The Elgin Hour (1954–1955)
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Crime in the Streets 

Frankie Dane is the leader of a teenage gang, the Hornets. The gang makes trouble for people in the neighborhood, but Frankie carries a darker nature, one so filled with anger that murder ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writer:

Reginald Rose
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Robert Preston ... Ben Wagner
Glenda Farrell ... Mrs. Dane
John Cassavetes ... Frankie Dane
Mark Rydell ... Lou Macklin
Van Dyke Parks ... Richie Dane
Will Kuluva ... Mr. Gioia
Ivan Cury Ivan Cury ... 'Baby' Gioia
David Winters ... Glasses
Jerry Wynne Jerry Wynne ... Blockbuster
Robert Brivic Robert Brivic ... Fighter
Tony Mitchell Tony Mitchell ... Benny
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Frankie Dane is the leader of a teenage gang, the Hornets. The gang makes trouble for people in the neighborhood, but Frankie carries a darker nature, one so filled with anger that murder is not beyond him. Ben Wagner, a social worker, tries to help the boys see the possibilities of a better life, but the task seems futile. When a neighborhood man turns one of the gang into the police, Frankie decides to kill him. Ben learns of the plot from Frankie's kid brother and hopes to stop it before Frankie ruins his life forever. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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In 1956, as was wont for the period, this TV drama was turned into a full-fledged movie with Mark Rydell, John Cassavettes and Will Kuluva repeating their roles. See more »

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Remade as Crime in the Streets (1956) See more »

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8 March 1955 (USA) See more »

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