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Decoy aka Policewoman Decoy

Unsung actress Beverly Garland becomes TV’s first lady cop, in what’s claimed to be the first TV show filmed on the streets of New York City. This one-season wonder from 1957 has vintage locations, fairly tough-minded storylines and solid performances, from Bev and a vast gallery of stage and TV actors on the way up.


(Policewoman Decoy)

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1957-’58 / B&W / 1:33 flat full frame (TV) / 39 x 30 min. / Street Date May 30, 2017 / 19.98

Starring: Beverly Garland

Art Direction (some episodes): Mel Bourne

Original Music: Wladimir Selinsky

Written by Lillian Andrews, Nicholas E. Baehr, Cy Chermak, Jerome Coopersmith, Don Ettlinger, Frances Frankel, Steven Gardner, Abram S. Ginnes, Mel Goldberg, Saul Levitt, Leon Tokatyan

Produced by Arthur H. Singer, David Alexander, Stuart Rosenberg, Everett Rosenthal

Directed by Teddy Sills, Stuart Rosenberg, David Alexander, Michael Gordon, Don Medford, Arthur H. Singer, Marc Daniels

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The Naked Gun's timeless buffoonery

We take a look back at 1988's The Naked Gun, its timeless brand of comedy, and Leslie Nielsen's superb performance...

Detective Frank Drebin's outside his Los Angeles police precinct, squeezing off shots into the receding backside of his own car.

How this came to happen almost defies description. Having driven his Ford Crown Victoria into a couple of bins outside the building, Drebin stumbles out, seemingly oblivious to the airbags going off inside. One airbag knocks the car into drive and off the vehicle goes, almost running Drebin over as it rumbles downhill.

As an orchestrated bit of comedy cinema, it's the knockabout equivalent of the famous scene in The Untouchables, where Brian De Palma expertly wrings every drop of suspense from a pram thudding down a flight of stairs at a train station.

On the spur of the moment, Drebin comes to the conclusion that there's a criminal
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Little House on the Prairie: Richard Bull Dies, Farewell Nels Oleson

The actor who played shopkeeper Nels Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, Richard Bull, died yesterday morning in Calabasas, California. He was 89.

A prolific character actor, Bull appeared on numerous episodes of Mannix, Nichols, Felony Squad, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and Barnaby Jones, as well as many other shows.

He was best known of course for playing the hen-pecked shopkeeper married to Harriet Oleson (Scottie MacGregor) on Little House for more than 145 episodes.

Little House co-star Melissa Gilbert tweeted, "This man will be missed. Goodbye Richard working with you was such a joy but nearly as joyful as being your friend."

Bull's TV daughter, Alison Arngrim, tweeted about his passing as well. She first wrote "Aw crap." and then, "Goodnight Pa." She later scribed, "I just want to say, I am
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Interviews: Those 1970s Celebrities at ‘The Hollywood Show’

Chicago – When “That ’70’s Show” was merely a twinkle in the eye of Ashton Kutcher’s pappy, there were real TV, film and music celebrities actually working in that disco decade. Denny Laine (of Paul McCartney and “Wings”), Eric Shea (“The Poseidon Adventure”) and Richard Anderson (“The Six Million Dollar Man”) helped to define that freak show era.

They appeared last March at ‘The Hollywood Show,’ a twice-a-year event in which fans can mingle, take photographs and get autographs from the participants – like the 1970s celebrities – who appear there. There is also a great opportunity to purchase memorabilia from a host of showbiz vendors, all in one room. The fall session of The Hollywood Show will take place at the Hilton Rosemont Hotel on River Road in Rosemont, Ill, on September 7th, 8th and 9th, 2012. For complete details click here. was there to interview all three star refugees
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Cinema Retro's Exclusive Interview With Bradford Dillman

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Bradford Dillman: A Compulsively Watchable Actor

By Harvey Chartrand

In a career that has spanned 43 years, Bradford Dillman accumulated more than 500 film and TV credits. The slim, handsome and patrician Dillman may have been the busiest actor in Hollywood during the late sixties and early seventies, working non-stop for years. In 1971 alone, Dillman starred in seven full-length feature films. And this protean output doesn’t include guest appearances on six TV shows that same year.

Yale-educated Dillman first drew good notices in the early 1950s on the Broadway stage and in live TV shows, such as Climax and Kraft Television Theatre. After making theatrical history playing Edmund Tyrone in the first-ever production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night in 1956, Dillman landed the role of blueblood psychopath Artie Straus in the crime-and-punishment thriller Compulsion (1959), for which he
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Actor Dennis Cole Dies; Starred In TV Series "Felony Squad"

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Actor Dennis Cole has passed away at age 69. He guest-starred on countless hit TV series since he made his mark as one of the stars of the 60s crime show Felony Squad. He also co-starred with Rod Taylor in the short-lived 1970s series Bearcats. Cole, who was once married to Charlie's Angel star Jaclyn Smith, refused to appear in any show involving violence following the 1991 murder of his son in a home invasion.  For more click here
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U.S. Actor Cole Dies

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Actress Jaclyn Smith's second husband, U.S. TV star Dennis Cole, has died.

The stuntman passed away at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Sunday, aged 69. His cause of death was unknown as WENN went to press.

Cole found fame on 1966 series Felony Squad before enjoying a stint on soap opera The Young and the Restless in 1981.

He guest starred on shows including Police Story and Charlie's Angels, where he met his second wife, Smith.

They married in 1978 but divorced just three years later.

Cole's son, Joe, from his first marriage was murdered during a home robbery in 1991 and the case was never solved.

He is survived by his brother Richard.

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