The Name of the Game

Season 3 Episode 12

Why I Blew Up Dakota

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Dec 04, 1970 on NBC
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Dan Farrell becomes intrigued by the case of Early McCorley, an odd-ball artist accused of murder.

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  • Celebrity culture gone mad...

    7.5
    Although its view of pop-art culture is reactionary and shallow, this is a rather cleverly-plotted mystery in which almost no-one, apart from Robert Stack's hero, is interested in actually finding the solution. It looks forward to the instant-celebrity culture of the 21st century, with most of its characters hotly pursuing fame and money at no matter what cost, and even the explanation of how Rex Dakota died turns out to be tinged with a sick narcissism. Clu Gulager's extremely brief guest appearance as the murdered artist is maybe the most untypical performance of his career, being wildly camp, and if no-one ever quite mentions being famous for fifteen minutes, the Warhol influence is obvious. Roddy McDowall overdoes things as the accused and Carolyn Jones has only a few moments to show her very special talents as a cynical patroness of the arts. However, Jose Ferrer, as a lawyer of astounding deviousness, enjoys himself hugely.moreless
José Ferrer

José Ferrer

Benjamin Franklin Bristow

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Roddy McDowall

Roddy McDowall

Early McCorley

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Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

Lydia Mulholland

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