CHARLIE COBB: NICE NIGHT FOR A HANGING (TV) (1977 USA)
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Directed by Richard Michaels
Starring: Clu Gulager, Ralph Bellamy, Blair Brown
Genres: Kidnapping, Period Pieces, TV Pilot
93 minutes | Full screen | Color | English
Nice Night for a Hanging was the feature-length pilot film for the never-sold TV series Charlie Cobb. Clu Gulager stars as Cobb, a private detective operating in the Old West. Our hero comes to California at the behest of a powerful rancher (Ralph Bellamy), and is hired to locate the rancher's long-lost daughter, who was kidnapped in infancy. Cobb runs into resistance from several unsavory characters who have their eyes on his client's fortune. Produced by Columbo creators Richard Levinson and William Link, Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging premiered June 19, 1977.