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A Clinic on 18th Street 

When an old man wearing a strange-looking belt is found dead of natural causes, fraud is suspected and the case is turned over to major frauds division. Investigation leads to a Dr. Gantman... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Webb

Writers:

Robert A. Cinader (created by) (as R.A. Cinader), Jack Webb (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Milner ... Officer Pete Malloy
Kent McCord ... Officer Jim Reed
Ed Nelson ... Abe Strayhorn
Frank Sinatra Jr. ... Gino Bardi
Sharon Gless ... Lynn Carmichael
Dick Haymes ... Dr. Elroy Gantman
Virginia Vincent ... Marion Fenton
Dawn Lyn ... Maggie Fenton
Kenneth Tobey ... Don Bates
Burt Mustin ... Jud Peterson
Harry Bartell ... Judge Dodd
Rose Ann Deel Rose Ann Deel ... Maddie (as Rose Ann Zecker)
George Chandler ... Ed Mooney
Len Wayland ... Art Wilson
Virginia Gregg ... Miss Brown
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When an old man wearing a strange-looking belt is found dead of natural causes, fraud is suspected and the case is turned over to major frauds division. Investigation leads to a Dr. Gantman, whose useless treatment of a blind seven-year-old girl with a pituitary tumor is preventing its timely surgical removal. A break comes when a television repairman, who makes "electro-charged oscillator belts" for the doctor, is arrested for bookmaking and is willing to testify against him. The bookie isn't needed after a courtroom demonstration by the doctor, and participation by the prosecution, results in the doctor's undoing. Written by bobbymaxwell

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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In the opening titles the Adam-12 patrol car is cruising at night and then makes a U-turn, but the call that is always heard from the dispatcher, that should have led to the U-turn, never happens. (The theme music then continues for several extra measures, as if filling in the time lost by the omission of the dispatcher's call.) Perhaps the change was meant as a subtle acknowledgment that, in essence, this installment is not a "real" Adam-12 episode but is material salvaged from a pilot for another series. See more »

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References Elmer Gantry (1960) See more »

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An In-Depth Investigation By The District Attorney
27 September 2020 | by StrictlyConfidentialSee all my reviews

You know, I found "A Clinic On 18th Street" to be so far removed from being that of a regular "Adam-12" episode that it's hard for me to believe that its producers seriously considered it to even be an episode of said-TV series at all.

And, even with Officers Reed & Malloy being out of the picture for a good part of this episode's running time - I still felt that "A Clinic On 18th Street" was certainly well-worth a view for its intense story about uncovering outright fraud in the medical business.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1974 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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