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87th Precinct: Idol in the Dust

A baseball star puts his life and career on the line to shield his fugitive brother from the police.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x26
Airdate: Monday April 02nd, 1962

Director: Don Taylor (1)
Writer: Donn Mullally

Guest Stars
Joseph MellJoseph Mell
As Sol
Michael DanteMichael Dante
As Larry Brooks
Jeanette NolanJeanette Nolan
As Mrs. Brooks
Al RuscioAl Ruscio
As Joe Brooks
Paddi EdwardsPaddi Edwards
As Betty Brooks
Robert BihellerRobert Biheller
As Ben Kramer
Howard CaineHoward Caine
As Georgie Meinig
David KentDavid Kent
As Richards
Frank BankFrank Bank
As Young Hood
John SebastianJohn Sebastian
As Harrison
Main Cast
Robert LansingRobert Lansing
As Det. Steve Carella
Ron HarperRon Harper
As Det. Bert Kling
Norman FellNorman Fell
As Det. Meyer Meyer
Gregory WalcottGregory Walcott
As Det. Roger Havilland
Episode Notes
Frank Bank is best known as Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford in Leave It to Beaver.

Howard Caine would go onto play Major Hochstetter on Hogan's Heroes.

Episode Quotes
Larry: You wouldn't want me to make a liar out of an old friend, would you, Bert?
Kling: No, unless he is lying.

Carella: (to Kling) If we can get these punks to lay off maybe we can find something relaxing like a nice, clean axe murder.

Joe: You don't know what it's like to be on parole.
Larry: All I know is that if you're clean you got nothing to worry about.

Meyer: (to suspect) If I had your luck I'd move to Las Vegas.

Larry: I'm gonna play baseball this winter. I signed with a Mexican League.
Carella: Well, good luck with the senoritas.
Havilland: It beats shoveling snow.

Mrs. Brooks: (to Kling) Larry'd never let me hear the endo of it if I turned away an old friend he used to throw rocks at.

Larry: (to Kling) In my racket you gotta make the loot while you can.

Mrs. Brooks: (to Larry) Why should I settle for one son when I have two?

Carella: What happened to your Mexican deal, Larry?
Larry: I read the fine print. They pay me off in tortillas.

Larry: I thought you came here for a fight.
Kling: I could take you the best day you ever had.

Larry: You play pretty dirty pool, don't you?
Kling: No, I just know when I'm beat, Larry.

Carella: You've got Larry right down in the dirt with you, Joe.

Another average episode even if we do get to see a glimpse of Frank Bank in a role other than Lumpy Rutherford. Al Ruscio's speech at the end of the episode to the youths does redeem things a bit.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEvan Hunter
Executive ProducerHubbell Robinson
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