Police Story: Season 1, Episode 21

The Gamble (26 Mar. 1974)

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Police Woman Lisa Beaumont joins Sgt. Crowley's vice squad. Their target is an illegal gambling operation. The operation is run by Carl Vitale and Lisa goes undercover to get inside the ... See full summary »

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Lisa
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Crowley
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Harold
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Lloyd
Joseph Campanella ...
Vitale
Corinne Calvet ...
Annabelle
Jeff Morrow ...
George
Ed Bernard ...
Styles
Charles Dierkop ...
Royster
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Dr. Ullman
Jay Adler ...
Taglivini
Kirk Mee ...
The Cop
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Jesse Carter
Jimmy Lydon ...
Gambler
Tony Giorgio ...
Cashier
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Police Woman Lisa Beaumont joins Sgt. Crowley's vice squad. Their target is an illegal gambling operation. The operation is run by Carl Vitale and Lisa goes undercover to get inside the ring to win Vitale's trust. The police soon learn they could bust something much bigger than just Vitale when they discover he runs several private casinos all over town. Written by tomtrekp

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Joseph Campanella sings Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "The Look of Love" to Angie Dickinson. Dickinson and Bacharach were married at the time. See more »

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Slap the cuffs on me Angie, because, I've been a very BAAADD BOY.
16 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today, TV is where young actors go to get discovered, but, back in the day, TV was where aging Hollywood stars would stop in for a short while before quietly fading away into pop-culture oblivion.

And, like Lana Turner, Barbara Stanwyck and Doris Day who came to television before her, Angie Dickinson was once a major movie star who would have a short lived popular weekly TV series before eventually passing into the land of irrelevancy. This episode of 'Police Story' was the pilot for Angie's television series, "Police Woman".

In truth, I'm neither a fan of 'Police Story', or, 'Police Woman'. In fact, I don't think I have ever watched one episode of either show until lately, after discovering that someone has uploaded the series 'Police Story' on the internet just last month. And, while it's still a mystery to me how the series 'Police Story' managed to last for 5 seasons. It's not that difficult to understand why Angie's, "Police Woman" managed to last 4 years. Can you guess what that reason might be?

If you answered, "Because it is incredibly arousing to watch Angie Dickinson slap the cuffs on a bad guy who is pressed up against a wall, while, Angie is wearing a revealing green V-Neck Cocktail Dress with pearl earrings and a pearl wrist band."? Then you would be absolutely correct, if you said all that.

Angie Dickinson was 43 years old when this episode of 'Police Story' first aired in '74, almost 20 years removed from her Hollywood movie heydays of the late 50's and early 60's, and Angie, still looked stunningly beautiful. If just half the nations Police force looked like Angie Dickinson? Then you would have young men everywhere, turning to a quick affair with the criminal life style, in order to experience the erotic pleasure of having Angie Dickinson take them down by force, if necessary. And, they would all make sure that it was absolutely necessary.

As for this particular episode of "Police Story" itself. Ehhh, like a lot of episodes, it would be instantly forgettable, however, because it became the pilot episode for Angie Dickinson's one-and-only TV series "Police Woman", after being retooled a little bit. And Angie looks absolutely amazing in this episode, then I'm definitely recommending that you try and find episode 21, season 1, of 'Police Story' somewhere on the internet to watch. I think you'll enjoy it if you do.


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