A classic crime drama


I don't remember watching the series on television but I have seen this movie several times over the past 40 years. I don't know if it was ever available on VHS but when I read that it would be released on DVD, I had to buy a copy.

I just watched it and I still enjoy this movie. I recognize many of the locations used during the filming.

Older San Francisco residents might be able to answer a question I have. Did a siren ever sound 3 times a day as Richard Jaekel asserts?

A general question I have is whether Raymond Bailey was involved in the drug smuggling or was he an innocent traveler as the husband and wife and the mother and daughter?

I'm guessing they didn't go after Bailey's heroin because they assumed that the police found the heroin in the figurine and would be watching Bailey.

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In answer to your general question, I believe it was effectively settled when the cops met with the customs fellow, who told them about the smuggling racket involving unsuspecting tourists. From that point onwards I don't think they had any serious suspicions about Bailey and were mainly concerned to protect him.

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Older San Francisco residents might be able to answer a question I have. Did a siren ever sound 3 times a day as Richard Jaekel asserts?


Not ever a resident of San Francisco, but I did find this out about the siren:

http://m.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/Ferry-Building-s-siren-gets-home-at-museum-2876224.php

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