The Man Behind the Badge: Season 2, Episode 17

The Case of the Capital Crime (30 Apr. 1955)

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Detective Sergeant Lloyd B. Furr (as Bob Bray)
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Detective Phil Merrick
Roy Barcroft ...
Captain Pulasky
Jerry Eskow ...
Vincent Wells
Darlene Fields ...
Miss La Rue
Ezelle Poule ...
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Lillian Powell ...
Mrs. Patterson
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Mr. Glenwood
Howard Price ...
Jay Patterson
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Police detectives in Washington D.C. investigate the murder of a pair of security guards working in a downtown department store. Although they quickly identify a suspect, finding him in a large city with plenty of places to hide proves much more difficult. Written by David Bassler

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[Furr and Merrick are investigating a double homicide]
Det. Sgt. Lloyd B. Furr: The papers are laying it on pretty heavy.
Det. Sgt. Phil Merrick: Yeah. They won't be happy until we send someone to the chair.
Det. Sgt. Phil Merrick: Neither will we.
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The papers won't be happy until we send someone to the chair
27 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Charles Bickford introduces the show by telling us that an eminent psychologist says there are three categories of murder: greed, passion, and revenge. But the police break it down into these three categories: how, why, who. In this episode, Detective Fuhr (Robert Bray) and his partner (Dabbs Greer) are investigating the murders of two department store security guards in Washington, D.C. It is tedious work interviewing people and going through employment records and it all takes time. Even so, the newspapers are clamoring for quick results. Well, the detectives do identify the killer (thanks to an informant) and Fuhr goes to interview the mother. There follows a very interesting discussion about forgiveness and who is at fault. Fuhr then goes to interview one of the killer's former teachers who tells Fuhr that he was a quiet boy who didn't mingle. I liked this scene in the classroom because of the row of one piece wooden school desks - I had an immediate flashback to 45 years ago when my father brought home a pick-up truck full of this type of school desk. Who knows why he bought them, but I still have one of them. Fuhr and his partner are closing in on Jay, the killer. But then we have Jay walking up to Fuhr's desk and turning himself in. Fuhr asks why and he says, in part: "I wanted to meet the only man in the world who was ever nice to my mother." Bickford then tells us that Jay was arrested, found guilty and executed. A bleak show indeed - but a good one.


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