Man with a Camera: Season 1, Episode 4

Closeup on Violence (31 Oct. 1958)

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Kovac takes a crowd shot at a fire scene, inadvertently recording the daughter of an aged mobster, hiding out in a tough neighborhood. The old man is being protected by a gang of young hoods, or so he thinks.


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Episode cast overview:
Ludwig Stössel ...
Anton Kovac
Norma Delgado
Robert Armstrong ...
Marty Delgado
Weston Gavin ...
I. Q. Rickles (as James Kevin)
Marc Cavell ...
John Herman Shaner ...
Rooster McConnell (as John Shaner)
Charlie Brill ...
Shivvy Brewster (as Charles Brill)
Kip King ...
Ding Dong Fabrizi


Kovac takes a crowd shot at a fire scene, inadvertently recording the daughter of an aged mobster, hiding out in a tough neighborhood. The old man is being protected by a gang of young hoods, or so he thinks.

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31 October 1958 (USA)  »

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7 February 2011 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Driving to the bad side of town to photograph a raging apartment fire freelance photographer Mike Kovac, Charles Bronson, takes a number of shots of the crowd that also includes Norma Delgado, Angie Dickinson. Within minutes Mike's flash camera is grabbed by a number of young thugs who were a bit upset at him taking Norma's photo! Unknown to the robbers Mike took the negative of the photo he took of Norma out of the camera before they stole it!

Paid a visit at his apartment later that evening by the camera crooks lead by their leader I.Q. Weston Gavin, Mike is robbed for the second time that night as well as suckered punched from behind by the "boys" who took the negative of Norma as well as the print Mike made of it! Not taking this lying down Mike goes back to the slum where he was robbed and tracks down the reason why I.Q & Co. were so protective of Norma and finds out that she's the daughter of just released big time mobster Marty Delgado, Robert Armstrong. Marty is being protected by I.Q & Co. from being gunned down, after he was almost killed in a street ambush, by rival hood and former criminal associate Herbie Kagle!

***SPOILERS*** As it soon turns out Marty's health is of no importance to I.Q and his gang but the $500,000.00 he had hidden somewhere in the neighborhood is! Finding Marty through his daughter Norma Mike soon convinces him, like Norma tried to do, that not only is Kagel dead, shot down in a shoot-out with the Albany Police, but he'll be as soon as I.Q & Co. get their hand on his stash of cash! It's when I.Q and his gang try to break into Marty's apartment that Mike comes up with this brilliant idea to get help! Take the $500,000.00 in cash Marty had hidden there, that I.Q & Co. didn't know about, and put it to good use by throwing it out the window! That's to not only get the attention of the people on the street but the local police as well! In the end Mike not only saved his as well as Marty and Norma''s lives, and had I.Q & Co. put behind bars, but got the exclusive photos of the incredible event that made the headlines of not only all the local newspapers but the national news magazines as well.

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