Mike Hammer (1958–1959)
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Letter of the Weak 

Mike receives a desperate letter from Harris Stevens who claims that he's being held against his will in a mental hospital. The physician in charge refuses to allow Mike to see the patient,... See full summary »

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Smitty
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Lyla Stevens
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Carter Stevens
John Carlyle ...
Harris Stevens
Charles Watts ...
Dr. R.T. Sympson
Evelyn Scott ...
Nurse Sanders
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Mike receives a desperate letter from Harris Stevens who claims that he's being held against his will in a mental hospital. The physician in charge refuses to allow Mike to see the patient, but Mike learns from a nurse that she suspects the charges are true. Mike's chances of springing his client take a turn for the worse when the nurse and the physician are found stabbed to death by a knife that Harris was making to use in a desperate escape attempt. Written by David Bassler

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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14 September 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[last lines]
[Mike starts to read his mail]
Mike Hammer: Dear Mr. Hammer, you've got to help me. I'm in deep trouble; I'm being held against my will... Oh, no!
[Mike tears the letter up into little pieces and peruses the rest of his mail]
Mike Hammer: Bills, bills, bills, bills...
[Mike picks up the last envelope, sniffs it, smiles and opens it]
Mike Hammer: Dear Mr. Hammer, my name is Paula Smith. I'm 21 years old and I need your help. I'm desperate. You see, when I...
[Mike scans the rest of the page, wide-eyed, then smiles]
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