Treasury Men in Action

Season 5 Episode 36

The Case of the Shot in the Dark

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jun 09, 1955 on ABC
5.2
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The Case of the Shot in the Dark
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Fresh out of jail, psychopathic Vince Sanderson comes to Nogales, Arizona to terrorize the wife who left him and make $25,000 by smuggling heroin across the border. He kills one agent and takes a bullet to the arm, but even more law enforcement officers are hot on his trail.moreless

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  • Bronson does a pretty good job in a very predictable story without a lot of suspense.

    4.9
    US Customs agents try to stop a vicious ex-con from cashing in on a heroin smuggling operation.



    "Your treasury men in action" is rather sedate here, there is not a lot that doesn't follow formula and there are no real twists to the plotting. The conversation between the field officers and the chief in Washington are especially stiff and serve mainly as explanatory devices. The indoor sets certainly have more lush vegetation than is normal for the Arizona/Mexico border - despite on-screen references to "tumbleweeds".



    On the plus side, Charles Bronson is pretty good as Vince, alternating between quiet and sinister as he terrorizes his wife, threatens a doctor, and makes deals with the bar owner who plans to fence the six pound heroin brick. But, because he has killed a T-man, his fate is sealed and he meets his fate shooting all the way.



    In general, this is only a mildly entertaining episode, just one or two small elements that come as more of a surprise would help the excitement level a lot.moreless
Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson

Vince Sanderson

Guest Star

Randy Stuart

Randy Stuart

Laura Sanderson

Guest Star

Jay Adler

Jay Adler

Jesse Boone

Guest Star

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