The Pigeon (1969)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In his TV-movie debut, Sammy Davis Jr. plays a wisecracking private eye drawn into a web of murder and duplicity. Davis is suddenly attacked from all sides by crooks and cops alike, who seem to believe he's got something they want. Eventually he figures he's been set up as the fall guy for a mysterious crime, and that somehow this is tied in with a missing diary which contains information that could prove fatal to his ex-girlfriend. The plotline of The Pigeon substitutes confusion for cleverness, resulting in a second-rate "B" melodrama. But Sammy Davis Jr. is always worth watching, especially as he tosses off clever bits of banter which seem to be ad-libbed.




diary, ex-girlfriend, frame-up, private-detective, organized-crime, police