A veteran newspaper columnist and longtime friend of Stone's accidentally kills his young, two-timing mistress and then attempts to pin the rap on the young stage actor she was seeing.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris 'Ace' Bane
Geoffrey Deuel ...
Greg Bane / Peter Anthony
Harry, Coroner
Harbor Master
Mrs. Claridge
Roland Claridge (as Thomas Kirk)
Man at Marina
Joe Miksak ...
Mr. Martin - Telegraph Editor
Terrence O'Connor ...
Maggie Ames
Christopher Beaumont ...
Copy Boy (as Chris Beaumont)
Lee Harris ...
Detective Lee Lessing
(as Bob Trebor)


A veteran newspaper columnist and longtime friend of Stone's accidentally kills his young, two-timing mistress and then attempts to pin the rap on the young stage actor she was seeing.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery


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15 February 1973 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Inspector Steve Keller: [Exiting the ACT Theater after a staging of "Othello"] Play really works too, doesn't it?
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: I guess.
Inspector Steve Keller: You guess? Whaddaya mean, you guess? Sixteenth Century play that comes to life like that? With such contemporary values? A theme that still holds up?
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Holds up? I'll tell you what holds up: "Abie's Irish Rose."
Inspector Steve Keller: "Abie's Irish Rose"? How can you even compare those two plays?
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: They're both plays, aren't they?
Inspector Steve Keller: Yeah.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: They both have actors, don't they?
Inspector Steve Keller: You're puttin' me on.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: No, I'm not.
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I once had a secret love
19 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** It's when ace crime reporter Chris "Ace" Bane, Barry Sullivan, saw his girlfriend Maggie Ames, Terrence O'Connor,smooching from afar with another man he just about lost it. Belting her right in the kisser "Ace" caused Mggie to fall backwards and end up breaking her neck killing herself. Now both trying to cover up his crime and at the same time get his hands on Maggie's lover "Ace" plans to frame him for his murder. In the meantime "Ace" later kills this beach bum Roger, Greg Mullavery, who caught him in the act an threatened to go to the police if he didn't play him off. The beach bum Roger only asked "Ace" for a measly payoff of $300.00 a week and all he got was a bullet in the gut for his troubles.

Well as things turned out to his both shock and surprise "Ace" later found out that Maggie's secret lover was non other then his son Greg, Geoffery Devel, who's now soon to be the #1 suspect in her murder! Now in a real fix "Ace plans at first fix the evidence in his killing of Maggie and at the same time prove that Greg was innocent of killing her. How can he expect to do that without implicating himself in Maggie's murder?

***SPOILERS*** Trapped with no way out "Ace" now tried to go out in a blaze of glory shooting it out with Let.Det. Mike Stone, Karl Malden, and his partner Inspt. Steve Keller, Michael Douglas. Finally realizing what a 1st class jerk he is "Ace" finally give himself up to face the music and not make a bigger jerk of himself then he already is.

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