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Two Sharp Knives 

A small-town police chief captures a man wanted for murder in Philadelphia. But something stinks about the murder rap, the wanted poster and everything else.

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... Police Chief Scott Anderson
... Hotcha - conspirator
... Sgt. Wally Shane
Peggy French ... Ethel Furman
Richard Purdy ... Lester Furman
... Doris Anderson
... DA Ted Carroll
Seth Arnold ... Doc Kamsley
William Lee ... Officer George Proffer
Tony Pellerin ... Gallo - conspirator
Paul Porter
Richard Robbins
... Old train passenger
Roland Wood
Charles Kuhn
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A man steps off the train with his ten-year-old daughter, expecting to find the wife he hasn't seen since the girl was born. Instead, he meets the chief of police, who recognizes his face from a wanted poster. The man is shocked. Supposedly he is wanted in Philadelphia for the murder of a man he's never heard of. But the small-town chief is no fool. Something stinks about the wanted poster, the murder rap and everything else. He'll endure the dirty politics of a dishonest district attorney, a murder made to look like a suicide, and a betrayal by a trusted friend, before he learns the truth. Written by J. Spurlin

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14 November 1949 (USA)  »

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Abe Vigoda's (The Godfather, Barney Miller) television debut. See more »

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For several seconds, starting at 53.45, the edge of the stage can be seen in the top right corner, a crew member can be seen standing past the edge of the stage, two thick cables are visible laying on the floor, and the camera's shadow, and even a second camera can clearly be seen. See more »

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Introduction from "Le Coq d' Or"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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An unpredictable, hard-bitten murder mystery and solid TV drama
7 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

A man steps off the train with his ten-year-old daughter, expecting to find the wife he hasn't seen since the girl was born. Instead, he meets the chief of police, who recognizes his face from a wanted poster. The man is shocked. Supposedly he is wanted in Philadelphia for the murder of a man he's never heard of. But the small-town chief is no fool. Something stinks about the wanted poster, the murder rap and everything else. He'll endure the dirty politics of a dishonest district attorney, a murder made to look like a suicide, and a betrayal by a trusted friend, before he learns the truth.

Dashiell Hammett's short story becomes solid TV drama, an unpredictable, hard-bitten murder mystery with a sympathetic police chief-hero.


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