The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Darren McGavin ...  Mike Hammer 79 episodes, 1958-1959
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of the programs that Bobby Rupp and murder victims Herbert, Nancy, and Kenyon Clutter watched the evening that they were killed by Richard Eugene Hickcok and Perry Edward Smith (November 15, 1959). Bobby Rupp was Nancy Clutter's boyfriend, and went home before the killers arrived. See more »

Connections

Version of Mickey Spillane's 'Mike Hammer!' (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Riff Blues
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Kahn
(series theme)
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One of the best detective/action series of the time.
22 July 2004 | by Jaws007See all my reviews

If you liked Darren McGavin in Kolchak: The Night Stalker, he is more avant-garde, irreverent, and disrespectful of authority is this series than any other character he has played since. Laced with his constant humor and bungling case solving attempts, the guy is a blast to watch. Considering that there have been 78 episodes should give anyone and indication that this series had great appeal. He gets into more situations than Colombo, Rockford, or that Hawaii 5-0 team put together. Maybe if we are lucky enough this series will be re-released on TV Land channel. Not doubt in my mind that this could up any channel's ratings. This is definitely one of TV-dom's classic efforts.


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