With looming suspicions that Burke tried to kill him, Roger finally decides to involve the police, though the investigation doesn't bode well with young David.




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Michael Currie ...
Constable Carter
Victoria Winters (as Alexandra Moltke)


Roger informs Sheriff Jonas Carter of the attempt on his life. Upstairs, Vicki is trying to tutor David, but he is distracted as he contemplates matters of crime and punishment. As Vicki is called downstairs to give evidence, David is upset to learn the police are already in the house. David listens in as the adults discuss the case against Burke, and learns about the importance of fingerprints. Later, David makes a grab for the wrench that Carter is bringing in for evidence. Written by L. Hamre

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27 July 1966 (USA)  »

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"Do You Think You Could Dig Up a Murderer?"
1 August 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

While David (David Henesy) does what he can to avoid his lessons, Collinsport lawman Michael Currie (as Jonas Carter) arrives to investigate Roger's car crash. The Constable worked on the ten-year-old manslaughter trial and is aware Roger (Louis Edmonds) wants Burke arrested. Carter asks Roger, "Do you have something against an open mind?" and reminds him they are only dealing with an attempted murder. Carter questions the residents, especially Vicki (Alexandra Moltke), who saw Burke near Roger's car with a wrench on the evening in question...

Director John Sedwick does very well in the full cast scene involving how young David deals with the fact that his fingerprints must be all over the wrench Carter retrieves for evidence. Joan Bennett appears distant and fidgety, but she could be thinking about how she'll get Roger to agree he helped hire Vicki from the Hammond Foundling Home. The old friend Carter talks to on the phone, lieutenant Frank Palmer, never appears on screen. This was the first appearance for Mr. Currie, who sets a good standard for the various lawmen who will appear on the series...

****** Dark Shadows 1966 ABC #23 (7/27/66) John Sedwick ~ Louis Edmonds, David Henesy, Michael Currie, Alexandra Moltke...

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