Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City. His boss is Frieda Hechlinger, and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »
George C. Scott,
Peter Gunn investigates the murder of Scarlotti, a mobster who once saved the detective's life. The primary suspect appears to be Fusco, who has taken over. In the middle of the case, an ... See full summary »
Inspired by the Alice Crimmins case in New York, Doris Winters (Tuesday Weld) is an attractive woman whose personal lifestyle is viewed by many as distasteful when she is accused of murdering her young daughter.
During the Spanish Civil War, a republican courier travels to England to try and buy coal. He meets with an amount of local hostility, while his life is at risk from those on the fascist ... See full summary »
A young teenage girl (Tuesday Weld) desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school rock and roll dance. This early rock and roll feature, the 3rd in a series of 5 ... See full summary »
Alan Freed and his Rock 'n Roll Band,
The series was not shown in the UK at the time, and as far as I know has never appeared here. I became aware of it only through Dave Brubeck's album, based on themes composed for the series, issued as "Jazz Impressions of New York". Although by no means well known, I consider it among the very best of the Brubeck Quartet's recordings (which perversely may explain why the CD, unlike most Brubeck albums, has long been unavailable!). Brubeck clearly found considerable inspiration in composing for the series. "Autumn in Washington Square", "Sixth Sense" and "Lonely Mr Broadway" are particularly appealing. If the rest of the production was as good I can understand the disappointment at the short life of the program(me).
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