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
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 »
More period-piece adventure starring Wild Wild West's, Robert Conrad.
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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