Naked City: Season 4, Episode 8

Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long (7 Nov. 1962)

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To remain straight, an ex-con informs on the would-be robbers of a bar where he works, instead of helping the stickup men, his former pals. But the hoods' connection to Link Toland, a ... See full summary »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Paul Burke ...
Horace McMahon ...
Harry Bellaver ...
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Barney Sonners
Barbara Loden ...
Penny Sonners
Jesse White ...
Harold Slate
Alfred Ryder ...
Link Toland
Murray Matheson ...
Harold Lowenson
Sandy Baron ...
Charley Breggs
Dan Morgan ...
Mr. Handen
Eddie Hyans ...
Cab Driver
Donnie Melvin ...
Keith Sonners (as Don Melvin)
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To remain straight, an ex-con informs on the would-be robbers of a bar where he works, instead of helping the stickup men, his former pals. But the hoods' connection to Link Toland, a seemingly respectable businessman with serious political juice, cranks the heat way up on the young informant, his family, the investigating detectives, and even the tavern owner. Written by David Stevens

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A new toy to play with
18 February 2013 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Being in debt to the mob bartender Barney Sonners, Robery Duvall,is given an offer that he can't refuse by gangster Charley Breggs, Sandy Baron, to be the inside man at his place of work Slate's Place in a robbery he and his boys are planning to pull off. Reporting Breggs planned robbery to the police the cops arrest him and his gang before they could rob the place. But with Breggs boss toy manufacture Link Toland, Alfred Ryder, providing him with high priced New York shyster lawyer Harold Lowenson, Murray Matheson, he and his boys are out on the street on bail in less then 24 hours. Which isn't good new for Barney and his wife Penny, Barbara Loden, and the couple's new born child!

It's now up to Barney to stay alive and testify against Breggs before he and his gang get to both him and is wife and children. While doing that Braney has to come up with the rent money to pay his landlord before he and his family are thrown out on the street. The police do give Barney 24 hour around the clock police protection but for some strange or better yet stupid reason don't pay his rent which is a lot cheaper and in fact would do more to protect him, besides his family members, so he can stay alive long enough to testify!

**SPOILERS*** It these very strange and threatening phone calls that really starts to get under Barney's nerves and has his wife Penny and the kids check out to her mom's place in the suburbs leaving him all on his own. It's almost by accident that Barney finds out who's making the threatening phone calls and he's non other then Link Toland who was supposed to have lost his voice in a car accident. After Barney disarmed the cop Det. Adam Flint,Paul Burke, who was protecting him he goes to not only see Toland but blow his brains out with it.

With the gun pointed to Toland's head Barney gets second thoughts of whacking the guy in knowing by doing that he's no better then he is. As well as ending up behind bars and leaving his wife and family out on their own without him being around to protect them. That while having to protect himself from the convicts in the lock-up, prison, who'll be out to ice or get him for being a rat fink against one of their own.


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