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New York City. 1958. In these concrete canyons, everybody's got an angle: The beauty with the sob story who killed her old man. The harmless geezer who's in bed with the mob. The kidnapped broad who's really a fraud. When a case gets too twisted for the cops, only one man can straighten it out: two-fisted gumshoe Mike Hammer.
Created by legendary crime novelist Mickey Spillane, Mike Hammer was brought to television for the first time in 1958, with Darren McGavin (Kolchak: The Night Stalker, A Christmas Story) as the hardboiled private eye. Pummeled for its "excessive and gratuitous violence" (by 1950's standards), the show was, nevertheless, instantly successful - thanks, in part, to McGavin's tongue-in-cheek charm.
Here for the first time on DVD is the complete 78-episode run of the groundbreaking series MICKEY SPILLANE'S MIKE HAMMER, featuring the original jazz theme, Riff Blues and an unforgettable cast of conmen, crooks, killers and femmes fatale played by such notables as Angie Dickinson, Ted Knight, Barbara Bain, Marion Ross, Dick Van Patten and Robert Vaughn.
ALL 78 EPISODES ON 12 DISCS
Very well done. I'd been a fan of this series since one of the local b-side broadcast channels carried it a couple Summers back. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Thom Rayne
Darren McGavin is just a darn good actor. Wish I had seen this series when I was younger, but somehow it didn't wind up in the re-run schedules. Get this ! Read morePublished 26 days ago by R. J. Bennett
Excellent imaging and audio quality. I'm a huge fan of ANYTHING Darren McGavin so this was a no brainer for me. The plots are fairly simple but still enjoyable. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James T Robinson
Great show with Darren McGavin, if u like Kolchak,, you're sure to like this.Published 2 months ago by Mark H. Stevens
Really loved the series when it originally came on. Now I can enjoy the stories over and over again. The picture and sound were OK, had no problem with that. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MAC 10
What can I say about Darren McGavin. Played a great part in this series of Mike Hammer.Published 3 months ago by Gary
We just love this old B/W tv show from the 1950, Its Darren Mcgavin at his best. with cameo and first time appearances from movie stars like angie dickinson, marion ross, dick van... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Adasia Rage
Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer" character was one of the most watchable 50s series because of the appeal of Darren McGavin. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gene Cisco
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|Is Mike Hammer CC or subtitled?||
Dec 15, 2011 by Mayte | See all 2 posts
|Found at Costco this week for $24.99||
Does it have closed captioning or subtitles?
Apr 28, 2012 by Mocha's Mom | See all 9 posts
|Help bring the 80's show to DVD !!!||
Must have CC
Apr 28, 2012 by Mocha's Mom | See all 2 posts