Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The made-for-TV Say It Ain't So, Chief features Art Carney as police chief Paul Lanigan. A well-known lowlife shows up at the station to accuse Lanigan of accepting a bribe. When the accuser turns up dead, the chief is implicated in the murder. Lanigan's good friend Rabbi David Small (Bruce Solomon) tries to clear the chief. Howard Duff, Beverly Garland, John Astin and Jackie Coogan complete the principal cast. First aired April 17, 1977, Say It Ain't So, Chief was an episode of Lanigan's Rabbi, a brief TV series based on the novels by Harry Kemelman.
police-chief, bribery, false-accusation, investigation, Rabbi