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87th Precinct: Girl in the Case

Detective Havilland is attracted to a stenographer whose life is being threatened by a person or persons unknown.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x30
Airdate: Monday April 30th, 1962

Guest Stars
Janis PaigeJanis Paige
As Cheryl Anderson
Jerry ParisJerry Paris
As Douglas Masters
Russell CollinsRussell Collins
As Raymond Masters
Kathleen FreemanKathleen Freeman
As Ruth Wilson
Bill ErwinBill Erwin
As George
Joan StaleyJoan Staley
As Monica
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
Alternate episode title: The Lover.

The character of Roger Havilland, featured prominently in the television series, was actually killed off by author Ed McBain during one of the early 87th Precinct novels.

Jerry Paris had previously played Agent Martin Flaherty on The Untouchables and would go onto play Dr. Jerry Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Joan Staley was the 1958 Playboy Miss November.

Detective Havilland reveals in this episode that he was an All-American football player during his collegiate days.

Episode Quotes
Havilland: (to Cheryl): It's my job when there's been an explosion to ascertain if there's been a crime.

Cheryl: (to Havilland) As for wives, I don't play with married men. I don't have to.

Cheryl: (to Havilland) I won't be eating any home cooked meals for a while but with my cooking maybe that's a blessing.

Carella: (to Cheryl) A man offers you $100,000 and you don't even ask his name?

Cheryl: You must be tired.
Havilland: I'm used to it. We go around the clock about once a month.

Cheryl: Is it important for you to do something useful?
Havilland: Well, I think everybody's been put on earth to do their bit.

Kling: (to Cheryl) Just let me take you to the door. We don't have a chance to see many millionaires in our line of work.

Meyer: By the way, how's the victim?
Kling: Ask Havilland. He's taking her out tonight. A little dining and dancing.

Cheryl: You don't twist?
Havilland: Well, not while on duty.

Ruth: (to Havilland) Wipe the lipstick off. You're on duty.

Douglas: You're a suspicious little girl.
Cheryl: Let's just say that life has made me suspicious.

Warner: I deny everything and I demand to see my lawyer.

Pretty average episode with which to end the series. A more satisfying ending might have raised things a bit.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorEvan Hunter
Executive ProducerHubbell Robinson
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