The Streets of San Francisco (1972)

Season 1 Episode 7

Hall of Mirrors

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Nov 04, 1972 on ABC
8.5
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Hall of Mirrors
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Stone sets out to discover why a young detective seems to be absolutely convinced of a murder suspect's guilt for no apparent reason.

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  • David Soul goes ethnic!

    9.0
    A nice taut episode, all the more impressive for the fact that not really all that much in the way of action goes on here. Malden hobbles around in a cast for much of it, while Douglas and he get to share their soon to be familiar (and of course always fun) good-natured-ribbing style of badinage. Additionally, David Soul comes on like gangbusters (and swings from his heels) playing a guy with a chip on his shoulder bigger than the national debt. Then too we get to go all ethnic in a major way. Okay, the denouement comes off a bit antiseptic and convenient, but hey, they've only got 50 minutes, so what more do you want? One of the best shows that I've seen in this series.moreless
  • The phone's in the refrigerator.

    7.7
    We get a little character shift this week - laid up with a broken ankle, Stone is relegated to overseeing the case of a murdered grocer while Keller plays senior cop with a headstrong young inspector who may be carrying racial grudges.



    David Soul, a few years before "Hutch," plays the new inspector. While he does a good job in the part as a cop who "comes on too hard," an Act III plot twist reveals a big secret about his character. Without spoiling it, I'll only say that casting someone with Soul's blond, WASPish looks are a little wrong for the part.



    Karl Malden does a good job as Stone is barely able to control his boredom and frustration with being off his feet. And Michael Douglas gets to show his teasing/friendly relationship with Stone and try his own hand at guiding a young cop under his wing.



    The whole episode caps off with a shootout in a dimly lit church and a confrontation at gunpoint. A very strong, meat-and-potatoes 70s cop TV episode.moreless
Karl Malden

Karl Malden

Detective Lieutenant Mike Stone

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

Inspector Steve Keller

David Soul

David Soul

Inspector Jim Martin

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A Martinez

A Martinez

Rafael Diaz

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Carmen Zapata

Carmen Zapata

Mrs. Maria Martinez

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Ray K. Goman

Ray K. Goman

 

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