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87th Precinct: The Pigeon

Small time hood Greg Brovane makes the perfect patsy for three men who have just committed a murder.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x19
Airdate: Monday January 29th, 1962

Guest Stars
Harlan WardeHarlan Warde
As Dr. Ben Daniels
Arthur BatanidesArthur Batanides
As Clay Boudreau
Clark HowatClark Howat
As Operator
E.J. AndreE.J. Andre
As Sammy
Frank SuttonFrank Sutton
As Tully Borgman
Harry SwogerHarry Swoger
As Station Attendant
Isabelle DevonIsabelle Devon
As Mrs. Lester
Louise LorimerLouise Lorimer
As Margaret Brovane
Marjorie BennettMarjorie Bennett
As Old Lady
Morgan WoodwardMorgan Woodward
As Matty Tremain
Nora MarloweNora Marlowe
As Rosalie Pender
Peter FalkPeter Falk
As Greg Brovane
Richard DeaconRichard Deacon
As Asst. D.A. Martin
Roxane BerardRoxane Berard
As Peggy Brovane
Main Cast
Robert LansingRobert Lansing
As Det. Steve Carella
Ron HarperRon Harper
As Det. Bert Kling
Norman FellNorman Fell
As Det. Meyer Meyer
Episode Notes
Peter Falk would go onto become a TV legend as Columbo.

Frank Sutton would go onto play Sgt. Vince Carter on Gomer Pyle, USMC.

Morgan Woodward is best known as the sinister Boss Godfrey in the classic 1967 prison drama Cool Hand Luke.

Gregory Walcott does not appear in this episode.

Richard Deacon would go onto play Mel Cooley on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Episode Quotes
Meyer: I'm not generally sold on anonymous tips.

Carella: You got a long record, Greg. All misses and no hits.

Brovane: It took four cops to get my old man. Four of yous.
Meyer: It only took two of us to get you.

Tully: Crime shouldn't pay. Somebody has to take the rap.

Kling: It's tough being an old man.
Carella: It's not so easy being a young one.

Meyer: You're absolutely right, Mrs. Turner. You don't digest so good.

Peggy: Every friend my brother ever made had a record.

Brovane: (to Carella) What are you gettin' rough for? I ain't got nothin' to tell you.

Tully: (to Clay and Matty) Get off the panic button! The cops don't even know we exist!

Meyer: Publicity is our poison but it's Greg Brovane's meat.

Meyer: ( about Brovane) He's the most truthful hood we ever caught.

Meyer: I'd hate to even consider Greg Brovane's subconscious.

Peter Falk leads the way in this episode as a wannabe mobster who finds himself framed for murder and armed robbery by three sharpies. Only he doesn't know he's been framed. How's that, you ask? You'll just have to watch the episode to find out.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEvan Hunter
Executive ProducerHubbell Robinson
ProducerBoris Kaplan
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistFlorence Bush
Make-upJack Barron
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Costume SupervisorVincent Dee
Main Title ThemeMorton Stevens
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