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87th Precinct

The Very Hard Sell (Season 1, Episode 11)
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama, Crime

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 ...See moreA 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. Written by anonymous See less
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Writers
Evan Hunter (characters) (as Ed McBain) | Helen Nielsen (story) (teleplay)
Composer
Morton Stevens (music score)
Cinematographer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 4, 1961

Release date
Dec 4, 1961 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Robert Lansing
Det. Steve Carella Det. Steve Carella   See fewer
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Ron Harper
Det. Bert Kling Det. Bert Kling   See fewer
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Gregory Walcott
Det. Roger Havilland Det. Roger Havilland   See fewer
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Norman Fell
Det. Meyer Meyer Det. Meyer Meyer   See fewer
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Leonard Nimoy
Barrow Barrow   See fewer
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Alice Frost
Mrs. Cornell Mrs. Cornell   See fewer
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Peter Helm
Andy Cornell Andy Cornell   See fewer
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Arte Johnson
Hotel Clerk Hotel Clerk   See fewer
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Bill Zuckert
Donnegan Donnegan   See fewer
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Jackie Searl
Anton (as Jack Searl) Anton (as Jack Searl)   See fewer
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Tom Greenway
Glenn Cornell Glenn Cornell   See fewer
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Michael St. Angel
1st Policeman 1st Policeman   See fewer
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Michael Fox
Grossman Grossman   See fewer
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Chet Stratton
Hamilton (as Chester Stratton) Hamilton (as Chester Stratton)   See fewer
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Lillian Powell
The Woman The Woman   See fewer
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Dal McKennon
Dr. Tom Blaney, M.E. (uncredited) Dr. Tom Blaney, M.E. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.1 / 10 | 7 votes