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87th Precinct: 'Till Death

An old family friend of Detective Carella's and his bride begin receiving threatening notes right before their nuptuals. Carella and Kling decide to attend the wedding ceremony just in case the notes aren't cranks.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 15906
Airdate: Monday December 11th, 1961

Guest Stars
Margie ReganMargie Regan
As Claire Townsend
Corey AllenCorey Allen
As Ben Darcy
Darryl HickmanDarryl Hickman
As Tommy Palmer
Johnny SevenJohnny Seven
As Marty Kellogg
Judi MeredithJudi Meredith
As Angela Pavilic
Naomi StevensNaomi Stevens
As Louisa Pavilic
Steven GeraySteven Geray
As Anton Pavilic
Main Cast
Robert LansingRobert Lansing
As Det. Steve Carella
Ron HarperRon Harper
As Det. Bert Kling
Episode Notes
In the novel on which this episode is based, the bride to be was Detective Carella's sister. Here she is changed to the daughter of an old family friend.

Neither Norman Fell nor Gregory Walcott appear in this episode.

Darryl Hickman is the older brother of Dwayne Hickman of Dobie Gillis fame.

Episode Quotes
Carella: (to Tommy) I think she's marrying you for your industrial empire.

Carella: Why is mama going to pieces out there?
Angela: Since when has mama not gone to pieces?

Claire: Grooms can take care of themselves.
Kling: If they could take care of themselves they wouldn't be grooms.

Kling: (to Claire) Give me a nice, safe justice of the peace anytime.

The book version of this episode was good. The televised version of the book is only average. A weak and not too believable ending seals things.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEvan Hunter
Executive ProducerHubbell Robinson
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