RARA-AVIS: Re: Henry Kane on TV

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 26 Sep 2006

I knew I had seen a late 1950s PI show scripted by Henry Kane and thought it was a Mike Hammer but a check of IMDB refreshed my memory that it was a Johnny Staccato episode. Kane's listing is probably very incomplete but it did have a couple of surprises. He scripted two of the earliest 87th Precinct novels for the movies in the late 1950s--The Mugger and Cop Hater. In a bit of irony, Cop Hater is listed as the film debut of Jerry Orbach, so well known as a Law and Order detective, as a juvenile gang leader. Robert Loggia plays Steve Carelli in Cop Hater.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Gary" <piesbook@...> wrote:
> Now, here is some irony. Just as the discussion of Henry Kane's
> started, I was watching some old Martin Kane Private Eye shows. The
> 31, 1952 episode was written by none other than Henry Kane.
> Martin Kane is called by hood Rex Lawson who has an interest in the
> Rouge nightclub when the crooner Johnny Silver is shot while
singing his big
> new hit. By probing into everyone's affairs with a blunt interview
> technique, Kane is able to get the guilty party to spill its guts
based on
> only one clue. The confession is preserved on a wireless recording
> hidden from view. At the end of this show, Nolan turns to the
camera and
> makes a plug for the March of Dimes. A voice over during the
credits makes
> a plug for Nolan's NBC Sunday radio broadcasts as Martin Kane.
> Here is the technical stuff:
> Opening Credits:
> NBC Television Presents (voice over introduction of the sponsor's
> Martin Kane, Private Eye
> Closing Credits
> Walter Kinsella Happy McMann
> King Calder Lt. Gray
> Rita Lynn Claire Maxwell
> Harry Worth Rex Lawson
> Dan Morgan Eddie Gale
> Joann Dolan Rita Baron
> Rupert LaBelle George Morgan
> Mark Dawson Johnny Silver
> Alan Lee Fat Jack
> Raoul DeLeon Waxey
> Joseph Calvin Waiter
> Starring Lloyd Nolan as Martin Kane
> All names used on this program are fictitious and any similarity to
> persons or places is purely coincidental.
> Gowns from Filcol
> Furs from Frederica
> Music by Charles Paul
> Settings by Robert C. MacKichan
> Written by Henry Kane
> Technical Direction by O. Tamburri
> Produced and Directed by Frank Burns
> Presented by United States Tobacco Company
> Best, GWN
> Gary Warren Niebuhr
> P. O. Box 341218
> Milwaukee, WI 53234
> piesbook@...
> http://my.execpc.com/~piesbook/piescatalog.html
> Author of MAKE MINE A MYSTERY and

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