The Man from Galveston

The Man from Galveston

William Conrad (1964)

56min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
William Conrad was best known for playing portly, gourmet detective Frank Cannon on TV, but his career was long and varied, encompassing work as a musician, acting in films, and television and radio shows, memorable voiceover work (including small-screen classic The Fugitive) and even production and direction. Here he went behind the camera for a TV pilot, a courtroom drama in a western setting, which was executive produced by Dragnet's Jack Webb. Jeffrey Hunter defends old pal Joanna Moore, a saloon girl accused of murder. It's well acted and well written, but its short length (under an hour long) gave the writers little room for manoeuvre.

Summary

A lawyer comes to the aid of an old flame who has been the victim of a blackmail plot involving her shady past and now stands accused of murder. As he tries to discover the identity of the real killer, he must contend with lynch mobs not prepared to wait for a verdict. Western, starring Jeffrey Hunter and James Coburn.

Cast & Crew

Timothy Higgins Jeffrey Hunter
Boyd Palmer James Coburn
Judge Homer Black Preston Foster
Rita Dillard Joanna Moore
Alonzo Hyde Edward Andrews
John Dillard Kevin Hagen
Stonewall Grey Martin West
Cole Marteen Ed Nelson
Director William Conrad
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and white
Drama