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Incident on a Dark Street (1973)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 13 January 1973
A small-time hood is murdered just as he is about to blow the whistle on an organized crime ring.


Buzz Kulik


E. Jack Neuman (creator), E. Jack Neuman

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Olson ... Joe Dubbs
David Canary ... Peter Gallagher
Robert Pine ... Paul Hamilton Jr
Richard S. Castellano ... Frank Romeo
William Shatner ... Deaver G. Wallace
Murray Hamilton ... Edmund Schilling
Gilbert Roland ... Dominic Leopold
David Doyle ... Luke Burgess
James Davidson ... Arthur Lloyd Trenier
Kathleen Lloyd ... Louise Trenier (as Kathy Lloyd)
John Kerr ... Gallagher - Trenier's Lawyer
Marlene Clark ... Rose
Jerome Thor Jerome Thor ... Abe Hirsch
Valentin de Vargas ... Ernesto De La Pina (as Valentine De Vargas)
Susan Stafford ... Monica Forbes


A small-time hood is murdered just as he is about to blow the whistle on an organized crime ring.

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The streets just got a little darker ...


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

13 January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Incidente en una calle oscura See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


William Shatner appears in this film with Robert Pine, the father of actor Chris Pine, who succeeded Shatner in the role of Cpt. James T. Kirk. See more »


Frank Romeo refers to the theft of a 1957 Edsel. Edsels were made only between 1958 and 1960. See more »


Frank Romeo: I don't get it, they kill him with a icepick, icepick! You ever hear of such a thing? That's the way they used to kill squealers. Vinny was no squealer! They should've had some respect for him. I mean, you want to kill a guy, get rid of him, that's one thing, but Vinny was always a standup guy. They coulda had some respect for him, they didn't have to do like that. You see what they did to him?
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Worth the effort of popping it in your DVD player
11 December 2005 | by inspectors71See all my reviews

1973's Incident On a Dark Street has probably not aged well in the 32 years since it's airing on, I'm guessing, NBC. Unlike myself, a child of the 70's, younger viewers might not enjoy the common reference points of wide lapels, land barges, and over-coiffed hair. The cast is chock full of familiar television faces with everyone doing a professional job, but the young un's might cringe at all the young farts who are now old or dead farts.

Yet, there are enough twists and turns in the plotting, adequate to very good performances (check out Kathleen Lloyd's face as she quietly, with dignity lets an assistant US attorney know what's in her future), and avoidance of relentless shoot-em-ups to make you take this old, failed pilot for a series seriously (although the attack on one character by an assassin in a street-sweeper is ludicrous and the bombing of the same guy later on is pretty nauseating, considering you see a shower of blood and gunk go kersplash!).

So, plunk down your buck the next time you're in the check out aisle at Wal-Mart. You might just figure you got a rebate

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