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Season 1 Episode 6

The Glass Jungle

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 05, 1961 on ABC
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The Glass Jungle
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A woman arrives from San Francisco and puts in a call to famed Dr. Emil Kroger at the University and becomes involved in blackmail.

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  • Fascinating little tale of a detective who tries to protect a ground-breaking scientist who admits to killing a blackmailer.

    9.5
    Fascinating little tale, and emblematic of the series which appears to be O.Henry type plots with a downbeat ending. Often a good character is dragged down by helping a seemingly trust-worthy person in trouble.

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    In "The Glass Jungle" a detective tries to protect a ground-breaking scientist who admits to killing a blackmailer. The scientist gives an odd, lengthy explanation for not feeling remorse, but readily confesses and wants to turn himself in. The detective feels the scientist is the one exception to the rule of justice, and should go free. As the story unfolds, the scientist shows symptoms of mental instability, until the end when the detective realizes he made a grave mistake. A great little story which borders on horror.moreless
  • Gifted actors are saddled with far-fetched writing in this episode.

    6.4
    With Sheriff Mayberry out of town, Sheriff's Department inspector emeritus, Walter Stroud (Lloyd Nolan) heads up the investigation of a San Francisco woman's murder at a local motel. Good cop / bad cop issues arise when all clues lead to Clarington Award winning Sunrise University research scientist Emil Kroger (Nehemiah Persoff) who is a paragon of the community and also the developer of the medication regimen that saved Inspector Stroud's life. Will Stroud continue to suppress evidence (for the greater good of society) when a second young woman is murdered? Undeniably great cast struggles with far-fetched plot. Ii's hard to believe that a dedicated altruistic researcher would resort to serial murder so late in life.moreless

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