Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)

Harry Orwell has been retired from the force ever since he caught a bullet that lodged inoperably in his back. But that doesn’t mean the man called Harry O is out of the action. Moonlighting as a private sleuth, fighting off daily back pain and typically traveling by public bus instead of his own car (“It gives a man a chance to think”), he’s on the trail of the lowlife who murdered his pal’s son-in-law. It won’t be the only time the killer strikes before Harry closes in. David Janssen (The Fugitive) portrays dogged detective Harry in the telefilm that was the second of two pilots preceding his memorable Harry O series. Among the highlights: young Jodie Foster as Liberty, the wise-beyond-her-years homeless waif Harry befriends.

Directing:
  • Jerry Thorpe

Writing:
  • Howard Rodman

Stars:
Release Date: 1974-02-03
TMDb: 5.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 100
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
Liberty Cole
David Janssen
David Janssen
Harry Orwell
Andrea Marcovicci
Andrea Marcov...
Jennifer English
Clu Gulager
Clu Gulager
Det. Milt Bosworth
Zalman King
Zalman King
Roy St. John
John Anderson
John Anderson
Col. John Lockport
Howard Da Silva
Howard Da Sil...
Lt. Humphrey Kenner
Tim McIntire
Tim McIntire
Charley English
Martin Gabel
Martin Gabel
Meade De Ruyter
Barbara Leigh
Barbara Leigh
Mildred
Victor Argo
Victor Argo
Sgt. Richard Marum
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