Hec Ramsey: Season 2, Episode 3

Dead Heat (3 Feb. 1974)

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Hec suspects foul play when a young man dies of heart failure.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chief Oliver Stamp (as Richard Lenz)
Barney Tolliver
Harry Munson
Neil Munson
Art Lund ...
Major Holliday
Alfred Ryder ...
Frank Carmody
Esther Helpinstall
Dennis Rucker ...
Tani Guthrie ...
Anna Carmody (as Tani Phelps Guthrie)
Dee Carroll ...
Dale Johnson ...
Judge Hargreaves
Lew Brown ...
Supply Sergeant


Hec suspects foul play when a young man dies of heart failure.

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Dead Heat is Dead Fun
26 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A fascinating forensic mystery to solve, some women's suffrage issues and a convicted bank robber keep Hec on his toes. This time the pretty lady isn't interested in Hec but her actions irritate and annoy him greatly. Sheree North and Richard Boone have great chemistry and it's a joy to watch them on screen.

The denizens of the town of New Prospect are introduced to ice cream and their varied reactions are a treat. The local production of ice cream gives Hec a hint which helps him solve the murder. Although Hec Ramsey came first, this plot reminds one of House, M.D.

Red herrings are liberally strewn through the plot and make things uber interesting. As usual, the Police Department of New Prospect seems to operate in spite of town politics. We learn that Hec's monthly salary is $100 plus minor expense money. In spite of this, he is an honest cop. A bribery attempt fails.

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