Saturday, July 29, 2017

TV review - "I'm the Law" - episode "The Trucking Story" (1953) **

In 1953 George Raft made a syndicated TV series, I'm the Law playing a cop. The plot for this ep seemed like a reworking of a movie he'd recently made, Loan Shark, with Raft going undercover to bust a racket. Mind you Raft liked to go undercover a lot. He's investigating the murder of a dock worker and there's lots of scenes on the docks, avoiding crashing palettes and what not. There's a comic drunk and some shady women.

Raft is a good TV star - underplaying, effective. It's a shame for him the series wasn't more successful.

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