Man with a Camera: Season 1, Episode 1

Second Avenue Assassin (10 Oct. 1958)

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Mike learns that a young boxer's recent fights have been fixed by a mobster, and that he is expected to throw the next fight. The boxer asks Mike to help him by photographing the men involved.



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Episode cast overview:
Joey Savoyan
Theodore Marcuse ...
Willie Fletcher
Dolly MacDermott
Art Lewis ...
Leonard Bell ...
Jasper Riker
Walter Barnes ...
Don Kennedy ...
Sal Benning
John C. Becher ...
Charlie Hatch


Mike learns that a young boxer's recent fights have been fixed by a mobster, and that he is expected to throw the next fight. The boxer asks Mike to help him by photographing the men involved.

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I don't know what I need most! a picture to top this one or a new set of brains!
21 January 2011 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS***When photographer Mike Kovac, Charles Bronson, went up to "Killer Boy" Joey Savoyan's, Tom Laughlin, training camp in the country to take a couple of photos he ended up being the main attraction. Mike got his clock cleaned when a non-cooperating,in having his picture taken, Joey flattened him, I guess he forgot to duck, when Mike challenged him to take their disputes out in the boxing ring.

Back in town trying to forget the entire incident Mike runs into Joey's girlfriend from the old neighborhood on the lower East Side Dolly MacDermott, Ruta Lee, who tells Mike that Joey, who had just clobbered him, desperately needs his help! As it turns out Joey is not the miserable and nasty creep that he's made out to be in the newspapers but a really nice guy. It's both his manager Jasper Riken, Leonard Bell, and the man behind the boxing fixes in the state gangster Willie Fletcher, Ted Marcuse, who made,in trying to get publicity for his fights, Joey turned into the despicable and brutal low-life that he's now become! What's more the two are betting heavily against the heavily favorite Joey in his upcoming fight with the champ Sal Benning, Don Kennedy, so that they can clean up! Clean up at Joey's expense! And their coming that night to Joey's training camp to make sure,in taking a dive, that he got the massage!

Mike plans to secretly take a photo of Joey Jasper Fletcher and the champ Benning together in the same room before the fight is to take place. That would be insurance for Joey that the mob, Fletcher's boys, won't retaliated against him or his family and loved one if he didn't cooperate in throwing the big fight! Things don't turn out as planned when Fletcher suspecting something is in the works turned off all the lights in Joey's cabin making it almost impossible for Mike to get a photo, without a flash, of the three-Fletcher Jasper & Benning-as well as Joey together!

****SPOILERS**** Throwing caution to the wind Mike exposes himself by jumping out of his hiding place and taking a photo of the trio and it's then that all hell breaks loose! It was non other then Polly who had since called the state troopers who came to both Joey and Mike's rescue when things really started to get out of hand! During all this excitement Mike had his camera, with the incriminating photos, taken off him by Fletcher's hoods and the film exposed! But what Flethcher & Co. didn't realize is that Mike, no fool mind you, switched the rolls of film before Fleatcher and his boys knew what hit them!

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