The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
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Who Killed Julie Greer? 

Amos Burke is an L.A. cop who's inherited millions and usually arrives at crime scenes in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce. Investigating the death of actress Julie Greer, he finds lots of suspects - but the killer's identity surprises him.

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Frank D. Gilroy (as Frank Gilroy)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Powell ... Himself - Host / Inspector Amos Burke
Nick Adams ... George Townsend
Ralph Bellamy ... Judge Hansen
Edgar Bergen ... Dr. Coombs
Lloyd Bridges ... Joe Montana
Jack Carson ... Fairchild
Carolyn Jones ... Julie Greer
Ronald Reagan ... Rex Kent
Mickey Rooney ... Mike Zampini
Kay Thompson ... Mrs. Pierce
Dean Jones ... Phil Winslow
Edward Platt ... Joe Nolan
Will J. White ... Langsner
John Damler ... Lester Hart
Elaine Devry ... Miss Lawrence
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Storyline

Amos Burke is an L.A. cop who's inherited millions and usually arrives at crime scenes in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce. Investigating the death of actress Julie Greer, he finds lots of suspects - but the killer's identity surprises him.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1961 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Of the listed guest stars in this segment, Nick Adams, Edgar Bergen, Carolyn Jones and Mickey Rooney all went on to play guest shots in the subsequent "Burke's Law (1963)" spin-off series, which began two years later. The first three each appeared more than once; Dean Jones and Edward Platt also appeared in "Burke's Law (1963)" stories. See more »

Crazy Credits

Although listed as 'The Dick Powell Theatre', the actual TV movie title is shown as 'The Dick Powell Show'. See more »

Connections

Version of Burke's Law (1963) See more »

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A very unusual cop story
22 March 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

You have already read the topic line I presume, so I won't add much to that summary. Dick Powell is exquisite in this cop character. The kind I have never seen before in a series or a movie. But beware, this kind of tale can not only be seen as a sort of comedy. It's an offbeat crime routine scheme. No matter the investigation, at least for me, only the characterization is important. Just appreciate this pure delightful episode. And I don't speak of Ronnie Reagan's, Mickey Rooney's or Lloyd Bridges' presence. But I still don't believe in this billionaire cop's character, no, I don't believe it. An unforgettable episode, I assure. Directed by Robert Ellis Miller


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