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Detective Sagas: 4 Tales of Mystery & Suspense

Four dramatic TV mysteries featuring Hollywood's most prestigious performers.
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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 31, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring Stephen McNally, Dick Powell & David Niven

Description by OLDIES.com:

Tales of crime and suspense unfold on dark city alleys and exotic locales in these four classic episodes of the 1950s television dramas, Four Star Playhouse.

TIGER AT NOON (1955): A police detective visits a fortune teller intending to cite her for fraud. Within twenty-four hours, her predictions not only come to pass, but will probably save his life! Stars Stephen McNally, John Doucette; directed by Alvin Ganzer.

THE CONTEST (1954): A tough D.A. who has fought his way up from the slums engages in a dark battle of wills with his spoiled uptown fiance. Stars Dick Powell, Margueritte Chapman; directed by Robert Florey.

THE GUN (1954): After his gun is stolen from his home, an off-duty police detective desperately tries to prevent a tragedy. Stars Dick Powell; directed by Frank McDonald.

RED WINE (1956): On the trail of a murderer, a detective goes undercover to gain access to a remote island where he believes the killer has fled. Stars David Niven and Stuart Whitman, directed by Richard Kinon.

Plot Keywords:

Mystery | Television / TV Series
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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 10,223
  • UPC: 089218681096
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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