I The Jury
Biff Elliot I The Jury Mike Hammer Synopsis: Mike Hammer, a two-fisted "private eye," discovers that his pal Jack Williams, has been murdered, and vows vengeance. Police Captain Pat Chambers warns him that he can't take the law into his own hands. Mike seeks out the guests at a party Williams had attended the night he was murdered. They include: Myrna, Jack's fiancee; George Lakecki, a suave art connoisseur; Charlotte Manning, a psychiatrist; and Eileen Vickers, who runs a dancing school. During the investigation a tempestuous love affair develops between Charlotte and Mike. Later, Eileen and a character names Bobo are killed, and it sets Mike to thinking about Charlotte's connection with the victims. When Hammer confronts Charlotte with his accusations, she pleads for her life, and at the same time slowly reaches for a hidden .45. But he beats her to the shot, thus avenging his friend's murder.

Release Date: August 14, 1953

Running Time: 87 minutes


Biff Elliot   Mike Hammer
Preston Foster ... Capt. Pat Chambers
Peggie Castle ... Charlotte Manning
Margaret Sheridan ... Velda
Alan Reed ... George Kalecki
Mary Anderson ... Eileen Vickers
Tom Powers ... Milt Miller
Frances Osborne ... Myrna Devlin
Bob Cunningham ... Hal Kines (as Robert Cunningham)
Tani Guthrie ... Mary Bellamy (as Tani Seitz)
Dran Seitz ... Esther Bellamy
Joe Besser ... Pete, Elevator Operator
Paul Dubov ... Marty
John Qualen ... Dr. R.H. Vickers, Veterinarian
Nestor Paiva ... Manuel
Robert Swanger ... Jack Williams


I The Jury Mickey Spillane Biff Elliot
as 'Mike Hammer'
I The Jury Mickey Spillane Biff Elliot Peggie Castle
with Peggie Castle
I The Jury Mickey Spillane Biff Elliot Peggie Castle
with Peggie Castle
I The Jury Mickey Spillane Biff Elliot Peggie Castle
with Peggie Castle
I The Jury Mickey Spillane Biff Elliot Peggie Castle
with Peggie Castle
I The Jury Mickey Spillane Biff Elliot Peggie Castle
with Peggie Castle

in a scene from I, The Jury

with Peggie Castle and Preston Foster

meeting with fans wearing 3D glasses

meeting with fans

with the real Mickey Spillane visiting injured war veterans

with the real Mickey Spillane

Film Credits:

Directed by
Harry Essex ....  
Written by
Victor Saville .... producer
Produced by
Harry Essex .... Mickey Spillane
Original Music by
Franz Waxman    
Cinematography by
John Alton    
Casting by
Betty Pagel    
Art Direction by
Wiard Ihnen    
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle   (as Edward Boyle)
Production Management
Norman A. Cook .... production manager (as Norman Cook)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Greenwood .... assistant director
Sound Department
Joe Edmondson .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
David Commons .... special effects (as D. Commons)
Lloyd Knechtel .... special effects (as L. Knechtel)
Jack Rabin .... special effects (as J. Rabin)
Editorial Department
Fredrick Y. Smith .... editorial supervisor
Other crew
Gordon Pollock .... technical advisor
Victor Saville .... presenter


Bradbury Building

The Bradbury Building (left) is an architectural landmark in Los Angeles, California. The building was built in 1893 and is located at 304 South Broadway (3rd and Broadway) in downtown Los Angeles. The building has operated as an office building for most of its history. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Today the building serves as headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Department's Internal Affairs division and other government agencies. Several of the offices are rented out to private concerns, and retail spaces are rented out on the first floor. The building was prominently used in the film Blade Runner, and was featured in the 1944 Billy Wilder film classic Double Indemnity, the 1950 film noir classic D.O.A., the 1951 Joseph Losey remake of M, the 1953 film I, The Jury, the film Wolf starring Jack Nicholson, the Charles Bronson movie Murphy's Law, and the Michael Douglas and Demi Moore vehicle Disclosure.

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