The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
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The Boston Terrier 

An upper-crust Boston sleuth uses the very latest in scientific gadgetry when investigating a big-time gangster.


Blake Edwards


Lester Pine (teleplay) (as Lester Aaron Pine), Blake Edwards (story) | 3 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Vaughn ... A. Dunster Lowell
Robert J. Wilke ... Lt. Duffy Cardoza (as Robert Wilke/Robert J. Wilke)
John McGiver ... Professor Mumford
Bennye Gatteys Bennye Gatteys ... Julia Mumford
John Marley ... Artie Pafko
Russell Collins ... Otis Coots
Douglas Dick ... Robert Paine (as Douglas M. Dick)
Richard Deacon ... John Fiske
Ian Wolfe ... Duckworth
Charles Seel ... Curator
Charles Horvath ... Lon
Dick Crockett Dick Crockett ... Binki
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... Percey
Diana Millay ... Sally Paine


An upper-crust Boston sleuth uses the very latest in scientific gadgetry when investigating a big-time gangster.

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

10 April 1962 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Four Star Television See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Closing credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits of TV movie shown on U.K. tv list series title as The Dick Powell Reynolds Aluminum show. See more »

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One of the rare TV entries Blake Edwards gave us and which could have been a pilot.
13 January 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Blake Edwards left his trade mark here, in this rather cool and relax detective tale, with a Bob Vaughn very good as the lead gumshoe. But it remains a crime scheme, not totally a comedy, beware. Gangsters, machine guns story with many technicalities for the audiences, concerning ammunition, calibers, not bad, to summarize the whole stuff. Not boring, to make it short. But Iam still surprised that the PINK PANTHER creator made this only one episode for TV, all alone...

A perfect time waster but which will certainly not remain in my memory forever. It also looks like a pilot for a future TV show which never was, as far as I know.

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