A one-time college professor,who lost his wife and children in a home fire,has fallen to the level of being a skid-row drunk.He investigates a "solid citizen" when a fellow "bum" is accused... See full summary »

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Robert 'Professor' Benson
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Honora Malone
John Larkin ...
Foster Drake
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Martin Clay
Robert Ball ...
David 'Blinky' Hewitt
Grazia Narciso ...
Mama Coletti
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Dusty (as Richard Wessel)
Steve Gravers ...
Lt. Thomas Fuller
Harriet E. MacGibbon ...
Agatha (as Harriet MacGibbon)
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Clegg Hoyt ...
The Desk Sergeant
Vic Perrin ...
Andy
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The Jail Guard
David Fresco ...
Jack
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A one-time college professor,who lost his wife and children in a home fire,has fallen to the level of being a skid-row drunk.He investigates a "solid citizen" when a fellow "bum" is accused of a hold-up and murder-and he changes his life to do it. Written by dubchi

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31 December 1964 (USA)  »

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Shines
31 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Roddy MacDowall shines as a skid row bum, a former teacher down on his luck, who gets tangled up in a murder case when his best friend is accused of having slain the wife of a department store magnate. MacDowell is convinced his buddy, now deceased, could not have done the crime, and pursues the matter. In the process, he finds redemption. The episode was shot in part on the gritty streets of downtown Los Angeles and boasts a sterling supporting cast, many of whom play fellow derelicts. The ending comes as a pleasant and unexpected surprise. For those of you who only know MacDowell for his childhood roles, playing opposite Flicka and Lassie, his part here will astound you.


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