Studio One in Hollywood: Season 2, Episode 10

Two Sharp Knives (14 Nov. 1949)
"Studio One" Two Sharp Knives (original title)

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A small-town police chief captures a man wanted for murder in Philadelphia. But something stinks about the murder rap, the wanted poster and everything else.

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Ridges ...
Police Chief Scott Anderson
Wynne Gibson ...
Doris Anderson
Theodore Newton
Peggy French
Richard Purdy
Hildy Parks
Robert Emhardt ...
Mr. Carroll - District Attorney
Seth Arnold
William Lee
Tony Pellerin
Paul Porter
Richard Robbins
Roland Wood
Charles Kuhn
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A man steps off the train with his ten-year-old daughter, expecting to find the wife he hasn't seen since the girl was born. Instead, he meets the chief of police, who recognizes his face from a wanted poster. The man is shocked. Supposedly he is wanted in Philadelphia for the murder of a man he's never heard of. But the small-town chief is no fool. Something stinks about the wanted poster, the murder rap and everything else. He'll endure the dirty politics of a dishonest district attorney, a murder made to look like a suicide, and a betrayal by a trusted friend, before he learns the truth. Written by J. Spurlin

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For several seconds, starting at 53.45, the edge of the stage can be seen in the top right corner, a crew member can be seen standing past the edge of the stage, two thick cables are visible laying on the floor, and the camera's shadow, and even a second camera can clearly be seen. See more »

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An unpredictable, hard-bitten murder mystery and solid TV drama
7 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man steps off the train with his ten-year-old daughter, expecting to find the wife he hasn't seen since the girl was born. Instead, he meets the chief of police, who recognizes his face from a wanted poster. The man is shocked. Supposedly he is wanted in Philadelphia for the murder of a man he's never heard of. But the small-town chief is no fool. Something stinks about the wanted poster, the murder rap and everything else. He'll endure the dirty politics of a dishonest district attorney, a murder made to look like a suicide, and a betrayal by a trusted friend, before he learns the truth.

Dashiell Hammett's short story becomes solid TV drama, an unpredictable, hard-bitten murder mystery with a sympathetic police chief-hero.


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