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The Adventures of Jim Bowie

Season 1 Episode 31

The Pearl and the Crown

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 05, 1957 on ABC
7.2
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The Pearl and the Crown
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After a newspaper prints a poem about him, Bowie confronts the editor, who is later found murdered.

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  • Decent half hour dramatics, the episode actually gets quite a bit of story in without dropping any plot elements.

    5.5
    Jim Bowie is implicated in the murder of a well-known newspaper editor.



    Jim meets a friend (played by the ageless William Schallert) in old New Orleans, and immediately gets into the action, spoiling a shooting with a quick throw of his knife. From there on, he becomes involved in a decently sticky situation, seemingly framed for murdering an editor who ran a poem making fun of his business plans. It is eventually revealed that Schallert's character wrote the poem, but he never is seriously a suspect, despite the fact that Bowie has attracted his girlfriend. Not a bad set-up, there is a bit of mystery going on. On the other hand, it is a little hard to believe why the charges against Bowie are forgotten so quickly.



    Forbes portrays Bowie with some character, outgoing, cigar-smoking, interested in business and a quick joke - it works pretty nicely with the signature chorus music behind the action and the short half hour format. Without a doubt, the ending of this installment rushes awfully quickly, but even in the final conflict there is some whimsy and some more knife work.



    Pretty workman-like but with decent entertainment value.moreless
William Schallert

William Schallert

Justinian Tebbs

Guest Star

Frank Wilcox

Frank Wilcox

Commissioner Devereau

Guest Star

Marcel Rousseau

Marcel Rousseau

Pierre Lebec

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