Decoy (1957–1958)
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The Challenger 

Casey tries to prevent a mobster from buying a up-and-coming boxer's contract.


Stuart Rosenberg


Steven Gardner (script by)

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Episode cast overview:
Beverly Garland ... Casey Jones
Frank Sutton ... Hecky
Bob Carraway Bob Carraway ... Lenny Capper
Vincent Gardenia ... Bull
Arch Johnson ... Sgt. Hal Crown
Lin Pierson Lin Pierson ... Jane Capper


Casey tries to prevent a mobster from buying a up-and-coming boxer's contract.

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Crime | Drama





Release Date:

17 February 1958 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Pyramid Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Orange Crush
14 December 2013 | by kapelusznik18See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** It's when middleweight contender Lenny Capper's, Bob Carraway,manager and friend Hecky, Frank Sutton, was beaten within an inch of his life by Bull's, Vincent Gardenia, goons the word was out for him to throw the fight that was to give him a shot for the world middleweight crown. And throw the fight he did to prevent him from ending up the same way that Hecky did.

With police women Casey Jones, Beverly Garland, getting into the act, she was a spectator at the fight, and saw Lenny get floored by nothing more then a tap on the chin from his opponent she urged the hospitalized Hecky to press charges against Bull and his goons for putting him, on traction, there. That was the only way to get Bull and his boys from intimidating boxers like Lenny and their families. It took a while for Hecky to get enough guts to stand up to Bull & Co. but in Lenny's cases it was far more difficult. Given a chance, by Bull, to get a champion fight it's decided that Lenny again throw the fight with Bull's money on his far over-matched opponent who just happened to be the Middlewight Champion of the World. To make sure that Lenny goes along with the program Bull gives him a secretly spiked orange, for good luck, that would put him to sleep-in the ring-before he's even as much as jabbed by the "Champ".

***SPOILERS*** The spiked orange that Bull gave Lenny to munch on before the fight was switched by Casey Jones that prevented Lenny from passing out and losing the fight thus becoming the Middleweight Champion of the World. As for the outraged Bull who was about to have Casey done it for spoiling his fun, in winning a big bet on the boxing match, he got pinched in Lenny's locker room after the fight by two NYPD plain clothesmen before he could carry his threat, in having Casey beaten to a pulp, out!

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