Smile Jenny, You're Dead

Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)

TMDb Score
Not Yet Rated 1 hr 40 minFeb 3rd, 1974Thriller, TV Movie, Crime, Drama

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.

Jerry Thorpe
David Janssenas Harry Orwell
Andrea Marcoviccias Jennifer English
John Andersonas Col. John Lockport