When the attempted assassination of small-time hood Smiley Barris, New York mobster Joe Kulak hires cold-blooded assassin Ray Quist to kill him. Ness tries to get Barris to cooperate but he... See full summary »

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Johnny Templar
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Smiley Barris
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Ray Quist
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When the attempted assassination of small-time hood Smiley Barris, New York mobster Joe Kulak hires cold-blooded assassin Ray Quist to kill him. Ness tries to get Barris to cooperate but he refuses. When a second attempt on Barris goes wrong, Barris calls his Johnny Templar to help him out. Templar runs a gambling boat that goes out to sea beyond the three mile limit and beyond the long arm of the law. Templar hides his friend Barris on board so Joe Kulak turns the tables on both of them. He cancels Quist's contract and gives it to Templar - who knows that anyone who fails to deliver on a contract gets killed himself. When Templar has second thoughts about killing his friend, he soon finds that Quist is after him. Written by garykmcd

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Between a rock and a hard place....
20 March 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Smiley Barris (Frank Sutton) is wanted by the authorities...therefore he's a liability to Joe Kulak as he's worried that he might spill his guts. Barris swears he won't...but the mob isn't about to take any chances and even make an attempt on his life in jail. When his old friend Johnny Templar (Harry Guardino) helps him make bail, he immediately heads to California to be with him. However, Templar is in a tough spot, as the folks who put a contract out on Smiley know that he's been to Johnny's gambling boat. They give Johnny a choice...kill his friend or they'll kill not only Smiley but him and his fiancée (Gloria Talbott). His fiancée is horrified, as Johnny promised he was going straight...but can anyone just quit the mobs and go straight?!

This was a pretty good episode. Two things that made it so was the very vicious hit-man as well as the tough as nails ending. Well worth seeing.


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