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Mike Hammer 

The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.
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Darren McGavin ...  Mike Hammer 79 episodes, 1958-1959
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer See more »

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Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of the programs that Bobby Rupp and murder victims Herbert, Nancy, and Kenyon Clutter watched the evening that they were killed by Richard Eugene Hickcok and Perry Edward Smith (November 15, 1959). Bobby Rupp was Nancy Clutter's boyfriend, and went home before the killers arrived. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Love Games (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Riff Blues
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Kahn
(series theme)
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great show, but often not New York City
28 February 2008 | by austininkSee all my reviews

I really like the show and the virile "manliness" and cool humor exhibited by Darren Gavin. I'm sorry he has passed on. Some feminists might find the humor demeaning, but we have to remember it was mid-60s. My only criticism is that it was mainly filmed in Hollywood except for a very few exterior shots of New York. It is very Californiaish, particularly in some outdoors shots which are definitely not New York countryside. That's a failing if you really want authenticity about a New York detective, particularly when you compare it to "Naked City" which was filmed on the streets of the city. Luckily some of the episodes are now on DVD. (I wish there would be more of these classic series on TV.)


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