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87th Precinct The Very Hard Sell (1961–1962) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Drama / Crime
Original Title: The Very Hard Sell
Director: Paul Stewart
Writers: Evan Hunter,Helen Nielsen
Released: 1961–1962
Duration: 1h
Video type: TV Episode
A car salesman is found dead in his car, shot with his own gun. The coroner believes it's a clear case of suicide, but the man's wife insists he would not have taken his own life. Lt. Carella searches for the man's last customer. His main clue is two strands of picture wire he finds tied around plumbing in locations where the customer and the victim were supposed to have met.
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Lansing Robert Lansing - Det. Steve Carella
Ron Harper Ron Harper - Det. Bert Kling
Gregory Walcott Gregory Walcott - Det. Roger Havilland
Norman Fell Norman Fell - Det. Meyer Meyer
Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy - Barrow
Alice Frost Alice Frost - Mrs. Cornell
Peter Helm Peter Helm - Andy Cornell
Charlene Whitman Charlene Whitman - Stella
Arte Johnson Arte Johnson - Hotel Clerk
Bill Zuckert Bill Zuckert - Donnegan
Jackie Searl Jackie Searl - Anton (as Jack Searl)
Tom Greenway Tom Greenway - Glenn Cornell
Michael St. Angel Michael St. Angel - 1st Policeman
Jack Collins Jack Collins - Garcy
Michael Fox Michael Fox - Grossman

This episode was based on a short story of the same name by Helen Nielsen, and not an 87th precinct novel, and the protagonist's name was changed to Steve Carella for the aired version of the story. It was something else in the original short story.