Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Made for television, Gallegher was a recurring feature on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. Roger Mobley played Gallegher, the adventurous 19th century cub reporter created by Richard Harding Davies, while Edmond O'Brien costarred as bombastic newspaper editor Crowley. The first three-part Gallegher adventure, telecast in early 1965, was later released overseas as a feature film. So too was the 3-part Further Adventures of Gallagher, which ran from September 26 through October 10, 1965. "The Big Swindle" was the second hour-long chapter in the Further Adventures, and thus qualifies for the alternate title Gallagher V. In "Big Swindle", Crowley assigns woman reporter Adeline Jones (Anne Francis) to team up with Gallagher on a series about confidence tricksters.
con/scam, editor, newspaper, reporter