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87th Precinct: New Man in the Precinct

Detective Cotton Hawes faces a period adjustment when he's transferred from a relatively sedate precinct to the rough and tumble 87th.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x28
Airdate: Monday April 16th, 1962

Guest Stars
Dal McKennonDal McKennon
As Dr. Blaney
Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
As Maxie Carroll
Joe DowningJoe Downing
As Dr.Stegler
Margie ReganMargie Regan
As Claire Townsend
Paul GengePaul Genge
As Lt. Byrnes
Ruth StoreyRuth Storey
As Sarah Meyer
David McMahon (1)David McMahon (1)
As Cop in Patrol Car
Elizabeth PerryElizabeth Perry
As Linda Waters
Fred BeirFred Beir
As Cotton Hawes
Jerry Adler (1)Jerry Adler (1)
As Hotel Clerk
Joan PatrickJoan Patrick
As Chris Hawes
John AnistonJohn Aniston
As Police Officer
Kay StewartKay Stewart
As Harriet Byrnes
Max SlatenMax Slaten
As Dave Evans
Ray MontgomeryRay Montgomery
As Frank Kanin
Robert ColbertRobert Colbert
As Matt Murdock
Terry GeklerTerry Gekler
As Norma Meyer
Tom AnthonyTom Anthony
As Ambulance Driver
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
The character of Cotton Hawes was a regular in the novels on which the series was based but this episode marked his only appearance on the TV series.

John Aniston, seen here in small early acting role, is the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.

Robert Colbert had previously played Brent Maverick on Maverick. He would later appear on Time Tunnel and The Young and the Restless.

One difference between the Cotton Hawes character of the novels and the Cotton Hawes character who appears here is that in the novels he was a bachelor but here he's married.

Episode Quotes
Hawes: I don't mind slumming for a little while.

Carella: We're all nice guys in the 87th.

Dr. Blaney: You can't break your jaw falling on your back.

Hawes: My wife works. As a matter of fact, she makes more money than I do.
Carella: Who doesn't?

Dr. Stagler: (about Murdock) I didn't know he was a murderer.
Linda: You didn't want to know.

Meyer: (to his family) The best police department is one with hardly any manners at all.

Meyer: Cotton Hawes is a dumb cop.

Kling: Anything new?
Havilland: Yeah, you've got lipstick on your cheek.

Hawes: Is there anything I can do?
Havilland: Yeah, relax.

Murdock: How do I know you know what you're doing?
Linda: You just have to take your chances.

Hawes: Is there a back way outta this place?
Hotel Clerk: Yeah, that's why they have to pay in advance.

Carella: Murdock, you've got a manslaughter rap against you now. Don't make it worse.

Havilland: (to Murdock) You're not so tough without a gun, are you?

Good eppisode featurng Fred Beir as a new man transferred from an upscale precinct into the 87th. One wonders if Beir would have become a regular had the show been picked up for a second season.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEvan Hunter
Executive ProducerHubbell Robinson
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