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1 9 6 0 – 1 9 6 1 (USA)
26 x 30 minute episodes

This NBC drama featured the exploits of Willie Dante (Howard Duff), a reformed gambler who was now the owner of a plush San Francisco nightclub called Dante’s Inferno.

Stories depicted his attempts to overcome the situations that occurred when his past reputation attracted unscrupulous characters.

Willie had a hard time convincing either his former associates or the police that his club was on the level, and he walked the narrow line between underworld threats and the ever-present surveillance of Detective Lieutenant Bob Malone (Mort Mills).

Alan Mowbray co-starred as Stewart Styles, a former conman who was now the maitre de at the club, and Tom D’Andrea played Dante’s right-hand man, Biff.

Dante aired from 3 October 1960 to 10 April 1961. The series was based on the character portrayed by Dick Powell on Four Star Playhouse.

Willie Dante
Howard Duff
Stewart Styles
Alan Mowbray
Tom D’Andrea
Lt. Robert Malone
Mort Mills
Inspector Loper
James Nolan