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Unsolved (1960)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  1960 (USA)
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Television series pilot for a proposed series that purported to show the circumstances behind a famous unsolved murder. The victim this time out is Martin 'Mugsy' Heidel, a West Coast ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Martin 'Mugsy' Heidel
Joe De Santis ...
Mr. Baroni
Lisa Gaye ...
Catherine Mills
Steve Gravers ...
Richard Karlan ...
Solly Green
Sergeant Croft
Kenneth Patterson ...
(as Ken Patterson)
Pine Tree Knox
Vici Raaf
Dick Bernie
James Parnell


Television series pilot for a proposed series that purported to show the circumstances behind a famous unsolved murder. The victim this time out is Martin 'Mugsy' Heidel, a West Coast underworld boss who loses all his Hollywood friends when he is accused of murdering a small-time bookie. He vows to create a fabulous hotel, casino and entertainment hot-spot just across the border in Nevada and make it so lavish that the men and women who snubbed him will crave his affection again. When Mugsy plows all the profits back into the hotel, his criminal bosses are not pleased and Heidel is 'retired' in a hail of bullets from an unknown assailant in revenge. Written by David Bassler

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Crime | Drama





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1960 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Catherine Mills: I've heard a lot about you.
Martin 'Mugsy' Heidel: I'm willing to hear a lot about you.
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The tale of Bugsy Seigel
22 January 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

UNSOLVED – The Mugsy Heidel Case – 1960 - This is the unsold pilot episode for a series called, "Unsolved". This series was to have a new unsolved case each week based on a real murder. This one is a thinly veiled story on the murder of Bugsy Siegel.

Simon Oakland headlines as an east coast gangster named, Martin "Mugsy" Heidel. We get a short rundown on his life as he moves up the underworld, from thug to a top torpedo with the Lansky mob.

He is then shipped out west to take care of the L.A. end of the mob business. He takes over the various wire services and become a big wheel locally. He keeps his hand in the wet work as well when he has to bump of an ex-mob type named, "Big Moe".

Oakland decides he really wants to hit the big time and asks the mob for 3 million bucks. He is going to build a gambling palace in Las Vegas called the, "Moroccan".

He has also picked up a knockout bit on the side, Lisa Gaye, in a take on Virginia Hill. She of course is helping herself to Oakland's cash.

The mob is not amused with the non payback situation involving the cash. All they get is, "later boys, later" from Oakland. A meeting is called in Havana with "Lucky", John Marley in charge. A vote is taken, and a torpedo is given the job.

Oakland is sitting quietly having a drink when 9 rounds rip through the glass ending his life.

The rest of the cast includes, Vicki Raaf, Joseph Ruskin, Dabbs Greer, Richard Karlan, Steve Gravers and Joe De Santis. The director of the episode was Charles R. Rondeau. (b/w)

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