Burke's Law

Season 2 Episode 30

Who Killed the Jackpot?

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Apr 21, 1965 on ABC

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  • When a rich man is found dead at a seedy hotel, Amos Burke must match wits with a glamorous lady private eye.

    Not just any private eye, either - Honey West had her own series a few months later, and, even though it lasted just the one season, it's remained bright in the memories of many fans, including Quentin Tarantino. It might even be Anne Francis's best-remembered role. Watching this sort-of pilot episode, though, one wonders how it ever got off the ground. This is a pretty dull show, and only Ms. Francis's crisp assurance and blithe way with a wisecrack keep one at all interested. John Ericson - who played her brother in the classic 1955 movie, "Bad Day At Black Rock" - is a tiresome sidekick, and, amongst the suspects, Louis Hayward looks vaguely ill and George Nader smiles most peculiarly, as if he'd taken a few stiff drinks first.