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The Lonely Profession (1969)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Guardino ... Leo Gordon
Dean Jagger ... Charles Van Cleve
Barbara McNair ... Donna Travers
Joseph Cotten ... Martin Bannister
Ina Balin ... Karen Menardos
Dina Merrill ... Beatrice Savarona
Jack Carter ... Freddie Farber
Troy Donahue ... Julian Thatcher
Stephen McNally ... Lt. Joseph Webber
Fernando Lamas ... Dominic Savarona
Kermit Murdock ... Senator
Hal Hopper Hal Hopper ... Savarona's Chauffer
Vince Williams Vince Williams
Duane Grey
John S. Ragin ... Mr. Sutton - FBI


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The theme music used for the film was a version of the hit pop song "San Francisco" recorded by costar Barbara McNair. See more »

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Nicely Made Detective Story But Copied Later
27 October 2004 | by subcityiiSee all my reviews

I saw this television mystery film years ago and remember being impressed by it. Underrated actor Harry Guardino plays a trench coat wearing San Francisco detective who gets involved with a case that leads him to the inner circle of shadowy millionaire Dominic Savarona. The story had some nice twists and an interesting ending, so it fulfills the requirements of the detective story well. It uses some pretty Bay Area locations and the theme song is a version of the pop standard "San Francisco" that was well performed by actress Barbara McNair. It was produced by Universal Television and originally aired on NBC. The only downside here is that if you are familiar with the productions Universal TV churned out during the late 1960's to mid 1970's (McCloud, Name Of The Game), you probably already know the basic look and style of the production. Elements of this production were probably incorporated into later Universal TV investigator characters like Columbo and James Rockford. If you want to know a little about the birth of those characters, view this movie.

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Release Date:

21 October 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oman onnensa nojassa See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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