Thursday, April 26, 2007
Great Lost TV Shows, Vol. 1: "Kohlberg!"
Kohlberg! (1962; B&W; 1 hour; police drama; music by Quincy Jones; a Quinn-Martin Production, created by Phil Leotardo)
Brad Dexter starred in this Phil Leotardo-helmed series as crooked Philly police detective Lt. Max Kohlberg. Each episode featured Max getting over with some fresh outlandish scheme, and then losing all his profits through drunkenness, gambling or some other low vice: stealing heroin from the Mafia and selling it to the Irish mob (then leaving his share in a barroom urinal); knocking over the US Mint (then blowing the swag at the Atlantic City Racetrack); robbing guns from an armory and peddling them to Communist South American revolutionaries (a Parker Hotel hooker grabs the loot from that one); etc.
Featuring Nipsey Russell, Tommy Sands and Myron McCormick as Kohlberg’s fellow detectives-in-crime, and the lovely Miss Gloria Grahame as the long-suffering Mrs. Kohlberg. With a jazzy theme from Henry Mancini.
Sadly cancelled after only six episodes.
(Turn to the right hand side of this page for a complete listing of other Great Lost TV Shows.)