John Stevens is the operator, pilot and sole stockholder of a one-plane airline who has been hired to pick up a valuable Chinese antique in San Francisco's Chinatown. The seemingly simple ... See full summary »

Director:

Ted Post

Writer:

Michael Kraike (teleplay)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Howard Duff ... John Stevens aka Johnny Nighthawk
Angela Lansbury ... Lola Walker
Francis L. Sullivan ... Julius Bellamy
Horace McMahon ... Lieutenant Waldo
Leo Gordon ... Leonard
Marya Marco Marya Marco ... Chinese Girl
Chris Alcaide ... George Timpkin
Dave Willock ... Benny Corrigan
Willis Bouchey ... Arthur Collins
Frank Sully ... Bartender
Ralph Reed Ralph Reed ... Bellboy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antic Melkior Antic Melkior ... David
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Storyline

John Stevens is the operator, pilot and sole stockholder of a one-plane airline who has been hired to pick up a valuable Chinese antique in San Francisco's Chinatown. The seemingly simple job proves to be worth the high price he offered as every underworld figure in town strives to finger him and hijack the prize - the Ming Lama. Johnny finds that his attraction for Lola Walker, whom he meets during his quest, proves a more useful weapon than his fists. Lola's talent with a gun, though misdirected, proves the edge he needs to fulfill his contract.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1953 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Screen Gems See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Unsold pilot for a proposed but unrealized television series, Johnny Nighthawk. See more »

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