When an elderly sewer worker learns that his son is the leader of a street gang, he begs him vainly to reform, and then tells police about his association. When the gang uses the sewers to ...
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When an elderly sewer worker learns that his son is the leader of a street gang, he begs him vainly to reform, and then tells police about his association. When the gang uses the sewers to escape after a jewel robbery, the old man follows them into the underground passages. Written by
Two small time hoods, Dirk Kooiman and John Karlen, enter a small NY corner store and ask for some cigarettes. They then pull a .45 and whack the clerk on the noggin. They then clean out the till and grab everything of value.
At the same time, sewer worker, Will Kuluva, pops up out a manhole in front of the store. He sees the robbery and tries to stop the young hoods. For his troubles, all he gets is several bashes to the head with the pistol butt. The hoods then beat the feet down the alley.
While Kuluva is recovering in the hospital he gets a visit from his son, George Maharis. Maharis gives his old man hell for getting involved.
After leaving his father, Maharis enters a small pool room and joins 6-7 young toughs, including Kooiman and Karlen, who are having a game. He grabs a ball off the table and cracks Kooiman in the face. He then puts the boots to Karlen. "You ever touch my old man again, I'l..." We now learn that Maharis is the leader of this group of neighbourhood want to be gangsters. He then has the boys gather round as he outlines the next job. They are going to step up in the world. They are going to knock over a diamond dealer on his weekly trip to the bank.
By this time, Police Detectives, John McIntire, Harry Bellaver and James Franciscus have stopped by to speak with Kuluva. They show the man a group of drawings of suspects from other area hold-ups. Kuluva sees one of his son in the group, but says nothing.
That evening, Kuluva asks Maharis why the Police would have an interest in him. Maharis just laughs and says he intends to become a big wheel, and for that he needs money. If being a crook helps, so be it.
Kuluva visits Detective McIntire the next day to tell him his son, Maharis, is involved in the hold-ups. At the same time the Police get a call about the diamond dealer getting robbed. Witnesses say that the gunmen escaped down a sewer manhole.
Kuluva offers to help as he knows all the tunnels etc in the area. The Police soon run the young thugs to ground. Several do not wish to come quietly, and shots are exchanged with the Police the victors.
Another quick, and to the point, half hour Police drama.
The director was John Brahm. (b/w)
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