Deadlock (1967)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Police Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This 60-minute drama was originally telecast May 17, 1967 on The Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre. Lee Grant plays Virginia Cloyd, the widow of notorious criminal. Early one morning, Virginia calmly walks into a police precinct office--armed with a pistol and vial of nitroglycerine. In a measured voice, she announces that she intends to wait for detective James Lassiter (Donald May), the man responsible for the death of her husband. She also declares that she intends to kill Lassiter, in full view of the other cops. Detective novelist Ed McBain adapted the teleplay from his own story. An earlier version of Deadlock appeared on the McBain-inspired TV series 87th Precinct (1961-62).

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