An idealistic priest takes on a ruthless wealthy slum landlord, alerting Dan Farrell to the plight of poor tenants.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Father Bernard Torres
Father Billy Keaton
Burr DeBenning ...
Harry Ward
Maria Ward
Lieutenant Martinez
Milton Spencer
Joseph Sample
Felice Orlandi ...
Angelito Fidel
Bert Jannsen
Warden Crane
Gari Hardy ...
Marty Berg
David Perna ...
Whitey Berg


An idealistic priest takes on a ruthless wealthy slum landlord, alerting Dan Farrell to the plight of poor tenants.

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Adventure | Sci-Fi




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28 February 1969 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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All too real issue of unsafe slum housing conditions for the poor...
10 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Spoiler Alert !

A 'Robert Stack' Segment Episode

Howard Publications 'CRIME' Magazine Editor Dan Farrell (Robert Stack) becomes involved in the crusading activities of Father Bernard Torres (Ricardo Montalban) who is out to expose the corrupt landlord Milton Spencer (Edward Andrews) who is forcing local poor and immigrant workers to live in ghastly unsafe tenement housing conditions....

When Dan Farrell and his assistant Joseph Sample (Ben Murphy) are shown around the dilapidated buildings by Father Torres they find unsafe stairs, rats, leaky roofs, and black germ infested water pouring from the taps...!

Dan Farrell observes as Father Torres accepts a large bottle from the local children...then on them visiting Landlord Milton Spencer's lavish office to complain with the concerned Priest receiving a stern rebuttal, Father Torres opens the bottle...and lets out a flood of cockroaches on Spencer's Executive desk in order to let him have a taste of the dreadful living conditions his poor tenants are being forced to endure....

Father Torres ceaseless crusading and his continued drawing of public attention to the housing issue later duly leads to his contracted murder, arranged by Spencer and Dan Farrell then digs deep to expose the guilty party.....

Strong support includes John Kerr as Father Billy Keaton and David Sheiner as Lt. Martinez, in this sadly all too topical - then and now - social comment story of oppressed poor and wealthy landlords making a fortune.

The crusading Father Torres face is depicted on the cover of the latest issue of 'CRIME' Magazine at the end of this episode.

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