A boxer on the comeback trail has an assassination attempt made on his life. Gunn becomes involved when a pickpocket friend of his "finds" a clue to the plot. As Gunn noses around he finds ...
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A boxer on the comeback trail has an assassination attempt made on his life. Gunn becomes involved when a pickpocket friend of his "finds" a clue to the plot. As Gunn noses around he finds that the boxers' ex-wife, Manager and owner among others may have been involved in the incident. Written by
I'll go back up - keep pushing it. We'll get more milage that way.
Walk easy, Pete.
Sure - and that country air is supposed to be good for you.
Not if it's let in through a bullet hole.
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Guess I should have known better, but I thought that opening hook was a piece of bad staging. It's not; instead it's essential to the plot. Pete's trying to find out who's wanting to kill boxer Billie (Taylor). Billie's mainly a has-been but needs more fights now for alimony money to high maintenance ex-wife Joanna (Robinson). So who would be wanting to kill a washed-up fighter.
Lucky Pete. He not only gets to cuddle with his steady, luscious Edie, but also with the lustful Joanna. Must be tough being a handsome actor. Also, catch familiar old guy William Fawcett as tipster Sobey. Would you believe a guy who looks like he lives on skid-row was a PhD in real life (IMDB). So much for telling books by their cover. Speaking of supporting players, note Tom Brown as Charlie, Billie's manager. He had quite an early career as a youngster going back to the 1920's. Anyhow, it's a typically entertaining, if unexceptional, series entry, less noirish than usual but with typically imaginative camera angles to spice things up.
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