Dick Powell Show

NBC (ended 1963)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 30

    The Last Of The Private Eyes

    Aired 4/30/63

  • S 2 : Ep 29

    The Old Man And The City

    Aired 4/23/63

  • S 2 : Ep 28

    The Last Of The Big Spenders

    Aired 4/16/63

  • S 2 : Ep 27

    Epilogue

    Aired 4/2/63

  • S 2 : Ep 26

    The Third Side Of A Coin

    Aired 3/26/63

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dick Powell

    Host/Occasional Lead Player

  • June Allyson

  • William Shatner

    Eric Tegman

  • John Wayne

    Host

  • Robert Loggia

  • show Description
  • The Dick Powell Show was a dramatic anthology series from the early 60's. Not only did Dick Powell host the series but he also appeared in several episodes. Several episodes were actual pilots for TV Series' only two of them made it. One being "Burke's Law" and the other being "Saints and Sinners". One of the ones that didn't make it was "Safari" with Glynis Johns and James Coburn, it was based on the movie "The African Queen". Dick Powell died January 2, 1963 and the future episodes were hosted by a variety of stars all paying homage to this marvelous singer, writer, actor, director and true renaissance man. *Note: Aired in syndication as "Dick Powell Theater".moreless

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  • Notes (13)

    • Due to the death of Dick Powell the role of Amos Burke was recast with Gene Barry for the television series Burke's Law.

    • Leon Lontoc was billed as "Leon Lontac".

    • This episode was the pilot for the series Burke's Law.

    • UK airdate: 18Oct62 BBC, Tue 8:25pm

    • Writer Simmons was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama, and won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Anthology Drama. His script has been published twice: in Writing for Television by Max Wylie (New York: Cowles Book Co., 1970) and in

    • Peter Falk received an Emmy Award for this performance.

    • This was a pilot for an unsold series based on the "African Queen".

    • This was the pilot for the series "Saints and Sinners".

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    Trivia (5)

    • Peter Falk won an emmy for his performance in this episode.

    • This was a unsuccessful pilot for an intended series based on the movie "African Queen".

    • Lowell was one of the first private detectives to have knowledge of karate as a gimmick. The dog's name was Reinhardt, which is a Harvard battle cry in sports (named after Harvard Professor Forest Reinhardt who said "Do more with less".)

    • In all of Gerald Mohr's oeuvre, this is the only time this writer has ever seen him acting drunk!

    • Colossus was an unsold pilot. The alternate airing title for this episode was "The Infernal Season".

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