Hot Picks

- There's No Such Thing as Zombies 2020

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Rally Caps 2024

- All Happy Families 2023

- Last Night on Earth 2024

- Revenge Tour 2024

- The Culture of Hip Hop: The Staten Island Story - Part 3 2024

- Jennie, Wife/Child 1968

- Creatures of Habit 2024

- In the Dreams of Those with Unblinking Eyes 2024

- Tell That to the Winter Sea 2024

- The Magic of Santa Claus 2024

- Little Deaths 2023

- Graveyard Shark 2024

- Alien Outbreak 2020

- The Kingdom by the Sea 2024

- Common Law Wife 1963

- Dance Rivals 2024

- The Exorcism 2024

- Inheritance 2024

- Hundreds of Beavers 2023

- The After Dark 2024

- For Prophet 2024

- #ChadGets-TheAxe 2022

- The Guyver 1991

- Double Exposure 2024

- Live One 2024

- Queen Rising 2024

- The G 2023

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Midnight Feature 2024

- Deadland 2023

- The Red Lips of the Octopus 2023

- A Gangster's Kiss 2024

- Homework 1982

- Vindication Swim 2024

- Bermondsey Tales: Fall of the Roman Empire 2024

- As I Believe the World to Be 2023

- 2015: Future Uncertain 2024

- Guy Friends 2024

- A Rocky Mountain Affair 2024

- The Moor 2023

- Insane Like Me? 2024

- Grandma's Cookies: A Christmas Tale 2024

- The Keepers of the 5 Kingdoms 2024

- Arena Wars 2024

- Static Cling 2024

- Realm of Shadows 2024

- The Girl in the Trunk 2024

- Buying Time 2024

- Pareidolia 2023

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Adventures of Nick Carter

USA 1972
produced by
Stanley Kallis, Richard Irving (executive) for Universal/ABC
directed by Paul Krasny
starring Robert Conrad, Shelley Winters, Broderick Crawford, Neville Brand, Pernell Roberts, Pat O'Brien, Sean Garrison, Laraine Stephens, Dean Stockwell, Brooke Bundy, Sorrell Booke, Joe Maross, Ned Glass, Paul Mantee, Jaye P. Morgan, Arlene Martel, Byron Morrow, Arthur Peterson, Booth Colman, Warren Parker, Larry Watson, Leon Lontoc, James McCallion, Charles Davis, William 'Billy' Benedict
written by Ken Pettus, based on a character created by John R.Coryell, Ormond G.Smith, originally published by Street & Smith, music by John Andrew Tartaglia

TV-pilot
Nick Carter

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

The Addams Family

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Deerslayer

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

The Munsters

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Philip Marlowe

Philo Vance

Quatermass

Robin Hood

The Saint

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Stooges

Three Supermen

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

New York, the early 20th century: Nick Carter's (Robert Conrad) best friend is found murdered, and since Nick's a master detective, he proceeds to investigate. His trail soon leads to Freddy Duncan (Dean Stockwell), whose wife the deceased is said to have had an affair with - an encounter that leads to a nightclub brawl ... but the next day, Nick is hired by Freddy's rich dad Otis (Broderick Crawford) to find Freddy's wife - since while Freddy's a useless playboy, she was the only one who took care of Otis.

The nightclub Nick had a brawl in provides a significant clue, as its owner Bess (Shelley Winters) is wearing a set of earrings that once belonged to Freddy's wife - but Bess has Nick thrown out of the club. No matter, so he tracks down Bess's boyfriend Deams (Sean Garrison), who is said to have eloped with Freddy's wife - but once he has found him, too much in the story doesn't add up. Then the body of Freddy's wife is found while Deams is murdered and evidence is planted on him to suggest he has killed her. It doesn't need Nick long to notive there's fishy (and he's right, even Freddy's wife's body isn't really hers), which is only confirmed when Bess hires him to find Deams' killer. Further investigations lead Nick to none other than the chief of police (Neville Brand), who has orchestrated the whole thing, with the help of Bess, deams, and ... someone from the Duncan family. After Nick dukes it out with the chief of police on a rooftop that ends with the chief of police falling to his death, he pays another visit to the Duncans to finger out the real baddie of the piece - and it's not young hothead Freddy but his older, more level-headed brother Neal (Pernell Roberts), who has had the hots for Freddy's wife for quite a while, but when the turned him down for the umpteenth time, he seems to have snapped and ... well, that got the whole thing rolling.

 

In parts, The Adventures of Nick Carter is an enjoyably old-fashioned (even for 1972) murder mystery of the dime novel-variety, with all the elements in place: Some far-fetched deductions and even further-fetched plottwists, some nightclub scenery including a bit of sleaze to spice things up (though firmly within good-taste-parameters), the occasional fistfight just to keep things going, and whatnot.

On the other hand though (and this is probably why this pilot was never picked up for a series), the whole thing is also over-convoluted, at times fails to make all that much sense, and is a bit on the wordy side. And while most of the supporting cast is brilliant, Robert Conrad just doesn't totally cut it as the lead.

Well, it's ok TV entertainment I guess, but there's definite room for improvement.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results?
(commissions earned)

The links below
will take you
just there!!!

Find Adventures of Nick Carter
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports?
Find Adventures of Nick Carter here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

In times of uncertainty of a possible zombie outbreak, a woman has to decide between two men - only one of them's one of the undead.

 

There's No Such Thing as Zombies
starring
Luana Ribeira, Rudy Barrow and Rami Hilmi
special appearances by
Debra Lamb and Lynn Lowry

 

directed by
Eddie Bammeke

written by
Michael Haberfelner

produced by
Michael Haberfelner, Luana Ribeira and Eddie Bammeke

 

now streaming at

Amazon

Amazon UK

Vimeo

 

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!