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Adventures of Nick Carter (1972)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 20 February 1972
A detective discovers that a colleague's death is tied into the disappearance of a wealthy playboy's wife.


Paul Krasny


Ken Pettus


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Conrad ... Nick Carter
Shelley Winters ... Bess Tucker
Broderick Crawford ... Otis Duncan
Neville Brand ... Captain Dan Keller
Pernell Roberts ... Neal Duncan
Pat O'Brien ... Hallelujah Harry
Sean Garrison ... Lloyd Deams
Laraine Stephens ... Joyce Jordan
Dean Stockwell ... Freddy Duncan
Brooke Bundy ... Roxy O'Rourke
Jaye P. Morgan ... Plush Horse Singer
Sorrell Booke ... Dr. Zimmerman
Ned Glass ... Maxie
Paul Mantee ... O'Hara
Joe Maross ... Archer (as Joseph R. Maross)


In 1912 New York City, private detective Nick Carter receives news of his friend Sam Bates' violent death. Bates, who was a private detective himself, was shot dead by unknown gunmen while working on a case. Nick Carter is eager to find his friend's killers and starts digging around Bates' case. This leads Carter to the wealthy Duncan family and the mysterious disappearance of Ivy Duncan, wife of Freddy Duncan and daughter-in-law of patriarch Otis Duncan. Nick Carter realizes that his friend's death and Ivy Duncan's disappearance are somehow tied together. He decides to confront the Duncans about it. Otis Duncan assures Carter that no one in his family has anything to do with Sam Bates' death or their family member Ivy Duncan's disappearance. However, Otis Duncan offers to hire Nick Carter as a private detective to find the missing Ivy Duncan and, at the same time, find the killers of detective Sam Bates. Nick Carter agrees and starts his investigation. However, the more he digs, the ... Written by nufs68

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In the early 1900s, New York was fast, tough and dangerous. So was its most famous private eye!


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Based upon the pulp fiction character whose exploits first appeared in print in 1886, and who went through several different incarnations over the next century. See more »

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More period-piece adventure starring Wild Wild West's, Robert Conrad.
9 April 2001 | by kevin-31See all my reviews

This one is to be recommended to fans of Robert Conrad only. It offers a slim slice of the fun we had watching the attractive star step back in time in "The Wild Wild West," but this murder mystery is an otherwise familiar and by-the-book story. Conrad, famous for peeling off his shirt and doing his own fighting stunts as James West, hits the same marks in his first scene, electing to box a fighter being touted as an investment prospect. The sparring is for real, and concludes with Conrad teeing up his chin at the surprising news of his friend's death, then crashing to the canvas when his opponent just about takes his head off with a knockout punch. He's no Jackie Chan--or Laurence Olivier for that matter--but Conrad always gets an "E" for effort.

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20 February 1972 (USA) See more »

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Aventurile lui Nick Carter See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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