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The Manhunter 

Set during the Depression. Dave Barrett, a farmer, works as a bounty hunter to help his family.
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Ken Howard ...  Dave Barrett 23 episodes, 1974-1975
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Set during the Depression. Dave Barrett, a farmer, works as a bounty hunter to help his family.

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English

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26 February 1974 (USA) See more »

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Il Cacciatore See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Not really a "private investigator"
1 August 2008 | by MrLaManchaSee all my reviews

The character, Dave Barrett, wasn't really a private investigator. He was - as the show's title infers - a "manhunter", a bounty hunter. Dave returned home, a WWI veteran, to find his family is having a hard time making ends meet due to the Great Depression.

Dave decides to supplement the family's income by collecting the bounties on the Dillinger-esquire gangsters that were prevalent (apparently *very* prevalent in Kansas - who knew?) in those days.

So Dave fixes a car up with hiding spots for some of his war souvenirs (seriously, a Colt .45 auto and a Thompson submachine gun - plus a bayonet, a shotgun, and a Winchester rifle! Dog could take lessons from this guy.) and set off each week to earn some extra milk and egg money.

Maybe it wasn't quite historically accurate; but it was a fun show.


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