Mike Hammer (1958–1959)
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The High Cost of Dying 

When a man convicted of armed robbery is mortally wounded in a prison knife fight, he calls on Hammer to perform a last service - retrieve the loot he hid before he was arrested and use the money to ransom his wife who has been kidnapped.

Director:

Lawrence Dobkin

Writers:

Mickey Spillane (characters), Ken Pettus (as Steven Thornley)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Darren McGavin ... Mike Hammer
Bart Burns ... Captain Pat Chambers
Lynne Allen Lynne Allen ... Eva Hollister Ingalls (as Lynn 'Marilyn' Allen)
William Allyn William Allyn ... Floyd Ingalls
Robert Patten ... Herb Garth
Eleanore Tanin Eleanore Tanin ... Meg Hollister (as Eleanore E. Tanin)
Don Kennedy Don Kennedy ... Plain Clothesman
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When a man convicted of armed robbery is mortally wounded in a prison knife fight, he calls on Hammer to perform a last service - retrieve the loot he hid before he was arrested and use the money to ransom his wife who has been kidnapped.

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1958 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Revue Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Mike Hammer: [Opening narration - establishing shot of a prison] They say that "iron bars do not a prison make." But they're a good start.
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