"It's a dirty job, but somebody's has to do it." (1977)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Thu Aug 4 04:31:14 UTC 2005

 From N'archive:


_Lima News_ (Lima OH), 16 July 1972: p. C14:

<<[Mike] Connors has been playing private eye Joe Mannix since 1967. In
1959-60, he starred as private eye Nick Stone in CBS' Tightripe [sic]
series .... / "Nick was an undercover police officer ...," said Connors.
"His job was to infiltrate the underworld. .... In the end he'd say, 'It's
a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.' / " ....">>


It would seem that this was a signature remark of the "Tightrope" TV series
in 1959-1960. I barely remember this series myself.

-- Doug Wilson

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