Route 66: Season 2, Episode 30

A Feat of Strength (18 May 1962)

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Tod in the Los Angeles area, goes to work as an aide to a wrestling promoter who is owed a debt by a lady with a husband just released from prison in Hungary. The promoter loves the woman ... See full summary »

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Buz Murdock (credit only)
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Sandor Biro
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Eva Biro
Joe De Santis ...
Rudy Steiner (as Joe deSantis)
Mushy Callahan ...
Referee
John Zaccaro ...
Vince
Dean Moray ...
Small Boy
Harriet E. MacGibbon ...
Nurse (as Harriet Mac Gibbon)
Jesslyn Fax ...
Birdie
Norman Grabowski ...
Georgie
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Tod in the Los Angeles area, goes to work as an aide to a wrestling promoter who is owed a debt by a lady with a husband just released from prison in Hungary. The promoter loves the woman and seeks to break up the marriage. Buz is not seen - he is in an isolation ward at Pacoima Hospital with a "mysterious virus". Written by dubchi

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5/18/62 "A Feat of Strength"
30 June 2015 | by (N Syracuse NY) – See all my reviews

Jack Warden, (previously in "The Clover Throne"), is back, this time as a Hungarian wrestler who was jailed after participating in the 1956 revolt. His wife, (Signe Hasso) escaped to America where she managed, finally to get enough money to bribe Hungarian officials to get him out of prison and out of the country. To get the money, she had to promise a promoter, (Joe DeSantis, that her husband would become a professional wrestler, playing a character "the Hungarian freedom Fighter", who would take on another wrestler dressed as a Russian officer- and lose so the crowd will be bigger for their subsequent matches. His wife begs his forgiveness for getting him into this situation, comparing him to an organ grinder's monkey.

I'm not a WWF fan but I would make a different comparison. Pro wrestling in this country is like an acrobatic act at the circus. The guys are talented athletes and I'm sure they would be formidable free-style wrestlers, (which most of them started out being), but they put on a show and enact characters to enhance the show they are putting on. And basically, after mumbling threats to 'win' the match, "Sandor" comes to realize that and plays along. Meanwhile he wins over the affections of his wife, (whom DeSantis had his eye on). So he's a winner in the end.

It's a rather mild episode. I like Warden but his monosyllabic performance suggests more confusion than dignity and anger. And the double used for him in the ring doesn't look a thing like him, except for a badly faked mustache. Tod? He's been hired as a chauffeur by DeSantis and has a scene where "Sandor" tells him of his past glories as a wrestler and gets a little too enthusiastic about re-living them. Other than that, he's just a passive observer.


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