The Lieutenant: Season 1, Episode 2

Cool of the Evening (21 Sep. 1963)

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Rice helps a young woman being attacked. To his surprise she claims he was the attacker. Rice must convince the woman to change her story and try and discover the true identity of the attacker before his career is ruined.

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Kathryn Hays ...
Carol Wayden
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Jerry Belman
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Peter Clay
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George O'Leery
Don Penny ...
Lt. Stanley Harris
Henry Beckman ...
Major Adam Butler
Woodrow Merritt ...
Milton Lefferts
Marie Worsham ...
Phyllis Stacey (as Marie Warsham)
Paul Dubov ...
Club Owner
Barry Brooks ...
Bartender
John Hart ...
Desk Sergeant
Paul Mantee ...
Officer Mackey
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Reporter (as Doug Rowe)
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Rice helps a young woman being attacked. To his surprise she claims he was the attacker. Rice must convince the woman to change her story and try and discover the true identity of the attacker before his career is ruined.

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The final scene with Norman Fell was filmed in El Segundo, California at the old abandoned "Chante" Lounge. The original owner had earlier shot himself after losing his place of business. See more »

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How About You
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Written by Burton Lane and Ralph Freed
Performed by Norman Fell
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Well made, but rings false.
8 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

CONTAINS SPOILERS. The story involves a woman's pride overriding her obligations to honesty. She's attacked outside a low-rent nightclub where she's moonlighting as a cigarette girl to augment her salary as a grade school teacher. The attacker is none other than the crummy club's even crummier comedian, a horny, overaggressive creep that tears her jacket sleeve. Lt. Rice pulls him off her, but as the police arrive, they see only him and the girl, so they take him off to be booked. To save herself from being exposed as being in such a grimy place, she lets Rice take the rap, but declines to press charges. However the incident is put in the paper, and despite pleadings from Rice and his C.O.,she now has to go through a trial, formally accusing him of the attack, which will of course destroy our hero's career. Fortunately, (and improbably) the creepy stand up man attends a preliminary hearing and exposes her lies, and Rice is vindicated. The bad thing about this episode is that it's full of irrelevant propaganda venting about how poorly teachers are treated and compensated, complete with the stock "even day laborers are paid better" trope. This is the kind of political wisdom Hollywood and others on the political left held about teachers then. If she needed extra money, why couldn't she get a side job doing something more socially acceptable? If she worked in say, a diner, then you'd have no story. So is she a wholesome, earnest ideal that we are supposed to see teachers as, or is she a cognizant adult that chooses to work in a sleazy dive because she wants to?


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