87th Precinct/The Modus Man

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The Modus Man
Season 1, Episode 4
Airdate October 16, 1961
Written by Finlay McDermid
Directed by James Wong Howe
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The Modus Man is the fourth episode of the first season of 87th Precinct, and the fourth episode overall.

Guest Stars: John Anderson (Bill Brewster), Sheila Bromley (Mrs. Hofman), Juney Ellis (Landlady), Jean Engstrom (Mrs. Renfrew), Joe Higgins (Jovial George), Jimmy Jannett (Bartender), Dennis McCarthy (Lab Technician), Eddie Quillan (Blinky Smith), Herbert C. Lytton (Drugstore Owner), Kate Murtah (Mrs. O'Connel)


Plot Overview

A rash of burglaries occurs, with no clear M.O.'s, and ex-cop Brewster offers his expertise to the squad in solving the crimes.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Everyone calls John Anderson's character 'Phil' in this episode, but the end credits read 'Bill Brewster'.

Memorable Moments



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