87th Precinct (1961–1962)
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The Very Hard Sell 

A car salesman is found dead in his car, shot with his own gun. The coroner believes it's a clear case of suicide, but the man's wife insists he would not have taken his own life. Lt. ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Stewart

Writers:

Evan Hunter (characters) (as Ed McBain), Helen Nielsen (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Lansing ... Det. Steve Carella
Ron Harper ... Det. Bert Kling
Gregory Walcott ... Det. Roger Havilland
Norman Fell ... Det. Meyer Meyer
Leonard Nimoy ... Barrow
Alice Frost ... Mrs. Cornell
Peter Helm ... Andy Cornell
Charlene Whitman Charlene Whitman ... Stella
Arte Johnson ... Hotel Clerk
Bill Zuckert ... Donnegan
Jackie Searl ... Anton (as Jack Searl)
Tom Greenway Tom Greenway ... Glenn Cornell
Michael St. Angel ... 1st Policeman
Jack Collins ... Garcy
Michael Fox ... Grossman
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Storyline

A car salesman is found dead in his car, shot with his own gun. The coroner believes it's a clear case of suicide, but the man's wife insists he would not have taken his own life. Lt. Carella searches for the man's last customer. His main clue is two strands of picture wire he finds tied around plumbing in locations where the customer and the victim were supposed to have met. Written by anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1961 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode was based on a short story of the same name by Helen Nielsen, and not an 87th precinct novel, and the protagonist's name was changed to Steve Carella for the aired version of the story. It was something else in the original short story. See more »

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