Month: September 2014

EP1378: Easy Money: Football Pool Rocket

Larry Haines

Mike Trent is forced to work for a football pool kingpin to find the truth of how multiple winning tickets are being cashed.

Original Air Date: October 3, 1954

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EP1377:The Saint: The Saint Goes Underground

Vincent Price
The Saint’s plane lays over for repairs in a small New Mexico town where everyone is hinting he should leave if he cares about his health.

Original Air Date: July 31, 1949

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Telefilm Review: The Big Four

The Big Four was described by Mark Gatiss, the writer who was charged with adapting it for television as, an “almost unadaptable mess.” Massive restructuring was required and much of the book’s plot was cut for the telefilm, but what remained was a solid and enjoyable mystery.

Most of the story feels like a bit of political thriller as a series of strange deaths occur, and a muckraking reporter believe it’s tied in to an international conspiracy known as “The Big Four” which also appears connected to the Peace Party. The solution takes the story in a different direction and I didn’t enjoy the last twenty minutes as much as what came before. But even that had its moments. My favorite was when the killer through Poirot’s comments that the killer was “theatrical” right back at the Belgian detective who does one of his most theatrical denouements ever.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable story. It wasn’t one of the best, but with great acting and a solid script by Mark Gatiss, this is definitely worth watching.

Rating: 4.00 out of 5.00

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EP1376: Dragnet: Production 9 (Benny Trousel)

Jack Webb

One of Romero and Friday’s informants is killed leaving a dying clue to the secret behind a new drug ring.

Original Air Date: August 4, 1949

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EP1375: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Mason Dixon Mismatch Matter

Bob Bailey
In a murder in Virginia, Johnny has to find out who a murdered woman: the daughter of the wealthy Mason family or the poor Dixon one.

Original Air Date: June 9, 1957

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