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GANGBUSTERS - THE GUN (FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE)


 Item#: 102251-R2

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An episode of the TV series, Gangbusters and "The Gun" from Four Star Playhouse -

  • Durable Mike Malloy (1952 - Gangbusters) - Directed by Bill Karn - Starring: Michael Mark, Jim Chandler, Thomas Henry, Russell Whitney, Jim Nusser, Elsie Baker, Madge Cleveland - A saloon owner and an undertaker conspire to commit murder for profit. GANGBUSTERS, a popular radio show for 21 years, retained its popularity when it became a television series which aired from March 20, 1952 to December 25, 1952. The stories are based on actual police and FBI case files. At one point it commanded a 42 share in the TV ratings, which translates to "Almost every possible viewer was watching GANGBUSTERS." The other networks actually gave up trying to program against it and aired political talk shows and public service announcements since they knew that nobody would watch them anyway if GANGBUSTERS was on the other channel. Each week the show ended with photographs of a wanted criminals. Hundreds of fugitives were apprehended because local citzens would recognize the crooks and call their local law men. At the end of each episode, Jack Webb would appear to pitch his next DRAGNET, which alternated weeks with GANGBUSTERS. GANGBUSTERS has the dubious honor of being the highest rated show ever to be cancelled. It was not intended to be such a success, it was just meant as a stop gap to fill in on the weeks that Jack Webb couldn't get a DRAGNET made. When Jack and crew finally got up to speed and could produce a show per week, DRAGNET, which was even more popular, aired weekly and GANGBUSTERS became a memory.

  • The Gun (February 11, 1954 - Four Star Playhouse) - Directed by Frank McDonald - Starring: Dick Powell, Dorothy Green, Douglas Fowley, Larry Blake, Frank Scannell, Joseph Turkel, Raymond Ferrell, Peter Votrian, Lee Erickson, Sam Flint, Paul Bryar - A policeman longing for nothing more than his breakfast and bed after a hard night's work is continually interrupted by his sons and the morning regulars--milkman, postman, grocery boy, salesman and more. At some point during the morning his gun is stolen causing his usually friendly manner to erode as he searches for the thief.

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Black and White, 52 minutes DVDR 1952


Starring: Dick Powell, Michael Mark, Jim Chandler, Thomas Henry, Russell Whitney, Jim Nusser, Elsie Baker, Madge Cleveland, Dick Powell, Dorothy Green, Douglas Fowley, Larry Blake, Frank Scannell, Joseph Turkel, Raymond Ferrell, Peter Votrian, Lee Erickson, Sam Flint, Paul Bryar

Director: Bill Karn, Frank McDonald

Vendor: NFV
Vendor #: NFV
Medium: Television
Our Price: $14.99
Suggested Retail Price: $19.95
Package: Printed Sleeve, No Picture Available

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