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Pier 23 was one of three hour-long mysteries produced by Lippert Productions for both TV and theatrical release. Each of the three films was evenly divided into two half-hour "episodes," and each starred Hugh Beaumont as San Francisco-based amateur sleuth Dennis O'Brien. In Pier 23, O'Brien first tackles the case of a wrestler who has died of a suspicious heart attack after refusing to lose a match. He then agrees to help a priest talk an escaped criminal into returning to prison. The film's two-part structure leads to repetition and predictability, but it's fun to watch TV's "Ward Cleaver" making like Philip Marlowe.

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  1. William Berke


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  1. Hugh Beaumont

    Hugh Beaumont

    Dennis O'Brien

  2. Ann Savage

    Ann Savage

    Ann Harmon

  3. Edward Brophy

    Edward Brophy

    Prof. Shicker

  4. Mike Mazurki

    Mike Mazurki

    Ape Danowski

  5. Richard Travis

    Richard Travis

    Police Inspector Lt. Bruger

  6. Margia Dean

    Margia Dean

    Flo Klingle

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 0h 58m

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  • May 11, 1950



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