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87th Precinct: Killer's Payoff

A sleazy blackmailer is murdered and there is no shortage of suspects. There's the dead man's mistress, his ex-convict friend, a rich man's wife, an old horse trainer, and a business executive. Detective Havilland leads the charge at getting to the bottom of things.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 15904
Airdate: Monday November 06th, 1961

Director: John Brahm
Story: Evan Hunter
Teleplay: Norman Katkov


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Guest Stars
Jack AlbertsonJack Albertson
As Edward Schlesser
Recurring
Joseph MellJoseph Mell
As Desk Clerk
Recurring
Beverly GarlandBeverly Garland
As Nancy Johnson
Jeanne CooperJeanne Cooper
As Lucy Mencken
John Archer (1)John Archer (1)
As James Mencken
Paul RichardsPaul Richards
As Marty Torr
Terry BurnhamTerry Burnham
As Jane Mencken
William FawcettWilliam Fawcett
As Archie Glotter
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
Jack Albertson would return in New Man in the Precinct. He is best known to TV viewers for his role as Ed Brown on Chico and the Man.

Jeanne Cooper is best known to today's TV viewers as Kay Chancellor in the long-running CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless.

Beverly Garland would later play Barbara Douglas on My Three Sons.

John Archer was the father of actress Anne Archer.



Episode Quotes
Marty: Anything else?
Havilland: Beat it before I think of something.

Meyer: What a business. Even the cons tell you how to run it.

Nancy: Hank didn't live here.
Havilland: He paid the rent.

Nancy: You got a warrant?
Havilland: I could get one.



Analysis
Pretty good whodunit episode with a string of familiar television faces including Jeanne Cooper, Jack Albertson, and Beverly Garland.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorEvan Hunter
Executive ProducerHubbell Robinson
 
Warning: 87th Precinct season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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