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The Pigeon (1969)

Private eye is hired to protect a young girl, but it turns out she doesn't want to be protected.

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Earl Bellamy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Larry Miller
Dorothy Malone ... Elaine Hagen
Victoria Vetri ... Barbara Hagen
Ricardo Montalban ... John Stambler / Kane
Pat Boone ... Dave Williams
Roy Glenn ... Lieutenant Frank Miller (as Roy Glenn sr)
Patsy Kelly ... Mrs. Macready, the Landlady
Norman Alden ... Carl, the First Thug
Bennie E. Dobbins Bennie E. Dobbins ... Eddie, the Second Thug (as Bernie Dobbins)
Bill Quinn ... Doctor
Judith Jordan ... Sarah
Francis De Sales ... Caine
Allen Pinson Allen Pinson ... Guard
Monica Peterson ... Hazel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shirley Bonne Shirley Bonne
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Private eye is hired to protect a young girl, but it turns out she doesn't want to be protected.

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He's been beaten up, almost run over by a car, accused of an inter-racial romance, and beaten up again...all for a client he doesn't even have.

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Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis der Puppe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not a great film, but a really good one
28 February 2002 | by detectivetomSee all my reviews

This film is great because Sammy, a private eye, doesn't take himself too seriously and the dialogue uses a number of cliches from the 60's. Sammy is searching for a girl who doesn't want to be found. I especially love the scenes between Sammy and Roy Glenn, the veteran actor who plays his dad, a police lieutenant.


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