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Young Man with a Horn 

When a finalist for a popular television amateur singing competition is killed, it sheds new light on a 50-year-old murder at what was the first integrated casino on the Las Vegas Strip.


Jeffrey G. Hunt (as Jeffrey Hunt)


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), David Rambo




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Wallace Langham ... David Hodges
Lauren Lee Smith ... Riley Adams
Paul Guilfoyle ... Captain Jim Brass
Liz Vassey ... Wendy Simms
David Berman ... David Phillips
Tippi Hedren ... Karen Rosenthal
Robert Guillaume ... Sonny Bridges
Bill Cobbs ... Harry Bastille
Ralph Waite ... Sheriff Montgomery
George Schlatter ... Self


Nightingale Kip Westerman and his domineering father-manager are the natural suspects when Kip's final-contestant in verbally abusive producer Drew Rich's popular television amateur singing competition, Layla Wells, is killed in a derelict building. CSI works out the youngsters had an affair, Drew has a dark past, and so does the building, once a world-class nightclub and Las Vegas's first casino where races mixed. Grissom insists to work out the part of the owner and a former artist in another murder committed there in its 50 years earlier, short-cut hey-day. Written by KGF Vissers

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Inspired by the true story of the Moulin Rouge, the first integrated casino in Las Vegas, which opened to huge success in 1955, but mysteriously closed only 6 months later. Dee Dee Jasmin, a dancer at the casino, contributed historical background information that enhanced the atmosphere, characterizations and details. The poker player with a goatee is George Schlatter, who booked and managed talent including Sammy Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra at Strip hotels in the 1950s before creating Laugh-In on TV in the 1960s. See more »


Sheriff Montgomery: [Grissom has realized that a murder that took place back in the 1958 at the same casino where a murder took place in present day led to the arrest of an innocent man who died in prison] Wilson signed a confession.
Gil Grissom: Yeah, but they say some of you guys used to drive suspects out in to the desert, show 'em a hole in the ground and give 'em a choice of either signing a confession or getting in the hole.
Sheriff Montgomery: We got a good clean print.
Gil Grissom: The file says that you lifted the print from Rosethal's alligator wallet. ...
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4 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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