Intended as a pilot, the 1974 TV movie Big Rose: Double Trouble, starred a no longer svelte Shelley Winters as "BIG ROSE" WINTERS, a big, brassy private eyes who's been around the block once or twice, and doesn't let much stand in her way, and her young partner Ed Mills (Barry Primus), who struggles to keep up.
At the time, it must have seemed like a good idea.
Once-upon-a-time starlet Winters had recently made something of a comeback, having been nominated for an Oscar for her star turn in 1972's The Poseidon Adventure, creator Andy Lewis had been also nominated for an Oscar -- for Best Original Screenplay for the P.I. flick Klute (1971), and the airwaves were full of new cop and private shows.
How could it miss?
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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