Stone and Keller uncover the seedy world of escort services when their suspect is a cultured art collector with a Pygmalion complex who hires escorts determined to create in them his idealized woman.

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... Detective Lt. Mike Stone
... Inspector Steve Keller
... Amory Gilliam
... Toni Craig / Kim Ahern
... Sgt. Norm Haseejian
Fred Sadoff ... Dr. Lenny Murchison
... Miss Ryan
... Robin Short
Joseph V. Perry ... Murray Taylor (as Joseph Perry)
... Mrs. Gilliam
... Mr. Conroy
... Mrs. Holloway
Mason Curry
Mark Rasmussen ... David, painter
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Stone and Keller uncover the seedy world of escort services when their suspect is a cultured art collector with a Pygmalion complex who hires escorts determined to create in them his idealized woman.

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28 October 1972 (USA)  »

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The story's title is taken from "The Tower Beyond Tragedy," a 1950 poetic drama by California-based poet and playwright Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The character of Amory Gilliam makes several references to Jeffers' writings and to the granite stone Tor House and Hawk Tower that Jeffers constructed in Carmel, California. See more »

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At the end, Amory accidentally says "Carla" instead of Cara. See more »

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Amory Gilliam: We belong, Kim, together. Here or some place like this. Have you ever been to the Tower?
Toni Craig: What tower?
Amory Gilliam: Robinson Jeffers' tower. Down the coast, south of here, near Big Sur. It's a fortress against the world.
Toni Craig: Who is he?
Amory Gilliam: A poet.
Toni Craig: And he built his own home?
Amory Gilliam: Yes. With his own hands. Stone by stone.
Toni Craig: What does he write about?
Amory Gilliam: The sea. Nature. Man's failure. Violence. Wildness. The power of passion. Love.
Toni Craig: I'd like to read him some day.
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Another side of "Vertigo".
18 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

In spite of some mistakes and unexplained turns already mentioned by other people, what makes this episode of "The Streets Of San Francisco" interesting, is the fact that there is some kind of "salute" to ALfred Hitchcock's classic. Not only the city of Frisco itself, with some of the same spots(they seemed to me), but the plot also contains elements... it is about a man who recreates the same lover, over and over again. Is like the "dark" side of James Stewart (Scottie Ferguson felt guilty, but was no serial killer). There are even some remarks about the hair of the girls, as Stewart did with Kim Novak... By the way, the name of one of Powers' characters is... Kim.


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