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Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)

An ex-cop protects his ex-partner's supermodel daughter when she becomes the target of an obsessed psychopath who kills the men intimately involved with her.

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Jerry Thorpe

Writer:

Howard Rodman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Janssen ... Harry Orwell
Andrea Marcovicci ... Jennifer English
John Anderson ... Col. John Lockport
Jodie Foster ... Liberty Cole
Howard Da Silva ... Lt. Humphrey Kenner
Tim McIntire ... Charley English
Zalman King ... Roy St. John
Clu Gulager ... Det. Milt Bosworth
Martin Gabel ... Meade De Ruyter
Barbara Leigh ... Mildred
Victor Argo ... Sgt. Richard Marum
Ellen Weston Ellen Weston ... Julia
Harvey Jason ... Portrait Photographer
Chet Winfield Chet Winfield ... Assistant Photographer
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An ex-cop moonlighting as a private investigator looks into the murder of the son-in-law of his friend and gets involved with the victim's wife, who is his friend's daughter. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

See Roy Take a Picture See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In a 2006 interview, Andrea Marcovicci looks back fondly at David Janssen, saying, "I just couldn't wait to kiss him. I was 25 years old and I was so in love with him." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Liberty Cole: Hi
Harry Orwell: Who are you?
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Follows Harry O (1973) See more »

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If at first you don't succeed...
11 February 2003 | by sp27343See all my reviews

"Smile Jenny.." was the second pilot for the "Harry-O" TV series (the first pilot, shown almost a year earlier was "Harry-O: Such Dust as Dreams are Made On"), and convinced ABC to pick up Harry-O as weekly show. A lot of economies were taken on this 2nd outing; less location shooting at the north Santa Monica (its funny the producers then set the show for most of the first season in San Diego, and then moved it back to LA for the last 6 first season episodes, and all of the second season) beach hut, fewer "name" guest stars, save Clu Gallagher (who seemed to pop up everywhere in the 70's), and a simple plot: keeping a young woman alive. This 2nd pilot was far inferior to the first, as it really doesn't delve into Harry's character (he was a likeable curmundgeon in the first pilot, as well as the show) to the degree of the first movie. This is more of a simple good guy-bad guy story. That being said, it must have done something to change the minds of ABC exec's, who then green-lited the show (truely the best TV PI show ever) which appeared in the fall of '74, and ran until August '76.


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