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My Brother, Richard 

District attorney Martin Ross is running for governor and learns that his brother Richard has killed the other candidate Burton Reeves.

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... Himself - Host
... Martin Ross
... Laura Ross
... Richard Ross
... Sheriff Briggs
... Tommy Kopeck (as Bobby Ellis)
Lisa Golm ... Mrs. Kopeck
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Martin Ross is a district attorney with a fighting chance at his party's nomination for governor. But Martin's brother, Richard, wants him to have more than a fighting chance. So, as the other candidate takes a shower at his country club, Richard walks in with a gun and a silencer and walks out with one less bullet. The sheriff calls Martin and tells him the news of the murder. Later, he has a suspect: the victim's teenage caddy. But Martin already knows his brother is the real murderer. And Richard takes Martin's wife hostage to ensure than no one else finds out. Written by J. Spurlin

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20 January 1957 (USA)  »

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The copyright year on this episode's main title is 1956, but the episode was first broadcast in 1957. See more »

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Laura Ross: If you keep stuffing papers into that case, Martin, you won't have room for a clean shirt.
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Well, it starts great...
17 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

BLAM! Right off the bat, we see a man in a shower and an arm with a gun pointed at him, then the trigger is pulled. The shooter is wearing a suit and a tie, a boutonnière and a bowler. Next scene, another man lazes on the couch while his wife provides the exposition ("Isn't that how you became District Attorney?"). The doorbell rings, and it's our shooter.

Alas, this is where the episode peaks, about three minutes in. We are quickly given the who, what and why, so the tale is about how to get out of the mess. I don't have a problem with this in principle, but here it just maintains no energy. The resolution isn't convincing, and there's the thing where a guy is knocked down and out for just long enough until he's needed again. And one of the leads looks a bit like Ralph Nader.


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