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Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging (1977)

TV-14 | | Western | TV Movie 9 June 1977
A California rancher hires a private detective to deliver the rancher's long-lost daughter to him. However, several people, including the rancher's new wife, his foreman and a crooked ... See full summary »

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... Charlie Cobb
... McVea
... Charity
... Waco
... Conroy
... Miss Cumberland
... Angelica
... Sheriff Yates
... Martha McVea
... Virg
Ted Chapman ... Potter
Wallace Rooney ... Editor
Madison Arnold ... Guthrie
Bob Neill ... Thatcher
Jack Garner ... Stationmaster
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A California rancher hires a private detective to deliver the rancher's long-lost daughter to him. However, several people, including the rancher's new wife, his foreman and a crooked sheriff, don't want the girl--who would inherit the rancher's large spread if he died--to make it to the ranch alive. Written by Anonymous

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Very Pleasant Surprise
25 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

This was made in 1977 but this is the first time I have seen this movie. I was married at that time, working two jobs, going to college, and there were only three networks to choose from so my choices and time were pretty limited.

I have always liked the work of Clu Gulager and this certainly exceeded my expectations. He was well suited for this part being a sophisticated, slick talking private eye in the old west. He likes living the good life and since he was shanghaied into working for his boss, J. J. Gideon, he has no reservations about padding his expense accounts which makes him a charming scoundrel. The characters were well developed with more than enough red herrings and twists and turns so you are not going to get me to give anything away. I will say the show was ahead of its time to have clever women who were more than just window dressing. That has always been my opinion that in the old west most women has to stand with the men and had to be ready to slap leather and shoot when necessary.

This has pilot written all over it and IMHO it would have been a pretty good show in that Gulager would have had the ability to carry it. It also looks like Tricia O'Neil as Angelica Adams would have been his partner professionally and otherwise. The networks missed out on what could have been a successful series unless Clu Gulager was not interested in doing a series. It may have changed the course of Ms. O'Neil since after a fairly successful career that she may have retired since she has not done anything since 2010. This is certainly worth a look see if you are channel surfing with some time on your hands.


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