline

Rob witnesses what he thinks might have been two suspects fleeing from a holdup but does not immediately report what he's seen to the police. He wrestles with his conscience -- and Laura -- as he weighs the inconvenience of getting involved against the possibility that remaining silent might allow the criminals to go free. Written by aldanoli

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Comedy | Family

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11 December 1963 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The vehicle mentioned in the episode, an Edsel was regarded as a failure for the Ford Motor Company, so there would be few of these on the road. See more »

Quotes

Laura Petrie: Well, I'm just glad this whole thing is over.
Rob Petrie: Well, I am too, but... I don't know. In a way, I wish I could have been a little more helpful to 'em.
Laura Petrie: Well, I am delighted that you weren't.
Rob Petrie: Honey, that is not a very good attitude to have.
Laura Petrie: Rob, you did much more than most people would.
Rob Petrie: Wha... No, I did not. Some people have good memories. They remember little details. I... I didn't even get the license plate off their Edsel.
Rob Petrie: [realizing he DOES know something useful] They had an Edsel.
Laura Petrie: [worried] You ...
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