A racketeer is beaten to death and a woman hires Gunn to find out if her old flame, a Korean War hero,was responsible. Lt. Jacob knows the man,who has been an out-patient for being ...
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A racketeer is beaten to death and a woman hires Gunn to find out if her old flame, a Korean War hero,was responsible. Lt. Jacob knows the man,who has been an out-patient for being manic-depressive for years. Meanwhile, a fellow mobster is worried he may be blamed for the kill and wants to force Gunn to clear his name. Written by
Karate was not that well known in 1961. So when the diminutive Paulie uses it on the much bigger man, Coombes, it's a grabber and an effective opening hook. Actually the plot deals with a rather sensitive subjectmental problems following war service. Seems Paulie is suffering from a residual form from service in Korea, especially that of being ridiculed by other servicemen because of his short stature. Now, in a clouded state, he's seeking revenge against them. Worried, an old flame hires Pete to find out what's going on.
Edie puts in a cameo, looking really unhappy with Pete's PI preoccupations to her exclusion. Catch the Biblical-looking John Dierkes sporting a big mustache as a mental health professional. His Tall Man role in 1951's Red Badge Of Courage remains striking tribute to the distinctive looking actor. Much of the series's success comes from the Gunn-Jacoby chemistry again on meaningful display. All in all, it's a poignant and even thoughtful half-hour striking a slightly different note.
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